Local Foster Youth Empower Peers

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — Local foster youth are urging Oregon lawmakers to pass a bill that would help foster children know their rights. Senate Bill 123 would serve two crucial functions for foster children. The bill would require the state to present and explain the rights of foster children when a child enters a foster home. … Continue reading »

AFFEC Hosts Winter Wonderland Fundraiser

EUGENE, Ore. — A local organization working to find forever homes for local foster children is getting ready for its biggest fundraiser of the year. A Family for Every Child will host its “Winter Wonderland” fundraiser on Thursday. The event includes a dinner and auction. Tickets are $75 each, and the money will help the … Continue reading »

Foster Youth Face Difficulties Aging Out

EUGENE, Ore. — Fall is here and schools are officially in full swing. While many students only have to worry about moving on to the next level of education, for some the transition is a lot more than what classes to take on next. According to the 2011 numbers by the Adoption and Foster Care … Continue reading »