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Young, gay and homeless: Why some parents reject their children

In this article, Megan Gibbard writes about the disproportionate number of black and LGBTQ youth who are homeless. Read more... Link  

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July 2016
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Young, gay and homeless: Why some parents reject their children

In this article, Megan Gibbard writes about the disproportionate number of black and LGBTQ youth who are homeless. Read more... Link  

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The Mockingbird Family Model Makes It Work: Retirement & Foster Care

By: Shelly Morris

She is three and he is one. He looks inquisitively at his big sister, slightly cocking his head. Her tight red curls and silent smiles will melt your heart. Their foster parents, Nana and Papa, are retired. They now spend their days focused on taking care of foster children and being grandparents.

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Mockingbird Society

At The Mockingbird Society, we believe a world-class foster care system is within our reach.

When we first opened our doors there was widespread belief that little could be done to improve the child welfare system. We disagreed. We said publicly that through advocacy, innovation and collaboration we can transform foster care – and the lives of the families impacted by it.

Our mission is bold, and some say it can't be done. But we believe permanent change is not only possible, but imperative. The accomplishments of young people like Samantha and Deonate – who testified successfully for safe housing for youth in Washington state – is proof enough.

Our name is as unique as we are. The great American masterpiece To Kill a Mockingbird provides our inspiration, our moral muscle.

Find out more about what The Mockingbird Society, alongside inspiring youth like Samantha and Deonate, does every day to change the world.

Thank you to our sponsors:

Thank you Mockingbird Supporters: Baby & Company, Ben Bridge, Carey Lillevek PLLC, Coordinated Care, Casey Family Programs, The Puyallup Tribe, Microsoft, Pacific Continental Bank, Starbucks, Seattle Children's Hospital, United Way of King County, Goldman Sachs, Schultz Family Foundation