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Angelica Cox, Policy Intern  When I left for college at the age of 18, I swore that I would never look back on my experiences in foster care. I was tired of feeling different from my peers after being stereotyped throughout my...
Angelica Cox, Policy Intern  The Fostering Adoption to Further Student Achievement Act Changed my Life Throughout my childhood, school was always my escape because I knew that I could improve my life chances through academic...
Angelica Cox, Policy Intern  Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) The U.S. Department of Education (ED) recently published proposed regulations to implement the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), including proposals related to...
Blog by Angelica Cox, VFA Policy Intern According to the Department of Health and Human Services’ annual report, the foster care population in Fiscal year 2014 rose to 415,129 children from fewer than 401,000 children in Fiscal...
- Blog By Angelica Cox, VFA Policy Intern 2016 There was a period in American history where American Indians and Native children were taken away from their families and placed in non-native homes and institutions at staggering...
- Blog By Angelica Cox, VFA Policy Intern 2016 Today, a family can only become eligible for federal support if they meet standards that were set over 25 years ago with the Aid for Families with Dependent Children (AFDC) program...
My name is Angelica Cox and I grew up in Caro, Michigan. For the next ten weeks, I will be a policy intern for Voice for Adoption. As someone who has personally experienced foster care and an unsuccessful adoption, I am ecstatic...
While pursuing my Master’s in Social Work, I was placed in the foster care reunification unit at my local Department of Social Services as an intern.  This was to be my first experience with the child welfare system, where I met...
State administrators and advocates are working to help implement the Preventing Sex Trafficking and Strengthening Families Act (Public Law 113-183), passed by Congress and signed by President Obama on September 29, 2014. One of...
(By Tamya McGee, Detroit Free Press guest writer 12:20 p.m. EDT May 26, 2015)  Michigan's foster care system can't afford to turn away any qualified parent. Yet, the state House passed three bills in March that would allow child...

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