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It’s Your Life: LGBTQ Youth in Care

The child welfare system provides one thing to all young adults: a safe place to live, learn, and grow.

This is true for all young adults, including lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or questioning (LGBTQ) young adults. Child welfare professionals have the same goal for all young adults: providing the best care and education possible for as long as it is needed.

This resource gives you the tools and support to make the best of your experience in the child welfare system; explains your rights, not only as a young adult but also as a LGBTQ individual; explains what you can expect from the child welfare professionals you meet; helps you determine if child welfare professionals are meeting your needs and respecting you; and helps you protect your rights by explaining who you can turn to if your rights are violated and what steps to take.

In this resource, you will find: 

  • An Overview of Your Child Welfare Case
  • Your Placement
  • Your Rights While in Placement
  • Your Permanency Plan 
  • Your Life After Foster Care

Your donations help make a difference

Fostering Success Michigan is a program of Educate Tomorrow that aims to increase access and success in higher education and post-college careers for youth with experience in foster care. Learn how you can contribute to building a holistic network that insulates (i.e., strengthens protective factors and reduces risks) the education to career "pipeline." 

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