foster care

A bill that makes sweeping changes to Oregon's oversight of foster care providers takes effect next month. The reforms were proposed after numerous media reports of abuse and neglect at several foster care providers.

Oregon is falling short of many of its own goals when it comes to caring for children in its foster care system. That's according to a review released this week.

The state of Oregon has agreed to pay out $15 million in a federal lawsuit filed on behalf of nine children who were sexually abused while in foster care.

Oregon Governor Kate Brown wants an independent review of the state's foster care system. It comes after the Willamette Week newspaper reported that the Oregon Department of Human Services ignored warning signs at a prominent foster care provider in Portland.

Oregon lawmakers return to Salem Monday for a three-day series of meetings.

Washington’s Department of Social and Health Services now has a team of social workers whose sole job is to find foster youth who run away.

Austin Jenkins / Northwest News Network

Each year in Washington, some 400 foster youth run away. Some run multiple times. The state of Washington is now under court order to address this problem. This is the story of one teen who ran multiple times from multiple homes.