Eye on the world: Advocating for children

In “How this woman became a voice for children in foster careThe Christian Science Monitor shares the story of a woman who volunteers as a court appointed advocate for foster care children.There is a need “for volunteers to be advocates in court—and in life—for children living in foster care …. Volunteers are trained to be advocates for children who have been abused or neglected, as their cases make their way through the system.” The advocates are often the only stable person in the children’s lives, connecting with the children on a regular basis and discerning what their best interests are, so that the court is well informed before making custody decisions. While there is a “desperate” need for more advocates, this woman’s story illustrates the passion and commitment of those who have been moved to volunteer—bringing a light of hope to trying times for these families.

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