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Serving the Unrepresented – Legal Advocacy

Legal Representation for Children in Foster Care

We all make mistakes when we are young and learning to be self-sufficient. Thrust into the throes of adulthood with little support to fall back on, youth aging out of foster care sometimes need help as they're unwinding the consequences of uninformed or poor choices. FosterAdopt Connect’s legal advocacy team connects youth currently or formerly in foster care with attorney representation to aid with resolving minor legal issues.

Removing Legal Roadblocks

  Legal issues, however slight, can become serious barriers to living a healthy and fulfilling life. Our legal advocacy team provides youth in foster care assistance with traffic violations, landlord/tenant concerns, and other minor criminal infractions.   Because these youth do not have the personal resources or parental support to help get them out of trouble, legal advocacy support is essential. Community members can donate or volunteer skilled time to support our young clients.
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Why is Legal Advocacy Important?

After accumulating multiple traffic violations and losing her driver’s license, a young lady who had been in foster care graduated with an EMT certification, but found these traffic concerns a barrier to beginning her training as a firefighter. After finding support from the legal advocacy team, the young EMT had her license reinstated and was able to begin her training. Her traffic tickets were also waived and she is now one step closer to her dream of completing college and becoming a hand surgeon!

Make a Donation

Your generous gift helps extend the reach and success of youth support.

We Need Volunteers!

Our legal advocacy services are provided to foster youth with the help of professionals that are willing to volunteer their time.