Every Child Deserves a Family Act Briefing

 
 

Sponsors of The Every Child Deserves a Family Act spoke out on the importance of the act, along with former foster youth and celebrity guests. Watch their full testimonies here:

Congressman John Lewis, lead sponsor of the Every Child Deserves a Family Act, describes why he is sponsoring the bill.

Minnesota Congresswoman Angie Craig tells her personal story and why the Every Child Deserves a Family Act is so crucial to end discrimination in foster care and adoption.

 
Congressman Sean Maloney, cosponsor for the Every Child Deserves a Family Act, gives his testimony on his loving family, and how more children can find supportive and loving homes if the act is passed.
 

Celebrity advocates Karamo Brown of Queer Eye and comedian Alec Mapa get personal on the importance of the Every Child Deserves a Family Act:

Comedian Alec Mapa Speaks Out

Karamo Brown of Queer Eye Shares His Personal Story on why the Every Child Deserves a Family Act is so very important

Former foster youth who are now leading foster care advocates share their personal stories, illustrating how the Every Child Deserves a Family Act would change lives:

Right now, our systems of care are overflowing with young bodies that are shuffled around to a breaking point where it's normal to fall through the cracks.

-Tristan Torres

Tristan Torres, a former foster youth from Nevada, shares how the Every Child Deserves a Family Act would have made a difference on his experience in foster care.

Former foster youth and MY Generation Co-Founder Lucina Kayee shares her personal story and why the Every Child Deserves a Family Act is so important.

When you support the Every Child Deserves a Family Act, you are saying you believe in protecting the rights of all people, especially our children, regardless of their religious beliefs, sexual orientation, or gender identity.

-Lucina Kayee

We shouldn’t have to choose between indentifying as LGBTQ+ or two spirited and our families.

-Ernesto Olivares  

Ernesto, a former foster youth from Texas, discusses with the Every Child Deserves a Family Act is so important.

Kris, a former foster youth and current foster youth advocate, shares his story in illustrating the importance of passing the Every Child Deserves a Family Act.

I want you to imagine for a second, the number of young people touched by the foster care system who could be walking the halls of Congress, if only they had the support of a family.

- Kristopher Sharp

What foster care did, and what a failed Indian Child Welfare Act did, was take away my tribal culture.

-Daryle Conquering Bear

Daryle, a Two-Spirit Foster Youth Advocate, illustrates how the Every Child Deserves a Family Act would also protect the cultural heritage and identities of youth in foster care.