Naomi Schaefer Riley

Naomi Schaefer Riley

Naomi Schaefer Riley is a senior fellow at the AEI and the author of No Way to Treat a Child: How the Foster Care System, Family Courts, and Racial Activists Are Wrecking Young Lives.

Foster Kids Need Their Own Advocates

Foster Kids Need Their Own Advocates

There are a lot of people who attend court hearings for children in foster care: a judge, at least one parent, a lawyer representing each parent, a social worker, a lawyer representing the child welfare agency, other relatives, lawyers representing them, foster parents, and maybe some witnesses. There is only

Naomi Schaefer Riley
Naomi Schaefer Riley
Social Policy
The Problem with Kinship Care

The Problem with Kinship Care

Thanks, but no thanks. That was the message that aspiring foster parents got this fall when they sent inquiries offering their services to the New Jersey Department of Children and Families. According to an automatic email reply from Dawn Marlow, administrator for the Office of Resource Families, the state is

Naomi Schaefer Riley
Naomi Schaefer Riley
Family
Is Foster Care Racist?

Is Foster Care Racist?

“We need to abolish the foster care system,” Charity Chandler-Cole, a member of the Los Angeles County Commission for Children and Families told her colleagues earlier this month. Chandler-Cole, a former foster youth herself, explained: “I don’t care how big your Office of Equity is, I don’t care

Naomi Schaefer Riley
Naomi Schaefer Riley
Family