"For me, the holiday season brings feelings of anxiety and inadequacy rather than holiday cheer."
Wahab tapped into what she learned growing up in the foster care system to win her race and become the first Afghan American elected to the state Senate.
"Some people believe decades of past experiences and emotions can leave residual energy in a place."
California's Riverside County and a foster care agency knowingly placed them with abusive guardians who sexually assaulted them and forced them to eat their own vomit, they allege.
The ruling has broader implications for allowing taxpayer-funded groups, such as foster care and homeless services, to deny help based on “religious freedom.”
The first-in-the-nation program aims to support young people when they age out of the foster care system often with no security net whatsoever.
The court is hearing a case brought by a Catholic foster care agency that wants to continue discriminating against same-sex couples.
The justices will review a ruling that upheld the city’s decision to stop placing children with a Catholic agency.
For us, foster care is a kind of community service; it’s a gift that we can give.
The new rule stripping rights from LGBTQ children and adults goes to the rest of the Legislature for final approval next month.