Along with millions of other Americans, New Yorkers For Children (NYFC) is deeply saddened and angered by the murder of George Floyd and so many other Black people who have been criminalized and treated inhumanely just for being Black. As an organization focused on advancing opportunity for youth in foster care, NYFC witnesses daily the…

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Meet Valery Belen Saavedra Lozada, who at four years old stole the hearts of the people of New York City when she was found in 2005 wandering the streets of Queens at 1am alone, barefoot, and crying. She was immediately taken into the custody of Little Flower, a contracted foster care agency with New York City’s Administration…

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