What We Face

New Solutions in Adoption & Foster Care


Downstream from the breakdown of the nuclear family and other social trends is another breakdown—of the adoption and foster care systems. The industrialization of the adoption process has created complex incentive systems that are, perhaps unexpectedly, most exploitative to the children themselves. Foster care systems have not fared much better for children, despite many well-meaning participants and a few breakthrough endeavors like Safe Families.

We're interested in ventures building new paths forward with a child-first design ethos and scalable interventions that can affect this broader challenge.


Praxis Ventures

Ventures within the Praxis community working on this ORI.

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Immerse Arkansas

helps youth in crisis work through past trauma, and supports families looking to foster or adopt (Eric Gilmore & Justin Sanders, Nonprofit 2021).

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Every Mother's Advocate

works to eradicate the unjust and unnecessary causes of mother-child separation by advocating for every mother in crisis to achieve lasting stability (Charlee Tchividjian & Diandra Tubergen, Nonprofit 2022).

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Connections Homes

empowers youth aging out of foster care or experiencing homelessness to thrive in life and face the world from the security of a healthy connection (Pam Parish, Nonprofit 2019).

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collaborates with front-line implementers, innovators, and investors to restore separated and abandoned children to permanent, loving families (Mike Gallagher, Nonprofit 2018).

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