Plummer Youth Promise Blog

Welcome to Plummer’s blog. It’s about our work with children, and will focus especially on our foster care program, which finds safe and caring homes for kids who need them. Right now in Massachusetts, there’s a critical shortage of foster families. This blog aims to help people understand more about foster care: how it works, how you can become a foster parent, and what the experience is like from the perspective of both adults and children. It will try to dispel some myths about being a foster parent and offer parenting tips for foster parents or anyone caring for a child. We’ll also interview foster parents and kids in foster care, as well as professionals in the field – caring people who want to help kids get through a tough time in their lives.

Navigating White Privilege as a Foster or Adoptive Parent 

Posted on July 8, 2020 by

I have learned to be much more aware that my beautiful, intelligent son faces challenges every day that have not been part of my life. I hope that awareness will make me more sensitive to his experiences as a young man and to be better at helping him navigate his world. He’ll need more than my unconditional love in order to do that.

A Letter to Black Foster Youth

Posted on June 24, 2020 by

Yes, we black foster youth know the police very well. Some of us know them more than we’d like to. But I reckon that a new day is upon us. There is a growing understanding by child welfare leaders that systemic racism has plagued the black community and led to disparities in black children in foster care for decades.