Deportation and Family Separation

By ELEANOR HEDGES DUROY, age 11 In 2011, almost 400,000 people were deported from the United States and more than 360,000 were detained by ICE. PHOTO: CF Pereda/Flickr Imagine coming home from school to find your parents missing, or watching Immigration and Customs...

Seeking: a Place to Call Home

LIFE IN FOSTER CARE By LISA GOODMAN, MATT SEIFMAN and AMANDA VENDER ILLUSTRATION by IVETTE SALOM Foster care is a program in which children are cared for outside of their own home by people who are not their parents or legal guardians. Kids are placed in the foster...

Bud, Not Buddy: A Young Boy's Search for Family

By EVELYN CANAL Image: Yearling Bud, Not Buddy, by Christopher Paul Curtis, is a story about a boy named Bud, who lived with his mother in Flint, Michigan, until she died when he was six. He did not know who his father was, so he had to go to an orphanage. Four years...

Meet Kids in Same-Sex Families

• Name: Erez Luis Mirer • Age: 15 • Home: New York City • Briefly tell us the story of your family. My family started with my father, Andy. He adopted me when I was two weeks old. He flew me to New York, and started to raise me. I was named Erez, which means cedar...