Paid Parental Leave Now a Reality in SF


San Francisco is now the first city in the US to mandate paid parental leave. We’re hoping this is a sign of things to come. Parental leave is really important to the quality of life and for giving people agency over their family-planning choices. This new law applies to all families, regardless of gender or whether they are adoptive parents. It’s a big step towards equality that will help parents not have to make the choice between losing their job or having a child. Read more!

Looking Into Foster Care through the Foster Parent Diary


Illustration by Abigail Gray Swartz


Meghan Moravcik Walbert writes for The New York Times series “Foster Parent Diary,” which chronicles her experience being a foster parent to a 4 year old boy. Walbert calls her foster child “BlueJay,” to protect his privacy, as she writes about the joy and heartbreak that accompanies her family’s journey. BlueJay is just one of the approximately 800,000 children that encounter the foster care system every year in America. Walbert lets us see into her life and BlueJay’s, which is currently up in the air, as the family is unsure if he will continue to live with them. Read the latest installment: