What if you’ve been shuffled from one foster family to another, when all you want is to be reunited with your sisters? Or, you have severe asthma triggered by mold in your bedroom wall that your landlord says isn’t his problem to fix? Or, your school refuses to test you for a learning disability even though you still can’t say your ABCs in the third grade?
Children’s Law Center advocates for these kids.
Zach's Family United
A shocking discovery made by a pro bono attorney changed everything for a father and son.
Looking Beyond the Symptoms
When a child struggles with asthma, most parents don’t think to call a lawyer. So Children’s Law Center teams with pediatricians across the District, training them to recognize when a lawyer can be a life-saver. That’s how Carlos Rodriguez and his niece, Laila, came to Children’s Law Center.
A Loving Parent: The Best Education Advocate of All
Outgoing, clever, insightful, funny – that’s how Kenny Pegram describes his son, 7-year-old Darren. But when Darren first came into foster care at age 4, these wonderful qualities were nowhere in sight.
Unlocking Ezekiel's Potential
Sherina worried about Ezekiel’s future. With so many suspensions, Ezekiel, a loveable kid who dreamed of buying his mom a house someday, wasn’t able to learn consistently. And, when he was in school, teachers seemed unwilling to work with him.
Adopting Natasha and Roderick
When Ms. Sylvia got the call that her great niece and nephew were being removed from their home, there was no question they'd stay with her.
Fighting for Nora
Shereen worked to create a powerful team for her daughter, Nora. But when her school wouldn't provide the special education services she needed, Shereen turned to Children's Law Center.
Makia needed a lawyer to fight for her – including supporting her goal of going to college.