New Factsheet from TTIE on Foster Care & Adoption

Think Tank for Inclusion & Equity (TTIE) is proud to release their new factsheet on Foster Care & Adoption — the latest in their #WriteInclusion: Tips for Accurate Representation project. This factsheet was created in conjunction with leading social change organizations and experts with knowledge of the entertainment industry.

Visit https://www.writeinclusion.org/factsheets to download the Foster Care & Adoption factsheet, plus many others on African Americans, Asians, Criminal Justice, Disabled People, Migrants, Women & Girls, and more!

Turn to these factsheets for:

  • Examples of overrepresented stories and harmful stereotypes.
  • Accurate alternatives and solutions to avoid tropes.
  • Definitions of often misused terms, problematic language to avoid, and useful alternatives.
  • Key demographic statistics and online resources for deeper dives.

Who these factsheets are for:

  • Historically-excluded writers as support and reinforcement when pitching story elements in the writers’ room.
  • Allies to support historically-excluded writers and disrupt harmful story ideas.
  • Showrunners and creative executives to educate themselves on truthful depictions, ground their feedback in facts, and even to motivate their teams to staff, cast, and develop more inclusively.

Project partners include the Geena Davis Institute, FosterMore, WIF, Better Youth, National Center on Adoption and Permanency, and Lawrence Carter-Long.