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You Gotta Believe is the only NYC Metro organization that specializes in finding permanent families for young adults, teens, and pre-teens in foster care.

Every child deserves a loving, devoted family. We focus exclusively on achieving this goal for every kid in foster care because we know family is the SOLUTION! We believe in Family First – followed by services to support both the kids and the family. When a child is connected to a permanent, loving family as the first and primary solution, support services like education and job readiness become exponentially more effective and valuable.

100% of You Gotta Believe’s program staff is made up of people who adopted kids from foster care or who were in foster care themselves. That’s why we have a fierce belief in, and commitment to, finding a family for every kid in foster care. We are proof it is possible! Just listen to some of our stories…

Join us in fighting for Families First for every kid in foster care, no matter what their age or challenges. 

You Gotta Believe
Annual Summary Report 2019

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Core Services

Family Finding

Recruiting and matching parents to youth in foster care. Our goal not just long-term but lifetime.

YGB emphasis is on learning how to parent children with histories of trauma and the importance of making an unconditional commitment to prevent further trauma/abandonment.


Long-term Support Services

YGB provides pre-and post-adoption services to ensure enduring relationships between family members – we support our families as long as they need us.

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Remembering Willie Garson...
1964 - 2021

We’re heartbroken by the passing of our friend, Willie Garson. Whenever asked what he considers his most important accomplishment, Willie always responded with, “being a father.” Regardless of his busy shooting schedule and the demands of being a single parent, he always found time to advocate on behalf of You Gotta Believe! He will truly be missed.