Families

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ACF Is Deepening Our Relationship with Tribes

Commissioner Sparks Robinson recently provided updates to the United South and Eastern Tribes who were in Washington, D.C., this week to discuss cross cutting issues on education, social services and economic development.

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History Demonstrates Child Support Lifts Children Out of Poverty

Today, Child Support programs serve 1 in 4 children and 1 in 2 poor children in the United States, three territories, and many Native American tribes.

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Giovanny's Story

An adopted child enjoys having one school, one home and one mother.

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Put the Earned Income Tax Credit to Work for Your Community

Today is Earned Income Tax Credit Awareness Day.

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Federal Role for Early Childhood Education

President Obama supports expanding access to high quality early childhood education and believes it is among the smartest investments that we can make.

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New Adoption Public Service Announcements Debut this Week

PSAs encourage prospective parents to consider adopting older youth from foster care

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Collaborating to Evaluate Home Visiting Programs for Infants and Mothers

Home visiting is one of four approaches used in the Strong Start initiative and CMS, ACF, and HRSA are joining forces to evaluate this approach.

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The Bankhead Family

California writer/actor lands her best role: mother.

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I Think About Those in the Cold

ACF works to ensure our most vulnerable population has access to high quality early learning experiences by partnering in the Work Group on Ending Family Homelessness and working on early childhood development with other agencies and departments.

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The Steele Family

Ten years ago when Dana and Alan Steele decided to pursue adoption, they never dreamed their family of five would grow to a family of 14.

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