Foster care

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Jaquel’s Story

“I want to help dispel the myth that youth from foster care can’t be successful."

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Honoring Those Who Help Children Find ‘Forever Families’

Adoption Excellence Awards spotlight people who contribute greatly to moving children from foster care to permanent homes.

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Who are Disconnected Youth? A Look at Victims of Child Maltreatment

Three years after being reported as a victim of maltreatment, 15 percent of youth ages 16-24 meet the criteria for being “disconnected.”

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The Kerin Family

Brothers Joe, Cody and Brandon tell people that being adopted is one of the best things that ever happened to them.

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November is National Adoption Month

Two-thirds of the 102,000 children and youth in the U.S. foster care system have a sibling in foster care.

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New Adoption Public Service Advertisements Debut Featuring Characters from "The Boxtrolls”

“The Boxtrolls” help recruit adoptive parents for the 102,000 children in foster care awaiting permanency in an adoptive home.

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Christopher’s Story

From foster care to a forever family: Christopher and his little brother find a permanent home with the Moore family.

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The Alvarez Family

A Miami couple has welcomed more than 100 foster children into their home.

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The National Survey of Child and Adolescent Well Being

Increasing our understanding of children and families who come into contact with the Child Welfare system

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Foster Care and Human Trafficking – A Parent’s Perspective

Despite common beliefs, slavery in the U.S. did not end 150 years ago.

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