Foster care

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New Reports Highlight the Human Service Needs of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Populations

Two new reports published by ACF describe what is known and discuss areas for future research related to the use of human services by LGBT populations.

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ACF Programs Receive Boost from FY 2016 Budget

Obama Administration proposes increased funding for children’s services, domestic violence survivors and anti-trafficking programs.

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Following Her Heart

Randee Logan gives a foster child a 'forever family.'

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Child Welfare Information Gateway Unveils New Website

New functionality enhances access to child welfare information, resources and tools.

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New Resources to Support the Financial Well-being of Youth in Foster Care

The Children’s Bureau and the Office of Community Services Partner to Develop A Financial Empowerment Toolkit for Youth and Young Adults in Foster Care.

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Sebastian and Elsa Give the Greatest Gift: A Safe Home

After raising eight children, the couple opened their home to 18 children in the last six years.

Drawing of a home with the words "A Forever Home for Margaret"

The Barto Family

When Margaret became available for adoption, her foster family knew that she was meant to stay with them. They all knew that she was home.

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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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