Foster care

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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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Samantha's Story

After six different placements, Samantha finally got to spend a White Christmas with her forever family.

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Jeremy's Story

Because of abuse Jeremy was put through as a child, he was not able to get close to anyone when he entered foster care. That all changed when he met his new mom.

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Keema's Story

A foster care alumna now helps others find forever families.

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Making Sure LGBTQ Youth Know They Are Welcome

“Brave Space” poster was designed to be colorful, engaging, and easy to understand.

Mark Greenberg

ACF Addresses Early Childhood Adversity and Toxic Stress

ACF is using research on early adversity to inform the approaches taken in our programs.

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Gabrielle's Story

Young woman shares how foster care saved her family from an abusive home.

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Clare's Story

Although Clare was too young to remember her adoption, she realizes that even though her birth mom loved her she wasn’t able to take care of her.

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