Foster care

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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.”

Photo of children's blocks that spell out the word "family."

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.

Characters from the movie The Box Trolls, promoting Adoptuskids.org.

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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