Foster care

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Maxine's Story

Maxine Archibald was born into an abusive household and spent her early childhood severely ill. She credits a child welfare worker for placing her with loving foster parents and making her a success.

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Nico's Story

Every kid deserves a Forever Family!

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Building Blocks Toward Permanent Families

May is National Foster Care Month. Currently, there are 400,000 children and youth in the U.S. foster care system.

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Marc's Story

Bouncing from foster home to foster home since the age of three, all Marc ever longed for was to be with his older brother Matthew and have a family of his own. At age seven his dream came true.

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The Soly-Poirier Family

Most parents have nine months to prepare for the arrival of a new child into their families. Deb Soly and Jill Poirier had 12 hours.

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Enrique's Story

After he and his siblings went into separate foster care, older brother goes back for his family to keep them together.

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Sierra’s Adoption Story

Sierra Nichelle Shyanne Keech, 15, of Alaska shares with us her advice to parents and children about adoption.

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Giving Foster Youth a Voice

Children’s Bureau Uses Social Media to Help Collect Data to Improve State Foster Care Systems.

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The Herbert Family

Inspired by the father-figure role model his uncle played for him, adoption was something Dwayne Herbert always knew he wanted to pursue.

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The Farmer Family

Barry Farmer had no problem adopting outside of his race. Everybody deserves love and a family.

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