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Celebrating National Adoption Day

"You don’t have to be perfect to be a perfect parent.” You don’t have to be perfect to take part in the joy of bringing an adopted child into your family. You just need to be willing to make a commitment.

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We Never Outgrow the Need for Family

Resources to help talk to older youth about adoption.

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Affecting Change for Children

The Administration for Children and Families is celebrating 25 years of impacting people, affecting change and empowering families.

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Celebrating Connections

May is National Foster Care Month.

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Changing the Lives of Nine Children

Meet the DeLeon family of Texas.

Radio interview of Kurt Heisler, senior policy advisor for technology and innovation with ACYF

Data Visualization – A Tool to Improve Strategic Decision Making

From information to insight – using data visualization to drive change.

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Social Media at ACF Growing

Get real-time updates about programs promoting the economic and social well-being of families, children, individuals and communities.

The Owens at an adoption ceremony.

How Healing and Love Grew a Family

Meet the Owens family from Pennsylvania.

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Meet the Williams Family

Being a father means learning on the job.

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The Joy and Rewards of Adopting Teens

Meet the Smith Family from Texas.

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