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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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Supportive Housing Can Help Keep Families Together

Five sites are looking at how combining affordable rent and support services can help keep families in safe stable homes.

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Redefining Myself: Finding Normalcy After Congregate Care

After years in a strict environment, finding the freedom to fail.

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Using Creativity and Culture to Keep Youth Gang-Free

In Los Angeles, Street Poets uses creativity and culture to foster the sense of belonging many youth crave.

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Increasing the Educational Stability of Students in Foster Care

Frequent school changes can lead to poor academic outcomes

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A New App for Youth in Foster Care

My JumpVault provides youth with a space where they can securely store and access important information.

Class act! Principal Nauiokas and students at Mott Haven Academy in the Bronx. (Photo courtesy Jessica Nauiokas)

It’s Time for Some Stability

For many children in foster care, school is the one predictable and safe place in their life.

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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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