The Family Room Blog

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November is National Adoption Month

Since 1990, our nation has dedicated the month of November to raise public awareness of children in the U.S. foster care system waiting for a permanent adoptive home.

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Damaged homes in seaside town, Mantoloking, NJ. Photo Adam DuBrowa/FEMA

Hurricane Sandy: Thinking of our Families, Children and Child Care Providers

ACF continues to help rebuild communities affected by the storm.

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Addressing the Intersections Between Domestic Violence and Human Trafficking

Family Violence Prevention and Services Program supports ACF efforts to assist survivors.

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An Update from the Office of Family Assistance on the Health Profession Opportunity Grants Program

More than 11,000 HPOG participants have completed their training program and around 9,000 are working.

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U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Employee Shares Her Foster Care Experience

In the last 12 years, 11 children have called the Rollins Household their home.

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Reaching Diverse Customers Through Visual Communications

Infographics' poster-like illustrations grab our attention and help us visualize data.

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States Advisory Councils’ Plans for Sustaining

Early childhood advisory groups across the nation work on continuing mission without federal funds

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Health Care Reform More Than Just a Website

Learn four basic ways you can apply for and enroll in the Marketplace.

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Meet The Castillo Family

Adoptive parents share their experiences of family traditions, vacations and welcome dinners bestowed on each child who enters the Castillo home.

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HHS Announces New Action on Health and Human Trafficking at Clinton Global Initiative

Funds will be invested in a national technical working group that will strengthen the coordination of medical and health system responses to human trafficking.

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