The Family Room Blog

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Semper Fi: Lori and Steven Brown

The first time the Browns inquired about adopting from foster care they felt rebuffed. See how AdoptUSKids helped meet their mission.

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Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness

Ugandan Flees After Being Outed, Finds Safe Place in America

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HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius reads a storybook to children in an early education classroom.

The Numbers Are In: Sequestration Cuts 57,000 Kids from Head Start

Those 57,000 include more than 51,000 fewer children in Head Start (ages 3-5) and nearly 6,000 fewer children, families and pregnant women in Early Head Start (ages 0-3) in the current program year due to sequestration.

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Native American community with Sec. Kathleen Sebelius, Acting Asst. Sec. George Sheldon and ANA Com. Lillian Sparks. Photo by Navajo Nation Press Office.

Navajo Nation Visit Demonstrates Cultural Resiliency and the Importance of Language

ANA Commissioner Reflects on Recent Trip to the Largest Tribe in Indian Country

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Share Your Opinions On Child Care and Development Fund's Proposed Rule

Comment period for CCDF's Notice of Proposed Rulemaking has been extended until Aug. 23.

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Million Hearts: A national initiative to prevent 1 million heart attacks and strokes in 5 years.

Protect One, Protect All

An interview with Dr. Janet Wright, Executive Director of the Million Hearts Campaign

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Early Education Leaders Sec. Arne Duncan, Linda K. Smith, Sec. Kathleen Sebelius, Shannon Rudisill and George Sheldon meet before a conference.

A Week to Remember for Early Childhood Development

A look at the work being done across the country to improve early childhood education and development.

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Study Suggests Increased Risk of Fatal Health Problems for Abused and Neglected Children

The National Survey of Child and Adolescent Well-Being explored the well-being of 5,873 children who had contact with the child welfare system during a 14-month period beginning in February 2008.

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Tackling Native American Child Nutrition

ACF programs are joining the fight for healthy and food secure American Indian and Alaska Native children and families.

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The TANF-SSI Disability Transition Project

A recent OPRE report examines two income support programs that are important for many low-income people with disabilities.

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