The Family Room Blog

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Accept the Million Hearts Challenge this American Heart Health Month

Americans suffer more than two million heart attacks and strokes each year, and every day, 2,200 people die from cardiovascular disease. Let's start making heart-healthy choices.

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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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Making It Possible For Me to Chase My Dream: My #GetCovered Story

Nothing is stopping this young entrepreneur from growing her business. Not even a health emergency.

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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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Family photo with the words: I’ve launched my small business and can focus on expanding it because I can now afford health coverage for my entire family.” – Betsy Furler

Finally, Some Peace of Mind: My #GetCovered Story

Thanks to the Affordable Care Act, Betsy was able to launch her business and focus on expanding it.

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Edwin's Story

Adoption changed his life, making him feel more confident and happy.

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Visit the Child Welfare Outcomes Data Site for Fast, Flexible Data Reports

Current Child Welfare Data Now Available

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Appreciation for the War on Poverty

ACF employee shares how War on Poverty programs put him on a path toward success. 

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A Systematic Approach to Ending Family Homelessness

This week the United States Interagency Council on Homelessness released a multi-pronged approach to ending family homelessness.

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Opportunity for All

The foundations of opportunity begin at birth and grow rapidly during the early years of life.

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