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Featured Child

Christina, 14, is a kind and smart young woman with aspirations for the future that include medical school. Christina likes to try new things and be healthy.


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Featured Siblings

Billy, 10, and Izzy, 11, are social children who love to play together. Legos are among favorite toys. They also enjoy being around horses.


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Family Story

“Being apart from your siblings would be like missing pieces of a puzzle.” An Arkansas family talks about adopting siblings.


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  News and Announcements

Posted 8/5/2015

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Treatment options for youth who have experienced trauma

A new Children’s Bureau resource, Supporting Youth in Foster Care in Making Healthy Choices: A Guide for Caregivers and Caseworkers on Trauma, Treatment, and Psychotropic Medications, contains information for caregivers and caseworkers about identifying appropriate mental health treatment.

Posted 7/20/2015

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Potential wins for foster youth in No Child Left Behind rewrite

Both chambers of Congress have passed a rewrite of the No Child Left Behind Act that would address school stability and graduation rates for children in foster care.

Posted 6/5/2015

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Localization grants now available

Proposals for grants from the Adoption Exchange Association to extend the reach of the national adoption recruitment campaign into local media markets are being accepted until Friday, July 31. Questions must be submitted by June 12.

Posted 5/13/2015

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New adoption factsheet series

Child Welfare Information Gateway has posted a new series of publications about parenting adopted children, including guides for parents of preschoolers, school-age children, and teenagers.

Posted 4/9/2015

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Social media and your foster or adopted teens: 4 risks and what you can do

Teens who are in or adopted from foster care may be particularly vulnerable to risks associated with social media because of environmental factors often present in their lives. Understanding the risks and identifying possible solutions will help you help your teen use social media safely.

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