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Featured Child

Michael, 13, is a polite and naturally curious child who loves to learn. He does well in school and enjoys drawing pictures, solving puzzles, playing with toy cars, and reading books.


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Featured Siblings

Lacy, 10, enjoys spending time outside, riding her bike or playing a game of tag. Tyler, 8, is a play-in-the-dirt-all-day boy who would live outside if he could.


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Family Story

"Foster care adoption is an amazing process. You take complete strangers, put them in a home, and if you're lucky, something beautiful will grow."


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  News and Announcements

Posted 6/22/2015

Job announcement: foster care and adoption resource manager

The Adoption Exchange Association is accepting applications for the full-time position of AdoptUSKids foster care and adoption resource manager. The position is located in Linthicum, Maryland. Applications are due July 10.

Posted 6/15/2015

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Adoption Excellence Award nominations due July 31

The annual Adoption Excellence Awards recognize families, individuals, and organizations that have made significant contributions to increasing the number of children from foster care who are adopted or placed in other permanent homes. Nomination guidelines and a list of past honorees are available at the Children's Bureau website.

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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