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Featured Child

Ask Seth, 15, what his favorite sport is and he will say: “Football, basketball, hockey, swimming....” He loves them all. Seth also enjoys dressing up — his wardrobe includes a tie collection and superhero costumes!


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Featured Siblings

Precious, 17, and Kevanna, 15, are bright, friendly sisters who like to help others. They are both good students and are well behaved in class. The girls enjoy watching movies, working out, and shopping at the mall.


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Family Story

Love and a sense of mission have compelled Jorge and Lisa Alvarez to open their home – and their hearts – to more than 100 foster children, many with significant medical needs.


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  News and Announcements

Posted today 10/1/2014

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Foster care adoption gets an animated endorsement

Beginning summer 2014, new public service advertisements (PSAs) featuring quirky, mischievous creatures from the new film The Boxtrolls have been featured nationally.

Posted 7 days ago 9/24/2014

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Nike Roshe Run shoe auction benefits foster children

Proceeds from an auction of limited-edition Roshe Run Trollstrikes — inspired by The Boxtrolls movie — will be donated to the Adoption Exchange Association. Bidding is open until October 4, 9 a.m. Pacific time.

Posted 9/19/2014

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Adoption incentives bill clears Senate

A child welfare bill to reauthorize adoption incentives, require tracking of failed adoptions and limit long-term foster care is headed to the President's desk for signature. The Senate passed The Preventing Sex Trafficking and Strengthening Families Act (H.R. 4980) in its last session before the November elections.

Posted 9/18/2014

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Florida turns to science to help foster care

The News Service of Florida reports that state officials are developing a more scientific approach to caring for traumatized children in state care, one based on understanding the deep and complex bond that children form with their caregivers.

Posted 9/9/2014

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Judiciary holds LGBTQ foster youth summit

The Maryland Judiciary is holding what is thought to be the first summit in the nation to help judges, attorneys, social service professionals, and others who work with foster youth identify the barriers LGBTQ youth in care face.

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