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Featured Child

Julian, 16, is a friendly and easy-going teenager. He can be shy, but when he warms up is full of humor and laughter. Julian loves school, where he is active in drama and chorus.


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Featured Siblings

Lydia, 13, is an energetic and friendly teen who really enjoys sports. Kurtis, 10, likes to walk in the woods, visit the creek, and ride his bike.


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Foster Alumni Story

Thomas McRae describes his journey from being a struggling teen to an advocate for other young people in foster care.


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  News and Announcements

Posted 5/2/2016

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May is National Foster Care Month

Foster families change children's lives. Each May, we celebrate the contributions of parents, individuals, and professionals who work to give children in foster care a stable life and hope for the future.

Posted 2/26/2016

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"A Family Adds Five Children, Special Needs and All"

This New York Times article shares the story of how a Texas family who was ready to take a break from fostering ended up adopting five children—bringing the total number of children in their home to seven.

Posted 1/14/2016

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Why we opened our home to more than 40 foster kids

"You only hear about the negative stories of fostering, which is a shame, because there are so many great successes.​" A Massachusetts family describes the challenges and rewards of being foster parents in this Good Housekeeping magazine article.

Posted 12/4/2015

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AdoptUSKids featured in People magazine

The current People magazine includes an interview with AdoptUSKids National Project Director Kathy Ledesma offering answers to the "big questions" about adoption.

Posted 11/30/2015

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"I know that I'm loved and that I belong"

Foster youth advocate and AdoptUSKids spokesperson Mary Lee writes about the experience of being adopted as a teen and what family means to her in a Huffington Post column.

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