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Posted today 11/26/2014

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Adoption: You don’t have to be perfect to be a perfect parent

A recent Washington Post "On Parenting" column featured the new AdoptUSKids "You don't have to be perfect to be a perfect parent" PSAs and told the story of Raenell and Floyd Crenshaw, who have fostered and adopted many of their children.

Posted 11/18/2014

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Award-winning national adoption campaign celebrates 10 years

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, AdoptUSKids and the Ad Council are unveiling a new series of public service advertisements today designed to continue to encourage the adoption of children from foster care, with an emphasis on the importance of keeping siblings together.

Posted 11/17/2014

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November is National Adoption Month

This year’s National Adoption Month theme — “Promoting and Supporting Sibling Connections” — pays tribute to the unique bond between siblings and highlights the role that strong sibling relationships play in children’s development and emotional well-being.

Posted 11/6/2014

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19-year-old finds belonging through adoption

After spending 11 years in foster care, aging out of the system and ultimately becoming homeless and living in his car, a Texas teen was reunited with the sister he never knew and adopted by a loving family. WFAA 8 tells his story.

Posted 10/17/2014

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Number of U.S. kids in foster care up after long dip

The annual report from the Department of Health and Human Services tallied 402,378 children in the foster care system as of September 30, 2013, up from about 397,000 a year earlier, but still down dramatically from a decade earlier.

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