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Posted 2 days ago 2/24/2015
This US News & World Report article, which features an interview with AdoptUSKids National Projector Director Kathy Ledesma, describes the benefits of adopting from foster care, including eligibility to receive subsidies and college tuition waivers.
An Affordable Care Act clause that went into effect in January makes young adults who experienced foster care eligible for Medicaid until their 26th birthday. But many are not aware of the benefit.
This NPR "All Things Considered" report tells the story of one young woman who is pursuing her college dreams, supported by a Michigan state program that offers former foster youth a free ride.
Building financial security, creating pathways to employment, and supporting educational success for foster youth are among the goals of initiatives recently announced by the White House.
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.
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