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