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Featured Child

Jestice, 14, is an artistic and musical young woman. Dancing and singing are two of her favorite things to do. Jestice is intelligent and prides herself on being a good student.


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Featured Siblings

Jesse, 9, and Jaden, 10, are brothers who want to be adopted together. Both boys enjoy playing with electronic games, riding their bikes, and playing board games. They also like to help around the house and do yard work.


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Family Story

At a time when they could have been looking ahead to retirement, Lynne and Santiago Class decided to hit the reset button on their lives and start a second family.


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  News and Announcements

Posted 6 days ago 2/24/2015

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Adopting through foster care: a less expensive alternative

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.

Posted 2/19/2015

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NRCDR webinar on data-driven diligent recruitment

This webinar will provide strategies for advancing cross-unit collaboration and prioritizing data needed to strengthen your system’s use of data. Child welfare program staff and data/IT staff are encouraged to attend. This one-hour webinar will be held on Wednesday, February 25, 3:00 p.m. EST.

Posted 1/27/2015

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Foster youth eligible for extended health care coverage

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.

Posted 1/12/2015

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From foster care to freshman year

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.

Posted 12/30/2014

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New: Resources for parents with disabilities

Read one adoptive mother's advice to other parents and find a list of online resources and organizations that provide support and information to parents with disabilities.

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