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Featured Child

When referring to herself, Elemmar, 15, says: “I’m lovable. I love a lot of people.” Elemmar also loves sports and arts and crafts. Elemmar faces challenges head on; she is a determined and independent teen.


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Featured Siblings

Kintochia, 12, is an articulate and mature child with strong leadership skills. Little brother Gianni, 8, is a bashful, soft spoken and polite little boy.


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Foster Alumni Story

When Jaquel found the AdoptUSKids website, he knew that he wanted to share his story: “I want to help dispel the myth that youth from foster care can’t be successful.”


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  News and Announcements

Posted 5 days ago 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 6 days ago 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.

Posted 10/1/2014

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Foster care adoption gets an animated endorsement

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

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Learn about the award-winning national recruitment campaign produced through a partnership of the U.S. Children's Bureau, the Ad Council, and AdoptUSKids.

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