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Posted 11/3/2015

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New PSAs raise awareness of adopting older youth

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 need for families for older youth.

Posted 9/16/2015

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New foster care app educates caregivers and youth

The new "FOCUS on Foster Families" app provides resources and information to foster caregivers and youth in care. Hundreds of video resources feature foster care alumni and parents sharing advice.

Posted 7/20/2015

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Potential wins for foster youth in No Child Left Behind rewrite

Both chambers of Congress have passed a rewrite of the No Child Left Behind Act that would address school stability and graduation rates for children in foster care.

Posted 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 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.

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