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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.

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.

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