How do I become a foster parent to my grandkids without having to use a law

Q: My son and 2 grandkids (3 and 6) have lived with me 6 months. The Mom abandoned them and moved out of the country. The Dad doesn’t want them and is going to give them to me. I can’t afford a lawyer and make too much to qualify for any assistance or insurance. I’m […]

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Foster care agency granted exemption

Foster care agency granted religious exemption

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has granted a faith-based foster care agency in South Carolina an exemption to a regulation barring religious discrimination in federally funded foster care programs. Miracle Hill Ministries serves Christian families. Lynn Johnson, assistant secretary for children and families at HHS … Miracle Hill Ministries serves Christian […]

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Crittenden County facing emergency need of foster care homes

Live in Arkansas? Crittenden County facing emergency need of foster care homes

WEST MEMPHIS, Ark. — Crittenden County officials say they’re struggling to find placement for the 86 children in foster care in the eastern Arkansas county and hope more families and individuals will sign up to help. LaTava Chandler recruits and trains foster care parents for Youth Villages, which operates across the river from Crittenden County […]

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Foster Care Works Best When Everyone Is Pulling In The Same Direction, Rather Than Pointing Fingers At Us

Foster Care Works Best When Everyone Is Working Together

Too many foster carers feel that they cannot count on the support they need to care for vulnerable children and young people. They are excluded from the most important decisions about the children, when their views and experiences are not taken into account. And the allowances they receive for this vital work do not always […]

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Child welfare bill clears major hurdle

Indiana Child Welfare Bill clears major hurdle

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTHI) – A child welfare bill is moving on after passing through an Indiana Senate committee hearing Monday. Senate Bill 1 would require the Department of Child Services change policy to focus on the best interest of the child instead of the best interest of a parent-child relationship. It would also give […]

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Jobs Program Shows Women ‘Who They Are in God’s Eyes’

Jobs Program Shows Women ‘Who They Are in God’s Eyes’

PARAGOULD, Ark. (BP) — Intent on living up to its name, Future & Hope Christian Women’s Job Corps typically equips 10 to 12 women during in-depth 10-week sessions on such practical life skills as computer skills, money management, parenting and healthy relationships blended with weekly Bible studies and mentoring. Amanda*, a Future & Hope CWJC […]

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Goddard student invents gadget to help foster children in need

High School Student invents gadget to help foster children in need

Stories of foster kids who needed help, gave Montes an idea to invent a solution. “She ran away and got found by the police, and after that they took her to the hospital,” said Montes. That’s just one of many abuse stories she has heard from friends in the foster care system. And now, at […]

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Foster parents of murdered 2-year-old in process of adopting his newborn sister

Florida Foster parents of murdered 2-year-old in process of adopting his newborn sister

Charisse Stinson, who is accused of killing her 2-year-old son Jordan Belliveau, recently gave birth to a girl. Juliet and Sam Warren, who served as Jordan Belliveau’s foster parents, say they have filed paperwork to adopt the baby girl. The Warrens had cared for Jordan before he was returned to Stinson, who is charged with […]

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