Government is Not the Best Responder to Family Crisis. Family is.

Government is Not the Best Responder to Family Crisis. This is.

As the last of six children growing up in a small town, an “oops” baby born to older parents, I was raised by a crowd. My sisters, already in high school when I was born, were my second and third mothers. I was surrounded by aunts, uncles, cousins and “might-as-well-be” relatives who kept an eye […]

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Volunteers needed in 41 Kentucky counties to review cases of children in foster care

Volunteers Needed in 41 Kentucky Counties to review cases of children in foster care

FRANKFORT–Citizen Foster Care Review Boards in 41 Kentucky counties are seeking volunteers to make a difference in the lives of local children in foster care and other out-of-home care. The boards need volunteers to review cases of children placed in care because of dependency, neglect or abuse, to ensure they are placed in safe, permanent […]

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Calvin Ridley shares personal story of foster care for ‘My Cause, My Cleats’

Star Rookie WR Calvin Ridley shares personal story of foster care

“Fans watching the Atlanta Falcons play the Baltimore Ravens last Sunday afternoon might have noticed a diversity of footwear for the players instead of the usual uniformity of NFL games. Each NFL team has designated a game during Weeks 13 through 15 for its players to wear cleats decorated to bring attention to charitable causes […]

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Matt Bevin brings hope to Kentucky parents seeking quality child care

Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin brings hope to parents seeking quality child care

It has been a long struggle. But finally advocates for quality child care and those who support the needed impacts of the Child Care Assistance Program (CCAP) have reason to be pleased. We have collectively worked hard to gain the attention needed that would allow elected officials to assure the stability and future of the […]

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Guardian Tree Gift Drive: Bringing Christmas to a Foster Child

Guardian Tree Gift Drive: Bringing Christmas to South Dakota Foster Children

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.-  “In the span of a year Casey Myers family has gotten a bit bigger. “I’m the oldest of five and now the oldest of ten, so this is kind of like my parents second batch of five I guess,” said Myers. She has five new siblings who used to be in foster […]

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Kyle Van Noy gives away trees, coats to 253 foster kids and their families

Patriot’s Kyle Van Noy gives away trees, coats to 253 foster kids and their families

…Kyle wasn’t the only Patriot helping families pick their new coats and toys. Devin McCourty, Jason McCourty, Phillip Dorsett, Dont’a Hightower and Malcom Brown came out to support their teammate. Adrienne Kennedy was invited through Wonderfund of Massachusetts and said Kyle is a great role model. “Hearing that he’s gone through some of the stuff […]

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Michigan 91yo woman honored for service as foster parent

Ramah Krontz, 91, of Burr Oak, recently received an award for her service to foster children. Ramah Krontz, 91, of Burr Oak, recently was called to the Michigan Supreme Court to be awarded for her service to foster children in Michigan. Krontz received the first Maura D. Corrigan Foster Family Lifetime Achievement Award on Nov. […]

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Voices for Children assigns volunteers to advocate for foster kids

Voices for Children assigns volunteers to advocate for foster kids

Being able to provide an advocate for each child is rare for CASA — or Court Appointed Special Advocate — programs, said Voices for Children Executive Director A.J. Renold, but it’s made possible through a strong network of local volunteers. Now in its 17th year, Voices for Children, which is a nonprofit organization that is […]

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Foster Care Should Be a Last Option

Foster Care Should Be a Last Option

Letters to the Editor “There Are Worse Things Than Foster Care,” by Naomi Schaefer Riley (Op-Ed, nytimes.com, Nov. 21), doesn’t account for New York City’s incredible reforms preserving families and avoiding undue trauma caused by family separation. The number of children in foster care in the city has gone from 45,000 — yes, 45,000 — […]

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