Christian adoption agency in NY receives temporary protection from court

Christian adoption agency in NY receives temporary protection from court

A district court this week issued a temporary injunction protecting a faith-based adoption provider from being shut down by the state of New York for its policy of only placing children with a married mother and father. U.S. District Court Judge Mae D’Agostino granted the injunction Monday, saying the state had shown evidence of hostility […]

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Rep. Hall proposal working to protect children and promote transparency signed into law

A proposal working to protect Michigan’s children and promote transparency signed into law

A plan from state [Michigan] Rep. Matt Hall offering needed transparency for investigations into the state’s child welfare system was signed into law Thursday by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer. Hall has taken a leading role to protect children through his work on the legislation. The first-term lawmaker chairs the House Oversight Committee, which has worked through […]

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FosterToday speak out for children

How Many Youth Are Missing From Foster Care?

According to the Department of Family and Protective Services, there are about 1,700-2,000 children and youth are reported as missing from foster care in any given year. In many cases, “missing” in reality means that they have run away. Running away from foster care puts youth at risk of many dangers, including abduction, physical harm, […]

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W.Va. DHHR created a new Child Locator Unit for missing foster children

A Child Locator Unit for missing foster children

CHARLESTON, W.Va (WDTV) – The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) has established a new Child Locator Unit for Children and Families, according to the DHHR. The unit will be made up of three staff dedicated to receiving reports of and locating missing foster youth, according to the DHHR. “Children who enter […]

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Public invited to give input on Kentucky's foster care system in virtual town hall meetings

Starting Tomorrow. Public invited to give input on Kentucky’s foster care system

FRANKFORT, KY — The Kentucky Administrative Office of the Courts is inviting the public to several virtual town hall meetings in October to discuss improving outcomes for Kentucky children and families involved in the state foster care system. The four regional meetings, held Oct. 13 through Oct. 21, will […] Virtual Town Hall Meeting Schedule […]

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New York nurse adopts special need boy she cared for since birth

New York nurse adopts special needs boy she has cared for since birth

Kelli Dabek, a nurse, lives in Ballston Spa with her two college-aged daughters, Alexa and Hayley. She decided to extend the family to four members by adopting Jashia. Kelli brought him home 2-years ago after he was thrust into the foster care system after his biological mother unexpectedly passed away. Kelli and the family have […]

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How fostering a child can change your life for the better

How fostering a child can change YOUR life for the better

Welcoming foster children into her family home as a youngster has helped one Warrington woman to become the person she is today. Sasha, from Orford, was 13 years old when her parents decided to become foster carers and to welcome foster children to come and stay. Now in her 30s, she says she vividly remembers […]

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The Adoption Exchange Is Now Raise The Future

The Adoption Exchange Is Now Raise The Future

The Adoption Exchange started in 1983 as a way for case workers to work together across counties and jurisdictions, to share information on children in foster care, to create the best possible outcomes for them. “Sometimes children in foster care don’t necessarily want to think about adoption in the same way that we do. They […]

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Kids to Love to build Cottage Community for girls aging out of foster care

Kids to Love Org. to build Cottage Community for girls aging out of foster care

MADISON COUNTY – Kids to Love will build Cottage Community, a grouping of small houses for girls who are too old for foster care. Officials conducted a groundbreaking on Sept. 30 for the first-ever Cottage Community that will be built at Davidson Farms, a home for girls in foster care that Kids to Love operates […]

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