Ohio man adopts 5 siblings as foster children

Ohio man, Former Foster Child Adopts 5 Siblings as His Children

“I understand how they feel,” Carter said. “I understand what they went through, so it really touched me. I was already thinking about adopting all of the kids but when I saw them crying, I was like, ‘Ok, I’m going to take all five to keep them together.” When he was 12, Robert Carter went […]

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Hallmark Actress Announces Son’s Adoption, Names Him for ‘God’s Divine Peace’

Hallmark Actress Jen Lilley Announces Son’s Adoption, Names Him for ‘God’s Divine Peace’

Hallmark actress and 2020 Movieguide® Awards Gala Host Jen Lilley announced the adoption of her son Jeffrey. The foster care advocate shared the good news on Instagram. “I have loved this little one since his momma’s first sonogram,” Lilley captioned the post. Lilley and her husband, Jason Wayne, previously adopted Jeffrey’s brother, Kayden. “Words cannot […]

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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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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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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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Indiana named top state in US for increasing adoptions from foster care, Gov. Holcomb says

What is the top state in US for increasing adoptions from foster care?

INDIANAPOLIS — State and federal officials say Indiana is the top state in the nation for increasing the number of children adopted from foster care. Gov. Eric Holcomb says that in fiscal year 2019, nearly 2,500 Hoosier children were adopted through the Indiana Department of Child Services. Assistant Secretary Lynn Johnson of the U.S. Administration […]

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