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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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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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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Nearly $1 million awarded to teach young Kentuckians parenting, finance skills

Nearly $1 million awarded to teach young Kentuckians parenting, finance skills

FRANKFORT, Ky. — Eight states, including Kentucky, have been tapped by the Office of Child Support Enforcement at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Administration for Children and Families to develop nine programs that educate teens and young adults who do not yet have children about the financial, legal and emotional responsibilities of […]

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Families seeking tutoring services to supplement virtual learning during pandemic

Families seeking tutoring services to supplement virtual learning during pandemic

Club Z! is partnering with a nonprofit in Summerville that supports foster children and foster families in the area called Closet of Hope. “We’re looking to expand that as part of our services because in foster care and just a lot of these situations children fall behind from an educational standpoint,” Blitch said. “We want […]

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