Foster moms team up to buy Christmas presents for 275 foster children

Christmas for Fosters: Moms team up to buy Christmas presents for 275 foster children

TAMPA, Fla. – A group of foster moms are coming together to make Christmas better for Bay Area kids. “‘Christmas for Fosters’ is an amazing program that provides Christmas gifts for foster children in the Tampa Bay area and along the Sun Coast region as well,” explained program founder Sarah Weaver. Foster parents receive a […]

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Best Fiction for Young Adults (#BFYA2021) Nominees Round Up, November 6 Edition

Best Fiction for Young Adults – A Foster Themed Book

Mila has recently aged out of the foster care system when she lands an internship teaching and living in the middle of nowhere, California. She’s internally hoping for a second chance at love and connection and idealistically determined to help other foster kids find the same. As Mila gets used to farm and family life […]

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Foster Village Charlotte and Foster the Movement

Children in foster care as well as their foster parents both need support. Foster Village Charlotte was created for just that need. Becky and Tony Santoro of Enderly Coffee who are foster parents join Wilson to talk about Foster Village Charlotte and the Foster the Movement. Becky and Tony opened the non-profit Foster Village Charlotte […]

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Holm Auto Good News: Blankets make warm gifts for Kansas foster families

Blankets make warm gifts for Kansas foster families

Saint Francis Ministries ordered 1,300 roll-up travel blankets for foster and kinship families, but the problem was how to get them to the families. “We thought it would be a good wrap-around community event,” Vicki Cain said. Saint Francis Ministries looks after about half of the 7,000 children in Kansas foster care. Kinship families are […]

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Why children in Virginia's foster care system need a loving family more than ever

Why Children in Virginia’s foster care system need a loving family more than ever

RICHMOND, Va. — The children in Virginia’s foster system who are ready for adoption face a struggle every day: the stability and structure we may take for granted are elements absent from their lives at a critical stage of development. They need permanent, loving families to guide them to adulthood where they can be successful […]

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Pioneering Stockport fostering project wins UK charity award

Councillor Colin Foster, Cabinet Member for Children, Family Services and Education, said: “We are proud that Stockport is part of such an innovative fostering program, a sustainable new way of delivering foster care here in Stockport. Congratulations to everyone involved in the program, we are delighted to have won in this category.” The Mockingbird program, […]

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From foster care to the governor’s office. Mark Robinson will become North Carolina's first Black lieutenant governor.

From foster care to the governor’s office. Lt. Governor Mark Robinson will become North Carolina’s …

GREENSBORO, N.C. — “Being somewhat of a student of history, certainly feels good to make history,” Robinson said. Newly elected Lt. Governor Mark Robinson defeated Democratic challenger Yvonne Holley to become North Carolina’s first Black lieutenant governor. The Republican took 52% of the vote compared to Holley’s 48%. “Ordinary folks like myself we can achieve […]

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Pilot Plan to expand use of parent advocates in foster care

New York City’s Administration for Children’s Services is launching a pilot program to expand the use of parent advocates who have experience dealing with the foster care system and can support mentor parents whose children are currently in foster care. The “Parents Supporting Parents” initiative will be launched at two nonprofits, Graham Windham and Rising […]

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