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Featured Child

Hope, 15, of Idaho is a genuinely sweet and likeable teen who goes with the flow in life. She loves to sing and dance and she hopes to soon be in a family that will stand by her side.


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Featured Siblings

Dylan, 15, and Derek, 13, of Maine are brothers that really love the outdoors. They especially enjoy fishing, camping and riding ATV’s. Both brothers are friendly and well-liked by peers and teachers alike.


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Caseworker of the Month

A decade into social work, Decker forms strong relationships with the families she works with -- like the South Carolina couple she recently matched with two Missouri teenagers.


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  News and Announcements

Posted 7 days ago 7/15/2014

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Attend the NACAC Conference without going

The North American Council on Adoptable Children Conference is July 24-26 in Kansas City, Missouri. But if you're not going to be there, don't worry. We'll be sharing some of the great information from the sessions... via our Twitter account!

Posted 6/16/2014

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Announcement from ACYF on re-homing of adopted children

The Administration on Children, Youth and Families released this memorandum addressing the issue of re-homing, and asking state child welfare agencies to develop and promote post-adoption services and resources to adopted children and youth, including those adopted internationally.

Posted 6/16/2014

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Professional Portraits of Homeless LGBT Youth May Help Them Find Loving Homes

A New York City gallery has turned its cameras toward LGBTQ youth in the hopes it will help them finally find loving homes.

Posted 6/11/2014

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Nominations now being accepted for the 2014 Adoption Excellence Awards

The annual Adoption Excellence Awards program recognizes outstanding accomplishments in achieving permanency for America's children waiting in foster care. These awards honor States, local agencies, businesses, families, and more who are making key contributions to increasing the number of children from foster care who are adopted or placed in other permanent homes. Learn more about how to nominate someone for a 2014 Adoption Excellence Award.

Posted 5/15/2014

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Real-life stories of those involved with child welfare

These inspiring real-life stories of children, youth, and families are great tools for gaining perspective and highlighting the role each of us has in enhancing the lives of children and youth in foster care.

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