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Featured Child

Shantel, 16, is an energetic, talkative young lady with a winning smile. She has a good sense of humor and enjoys singing and dancing. Shantel is helpful around the house, especially in the kitchen!


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Featured Siblings

Austin, 9, and Ryan, 8, are an active pair. Austin loves to ride his bike and swim. He is a great big brother. Ryan is a social butterfly with a big heart and a passion for sports—especially football and basketball.


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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 yesterday 8/21/2014

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VFA Adoption Awards Nominations Due September 19

Voice for Adoption awards honor states, organizations and individuals for providing critical post-adoptive support or for overcoming geographic boundaries in placing children. Nominate a state, organization, or individual and see a list of past honorees at their website.

Posted 3 days ago 8/19/2014

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Foster siblings reunite at summer camp

Each summer, hundreds of siblings who have been separated while in foster care spend a precious week together at camps run by Camp to Belong in nine states. KOMO News interviewed children at the Washington state camp.

Posted 8/14/2014

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Child welfare ideas from the experts

Policy recommendations crafted by foster care alumni participating in the Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute's summer internship program are spotlighted in a series of articles in The Chronicle of Social Change.

Posted 8/12/2014

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CWLA launches #100Days4Kids

The Child Welfare League of America is encouraging a national discussion about ways to improve the state of child protection with its new social media campaign.

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.

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