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Featured Child

Alayna, 15, is a creative and artistic teen who expresses herself in her poetry and music. A natural entertainer, Alyana likes to make people smile.


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Featured Siblings

Matthew, 15, and Jordan, 13, would like to live in a small town with a family that has pets and horses. Matthew's favorite subject in school is English, Jordan prefers science and history.


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Family Story

"We all need to do our part." A single mother talks about adopting seven children from foster care.


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  News and Announcements

Posted 2/26/2016

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"A Family Adds Five Children, Special Needs and All"

This New York Times article shares the story of how a Texas family who was ready to take a break from fostering ended up adopting five children—bringing the total number of children in their home to seven.

Posted 1/14/2016

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Why we opened our home to more than 40 foster kids

"You only hear about the negative stories of fostering, which is a shame, because there are so many great successes.​" A Massachusetts family describes the challenges and rewards of being foster parents in this Good Housekeeping magazine article.

Posted 12/4/2015

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AdoptUSKids featured in People magazine

The current People magazine includes an interview with AdoptUSKids National Project Director Kathy Ledesma offering answers to the "big questions" about adoption.

Posted 11/30/2015

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"I know that I'm loved and that I belong"

Foster youth advocate and AdoptUSKids spokesperson Mary Lee writes about the experience of being adopted as a teen and what family means to her in a Huffington Post column.

Posted 11/3/2015

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New PSAs raise awareness of adopting older youth

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, AdoptUSKids and the Ad Council are unveiling a new series of public service advertisements today designed to continue to encourage the adoption of children from foster care, with an emphasis on the need for families for older youth.

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You don't have to be perfect to be a perfect parent

Learn about the award-winning national recruitment campaign produced through a partnership of the U.S. Children's Bureau, the Ad Council, and AdoptUSKids.

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