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Featured Child

Michael, 14, is a charming young man who likes spending time with others. He enjoys playing with small cars, action figures, and Legos, but his favorite activities take place outdoors.


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Featured Siblings

Nehemiah, 12, is a lovable, quiet young man. Nakiyah, 12, is respectful to peers and adults, especially those she admires. Elijah, 10, is described as a team player, but he also loves being a leader.


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Foster Alumni Story

When Jaquel found the AdoptUSKids website, he knew that he wanted to share his story: “I want to help dispel the myth that youth from foster care can’t be successful.”


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  News and Announcements

Posted 10/17/2014

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Number of U.S. kids in foster care up after long dip

The annual report from the Department of Health and Human Services tallied 402,378 children in the foster care system as of September 30, 2013, up from about 397,000 a year earlier, but still down dramatically from a decade earlier.

Posted 10/1/2014

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Foster care adoption gets an animated endorsement

Beginning summer 2014, new public service advertisements (PSAs) featuring quirky, mischievous creatures from the new film The Boxtrolls have been featured nationally.

Posted 9/19/2014

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Adoption incentives bill clears Senate

A child welfare bill to reauthorize adoption incentives, require tracking of failed adoptions and limit long-term foster care is headed to the President's desk for signature. The Senate passed The Preventing Sex Trafficking and Strengthening Families Act (H.R. 4980) in its last session before the November elections.

Posted 9/18/2014

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Florida turns to science to help foster care

The News Service of Florida reports that state officials are developing a more scientific approach to caring for traumatized children in state care, one based on understanding the deep and complex bond that children form with their caregivers.

Posted 9/9/2014

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Judiciary holds LGBTQ foster youth summit

The Maryland Judiciary is holding what is thought to be the first summit in the nation to help judges, attorneys, social service professionals, and others who work with foster youth identify the barriers LGBTQ youth in care face.

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