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Posted yesterday 10/30/2014
This year’s National Adoption Month theme — “Promoting and Supporting Sibling Connections” — pays tribute to the unique bond between siblings and highlights the role that strong sibling relationships play in children’s development and emotional well-being.
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.
Beginning summer 2014, new public service advertisements (PSAs) featuring quirky, mischievous creatures from the new film The Boxtrolls have been featured nationally.
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.
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.