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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.

Posted 4/23/2014

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Top Ten Tips for the First Year of Placement

How to make a great start to your relationship with your baby or child.

Posted 4/17/2014

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New Thinking on Brain-Science Therapies Could Help Foster Kids

Therapies based on brain science — and limited use of antipsychotic medications — may be the solution for thousands of foster kids whose traumatic childhoods have left them with depression and extreme aggression.

Posted 4/14/2014

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In VA, Teens Most in Need of Foster Care Homes

Virginia's largest age group in need of homes is between 16 to 18-years-old

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