News and announcements

Potential wins for foster youth in No Child Left Behind rewrite

July 20, 2015

Both chambers of Congress have passed a rewrite of the No Child Left Behind Act that would address school stability and graduation rates for children in foster care.

New adoption factsheet series

May 13, 2015

Child Welfare Information Gateway has posted a new series of publications about parenting adopted children, including guides for parents of preschoolers, school-age children, and teenagers.

Social media and your foster or adopted teens: 4 risks and what you can do

April 09, 2015

Teens who are in or adopted from foster care may be particularly vulnerable to risks associated with social media because of environmental factors often present in their lives. Understanding the risks and identifying possible solutions will help you help your teen use social media safely.

Adopting through foster care: a less expensive alternative

February 24, 2015

This US News & World Report article, which features an interview with AdoptUSKids National Projector Director Kathy Ledesma, describes the benefits of adopting from foster care, including eligibility to receive subsidies and college tuition waivers.

Foster youth eligible for extended health care coverage

January 27, 2015

An Affordable Care Act clause that went into effect in January makes young adults who experienced foster care eligible for Medicaid until their 26th birthday. But many are not aware of the benefit.

From foster care to freshman year

January 12, 2015

This NPR "All Things Considered" report tells the story of one young woman who is pursuing her college dreams, supported by a Michigan state program that offers former foster youth a free ride.

New: Resources for parents with disabilities

December 30, 2014

Read one adoptive mother's advice to other parents and find a list of online resources and organizations that provide support and information to parents with disabilities.

White House announces new steps to support foster youth

December 09, 2014

Building financial security, creating pathways to employment, and supporting educational success for foster youth are among the goals of initiatives recently announced by the White House.

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