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Superdads! Couple adopts 14 kids from foster care

by AdoptionMedia on
25 Sep 2013 09:07 AM
Category: Foster Parenting (http://www.today.com)

When can we get them?” Michael, who is now 15, interjected.

The family agreed to expand its numbers once again, and in February, the Hams brought Ambrose’s siblings, Julian and Bella, home. - TODAY.com

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Movies and TV Shows Examine Issues in Foster Care

by AdoptionMedia on
04 Sep 2013 11:02 AM
Category: Foster Children (http://www.nytimes.com)

Perhaps because of this complexity, the lives of children in or on the edges of foster care have rarely been shown on screen in a manner approaching realism. - NYTimes.com

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Adoption numbers rising for kids in foster care

by AdoptionMedia on
16 Aug 2013 10:24 AM
Category: Domestic Adoption (http://www.usatoday.com)

The percentage of kids adopted from foster care is swinging upward, a new report suggests. - USA TODAY

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Adopting 'is what we were meant to do'

by AdoptionMedia on
30 Jul 2013 02:54 PM
Category: Foster Parenting (http://www.roanoke.com)

There are more than 4,000 children in foster care statewide, of which about 1,000 are currently eligible for adoption, according to social services figures. | roanoke.com

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Former foster children offer guidance for teens in foster care in Ada

by AdoptionMedia on
01 Jul 2013 12:59 PM
Category: Foster Children (http://www.kxii.com)

Transitioning to adulthood can be difficult for teens if they don't have guidance and support, but an event in Ada is helping teens in foster care create a successful path for their future. - kxii.com

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Mother says being foster parent both rewarding, heartbreaking

Mary Thomas smiles while talking about a conversation she overheard involving her two biological sons and two foster sons who are siblings. One of the foster children said to one of her biological sons, “You stay out of this; I’m talking to my brother.” The biological son replied, “He’s my brother, too.” - pantagraph.com

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Out of Foster Care -- and Into What?

Child Welfare Watch and an internal city review have found that about 15 percent of young adults who age out of foster care end up in the homeless shelter system within two years of their initial discharge. - Gotham Gazette

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Foster parents open their home to children in need

by AdoptionMedia on
30 May 2013 08:49 AM
Category: Foster Parenting (http://www.sekvoice.com)

"That evening we got a call from TFI, and they wanted us to take a sibling set. By 7:30 p.m. that night, we had two kids," Stacey said, referring to a 12-year-old girl and her 10-year-old brother. "We had them for nine months, and then they went back to their mother." - Cherokee Co. News-Advocate: State And National News

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Foster parents needed in Bland County

Since May is Foster Care Awareness Month, the DSS is using this time to emphasize the need and recruit new foster families. - SWVA Today: Bland County

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Aging out doesn't end foster care

The goal of foster care is to give children a permanent home, but that does not always happen before they reach the age of 18. Some children reach their teenage years and hit the brink of adulthood before that happens. These teens are said to have “aged out” of the foster care system. - Cleveland Daily Banner

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Effort to keep kids out of foster care

The Michigan Department of Human Services plans a pilot project in three counties designed to keep children out of foster care and cut costs. - MiningJournal.net | News, Sports, Jobs, Marquette Information | The Mining Journal

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May is National Foster Care Month

Each May, National Foster Care Month provides an opportunity to shine a light on the experiences of the more than 400,000 children and youth in the foster care system. -Ukiah Daily Journal Staff

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KidsPeace Launches Online Resource for Foster Care Teens

by AdminFA on
25 Apr 2013 11:08 AM
Category: Foster Children (http://www.paramuspost.com)

New portal goes live for National Foster Care Awareness Month with anonymous counseling to aid teens with unique issues. -By Mel Fabrikant, The Paramus Post

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Recruiters try to make adoption matches

by AdminFA on
26 Mar 2013 01:10 PM
Category: Domestic Adoption (http://www.dispatch.com)

Since state officials announced plans last spring to put $2.3 million in state and federal money into the effort, 24 additional Wendy’s Wonderful Kids recruiters have been hired, and five more soon will be on the job, serving 55 of Ohio’s 88 counties. -By Rita Price, The Columbus Dispatch

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Missouri senators pass bill to let kids rejoin foster care

by AdminFA on
26 Mar 2013 01:05 PM
Category: Foster Children (http://www.kctv5.com)

A proposed Senate bill would allow children who chose to leave the foster care system at 18 to return and stay until they're 21. -By Chris Oberholtz, Multimedia Producer & Dave Jordan, News Reporter|KCTV5

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