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Children's Bureau
11/20/19 AFCARS Shows Decline of Children in Foster Care On Thursday, October 24, HHS released the 26th AFCARS Report indicating 3,788 fewer children in foster care in FY 2018 at 437,283, than in FY 2017 at 441,071.  The AFCARS...
10/23/19 "Teens are amazing!" After having spent two years in foster care, personable Martez (“Tez”) entered his teen years with the reassurance that he had found his permanent family. The 13-year-old came to live with Pete and...
10/16/19 "Immensely more beautiful!" Charonne and Kevin Ganiere always wanted to adopt, and they were both aware of the need for families for children in state custody. They decided to add to their family when their two young...
10/14/19 Adoption is already an expensive process and having some support from the government beyond the bare minimum goes a long way. The adoption tax credit has helped remove some of the costly expenses that come with adoption...
10/9/19 "Adopt! We all need a place called home."  Antonia Hernández and Yolanda Reyna are the proud mamas of two beautiful young children. Their son Sebastian Antonio came to their home “on Cinco de mayo” (May 5, 2017) as a 5-...
10/2/19 "They've taught us to be better people."  When medical issues blocked the usual pathway to parenthood, Jennifer O'Connor and Stephen Koehler quickly realized, “How we became parents wasn't important. Sharing our lives and...
Kickbusch family - Montana
9/25/19 "Adoption is one of the most precious gifts you could give a child." In their small rural community, the Kickbusches’ home is known as a safe, welcoming place for children. Mom Tammy observes, “We have had lots of kids...
9/18/19 "Family is defined by the people we choose to bring into our lives."   Through birth, foster care, and adoption, Katie and Kristopher Marks have created a delightful blended family of seven. Their busy household is often...
9/17/19 Recently, the child welfare system had a huge and necessary win. On February 9, 2018, The Family First Prevention Services Act was signed into law, as part of the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018. This act reforms the child...
First Focus on Children
9/11/19 “The downward trend in the federal share of spending on children means that spending on children’s programs is not growing at the same rate as other federal programs. Rather than invest substantial resources in...

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