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Become a Therapeutic Foster Parent in Tulsa Oklahoma

Learn more about becoming a Therapeutic Foster Parent! Oklahoma's kids need YOU today! Learn more by contacting Bair's #Tulsa office: Elizabeth Williams at 918-298-5059

Forever Young run Aug. 26 in Atkinson will aid foster care

Proceeds from the fourth annual Jordan Rahn Forever Young Run, Planned Aug. 26 in memory of their son, will be to be used to benefit local children in foster care, including Foster Hope which they founded.

Football standout wants shot at finding adoptive family

He's a standout on the football field but this week's "Forever Families" child really wants a shot at finding an adoptive family. "Do you want to be an NFL player?" we asked Kimeon, "Yes!" he replied. You'll want to remember his name because 10-year-old Kimeon could be the next star athlete.

Texas Adoption Agency Gives Heart-to-Heart Insight into Adoption

Nearly 29,000 children are in foster care in the state of Texas, according to Pathways Youth and Family Services is a licensed child placing agency that is committed to trying to decrease that number. Catherine Earley is the North Texas Regional Director for Pathways. She said the first thing is understanding how trauma affects behavior. "Trauma-informed care is really an approach to teaching families about how to work with children who have been through difficult situations," Earley said. Children coming from hard places are going to have some behaviors or some fears like as anybody would.

Giving children a chance

On July 10th, excitement swirled at the Florida International University’s Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum. Twelve youngsters were there for two reasons; one being to enjoy the exhibits at the new museum but more importantly, they were there to have their hopes and dreams captures on video. What did they hope and dream about? A stable and loving family to call their own. The twelve children were being featured in videos for The Children’s Trust Miami Heart Gallery. T

Lawyers looking out for Clark County foster kids

“We believe that children are the most important people in a child welfare case and that they deserve to have an attorney to protect and advance their interests, to help them understand the judicial process and feel empowered,” she said. “The government has a lawyer, the person accused of abuse has a lawyer, but the kid didn’t have a lawyer before we started this program. We’ve changed that.”

Four Castaways Make a Family

By adopting from foster care, I became the mother I had needed and rewrote my own story. I got to have a childhood all over again, the right one, filled with cuddles and perseverance, safety and love. If there is such a thing as a cycle of abuse, I broke it over the wheel of my own desire.

27 South Carolina families adopt children

Nine Horry County families are feeling whole today after their pending adoption cases were finalized as part of South Carolina’s “Adoption Day.” Chief Justice Donald Beatty scheduled special terms of court in an effort to finalize 27 adoption cases. The remaining 18 cases were heard in Sumter County.

An extra helping hand for foster care children with extra-special needs

Both DCFS and Welcome House have received funding and grant money to implement programs to assist both young adults with IDD who are victims of violent crime and LGBTQ youth in the foster care program, as well as their caregivers.

LA Churches Mobilize Covenants for Kids

Below are steps to start a Covenants for Kids (C4K) Driving Program in your area to drive children who are living in foster care to church. Because C4K requires minimal commitment, this entry level program is a great way to learn more about foster care and adoption.

Couple fosters 13 children left by addicted parents

Of the 15 foster children Cyndi and Jesse have taken in over the last decade, 13 were there because one or both of their birth parents struggled with drug addiction.

Daniel Hopes for a Forever Family

There are many children in Alabama who want nothing more than a loving home. They are in the foster care system. We've partnered with Heart Gallery Alabama to share their stories in hopes of finding them a forever family. Daniel is one of those children. He's 8 years old. He loves to play with Legos and board games. We are told Daniel can be very helpful around the house and loves praise.

Amazing family of 9 adopted children explain how they do it!

Las Vegas, NV - Adopting a child takes resources, planning, and lots of love. So imagine the challenge one local family is experiencing with their adoptive family of nine! two natural children! Dave Courvoisier reveals the secret to their adoption success. In this household, everybody's a star on stage at one time or another. We asked for this family shot so everyone could tell us their name and age... But in the end I had to have 'em write it down for me anyway. Most of them were local foster children, but one comes from Ethiopia, and another from the Caribbean. If you ask dad he'll give you the complete rundown.

Matching Michigan teens with forever families at MARE meet and greets

MARE sponsors regular events called Meet & Greets, where individuals who have been approved to adopt come and meet youth who are available for adoption. The kids and families spend a fun day together eating pizza, playing games, and getting to know about each other firsthand.


Jessie says he hasn’t seen his foster mom Melinda McGuire in over 20 years. Today, he saw her when people in Richmond are celebrating the importance of foster families.

Police and nonprofit host "Go Blue" cookout

An event in Luzerne County aimed to break down barriers between police and children in the foster care system. Pennsylvania State Police out of Hazleton teamed up with the nonprofit organization, "Brandon's Forever Home" to host the "Go Blue" cookout in Drums Saturday.

13 Kids, 2 Dads

Like many parents, Clint and Bryan (who live in a four-bedroom house in suburban Farmington, Michigan) traded in some of the freedom afforded by childless living for the boundless joy of parenting. What sets their family apart is scale: the couple’s family has grown to 10 adopted children and three foster kids.

Setting up foster kids for success

I authored AB 1006 because I believe every child should be given the opportunity to succeed. My bill will improve foster youth placement programs that are proven to help families and children adjust through the toughest times.

Colorado Heart Gallery Visits Commerce City

Close to 300 children in Colorado are waiting to be adopted, many of whom are featured in the Colorado Heart Gallery, according to Colorado human services statistics. The gallery was displayed recently at a fundraiser and foster care fair hosted by Foster Source in the 99000 block of Richfield Street in Commerce City. The traveling exhibit features pictures of Colorado children who are waiting to be adopted.

New attitudes toward adoption from foster care offer hope

According to the survey, nearly 80 percent of individuals looking to adopt for the first time would consider adopting a child in foster care, a 7 percent increase since 2012.

Backpacks donated for foster care

It is the goal of the CMFCAA to reduce the traumatic event and provide each foster child with something they can consider their own, in this case a backpack with needed items. The program is to support, protect and nurture the children.

CASA Works With Toy Industry to Donate Toys for 300 Chicago Area Foster Kids

More than 300 Chicago-area children living in foster care received brand-new toys and enjoyed a fun afternoon of play today at a special "Play Your Part – Chicago" event hosted by the Toy Industry Foundation and the National Court Appointed Special Advocate Association (National CASA). Held at Guaranteed Rate Field, the memorable day was made possible thanks to generous toy industry volunteers, donors, and sponsors from more than two dozen local toy companies.

Foster kids get surprise of a lifetime during a trip to Disney's Magic Kingdom

An April visit to Disney's Magic Kingdom at Disney World in Orlando, Fla., changed the lives of Janielle, 12, and Elijah, 10, forever. The siblings, living with foster parents Tom and Courtney Gilmour at the time, learned during the trip that they were being adopted.

Informational Meetings in Montgomery County, MI

If you have questions about adoption or foster care, Montgomery County Children Services holds a monthly informational meeting at the Haines Children's Center, 3304 N. Main St. Dayton.

We have found this program beneficial in finding families for our children. We ask that as you view the children, consider that they live in our communities. Respect their right to privacy, and be aware that they may attend school or church, or play at the local park with your children and relatives. The availability of their pictures leaves our children recognizable and vulnerable to negative attention. Although we strive to protect them, we need your help. Thank you!

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