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How To Adopt A Child from the US Foster Care System – Marci DeVries
Requirements for adopting from foster care
Correcting common misconceptions about what is required to be able to adopt a child from the foster care system.
From: Rachael Miller
Nearly 300 children in Michigan's foster care without families
They say for an adoptive parent that the child doesn't grow in the mother's womb, but rather in her heart.
November marks National Adoption Month. In fiscal year for 2015, more than 1,700 children were adopted from Michigan's foster care system. But whether locally or internationally, many children are still in need of loving homes.
According to the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, nearly 300 children in Michigan's foster care are without families. Children in the foster...
From: Abbey Smith
2016 National Foster Care Month
May is National Foster Care Month, an annual event dedicated to increasing awareness of the need for safe and loving families for children who have been removed from their homes, often due to abuse or neglect. The current foster care crisis in Texas has already put this issue in newsfeeds this year.
In 2016, the foster care system in Texas has experienced several challenges—leadership transitions, structural changes, increasing numbers of children being removed from their homes—leaving...
From: Buckner International
Finding Family for Foster Children: Extreme Recruitment - The Local Show
More than half a million children are currently trapped in the foster care system.
Being removed from a home and placed in foster care is a difficult and stressful experience for any child. Many of these children have suffered some form of serious abuse or neglect.
The Midwest Foster Care and Adoption Association based in Independence is going to some extraordinary lengths, including hiring private investigators, to try and locate family members who might be willing to adopt a hard to place...
No Child in Foster Care Should Carry a Trashbag - Rob Scheer
Rob Scheer founded Comfort Cases in 2013. Comfort Cases is an all-volunteer charitable organization that provides overnight bags, pajamas, hygiene items, activities, and comfort items to children and teens transitioning into foster care. An adoptive father of four children from foster care and a former foster teen himself, Rob recognized a troubling yet consistent trend: like so many in the foster care system, his own children came to his home carrying what few possessions they had in black...
From: APB Speakers
Foster Kids Forever Homes foster children San Diego
http://www.FosterKidsForeverHomes.org Help foster children to get out of the foster care system and into permanent, forever homes with caring relatives. We are launching an Indiegogo campaign to raise funds so we can take on new foster children cases resulting in these kids living with their U.S. family members or adoptive parents.
For 20 years, Find Families In Mexico has been making a lasting change in the lives of U.S. foster kids by finding their relatives when foster care agencies have...
SOLUTIONS - Fixing Foster Care
Every year, nearly 8,000 children are in Oregon's foster care system. But the Department of Human Services has stated their staff can't guarantee these children are in safe in state-approved homes.
Cathy and I adopted a child out of the foster care system. We know firsthand how broken it is. But I believe we can begin to restore safety and security for these children when we audit not just the finances of DHS, but when we look down to the programmatic level where critical human services are...
From: Dennis Richardson
Help One Child
Video to highlight Help One Child, a non-profit, non-denominational, local outreach to at-risk children both in and out of the foster care system and their biological and foster/adoptive families. Serves Santa Clara and San Mateo counties.
Foster Adopt Parent Story
WVCCC foster care and adoptive parent John shares his story about adopting through Arizona's child welfare system and fostering youth.