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Adoption Awards to Honor Delilah, Mayor Muriel Bowser, and Others

Adoption Awards to Honor Delilah, Mayor Muriel Bowser, and Others

​​​​​​National Council For Adoption (NCFA) is proud to induct nationally syndicated radio host Delilah into the 2018 Adoption Hall of Fame at a ceremony the evening of Thursday, November 8th in Washington, DC. Honorees receiving the Friend of Adoption Award include Mayor Muriel Bowser,…

Johnston Author’s Debut Young Adult Novel Provides a Riveting Account of Life in Foster Care

Johnston Author’s Debut Young Adult Novel Provides a Riveting Account of Life in Foster Care

In her debut novel Have Mercy, Johnston-based and former Glocester resident author Barbara Ann Whitman pulls back the curtain to reveal the effects foster care can have on a child and delivers a powerful character-driven tale of love, empowerment, and…

Foster VC Kids: urgent need for homes for children and teens, in the cities of Oxnard and Ventura

Foster VC Kids: urgent need for homes for children and teens, in the cities of Oxnard and Ventura

Foster VC Kids, a program of Ventura County's Children and Family Services, has launched a new initiative – What does home mean to you? – to raise awareness and educate the public about the increased and immediate need for homes…

'Blessed to Be Unwanted' is a Testament to How an Abandoned Child Ultimately Creates a Legacy of Love

'Blessed to Be Unwanted' is a Testament to How an Abandoned Child Ultimately Creates a Legacy of Love

Candace Webb Henderson has written a moving account of her mother Joni’s incredible true story of growing up in a large, loving foster family, who accepted Joni as a five-day-old infant on a street corner in Pennsylvania in 1936. Candace’s inspiring…

Florida Sheriffs Youth Ranches Achieves National Accreditation

Florida Sheriffs Youth Ranches Achieves National Accreditation

​The Florida Sheriffs Youth Ranches today announced it has achieved national accreditation through the New York-based Council on Accreditation (COA). As part of the accreditation process, COA evaluated all aspects of the Youth Ranches programs, services, management and administration. "Maintaining…

AAA Scholarship Foundation Has Available 2017-18 Private School Scholarships for Florida K-12 Low-Income and Foster Students

AAA Scholarship Foundation, a nonprofit organization that provides private school tax credit scholarships to students who are economically disadvantaged and students with disabilities, recently received corporate donor funding to extend this year’s scholarship funding. Scholarships are available to assist low-income…

Seattle-Based Tech Startup Partners With Foster Care Group to Raise Support, Awareness

Seattle-Based Tech Startup Partners With Foster Care Group to Raise Support, Awareness

A new, locally developed app, Better Finds, is partnering with Olive Crest, a local foster care advocate to raise funds through technology. A launch campaign for the #giveitupforfosterkids effort was held Saturday, Jan. 13 at the Maple Valley Bar &…

Conrad N. Hilton Foundation Grant Enables News Nonprofit to Expand into New York

Fostering Media Connections, a rapidly growing news organization, has received a $150,000 grant from the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation to cover the child welfare systems in New York City and State for the next two years.The State of New York…

News Nonprofit Fostering Media Connections Secures $100K Grant to Cover Foster Care

Fostering Media Connectionshas received a $100,000 grant from the Walter S. Johnson Foundation to produce news stories on the higher education and employment of foster youth and the intersection of child welfare and technology.The Walter S. Johnson Foundation assists transition-age…

Child Welfare News Site, Publisher Honored at SoCal Journalism Awards

Child Welfare News Site, Publisher Honored at SoCal Journalism Awards

The Chronicle of Social Change and the journalist who founded it were given three honors, including a first-place prize, at the Los Angeles Press Club's 59th Annual Southern California Journalism Awards on June 25.The Chronicle of Social Change is an…

Adoption Today's free June issue on attachment and trauma now available

Adoption Today's free June issue on attachment and trauma now available

Nationwide, about 683,000 children were victims of abuse and neglect in 2015, resulting in a rate of 9.2 victims per 1,000 children in the population, according to a report released earlier this year by the U.S. Department of Health and…

Spanish Informational meeting to become a resource parent

As a resource family, you become a link in a lifelong chain. You can provide the unconditional healing, support, and guidance that can help a child and siblings thrive and grow as every child needs. When children have been removed…

Technology with a Purpose at Mouse California Educators Summit

As technology has become an increasingly powerful skill in which youth in particular can excel, educators in California have a significant responsibility to stay ahead of the curve and spread pertinent high-tech knowledge.The Mouse California Educators Summit on March 22…

Santa Barbara County Businesses Sign On to "Inspire"

Local businesses and community organizations are signing on to participate in a new and innovative county-wide program to support Santa Barbara County resource families and transitional foster youth, ages 18-21.Spearheaded by Our County Our Kids, a program of the Santa…

Refugee Foster Care Program With Purple Lotus Patient Center of San Jose

Refugee Foster Care Program With Purple Lotus Patient Center of San Jose

Purple Lotus Patient Center invites you to join us in donating to the Catholic Charity Refugee Foster Care Program. Every year, thousands of children and youths around the world are separated from their families because of war, persecution, and trafficking.…

Our County, Our Kids Hosts Informational Session

Children in foster care all have one thing in common: they all need families to love and support them.  Our County, Our Kids, a program of Santa Barbara County Department of Social Services, relies on resource families who are ready…

Local Nurses' Hearts Beat for Foster Kids

Ventura County resident and foster parent Sandra Chronis has always had a special place in her heart for babies.  The labor and delivery nurse made a career out of welcoming newborns into the world and caring for them and their…

Real-Life Page Turner Becomes Platform to Improve Lives of Medically Fragile Foster Babies

Real-Life Page Turner Becomes Platform to Improve Lives of Medically Fragile Foster Babies

Having fostered more than seventy children, six children with special needs became a permanent part of the Christensen family. Each child had their own painful experiences from which they needed to heal. Dr. Christensen frequently used her knowledge and experience…

KHAY's Dave Daniels Joins Foster VC for "Open Heart" Home Drive, Jan. 16-30th

Every child deserves a family, and this New Year, 100.7 KHAY's Dave Daniels hopes that by joining Foster VC Kids for their "Open Heart" drive, Jan. 15th – Jan. 31st, more dedicated families who are ready for the life-changing experience…

Our County, Our Kids Hosts Informational Session, Jan. 24

Children in foster care all have one thing in common: they all need families to love and support them.  Our County, Our Kids, a program of Santa Barbara County Department of Social Services, relies on resource families who are ready…

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