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We Never Outgrow the Need for Family

This Saturday is National Adoption Day! All through November, advocates, families, and communities from across the country have celebrated the importance of adoptive families with the goal of raising awareness of barriers to adoption for children in foster care. This year’s theme is “We Never Outgrow the Need for Family,”…...

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November is National Adoption Month!

November is National Adoption Month! We decided to kick off the month by looking at some state facts and policies that tell us more about how to strengthen adoption as a permanency option for children in our state foster care system. Be sure to click the infographic for a closer…...

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HR 4980: Pathways to permanency

It’s rare to find an issue that draws unanimous bipartisan support among members of the U.S. Congress in the news today. Fortunately, when it comes to some children’s issues, politicians from both sides of the aisle often come to an agreement on the importance of investing in tomorrow’s generations. Last…...

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National Adoption Day

  Something incredible happened last month. 15-year-old Davion Navar Henry Only’s plea for an adoptive family went viral, generating a flood of 10,000 inquiries from prospective parents in the US and abroad. But making a child’s dreams come true doesn’t require a national media blitz.   It doesn’t require National Adoption Month…...

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Second Parent Adoptions – Support for LB 380

March 14, 2013 To: Members of the Judiciary Committee From: Sarah Forrest, Policy Coordinator- Child Welfare and Juvenile Justice Re: Support for LB 380—Second Parent Adoptions...

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