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7 Facts You May Not Know About Foster Care

There are many misconceptions that exist around foster care. In recognition of National Foster Care Month, we’d like to shed some light on a few of these foster care myths. 220 more words

Children

Parenting Your Adopted Teenager

Parenting Your Adopted Teenager
Source: Child Welfare Information Gateway

This factsheet is designed to help adoptive parents understand their adopted teenager’s experiences and needs so parents can respond with practical strategies that foster healthy development.

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Children And Families

OPM -- Handbook on Leave and Workplace Flexibilities for Childbirth, Adoption, and Foster Care

Handbook on Leave and Workplace Flexibilities for Childbirth, Adoption, and Foster Care (PDF)
Source: Office of Personnel Management

OPM’s Handbook contains guidance to the agencies on advanced sick and annual leave policies as required by the President’s memorandum while emphasizing the various leave entitlements and flexibilities available to assist employees.

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Government And Politics

Giving Thanks for a New Home

 The metal counter top of the serving window in Luther Place’s kitchen was bare at 5:30pm on the Monday before Thanksgiving. A few individuals shuffled about decorating tables and preparing food, as youth from all over the world began trickling through the door with their foster families. 239 more words

Children

The experience of grandparents raising grandchildren

The experience of grandparents raising grandchildren
Source: GrandFamilies

The purpose of this qualitative study was to understand the experiences of grandparents and the challenges they face raising their grandchildren.

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Children And Families

FY 2014 Annual Report on Intercountry Adoption

FY 2014 Annual Report on Intercountry Adoption (PDF)
Source: U.S. Department of State

Tables 1 and 2 report the number of intercountry adoptions in FY 2014 involving immigration to the United States, regardless of whether the adoption occurred under the Hague Adoption Convention.

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International Relations

Thursday's Child: Lizzy

Meet : Lizzy

She was a little shy- but I got Lizzy to smile and what I learned about this really special young lady is that she love to play, love to make up dance routines- and rider her bike with friends is one of her favorite things to do.  185 more words