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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

Conquering “La Bestia” to Find a Future

Honduras has the highest murder rate in the world – surpassing  Syria. Of the ten most dangerous cities in the world, five are in Honduras. Families and children live in fear of gangs and drug traffickers, unsure if they will live another day. 501 more words

Family

Domestic and International Adoption: Strategies to Improve Behavioral Health Outcomes for Youth and Their Families

Domestic and International Adoption: Strategies to Improve Behavioral Health Outcomes for Youth and Their Families (PDF)
Source: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

Summarizes data shared during a two-day interagency meeting hosted by SAMHSA in August 2012 to discuss science, policy, and practice related to the behavioral health challenges of children who have been adopted.

Health And Health Care