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Patrice Ismael-Gantt knew she always wanted to foster kids. When she was a special education teacher and intensive in-home therapist, she spent a lot of time with children in dire home situations.
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky reached a contract deal Thursday to continue placing youngsters with a Baptist-affiliated children’s agency, coming after the Democratic governor's administration removed LGBTQ anti-discrimination language that the agency steadfastly refused to sign.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California lawmakers on Thursday approved the first state-funded guaranteed income plan in the U.S., $35 million for monthly cash payments to qualifying pregnant people and young adults who recently left foster care with no restrictions on how they spend it.
After using drugs on and off for years, Megan Sims wanted to get clean again. But she couldn’t bring herself to stop during the coronavirus pandemic, even when she discovered she was going to have a baby. She had been to rehab before but couldn’t fathom how to do it while pregnant.
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Chris Umphlett and his family worked in small ways to help the 12-year-old girl from Honduras — who barely uttered a word when she arrived after crossing the Mexican border alone — feel comfortable in their Michigan home.
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Efforts among a handful of states to hold police accountable for brutality and misconduct are expanding Thursday as New Mexico opens the door to civil rights lawsuits against government agencies in state court.
Fewer parents are expressing interest in fostering children and teens just as the number of children and teens needing safe homes is starting to increase, according to a report from United Methodist Family Services.
United Methodist Family Services, a foster care and adoption agency in Lynchburg, VA, reaches back out into the community to place high-risk children during the pandemic.
Lynchburg-area social services workers are seeing growing numbers of foster children, with more than 380 kids in the system currently. Officials point to increased drug use and, in Lynchburg, significant domestic violence cases.
The morning the child left, her foster mom picked up a cellphone and started recording. She told the girl to treat the video like a diary.
GALLOWAY TOWNSHIP — Last month, Ginelle Vargas moved into her dorm room at Stockton University.
NEW YORK — Americans who have spent time in foster care are far more likely than other adults to lack a college degree, health insurance and a stable health care provider, according to a new federal analysis that is unprecedented in its scope.
A 20-year-old church will soon be changing its address along with its name as a result of “timing and calling.”
Virginia does such a poor job of supervising local foster care programs that the state doesn’t have a list of foster parents currently in the system, according to a new legislative study.
A Richmond lawyer who won national attention five years ago for helping incarcerated juvenile offenders as a University of Virginia law student has been indicted on multiple charges of smuggling cellphones and drugs to an inmate at Riverside Regional Jail.