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By FC Steve — Apr 8, 2009

By Julie Bosman • April 7, 2009, New York-- Even in boom times, young people who become too old for the foster-care system often struggle to make it on their own, lacking families, job skills or adequate educations. Now, the recession has... Read more

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By FC Steve — Apr 7, 2009

Greg Moran • Mar 30, 2009, San Diego -- For foster-care youths who become adults, it is the little things that can cause big problems. For some, money for a basic car repair can make the difference between holding on to a job or losing it. For... Read more

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By FC Steve — Apr 7, 2009

by Catherine Candisky • April 2, 2009 COLUMBUS -- Ohio's sinking economy might be causing a spike in reports of child abuse and neglect. For the first time, new allegations of abuse and neglect topped 100,000, according to a statewide survey... Read more

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By FC Steve — Apr 6, 2009

By Brandon Shulleeta • April 6, 2009, Charlottesville, VA -- Sitting on a couch across from her foster parents, whom she calls “Grandma” and “Granddaddy,” 19-year-old Christina Thomas reflected on where she’d be had it not been for them. The likely... Read more

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By FC Steve — Mar 27, 2009

By Leslie Boyd • March 24, 2009, ASHEVILLE – Like most 13-year-olds, Tiffany hasn't decided what she wants to do with her life, but she has narrowed her two top choices to cosmetologist or professional skateboarder. Advertisement But more than... Read more

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By FC Steve — Mar 27, 2009

The United States foster care system was in a bad financial condition even before the current economic crisis. Last fall the Washington Post reported that “in nearly every state… the cost of providing basic care for a foster child exceeds the... Read more

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By FC Steve — Mar 23, 2009

by Karamagi Rujumba • Mar 23, 2009 Pittsburgh -- Latoya Steadman was only 2 when the Allegheny County Office of Children, Youth and Families removed her from her parents' care because of their constant drug use and child neglect. "That might be the... Read more

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By FC Steve — Nov 26, 2008

Passed unanimously by both Houses of Congress in September, 2008, the bipartisan Fostering Connections to Success and Increasing Adoptions Act represents the most significant reform of the nation's child welfare system in more than a decade... Read more

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