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    July 10, 2021

    Florida Family Fosters and Adopts Three Children

    Florida Family Fosters and Adopts Three Children In Florida, private adoptions can cost upwards of thirty thousand dollars. The high cost is a barrier between children who need homes and loving families that can’t afford the steep price tag. Luckily there is a much more affordable option: adopting from foster care. In these instances, adoption…

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    July 9, 2021

    Olympian Simone Biles Grew Up In Foster Care

    Olympian Simone Biles Grew Up In Foster Care You never know someone’s background by looking at them. Simone Biles, one of the greatest and most accomplished athletes of all time, was placed in foster care. Sadly, her biological mother couldn’t care for Simone and her siblings. Her Placement in Foster Care She began her story…

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    July 2, 2021

    What Happens When Kids in Foster Care Turn 18?

    Most do not know what happens in the foster care system or what happens when kids do not find families by the time they are 18. More than 23,000 kids every year are emancipated (aged out) of the foster system with no family, guidance, money, or shelter. The Brutal Truth Here are some facts about…

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    July 1, 2021

    Forming a Family Through Foster Care

    Forming a Family Through Foster Care Fostering to adopt is no easy task. While it can be a difficult journey, the love and family that is formed after is worth every struggle. We asked our friend Victoria to share some insights about her big family that came together was formed through fostering. How it Began…

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    June 30, 2021

    Fostering For Life

    Fostering For Life Accepting the role of a foster parent means opening your home and your heart to children that desperately need a home. For some people, fostering is like second nature and something they always knew they could do. For others, the role of a foster parent comes after a journey of discovering their…

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    June 29, 2021

    Central Texas Foster Care System Needs Support

    Central Texas Foster Care System Needs Support Children around the United States struggle while entering the foster care system. It is a problem that needs to be addressed. The trauma, heartbreak, and challenges these children experience are difficult for anyone to handle, let alone a child. One place in the US experiencing major issues within…

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    June 26, 2021

    Beating the Odds- 100 Foster Youth Graduate High School

    Beating the Odds- 100 Foster Youth Graduate High School Teenage foster children transfer from school to school as they move from foster home to foster home. The lack of consistency in education is one of the reasons that 50% of foster youth do not graduate high school. This year in Houston, over 100 foster children…

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    June 25, 2021

    As Society begins to Recover from COVID, Foster Children are Left Behind

    As Society begins to Recover from COVID, Foster Children are Left Behind  The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted nearly every aspect of our lives. As we begin to regain a sense of normalcy, foster children are being overlooked and left behind. System Standstill The onset of the Coronavirus in the United States brought the foster care…

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    June 25, 2021

    Going From Military To Foster Family

    Going From Military To Foster Family Estefanie is someone who always knew she wanted to adopt. Since she was a child, she knew it was the path she would take to have kids. Her fostering and adopting story began officially in 2018, when she became licensed to adopt. After being approved and licensed, Estefanie and…

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    June 24, 2021

    Foster Family Turned Forever Family

    Foster Family Turned Forever Family It takes a special person to open their door to foster children and even more of a  special person to make foster children a permanent part of their family. Rachel is one of those people. Read her story of how her foster family turned into her forever family. Where it…

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    June 23, 2021

    Minnesota Woman Sentenced for Murdering Foster Child

    Minnesota Woman Sentenced for Murdering Foster Child Kellie Jo Anderson, 36, is convicted of second-degree murder in the death of her 18-month-old foster child Henry. Henry’s placement with Anderson began in April 2019. Anderson told officers that she and her husband were in the process of adopting Henry last summer. The Events of April 23,…

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    June 18, 2021

    Lawmakers Want Accountability After Death of Kansas Foster Child

    Lawmakers Want Accountability After Death of Kansas Foster Child Lawmakers demand accountability after the death of an autistic boy in Kansas state custody. On Tuesday the Kansas Reclector published the results of an investigation into the death of Aaron Carter, a 6-year-old boy with autism. The report explores a systemic failure to provide medical care…

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    June 17, 2021

    From Foster Care to Harvard

    From Foster Care to Harvard Imagine going from foster care to Harvard when only 3% of people who’ve experienced foster care graduate from college. The obstacles foster youth face often make college a distant dream. These odds did not deter Kelisha Williams from living out her dreams and now she heads out to Harvard University…

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    June 15, 2021

    A Strong Independent Adoptive Mother

    A Strong Independent Adoptive Mother Elizabeth F. grew up an only child and chose to stay solo into her adult life. She reveled in the freedom of not being tied down by family obligations; she wanted to do what she wanted to do when she wanted to do it. It was the temporary-ness that drew…

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    June 12, 2021

    Macy’s Supports Aged-Out Foster Youth

    Macy’s Supports Aged-Out Foster Youth This past May during Foster Care Awareness Month Macy’s teamed up with Foster Love - Together We Rise to support six aged-out foster youth. The Del Amo Macy’s location in Torrance, CA hosted the students during a Saturday morning along with Foster Love - Together We Rise staff. Each student was able to shop with the…

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    June 7, 2021

    Couple Adopts Five Siblings from Foster Care- Now They are a Family of 12

    Couple Adopts Five Siblings from Foster Care- Now They are a Family of 12 Geared up like a football team, the Hairr family marched through the courthouse. Today the squad wore black jerseys, each numbered from oldest to youngest and outlined in a red heart. It is time for the family of 7 to become…

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  • June 5, 2021

    Empty Nesters Grow Family Through Foster Care

    Empty Nesters Grow Family Through Foster Care Everyone’s foster journey is different. Some people know from childhood that they will foster, and others come across fostering later in life. For Melanie Taylor Hunt and her family, the foster and adoption process started after their daughter left for college and they became empty nesters. How Their…

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    June 1, 2021

    The One Thing I’ve Wanted My Entire Life, To Have A Mom

    The One Thing I’ve Wanted My Entire Life, To Have A Mom A heartbreaking reality for the majority of youth in foster care is they may never have a forever family. Each year, about 20,000 kids age out of foster care. Nearly 40% become homeless. This constant fear is crippling but for Monyay Paskalides of Bradenton, Florida,…

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    May 26, 2021

    Kansas Man Convicted of Abuse Towards Adopted Foster Child

    Kansas Man Convicted of Abuse Towards Adopted Foster Child Brandon Hoffman, 48, from Hutchinson Kansas, plead no contest on three counts of child abuse. The previous recipient of a 2009 advocacy award for adopting foster children, is convicted on three counts of child abuse. Including the allegation of repeatedly sexually molesting one of those children.…

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    May 20, 2021

    Foster Parents Accused in Death of 4-Year-Old

    Foster Parents Accused in Death of 4-Year-Old Jacksonville foster parents of a 4-year-old boy who died in April were arrested in connection with his death. Alex Pino is charged with second-degree murder and aggravated child abuse. Michelle Sipko is charged with manslaughter and neglect in the death of James Reese Jr. Both appeared before a…

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    May 19, 2021

    ONEHOPE Wines, Humble Brands, and Together We Rise Team Up

    ONEHOPE Wines, Humble Brands, and Foster Love - Together We Rise Team Up for the “All Those Who Mom” Campaign FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Brea, CA- ONEHOPE Wines, Humble Brands, and Foster Love - Together We Rise team up for the “All Those Who Mom” campaign. Through viral videos and fundraising efforts, Foster Love - Together We Rise honored 400 foster moms with gifts to…

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    April 26, 2021

    How Can We Prevent the Unwarranted Death of a Child

    How Can We Prevent the Unwarranted Death of a Child In March a mother, Kaylee Messerly, and her 3-year-old child were found with frostbite needing amputations. A second child, of 18 months old was found dead due to accidental hypothermia. The arrest warrant for Messerly quotes a physician describing the frostbite as the worst case…

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    April 8, 2021

    Announcing SHEIN and Together We Rise’s Partnership

    Announcing SHEIN and Foster Love - Together We Rise’s Partnership Foster Love - Together We Rise is excited to announce our partnership with SHEIN aimed at transforming the lives of at-risk youth in foster care. Through this partnership, SHEIN is bringing hope, comfort, confidence, and essential resources to youth that are too often overlooked and forgotten by the public. Ongoing Efforts…

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    April 1, 2021

    North Dakota Foster Parent Pleads Guilty to Murder

    North Dakota Foster Parent Pleads Guilty to Murder North Dakota foster parent pleads guilty to the murder of 5-year-old Raven Thompson this Tuesday in federal court. Thompson was in foster care at the time of her death and died on May 6th, 2020. One of the foster parents accused of Thompson’s murder pleaded guilty to…

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    March 30, 2021

    Foster Care Reform is Needed NOW

    Foster Care Reform NOW A USA Today investigation reveals disturbing allegations of unreported abuse endured by children in Florida’s child welfare system. The report claims to review nearly 5,000 calls to the Florida Department of Children and Families (DCF) abuse hotline from educators, health care professionals, daycare workers, neighbors, and others regarding the treatment of children…

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