Foster care

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20,000 foster kids adopted so far through website

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal officials say 20,000 foster children have been adopted after being listed on a national website that links adoptive families with kids. The number is especially significant because the majority of those […]


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Hitchhiking cat ‘Mata Hairi’ headed home to Oregon

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — A well-traveled cat named “Mata Hairi” will soon be reunited with her owner after spending nearly 10 months traveling thousands of miles with a hitchhiker who rescued her from the rain. […]


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LA County terminates foster care contract

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors voted today to terminate its contracts with a private foster care agency dogged by reports of financial misdeeds and alleged abuse of foster children. […]


LA County to stop sending children to foster firm

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles County officials have decided to stop sending children to a private foster care agency after allegations of abuse and dubious financial practices. The Los Angeles Times says the action […]



Helping LA’s foster youth at UCLA

Foster youth are often denied access to adequate educational and residential programs that can meet their unique needs. Results are damaging and long-term. But a program at UCLA provides a helping hand to educational opportunities.


Troubled youngsters now have a place to sleep

LOS ANGELES (AP) – Unruly teenagers, infants and other troubled youngsters now have a place to stay while Los Angeles County social workers find them a foster home. Children removed from their families previously spent […]


Texas boy kidnapped 8 years ago now seeing parents

HOUSTON (AP) – The parents of a Texas boy found in March after being kidnapped as an infant eight years ago are having weekly therapy sessions with the child in hopes of regaining custody. A […]



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