There are over 400,000 children in the United States currently in the foster care system. Often, these children have been removed from homes where they were neglected or abused, though some come into foster care after losing their parents or caregivers. They have been to some very dark places and they need some stability and hope […]
If you’re in training to become a foster parent, or in the midst of the home study process, at some point you’ll be asked to consider what ages you are willing to accept for placements. Many social workers will tell you that older children are more difficult to place, for a variety of reasons, so […]
Due to circumstances beyond our control the Beckley Pre-Service Round scheduled to begin on Jul7 8, 2017, will be held at the Raleigh County DHHR. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to call WVFACT at 304-716-4998. Thank you.
FOUR years ago, when I was 24, my mother handed me a case file on myself. I had long known that I was adopted as an infant and that my birth mother had died in a car accident several years after I was born. But this case file was new to me. To continue reading […]
“Foster care changes a person,” wrote Stephanie Bennington, a former foster child from Fremont, Neb., after we asked readers to send us their foster care stories. The stories came in response to “Losing a Foster Child,” the most recent essay by Meghan Moravcik Walbert, who chronicled the time her family spent with the foster child […]
West Virginia Health Right will set up a free mobile dental clinic for low-income adults in six West Virginia counties, the nonprofit announced Wednesday. Beginning July 17, a dentist from Marshall University, along with a dental hygienist, dental assistant and driver from Health Right, will bring the clinic to McDowell, Logan, Boone, Clay, Roane and […]
The adoption process took nearly a year, and during that time, the couple made over a dozen trips to Uganda. Lauren first met Willa on a mission trip to Uganda in 2016. At the time, the couple had been struggling with infertility and discussing adoption. When Thomas Rhett saw a photo of his wife holding […]
When parents Tammie and Josh Higgins found a set of four siblings up for adoption who amazingly matched up in age with their own four biological children, they couldn’t believe it. “My husband saw their pictures online and was like, ‘These are our kids, I just feel it,’ ” Tammie, 36, tells PEOPLE. “We just knew it […]