Fairy Tale Children’s Book, Bellasia, Shares An Adoption Princess Story

Mercedes Wadkins has crafted a fun and beautiful book. Bellasia: Once Upon a Tea is fairy tale whose main character Isabella is a princess, kind, curious and an adoptee. Mercedes is an adoptive mom and wrote the books as a love letter to her daughter. “Every day I am so grateful that I have this amazing little […]



Foster Families Share Their Stories of Love and Loss

“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 […]



Youth Aging Out of Foster Care Struggle in ‘Real World’

When they age out, they must confront any number of adult responsibilities: Budgeting. Finding housing. Opening a bank account. Finding a job. Knowing how to remain enrolled in health insurance. A Department of Children and Family Services report released in February found that many youth who age out frequently are unprepared to handle these realities […]



“Texas officials seek foster care help through church alliances” -Beaumont Enterprise

Two foster care county systems in Texas have partnered up with local churches to give more children loving homes. Read this article by Beaumont Enterprise that shines a spotlight on both Jefferson and Orange county for being creative in finding new ways to help children. http://www.beaumontenterprise.com/news/article/Texas-officials-seek-foster-care-help-through-10855569.php  

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