Due to a lack of registration, the WVPRIDE In-Service, Promoting Cultural & Personal Identity, scheduled for tonight, January 18, 2018 at 6:00 pm in Princeton will be cancelled.
Less than 50 percent of Washington’s foster children graduate from high school within five years, compared with 82 percent of all public high school students, according to recent Treehouse and state statistics. “Every time a student gets pulled out of a home to live with strangers, that will impact the ability to study,” said Peggy […]
Every child deserves a family. For some children, the path to a safe, loving, forever family can be arduous — as was the case for Xavier and Nathaniel, the adopted children of one of my Florida constituents, Martin Gill. Xavier and Nathaniel had a difficult start, moving from a situation of neglect to a foster […]
The stockings are hung, by the chimney with care, in hopes that…In hopes of what? For many children who have been placed into the foster care system, they have come from homes where there was no Christmas, there was no hope. They have come from families that did not celebrate a holiday. They have come […]
For Joshua Smith, 21, this year signals the tenth anniversary of escaping the clutches of his abusive father. No one could ever have imagined that vulnerable little boy could become the successful, content and confident man of today — something he attributes to the astounding kindness and empathy of his foster parents Jane, now 54, […]
For the 4th consecutive year there has been a rise in the number of children in foster care, due to a rise in substance abuse. At the end of the 2016 fiscal year, a total of 437,000 kids were reported in the foster care system. That total is up from the 427,400 that was reported at the end […]
Every Child Deserves a Family Campaign Launched to Promote Best Interests of All Children in Foster and Adoption Systems
Today, Family Equality Council announces the launch of the Every Child Deserves a Family Campaign, to promote the best interests of all children in the foster care and adoption system by increasing their access to loving, stable, forever homes, and to ensure safe and supportive care for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) youth […]
Due to a scheduling conflict, the WVPRIDE PreService session 7 which will take place on Saturday, December 9, 2017 will be held at the Raleigh County DHHR. If you have any further questions please contact WV FACT at 304-716-4998.
Both victims of shaken baby syndrome, these sweet boys have now found a safe and loving family where they are thriving. Matthew and Mason lived with Boni in foster care for 26 months. They were both victims of shaken baby syndrome. Though both experienced abuse and neglect, Matthew is still suffering from a traumatic brain […]
The way you talk to your child about their adoption story will impact them forever. This can be a wonderful thing – they could feel special and loved by both sets of parents, or they could feel guilty and ashamed. A lot of how they feel will depend on you. This is a big responsibility […]