News Archive

Santa Clarita Valley News, Online Orientation, Thursday, December 15, 2022 4pm to 5pm

Anyone interested in learning more about becoming a foster or foster-adopt parent, join on Dec. 15 from 4 to 5 p.m. for an online virtual orientation. To sign up, visit the link or call 661-289-4231 or 833-983-2837, or email and a link to the meeting will be sent. Children’s Bureau partners with over 200 foster-adoptive families annually to help at-risk youth by giving them a home that is nearby and inclusive to their foster siblings.

Boston Herald, Today’s Child, Sunday, December 4, 2022

Legally freed for adoption, Talaysia would love to have a family to call her own and just wants to be loved. Talaysia’s social worker is looking for that loving family who will provide her with the support and comfort she needs. She would benefit from being an only child in a family of any constellation. It is very important to Talaysia that she is able to preserve her connection with her aunt, who resides in North Carolina.

Elmore Autauga News, Gratitude, Thursday, December 1, 2022

Bre, who was adopted six years ago, decided she wanted to help other Alabama kids find foster and adoptive forever homes, so she bought a Christmas tree for display in Christmas Tree Trail in Downtown Prattville. Bre created the tree with the help of her parents, but has paid for it herself, working a job after school and using her own money to highlight adoption. The tree has pictures of children and teens in need of adoption with a QR Code that you can scan, which takes you directly to their adoption page. The tree also has wish lists showcasing what children desperately want for Christmas this year. It definitely tugs on the heartstrings when you look over the tree.

KVUE Austin, Forever Families, Thursday, December 1, 2022

Friendly and engaging, Devin greets everyone with a big smile! He is loved by both peers and adults for his affectionate nature and willingness to help. An old soul, he is easygoing, thoughtful, and cares about the well-being of others. He is an inquisitive young man who enjoys learning how things work, building things, and wants to learn computer coding. Devin is bright, does well academically, and loves to read! Devin is under Texas Department of Family and Protective Services

WNDU South Bend, Wednesdays Child, Wednesday, November 30, 2022

Owen is a smart young guy who always tries his best in school! He made the honor roll this year, which is something that’s made him very proud. While he enjoys learning in every subject, his favorite is definitely history. He could spend all day reading about World War II! He is a hard worker and is happy spending a day outdoors enjoying nature or maybe chopping up some firewood (with supervision, of course!). “I like basketball and football,” said Owen. Legos and movies, too. “I like Darth Vader,” said Owen. “Because he uses the force and he has a lightsaber. And I like Obi Wan Kenobi.” Owen’s taste in music? Something adults just might understand. “I like old-time music- like the 70s, 80s,” said Owen. Owen has fought his own battles. He’s been in foster care for a long time… And he has this advice for other kids in foster care: “Never give up and just try your hardest,” said Owen. It’s just part of Owen’s optimistic attitude.

Viera (Florida) Voice, Celebration, Wednesday, November 30, 2022

Families publicly formalized the adoption of 17 children at Space Coast Stadium. Another three families choose to complete the adoption process for their three children in private at the courthouse. “There was a sense of urgency with Thanksgiving and Christmas approaching,” Scarpelli said. “But, there’s always a sense of urgency for the children. Foster care should just be an interim stage. We don’t want them to linger. We want them to be part of a loving family as quickly as possible.

WIBW Topeka, Wednesdays Child, Wednesday, November 30, 2022

The need is great on both the national and state levels. “In the United States there were over 100,000 kids waiting to be adopted that were at risk of aging out in 2020, but currently in Kansas there are 500 kids that are waiting to be adopted and on average most kids will wait about three years before being matched with an adoptive family.” A majority of the kids are male. In Kansas, they make up about 58 percent. As for ethnicities, it varies. “About 54% of children that are in care are White and then about 22% are African American and about 14% are biracial 6% are Hispanic and then about 2% would be Native American.” The average age of kids in care is 12, and more than half are between the ages of 11 and 15.

Western Kentucky University, Thank You, Wednesday, November 30, 2022

In honor of National Adoption month, I’d like to express how grateful I am for the professionals and supporting staff that care for the children in foster care across my great state. As an alumni foster youth myself, I understand the difficulties in providing care for another’s child. I was not always the easiest kid to love; I didn’t know what love from a mom or dad would look like for me. Although I had not experienced that sort of love until I was adopted as a teenager, I knew what love should look like from my friends, their parents, and most importantly my teachers.

WCIV Charleston, 4Ever Families, Wednesday, November 30, 2022

Jacob P. is a pre-teen who describes himself as helpful and very family oriented.In his free time, he enjoys arts and crafts and playing his favorite video games, Minecraft and Roblox. Jacob hopes to turn his love of video games into a career. He wants to become a computer technician when he grows up.