News Archive

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.

State of Montana, Adoption Month, Tuesday, November 29, 2022

To make it easier for Montanans to adopt, the governor’s budget provides families with a $1,200 child tax credit for children under six years of age, as well as a $5,000 adoption tax credit. “Every child deserves the security and stability of a permanent family,” Director of the Department of Public Health and Human Services Charlie Brereton said. “Adoption provides an opportunity for a child to flourish and enables adults to experience the unique joys of parenthood.”

The (Coldwater) Daily Reporter, Adoption Day, Tuesday, November 29, 2022

For the first time in several years, Probate Judge Kirk Kashian held an Adoption Day so six children, all wards of the state, could find permanent homes with their three foster families. There was a big smile on the face of Ricardo. “It’s adoption day,” he said. Mom Alicia Drumm said, “for about six months, he started counting down the days for adoption.” Last Tuesday, he became Noah Augustus Drumm, a name the 10-year-old helped chose. His little brother, who will be 4 in February, will become Roman Malachi Edward Drumm.

Collins County (Texas) Moms, HowTo, Tuesday, November 29, 2022

[Note the author’s warnings. States differ a great deal on these legal details] Step 1: Our appointment with an adoption consultant is what really set our trajectory towards foster care versus private adoption. She dug deep into our strengths, interests, and goals. Step 2: We are licensed through the DFPS. There are also private agencies. Step 3: Our first placement call happened two hours after licensing! I think this speaks volumes to the need for licensed parents. Step 4: Each case is unique to the children, circumstances, and birth families.

State of Nebraska, Thank You, Monday, November 28, 2022

Nebraska has hundreds of passionate individuals working to support prospective foster and adoptive parents and advocate for children in need of forever homes. At the State, we have 532 teammates dedicated to the welfare of the children in our care as child and family services (CFS) specialists. This includes 138 new teammates who have begun to take on cases in our Eastern Service Area in 2022. It’s a challenging, highly-rewarding role. Our CFS specialists make a tremendous difference in the lives of Nebraska’s children. Adoption Month is also an opportunity to celebrate and honor Nebraska’s adoptive families. Recently, I met with several of these families to thank them in person on behalf of all Nebraskans.

KHQA Quincy, Parents Needed, Monday, November 28, 2022

Foster and adoptive parents are needed more than ever says Samantha Gosney, the supervisor for Missouri’s 10th Circuit Children’s Division Social Services Unit. With the holiday season quickly approaching, millions of children across the country will spend their break in a foster home. “Currently in Marion, Monroe, and Ralls, we roughly have 240 kids in care. For those 240 kids in care, we only have just over 100 homes. A lot of our homes are over full.

United States Coast Guard, Article, Monday, November 28, 2022

November is National Military Adoption Month and for many of the families MyCG has spoken to, adoption is a choice that means opening their homes, lives and hearts to children who otherwise may have not been able to experience the gift of family. National Adoption Month is an annual campaign sponsored by the Children’s Bureau of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services in partnership with Child Welfare Information Gateway and AdoptUSKids.

Catholic World Report, The Dispatch, Monday, November 28, 2022

“If we really are pro-life,” says Lisa Wheeler, “and if we are really about caring for the child in the womb, the unborn, the mother, then we have to be looking at the crisis of foster care. At a time when the emphasis on the nuclear family has noticeably weakened, thousands of children face the prospect of growing up without ever having established permanent family connections. There are more than 400,000 children in the American foster care system who have no permanent home. Some of those children will eventually be reunited with their birth parents, but more than 114,000 are legally free to be adopted. Many of the children and youth who are waiting to be adopted are at risk of aging out of foster care at 18.

WOSA Midland, Finding Family, Sunday, November 27, 2022

Audrey, 15, has a full personality with twists and turns that make up a fun and fashionable individual. Hailing from San Angelo, she was able to enjoy some of the cool backdrops and exhibits to show off her style. In her Heart Gallery profile, Audrey is described as a fashionista who enjoys experimenting with new hairdos and makeup styles. Audrey said reading is her favorite pastime. For Audrey, each book, and page brings with it, healing. “It’s a coping [feeling]. Even when I’m not upset, I still like to read. It’s my favorite thing to do. I’ve always gone to reading because I could get my mind off [it]. It’s always a good habit to read,” Audrey explained. She has her sights set on the future. Audrey wants to become an Occupational Therapist and spoke about her passion to help others. Audrey is under Texas Department of Family and Protective Services