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November 18, 2017

Families for Youth Must be a Moral Imperative in Adoption Month and Every Month

posted by Jennifer Pokempner, Child Welfare Policy Director, Juvenile Law Center; Jennifer Rodriguez, Executive Director, Youth Law Center

November marks National Adoption Month – a month we must come and leave with a sense of urgency and purpose. Large numbers of youth in the child welfare system are waiting to be reunified with or find family. Children need families to heal and to grow. Every child deserves a family to have a fair shot at health, happiness, and success in life. When we do not provide youth what they need to grow and achieve their potential we not only fail them, but also put them at great risk.

Tags:Child Welfare and Foster Care|Permanency (Foster Care)|Transitions to Adulthood (Foster Care)
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November 07, 2017

2017 National Adoption Month: Teens Need Families, No Matter What

posted by Juvenile Law Center

As part of National Adoption Month, we’re kicking off a special blog series focused on older youth in foster care and the importance of family and permanency. Throughout November, we’ll highlight the need for family and permanency, investigate common barriers, uplift success stories, and share policies and reforms that support achieving permanency for older youth in foster care.

Tags:Child Welfare and Foster Care|Permanency (Foster Care)|Transitions to Adulthood (Foster Care)
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