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Talking With Older Youth About Adoption
Teens want to be involved in the conversation about family. #JustAskUs
Use the new tip sheet. (PDF - 1,070 KB)
The White House shows their support for National Adoption Month.
Read the 2016 Presidential Proclamation.
Older youth need love and encouragement throughout their lives.
View and promote the illustration.
Adoption From Foster Care Ad Campaign
See how being an "imperfect" parent is "perfectly" normal.
Watch the public service announcements.
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Take our survey.
"The first thing to understand is that every youth in foster care has a different story.
This requires creativity and ongoing conversations about what they want and who they feel connected to."
-Former youth in foster care