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A Blog about Foster Care

Finding Happiness Through Charity

Sympathizing with the struggles faced by children in foster care and foster parents is something most people can relate to. You see advertisements for foster programs ad your heart goes out to them, but you and your family aren’t able to foster children in your own...

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Backpacks for Children in Foster Care

On average, children in foster care will move schools at least once or twice a year, and over a third will experience five or more moves by the time they’re adults. When children in foster care move schools, they’re often coming with old supplies or none at all. It’s...

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How Music Impacts Children

Do you remember being forced to play the recorder in fourth grade? There’s a reason for that. Research shows that school-aged children benefit tremendously from music classes. A five-year study from USC finds music lessons increase brain development, language...

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Arizona and America’s Foster Care Timeline

How did the number of children in Arizona's foster care system reach crisis levels? Raising Arizona Kids Magazine did a study on our foster care crises from 2008-2015. Understanding how we got here is key to reversing the trend. Here's what we learned and expanded...

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Foster Children and Hearing Aids

According to the National Institute of Deafness and Other Communication Disorders, 2 to 3 out of every 1,000 U.S children are born deaf or with some degree of hearing loss in 1 or both ears. Nearly 15% of all children and young adults between 6 and 19 suffer from...

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Foster Care to College: The Difficult Journey

The New York Times, Huffington Post, and USA Today all interviewed college students who were former foster children. Here are their stories. Manny Roque Manny Roque is a student at Los Angeles City College. He was raised by a mother who dealt with addiction to crack...

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