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Have A Relaxing Weekend

Happy Weekend, friends! Do you have something lovely planned for yourself? We hope so. Perhaps it includes some of our favorite reads from around the web this week, a collection of inspiring and informative features all about the worlds of adoption, youth, and parenting. 

Take good care, and be well.


This week on the blog we discussed why birth parents can (and should!) find happiness and security in their decision to place. 

Des Moines, Iowa just invested $20 million into helping their homeless youth

Is Illinois ready to end juvenile incarceration to favor a different kind of rehabilitation? 

The Chronicle of Social Change believes that child welfare starts with the judge in the courtroom. 

Rep. Jack Lewis of Massachusetts has introduced legislation that would make it easier for stable siblings to adopt their younger siblings. 

The Wall Street Journal nails it: adopted children need permanent homes. 

The Hawthorn family now has enough kids to make a baseball team! 

Wanted: more (and better) foster parents. 

This foundation, created by an adopted child, pays it forward. 

We need to focus on encouraging positive media coverage of adoption and foster care.