Becoming an adult proves challenging for most people and is especially tough for youth leaving foster care.
National Foster Care Month marks a time to acknowledge the youth, family members, foster parents, volunteers, child welfare professionals, and policymakers who help children and youth in foster care find permanent homes and connections.
Millions of Americans with disabilities have gained innumerable rights and opportunities in recent years, but advocates say barriers can block one basic human right: To be a parent.
INDIANAPOLIS | The state's child protection agency will restore some funding to programs cut by Indiana's 2011 budget reductions and is creating a new program to support older foster children.
May is National Foster Care Month, a time when the National Youth Advocate Program in Indiana wants to raise public awareness about the nearly 8,000 children in Indiana and more than 500,000 children throughout the United States who are in foster care.
INDIANAPOLIS | FosterEd: Indiana, a statewide program geared toward improving the educational success of children in foster care, has been launched, the Indiana Department of Child Services announced Monday.
EAST CHICAGO | East Chicago Mayor Anthony Copeland surprised hundreds of guests at a recent fundraiser for Nazareth Home when he stood at the podium to proclaim the third Thursday of October as Nazareth Home Day. At his side to accept the honor was Nazareth Home Director/Foster Mother Jean Bowman.
EAST CHICAGO | Jessica Decker was 10 years old, cooking macaroni and cheese for herself and her three siblings, when Highland police removed them from their mother's care.
HAMMOND | When the doors of the atrium of the Hammond Federal Courthouse open Oct. 20, the the foster children of Nazareth Home in East Chicago will be the beneficiaries of the evening's festivities.
Indiana is changing the payment schedule for foster children from a flat rate to a fee more appropriate to an individual child's age and needs. This makes so much sense that it's a wonder it wasn't done long ago.
INDIANAPOLIS | The Indiana Department of Child Services announced Friday a new set of foster care reimbursement rates.
Illinois Gov. Patrick Quinn and Attorney General Lisa Madigan apparently have no problem shutting down religious adoption and foster care agencies in Illinois in order to advance a radical political agenda.
CROWN POINT | Prosecutors on Friday dismissed their case against a 35-year-old Cedar Lake foster mother accused of seducing a 15-year-old boy in her care.
EAST CHICAGO | When newly-named Nazareth Home Foster Mother/Director Jean Bowman welcomed open house guests April 19, she received a blessing from a very special guest The Most Rev. Dale J. Melczek, bishop of the Diocese of Gary.
A serious problem is rising for vulnerable Hoosier children, but so is the opportunity to help.
As regional director of the Villages Foster Care Service in Gary, Elsie Anderson and her team of trainers and case managers work to ensure that kids and adults alike are on the path to a better tomorrow.
The Therapeutic Foster Care Program at Campagna Academy in Schererville is a haven for youngsters who may need a place to regroup while situations in their permanent home are ironed out or rectified.
INDIANAPOLIS | The Indianapolis Colts have partnered with the Indiana Department of Child Services to get age-appropriate books in the hands of foster children across Indiana.
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