Today, the Ad Council in partnership with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, AdoptUSKids, and KBS launched new public service advertisements (PSAs) for the award-winning Adoption from Foster Care campaign. The new television and radio PSAs encourage the adoption of older youth from foster care.
Of the 428,000 youth under the age of 18 in the U.S. foster care system, 112,000 are currently waiting for adoptive families, according to the most recent Adoption and Foster Care Analysis and Reporting System (AFCARS) data. Since the project’s launch in 2002, more than 26,000 children who were once photo listed on the AdoptUSKids website have been placed with permanent families. However, older youth and teens have lower adoption rates than younger children, and they often wait longer to be adopted. Currently, of the 5,560 youth photo-listed on the website as available for adoption, 43% are between the ages of 15 and 18 years old.
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Today, the award-winning Adoption from Foster Care campaign from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, AdoptUSKids and the Ad Council unveiled a new series of public service advertisements (PSAs) that aim to encourage the adoption of older youth from foster care.
Of the 415,000 children in the U.S. foster care system, 108,000 children under the age of 18 are currently waiting for adoptive families, according to the Adoption and Foster Care Analysis and Reporting System (AFCARS). Since the AdoptUSKids project began in 2002, 25,000 children who were once photo listed on adoptuskids.org are now with their adoptive families and nearly 38,000 families have registered to adopt through AdoptUSKids. 41 percent of the approximately 5,360 youth listed on the website are aged between 15 and 18 years old.
To view the Multimedia News Release, go to http://www.multivu.com/players/English/7673451-ad-council-national-adoption-campaign/
Scandal’s First Lady Mellie Grant won’t let anything get in the way of her ambition, but the actress behind Mellie, Bellamy Young, has a big soft spot for shelter pets.
Young, her rescued cat, Sadie, and dog, Bean, are the stars of a new online video in the “Meet My Shelter Pet” series from The Shelter Pet Project. A campaign of The Ad Council, The Humane Society of the United States, and Maddie’s Fund®, The Shelter Pet Project showcases the unique bonds between shelter pets and their adoptive owners, and reminds viewers there are thousands of amazing shelter pets ready to meet them.
To view the Multimedia News Release, go to http://www.multivu.com/players/English/7432451-ad-council-shelter-pet-project/
To promote the adoption of teenagers from foster care, the Administration for Children and Families (ACF), AdoptUSKids and the Ad Council are unveiling a new series of multimedia public service advertisements (PSAs). Today, more than 33,000 teenagers await adoption from the U.S. foster care system. Nearly 50 percent (14,000) are between the ages of 14 and 16.
These new PSAs are part of the Adoption from Foster Care campaign launched in 2004. Since the launch of the campaign more than 15,000 children have been placed with a permanent family.
To view Multimedia News Release, go to http://www.multivu.com/mnr/58394-ad-council-adoption-psas-raise-awareness-of-teenagers-in-us-foster-care
How to adopt a baby - Ebook
The laws and policies which regulate who are actually able to adopt a child will vary from state to state, as well as from agency to agency. But there are certain requirements that almost all adoption agencies will be looking at when they talk to those people who would like to adopt a baby.
What is important to know, however, is that, although the provisions required by laws in each state can not be either changed or ignored. But there are very few, if any, requirements or rules which are not inflexible.
However, if you do find yourself during the adoption process having problems with a particular rule or guideline, then it might be advisable if you can see if that particular one can be waived.
You may be surprised that there are certain exceptions where this can occur, if the circumstances are right, or the right people have asked for it to be waived.
Although you may think that you have the right to adopt, this is simply just not the case. No one in todayâ€™s society has the absolute right to adopt a child, and can only do so after they have met certain criteria that both the adoption agencies and the government place.
It is therefore important that any prospective people wishing to adopt a baby should carry out as much research as possible on the subject. Learn everything about the rules, regulations and guidelines that can be imposed upon prospective adoptive parents by the various adoption agencies.
In this book, we will be taking you through the basics of what is required in order for a couple or single person to become an adoptive parent.