Iowa's Awesome Families: News & Updates

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Meet Nicole and Kristan, an Oakland-based queer couple who want to adopt a kid. Watch their journey unfold in this short comedic docuseries about one queer couple's journey to parenthood through the foster-to-adoption process. Along the way they seek out advice from other fost-adopt families and expand their search in ways they never imagined.

More than 400,000 children in the U.S. are part of the national foster care system and more than 23,000 of those individuals age out of the system each year. The foster care transition toolkit was created by the U.S. Department of Education to provide youth in foster care with the resources and assistance they need to transition to independence.

Take a look at the main tips listed in the toolkit:

Transition planning

  • Develop this plan during the...

September 30, 2015

The Adoption and Foster Care Analysis and Reporting System (AFCARS) has released its prelimiary fiscal year 2014 data.

Numbers at a Glance, as of September 30, 2014:

  • 415,129 children in foster care
  • 264,746 children entered foster care
  • 238,230 children exited foster care
  • 107,918 children are waiting to be adopted
  • 50,644 children were adopted from foster care...