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Foster Kids Need Our Help

Kathryn Atkins | Posted 04.25.2016 | Parents
Kathryn Atkins

I cannot ignore the fact that I started my life in a foster home. I was given up, but then and now, some children are not "surrendered" but are instea...

Why Does No One Google Search "Children and Domestic Violence"?

Brian F. Martin | Posted 12.28.2014 | Impact
Brian F. Martin

I grew up living with domestic violence. So did my mom. So did her mom. So did 40 million other adults in the U.S. So I asked some of them, "In your life, can you remember a time when domestic violence was more talked about?" They all said, "No, never."

What About the State of Children Living Outside the Womb?

Ellen Magnis | Posted 10.06.2013 | Impact
Ellen Magnis

No matter what your position is on the highly complex and deeply personal subject of abortion, I just have to know: Why do we seem to care so much about fetuses but then not so much after the big birth event?

The Power of Love: How A Texan Town Of 600 People Took In 76 Foster Care Children

Guideposts | Posted 03.24.2013 | Religion

Everybody knows everybody and we look out for each other, especially one segment of our little community: 76 foster kids Possum Trot families have taken in. Not bad for a town of 600, right? Some people say it's a miracle.

We Should All Hug a Social Worker

Dominic Carter | Posted 11.19.2012 | Impact
Dominic Carter

Social Workers are the fabric of our society, and I for one don't think we should take them for granted.

New York Times' Op-ed Confirms US Has Teen Sex Slave Epidemic

Conchita Sarnoff | Posted 06.23.2012 | Impact
Conchita Sarnoff

Finally, the New York Times' Nicholas Kristof reports on U.S. teenagers being sold for sex -- sex trafficking in America.

Virginia Is for Lovers... but Not So Much for Children

Tamar Abrams | Posted 04.02.2012 | DC
Tamar Abrams

The historic target of venom is back in the crosshairs of our House of Representatives -- prospective gay parents.

TAKE ACTION: We need a Christmas miracle for Betsie Gallardo

Bil Browning | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Bil Browning

Folks, we need a Christmas miracle and we need it today. Get out your cell because you're about to start crying and then start making phone calls. Be...

Starved, Abused Foster Children Have A New Life With New Parents

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

Look at an older family photo of Bruce, Tre'Shawn, Terrell and Michael, and you'll see four boys skinny and malnourished. Their foster parents were ab...

CNN Hero's Sheltering Books: Reading Is The Best Medicine?

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

Mackenzie Bearup feels crippling pain everyday. In 5th grade, she got shooting pains in her knee that "felt like a bomb was going off." Doctors diagno...

Standing up for Abused and Neglected Children Takes on New Meaning

Brad Hunt | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Brad Hunt

We're all capable of being volunteers even if only in some small way. Think of what we could accomplish in this country if we all gave back to others some of the good we've received.