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The Sons Who Were Never Really Mine

Lauren Casper | Posted 03.30.2015 | Parents
Lauren Casper

When they got sick, I wrapped them in blankets and held them close. We laughed and splashed at bath time, we picnicked in the mountains. I was there when they first saw the ocean. But now I am a stranger in Walmart.

When You Have Room at Your Table: A Foster Mom's Story

Rachel Goble | Posted 10.20.2014 | Impact
Rachel Goble

A single woman on a teacher's salary -- surely there must be better homes to place these children in? Julie had offered to take any child that needed a home.

This Mother's Day, Think About Foster Care

Claire McCarthy, M.D. | Posted 07.08.2013 | Parents
Claire McCarthy, M.D.

I don't know if I could have made a difference -- but I'll never stop being sorry I didn't bring him home.

Death Toll Mounts

Christine James-Brown | Posted 09.26.2011 | Impact
Christine James-Brown

It seems week after week news of other child fatalities permeates the media. Coverage of high-profile cases illustrate our collective inability to keep children -- and even those who protect them -- safe.

Slicing and Dicing the Nation's Future

Christine James-Brown | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Christine James-Brown

At the end of the day, we must remain vigilant about protecting those less fortunate. Children are neither a political nor a partisan issue.

MLK: A Man for All Times and People

Christine James-Brown | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Christine James-Brown

As I reflect on Martin Luther King, I realize that most people think about MLK only as someone focused on the rights of African Americans, but in reality, he was concerned with the whole story.

Faced with Faces

Christine James-Brown | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Christine James-Brown

More than 110,000 children in the United States -- who have suffered from abuse and/or neglect -- have nowhere to go. They are wards of the state and waiting in the foster care system.

Obama: Hope for Black Children

Christine James-Brown | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Christine James-Brown

It's been a time of growing black wealth and influence; an era that saw an African-American man elected president of the world's most powerful nation. With so much progress, why are so many black children still in foster care?

Anya: From Foster Child to Potential Cover Girl

Tamar Abrams | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Tamar Abrams

Sure, every mom thinks her kid is the cutest. It's probably hard-wired into us so we will love whatever little bundle of baby we end up with. That may...

Saluting Dr. Huxtable

Christine James-Brown | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Christine James-Brown

As Father's Day approaches, I wanted to sing the praises of all the great dads in our nation -- biological, step, foster and adoptive.

Claude Edward Foulk: Three Men Testify To Hospital Director Molestation

AP | LINDA DEUTSCH | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

LONG BEACH, Calif. — The former head of a Northern California state mental hospital was ordered Wednesday to stand trial on 35 charges that he m...