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A Lifeline for the 99-Week Unemployed Workforce

Alexia Parks | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Alexia Parks

If you're an unemployed 99'er and haven't asked friends, family and neighbors for help, it's time to stand up, shout out, and ask for help.

Proof Positive

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

The number of children in foster care declined from 540,000 to around 424,000 this year. While still appallingly large, it's a sizable enough drop to be more than an aberration.

It Just Takes One: Foster Mother Mollie Jelks Raises 36 Foster Children

HuffPost | Erica Liepmann | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

In honor of Mother's Day, HuffPost Impact presents It Just Takes One, a series on children and the tutors, mentors, guardians and others who have ma...

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.

Foster Parents In Their 80s Have Raised Over 80 Children

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

Half a million American children are in foster homes, and the need for them persists. NBC Nightly News' "Making A Difference" segment profiles John an...

National Foster Care Month: Change a Child's Life

Tamar Abrams | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Tamar Abrams

Over the past 11 years, a succession of children - some in diapers and some in high school - have come to stay in my home for varying amounts of time....

Letting Go of a Foster Baby, with Great Reluctance

Tamar Abrams | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Tamar Abrams

Today I spent three hours in Hell -- the waiting room of the Family Court at the Arlington County, VA courthouse. As the foster parent of an infant, I...

From One Single Mom to Another

Tamar Abrams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Tamar Abrams

Stop giving interviews -- you're turning into a freak show. And for God's sake, teach your kids that there is more to life than giving birth.

The Exploitation of Children By The "Pro-Family" Agenda In Arkansas

David Ambroz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Ambroz

How is keeping youth out of loving homes pro-family or pro-child? And, what sort of message does this send to GLBT youth in foster care?

Study: Parents Of Foster Kids Don't Get Enough Funds

USA Today | Wendy Koch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Most states pay foster parents far less than what middle-income families spend to raise their children, says a report out today by University of Maryl...