Foster home licensing in NC during COVID-19

by Jodi Franck • Our entire world changed drastically and quickly with the emergence of COVID-19 in the United States and North Carolina. Licensing of foster homes had to change and adjust, too. After Governor Cooper declared a state of emergency in March 2020, foster care agencies and the NC Department of Health and Human Services (NC DHHS) began identifying

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Make a difference during National Foster Care Month

This May, the Children’s Bureau celebrates National Foster Care Month, focusing on family reunification with the theme “Honoring, Uniting, and Celebrating Families.” To children, youth, families, caregivers, and professionals involved in foster care, celebrating means taking action. The National Foster Care Month website, provides materials showcasing best practices and information to help youth connect with biological parents, other family members,

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Help Us Find Families for These Children

For more information on these children or adoption in general, call the NC Kids Adoption and Foster Care Network at 1-877-NCKIDS-1, www.adoptnckids.org. Natalie (age 12) Natalie is an outgoing young lady who is inquisitive, funny, persistent, and artistic. She loves fashion and jewelry. Natalie likes playing volleyball, swimming, horseback riding, and she loves animals. She dreams of becoming a doctor,

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