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Couple Adopts 3 Brothers to Keep Them Together

Here at ASCI, we love hearing about folks who see the importance of keeping siblings together, like these Massachusetts moms. KC and Lena Currie got married five years ago and…

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Woman Who Grew Up in Foster Care Adopts 6 Boys

At the age of 12, Jessica Benzakein of Milwaukee became a ward of the state. Her mother terminated her parental rights, leaving Jessica in foster care until she aged out….

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Join ASCI for Its 4th Annual Red Hat Luncheon

Join A Second Chance, Inc., in promoting heart health in the African-American community! The 4th Annual Rhonda D. Wright Red Hat Healthy Heart Symposium & Luncheon will be a day…

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Wendy’s Wonderful Kids Works to Find Permanent Homes for Foster Children

Since 2012, the number of foster children waiting to be adopted nationwide has risen by more than 23 percent. According to the Chronicle of Social Change, Dave Thomas Foundation for…

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Former Foster Youth Beats All Odds

There is often a negative stigma that follows children in foster care, as some assume they are destined to have behavioral and developmental issues, criminal records, mental and emotional instability,…

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ASCI Celebrates Youth Program with Graduation Ceremony

ASCI’s Boys II Men program hosted a Rites of Passage dinner ceremony to honor its young men for finishing the 10-week curriculum. They learned integrity, accountability, respect, discipline and so…

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Send in Your Nominations for the 2020 PA Permanency Conference

The Pennsylvania Permanency Conference celebrates the many ways families and professionals in the child welfare system support one another and work together to achieve permanent connections for all children and…

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Tuition Waivers Available for Eligible PA Foster Care Youth

The Fostering Independence Tuition Waiver Program seeks to help foster youth in Pennsylvania enter post-secondary education, such as community college or trade school. This will allow eligible foster youth to…

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Foster Children ‘Adopt’ Stuffed Animals to Learn about the Adoption Process

A recent series of classes in Jackson County, Oregon, aimed to help abused and neglected kids better understand the adoption process —according to Mail Tribune. Child welfare workers in Medford…

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ASCI’s Philadelphia Office Spreads Holiday Cheer to Kinship Kids

At ASCI, we know that not all families can afford gifts during the holiday season. It can be particularly difficult for kinship caregivers, who are typically unprepared when they are…

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