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2014-01-23 08:25:57

Facebook Chat Today to Provide Information to Prospective Parents and Debunk Myths about Adoption from Foster Care WASHINGTON, Jan. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, nearly 102,000 children (under 18 years of age) are available for adoption from the foster care system in the United States; more than 30 percent (31,000) are between the ages of 11 and 17, according to the Adoption and Foster Care Analysis Report System (AFCARS 2012). To encourage prospective parents to consider adopting an older...

2011-01-26 10:13:00

RESTON, Va., Jan. 26, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Head Start Body Start National Center for Physical Development and Outdoor Play (HSBS) today announced a Request for Proposals (RFP) to vendors to participate in its 2011 Preferred Vendor Catalog for its four-year, $12 million physical activity project. Funding for HSBS is provided by the Office of Head Start, Administration for Children and Families, US Department of Health and Human Services. The purpose of HSBS is to increase...

2010-11-10 05:10:00

WASHINGTON, Nov. 10, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Actress and Screenwriter of "My Big Fat Greek Wedding" Nia Vardalos joins the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' (HHS) Administration for Children and Families (ACF), AdoptUsKids (AUsK) and the Ad Council today to unveil a new series of national public service advertisements (PSAs) designed to encourage the adoption of biological siblings from the U.S. foster care system. The PSAs are being distributed this week as part of National...

2010-10-18 14:08:00

WASHINGTON, Oct. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Nine out of ten parents believe there is a "father absence crisis" in America, according to two national surveys by the National Fatherhood Initiative. To inspire fathers to become more involved in the lives of their children, the U.S. Department of Health Human Services' Administration for Children and Families, Office of Family Assistance, the National Responsible Fatherhood Clearinghouse (NRFC) and The Advertising Council are launching a new series of...

2009-10-29 12:00:00

FAIRFAX, Va., Oct. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- General Dynamics Information Technology, a business unit of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD), received the 2009 Outstanding Contractor Award from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' (HHS) Assistant Secretary for Children and Families at a 1 p.m. award ceremony today at the National Transportation Safety Board Conference Center in Washington, D.C. General Dynamics serves on the Child Protection team in the Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR),...

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