Babies Behind Bars

Featured Article: Nurseries for incarcerated mothers and their children he Federal Prison Camp in Alderson, West Virginia, has been glamorized by the famous: Tokyo Rose, Billie Holiday, Squeaky Fromme, and recently, Martha Stewart. But to

Empowering Older Youth

Featured Article: Advocacy groups help youth turn their experiences into expertise Published in September/October, 2010 by Erin Borg he facts are these: more than 25,000 children age out of the foster care system each year. Of these, 25%

Social Workers Who Adopt

Featured Article: How can adoption fit into a social worker's personal life without overlapping with his or her professional career? By Jennifer Michael and Madeleine Goldstein Last fall, Tara Moser bumped into another social worker

The Girl in the Window

Featured Article: By Lane DeGregory In this issue and the next, Children's Voice is reprinting this article by St. Petersburg Times writer Lane DeGregory, winner of CWLA's 2009 Anna Quindlen Award for Excellence in

Homeless in America

Featured Article: As the number of homeless families increases nationally, a mother struggles to find help among overburdened services By Emily Shenk Melissa Majors had been crying. A few quiet tears rolled down her

Teens Taking Charge

Teens Taking Charge Programs encourage youth in foster care to drive their plans to find adoptive families. By Jennifer Michael At age 11, Roger* realized he wanted to be adopted. It was 2002 and the

After Adoption

Post adoption services help families cope with issues that arise after the adoption papers are signed. By John Celock After Barbara Dewey adopted three foster children into her Lincoln, Nebraska, home, a local postadoption support

Defining Family

Piecing together how two moms or two dads fit into the picture. By Jennifer Michael Photos courtesy of the American Civil Liberties Union  Resources for Gay Parenting Lisa Johnston has worked in the early childhood

Slavery Undercover

An estimated 14,500-17,500 people are trafficked into the United States every year. About half are believed to be children. By John Celock Photographs courtesy of Sandy Shepherd Growing up without running water and electricity, only

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