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National Adoption Month 2015: We Never Outgrow the Need for Family

As part of the 2015 Initiative, the Children’s Bureau, in collaboration with Child Welfare Information Gateway and AdoptUSKids, is hosting a free, interactive webinar that will focus on older youth adoption. This webinar will highlight the adoption story of Mary Lee Esq., who now serves as the National YVLifeSet Coordinator for Youth Villages, and who inspired the creation of the Fostering Adoption to Further Student Achievement Act (nicknamed the Mary Lee Act). We will also showcase resources and tools for recruiting families for older youth, strategies to overcome common barriers to adoption, and examples of how to help older youth be open to the idea of being adopted.

Join us on October 6, 2015, 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. (EDT) and learn about ways to promote and support permanency for older youth in foster care. For more information and to register, visit

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