Two Sites that are Used By Child Protective Services to Adopt Out Foster Children

These are just two of the sites that are used to buy children under the Title IV-E Funding.
This is their front page
Wednesday’s Child, sponsored by the Freddie Mac Foundation, is a weekly television feature about adoption that helps find permanent, loving, adoptive families for children in foster care. On the website one can view photolistings of waiting children from 5 metropolitan areas which host local Wednesday’s Child weekly features: Atlanta, Los Angeles, New York, Philadelphia and Washington, DC.

To watch online rebroadcasts select the city’s main page and click on the link to the news station.

To read true life adoption accounts in our “Success Stories” area, see photos of families who found their children through Wednesday’s Child, learn more about the Freddie Mac Foundation, or discover which newscast will show a local Wednesday’s Child feature in your area.

Children are added each week, so please visit often!

Families already approved to adopt as well as families new to adoption can express interest in a particular child or receive an information packet for families (includes a list of adoption agencies in your local state) by filling out the Interest Form.

This is the front page of USKids another site that Title IV-E Funding uses to sell foster children to adoptive parents.

Featured Child
Albert, 14, of Alaska is in middle school and has a strong connection to his Tglingit/Haida heritage. He has been in and out of foster care since 1998 and needs a two-parent family or a single father who can provide him with a strong system of support. Learn More

Family Stories
Each month new inspiring foster care and adoption stories are featured in the words of a family and youth.

Being a single father of five with a family that’s still growing, Dwayne Herbert relies on his agency’s post-adoption services to balance responsibilities between being a father and his fulltime job. Read more

Sierra was adopted at age eight with her sister Cassie. Her experience is similar to the thousands of children adopted every year in the U.S. She shares with us her advice to parents and children. Read Sierra’s story

National Recruitment Campaign

Learn more about our award-winning national adoption recruitment campaign done in partnership with the Ad Council and Children’s Bureau. Visit our campaign website You Don’t Have to be Perfect to be a Perfect Parent

Featured Siblings
Anthony, 9, and Adrian, 5, are brothers from Oregon who love to smile and are always eager to please others. Anthony is the quieter of the two while Adrian is the curious one who always asks why, when, how, and what. They are in need of a stable, permanent family who can provide a predictable routine, support, and affection. Learn More

Caseworker of the Month

Anna McNamara, state program manager at Downey Side Families for Youth in New York, is our March Caseworker of the Month. She played an instrumental role in helping a single father with a complicated interstate adoption. Read more

Diligent Recruitment
In an effort to overcome barriers to adoption, several U.S. child welfare organizations are developing best practices for recruiting families for children. This project is funded by the Adoption Opportunities program through the Children’s Bureau. Learn more

Adoption Advocacy
You can make the difference of a lifetime for the 123,000 U.S. children in foster care available for adoption whether you’re part of the media, an adoption or foster care professional, a prospective family, or a concerned citizen. Find out how to take action

About yvonnemason

Background:  The eldest of five children, Yvonne was born May 17, 1951 in Atlanta, Georgia. Raised in East Point, Georgia, she moved to Jackson County, Ga. until 2006 then moved to Port St. Lucie, Florida where she currently makes her home.  Licensed bounty hunter for the state of Georgia. Education:  After a 34 year absence, returned to college in 2004. Graduated with honors in Criminal Justice with an Associate’s degree from Lanier Technical College in 2006. Awards:  Nominated for the prestigious GOAL award in 2005 which encompasses all of the technical colleges. This award is based not only on excellence in academics but also leadership, positive attitude and the willingness to excel in one’s major. Affiliations:  Beta Sigma Phi Sorority  Member of The Florida Writer’s Association – Group Leader for St Lucie County The Dream:  Since learning to write at the age of five, Yvonne has wanted to be an author. She wrote her first novel Stan’s Story beginning in 1974 and completed it in 2006. Publication seemed impossible as rejections grew to 10 years. Determined, she continued adding to the story until her dream came true in 2006. The Inspiration:  Yvonne’s brother Stan has been her inspiration and hero in every facet of her life. He was stricken with Encephalitis at the tender age of nine months. He has defied every roadblock placed in his way and has been the driving force in every one of her accomplishments. He is the one who taught her never to give up The Author: Yvonne is currently the author of several novels, including:  Stan’s Story- the true story of her brother’s accomplishments, it has been compared to the style of Capote, and is currently being rewritten with new information for re-release.  Tangled Minds - a riveting story about a young girl’s bad decision and how it taints everyone’s life around her yet still manages to show that hope is always possible. This novel has been compared to the writing of Steinbeck and is currently being written as a screenplay. This novel will be re-released by Kerlak Publishing in 2009  Brilliant Insanity – released by Kerlak Publishing October 2008  Silent Scream – Released by October 2008- Slated to be made into a movie Yvonne’s Philosophy in Life - “Pay it Forward”: “In this life we all have been helped by others to attain our dreams and goals. We cannot pay it back but what we can do is ‘pay it forward’. It is a simple
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