Posts Tagged children

President Obama Proclaims November as National Adoption Month

Presidential Proclamation –National Adoption Month, 2014 NATIONAL ADOPTION MONTH, 2014 BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA Every year, adoptive parents welcome tens of thousands of children and teenagers into supportive and loving families. These mothers and fathers provide their sons and daughters with the […]

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Abilities Are Uncovered at Camp Horizon

For years, hundreds of participants have flocked to Camp Horizon where children and young adults with disabilities can enjoy the good times that summer camp brings: non-stop fun, ample sunshine, and countless friends. The caring and supportive staff focuses on a curriculum tailored to meet the individual needs […]

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Instilling Independence at Camp Horizon

This week, we celebrate the 4th of July by observing our country’s independence and freedom which we have historically fought so hard to earn and maintain. We are reminded to reflect on our ability to speak, live, work, and enjoy life freely and independently. With these freedoms […]

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Free Summer Meals for Virginia Kids

Virginia Department of Health Kicks off Summer Food Program for Kids Free Summer Meals for Kids are in Session School may be out for the summer, but for many children across Virginia, hunger does not take a break. Thanks to the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP), funded […]

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You Can Offer a Child Comfort During a Crisis

When children are removed from an unsafe home, they are confused, frightened, and feel alone. They may have suffered from abuse or neglect. Very often, they travel with their belongings squeezed into trash bags. Sometimes, they have only the clothes on their backs. You can let a child know that […]

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From Foster to Family: The Cabrera Family

From Foster to Family: The Cabrera Family Family is important. Keeping your family together, vital. At least that how Jose and Gloria Cabrera of Newport News feel. High school sweethearts in their 35th year of marriage, throughout their journey together they have opened their hearts and their […]

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5 Things Foster Care Has Taught Me

5 Things Foster Care Has Taught Me (re-posted from original post on KidHero earlier this month) by Jill Ng Foster care is hard. If you’ve ever thought about becoming a foster parent, it is important that you understand it will not be a simple journey. But my […]

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President Obama Proclaims May National Foster Care Month

Presidential Proclamation – National Foster Care Month 2014 BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA A PROCLAMATION Every child deserves to grow, learn, and dream in a supportive and loving environment. During National Foster Care Month, we recognize the almost 400,000 young people in foster […]

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Team Up: Mentoring Makes a Difference

A mentor inspires and shows that obstacles can be overcome, small or large. Lisa Marie Otto knew she had something to offer when she was matched with 12-year-old Patience in 2009. “I’ve always wanted to mentor a child in need, and Patience was the perfect match for […]

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