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(Taken from the Adoption Glossary)
Group Home: An alternative to traditional in-home foster care for children, in which children are housed in an intimate or home-like setting, in which a number of unrelated children live for varying periods of time with a single set of house parents, or with a rotating staff of trained caregivers.... [more]

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Major Legal Action Seeks to Place Entire New York City Child Welfare System Into Receivership
PRESS RELEASE Class-Action Lawsuit Charges City and State with Persistent, Ongoing Failure to Protect Children in Custody or in Danger of Abuse and Neglect. A federal civil rights lawsuit filed today in U.S. District Court charges that the lives of thousands of New York City children are...
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Anemia Anemia is a medical condition that occurs when a person does not have enough red blood cells. Red blood cells are important because they contain hemoglobin, a protein that carries oxygen from the lungs to the body’s muscles and organs. The body requires oxygen for energy. Therefore,...
Letting Go
Cheryl and Leonard Sokoloski adopted an eight-year-old boy in 1990. Eight years later, their son returned to his birth mother's home. Cheryl started attending a local support group shortly thereafter, and found that many in the group-all of whom adopted through the child welfare system-had...
Teach Children the Joy of Giving
My husband and I feel it is right to help others whenever we can and to give of our time, talent and treasure. We believe our lives are richer when we share. We also believe teaching our children these values will help them learn how to appreciate what they have, focus less on selfishness and find...

"Group Home" in the News

Senate Group Home Proposal Spurs Debate
A debate is brewing about a Senate proposal that could lead to some children in state care being placed in group homes instead of with foster families.
Resident charged in connection with Macomb Twp. group home worker's death
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Resident charged in connection with group home worker's death
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Group home suspended, fined after 12-year-old resident killed
The company that owns a group home that housed a 12-year-old boy who was hit and killed by a car in March has been fined $10,000 by the state and temporarily prevented from admitting new residents.

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"Group Home" in the Adoption Blogs

Foster Care System Frustrations
March 4, 2012, 5:42 am
Yesterday I had lunch with the director of my foster care/adoption agency.  We coincidentally were at the same training so it was great to lunch with her, my case worker and the adoption case worker.  Our agency is undergoing a change right now, and we will no longer be taking foster-care...
A Little Rant on Research
September 13, 2011, 7:14 am
Recently I have been digging through adoption research for background on kids adopted through foster care.  There is so little research; it frustrates me.   The best and most comprehensive research on adoption was done through SIBs at University of Minnesota;  even this has limitations. Although...
Advocating
October 17, 2013, 8:54 am
I received a call from the agency that I went through to adopt my child asking me if I would like to share my story with a group of ladies that were finishing their IMPACT training and are hoping to adopt.  IMPACT training is requirement of Georgia in order to adopt a child from foster care. The...
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First time fostering teens...not so hot.
March 25, 2014, 10:20 am
Background: I've been fostering little kiddos for a while now, ages 2-7. Then around Christmas I got an accidental placement call for a 16 yr old girl. I immediately said no, but later called them back and said okay. I only had one 2 yr old at the time who was very chill, and while special needs,...
Oh My Goodness!
March 26, 2014, 3:45 pm
Oh my. Our teen boy came today and I love him~!! :love: Poor guy was previously in a group home for seriously mentally disturbed kids even though he's never even been seen by the principal in school and all his teachers rave about him. That was the only spot open so that's where he went. :mad:...
group home questions
February 13, 2014, 7:52 pm
Hi! We are currently licensed as a group home,because we have a large family.We have 7 children and are planning on fostering one baby!In the past we have always fostered a sibling group of two under two.Is there any other group home families here in texas?Wondering how you stayed within the ratio...
What's Real? Should've seen this coming!
March 31, 2014, 8:14 pm
I should have seen this coming. [I]Why didn't I see this coming? [/I] Because every single case is like this--you think you're getting one thing and you actually get something totally different. I just wasn't expecting it! Our teen is 17. We were told he was a great kid. He just wants to finish...

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Tricked and Trapped
I've had three children adopted out. I was in a thirteen-year relationship with their father and got tired of the abuse in all ways. The day I decided to leave him for good was it. I was living with...
Joy and Heartache
Because of the events of my own reunion, I feel the need to advise anyone who is doing any type of adoption search, whether child or natural parent, to prepare yourself as much as possible for any...
Sibling Adoption and One Adoption Failing after Finalization
It wasn't until a summer afternoon in August 2008, four years after the adoption, that I found the courage to begin to write the "un-writable," a chronicle of my family's fall into, and...

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