Choose a Gift That Changes Lives

Educate a girl. Send a young person to college. Restore a person’s sight.

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What Happens to Some L.G.B.T.Q. Teens When Their Parents Reject Them

Over a third of young people in foster care in New York City identify as L.G.B.T.Q. and are struggling to find the support they need, according to a new survey.

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How Many Children Do I Have? It’s Not So Simple

I gave birth to two, but I also was a foster parent to another child for a year and a half, and he is still a child of my heart.

#adoptions, #babies-and-infants, #families-and-family-life, #foster-care, #parenting

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What Will Happen to the Orphans of Covid-19?

Children who lost their parents in the pandemic are fighting to hold on to what is left of their families.

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Grandparents, Kin and Play Cousins: The Soul and Survival of Black Families

In households where relationships break down, Black families often turn to relatives or friends to keep children close.

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Child Abuse Cases Drop 51 Percent. The Authorities Are Very Worried.

The coronavirus has shattered the system that protects children, leaving some confined in troubled homes or lingering in foster care.

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She Escaped Sex Work for College. Now the Virus Threatens Her New Life.

Her dorm closed for the quarantine. In a month she ages out of foster care. What happens when there is no safety net?

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Portraits of Single Moms by Choice

A photojournalist captured the lives of four women who chose to become mothers on their own.

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