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Adoptive parents open arms to medically fragile boy, witness tremendous change

Daniel and Kim Pagan began fostering four years ago. Their love for children and devotion to providing permanency for those who lack it led them to adopt six children in three years. 331 more words


Adoptive family replaces chaos with consistent, reassuring love

Sherman and Delorse have been fostering children for 25 years. They raised seven children before they decided to invite an eighth into their home last April. 343 more words

Tennessee (East)

Trio of adopted siblings find new forever home together

Joseph and Sandy have always had a special connection with children. Sandy has a background in social services, working with children in state custody.

“My heart, as well as my husband’s heart, became those children,” Sandy said. 331 more words


Rainey finds success through transitional living program in East Tennessee

Rainey was tired when she reunited with Youth Villages’ Transitional Living Specialist Vickie Phillips. Only 21 years old, she bore the look of someone with responsibilities, the tired confidence of doing it herself. 389 more words

Transitional Living

President Obama proclaims May as National Foster Care Month

President Obama has proclaimed May 2014 as National Foster Care Month. In his proclamation, the president recognized the almost 400,000 children in foster care across the United States, as well as the foster parents and dedicated professionals who are in their lives. 151 more words

Tennessee (West)/Mid-South

Initial results of Youth Villages transitional living program study point toward successful evaluation

The first results from a randomized study of Youth Villages’ transitional living services point toward a valid evaluation of the program, said Michelle Manno, research associate with MDRC, the national social research agency conducting the study. 464 more words

Transitional Living