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A teen who found support in her social worker. A birth mom reunited with her children. Foster parents who found themselves unexpectedly adopting twins.

The Children's Bureau is sharing great real-life stories of children, youth and families involved in child welfare to gear up for May's National Foster Care Month. See all their stories here, or check out a few below!

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As you may have noticed, our website has a new look!

Our new site is intended to make it easier for people to learn about the foster care path that's right for them, whether it's foster care, relative care or adoption.

We encourage you to browse the site and check out some of the new resources, such as:

First launched in 2004, this public service advertisement (PSA) campaign from AdoptUSKids has helped raise awareness about adoption from foster care and the number of older youth waiting to be adopted.

Through fun humor, the PSAs show teens in foster care don't need perfection; they need the stability, commitment and love of a permanent connection to a caring adult.

There are more than 31,000 youth between...

Cheering for teens at their high school sports events. Helping them fill out college financial aid forms. Eating dinner together as a family.

You might be surprised how much you have to offer to teens in foster care, just by being yourself.

There is an ongoing need for more people to become foster or adoptive parents for teenagers in foster care. Your support, guidance and care can have a lifelong impact. Here are 25 reasons why you should foster teens: