foster care

'Sesame Street' introduced Karli, a Muppet in foster care.
Sesame Street via CNN
May 20, 2019 - 3:58 pm
By Sandra Gonzalez, CNN (CNN) -- "Sesame Street" has introduced a new Muppet with the aim of highlighting the stories and unique love of foster families. The center of the new initiative is a Muppet named Karli, a yellow-haired friend of Elmo's who introduces viewers to the concept of "for-now...
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Eric Johnson
Provided by Philadelphia Department of Human Services
Pat Loeb
May 12, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- The Philadelphia Department of Human Services has more than 5,000 children in placement outside their homes so it's constantly urging people to become foster parents or consider adoption. The department has a persuasive new argument in the story of one man who took...
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Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul
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Pat Loeb
April 22, 2019 - 1:11 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The Third Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled that Philadelphia is within its right to require contractors — including Catholic Social Services, or CSS, an arm of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia — to abide by its non-discrimination policies. The ruling upholds the city...
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Eagles cornerback Jalen Mills (right) packs Thanksgiving bags for kids at the Valley Youth House.
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Mike DeNardo
November 19, 2018 - 5:47 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A key member of the Eagles secondary has made Philly kids his primary focus. Eagles cornerback Jalen Mills smiled as he stuffed bags full of Thanksgiving fixings and handed them to young people at the Valley Youth House's Achieving Independence Center on North Broad...
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Dreamstime
Cherri Gregg
November 10, 2018 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit heard oral arguments this week over whether the City of Philadelphia should be forced to renew its foster care contract with a religious agency that refuses to place children with LGBT couples. The case involves the...
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Philip Bailey of Earth Wind and Fire performs onstage during the 'Clive Davis: The Soundtrack of Our Lives' Premiere Concert during the 2017 Tribeca Film Festival at Radio City Music Hall on April 19, 2017 in New York City.
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Cherri Gregg
September 01, 2018 - 10:32 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The legendary Earth, Wind & Fire will give a group of young people the opportunity of a lifetime on Sunday with a special performance at the Borgata in Atlantic City. On stage, Phillip Bailey is the lead singer of Earth Wind and Fire. Off stage, the father of...
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Dreamstime
Pat Loeb
July 17, 2018 - 12:48 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Attorneys for Philadelphia's Catholic Social Services have appealed a federal ruling that allows the city to halt foster care placements with the agency because of its same-sex couples policy. The outcome could have national implications. Judge Petrese Tucker ruled...
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In this Friday, June 22, 2018, file photo, a young immigrant holds his belongings in a Homeland Security bag while waiting to enter the bus station after being processed and released by U.S. Customs and Border Protection, in McAllen, Texas.
AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File
June 26, 2018 - 6:20 am
By Jesse J. Holland, Associated Press Foster care advocates say the government won't likely be able to reunite thousands of children separated from parents who crossed the border illegally, and some will end up in an American foster care system that is stacked against Latinos and other minorities...
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Dreamstime
Lynne Adkins
May 17, 2018 - 7:35 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Four local colleges are stepping up to help students in foster care succeed in higher education. Most students in foster care who attend college never graduate, according to Debra Schilling Wolfe, executive director of the Field Center for Children's Policy, Practice...
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Jewish Family and Children's Service of Greater Philadelphia hosts a pop-up shop in support of foster and adoptive mothers.
Justin Udo-KYW Newsradio
Justin Udo
May 01, 2018 - 1:14 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- The Jewish Family and Children's Service of Greater Philadelphia held an early Mother's Day event on Tuesday in North Philadelphia to recognize some extra-special moms. Constance Definis was one of the moms who came out for the JFCS pre-Mother's Day pop-up shop ,...
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