foster care

Foster dog
Courtesy of PSPCA
John McDevitt
March 25, 2020 - 3:38 pm
The PSPCA is ramping up its foster care efforts while area residents are stuck at home during the coronavirus stay-at-home order. Read more here.
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Candace Talley
Delaware County District Attorney's Office
Paul Kurtz
January 24, 2020 - 1:38 pm
Authorities in Delaware County have arrested a woman accused of using her position in the foster care system to run a human trafficking operation. Read more here.
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 Assistant District Attorney Adam Geer who will be prosecuting the case.
Kristen Johanson
January 16, 2020 - 4:54 pm
A 17-year-old has been charged with the murders of his foster mother and foster brother. Read more here.
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Philadelphia police
KYW Newsradio, file
Tim Jimenez
January 16, 2020 - 7:35 am
Police say the discovery of a man's body in Southwest Philadelphia and the stabbing death of a woman in Germantown are connected, and the woman's foster son is considered to be the suspect. Read more here.
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Germantown house of Renee Gilllard, who was found stabbed in her tub
Mike Dougherty/KYW Newsradio
Kristen Johanson
January 15, 2020 - 12:45 pm
Philadelphia authorities say there is a connection between the woman found stabbed to death in her bathtub in Germantown and two missing young men. The woman’s foster son may be the link. Read more here.
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Teenager sitting in alley at night
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Charlotte Reese
November 24, 2019 - 2:31 pm
As National Adoption Month comes to a close, one local organization wants to bring attention to the more than 800 young people statewide who age out of the foster system without a forever home.
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College graduation
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Mark Abrams
October 29, 2019 - 8:14 am
It's college application time for high school seniors, and Pennsylvania's human services secretary is reaching out to those who have been in the foster care system with an opportunity to go to school for free.
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'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
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. Read more here.
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