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Mother encourages others to reach out and help in New Hanover County foster care

According to New Hanover County, more than 400 children are in the care of the county social service but there are only about 120 foster families.

Fostering Hope: The adoption and foster care crisis in North Carolina

North Carolina has over 10,000 children in foster care. The alarming number and the spike in children without homes over the past five years have some calling it a state-wide crisis. While everyone involved with these children agrees that reunification is the goal, it often doesn't happen. That is why there is a deep need for people to open their hearts and their homes.

Used bikes wanted for foster kids in our area

A Bike for Every Child is in need of gently used bikes for foster kids in our area.

9-year-old opens lemonade stand to pay for his own adoption

The weather is just right for lot of yard sales this weekend including one with a very special purpose. A nine-year-old in north Springfield is raising money for a family of his own.

Gov. Haley to push for more foster parents in South Carolina

Gov. Nikki Haley plans to help her social services agency get more people to become foster parents in South Carolina.

NC lawmakers finalize medical treatment, foster care bills

Two pieces of legislation designed to provide hope to children in foster care and for people diagnosed with life-ending illnesses are heading to North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory's desk.

10 volunteers sworn in as Guardian ad Litems

videoChildren in foster care in New Hanover and Pender counties have volunteers to represent them in court after today. Ten more Guardian ad Litems were sworn in at the Juvenile Justice Court in Wilmington.

Foster Care Crisis

New Hanover County has more than 300 hundred kids in foster care with only about 100 foster parents. The numbers are equally daunting across our region. Some say there's a stigma that children in foster care are troubled kids. I spoke with a Columbus County mother who adopted 3 foster children. she wants that negative perception to stop.

Foster mom fights for custody

videoA Whiteville foster mother is facing a court fight to retain custody of her foster child. The woman argues that the girl's biological sister, in Mississippi, would not be a fit guardian, and points to the woman's My Space page as an example of her character.

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