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Children across the United States who are traumatized, neglected, abused and abandoned wind up in the foster care system. According to the Administration for Children and Families, a  division of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services,  437,500 children were in the foster care in 2016. Tashima Dukes was once one of those children,…

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The reunion of a North Carolina father and his daughter who was given up for adoption 20 years ago became a twisted tale of pregnancy, divorce, and incest. In January 1998, Steven Walter Pladl and his wife gave up their daughter for out-of-state adoption. When their daughter, Katie Rose Pladl, turned 18, she tracked down…

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Earlier this month, music fans were dealt a blow when Janet Jackson announced that she was postponing her Unbreakable tour until 2017 to focus on planning a family with her husband, Wissam Al Mana. At the time, Jackson didn’t give any details about what she meant when she said family planning. However, now reports have emerged…

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As we near the end of 2014, we take time to pause and reflect on the many blessings we’ve experienced. However, there are thousands of children that we must not forget. November was National Adoption Awareness Month, which is an opportunity to reflect on the thousands of children across the country-awaiting placement with a family…

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It’s baby girl number three for “Scandal” and “Grey’s Anatomy” creator Shonda Rhimes. The super happy mom tweeted about her new baby girl. She wrote to her 447,000 followers:   Been AWOL from Twitter. I totally have a good reason: TINY HUMAN #3 is here and she’s perfect! Babies are good. Life is good. #2shows3kids…

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With a second season of BET’s “The Game” in tow, actress Lauren London expresses her gratitude for having such a supportive family when it comes to raising her 3-year-old son, Cameron Carter. While London co-parents her child with her ex and babies father Lil Wayne, the challenge of making things work within a blended family…

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Founder of Sparkles of Life, Inc., Rhonda Lewis-Nwosu will launch the inaugural Mother’s Heart Brunch fundraiser on May 7, 2011. This uplifting and life-changing event seeks to bring families together to celebrate mothers.  This event will raise awareness about the issues of families facing difficulties in conception and delivery during their road to parenthood and…

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