• April 16, 2014

    Ed.  Note: This story originally appeared on AdoptUSKids and on the ACF Family Room Blog.

    Marc, 13, of New Jersey (top right) is an honor student in middle school. He’s a typical teenager who likes video games, loves his two family dogs Buddy and Molly and sometimes gets annoyed by his older 15-year-old brother Matthew (top left).

    However, Marc’s life wasn’t always so typical. Before being adopted at age seven by his dad Paul (...

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  • April 07, 2014

    Ed. Note: This story originally appeared on the ACF Family Room blog. Read the original post here.

    April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month, a time to recognize that we all can play an important role in making meaningful connections with children and families in our communities.  Since 1983, the Children's Bureau has been a beacon in the efforts to promote National Child Abuse Prevention Month. National, state and local...

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  • March 31, 2014

    Fatherhood Buzz February 2014 Healthy Relationships took place at barbershops and community partners across the country on Saturday, February 20, 2014. Squirt & Louis’ Perfect Cut in Dothan, AL was featured in this WTVY News 4 feature highlighting the event.  Learn about the initiative and see the Buzz in action. Featured topics of discussion includes some of the tips from the Fatherhood Buzz February 2014 Healthy Relationships Tip Card,...

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  • March 26, 2014

    Ed. Note: This post first appeared on AdoptUSKids, and the ACF Family Room Blog.

    Being a single father of five with a family that’s still growing, Dwayne Herbert relies on his agency’s post-adoption services to balance responsibilities between being a father and his fulltime job.

    He has two biological daughters, three sons adopted from foster care, and a fourth adoption underway.

    Finding the right time to adopt


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  • March 24, 2014

    What’s in the fridge today can make or break your family’s health (and your credibility as a dad) tomorrow.

    Here are a few tips to take the hassle out of grocery shopping while helping you make your entire family healthier with every trip.

    1. “Shake” it up.According to USDA’s “10 tips for Combining Good Nutrition and Physical Activity,”

    “Variety is great! [You should] get the nutrients your body...

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  • March 20, 2014

    The Affordable Care Act (ACA) provides new health insurance opportunities to millions of Americans. Healthy Marriage and Responsible Fatherhood (HMRF) grantees can play a vital role in helping participants and their family members learn how to enroll and get insured to improve their health and well-being. This is a great opportunity for fathers and young men of color who are disproportionately uninsured.

    Many HMRF participants and...

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  • March 19, 2014

    Did you know that: (1)

    men visit their doctor less often than women?  men get tested for fewer illnesses than women? men visit their dentist less frequently than women? even though men have a better chance of being diagnosed with cancer than women, they are still less likely to go to the doctor and receive a lifesaving early diagnosis than their female counterparts?  Some reports even suggest that at least 40 percent of men in their 40s... Continue Reading
  • March 07, 2014

    Ed. Note:  Story is modified from an article that first appeared in the St. Louis American. Read the original story here.

    Mario Turner sat among 22 members of the Fathers' Support Center of St. Louis' 100th graduating class hosted by Bank of America on Wednesday, February 19, 2014.His two-year-old daughter, Mia, sat on her father's knee, bashfully holding her father's folder containing his graduation certificate.Turner said he joined...

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  • March 05, 2014

    Ed. Note: This story previously appeared on the AdoptUsKids and ACF websites. View the posting on the ACF Family Room Blog.

    Barry Farmer's family is unusual, but not just because he is black and his son is white.

    Although, he admits, that is pretty unusual.

    “I would have never thought in a million years that I would adopt a white child,” he said with a laugh. He tells his son, Darrell, 10, that their family is unique. “...

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  • February 24, 2014

    Dads are often superheroes at home, but what their job can vary pretty drastically from day to day. A company that supports the balance between work and family helps dads be super no matter where they are.

    Most jobs meet the basic function of giving dads the pay that allows them to support their family. But some companies are offering perks that strengthen dads’ ability to take care of the home and family.

    Many companies offer...

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