Tunnel Hill woman starts non-profit to help young adults who age out of foster care | WTVC

A Tunnel Hill woman starts a non-profit that’s helping young adults find stability after they age out of foster care. On this week’s Pay It Forward, Jessica Harthorn surprises her at Jonathan’s House Ministries. Amanda and Craig Bartley started fostering children in their home several years ago, and recently adopted three teens. As their family grows, so does their compassion. Amanda and Craig Bartley startedJonathan’s House Ministries in 2016. (Image: WTVC)
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Iowa faces critical need for foster parents | weareiowa.com

“The kids that are at shelters—they need a home they, need a couch to jump on, to cuddle on,” one foster parent told Local 5.
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Michelle Nichols: Foster care for LGBTQ youth must include a tailored approach | Columnists | greensboro.com

About 30% of youth in foster care identify as LGBTQ, compared to about 11% of youth who are not in foster care, according to a 2019 American Academy of Pediatrics
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