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Adopted Children & Birth Parents, and a Stephen Schwartz Revue: Houston Matters for Friday, August 1, 2014

Posted on · According to the State Department of Family and Protective Services, more than 13 hundred children in Harris County were waiting to be adopted last year. Many such children will likely come to a point in their lives when they consider searching for their birth parents. Some adoptees simply want to learn more about their medical history; others […]

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ADHD, a Pro Sports Drought, and the Art Car Parade: Houston Matters for Friday, May 9, 2014

Posted on · Many Houston kids contend with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, or ADHD. It’s typically diagnosed in children who struggle to focus, and are hyperactive and impulsive – symptoms that continue into adulthood for the majority of those diagnosed. Some parents and teachers worry ADHD is over-diagnosed, that some students medicated for attention deficit disorder don’t need to […]

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Foster Home Shortage in Houston

Posted on · According to the Children’s Bureau of the Department of Health and Human Services, in its most recent report to Congress, on the last day of 2011, nationwide, an estimated 407,000 children were in foster care. That represented a four-year low. And yet, for the first time in four years, more children entered foster care over […]