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Over 20,000 Latino children waiting to be adopted as National Adoption Month winds down

LatinaLista — November is National Adoption Month. As of Sept. 2010, according to the Adoption and Foster Care Analysis and Reporting System (AFCARS) report, there were 408,425 children in the foster care system. Latino children comprised over 84,000 who were in the foster care system in 2010; a little over 11,000 were adopted. It’s reported

Summit stresses Dream Act, advocacy

By Yanet Pintor The Venture HOUSTON – During their third annual “We Have a Dream Summit” on Saturday, activists from FIEL, an immigrant youth organization, stressed to the audience the existence of the Texas Application for State Financial Aid. Through TASFA, qualified undocumented students are eligible to receive grants and pay in-state college tuition. “People think

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