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After a Lifetime in Foster Care, Teen Now Has a Family

OREGON: Calvin* was adopted out of foster care as a toddler, but many years later, he was placed back into the system. Calvin cannot live with his biological parents because they struggle with drug addiction, homelessness, and have had run-ins with law enforcement.

Youth Learns She Has Family That Cares For Her After All

OHIO: Danielle* was fast approaching her 21st birthday. Facing emancipation, she didn’t believe she had any family she could count on. Danielle’s father had been deported when she was very young and she felt alienated by her mother and her side of the family.

yWorks And Connect Our Kids Power A Revolution For Kids In Foster Care

yWorks, the market leader in graph visualization software solutions, has partnered with Connect Our Kids, a technology non-profit producing child welfare solutions, to power a revolution in the practice of finding permanent loving homes for children in foster care. Through the generous license donation and direct support of the yWorks team, the complete yFiles for HTML product now powers the family tree builder in Family Connections. Social Workers, family recruiters, and CASA Volunteers will now have free access to the same level of visual graphing techniques available to the most advanced systems used in commercial and public sector applications.