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    Governor Walker Creates Future of the Family Commission

    The family is the basic foundation on which civil society was formed. A strong family provides the love, support, protection and stability that allow children to thrive, adults to achieve, and communities to prosper.

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    Wisconsin Creates Task Force to Fight Human Trafficking

    Human rights as individuals include being allowed to be in charge of one’s own body, ones’ own person. If that basic right is stolen, it is a demoralizing and traumatic experience for a human being to endure.

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    New program takes aim at rural poverty

    The Department of Children and Families (DCF) is targeting the issue of poverty in Wisconsin’s most economically disadvantaged areas with an exciting new subsidized work program.

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    Do you know which child care providers have star power? With DCF's YoungStar website, accessing quality child care for working parents will be easier than ever! Together we can help Wisconsin's little stars shine bright!

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National Adoption Month – November 2016

To acknowledge those who go above and beyond to open their hearts and homes and provide “forever families” for children and youths, the Wisconsin Department of Children and Families (DCF) is pleased to announce that Secretary Eloise Anderson will present the 2016 Governor’s Outstanding Adoptive Parent Awards on November 22, 2016. This award is to recognize and thank adoptive parents for their incredible efforts to improve the lives of children and families in Wisconsin.

Please nominate adoptive parents who you think should be recognized for their support of adoptive children. You are encouraged to submit nominations for any adoptive parents who go above and beyond, especially those who have adopted sibling groups, teenagers, children with special needs and/or foster care children

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