“Speaking FREE” with Robert and Chris – National Adoption Month

Robert Budd and Christopher Long (CEO and President of FREE) will be taping their radio show “Speaking FREE” at K98.3 today. The topic will be #nationaladoptionmonth. National Adoption Month is an initiative of the Children’s Bureau with a goal to increase national awareness and bring attention to the need for...

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Packing Our Bags for Success

Stop the Bounce (STB) Travel with Dignity initiative held an event in which several foster care youth picked out duffle bags and luggage sets for themselves which had been donated through Family Residences and Essential Enterprises, Inc. and Dream & Lead! We are excited to announce that one of the...

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Follow Your Heart, No Matter the Obstacles.

I often joke that some people collect stamps while I collect children (just kidding)! My dream of becoming a father was one that I relentlessly worked toward accomplishing soon after I completed graduate school. Being a gay man certainly limited the options, but I spent countless hours researching routes that...

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