These days, Marchelle Roberts is a confident 22-year-old who smiles easily and talks excitedly about her plans for the future.
A video of a teenage Malaysian mother beating her baby daughter has generated a storm of outrage online a year after it was filmed, prompting the Malaysian Police to announce that the woman is already serving an 18-month prison sentence for the offense.
David Wing-Kovarik and his partner, Conrad, were ready to adopt a child.
Michele Bachmann ended her bid for the Republican presidential nomination Wednesday, hours after a disappointing sixth-place finish in the Iowa caucuses.
Rep. Michele Bachmann explains why she ran for the presidency and why she's pulling out following Iowa.
Five hundred kids screamed when singer Ne-Yo walked in on their holiday party on a recent Saturday bearing gifts and a message of hope.
Is child obesity a form of child neglect?
The California state auditor has found that more than 1,000 state-licensed facilities -- including more than 600 for kids -- matched addresses in the sex-offender registry, saying oversight mechanisms lag behind state requirements.
Five children under 17 and their foster father were killed when their van slammed into the back of a stationary tractor-trailer in eastern Colorado
Police have detained a couple accused of kidnapping their eight children from foster care in New York last week.
A couple accused of kidnapping their eight children from foster care in New York last week have been apprehended.
The Wards couldn't believe the news when their tax preparer called to tell them they're getting a $54,000 refund this year.
I was bullied when I was in the first grade really badly, and on the last day that year (the end of the year was when it was at the worst), my sisters and I were taken from school and put into foster care for over a year because our parents had been neglecting us. I've been researching it, and I think I'm exhibiting symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder. Would what happened to me be traumatic enough to cause PTSD?
The state of Wisconsin is investigating a couple who were foster and adoptive parents there before moving to Oklahoma, where they face charges of child neglect and abuse in a case the sheriff calls the worst he has seen.
An independent panel has been asked to investigate the actions of Florida's child protection system in the case of 10-year-old twins, one of whom was found dead in the truck of her adoptive father while the other was rescued with life-threatening burns.
They had blood relatives in Houston who wanted to adopt them.
Police say a man admitted trying to kill himself and his adopted son. WSVN has more.
There were blood relatives in Houston who wanted to adopt.
A picture may be worth a thousand words, but for foster children in New York City and across the country, a picture is worth improved self-esteem, and potentially, a new home and family.
Florida's ban on adoptions by gay men and lesbians came to an official end Friday.
A few days before Christmas in 2004, Martin Gill got a call from a social worker with the Florida Department of Children & Families.
A Florida appeals court Wednesday struck down a state law barring gay men and lesbians from adoption on the basis of equal protection under law.
The country singer treks from Nashville to Phoenix to raise awareness for homeless teens
This month we celebrate Gay Pride. But I'd like to suggest that we take this opportunity to celebrate gay parent pride.
Shaving well. Choosing and taking care of good clothes. Handling finances. Screenwriter and author Antwone Fisher says many young males aren't taught basic things they need to become men.
Marina Ochoa keeps a handful of photos of her little brother in a faded yellow envelope.
As far back as John could remember, he was on his own.
The generous couple gave to American SOS Children's Villages for the holidays
Investigators are trying to determine whether a sweatshirt that volunteer searchers found Sunday is that of a missing California boy with cerebral palsy, Oakland police said.
Volunteers searching for missing Hasanni Campbell find a sweatshirt like the one the boy was reportedly wearing. KRON reports.
Police say the foster parents of a missing 5-year-old California boy with cerebral palsy are suspects in what is now being called a homicide investigation.
CNN photojournalist Chris Turner shows us a program that provides teenage foster kids with healtcare and support.
Foster children are provided with health care coverage by the state, but only until they turn 18 and "age out" of the public system.
The power of music and the power of politics met Tuesday, with a hip-hop mogul and one of the most prominent leaders in Congress joining their considerable forces to spotlight issues facing youth in America.
The apartment was a flurry of activity. Brother and sister Ren Qiang and Ren Yan were bursting with energy.
At a foster home on the outskirts of Beijing, 13 special-needs children are waiting to be adopted. Our crew walked in as they were waking up from their afternoon nap, with sleepy eyes and little yawns that quickly turned into smiles.
Authorities in Kansas are looking for a boy who disappeared about a decade ago, but was not reported missing until a few weeks ago.
A Florida circuit judge Tuesday struck down a 31-year-old state law that prevents gays and lesbians from adopting children, allowing a North Miami man to adopt two half-brothers he and his partner have raised as foster children since 2004.
A father and stepmother were charged with withholding their 14-year-old daughter's food and water so drastically that she weighed only 48 pounds, authorities said
More than 400 children removed from a polygamist sect's ranch will be returned to their parents beginning Monday, Texas officials chastened by a state Supreme Court ruling said Friday
Leading child welfare groups Tuesday argue that black children in foster care are ill-served by a "colorblind" approach when dealing with adoption by white families
Texas child welfare authorities are appealing a ruling in the polygamist sect case, arguing that the state was right to put more than 440 children in foster care
An 18-year-old who gave birth in state custody after she was incorrectly seized in a raid on a polygamist sect ranch says the state kept her in foster care in an effort to seize her baby.
Dr. Phil McGraw joined "Larry King Live" on Thursday where he talked about some of the stories in the news. He touched on topics ranging from the removal of children from the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints sect to the Rev. Jeremiah Wright to the Austrian family affected by incest.
Dr. Phil McGraw appears on Larry King Live to discuss a variety of ongoing stories in the media.
All of the more than 460 children and youths removed from a polygamist sect's ranch this month are now in foster homes, a Texas Child Protection Services representative said Friday.
The children from the polygamist ranch in Texas are headed for a dozen group homes. CNN's Susan Roesgen reports.
A Texas appeals court on Thursday agreed to hear arguments that hundreds of children the state took from a polygamist compound should be allowed to see their mothers
Panelists discuss challenges women and children raised in a polygamist society face when they enter the secular world.
A man guarding a gate at the polygamist compound in west Texas speaks briefly with reporters.
The story of a boy born into captivity in the South American jungle has riveted people for more than a year in Colombia, striking a nerve in a country numbed by 40 years of political violence.
Colombian guerrillas may have released a captive more than two years ago, without telling anyone. CNN's Karl Penhaul reports
Preliminary DNA tests indicate a 3-year-old foster child is the son of a woman being held captive by leftist rebels, Colombian officials announced Friday.
Angie Harmon may be best known for playing tough-as-nail characters, but in real life, the former beauty queen has a big heart – and an appetite for some down-home cooking.
Authorities in Chad have charged nine French nationals with kidnapping after they attempted to fly out of Chad with more than 100 children the group claimed were orphans from Sudan.
Authorities in Chad have charged nine French aid workers with kidnapping. ITN's Rags Martel reports.
A Florida judge rules that a Cuban farmer should get his 5-year-old daughter back. CNN's Susan Candiotti reports.
Alex Smith was driving his parents' 2001 Mitsubishi Montero around his hometown of San Diego the other day when the subject turned to the most improved team in the NFC: His own.
I've made a lot of bad rules in the decade I've been a mom, from irrational threats ("No graham crackers in the house ever again if you eat them in the living room even one more time") to forbidding human nature ("You may not fight with your sister").
For 5-year-old Jackson Manford-Roach, Mother's Day means it's time to see his grandmothers.
Rosie O'Donnell is "not sorry" to be leaving The View early, she said on her blog Saturday.
On Wednesday, March 14, 2007, we asked who you thought should get ownership of Pablo the dog. Here are some of your responses, some of which have been edited:
A search is under way for a mother and her boyfriend who are believed to be on the lam with her nine-month-old baby after a social worker was beaten to death.
A couple who kept their five children on a strict raw foods diet was cleared of aggravated manslaughter Monday for the death of their 6-month-old baby, but convicted of four counts of child neglect.
Louisiana officials working to rebuild families torn apart by Hurricane Katrina are being especially challenged in trying to locate some 500 foster children still unaccounted for by guardians.
The number of volunteers looking for 13-year-old Sarah Michelle Lunde, who disappeared in Florida last weekend, is expected to swell Saturday as the search spreads south of her home to Little Manatee River State Park, a discouraged sheriff said.
Authorities and volunteers resumed a search for a missing 13-year-old girl at daybreak Thursday as a convicted sex offender who has been questioned in connection with the case goes to court.
A registered sex offender jailed on an assault charge was being questioned in the disappearance of a 13-year-old Florida girl missing since the weekend, the Hillsborough County sheriff said late Wednesday afternoon.
The North Carolina couple accused of kidnapping their children from foster care at gunpoint were taken into custody Wednesday in Grayson County, Virginia, authorities said.
Authorities searched Sunday for two North Carolina children abducted a day earlier at gunpoint from a foster home by their biological parents, law enforcement officials said.
Two North Carolina children are missing after being kidnapped at gunpoint by their biological parents Saturday morning, officials said.
The parents of an abandoned 3-year-old girl who calls herself Courtney have been identified, a Maryland official announced Thursday evening.
A New Jersey couple accused of starving their four adopted boys were indicted by a grand jury Wednesday.
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