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They're Just A Bunch Of Little Doodles In A Kid's Notebook. So Why Is It So Upsetting?

Note: This #UpChat has concluded, but don’t worry! You can check out our recap of the discussion below and here. This might not be news for some of you. For others, this might be the first time you’ve ever seen the facts on this issue. But this is real: Too many kids in the United…

An Amazing, Exciting, Fantastic New Way To Finally Get Older Children Adopted Into Loving Homes

Most parents who adopt want to adopt babies, which means the odds of finding a family keep going down for kids as they get older. Different places try to help these older kids in different ways, but there’s nothing like a forever family, right? That’s what makes this promising new “hosting” program so exciting. Read…

At First, I Thought These Kids Were In Trouble. To This Cop, They're A Joy.

Foster care is supposed to be a place where kids can get help, recover from past trauma, and maybe begin to trust adults again. For these kids, it was the opposite, and it was a nightmare. Until Detective Jack Mook came along. Read more: http://upworthy.com/at-first-i-thought-these-kids-were-in-trouble-to-this-cop-theyre-a-joy

If You Think Talking About Sex Can Feel Taboo, See What These Pregnant Ladies Go Through

In the African nation of Malawi, expectant mothers are afraid that if they speak up about their pregnancies, someone might put a spell on their unborn children. So how do they learn about what’s going on with their bodies? Read more: http://upworthy.com/if-you-think-talking-about-sex-can-feel-taboo-see-what-these-pregnant-ladies-go-through-9

Before he hanged himself, a 13-year-old wrote this letter. His parents only want that his story be told.

Only a few weeks shy from turning 14, Daniel Joseph Fitzpatrick did something drastic that would forever alter the lives of those around him. He killed himself. It was his sister, 17-year-old Kristen, who found him. He was hanging by his own belt. Parents Maureen and Daniel Sr. , were naturally overwhelmed with grief and…

A Before And After That Has Me In Disbelief: This Is Drinking Water?

Here’s an organization that is dedicated to just one thing — a very, very important thing: Giving kids around the world clean drinking water. Just take a look at these happy faces when they finally get a clear cup of gorgeous water to drink. Priceless. Read more: http://upworthy.com/a-before-and-after-that-has-me-in-disbelief-this-is-drinking-water