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  • Wednesday's Child Knott's Reunion

    Wednesday's Child Knott's Reunion

    6/18/2014: Wednesday's Child Knott's Reunion
  • Wednesday's Child 2014 Reunion

    Wednesday's Child 2014 Reunion

    We went to Knott's Berry Farm for this year's reunion! Hear from families who have adopted through the Wednesday's Child program.
    5/28/2014: Wednesday's Child 2014 Reunion: We went to Knott's Berry Farm for this year's reunion! Hear from families who have adopted through the Wednesday's Child program.
  • Actress Charlene Tilton Talks About Her Time In Foster Care

    Actress Charlene Tilton Talks About Her Time In Foster Care

    Thursday, February 27 2014 1:44 AM EST2014-02-27 06:44:12 GMT
    Lucy Ewing, the pretty petite blond on "Dallas" in the 80's and 90's was played by Charlene Tilton. She says she found inspiration from her time in foster care.
    Who can forget the golden locks of Lucy Ewing? She was the pretty petite blond on the hit series "Dallas" in the 80's and 90's.  The actress who played the teen Ewing, Charlene Tilton, says found inspiration from her time in foster care.
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    A Joyous Day For Four Boys And Their New Forever Family

    A Joyous Day For Four Boys And Their New Forever Family

    Thursday, January 23 2014 1:00 AM EST2014-01-23 06:00:12 GMT
    This week we take a look back at a sibling set of four whom we first featured back in2010 and whom found their way into the hearts and home of their forever family.
    This week we take a look back at a sibling set of four whom we first featured back in2010 and whom found their way into the hearts and home of their forever family.
  • From Anchor Christine Devine

    Voices for National Adoption Day

    Voices for National Adoption Day

    Saturday, November 16 2013 12:42 AM EST2013-11-16 05:42:22 GMT
    National Adoption Day is a celebration like non-other. Call it one big party, and invitation only!
    National Adoption Day is a celebration like non-other. Call it one big party, and invitation only!
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    Moved by Music: Jamal and the Next Chapter

    Moved by Music: Jamal and the Next Chapter

    Wednesday, September 18 2013 4:07 PM EDT2013-09-18 20:07:32 GMT
    My project over the past eight months has been to work with Jamal, a 21-year old aspiring hip hop artist. He started writing as a boy in foster care as way to tackle the hurt and hopes.
    My project over the past eight months has been to work with Jamal, a 21-year old aspiring hip hop artist. He started writing as a boy in foster care as way to tackle the hurt and hopes.
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    Tyree Leaves The Foster Care System, Enters a Forever Home

    Tyree Leaves The Foster Care System, Enters a Forever Home

    Thursday, September 5 2013 4:45 PM EDT2013-09-05 20:45:57 GMT
    As they say in the news business, news is always happening -- so we're interrupting this week's previously scheduled  segment to bring you instead a story with a happy ending that was years in the making.
    As they say in the news business, news is always happening -- so we're interrupting this week's previously scheduled  segment to bring you instead a story with a happy ending that was years in the making.
  • Wednesday's Child 2013 Reunion: We Love Knotts Berry Farm!

    Wednesday's Child 2013 Reunion: We Love Knotts Berry Farm!

    Thursday, June 6 2013 1:00 AM EDT2013-06-06 05:00:09 GMT
    Who wants to ride the Silver Bullet? It's a scream fest for sure! We had hundreds of Wednesday's Child kids and families attending our 2013 reunion at Knott's Berry Farm.
    Who wants to ride the Silver Bullet? It's a scream fest for sure! Darnell grabbed the safety bar tightly as the coaster roared through Knotts Berry Farm. Darnell is one of the hundreds of Wednesday's Child kids and families who attended reunion 2013.
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    The 2013 Adoptive Family Reunion at Knott's Berry Farm

    The 2013 Adoptive Family Reunion at Knott's Berry Farm

    Friday, May 31 2013 7:35 PM EDT2013-05-31 23:35:49 GMT
    It's our chance to catch up with families who have adopted children from our Wednesday's Child program.  For 18 years, FOX 11 has helped 500+ kids find adoptive homes.
    It's our chance to catch up with families who have adopted children from our Wednesday's Child program.  For 18 years, FOX 11 has helped 500+ kids find adoptive homes.
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    Samantha's Sweet Story Of Finding A Forever Home

    Samantha's Sweet Story Of Finding A Forever Home

    How sweet it is to see the results of one of our 'suite' stories and of our collective labor! We introduced you to Samantha a little over a year ago on Wednesday's Child at an MTV Awards pre-show suite.
    How sweet it is to see the results of one of our 'suite' stories and of our collective labor! We introduced you to Samantha a little over a year ago on Wednesday's Child at an MTV Awards pre-show gifting suite. While Samantha enjoyed the VIP treatment and the gifts she received that day, the biggest gift that resulted was that of a forever family.
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    Nexus: Healing Through Hip Hop

    Nexus: Healing Through Hip Hop

    We know aspiring hip hop artist, Nexus, from Wednesday's Child. His inspiration came from a childhood therapist while in foster care. Here's the story behind his song.
    We know aspiring hip hop artist, Nexus, from Wednesday's Child. His inspiration came from a childhood therapist while in foster care. Here's the story behind his song.
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    Nexus To Perform At An Oscar After Party

    Nexus To Perform At An Oscar After Party

    Wednesday's Child is very excited about one of our kids all grown up! We told Jamal's story a few weeks ago. He's now 20 and is an aspiring hip hop artist.
    Wednesday's Child is very excited about one of our kids all grown up! We told Jamal's story a few weeks ago. He's now 20 and is an aspiring hip hop artist.  Jamal goes by Nexus in the neighborhood. Creating yet another Dream Day, we called on our supporters and helped produce a series of songs.
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    Jamal Arrives: Hip Hop Artist Takes the Stage

    Jamal Arrives: Hip Hop Artist Takes the Stage

    A music video in the making for the song "Imminent" soon to be released on iTunes. We know the aspiring hip hop artist as Jamal from Wednesday's Child.
    A music video in the making for the song "Imminent" soon to be released on iTunes. We know the aspiring hip hop artist as Jamal from Wednesday's Child.
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    Malik: Former Foster Parent Watches Wednesday's Child

    Malik: Former Foster Parent Watches Wednesday's Child

    When Malik first appeared on Wednesday's Child back in June of 2010, we knew that he was in need of a forever family.  What nobody could have known was that a former foster parent of his would be watching.

    When Malik first appeared on Wednesday's Child back in June of 2010, we knew that he was in need of a forever family.  What nobody could have known was that a former foster parent of his would be watching that night and that the rest of the story would become a happier history.

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    A Big 2012 Reunion At Knott's Berry Farm

    A Big 2012 Reunion At Knott's Berry Farm

    We normally showcase children in foster care hoping for new families, but this week we take you to a big reunion at Knott's Berry Farm. 500 people got together as one big family!
    We normally showcase children in Foster Care hoping for new families, but this week we take you to a big reunion at Knott's Berry Farm. 500 people got together as one big family overcoming a challenging childhood from being in foster care. We salute our social workers and future ones, too!
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    Franklin: Talks About His New Family; Desire To Join The Military

    Franklin: Talks About His New Family; Desire To Join The Military

    Franklin, now 17, was featured on Wednesday's Child twice, and last month his adoption was final. Watch this teen talk about what his new family means to him.
    This week on Wednesday's Child we are airing an adoption story. Franklin, now 17, was featured on Wednesday's Child twice, and last month his adoption was final. Watch and listen to this teen talk about what his new family means to him.
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    Family Who'd Adopted From Wednesday's Child Is Adopting Yet Again

    Family Who'd Adopted From Wednesday's Child Is Adopting Yet Again

    A family who'd adopted from Wednesday's Child is adopting yet again. Turns out the son Brooklyn wanted a brother. He'd remembered Antwon from foster care, and the rest is history.
    A family who'd adopted from Wednesday's Child is adopting yet again. Turns out the son Brooklyn wanted a brother. He'd remembered Antwon from foster care, and the rest is history. Antwon was adopted this month by Kermit and Shelly Williams. The couple had children from previous marriages and had wanted children together. More adoptions are on the way as Antwon has a big sister.
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    Success Story: Hector And His Forever Family

    Success Story: Hector And His Forever Family

    Los Angeles County celebrated National Adoption Day on November 18, 2011 and one of the more that 100 adoptions that finalized that day was that of Wednesday's Child's Hector.
  • Family Reunion With The LA Kings

    Family Reunion With The LA Kings

    In this Wednesday's Child story... the Los Angeles Kings have us out to a game... and on the ice... for a reunion of families who have adopted.
    In this Wednesday's Child story... the Los Angeles Kings have us out to a game... and on the ice... for a reunion of families who have adopted.
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    Our Salute to Will Wong

    Our Salute to Will Wong

    In this Wednesday's Child story, we take a moment to salute the workhorse behind Wednesday's Child, Will Wong from Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services.
    In this Wednesday's Child story, we take a moment to salute the workhorse behind Wednesday's Child, Will Wong from Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services. Thank you for all you do, Will!
  • Reunion At Six Flags Magic Mountain

    Reunion At Six Flags Magic Mountain

    Wednesday's Child went "Hollywood" for this year's reunion at Six Flags Magic Mountain... with young actors and actresses joining in the festivities.
    Wednesday's Child went Hollywood for this year's reunion at Six Flags Magic Mountain... with young actors and actresses joining in the festivities.
  • Wednesday's Child: Celebrating Our 15th Anniversary

    Wednesday's Child: Celebrating Our 15th Anniversary

    Wednesday, February 23, 2010 marked the 15th anniversary for Wednesday's Child on FOX 11 News.
    Wednesday, February 23, 2010 marked the 15th anniversary for Wednesday's Child on FOX 11 News.
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  • Cow herd kills German woman hiker in Austria

    Cow herd kills German woman hiker in Austria

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 12:24 PM EDT2014-07-29 16:24:40 GMT
    VIENNA (AP) -- Police say a herd of cows attacked and killed a German woman hiking through their fenced-in pasture after apparently being riled by the sight of her leashed dog. They said Tuesday the 45-year old victim was rushed by about 20 cows and their calves. Attempts by an emergency crew to revive her were unsuccessful. The attack occurred Monday on a mountain pasture in Austria's Tyrol province. The woman's name was not released, in accordance with Austrian confidentiality rules. © 201...
    VIENNA (AP) -- Police say a herd of cows attacked and killed a German woman hiking through their fenced-in pasture after apparently being riled by the sight of her leashed dog. They said Tuesday the 45-year old victim was rushed by about 20 cows and their calves. Attempts by an emergency crew to revive her were unsuccessful. The attack occurred Monday on a mountain pasture in Austria's Tyrol province. The woman's name was not released, in accordance with Austrian confidentiality rules. © 201...
  • New app helps teens calm anxiety

    New app helps teens calm anxiety

    Monday, July 28 2014 11:46 AM EDT2014-07-28 15:46:49 GMT
    Anxiety disorders affect one in eight teens. There are medications and therapies that can help alleviate symptoms, and now there’s even an app that can help. The MindShift app aims to teach young adults how to combat everyday anxiety, panic, conflict and worry. Teens can input their symptoms and the app will create a plan to help reduce stress. Created by two non-profit organizations, Anxiety BC and BC Mental Health and Addiction Services, the Mindshift app gives users the ability to ...
    Anxiety disorders affect one in eight teens. There are medications and therapies that can help alleviate symptoms, and now there’s even an app that can help. The MindShift app aims to teach young adults how to combat everyday anxiety, panic, conflict and worry. Teens can input their symptoms and the app will create a plan to help reduce stress. Created by two non-profit organizations, Anxiety BC and BC Mental Health and Addiction Services, the Mindshift app gives users the ability to ...
  • Toddler crashes Jeep, runs home to watch cartoons

    Toddler crashes Jeep, runs home to watch cartoons

    Monday, July 28 2014 9:07 AM EDT2014-07-28 13:07:54 GMT
    MYRTLE CREEK, Ore. (AP) -- Police say a toddler crashed a Jeep into an Oregon home, then ran back to his home to watch cartoons. Authorities say the 3-year-old boy who was wearing only a diaper climbed into the Jeep Tuesday evening and knocked it out of gear. Witnesses say it rolled down the street, through an intersection and into the house, causing minor damage. KPTV reports (http://bit.ly/1rhWlK6 ) an officer found the boy on a couch watching TV as if nothing had happened. He said his par...
    MYRTLE CREEK, Ore. (AP) -- Police say a toddler crashed a Jeep into an Oregon home, then ran back to his home to watch cartoons. Authorities say the 3-year-old boy who was wearing only a diaper climbed into the Jeep Tuesday evening and knocked it out of gear. Witnesses say it rolled down the street, through an intersection and into the house, causing minor damage. KPTV reports (http://bit.ly/1rhWlK6 ) an officer found the boy on a couch watching TV as if nothing had happened. He said his par...
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