Social Workers Reexamine Kinship Care
Unfortunately, the informal adoption structure that has worked so well in the African American and Latino communities for generations is fading. Although kinship placements have soared, their numbers fall short of the need. Many potential caregivers face a cluster of problems that overwhelm the...
The Child Welfare League of America (CWLA), representing 1,160 public and private nonprofit child-serving agencies, offers the following recommendations regarding the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families program (TANF). The well-being of children should be the primary goal of TANF. Our comments... Mi Familia
Imagine you and your husband have raised 6 children to adulthood. You are now both in your late 40's, Mexican-American and are living frugally on your husband's full-time income of $18,000 a year. Four of your children are doing very well and are now raising their own families. In fact, your... The Misguided Call for Orphanages
In the last six months the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) took custody of more than 4,000 children, bringing to 37,000 the number of children in foster care, up from 8,000 in 1986. One of the most appalling "solutions" to this crisis has been an offer to use Chicago...
Not My Problem
October 21, 2013, 11:04 am
A few months ago, an uncle called to catch up and see how my daughters and I were doing. I let him know well the girls were doing in school and how much I enjoyed my job. I then gave him an update on my relative's situation. I reminded him of the personal challenges she's faced and reminded him... Working Out Who I Was
September 9, 2013, 12:01 pm
Hi, my name is Leon and this is my first blog for Adoption Blogs.
I wasn't too sure how to start my story, and I've no doubt I'll jump all over the place over the coming months as my memory is in no way linear. I thought I'd begin by describing that moment in childhood where I understood who I... Confidentiality in Kinship Care
May 5, 2013, 7:28 pm
I'm a single mom. I choose to involve others in the community in raising my kids, from their teachers to their godmother to family friends. When it comes to making the right call as a parent, two (or ten) minds can be better than one. I'm a big believer in raising my kids within a village of love...
Bio mom relinquished; vent - Adoption.com Forums
Her prison sentence was enough to TPR in our state, being in care 22/24 months another reason, ... Kinship placement/Foster little man (LM) 2+ STBA #4 05-20-2013, 08:33 PM Fostermom22. Senior Member. Join ...
How did you find your foster/adopt child? - Adoption.com Forums
That baby went to a friend of mine and is being adopted. Then I got my kinship placement of a toddler and baby. I still got calls! ... Average monthly children in foster care: 22 Children adopted 0 ... I'm wondering how big the need for foster care is when we had only 22 children were in care ...