Adoption

2020 Gerber Baby Is First Adopted Baby Chosen for Campaign

The 2020 Gerber baby is here! Magnolia Earl has made history as the first adopted Gerber baby, announced on the TODAY show, and she’s the latest in a string of…

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#SocialWorkStories with Former Kinship Caregiver Ms. C.N.

Note: Families within the child welfare system deserve their privacy, therefore, we do not reveal their identities. ASCI: What challenges do you face as a kinship caregiver?CN: The main challenge would…

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Single Dad Adopts Abandoned 13-Year-Old

On November 12, 2019, single dad Peter Mutabazi of Charlotte, North Carolina, adopted 13-year-old Tony, who entered the foster care system at 2 years old. Peter has been a foster…

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Couple Adopts 3 Brothers to Keep Them Together

Here at ASCI, we love hearing about folks who see the importance of keeping siblings together, like these Massachusetts moms. KC and Lena Currie got married five years ago and…

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Woman Who Grew Up in Foster Care Adopts 6 Boys

At the age of 12, Jessica Benzakein of Milwaukee became a ward of the state. Her mother terminated her parental rights, leaving Jessica in foster care until she aged out….

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Wendy’s Wonderful Kids Works to Find Permanent Homes for Foster Children

Since 2012, the number of foster children waiting to be adopted nationwide has risen by more than 23 percent. According to the Chronicle of Social Change, Dave Thomas Foundation for…

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Send in Your Nominations for the 2020 PA Permanency Conference

The Pennsylvania Permanency Conference celebrates the many ways families and professionals in the child welfare system support one another and work together to achieve permanent connections for all children and…

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Single Father Adopts 5 Siblings Under the Age of 5

On October 17, single father Lamont Thomas of Buffalo, New York, adopted five siblings under the age of five—Zendaya, 5; Jamel, 4; Nakia, 3; Major, 2; and Michaela, 1—according to…

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Boy’s Entire Kindergarten Class Attends His Adoption Day

A 5-year-old Michigan boy had his entire kindergarten class behind him on his official adoption day when they showed up at the Kent County Courthouse to support him.

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