Adoption

Permanency & Transitions to Adulthood: ASCI Contributes to Publication

The Center for Advanced Studies in Child Welfare has made its latest issue of CW360°, “Permanency & Transitions to Adulthood,” available online! The issue explores permanency and supporting transitions to…

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The Backbone of Kinship Care: Sustaining Families Through Generational Wisdom in Kinship

Whether formally or informally, grandparents are, through their unconditional kinship, the backbone of our system’s efforts to keep children safe. ASCI kinship caregiver and grandmother Ms. Smith* exemplifies this, discussing…

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“No Shade”: Using Kinship Care to Bring Older Youth Into the Light

When: October 16, 2020 | 11:00am -12:30pm CST This webinar is a part of CASCW’s 2020 “Supporting Permanency and Transitions to Adulthood for Youth in Care” webinar series. This series is…

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Family Adopts Five Siblings Who Were Separated in Foster Care

Andi and Thomas Bonura were advised not to have more children, but they wanted a big family, so they decided to become licensed foster parents. They now have three biological…

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Mom Learns Her Adopted Children Are Biological Siblings

Katie Page became a mother by fostering to adopt. What she didn’t know is that she was reuniting biological siblings Grayson and Hannah! In 2016, Page began fostering a newborn…

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2-Year-Old in Foster Care Gets Virtual Adoption Hearing and Parade

Two-year-old Isla Moody was finally adopted by her family in Jacksonville, Florida, after being in foster care for 700 days. By following social-distancing guidelines, the Moodys were able to have…

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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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