Adoption

Veteran & Kinship Caregiver Teaches Children the Value of Family

*Names have been changed to protect the identities of children in care. Shane* has been caring for his kinship child Jamal* for almost two years, and he works hard to…

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“I Needed Him As Much As He Needed Me”: A Beautiful Story of Love, Healing & Kinship

*Names changed to protect the identities of children in care. ASCI kinship caregiver James* and his cousin (and kinship child) Charlie’s* relationship warms our hearts like marshmallows over a fire….

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Almost Empty-Nesters Start Over to Become Loving Kinship Caregivers

*Names changed to protect the identities of children in care. Maya* and her wife Elizabeth* have been kinship caregivers since 2018, caring for Maya’s younger cousins, Tia* and Clara*. In…

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Pittsburgh Magazine Profiles ASCI Founder’s Transformative Kinship Care Contributions

Article originally published in Pittsburgh Magazine. In 1993, Dr. Sharon McDaniel saw an opportunity. The need was dire, but McDaniel felt that her career had built up to that moment…

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The Importance of Building a Relational Network of Support for Adoptive Families

This information on support for adoptive families is provided by Child Welfare Information Gateway. Adoptive families frequently express a need for support services. This calls for professionals to take initiative…

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Child Welfare Legislative Updates: June 29-July 6, 2021

Please review the following child welfare legislative updates pertinent to children and families from June 29- July 6, 2021. These bills and other important legislation can be tracked at GovTrack.us. Health H.R. 4217—Rep….

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SCOTUS Rules Unanimously in LGBTQ+ Rights Case

On June 17, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in favor of Philadelphia Catholic Social Services in the LGBTQ+ rights case of Fulton v. The City of Philadelphia—the case that considered…

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Child Welfare Legislative Updates: May 24 – June 4, 2021

Please review the following child welfare legislative updates pertinent to children and families from May 24 – June 4, 2021. These bills and other important legislation can be tracked at GovTrack.us. Health S….

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19-Year-Old Who Aged Out Gets Adopted

Monyay, 19, aged out of the foster care system but recently got the best surprise she could ever ask for! Even though she was too old for youth adoption, she…

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No Uncertainty About Permanency, Even in Uncertain Times

This piece was published in Child Welfare Information Gateway’s story collection for Foster Care Month 2021, Reflections: Stories of Foster Care. Though COVID-19 has brought about many uncertainties, the Child…

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