Foster Care

Why Strong Partnerships Are Vital to Lasting System Transformation

Endeavor to create lasting, meaningful change in a silo, and your chance of success is slim. Anyone who has delved into the pursuit of system transformation—however noble their intentions—understands this….

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ASCI Helps Fathers Keep the F.A.I.T.H.

We hear a lot about gender bias in family court when deciding custody and how there is a bias in favor of mothers. It seems that courts are sending a…

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National Adoption Day: The Dukes Give Their Granddaughter a Forever Home

With love, support and boatloads of sweet treats, ASCI celebrated National Adoption Day with 15 adoptive families in Pittsburgh and Philadelphia on Saturday, November 20, 2021. Eighteen of our children…

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Kinship Family Helps Autistic Niece Defy Presumed Limits & Flourish

*Names changed to protect confidentiality of those in care. Did you know that many children enter foster care due to their intricate medical needs? According to David Mandell, director of…

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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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Minkah Fitzpatrick and the Steelers Playing for Foster Children

Proceeds benefit Minkah Fitzpatrick’s Unshackled Foundation benefitting KidsVoice! This season, Minkah Fitzpatrick is proud to launch a campaign program with KidsVoice to help provide better opportunities to children in need. The…

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Virtual Equity Summit: Register Today with Gwen’s Girls!

Registration is open for the 6th Annual BGEA Virtual Equity Summit, September 22-24, 2021. Participants can join the Fireside Chats and choose from important educational sessions. The first 50 Gwen’s Girls or BGEA students and parents to sign up…

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Beverly’s Birthdays Helps Transition-Age Youth Celebrate Milestones

In May of 2021, Beverly’s Birthdays, in partnership with the TAY (Transition-Age Youth) Division, launched a new initiative called Milestones. This referral-based program celebrates the accomplishments of TAY youth. So…

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