Siblings

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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National Kinship Care Month Is Here!

It is our duty as child welfare professionals to hear, respect and celebrate the voices of kinship care, not just during National Kinship Care Month, but each and every day….

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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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#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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21-Year-Old Cares for 5 Siblings After Parents’ Death

Samantha Rodriguez, 21, has spent the last few years caring for her five younger siblings, ages 5-17, after her parents passed away from cancer. When her parents got sick, Samantha…

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