Success Stories

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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#SocialWorkStories with Caseworker Lori Marshall

ASCI: Why did you become a social worker/caseworker? Lori Marshall: I have always loved kids and wanted to be around them. ASCI: What are some challenges you’ve experienced as a child welfare…

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#SocialWorkStories with Caseworker Robert Hinton

ASCI: Why did you become a social worker/caseworker? Robert Hinton: I was always intrigued with the “mind” as a youngster. Therefore, I majored in psychology at Duquesne University and still continue to be…

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#SocialWorkStories with Caseworker Joseph Volkay

ASCI: What are some challenges you’ve experienced as a child welfare caseworker?Joseph Volkay: I believe the biggest challenge I face on a daily basis is just to find enough time in…

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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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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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75-Year-Old Woman Fostered More Than 600 Children in 50 Years

Linda Herring, a 75-year-old Iowa woman, was recently honored with a resolution of appreciation by her local government for caring for hundreds of children in foster care. According to CNN,…

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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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