Category Archives: Adoption

Looking In The Mirror; Where Did We Go Wrong?

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Outraged, saddened, disappointed: these all describe my reaction to a news story I recently read. The headlines tipped me off that this was not going to leave me feeling optimistic about our society’s interest in caring for our most vulnerable. … Continue reading

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Could More Parents = Permanency for Kids?

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The headline reads, “Brown signs bill to allow children more than two legal parents“. While the bill may have been targeted at same-sex couples, my thoughts immediately went a slightly different direction. After more than two decades of working in … Continue reading

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Supreme Court Debate: Best Interests of Indian Children and ICWA

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In April 2013, the Supreme Court considered the case of the South Carolina case involving the Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA), Adoptive Couple v. Baby Girl. In this case, a father of partial Native American descent sought custody of his … Continue reading

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Super Bowl Switch Up

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For weeks now, media outlets have been abuzz with talk about the Super Bowl. Even people who are not fans of football will watch, if only for the billion dollar commercials or the half-time show. It’s a big deal, not … Continue reading

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101 Ways to Get Involved in Foster Care

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For lovers of lists who also have an interest in foster care, this is my “Ultimate List of Opportunities” to get involved in helping vulnerable children and families. They are separated by general categories but as you no doubt will … Continue reading

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Giving Thanks For Family

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Today is Thanksgiving Day in the US, a day millions spend with family and enjoy turkey, stuffing, and pumpkin pie. For kids, it’s a day off from school and an opportunity to see cousins, aunts and uncles, grandparents, and other … Continue reading

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Save A Childhood

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For a few years now, I’ve wanted to develop a better Lifebook for kids in foster care. In case you aren’t familiar with the term, a Lifebook is similar to a scrap-book–a book of pictures and momentos of childhood. When … Continue reading

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