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Addressing Misconceptions About Adopting Teens


Ampersand Families Co-Founder Jen Braun addressed common misconceptions of adopting teens in a recent interview with KFAI radio in Minnesota. She also described her agency’s outreach efforts to recruit families for teens in foster care.

The University of Minnesota’s Center for Advanced Studies in Child Welfare posted a link to the full broadcast in their blog post “Finding Permanency for Teens in Foster Care.” The blog post also includes two powerful videos "We Interrupt: Waiting Teens Talk About Child Specific Recruitment" produced by Ampersand that feature youth in foster care talking about their thoughts on what adoption recruitment means to them. You can access the broadcast and videos through the blog post linked to above, or watch and listen to them below.

KFAI Radio Broadcast: Ampersand Families Seeks Homes for Teens

We Interrupt: Waiting Teens Talk About Child Specific Recruitment

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