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NPR Hosts a Discussion on the Realities of Foster Parenting
In response to a blog post titled “What Foster Parents Wish Other People Knew,” National Public Radio’s Talk of the Nation recently aired a conversation about stereotypes and misconceptions that foster parents confront. With guests Michelle Burnette, a foster parent of more than 40 children over 15 years, and Dale Margolin Cecka, a professor at the University of Richmond School of Law, host Celeste Headlee talks about the realities of foster parenting.
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. Those outreach efforts included a two-part recruitment training video We Interrupt: Waiting Teens Talk About Child Specific Recruitment.
HuffPost Live Discussion on Transracial Adoption of Black Children
In a half-hour segment with families, adoptees, and child welfare experts, HuffPost Live Host Nancy Redd leads a discussion on how adoptive parents can prepare their black children for inevitable race issues.
Lynn Moyer Named AdoptUSKids’ February Caseworker of the Month
Lynn Moyer, a social worker with Children & Families First in Wilmington, Delaware, is our February Caseworker of the Month. Moyer, an adoptive parent herself, uses her first-hand experience of going through the adoption process to provide child-specific recruitment services to children on her caseload and the families she recruits for them.
Adoption Success Story of the Farmer Family
When Barry Farmer, 25, of Richmond, Virginia, first considered fostering, he didn't think beyond providing a temporary, loving home to a child in need. Now, a single dad of a 10-year-old boy he adopted through foster care, Farmer is looking to adopt as many as two more children.