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Billings Gazette Features an AdoptUSKids Respite Grantee

6/22/2012

The work Wyoming Kinship Advocacy is doing in partnership with the Wyoming Citizen Review Panel to offer needed respite services to foster and adoptive kinship families was recently featured in a story by the Billings Gazette titled “Wyoming Kinship Advocacy serves legal guardians’ needs.” These services are partly funded by the AdoptUSKids Respite Program that provides mini grants of up to $5,000 to parent support groups and associations across the country who are partnering with local public agencies to start respite care programs in their area.

“Wyoming Kinship Advocacy along with the Wyoming Citizen Review Panel have created a respite program that gives kinship families a little break, and that is a great gift,” said Diane Hushman, AdoptUSKids respite coordinator. “Kinship families are thankful to this group for a few hours alone to rejuvenate, have a quiet dinner, go shopping, and network with other families with the same issues. Respite services allow families time to reduce the stress and come together again with more energy to serve the children.”

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