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adoption

Through Rose-Colored Lenses

3/21/2022

Should Churches Be Involved With the Department of Child and Family Services?

There are pros and cons of child welfare systems partnering with churches, but if done right, it can be effective, writes Jessica Castillo.

Humanitarian Support in Ukraine Should Prioritize Children Without Stability

3/16/2022

Humanitarian Support in Ukraine Should Prioritize Children Without Stability

We must recognize the humanitarian cost of the Russian invasion of Ukraine, particularly for the children most in need, writes Ryan Young.

Youth Services Insider
Colorado Adoption Advocate Remembered

3/2/2022

Colorado Adoption Advocate Remembered

Colorado lost an advocate for children waiting to be adopted with the death of Dixie van de Flier Davis, who founded the organization now known as Raise the Future.

Youth Services Insider
Capitol View on Kids

2/13/2022

During Confirmation Hearing for Top Biden Child Welfare Officials, Senators Voice Their Own Priorities

The confirmation hearing for Biden's top two child welfare officials took place last week, and the topics of discussion at the hearing are likely a strong indicator of what child welfare issues are front and center for various factions of D.C. in 2022.

Youth Services Insider

11/17/2021

Federal Report: Foster Care, Adoptions Dropped in 2020

The number of youth in foster care dropped by 4.5% between September of 2019 and 2020, according to annual federal data, reaching the lowest total in the past eight years, while adoptions from foster care plummeted as the coronavirus pandemic spread in America.

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Adoption-Competent Therapy Teaching Clinic Planned for 2023

11/4/2021

Adoption-Competent Therapy Teaching Clinic Planned for 2023

The Center for Adoption Support and Education plans to launch a teaching clinic so more professionals can provide adoption-competent therapy.

After Her Own Experience in Foster Care, Maleeka Jihad Works to Keep Families Intact

10/11/2021

After Her Own Experience in Foster Care, Maleeka Jihad Works to Keep Families Intact

After Maleeka Jihad, who goes by MJ, experienced the trauma of family separation in childhood, she decided to work to keep families intact.

Julie McGue writes that closed adoption is like a legal magic eraser.

6/9/2021

Closed Adoption: A Legal Magic Eraser

Closed adoption was intended to protect the privacy of birth parents and the rights of adoptive parents. To the adoptee, however, closed adoption is a legal magic eraser.

Youth Services Insider

5/26/2021

The Data Dispute: Where New Rules on Foster Care Numbers Stands

The process for adding new elements to what’s known as the Adoption and Foster Care Analysis and Reporting System, or AFCARS, is now in litigation that started under the Trump administration and continues under President Joe Biden.