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Shut in At Home, Foster and Adoptive Parents Look Online for Support

With coronavirus exploding in the world around them, millions of parents are discovering just how difficult long days and nights holed up indoors with kids can be. For New York foster and adoptive parents, like Martha Hornthal, their children’s first week of distance learning has sometimes felt not just isolating and wearying – but bordering on the impossible.


Report: Anti-LGBTQ Laws Across the U.S. Hamper a Huge, Untapped Pool of Prospective Adoptive and Foster Parents

Since the U.S. legalized same-sex marriage in 2015, several states have passed laws allowing publicly funded child welfare organizations to exclude millions of LGBTQ adults as potential foster parents. This, combined with a Trump administration executive order on religious liberty, is cause for concern over the future of child welfare programs, according to a new policy brief from the Human Rights Campaign (HRC).

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First-Ever National Discussion on Broken Adoptions: October 23

The Children’s Law Center of New York (CLCNY) will hold what Youth Services Insider believes is the first national event focused on a major blind spot in child welfare services: what happens when adoptions from foster care go bad?


Stakeholders Group Addresses Need for Specialized Adoption Clinical Training

By Gail Johnson Vaughan and Carol Biddle A Stakeholders Group created by California’s Assembly Bill 1790 (2014,) has identified barriers to the provision of services by mental health professionals with specialized clinical training in adoption or permanency issues.


A Guide to Community Resources for Adoptive and Guardianship Families

This report intends to help alleviate the anxiety adoptive parents may have when seeking support services for their children and families by providing them with basic information about how to best navigate the behavioral support and services network in Arizona.