A 20-Year Fostering Reflection From One Foster and Adoptive Mom
In 2000, we became foster parents with the arrival of a 5-week-old baby girl whom we adopted nearly three years later. I began taking notes that first year trying to make sense of the experience and later turned that into a book, “Another Mother: Co-Parenting with the Foster Care System.”
Oregon Chooses Former Foster Youth to Lead Its Child Welfare System
Rebecca Jones Gaston, a former foster youth and social worker who oversees the social services department in Maryland, is set to lead Oregon’s child welfare program, state officials have announced. “Rebecca has extensive experience in child welfare systems across the country and, as part of that work, she has encountered many of the same challenges we face in Oregon,” said Fariborz Pakseresht, director of Oregon’s Department of Health Services, in a statement.
Permanency in the News
Permanency in the News is a weekly email roundup of media stories on permanency in child welfare curated and distributed by Dr. Greg Manning. Below you will find this week’s edition.
Gambling on Data-Driven Foster Parent Recruitment in Las Vegas
As jurisdictions across the nation struggle to meet the demand for licensed foster homes, many agencies have been driven to seek out new methods of recruitment. In the states of Washington, Iowa and Texas, child-welfare agencies are ramping up new recruitment efforts.