Adoption

Class is in Session: A Discussion Guide to Help Families Navigate Schools

This guide is designed to help adoptive, foster, and kinship support group leaders facilitate a discussion on navigating school systems and advocating for children and youth in a school setting. Even if you do not plan to lead a meeting … Read More

Strategies for Recruiting Foster and Adoptive Families of Color

A webinar from AdoptUSKids focuses on “Recruiting Foster and Adoptive Families of Color: Stories and Strategies From Leaders of Color in Child Welfare.” The presenters discuss the racial disproportionality rates, the impact of institutional and structural racism, and why families of color … Read More

Adoption and Guardianship for Children in Kinship Foster Care

Generations United with support from the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption, created the following brief, national comparison chart, and state-specific charts that focus on adoption and guardianship for children in kinship foster care so that these children can exit foster … Read More

Adoption Triad: Developmental Trauma and Sensory Processing Challenges

Developmental Trauma and Sensory Processing Challenges Sensory experience helps shape neural connections and readies areas of the brain that regulate emotions. During the earliest years of life, a child needs a safe, predictable, and loving environment and caregivers for their … Read More

Adoption and Guardianship for Children in Kinship Foster Care

The laws dictating how adoption and guardianship are granted, by which court, and what those options entail are developed at the state and tribal levels, so the intricacies for obtaining these legal relationships differ. The Brief The brief provides general … Read More

Adoption Triad: Tribal Customary Adoption

Tribal Customary Adoption Tribal customary adoption is a cultural practice within Indigenous communities that aims to ensure a child is taken care of when there is a parental death or inability to provide care. This practice offers children stability and … Read More

Adoption and Guardianship for Children in Kinship Foster Care

Generations United with support from the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption, created the following brief, national comparison chart, and state-specific charts that focus on adoption and guardianship for children in kinship foster care so that these children can exit foster … Read More

Adoption and Guardianship for Children in Kinship Foster Care

Generations United with support from the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption, created the following brief, national comparison chart, and state-specific charts that focus on adoption and guardianship for children in kinship foster care so that these children can exit foster … Read More

Highlights from a special issue of Family Court Review

Vivek Sankaran and Christopher Church turn the current “master narrative” about securing “permanency” for children on its head.  That false narrative, pushed hardest by those who hate birth parents (and yes, that’s the right word) claims that only adoption guarantees a … Read More

Adoption Triad: The Quality Improvement Center on Engaging Youth in Finding Permanency

The Quality Improvement Center on Engaging Youth in Finding Permanency “When somebody in the agency acted on what I wanted, I felt valued.” —QIC-EY Council Member Child welfare systems across the country are doing better to involve voices with lived … Read More