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Swimming Against the Current

Your mom and dad made you. They brought you into this world. They love you.

But even though mom and dad love you, they hurt you sometimes. 944 more words

A phase of permanency

I’m a mother, and the forever impact of that sentence echoes deep to my soul. Yet I often feel so transient in this otherwise permanent role as I struggle to define my new identity.  691 more words

Pregnancy And Parenthood

Fostering: One Year In

Next week will mark one year of fostering for our family. One year, five sweet boys.

Our one-year mark will be punctuated by the permanency hearing for Little J. 769 more words


"Post-permanency service needs, service utilization, and placement discontinuity for kinship versus non-kinship families"

Liao, Minli, and Kevin R. White.  Children And Youth Services Review 44, (September 2014): 370-378.

This article compares quality of life between kinship and non-kinship post-permanency families. 92 more words


"Children discharged from kin and non-kin foster homes: Do the risks of foster care re-entry differ?"

Koh, Eun, and Mark F. Testa.Children and Youth Services Review 33, no. 9 (2011): 1497-1505.

With respect to reunification, children who exit from kinship foster homes have a much lower likelihood of re-entering foster care when possible confounding factors are ignored. 32 more words


"Indicators of quality in kinship foster care"

Falconnier, Lydia, Nicole Tomasello, Howard Doueck, Susan Wells, Heather Luckey, and Jean Agathen. Families in Society: The Journal of Contemporary Social Services 91, no. 4 (2010): 415-420. 35 more words