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The beauty of respite

Our social worker telephoned today with some bad news. It might not seem like much to non foster carers, but we found out that our regular respite carers are retiring. 1,514 more words

Permanency doesn’t mean permanent?

Nope, not in the case of juvenile proceedings. A lot of people may hear there’s going to be a permanency hearing and think, “Whoa, this is going to decide the future, forever.” That’s really not the case though, at least not most of the time. 619 more words

Permanency and Waiting Children

Of course you can adopt from foster care. And yes, people can become foster parents with the primary purpose of adoption. But the only way these options work is when you understand the primary purpose of foster care. 475 more words


Permanancy and the Lack Thereof

*Please note, this is Sydney, Nell’s intern writing…not Lynell!

This past week, I got a tattoo, which you see pictured above. This is a tattoo that I have been planning to get for a few years now. 378 more words

Self Reflection

Looking out the window

There’s a spot in my house (soon-to-be-ex-house) where I used to stand every morning and look out the window. Our house backs up on a canal and wildlife island, so there are tons of different animals to watch. 806 more words


Effects of the Pressure to Speed Up Adoptions in the British Child Welfare System

This article from the Guardian makes the British child welfare system sound remarkably like NYC’s, and it’s also a good reminder that adherence to an arbitrary timeline is not the solution.   14 more words

Foster Care

Another Assault On ICWA

From Indian Country Today Media Network, War of Words, ICWA Faces Multiple Assaults From the Adoption Industry:

Yesterday the Phoenix, Arizona-based Goldwater Institute announced the filing of 

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