Year: 2020

So I want to circle back to something I alluded to a couple weeks ago. Children who are not reunified with their biological family are not automatically adoptable by a foster family. There are several possible avenues that DCS may deem most appropriate. These include a variety of possibilities: kinship, guardianship, independent living, and aging…

Researchers at the Indiana University School of Social Work have received a grant to address the issue of child abuse in Indiana. One goal of the program is to establish family resource centers at places where families already gather, like schools and libraries. This program is a partnership between Indiana Department Of Child Services Indiana…

I don’t know about you, but I love a good “underdog” story. You know what I’m talking about, right? We’ve all seen them (or have probably at least heard of them): “Rocky”, “Hoosiers”, and “The Hunger Games” to name a few. Why, then, do we fail to cheer for the underdogs when it comes to…

So here’s the thing, for some reason when I talk to people about “foster care”, their minds often automatically switch to “adoption”. And I am here to tell you: Foster Care does NOT equal adoption. Now, are SOME children adopted out of the foster care system? Absolutely! My youngest son was adopted through foster care,…

April 23, 2020 Becoming a foster parent is not a decision to be entered into lightly. Foster parenting is not always an easy path, but that said, it is not without much joy…joy at seeing children heal (both physically and emotionally); joy at seeing biological parents turn their lives around so their children can come…