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Monthly Archives: January 2011
As I was riding the train home from work last night reading essays from some of the 120 Foster Youth Intern (FYI) hopefuls, a conversation behind me caught my attention. There was a man on the phone evidently talking to … Continue reading
FosterClub’s All-Stars Internship Program – Deadline Feb. 15 Do You Know a Young Person Who Could Be An All-Star? FosterClub will select a team of young adults, ages 18 to 24, who have experienced foster care at some point in … Continue reading
Nebraska’s child welfare system has been a focus of the press lately. The reason? They are in the process of privatizing parts of their child welfare system. The effort to privatize state foster care systems has long been a topic … Continue reading
In New Zealand, intercountry adoptions from Russia were suspended in 2006 due to changes in Russian legislation amid speculations regarding the well-being of children after their adoptions. Just the beginning of this month, adoptions from Russia to New Zealand are … Continue reading
Yesterday marked the one year anniversary since the earthquake that devastated Haiti. As we move into year two, CCAI’s report Renewed Promise: The Welfare of Children in Haiti highlights lessons learned from the emergency relief and recovery efforts that have … Continue reading
Across the country, several states are working to make processes in child welfare and adoption more efficient. Just last week in Pennsylvania, the state Supreme Court issued new rules meant to streamline the intercountry adoption process for PA residents. The … Continue reading
January is National Mentoring Month meant to spotlight the importance of mentors and the need for each child to have a caring adult in his or her life. While almost any child could benefit from having a mentor, one population … Continue reading
An article came out earlier this week by Megan McArdle titled Abortion, Adoption, Supply and Demand that examined the link between adoption and abortion rates. The author was arguing a claim made by a fellow writer, Andrew Sullivan, that promoting … Continue reading
The deadline for CCAI’s 2011 Foster Youth Internship program is this Friday, January 7th. The FYI program brings former (or current) foster youth to Washington, DC for a summer internship in a Member of Congress’ office. During the program, interns … Continue reading