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Category: Foster Care & Adoption

Foster Parents Find ‘Beautiful Chaos’ in the Joys and Challenges of Foster Care

Foster Parents Find ‘Beautiful Chaos’ in the Joys and Challenges of Foster Care

Courtney Morgan-Roberts was boarding a plane to California in early January for a work trip when she received a congratulatory email announcing that she and her partner, Brittany were officially licensed as foster parents. A few hours later, the plane landed on the west coast, and Courtney checked her phone again. To her surprise, there was a voicemail in her inbox that said, “We have a five-month-old girl. Can you take her?”

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Cornerstones of Care Champions Seek Young Professionals Ready to Make a Difference

Cornerstones of Care Champions Seek Young Professionals Ready to Make a Difference

Rebranded in 2022 as a young professionals group, the Cornerstones of Care Champions are back and ready to make a difference in the lives of children and families.

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YES Program Helps Former Foster Care Youth Turn Dreams Into Reality

YES Program Helps Former Foster Care Youth Turn Dreams Into Reality

Since she was five years old, Eugenia Doreen Wallace – who goes by Doreen – knew she wanted to be a lawyer.

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National Child Abuse Prevention Month: How School-Based Services Can Help Build a Safer World for Kids

National Child Abuse Prevention Month: How School-Based Services Can Help Build a Safer World for Kids

“Hospitals and schools are the number one source of hotline referrals for abuse,” said Julie Plunkett, Clinical Manager for school-based services in Kansas City. “We’re getting in at one of those catch points for hotlines for abuse. Hopefully, we can help head some of that off before it worsens and be a natural support for those families.”

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Book Buddies Make a Difference in the Lives of Students One Book at a Time

Book Buddies Make a Difference in the Lives of Students One Book at a Time

The Book Buddies arrive at the Gillis Campus Day Treatment School library shortly before 1:00 p.m. every Monday with a book cart, a large tub of art supplies, and smiles all around as they prepare for an hour of reading, crafts, and fun with the kids.

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