It’s World Wide Wednesday! Here’s what’s happening the world of foster care and adoption around the web:
- New program provides children in foster homes access to medical care: To appreciate the importance of a new medical program for children in foster care that was announced Wednesday at the Bureau of Milwaukee Child Welfare, consider what happened to Bregetta Wilson. Wilson was 13 when she was placed in foster care. She would remain in foster care until she turned 18 and aged out of the system. Continue reading this story.
- Adoption and HIV: Spence-Chapin is committed to finding families for the most vulnerable children in the U.S. and around the world, including those children living with HIV. There are an estimated 3.3 million children living with HIV in the world.* Children with HIV are overrepresented in orphanages and many are waiting for loving adoptive families. With the right care, these children can live full and happy lives. Learn more.
- Easing the pain of an empty nest: Perhaps one of the most difficult aspects of being a foster parent is the moment when your foster child leaves your home. As a foster parent, your home becomes a place where foster children come for a period of time, with the goal of being reunited with their family in the near future. There are times when the removal of a foster child from may come suddenly, and without any prior warning. Continue reading.
- Foster Care Books & Resources: Here’s a brand new Facebook site for foster parents and those who work with children in care. A site devoted to books, magazines, and other resources about foster care.
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