World Wide Wednesday – May 28, 2014

It’s World Wide Wednesday! Here’s what’s happening the world of foster care and adoption around the web:


  • The Importance of Maintaining Sibling Connections in Foster Care: In the May 2014 National Foster Care Month issue of NCFA’s Adoption Advocate, co-authors Dr. Robert White and Samantha Jernstrom explain the importance of maintaining sibling connections for youth in foster care. Research has shown that these connections can have a profound impact on the wellbeing of children in foster care. When sibling co-placement and the preservation of sibling groups is not possible, every effort should be made to help youth in care maintain strong, healthy, and supportive relationships with their brothers and sisters. Click here to download the PDF of Adoption Advocate No. 71.
  • Recipes for Success: Are you a foster care alumni or do you know one? EMK Press is looking for your recipes, food related stories, words of wisdom and advice for foster care youth for an upcoming book called Recipes for Success. Learn how to make a submission. 
  • States Enroll Former Foster Youth in Medicaid: One of the Affordable Care Act’s successes is a provision that allows young people up to 26 years old to remain on their parents’ health insurance. Under a similar, but less-known provision, young adults who have been recently released from foster care can also get Medicaid coverage, regardless of their incomes. An estimated 180,000 foster care alumni became eligible on Jan. 1. (Continue Reading)

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