World Wide Wednesday, October 21, 2015

iStock_000003621765_LargeIt’s World Wide Wednesday! Here’s what’s news in the world of foster care and adoption around the web:

  • Creative Ways to Connect with Birth Family: Families in open adoptions share the unique ways they stay in touch, from taking photos with the same stuffed animal they gave to their birth parents to getting matching tattoos.
  • DNA Testing: Seven Guidelines for Adoptees
  • Taking a Break: Creative Foster, Adoptive, and Kinship Respite Care in Your Community.
  • Kinship Caregivers and the Child Welfare System: A number of grandparents and other relatives find themselves serving as parents for children whose own parents are unable to care for them. Sometimes, the arrangement (referred to as “kinship care”) is an informal, private arrangement between the parents and relative caregivers; in other situations, the child welfare system is involved. This fact sheet is designed to help kinship caregivers—including grandparents, aunts and uncles, and other relatives caring for children—work effectively with the child welfare system.

Have news you’d like to share? Please post in our comments!

Inclusion in this post does not imply an endorsement by the Coalition for Children, Youth & Families. The Coalition is not responsible for the content of these resources.

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