Adoption vs Guardianship for Children in Kinship Foster Care: Making Informed Decisions recording
When children in kinship foster care are ready to exit the system to permanent families with relatives, the families need to decide whether to adopt or secure guardianship of the child. The laws that determine how adoption and guardianship are granted and what each option entails are developed at the state and tribal levels. As a result, the intricacies of obtaining these relationships and the benefits of each differ across the country. This webinar provides information about each options, how they differ and trends in state laws as they impact these options. It highlights a new resource from Generations United created with support from the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption and other state-specific tools for helping families.
Special Challenges of Kinship Adoption
Adopting a relative can its own special considerations. What are these challenges, and do you overcome them? Listen to experts discuss this topic.
Special Challenges of Kinship Adoption
Adopting a relative can its own special considerations. What are these challenges, and do you overcome them? Host Dawn Davenport, Executive Director of Creating a Family, the national infertility & adoption education and support nonprofit, interviews many experts including adoption agencies, caseworkers and a member of the American Academy of Adoption Attorneys.
The vision of Adoption Learning Partners (ALP) is to make a positive measurable impact on adoption outcomes and offer meaningful, timely, web-based educational adoption resources for professionals, parents, adopted individuals, and the families that love them.
AOI promotes resources and strategies that help individuals and organizations support youth aging out of foster care. Click below to view the list of various podcasts.
Adoptive and Foster Family Coalition of New York Educational Events:
Moving operations online has given Adoptive and Foster Family Coalition (AFFC) an opportunity to make more connections and support even more New York families. By removing barriers and allowing all to access the Conference on their own time and in the safety of their homes. In addition, we are recording all ongoing presentations and workshops so that on demand video access will be available.
Navigating Adoption: Presented by AdoptUSKids
AdoptUSKids has released a new podcast series, Navigating Adoption: Presented by AdoptUSKids, that highlights stories of families and youth on their journey toward adoption from foster care. The series also features experts in the field of adoption discussing topics including trauma and the importance of support services. Listen at adoptuskids.org/podcast, or wherever you access your podcasts.
Join us as we bring together real adoptive families and adoption experts to showcase the unexpected rewards of adopting a teen from foster care. Whether you’re thinking about adopting from foster care, have already adopted, or are just looking to learn more, these stories and resources will help you navigate the process, with inspiration and information along the way.
Navigating Adoption is brought to you by AdoptUSKids, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Administration for Children and Families, and the Ad Council.
Regulated and Relational
Join Julie Beem & Ginger Healy as we explore the trauma-informed, attachment-focused concepts of Regulation (self-regulation/co-regulation) and Relationship (building connection) and how we can help children build resilience and emotional health through the ways in which we parent, teach and care for children. This podcast is produced by the Attachment & Trauma Network, or ATN, a leading national non-profit supporting children impacted by trauma through their families, schools and communities.
2022 National Strategy to Support Family Caregivers
Combine videos and discussion guides to learn how and why kinship caregivers foster and adopt relative children and how to better support them. Some classes offer Continuing Education Units (CEU’s). For more information visit: https://capacity.childwelfare.gov/states/topics/foster-care-permanency/kinship-care-series/videos
￼Connet Our Kids
This trauma-informed academy, featuring Connect our Kids original video series is designed to help create connection and belonging for teens and adults. Created in collaboration with trauma therapists and advocates with lived experience within the foster care and prison systems, this engaging video series educated views on how the brain works, how trauma impacts the brain and our relationships, and how health coping strategies and positive support networks can help us recover from traumatic experiences.
Calendar Conversations: A Guide for Adoptive Parents
“Calendar Conversations: A Guide for Adoptive Parents” is an engaging and informative podcast that explores the power of utilizing the calendar as a guide to create a brighter path to inclusive parenting. Hosted by transracially adopted person and parenting coach, April Dinwoodie, this podcast aims to provide valuable insights, practical tips, and emotional support.