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.
8 Crucial Tips For Kinship Adoption
This podcast discusses the top eight tips for smoothly integrating children adopted through kinship adoption into your family.
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.
Aging Out Institute: Preparing Foster Youth for Adulting
In this episode, Lynn Tonini interviews Dr. John DeGarmo, Founder of both the Foster Care Institute and Never Too Late in Monticello, GA. John and Lynn talk about Never Too Late, the residential program he started for young men aging out of foster care; the services he offers organizations, agencies and foster parents; some challenges faced by foster parents; and ideas to improve the foster care system.
Foster Care and Adoption Conference 2020 podcasts and on-line information:
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.
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