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Social Workers Who Adopt

Featured Article: How can adoption fit into a social worker's personal life without overlapping with his or her professional career? By Jennifer Michael and Madeleine Goldstein Last fall, Tara Moser bumped into another social worker at a hospital health fair. An infant adoption specialist at a private agency, the social worker told Moser she had more

A Rural Miracle of Adoption

Featured Article: How one small community found families for 82 Texas foster children By Kathleen Belanger Diann Sparks was the first parent from the Bennett Chapel community to adopt from the foster care system. Her sons Randy, left, and Nino are thriving. When asked what the future holds for her family, Diann replied, "I want to

Addressing Secondary Traumatic Stress

Featured Article: Emerging approaches in child welfare By Julie Collins I thought I was doing well as a child welfare supervisor of one of the highest-risk areas in Ottawa, Canada. But that changed when I began having dreams--nightmares, really. As a manger for a unit of 10 child and family workers, I was struggling with cases

The Girl in the Window

Featured Article: By Lane DeGregory In this issue and the next, Children's Voice is reprinting this article by St. Petersburg Times writer Lane DeGregory, winner of CWLA's 2009 Anna Quindlen Award for Excellence in Journalism in Behalf of Children and Families. In April, the article earned DeGregory a Pulitzer Prize for feature writing.  This report

Homeless in America

Featured Article: As the number of homeless families increases nationally, a mother struggles to find help among overburdened services By Emily Shenk Melissa Majors had been crying. A few quiet tears rolled down her dark brown cheeks and seeped into the blue collar of her Popeyes uniform. It was late, after midnight. She leaned

‘No One Makes It on Their Own’

Featured Article: Programs provide extra support for former foster youth in college By Simone Pringle For most people, the holidays are all about family. Going to Grandma's house, baking cookies with cousins and aunts, watching Dad slice the turkey at the head of the table. But for all the joy the season brings to many

From Foster Care to Fostering Care

Child welfare administrator and former foster child Darrell Armstrong says we not only need to give children a voice, we need to give families a voice. In honor of May as National Foster Care Month, we feature an excerpt here from the keynote address given by Rev. Darrell Armstrong during CWLA's 2007 National Conference.

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