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They could still be there for the child

They could still be there for the child

Through our Family Team Meeting (FTM) program, I met a family I would later work with for Foster Home Licensing. I was the foster care worker for this family’s previous adoptions. I was thrilled to be able to work with them again. Recently an older youth was placed in...

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Am I adopted yet?

Am I adopted yet?

I made a difference in the life of a 9-year-old girl who has experienced way more trauma in her short life than many experiences in their lifetime. She also made a difference in mine. What this child experienced is unfathomable. When I first met her last year, you...

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And he said: “You really hear me!”

And he said: “You really hear me!”

This young man who was nearing adulthood was very respectful and quiet at first. He seemed to have his mind made up about what he wanted to do with his life. But, at the end of 2020, things changed. When the case first appeared at my desk, the young man hoped to be...

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I encouraged her to ask for help; and she did!

I encouraged her to ask for help; and she did!

We often meet with clients for an hour at a time usually. In most cases, that one interaction in our only connection. Other cases, we have several FTMs on the same case so we see the parties more than once. So, trying to see how I have made a difference took me some...

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