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Meetings with Mom

I received a referral for a case involving a mom and toddler. In the beginning of this case, Mom was not very willing to participate and did not understand why her child was removed from her care. The first phone call I had with her was difficult but I explained to...

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Help for Dan

I starting working with Dan during the last quarter of 2020. When I first reached out to him, Dan was very hesitant to begin working with me. I explained our agency’s Advance-In-Home (AIH) program to him and we set up our next meeting. Once I shared with Dan the...

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Support for Susie

I matched with my teen mentee, Susie back in May. Obviously, during a pandemic, it was hard to immediately connect since all activities were initially virtual. However, once the COVID guidelines changed and we could safely meet face to face, we hit the ground running....

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Helping AJ

I have a 13-year-old boy on my caseload, we will call him AJ.  After his mother died, he was removed from his father for physical abuse and moved into a residential facility for a year and a half. AJ was eventually placed with a great uncle who had no idea whether he...

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Baby’s First Birthday

I was assigned this PACT case back in January when I first started here at Adoption Option Inc. Child Welfare Organization. I was assigned to work with a child that was placed with their mom's sister. Mom and her sister do not typically get along well. They always...

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Overcoming COVID-19 Obstacles

I Make A Difference Moment I was assigned this case April 7th, 2020 right in the middle of COVID-19 lock down. When the client and I first started working together, the visits were through phone calls with her 3 children. The calls were good but the client could not...

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The Power of Support

I Make A Difference Moment Mrs. Jones is a parent who was referred to. our agency for services. At the time of the referral, she was residing in a sober living facility trying to adjust to her new normal after her three children were removed from her care because of...

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A Support System in Times of Uncertainty

I Make a Difference Moment Ms. Frank is a foster parent I worked with for the last 18 months. During that time, she has accepted multiple children into her licensed foster home. As I have continued to keep in touch with Ms. Frank I have observed the many ways she...

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A Brighter Day For A Little Boy

I Make A Difference Moment Recently we shared an I Make A Difference story that was 5 years in the making. Here is one from a foster care worker in her first job out of college: I have a little boy on my caseload. He is very smart. He’s the type of little kid you...

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