MEETING WITH REGION
SUCCESS STORIES CAME FORWARD
THEY HAVE PLACE 41 CHILDREN WITH KINSHIP FAMILIES IN THE LAST YEAR!!!
DEVELOPING AN ADOPTIVE/FOSTER CARE PILOT
We met yesterday with 16 leaders of the adjoining region to our city. We gave each of them a copy of the Field Guide to Child Welfare - volumne 4 which is about attachment, foster care and adoption. We shared the need to find permenence for families and then challenged the group to a question:
"Are you ready and interested in applying the law of the land and developing more adoptive families and finding new foster families - by developing a pilot program for your region?"
The excitement was in the air. YES!
We have a plan. They have been assigned to read certain chapters of the Guide, and come together (we have dates) to start designing our new pilot program together.
What excitement - yes an entire region of leaders ready to find families for children - and remember, they have just placed 41 orphans with relatives. They know the meaning of family, they just need a plan now to strengthen their move toward permanence for all children.
|Refering to the Field Guide - they all got Russian copies. I could only give them|
book 4 as we are completely out of the sets after this distribution! $400 would get us 200 more sets
sent from Ukraine!!!!
|They were thrilled to get their books! Thrilled to be part of something bigger!|
|Leaders of the Region!|
Will be posting about the Life Skills that are being taught at Red River and Chui Orphanages. Very exciting day today to be in a class on Conflict Management with youth from Chui.