"Barry believes it's important to remember that the priority should always be the child, and that older children up for adoption should not be forgotten." Full story-> https://t.co/eGybEjSBj1 #FosterCare#Adoption
Welcome to our two newest staffers! Sarah is our Wednesday’s Child/Adoption Partnerships Coordinator and Naomi is our Older Youth Program Manager!
We are beyond thrilled to have their smarts, energy and humor to add to our work!
Change is good, right? Today 2 of our match event staff are moving on to new goals - retirement & grad school. Here Julie (left) and Sami (right) are pictured with Chris Jacobs, our program director. Wish them success! #kidswillstayinyourhearts#Thanks
The Adoption Center is pleased to be partnering with Parenting Special Needs online magazine which brings you features about raising children with special challenges. The magazine is published six times a year.
We are sad at the Adoption Center at the passing in April of our loyal volunteer, Patricia Mans. Pat was a volunteer at the Adoption Center for 20 years. Celebrating her 90th birthday this year, she was truly amazing and tireless! She traveled by public transportation from New Jersey to write the child waiting newspaper columns for the Center in the Philadelphia Inquirer and the Philadelphia Tribune. Pat was feisty and determined to get her work done when she came to the office. However, she also sweetened the day for us.
Did you hear about the teenager who still wants to be adopted? How about the 22 teens with the same desire? Then maybe you heard about the Older Youth Matching Event we held this past Saturday in Western Pennsylvania! Twenty two youth, (and their social workers) spent the day getting to know 11 families who are all interested in adopting teenagers!