“Team Precision will be collecting toys, clothes, cards for the foster kids FosterHope Sacramento and Shriners Hospitals for Children – Northern California for 4 weeks at Precision M.D. Cosmetic Surgery Center! We invite the community to donate gifts for these children/teens to brighten up their day during the holiday season! Drop off any new gifts, toys, clothes, letters at Precision MD anytime between Nov 18th & Dec 13th! Let’s impact some lives!”
Suzzanne Goldwire with her family at the William R. Ridgeway Family Relations Courthouse on Saturday, November 23, 2019. Goldwire brought her extended family to welcome two children whose adoption was finalized at the National Adoption Day event. MITCHEL BOBO MBOBO@SACBEE.COM
Nov. 23–For all the questions she had about her adoption, Suzzanne Goldwire knew she also wanted to be part of the answer. Goldwire, who was taking the final steps in a yearlong effort to adopt two children Saturday, said the positive journey she’s made in her life was the reason she wanted to be in […]‘Now we have a big family.’ National Adoption Day event brings family together in Sacramento [The Sacramento Bee] — Daily Republic
“Sesame Street” has introduced a new Muppet with the aim of highlighting the stories and unique love of foster families.Meet Karli, The New ‘Sesame Street’ Muppet In Foster Care — CBS Pittsburgh
By Sandra Gonzalez, CNN
(CNN) — “Sesame Street” has introduced a new Muppet with the aim of highlighting the stories and unique love of foster families.
The center of the new initiative is a Muppet named Karli, a yellow-haired friend of Elmo’s who introduces viewers to the concept of “for-now parents.”
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In one video, Karli’s foster mom explains to Elmo that Karli’s mother is “having a hard time” and that they will “keep her safe until her mommy can take care of her again.”
Elmo innocently asks when that will be, to which Karli’s foster mom explains they’re not sure. But “what we do know is that Karli belongs here now.”
“We want her here with us,” she says.
Karli’s appearances contain within them both lessons for foster families — like the importance of stability and a sense of belonging — and explanations for children, told through the eyes of Elmo.
With the initiative and the introduction of Karli, “Sesame Street” continues to prove why it’s been one of television’s greatest teaching tools for more than half a century.
May is National Foster Care Month in the United States.
According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Service’s Children’s Bureau, there are more than 440,000 children and youth in foster care.
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The documentary “Foster” features numerous individuals in the foster care system, but the inspiration for the film started with just one child. About 25 years ago, producer Deborah Oppenheimer met a 6-year-old boy named Patrick, while she was volunteering at a public school. “I asked his story and discovered that he had been removed from […]How HBO Doc ‘Foster’ Gives ‘Unprecedented’ Look Into Children in Foster Care System — Variety
Old Dominion University freshman Melvin Roy is using his past for a purpose.ODU student uses experiences in foster care to create support group — WTKR.com
But before I dig in to the “HOW,” I want to explore the “WHY,” and that requires taking some time to step into your foster child’s shoes (as much as is possible) when they come into your care. As much as you try to be a kind, good foster parent, the bottom line is you are a stranger, and everything about your house and your toys and your food is strange. It’s really important that we foster parents internalize this truth: the experience of coming into your home is yet another traumatic event in this child’s life.That First Night in Foster Care —