The following Year in Review is designed to provide a summary of programmatic, organizational, and fundraising milestones achieved by Waiting Child Fund (transforming to Kinnect) in 2017.  Founded in 2005, the mission of Waiting Child Fund (transforming to Kinnect) is to develop partnerships that transform beliefs, values, and actions to achieve permanency for all children…

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THE ISSUE Foster care is intended to be a temporary intervention in the life of a child. Yet far too many children stay in foster care too long and move too often – exacerbating the trauma that led to the child being removed from their family in the first place. Likewise, too many youth age-out…

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Authors | Michelle Chalmers, Mike Kenney and Kim Stevens Approved by Family Builders Network in October 2017 “My mother’s rights were terminated.  Not mine.” Foster youth quote The Issue Removal from family, out of home placement, and/or termination of parental rights are not neutral interventions in the life of a child.  Intervention itself impacts the…

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The Issue Living in poverty is not a character flaw; nor does it cause abuse and neglect.  However, poverty is widely recognized as both a risk factor for, and a predictor of, abuse and neglect.  Children from families living in poverty are a disproportionately represented in out-of-home care. Parenting effectively in the context of scarcity…

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