The child welfare system is charged with promoting the wellbeing of children by ensuring their safety and strengthening their families, so they may successfully care for children. While the child welfare system is comprised of a complex set of procedures that vary by state, finding solutions to combat the collateral effects some children face when placed into the child welfare system may be just as complex, if not illusive.
By Mary O’Leary Wiley, PhD, ABPP When you think of adopting a child, what images come into your mind? For most of us, the images are based on how adoption used to be. We think of infant adoptions, which now make up only 17% of non-step parent adoptions in the U.S. We think of inter-country […]