Posts made in August, 2015

Take action today to be a champion for federal policy that will prevent harm to children

Posted by on Aug 30, 2015 in Adoption News | 0 comments

Take action today to be a champion for federal policy that will prevent harm to children

From the desk of Lutheran Child and Family Services of Illinois: Take action today to be a champion for federal policy that will prevent harm to children Write to United States Senators Dick Durbin and Mark Kirk in Illinois (or to your own US Senators if you live outside Illinois) and urge them to co-sponsor The Family and Kinship Care Act, recently introduced by Sen. Ron Wyden and seven other members of the Finance Committee of the United States Senate. A great way to contact Senators Durbin and Kirk is through their websites: www.durbin.senate.gov/contact/email Select...

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Seeking CAFFA Webmaster

Posted by on Aug 14, 2015 in CAFFA Board, CAFFA News, Home | 0 comments

Seeking CAFFA Webmaster

Chicago Area Families for Adoption (CAFFA) is seeking candidates for our CAFFA.org Webmaster. This board-level position offers the chance to work with a great group of people on a cause that helps make the world a better place! Good candidates for this volunteer position will have: …A connection to the adoption quartet (adoptive parent, adult adoptee, birthparent, or adoption professional) …2-4+ hours available each week to manage the website …Strong IT skills are a must (e.g. past coding experience) …Experience with WordPress, or ability to learn …Experience...

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ReMoved Film – A Very Powerful Foster Care Story

Posted by on Aug 14, 2015 in Adoption News | 0 comments

ReMoved Film – A Very Powerful Foster Care Story

Nathanael Matanick and his wife are foster parents as well as filmmakers.  In response to their experiences, they created a series of films called ReMoved. The films tell the story of a young girl entering the foster care system – told from her point of view. Their goal with the films is to help provide insight to the broader public about the experience of foster care from the point of view of the child in care.  And also to be a voice for, and to encourage the people who have gone through foster care. I watched the first film and have to say – I was amazed at how powerful this...

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