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Alyssa Bambard Named AdoptUSKids' December Caseworker of the Month
Alyssa Bambard, adoption director at Adoption Options Worldwide in Bloomfield, Mich., is our December Caseworker of the Month. Randie Randolph of San Bernadino, Calif., nominated Bambard for the award because of her dedication to recruiting families, communicating with them regularly, and for doing the work of digging deeper when reviewing home studies.
Inventory Reduction: Free Hard Copies Available
of Recruitment Resources
As we transition to providing more of our resource guides in digital format to child welfare professionals, we’re reducing our hard copy inventory of these popular tools. If you want to get free hard copy resources on recruitment and retention strategies for you or agency, now is the time to order. Our inventory is limited, so order today!
New Music Video to Celebrate National Adoption Day
In honor of National Adoption Day on Saturday, November 17, singer-song writer Karyn Williams and the Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute have partnered to produce the music video "You Just May Be." The song reminds individuals, families, and organizations all over the world that anybody can make the difference in the life of a child without a family.
Help Us Celebrate National Adoption Month
November is National Adoption Month and this year’s theme celebrates advancements in adoption in the digital age. In partnership with the U.S. Children’s Bureau and Child Welfare Information Gateway, we have developed several new resources about using social media and other online tools to help children in foster care find loving, permanent families.
Nancy Holland Named AdoptUSKids' October Caseworker of the Month
Nancy Holland, a caseworker in the Foster and Adoption Resources Unit for the Nassau County Department of Social Services in New York, is our October Caseworker of the Month. She performs her job with the utmost attention given to families and children, including excellent post-placement support services.