• June 2011
  • Vol. 12, No. 5

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Engaging Communities and Organizations to Support Adoption

The latest issue of The Roundtable, published by the National Resource Center for Adoption (NRCA), focuses on the issue of "partnering communities of color and supporting adoptive families" to improve outcomes for the children and families involved with the child welfare system. The lead article, by Kathy Ledesma, Stephanie Pettaway, Ruth McRoy, Elissa Madden, and Patricia Cody, looks at the disproportionality statistics on African-American children in the child welfare system and discusses the activities that AdoptUSKids has undertaken to assist States, Tribes, and Territories in addressing the permanency needs of African-American children in care.

Other articles in the newsletter explore the efforts of Arizona's child welfare system to provide postadoption support, especially to families who have adopted children with special needs, and the Realizing Open Adoption Dreams (ROAD/El Camino Hacia Un Futuro Mejor) program operated by the New York Council on Adoptable Children, which focuses on finding families for older youth ambivalent about being adopted.

Read the full issue of The Roundtable on the NRCA website:

www.nrcadoption.org/pdfs/roundtable/V25N1-2011.pdf (4.74 MB)

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