November 2015

My First Adoption Day

This Saturday, November 21st is National Adoption Day, and 52 children in Allegheny County (many of whom are our clients) will finally feel a sense of permanence. In honor of this celebrated day, I’d like to share with you my account of the adoption day I observed back in September. At...

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Nov 20 2015

Finding Some Stability Through Unconventional Channels

Jonah* was 8 years old when his mother cut his 11 year old brother with a knife. Jonah, his brother and two younger siblings all were removed from the home and placed with a relative. After a few months, Jonah began exhibiting behaviors indicating that he had been sexually abused....

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Nov 2 2015