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Three Little Words

Author: 
Ashley Rhodes-Courter
ISBN: 
978-1-4169-4806-3

This book was written by a girl who spent many years in the foster care system in Tampa, Florida. It gave me a lot of insight into what foster kids are thinking and the fears and frustrations they encounter. I was even surprised to learn why so many kids still have anxiety after their adoptions are finalized.

I think it is a must read, especially for those of us who adopted children out of the foster care system. It will definitely change how you think about their situations.

Adoption in Pennsylvania

Address 1: 
Statewide Adoption and Permanency Network (SWAN)
Address 2: 
PO Box 2675
City: 
Harrisburg
State/Province: 
Pennsylvania
ZIP/Post Code: 
17105
Phone: 
800-585-SWAN

From the Adoption in Pennsylvania site:

The Pennsylvania Adoption Exchange (PAE)

Adams County Social Services - Foster Parent Picnic

06/24/2009 - 17:00
06/24/2009 - 19:00
US/Mountain

This is a tentative date

7401 N Broadway
Denver, CO 80221
Call 303.412.KIDS (5437) for more information.
Adams County - Children and Family Services

Adams County Social Services - Foster to Adopt Support Group

06/04/2009 - 06:30
06/04/2009 - 08:00
US/Mountain

7401 N Broadway
Denver, CO 80221

South Carolina Department of Social Services

Address 1: 
Department of Social Services
Address 2: 
P.O. Box 1520
City: 
Columbia
State/Province: 
South Carolina
ZIP/Post Code: 
29202
Phone: 
(800) 694-8518

From the South Carolina Department of Social Services Adoption page:

What is the purpose of this service?

North Carolina Division of Social Services

Address 1: 
Albemarle Building 8th Floor
Address 2: 
325 N. Salisbury St.
City: 
Raleigh
State/Province: 
North Carolina
ZIP/Post Code: 
27601
Phone: 
1-877-625-4371

From the North Carolina Division of Social Services Adoption Page:

Some foster children will never go back to their birth family. We are committed to the principle that every one of these children deserves a "forever family". We have the firm belief that a safe, permanent, and nurturing home can be found for any child who needs one. We also firmly believe that we are responsible for enabling this. Adoption Services are designed to find permanent homes for children and to provide support to the families who adopt them.

West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources

Address 1: 
350 Capitol Street
Address 2: 
Room 691
City: 
Charleston
State/Province: 
West Virginia
ZIP/Post Code: 
25301
Phone: 
304-558-2891

From the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Services Adoption Page:

Most of our children have been removed from their homes due to neglect, physical and/or sexual abuse, emotional abuse, and/or the inability of their parents to care adequately for them.

Alabama Department of Human Resources

State/Province: 
Alabama
Phone: 
1-866-4AL-KIDS

From the Alabama Department of Human Resources Site:

You can change a child's life forever.

At any given time in the state of Alabama, hundreds of children in foster care are awaiting a loving and caring adoptive home. Many have never felt the warmth and joy that comes from a forever family. Most have been placed in agency custody due to parental neglect or physical abuse. The good news is that the lives of these children can be brightened forever by just one person - you.

Tennessee Department of Children's Services

Address 1: 
Cordell Hull Building 7th Floor
City: 
Nashville
State/Province: 
Tennessee
ZIP/Post Code: 
37243
Phone: 
(615) 741-9701

From the Tennessee Department of Children's Services Page:

As Tennessee's public child welfare agency, the Department of Children’s Services is responsible for helping some of our state's most vulnerable citizens.

Our case managers have the responsibility investigating cases of child abuse and neglect. Our resource parent specialists work to find good foster homes and adoptive families. Our juvenile justice program treats the youthful offenders who are sent to us by the courts.

Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services

Address 1: 
Office of the Secretary
Address 2: 
275 East Main Street
City: 
Frankfort
State/Province: 
Kentucky
ZIP/Post Code: 
40621
Phone: 
(800) 928-4303

From the Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services Adoption Page:

The Adoption Services Branch is responsible for program oversight and planning in the area of adoption services. The primary focus is timely permanency planning and achievement for committed children in out of home care.