November is National Adoption Month. CASA volunteers stay by a child’s side throughout the case, advocating first for reunification with the child’s parent(s) when safe and possible. If reunification is not safe or possible, CASA volunteers will advocate for the child to be adopted by, or live with, other relatives or family friends. If that is also not possible, CASA volunteers will work towards adoption by a non-relative.
Adoption is a beautiful thing, and just like any other major life decision, it’s not always easy. There is post-adoption support available to help adoptive families thrive.
Helpful Links for Adoptive Families:
- Adoption Services from DCFS http://www.dcfs.la.gov/page/375
- AdoptUSKids https://www.adoptuskids.org/
- Child Welfare Information Gateway https://www.childwelfare.gov/topics/systemwide/laws-policies/statutes/collection/
- Foster Care And Adoption Directory https://www.childwelfare.gov/nfcad/
Written by: Kathleen Richey, email@example.com, 225.930.0305