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A Compassionate Response to a Caregiving Crisis Children with complex medical conditions and in need of foster care find hope in Baltimore-area foster family support programs

Daisy, left, was adopted through Kennedy Krieger's Therapeutic Foster Care program

  A typical week for Melissa Hanna might include doctor’s appointments; occupational, physical or speech therapies and learning as she goes. She is a foster parent for two medically-complex children younger than age 1 through Kennedy Krieger Institute’s Therapeutic Foster Care program. This program provides a hands-on approach to foster …

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Advocate for Adoption Competency Specialized training helps mental health professionals understand the needs, challenges and experiences of children and their foster, adoptive and kinship families

Heart in Hands adoption competency

  Family relationships can be complicated. Families that come together through foster care, guardianship and adoption often experience added layers of complexity. One constant for all these families is the experience of loss. For some children and their parents and caregivers, these losses loom large, creating significant challenges. Families often …

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