Street Beat: Adoption And Foster Care

This week on Street Beat, host Lisa Germani talks to experts about foster care and adoption.

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Cassandra Thomas, Foster Care Licensing Supervisor for the Michigan Department of Health (credit: Bethany Jezierski/CW50)

First, Cassandra Thomas, a Foster Care Licensing Supervisor for the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, explains the need for foster parents.

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Shereen Allen-Youngblood and George Winn from The Children’s Center (credit: Bethany Jezierski/CW50)

Then Shereen Allen-Youngblood, Foster Parent Recruitment, and George Winn, Chief Operations Officer from The Children’s Center, chat about what it takes to be a foster parent.

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Shaune Marks, the Foster Care and Adoption Recruiter for Orchards Children’s Services (credit: Bethany Jezierski/CW50)

Next, Shaune Marks, the Foster Care and Adoption Recruiter for Orchards Children’s Services, talks about foster care and potential adoption.

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Michelle Parra and Jessica Thompson from the Michigan Adoption Resource Exchange (credit: Bethany Jezierski/CW50)

Finally, the Michigan Adoption Resource Exchange identifies children who are waiting for their forever families. Michelle Parra, MARE Program Manager, and Jessica Thompson, MARE Recruitment Specialist, share the details.

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