Street Beat: Adoption And Foster Care
This week on Street Beat, host Lisa Germani talks to experts about foster care and adoption. First, Cassandra Thomas, a Foster Care Licensing Supervisor for the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, explains the need for foster parents. 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. Next, Shaune Marks, the Foster Care and Adoption Recruiter for Orchards Children’s Services, talks about foster care and potential adoption. 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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