Does Adoption Leave a Scar?

I try really hard on this blog to bring you thoughts and ideas that you might not have heard before. I try to speak not only from my personal experience in the foster care system, but from helping numerous clients through the criminal justice system and from listening to the stories of countless individuals who have chosen me to share their stories. I want to try and tackle the issues that are difficult to talk about; those that we try to box up and pretend aren't happening. After Foster Care Awareness Month, I wanted to share a point of view that I can't speak to - Adoption. So, it is my pleasure to bring you a guest blog from Anne Heffron, Author of You Don't Look Adopted. Anne was born

UDPATED - Legalocities (Podcast)-The Crisis of Foster Care

Did you know nearly 50% of foster children end up incarcerated within two years of aging out of the foster care system? During her nearly 20 years in Law Office Administration dealing with criminal defendants, Shenandoah Chefalo became unsettled by the ever-revolving door of the criminal justice system, and wanted to find a way to change it. She became a certified life coach and set out on a mission to tell her story to raise public awareness about the grim realities of the foster care system, how it is feeding many other social problems, and what can be done to solve this epidemic. Join host Jacqueline Crosby and guest Shenandoah Chefalo, author of Garbage Bag Suitcase, for an insider's per

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