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August 22, 2019

Adoption Answers: Is making an adoption plan confidential?

Is making an adoption plan confidential?   Sometimes, for pregnant women who are thinking about making an adoption plan (formerly known as “giving up for adoption” or “giving up a baby for adoption”), talking to family or friends about the adoption can be helpful. Having a trusted person who can […]

August 12, 2019

Good Shepherd Staff: Meet Sue!

Sue Leshe has been a Family Development Specialist with Good Shepherd. She started out working as a case management position for 4 years and transferred to the Licensing Unit where she has been for almost two years. Sue explained that her role as a case manager has given her greater […]

August 1, 2019

How Long Does Foster Care Last?

There can be many questions when a family considers becoming involved in foster care. At the top of the list is typically, “How long will a child be placed in my home?” There are no simple answers to that question, as every child’s experience in foster care is unique and […]

July 29, 2019

Good Shepherd Staff: Meet Kim!

Kim Gisburne is a Family Development Specialist with Good Shepherd. She describes that as a “fancy” title that really means that she works with families who are interested in becoming foster parents and helps them to navigate the licensing process. Kim has been in this role for the last three […]