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We began our family journey six years ago by exploring adoption from foster care. Our first son was removed from his birth family at a young age. He moved between many homes, his life was . . .

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posted on July 26, 2016

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posted on May 11, 2016

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I Know A CASA Who . . .

posted on March 8, 2016

Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASAs) are ordinary people expending extraordinary effort for the children they serve. These examples are directly from the experiences of advocates . . .

Why is Sara Smiling?

posted on January 7, 2016

“Sara” is a young teen in foster care living in a residential treatment facility. Not long after entering foster care she met “Diane.” Diane is her Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) working to ensure a safe and permanent home for Sara.

Be ExtraOrdinary!

posted on November 2, 2015

On Friday, November 20, 2015 you can be extraordinary by donating to CASA online and helping children who have suffered abuse and neglect so severe they have been removed from their homes and placed in the foster care system.

The Spark of Survival

posted on September 1, 2015

“Julia” thought that she had found her forever family. She had entered the foster care system at age 4. Her biological mother lost custody because of alcohol abuse and homelessness.

Eyes and Ears

posted on July 1, 2015

Lancaster County resident “Fred” was assigned to his first case soon after being sworn in as a CASA, a Court Appointed Special Advocate. His case involved a group of four siblings. The children were in foster care because of truancy and a lack of health and dental care.

Affected So Young

posted on May 7, 2015

“Carolyn” had always dreamed of being in the social work field, but her life took her in a different direction. When she heard about CASA, she saw it as a chance to pursue her dream of making a difference.

Hearing Things That Cannot Be Said

posted on April 1, 2015

In May 2009, I became a CASA advocate. I was assigned to a family with two children in foster care. For nearly five and a half years, I’ve visited my kids in different environments—in each of their foster care homes, at daycare, at school, and in supervised visits with their birth mother.

No One to Trust

posted on January 21, 2015

“Jessica” and “Helen” played quietly in a corner of the room, ignoring “Karen,” the newest adult to enter their tumultuous lives. The distrust and apprehension was apparent in their wary demeanor. So many adults came and asked questions, would there be anything different about this one?

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