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Impact Story: Mrs. Jordan

By Alternative Family Services / October 29, 2022
Impact Story: Mrs. Jordan

Mrs. Jordan* has been an AFS fost-adopt parent for almost two years. Mrs. Jordan’s adult daughter, Missy*, has struggled with depression and opioid addiction for many years. Missy’s newborn son,…

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Staff in Action: Karina Mateos

By Alternative Family Services / September 11, 2022
Staff in Action: Karina Mateos

Karina Mateos is one of the amazing staff members here at AFS. She recently joined the agency as the Office Manager for the AFS Sonoma County office in Santa Rosa.…

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The Education Outcomes of California Foster Youth​

By Alternative Family Services / August 24, 2022
The Education Outcomes of California Foster Youth​

 Introduction There are over 50,000 foster youth in California, according to data from the Annie E. Casey Foundation. And consistently, California foster youth lag behind their peers when it comes to key education outcomes like…

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Impact Story: Sarah

By Alternative Family Services / August 24, 2022
Impact Story: Sarah

Sarah* was five years old when she started individual therapy with Alternative Family Services (AFS). Sarah had one failed adoption attempt already and was struggling in her new prospective adoptive placement. Sarah was…

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Addressing Common Misconceptions About Foster Care

By Alternative Family Services / May 31, 2022
[Blog] Addressing Common Misconceptions About Foster Care

Unfortunately, there are many misconceptions about foster care that are widely held across the United States. To help break down the most prevalent foster care myths and misconceptions and provide…

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Meet The Resource Parent: Gwen Lloyd

By Alternative Family Services / May 20, 2022
Meet The Resource Parent: Ms. Gwen Lloyd

Here at AFS, we are lucky to work with some amazing Resource Parents. Today, we’re going to highlight one of them: Gwen Lloyd.  Ms. Gwen Lloyd has been a resource…

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