Family Engagement with DCF

Family Engagement with DCF

Here is Renee's interview with Jacqueline Ford, Foster Care and Adoption Recruitment Specialist for the Connecticut State Department of Children and Families.

She shares about a very special press conference that will be taking place on Monday, May 13th, in recognition of Foster Care Awareness Month! The event will be highlighting the importance of the birth family and the foster family relationship.

Listen to the full interview for all of the info!


Event Info:

Join DCF on Monday, May 13th at 11 a.m.

Hubbard Park, 999 Main Street, Meriden (Gazebo next to the bandstand)

A mother tells her story about getting her children back from foster care. The foster mother of two of the children and a social worker who also served as foster mother of one of the other children will explain how being a foster parent includes helping parents to reunify with their children.

In addition to the mother, foster mother and social worker, Department of Children and Families Commissioner Vannessa Dorantes will discuss how foster care is a joyful journey that can be both wonderful and, at the same time, challenging and emotional.

A representative from Wolter Kluwers will talk about an employee-staffed project to benefit foster families and children in foster care.

May is National Foster Care Month.

The Department continuously recruits additional foster and adoptive families by demonstrating the emotional rewards that come from being a foster and adopt parent as well the contributions they make to the well-being of children, families and communities.

To learn more about becoming a foster or adoptive parent, please call 888-KID-HERO or go to

DCF's TV Show about Foster Care and Adoption in Connecticut:

Click: Doors to Hope and Healing

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