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Healing Pinocchio

In 2021, eight-year-old Noah came into my life after his release from a psychiatric hospital. His prospective adoptive parents had sent him to the hospital after only two weeks in their home. So, on a gloomy Saturday afternoon, a slender boy with large, fearful, empty eyes waited in the lobby of the psychiatric hospital for yet another stranger to pick him up.

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Keeping Families Together: Addressing Needs of Relative Caregivers

In this episode, Dr. Valerie Jackson shares how Monarch Family Services got started as a child placing agency providing specialized support for biological families and kinship (relative) caregivers. We discuss how the needs of kinship families (relative caregivers) differ from typical foster families and why additional support is needed to keep these families intact.

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Monarch Family Services Kinship Programs​

Monarch Family Services compassionately and professionally delivers services to improve the lives of children and to strengthen families. Our agency is family-focused because we recognize every child and family has a unique path toward healing. MFS provides integrated and comprehensive services across family service spectrum.

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“Kin First” Child Placement Agency

Monarch Family Services is a “Kin First” Child Placement Agency that provides specialized services to assist relatives with being verified as a temporary or permanent caregivers for children who are in the custody of CPS. We also offer supportive services during the placement process as well as after permanency is established.

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One Former Foster Child’s Simple Plan to Fix a Broken System

There are currently more than 400,000 children in foster care in the United States. While the pandemic has made life more difficult for these vulnerable kids, many say the foster care system itself has been putting them at risk for decades. Special correspondent Charlayne Hunter-Gault sat down with one former foster child who is now on a mission to fix the system by helping families stay together.

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Panaid Impact Report

“The PanAid money I received helped me afford to care for my two young children and pay my bills. Covid had deeply affected my family and had caused me to lose my job. In addition, it has been harder to find consistent work. The PanAid money was also helpful as it allowed me to get my vehicle running again”

-PainAid Family

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Hidden Foster Care

“Outside of the traditional foster care system exists a shadow system of potentially hundreds of thousands of children removed by CPS to their relatives or family friends—without a court case, monetary support, or due process.”

– Roxanna Asgarian Dec 21, 2020

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Foster Care Doesn’t Care

11th grade students Steven Huffman, Ethan Hart & James Kloss from Cinco Ranch High School in Katy, TX won Honorable Mention in C-SPAN’s 2020 StudentCam competition. Their documentary looked at the foster care system in the United States.

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