We are so proud to see Amara’s Post-Adoption work published in the Journal of Child and Family Social Work!

The Inclusive Family Support Model (IFSM) was conceived and authored by our director of Post-Adoption Services, Angela Tucker and Dr. JaeRan Kim of the University of Washington Tacoma.

The IFSM offers structure and guidance to post-adoption staff to help adoptive families embrace increased openness with their children’s birth families – with the understanding that not all adoptees can be in direct contact with their biological family members. Presentations at North American Council on Adoptable Children (NACAC) and National Council For Adoption have confirmed such a model is needed in the adoption field.  You can find the full article here: https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/…/cfs.1…

In this short video, Angela explains the Inclusive Family Support Model “in a nutshell.”