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February 2007Vol. 8, No. 1Personal Stories From Child Welfare

"Stepping into the shoes" is the theme of the latest issue of Fostering Perspectives (Vol. 11, 1), which includes poignant personal accounts from children in foster families, foster and birth parents, a social worker, and a guardian ad litem. These real-life chronicles help to personalize child welfare statistics, and they offer a multifaceted view of the foster care system. The issue also includes articles on resources for foster and adoptive parents.

Fostering Perspectives is produced by the North Carolina Division of Social Services and the Family and Children's Resource Program as a resource for parents, children, and social workers involved with foster care. It can be downloaded from the website: