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How Opioid Use Affects Haven Foster Care

How Opioid Use Affects Haven Foster Care

written by Patti Cruz It is impossible to read the news, listen to the radio or be online without hearing a story about a family impacted by the opioid epidemic. At Haven, some of the women and men that we work with everyday through our foster care and adoption...

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Haven Foster Care Picnic – A Great Success

Haven Foster Care Picnic – A Great Success

Written by Patti Cruz When we started our foster care program, we all had dreams for the program. Some of us dreamed of the first day we would get a placement, others dreamed about the first time a child feels safe and happy with one of our families, and for me, my...

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How Adoptive Parents Are Like NFL Players

Written by: Meghann Chiappa, Adoptive Parent Case Manager and Director of Foster Care This is my favorite time of year—the start of fall and all things pumpkin, apple picking, sleeping with the windows open, saying goodbye to my bathing suit, and saying hello to the...

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Ritual After Loss

WRITTEN BY: Patti Cruz, Adoption Case Manager This past year I lost my father, the #1 Dad on the planet. His birthday passed and I found myself at a loss of what to do to mark the day. I felt a desire to “celebrate” him with some kind of tradition, but since we lived...

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