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Category: Advocacy

From Foster Care to Finish Line: One Family’s Journey to Adoption

From Foster Care to Finish Line: One Family’s Journey to Adoption

On March 8, 2023, Malachi O’Brien broke a Guinness World Record by running 153 marathons in a row – all to raise awareness for foster care and adoption. The 40-year-old pastor from Peculiar, Mo., holds a doctoral degree in social media and marketing and knows that to get people to pay attention to something, you must be willing to do something a little bit crazy.

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Team Member Profile: Is there anything Lea Loudon can’t do?

Team Member Profile: Is there anything Lea Loudon can’t do?

A mom of four, a City Council Member for the city of Mission, Kansas, and the new Community Engagement Manager for Cornerstones of Care, Lea Loudon has made serving others an essential part of her professional life.

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Foster Parents Find ‘Beautiful Chaos’ in the Joys and Challenges of Foster Care

Foster Parents Find ‘Beautiful Chaos’ in the Joys and Challenges of Foster Care

Courtney Morgan-Roberts was boarding a plane to California in early January for a work trip when she received a congratulatory email announcing that she and her partner, Brittany were officially licensed as foster parents. A few hours later, the plane landed on the west coast, and Courtney checked her phone again. To her surprise, there was a voicemail in her inbox that said, “We have a five-month-old girl. Can you take her?”

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Cornerstones of Care Champions Seek Young Professionals Ready to Make a Difference

Cornerstones of Care Champions Seek Young Professionals Ready to Make a Difference

Rebranded in 2022 as a young professionals group, the Cornerstones of Care Champions are back and ready to make a difference in the lives of children and families.

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BIST in Action: 33 Years of Impact in Public Schools - Guest Blog by Marty Huitt, Director of BIST

BIST in Action: 33 Years of Impact in Public Schools - Guest Blog by Marty Huitt, Director of BIST

My journey with the BIST (Behavior Intervention Support Team) began in 1997 as a BIST Consultant working in schools throughout the Kansas City metro area. Six years later, I took on the role of Director of BIST. Since that time, I have had the awesome opportunity to witness schools on their journey to enhance care for students.

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