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November Is National Adoption Month: Adoption FAQs

By Courtney Edge-Mattos on November 2, 2021

November is National Adoption Month.  We take time this month to honor the children and parents who have found their way together through adoption.

There are many misconceptions about adoption, so we’d like to honor this month by taking some of the mystery out of foster care adoption.

What is Foster Care Adoption?

Foster care adoption, or “adoption through foster care” or “foster to adopt”, means that a child (age birth through 18, and sometimes

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Rachel has been a part of the JRI team since January, 2000. For over 20 years, Rachel has been working in the field of human services assisting families with accessing and navigating services. Rachel received her Bachelors degree in psychology and Masters Degree in Public Administration from Bridgewater State University. She was promoted in July 2005 to Family Networks Program Director where she closely worked with the Department of Children Families for 10 years ensuring that children and families received the highest quality of individualized services ranging from community based through residential care. Rachel is very dedicated to helping the individuals she works with and is committed to improving the lives of children and families. Rachel’s passion for creative service programming inspires her in her role as JRI Service Navigator.