Shary's Story

Reveals the complexity of family dynamics through the experiences of Shary, a kinship parent caring for her niece, Brianna, and grandson, Random. In the first digital story, Brianna seeks to reconnect the pieces in her family puzzle. The second digital story highlights Random's unflappable resilience despite medical challenges.

Publication year: 2020
Capacity Building Center for States

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This set of digital stories highlights issues of birth family connections and resilience in the face of complex needs. Foster care and adoption program managers, supervisors, training managers, and recruitment and licensing specialists can use the video—part of the Then and Now series—to support group learning or individual coaching.

Suggested Citation

Capacity Building Center for States (2020). Shary's Story. Children’s Bureau, Administration for Children and Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

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