CARE endorsed by National Association of Social Workers

BTL Staff
By | 2011-03-12T09:00:00-04:00 March 12th, 2011|Uncategorized|

Coalition for Adoption Rights Equality (CARE), a second parent adoption advocacy group in Michigan, has been endorsed by the National Association of Social Workers Michigan Chapter (NASW-MI) after a year long lobbying effort. The NASW-MI Board of Directors endorsed the mission of CARE and second parent adoption at their November board meeting.
“NASW-MI’s support of second parent adoption shows the organization’s long history of advocating for social justice and equality,” said Bev Davidson of CARE.
This is the first statewide social service advocacy organization in Michigan to publicly endorse second parent adoption and the benefits it provides to children. This enables CARE to state NASW-MI supports second parent adoption in its literature, public speaking, and in their legislative lobbying efforts. The NASW-MI will also provide consultation for CARE’s legislative efforts. NASW-MI has 8,000 members statewide, so their endorsement is considered a very important one for the rights of children. CARE hopes that this endorsement will help them gain endorsements from other child welfare organizations.
“The National Association of Social Workers Michigan Chapter is a member of lots of different initiatives and coalitions in terms of social services and it will be helpful to us to have that connection to get other organiations to support second parent adoption,” said Davidson, who initiatied the process of gaining the NASW-MI endorsement.
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