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The experience of fostering, adopting or parenting a child from challenging circumstances is life-changing. It’s also complex, emotional and unpredictable. That’s where Connie Going can help. Connie has spent over 25 years working in the child welfare system and is the adoptive parent of two teens. As an educator and award-winning advocate, she provides resources, consulting and other support for families and caregivers.

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Eighteen is More Than a Number

Is 18 a MAGIC number? Absolutely Not, but for our children, Foster and Adoptive teens it is the biggest milestone they face. Ask any teen who is languishing  in the Foster Care System what age 18 means and they will yell “Freedom!”  After years of being in situations of which they have had little or […]

Being Ready…

When are our children really ready to fly?   Everyday I wake up thinking about all the children waiting in Foster Care for someone, anyone to commit to being their lives  unconditionally.That underneath the hopelessness , everyone deserves one person to be in their lives long term…forever. In the United States that’s over 100,000 children. […]

Broken…

Broken… Ever look at your house and realize how many things are broken? Most parents can respond…”Well, that’s just kids” and my  quick retort back is “That’s not MY Kids”.  Truth. Fact. My chosen life. In my  life before children I was never the perfect housekeeper and I  believe it’s okay for a house to […]

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“Connie has so much knowledge about navigating the foster/adoption system. She is a great resource!”

Laurie Levine

“I heard Connie speak at a foster parent training event. She was inspirational and educational.”

Anonymous

“As a speaker, Connie is re-energizing for anyone who is feeling defeated.”

Laryssa, Adoptive Parent

For Parents

Connie has spent over 25 years helping parents tackle some of the toughest challenges possible. Whether you’re fostering, adopting, raising a child impacted by trauma or tackling everyday parenting struggles, you can find life-changing information and support here.

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For Agencies

Connie’s insider and outsider knowledge of the child welfare system make her an invaluable partner for agencies. As a consultant, she offers proven strategies and the unique perspective of a longtime system professional/advocate and an adoptive parent herself.

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