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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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Letting go …  How to Pry Your Hand Off the Control Button

Control…such a powerful word. It is the only thing our children believe they have as an ally after living a life filled with loss and  trauma. For parents  it is how we believe we need to manage our daily lives, raise our children up and hold on to our sanity. It fills our brain like […]

Casualties of Privitazation

  To understand the actual impact of the privatization of the Child Welfare System we must to look at the individual casualties along with the data. After 20 years those affected the most are now adults and they are speaking out. Reviews of situations and patterns can be analyzed but the driving force to learn […]

Trauma Cracks

Trauma creates a gigantic hole in the soul of human beings, with thousands of cracks surrounding it. That bowl when filled, continues to leak and  empty out leaving the rough edges exposed.Even when you place putty in the fracture eventually it will wear down and begin to slowly drip again .It is never the same […]

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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.”


“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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