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Nov 26, 2018

Here Come The Judge...

Judges Court Orders: " Place with AIW Nurses".
Judges Court Orders: " Place with AIW Nurses".

HERE COME THE JUDGES...

 Since the inception of Angels in Waiting (AIW) State Law; Chapter 490, signed on January 1, 2014, it has been a slow uphill climb, getting all 58 Departments of Children and Family Services (DCFS) to implement our cost-effective and life-saving Nurse-Foster Provider program within their county.  To date, only 3 out of the 58 agencies have implemented our Nurse-Foster Provider program! 

 The Department of Social Services, who oversees the Departments of Children and Family Services, has sent out “two” All County Letters, directing the DCFS agencies to implement the State law! This letter is requesting DCFS agencies to recruit the nurses needed to meet their growing medically fragile foster care population. This high-risk, vulnerable foster care population is in an added grave predicament due to their in-utero opioid exposure.  There is an added burden for the DCFS agencies to recruit the nurses needed to meet their growing medically fragile foster care population and sadly many of the DCFS agencies have not fulfilled the State law!  Our appointed juvenile judges have stepped up to inform the Departments of Children and Family Services that they need to implement this law, by requesting with-in court documents, to place an infant or child with an Angels In Waiting Nurse-Foster Provider, bringing awareness to our noble program via a court order!  

 This Thanksgiving week my heart has been in great turmoil. San Diego County DCFS received such an order from a juvenile appointed court Judge in San Diego County for a medically fragile but cognitively gifted little girl who has resided in an Emergency Shelter Facility for over a year and half, because they could not find adequate placement for her common health condition.

 These shelters are designed to hold infants, children, and youths legally for only 10 days!  This was due to a large California County DCFS agency not being privy to the State law Chapter 490. Also, they did not review the two issued “All County Letters #16-117” sent out by the Department of Social Services informing San Diego County that they needed to implement State Law #490; AIW’s cost-effective and life-saving Nurse-Foster Provider program.  

 This precious innocent little soul spent her Thanksgiving in the emergency shelter she has called home for the last 18 months. This is a place NO child should be accustomed and should not be forced to live in for over a year and a half at the tender age of 8! I was truly jubilant that finally, San Diego County  Judges are now cognizant of our state law, and has read the All-County Letter #16-117.  However, I was literally sick to my stomach this Thanksgiving, knowing that this precious 8 year old, cognitively gifted little girl who has a common medical condition that deemed her medically fragile, sat in a violent, non-nurturing emergency shelter for over year and a half, and spent another Thanksgiving in a less than ideal placement.    When the hands and the heart of a dedicated nurse foster provider in a loving home, could have easily cared her for this Thanksgiving!  

When I reached out to the child’s social worker on Wednesday, the day before Thanksgiving, she informed me we have three nurses and their family coming to visit this precious innocent soul during this Thanksgiving weekend. 

 This Little Angel In Waiting became a victim of an overburdened, County-run-system that was supposed to protect her.  Sadly, somebody in San Diego County whose job was to review and implement all legislative changes, did NOT do their job.  As a result, this little girl deeply suffered for a year and a half in an emergency shelter, which houses juvenile delinquents and infants and children congruently. 

 We are Thankful to the Judge and the judges who are aware that many of the DCFS agencies are not implementing AIW’s Nurse-Foster Provider program as ordered by State law.  I am thankful to the judges who took the time and wrote court orders to bring awareness to the State Law by placing in their court records the directive,   “Place with an Angels In Waiting Nurse”!   

 This Holiday Season, we're also thankful for your support!

On behalf of AIW’s Board and volunteers, thank you for your giving and commitment to our mission. We hope for you a time of peace and reflection this holiday season and a real feeling of gratitude for your life and the many ways you make a difference.  We are grateful for you!

Our Foster Care System Needs To To Follow The LAW!
Our Foster Care System Needs To To Follow The LAW!
AIW
AIW's Logo Request for Nurse-Fost Placement Need

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Nov 26, 2018

Here Come The Judge...

Our Judges are Ordering Placement with AIW Nurses
Our Judges are Ordering Placement with AIW Nurses

HERE COME THE JUDGES...

 Since the inception of Angels in Waiting (AIW) State Law; Chapter 490, signed on January 1, 2014, it has been a slow uphill climb, getting all 58 Departments of Children and Family Services (DCFS) to implement our cost-effective and life-saving Nurse-Foster Provider program within their county.  To date, only 3 out of the 58 agencies have implemented our Nurse-Foster Provider program! 

 The Department of Social Services, who oversees the Departments of Children and Family Services, has sent out “two” All County Letters, directing the DCFS agencies to implement the State law! This letter is requesting DCFS agencies to recruit the nurses needed to meet their growing medically fragile foster care population. This high-risk, vulnerable foster care population is in an added grave predicament due to their in-utero opioid exposure.  There is an added burden for the DCFS agencies to recruit the nurses needed to meet their growing medically fragile foster care population and sadly many of the DCFS agencies have not fulfilled the State law!  Our appointed juvenile judges have stepped up to inform the Departments of Children and Family Services that they need to implement this law, by requesting with-in court documents, to place an infant or child with an Angels In Waiting Nurse-Foster Provider, bringing awareness to our noble program via a court order!  

 This Thanksgiving week my heart has been in great turmoil. San Diego County DCFS received such an order from a juvenile appointed court Judge in San Diego County for a medically fragile but cognitively gifted little girl who has resided in an Emergency Shelter Facility for over a year and half, because they could not find adequate placement for her common health condition.

 These shelters are designed to hold infants, children, and youths legally for only 10 days!  This was due to a large California County DCFS agency not being privy to the State law Chapter 490. Also, they did not review the two issued “All County Letters #16-117” sent out by the Department of Social Services informing San Diego County that they needed to implement State Law #490; AIW’s cost-effective and life-saving Nurse-Foster Provider program.  

 This precious innocent little soul spent her Thanksgiving in the emergency shelter she has called home for the last 18 months. This is a place NO child should be accustomed and should not be forced to live in for over a year and a half at the tender age of 8! I was truly jubilant that finally, San Diego County  Judges are now cognizant of our state law, and has read the All-County Letter #16-117.  However, I was literally sick to my stomach this Thanksgiving, knowing that this precious 8 year old, cognitively gifted little girl who has a common medical condition that deemed her medically fragile, sat in a violent, non-nurturing emergency shelter for over year and a half, and spent another Thanksgiving in a less than ideal placement.    When the hands and the heart of a dedicated nurse foster provider in a loving home, could have easily cared her for this Thanksgiving!  

When I reached out to the child’s social worker on Wednesday, the day before Thanksgiving, she informed me we have three nurses and their family coming to visit this precious innocent soul during this Thanksgiving weekend. 

 This Little Angel In Waiting became a victim of an overburdened, County-run-system that was supposed to protect her.  Sadly, somebody in San Diego County whose job was to review and implement all legislative changes, did NOT do their job.  As a result, this little girl deeply suffered for a year and a half in an emergency shelter, which houses juvenile delinquents and infants and children congruently. 

 We are Thankful to the Judge and the judges who are aware that many of the DCFS agencies are not implementing AIW’s Nurse-Foster Provider program as ordered by State law.  I am thankful to the judges who took the time and wrote court orders to bring awareness to the State Law by placing in their court records the directive,   “Place with an Angels In Waiting Nurse”!   

 This Holiday Season, we're also thankful for your support!

On behalf of AIW’s Board and volunteers, thank you for your giving and commitment to our mission. We hope for you a time of peace and reflection this holiday season and a real feeling of gratitude for your life and the many ways you make a difference.  We are grateful for you!

ALL DCFS
ALL DCFS's Need To Implement The State Law: #490!
AIW
AIW's Logo for AIW Nurse Placement Needs

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Aug 20, 2018

The Word Is Out...

Will YOU Help Me Find A Forever Home With A Nurse?
Will YOU Help Me Find A Forever Home With A Nurse?

America’s growing opioid epidemic has created a large influx of medically fragile foster care infants and children into and previously impacted system.  California’s social workers are receiving court orders from court appointed judges throughout California to place foster care infants and children into the care of registered nurses as per Angels In Waiting’s State law.  Additionally, there are emails and phone calls from licensed social workers from hospitals, as well inquiries from the departments of family children services through-out California looking to place infants and children into Angels In Waiting’s Nurses –Foster Provider program. Under California innovative state law authored by AIW’s founder, Linda Conforti RN, nurses now get  “Priority Placement” with California’s medically fragile foster care population.  

 Furthermore, AIW has received a great deal of correspondence from nurses and social workers from other states across our Nation who have become aware of our honorable nursing charity organization and are very interested in developing a similar Angels In Waiting Chapter in their state!   

 Recently, Los Angeles County, which has the largest medically fragile foster care population in the Nation, has provided Angels In Waiting with notable accolades!  Their praises stem from AIW’s recruiting enough nurses to meet their rapidly growing medically fragile foster care population. This population has grown due to our state law and governmental raises for nurses working as Nurse-Foster Providers under the state law.

 We have seen miracles occur first hand through the hearts, hands, and homes of dedicated nurses who are eagerly clocking in at home and providing the necessary care to help these at-risk and under-served souls heal physically, emotionally, and spiritually. 

 To date, our amazing program still maintains a 90% adoption rate because when these precious Angels In Waiting cross the threshold of our nurses’ homes, they also cross the threshold into the loving hearts of our devoted nurses. As a result, they help secure our little Angels’ promising futures and enrich their foster-nurse’s lives beyond expectations. These heartfelt, emotional rewards are welcomed by our  noble nurses, when they crossed the threshold to become a Nurse-Foster Provider and started this journey of safe-housing tender little souls.

 We have tried with great effort to take our cost-effective, practical program onto a Federal platform for years!  Sadly, we have been stonewalled by Senators who initially show an eager interest, but than literally will put our honorable program on the back burner. This is done while they jockey forward other self-serving agendas that will not save the lives of medically-fragile foster care infants and children in their states. Nor do they provide the needed laws to support the foster populations in their states in general.  

 Donors , there is no need for our cost effective life-saving program to be duplicated in 49 separate States across our Great Nation!  We can implement our Nurse-Foster Provider Program on a federal level and have it in every state with a simple signature, or two.  

 

We are reaching out for your help... We need to find a Senator, Congressmen, or Congresswoman who understands the bigger picture and wants to step up and represent their most at-risk and under-served constituents, their opioid-exposed medically fragile foster care preemies, infants, and children!   AIW’s Nurse Charity resurrected a program for the state of California, a program President Lyndon Baines Johnson (JBL) created in a presidential bill over 55 years ago. A component of his  “Great Society.” In 1965, LBJ enacted and signed into Federal Law his Presidential Bill that allows nurses to take home their pediatric patients if they are slated to go into the foster care system.  This bill provides those nurses the means to bill for their nursing hours spent caring for medically-fragile foster children under the newly created Medicare and Medicaid healthcare systems.  The nurse’s ability to take their pediatric population home and bill Medicare for her nursing hours, has laid dormant in every state across our nation for over 55 years, until AIW’s founder resurrected the bill in California.  

 We shudder to think the tax dollars that have been wasted and the lives that were lost due to unawareness of this program.  

 Donors, we need your help once more!  Receiving donations has always helped drive our program forward. We could not accomplish the achievements that we have without your gracious donations!   Now, we need your help to find a Senator, Congressman or Congresswoman who may carry our mission and genuinely develop an interest in helping America’s utmost at-risk-underserved population (their medically-fragile foster constituents). Take LBJ’s cost effective Nurse-Foster Provider Program onto the Federal Level to implement our deeply needed Nurse-Foster Provider Program Nationwide.   Donors, any thoughts or ideas that you have to help find an honorable congressional sponsor to help run with our program to the federal finish line would be greatly appreciated?   Please feel free to contact me, the founder of AIW at Linda@angelsinwaitingusa.org/ 909 336 4032 

 

Together We Can Save Countless Childhoods and Billions of US dollars! 

Medically Fragile Foster Preemies Need Loved Too!
Medically Fragile Foster Preemies Need Loved Too!
Pres. Johnson created a law to help Foster Kids
Pres. Johnson created a law to help Foster Kids
Our Nurse-Foster Provider Program Got Lost : (
Our Nurse-Foster Provider Program Got Lost : (

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