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Sibling Connections in Foster Care and Beyond

Monday, November 8, 2021
8:00 pm9:00 pm
Virtual using Zoom
Picture of Danielle Gadomski Littleton (white with blond hair) and Jasmine Hardy (black with dark hair)

Monday, November 8(8-9 pm ET) featuring Danielle Gadomski Littleton and Jasmine Hardy
Sibling Connections in Foster Care and Beyond

For many people siblings are our longest life connections. However, too often for children touched by foster care and adoption these relationships are devalued, damaged and sometimes lost. Danielle and Jasmine, both with families touched by sibling disruptions, will host this conversation about the rules and statistics around sibling connections in foster care, Jasmine’s experiences, and recent policy efforts to promote sibling connections.

About Danielle Gadomski Littleton
Danielle is a senior attorney with the Legal Aid Society of Cleveland. As the attorney onsite with the Medical Legal Partnership at University Hospital’s Rainbow Center for Women and Children, Danielle represents and advises patients to eliminate legal barriers to health in areas such as education, housing, and public benefits. Danielle came to the Legal Aid Society of Cleveland in 2013 as an Equal Justice Works Fellow serving youth in and aging out of foster care on a variety of civil legal issues. Danielle and her husband are the parents of three boys — one adopted at age 18 after growing up in foster care — and have been foster parents. Danielle has served on the board and the public policy committee of Adoption Network Cleveland.

About Jasmine Hardy
Jasmine Hardy is a former foster youth with a history of involvement in the OHIO Youth Advisory Board, the Mahoning County youth advisory board and ACTION Ohio. She has shared her insights on statewide panels, and served as a mentor for young people transitioning from foster care to adulthood.