The Problem with Kinship Care

written by Naomi Schaefer Riley originally published on Published on December 12, 2020 Thanks, but no thanks. That was the message that aspiring foster parents got this fall when they sent inquiries offering their services to the New Jersey Department of Children and Families. According to an automatic email reply from Dawn Marlow, administrator for the Office…

On thanksgiving: A history lesson

Historically, since our Nation’s birth, our leaders have been intentional about giving thanks, especially during seasons of great calamity.


Each November church-goers gather here and around the world for the annual time of remembrance for the plight of orphaned and abandoned children. Orphan and Stand Sunday each highlighting orphaned children and children in foster care lacking the basic provision and protection of a permanent and safe family. This year, as we gather, our theme…

Understanding NJ foster stats

It is helpful to understand the statistics of NJ foster youth as well as the most current data nationally. To best understand the impact of Miriam’s Heart. Consider the following:

Miriam’s Heart Grant Recipient

Envisioning a world where children grasp their preciousness and families are restored, Miriam’s Heart is a New Jersey-based non-profit. Miriam’s Heart enjoys a variety of partnerships that knit together families, agencies, child-protective services, churches, and organizations that holistically work together in support of adopted and foster children and families. One of those valued partnerships is…