Because of my tribal child welfare experience, I thought I knew what to expect, but I still was left feeling unsupported and unimportant. So, let’s talk about some ways we can do better.
Kendra Lowden is an enrolled member of the Citizen Potawatomi Nation and a descendant of the Osage Nation. She has over a decade of experience in tribal child welfare direct practice, focusing on resource home development and adoption services. She is a graduate of the Minority Professional Leadership Development (MPLD) program at AdoptUSKids. Kendra is a doctoral student and her research centers on the impact of agency support and training for transracial foster and adoptive families.