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Older Youth OCMI Webinar

May 7, 2018, 10:00-11:00 am
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The SWAN Older Child Matching Initiative is a state-funded grant that offers free child specific recruitment services to youth 10 years of age or older who have a primary goal of adoption and are legally free, unless the court that determines dependency will not terminate parental rights until an adoptive resource has been identified. This training will provide background information on OCMI and review the requirements for eligibility, services that are provided, and the role of the OCMI recruiter. The presenters will also provide step- by-step instructions on how to make a referral, as this can now be conveniently completed in the SWAN portal. Some statistics and success stories will also be highlighted. In a nutshell, participants will leave with a full understanding of OCMI and which youth on their caseload could benefit from this free service.


  • Kelly Myers, Family Design Resources Inc., Statewide Adoption and Permanency
  • Network Prime Contract
  • Karen Knodel, Bethanna
  • Joyce Riche, Diakon Adoption & Foster Care

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