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  • Act 101 and the role of an authorized representative

    Act 101 established mechanisms for families affected by adoption to maintain or regain contact without the need for an attorney, court hearing or court order. The act requires courts and licensed adoption agencies to appoint an “authorized representative” to conduct adoption searches.

  • Authorized Representative Training Scheduled for April

    Family Design Resources announces registration for the next "Act 101 of 2010 Training Program for Court and Agency Appointed Authorized Representatives" to take place in April. The training is designed solely for those individuals who have been appointed as authorized representatives for the purposes of implementing Act 101 of 2010. Follow the link above for more information or to register.

  • Family Design Resources talks foster care with WITF's 'Smart Talk'

    Family Design Resources' Brenda Lawrence and Michelle Nauman joined WITF-FM's "Smart Talk" to discuss foster care and adoption.

  • Pennsylvania Act 101 can help adoptees and biological families reconnect

    The holidays are a time for reconnecting. However, for adoptees and their birth families, a joyful reunion might be only a dream.

    Yet Pennsylvania’s Act 101 can help turn that dream into a reality.

    Act 101 of 2010, which amended the Adoption Act, made it easier for adopted children in Pennsylvania to stay connected to people and information relative to their biological families.

  • Family Design Resources' Lawrence and Nauman guests on "Insight" public affairs program

    Family Design Resources' Brenda Lawrence and Michelle Nauman joined host Sylvia Maus for an episode of the public affairs program "Insight," which airs on eight ClearChannel radio stations.

  • Fox 43 turns to Family Design Resources to discuss workplace bullying

    Workplace bullying takes place at a rate similar to school bullying and takes on some of the same characteristics. To mark National Bullying Prevention Month in October, Deborah Wilson Gadsden, a training specialist with Family Design Resources, joined Fox 43 Morning News to discuss the topic.

  • Family Design Resources expert available to discuss school and workplace bullying

    Deborah Wilson Gadsden, an expert on school and workplace bullying with Family Design Resources, is available to speak with the news media.