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Midwest Foster Care and Adoption Association
3210 S Lee's Summit Rd.
MFCAA was created to pick up where existing agencies leave off. If you have questions, doubts, concerns or need help that you cannot find somewhere else, please let us know. Our Advocacy Program Managers will do their best to answer your questions, and ou
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Nathan Ross, the youth ...
Nathan Ross, the youth advocacy supervisor of the MFCAA, shared his story of what it was like being in the foster care system.
The keynote speaker, Nathan ...
The keynote speaker, Nathan Ross, has a personal history with abuse too.
He is a survivor of the 1999 case in which the Bass triplets were abused and two were killed by their mother, who was later sentenced to seven consecutive life sentences.
He now works for Midwest Foster Care and Adoption.
That was something I could really ...
That was something I could really relate to," said Nathan Ross of the Midwest Foster Care and Adoption Association.
not only relates to her; he
story in LP.
was just 10 years old when his
brothers died of starvation and infection from burns caused by blistering bath water.
was rescued and later adopted.
That's what he
hopes for LP.
Sixteen years after the abuse, Ross
is still recovering from trauma, but he
says it's easier with a great support system.
Our MFCAA Staff | Midwest Foster Care and Adoption Association
Nathan Ross is the Youth Advocacy supervisor for Midwest Foster Care and Adoption Association and has a bachelor's degree from Park University in social psychology.
Nathan works with former and current foster youth on crafting their stories and advocating for positive systemic changes within the child welfare system.
A former foster youth adopted at 13 years old, Nathan began using his own personal experiences when he was 18 to help resource parents and child welfare professionals better engage and support young people who have suffered from trauma He has spent the last eight years advocating throughout the country for a system that fights against child abuse and neglect and looks forward to the day when all children who enter care find permanency in loving, supportive homes.
Adoption Experts | Adoption Learning Partners
came into foster care in 1999 after severe abuse and neglect led to the deaths of two of his
Once in care, Nathan
spent two years in a Belton foster home and was then adopted in Blue Springs.
At 18 he
began using his
story to help effect positive changes within the child welfare system and has spent the last six years going across Missouri and other parts of the country advocating for a system that fights against child abuse and neglect.
Nathan works full time as the Director of Youth Programs for Midwest Foster Care and Adoption Association, where he creates programming that helps youth in their transition to adulthood.
He also works as a youth consultant for the North American Council on Adoptable Children where he gets to use his experiences to help effect change on a national level.