ISS-USA is dedicated to providing equity in permanency. We strive to:

  1. Elevate international family finding and engagement as an equity issue

  2. Engage with national platforms

  3. Evaluate current practices to make improvements to cross-border placement

Cultural Identity Preservation Resources

Videos

 

Equity in Permanency

A condensed history of ISS-USA For almost 100 years, ISS-USA has helped to reunite families separated by borders. Our early...

The Good, the Bad & the Ugly

Jena Martin's preface to her own article: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly - A New Way of Looking...

Family Reunification: Including Transnational Families

National reunification month celebrates the importance of family reunification for children in foster care, and also offers an opportunity to...

The Glaring Gap in Family-Finding and Family-Placement

Tom Rawlings in Response to Equity in Permanency Planning by International Social Service-USA (ISS-USA) Over the past few years, many...

Advocacy for Equity: Getting Access to Services Upon Return

In a society fueled by division, Case Managers exemplify the power of unity and equity. Collaboration is fundamental to case...