Diakon Adoption & Foster Care staff member Melanie Rehrig receives Permanency Teamwork Recognition Award

Topton >> Melanie Rehrig, who supervises the Family Finding and Older Child Matching Imitative efforts at the Topton office of Diakon Adoption & Foster Care, was one of three adoption professionals who recently received the Permanency Teamwork Recognition Award during the annual conference of the Statewide Adoption & Permanency Network.

The three staff members—the others were Gillian Morford of Bethany Christian Services and Melissa Senick of Berks County Children and Youth Services—worked collaboratively to find an adoptive family for a sibling group of six children. In addition, the adoptive family had to be willing to provide continuing opportunities for the children to maintain their relationships with their grandparents.

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