Parenting is hard, it is even harder when you have kiddos that have experienced trauma. We're all in this together, we invite you to join this monthly support group as we experience the hard together. Looking for a TRUE “I get it!” you can find that at R&R (Reassure and Renew).  Grab some coffee, a donut and an ear! All foster, adoptive, kinship, guardianship families are welcome! We meet the second Tuesday of the month from 9-10:00 AM at our Joplin Branch of FosterAdopt Connect in Joplin (1802 W. 32nd St Suite F&G Joplin) or via zoom!  Please note this is a support group and no training credit will be given.


Director of Training

Joe Yearns

Joe Yearns is the Director of Training at FosterAdopt Connect. Joe spent ten years in the finance industry, building training and quality assurance measures for corporations, he and his husband, Clayton, fostered and eventually adopted four children. Clayton and Joe were one of the first same-sex couples in Jackson County, Missouri, to have a single adoption from foster care. In addition to raising their youngest boys, Joe is actively involved in foster care advocacy and working with their local school district to ensure the voices of children impacted by foster care are being heard. Currently, Joe and his family reside in Raymore, MO, where they actively contribute to the development of their community.

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