This virtual training will discuss what is included in adoption and guardianship subsidy as well as the difference between the two.  Upon completion, you will receive 1 hour of training credit.


Family Advocate and Trainer

Jamie Niemeier

I am a Family Advocate/Trainer. I have been with FAC since April 2022. I have a bachelor's of Social Work from University of Central Missouri. I am a foster/adoptive parent and have 4 amazing kiddos who are 12, 5, 3 and 2. I enjoy spending time with my family and friends and exploring new places with my children.

Program Specialist - Adoption & Guardianship/ICWA/Faith Based

Vickie Stoneberger

Vickie Stoneberger has a BSW in Social Work and a M.Ed in education and spent most of her working career at Missouri Children’s Division.  Working for CD since 1995, she has held the position of Case Worker, Supervisor, Regional Specialist and now a Program Specialist for the adoption and guardianship program.  Throughout the years, she has provided trainings and support to foster and adoptive families as well as developed state policy and regulations for the subsidy programs.  Vickie and her husband were foster parents for six years and are the parents of three adopted children, two of whom were adopted from the foster care system.  She believes in being appropriately transparent with children around their adoption stories throughout their lives.     

Course curriculum

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