Happy Ending

Today’s stories on Channel 9 (http://www.wcpo.com/dpp/news/region_central_cincinnati/siblings-reunited-after-46-years) and in The Cincinnati Enquirer (http://news.cincinnati.com/article/20100809/NEWS01/8100350/1055/NEWS/Family-reunites-after-split-decades-ago) tell a few interesting things about the world of child welfare.

First, they tell how far we have come. Forty years ago, there was not as much emphasis on keeping siblings together, keeping track of a child’s personal information and keeping a child connected to their biological family. We have come a long way since then and children entering the system today have a much easier time staying in touch with their identity.

The second thing it says is that we have workers here who will do all they can to help someone. This work is much more than a job for them. We are an agency that helps, whether it be protecting children, helping senior citizens, feeding the unemployed, collecting child support or any of the other many duties we carry out. This story is a perfect example of a worker not letting obstacles keep her from her mission. Thank you LaShawn Nelson!

I hope you enjoy this story as much as I did. I love happy endings.

by Jim Tinker

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