How can I find a friend’s relative who is in foster care?

Question by Anon.: How can I find a friend’s relative who is in foster care?
My friend and her younger brother were seperated 10 years ago when they became orphans and her brother was taken into a foster care in the USA, while my friend fled to New Zeland. She desperately wants to find her younger brother so much. She said shes searched and searched for him under his birth name but cannot find anything. He would be about 17 now and might still be in foster care. How can I help my friend find him?
Also they lived in London prior to being seperated.

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contact the dcf(department of children and families). theyre required to keep records on every foster child. theyre bound to know here he is, 100% definiteley.

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Can my friend find help to care for his mentally disabled brother?

Question by veggie: Can my friend find help to care for his mentally disabled brother?
My friend is 35, he lives with his fathers of old age and a mentally disabled brother. He’s very intelligent but has not been able to do anything in life (not even a girlfriend) since the brother has become a burden. The brother has the mind of a baby and the body of a wrestler and my friend is the only one that can control him. the brother can become violent and the parents are fragile (the father is also a bit mentally unstable). They are poor and live of social security and welfare. The state (Puerto Rico) does not provide institutionalized care. What can he do? He’s throwing his life away!

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Suggestion: send the brother to New York. Cost of living is high but it may provide institutionalized care. The smart brother can go to one of the universities there if he really is as intelligent as you say.

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Enabling Relationships in Health and Social Care: A Guide for Therapists

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Single Payer Option is the only sane solution: Congratulations to President Obama, the Democrats and the Insurance Industry on the new Heath Care bill. Demand Health Care reform. Single Payer.

Single Payer Option is the only sane solution: Congratulations to President Obama, the Democrats and the Insurance Industry on the new Heath Care bill. Demand Health Care reform. Single Payer.
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Now please get busy and fix it so I can congratulate the American People.

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Any successful online dating stories you care to share?

Question by Diamond: Any successful online dating stories you care to share?

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Answer by slc500
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why do they ask guys for a profile and put them in a data base. When everyone knows that the women will not contact the guys! or is it just me as usual.
almost all the matches I have got, look 20yrs older than me and most don’t meet my criteria (ie non smoking, non drinking, etc)
have contacted a few and they seem to stuck on themsselves that the conversation had to be all about them.

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Efforts Of One U.S. Wound Care Specialist Helping Drive Major Change In China’s Chronic Wound Care Practices

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PORTLAND, Oregon (PRWEB) October 19, 2005

Dr. Bruce L. Gibbins, PhD, founder of medical device company AcryMed in Portland, Oregon is spearheading a medical education effort in China. In a country where medical advances have taken enormous leaps over the past few decades, treatment of chronic wounds remains woefully behind. That is all rapidly changing, thanks in part to Gibbins. Now, hundreds of doctors are learning about the latest advancements in wound and burn care and they have responded with a recent announcement of plans to create a state-of-the-art wound care institute.

Earlier this week Gibbins returned to China – his third visit in the past twelve months – this time accompanied by a small team of physicians and nurses who are practicing wound care experts in the U.S. The team toured a number of hospitals in four major cities, participated in a Chinese Diabetic Association conference in Beijing, and provided first-of-its kind hands-on training to hundreds of doctors who came to learn from these experts.

The training focused on the treatment of chronic wounds: persistent lesions such as those often associated with diabetic ulcers, pressure sores and venous leg ulcers.

Gibbins’ original mission was simply to sell AcryMed’s advanced wound care products into this potentially lucrative market. After gaining government permission to do so and signing up and training a local marketing partner, he found the tough work was just beginning. As his representative in China began interacting with local doctors, Gibbins began receiving e-mails from Chinese physicians asking for advice regarding individual patient concerns.

“Each week I would get a dozen or more e-mails — complete with photographs of burn and wound patients – from Chinese doctors looking for assistance,” said Gibbins. “It quickly became clear to me that training and education in advanced wound care techniques was a necessary first step in saving hundreds of thousands of lives.”

Gibbins explained that over the past 25 years, the worldwide medical community has made enormous advances in its knowledge and technology concerning chronic wound care. Much of this information is so new that advanced wound care techniques are just now changing traditional treatments here in the United States. And while China has some of the top trained doctors and best-equipped hospitals in the world, chronic wound care has taken a second priority. Thanks to efforts spearheaded by Gibbins, this is changing.

The enormous response that Gibbins and the U.S. medical team have received by Chinese doctors interested in learning from them reflects the success of Gibbins efforts to date. In direct response to these efforts, the Chinese recently announced plans to build a world-class wound care institute in Guangzhou, a city located North West of Hong Kong at the mouth of the Pearl River. The new institute will serve as a training center and hospital for chronic wound care treatment.

For more information about Dr. Bruce Gibbins or his company AcryMed, visit www.AcryMed.com.

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