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In addition to writing children's books Blaque Diamond is an advocate for children waiting to be reunified with their biological families. Blaque Diamond has three biological children and has raised nine nieces and nephews, two of whom she was granted custody and three of whom she adopted from the NYC foster care system. Diamond has ﬁrsthand experience with both the foster care and adoption procedures as well as working in the social world ﬁeld.
By using the character, Stacey F., Diamond utilizes her social work background and personal experience to give insight into what it’s like to parent, foster and adopt a child through the child welfare system. Diamond graduated from Morgan State University School of Social Work, where she earned her BSW and MSW degrees and was an all American Collegiate Scholar. She lives in Maryland with her children.
“Having experienced the joys of being a foster mother and adopting children and also knowing the legal side of the foster care/adoption, I wrote these books for both children and parents to easily understand.”