These recent stories, statistics & videos

represent the state of foster care in America today

and what it is like for a child to be a Ward of the State in your State;

 
Panel Sides With Texas in Battle Over Foster Care Reforms

Courthouse News Service

(CN) – Two Fifth Circuit judges who found last year that Texas failed to protect children in its foster care system from sexual and physical abuse agreed …

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Fifth Circuit tells Texas to fix foster care system, removes other requirements

KTSM News Channel 9

The lawsuit over Texas’ foster care system has spanned several years and has drawn attention to stories of abuse, neglect and mounting caseload …

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Appeals court strikes Texas foster care fixes, upholds others

LubbockOnline.com

Appeals court strikes Texas foster care fixes, upholds others …. requiring the Department of Family and Protective Services to investigate child abuse …

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Appeals court strikes Texas foster care fixes, upholds others

Austin American-Statesman

Appeals court strikes Texas foster care fixes, upholds others …. recognized several key aspects of the district court’s order were an abuse of discretion.

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Three-year-old girl severely beaten in deadly Natchez child abuse case released from hospital

Knoe.com

Chief Armstrong says Lailah and her 8-year-old brother have now been placed in foster care. The children’s mother, 25-year-old LaKeishia Jones, and …

3-year-old released from hospital weeks after sister dies after suffering abuse, police say – WAPT Jackson

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Greg McKay stepping down as head of Arizona Department of Child Safety after landmark …

AZCentral.com

… living apart from their families due to allegations of neglect or abuse. …. “He created a system for clear criteria for when foster care is needed,” she …

AZ Department of Child Services leaving for leadership role at Childhelp – AZFamily

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‘No one listened’: How reports of sexual abuse in an Ontario foster home were allegedly dismissed …

Globalnews.ca

Minister’s case was one of the first criminal matters to be brought against several foster parents in Prince Edward County for abusing foster children in …

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Georgia Human Services Budget Primer for State Fiscal Year 2020

Georgia Budget and Policy Institute

The agency plans to make significant improvement to its system this year to reduce both the number of youth in foster care and reports of child abuse.

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Hundreds of flags displayed to represent child abuse in Branch County

WWMT-TV

“What we’ve done here today is we’ve brought together a group of resources like Child Protective Services, foster care, a camp that’s being offered to …

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Rally to prevent child abuse held at Capitol Thursday

WILX-TV

LANSING, MI (WILX) — A rally to prevent child abuse was held at the Capitol Thursday. The rally was also to honor the late 6-year-old Christopher Pratt …

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Three-year-old girl severely beaten in deadly Natchez child abuse case released from hospital

WLBT

NATCHEZ, Miss. (WLBT) – After being in critical condition, a 3-year-old who was severely beaten in Natchez has now been released from the …

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Child abuse victims honored with special flag tribute

WTVB News

Last year, there were 173 substantiated cases of child abuse in Branch County. A total of 103 children were moved from their home into foster care …

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Rally to prevent child abuse held at Capitol Thursday

WSYM-TV

A rally to prevent child abuse was held at the Capitol Thursday. … One solution the family suggested is for case workers or foster care services to …

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Italy in shock as mayor, medics & others caught brainwashing kids to sell them into foster care

RT

It was under this ‘foster care’ that at least two of the victims suffered actual sexual abuse, according to reports. The separation from their parents and …

Italian Ring Allegedly Brainwashed Children Into Believing They Were Sexually Abused – 10 daily

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Family reunification must be goal of foster program | Commentary

Orlando Sentinel

For many of those families, foster care is a temporary detour in their journey, not the destination. Rather than the egregious abuse cases that make …

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Spencer Co. kids among those filing lawsuit against DCS

14 News WFIE Evansville

EVANSVILLE, Ind. (WFIE) – Nine children in foster care have filed a civil … like to see more substance abuse treatment support and mental health care.

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Prison for Eagan woman who allowed boyfriend to abuse her foster child, 3, killing boy

Minneapolis Star Tribune

An Eagan woman admitted Thursday to manslaughter in connection with allowing her boyfriend to punch her 3-year-old foster child in the stomach for …

Eagan woman pleads guilty to 2017 death of foster child in her care – TwinCities.com-Pioneer Press

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Hemet man who got 13-year-old girl pregnant convicted of multiple counts of child sexual abuse

The Desert Sun

… six months pregnant, Oswill said, that actions to protect her from further abuse were taken and the victim and her brothers were put into foster care.

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Indiana Accused of Putting Foster Kids in Bad Homes

Courthouse News Service

EVANSVILLE, Ind. (CN) – Nine foster children claim in a federal class action that Indiana has failed to protect them from abuse and neglect while …

Hoosier foster kids file class action suit in Evansville’s US District Court against DCS – Evansville Courier & Press

Lawsuit: Indiana DCS failed to protect children – Fort Wayne Journal Gazette

DCS has long-documented problems. This lawsuit wants to change that. – Indianapolis Star

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Man gets 22 years in prison for molesting foster children

Atlanta Journal Constitution

A 25-year-old man who groomed and molested two foster children at his mother’s home in Floyd County was sentenced to 22 years in prison.

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Enid foster mother charged with child abuse

Enid News & Eagle

An Enid woman was charged with a felony count of child abuse after her foster child told Enid Police Department officers “mommy hit me.”.

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Project PA: Child Abuse Investigation After Animal Cruelty Discovery

WHP Harrisburg

Authorities are investigating suspected child abuse after making a …. they also learned there was a possibility Alex could be placed into foster care.

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7 INVESTIGATES: Foster children paying the price of substance misuse

WSAW

7-year Wausau foster parent veterans Tim and Sue Matheson describe similar behaviors, and Sue adds that many of her concerns focus on what …

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Eastern Michigan University student honored at Radio Disney Music Awards

Eastern Echo

At 11, Barros and her three younger siblings entered foster care due to abuse and neglect. Despite their mother’s battle with drug addiction and …

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Majority of children in care have experienced significant abuse and neglect

Phys.Org

Children who had experienced three or more changes of placement and those who entered foster or adoptive homes when they were over three …

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More than 6000 physical abuse referrals to child and family agency last year

thejournal.ie

Tusla said these numbers are inclusive of all children at home, in public institutions or in foster care where there was an ongoing risk of significant …

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Grand Jury Report Finds Foster Care Staff Overworked, Allegations of Abuse

10News

SAN DIEGO (CNS) – A grand jury report released Wednesday found multiple gaps in institutional safety and training in the Child Welfare Services …

Community Based Care: A Model Designed to Meet the Needs of Foster Youth in Bexar County – Rivard Report

Need for foster parents keeps growing – Grand Island Independent

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Grand Jury Report Finds Foster Care Staff Overworked, Allegations of Abuse

Times of San Diego

A grand jury report released Wednesday found multiple gaps in institutional safety and training in the Child Welfare Services division of San Diego …

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Hermiston Adult Foster Home Shut Down Over Abuse Allegations

newstalk870.am

An Adult Foster Home in Hermiston has been shut down for the time being by Oregon officials after allegations surfaced over one of the people living …

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Children’s Aid Society in Canada turned a blind eye to sexual abuse: report

New York Post

A now-defunct Children’s Aid Society in Canada has been accused of turning a blind eye to sexual abuse for years — with foster parents across …

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Feds could take over Mississippi’s foster care after report shows children still abused, neglected

Biloxi Sun Herald

CPS regularly investigates claims of abuse or neglect by foster parents and residential facility staff. There were 10 claims in 2018 that the agency …

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Pa. Justices Won’t Review $5M Sex Abuse Verdict Against Foster Agency

Law.com

The Pennsylvania Supreme has declined to hear arguments in a case in which a foster care agency had sought to overturn a more than $5 million …

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3 CPS employees on leave pending conclusions of deadly Natchez child abuse investigation

Knoe.com

(WLBT) – New developments in a deadly child abuse case in Natchez, where … New developments also released in Mississippi’s ongoing foster care …

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South Jersey High School Senior And Child Abuse Survivor Earns Full Ride To Rowan University

CBS Philly

Garrett chose to go into the foster care system in Gloucester County and finished his last two years of high school living with his best friend’s family.

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CPS chief Dickinson: Foster care crisis ‘squarely on my shoulders.’ But money, time needed

Jackson Clarion Ledger

As Commissioner of the Mississippi Department of Child Protection Services, responsibility for the operations of Mississippi’s lead child welfare …

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Opioids causing a crisis in the foster care system

Fox17

So I stepped up, and that’s how I started the foster care process.” … came into the system because their guardian has a substance abuse problem.

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Home Health Nurse Charged with Abuse of Physically Impaired Child

Clarksville Now

The child’s foster parents became alarmed after noticing the child seemed to be crying more lately. The six-year-old sustained the TBI during a motor …

Clarksville woman charged with child abuse and neglect – NewsChannel5.com

Home health nurse charged with child abuse and neglect – WSMV Nashville

Middle Tennessee woman accused of abusing non-verbal 6-year-old girl – WZTV

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STUDY: Human trafficking, sexual abuse among runaway children shows massive increase

WOAI

SAN ANTONIO – A new study by the Department of Family Services (DFPS) is showing a growing number of runaways from foster care are becoming …

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2 more children accuse former pastor of sex abuse

Toledo Blade

Lucas County Children Services received a referral about the children’s family, but in lieu of going into foster care, Haynes and his wife, Alisa Haynes, …

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Judge dismisses critical complaints against Miles City school in sex abuse case

KRTV Great Falls News

Judge dismisses critical complaints against Miles City school in sex abuse … was a child’s parent, guardian, foster parent or adult who resides in the …

Judge dismisses critical complaints against Miles City school district in massive sex abuse case – KTVQ Billings News

Judge dismisses critical complaints against Miles City school district – KPAX-TV

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Personnel action taken at Department of Child Protective Services after deadly Natchez child …

WLBT

… sister was severely injured in a child abuse case that shocked Mississippi. … RELATED: Father of severely abused Natchez girls says he has been … in the ongoing federal lawsuit against Mississippi over its foster care system.

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Legal representation is essential for abused children — and smart for states

The Hill

Children who survive abuse and neglect often “age out” of the foster care system unemployed, homeless and at high risk of experiencing mental …

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Can drug-addicted expectant mothers keep their babies out of foster care? Hillsborough has a plan

Tampa Bay Times

That’s why Eckerd Connects, the agency that runs foster care in … get help to families before they are the subject of a call to the state’s abuse hotline.

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REPORT: Mississippi Department of Child Protective Services at risk of take over for failure to …

WLBT

The neutral monitor in the class-action foster care lawsuit Olivia Y. vs. … states 95 children in Child Protection Service custody were victims of abuse or …

‘Action taken’ against Mississippi social workers in fatal child abuse case – Jackson Clarion Ledger

State child protection workers suspended in wake of deadly abuse case – Magnolia State Live

Frontline worker, supervisor placed on administrative leave pending conclusions of deadly … – WLBT

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Parents’ Nightmare: Social Worker’s ‘Feelings’ Contribute to Child Abuse Allegations

The Epoch Times

The local Department of Human Services (DHS) placed more than 2,700 children in the foster care system that year—one in 125 children in the city.

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Suspected child abuse: Here’s what happens after a report is made

Jackson Clarion Ledger

Suspected child abuse: Here’s what happens after a report is made ….. children and youth in state foster care — roughly 20% less than the highest …

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Foster parent sentenced to 24 months in prison for sexual abuse of child in his care

Y-City News

Family members and friends left the courtroom in tears Wednesday afternoon after a man was sentenced to prison for sexually assaulting a teenage …

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The importance of CASA for kids in foster care

KULR-TV

Often, those children are in the foster care system, taken from their families by reason of abuse or neglect. These children might fall by the wayside …

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‘It just has to be a loving family and no abuse’ | 12-year-old Trinity searches for a home

THV11.com KTHV

National Adoption Month is coming to a close This month, we’ve highlighted foster families who step in when children come into care. One 13-year-old …

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Pittsburgh dads adopt six siblings who underwent 5 years of neglect and abuse in foster care

MEAWW

A Pittsburgh couple has decided to give a new home to a family of six siblings who had spent their last five years in foster care.

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Partnership invests $558K in CO foster care system

KTVZ

A new, strategic $558,000 investment in Central Oregon’s foster care … to improve Oregon’s foster care system, which is rife with stories of abuse, …

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Need for foster parents still great

Plattsburgh Press Republican

Clinton County saw the number of kids in foster care double over the … abuse before, but opioids have really changed things because parents are out …

FLORIDA VOICES: Local children are in desperate need of foster homes – The Ledger

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WA foster carer jailed for child sex abuse

The Australian

Study: Illinois sometimes brushes aside abuse allegations

Washington Post

Illinois has been lauded for having one of the lowest foster care entry rates of any … Illinois is not the only state with a child welfare system under fire.

Study: Illinois sometimes brushes aside abuse allegations to keep kids with parents – Chicago Daily Herald

DCFS study reveals huge systemic problems – The Capitol Fax Blog (blog)

DCFS services aimed at keeping families together plagued by deep-seated problems, new report … – Herald & Review

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Teen sets goal to donate 1000 bags for foster care kids in May, National Foster Care Month

GMA

Beaton partnered with a larger charity, One Simple Wish, that grants wishes for kids impacted by foster care, abuse and neglect. Through the …

‘Foster’ documentary addresses foster care realities – MSR News Online

Adding a sprinkle of love – The Courier=Times

June 22: Foster Care, Foster-Adoption Parent Resource Meeting – SCVNEWS.com

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Milford abuse suspect blamed case on ‘trolls’ jealous of his ‘Game of Thrones’ card game, warrant …

CT Post

Milford abuse suspect blamed case on ‘trolls’ jealous of his ‘Game of Thrones’ …. The children were found unharmed and are currently in foster care, …

Dad arrested over ‘horrific YouTube clip of him abusing screaming toddler’ – Metro

Milford parents arrested following reports to police of online video – FOX 61

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Foster parents honored at dinner Thursday

Bradford Era

From the newest foster parents present at the dinner, held at the University Room at Pitt-Bradford … “We also handle different kinds of abuse situations.

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Foster Care in Ohio: “It Made Me Who I Am Today”

Public News Service

“So many kids out there witness abuse and neglect, and having foster homes gets kids them away from that and allows kids to be independent,” she …

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Brown Proposes More Money For Families Hit By Substance Abuse

The Statehouse News Bureau

U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) says many more children are entering the foster care system as more parents with a substance abuse disorder …

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Foster families needed in Hancock County

Therogersvillereview

SNEEDVILLE — With the nation’s substance abuse crisis now nearly two decades in progress, the fallout for Tennessee children living in homes with …

May is National Foster Care Month – Country 103.9 WRBI

Oklahoma lawmakers approves tax exemption for foster families – baptistmessenger.com

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Foster Care: Protecting Kids or Harming Them?

Liberty Nation

The foster care system has a serious problem with various forms of child abuse. While it is difficult to determine the extent of the issue, several studies …

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CASA observes National Foster Care Month

Muskogee Daily Phoenix

Children in foster care have been removed from their homes due to evidence of abuse or neglect by their families. While foster care is important to …

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Putnam Needs Foster Parents

Highlands Current

Most children end up in foster care after abuse and neglect proceedings, he said. Last year, there were 691 investigations by Child Protective Services …

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on seven children, some of whom were already traumatised, has been sentenced to 15 years and …

WA foster carer jailed for child sex abuse – Yahoo News Australia

Former foster carer Desmond Gore, who sexually abused seven children, jailed for 15 years – ABC News

Failings of authorities exposed as Perth foster carer jailed over child abuse – WAtoday

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8-year-old girl sexually abused by 73-year-old foster carer wrote heartbreaking note about …

MEAWW

Two years prior to the abuse of the girl in question, who was eight at the time, the Department for Child Protection received a different allegation from …

Girl, 8, raped by foster carer ‘grandad’, 73, leaves chilling note after ordeal – Daily Star

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Let’s Clear up the Myths and Misconceptions About Foster Care

Yahoo Lifestyle

While there are many reasons children might require temporary caregivers, significant drivers of the need for foster care today are drug abuse …

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Congresswoman Lauren Underwood to host foster care roundtable Friday in Crystal Lake

Northwest Herald

Underwood has backed the Stronger Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act which would strengthen child abuse protections and require research …

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A child reported his dad abusing him. Last year, a toddler girl died in foster care at the same home.

AZCentral.com

Arizona’s child-welfare agency says to call the child-abuse hotline if you … A toddler girl died last year in the same Arizona foster placement where, …

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2nd Mat-Su foster parent accused of sexually abusing child

KTVA

A second Mat-Su foster parent has been arrested on charges of sexually abusing a minor, a week after Alaska State Troopers took another man into …

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Documents: Alleged victim of Mat-Su man charged with sex abuse was not foster child placement

KTUU.com

The child Felch is accused of abusing is not a foster child, and he had no children in his care at the time of the alleged abuse, Troopers and the state …

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Sex Abuse Allegations; Gun Arrest; Foster Homes Needed: Patch PM

Patch.com

NORTH BAY, CA – Missed today’s headlines? Here are the Patch stories from Marin, Napa, Solano and Sonoma counties that people are talking …

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‘No excuse for this’: Family whose child was in home of foster dad who abused his son questions …

AZCentral.com

The family of a toddler living in an El Mirage foster home, where an older … Steffee was charged with three felony counts involving child abuse and …

Child-welfare cases are private. Does that protect the kids, or the state officials? – AZCentral.com

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Tuesday is Foster Care Awareness Day

WILX-TV

Tuesday is Foster Care Awareness Day, as declared in a resolution passed by … Michigan has 13,500 children in foster care due to abuse or neglect.

Advocates mark foster care awareness with special day May 7 – WRAL.com

Foster care awareness day set for Tuesday – WOODTV.com

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Audit: Child-welfare agency falters while abuse claims jump

WRAL.com

Lawmakers ordered the audit after the May 2017 death of 16-month-old Semaj Crosby of Joliet and after media reports of abuse in foster care suffered …

DCFS faulted for high caseloads, violation of policies for child abuse and neglect investigations in … – Chicago Tribune

Lawmakers Vow Changes to Fix Lapses in Child-Welfare System – U.S. News & World Report

The Latest: Bill would require follow-up on child welfare – khqa.com

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Mat-Su foster father charged for sexually abusing minor, 2nd such case in 2 weeks

KTUU.com

ANCHORAGE (KTUU) – Just over one week after a 66-year-old Mat-Su foster father was arrested for allegedly sexually abusing a child in his care, …

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No Washington caseworkers disciplined after violating policies in child abuse case

KING5.com

In the state of Washington when a foster child is abused to the point of nearly dying, there are steps in place to get to the bottom of what went wrong.

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Thousands of children are in foster care in Indiana, and many of them are there because of drugs

WRTV Indianapolis

Recent data shows that more than half of the children currently in the system had at least one parent dealing with drug abuse. Many foster families say …

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Palmdale toddler death: Details emerge about Noah Cuatro’s history in foster system

KABC-TV

A woman who runs a foster home where Noah stayed temporarily spoke to … in the foster care system who may need a higher level of medical care.

Palmdale Boy Who Died Begged Not to Be Reunited With Birth Parents, Great-Grandmother Says – KTLA

Palmdale Boy Who Died Suspiciously Begged Not To Return To Parents, Great-Grandmother Says – CBS Los Angeles

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Murder trial begins for foster parents accused of abusing, killing 2-year-old

WSB Atlanta

Police say Laila Daniel died in 2015 while in the care of her foster parents, Jennifer … [RELATED: 911 calls released in death of 2-year-old foster child].

Murder trial of foster parents accused of killing 2-year-old girl – 11Alive.com WXIA

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California boy, 4, who died begged his great-grandmother not to be reunited with birth parents

AOL

For the first three months, Noah was in and out of foster care before … At the time of the boy’s death, officials had received at least 13 calls about …

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Parents of girl who died in foster care sue Idaho officials

Idaho News (press release)

BOISE, Idaho (AP) – The parents of a young girl who died while in foster care are suing the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare, the foster family …

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Trial begins for Henry foster parents accused in 2-year-old’s death

Atlanta Journal Constitution

The Henry County foster parents accused in the death of a 2-year-old are “liars, abusers and murderers,” a prosecutor told jurors Wednesday …

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Court Ordered 4-Year-Old Noah Cuatro Removed From Palmdale Home 2 Months Before Death

CBS Los Angeles

However, Noah was never removed from the home and placed in foster care, … there were issues with his parents’ explanation for his cause of death.

Authorities ordered Palmdale 4-year-old removed from home weeks before death – LA Daily News

Report: DCFS failed to remove boy from home, despite court order weeks before death – WSB Atlanta

Authorities Ordered Palmdale Child Removed From Home Weeks Before Death – KFI AM 640

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Laila’s biological mother thought foster parents were a blessing

Atlanta Journal Constitution

Laila’s biological mother thought foster parents were a blessing … Two weeks after Laila’s death, the Rosenbaums were arrested and charged in the …

Facebook messages, phone recordings introduced as Laila Daniel’s mom testifies in foster parents … – 11Alive.com WXIA

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Social workers didn’t remove boy from his home despite court order. He later died

Los Angeles Times

In 2016, Noah was removed from his parents’ home, and he lived in foster care for two years before being returned to his parents, the sources said.

Palmdale toddler death: Noah Cuatro remained in parents’ home despite court order – KABC-TV

Great-grandmother says California boy who died suspiciously begged not to be reunited with birth … – FOX31 Denver

Palmdale 4-Year-Old Who Died Under Suspicious Circumstances Could Have Been Removed … – NBC Southern California

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West Louisville mother blames CPS after 6-year-old daughter dies in foster care

WDRB

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) — A west Louisville woman is blaming Kentucky Child Protective Services for the death of her 6-year-old daughter.

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Mother blames CPS for Daughter’s death

WHAS11.com

The Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services wouldn’t say that Demiyah died in foster care, but the agency did confirm that a child did die.

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Foster parents claim she died choking on a chicken bone. 4 years later, their murder trial is finally …

11Alive.com WXIA

ATLANTA — The Rosenbaums were Laila Daniel’s foster parents when … On the day of the toddler’s death, Jennifer Rosenbaum contacted a case …

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The life and troubling death of an original Mouseketeer: Morning Briefing

OregonLive.com

FOSTER CARE: One caseworker has resigned and another is no longer being paid after they were accused of having sex in the presence of a foster …

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Sister of child beaten to death last month in Natchez released from hospital

Natchez Democrat

WLBT reports that the 3-year-old, Lailah Hill, and her 8-year-old brother have been placed in foster care. “Their cases have been sent to a grand jury,” …

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Juliann Bluitt Foster, first female president of the Chicago Dental Society, dies at 80

Chicago Tribune

Foster, 80, died of heart failure on April 17 at a hospital in Hilton Head Island, S.C., said Melanie Carvalho, a close family friend. She had lived in …

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Nipsey Hussle’s brother and mom want co-guardianship of his young daughter

TheGrio (blog)

Nipsey Hussle’s mother and brother are joining are attempting to gain … Foster said that Emani was visiting her dad on the day he was killed and that the … of his death, leaving the issue of custody of his daughter in the air since the …

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3-year-old released from hospital weeks after sister dies after suffering abuse, police say

WAPT Jackson

She was released from the hospital this week, Natchez police said. Lailah and her 8-year-old brother have been placed in state foster care, police said …

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Dog nearly starved to death saved by Kansas City police officer’s quick thinking

KCTV Kansas City

Dog nearly starved to death saved by Kansas City police officer’s quick … He will be monitored for a few days and then sent to a foster home where …

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Child who had been severely beaten in June out of hospital

Natchez Democrat

Child who had been severely beaten in June out of hospital … her 8-year-old brother were placed in foster care while her mother LaKeishia Jones, 25, … 24, are charged for her injuring and her sister’s injuring and subsequent death.

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By DARRELL SMITH – dsmith@newsexaminer.com

Newsexaminer

The report must include whether the child died in the home or foster care. The Indiana State Department of Health has created a fetal infant mortality …

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Weekly briefing: Amazon censorship, detention centers, Norman Geisler death

Christian Post

Three U.S.-born children were taken from their home in Norway and placed in foster care after the parents were accused of “child mistreatment,” which …

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Toddler Dies In Lawrence Foster Home

CBS Boston

The state’s medical examiner will determine the cause of death. … DCF, which places children in foster care, is also investigating the incident, the …

15-month-old girl in foster care dies at hospital, DA says – WCVB Boston

Sudden death of baby in foster care under investigation – Eagle-Tribune

Death of 15-month-old foster child in Lawrence under investigation – Boston.com

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DA probing deaths of 3 babies involved with DCF system, 5 Investigates has learned

WCVB Boston

A 3-month-old boy in foster care died on April 25 in Methuen, the district attorney said. Emergency services responded to a report of an unresponsive …

Essex DA Investigating Deaths Of 3 Babies Involved With DCF – CBS Boston

Essex DA investigating deaths of 5 children, including 3 in DCF care – The Boston Globe

Essex DA investigating deaths of 3 babies involving DCF – Boston 25 News

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Sources: Baby in foster care may have been exposed to fentanyl before death

Boston 25 News

The girl, who was in foster care at a home on Howard Street, was rushed to Lawrence General Hospital Sunday morning after her foster father call 911 …

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Authorities investigate death of baby placed in foster care

Boston 25 News

(AP) – The death of a baby placed in a Massachusetts foster home is under … Officials say an investigation is standard when a child dies suddenly.

15-month-old foster child may have been exposed to fentanyl before death, sources say – KIRO Seattle

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DA probes deaths of 5 babies; some were in foster care in Merrimack Valley

Eagle-Tribune

The Essex District Attorney’s Office says it is investigating the deaths of at least five babies that happened since April, two of whom were in foster care.

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Patrick Stewart’s Wife Mourns Death of Their Foster Dog Days After Welcoming Him Into Their Home

PEOPLE.com

Patrick Stewart’s Wife Mourns Death of Their Foster Dog Days After … Just five days after bringing home their foster dog Lenny, Sir Patrick Stewart and …

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Prosecutors Investigate Recent Deaths of 5 Children

U.S. News & World Report

Prosecutors Investigate Recent Deaths of 5 Children … deaths of five children, including three who were involved with the state child welfare agency.

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Mother charged in death of missing 2-year-old Virginia boy

ABC News

Police in Virginia now believe a 2-year-old boy missing for almost a week is dead, and on Saturday they charged his mother with three counts of felony …

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Sherin Mathews death: Father of adopted Indian girl gets life sentence

BBC News

Sherin Mathews was reported missing from her Texas home in October … She was initially taken into foster care, but is now said to be staying with …

Sherin Mathews murder: Life in prison for Indian American father Wesley Mathews – The American Bazaar

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Deaths of three babies involved with DCF under investigation in Massachusetts, officials say

MassLive.com

Authorities in Massachusetts are investigating the deaths of three babies … On Sunday, police were notified that a 15-month-old girl in foster care in …

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Eagan woman pleads guilty to 2017 death of foster child in her care

TwinCities.com-Pioneer Press

An Eagan woman pleaded guilty Thursday in the death of a foster child in her care in 2017. Zeporia Fortenberry, age 32, admitted to a charge of …

Zeporia Fortenberry Pleads Guilty In Connection To Murder Of Foster Child, 3 – WCCO | CBS Minnesota

Foster mom pleads guilty, sentenced in death of 3-year-old in Dakota County – KSTP

Eagan woman sentenced for her role in toddler’s death – ECM Publishers

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Eagan couple plead guilty in death of foster child; Council debates affordable housing opportunity …

kymnradio.net

In April of last year, two people were charged in the death of a 3-year-old Eagan boy in foster care. In April of this year, 28-year-old Charles Homich …

Eagan Women Sentenced For Role in Foster Child’s Death: Reports – Patch.com

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Parents arrested after death of premature baby with 96 fractures

KTRK-TV

Since the baby’s death, the couple’s older son has been placed in foster care. Katharine White also gave birth to another girl since Jazmine’s death.

Texas baby died after suffering nearly 100 fractures, blows to the head, autopsy reveals – WGN-TV

Parents of a baby who died with 96 fractures charged in her death – Fox17

Parents charged after Texas baby dies with 96 fractures in body, autopsy reveals – WABI

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Family sues Westminster school over son’s death

FOX31 Denver

Going through foster care, his life took a turn when he was 3 years old and … failure to provide reasonable supervision legally caused Potter’s death.

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UPDATE | Protest outside Scioto County CPS following baby’s death

WSAZ-TV

After being placed in the custody of a foster parent, Daniel and Jessica Groves regained custody of him after complying with CPS requirements.

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Criminal complaint: Suspects in Iowa County teen’s death tell one story, autopsy tells another

WKOW

Criminal complaint: Suspects in Iowa County teen’s death tell one story, … to live with the Barrys for several months in an informal foster care arrangement. … Selah called home several times until the day of her death, including once …

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Nipsey Hussle’s Daughter Emani, 10, Honors Him During Graduation 2 Months After Rapper’s Death

PEOPLE.com

… a touching shoutout to her late father as well as her mother, Tanisha Foster. … Click here to get those and more in the PEOPLE Parents newsletter.

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Mother and two friends arrested on suspicion of mistreating 22-month-old girl who died at Hong …

South China Morning Post

A law enforcement source said the incident occurred while a foster care family was being arranged for the girl. The girl’s three siblings are also in …

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Texas parents charged after baby dies with 96 fractures

KXLY Spokane

CNN affiliate KTRK reported that the couple’s 2-year-old son has been placed in foster care, and a baby born after Jazmine’s death is with a relative.

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Their Father Speaks Spanish. Their Foster Parents Raised Them to Speak Slovak.

ProPublica

For an agency that has long struggled with high-profile child deaths and crushing caseloads, it’s easy to see how Burgos has been ignored, said …

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State investigates death of 15-year-old foster girl at San Antonio treatment center

San Antonio Express-News

AUSTIN — Child protective services is investigating the death of a 15-year-old girl at Hector Garza Residential Treatment Center in San Antonio.

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Lawmaker seeks AG probe of foster child’s death

newportri.com

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A lawmaker is asking Rhode Island’s attorney general to investigate the state’s child welfare agency following the death of …

Serpa, Solomon: DCYF Shirks Accountability for Girl’s Death – Warwick Post

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DCYF ‘Inaction’ Contributes to Death of RI Foster Child: Report

NECN

A report into the death of a 9-year-old Rhode Island girl in foster care says ineptitude and inaction by the state’s child welfare system was partially to …

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Funeral services set in child beating death; 3rd social worker placed on leave

Jackson Clarion Ledger

A third Mississippi Department of Child Protection Services caseworker has been suspended following the beating death of 4-year-old last week.

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Grandmother sues Alabama DHR after infant dies, mother charged with murder

Montgomery Advertiser

Grandmother sues Alabama DHR after infant dies, mother charged with murder ….. More: Family of slain Montgomery foster mom settles DHR lawsuit.

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Report: DCYF ‘Inaction’ Contributes to Death of Foster Child

U.S. News & World Report

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A report into the death of a 9-year-old Rhode Island girl in foster care says ineptitude and inaction by the state’s child …

Report: DCYF ‘inaction’ contributes to death of 9-year-old Warwick girl – WLNE-TV (ABC6)

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Suspicious Iowa Co. teen death involved child adopted from China

WKOW

A source close to this situation says the teen was living in the town of Middleton with a family other than her own in a foster care-type arrangement at …

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Report: State ineptitude to blame for death of 9-year-old girl

The Providence Journal

Report: State ineptitude to blame for death of 9-year-old girl ….. There was no follow-up by DCYF regarding foster mother’s ability to care for this …

Child Advocate report: DCYF partly to blame for Warwick girl’s death – WPRI 12 Eyewitness News

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Kentucky designs new web portal for foster care kids

Courier Journal

Also: Jury finds foster dad not guilty in case of 4-year-old foster child’s death. It will contain a link for foster youth to complete an application and receive …

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Four dead babies in care with one common theme: Dilico Anishinabek Family Care

APTN News

Falon Nelson died in foster care Oct. 29, 2013 when he was less than three months old. … More court records obtained by APTN uncovered another death of an infant in April 2014 around the same time as Kyler. It involves the …

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Berea couple charged with murder in death of 3-year-old boy

cleveland.com

CLEVELAND, Ohio — A man and woman are each charged with murder in the October death of a 3-year-old boy who was in foster care. Ke-Mari …

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Aunt, aunt’s boyfriend indicted for murder in death of 3-year-old Berea boy

News 5 Cleveland

Kemari Hampton was placed in foster care custody in May of 2018, according to the Office of the Cuyahoga County Prosecutor. In October of 2018, …

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A 15-year-old South Jersey girl died from a deadly dose of heroin. Now, her dealer will spend 8 …

The Philadelphia Inquirer

Stephen McDonald said his family has experienced a downward spiral after finding … to eight years in prison for the fatal overdose death of a 15-year-old. … abused and neglected by his father, and was twice placed in foster care.

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Poplar man sentenced to 5 years for baby’s death

Great Falls Tribune

Poplar man sentenced to 5 years for baby’s death ….. including a dad who died by suicide, an addicted mother, bouncing between 10 foster homes, …

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Benigno: District misleading Jeffco parents about controversial curriculum

Complete Colorado

… family members, divorce/blended, aging, foster care, incarceration, death, … Some of the topics covered in these books, such as death and aging, …

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A chance for DCFS to better protect children — if taxpayer dollars are spent wisely

Chicago Tribune

The increase was prompted in part by several heartbreaking child deaths, … foster parents, providers who care for the most challenging families and …

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Lawmakers overlook high rates of uninsured, foster care fixes

Insurance News Net

Lawmakers overlook high rates of uninsured, foster care fixes … disabilities or near-death illnesses, as well as for children from low-income families, …

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Deadly Provo shooting: Friends, family puzzle over man’s final moments

Deseret News

He was adopted by a Utah County family after a time in foster care and … using deadly force if they reasonably believe it is needed to prevent death or …

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Video shows Cuyahoga County jail guard turn off body cam, pummel mentally ill inmate: The Wake …

cleveland.com

Foster child death: A man and woman are each charged with murder in the October death of a 3-year-old boy who was in foster care, Cleveland.com’s …

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Hockessin non-profit that helped fallen trooper’s family deal with grief fighting to maintain support …

WDEL 1150AM

A Hockessin non-profit that helps families and children deal with grief is now … But there are families, there are some children in foster care, for example, … because Stephen’s death has just helped so many other people in so many …

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Man pleads guilty to causing death of 10-month-old foster child

CBC.ca

A young man admitted in court Monday that he caused the death of a 10-month-old foster child in his care in 2017, after breaking the baby’s arm, …

Man pleads guilty for role in baby’s death – Winnipeg Free Press

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Congresswoman Lauren Underwood to host foster care roundtable Friday in Crystal Lake

Northwest Herald

Congresswoman Lauren Underwood to host foster care roundtable Friday in … The event follows the recent death of Crystal Lake child AJ Freund.

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One year later, new details surface in the death of Iowa County teen

WKOW

IOWA COUNTY (WKOW) — Nearly a year after the suspicious death of a … The source also does not know if the foster care was a formal placement.

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Grand jury indicts parents of ‘malnourished’ Madison County baby who died

AL.com

The parents of Arianna Foster, a ‘malnourished’ baby who died at 11 months old, have been indicted by a Madison County grand jury, records show.

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Family Awarded $860K After Guards Bet on Woman’s Suicide in Prison: ‘Somebody Owes Me Lunch!’

PEOPLE.com

… most of her teen years in foster care and suffering several suicide attempts. …. Callahan was convicted of involuntary manslaughter in the death and …

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She’s Fought Nearly Three Years To Adopt Her Grandson. Hawaii Keeps Saying No.

Honolulu Civil Beat

When a child is put in foster care, for instance, child welfare workers try to …. her application to be his foster parent just 12 days after Thurber’s death.

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The states passing strict abortion bans have some of the highest maternal and infant mortality rates …

Business Insider

His statement further touted his work expanding Medicaid in Louisiana and overseeing a record number of children in foster care being adopted out.

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Woman facing murder charges in death of Temple friends gives birth in custody

KXAN.com

Woman facing murder charges in death of Temple friends gives birth in … Child Protective Services took custody of the baby and put it in foster care.

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‘Anger, hatred and evil’: Family of Elizabeth Shelley talks possible motive in her murder

KUTV 2News

His granddaughter, Lizzy’s mother, he said is obviously not doing well. … uncle facing murder charges for the death of 5-year-old Elizabeth “Lizzy” Shelley, … Bill said Alex was in and out of foster care, in trouble with the law, and has …

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South Carolina Father Found Guilty of Murdering His Five Children

Daily Beast

South Carolina Father Found Guilty of Murdering His Five Children …. a “tortured existence” in foster care after the 6-year-old’s death, assuming his …

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Controversial Murrieta foster home operator surrenders license after girl’s death

OCRegister

Michelle Morris, whose foster homes in Orange and Riverside counties were hailed as a godsend by some and denounced as a nightmare by others, …

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Jury finds foster dad not guilty in case of 4-year-old foster child’s death

Courier Journal

ELIZABETHTOWN — Jurors acquitted a Hardin County foster father Wednesday of a murder charge in the death of a 4-year-old foster boy, two years …

E’town man found not guilty in child’s death – Elizabethtown News Enterprise

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DA: Death of Springfield boy in foster care last summer ‘while tragic, was not criminal’

KVAL

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. – The death of an 18-month-old boy living with a foster family last summer will not be prosecuted as a crime, the Lane County …

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Elizabethtown man acquitted in death of foster child

WAVE 3

The State Medical Examiner’s Office said Hunter’s death was a result of a head injury that occurred in Embry-Martin’s home. Embry-Martin said Hunter …

Kentucky man acquitted in foster child’s death – WKYT

Kentucky man acquitted in death of foster child – WVLT.TV

Kentucky man acquitted in 4-year-old foster son’s death – CityNews Vancouver

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Interest in foster kids growing after AJ Freund’s death

WLS-TV

But it’s not just supplies, there is a critical need for more foster parents … They said AJ’s death has sparked new interest at informational meetings.

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After 2 suspected homophobic killings, audit finds broader issues with LA child welfare

Los Angeles Times

… who are disproportionately represented in the foster care system and who face additional trauma because of having been rejected by their families …

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Little AJ Freund’s horrific death is not an argument for tearing up more families

Chicago Sun-Times

After Joseph Wallace died, DCFS and the courts did what politicians demanded: There was a foster-care panic — the number of children torn from …

How to fix an overwhelmed DCFS dealing with overwhelmed parents — and suffering children – Chicago Tribune

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Foster father not guilty of child’s death

Elizabethtown News Enterprise

Five hours after a jury began deliberating the fate of Billy Embry-Martin’s life inside the Hardin County Justice Center, he heard the words he’s …

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A foster kid turned foster parent, St. Xavier commencement speaker returned to school to set an …

Chicago Tribune

His foster mother died on Father’s Day when he was 15, he said. … beaten to death in Crystal Lake, many pundits suggested a solution to child abuse …

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Trial Date Set For Largo Mother Accused In Death Of Toddler

Patch.com

A few months before Jordan’s death, the courts returned Jordan to Stinson’s care after removing him from the home and placing him in foster care …

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‘He was Mama’s boy’: Murder trial underway for foster dad accused of killing 4-year-old

Courier Journal

Defendant Billy Embry-Martin, left, is on trial in Elizabethtown, accused of the 2017 death of Hunter Payton, 4, a foster child staying in Embry-Martin’s …

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Questions raised about foster care of black children after drowning death of 5-year-old Montreal boy

Globalnews.ca

WATCH: The Nigerian community in Montreal is calling out the government for its inaction after the death of a five-year-old boy in foster care. Global’s …

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Montreal’s Nigerian community call for inquiry into 5-year-old boy’s death while in foster care

CTV News

Members of Montreal’s Nigerian community are calling for a public inquiry into the death of a five-year-old boy last month who was in the care of foster …

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4-Year-Old Kentucky ‘Angel’ Was Allegedly Murdered by Foster Dad, But He Claims It Was Accident

PEOPLE.com

4-Year-Old Kentucky ‘Angel’ Was Allegedly Murdered by Foster Dad, But He … The medical examiner, Burrows-Beckman, who ruled the boy’s death a …

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Nigerian-Montrealers demand foster care investigation following boy’s death

CTV News

Nearly four weeks after a five-year-old boy in foster care drowned, members of Montreal’s Nigerian community want to know why the government isn’t …

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Actress Jameela Jamil Suggests Kids Are Better Off Killed By Abortion Than Placed In Foster Care

The Daily Wire

On Monday, NBC’s “The Good Place” actress Jameela Jamil suggested children are better off being killed by abortion in the womb than living a life …

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A Fifth Migrant Child Died in US Custody. Why Does This Keep Happening?

Pacific Standard

A Fifth Migrant Child Died in U.S. Custody. … Human Services (HHS) by May 16th (for placement in a shelter, foster care, or with a stateside sponsor).

Guatemalan teen dies after apprehension at the US-Mexico border – SFGate

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Caregiver on trial for boy’s death

Elizabethtown News Enterprise

The opening day of a murder trial into the 2017 death of a 4-year-old child in a local foster care home was filled with scene setting about events of the …

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Knoxville Duck Donuts owner charged with animal cruelty — starving dog to death

Knoxville News Sentinel

She added that trainers often volunteer as foster parents for local rescue organizations. “There’s a lot of trainers who could lose their livelihood,” …

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Gov. Pritzker promises fixes to child welfare agency

WQAD.com

Illinois has been lauded for having one of the lowest foster care entry rates of any state in the U.S. Keeping children … In fact, according to the study, the rate of death due to child maltreatment in Illinois in 2016 — 2.16 per 100,000 …

Study: Illinois sometimes brushes aside abuse allegations – WPSD Local 6

Study: Illinois Sometimes Brushes Aside Child Abuse Allegations – WTTW News

DCFS study reveals huge systemic problems – The Capitol Fax Blog (blog)

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A child reported his dad abusing him. Last year, a toddler girl died in foster care at the same home.

AZCentral.com

A toddler girl died last year in the same Arizona foster placement where, in April, an older child sent police an email reporting his father had physically …

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Autopsy report reveals name of girl who died in El Mirage foster family of Colin Steffee

AZCentral.com

But the autopsy leaves a key question about the girl unanswered. Her death came months before a boy in the home emailed police to report his father, …

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Man pleads guilty to murder of three-year-old boy in foster care

KMSP-TV

HASTINGS, Minn. (FOX 9) – A 28-year-old man pleaded guilty to second-degree murder in connection to the death of a foster child, who was in the …

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Parents indicted in Illinois boy’s slaying amid increasing scrutiny of state child welfare agency

CBS News

… death of their 5-year-old son amid increasing scrutiny of the state’s child … charged with her murder after the girl was returned to her from foster care, …

Groups Petition For Changes To DCFS Following AJ Freund’s Death – Patch.com

AJ Freund’s parents indicted in 5-year-old’s beating, cold shower death, plead not guilty – Boston 25 News

Parents plead not guilty to killing 5-year-old son AJ Freund – New York Post

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Family reacts to Mendota murder victim Elizabeth Marie Vanmeter’s death

WJHL-TV News Channel 11

Marie’s sister says Marie came to the Vanmeter family at age 8 through the foster care system. She was adopted at the age 16. But, by age 19 she …

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DCFS workers stuck with massive case overloads before AJ Freund’s beating death

Chicago Sun-Times

The two state child welfare investigators who dealt with AJ Freund’s family were … Those Illinois Department of Children and Family Services workers had … with opiates in his system and subsequently placed into foster care for most …

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Asheville obedience school owner faces cruelty charge after puppy death at TN location

Asheville Citizen-Times

They were shocked by the condition of his body — in pictures the family … She added that trainers often volunteer as foster parents for local rescue …

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Study: Illinois sometimes brushes aside abuse allegations

Washington Post

Illinois has been lauded for having one of the lowest foster care entry rates of any … beating death of A.J. Freund, a 5-year-old whose parents are charged with … In two cases in which children were killed, “Both families had extensive …

Report: DCFS practice intended to ‘preserve families’ could be putting children at risk – DeKalb Daily Chronicle

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‘Only one word: sadness’: Girl who died under father’s care laid to rest in Granby

CTV News

A funeral was held in Granby for a girl who died in the care of her father. … identified in order to protect the identity of her younger brother, who is now in foster care. The girl’s death has garnered much attention due to her numerous …

Granby funeral: ‘We wanted to ask for the little girl’s forgiveness’ – Montreal Gazette

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Illinois Lawmakers Vow to Fix Lapses in Child Welfare System

WTTW News

Even before AJ’s death, Gov. J.B. Pritzker … “We need to support and improve our foster care system and our adoption care programs. We need to …

New caucus aims to reform DCFS through legislation – Kane County Chronicle

Auditor General says DCFS understaffing causing problems – Piatt County Journal-Republican

Our sorry state – The Capitol Fax Blog (blog)

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Christian Org Helping Children Caught Up in Migrant Crisis Find Foster Homes

Faithwire

A woman and her husband from Florida, for example, are serving as foster parents for these “unaccompanied alien children,” who are minors that …

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Spokane businessman’s foster-kid past prepared him for presidential appointment

The Seattle Times

Given up at birth, Chris Patterson bounced around multiple homes in the Spokane area. But Patterson didn’t become just another physically abused …

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Texas must alleviate ‘crushing’ foster care caseworker workloads, appeals court rules

Dallas News

In December 2015, Jack, an appointee of former President Bill Clinton, found that Texas runs a “broken” foster care system for children who aren’t …

Appeals court strikes Texas foster care fixes, upholds others – Austin American-Statesman

Panel Sides With Texas in Battle Over Foster Care Reforms – Courthouse News Service

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‘Someone in their corner’: Foster parent shortage means some children without homes

Salisbury Post

Currently, there are 173 foster children in the county but only 56 foster homes through both DSS and private agencies. And the number of foster …

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1 in 5 foster children never find permanent home

CommonWealth magazine

IT SEEMS THAT EVERY TIME we pick up a newspaper, there is another story about the challenges faced by children in foster care. It’s heartbreaking …

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Children in foster care need normalcy this summer; CASA advocates to make that happen

Tulsa World

July in Oklahoma is full of sun, swimming pools and tons of other fun activities for children. Most children have the opportunity to enjoy their summer …

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Wanted: Good homes for foster kids in Martinsville, Henry County

Martinsville Bulletin

Masching said it’s difficult to pinpoint the most prevalent reasons that children, specifically in the Martinsville area, might enter foster care, but noted …

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Increase in opioid addiction is causing a strain the foster care system

WPEC

Diana Reese, advocate with Speak Up for Kids, said over 400 hundred children have ended up in foster care in the county since the beginning of the …

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Needed: Foster parents for teens; it’s a role many more can fill, Louisiana family agency says

The Advocate

Sarah and Billy Jackson have raised four children and continue to play a part in the lives of their 12 grandchildren and their first great-grandchild.

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Trial begins for Henry foster parents accused in 2-year-old’s death

Atlanta Journal Constitution

Jennifer Rosenbaum, once in the foster child system herself, reached out to the girls’ mother through Facebook, Young told jurors. The girls’ biological …

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Falling through the cracks: Migrant children in foster care

National Committee For Responsive Philanthropy

The risks associated with aging out of the foster care system are even higher for migrant children, especially those of color.

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There Is A Shortage Of Foster Care Homes In Arizona

KJZZ’s The Show

Over the last few months, the need for foster families in our state has … Child Crisis Arizona reported last month there were only two open beds in the …

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Foster-care ‘crisis’: More kids entering Arizona system as number of foster homes declines

AZCentral.com

“In the last few weeks, there’s been a huge demand (for beds) for kids under 6,” said Mary Cherry, director of foster care and licensing in central …

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Arizona is in desperate need of foster families

ABC15 Arizona

PHOENIX — There is a desperate need for foster families in Arizona, according to Child Crisis Arizona. Agency leaders say there aren’t any open …

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Foster mother of more than 100 children works to recruit Latino families

Religion News Service

Her priest suggested foster care — something her sister, Maria, was already doing. Twenty-seven years and more than 100 foster children later, …

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Winter Garden nonprofit looking for families to help migrant children fleeing violence

Orlando Sentinel

She and her husband are now serving as foster parents for what the federal government calls “unaccompanied alien children” — minors detained after …

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The Fight Over Native American Adoptions Is About More Than Just the Children

TIME

Within two years, the couple had taken in two foster children and adopted three more. Their two adopted sons are biological brothers, and each came …

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‘Family First’ can change the narrative for teens in foster care

DesMoinesRegister.com

The Family First Prevention Services Act, new child welfare legislation, … Data tells us that only 50% of Iowa former foster youth have a part or full-time …

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Wanted: Foster parents for pregnant local teens

Herald-Mail Media

The Pressley Ridge Parent Child Foster Care program has up to seven expecting teenagers possibly in need of foster placement within the next six …

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As foster parents, the Titchenals share their hearts and home

Union Democrat

When their children went to college, Dave and Darleen Titchenal knew they had more love to share and decided to become foster parents. That was …

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For the 1730 Sacramento youth in foster care, resources like this one helps keep them from …

ABC10.com KXTV

Sitting inside the Sacramento Children’s Home is The Source, a new — and free — program that aims to keep kids from moving from one foster home …

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How To Help Foster Children

CBS Sacramento

How To Help Foster Children. Sponsored By … When a child goes into protective custody they are often placed in foster care. There are currently …

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Children in foster care

Children’s Commissioner

Children in care living with their parents. 4,700. Children in care who live with their parents (2018). +1 Other statistic View data …

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Child Crisis Arizona in desperate need of foster families

AZ Big Media

There is always a great need for families willing to open their hearts and home to children in foster care but over the last two months the situation has …

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Bethany Christian Services expanding short-term foster care program for migrant children

Michigan Radio

Liz Tompkins, Bethany’s capacity manager for refugee and immigrant children’s services, says transitional foster care is an ideal alternative to large …

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Toddler Dies In Lawrence Foster Home

CBS Boston

LAWRENCE (CBS) – The Essex District Attorney’s Office and the state’s Department of Children and Families are investigating the death of a …

Sudden death of baby in foster care under investigation – Eagle-Tribune

15-month-old girl in foster care dies at hospital, DA says – WCVB Boston

Death of 15-month-old foster child in Lawrence under investigation – Boston.com

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Baby Found in Plastic Bag is ‘Thriving’ in a Foster Home as Thousands Line Up to Adopt Her

PEOPLE.com

“Baby India,” the newborn found wrapped in a plastic bag in a wooded area in Georgia, is “thriving” in a foster home as people line up to adopt her.

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DA probing deaths of 3 babies involved with DCF system, 5 Investigates has learned

WCVB Boston

A 3-month-old boy in foster care died on April 25 in Methuen, the district attorney said. Emergency services responded to a report of an unresponsive …

Essex DA investigating deaths of 5 children, including 3 in DCF care – The Boston Globe

Essex DA Investigating Deaths Of 3 Babies Involved With DCF – CBS Boston

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Indiana Accused of Putting Foster Kids in Bad Homes

Courthouse News Service

EVANSVILLE, Ind. (CN) – Nine foster children claim in a federal class action that Indiana has failed to protect them from abuse and neglect while …

Hoosier foster kids file class action suit in Evansville’s US District Court against DCS – Evansville Courier & Press

DCS faces civil rights suit filed by foster kids – Fort Wayne Journal Gazette

Lawsuit filed on behalf of children seeks changes with state’s DCS system – Fox 59

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Wrapping Love Around Children in Foster Care

Bethel University News

As a former foster youth and Bethel alum, Alison Penner Rahn ’01 is an anomaly. Research shows only 3% of children in foster care graduate from …

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YMCA expands foster care program with free memberships for children

Auburn Reporter

The YMCA of Greater Seattle is expanding its foster care services by offering King County kids in foster care free memberships at any of their locations.

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7 INVESTIGATES: Opioids, meth driving spike in Marathon County foster care

WSAW

Patrick was describing their first call for an emergency foster child placement, the beginning of a journey their family is still on today. But as time went …

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Child Crisis Arizona desperately needs foster families

Paradise Valley Independent

Since there are no open beds in licensed foster homes, there is a great need for families to “open their hearts” and homes to foster children. During the …

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Bipartisan Senate Treatment Foster Care Bill Introduced in Senate

CWLA

According to the Foster Family Treatment Association, TFC provides critical services to approximately 46,000 or 1-in-10 foster children across the …

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Statistics On Foster Care In Virginia

virginia.gov

In State Fiscal Year 2018, 2,743 children entered Virginia’s foster care system. … The average age of a youth in Virginia’s foster care is 8.

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Lesbian Couple Barred From Fostering Migrant Kids

Daily Beast

But when early attempts with in vitro fertilization were unsuccessful, the couple started exploring serving as foster parents, opening their home to child …

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Maricopa County lacking space in homes for foster children

KTAR.com

PHOENIX– A serious crisis for foster children across Maricopa County has been looming for months, but now, the situation has become more serious.

Maricopa County in ‘desperate’ need of foster families, agency says – 12news.com KPNX

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Data: Arizona does not have enough foster families for the amount of children in the system

FOX 10 News Phoenix

PHOENIX (FOX 10) — A month ago, cable channel HBO released Foster, a documentary about the harsh realities of the foster care system in Los …

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Homes to Heal Trafficked Children

The New York Times

Lisbeth takes out her cellphone and flashes a picture of her foster daughter. Two years ago, the teenager was living on the streets near Miami.

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Their Father Speaks Spanish. Their Foster Parents Raised Them to Speak Slovak.

ProPublica

But the boy was born with heroin in his system and, when it cleared from his body, Illinois child welfare officials placed him in a foster home. To get his …

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Charity says it helps foster kids. Records show most of the money goes to salaries, overhead

AZCentral.com

Calls to Justin Hack, founder and president/CEO of the Foster Hope Foundation went …. Helping Hands provides beds for kids in foster care.

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Faces of Child Welfare| Christy Moore: Fostering job growth at a Phoenix laundromat

AZCentral.com

But after watching a foster child she was mentoring struggle to ask for a job … The result has opened up job opportunities for other foster kids.

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For this teen refugee and his foster family, Father’s Day has a special resonance

Washington Post

The meat grinder whirred to life as Dieudonne Kazzembe fed chunks of raw beef into the metal pan on top of the machine. On his father’s instruction, …

A teen refugee’s fond Father’s Day – SFGate

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Southeast Texas’ foster kids need your help [Opinion]

Houston Chronicle

Over the past several years, foster care services in Southeast Texas have focused on finding homes for children who are up to 5 years old. However …

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The Youngest Child Separated From His Family at the Border Was 4 Months Old

The New York Times

The text messages were coming in all day and night with only two data … to find a foster home for another child who was en route from the border.

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Southeast Texas foster kids need your help

Buckner International

Amy Kimbrell, Buckner supervisor of foster care and adoption for Conroe and North Houston, shared the three biggest needs in foster care right now …

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Foster Care Queensland

qfkc.com.au

Queensland Foster and Kinship Care was founded in 1976 and is administered by a management … Our Vision – Leave no child in foster care behind.

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Report: Mississippi foster care children still abused, neglected. Feds may take over

Jackson Clarion Ledger

The court monitor in the long-running federal lawsuit against Mississippi over its foster care system released a report Tuesday saying children in state …

REPORT: Mississippi Department of Child Protective Services at risk of takeover for failure to … – WLBT

Child Protection Services failed to meet settlement requirements in foster care lawsuit – Mississippi Today

Report: Mississippi foster care system still not meeting court decreed standards – wreg.com

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Oregon foster care workers accused of sex in front of child in 7th month of leave

OregonLive.com

Two Polk County child welfare workers remain on leave, more than six months after a complaint that they had sex in front of a foster child who was …

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Teen ‘sexual cult’ in Ontario foster home known to Children’s Aid Society, victim says

Globalnews.ca

M.K. had been previously sexually abused when she arrived at the Holms’ as a foster child, hoping to find a safe, stable home. Instead, her stay turned …

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Hearings: In One Georgia County, the Indifference to Foster Parents Stings

The Chronicle of Social Change

This increase in children being removed from their homes, and placed into foster care has resulted in a shortage of foster homes. Considering this …

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Grand jury report finds foster care staff overworked, allegations of abuse

fox5sandiego.com

SAN DIEGO — A grand jury report released Wednesday found multiple gaps in institutional safety and training in the Child Welfare Services division of …

Need for foster parents keeps growing – Grand Island Independent

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Every child deserves a family — and now there’s legislation to help make that reality | Opinion

The Philadelphia Inquirer

Considering there are 443,000 youth in the foster care system in the U.S with 123,000 of those children waiting for adoption and more than 20,000 …

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CPS chief Dickinson: Foster care crisis ‘squarely on my shoulders.’ But money, time needed

Jackson Clarion Ledger

We have reduced the number of children in state custody by more than 20 percent from a high of more than 6,100 children in foster care in mid-2017 to …

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Man moves forward from foster child to advocate

SFGate

That kitchen table conversation still affects Rutledge now, as he helps children in foster care and foster care parents working for the Tennessee Baptist …

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Audit: Foster care changes need time, more staff

Pamplin Media Group

Issues in foster care seem to come to a head every few months — whether it has been the state’s practice of shipping kids to out-of-state facilities, the …

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Two DCS, Foster Parent Bills Ceremonially Signed Into Law

Eagle 99.3 FM WSCH

(Indianapolis, Ind.) – Indiana’s Department of Child Services and Hoosier foster parents will get help protecting the state’s most vulnerable children.

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Support the Every Child Deserves a Family Act!

American Atheists

Adoption and foster care programs exist to serve the best interests of vulnerable children, and yet there are 10 states that allow child placement …

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What’s next for children diverted away from foster care and placed with relatives?

WWBT NBC12 News

What’s next for children diverted away from foster care and placed with … if they have to be removed from their homes, children do best when they’re …

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Every Child Deserves a Family Act would prohibit discrimination in adoption and foster care

Metro Weekly

Currently, there are approximately 443,000 children enrolled in the U.S. foster care system, over 123,000 of whom await a permanent placement.

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Racine County launches ‘Bring Them Home Campaign’ for foster children

WTMJ-TV

RACINE — In 2017, Racine County saw a spike in the number of children placed in foster homes outside of the County. To held reduce the number of …

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Expanding foster care changing Ethiopian communities

Mission Network News

For the foster parents, what we keep hearing from many families is they have been able to see what God has called them to be as a family to a child.”.

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Oregon child welfare agency fails to complete most recommendations in 2018 state audit

Statesman Journal

31 reveals an overloaded child welfare system with a culture of bullying and … Those include overworked caseworkers, a lack of foster homes and …

Foster care changes need time, more staff – Mail Tribune

State report: Foster care system will take years to fix – Blue Mountain Eagle

Report: Oregon foster care system needs “extensive work” – The Columbian

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Bill to Ban Bias in Foster Care and Adoption Reintroduced

Advocate.com

Two members of the U.S. House of Representatives today reintroduced the Every Child Deserves a Family Act, aimed at prohibiting discrimination …

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Spotsylvania woman provides foster care to children with autism

Fredericksburg.com

After Jessica Porter finished her foster care certification through the Spotsylvania County Department of Social Services, she thought, “They’re never …

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Valley National Bank interns build bikes for children in foster care

NorthJersey.com

Most had never really used a wrench, but that didn’t stop 90 college students from assembling 70 bicycles for foster kids as part of their summer …

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Fostercare guardians needed

Islands’ Sounder

Submitted by San Juan County Superior Court. Foster care is the temporary placement of children — often due to child abuse or neglect — outside of …

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The Fates Of Native American Children In Foster Care Could Have Wide-Ranging Implications On …

Kaiser Health News

A law created in the 1970s to protect Native American children from being taken from their homes and given to white families is raising ethical and …

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Congress Can End Religion-Based Discrimination In Foster Care With Every Child Deserves A …

Americans United for Separation of Church and State

Yesterday Americans United endorsed the Every Child Deserves a Family Act (H.R. 3114), legislation sponsored by U.S. Reps. John Lewis (D-Ga.) …

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‘They deserve it’: Why this Indy couple has a heart for fostering medically fragile kids

Indianapolis Star

Ed and Sherri Torres keep a nursery ready, just in case. Gender-neutral clothes are washed and folded. The car seat is ready. The crib is made.

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Foster parents adopt 4 kids, finding a forever home

WVVA TV

May is “National Foster Care Month” and the Children’s Home Society is encouraging families to foster a child in need of a home. Jennifer Yearout and …

‘A Need Every Day’ – Jamestown Post Journal

SANDERS: Winner’s Circle – A Place for Children in Foster Care – The Washington Informer

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Foster Care Month promotes the need of homes for 400000 children

Mission Network News

“Children who are in foster care, if I can just kind of explain how they enter foster care, they’ve been abused or neglected in their birth family home.

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Greenville couple sues Trump administration and SC governor over foster-care practice

Greenville News

“Governor McMaster’s position has nothing to do with keeping anyone from fostering children and has everything to do with protecting Miracle Hill’s …

Trump’s Anti-LGBTQ Agenda Will Keep Foster Children From Having a Loving Home – ACLU (blog)

Same-sex couple sues SC after religious ministry says they cannot foster children – The State

Trump administration, South Carolina sued over gay couple turned away by religious foster care … – ABC News

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She Adopted Her First Child At 22 And Is Now A Foster Care Advocate

Forbes

There are an estimated 123,000 children in the foster care system in the United States. These children are like all of us were during our childhoods, …

The opioid epidemic’s effect on foster care families – News 5 Cleveland

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All Star Children’s Foundation seeks foster care couples

Sarasota Herald-Tribune

Last year, more than 1,500 children in Sarasota, Manatee and DeSoto counties were taken from their homes and placed in Florida’s foster care system …

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Showing appreciation for foster parents today, and every day

Brookings Institution

There are many ways to recognize and thank the foster parents who work every day to provide a stable home for the children and youth in foster care.

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5 foster kids crammed their things in 1 trash bag. Love on Wheels gave them luggage and dignity

The Tennessean

It was nearing midnight when the van pulled up outside the small suburban home, and four sleepy young children slid out. One of the girls, …

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Boston Children’s Hospital, DCF team up to recruit foster parents

Boston Herald

Boston Children’s Hospital has launched a collaboration with the state Department of Children and Families to help recruit foster and adoptive parents.

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FLORIDA VOICES: Local children are in desperate need of foster homes

The Ledger

By Chad Poppell and Kurt Kelly. Home is where the heart is: We all know this old adage and for most of us, it rings true. After a long day or a rough …

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9 Things Foster Parents Want You To Know About The Foster Care System

HuffPost

There are currently over 400,000 children in the U.S. foster care system and that number is only increasing. Yet, in some states there are fewer than …

Helping children in need – Theadanews

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With 13000 Michigan children in foster care, the need for licensed homes remains strong

WSBT-TV

The Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS), which now cares for about 13,500 children, reports it could use more licensed foster care …

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Opioids forcing more children into foster care

WMC

If all of the kids trapped in Tennessee’s foster care system gathered in one place they’d fill 80 percent of the seats at Auto Zone Park, and would be …

Bill to Support Foster Children, Families Introduced by Tim Kaine – NBC 29 News

Foster parents serving as ‘angels on earth’ – Y-City News

National Foster Care Month: Nevada in critical need for foster homes – FoxReno.com

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Georgia’s foster care reform bill: Blood relatives shouldn’t always have legal preference

USA TODAY

Georgia’s foster care bill put some limits on kinship preference, a principle allowing blood relatives to take kids out of stable homes.

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‘For-Now Parents’ and ‘Big Feelings’: How Sesame Street Talks About Trauma

The Atlantic

The foster-care resources—which include an interactive storybook and … Sesame picked these issues—homelessness, foster care, and substance … He notes, for example, that after traumatic events, children can experience …

‘Sesame Street’ introduces Karli, a Muppet in foster care – GMA

Sesame Street features new foster-child Muppet named Karli – FOX 10 News Phoenix

Meet Karli! Sesame Street Introduces New Muppet Who’s in Foster Care & Lives with ‘For-Now … – PEOPLE.com

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Kids don’t stay in foster care forever. What happens after that?

Jackson Clarion Ledger

By the time she turned 6, Jessica Reese had been sexually abused repeatedly. Mississippi Department of Child Protection Services took Reese and …

Santa Barbara social services host wellness day for foster kids and parents – KEYT

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State, children need foster parents

Times-Enterprise

In our world, children are orphaned, sadly others are abandoned, abused and neglected, making foster care so important and foster families so …

What If We Could Reach Families Before the Crisis? There Would Be Fewer Kids in Foster Care – The Chronicle of Social Change

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Controversial Murrieta foster home operator surrenders license after girl’s death

OCRegister

The foster children in Morris’ care have been placed elsewhere, Weintraub said. … Morris earned her foster care license in Orange County on Aug.

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A foster kid turned foster parent, St. Xavier commencement speaker returned to school to set an …

Chicago Tribune

If you want to know what it’s like to be a foster kid or a foster parent, ask Ron Guhl. He’s been both. Though Guhl has always been open about his story …

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Rebranding and name change for United Methodist Children’s Home designed to better reflect …

Gainesville Times

The United Methodist Children’s Home, a private foster care placement agency, has rebranded as Wellroot Family Services this year to better reflect its …

His brothers’ and sister’s keeper: Methodist Home for Children helps siblings stay together – Greenville Daily Reflector

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The share of children in foster care living with relatives is growing

Child Trends

Nationally, one-third (33%) of children in foster care at the end of federal fiscal year (FY) 2017 were in a relative foster home. Current practice in child …

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Foster Care

Sesame Street in Communities

As an adult involved in foster care, you have an enormous job: building and rebuilding family structures and children’s sense of safety. What you are …

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in foster care

CSG Midwest

Nationally, there were 442,995 children in foster care in 2017, according to the Adoption and Foster Care Analysis and Reporting System run by the …

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Elert!

Child Welfare Information Gateway

Join the Children’s Bureau, along with Child Welfare Information Gateway, in celebrating National Foster Care Month 2019 #NFCM2019! This month …

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