The first article in this series is a CASEY Foundation Q&A

about recruiting American Indian Foster Parents in Oklahoma

and fixing the State’s struggling child welfare system.

All states are struggling to find safe homes for State Ward children

This conversation is important to all communities everywhere

A recent Annie E. Casey Foundation publication, Recruiting Foster Parents and Strengthening Child Welfare in Oklahoma, spotlights the inspiring turnaround of Oklahoma’s struggling child welfare system.

It’s a transformation that includes system reforms to benefit native children — and a story that showcases how the Cherokee Nation has worked with the Oklahoma Department of Human Services (OK DHS) in new ways to enhance outcomes and opportunities for native kids in care. readmore

 

Read the complete Q&A

Former ‘foster parent of the year’ admits to child abuse

Niagara Gazette

LOCKPORT — Kathleen Jackson, a North Tonawanda woman who was as a “foster parent of the year” in 2018, admitted Tuesday to striking a foster …

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Child placed in foster care, parents arrested for deplorable conditions

The Morning Sun

A boy is in foster care and both of his parents face child abuse charges based on the condition of their apartment. Kloie Heart Rodiguez and Timothy …

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‘He doesn’t deserve to be a father,’ prosecutor says of man who locked 5 kids in ‘dungeon’

Lansing State Journal

LANSING — Despite years of abuse and neglect by their parents, the five Conde children are … They have a chance to start over in foster homes.

Michigan Dad Who Abused, Locked Kids In ‘Dungeon’ Sentenced To Prison – WWJ Newsradio 950

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Foster care budget more than doubles; meth abuse a big factor

News-shield

The cost of placing children taken from the homes of Barron County residents and placing them in foster care has more than doubled in 2019 when …

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Leveling the academic playing field for children in foster care

Generocity

Foster care is designed to rescue children from maltreatment, abuse and neglect. Unfortunately, it can also deliver them into such debilitating …

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County Failed to Inform Adoptive Parents Child Was Victim of High Profile Sex Abuse Case: Lawsuit

NBC 7 San Diego

A couple who adopted a boy who was molested by his foster parent said the county failed to inform them of the past abuse and that the boy had shown …

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Gov. Ivey awards $3.35 million to support advocates for child abuse victims

whnt.com

Ivey awards $3.35 million to support advocates for child abuse victims … to ensure the child receives appropriate care and support while in foster care.

Gov. Ivey awards over $3 million to advocates for child abuse victims – WVTM13

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Lawsuits against diocese allege horrific abuse at Rochester homes for needy kids

Rochester Democrat and Chronicle

Lawsuits against diocese allege horrific abuse at Rochester homes for ….. orphaned at the age of five and had lived in orphanages and foster care.

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Arvada mother convicted of child abuse maintained custody of 7 kids until Problem Solvers …

FOX31 Denver

Adrienne Stone was convicted of felony menacing, six counts of child abuse and …. Growing up with a kinship or foster family is always intended to be …

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Why some local foster parents say Ohio’s custody law is putting children at risk

News 5 Cleveland

Why some local foster parents say Ohio’s custody law is putting children at risk … Medical Center with signs of abuse while staying at the aunt’s home.

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Edmonton man sues province for $11M for alleged sexual abuse while in foster care

Globalnews.ca

Twenty-two years later, Morin is suing the province for $11 million for what he says he endured while in care. His lawsuit outlines four years of abuse.

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Lawsuits Allege “Torture” in Migrant Jails and Child Abuse in Foster Care

Democracy Now!

This comes as multiple lawsuits challenging conditions for jailed migrants have or will soon be filed. A class-action lawsuit was filed in California …

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Former ‘foster parent of the year’ admits to child abuse

Lockport Union-Sun & Journal

Kathleen Jackson, a North Tonawanda woman who was a “foster parent of the year” in 2018, admitted Tuesday to striking a foster child last November.

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Two Chicago police officers were accused of child abuse. A decade later, they’ve been fired.

Chicago Tribune

The officers, who are married, became foster parents to three boys — 6, 8 and 9 — at the end of 2007. The boy at the center of the allegations suffered …

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Former foster child uses heartbreaking experiences to help those in DCFS care

newschannel20.com

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WICS/WRSP) — Many of the children in the care of the Department of Children and Family Services often come from abusive or …

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This Week In Conversation: Why Kentucky Has The Highest Rate Of Child Abuse

89.3 WFPL News Louisville

Kentucky has the highest rate of child abuse and neglect in the country, … in foster care because of abuse or neglect has climbed to an all-time high, …

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Mitchell: Help out foster kids, become a Court Appointed Special Advocate

Lansing State Journal

Seeing a family fractured by substance abuse or mental health challenges is certainly heartbreaking, but being sympathetic is simply not enough.

As school begins, children in care still needing advocated – Brownwood Bulletin

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Foster care bill could allow for faster termination of parental rights

North Carolina Health News

Foster care bill could allow for faster termination of parental rights … Often, foster care is with people who are not kin, while the child welfare and family … to discharge parental responsibilities due to a history of chronic drug abuse.

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Open Arms Christian Ministries in need of more foster families

WTHITV.com

Children may enter into foster care for a number of reasons. Child abuse and neglect are often the most common. A report from the U.S. Department of …

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Miller: What youth in foster care want

Lansing State Journal

Miller: What youth in foster care want … sister and I went into the Michigan foster system, and continued with abuse and neglect inside a foster home.

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Migrant Kids Separated at Border Faced Abuse in Foster Homes

NECN

After local Guatemalan officials burned down an environmental activist’s home, he decided to leave his village behind and flee to the United States, …

Claims of abuse in foster homes mount for migrant kids separated at border – Los Angeles Times

How much oversight do foster homes for migrant children have? – PBS NewsHour

Claims: Migrant Kids Split at Border Harmed in Foster Care – FRONTLINE

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Abusive Childhood, Then Foster Care Led to Homelessness

Youth Today

After years of trauma at home, in foster care shelters and run-ins with the police on the streets, Mishefski had nowhere to turn but inward. Like other …

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We must join forces to end the horrific abuse and torture of Kentucky’s children

Courier Journal

We must join forces to end the horrific abuse and torture of Kentucky’s ….. Nearly 10,000 children — more than ever before — are in foster care after …

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Dozens of Immigrant Families Plan to Sue over Family Separation & Abuse in Foster System

Democracy Now!

The AP reports several of the claims involve young children who were sexually, physically or emotionally abused in federally funded foster care.

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Better Child Abuse Fatality Reviews Are Key to Overhauling Child Welfare

The Chronicle of Social Change

The law aims to realign resources toward prevention and intervention before a child reaches the critical point of being placed into the foster care …

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Hundreds of Child Sexual Abuse Lawsuits Flood NY Courts

The New York Times

… Boy Scouts, as well as public and private schools and foster care organizations. … She was about 9 when the abuse began, she said Wednesday.

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Citing Courier Journal series as wake-up call, group gives $100K to fight child abuse

Courier Journal

Kentucky’s high rate of child abuse and neglect — the highest in the nation … school attendance and preventing them from reentering foster care.

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Families separated at border file claims alleging abuse against US government

Miami Herald

Families separated at border file claims alleging abuse against US … were sexually, physically or emotionally abused in federally-funded foster care.

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Do your part to stop child abuse. Ask Kentucky’s elected officials these questions

Courier Journal

Do your part to stop child abuse. ….. spends approximately $410 million dollars on foster care compared with $14.7 million on prevention services.

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UPDATE: Colorado Mom Says Son Reported Abuse in Foster Care and CPS Sent Him Back for More

PJ Media

Cynthia Abcug’s son has been out of her care for over 80 days. Seven-year-old Michael* was taken from his mother’s care when Douglas County CPS …

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As states struggle to improve child welfare, here are some solutions that stand out

Courier Journal

Nearly every state is struggling with high rates of child abuse and neglect, an acute shortage of social workers and a rising tide of children in foster …

This court battles child abuse with praise and celebration, but Kentucky needs more – Courier Journal

‘We lead the nation in child abuse in Kentucky and we have to do better’: What’s being done – Courier Journal

Why Kentucky can’t stop hurting — and killing — its children – Courier Journal

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Daniel Spurgeon gets 25 years in child rape, abuse case

whnt.com

Spurgeon and his wife Jenise were approved foster parents who lived in Florence until August 2015. In July 2016, police in Cape Coral, Fla., were …

Shoals foster dad sentenced to 25 years for child sex abuse – WAFF

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After Massacre, Texas Moves Forward With Dumbest Gun Law Ever Conceived

Yahoo Lifestyle

One third of foster kids, who are often already escaping neglectful or abusive homes, report being abused in foster care. Experts believe that the …

After El Paso, Texas Set to Weaken Gun Storage and Carry Laws – Fatherly

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Law firm to file 100+ child sex abuse cases in Erie County

WKBW-TV

Law firm to file 100+ child sex abuse cases in Erie County … attorney said the majority of lawsuits involve public/private schools, foster care situations, …

More Than 100 New Cases to be Filed as Look-Back Window Opens Wednesday – Spectrum News

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Shoals foster dad sentenced to 25 years for child sex abuse

WAFF

Shoals foster dad sentenced to 25 years for child sex abuse … in prison after pleading guilty to physically and sexually abusing children in his care.

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$50M claim filed against Tripler in child abuse, manslaughter case

Hawaii News Now

$50M claim filed against Tripler in child abuse, manslaughter case … Lane says the girl is in foster care and will likely need special attention for the …

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In Aftermath of Latest Child Death, LA Tries to Stop a Foster Care Panic

The Chronicle of Social Change

But, in the midst of at least three widely covered child deaths since (of 110 total caregiver abuse fatalities of kids known to the system), foster care …

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Want to Prevent Child Abuse? Behold the Transformative Power Of Cash

Youth Today

A massive study found that when homeless families received housing vouchers the rate at which they lost children to foster care was cut by half.

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‘We’re not doing enough’: How can Indiana fix its child abuse problem?

Indianapolis Star

Indiana is one of the worst states for child abuse cases, federal reports say. …. Child-welfare experts say Indiana’s foster care system is in crisis.

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Two Parents In North Side Charged With Child Abuse

CBS Pittsburgh

Two Parents In North Side Charged With Child Abuse … parents are not in custody but according to court documents the children are in foster care.

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Father, son charged with sexual abuse of multiple foster children for years

KFSN-TV

ANTIOCH, Calif. — Antioch police have arrested a father and son on charges of sexually abusing multiple children under their care for six years.

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Ex-foster parents found guilty, sentenced in murder trial

Atlanta Journal Constitution

RELATED: For 2-year-old who died in foster care, a short, tragic life … found guilty of felony murder, meaning she caused Laila’s death by abusing her.

Foster parents found guilty of murder in toddler’s 2015 death – WSB Atlanta

Laila Daniel: Jury verdict IS IN for tot girl found beaten with pancreas split open. Foster parents – CrimeOnline

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All social workers at councils where child sexual abuse able to ‘flourish’ must be re-screened …

Telegraph.co.uk

Between the late 1970s and 2019, the report said 16 residential staff were convicted of sexual abuse of children in residential care. Ten foster carers …

Nottingham: Sexual abuse of children in care homes ‘widespread’, report finds – Yahoo News

UK: Hundreds of Children in Foster Homes Abused for Decades – Prensa Latina

IICSA Inquiry: Video – Abuse survivors react to the findings of Nottinghamshire Councils sexual … – West Bridgford Wire

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Hundreds of Nottinghamshire children abused by predatory carers over decades, report finds

The Independent

Sexual abuse of children in council care in Nottinghamshire was … they were abused while in residential or foster care in the county from the 1960s …

Children sexually abused in care for decades under failing Nottingham councils – The Times

30 years of failures saw sex abuse of 350 children – Metro Newspaper UK

More than 350 children were abused in council care in Nottinghamshire in scandal that last five … – Daily Mail

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Place of Hope: Local organization helping area neglected, abused, trafficked youth succeed

WPTV.com

… many community services, provides both long term and short term foster care to children, and safety for victims of sex trafficking, abuse, and neglect.

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Four Kids Taken Into Foster Care After Couple Is Accused Of Beating And Burning Them

CBS Pittsburgh

… children about their parents, all four of them confirmed some sort of abuse … All four kids are now in foster care while police are searching for their …

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Sex abuse of children in care ‘widespread’ as councils accused of failures

Yahoo News

Instead, the councils exposed them to the risk, and reality, of sexual abuse perpetrated primarily by predatory residential staff and foster carers.”.

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Canton woman sentenced in ‘horrible case of child abuse

WAPT Jackson

Canton woman sentenced in ‘horrible case of child abuse‘ …. The child was placed in a therapeutic foster home and has received care from various …

‘Most horrible cases of child abuse I have ever seen’: Madison Co. woman gets 30 years – Jackson Clarion Ledger

‘She basically forced this child to live in a cell his entire life’: Canton mother receives 30 year … – WLBT

Mississippi mother to spend 30 years in prison for severely abusing her child for years and years – Magnolia State Live

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Father-Son Duo Arrested For Allegedly Sexually Abusing Foster Children

CBS San Francisco

ANTIOCH (CBS SF) — A father and son were arrested earlier this month for allegedly sexually abusing several children under their foster care, …

East Bay foster care father, adult son charged with sexually abusing children – East Bay Times

Foster home operator, former correctional officer son charged with sexual abuse – SFBay

Antioch Foster Father and His Son Charged with Sexual Abuse of Multiple Children – EastCountyToday (press release) (blog)

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California father, son charged with sexual abuse of multiple foster children for years

WPVI-TV

ANTIOCH, California — Police in Antioch, California have arrested a father and son on charges of sexually abusing multiple children under their care …

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Former Lauderdale County foster parent pleads guilty to child abuse, rape, sexual torture

WAAY

A former foster parent in Lauderdale County, Daniel Spurgeon, pleaded guilty on Monday to multiple child abuse charges, according to the district …

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Sexual abuse of children in care homes, foster care rampant in English county, report says

Fox News

A new report exposed rampant sexual child abuse in care homes in an English county that lasted for decades, with officials unable to tackle the …

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Nottinghamshire children in care abused for decades – report

The Guardian

Instead, the councils exposed them to the risk, and reality, of sexual abuse perpetrated primarily by predatory residential staff and foster carers.” …

Children in Nottingham care homes ‘abused by predators’ – BBC News

Child Sex Abuse ‘Widespread’ in Nottinghamshire, Inquiry Finds – HuffPost UK

Councils ‘failed’ to protect children in care from sexual abuse, inquiry concludes – ITV News

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The Drug Epidemic Is Landing More Kids in Foster Care Than Ever

Governing

Since 2000, the number of children placed in foster care because of … Parental substance abuse now accounts for about a quarter of foster care …

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Chelsea Man Charged With Raping His 2 Foster Children

NBC10 Boston

Both victims disclosed the alleged abuse by their former foster father during … “Foster children are brought into strangers’ homes during some of the …

Chelsea man accused of raping 2 foster children who were in his care – Boston News, Weather, Sports | WHDH 7News

Michael Diaz, a Chelsea foster dad, accused of raping two children in his care, DA says – MassLive.com

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Foster Parent, His Son Accused Of Molesting Multiple Foster Kids

Patch.com

ANTIOCH, CA — The Contra Costa County District Attorney’s Office has charged a former Antioch foster parent with 63 felonies in connection with …

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Will we begin to take child sex trafficking more seriously?

Big Think

As Williams mentions below, most foster youth have experienced trauma, often physical abuse or sexual trauma. Acting and role playing offer them …

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Foster parents needed as opioids drive abuse, neglect of children

The Mercury

When foster mother Ashley L. Shollenberger picked up her youngest son at the hospital, he was just 3 days old and suffering withdrawal symptoms.

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Rising parent drug abuse is leading to more kids into foster care

Wink News

More children are entering into foster care because of their parents’ drug use and them overdosing. It is another fallout from the opioid epidemic.

Children’s Bureau to host foster care information seminar – Santa Clarita Valley Signal

Editorial: Foster care improvements coming, but slowly – Bend Bulletin

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Report: parental drug abuse leads to more kids in foster care

WWNY

WATERTOWN, N.Y. (WWNY) – More kids are being put into foster care due to drug abuse by parents, according to a report by the Journal of the …

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Police: Westmoreland Couple Faces New Charges After Their 3 Children In Foster Care Showed …

CBS Pittsburgh

SMITHTON, Pa. (KDKA) – A man and a woman from Westmoreland County charged with child abuse last fall are facing new charges after their three …

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Foster parents trial: Child abuse doctor says girls’ injuries prove physical abuse

Atlanta Journal Constitution

Injuries to a 2-year-old who died in 2015 while in foster care weren’t accidental, a pediatrician who specializes in child abuse testified Friday afternoon …

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CASA of Deep East Texas reflects impact of drug abuse on rise in child foster cases

KTRE

NACOGDOCHES, Texas (KTRE) – A recent survey found a spike in the number of children living in foster care and a direct connection to the rising …

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Will Texas Keep Fighting Foster Care Reform?

The Texas Observer

The case highlighted stories of abuse and neglect suffered by numerous children in long-term foster care and argued such treatment is the norm rather …

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DCFS Placed Boy in Foster Home With Convicted Sex Offender Who Repeatedly Abused Him: Suit

NBC Chicago

DCFS Placed Boy in Foster Home With Convicted Sex Offender Who …. registered sex offender, putting John Doe at risk of sexual abuse and failing to …

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E. Texas child abuse survivor to represent Texas at Miss. America’s Outstanding Teen

KLTV

E. Texas child abuse survivor to represent Texas at Miss. … But her story started with a life in and out of foster care and for several years in an abusive …

E. Texas child abuse survivor to represent Texas at Miss. America’s Outstanding Teen – KTRE

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Why are we permitting federal child abuse at our border?

The Hill

Yet, here, the federal government gets to continue to “care” for these … placed into foster care — indeed, thousands of families are separated this way …

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Study shows 147% increase in foster care entries due to parental drug abuse

KMID – Local 2 News

According to a recent JAMA Pediatrics study, there was a 147% increase in foster care entries from 2000 to 2017 due to parents’ drug use.

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‘This death happened on my watch.’ Child welfare chief takes heat over abused Palmdale boy

Los Angeles Times

The abuse, according to DCFS, included allegations that Noah had been sodomized. But that, for some reason, didn’t lead to his return to foster care, …

Protests After County Fails To Protect Child – KFI AM 640

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Drugs and abuse tore them apart, but this Waiamanalo family has finally been reunited

Hawaii News Now

KAILUA, Hawaii (HawaiiNewsNow) – More than one thousand children end up in Hawaii’s foster care system every year, many from families that have …

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Kids Sent to Foster Care Doubles Due to Opioids

WebMD

Children are being taken out of their homes at alarming rates because their parents are abusing drugs, a new study shows. The number of kids placed …

More kids entering foster care due to parents’ drug use, study says – WFMZ Allentown

More kids entering foster care due to parents’ drug use, study says – Channel3000.com – WISC-TV3

More kids entering foster care due to parents’ drug use, study says – KXLY Spokane

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Utah Facility Housing Oregon Foster Youth To Close After Reports Of Abuse

OPB News

An out-of-state treatment facility that houses Oregon foster children is … Oregon currently has 60 foster care children placed in out-of-state facilities, …

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Parental drug use is sending an alarming number of kids to foster care

MarketWatch

Kids who entered the foster-care system due to parental drug use were … “Foster-care placement generally implies that a child has faced abuse or …

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CASA of El Paso looking for male volunteers to advocate for children in foster care

cbs4local.com

When a child is placed in the foster care system due to abuse or neglect, they are often removed from their home and placed in state care – sometimes …

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The opioid epidemic is fueling a crisis in foster care

Reading Eagle

Children can wind up in foster care for several reasons, including physical or sexual abuse, neglect, abandonment and parental incarceration, illness …

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Florida ‘doomsday prepper’ couple accused of enslaving and abusing two women

New York Post

The Ceskas were both charged with neglect, and Mirko faces sex abuse … Associated Press article about over-medication of children in foster care, …

Florida ‘doomsday prepper’ couple charged with abusing 2 women on farm for years – Fox News

Florida ‘doomsday prepper’ couple allegedly sexually abused two women in getaway farm for years – MEAWW

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Kids Are Increasingly Entering Foster Care Because Of Parental Drug Use

WBUR

The number of children entering the foster care system in the United States … Anglero-Diaz noted that substance abuse could also be an underlying …

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12-month-old boy who died in hot car was in foster care, police say

WSOC Charlotte

PINEVILLE, N.C. – A 12-month-old boy died Thursday after his foster mother left him in a hot car for hours while she was at work, police said.

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Clearwater nonprofit loses $4.6 million foster care contract

Tampa Bay Times

Lead foster care agency Eckerd Connects announced in a letter sent to … high-profile deaths of Pinellas children while under the watch of the state.

Child welfare subcontractor removed from more than 500 cases after 11-year-old child’s death – ABC Action News

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Death of teen found in Inner Harbor highlights gap in mental health services for homeless …

Baltimore Sun

For Malone, that cycle began after he aged out of the foster care system in Illinois, and moved to Baltimore County to live with a relative, according to …

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Grieving a Parent’s Death at a Young Age: A Loss That Lingers

The New York Times

I read Hope Edelman’s article on losing a parent at a young age with the … The death of a loved one during childhood and adolescence can indeed have … to Toronto and from comfortable middle class to very poor and foster homes.

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‘We are heartbroken’: Death toll rises to seven in Texas shooting; gunman identified

USA TODAY

‘We are heartbroken’: Death toll rises to seven in Texas shooting; gunman identified ….. a series, of gun law changes in the state that ease restrictions on where Texans can carry or store firearms, from foster homes to churches.

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After 2 deaths in 11 days, medical facility for fragile kids gets another chance

The Philadelphia Inquirer

Ken Molczan, administrator of Pediatric Specialty Care in Philadelphia, says … PSC also pulls in public funds caring for medically fragile children in the foster-care system. … PSC is required to notify the state whenever a child dies.

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Family of teen killed in crash shares heartbreak at death

Northwest Herald

“This lady lovingly entrusted the care and safety of her child to our society through foster care, and ultimately to me. It gives me sorrow to know that …

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The horrific death of Anthony Avalos and the many missed chances to save him

Los Angeles Times

In the wake of Anthony’s death, the county issued a report saying the … for low-risk cases as a means to reduce the number of children in foster care.

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Death Notices for Wednesday, September 4, 2019

The Missoulian

1, 2019, at the BeeHive Homes of Missoula. Brothers Mortuary and Crematory are honored to care for the family. Memories and condolences may be …

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LA Child Protection Shakeup as Questions Over Recent Child Death Swirl

The Chronicle of Social Change

Bonta lawsuit, which dealt with the availability of mental health services for children in or at risk of entering the foster care system. DCFS has been …

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5 Investigates: DA investigating death of girl in foster home

WCVB Boston

A criminal investigation is underway into the death of a little girl who was in the care of the Department of Children and Families, 5 Investigates has …

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Authorities investigate death of 11-year-old boy brought to hospital vomiting

ABC Action News

POLK COUNTY, Fla. — The ABC Action News I-Team has learned child protective services investigators are looking into the death of a child in foster …

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Fall River girl’s death in foster care under investigation

Fall River Herald News

EASTHAMPTON — A criminal investigation is underway into the death of a little Fall River girl who was in the care of the Department of Children and …

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Man shot to death inside ReDiscover’s Waldo apartments for former foster care youths

Kansas City Star

The fatal shooting of a man inside ReDiscover’s residential treatment center in Waldo led to a three-hour standoff early Tuesday, police said.

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Family Reacts After Meriden Mom Found Dead in Waterbury

NBC Connecticut

Family Reacts After Meriden Mom Found Dead in Waterbury … As family members grieve over Mason’s death, they’re also fighting to hold on to … DCF says while they can’t disclose any information about kids in foster care, they do …

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Friend’s heroin addiction, death inspires Hanover woman to start helping kids

The Evening Sun

When she was 14, Nic’s father died from a heroin overdose, something …. Jacob went to a foster home, the same home he would eventually live in …

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A death brings tears, and reminiscences of ‘a beautiful soul’

Berkshire Eagle

For Santiago, regaining custody of his daughter, who has been in foster care for almost her whole life, was his ultimate goal, she and Vall said.

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Tales Of Corporate Painkiller Pushing: ‘The Death Rates Just Soared’

NPR

“When you line up the CDC death [by overdose] database with the DEA’s … Their foster care agencies need help — because so many parents have …

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Death Notices for Tuesday, August 27, 2019

The Missoulian

EAST MISSOULA — Jeannette J. (Jann) Freim, 82, of East Missoula, died at her home on Saturday, Aug. 24, 2019. Cremation is under the care of …

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Vegan parents who left baby severely malnourished with meat-free diet are spared jail

Metro

The man and woman, 35 and 33, forced a meat-free diet on their child, … The girl, who cannot be named and is now in foster care, had no teeth and could … that left her daughter in ‘considerable danger of injury falling short of death’.

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Family sues foster care system after toddler’s death

KLAS – 8 News Now

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) – One-year-old Daevon Branon-Banks was killed two years ago after police say his foster father threw him across the room. Now …

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Newark foster father sentenced to 4 years in prison in child’s 2018 death

The Newark Advocate

NEWARK – A Newark man was sentenced to four years in prison after he pleaded guilty to charges filed in the death of his 5-year-old foster child.

Newark man sentenced to 4 years in prison for foster child’s death – The Columbus Dispatch

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‘Starving bag of bones’: Reward offered after emaciated dog found near death in Canton

Boston News, Weather, Sports | WHDH 7News

“But the bottom line is that someone nearly starved this dog to death.” Glitch has since been moved into foster care, where his recovery can be closely …

At 15 pounds, this pit bull mix was brought to the MSPCA nearly starved to death – Boston.com

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‘A death sentence’: Mother of former child refugee facing deportation makes emotional plea

CBC.ca

The mother of a former child refugee taken into foster care not long after arriving in Canada is making an emotional plea to save her son from being …

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Sister says Portland man stabbed to death in Gresham was kind, had no enemies

KPTV.com

Butchek’s death has been extremely hard on their family, she says, … close to his brothers and sisters, who bonded together despite time in foster care.

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Ta’Naja Barnes’ foster mom: Lawmakers ‘on the right track’ with legislation to reform, improve care …

Herald & Review

Dean was Ta’Naja’s foster mother for only two-and-a-half months, but she … Ta’Naja’s case is one of several high-profile deaths this year of children …

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Family reels after KC man — a free-spirited, self-described ‘hobo’ — dies in ax attack

Kansas City Star

Waters was raised in Kansas City and was the father of three children, a daughter and two sons. Growing up, Waters lived in foster care but frequently …

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Baltimore man on trial for baby’s fatal beating hurt more children, prosecutors allege

Baltimore Sun

Brown served less than three years in prison for the death of his son in 2012. … Now, the girlfriend’s children are in foster care, Stewart-Hill added.

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Jed Foster denies dragging PC Andrew Harper to his death under vehicle

The Times

A man accused of dragging PC Andrew Harper to his death denied any … Mr Foster’s mother, JoJo Hannington, 43, sat at the back of the court …

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‘Negligent and inefficient’ 800+ Georgia DFCS workers disciplined for violations

11Alive.com WXIA

Moss was convicted in Emani’s case and sentenced to death in May. …. The couple was convicted in the death of their 2-year-old foster child, Laila.

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In Aftermath of Latest Child Death, LA Contends with Potential Foster Care Panic

The Chronicle of Social Change

But, in the midst of at least three widely covered child deaths since (of 110 total caregiver abuse fatalities of kids known to the system), foster care …

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Foster mom questions why Baltimore 4-year-old was returned to parents, who are facing charges …

Baltimore Sun

While the foster care system aims to reunify families wherever possible, … Monday, Shatika Lawson’s attorney blamed her wife for the child’s death.

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The conspiracy theories about the Clintons and Jeffrey Epstein’s death, explained

Vox

The conspiracy theories about the Clintons and Jeffrey Epstein’s death, … in charge of New York and a former event planner for the Trump family with no prior … Foster was a colleague of Hillary Clinton’s at the Rose Law firm in Little …

Trump Official Promotes Clinton Conspiracy Theory About Epstein’s Death – Rolling Stone

Everything We Know About Jeffrey Epstein’s Death – New York Magazine

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Eagan man sentenced to 25 years in beating death of girlfriend’s foster child

TwinCities.com-Pioneer Press

An Eagan man accused of fatally beating his girlfriend’s foster child after having to change the boy’s diaper was sentenced Tuesday to 25 years in …

Charles Homich Sentenced To 25 Years In Death Of 3-Year-Old Zayden Lawson – WCCO | CBS Minnesota

Man sentenced to 25 years in prison for death of Eagan foster child – KSTP

Eagan man sentenced to 25 years for beating death of boy – Duluth News Tribune

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House Panel to Review Report on Warwick Foster Child’s Death

Warwick Post

8 to review a report prepared by the Child Fatality Review Panel on the death of a 9-year-old girl who had been in foster care in Warwick.

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After Massacre, Texas Moves Forward With Dumbest Gun Law Ever Conceived

Yahoo Lifestyle

There are 30,000 kids in Texas in the foster care system, and many of those kids come … About half of gun deaths befall people who are under 25.

After El Paso, Texas Set to Weaken Gun Storage and Carry Laws – Fatherly

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‘We’re not doing enough’: How can Indiana fix its child abuse problem?

Indianapolis Star

These tragedies make up dozens of abuse and neglect-related deaths that … Child-welfare experts say Indiana’s foster care system is in crisis.

Why Kentucky can’t stop hurting — and killing — its children – Courier Journal

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Family says goodbye to 4-year old Baltimore boy with songs, praise and a comic book in a tearful …

Baltimore Sun

And they read a simple, hopeful line: “Remember… an angel never dies.” … The little boy previously was in foster care, authorities said, but had been …

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Foster parents found guilty of murder in toddler’s 2015 death

WSB Atlanta

HENRY COUNTY, Ga. – A Henry County woman accused of killing her 2-year-old foster daughter was found guilty of felony murder Thursday …

Ex-foster parents found guilty, sentenced in murder trial – Atlanta Journal Constitution

Henry County couple sentenced in murder of 2-year-old foster child – FOX 5 Atlanta

‘They took her life’: Laila Daniel’s mom gives tearful statement before Rosenbaums sentenced – 11Alive.com WXIA

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Foster Parents Who Beat 2-Year-Old to Death Cry as They Are Found Guilty of Murder

PEOPLE.com

On Thursday, a Georgia jury convicted a 30-year-old woman and her 29-year-old husband of murdering their 2-year-old foster daughter in 2015, …

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Jury being sequestered in trial for foster parents accused in toddler’s death

WSB Atlanta

HENRY COUNTY, Ga. – The jury has officially been sequestered in the trial against a Henry County couple accused of killing their 2-year-old foster …

Judge removes juror in Henry County foster child’s death trial – FOX 5 Atlanta

Day 3 of deliberations yields no verdict in foster care murder trial – Atlanta Journal Constitution

Laila Daniel: Juror removed in case of foster tot allegedly beaten to death, left with ruptured … – CrimeOnline

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Wrongful death lawsuit names CYFD, foster parent

KRQE News 13

VALENCIA COUNTY, NM (KRQE) – An amended lawsuit brings on new accusations in the 2017 death of a baby girl in the care of a state-licensed …

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After boy’s death, family sues LA County’s child welfare agency for $50 million

Los Angeles Times

The lawsuit was brought by Victor Avalos , Anthony’s biological father who lives in Mexico, and the boy’s siblings, who remain in foster care, relatives …

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CYFD and foster parent sued over baby’s death

Albuquerque Journal

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — The state Children, Youth and Families Department and several of its employees, supervisors and an approved foster …

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Foster Parents Found Guilty of Murder in 2015 Death of 2-Year-Old Girl

The Epoch Times

A couple have been found guilty by a Georgia jury in the murder of their 2-year-old foster daughter, Laila Daniel, in 2015. The girl’s foster parents, who …

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Babysitter charged with murder of baby in Niagara Falls

WKBW-TV

Alaya Foster died in a home on North Avenue in Niagara Falls on February … “Any time there is a death of a young child it is very hard on detectives.

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Newly Released Documents Show that 4-Year-Old Noah Cuatro Died Despite Known Risk

The Chronicle of Social Change

To help determine the risk of subsequent maltreatment in child abuse … Given the fact that Noah spent time in foster care, it is clear that DCFS did …

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Still no verdict for ex-foster parents accused in 2-year-old’s death

Atlanta Journal Constitution

This story has been updated to reflect an Atlanta Journal-Constitution reporter’s brief interaction with a juror that led to a motion for a mistrial.

Jury deciding fate of foster parents charged in 2-year-old’s death – WSB Atlanta

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No verdict yet for foster parents blamed in child’s death

Atlanta Journal Constitution

Former Henry County foster parents accused in a 2-year-old’s death will … At the time of Laila’s death, 4-year-old Millie also had bruises, but not as …

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Closing arguments set for this afternoon in foster parents’ trial

Atlanta Journal Constitution

Closing arguments are expected Friday afternoon in the trial of two former foster parents accused in the 2015 death of 2-year-old Laila Daniel. There’s …

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Palmdale boy’s death prompts changes at child welfare agency. But questions remain

Los Angeles Times

Noah previously had been removed and put in foster care, but had been reunited with his parents, Jose and Ursula Cuatro. Neither could be reached …

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A ‘façade’ versus ‘accident’: Closings arguments in foster parent murder trial

11Alive.com WXIA

The Rosenbaums were foster parents to Laila Daniel and her older sister Millie when Laila died on Nov. … “She died a painful and slow death.

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Lawsuit alleges wrongdoing by caretaker, CYFD in death of 11-month-old girl

KOB

A newly amended wrongful death lawsuit against Stephanie Crownover … According to the lawsuit, Crownover applied for a foster care license in …

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Lawmaker alleges cover-up over state’s silence after daycare death

KEZI TV

The death happened during a heated governor’s race where attack ads against Brown claimed she hid safety concerns at daycares and foster care …

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Louisiana woman charged with murder after bringing dead daughter to hospital

NBCNews.com

A Louisiana mother was charged with murder Tuesday after bringing her … was charged with second-degree murder in the death of her daughter. … Kendra Foster, Audrey’s grandmother and Christopher Dawayne Chelette’s mother, …

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Largo Toddler’s Death Prompts Child Welfare Reform

WUSF News

Jordan had been living in foster care for a year before he was returned to his mother a few months before he died. The day before his death, …

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Foster parents trial: Child abuse doctor says girls’ injuries prove physical abuse

Atlanta Journal Constitution

Injuries to a 2-year-old who died in 2015 while in foster care weren’t … Friday, jurors heard an interview detectives had with Millie after Laila’s death.

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Foster parents trial: When Laila died, sister also had bruises, nurse says

Atlanta Journal Constitution

The day Laila Marie Daniel died while in the care of her foster mother, her older sister was bruised all over her body, experts testified Thursday.

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Foster mom cries in court while listening to 911 call from day of Laila Daniel’s death

11Alive.com WXIA

MCDONOUGH, Ga. — The foster mother charged in the death of a 2-year-old child broke down in court while listening to the recording of a 911 …

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Insurer wins coverage dispute over foster child’s death

Business Insurance

A foster care agency’s insurer has prevailed in coverage litigation over the murder of a 4-year old girl by her foster mother. Foster care agency The …

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Foster parents left ‘loop shaped bruising’ and fist marks on tot girl, who died after months of abuse …

CrimeOnline

Laila Marie Daniel died a few months after her second birthday, while in the care of her foster parents, Jennifer and Joseph Rosenbaum. Both are …

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First defense witness spars with prosecutors in foster parents murder trial

11Alive.com WXIA

The Rosenbaums were foster parents for Laila Daniel and her older sister, Millie, when Laila died on Nov. 27, 2015. Jennifer Rosenbaum said Laila …

Foster father’s mother says she never saw injuries on Laila, Millie – Atlanta Journal Constitution

Defense calls witness in Rosenbaum trial – CBS46 News Atlanta

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GBI doctor: 2-year-old Laila died from blunt-force trauma, not choking

Atlanta Journal Constitution

The trial for the former foster parents accused in Laila’s November 2015 death, Jennifer and Joseph Rosenbaum, entered its third week Monday.

Toddler’s death called into question – CBS46 News Atlanta

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Child welfare chief on boy who begged not to be returned to parents: ‘This death happened on my …

AOL

“This death happened on my watch,” Cagle said. “I fully accept the … Although the request was granted, Noah was never returned to foster care.

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[UPDATE: FOUND SAFE] ‘I am scared to death’: Parents of missing teen Emma Stokes offer …

CrimeOnline

[UPDATE: FOUND SAFE] ‘I am scared to death’: Parents of missing teen … among children who are adopted or have been in the foster care system.

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Facing Record Number of Children in System, Foster Care Families Share Experiences at Forum

West Virginia Public Broadcasting

Lawyers, lawmakers, about two dozen foster families, and others put their heads together Tuesday evening to discuss what’s working and what could …

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Child placed in foster care, parents arrested for deplorable conditions

The Morning Sun

A boy is in foster care and both of his parents face child abuse charges based on the condition of their apartment. Kloie Heart Rodiguez and Timothy …

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Leveling the academic playing field for children in foster care

Generocity

CB Community School is designed to help youth in care receive a quality education. Instructors are trained in trauma-informed practices to help …

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In a Disputed Custody Case, the Children of a Spanish-Speaking Father Will Remain With Their …

ProPublica

A Cook County Juvenile Court judge on Thursday took a step toward awarding guardianship of two young children to their foster parents in a case that …

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Keeping kids out of the foster system starts at home, local leaders say

KXLY Spokane

COEUR d’ALENE, Idaho – Out of around 1,800 foster children in the state of Idaho, more than 40% of them are younger than five years old. Community …

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Farmington foster parents arrested after 7-year-old boy found frail, malnourished

KATV

LITTLE ROCK (KATV) — Two foster parents were arrested Tuesday after police say they left a seven-year-old boy extremely malnourished and denied …

Farmington Foster Parents Arrested After Boy Found Frail, Malnourished – 5newsonline.com

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Editorial: One more way Oregon fails foster children

Bend Bulletin

A disquieting statement is buried in the paperwork for Tuesday’s meeting of Deschutes County’s public safety coordinating council. Every child in foster …

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Yamhill County will join in effort to keep kids out of foster care

Pamplin Media Group

County will join forces with Safe Families for Oregon on a pilot program to identify families that would be better served through the alternative …

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Chicago Custody Case: Kids Of Spanish-Speaking Dad Will Remain With Slovak-Speaking Foster …

Patch.com

The case is one example that questions whether the IL Dept. of Children and Family Services adequately serves Spanish-speaking families.

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Grant gives children in foster care system opportunity to attend STEM workshops

WLKY Louisville

Children in the foster care system are getting the opportunity to learn more about science, technology, engineering and math. Wednesday’s Child …

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Foster family fights for pay to raise child who needs 24/7 care

CBC.ca

She’s sweet like honey and fierce like a badger, they say. That’s why Trevor and Erin McLellan nicknamed their six-year-old foster daughter “Honey …

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Former foster parent criminally charged again

WCVB Boston

In the latest case, John Williams told investigators that when he was a young foster child, he was neglected by his foster parents — forced to sit naked …

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Wednesday’s Child returns to WLKY, continuing tradition of helping children in foster care find …

WLKY Louisville

For nearly 40 years, WLKY and Wednesday’s Child have brought you stories featuring Kentucky children waiting to be adopted. We’re thrilled to now …

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CASA looks to send foster kids back to school with the tools to succeed

nbc16.com

EUGENE, Ore. – Going back to school can be a challenging time for many kids, especially youngsters from foster homes. Court appointed special …

Volunteers can help speak for foster children in court through CASA program – Baltimore Sun

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She’s been bounced through more than a dozen foster homes. And she’s just 6

The Boston Globe

She’s been bounced through more than a dozen foster homes. … Moe and Hollis Leary had adopted Marie’s sister Noelle, now 12, as a baby years …

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Florida Settles Lawsuit, Agrees to Improve Foster Care Placements in Miami Area

The Chronicle of Social Change

In February of 2018, the Florida Department of Children and Families (DCF) was hit with a federal class-action lawsuit alleging that private providers in …

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Miller: What youth in foster care want is the same as what others want, a voice

Lansing State Journal

Another time she told me that if my sister and I complained about our treatment in our foster home, we would be removed. The last thing a kid in care …

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Foster care project positive, but not enough

Mail Tribune

A pilot project to place at-risk children with volunteer parents in an attempt to keep them out of foster care is well-meaning, and a bright spot in an …

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Migrant kids separated at border faced abuse in foster homes

Beckley Register-Herald

The foster care programs are meant to provide migrant children with care while authorities work to connect them with parents, relatives or other …

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Sisters support mom’s dream of helping other foster families

NewsCenterMaine.com WCSH-WLBZ

YARMOUTH, Maine — There is an urgent need for more foster parents in Maine. Currently, there are more children in foster care here than the …

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Claims: Migrant Children Molested in US-Funded Foster Care

FRONTLINE

This story is part of an ongoing joint investigation between The Associated Press and FRONTLINE on the treatment of migrant children, which includes …

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Migrant kids separated at border faced abuse in foster homes

PBS NewsHour

This story is part of an ongoing joint investigation between The Associated Press and the PBS series FRONTLINE on the treatment of migrant children, …

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Migrant kids split at border were harmed in foster care, claims say

USA TODAY

This story is part of an ongoing joint investigation between The Associated Press and the PBS series FRONTLINE on the treatment of migrant children.

Claims: Migrant children molested in US-funded foster care – Associated Press

Migrant children molested in US-funded foster care: Reports – India Today

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Claim: Migrant children molested in US-funded foster care

WHSV

The boy, now 8, went into a U.S.-funded foster home for migrant children in New York. The foster care programs are aimed at providing migrant …

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Migrant kids separated at border faced abuse in foster homes

The Daily News of Newburyport

The allegations of abuse and assaults in foster care raise fresh questions about the government’s efforts to place younger children with families in lieu …

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Foster Parents to Receive Child Care Subsidy from 2020

Hungary Today

The government will introduce child care subsidy (GYED) for foster parents from January 1, 2020, as an effort to strengthen the child protection system …

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In Aftermath of Latest Child Death, LA Contends with Potential Foster Care Panic

The Chronicle of Social Change

In mid-July, Bobby Cagle, the director of Los Angeles County’s $2.8-billion child welfare system, visited the high desert communities of Palmdale and …

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State agency’s transgender ideology and foster families

BP News

TOPEKA, Kan. (BP) — The child welfare agency in Kansas reportedly wants foster parents to affirm the gender identities of transgender children.

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Lawsuit: Migrant children molested in US-funded foster care

FOX 29 News Philadelphia

WASHINGTON – Dozens of families separated at the border as part of the Trump administration’s zero tolerance policy are preparing to sue the federal …

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Migrant children have been molested in federal care, according to families, and the government …

INSIDER

While parents are prosecuted under the “zero tolerance” policy, more than 3,000 children in recent years have been put into foster care programs, …

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Foster care

Uniting

If you want to ensure that a child or young person has a safe and nurturing environment in which they’ll thrive, then you might be thinking about …

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New Kansas governor brings sharp shift on LGBTQ foster kids

Washington Post

TOPEKA, Kan. — Kansas’ child welfare agency has drafted guidelines urging foster parents to allow LGBTQ kids in their care to “express themselves …

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The Latest Victims of Trump’s Cruelty? Foster Children

The New York Times

On any given day in this country, close to 440,000 children are in foster care, awaiting reunification with their original families or placement with new …

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Almost 60 Union County children are in foster care

Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal

There is a “tremendous need” for more licensed foster homes, said Lea Anne Brandon, spokeswoman for the Mississippi Department of Child …

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Place of Hope: Local organization helping area neglected, abused, trafficked youth succeed

WPTV.com

Place of Hope is a state-licensed children’s organization that, among many community services, provides both long term and short term foster care to …

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Clash of ideals in Kansas foster system

WORLD News Group

The child welfare agency in Kansas wants foster parents to affirm the gender identities of transgender children. But the move could significantly …

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Fostering Our Children

State College News

New kids, new teachers and a new atmosphere can be difficult to navigate for any young person. For kids in foster care, already going through a …

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News Roundup: Report On Texas Foster Care Placements Highlights Areas In Need Of Help

Texas Standard

A new report from the state’s child welfare agency breaks down which types of placements are available for kids in Texas foster care, including foster …

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Advocacy Groups Fire Back After Oregon Officials Move To Dismiss Federal Foster Care Lawsuit

OPB News

“At this point, given the history of what’s happened to foster kids in Oregon, it’s way too late for the state to say, ‘Trust us,’” said Marcia Lowry, the …

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Kansas Directs Foster Homes To Recognize Kids ‘By Their Preferred Identity If It Differs From Their …

The Daily Caller

Kansas is telling parents that they should allow their foster children to “express themselves” with the gender of their choice and not necessarily their …

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I was born into foster care. A mentor would have made a big difference in my life

Los Angeles Times

My mother was in prison when she was raped and became pregnant with me. Like many mothers who must surrender their children to foster care …

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Physical and mental health changes in aging foster parents: Do child behavioural problems hasten …

Wiley Online Library

Abstract This study examined foster parent physical and mental health over time. It was hypothesized that increased severity and frequency of child …

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Understanding the Minnesota Foster Care Sibling Bill of Rights

Center for Advanced Studies in Child Welfare

The Minnesota Foster Care Sibling Bill of Rights passed in 2018 is a series of legal provisions designed to preserve and maintain sibling family …

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Foster Care Needs Assessment

DFPS

Appendix F – Children per Foster Home with Basic or Moderate Service Levels …. 26 … Appendix H – DFPS and Contracted CPA Foster Homes .

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‘I Know That They’re Cared For.” Why One Mom Has Chosen To Foster Migrant Children

NPR

On a hot Maryland summer day, two toddlers play in the wading area of a community pool. Their glee is uncontainable as they dump water-filled …

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Sexual abuse of children in care homes, foster care rampant in English county, report says

Fox News

A new report exposed rampant sexual child abuse in care homes in an English county that lasted for decades, with officials unable to tackle the …

Nottinghamshire children in care abused for decades – report – The Guardian

Children in care in Nottingham ‘abused by predators’ – BBC News

Hundreds of children repeatedly raped and sexually abused for decades while in care in … – The Sun

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Stricter rules proposed for Illinois foster homes

Chicago Sun-Times

SPRINGFIELD – Licensed foster homes in Illinois will likely have to comply … All children living in the foster home and all adult caregivers must have …

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East Bay foster care father, adult son charged with sexually abusing children

East Bay Times

MARTINEZ — The Contra Costa County District Attorney’s Office has charged a foster care father and his adult son with sexually abusing multiple …

Father-Son Duo Arrested For Allegedly Sexually Abusing Foster Children – CBS San Francisco

Foster Parent, His Son Accused Of Molesting Multiple Foster Kids – Patch.com

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Alabama foster parent pleads guilty to child abuse charges

WVTM13

A former foster parent in Alabama has pleaded guilty to child abuse, sexual abuse and torture. News outlets report that 50-year-old Daniel Spurgeon …

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The Need for Foster Care Is Great, So Let Faith-Based Agencies Provide It

National Review

She and her husband have been foster parents over the course of three decades to “well over 30” foster children. They adopted five of them and are …

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Four Kids Taken Into Foster Care After Couple Is Accused Of Beating And Burning Them

CBS Pittsburgh

The mother is also accused of threatening to cut off the children’s hands. All four kids are now in foster care while police are searching for their parents.

Two Parents In North Side Charged With Child Abuse – CBS Pittsburgh

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New, stricter rules proposed for Illinois foster homes

Peoria Journal Star

New, stricter rules proposed for Illinois foster homes …. All children living in the foster home and all adult caregivers would be required to have …

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Jury deliberating in trial of foster parents charged in toddler’s death

WSB Atlanta

HENRY COUNTY, Ga. – The jury has gone home for the day in the case of a Henry County couple accused of killing their 2-year-old foster child.

No verdict yet for foster parents blamed in child’s death – Atlanta Journal Constitution

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Former Lauderdale County foster parent pleads guilty to child abuse, rape, sexual torture

WAAY

A former foster parent in Lauderdale County, Daniel Spurgeon, pleaded guilty on Monday to multiple child abuse charges, according to the district …

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Foster and adoptive homes needed for Potawatomi children nationwide • Citizen Potawatomi Nation

Citizen Potawatomi Nation

FireLodge Children & Family Services is committed to protecting children and ensuring they are connected to their family and heritage.

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Foster Care

Child Trends

Children are placed in foster care when a child protective services worker and court have determined it is not safe for them to remain home. Many.

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How to be the hero a foster child needs

CNN

(CNN) When it comes to foster care, there is a child behind every statistic yearning for a loving home. The national foster care system served 690,548 …

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Pennsylvania county says it will never put children in foster care for school lunch debt

CNN

(CNN) People in Luzerne County, Pennsylvania, were shocked last week when a local school district sent hundreds of letters telling parents who …

District Threatens To Throw Kids in Foster Care if Parents Don’t Pay School Lunch Debts – CafeMom

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Foster parents needed as opioids drive abuse, neglect of children

The Mercury

When foster mother Ashley L. Shollenberger picked up her youngest son at the hospital, he was just 3 days old and suffering withdrawal symptoms.

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Chelsea Man Charged With Raping His 2 Foster Children

NBC10 Boston

A Massachusetts man is facing multiple charges for allegedly raping two foster children who were in his care. Michael Diaz, 33, of Chelsea, was …

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A look at the impact on the child as foster care placements increase

WEAU

CHIPPEWA COUNTY, Wis. (WEAU) — Officials with Human Services in both Eau Claire and Chippewa Counties say in recent years, there’s been a …

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Rise in kids getting placed in foster care because of parents’ drug use

KWQC-TV6

MOLINE, III (KWQC) — There’s a growing need for foster parents in Illinois. Experts say more children are being placed into foster care because of their …

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9-year-old girl publishes book to bring awareness to children in foster care

WMBF

“I’m a foster sister and I just wanted to let my foster sisters know that I love them and they are still in my heart,” Audreuna said. “I hope that more parents …

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School district that warned parents of foster care over unpaid lunch debt rejects offer to pay it off …

Fox News

The Pennsylvania school district that recently sent letters warning parents their kids could be placed in foster care if they did not pay off school lunch …

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The Drug Epidemic Is Landing More Kids in Foster Care Than Ever

Governing

Since 2000, the number of children placed in foster care because of parental drug use has more than doubled, according to a study published in …

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Young adults find creative ways to help kids in foster care through Barrington-based organization

Chicago Tribune

While the supplies may seem ordinary, they are important for kids in foster care who often have very few resources, Melanie Noonan said.

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Grassley Statement on HUD Initiative to Help Foster Youth

Chuck Grassley

“One of the biggest challenges facing older youth who age out of foster care is housing. … “No young person who grows up in foster care should experience … The National Center for Housing and Child Welfare (NCHCW) estimates …

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School District Threatens to Send Children into Foster Care over School Lunch Debt

feminist.org

Forty parents in the Pennsylvania Wyoming Valley West School District received letters this week from district officials threatening to remove their child …

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Foster Care Recruiter

LinkedIn

Do you want to combine your knack for communications or sales with your passion for finding safe, loving homes for children? Are you a goal-oriented, …

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Schools Threatening to Send Kids to Foster Care Over Unpaid Lunch Debts Accept CEO’s Donation

Parents

A CEO has stepped in after a Pennsylvania school district sent out letters to parents threatening to send their children into foster care for as little as $10 …

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More Kids Are Getting Placed In Foster Care Because Of Parents’ Drug Use

NPR

The number of cases of children entering the foster care system due to parental drug use has more than doubled since 2000, according to research …

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Kids Sent to Foster Care Doubles Due to Opioids

WebMD

The number of kids placed in foster care in the United States due to parental drug use has more than doubled over the past two decades, rising to …

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Man who was once in foster care adopts 3 children of his own

CBS News

When Farmer was just a toddler, he and his three sisters went into “kinship care,” a form of foster care where relatives or friends take care of …

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DCFS placed boy in foster home with sex offender, he was abused: lawsuit

WGN-TV

CHICAGO — A new allegation claims the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services placed a child in a home with a convicted sex offender, …

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Parents are warned their children could be put in foster care over lunch debt

NBCNews.com

An eastern Pennsylvania school district is coming under fire for sending letters to parents demanding they pay their school lunch debt or risk having …

School district threatens parents that children could be put in foster care over lunch debt – CBS News

School Warns Parents Their Children Could Be Put in Foster Care Over Lunch Debt – Rare.us (blog)

School District Threatens Kids Could End Up In Foster Care Over Unpaid Lunches – HuffPost

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Children Face Foster Care Over School Meal Debt, District Warns

The New York Times

A school district in eastern Pennsylvania faced criticism after sending letters this month to more than three dozen parents warning that if their debt for …

Pennsylvania school district tells parents to pay their lunch debt, or their kids will go into foster care – CNN

School district threatens to put kids with school lunch debt in foster care – fox5sandiego.com

Kids Could End Up In Foster Care Over Unpaid School Lunch Bills – The Hollywood Unlocked (blog)

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Valley mom shares experience with foster parents in child molestation case

ABC15 Arizona

GILBERT, AZ — A Valley mom spoke with ABC15 about her experience with George and Leslie Little, the Gilbert foster parents at the center of a child …

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Parental drug use is sending an alarming number of kids to foster care

MarketWatch

The number and share of kids who enter foster care due to their parents’ drug use has skyrocketed in recent years, a recent analysis of federal data …

How the opioid crisis is impacting foster care – Contemporary Pediatrics

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Kansas foster parents should affirm LGBTQ youth, draft guidelines from DCF say

Wichita Eagle

Laura Kelly’s administration advise foster care agencies to recognize the … The recommendations from the Department for Children and Families …

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Report: parental drug abuse leads to more kids in foster care

WWNY

WATERTOWN, N.Y. (WWNY) – More kids are being put into foster care due to drug abuse by parents, according to a report by the Journal of the …

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Trends in Foster Care Entry Among Children Removed From Their Homes Because of Parental …

JAMA Network

This study describes trends in the number and percentage of children who entered the US foster care system between 2000 and 2017 because of …

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Foster parents needed for unaccompanied migrant children

OSV Newsweekly

Across the country, people are opening up their homes and becoming foster parents for migrant children who entered the United States …

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