When a child is removed from the home, regardless of how long they have been away from their family, research demonstrates that the effects are detrimental and permanent. The removal process traumatizes both children and parents, forever changing their lives. This article1 published by the University of Michigan Law School explains that all too often, children […]
The grandmother of a three-year-old girl in foster care complained that the foster parents were abusing the child and her four-year-old brother, but social services ignored the warning. The child was later found dead in her foster home, and the foster parents had disappeared. Social services later took the deceased girl’s baby sister from the […]
A recent audit of foster homes in Kentucky revealed that the state had placed a number of foster children in homes with registered sex offenders. Government auditors simply compared lists of addresses for foster homes with those of registered sex offenders and found a number of matches.
A mother is flabbergasted after being sued by Oregon for foster care expenses. Allegedly, not only did the State of Oregon wrongfully take custody of her son and place him in foster care for two years, the state now wants her to pay for it. This unsolicited invoice is the result of an Oregon law […]
A debate over giving psychotropic drugs to foster children erupted last year after a 7-year-old boy who was heavily medicated while in foster care took his own life. Since that time, the state of Florida has taken a closer look at the use of psychotropic medication in state foster care. In response to one suggestion […]
Daniel Leddy, a former judge of the New York City Foster Care Review Term, speaks about the abdication of judicial discretion that often takes place in foster care proceedings. Leddy writes that, in his experience, “judges were the real culprits for having allowed the court to be reduced to the status of a rubber stamp […]
The government wants to tell you how to have children, educate them, vaccinate them, give them medical care and insurance, and much more. According to the Los Angeles Times, now some “experts” in England and Ireland want the government to tell you how to feed your children. If you do not feed your children according […]
A Pennsylvania foster home was closed after a foster mother spoke out against two social workers who allegedly coerced a sixteen-year-old girl to abort her 24-week-old baby. Pennsylvania social services has allegedly threatened the former foster mother with a lawsuit for what it claims was a breach of confidentiality.
One man in Michigan makes all final decisions about when children should be taken from foster homes and where they should go. Sometimes this means that children are taken from the homes of relatives serving as foster parents and sent to live with strangers, resulting in a traumatic emotional roller coaster for the children involved.
When a single mother turned to Michigan social services for help, a series of events were set in motion that would eventually lead to the death of her son. Social services allegedly coerced the mother into placing her son in foster care. However, when her son began to deteriorate, she complained that her son was […]