Tag: foster-care

A Study on the Impact of Removing a Child from the Home

A Study on the Impact of Removing a Child from the Home

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 […]

Grandmother of Murdered Foster Child Had Sibling Taken From Her After Criticizing Social Services

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 […]

Oregon Takes Child for Two Years for Riding Bike without a Helmet, Then Sues Mom for Foster Care Costs

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 […]

FDA Associate Commissioner Approves of Testing Drugs on Foster Children

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 […]

Former New York Judge Speaks out about Judicial Neglect in Social Services Cases

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 […]

Social Services Removes Foster Children from Foster Parent Who Opposed Allegedly Coerced Abortion

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.

Child Starved to Death in State Custody or: Follow the Money to Why More Children Are Taken from Parents

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 […]

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