Foster Children: Giving Voice to the Voiceless

Every child deserves a voice. Foster children, however, are often denied any chance to be heard. That’s where the Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASAs) come in....

Study Shows Americans Agree: Poor Child Well-Being is a Top Issue

Recently the Public Religion Research Institute (PRRI) released national survey results on perspectives of Americans on child and family well-being in the U.S., with...

Families Torn Apart: America’s Unjust Bail Practices

Imagine the following scenario: John, a single father of two, has been arrested. He is charged with theft and his bail is set at...

Interstate Adoptions Heading for the Fast Lane

A bipartisan trio of senators are pushing a bill to provide funding and resources for onboarding every state to electronic data—sharing systems for interstate foster placements...

Parents Locked Up, Kids Left Out: Who Really Suffers?

The American criminal justice system has created a culture of mass incarceration. As of 2015, the U.S. incarceration rate (698 per 100,000 people) was the...

Mental Health Care for Foster Children

The children in America's foster care system face a tremendous amount of psychological stress. Many have been removed from traumatic home situations because of neglect...

THE BACKLASH OF INCLUSION: The collision of constitutional rights creates an...

Six years ago, Brady Howe and his husband became parents. They adopted their son privately through the Open Adoptions & Family Services agency. Soon,...

Overuse of Medication in Foster Children

If you are a foster child getting medications for emotional and mental health issues in the United States you may be getting more than...

Court Appointed Special Advocates Help Foster Kids Fight Education Inequality

On January 27, 2017, Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Philadelphia gathered attorneys, child welfare professionals, and volunteers at Berger & Montague P.C. for...

Streamlining Adoption: Uniformity Proposal Raises 10th Amendment Concerns

A House resolution aimed at speeding up and streamlining the adoption process through a federally reformed Interstate Compact on the Placement of Children is...

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