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Thursday, February 22, 2018

Indiana has thousands of foster kids, but knows little about their education. This bill could change that

Foster children in Indiana – and across the country – likely won’t graduate from high school, and very few of them will go on to college. But foster children are rarely included in state-level discussions about how Indiana is educating its kids.

More >> Indiana has thousands of foster kids, but knows little about their education. This bill could change that

How did parents accused of abuse adopt four young children



Questions are being asked as to how Benito and Carol Gutierrez adopted four young children ages 6 to 12.

The children were discovered being held captive in the couple's Flowing Wells home.

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Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Free-range kids: Finally, one state lets kids grow up without helicopter parents

We need to protect the rights of parents to raise their children with the traditional childhood experience of independence.

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Number of Kids in Child Welfare System Strains Public Defenders

The Indiana Task Force on Public Defense is touring the state to hear from attorneys, social workers, and citizens about strains on the public defense system.

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Father Files Lawsuit Against Foster Care Program After His 9-Month Old Daughter Dies



A 27-year old man has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the foster care provider who he claims ignored his rights as a parent which contributed to the death of his 9-month old daughter.

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Erica Parsons' adoptive parents are charged with murdering the 13-year-old girl and dismembering her body seven years after her disappearance


Nearly seven years after Erica Parsons vanished - and five years after she was reported missing - authorities in North Carolina have indicted her adoptive parents in the child's death and dismemberment.

More >> Erica Parsons' adoptive parents are charged with murdering the 13-year-old girl and dismembering her body seven years after her disappearance

Jenelle Evans Reveals She Used Drugs While Pregnant, But People Are Furious With How CPS Responded

People should learn to mind their own business.



“Teen Mom 2” star and mother of three Jenelle Eason has landed in hot water once again.

From safety concerns to custody battles, the reality star has repeatedly found herself under the social media spotlight for her parenting decisions.

More >> Jenelle Evans Reveals She Used Drugs While Pregnant, But People Are Furious With How CPS Responded

Though the “Teen Mom 2” star didn't go into specifics, many fans seem to feel that CPS didn't do enough following the incident. One Twitter user wrote: 
Something isn’t right. Tests for weed, CPS says no problem? 
Another commenter wrote that “child protective services should take them all” after her recent admission.

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