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Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Children to appear in adoption videos

Children to appear in adoption videos

Videos and photos of children waiting to be adopted are to be made available to people approved for adoption from this autumn as part of a pilot scheme.


Texas Foster Kids Caretaker Fired For Being Gay In Public

Texas Foster Kids Caretaker Fired For Being Gay In Public

Casey Stegall was fired from his job with the Children's Home of Lubbock for being gay in public, basically. During a field trip to a water park with some of the older, teenage foster kids, Stegall ran into his fiance. The pair acted as normal engaged couples do in public, which was too much for the Christian-owned foster home that owns the Texas foster house which employs Stegall.


Defense attorney: hot car baby death 'unintentional'

Defense attorney: hot car baby death 'unintentional'

After being arrested for a deadly hot car death, defense attorneys for foster parent Seth Jackson said they believe the act was unintentional.

Monday, July 28, 2014

Lawmakers Take Look at State’s Foster Care System

Lawmakers Take Look at State’s Foster Care System

The state's foster care system is back under the microscope.

Number of kids in state custody at all-time high

Number of kids in state custody at all-time high

The number of Kansas child abuse and neglect cases is increasing at the same time a record number of children are in state custody, though experts differ on what is causing the increase.

Foster care system responds to foster care child death

Foster care system responds to foster care child death

The Department for Children and Families is responding to the tragic death of an infant, left in a hot car last week.

Scalding of two-year-old foster child ruled accidental

Scalding of two-year-old foster child ruled accidental

There will be no further review of the scalding of a vulnerable two-year-old aboriginal girl in a southern Alberta foster home, but a child welfare oversight body has recommended she be quickly moved to a permanent residence more suited to her cultural heritage.


Saturday, July 26, 2014

More than 100 Iowa families ready to receive undocumented children

More than 100 Iowa families ready to receive undocumented children

When Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad refused to receive undocumented, unaccompanied Central American children in his state, the Eychaner Foundation launched the "1,000 Kids For Iowa" campaign, which in a scant 10 days received 600 offers of assistance.

Our Foster Care System Is Becoming A ‘Pipeline’ For Human Trafficking

Our Foster Care System Is Becoming A ‘Pipeline’ For Human Trafficking

If we really look at this issue of child trafficking in America, it’s another lens through which to understand how broken our foster care system is. Many of these girls, especially, have been put into multiple placements, and many of these girls in those different placements have been abused. So one survivor leader whom we work with who was trafficked from the age of 10 to 17 – all through California, Nevada, Washington state – she talks about how, for her, foster care was the training ground to being trafficked. She understood that she was attached to a check. And what she points out is that at least the pimp told her that he loved her, and she never heard that in any of her foster care placements.

Foster parents fight stigma after child's hot car death in Wichita

Foster parents fight stigma after child's hot car death in Wichita

A group of foster parents is speaking out in the hopes of heading off criticism and what they see as a persistent stigma against foster parents one day after a foster father left his 10-month-old foster child in a hot car and she died.


Wichita Foster Dad of Baby Who Died in Hot Car 'Wants to Die'

Wichita Foster Dad of Baby Who Died in Hot Car 'Wants to Die'

Kansas foster father arrested for leaving his 10-month-old daughter in the car is so devastated by the baby's death he "wants to die," his family said.

Friday, July 25, 2014

Parents Can Now Name Alberta Children Who Died In Care

Parents Can Now Name Alberta Children Who Died In Care

Kyleigh Tiara Crier hanged herself in the closet of her Edmonton group home in April after changing her Facebook cover page to a black and white image of a casket.

Foster parent in child death case described as 'model dad'

Foster parent in child death case described as 'model dad'

The mother of a Wichita man arrested in connection with the death of a child left in a hot car describes him as a "model dad."

Foster Child Left in Hot Car Dies in Wichita: Police

Foster Child Left in Hot Car Dies in Wichita: Police

10-month-old foster child died in Wichita, Kansas, after being left inside a hot car on a 95-degree day, police said Friday.



Federal Government Considers Using Foster Care System For Immigrant Children

Federal Government Considers Using Foster Care System For Immigrant Children

The federal government is considering using Oklahoma foster care families for some of those undocumented children at Fort Sill, that according to Gov. Mary Fallin, who points out the state is already dealing with a huge foster care crisis.

Note: Good, then maybe they'll fill it to the brink with immigrant's and leave our kids alone.

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Legislative Hearing Held After Foster Children Drownings

Legislative Hearing Held After Foster Children Drownings

Today a House committee held a hearing on child protection just weeks after two foster children drowned in Lake Georgetown.

Idaho foster care system needs overhaul

Idaho foster care system needs overhaul

Imagine being three years old and being ripped away from the only parents you have ever known; just because they are not your legal parents. Imagine being seven and having lived in more homes than you can count on one hand; the last home having lasted for three years. You thought this one would finally be the home that adopted you. The family wanted you, but the grown-ups in the Department that always tears you away; that is always coming; always moving you, says no you have to move again.

Two Men Accused of Sex Assault of Girl Lured From Foster Home

Two Men Accused of Sex Assault of Girl Lured From Foster Home

Two men lured a 14-year-old girl from a foster home in Laurel, Maryland, and sexually assaulted her in the basement of a D.C. home, police said.

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