Study: Illinois sometimes brushes aside abuse allegations

U.S. 05/15/19, 07:20

Illinois' child welfare agency is so intent on keeping children with their parents even when they have strong evidence of abuse that it has sometimes left those children in grave danger, a study released Wednesday found.Democratic Gov. J.B. Pritzker ordered the study of the Department of Children and Family Services' ...

Oregon foster care system targeted in federal lawsuit

U.S. 04/16/19, 12:32

Oregon's foster care system has failed to shield children from abuse and they are sometimes forced to stay in refurbished jail cells and homeless shelters, according to a lawsuit filed Tuesday.The 77-page complaint filed in U.S. District Court details stories of foster children being neglected or harmed while under Department ...

Appeals court hears case on adoptions of Native Americans

U.S. 03/13/19, 07:30

A federal appeals court in New Orleans is hearing arguments Wednesday on a 1978 law giving preference to Native American families in foster care and adoption proceedings involving Native American children.A federal district judge in Texas last year struck down the Indian Child Welfare Act in a victory for opponents, ...

Native American child welfare law faces biggest challenge

U.S. 03/12/19, 00:15

A federal law that gives preference to Native American families in foster care and adoption proceedings involving Native American children is facing the most significant legal challenge since it was enacted more than 40 years ago. A federal judge in Texas ruled the Indian Child Welfare Act is unconstitutional, saying it ...

Exclusive: Foster agency sued for turning down Catholic

U.S. 02/15/19, 12:06

A Catholic mother accuses a federally funded South Carolina foster agency of not working with her because she's "not the right kind of Christian," her lawyers say.In a federal lawsuit filed Friday, Aimee Maddonna challenges a waiver granted earlier this year to Miracle Hill Ministries, a Greenville foster care agency ...

LL Cool J, Gwen Stefani join in CBS foster-adoption special

Entertainment 12/03/18, 12:02

LL Cool J is host of a TV special that has long spotlighted adoption for kids in foster care.CBS' "A Home for the Holidays" is marking its 20th year of sharing stories about children who found or need permanent homes.Gwen Stefani, Train and Lukas Graham will perform on the program ...

Investigation: Deported parents can lose custody of kids

U.S. 10/09/18, 00:08

As the deportees were led off the plane onto the steamy San Salvador tarmac, an anguished Araceli Ramos Bonilla burst into tears, her face contorted with pain: "They want to steal my daughter!"It had been 10 weeks since Ramos had last held her 2-year-old, Alexa. Ten weeks since she was ...

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