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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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