Christian adoption agency in NY receives temporary protection from court

Christian adoption agency in NY receives temporary protection from court

A district court this week issued a temporary injunction protecting a faith-based adoption provider from being shut down by the state of New York for its policy of only placing children with a married mother and father. U.S. District Court Judge Mae D’Agostino granted the injunction Monday, saying the state had shown evidence of hostility […]

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Rep. Hall proposal working to protect children and promote transparency signed into law

A proposal working to protect Michigan’s children and promote transparency signed into law

A plan from state [Michigan] Rep. Matt Hall offering needed transparency for investigations into the state’s child welfare system was signed into law Thursday by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer. Hall has taken a leading role to protect children through his work on the legislation. The first-term lawmaker chairs the House Oversight Committee, which has worked through […]

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Federal housing vouchers to assist young adults transitioning out of foster care

Federal housing vouchers to assist young adults transitioning out of foster care

Since the Foster Youth to Independence initiative was launched in June 2019, more than 26 states have received FYI funding, equating to more than 677 individual vouchers, totaling over $5.4 million in funds to prevent or end homelessness among young adults under the age of 25 who are in, or have recently left, the foster […]

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Children’s Adoption Profiles Now on Ohio Department of Job and Family Services Website

COLUMBUS – Ohio’s foster care and adoption website now includes profiles of children in foster care who are waiting to be adopted, the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services (ODJFS) announced. The profiles include children’s first names and ages, as well as hobbies, strengths and activities that reflect their personality and interests. “Ohio has […]

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Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp signs human trafficking, foster care measures

Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp signs human trafficking & foster care measures

ATLANTA — Gov. Brian Kemp signed bills Tuesday aimed at cracking down on human trafficking in Georgia and improving the state’s foster care system. The governor made both issues top priorities of his agenda for the 2020 General Assembly session that ended late last month. “Today is an important step forward to ensure a brighter, […]

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How HUD Is helping Ohio’s foster youth: Ben Carson

Ben Carson on How HUD Is helping Ohio’s foster youth

“Last year, I received a meeting request from a group of former foster youth, and it was one of the most eye-opening, productive, and inspiring meetings I have taken during my tenure as secretary. Not much stirs the soul like meeting young women and men who exemplify perseverance. These young Ohioans shared their firsthand experiences […]

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Kelly issues order on foster kids’ education

Kansas Governor Issues order on Foster kids’ education

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly issued an executive order on Tuesday that will require the state to track foster children’s progress in school, shortly after having vetoed a similar bill last month. In an annual report card detailing the academic progress and classroom struggles of children in its care, Kelly’s order […]

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Parliamentary Petition: Time To Make The 300K Families Affected By Rare Disorders A Health Priority

Time To Make The 300,000+ Families Affected By Rare Disorders A Health Priority

Sue Haldane, a mother of a child with a rare disorder, has spent 17 years dealing with barriers within our health system to ensure her daughter Lizzie’s needs are met. Now Sue is determined that the journey will be easier for future generations of New Zealanders living with a rare disorder. Follow Foster.Today on Twitter: […]

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Terminating Parental Rights Varies Widely By State

Each state has its own system for dealing with cases in which termination of parental rights is considered. Federal law spells out certain conditions and timelines, but states interpret and apply them differently. An Associated Press analysis of data compiled by federal officials shows some striking variations. Maryland, for example, had a rate of 10.5 […]

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