Foster Care. Legal news and articles for August 28 - 31, 2012

Murphy's LawNewly appointed foster care advisory committee begins workMore Victims Possible in Foster Parent Abuse CaseFoster Care Review Boards ask for volunteersFormer Aloha foster parent, already imprisoned for sex crimes, abused girls ...Bill would let California kids have more than two parentsCA SB 1476 Passes Assembly, Would Protect Children From Foster CareFamily Equality Council Releases 'Family Values' PlatformBill That Would Allow Third Parent To Care for Child Advances in LegislatureFoster Care Review Boards looking for VolunteersWoman missing from Portage adult foster careIn the "Baby Veronica" Case, Shouldn't We Ask What's Best for the Child?Calling in the fashion policeCA Assembly Passes Bill To Expand Court's Definition Of ParentAssembly approves bill to allow multiple parents

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Audit: 28 sex offenders in child care, foster care
NECNAugust 3, 2012

SEATTLE (AP) — A new state audit found 28 sex offenders lived in state-regulated or subsidized child care or foster care homes between 2002 and 2012, and one sex offender worked as a high school janitor undetected for nine years. ... The janitor ...more »

Tax credit for adoptive families will lower at end of year
ksl.comAugust 4, 2012

Larson said many families were adopting foster kids before the Affordable Health Care Act adoption tax credits, so they're not in it for the money. "Adopting a child and giving them a permanent home now keeps them out of prison. It keeps them from ...more »

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Murphy's Law
urbanmilwaukeeAugust 31, 2012

Yet a recent proposal by the state for a federal waiver in how it funds child welfare services would take $1.2 million in program savings realized in Milwaukee and use the money in other counties. Richard Wexler, Executive Director of the National ...more »

Newly appointed foster care advisory committee begins work
Lincoln Journal StarAugust 30, 2012

The new committee came about as the result of a new state law (LB998) that eliminated the 11-member Foster Care Review Board, changed the name of the agency to the Foster Care Review Office and called for the appointment of a five-member advisory ...more »

More Victims Possible in Foster Parent Abuse Case
KLAS-TVAugust 30, 2012

"The suspect in this case is believed to have been a foster parent since 2008 to the present, so there is the possibility that there could be additional witnesses or victims out there that may have additional information in the case." This isn't the ...more »

Foster Care Review Boards ask for volunteers
Business ClarksvilleAugust 30, 2012

Foster Care Review Boards are set up by law to review the cases of children who are in the custody of the Tennessee Department of Children Services. Board members make recommendations to the Juvenile Court Judge or Magistrate that is overseeing each ...more »

Former Aloha foster parent, already imprisoned for sex crimes, abused girls ...
OregonLive.comAugust 30, 2012

State law requires caseworkers to visit children in foster care every 30 days, Evans said. During the meetings, caseworkers, he said, generally talk to the children away from their foster home, a process that Evans said could make reporting abuse ...more »

Bill would let California kids have more than two parents
The Bay Citizen (blog)August 30, 2012

The bill was written in response to a recent California Court of Appeal case that ruled that courts could never recognize more than two parents, even if doing so prevented a child from entering the foster care system. ... The most common case when ...more »

CA SB 1476 Passes Assembly, Would Protect Children From Foster Care
Lez Get RealAugust 29, 2012

[The Assembly} legislation authored by Senator Mark Leno that authorizes judges to protect children from being placed in foster care. While most children only have two parents, some have relationships with more than two adults who meet the legal...more »

Family Equality Council Releases 'Family Values' Platform
ThinkProgressAugust 29, 2012

Pass the Every Child Deserves a Family Act to ensure same-sex couples' right to adopt or serve as foster parents. Achieve full federal recognition of same-sex marriage to allow all families to access the same economic benefits and legal securities ...more »

Bill That Would Allow Third Parent To Care for Child Advances in Legislature
Patch.comAugust 28, 2012

The California Assembly on Monday passed legislation that authorizes judges to stop children from being placed in foster care when another "parent" might exist. While most ... SB 1476 does not change who can be a parent under California law. It applies ...more »

Foster Care Review Boards looking for Volunteers
Clarksville OnlineAugust 28, 2012

Montgomery County, TN – Foster Care Review Boards are set up by law to review the cases of children who are in the custody of the Tennessee Department of Children Services. Board members make recommendations to the Juvenile Court Judge or ...more »

Woman missing from Portage adult foster care
WZZMAugust 28, 2012

(WZZM) - The Portage Department of Public Safety is asking for help in finding a woman who walked away from an adult foster care facility Monday. ... A federal judge in Grand Rapids ruled that a Michigan law banning panhandling in public places ...more »

In the "Baby Veronica" Case, Shouldn't We Ask What's Best for the Child?
Slate Magazine (blog)August 28, 2012

Tearing that child away from her parents surely will cause emotional harm, which is one reason that the federal Adoption and Safe Families Act requires that, if a child is in foster care for 15 months out of any 22 month period, the goal must shift ...more »

Calling in the fashion police
The Canberra TimesAugust 28, 2012

The ACT is one of only two jurisdiction where demand for out-of-home care is outstripping the supply of foster families. If the ACT government does not want this situation to deteriorate further, it needs to move quickly to provide some clarity and ...more »

CA Assembly Passes Bill To Expand Court's Definition Of Parent
Lez Get RealAugust 28, 2012

The donor was not able to take parental custody of the girl, who was put into foster care. The bill would give the courts the ability to recognize that a child may have more than two legal parents if it is necessary to keep a child out of foster care...more »

Assembly approves bill to allow multiple parents
NECNAugust 28, 2012

The bill was inspired by the case of a California girl who was put into the foster care system because her biological father could not be ruled a third parent when her two legal parents were unable to care for her. Supporters of the legislation say it ...more »

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