Foster Care. Legal news and articles for February 29 - 29, 2012

Unaccompanied Youth, Score Big Legislative WinWeek in FairfaxDSS returning Guatemalan child to mother on Friday130-Year-Old Children's Charity Becomes A Part of the Evansville Community to ...Foster care placement program sees drop in referralsState finds problems with tribe's foster careState finds problems with tribe's foster careState finds problems with tribe's foster careLos Angeles Adoption and Foster Care Agency Earns “All Children – All Families ...KidsPeace Merges West Seneca and Lockport OfficesSpirit Lake expected to correct foster care deficiencies by end of March'Ton up' for foster care recruitmentKidsPeace Merges West Seneca and Lockport OfficesProgram offers inspirational look at being a foster parentJohn and Patricia Bonthron receive MBEs for fostering over 100 children

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WPSD Local 6February 1, 2012

In June, Illinois lawmakers made it legal for same-sex couples to enter into civil unions, meaning they have the same rights as married couples. That includes the ability to become foster parents. With the new law came the stipulation that any ...more »

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Unaccompanied Youth, Score Big Legislative Win
Capitol News ServiceFebruary 29, 2012

Five high school students are changing lives and state law tonight. These Armwood High School students helped create legislation to help teens who have been abandoned by their parents, but are too old to enter foster care. They're called unaccompanied ...more »

Week in Fairfax
Virginia Connection NewspapersFebruary 29, 2012

The Shelter will host a special orientation session for citizens interested in learning more about the organization's animal foster care program. The orientation session will be March 6, at 7 – 9 pm at the shelter located at 4500 West Ox Rd. in Fairfax ...more »

DSS returning Guatemalan child to mother on Friday
Valley CourierFebruary 29, 2012

ALAMOSA — The Department of Social Services (DSS) held an emergency hearing Tuesday morning in Alamosa District Court for the expedited transition of a juvenile from foster care to his mother's house. DSS had petitioned for Isabela Tomas' parental ...more »

130-Year-Old Children's Charity Becomes A Part of the Evansville Community to ...
MarketWatch (press release)February 29, 2012

29, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- The 130-year-old children's charity, KidsPeace, is reaching out to the Evansville community to help provide foster care to children striving to overcome crises in their young lives. The KidsPeace Evansville Foster ...more »

Foster care placement program sees drop in referrals
WSLSFebruary 29, 2012

The Bedford Group Homes, a county-supported foster care placement program, has seen a significant drop in referrals that has officials bracing for a budget shortfall. In December 2010, the county's four residential structures on Falling Creek Road were ...more »

State finds problems with tribe's foster care
Dickinson PressFebruary 29, 2012

AP - BISMARCK, ND North Dakota human services officials have given the Spirit Lake tribe until the end of March to correct problems in foster care administration. The tribe has agreed to correct deficiencies in how it handles the cases of 36 foster ...more »

State finds problems with tribe's foster care
Jamestown SunFebruary 29, 2012

AP - BISMARCK, ND North Dakota human services officials have given the Spirit Lake tribe until the end of March to correct problems in the administration of foster care. The tribe has agreed to correct deficiencies in its administration of 36 foster ...more »

State finds problems with tribe's foster care
Dickinson PressFebruary 29, 2012

AP - BISMARCK, ND North Dakota human services officials have given the Spirit Lake tribe until the end of March to correct problems in the administration of foster care. The tribe has agreed to correct deficiencies in its administration of 36 foster ...more »

Los Angeles Adoption and Foster Care Agency Earns “All Children – All Families ...
Human Rights Campaign Backstory (blog)February 29, 2012

The Human Rights Campaign's All Children—All Families initiative provides a comprehensive framework for agencies to establish policies and practices that welcome, support and affirm LGBT foster and adoptive parents. At the ceremony, Hugo Villa, ...more »

KidsPeace Merges West Seneca and Lockport Offices
Bradenton HeraldFebruary 29, 2012

28, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The KidsPeace Foster Care and Community Programs offices in West Seneca and Lockport have merged into one office. Serving the counties of Erie, Niagara, Wyoming, Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Allegany, Orleans, ...more »

Spirit Lake expected to correct foster care deficiencies by end of March
Grand Forks HeraldFebruary 29, 2012

BISMARCK – State human services officials have given the Spirit Lake Tribe until the end of March to correct deficiencies found in the administration of foster care. The tribe has agreed to correct deficiencies found in its administration of 36 foster ...more »

'Ton up' for foster care recruitment
Halifax Evening CourierFebruary 29, 2012

The whole system for interviewing and appointing foster parents has been streamlined by Calderdale Council. The new procedure has reduced the expected average time it takes for someone from making an initial enquiry to actually becoming a foster carer ...more »

KidsPeace Merges West Seneca and Lockport Offices
Sacramento BeeFebruary 29, 2012

28, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The KidsPeace Foster Care and Community Programs offices in West Seneca and Lockport have merged into one office. Serving the counties of Erie, Niagara, Wyoming, Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Allegany, Orleans, ...more »

Program offers inspirational look at being a foster parent
Waynesville Smoky Mountain NewsFebruary 29, 2012

A performance and program on the role of foster parents titled “Ellen Foster and Friends: A Look at Foster Care,” will be held at 3 pm Saturday, March 3, in the auditorium of the Haywood County Public Library in Waynesville. The event will begin with ...more »

John and Patricia Bonthron receive MBEs for fostering over 100 children
BBC NewsFebruary 29, 2012

The pair still give respite care and will be joined at the palace by their son, daughter and one foster daughter. "We're not planning to give up any time soon," said Mrs Bonthron. The couple began fostering when they moved from London back to Mrs ...more »

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