Foster Care. Legal news and articles for May 23 - 31, 2017

Federal report shows more cracks in Texas foster care system ...Kansas law requires schools give free tuition to foster kidsKansas law requires schools give free tuition to foster kids | The ...Navigating Kansas Foster Care System Can Be A Challenge For ...Texas Adoption Law Could Jumpstart Christian Agencies AgainState law gives free tuition to former foster kids, but at a costFederal Audit Finds More Lapses in Texas Foster Care SystemIowa's foster care system needs changesLove, Optimism, Dedication Inspire UWM Student to Help Reform Foster CareStronger religious freedoms in Texas could boost Catholic foster careStronger religious freedoms in Texas could boost Catholic foster careFor students in the foster care system, college can be an elusive goalRick Scott signs 16 bills into lawGovernor Kate Brown Signs Foster Children's Sibling Bill of RightsTexas passes law that will turn away some prospective foster parents

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AG Beshear hypocritical, misleading on kinship-care lawsuit ...
Lexington Herald LeaderMay 4, 2017

He ignores state law, finances and fact that issue began during father's administration.more »

Alabama Just Legalized Discrimination Against Same-Sex Couples Looking To Adopt
BustleMay 5, 2017

A new law in Alabama has opened the door for discrimination against same-sex couples interested in adoption. Under House Bill 24, also known as the Alabama Child Placing Agency Inclusion Act, private foster care and adoption agencies can use ...more »

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Federal report shows more cracks in Texas foster care system ...
KXAN.comMay 31, 2017

Gov. Greg Abbott is scheduled to sign four bills that aim to reform the CPS system into law Wednesday.more »

Kansas law requires schools give free tuition to foster kids
Lawrence Journal WorldMay 30, 2017

The Kansas Foster Child Education Assistance Act passed in 2006 waives tuition and fees at state universities, tech schools, community colleges and Washburn University for students who were in foster care. Theresa Freed, spokeswoman for the Kansas ...more »

Kansas law requires schools give free tuition to foster kids | The ...
Topeka Capital JournalMay 30, 2017

A Kansas law waives tuition at state universities and colleges for foster kids, but requires the schools to cover the entire cost without state aid.more »

Navigating Kansas Foster Care System Can Be A Challenge For ...
KCURMay 30, 2017

To help parents learn more about the Kansas foster care system, Olathe attorney Shanelle Dupree offers a class each month in Johnson County. Most parents ...more »

Texas Adoption Law Could Jumpstart Christian Agencies Again
ChristianityToday.comMay 30, 2017

With 31,000 children remaining in foster care in Texas and 6,800 available for adoption, Christian groups say the new law will help serve more of these cases, not less. “Faith-based child-placing agencies should not have to sacrifice their religious ...more »

State law gives free tuition to former foster kids, but at a cost
Wichita EagleMay 30, 2017

She was born in one of the more impoverished nations. Her parents took her to an orphanage at age 3 because they could no longer feed her. She grew up in foster care in Haiti and then in Kansas. But Jasmine Martin will start summer classes next month ...more »

Federal Audit Finds More Lapses in Texas Foster Care System
NBC 5 Dallas-Fort WorthMay 30, 2017

... inspector general of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services are far from the scathing newspaper investigations or a ruling by U.S. District Janis Graham Jack in December 2015 that ordered an independent overhaul of Texas' foster care agency.more »

Iowa's foster care system needs changes
Waterloo Cedar Falls CourierMay 28, 2017

It's an unintended consequence of a well-meaning law. Until the 1980 Adoption Assistance and Child Welfare Act, foster parents were discouraged from adopting children because foster care payments ended once the adoption went through. The new law ...more »

Love, Optimism, Dedication Inspire UWM Student to Help Reform Foster Care
Milwaukee Courier Weekly NewspaperMay 27, 2017

Jameelah A. Love just finished her sophomore year at UWM, but she's already starting a student organization, beginning an internship in Washington, D.C., leading the Wisconsin Youth Advisory Council and working part-time. Her goals include law school ...more »

Stronger religious freedoms in Texas could boost Catholic foster care
The TidingsMay 26, 2017

“Most Catholic Charities in the state had withdrawn from serving foster children,” the bishops' conference said May 22. “The new law removes a significant barrier to Catholics serving children in the foster care system and will trigger greater ...more »

Stronger religious freedoms in Texas could boost Catholic foster care
Crux: Covering all things CatholicMay 25, 2017

The Texas Catholic Conference of Bishops applauded a recent state law furthering the religious freedom of adoption and foster care agencies. “Now Catholics ...more »

For students in the foster care system, college can be an elusive goal
Marketplace.orgMay 24, 2017

Williams, who told her story as she was studying for her law degree, is an unusual success story. Every year, around 28,000 young people in the United States age out of the foster care system. According to a University of Chicago longitudinal study of ...more »

Rick Scott signs 16 bills into law
SaintPetersBlog (blog)May 24, 2017

Foster families will get free annual passes to Florida state parks under a bill signed into law by Gov. Rick Scott on Wednesday. Sponsored by Rep. Larry Lee in the House and Sen. Aaron Bean in the Senate, the new law provides families who operate a ...more »

Governor Kate Brown Signs Foster Children's Sibling Bill of Rights
The SkannerMay 23, 2017

Baker, who has been in and out of the foster care system for over a decade and hasn't been able to talk to her two younger brothers in two years said, “The law gives youth a resource that I, unfortunately, have not had. It eliminates some of the ...more »

Texas passes law that will turn away some prospective foster parents
HPPRMay 23, 2017

Meanwhile, according to the Dallas News, the Texas Legislature approved a measure late Sunday that will allow adoption and foster care agencies to refuse to place children with non-Christian, unmarried or gay prospective parents because of religious ...more »

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