Detroit Center for Family Advocacy
The Outdated Way We Think About Relationships in Child Welfare
At a recent meeting I attended, a foster parent described her role as being a “co-parent” with the birth parent to raise a child in foster care. That is, she envisioned that her job was to temporarily help care for the child – with the birth parent – while doing everything in her power to support efforts to reunify the family.
What We Need to Protect American Families
Vivek Sankaran, one of America’s strongest voices for family preservation, graduated from the University of Michigan Law School in 2001. Since then, he and his alma mater have built a legal advocacy clinic for Michigan families involved in the system, as well as a fellowship that serves as one of the nation’s top incubators for legal minds in child welfare.