Deviating from Protocol: Parent-Child Interaction Therapy and Adoptive Families
Six-year-old Emma’s* blue eyes light up when Evy Ezpinoza, her therapist, walks through the door. The little girl and her adoptive mother sit side-by-side at a table in a playroom where their parent-child interaction therapy session is coming to a close.
Steps Have Been Taken to Address Unregulated Custody Transfers of Adopted Children
The U.S. Government Accountability Office examined the practice of families giving up their adoptive children to another family outside of the child-welfare or court systems in a new report. Also known as a “unregulated child custody transfer” or “rehoming,” the practice has resulted in children being placed in dangerous situations where some have experienced abuse and neglect.
Federal Protecting Adopted Children Act to Curb “Re-homing”
By Stefano Montanari Democrats in both chambers of Congress have introduced legislation that seeks to curb the practice of “re-homing,” the transfer of adopted children from adoptive parents to another family without government intervention.