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termination of parental rights

Wisconsin: Proposals Would Expand Authorities' Ability to Strip Parental Rights

12/20/2021

Wisconsin Bills Would Expand Authorities’ Ability to Strip Parental Rights

As federal policy on child welfare aims to help parents build strong bonds with their children so that fewer kids end up in foster care, a pair of bills in Wisconsin propose new grounds for terminating parental rights.

Youth Services Insider

11/17/2021

Federal Report: Foster Care, Adoptions Dropped in 2020

The number of youth in foster care dropped by 4.5% between September of 2019 and 2020, according to annual federal data, reaching the lowest total in the past eight years, while adoptions from foster care plummeted as the coronavirus pandemic spread in America.

Use of Foster Care Went Down During Pandemic. Did Maltreatment?

11/8/2021

Historic Bill Would Remove Federal Requirement to Terminate Parental Rights in Some Cases

A bill introduced before Congress would allow states to decide whether to seek the termination of parental rights in child welfare cases.

California Rep. Karen Bass Joins Los Angeles Mayoral Race

11/4/2021

Historic Bill Would Remove Federal Requirement to Terminate Parental Rights in Some Cases

A bill introduced before Congress would allow states to decide whether to seek the termination of parental rights in child welfare cases.

New Texas Laws Empower Parents Who Had Been Previously Deemed Unfit

10/27/2021

New Texas Laws Empower Parents Who Had Been Previously Deemed Unfit

Two new Texas laws aim to provide parents with greater protection from termination of their parental rights — often described as "the civil death penalty."

Use of Foster Care Went Down During Pandemic. Did Maltreatment?

5/2/2021

When the Clock is Cruel: Parents Face Pandemic Hurdles as They Race to Keep Their Kids

In interviews The Imprint and Type Investigations conducted with lawyers, family members and child welfare advocates in at least six states, it’s clear that child welfare timelines have imposed unfair burdens and an unreasonable expectation for parents who — even under normal circumstances — have difficulty complying with court orders to get their kids back.

    Youth Services Insider

    4/22/2021

    New Study Confirms High Prevalence of Investigations, Loss of Parental Rights

    New research following more than half a million newborns to age 18 backs up a recent estimate that terminations of parental rights is more common than people think, and that one of every 100 children born will experience the state-induced loss of a parent.

    4/19/2021

    Keyon’s Case Heads to Washington Supreme Court

    After the child was placed with strangers, his family fought the system on two fronts

    Vivek Sankaran.

    4/8/2021

    Michigan Draws A Line on Terminating Parental Rights

    My client in a Michigan child welfare case had already suffered from Crohn’s Disease, which hampered his ability to hold a job and resulted in frequent hospital visits, when tragedy struck.