Dave Thomas Foundation Names Top Adoption-Friendly Workplaces for 2021

11/9/2021

Dave Thomas Foundation Names Top Adoption-Friendly Workplaces for 2021

The Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption has again ranked the 100 American employers that best support workers who are adoptive parents.

Historic Bill Would Repeal Federal Requirement to Terminate Parental Rights in Foster Care Cases

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.

11/8/2021

Rethinking ASFA, The Broward County Experiment and More with Corey Best

On this week’s podcast we break down the major legislation introduced last week by Rep. Karen Bass that would alter the controversial timelines around terminating parental rights in the Adoption and Safe Families Act.

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9/8/2021

Both Sides Ask Supreme Court to Decide Fate of Indian Child Welfare Act

Parties on both sides of a case over the constitutionality of the Indian Child Welfare Act have asked the Supreme Court to step in and decide.

7/12/2021

Supreme Court Casts Hopeful Vision for a Divided Nation

For many commentators, Fulton v. City of Philadelphia seemed merely another salvo in our country’s unceasing culture wars — a zero-sum conflict in which only one side can win. I’d argue just the opposite. In a moment when society seems to be pul

6/20/2021

Freedom to Discriminate: Breaking Down Fulton v. City of Philadelphia

On this week’s podcast, we discuss New York’s new legal path to visits for parents whose rights have been terminated; trends in juvenile incarceration; and the return of early child welfare legal advocacy to the city that birthed it.

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Both branches of the Oregon state legislature have voted to codify provisions of the Indian Child Welfare Act into state law.

6/11/2021

Oregon House Sends Measure Recognizing Tribal Adoptions to Governor

Oregon lawmakers have voted to codify provisions of the federal Indian Child Welfare Act into state law and sent the bill to the desk of Democratic Gov. Kate Brown.

Julie McGue writes that closed adoption is like a legal magic eraser.

6/9/2021

Closed Adoption: A Legal Magic Eraser

Closed adoption was intended to protect the privacy of birth parents and the rights of adoptive parents. To the adoptee, however, closed adoption is a legal magic eraser.

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5/26/2021

The Data Dispute: Where New Rules on Foster Care Numbers Stands

The process for adding new elements to what’s known as the Adoption and Foster Care Analysis and Reporting System, or AFCARS, is now in litigation that started under the Trump administration and continues under President Joe Biden.