Adjusting to My Adoptive Family

10/4/2022

Adjusting to My Adoptive Family

Three years after I moved in, my adoptive parents got divorced. My brain pinpointed me as the problem, writes George Romero.

7/11/2022

What We’ve Learned About Supporting Adoptions

On this week’s episode, we discuss the federal about-face on child support payment policies for youth in foster care; how the workforce crisis is impacting Texas juvenile justice; and the latest on localizing juvenile justice in California. 

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5/23/2022

New Numbers on Broken Adoption and Child Maltreatment Registries

On this week’s podcast we discuss the recent series and data reporting by USA Today on youth who experience adoption from foster care and return to the system, the recent federal investigation on America’s use of Indian boarding schools; and news on lawsuits in Alaska and Indiana.

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Adoption in a Time of Crisis: We Should Be Concerned

4/6/2022

Adoption in a Time of Crisis: We Should Be Concerned

Pressuring Ukraine right now to approve adoption or home visits diverts efforts from the most important consideration: to protect all children in Ukraine, write Maureen Flatley and Susan Jacobs.

A Seattle Nonprofit Digs Deep into Unanswered Questions About Past Adoption Practices, and its Obligations to Families

12/14/2021

A Seattle Agency Digs Deep into Unanswered Questions About Past Adoption Practices, and its Obligations to Families

Through the Adoption Files Initiative, a Seattle nonprofit is combing through five decades of adoption files to make amends in cases where requests were dropped, or staff withheld information that should have been shared.

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.

    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.

    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.