A Legislative Success
How Georgia Foster Parents Secured Their Bill of Rights
By Johanna Hartwig
On May 5, Georgia enacted a Foster Parents Bill of Rights, culminating a legislative campaign by the Adoptive and Foster Parent Association of Georgia (AFPAG), with legal and legislative support from the Barton Child Law & Policy Clinic at Emory University Law School in Atlanta.
Federal Officials Seek to Derail Benefits For Children in Kinship Foster Care
By Katina Ancar
After California’s Department of Social Services (DSS) lost a federal lawsuit against the US Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) over foster care benefits for children in kinship care, a group of grandmothers and other relatives caring for foster children intervened as plaintiffs.
Foster Parents Do Not Receive Notice; Denied Opportunity to be Heard
By Bill Grimm
This article is the fourth in a series analyzing the federal Child and Family Services Reviews. Previous articles examined the findings related to placement stability, sibling contact, and foster parent training.
Foster Parents’ Bills of Rights Adopted in Georgia and Alabama
Nine States Now Have Legislation Protecting Foster Parents
By Bill Grimm
Legislators in Georgia and Alabama this year enacted a bill of rights for foster parents, while Washington state’s legislature just expanded the list of protections afforded foster parents.
Hearing Delays, “Practically Nominal” Burden of Proof Violate Due Process of Child-Care Professionals Accused of Abuse
By Diane L. Redleaf, Robert E. Lehrer, and Christopher J. Wilmes
Dupuy raises the burden of proof in alleged abuse cases and gives greater protection to the accused.
Texas Comptroller Says State Foster Care in Crisis
“Appalled” by Conditions; Calls For “Massive Overhaul”
By Wendy Lilliedoll
In 2003, following a series of highly publicized tragedies in foster care nationwide, Texas Comptroller Carole Keeton Strayhorn launched an investigation into the Texas Department of Protective and Regulatory Services.
April-June 2004 issue 1.7 MB, 44 pages.
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