Thursday, December 17, 2009

Audio of on “Safety, Permanence, and Well-Being: 12 Years of the Adoption and Safe Families Act” is now available!

The audio recording of Urban Institute’s national webinar on “Safety, Permanence, and Well-Being: 12 Years of the Adoption and Safe Families Act” is now available at

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Adoption & Foster Care Headlines: December 16, 2009

Pennsylvania: DHS says adoptions, reunifications up in Phila. | Philadelphia Inquirer | 12 ...
India: Adoption norms may become easier for women
Nation: Nationwide Event to Find 4ever Families for Children Waiting in Foster Care

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Indiana: Agencies sue DCS over double-digit rate cuts
Alaska: State and tribes working to lower the high numbers of Alaskan Native kids in ...

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

“Stories of Parent Leadership” on the website of the FRIENDS National Resource Center!

Check out the Circle of Parents engaged Story Corps, which is a national non-profit organization dedicated to recording stories of every day Americans. The stories are excerpts from interviews of six parent leaders who work in their communities and nationally to help family support and child abuse prevention practitioners and organizations develop effective and relevant programs and policy. Click here.

Adoption, Foster Care & Child Welfare Headlines: December 15, 2009

Nation: CBS pays for trip in adoption story
Taiwan: More parents giving children up for adoption due to financial woes

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Romania: Romania's unwanted children given a chance

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California: With time and help, a mom may learn to conquer anger

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Foster Care & Child Welfare Headlines: November 10, 2009

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Iowa: Foster families to feel pinch of slashed budget
California: Foster kids pull no punches describing cracks in the system
Texas: Texas Baptist church helps foster teens' transition to adulthood
Illinois: As bipolar diagnoses in foster children rise, informed consent becomes a bygone
Child Welfare
Nation: Corporate cheer takes a turn toward charity
Colorado: County officials oppose state takeover of child-protection services
Ireland: Sperm donor wins access to son
Connecticut: Group seeks to block Conn. cuts to children's aid

Adoption, Foster Care & Child Welfare Headlines: December 9, 2009

Guatemala: Guatemala pushes for DNA tests of kids adopted in US
Australia: Lives crushed as adoption program halted
Texas: Lawyer offers help with boy's adoption
India: High court tightens adoption norms for foreigners
Iowa: Man, 93, adopts 64-year-old man
Fiji: More single mothers, abused women place children for adoption in Fiji

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Pennsylvania: Nearly 25% of Phila. foster children live with kin | Philadelphia Inquirer ...
Oregon: 2 mistreated children sue Ore. state agency
UK: Sick foster child 'abandoned by the state'

Child Welfare
Wisconsin: Doyle signs bill on Indian child welfare
West Virginia: W.Va. lawmakers weigh child welfare watchdog
Canada: Birth registration protects children

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

National Moot Court Competition in Child Welfare & Adoption Law

2010 TOPIC: Biology and Parentage: Assisted Reproduction & Same Sex Relationships
March 12 & 13, 2010
Columbus, Ohio

Problem was released for the competition December 1, 2009.
Only spots for 3 teams remaining!!

For details, click here.

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