Updates

Troubling Trends in Foster Care

Foster Care Trends

The Parental Rights Foundation this week reviewed the five latest AFCARS reports and uncovered some disturbing trends. According to the Adoption and Foster Care Analysis and Reporting System (AFCARS) summary of 2016 data released in October of last year and the four previous reports, the number of children in foster care nationwide has been trending…

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Prepare to Be Shocked

Prepare to be shocked, or even angry. Imagine you are driving your young daughter home from preschool. You’ve just endured a child welfare investigation stemming from allegations that someone else physically abused your daughter, allegations which have thankfully been deemed unfounded. The intrusion was mercifully brief compared to many, and the investigator is now out…

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The Law Versus Judge Lyris Younge

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Photo from Google.Room 5A of the Philadelphia Family Court is one of those places parental rights go to die. Or it would be, if presiding judge Lyris Younge had her way. “She has the capacity to be a good judge,” one lawyer who has served before her told The Legal Intelligencer for a recent article,…

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Disproportionality of Minority Children in Child Welfare Cases

Disproportionality

Disproportionality in Child Welfare Cases Download the New Report Today! Yes, please send me the free report, along with information about parental rights. Email Zip State ALABAMA ALASKA ARIZONA ARKANSAS CALIFORNIA COLORADO CONNECTICUT DELAWARE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA FLORIDA GEORGIA HAWAII IDAHO ILLINOIS INDIANA IOWA KANSAS KENTUCKY LOUISIANA MAINE MARYLAND MASSACHUSETTS MICHIGAN MINNESOTA MISSISSIPPI MISSOURI MONTANA…

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Strip Searches Harm Children

Three-Year-Old Girl Strip Searched Without Parental Knowledge Parental Rights Foundation & Friends File Vital Court Brief This morning the Parental Rights Foundation filed a friend of the court brief (“amicus brief”) with the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit in the case of Doe v. Woodard. Our brief provides the court scholarship…

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Ninth Circuit Court Gets It Right

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit last week ruled in Demaree v. Pederson that there is no “qualified immunity” for investigators who remove children from a home without a warrant or exigent threat of serious physical harm to the child.This is a welcome decision from a court that had not always been…

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State of Parental Rights in America 2017

The Supreme Court once declared, “This primary role of parents in the upbringing of their children is now established beyond debate as an enduring American tradition.” Wisconsin v. Yoder, 406 U.S. 205 (1972) at 232. So, how are we doing with that “enduring American tradition” today? Unfortunately, not so well. Even with advances in some…

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"Medical Ethics Concerns" in Review

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Writing for the Family Defense Center in Chicago, George J. Barry and Diane L. Redleaf published their criticism of the sub-specialty of child abuse pediatrics. In studying the day-to-day practices of the profession, Barry and Redleaf found that more often than not the “experts” violate several core principles adopted and recognized by the American Medical…

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"Bad Medicine" May Be Just What the Doctor Ordered

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New Legal Paper Challenges the Charge of Medical Child Abuse The latest volume of the UC Davis Law Review features a powerful article by Maxine Eichner, J.D., Ph. D., which we are honored to make available to you at the Parental Rights Foundation website. In “Bad Medicine: Parents, the State, and the Charge of ‘Medical…

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The Controversial Child Abuse Epidemic Tearing Families Apart

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Jessica Holt* was only a few months old when her mother, Sally*, noticed that something was wrong. Jessica didn’t feed well and, rather than gaining weight like most infants, she soon began to fall off the growth charts. As a result of her poor growth, Jessica was quickly given the “failure to thrive” label by…

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