Updates

The “Dead Zone” After Election Day

Yesterday was Election Day in Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Virginia, and New Jersey. So, this morning our news here in Northern Virginia is all about what happened and what we can expect come January, even while around us we seem to be entering a political “dead zone.” Don’t get me wrong. It’s a welcome “dead zone,” when phones…

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“America’s Hidden Foster Care System” in Review

Josh Gupta-Kagan, an associate professor at the University of South Carolina School of Law, recently released an article on “America’s Hidden Foster Care System.” The article has been peer-reviewed and is being prepared for an upcoming edition of the Stanford Law Review. In his eye-opening 66-page work, the author calls attention to an often overlooked…

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Good News from ALEC

What better way to introduce important parental rights reforms than to propose them to all 50 states at once? This opportunity may sound unbelievable, but the Parental Rights Foundation has the chance to do exactly that. The Parental Rights Foundation (PRF) is a member of the nonpartisan American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC). As the “laboratories…

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What Is the Biggest Threat to Parental Rights?

I’ve been fighting for parental rights for over ten years, and you might be amazed to hear what I’ve come to believe is the biggest threat to parental rights. Because the biggest threat to the legal rights of families in America today isn’t that more than 2,000 children are removed from their families every three…

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Life or Death: Yet Another Charlie Gard?

The hospitals of Britain are at it again. The “medical experts” have deduced that somehow death is actually in the best interests of Tafida Raqeeb, just as they decided for Alfie Evans in 2016 and Charlie Gard in 2017. That’s like a car salesman telling you to just walk. Everywhere. It’s like a kindergarten teacher…

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Call for Family Attorneys in Massachusetts

Dear Parental Rights Champion in Massachusetts, We often receive requests from families who need legal representation to keep their families together, but the Parental Rights Foundation does not have those resources available. However, one of our allies, the Massachusetts Family Institute, is working on building just such a network in your state. While MFI’s allies…

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A Special Father’s Day Message from Shaun Alexander

Shaun Alexander celebrates a touchdown.

My name is Shaun Alexander, and I’m the vice-president of the Parental Rights Foundation. From 2000 – 2008 I played in the National Football League, eight years in Seattle for the Seahawks and my last year in DC for the Washington Redskins. In 2005, I was named the Most Valuable Player of the NFL, having…

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National Conference on Child Abuse Takes a Surprising Turn

When I entered the National Conference on Child Abuse and Neglect on April 24, I felt like a spy. I was properly registered and wore my name tag proudly, yet I feared I might be grossly out of place. After all, here I was representing the rights of parents among agencies and organizations who routinely…

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Mandatory Home Visits Coming to Oregon?

Dear Champion of Parental Rights, Are the headlines true? Are universal mandatory home visits coming to Oregon in the near future? At first read, it appears Oregon Governor Kate Brown’s latest budget proposal would introduce over the next six years a program of mandatory in-home visits for every family with a newborn child. Not just…

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State of the Children Welcomes Parental Rights Foundation

On Saturday, October 13, I was privileged to travel to Eastern Michigan University in Ypsilanti, Michigan, for the State of the Children conference. The event brought together key public figures in the Detroit area along with speakers and organizations from all over the country to network and share their concerns about parental rights and child…

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