Protecting Innocent Families from Rogue CPS Investigations

Parental Rights Foundation president Will Estrada with Louisiana State Rep. Beryl Amedee at ALEC's 2022 convention in Atlanta.

We recently shared with you about our work to introduce a model bill at the annual meeting of the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) in Atlanta. Our model was drafted to ensure that innocent families know their legal rights when a child welfare investigator shows up at their door. The bill would help level the…

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Reasonable Independence

View the model as adopted by the American Legislative Exchange Council. A “Reasonable Independence” bill (formerly “Free Range Parenting”) is simple common sense. This model clearly excludes from a state’s definition of “neglect” a host of reasonable decisions any parent could make to allow their child to grow in independence and responsibility. Decisions like allowing…

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Foundation Ideas Fuel Victories for Parents

Even when we’re not working, we’re still working. That’s the realization I came to recently when three parental rights bills in three different western states all passed on the same day—and we didn’t have to oversee any of them. I recently wrote about the amazing work that parental rights volunteers are doing in states like…

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Don’t Miss It: Parental Rights Podcast Hits Amazing Stride

If you haven’t listened to the Parental Rights Foundation’s EPPiC Broadcast podcast lately, you might want to check it out again. There’s an onslaught of concerning topics and dangerous legislation being discussed in Congress and the media right now. Our guests are here to share with you how these different issues relate to parental rights…

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What to do with the Adoption and Safe Families Act?

Could the new Congress and the Biden administration open the door to amend the Adoption and Safe Families Act (ASFA)? That is our hope at the Parental Rights Foundation, and that of United Family Advocates, the bipartisan coalition of which we are a cofounder and active part. Wrong Incentives First adopted in 1997, ASFA offers…

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Blacklisted for Not Seeking Unnecessary Treatment

Cases like this are why the Parental Rights Foundation works to demand due process through child welfare reforms. Recently, a West Coast couple had their names added to their state’s child abuse and neglect registry for not getting their child medical attention that the child didn’t need. If that sentence made sense to you, you…

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Former Magistrate Addresses “Educational Rights”

This week the Parental Rights Podcast features William Wagner’s discussion with our president, Jim Mason, about a Michigan law that would establish a “right” for all children to receive government-controlled education. Wagner is a former diplomat, federal prosecutor, and magistrate judge, a distinguished professor emeritus of law, and the president of Salt and Light Global.…

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Supreme Court of Texas Hears Parent’s Rights Case

The Supreme Court of Texas held oral arguments on April 22 in the case of In re C.J.C., case number 19-0684, dealing with parental rights.     The case challenges a Texas law that allows a third party to sue a fit parent for visitation if the question at law is considered a continuation of an earlier custody…

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