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March 2016

Adoptees’ Right to Know

By | 2016-03-08T10:42:09+00:00 March 8th, 2016|Categories: Stability, Permanency, and Adoption|Tags: , , , , |

Today's Guest Blogger is Maria Albares In the general population there seems to be little knowledge about the history of adoption and, more specifically, the history of adoption records and the debate surrounding them. As adoptees’ arguments become more prevalent in the media, it is imperative that people have a better understanding of the history [...]

August 2015

Two new resources from faculty

By | 2016-12-01T19:32:54+00:00 August 20th, 2015|Categories: Featured@CASCW|Tags: , , , , , , |

Faculty have been busy over the summer, here are two new resources: A module titled Health and Mental Health Literacy and their Link to Health Disparities in Immigrant and Refugee Families by Hee Yun Lee, Ph.D., Jenni McHugh, MSW Hee Lee, Ph.D. and Jennifer McHugh, MSW Candidate, present a concise overview of the compilation of [...]

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August 2014

Oregon’s New Foster Children’s Bill of Rights

By | 2016-12-01T19:33:01+00:00 August 20th, 2014|Categories: Child Welfare Policy|Tags: , , , , |

Screenshot of the new poster outlining Oregon's Foster Children's Bill of Rights. Source of the screenshot: Oregon DHS Oregon's 2013 Legislature passed a law requiring Oregon's Department of Human Services to establish the Foster Children's Bill of Rights. While Oregon's DHS already had in place specific rules pertaining to the rights of children and youth [...]

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October 2013

Another South Carolina couple refuses to return Indian child to Oklahoma father

By | 2014-08-28T19:21:09+00:00 October 21st, 2013|Categories: Stability, Permanency, and Adoption|Tags: , , , , |

In a case similar to the controversial "Baby Veronica" situation, another Oklahoma father is fighting to have his baby daughter returned. Baby Desirai's pre-adoptive parents have refused to turn the child over to the Absentee Shawnee tribe, despite an Oklahoma's court ruling last month in favor of the tribe, according to Oklahoma's News One 6. [...]

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May 2013

Opening up foster “cold cases”

By | 2016-12-01T19:33:06+00:00 May 13th, 2013|Categories: Stability, Permanency, and Adoption|Tags: , , |

This guest blog post was written by Linda Gross. Photo of Michelle Barclay, Cold Case manager in Georgia Youth Today recently published an article about a program in Georgia where "cold" foster care cases are being reopened to consider adoption options for children that have been otherwise left alone for multiple years. The project began [...]

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Contested adoption pits family against foster parents

By | 2016-12-01T19:33:06+00:00 May 3rd, 2013|Categories: Stability, Permanency, and Adoption|Tags: , , , , |

This guest blog post was written by Emma Siebold. The article, Split the Baby: Two Sides of an Adoption Battle, was published in the Minnesota City Pages newspaper on Wednesday, January 16, 2013 and written by Olivia LeVecchia. It discusses the court battle between the Grossners and Dunnings, two families fighting for custody of two [...]

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Muslim orphans caught between Islamic and Western law

By | 2016-12-01T19:33:07+00:00 May 2nd, 2013|Categories: Stability, Permanency, and Adoption|Tags: , , |

This guest post was written by Bahjo Mahamud. Rachel Zoll wrote the article Muslim Orphans Caught Between Islamic, Western Law, for the Associated Press. It was published in November of 2010. The article covers adoption from the Islamic perspective and the guidelines and procedures that are associated with adopting Muslim children in the Western world. [...]

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April 2013

Investigation of Russian adopted child’s death

By | 2016-12-01T19:33:08+00:00 April 19th, 2013|Categories: Stability, Permanency, and Adoption|Tags: , , , |

This guest blog post was written by Kari Torborg. [Photo of Max Shatto (Maksim Kuzmin) who died on January 21.] The article which is the focus of this blog assignment is entitled "All eyes on Texas town at center of Russian adoption drama". It was published on February 22, 2013 by Richard Solash with Radio [...]

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