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26 UK: Over a quarter of adopted families in crisis
Alys Harte & Jane Drinkwater - BBC News, 26 September 2017. [26-09-2017]
Despite the challenges, most families said they were glad they adopted. Adoption UK said families needed skilled help and support.
27 Children can be taken if parents can’t control them
Bob Egelko - SF Gate, 22 July 2017. [24-07-2017]
Juvenile courts in California can supervise children whose parents are no longer able to protect or control them, even if the parents have done nothing wrong, the state Supreme Court has ruled. It allows a judge to order counseling or treatment for both parent and child, and, if problems persist, to remove the child from parental custody.
28 UK: Homeless children in temporary accommodation rises 37%
The Guardian, 22 July 2017. [24-07-2017]
Councils across England are housing the equivalent of an extra secondary school of pupils per month as the number of homeless children in temporary accommodation soars, according to local government leaders. The Local Government Association said councils are providing temporary housing for around 120,540 children with their families - a net increase of 32,650 or 37% since the second quarter of 2014.
29 Parenting orphans in Pakistan
Faizan Ali Warraich - The Nation, 5 July 2017. [05-07-2017]
A non-government organisation has taken up the duty of helping a select number of orphans from some of the most underprivileged parts of Pakistan. They are being given quality education along with good living standards so that they can build good careers and become useful citizens of the country.
30 8 things being a foster mom taught me about parenting
Emily Westbrooks - Romper, 5 May 2017. [06-05-2017]
Just because a child does something “wrong,” doesn't mean they‘re a bad kid. Likewise for birth parents. Bad choices do not mean you‘re a bad person or completely unredeemable or unlovable. More often than not, the odds were stacked against them from the very beginning.
31 Mom who's fostered 70 children shares powerful post
Caroline Bologna - The Huffington Post, 16 December 2016. [19-12-2016]
A mom’s emotional Facebook post is highlighting the importance of foster care. Since her Facebook post went viral, Hillestad has received messages from former and current foster kids and foster parents.
32 UK: Children 'left at risk by government reform delay'
Hannah Richardson - BBC News, 16 December 2016. [17-12-2016]
Children are being left “at risk of harm” because of the government's failure to develop “credible” plans to improve child protection. “Urgent” action is needed to end the variations in the quality of help for vulnerable children in England, the Public Accounts Committee says. The MPs called for the publication of detailed plans to transform child protection services.
33 How having a Foster child could change your life for the better
Dianne Franc - Parent Herald, 8 December 2016. [09-12-2016]
There are so many things you can do if you want to make a difference in this world and one of them is becoming a foster parent. You don’t have to be a birth parent and have kids originally before you can qualify for it. All you need is that passionate and caring heart for a child who might just need a parent even if it is just temporary.
34 UK: Are we taking too many children into care?
Louise Tickle - The Guardian, 26 November 2016. [27-11-2016]
The numbers of children being taken into care are at record levels and rising, leading to fears that the system could soon be at breaking point. Why is this happening – and what can be done?
35 Unicef sounds alarm for Sweden's rehomed children
The Local, 27 November 2016. [27-11-2016]
Children and young people placed in care by Swedish social services could be suffering as much harm as good, says a new report by children’s charity Unicef.
36 A better way to help vulnerable children and families
Orrin G. Hatch, Ron Wyden, Kevin Brady and Sander M. Levin - The Washington Post, 5 September 2016. [07-09-2016]
In many cases, it’s possible to improve a child’s family situation at home and avoid the trauma of being separated from family, friends and school, as well as the long-term cost of foster care. Most children come into foster care not as a result of physical or sexual abuse but due to complex factors related to neglect.
37 The classroom for children in foster care
John De Garmo - The Huffington Post, 10 August 2016. [11-08-2016]
It is a place of frustration, loss, failure, and reminder of loss to a child in foster care. Yet, so few recognize the many challenges and disruptions that kids in foster care face each and every day there.
38 British children in care often lack mentor support
Judith Burns - BBC News, 8 August 2016. [09-08-2016]
Too many young people in care in England are missing out on the support from independent mentors to which they are entitled by law, says Barnardo's.
39 Ignoring family ties: is it really best for children?
Rosie Lewis - The Guardian, 24 May 2016. [24-05-2016]
A foster mother – and adopter – on why Cameron’s changes to the adoption process are a step too far.
40 Children in care need support, not punishment
David Akinsanya - The Guardian, 24 May 2016. [24-05-2016]
Too often, kids in care are simply contained and criminalised. If a permanent home can’t be found, then having a mentor would make a huge difference to young people’s lives.
41 To help children in foster care
Kevin J. Rogers - The News & Observer, 6 May 2016. [07-05-2016]
The statistics on children in foster care at the US are sobering. Nationally, more than 400,000 children are in foster care, with that number roughly divided in half between the number of children entering the system and those preparing to exit. Of those, nearly a quarter are waiting to be adopted.
42 So much more than biology in the making of a family
Bailey Berg - Alaska Dispatch News, 21 February 2016. [22-02-2016]
Six years ago, Tom and Deborah Burns were your average middle-aged Alaska couple. But when they saw a television ad calling for people with the willingness to open their hearts and their homes for foster children, they decided they weren’t quite ready to be empty nesters.
43 American families adopt 'unadoptable' children
Tiare Dunlap - People, 28 December 2015. [29-12-2015]
Some families have decided to adopt a special needs child from China – where Down syndrome kids were considered ‘unadoptable,’ and therefore even less likely to find a home than special needs children in other countries.
44 Why adopted children still struggle over time
Ruth Graham - The Atlantic, 2 December 2015. [03-12-2015]
There is something temptingly tidy about the idea of adoption: A family with extra love and resources meets a child in desperate need of both. The happy ending almost writes itself. But a research brief published in October by the Institute for Family Studies threw a bit of cold water on this fantasy.
45 Ireland: aftercare plan for children and youths
Michael O’Regan - Irish Times, 26 November 2015. [30-11-2015]
A structured aftercare plan for children and young people leaving State care is to become the norm, Minister for Children Dr James Reilly said. Dr Reilly said “aftercare’’ was the term used to describe the planning and support put in place to meet the needs of a young person leaving statutory care at 18. It aimed to assist young people in making the transition to independent living, he added.
46 A 'forever family' for every child
Charlie Butts - One News Now, November 20, 2015. [21-11-2015]
The statistics are startling: more than 100,000 children in foster care in the US who wait an average of four years to be adopted; more than 23,000 who ‘age out’ of the system annually with no family or permanent home. It doesn't stop there: thousands of women with unplanned pregnancies who are willing to have the baby and offer the child for adoption; plus, of course, children in orphanages overseas who are available.
47 Rewards in foster parenting
John DeGarmo - The Huffington Post, 30 July 2015. [31-07-2015]
Foster parenting is hard work! You will often find yourself exhausted, both mentally and physically, and feel drained. So, why should someone do it? For many,it’s answering a call to care for kids who are in need of a family, and of love. What better reward is there?
48 UK: social services miss privately fostered children
Jenny Packeer - The Guardian, 10 July 2015. [10-07-2015]
The case of Victoria Climbié, who was privately fostered, means we have to be vigilant about identifying exploitation and abuse. Private fostering describes an arrangement that lasts for 28 days or more where a child is cared for by someone who isn’t a close relative. By law, parents and carers must notify local authorities of any private fostering arrangements, but in practice, they often don’t.
49 UK: Children in care should stay until 25
BBC News, 8 July 2015. [08-07-2015]
Vulnerable young people should be allowed to stay in care until they are aged 25, the government’s children’s commissioner for England has said. A survey of nearly 3,000 children and young adults found nearly a third had felt forced to fend for themselves too early, Anne Longfield said. She said most parents would not “wave goodbye” to children at 18 and “we shouldn’t do so for children in care”.
50 Children are in need of families
Rita Soronen - The Huffington Post, 10 June 2015. [11-06-2015]
Nearly half of Americans incorrectly believe that children end up in foster care because of their own juvenile delinquency. The fact is that children enter the system due to parental abuse or neglect, not through any fault of their own. More than 250,000 children entered the foster care system in 2013, simply because they were not cared for as they deserved to be.
 
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