RED RIVER ORTHODOX: ORTHODOX CHRISTIANITY IN THE RED RIVER VALLEY AND NORTH DAKOTA When States Force A Particular Secular Perspective
Recently, in a comment, Andrew raised the choices before Roman Catholic adoption agencies when states have mandated that all adoption agencies must be willing to adopt children to homosexual couples. ... Posted on 6/21/12 at 12:36 PM
A record number of children entering the Grand Forks County foster system is pushing the Family Services staff to its limit. Last week, the number of children in the agency’s custody hit 200 — the highest Family Services supervisor Wayne Piche has seen in his 21 years with the county.
Nia Vardalos of “My Big Fat Greek Wedding” dropped out of acting to focus on adopting a baby from the American foster system. At first she hid her experience like the growth on her cousin Nick’s neck in the movie. But then she decided to write a book about it.
Let’s hope the federal government now takes a serious look at the Department of Human Services, regarding not only the troubles at Spirit Lake but also all the deficiencies that take place with the Child Protection Services and foster care programs under the department’s control.
Smoking would be banned in all foster homes in Minnesota under proposed legislation. St. Louis, Lake and Beltrami are among counties that already require foster homes to be smoke free. A pending bill would make Minnesota the 18th state to have a ban on smoking in homes that foster children.
North Dakota is at the forefront of a new trend in the way foster care is administered: Don’t put children in foster care.
The idea is to help families help themselves so they can keep their children, rather than having a judge order them into the foster care system.
Indiana is trying to shift hundreds of foster children with medical, emotional or behavioral problems into cheaper care for children without special needs, a move that cuts payments to families who care for the state’s most challenged children.
Charles D. Wilson and Carly Everson
, March 29, 2010
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