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New documentary questions shaken baby cases

By Daniel James Devine
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Documentary | The Syndrome examines the questions some doctors are raising about abuse allegations that land parents and caregivers in jail

After abuse case, Arkansas tries to ban ‘rehoming’ adopted children

By Kiley Crossland
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Child welfare | An Arkansas state representative is facing criticism for allegedly abandoning his adopted daughters, ages 3 and 6, to a man who sexually abused one of them.

Teen in foster care wins Miss Alabama pageant—and a new family

By Sarah Padbury
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Foster Care | A high school foster youth pulled off a surprise win at Miss Alabama’s Outstanding Teen Pageant earlier this month. She not only won her first-ever pageant,

Should government fence in ‘free-range’ parents?

By Kiley Crossland
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Family | Child Protective Services (CPS) found a Maryland couple responsible for “unsubstantiated” child neglect last week for letting their children, ages 10 and…

High court weighs validity of teacher testimony in child abuse cases

High court weighs validity of teacher testimony in child abuse cases

By Laura Edghill
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Child welfare | The U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments on Monday regarding statements children make to teachers and other non-law enforcement agents about abuse they have…

Protecting religious adoption agencies that refuse gay couples

Protecting religious adoption agencies that refuse gay couples

By Sarah Padbury
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Child welfare | Two U.S. legislators want to prevent the government from discriminating against child welfare organizations and individuals who will not place children for…

Will more funding help California’s foster kids?

By Emily Scheie
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Child welfare | In an interview posted on YouTube by Courageous Connection, a California nonprofit organization for foster youth, Anthony talks about his five placements,

NYC subway platform not a safe haven for abandoned baby

By Allie Hulcher
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Child welfare | This week, a 20-year-old woman stepped off a New York City subway, left a stroller holding her 10-month-old daughter on the platform, and rode off on the…

Homeschoolers defeat invasive proposal in Ohio

By Laura Edghill
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Homeschooling | A proposed law in Ohio that would have subjected all homeschooling families to government inspections is being withdrawn in response to a groundswell of…

Efforts to stamp out child labor have opposite effect

By Kiley Crossland
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Child welfare | Banning child labor in developing countries may increase the number of child laborers, especially in poor families, according to a National Bureau of Economic…

UK leader moves to shield kids from porn

By Daniel James Devine
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International | The same day Prince William and Kate, Duchess of Cambridge, became first-time parents of a baby boy, the United Kingdom took a step to protect children from…

 
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