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Judge Awards Class Action Status to Lawsuit Seeking Reform of New Jersey's Child Welfare System
PRESS RELEASE Thousands children in DYFS custody, including African-American and Hispanic children at risk of delayed adoptions because of their race, are now plaintiffs in theCharlie and Nadine H.v. McGreevey federal lawsuit; state attempt to dismiss case denied. Judge Garrett E. Brown of the... Home School: Another Learning Environment for Special Children
Cyndie Odya-Weis is a freelance writer who specializes in family, educational, and spiritual issues, and an adoptive mom to twin teenage daughters from Korea and a biracial 10-year-old son adopted domestically. She taught in public and private schools before embarking on 25 years of work with... New Jersey
Closed– Age of Majority – 18 years old State Registry? Yes. Limited Access CI System? None Hospital Records? Yes. Through Dr. State’s Web site Information Adoption records archives for adoption before 1940 when records were sealed ...
Child services to change
The executive directors of Kenora-Rainy River Districts Child and Family Services and Weechi-it-te-win Family Services will sign an historic agreement tomorrow (Dec. 6) that will allow WFS to provide child-welfare services to all band members living off their First Nations Foster care children celebrate finalization with new families
A record number of brothers and sisters 16 too young to be on your own, Andrew Parsons says
Newfoundland and Labrador's Liberal critic for Child, Youth and Family Services says it's time to revisit the age at which teenagers are able to live on their own while under the protection of the province. Metropolitan Family Services Holiday Celebration
Ric Estrada from Metropolitan Family Services is on to promote their 32 Annual Holiday Celebration on Saturday, December 7. Their aim is to raise $1.2 million through auctions to go towards those in need this holiday. There are still tickets
Touching the Life of a Teen
June 27, 2012, 3:51 pm
I am sitting in a very hot room waiting for a pack of teenagers to head my way. I am their teacher. I look forward to every moment of that teaching time but I have to admit, I am relishing the quiet of this room to collect my thoughts before I am overtaken.
Teens are an interesting bunch. They... The Fear of DCFS
March 11, 2011, 8:30 am
The Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) never really meant much to me before I had children and there was never any reason to think about the department after we adopted Elle. DCFS was for other people, people who abused and neglected their children, people who committed crimes and... Is Foster Care for You?
July 7, 2011, 8:12 pm
One of the hardest parts of becoming a foster parent for my family was meeting the regulations that are in place. Living on a farm that is full of animals and heavy machinery made it difficult for us to adapt our lives in the necessary areas. As avid outdoors sports people, having to store our...
A Ray of Hope
I always hoped and prayed that someday the beautiful baby girl I loved so much would re-enter my world. It was a day that I both feared and longed for.After months of soul-searching and counseling, I... We Always Called You Jason
Her name is Nancy (Married Name), Daughter of Helen (Birth Last Name), daughter of Gene (Birth Last Name), deceased. She is 52. She is once divorced, once widowed. She is a tollbooth collector in St.... Our Adopted Blessing
I always, since I can remember, have wanted to be a mom. My husband and I tried for over 2 years to get pregnant. We only went as far as hormones. I gained 30 pounds the two months that I took them....
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