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Former foster care youths targeted in college campus plan

Aug. 19, 2019 1:44 PM EDT

BLAIR, Neb. (AP) — A banker who leads a nonprofit wants to transform an old college campus in eastern Nebraska into a place where former foster care youths could live and learn trades. The former Dana College campus in Blair would become a holistic site where foster youths who have aged out of state...

Native American teen's identity omitted in adoption records

Aug. 17, 2019 1:06 AM EDT

LAKEVILLE, Minn. (AP) — Calonna Carlisle's bright blue bedroom in the Twin Cities suburb of Lakeville is draped in gymnastics medals and pageant sashes, including one from the time she was in the Miss Black Minnesota competition. On display is a porcelain Native American doll from a trip to South Dakota....

Claims: Migrant children molested in U.S.-funded foster care

Aug. 16, 2019 6:11 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — This story is part of an ongoing joint investigation between The Associated Press and the PBS series FRONTLINE on the treatment of migrant children, which includes an upcoming film. ___ Dozens of families separated at the border as part of the Trump administration's zero tolerance policy...

Claims: Migrant children molested in US-funded foster care

Aug. 16, 2019 5:48 PM EDT

SANTA ANA, California (AP) — This story is part of an ongoing joint investigation between The Associated Press and the PBS series FRONTLINE on the treatment of migrant children, which includes an upcoming film. ___ After local Guatemalan officials burned down an environmental activist's home, he decided to...

Alabama foster parent sentenced to 25 years for child abuse

Aug. 13, 2019 10:47 AM EDT

FLORENCE, Ala. (AP) — A former foster parent in Alabama was sentenced to 25 years in prison for sexually abusing and torturing 11 children he and his wife adopted or fostered. News outlets report 50-year-old Daniel Spurgeon was sentenced Monday as part of a deal with no option for parole or early release....

Law governing adoptions of Native American children upheld

Aug. 9, 2019 6:31 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A 1978 law giving preference to Native American families in foster care and adoption proceedings involving American Indian children is constitutional, a federal appeals court ruled Friday, reversing a lower court judge in a case fraught with emotional arguments over adoptive families...

Editorials from around New England

Aug. 9, 2019 9:39 AM EDT

Editorials from around New England: CONNECTICUT Trump's words meaningless without change The Day Aug. 5 It shouldn't be news that a president of the United States condemns white supremacists, but it was news when President Trump uttered such words Monday more clearly and emphatically than he had ever done before....

New Kansas governor brings sharp shift on LGBTQ foster kids

Aug. 5, 2019 1:37 PM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas' child welfare agency has drafted guidelines urging foster parents to allow LGBTQ kids in their care to "express themselves as they see themselves," riling conservatives a little more than a year after the state granted legal protections to faith-based adoption agencies that do...

Pennsylvania foster kids can now go to college tuition-free

Aug. 3, 2019 3:05 AM EDT

BETHLEHEM, Pa. (AP) — Like many 19 year olds, Dustin Moore is having trouble deciding on a career. He's narrowed it down to either electrical engineering or social work, but since both jobs require a college degree, Moore put his plans on the back burner after graduating from high school last year. In...

House leaders unveil children's wellness initiative

Jul. 29, 2019 3:20 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — House leaders unveiled wide-ranging legislation on Monday that calls for improved access to critical health care services for children in Massachusetts, with a focus on those who are in the state's foster care system or have severe behavioral issues. The House planned to debate and vote on...