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Should ‘Visitation’ be Changed to ‘Family Time’ For Kids in Foster Care? (Pt 1)

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services recently released a memo to all State, Tribal, and Territorial Agencies that oversee child welfare, addressing the issue of visitation for foster kids. Currently, most children in foster care whose parents aren’t a direct threat to their wellbeing, get time to visit with their parents. Sometimes (usually) […]

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How The Indian Child Welfare Legal Challenge Could Change Foster Situations For Tribal Children (Pt 2)

The vast majority of Native Americans believe that tribal children should be raised within their tribe, by tribal parents, not in other cultures where they will lose their tribal identity. Welcome back and thanks for joining us. We’ve been looking at the Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA), and how the current legal challenge to this […]

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How The Indian Child Welfare Legal Challenge Could Change Foster Situations For Tribal Children (Pt 1)

Current federal law says that tribal children in foster care should be placed within the tribe before they’re placed with non-Native families. There was a time in US history where the number of tribal children removed from their homes and sent to boarding schools around the country as a government-sanctioned part of their “re-education”. They […]

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Foster Families Face Unique Issues That Many Biological Families Don’t Encounter (Pt 2)

Biological parents manage a lot of challenges, but foster families have unique situations that stem from parenting kids in the system. Welcome back and thanks for joining us again. We’ve been looking at some of the challenges that foster families face that biological families usually don’t encounter. In the previous article we looked at two […]

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Foster Families Face Unique Issues That Many Biological Families Don’t Encounter (Pt 1)

Parenting is hard, no matter your situation, but foster families face certain unique challenges that are unlike anything a bio family has to deal with. For most biological parents who are only raising their own kids, they decide what they want their children’s lives to look like, and they base their rules and family policies […]

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