Parental Rights: II

The Adoption and Safe Families Act of 1997 (ASFA) was passed by the United States Congress to encourage the adoption of children who have been in foster care placements and to emphasize permanent living placements as quickly as possible. Specifically, a State must file a petition for termination of parental rights after a child has […] Continue reading

Parental Rights: Part I

Suzanne Sellers, in a January 5, 2019 Letter to the Editor of the New York Times, thanks the paper for its apology to “crack mothers” who were demonized through journalism and the media with the popular tagline that stigmatized many substance using women and their children, “crack babies.” Ms. Sellers notes that she had been […] Continue reading