foster care

South Dakota Profits When Native Kids Get Thrown Into Foster Care

Nearly 700 Native American children in the state are being removed from their homes every year.

Native Foster Care Placements up Sharply in North Dakota

A recent surge in foster care placements of Native American children in South Dakota may reflect the economic hard times–or evoke a bleak legacy of segregation.

New York Moves to Keep Incarcerated Parents Connected to Kids

The prison system and the child welfare system both have the power to split families apart, and too often, they are tragically linked when the state imposes its judgment that a parent is no longer worthy of her child. For the majority of men and women in New York’s prisons, their fate as parents hinges on a legal timetable that pushes their children toward adoption.