Foster Care

A federal court in Arizona certified a “Medicaid subclass,” in a civil rights suit brought on behalf of children in the state’s foster care system, finding the class has sufficiently alleged that certain policies in the system put children at risk of not receiving necessary physical, dental and behavioral health services.

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Judge Rules Michigan Adoption Agencies Can Reject Gay Couples

Religious liberty advocates have praised a Michigan federal judge who blocked the state from enforcing new rules that he says target faith-based foster and adoption agencies. But supporters of the policy voiced concerns that the ruling reopened the door to discrimination against same-sex couples. 

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Texas Foster Care System Back in Fifth Circuit

An attorney’s description Thursday before a Fifth Circuit panel of the “grave problems” in Texas’ dysfunctional foster care system – including rampant sexual abuse, unsupervised children housed together, and medical records in disarray – sounded eerily similar to recent reports of the state’s temporary housing for immigrant children.

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