WaPo, Like CPS, Cuts Dads Out of the Adoption System

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December 10, 2018 by Robert Franklin, Member, National Board of Directors, National Parents Organization

I return now to the Washington Post article I wrote about last Friday (Washington Post, 12/3/18).

The article’s a pretty long one and it covers an important issue – that of the parental rights of prison inmates.  Put simply, it reports on a Marshall Project finding that many parents lose their children solely because they’ve gone to prison.  That is, there’s been no finding of abuse or neglect, but only that the parent is in prison, regardless of the length of the sentence. 

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Kansas Shared Parenting Bill Clears Hurdle

March 31, 2019 by Robert Franklin, Member, National Board of Directors, National Parents Organization The Kansas Senate’s Judiciary Committee has passed NPO’s shared parenting bill.  NPO’s Will Mitchell’s article is here (Kansas City Star, 3/28/19).  From here, the bill’s prospects look good. That’s because SB 157 has a whopping 17 co-sponsors out Read More

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Texas Privatizes CPS

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Is Oregon Trafficking Children out of State via Their Foster Care System?

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