- Child’s TB Complicates Adoption by Va. Family
- The foster care debate
- Couple battle to adopt own son
- State makes ‘new stolen generation’
|Child’s TB Complicates Adoption by Va. Family
Posted: 11 Aug 2009 04:45 AM PDT
The little girl wouldn’t let go.
|The foster care debate
Posted: 11 Aug 2009 04:38 AM PDT
From a former foster child.
|Couple battle to adopt own son
Posted: 10 Aug 2009 09:03 AM PDT
A SYDNEY couple will have to apply to the NSW Supreme Court for permission to adopt their own son, after the Family Court found that, in the eyes of the law, he was not theirs.
Judge Garry Watts last week ruled that the boy’s biological mother — the woman who provided the egg and has raised him since birth — is legally his stepsister, while his biological father — who provided the sperm and has likewise raised him since birth, is legally his stepbrother-in-law.
|State makes ‘new stolen generation’
Posted: 10 Aug 2009 08:49 AM PDT
QUEENSLAND’S reformed child protection system is creating a new “stolen generation”, says a group of concerned Brisbane elders.
Supported by government statistics showing the number of indigenous children being removed from their homes has risen nearly 140 per cent over the past four years – and from constant close contact with many families caught in the system – the group, Aboriginal Women for Change, want reform.