Adoptable Baby Needs Loving Home – No Reserve Auction

“Given the pervasiveness of auctions and the flexibility of auction design, it is perhaps time to use auctions to assign the right to adopt a child,” write Erwin A.¬†Blackstone, Andrew J. Buck, and Simon Hakim of Temple University in the industry journal Children and Youth Services Review. Their affiliations are not in the field of […]

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Tulare County Grand Jury Stonewalled by CPS

The first ever investigation of the County’s foster care program by the Tulare County Grand Jury was met with stonewalling by child protective services. Chanting the familiar mantra of confidentiality, the Tulare County Child Welfare Services agency denied Grand Jury members a review of random case files. Nor were Grand Jury members allowed to ride […]

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Rescuing Poor Children – Southern Style

-North Carolina At the time, the mother had four children: a four-year-old, a three-year-old, and two-year-old twins. She was also approximately five months pregnant. The Department of Social Services became involved with her family after receiving a report in March of 2009 alleging that she was “subjecting her children to unsanitary and unstable living conditions.” […]

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