Children’s Rights In the News

14 July 2018 Mic
House Appropriations Committee Votes to Allow Anti-LGBTQ Discrimination

Christina Wilson Remlin is quoted in this article about a harmful new proposal to legalize discrimination against prospective LGBTQ foster and adoptive parents: “In a context where placement problems are pervasive across the nation, the last thing we need is to discriminate against a very viable and important source for loving homes for kids.”

House Appropriations Committee Votes to Allow Anti-LGBTQ Discrimination
25 June 2018 Romper
The Crisis For Separated Children Is Just Beginning

“In a foster-care system, for example, where we see rows of cribs where kids weren’t being soothed and weren’t being touched, eventually those kids stopped caring because no one was responding to them,” Sandy Santana, executive director of Children’s Rights, an organization that works with kids in the foster-care system, tells Romper.

The Crisis For Separated Children Is Just Beginning
20 June 2018 The New Republic
The Uncertain Fate of Migrant Children Sent to Foster Care

Sandy Santana is quoted: “We’ve heard stories of parents being deported and their children being left behind. And then kids are being sent all over the country, and that distance makes it less likely that these reunifications are going to take place quickly.”

The Uncertain Fate of Migrant Children Sent to Foster Care
19 June 2018 AP
Family separations at the border alarm child-welfare experts

Among the child welfare experts dismayed by the separations is Sandy Santana, executive director of Children’s Rights. “The trauma can have life-long consequences for these kids, so a good system tries to return the child to the parent as soon as possible when safety is not an issue,” he said.

Family separations at the border alarm child-welfare experts