Children’s Rights is cited in this article about a new study from the University of Texas at Austin, which finds that LGBT+ teens in the United States are three times more likely than heterosexual teens to live in foster care.
Children’s Rights In the News
Children’s Rights and our work to secure the right to counsel in Atlanta is cited in this article about a similar movement in Indiana.
Children’s Rights condemned the decision of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to grant a waiver allowing South Carolina foster care providers to discriminate against non-Protestant prospective foster parents. Lead Counsel Christina Wilson Remlin is quoted.
Christina Wilson Remlin is quoted in The New York Times: “Let’s call this decision what it is: state-sanctioned and government-funded discrimination.”
The federal government agreed Wednesday to allow federally funded foster care agencies in South Carolina to deny services to same-sex or non-Christian couples. Children’s Rights is quoted.
Lead Counsel Christina Wilson Remlin is quoted: “Along with our partners and allies on this issue, we are currently exploring all legal avenues.”
Sandy Santana and Bruce Lesley, President of First Focus Campaign for Children, advocate for policies that put the best interests of children first in the upcoming legislative session.
Children’s Rights presented oral arguments to the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals with respect to our case in Arizona, B.K. v. McKay.
Sandy Santana, executive director of Children’s Rights, released a statement on the findings of the HHS indicating that thousands more children were separated from their parents at the border than what was previously understood.
As detailed in Unsafe and Uneducated: Indifference to Dangers in PA’s Residential Child Welfare Facilities (co-authored by Children’s Rights and Education Law Center), lack of adequate oversight by PA DHS puts children in harm’s way. Read more from Maura McInerney at Education Law Center and Kate Burdick at Juvenile Law Center.