Children’s Rights In the News

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
25 May 2018 Teen Vogue
The Foster Care to Prison Pipeline: What It Is and How It Works

Lead Counsel Christina Wilson Remlin is quoted in this article about foster care and juvenile justice: “For teenagers in foster care, they’re already a group of kids that our society looks down on and thinks is troubled, so having a juvenile justice charge only exacerbates all those existing vulnerabilities.”

The Foster Care to Prison Pipeline: What It Is and How It Works
24 May 2018 The Chronicle of Social Change
Bigger in Texas: Number of Adoptions, and Parents Who Lose Their Rights

Children’s Rights attorney Stephen Dixon is quoted in this article about adoption practice and policy in Texas: “The practice in most parts of Texas is to file a termination for parental rights petition at the beginning of most cases even if there is no real indication that termination is needed at that point.”

Bigger in Texas: Number of Adoptions, and Parents Who Lose Their Rights
17 May 2018 Teen Vogue
How Foster Care Works in the United States

Sandy Santana is quoted in this article about foster care in the U.S.: “Foster kids aren’t readily visible in our communities. They’re politically powerless. There’s no lobby advocating for foster kids in a big way,” said Sandy Santana, executive director of Children’s Rights, an organization that uses the court system to bring about change.

How Foster Care Works in the United States