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on placing children out-of-state

These news stories report the harm done to children and families when child welfare agencies and managed care organizations routinely place children in out-of-state facilities. As Louisiana learned from the Gary W. case filed in 1974, placing children far from home, out of sight, and out of mind, allows bad…

your ache is your prayer

“Your ache is also your prayer.” This was on my mind when I woke today. Jesus taught that prayer is a personal experience each of us has with the One who made us. Anyone can pray because prayer is literally your experience with God. There are no standards and no…

on kinship care

Here are a few recent articles related to Kinship Care, a form of foster care in which a state agency places children into the care of relatives. 1. A Kentucky Grandparent and Relative Caregiver Handbook, released in September 2020 for Kentucky’s Kinship Caregivers by the Kinship Families Coalition of Kentucky,…

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