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Why Won't Danielle Schreiber Allow Jason Patric To Have Contact With Her Son Gus?

Patricia Glaser | Posted 07.08.2014 | Entertainment
Patricia Glaser

Why doesn't Danielle Schreiber want to allow Jason Patric to have visitation with her son? The answer should be obvious: The safety and well being of herself and her child.

Amish Parents Wishes On Chemo Treatment of 10 Year Old Daughter Overruled

Reuters | Kim Palmer | Posted 10.08.2013 | Religion

(Reuters) - An Ohio hospital can force a 10-year-old Amish girl with leukemia to resume chemotherapy over the protests of her parents who decided to s...

Adoptive Couple v. Baby Girl

Margaret Ryznar | Posted 05.18.2013 | Politics
Margaret Ryznar

Next month, the United States Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in Adoptive Couple v. Baby Girl, a case examining the Indian Child Welfare Act, which Congress passed in 1978 to give tribes significant input into the removal of children.

John Celock

Arkansas GOP-Controlled House Passes Anti-Rapist Bill

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 02.06.2013 | Politics

The Republican-controlled Arkansas House of Representatives on Tuesday unanimously passed legislation which would strip convicted rapists of parental ...

John Celock

Lawmaker Targets Rapists' Rights

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 11.28.2012 | Politics

A Democratic legislator in Arkansas wants to strip convicted rapists of their rights to children conceived during the rape. State Rep. John Charles...

Same-Sex Custody Battle Could Change Florida Law

AP | By JAMES L. ROSICA | Posted 05.04.2012 | Miami

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- A custody battle in Florida between two lesbians could fuel the growing national debate over the definition of motherhood. It al...

Changing the Narrative of Child Welfare

Matthew Fraidin | Posted 02.29.2012 | DC
Matthew Fraidin

The nuclear secret of child welfare is that most of the children in foster care should not be there.

WATCH: Chicago Mom Adopts Her Own Children

Posted 09.04.2011 | Chicago

Yolanda Miller spent more than a decade fighting her addiction to crack cocaine. During that time, she struggled as 10 of her 11 children were taken a...

Proposed Circumcision Ban Is Bad For Religion And Medicine

Rabbi Joshua Stanton | Posted 08.30.2011 | Religion
Rabbi Joshua Stanton

Most American Jews and Muslims are circumcised for religious reasons, and as many as three quarters of all American males are circumcised medically. Clearly not everyone is listening to circumcision's detractors.

Why Having Kids Out Of Wedlock Can Be A Sea Of Sticky Legalities

Fred Silberberg | Posted 06.05.2011 | Divorce
Fred Silberberg

It seems today that there is no longer a stigma of having a child out of wedlock--not only a trend among celebrities, but also increasingly common amo...

Supreme Court Could Allow Student Interrogation Without Parent Consent

John W. Whitehead | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
John W. Whitehead

In the first case involving CPS to go before the Supreme Court, state agents might have to obtain a court order to question a child at school. Or, it could be a blow to parents' and kids' rights.

Two Years Later, Mother And Child Still Separated Due To Immigration Law

Michelle Brané | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Michelle Brané

In 2007, Encarnación Bail Romero, a young woman from Guatemala, was arrested and detained during an immigration raid at the Missouri poultry processing plant where she worked.

In The Age Of Alternative Reproduction, Who Are A Child's Parents?

Liz Mandarano | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Liz Mandarano

Whether you like it or not, families created through alternative reproductive methods are on the rise. States must acknowledge this trend and instead of seeking to prevent their use should enact legislation.

Should Children Have A Right to Die?

Jacob M. Appel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jacob M. Appel

Pediatric aid-in-dying is coming out of the medical closet. In an era of parental rights and child welfare, maybe we are finally ready to grant suffering minors the right to die.

How HR 4247 Could Affect Your Child

Alexia Parks | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Alexia Parks

Two cases reported by the GAO are revealing. In one case a Florida teacher's aide gagged and duct-taped children as young as 6 for misbehaving.

Uruguay Clears Way For Gay Adoptions

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay — Uruguay is clearing the way for homosexual couples to adopt children. The Senate's final approval Wednesday makes Uruguay...

Mental Health -- Even With Insurance Patients Are On Their Own

Kathleen Reardon | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Kathleen Reardon

If you have a child with ADHD or Asperger's Syndrome, for example, don't expect to be able to be of much help after he or she turns 18.

What Cindy McCain and Michael Jackson Have in Common

Stanton Peele | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Stanton Peele

In family courts around the United States, children are taken from parents addicted to drugs. I observed this first hand in New Jersey, where I defended such parents.

Law Can't Touch Octomom for Now

Stacy Schneider | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Stacy Schneider

If Suleman adequately nourishes and nurtures all of her 14 children, she is guilty of no crime and cannot be prosecuted. The only thing she may be guilty of is being a selfish and reckless parent.