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Child Welfare Investigator Found in 1984 That Seattle Mayor Ed Murray Sexually Abused Foster Son

An Oregon child-welfare investigator concluded that Ed Murray sexually abused his foster son in the early 1980s, leading state officials to assert that “under no circumstances should Mr. Murray be certified” as a foster parent in the future, according to public records obtained by The Seattle Times. (more…)

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Texas Adoption Agencies Could Soon be Able to Ban Parents Who Are Homosexuals, Jews, or Muslims

Parents seeking to adopt children in Texas could soon be rejected by state-funded or private agencies with religious objections to them being Jewish, Muslim, gay, single, or interfaith couples, under a proposal in the Republican-controlled Legislature. (more…)

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Homeschool Family Sues NYC After Being Subjected to 60-Day Investigation For “Educational Neglect”

America's premier homeschool advocacy organization is suing New York City after a homeschool mother was investigated by child protective services for "educational neglect" because the city's education department failed to record paperwork showing that her son was being homeschooled. (more…)

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5 Children Seized by Norway’s Child Protective Services Reunited With Christian Parents for First Time In 3 Months

The Romanian Pentecostal parents who have been separated from their five children by Norway's child protective services were reunited with all of their kids in the same place for the first time since the family's ordeal began in November. (more…)

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Single Texas Mom Who Went In for Job Interview and Left her Children at Food Court Charged with Abandoning Them

A single mother of two was arrested and charged with abandoning her children after police found them in a Houston mall eatery, but the children's mother argues that she didn't abandon them and that her children were never out of her line of sight. (more…)

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Officials in Maryland Rule that Letting ‘Free Range’ Children Walk or Play Alone Is Not Neglect

Maryland officials have taken steps to clarify their views about children playing or walking alone outdoors in a new policy directive that says Child Protective Services should not be involved in such cases unless children have been harmed or face a substantial risk of harm.  (more…)

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Homeschooling ‘Off-the-Grid’ Kentucky Parents Lose Custody of Their 10 Kids

Following a Monday court hearing, a Kentucky couple living what they call a “simple, back-to-basics life” in a rural, off-the-grid shack has lost custody, at least temporarily, of their 10 children. Joe and Nicole Naugler — who are expecting an 11th child in October — will remain under investigation by

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