Fatma Marouf and Bryn Esplin. Photo: KERA News

Lawsuit: Lesbian Couple Who Did Not ‘Mirror the Holy Family’ Denied Chance to Foster Refugee Kids

Catholic Charities of Fort Worth (CCFW), a Texas faith-based organization that helps find foster care placements for refugee children, recently sought out the help of Fatma Marouf, a 41-year-old law professor who heads up the […]

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How Immigration Policy Divides Families: Q&A with Arizona Advocate Laurie Melrood

Laurie Melrood is a family services consultant to southern Arizona immigrant support organizations, including the Florence Immigrant and Refugee Rights Project. She co-edited a family unity manual for immigrant parents detained by Immigrations and Customs […]

Child Welfare

Family First Act Feedback: Comments from Chronicle’s TweetChat on Major Child Welfare Reform Law

Earlier this month, the Family First Prevention Services Act became law, ushering in significant changes to the way that the federal government funds child welfare systems. The law is aimed at providing more federal resources […]


Partnership Aims to Strengthen Network of American Indian, African-American Kinship Caregivers

As more and more grandparents step up to parent grandchildren, especially in the wake of the current opioid crisis, several organizations are teaming up to create a unique voice and education opportunity for American Indian […]