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Child Welfare

New York’s Savino to Governor Cuomo: Allow Kid Contact For Parents Who Lose Rights

Diane Savino is the rare kind of politician: she’s known for her impassioned, sometimes salty candor, and for her granular knowledge of the foster care system. The Democratic New York State Senator for Staten Island spent […]

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Adoption

Bill to Expand Contact for Birth Parents Who Lose Rights To Kids Awaits Cuomo’s Signature in New York

New York State lawmakers approved legislation this week that would allow judges to order contact between parents and children, after the court severs the parent’s rights due to child abuse or neglect. State Sen. Diane […]

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Child Welfare

To Eliminate Racial Bias, Child Welfare Breakthrough Tells us to Try Colorblindness

This story was published in partnership with the magazine Washington Monthly.   A few times a month, in an unmarked white office building on Long Island, a group of Nassau County government employees discuss which children […]