When Jarayha and Jonathan’s baby boy died, they had no idea they’d be blamed for shaking him to death. Three years later, their names were finally cleared.
Rachel Blustain (Rachel Blustain is the editorial director of Rise, a publication written by and for parents involved in the child-welfare system.)
Few cities and states keep track of the number of ‘broken adoptions’—where kids re-enter the foster system when adoption just doesn’t work out—but legal experts say they’re seeing a serious problem.
It can be a Catch-22 for new mothers addicted to opiates—doctors treat them with methadone while child-welfare caseworkers report them for continuing to use drugs. Rachel Blustain reports.
Parents should get more protection before we remove their children, writes Rachel Blustain.