Archive for foster care

The President’s Thoughts on NM’s “Broken” Foster Care System

An article by Colleen Heild appeared in the September 23rd issue of the Sunday Albuquerque Journal that caught my eye. It’s entitled Advocates: NM’s Foster Care System ‘Broken.’ A lawsuit, filed by a group of child advocates, alleges that “thousands of abused or neglected children in New Mexico are removed from unsafe conditions at home […]

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COMMENT: Is There An Objectification Double Standard?

In recent months I have heard two anecdotes that share a common theme, a theme that I find shocking and disturbing. The theme runs something like the following: Increasingly mothers are being pressured by the system (which I will define in a moment) to place their children on behavioral drugs—drugs more powerful than cocaine in […]

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