Felipe Montes, who lost his three U.S.-citizens sons when he was deported to Mexico in December 2010 will regain custody of his children.
Results related to “foster care”
Felipe Montes’s story drew national attention and rare federal intervention not because it is unique, but because it is increasingly common.
One deported man’s struggle to regain parental custody of his children enters its final stage.
Felipe Montes has been granted an extension to his humanitarian parole.
Felipe Montes is still fighting to save his family.
The bills, inspired in part by Colorlines.com’s Shattered Families investigation, take steps to stop U.S. citizen children from getting stuck in foster care if their parents are detained and deported.
by Jorge Rivas on August 24 2012, 10:59AM
ABC Family said Thursday they’ve ordered a comedy-drama pilot, titled “The Fosters,” about two women raising a “21st century,” multi-ethnic mix of foster and biological kids.
by Jorge Rivas on July 13 2012, 5:08PM
The “Help Separated Families Act of 2012” intends to keep children of detained or deported parents united with their families.
In reaction to Colorlines.com’s investigation, a state Assembly bill seeks to strengthen parents’ rights to stay in contact with children and child welfare case workers while detained.
Nearly a quarter of the U.S. citizen children that Colorlines.com found stuck in foster care as parents moved through detention and deportation are in California. The state Senate is moving forward with a bill that would keep their families together.
by Jorge Rivas on October 27 2011, 2:43PM
Nearly 700 Native American children in the state are being removed from their homes every year.
by Michelle Chen on September 1 2010, 9:10AM
A recent surge in foster care placements of Native American children in South Dakota may reflect the economic hard times—or evoke a bleak legacy of segregation.
by Michelle Chen on June 17 2010, 10:27AM
The prison system and the child welfare system both have the power to split families apart, and too often, they are tragically linked when the state imposes its judgment that a parent is no longer worthy of her child. For…