Vivek Sankaran is a clinical professor of law at the University of Michigan Law School, and he directs both the Child Advocacy Law Clinic and the Child Welfare Appellate Clinic, through which law students represent children and parents in trial and appellate proceedings. Professor Sankaran understands the failures of today’s foster care system better than…

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HNewsWire-The danger is not just in far off places.  It lurks within the U.S. foster system, too.  In testimony before Congress, a young woman who spent her childhood in U.S. foster care explained why children without families are so vulnerable.  “[T]raffickers/pimps/exploiters have no fear of punishment because they rely on the lack of attention that occurs…

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As we’ve spotlighted many times on the127 blog ,75% foster children end up in jail,or dead., human traffickers view children that lack families as the ideal target. The U.S. foster system,In testimony before Congress, a young woman who spent her childhood in U.S. foster care explained why children without families are so vulnerable “[T]raffickers/pimps/exploiters have…

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Not every child goes to sleep at night in a permanent home. In a nation that compassionately cares for “the least of these,” the shockingly high number of children languishing in foster care, waiting for a home they can truly call their own, should cause each of us to take action. The data is shocking.…

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Stevie Ray Hansen

There are 159 million children across the globe who are defined as orphans, (Source) These children, and others, are a risk for poverty, health concerns, neglect, and abuse. What happens to these orphans?  The lucky ones are taken in by extended family or friends. For the rest, the options can be frightening. Many end up on…

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127 Faith Foundation

To fail from time to time is only human, but to be a “failure” is when we are defeated by failure, refusing to rise and try again. Christians sometimes believe they should be immune to failure by virtue of their relationship with God, but the truth is that God often allows us to fail for…

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