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Couple who sought foster care for children face neglect charges

November 13, 2013 in Uncategorized

FARGO — A Fargo couple were charged with felony child neglect after they could not agree on which one would take care of their children, and called asking police to take the children into foster care.
Delana Amber Lynn Brunette, 24, and Phillip Ni…continue reading on

Dakotas tribe holding hearings on foster care

April 15, 2013 in The Daily Republic

SIOUX FALLS (AP) The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe is hosting two hearings about Native Americans in the foster care system ahead of a planned summit next month.
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A look at N.D. foster care

July 17, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

“They are just good kids who need a home and a healthy environment and a lot of love.” Continue Reading

Do you have foster care experiences? We want to hear your story

June 23, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

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US officials plan SD summit on Indian foster care

December 17, 2011 in The Daily Republic

PIERRE Federal officials are planning a summit in South Dakota in the wake of allegations that the state has violated federal law by removing too many American Indian children from their homes and placing them in foster care with non-Indian families. Continue Reading

NPR airs series unfavorable to S. Dakota foster care

October 28, 2011 in The Daily Republic

South Dakota’s Department of Social Services is likely out of compliance with federal law when it comes to placing American Indian children into foster care, according to a three-part series that aired on National Public Radio this week.

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Foster families incorporate Native American culture

May 11, 2011 in The Dickinson Press

Social Services workers and families agree there is a definite need for more foster care families, especially Native American foster families. Continue Reading

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Region’s child services reviewed

December 11, 2010 in INFORUM

Case response time needs improvement

A recent review of social service cases involving children in southeast North Dakota identified several challenges, including case managers who were slow to initiate child protection assessments and didn’t try hard enough to involve the fathers. Continue Reading

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Social services ombudsman proposed

September 11, 2010 in INFORUM

Father lobbying ND lawmakers to create program

BISMARCK A North Dakota father says he’s on a crusade to make sure what happened to his family doesn’t happen to more families in the state.
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North Dakota takes updated approach to foster care

August 29, 2010 in INFORUM

State’s goal is to help families stay together
North Dakota is at the forefront of a new trend in the way foster care is administered: Don’t put children in foster care. Continue Reading

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