Illustration by Jordin IsipSometimes, when you adopt a kid, things go well. Sometimes, they go wrong. And sometimes, they go so horribly, unimaginably wrong that your life becomes an unending battle to hide the wrongness from yourself, to use every available device of legislation, money, and geog ... More >>
West Palm Beach became the second city in Broward-Palm Beach this month to pass a resolution supporting gays who want to adopt kids in Florida. Under current Florida law, gay men and lesbians are banned from adopting, although they're permitted, and in fact encouraged, to become foster parents. I ... More >>
I'm dashing off for Halloween weekend, but as long we're giving props to gritty journalists who've gone blog-happy, here's some fantastic, in-depth reporting, courtesy John DeGroot, about the case of Gabriel Myers, the 7-year-old foster child in Margate who hung himself with a rubber hose in April.T ... More >>
Last year, I wrote a feature story about three little boys who had been horribly abused in the state foster care system. They were eventually placed with an adoptive family -- but the Department of Children and Families hid the boys' case files and backgrounds from the adoptive parents. As the boys ... More >>
Three little boys set out to destroy the parents who loved them. This isn't how adoption is supposed to work.
Calvary Chapel pays millions for swank digs on the Intracoastal. And it's all for a few pregnant girls?
Ideas? The Bush boys have 'em. And are they whoppers!
On the couch, Kathleen Kearney talks out of all three sides of her mouth
Irv Reisfeld fought ferociously for Broward's forgotten children. Then his boss axed him.
Letters for March 9, 2000
Critics says that's the guiding philosophy of Department of Children and Families' boss, Kathleen Kearney