Foster Care

  • Blogs

    April 7, 2011

    Lawmakers Seek to Limit Liability for Foster Care Tragedies, to Protests from Parents

    Illustration by Jordin Isip​Sometimes, 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 >>

  • Blogs

    March 24, 2010

    West Palm Commission Supports Gay Adoption

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    October 30, 2009

    John DeGroot Digging Into Case of Gabriel Myers, the Foster Child Who Hung Himself

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    June 4, 2009

    Abused Kids Get $10 Million From State

    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 >>

  • News

    July 17, 2008
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    June 26, 2008

    To Hug a Porcupine

    Three little boys set out to destroy the parents who loved them. This isn't how adoption is supposed to work.

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    September 28, 2006

    Tanning for Jesus

    Calvary Chapel pays millions for swank digs on the Intracoastal. And it's all for a few pregnant girls?

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    August 14, 2003

    Peddling the Bush Agenda

    Ideas? The Bush boys have 'em. And are they whoppers!

  • News

    August 8, 2002

    Judge, Reformer, Bureaucrat

    On the couch, Kathleen Kearney talks out of all three sides of her mouth

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    April 26, 2001

    Guardian Gone

    Irv Reisfeld fought ferociously for Broward's forgotten children. Then his boss axed him.

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    March 9, 2000

    Letters to the Editor

    Letters for March 9, 2000

  • News

    February 24, 2000

    Take the Child and Run

    Critics says that's the guiding philosophy of Department of Children and Families' boss, Kathleen Kearney

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    December 10, 1998