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    • October
      10
      2018
      Children & the Law Section Blog

      Home is Where the Families Are: Open Adoption in Wisconsin

      Some states have decided that open adoption may be considered when it is in the best interests of the child. Brooklyn Kemp writes about the issues, benefits, and disadvantages of open adoption.

    • August
      27
      2018
      Children & the Law Section Blog

      GALs and the Rise of Kinship Care

      Called the "fastest-growing foster care initiative," kinship placement and adoption is on the rise. Kaitlyn Dvorak discusses what guardians ad litem should keep in mind about the benefits and challenges of recommending placement with family members.

    • June
      27
      2018
      Children & the Law Section Blog

      What Is Different About Juvenile Competency?

      Juveniles have a fundamental right to be tried only if competent. What happens when juveniles don’t become competent until they become an adult? Devon Lee discusses issues involved in a case taken up by the Wisconsin Supreme Court.

    • January
      22
      2018
      Children & the Law Section Blog

      Speaker's Task Force on Foster Care's Legislative Proposals Moving Forward Quickly

      Following the establishment of the Speaker's Task Force on Foster Care, a new legislative package of 13 bills, called Foster Forward, was introduced. Megan DeVore talks about the Foster Forward bills and their potential to bring significant changes to the child welfare system in Wisconsin.

    • December
      12
      2017
      Children & the Law Section Blog

      The Status of LGBT Parental Rights in Wisconsin after Pavan v. Smith

      Recent – and dramatic – changes in the law have granted marriage and parental equality to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender families – but should same-sex parents still obtain a court order for adoption? Emily Dudak Taylor and Kristi Baker discuss the relevant recent cases and the best way to ensure a child’s access to both parents for years to come.

    • October
      25
      2017
      Children & the Law Section Blog

      Wisconsin Legislature Takes an Active Interest in Foster Care Issues

      The Wisconsin Legislature’s new Task Force on Foster Care represents an opportunity to make meaningful change to keep children safe and to help Wisconsin families be successful, writes Sarah Henery, who encourages those with ideas to get involved.

    • October
      24
      2017
      Children & the Law Section Blog

      Welcome to the Children & the Law Section Blog

      The Children & the Law Section has established the Children & the Law Section Blog to provide its members with valuable information for attorneys who represent various parties including children, parents, and grandparents, as well as agencies that serve children

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