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  • May is National Foster Care Month

    "Every child deserves to grow, learn, and dream in a supportive and loving environment. During National Foster Care Month, we recognize the almost 400,000 young people in foster care and the foster parents and dedicated professionals who are in their lives. We also rededicate every child a sense of stability and a safe place to call home."

    "While the number of young people in foster care has fallen, those still there face many challenges, including finding mentors to guide their transition into adulthood and getting the support to make that transition a success. One third of foster children are teenagers, in danger of aging out of a system that failed to find them a permanent family."

    For full press release click here. 



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      Summer Adoption Law Institute

    Date: August 4 - 8, 2014
    Capital University Law School
    303 East Broad Street
    Columbus Ohio 43215


    Join fellow law students from across the country in this intensive week-long course dedicated to adoption law and related child protection issues. Learn about such topics as: the history of adoption law, the adoption process, wrongful adoptions, the impact of artificial reproductive technology, second parent adoptions, and much more! Hear from exciting guest speakers with expert knowledge in specific practice areas such as the Indian Child Welfare Act and the Interstate Compact on the Placement of Children. Listen to adoptive parents, birth parents, and adoptees share their personal journeys through the adoption process.




    The Ohio Child Protection Law Reform Initiative is a ground-breaking effort of the Subcommittee on Responding to Child Abuse, Neglect and Dependency of the Supreme Court of Ohio Advisory Committee on Children, Families, and the Courts aimed at responding to concerns about inconsistent application of Ohio's child protection law and widely differing approaches throughout the state in decision-making, investigative practices and adjudication.

    For more information on OCPLRI projects please visit