Tracy Pitman

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Texas lawyer blasts CPS as the corrupt, for-profit state kidnapping scheme it is

(NaturalNews) A Texas lawyer has criticized the state's Child Protective Services (CPS), describing it as a racket and "adoption mill" that has …

As foster care vendors lobby for higher pay, North Texas mom has one wish — cut the red tape

AUSTIN — Foster care vendors are seizing on a federal judge's ruling and the crisis in Child Protective Services to mount their biggest push in years …

Foster Care

Judges, foster care providers clash over privatizing supervision of abused Texas kids

AUSTIN — Texas family court judges clashed with foster care providers Thursday over a top senator's proposal to further outsource abused children's …

Outsourcing

A 'fostel' — part foster home, part youth hostel — could ease Texas CPS crisis, lawmaker says

AUSTIN — A Collin County lawmaker wants to let caring adults step forward to help Child Protective Services by offering their homes as temporary …

Texas

Privatizing Child Protective Services would be bad for Texas

Everyone is frustrated with the problems at Child Protective Services and looking for a solution. If a doctor misdiagnoses what ails a patient, …

Yes to more Texas CPS workers but no to foster care outsourcing, Democrats and union reps say

AUSTIN — Lawmakers should keep adding more workers at Child Protective Services and spread around a recent pay raise but avoid further privatizing of …

Employment

Life near Oroville Dam now shadowed by fears and concerns

OROVILLE, Calif. (AP) — Northern California residents, who had spent days at evacuation shelters, were allowed to return to their homes but many …

Oroville Dam