foster care http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Re-Entry Rule For Foster Kids Could Change Under Mo. Senate Bill http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/re-entry-rule-foster-kids-could-change-under-mo-senate-bill <p>Children leaving the foster care system after their 18th birthday would be able to return to state custody under a bill passed by the Missouri Senate.<br>&nbsp;<br>Current law allows children to remain in the foster care system until they are 21, but prevents re-entry if they leave after turning 18.<br>&nbsp;<br>The measure sponsored by Democratic Senate Minority Leader Jolie Justus of Kansas City would allow those who leave the system to re-enter until they turn 21.<br>&nbsp;<br>&nbsp;Justus says it allows children to come back home if they have a hard time in the "real world." Fri, 08 Mar 2013 16:23:50 +0000 The Associated Press 10016 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Re-Entry Rule For Foster Kids Could Change Under Mo. Senate Bill Catholic Charities withdraws civil unions lawsuit http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/catholic-charities-withdraws-civil-unions-lawsuit <p>Catholic Charities says it&#39;s withdrawing from a legal battle over Illinois&#39; civil unions law and no longer is providing state-funded services.</p><p>The move ends the group&#39;s long history in Illinois of providing foster care and adoptions.</p><p>Diocese officials in Joliet, Springfield and Belleville say Monday&#39;s decision was reached with reluctance. The Catholic Diocese of Peoria <a href="http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/peoria-diocese-quits-court-fight-over-civil-unions">withdrew last month</a>.</p> Mon, 14 Nov 2011 23:48:28 +0000 The Associated Press 2469 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Catholic Charities withdraws civil unions lawsuit Hearing on hold in dispute over Catholic adoptions http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/hearing-hold-dispute-over-catholic-adoptions <p>Catholic Charities is delaying<a href="http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/catholic-charities-appeal-foster-care-ruling"> its plan to ask a judge to reconsider or stay his ruling</a> that Illinois officials may cut off the nonprofit&#39;s state contracts for adoptions and foster care placements.</p><p>A hearing had been scheduled Friday in Springfield on Catholic Charities&#39; quest to have a Sangamon County judge rethink or hold off enforcing <a href="http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/ill-judge-rules-against-catholics-foster-care">his recent ruling that favored the state</a>.</p> Fri, 09 Sep 2011 16:40:06 +0000 The Associated Press 2020 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Hearing on hold in dispute over Catholic adoptions Catholic Charities to appeal foster-care ruling http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/catholic-charities-appeal-foster-care-ruling <p>An attorney for Catholic Charities says the not-for-profit agency will appeal <a href="http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/ill-judge-rules-against-catholics-foster-care">a judge&#39;s ruling</a> that the state of Illinois can stop working with the group on adoptions and foster-care placements.</p> Mon, 29 Aug 2011 20:09:36 +0000 The Associated Press 1956 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Catholic Charities to appeal foster-care ruling Ill. judge rules against Catholics on foster care http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/ill-judge-rules-against-catholics-foster-care <p>A central Illinois judge has ruled that Catholic Charities does not have a right to state contracts for adoptions and foster care placements and Illinois officials may cut them off.</p><p>The state Department of Children and Family Services ended $30 million in contracts with Catholic Charities in July because the not-for-profit won&#39;t work with unmarried couples in placing children in adoptive and foster homes. Illinois authorities say that violates the state&#39;s civil union law.</p> Thu, 18 Aug 2011 20:18:58 +0000 The Associated Press 1898 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Ill. judge rules against Catholics on foster care