Alabama jailer that was on the run with an inmate committed suicide.

Vickie White, the Alabama jailer that helped an inmate escape was found dead of a self-inflicted gunshot wound in Indiana. Continue reading Alabama jailer that was on the run with an inmate committed suicide.

Same-sex couples are 7 times more likely to foster and adopt than opposite-sex couples.

Kinship and family placements almost always provide more stability for foster children. Children placed with family members are less likely to run away. Foster children that grow up in kinship care or are adopted by a biological family member do better in school, make better grades, form healthy relationships in their communities, and they are more likely to go to college and grow to be productive members of society. Continue reading Same-sex couples are 7 times more likely to foster and adopt than opposite-sex couples.

Predictive policing approved to target certain individuals in certain neighborhoods.  

Harris County, Texas approved a plan to increase policing in certain neighborhoods. The county is making use of predictive analysis to target certain individuals that they believe may commit in certain neighborhoods. Continue reading Predictive policing approved to target certain individuals in certain neighborhoods.  

Most foster children are missing doctor’s appointments.

The foster care system is broken and parents are having difficulty working through mental health and legal systems. Foster children don’t stand a chance! Only about 25% of foster children receive services at any given time (Polihronakis, Tina, 2017). They are too young to advocate for themselves and are often passed through several homes. Usually more than one a month! They don’t get to have a permanent doctor or team to help them make it through life. This results in missed appointments, miscommunications, and a lack of proper care. It is time for solutions. Children deserve better. Minding Hearts is building … Continue reading Most foster children are missing doctor’s appointments.

College professor charged for murder of a 6-week-old adopted baby boy.

a six-week-old baby boy, Lucas Birchim, who was adopted by a college professor died as a result of physical abuse. Forty-two year old Van Erick Custodio was charged with one count of felony child abuse. Continue reading College professor charged for murder of a 6-week-old adopted baby boy.

Decades of data connecting child welfare systems with human trafficking.

More than 300,000 U.S. children were trafficked last year! and that is just what has been reported. Decades of data suggested that the majority of children trafficked in the United States are child welfare involved: Continue reading Decades of data connecting child welfare systems with human trafficking.