1. David Van Biema, "The Storm Over Orphanages," TIME Magazine, 144 (December 12, 1994)

2. 1990-91 San Diego County Grand Jury, Report No. 19, Children's Center for Emergency Care and Family Services, June 11, 1991, p. 3; citing 1988-89 San Diego County Grand Jury, Report No. 6, Children in Crisis, April 20, 1989, p. 1.

3. 1992-93 Santa Clara County Grand Jury, Final Report, Investigation: Department Of Family And Children's Services.

4. Governor's Task Force on Foster Care, The Report of the Task Force on Foster Care, February, 1989.

5. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Inspector General, Improvements Needed in Monitoring Child Placing Agencies in the Texas Foster Care Program, Audit, Reference: A-06-94-00041, August 3, 1995

6. Children's Rights, Inc., An Undeclared War: Poor Children in America - A Plan for Reform, (New York: author, 1997).

7. "Abuse Cases," Roanoke Times, (March 5, 1994).

8. Fred Bayles, "Onslaught of Problems Threatens Nation's Foster Care Programs Children," Associated Press as reported in Los Angeles Times, (May 7, 1995)

9. David Armstrong, "DSS Lets Criminals Give Care 115 Offenders Cleared to be Foster Parents," Boston Globe, (April 28, 1996)

10. Indira A.R. Lakshmanan, "Panel Rips DSS, Seeks an Overhaul: Some Children are Worse Off in Foster Care, Report Says," Boston Globe,(November 3, 1995)

11. Nancy Parello, Associated Press, "Report Calls For Overhaul Of Foster-care System," as reported in Philadelphia Inquirer, (February 23, 1998); Editorial staff, "More Of The Same: Still Not Doing Enough For Abused Children," Bergen Record, (February 17, 1998).

12. Lisa Demer, "State Faulted for Suffering of Children: Foster Parents Tell Their Tales," Anchorage Daily News, (December 18, 1997).

13. Larry Campbell, "2-Year-Old Girl Dies in Foster Care," Anchorage Daily News, (December 17, 1997).

14. Associated Press, "Foster Parents Criticize State Child-care System," as reported in Deseret News, (November 25, 1997).

15. Luz Delgado, "Foster Mothers Say Abuse Reports Are Meant As Retaliation," Boston Globe, (March 25, 1992).

16. Linda Matchan, "Case Raises Questions Aboust DSS," Boston Globe, (March 17, 1992).

17. Lisa Demer, "State Faulted for Suffering of Children: Foster Parents Tell Their Tales," see note 11.

18. Robert Naiman, "DCFS: Trigger Happy To Separate Families?" Champaign-Urbana Optimist, (February 1995).

19. Mary Beth Murphy, "Kids in Foster Care Abused, Officials Say," Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, (October 29, 1997).

20. Associated Press, "Child Dies While in Foster Care," as reported in Telegraph-Herald, (June 18, 1997).

21. District of Columbia Court of Appeals, District of Columbia v. Debra Ali Hampton, decision, Docket No. 90-CV-1148, September 29, 1995.

22. Susan Ferriss, "Foster Home's Violent History," San Francisco Examiner, (November 20, 1995).

23. Supreme Court of Georgia, Wilkins v. The State, decision, S95A1981, February 22, 1996.

24. Jeremy Quittner, "Dad Says 'System Failed,'" Newsday, (September 5, 1995).

25. Jeff Jacoby, "Catastrophe in Foster Care," Boston Globe, (July 18, 1995).

26. Victoria Harker, "Foster Mom Sentenced to Life Term," Arizona Republic, (November 5, 1997).

27. Richard Wexler, Wounded Innocents: The Real Victims of the War Against Child Abuse, (Buffalo, New York: Prometheus Books, 1995) p. 315.

28. Shelley Murphy and Meg Vaillancourt, "Senators Outline Their Plan to Upgrade DSS Foster Care," Boston Globe, (May 16, 1996).

29. Brian MacQuarrie, "The Top 10 Local News Stories of 1995: Reviewing Tragedies, Changes," Boston Globe, (January 1, 1996).

30. Michael Grunwald, "Abuse Shows Danger of Birth-family Bias," Boston Globe, (January 27, 1996).

31. Judy Sheindlin, Don't Pee on My Leg and Tell Me It's Raining, (New York: HarperCollins, 1996) p. 111.

32. Judy Sheindlin, pp. 199 - 201.

33. Shelley Murphy, "ACLU Lawyer Blasts State Foster Care Agency," Boston Globe, (July 20, 1995).

34. Written Testimony of Marcia Robinson Lowry, Child Welfare Programs, hearing, Subcommittee on Oversight of the Committee on Ways and Means, U.S. House of Representatives, January 23, 1995.

35. Jim Thompson, "Gubernatorial Candidate Makes Stop in Athens," Athens Daily News, (December 12,1997).

36. Macon Telegraph, "Gubernatorial Candidate Vows Foster-care Reform," (December 10, 1997).

37. Paige Williams, "The Breakdown of North Carolina's Foster Care System," Charlotte Observer, (March 6, 1994).


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