Pat Hatley wants to keep his small family together — but as a homeless dad, he worries every day that he might lose custody of his 10-year-old boy.
Happy Thanksgiving! It is a common greeting this time of year, but it will be hard to enjoy the holiday knowing that it won’t be happy — not for the thousands of Arizona children living in fear of abuse or neglect.
On top of whatever problems made them wards of the state, kids placed in foster care are twice as likely to drop out of school or be held back a grade as their peers.
"Education is the one thing people can't take away from you," says Judge Jane Butler of Pima County Juvenile Court. The court will be working with a new organization, FosterEd, to help foster children be successful in the classroom.
The number of children in foster care has increased by 33 percent in Pima County in the last year, leaving a "woefully and sadly inadequate" network to take care of them.
PHOENIX - State lawmakers gave final approval Tuesday to allowing foster children to be placed in homes where other youngsters are not immunized, saying a loving home outweighs the health concerns.
Tawnya and Bruce Groen's days overflow with lesson plans, sippy cups and calls of "mom" and "dad."
Imagine young children being told to say goodbye to Mom and Dad for a while so they can go live with strangers in an unfamiliar neighborhood and attend a school where they don't know anyone.
PHOENIX — Gov. Jan Brewer is proposing an $8.9 billion spending plan for next year, including a first-in-the-nation system of tying state aid for public schools to academic performance, an increase of nearly $400 million.
A Child Protective Services office morphed into a children's shelter this weekend. Because there weren't enough beds in Pima County foster and group homes, eight or nine children ended up staying in a CPS office.
Southern Arizona Beagle Rescue volunteers say they desperately need temporary housing for homeless beagles until permanent homes for them can become available.
The Foster and Adoptive Council of Tucson will hold their annual Blue Ribbon Event from 4-7 p.m. on Saturday at Thoroughbred Nissan, 5163 E. 22nd Street.
Through the month of May, Foster Care Appreciation Month, all Tucson Walgreens stores will have collection boxes for Aviva's annual Undie's Drive.
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Child Protective Services has released its case records about Za’Naya Flores, the 21-month old Tucson girl who died from malnutrition in January.
CLEVELAND — The case of an 8-year-old Cleveland Heights boy
taken from his family because he weighs more than 200 pounds has
renewed a debate on whether parents should lose custody if a child
is severely obese.