Imagine two Pennsylvania parents happily raising their child when the Department of Child Services suddenly takes that child away. That is what happened to the parents of a 4-month-old boy when DCS accused them of physical abuse. Now they are in a child custody battle for not only that one son but a second son, as well. Thanks to the findings of a radiologist, their child custody fight may soon be over.
Foster parents make themselves available to temporarily house a child who has been placed with them by the state's child and family services agency. The state through which the child is fostered maintains child custody, even when he or she is placed in a home. Pennsylvania parents may be interested in hearing that foster-turned-adoptive parents are fighting to have an adoption upheld in court after the biological father has sought to get her back.
Many parents feel a calling to foster or adopt children. Especially in the case of adoption, child custody laws can sometimes work against two parents who want so desperately to add to their family children with whom they have already fallen in love. Pennsylvania parents who have been through this process may empathize with a family who is fighting for child custody of the 4-year-old they have fostered for two years.
Most Pennsylvania parents can agree that the depth of love of a parent for his or her child can be astonishing, given some circumstances. An eight year child custody battle may soon be coming to an end as a father fights to raise his daughter. He was recently commended by a judge for never giving up in his emotionally and financially draining child custody quest.
Most Pennsylvania residents know that being a parent means taking responsibility to raise children to be productive members of society. A recent child custody case found a mother pleading with her state's Court of Appeals to allow her two daughters to be returned to her care. The mother had lost her child custody privileges because of numerous reports of alcohol abuse.
Those in Pennsylvania who have been through the trauma of divorce know there are many factors involved in the process, especially if children are involved. Child custody and child support are typically at the top of the list in these types of family law proceedings. One woman going through a bitter divorce recently lost her appeal on a child custody and support ruling.
Pennsylvania residents know that, while it does not seem to be the case in front of the camera, most TV personalities have problems just like the rest of the population. Making recent news is Nicole Curtis, host of HGTV's "Rehab Addict" in a child custody battle with the man who is the father of her 15-month-old son. The child custody case has lasted for the better part of a year after the father filed a paternity complaint.
Divorced parents in Pennsylvania know there can be many stressors before, during and after the divorce is final. One of the headaches for either parent is often the paying and receiving of child support. So many times, the non-custodial parent is blamed for not providing the child support amount that was accepted by the court. A recent report shows the blame may not always lie with the parent who has been designated to supply financial support.
Fathers in Pennsylvania who are living apart from their children may be interested in a rally recently conducted by a few concerned fathers on the steps of a courthouse in another state. These men are trying to do their part to change some state-level regulations on child custody and the access they are given to their children on a regular basis. Even though there have been new laws passed pertaining to child custody issues, these men feel they still have to fight for equal time with their children.
Pennsylvania mothers may be interested to learn of a recent demonstration that was held in front of a courthouse in a neighboring state. Women were protesting in an attempt to make others aware of a problem fairly recurrent in child custody judgements in the area. Many people may think that judges always rule for the mother in a child custody hearing, but these women say that guess would be wrong.