Child Welfare Law

Court Jurisdiction and Venue for Adoption Petitions

This publication presents an overview of State statutes that designate the appropriate jurisdiction and venue for adoption proceedings. Jurisdiction refers to the type of court that has the authority to hear adoption cases; venue refers to the geographic location of … Read More

Inspired by ‘Youth Stories,’ a Bill of Rights for Foster Kids is Now Louisiana Law

BY BLAKE PATERSON | STAFF WRITERPUBLISHED JUL 6, 2021 AT 3:30 PM | UPDATED JUL 6, 2021 AT 4:02 PM The Advocate Newspaper – Baton Rouge, LA Before entering foster care, Aliyah Zeien spent every morning helping her sisters get … Read More