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Below are CWLA’s most recent press releases, press statements, op-eds, and columns that provide perspective on issues impacting vulnerable children and child welfare.

9/11/2013: National Organizations Respond to “Re-Homing” Reports

6/26/2013: CWLA Statement: Supreme Court Decision in Adoptive Couple v. Baby Girl

6/7/2012: CWLA and Experts Join in Issuing Recommended Practices for LGBTQ Youth in Foster Care

9/8/2011: Grand-Parenthood

8/18/2011: Nominations Open: CWLA’s Anna Quindlen Journalism Awards for Child Welfare-Related Reporting

7/27/2011: Death Toll Mounts

7/7/2011: Caring For Our Caylees: A Call To Help Struggling Families

6/15/2011: CWLA Names New Officers to Board

6/9/2011: Don’t Deprive Children of Food

5/31/2011: The Other Mother

5/24/2011: Identity Crisis

4/22/2011: The poverty that budget-cutters can’t ignore

4/22/2011: Flagging Abuse: Your Role in Protecting Children