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Legal process may be eliminated

January 2, 2005 permalink

The Child and Family Services Act is due for a review by March 31, 2005. There are ominous proposals for amendment within the social services system. To purportedly speed adoption, and actually to cut litigation costs, the legal process for parents may be eliminated, moving a child into irreversible foster care at the moment a CAS worker decides to remove him. All families will be in the same legal position as single mothers today, unable to protect themselves from CAS caseworkers.