Foster Care

  • Blogs

    August 2, 2012

    Janiva Magness Got Through the Death and Loss of 2011 with This Year's Stronger For It

    When you hear Janiva Magness sing, you're hearing a life: a tough one, a lucky one, a damn hard-fought one. The Detroit-born, Southern California-based blueswoman has a near 30-year career in music behind her, and who knows, maybe 30 more years ahead of her. Whatever happens, she's unlikely to make ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 2, 2012

    Foster Father Sexually Abused Two Kids In His Care

    ​Mark Daniel Obrien, 40, has been charged with statutory sodomy, child molestation, possession of child pornography and child abuse in conjunction with two boys younger than ten. Both boys were in Obrien's custody as foster children at the time of the alleged crimes.Obrien, of Republic, Missouri, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 31, 2011

    Catholic Foster Care Won't Have Gay Couples Adopting in Illinois

    'Cause you'd hate to see these guys dote on a baby.​Congratulations, Illinois' LGBT community. Beginning tomorrow, you can proverbially tie the knot in the "Land of Lincoln."  True, you can't technically call it marriage, but Illinois' new civil-union law provides you many of the benefits enj ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 31, 2011

    Comment of the Day: Bible Thumpers Grow Up

    Today's comment comes in response to a post about how a Catholic diocese in Illinois is choosing to end its adoption and foster care program out of concern that it could be required to place children with gay parents now that Illinois allows homosexuals to commit to civil unions. Reader SMDrPepper c ... More >>

  • Calendar

    September 6, 2006
  • Film

    October 9, 2002

    Film Openings

    Week of October 9, 2002

  • News

    January 9, 2002

    Children of a Lesser State

    A contractual snafu keeps kids from their foster and adoptive parents

  • News

    September 12, 2001

    Dead Wrong About Frank

    Frank was an angry, violent 9-year-old on his way to becoming a sociopath. Jim Holland saw something else.

  • News

    October 4, 2000

    Show-Me Neglect

    "Deadbeat dads" in the Missouri governor's mansion

  • News

    December 22, 1999


    Thousands of St. Louis children are stuck for years in foster care before they get permanent homes.
    The feds are demanding the wait be shorter. But for the city, that's easier said than done.