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NATIONAL PARENTS ORGANIZATION OF UTAH PASSES SHARED PARENTING LEGISLATION!

May 6, 2015
By Dan Deuel, Executive Committee Member, National Parents Organization of Utah

In March, National Parents Organization of Utah, successfully spearheaded passage of the state’s first shared parenting legislation! HB35 wasn’t the only success NPO Utah had, but it was the most significant. Headed by Dave Daniels and Janet Robins, NPO Utah is on a roll!

 

Words of a Foster Mother

May 6, 2015 by Robert Franklin, Esq, Member, National Board of Directors, National Parents Organization

I write a fair amount about child protective agencies and foster care. My general take on foster care is that it should be a last resort for kids whose parents are truly dysfunctional, unfit to care for them and possibly dangerous to them. I favor reuniting children with their biological parents if at all possible. I report on studies showing that foster care is more dangerous for kids on average than parental care even when parents are somewhat abusive.

 

WHITE HOUSE COUNCIL ON BOYS & MEN RALLIES AT REPUBLICAN PRESIDENTIAL EVENT IN IOWA

May 6, 2015
By Robert Franklin, Esq, Member, National Board of Directors, National Parents Organization

National Parents Organization attended a Republican Presidential primary event in Des Moines, Iowa on April 25 where nine Republican presidential candidates were present. We did this as part of a delegation of Commissioners promoting the creation of a White House Council on Boys & Men.

 

NPO Virginia's Christian Paasch Posts Op-Ed in Newspapers Across the State!

May 6, 2015
By Robert Franklin, Esq, Member, National Board of Directors, National Parents Organization

Paasch’s op-ed on recent positive depictions of fathers in television ads was picked up by the Augusta Free Press, the Suffolk News Herald, Ashburn Rising and Meridian Magazine. Paasch has also been appointed by Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe to the state’s Child Support Guidelines Review Panel. Paasch and NPO Virginia are becoming forces to be reckoned with in Virginia. Here’s his op-ed in full.

 

Colorado Case to Decide Rights of ‘Psychological Parents’ vs. Bio Dad

May 4, 2015 by Robert Franklin, Esq, Member, National Board of Directors, National Parents Organization

A lawsuit is under way in Colorado that has the potential to irreparably damage the rights of unmarried biological parents, mostly fathers. A state appellate court is set to hear the case of In the Interest of K.A.B., a Minor Child. Depending on its decision, the case may proceed to the Colorado Supreme Court and then to the United States Supreme Court.


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