Petitioning Governor of Iowa Governor Branstad

Reform Child Protective Services while supporting Family Preservation

Many families in Iowa are being torn apart because The Department of Human Services is giving non-relative foster/adoptive homes preferential treatment when placing children. Federal dollars are being given to the State to place these children in non-relative care.
Children's mental health, psychological and cognitive development is being impeded in these formative years, research supports children being placed in non-relative homes is detrimental to their future. In one situation a 23 month old child stopped talking when taken from her Grandmother and placed in a Foster Home.
Please support Child welfare reform and Family Preservation.

Letter to
Governor of Iowa Governor Branstad
Reform Child Protective Services while supporting Family Preservation!
Many families in Iowa are being torn apart because The Department of Human Services is giving non-relative foster/adoptive homes preferential treatment when placing children. Federal dollars are being given to the State to place these children in non-relative care.
Children's mental health, psychological and cognitive development is being impeded in these formative years, research supports children being placed in non-relative homes is detrimental to their future. In one situation a 23 month old child stopped talking when taken from her Grandmother and placed in a Foster Home.
Please support Child welfare reform and Family Preservation.