Natasha, thanks for this article on a topic many people don't know much about. Do you mind elaborating on the following (What barred the former foster parents from re-fostering, exactly?):
"Jacob’s former foster parents, who Pam says were excellent, will be barred from housing or adopting him. That's because their initial adoption petition was thrown out by the court as a result of Tina’s initial recovery."
I have friends on a couple sides of this debate. I know some foster/adoptive parents, and I know advocates for the birth parents. Any readers who are curious to read more in-depth about the foster care system in the US (and when/why kids are often reunited with birth parents) might like to read To The End of June by Cris Beam.