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Indiana University
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Thursday, January 24, 2013

Child Custody Outcomes for Parents with Disabilities

From NPR:

A report from the National Council on Disability finds that parents with physical or mental disabilities have a greater risk of losing custody of their children. The study says that the U.S. legal system needs to provide more support for these parents.

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How can you stand to be a ( lawyer in this situation? I don't know if I could do it, being in court and watching families get torn apart. It would be really hard. -Surrey

Posted by: Bill Shields | Jan 28, 2013 4:32:10 PM

I think it is just fitting not to let mentally incapacitated parents to raise their children because they are incapable of providing these children with enough care, love and providing their basic needs. It is just also right that the government will look into the welfare of these mentally challenged individuals.

Posted by: Oyer Mcmillen | Mar 20, 2013 1:11:13 AM

I so think that it is because of some tasks that parents must do to their children which some physically disabled person and those who have mental disorder can not provide. This is actually a very sad thing to parents with disabilities.

Posted by: more? info... | Mar 20, 2013 1:46:19 AM

Sounds like an interesting study. I'm interested in reading more about it, so thank you for providing the link.

Posted by: Katie researching child custody | Apr 19, 2013 9:34:52 AM

These mentally challenged individual needs a proper care physically,emotionally,and mentally by both family and government.

Posted by: Hunsberger Schweitzer | Apr 29, 2013 5:47:52 PM

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