In March 2018, Sara and her wife Jennifer Hart drove their van off a cliff, kill


In March 2018, Sara and her wife Jennifer Hart drove their van off a cliff, killing themselves and their 6 adopted children. As details of abuse emerged, it became clear the couple had fled from state to state and isolated their children through homeschooling in order to hide child abuse and neglect. Review the readings on the Hart family and watch the video below. Answer the following questions.
1. How can the child welfare system be improved to prioritize children staying with relatives, or finding safe placements if they cannot stay with relatives?
2. What policies would prevent parents like the Harts from hiding such abuse?
3. One issue that has come up, in this case, is that of transracial adoption. Is transracial adoption ok? If not, why? If so, what circumstances can make it healthiest for the children involved?


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