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DHS probe focusing on rights of parents

AUGUSTA – The Department of Human Services must work harder to keep families together, according to members of two groups that have been investigating the agency for months. While neither the Legislature’s Health and Human Services Committee nor the legislatively appointed Committee to Review the Child Protective System has yet …

Mother of slain foster child sues DHS

BANGOR – The mother of a 5-year-old girl who was killed by suffocation while in foster care earlier this year has filed a federal lawsuit against the Department of Human Services, its commissioner, several DHS caseworkers, department heads and the child’s foster mother, claiming all acted in bad faith in …

Adoption service group opens office in Bangor

BANGOR – Casey Family Services has opened a new office at 181 State St. in Bangor to provide post-adoption services for local families. The agency has teamed with the Department of Human Services and the University of Southern Maine to create the Adoption Guides Project through which it offers most …