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Anthony Avalos’ death and the missed chances to save him

Anthony Avalos was the fastest runner in his fourth-grade class at El Dorado Elementary School in Lancaster. Anthony would never return to school after classes ended last year. The next month, the 10-year-old arrived at a hospital emergency room with fatal bleeding in his skull. He earned a place on the honor roll, and his […]

NACAC – Adoption and Foster Care Conference – July 18-20, 2019, Las Vegas, NV

Do you know people who have been touched by adoption and foster care?  Help parents and caregivers, child welfare professionals, prospective adopters, advocates, and adoptees, better support children by inviting them to NACAC’s 2019 adoption and foster care conference! Register for NACAC’s three days of expert presentations on adoption and foster-care related issues. Download the […]

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About Deborah Dentler

Ms. Dentler holds bachelor's and master's degrees in history, and a law degree from UCLA. She specializes in juvenile dependency cases in California’s appellate courts (where she typically represents biological parents and foster children). An adoptive parent herself, she is often consulted by foster parents seeking information about court procedures. She has substantial experience in legislative drafting, legislative advocacy, organizational consulting and grant writing. She is a frequent presenter and guest lecturer on the subject of foster parent rights and juvenile court laws and procedures.You can find out more about her here and here.