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In foster home, DCFS letter gave paper-thin authority

Apr 13, 2010 10:41:00 PM - chicagotribune.com
Despite lack of court supervision, some guardians have had years-long custody of children based only on a form letter

Carolyn Lowe took custody of two infant boys and kept them for years without any court approval. Her only authority: two form letters issued to her by the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services.