Mom with disability fights to keep her child

May 28, 2015

Alice Goltz says Vermont discriminated against her when it took her baby and declared she was unfit to parent


Mom with disability fights to keep her child

Despite all the rights people with disabilities have gained in the 25 years since Congress passed the Americans With Disabilities Act, a very basic one remains elusive: the right to be a parent. Alice Goltz has a mild cognitive disability, and her arms shake when she’s under stress, but she says none of that should disqualify her from caring for her daughter. But Vermont’s Department of Children and Families disagreed.


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