In 2019, several pieces of pending legislation (including the Foster Parent Bill of Rights and the Foster Care Review Bill) shined a light on the child welfare system in Massachusetts.
Dr. Marianna Litovich was featured in several news articles about the experiences of foster parents in the system.
“‘I felt constantly lied to’: Massachusetts foster parents say state makes it harder to help vulnerable children”
– MassLive, Updated April 16, 2019
Dr. Litovich and other foster parents testified on Beacon Hill in support of the Foster Parent Bill of Rights, legislation that would give Massachusetts foster parents increased rights and respect within the child welfare system in the state.
During the time, she also had two letters to the editor published in the Boston Globe:
“Void in foster care leaves children in limbo”
– Boston Globe, Updated April 10, 2019
“One girl’s troubled trail through Mass. foster care system”
– Boston Globe, Updated August 29, 2019