When Guardians Fail to Guard: The Role of Church in Adult Guardianship
One million, three hundred thousand individuals who are currently under the care of a court-appointed guardian have become "legal ghosts," losing their rights - and their voice - because of varying decisions made without their full knowledge. These better than a million people have had their assets taken, been forced from their homes, and thrown into a storm of chaos, not knowing where they will rest their head or see their family. The last time that any article from any religious journal took up the task of adult guardianship at all was in 1986, with no recent articles by any kind of trade publication. In fact, it took a large New Yorker article published on October 9, 2017 in order to raise the specter of guardianship into public consciousness.