Another random question: How are the family/child laws in your states? DH is going back to grad school, probably next fall, and we're going out of California for it, most likely Oregon, Washington or Colorado. The main factor has to be which programs he gets into, but we really want to move somewhere the state government will leave our family alone.
Cali just passed that dumb law (without votes) that kids 12 yrs and up can be given STD vaccines without parental consent, with NO accountability, and parents are held responsible for any negative outcomes..... WTH??? They would have no way to access medical records, know for sure if the child was already vaxed or has allergies/reactions to shots, or know family history unless by some miracle, the child knew all that, and I can't know about it and just have to trust my kids will stand up for themselves. And yet, I am responsible if they coerce my kid into getting a shot. Ummm, screw you, california.... not MY kids! It's not the only law I hate, but the worst one so far, and they're starting to show a trend in interfering with parents' rights over their kids.
So how are the laws where you live? Hands-off or do you worry how the state will interfere with your family, especially in the states I mentioned?