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Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Seabrook man accused of exposing himself to foster sibling

Seabrook man accused of exposing himself to foster sibling

A Seabrook man was charged with misdemeanor indecent exposure after allegedly exposing himself to his cousin and foster sibling Sunday, according to a Beaufort County Sheriff's Office report.

O'Malley seeks to house immigrant children in foster homes, not large centers

O'Malley seeks to house immigrant children in foster homes, not large centers

Gov. Martin O'Malley and a group of faith leaders agreed Monday that thousands of immigrant children who have poured into the United States should be housed in foster homes and other small settings, not large centers as the federal government has proposed.

Judge Sides Again With Washington Foster Youth

Judge Sides Again With Washington Foster Youth

A judge in Bellingham Monday ordered the state of Washington to do more to locate foster children who run away.



Judge: Mother has right to protect daughter from forced drugging

Judge: Mother has right to protect daughter from forced drugging

Despite prosecutors’ second attempt this year to bring criminal charges against Detroit mother Maryanne Godboldo, who underwent a 10 hour stand off with police for refusing to administer a powerful antipsychotric drug to her daughter, Wayne County District Judge Gregory Bill has become the second judge this year to dismiss the charges.

Irish adoption inquiries rise after Tuam and Philomena stories

Irish adoption inquiries rise after Tuam and Philomena stories

High-profile stories about unmarried Irish mothers have led to a significant rise in attempts by birth parents and adopted children to find each other.

Bond increased for woman accused of murdering foster mom in Willoughby Hills

Bond increased for woman accused of murdering foster mom in Willoughby Hills

The bond for a woman accused of fatally stabbing her Willoughby Hills foster mother 178 times has been increased to $5 million from $750,000 by Lake County Common Pleas Judge Richard L. Collins Jr.

Fleeing children pose no health threat to U.S.

Fleeing children pose no health threat to U.S.

In a letter published July 16, Alvy McDaniel maintains that the unaccompanied minors crossing our southern border carry a host of diseases including smallpox and “possibly Ebola.”

Monday, July 21, 2014

'Cold war' custody boys found in Russia and reunited with mother in UK

'Cold war' custody boys found in Russia and reunited with mother in UK

Russian authorities cooperates with the UK courts for the first time to ensure Daniel and Jonathan Neustadt - 8 and 6 - are returned to their mother

Greenville protest over migrant kids canceled

Greenville protest over migrant kids canceled

The 50 American flags John Gaines bought at Walmart will have to wait another week to wave in protest at a site that Gaines suspects has been housing unaccompanied migrant children from Central America.

COURT RULES LONG ISLAND DAD USED REASONABLE FORCE IN SPANKING SON

COURT RULES LONG ISLAND DAD USED REASONABLE FORCE IN SPANKING SON

A state appeals court has ruled that a Long Island father used reasonable force when he spanked his 8-year-old son for cursing at an adult.

Baby dies while in foster care at East Texas home

Baby dies while in foster care at East Texas home

Officials say an 2-month-old girl has died at an East Texas home as her foster mother ran an errand and left several other adults to watch the baby.

Hundreds of Immigrant Children Sent to Chicago From Border

Hundreds of Immigrant Children Sent to Chicago From Border

Of the tens of thousands of children who recently have fled their Central American homes for the Southern U.S. border, nearly 500 have found temporary homes in Chicago.

‘German social workers abducted my two sons’

‘German social workers abducted my two sons’

A German mother is demanding to know how her two sons were secretly flown out of Malta by German social workers while they were under the care of the State childcare agency Appoġġ.

UK ex-Minister supported ‘Paedo’ child fostering application as sex abuse inquiry engulfs Westministers bubble

UK ex-Minister supported ‘Paedo’ child fostering application as sex abuse inquiry engulfs Westministers bubble

A former UK Minister, recommended that a convicted paedophile be allowed to foster children, the Sunday World has learned, as the child sex abuse scandal gets closer to the seat of Power at Westminster.

Preying on the Vulnerable: Foster Youth Face High Risk of Identity Theft

Preying on the Vulnerable: Foster Youth Face High Risk of Identity Theft

Children in foster care are at greater risk of becoming victims of identity theft and entering adulthood with their credit already in shambles, experts say.

Bronx mom sues foster parent and agency after death of her son

Bronx mom sues foster parent and agency after death of her son

A 2-year-old boy was beaten, starved and tied to a bed before dying while in the care of a convicted criminal who was allowed to be his foster parent, the boy’s Bronx mother claims in a suit.

R.I. reports spike in number of children removed from homes due to abuse, neglect

R.I. reports spike in number of children removed from homes due to abuse, neglect

An unexpected spike in the number of children in Rhode Island who were removed from their homes due to neglect or abuse has strained the state’s child welfare system and raised concerns about the lack of available social services to prevent the breakup of families.




How a flood of children upended immigration debate

How a flood of children upended immigration debate

The yearlong deliberation over immigration in the U.S. has taken a head-snapping detour.




Texas lawmaker says it's time to stop 'warehousing' immigrant children

Texas lawmaker says it's time to stop 'warehousing' immigrant children

Texas is running out of room to house the thousands of Central American children who illegally crossed the border.

Owner of raided Mexico child shelter was admired

Owner of raided Mexico child shelter was admired

For more than six decades, poor parents struggling to support their children or raise troubled youths sent them to a group home in western Mexico run by a woman who gained a reputation as a secular saint.


Saturday, July 19, 2014

Miami Beach detective accused of having sex with foster teen turns self in


A veteran Miami Beach detective accused of having sex with a foster teen turned himself into police Saturday, Pembroke Pines police said.

National Data Confirm Cases Of Restraint And Seclusion In Public Schools

National Data Confirm Cases Of Restraint And Seclusion In Public Schools

The practice of secluding or restraining children when they get agitated has long been a controversial practice in public schools. Now, new data show that it's more common than previously understood, happening at least 267,000 times in a recent school year.

Foster daughter’s death spurs appeal to lawmakers

Foster daughter’s death spurs appeal to lawmakers

The June death of her 7-month-old foster daughter prompted Sheila Smith to ask a legislative committee to evaluate Clark County Department of Family Services’ medical policies and procedures on Friday.


Judges denies Iowa DHS stay in changing policies

Judges denies Iowa DHS stay in changing policies

The Iowa Department of Human Services was denied a stay this week regarding a judge’s ruling that ordered officials to immediately stop its use of “safety plans” and “voluntary foster care placement agreements” to remove children from parents.

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