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Monday, December 11, 2017

Teen jailed for sexually abusing foster kids in his parents' care

A teenage boy has been jailed for more than four years for sexually abusing two young children who had been placed in his family's care by Child Youth and Family.

The youth's parents were also convicted of physically assaulting a child in their care.

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15 years for foster mother who burnt child to death

Pretoria - Anna Mahlangu, 64, sobbed loudly as she went down the stairs to the holding cells of the Gauteng High Court, Pretoria, after being sentenced to 15 years for the murder of her 13-year-old foster child.

Mahlangu, who was wearing a striped skirt, doek (scarf), tracksuit top and scarf, hugged her family members before disappearing from view.

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Forced adoptions deserve a proper apology, too.

Anne Preston's story had a happy ending, but thousands of mothers who had their children stolen away by government-funded agencies live every day with a void in their hearts. Perhaps they deserve an apology and a commitment to help heal the wounds, Mr. Trudeau.

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Protecting Our Children: Controversy lingers at Capitol over arming teachers in schools

HARRISBURG – As schools grapple with the challenge of ensuring that their students are as safe as possible, the push to clarify whether schools can allow educators to carry firearms will likely carry over into 2018.

The state Senate approved Senate Bill 383, a measure that would allow schools to give the OK for staff to carry firearms, in a 28-22 vote in June. The bill is currently under consideration by the House Education Committee.

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Child protection worries spawn variety of bills

HARRISBURG – The struggle to help the state’s child protection safety net cope with the increased demands placed on it by the opioid crisis has spawned with at least seven bills in the General Assembly, but the process of moving them forward has so far been slow.

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Sunday, December 10, 2017

Indian-American toddler Sherin Mathews’ gravesite location released



After #Sherin Mathews’ body was discovered on October 22 in a culvert less than a mile from the Mathews’ family home, her 35-year-old mother, Sini Mathews, held a private burial service, which was attended by relatives and a gathering of family friends, the Asian Age reported. According to reports by a number of news agencies, the exact location where the Indian-American [VIDEO] toddler was buried was a closely guarded secret, attributed to the level of social media attention and “intense press,” the Age relayed.

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"When I adopted three children I thought my life was complete, instead I was plunged into a dark despair"



When Fiona Dunn adopted her three children she thought her life was complete.

Fiona, 53, and her husband Neal, 52, always knew they wanted to be parents, but having met in their late 30s, they found themselves unable to conceive.


So nine years ago they adopted two girls and a boy, siblings who were part of a larger family, through an adoption agency.

But, despite her joy at finally becoming a mum, Fiona, a tax specialist from Rochdale, found herself plunged into a dark despair.

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