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Monday, January 16, 2017

Mother of baby who died in foster care frustrated by investigation

The mother of a baby who died while in the care of a foster family in Bridgeport last month says she is frustrated about the ongoing investigation into the incident.

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B.C. Indigenous leaders accuse Bennett of 'stall tactics' on child welfare

B.C. Indigenous leaders are "extremely concerned" about the state of First Nations child welfare, and, in a strongly worded letter, are accusing Canada's Indigenous affairs minister of using "stall tactics" to delay fixing the broken system.

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Dr. Phil Goes To Capitol Hill To Demand Change To The Foster Care System

Dr. Phil often says that the foster care system is broken and in need of drastic change. In an effort to bring about change, he and Dr. Frank Lawlis, Chairman of the Dr. Phil Advisory Board and founder of the Lawlis Peavey PNP Center, went to Washington, D.C. to address members of the House of Representatives to make a case to overhaul the foster care system.

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Dad Forced To Give Newborn Daughter Up For Adoption For Just One Simple Reason

A 20-year-old Utah father claims his baby daughter is being put up for adoption against his will.

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Sunday, January 15, 2017

One father's fight to remove his name from child abuse register

John M. Mylett is a former Coast Guardsman and police officer with a serious manner. He's also a noncustodial father who is not to be trifled with on matters concerning his daughter's care.

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Lawyer for dismembered teen's biological parents: 'Something went wrong in the system here'

Grace Packer's biological parents fought to keep her.

Rose and Rodney Hunsicker battled Berks County child-welfare officials for two to three years to keep their children, according to their attorney at the time. They did not want to lose custody of Grace and her two siblings.

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Sammy’s Law Would Require Recording CPS Interviews With Parents

A new bill aims to change the way Child Protective Services operates in California.

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Girl who claims she was raped by her foster father aged six sues council for £35,000

A woman has successfully sued her local council for £35,000 after accusing them of failing to investigate claims she was raped by her foster father when she was just six years old.

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One family's 'curse': 3 generations of mothers lose parental rights

WITH TWO CHILDREN TAKEN ALREADY, A JOHNSON CITY WOMAN NAVIGATES THE CHILD PROTECTION SYSTEM TO KEEP WHAT'S LEFT OF HER FAMILY WHOLE.

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Advocates Discuss State of Washington State's Foster Care System with Lawmakers

Advocates for foster children shared concerns with lawmakers in Olympia Friday, with hopes for new policy around child welfare systems in Washington.

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Mother worried after daughter runs away from CPS shelter

Dayna McDermott-Durflinger is a mother with a broken heart, searching for her missing daughter, Skye-Lynn McDermott, 12.

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Saturday, January 14, 2017

DHHS wants child abuse laws changed; training, education are key to fixing DCYF’s issues

Getting changes to child abuse laws - and providing education about those changes - is key to fixing the problems with the Division for Children Youth & Families, said Jeffrey Meyers, the head of New Hampshire's Department of Health and Human Services.

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Girl who was ‘raped by foster dad at the age of six’ sues Peterborough Council for £35k after they ‘ignored claims’

AN ALLEGED abuse survivor has sued her local council for £35,000 after they failed to look into claims her foster dad was sexually abusing her.

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Mom gives up twins without father knowing, he now wants custody

Matthew Bolton says he wants his 7-month-old twins back. Then he realizes “back” is the wrong word. “I never had them,”’ he says. “I never had the chance.”

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Friday, January 13, 2017

Texas adoptees fighting for access to original birth certificates

An original birth certificate can reveal so much about the person it belongs to. For adoptees, it can reveal their genetic background that is linked to life-saving medical information.

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DA: Sara Packer knew husband had sexual contact with Grace's foster sister

The adoptive mother accused in the rape and murder of 14-year-old Grace Packer knew that her then-husband had sexual contact with the girl's foster sister, Lehigh County District Attorney James B. Martin said Thursday.

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Foster care system under scrutiny after deaths

An Olathe Republican lawmaker questioned the state’s foster care contractors on Thursday, seeking answers on two child deaths that drew public outrage.

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Norma Bell: Court trial hears of her fostering history

The body of Norma Bell was discovered in her home, on Westbourne road, last April. Wire cable was found around her neck, and the property was also on fire.

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Thursday, January 12, 2017

Kansas lawmaker questions foster care contractors over child deaths

An Olathe Republican lawmaker questioned the state’s foster care contractors on Thursday, seeking answers on two child deaths that drew public outrage.

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Foster carer 'killed by man who then called porn line on her phone'

A 79-year-old widow was strangled to death by a debt-ridden drug user who phoned “soft porn” chatlines while she lay dying before burning her house down, a court heard.

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Breckenridge foster father faces sex assault sentencing

A former Breckenridge foster father accused of sexually assaulting children in his care will face sentencing next month after entering a plea agreement with prosecutors.

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Man Charged With Rape Of Foster Child



A Smyrna man was arrested and charged with the rape of a foster child.

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SCOTUS turns down Indian Child Welfare Act challenge brought by foster parents of Choctaw girl

The U.S. Supreme Court declined on Monday to hear a foster family’s challenge to the adoption of their former foster daughter under the Indian Child Welfare Act.

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WATCH: Twin Sisters Separated at Birth and Adopted by Different Families Are Reunited for the First Time

There wasn’t a dry eye in the house when identical twin sisters met each other for the first time since being adopted from China by two different families when they were just newborns.

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Suit to restore gun rights to Illinois foster parents allowed to proceed

A federal judge on Tuesday gave the green light to a suit against the state of Illinois’ prohibition on foster parents from possessing functional guns in their homes.

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