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Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Georgia foster mom pleads guilty to voluntary manslaughter in death of toddler

A North Georgia foster mom pleaded guilty Monday to a charge of voluntary manslaughter.

Clara Louise Edwards faced a charge of felony murder but pleaded guilty to a lesser offense. A jury had already convicted her of first degree cruelty to children earlier this year, and on Monday Judge Ralph Van Pelt Jr. sentenced Edwards to a total of 20 years in prison for both of her charges.

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Japan Rewamps Child Welfare, Pushes for Increased Foster Care

A baby lies in a metal-bar cot drinking from a bottle perched on his pillow in a Tokyo orphanage. There’s no one to hold and feed him or offer words of comfort.

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CPS worker may face punishment for accidentally locking child in hot car

Child Protective Services is deciding Tuesday whether or not to punish one of its employees for accidentally locking a child in a hot car.

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Note: She should be punished, any real parent would be.

Man sexually abused as child suing Hancock County DHS

A Louisiana man has filed a lawsuit against the Mississippi Department of Human Services, his former foster parents and a Hancock County DHS case worker, alleging negligence after he was sexually abused as a child while in DHS custody.

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Monday, June 27, 2016

Raymond and Amelia Schwab are asking a federal judge to amend their child custody lawsuit

13 NEWS has learned Raymond and Amelia Schwab are asking a federal judge to amend their lawsuit in a child custody dispute.

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CPS worker accidentally locks child in hot vehicle

Terrifying moments for a toddler accidentally locked in a hot car by a Child Protective Services worker.

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Couple's hell over foster-care kids

A KwaZulu-Natal couple are embroiled in a desperate battle to stop social welfare officials from removing their adopted and foster children because of “untrue and subjective” allegations that they are involved in child trafficking.

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Sunday, June 26, 2016

Foster Parents Under Investigation For Abuse

Certified foster parents for dozens of children are now facing several charges for abusing their four adopted children.

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Foster parent charged with molesting children


Authorities say a Lafayette foster parent molested three children over a 12-year period.

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Anger at delay over commission into foster home abuse

A commission of investigation into abuse in a foster home in the southeast, promised by the last government, will not be established before the Dail summer recess, as the HSE has requested more time to respond to a preliminary report.

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Louisiana officials praise mom accused of whipping sons who allegedly burglarized home

A Louisiana mother accused of whipping her sons for allegedly burglarizing a home is being lauded by state officials.

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Authorities say a Lafayette foster parent molested three children over a 12-year period

Authorities say a Lafayette foster parent molested three children over a 12-year period.

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Child protection jobs to be cut as NSW government promises to fix stretched system

Almost 100 child protection jobs are forecast to be cut over the next 12 months, with abuse prevention experts questioning how the system will cope with fewer resources.

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Saturday, June 25, 2016

Arrest in alleged kidnapping a swift one

It took police 16 minutes from the time they spotted Sandra Giesbrecht to put her in handcuffs.

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Editorial: Pensacola DCF a symptom of state’s broken system

Crime reporter Kevin Robinson delivered troubling news last week that a state investigation prompted a string of high-level resignations at Pensacola’s local office of the Department of Children and Families. Robinson wrote that the probe was prompted by a whistleblower and found “among other things, that some child protective investigators were working an ‘excessive’ caseload without the proper certification.”


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Broward’s child welfare system failing, report says

Burdened with high caseloads and mired in millions of dollars in debt, the lead agency in Broward’s child welfare system is failing.

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Parents regain custody; Fewer than half got kids back this year

In the first hours, days and even weeks after their two young children were seized by the state, Matthew and Stephanie Eaker were left to process a whirlwind of emotions.

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Woman denies threats in DCF case

A Barre woman pleaded not guilty Friday to threatening Department for Children and Families workers, foster parents and police.

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Friday, June 24, 2016

Mother fails to surrender child, 3, to CPS, cops say she's on the run

An Allendale woman who was supposed to turn over her 3-year-old daughter to state child protective workers is believed to have fled West Michigan with the girl.

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Foster Father Faces Lengthy Prison Term for Molesting Young Girl

A 55-year-old foster father likely will spend the rest of his life in prison after being convicted by a Santa Maria jury Thursday of repeatedly molesting a young girl who was in his care, according to the Santa Barbara County District Attorney's Office.

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Michigan celebrates families who escaped foster care

Misty Collett measures her success in heartbeats.

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Teen wanted 'family,' but got isolated instead

A former Deerfield Township teen testified all he wanted was a “family,” but instead his adoptive parents isolated him the family’s basement.

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Barre woman charged with threatening to shoot DCF workers

A Vermont woman is facing obstruction of justice charges after police say she threatened to shoot DCF employees in Barre. That's the very same office where a DCF worker was shot and killed last year.

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Stephen Calderon gets prison after sexually abusing foster children

A former Laramie foster parent was sentenced to at least 40 years in prison Wednesday in District Court after admitting to five sex crimes related to children in his care.

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When my foster brother died, I realised the care system must change

I was abroad when I got the call. There’s been an accident, I was told. You need to come home.

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