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Thursday, August 30, 2007

Instability persists in foster care system

Instability persists in foster care system

Fewer kids have lengthy stays, but abuse rose in year's 1st half

Accused social worker remains on payroll

Another example of how they protect their own.

Accused social worker remains on payroll

The Missouri Department of Social Services said Wednesday that a social worker accused of regularly smoking marijuana with a Granby couple in their foster home remains an employee of the state at this time.

Foster Parent gets 6-10 years for child's drug death

Woman gets 6-10 years for child's drug death

A Harrisburg woman whose 4-year-old foster daughter died after overdosing on morphine pills was sentenced yesterday to 6 to 10 years in prison after an emotional sentencing hearing at which most agreed she didn't mean to hurt the child.

Adoption Bonuses: The Money Behind the Madness

Adoption Bonuses: The Money Behind the Madness
Child "protection" is one of the biggest businesses in the country. We spend $12 billion a year on it.

The money goes to tens of thousands of a) state employees, b) collateral professionals, such as lawyers, court personnel, court investigators, evaluators and guardians, judges, and c) DSS contracted vendors such as counselors, therapists, more "evaluators", junk psychologists, residential facilities, foster parents, adoptive parents, MSPCC, Big Brothers/Big Sisters, YMCA, etc. This newspaper is not big enough to list all of the people in this state who have a job, draw a paycheck, or make their profits off the kids in DSS custody.

In this article I explain the financial infrastructure that provides the motivation for DSS to take people’s children – and not give them back.

One Child’s Horror

One Child’s Horror

You go through childhood barely remembering what your mother smelled like. Since you never knew your mother, you’re moved from home to home 16 times by the age of 19 feeling you had about a hundred mothers.

In the process of being moved all over the place, you lose your brothers and sisters, a particular pair of shoes that felt just right, your absolutely most favorite cuddly, and a certain place on the inside of your last crib where you used to scratch with your fingernail to help you go to sleep.
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This is one powerful article.

Petition For The Sanctity And The Protection of Families And Children

Petition For The Sanctity And The Protection of Families And Children

The history of the present Government is a history of repeated injuries and usurpations against the inherent sovereignty of the American family, designed to undermine the authority and control of parents over their children and to deprive their children of their inherent birthright.

Protecting their own...

Grand Jury Hears Case Again, Clears Former CPS Worker

A Lubbock Grand Jury hears a case again and this time, the decision is different. Tuesday afternoon, the grand jury declined to indict former Children's Protective Services worker, William Stewart for sexual assault. Just two weeks ago, the grand jury indicted the 36-year-old for sexual assault. He was accused of drugging and raping a thirty-year-old woman. Investigators found the drug ketamine in her system.

CPS gets away with anything.

Threat to take new-born over emotional abuse

Threat to take new-born over emotional abuse

A pregnant woman has been told that her baby will be taken from her at birth because she is deemed capable of "emotional abuse", even though psychiatrists treating her say there is no evidence to suggest that she will harm her child in any way.

England Needs More Babystealers for their Forced Adoption Program

Sell your soul for 2000 pounds.

Council in cash bid to attract social workers

A COUNCIL whose social services department is the subject of “serious concerns” is considering £2,000 “golden hellos” to tempt experienced social workers to join.

Protecting Babystealers Who Screw Up!

3 counties failed boy, report says
In the starvation death of a 7-year-old boy, various county social-services departments maintained poor communication, failed to investigate a couple with whom he was placed and should have marked a January abuse report "inconclusive" instead of "unfounded."

County child-protection workers, however, did not contribute to Chandler Grafner's death despite failing to follow up when the school reported that the boy hadn't been to school before his death May 6, an official review said.

Texas suspends placements by foster-care contractor

Texas suspends placements by foster-care contractor

Agency to challenge placement suspension, says 4 incidents cited by state were exaggerated

Lies & BS

COUNTY HIGHLIGHTS SUCCESS OF JOINT LAW AND SOCIAL SERVICES PROGRAM

"Determining the safest and best outcome of a family is our number one concern,'' Department of Family Children's Services Director Norma Doctor Sparks said.

Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Tibetan Prayer Flags- Uses and Meanings

Tibetan Prayer Flags- Uses and Meanings
By: Sylvia Smelcer

Tibetan prayer flags were originally used as talismans to protect Tibetans during times of war. Originally the Bon people used prayer flags for protection, and put symbols such as the snow lion, the dragon, or a tiger on each flag. Tibetan prayer flags were eventually adopted into Tibetan Buddhism with prayers or messages of hope and peace written on each flag.

The colors of Tibetan prayer flags are significant because they symbolize each of the five elements. Blue stands for the ether, or wind element. The white flag symbolizes air, and the red flag stands for fire. The green and yellow flags symbolize water and earth, respectively. The five colors of Tibetan prayer flags represent the five directions, (North, south, east west, and center). The five prayer flags also represent the five meditation Buddhas, and the five wisdoms. The five wisdoms are compassion, harmony, wisdom of sight, kindness, and perfect wisdom.

Symbols on prayer flags include prayers for wealth, wisdom, and health, or the eight auspicious signs. Many prayer flags also depict mantras, such as the Tibetan Buddhist mantra, Om Mani Padme Hum.Prayer flags can be placed inside of a room in your house, and traditionally they were placed outside of houses as well. Around the frame of a doorway is a lovely place to display your prayer flags. The most auspicious time to hang prayer flags is during the Chinese New Year season. Prayer flags are also hung during times of great happiness, such as a birth, or times of great sadness.

Prayer flags should always be placed in a high part of your house, such as near the ceiling or between flag poles outside. Prayer flags should be hung in the right order, starting with blue from left to right. The actual hanging of your prayer flags should be a momentous occasion, and you can invite family and friends over and hang the prayer flags together. Tibetan Prayer flags above all symbolize peace and harmony with our friends and family, and with the greater universe. If you would like to learn more about prayer flags, or purchase some to hang in your special place, you can do so here.
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Sylvia Smelcer is the owner of Hinky Imports, www.hinkyimport.com. In her spare time she enjoys practicing yoga and researching meditation and Buddhism.

The Dark Heart Of England (Part 3)

The Dark Heart Of England (Part 3)

England has a secret legal process that seizes newborns from their mothers for adoption. The law gives the mothers none of the protections it grants murderers, and grievously harms mothers and kids since behavioral genetics says kids are best raised by kin.

CHIEF JUSTICE ADDRESSES ISSUE OF ACCESS

Bill on child proceedings foreseen

In January, in a report that said state social workers lied in court and falsified documents as they took children from their parents, then-state Inspector General Robert J. Benvenuti called for the General Assembly to change laws so that those particular court proceedings are now open.

Colorado DHS child fatality review

Colorado DHS child fatality review

Tuesday, August 28, 2007

The Dangers Of Overprescribed ADHD Medications

Here is a good article that I found, I am publishing it because Foster Children are medicated more often than not.

The Dangers Of Overprescribed ADHD Medications

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) has become the fastest growing diagnosed disorder among children under the age of 18. Many children in countries such as the US, New Zealand and Australia are being prescribed medications at an alarming rate. As the FDA requires ADHD drugs to carry warning labels, the overmedication of children with ADHD is becoming a real concern.

Most ADHD drugs are stimulant that contain amphetamine. Various side effects have been reported from taking these drugs. Some of them tend to suppress feelings of any kind, making children unhappy. Some are addictive and prone to substance abuse. In some cases, depression can lead to suicidal thoughts or actions.

Ritalin is a common prescription medication for ADHD in children to help them concentrate better. The side effects of Ritalin include headaches, stomach ache, insomnia, dizziness, nervousness, weight loss and even cardiac arrhythmia. The effects of long-term use are not fully known however it has been linked to abnormal brain development and stunted growth in small children.

Adderall is another ADHD drug that combines various amphetamines. The common side effects of taking Adderall include dizziness, restlessness, insomnia, headache, dry mouth and weight loss.

The potential for addiction and abuse is the biggest cause for alarm in ADHD medications. Children, particularly teens, who take these medications without the supervision of their parents and doctors are more likely to misuse and become addicted to the drugs.

There are other types of treatment for ADHD, especially for less severe cases. One alternative treatment is to make dietary changes. There are specific allergy causing foods that can trigger or add to hyperactivity such as wheat, dairy products, sugar, soy and eggs. Avoid refined carbohydrates and processed foods. The latter tend to contain preservatives, coloring and artificial flavoring which can cause further behavioral problems. A dietician can help determine a proper diet plan for children with ADHD.

Herbal remedies are also available to treat ADHD and are effective for mild to moderate cases. These remedies do not come with the side effects and possible addiction that conventional prescription medications do. Behavior therapy is beneficial as it teaches children to cope in various situations. Children that understand how to react when they are frustrated, angry or misunderstood can learn to better control their behavior.

While there is no one treatment that works for every child, the right combination of treatment options can keep the symptoms of ADHD under control. Parents should be less accepting of conventional prescription treatments and should discuss ADHD alternative treatment options with their doctor. ADHD children who are prescribed medications must be monitored to prevent addiction and substance abuse.
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Medications are the most common treatment for ADHD symptoms in children and adult. The long term effects of ADHD medications are still unknown but medical researchers warned of permanent changes to brain chemistry and behavior. Learn more about alternative treatments for ADHD at www.guidetoadhd.com/prd-adhdmed

Social worker, foster parents charged

Social worker, foster parents charged

Two foster parents and a state social worker were accused Monday of smoking marijuana on multiple occasions in the presence of children in a Newton County foster home.

Former Foster Care Mom Accused Of Abuse

Former Foster Care Mom Accused Of Abuse

A former foster care mother is accused of abusing a 3-month-old child she was looking after.

Backing mum in bid to keep child

Backing mum in bid to keep child

A PROTEST will be held in support of a pregnant mum battling to keep her unborn child.
The Child Protective mentality needs to change so that we can protect children from having their lives destroyed in Foster Care.

$800,000 abuse verdict against county, foster home

$800,000 abuse verdict against county, foster home
A state hearing officer ordered Orange County and foster parents in the Town of Wallkill to pay $800,000 in damages for sexual abuse that the boy suffered at the hands of another child in the foster home.

'Foster-care nightmare' for boys

'Foster-care nightmare' for boys

5-year-old son was forced to watch porn flicks and act out sex scenes with his 2-year-old brother.

Social worker, foster parents charged

Social worker, foster parents charged

Two foster parents and a state social worker were accused Monday of smoking marijuana on multiple occasions in the presence of children in a Newton County foster home.

Little Girl Found Dead from Severe Physical Abuse

Little Girl Found Dead from Severe Physical Abuse
A little girl was found dead from severe physical abuse, and now the eight-year-old’s adoptive parents are in jail,

It was Child Protective Services who placed this little girl with these horrible people.

Adoptive parents charged with starving child to death

Monday, August 27, 2007

Foster Parents Charged In Girl's Death

Foster Parents Charged In Girl's Death
The Gonzales County Sherrif confirmed Sunday that foster parents of an 8-year-old girl who was found dead last week were charged with injury to a child.

sounds like a Witchhunt and Chindamo the undesireable

sounds like a Witchhunt and Chindamo the undesireable

It smacks of medieaval times.. It makes me think of desperate measures to take the mother to safety and a place where the poor girl can be a mother in peace to welcome her child.

The Dark Heart Of England

In England there is this forced adoption scheme going on in an effort to meet certain numerical goals. Babies are being taken at birth, based on some personality traits of the mother such as depression etc.

The Dark Heart Of England (Part 2)

English authorities take newborn babies for adoption - this compares how their legal system treats a pregnant woman and a man arrested for murder.

Kind of like the breeding and selling of infant slaves, isn't it?

Sunday, August 26, 2007

NCCo police seek missing foster child

NCCo police seek missing foster child

I wonder why she would want to get away?
"A family is a unit composed not only of children but of men, women, an occasional animal, and the common cold."

Ogden Nash

An interesting website

Child Abuse by Child Protective Services

More use of a vague reason to remove children

More use of a vague reason to remove children

Fran Lyon is the latest parent to be told her baby will be taken away at birth because social services believe she is capable of "emotionally abusing" a child that has not yet been born.

Complaints aired about DHS foster parent guidelines

Complaints aired about DHS foster parent guidelines

guidelines that allow Department of Human Services workers to also become foster parents have led to some complaints

Stretched thin: Low pay, high stress strain Monroe's child-services caseworkers

Stretched thin: Low pay, high stress strain Monroe's child-services caseworkers
It remains to be seen if a tentative contract agreement this week between Monroe County and the union representing its Children and Youth caseworkers will be enough to retain more experienced employees, who frequently find better-paying jobs across the state line. The county counts on those employees to handle a growing and more serious case load.



A Revolving door McJob. I think that they're over paid.

Saturday, August 25, 2007

Hardin County social workers face disciplinary action

Hardin County social workers face disciplinary action

The actions result from an investigation by the inspector general for the Cabinet for Health and Family Services. The probe found that Hardin-based social workers lied in court, altered documents and mocked parents as they removed children from families.
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This sort of thing happens all the time. Most of the workers get away with it by covering their tracks behind the strict confidentiality laws.

Seven DCBS workers face discipline

Seven DCBS workers face discipline

Action follows abuse of power found by state inspector general

Only seven?

Foster Kids' Last Resort: Finding the Lost Relatives

Foster Kids' Last Resort:
Finding the Lost Relatives


He was on multiple psychiatric drugs, had long been suicidal, was often defiant and disruptive and displayed hopelessness.

Lost record!

Lost record shakes up custody case

They can't even keep track of their own paperwork.

For the love of a child

Richmond mother outraged about abuse of children

Johnson’s girls — now ages 5, 6 and 8 — were adopted in April 2006 by a Danville woman after Johnson and the girls’ father’s parental rights were severed by the state Cabinet for Families and Children. The adoptive mother, Patricia Anne Harris, 54, now is facing nine counts of criminal abuse, two counts of first-degree sodomy and one count of having a first-degree unlawful transaction with a minor allegedly for abusing the children.

Leader In Foster Care Accused Of Sexually Abusing Children

Leader In Foster Care Accused Of Sexually Abusing Children

A foster parent is accused of sexually abusing children.

Foster parent accused of sexual battery

Foster parent accused of sexual battery

A foster parent already jailed on child porn charges was accused of photographing himself involved in sex acts with a 2-year-old girl under his care, authorities said.



How is it that they are protecting children by putting them into much worse situations?

Foster Parents Accused Of Abusing Toddler

Foster Parents Accused Of Abusing Toddler

his wife, who visited their children several times, had the pictures to prove what they were telling social services was true -- that the kids were being hurt by their foster parents. But the children still weren't removed until the boy was taken away in an ambulance on Monday.

Report: Child Protective Services

Report: Child Protective Services

"CPS is part of a $14. billion dollar a year, tax payer fueled, child abuse industrial complex which provides jobs for caseworkers, judges, lawyers, bailiffs, various court personnel, psychotherapists, foster homes, pharmaceutical vendors and a host of others. CPS routinely employs unconstitutional actions, fraud, extortion, deceit, kidnapping, and conspiracy in an ongoing criminal enterprise designed to cheat the public and destroy the families of the United States of America for profit."

Parents victimized by children's protective services

Parents victimized by children's protective services

"Many CPS workers had been trained in dangerous methods of child interrogation. They had been taught to ask direct, repeated questions of young children. Only in recent years have child psychologists realized that this method is very likely to generate disclosures of events that never happened. further, this technique can unknowingly implant false memories of sexual abuse in children's minds."

Westman: Dept. of Family Resources is needed

Westman: Dept. of Family Resources is needed

"Public opinion and state policies are child-centered. We focus on children as if they are free-standing persons, not as members of families."

Man To Undergo Surgery With Hopes Of Becoming Adoptive Parent

Child Protective says he's too fat to be a good parent.

Man To Undergo Surgery With Hopes Of Becoming Adoptive Parent

Gary Stocklaufer, 34, is just over 550 pounds and not fit, according to a family court in Missouri, to adopt a child.

Fears over 'unjust adoption rise'

Fears over 'unjust adoption rise'
The number of parents who say children have been taken away unjustly and adopted has risen, campaigners claim.

A BBC investigation was told of more than 100 cases where children may have been put up for adoption without sufficient evidence of wrongdoing.

How much is your child worth?

Guilty of child abuse! (Well, our version.)

Guilty of child abuse! (Well, our version.)

A robotic official orders the sobbing mother to stay in the hospital until his colleagues come to remove her new baby. He refuses her desperate pleas to be monitored with the baby at home. He explains in the tones of a traffic warden the inconvenience of delivering her breast milk. He then lets drop an astonishing admission: that Calderdale Council is pursuing a court order despite there being “no immediate risk to your child from yourselves”.

Former foster parent returns to Anderson to face 12 criminal charges

Former foster parent returns to Anderson to face 12 criminal charges
Calvin Lamar Jeffers, 53, of Arizona and formerly from Anderson, had been at large since 2002 after warrants were issued, accusing him of abusing foster children between 1997 and 2000.

$1M Bond For Foster Parent Accused Of Molesting Female Relative, Her Friends

$1M Bond For Foster Parent Accused Of Molesting Female Relative, Her Friends

A Lincoln Heights foster father could spend a century in prison, after being charged with sexually molesting an under-age female relative and several of her friends.

Foster Parent Indicted on Teen Rape Charges

Foster families to get raise in compensation

Foster families to get raise in compensation

Texas foster parents will get a slight raise Sept. 1, but neither the state nor parents expect the 4.3 percent bump alone to fuel a dramatic increase in foster family recruitments.

Instead, officials say the increase is just one of the tools they're using to try to expand capacity in the foster care system.

They want more kids.

Thursday, August 23, 2007

Raynard Price "Ask A Foster Parent Anything- Destroying Kids



This video is a must see! Listen to children and youth. We must also look at how we are destroying these children emotionally. We want them to be great in school, relationships, jobs and good citizens. We damage them before they get a chance to do so. We shut them down emotionally and put them on medication and then claim we are not addressing their mental health when we are in fact the "cause."

Dr. Shirley Moore: Court Corruption: Parts 1 and 2



Protest at 'false' adoption [05.06.07]

Parents who claim their children were falsely taken into care have been protesting in Sheffield.



It's a world wide problem.

FASSIT CHILDRENS RIGHTS DEMO

Childrens rights demo at Royal courts of justice London 14 March 2007
Many more videos at
International Mens Organisation

Forced Adoptions in Britain

Forced Adoptions in Britain



This video clip details Tammy and her mothers story of forced adoption and how lives are ruined by the secretive Family Courts and inept Social Services.

Advertisement for the Texas Baby Market!

Here is some propaganda used to recruit foster parents and perspective adoptive families.



Remember not all children in foster care should be there. Child Protective Services destroys lives. The children who don't end up in a foster home, end up institutionalized, in group homes, or on the street.

Foster father accused of assaulting girls in his care

Foster father accused of assaulting girls in his care
Children were often placed in his home in their most desperate time of need. Now, a foster home father from Lake Jackson is accused of sexually abusing the children in his care.

he molested an Oregon boy he was attempting to adopt

REDWOOD CITY: MAN WHO ALLEGEDLY MOLESTED 9-YEAR-OLD TO STAND TRIAL

A San Mateo Superior Court judge today ordered a San Mateo man to stand trial on charges he molested an Oregon boy he was attempting to adopt and then, after the boy was removed from his care, tried tracking him with a hidden Global Positioning System device, according to the San Mateo County District Attorney's Office.

Son in abuse case may be charged

Son in abuse case may be charged
Some of the adopted children say he took part in abusing them.

CPS wants your kids in daycare with people required to report you.

Agency warns of dangers of unlicensed child care


That way they keep your kids with mandated reporters. Soon they'll take your kids away for hiring a babysitter out of high school. Yes liscenced daycares are typically safer then unliscenced, but not from Child Protective Workers.

However, it's not much safer then anything else....

Childcare worker arrested on suspicion of molesting girls

or

Day-care owner accused of indecency with boy

Most daycare centers are safe. Not from CPS though.

Arizona wants to take your baby away!

State trend: CPS removing more children from homes

In the state of Arizona, the number of children being removed from homes by Child Protective Services is increasing several times faster than the number of new cases.

Move out now. It looks like Arizona is the state to watch.

CPS is removing more kids; gov.: Statistics irrelevant

Gov. Janet Napolitano said "the statistics are irrelevant"
Gov. Janet Napolitano said "err on the side of protecting children."
Gov. Janet Napolitano is a babystealer's best friend.

Advocate: Open CPS to scrutiny

State urged to make court records public and cut use of foster care

A national advocate for child- welfare reform is pushing for more openness in Child Protective Services cases in Arizona as part of a package of reform recommendations aimed at reducing the system's reliance on foster care.

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Open CPS to scrutiny

Advocate: Open CPS to scrutiny

State urged to make court records public and cut use of foster care

Ignoring the obvious

Ignoring the obvious


Among children in foster care, minorities are in the majority. Disproportionate numbers of black and Hispanic households are referred to foster-care officials, are investigated for abuse and have complaints against them upheld by investigators.

Arizona appears poised to repeat CPS mistakes

Arizona appears poised to repeat CPS mistakes

the governor told CPS workers to: "Err on the side of protecting the child, and we'll sort it out later."
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More problems for Arizona

A child care group today assailed Arizona’s child welfare system, saying it is in a “state of perennial panic.”

Group: Child welfare system hobbled by 'left-right' stalemate

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Child-removal policy is criticized
Arizona is removing too many neglected children from their homes, a national critic of child welfare policies contends.

"The state’s child welfare system has needlessly taken poor children away from their families"

Critics want CPS records open to public

So do I. Lets subject them to checks and balances like other government institutions are.

More about Child Protective Supervisors

Tussle, tussle, boil and fussle over DSHS
"I have spoken privately with many CPS employees who describe their management as a web of cronies and relatives whose goals are big promotions and fat retirements - not protecting our children."

Family wishes for an apology

Family wishes for an apology
Couple still angry about when children were taken from them

Judge orders Michigan to release documents in foster care case

Judge orders Michigan to release documents in foster care case
"The court's ruling today tells the state that it cannot hide behind confidentiality laws designed to protect children in order to shield itself from public scrutiny," said Sara Bartosz, attorney for the group.

Man gets 22 years in prison for beating foster child to death

Man gets 22 years in prison for beating foster child to death
"You volunteered for this job and were paid to protect these children," District Attorney Steve Bauer told Marquardt during the sentencing proceeding. "Unlike a biological father, you had a lot of resources. You could have said ultimately that you had enough and didn't want the kids anymore and Social Services would have been out there that day and the kids would have been gone."

Attention Smokers! - Child Protective is coming after you!

Recognizing the risks of secondhand smoke

"while it may be counterintuitive, a persuasive argument can be made that, under existing child protective laws, parents who subject their children to secondhand smoke are guilty of neglect and, in some instances, even abuse."

Monday, August 20, 2007

Critics call for CPS changes

Critics call for CPS changes
PHOENIX - Critics have called for sweeping changes in state Child Protective Services, including more transparency and a reduced emphasis on pulling children from homes after reports of abuse or neglect.

Foster Care Computer Glitch could 'lose' kids

Foster Care Computer Glitch could 'lose' kids

A new centralized computer system designed to keep Ohio's abused and neglected children safer is so full of glitches that child-welfare advocates worry it could cause caseworkers to lose track of foster children.


Can't Get IT Right for Vulnerable Kids

Mom's discipline not abuse, Isle judges rule

Mom's discipline not abuse, Isle judges rule

The Hawai'i Supreme Court issued a major ruling last week on the question: At what point does the use of corporal punishment cross the line to criminal child abuse?

Sunday, August 19, 2007

Parents against forced adoption



Stop the injustice of the family courts, stop the purgery happening on a daily basis. Stop the removal of children from families that want to care for thier offspring families together help each other, stop taking away childrens rights, every child wants to know its natural family loved them, give them a chance to know.

The Big Issue
by Laura Armstrong
May 21 2007

A investigation, conducted by a Cross Part Group of MP's on social services guidelines

An MP's survey of guidelines that are allegedly routinely used to remove children from their mothers is expected to conclude this summer that the guidelines are "irresponsible and ridiculous".

The investigation, conducted by a Cross Part Group via questionnaires being sent out to groups including social workers and parents, was prompted by serious concerns amongst MPs over miscarriages of justice in the closed courts system.

Worried politicians fear that hundreds of children have been wrongfully removed from their families as a result of the flawed Department of Skills and Education (formerly Department of Health) guidelines that social services use to determine whether or not a parent is abusive.

According to campaigners, the guidelines say signs of abuse may include anything from speaking harshly to even helping with homework.

Stress or tiredness may also be read as indications of psychological difficulties-leaving parents vulnerable to accusations of" emotional harm".

The MPs are particularly interested in the effects of the guidelines regarding Munchausen's Syndrome By Proxy (MSBP), also known as Fabricated or Induced Illness (FII). MSBP-type instances can occur when parents of children with genuine medical conditions are suspected instead of feigning or inducing their children's problems.

MPs believe that current legislation makes this a rare disorder dangerously easy to misdiagnose, and plan to expose the problem by revealing exactly how many parents have been labelled as having this condition.

Chaired by Doctor Richard Taylor, other MP's believed to be involved including John Cruddas, Damien Green and Earl Howe.

One member of the group, John Hemmings, feels so strongly about the cause that he has campaigned along side many of the parents affected. Refusing to adopt a 'softly softly approach,

Hemmings determination to speak out has angered several local councils, many of which have threatened him with imprisonment.

He said ; "A lot of things are very badly wrong with the guidelines , and have been recognized as badly wrong. This is a systematic problem rather than just a few bad apples. Mistakes keep happening that are allowed and even encouraged.

"I'm in favour of a complete rehash of the system. I think that the idea of a child being taken away from their parents because they come into contact with a dog is, quite frankly, testing the boundaries of sanity. And yet, unless people speak out, nothing will be changed and the guidelines will remain in place."

The committee will report on its conclusions this summer. MPs are hoping that this will encourage the government to scrap overzealous guidelines, replacing them with legislation geared towards keeping families together.

A spokesperson for the Cross Party Group said; These guidelines mean that any child with special needs could become a subject of aggressive and misconceived investigation. They mean that once a child is referred to the social services, there are limitless reasons to keep them there and break up the family.

"The mistake has happened in the quest for perfection. No concern is too small to be taken seriously, and consequently almost anything can be taken as MSBP or FII-including the vague possibility of future emotional harm".

The spokesperson continued:
"The survey is taking place because there are substantial professional concerns about the way that social services apply these guidelines, and the potential for serious harm. So far our questionnaires have reflected and supported this. It appears that the guidelines are really a tool for social services to get their teeth into a family and hack it to pieces.

"The proper outcome for the survey would be a complete with-drawal of these guidelines, and this is what we are hoping for.

Otherwise the same rules will just be marched on for the next 50 years".

This investigation is fully supported by campaigners such as Linda McDermott, who lost her child two years ago following accusations of emotional harm.

Ignoring medical records that show her son to be asthmatic, the court ruled that McDermott had been poisoning him with inhalers and was therefore an unfit parent.

Robert (not his real name)-who also has leukaemia-was placed in care and now sees his mother for a maximum of one and a half hours every month. McDermott has since committed herself to counselling women in a similar position, and plans to set up her own helpline in the future.

"I see hundreds of women who have lost their children and been through hell", she said. Desperate mothers who are not allowed to send their kids birthday cards because they've been accused of emotional harm. They're not violent or abusive- they're just ordinary women who feel cheated and helpless. All they want is access to their children, but they're denied it for reasons that are completely invalid.

"I have met parents who have lost their children because they've had nappy rash, or because they've banged their legs in the bath. One woman lost custody of her children because her daughter developed a bad cough that made it difficult for her to breathe.

"We want to put an end to cases like this, and that is why we campaign and protest. The MPs' survey should make it clear exactly how many women have had children taken from them for almost no reason at all -- for the first time, these women will have some kind of voice."

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Another woman campaigning for change is Yvonne Coulter. Her baby daughter Tammy mother and daughter now pictured left) was taken away from her after bruises gained falling out of a high chair were interpreted as signs of abuse. Over the next three years it was proved beyond doubt that Coulter was a good and loving mother- but by the time the case came to court, the judge followed social services' advice to leave Tammy with her adopted parents, because Yvonne would "be a stranger to her". Seventeen years later, however , Tammy managed to track down her mother via a Genes Reunited website and the pair met again. Tammy now lives with her mother and brother Cameron, and together they are working to open up the secretive family courts system that they say allowed this to happen. Yvonne said:

"The experience was completely devastating- it ripped my life apart. I was completely alone and I had no one to turn to because I had no idea that this was happening to other's too."

"Now I am seeking legal action against the courts, because I can never replace the years that I lost with Tammy. I have also set up a website offering support for people in similar situations, which has received 79,000 hits this year. (http://www.unity-injustice.co.uk/)

"Many of these people have had their lives completely ruined and something needs to be done to protect others from suffering in the same way that they have. The more people know what a horrendous mess the social services are in the better".

Ian Johnstone, chief executive of the British Association Of Social Workers, was scathing about the MPs' stance. "It's not responsible for politicians to say such things. Social workers have a very difficult job to do and they take decisions as part of a group of health professionals.

I don't see them as over-zealous-they're just doing their job".

Your Child and the Foster Care System

Imagine being a small child, lying in your bed and suddenly strangers come and take you out of a sound sleep. The last thing you see as you exit the house is your hysterical mother who is being held back by the police, screaming at the top of her lungs, “Please don’t take my baby away!” You are then put into the back of a car while kicking and screaming for your mother and taken to live with people who you have never met before.

Not all child removals initiated by Child Protective Services are that dramatic, especially if the child is taken from their school or daycare. But when a small child is removed from the home, often times it’s done in the middle of the night. A social worker comes knocking on the door accompanied by the police. The parents are in a state of confusion and hysterics and the child is taken away and placed in the foster care system.

The process of being removed from the home by Child Protective Services can be a traumatic experience for any child. It can have a lasting effect resulting in various psychological disorders such as Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Social Anxiety Disorder and severe Depression, although that part of it is usually swept under the rug or blamed on the parents.

So, what could be worse then that? How about being caught up in the foster care system? Usually the child will be placed in a temporary foster home and then bounced from home to home every few months until they exit the foster care system. A high percentage of foster children are diagnosed with various mental disorders, most commonly ADHD and Depression. If the child is diagnosed with any of these they are sure to be medicated for it, often quite heavily.

Exiting the foster care system happens in various ways. A child can be reunited with their parents for example, or they can be adopted out. Some children are placed with other relatives, although this is too rare of an occurrence. Many exit the foster care system by turning 18, a process known as “aging out.” When a child ages out of the system, it is typically with no emotional or financial support. They’re suddenly on their own without the ability to take care of themselves. Many who age out of the system end up homeless or in jail within the first year of being emancipated.

Most children who age out of the system do so because they are not adoptable. This is often due to the child’s age or special needs. Very few perspective parents want to adopt a child with special needs, and most don’t want to adopt older children who come with the heavy emotional baggage that life in the foster care system places on children. So a family becomes an unrealistic dream for many children caught up in the system.

If a child’s special needs are too severe, they may not even be able to live in a foster home. These children will instead be placed in group homes staffed by trained workers and simply medicated and controlled until they turn 18.

Would You Want Your Children Bonding With Strangers?

I think that most foster parents are genuinely in it with nothing but the best of intentions. However, there is a fine line here that needs to be mentioned. What is the difference between good intention and self-righteous hypocracy?

This morning, while bouncing around the internet, I came across a blog article entitled, Should Foster Parents Bond With Their Foster Children? This woman wants to bond with the children who come to stay with her for a short time.

I was personally sickened by this whole blog. It is about as anti-birth parent as it gets. Not every child who is put into the foster care system is due to abuse. Some parents are easy targets because they simply can’t afford an expensive attorney. Some may have comitted a crime that had nothing to do with abusing the child, but because they are in jail, the kids end up in foster care. I am only mentioning it because change is needed, not only a change in the system but a change in the whole mentality that justifies its existence.

I left a comment on this post. However the foster parent who wrote this will probably moderate it out, so I decided to post it here:
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I'm sorry, but I must disagree. If you are a short term placement, bonding would only hurt the child at the time they are moved. A child who comes to you traumatized from abuse and a removal from their home wants love, safety, and compassion, but they also want and desperately need stability. They stay with you for a couple months, start to settle in, start to trust you, start to feel comfortable, and wam it's time for them to move on.

Children who are in multiple placements over a period of time tend to develop attachment disorders because they know that they're just going to be moved again.

Children who are new to the system have no clue as to what they're in for. For a small child, a couple of months can be an eternity. The child will naturally want to bond with you, but if you know that you're a short term placement, then you should do whatever you can to prepare them for that reality. If that child has bonded with you, they will relive the trauma when it's time for them to move on.

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I guess they can't handle the truth.

"Most of the time, I was taking their kids away for no good reason" --A New York City CPS worker.

"Most of the time, I was taking their kids away for no good reason" --A New York City CPS worker.

Amy Pagnozzi, "HRA Insider: I Took Kids From Parents For No Good Reason," New York Post, February 4, 1991, p.7

Source

HOW CHILD PROTECTIVE SERVICES WORKS

This is sadly truthful.

Saturday, August 18, 2007

Woman charges with abusing adopted children

Woman charges with abusing adopted children

A central Kentucky woman has pleaded not guilty to charges that she physically and sexually abused three young girls she adopted after serving as their foster parent.

DSHS mismanagement hurts kids

DSHS mismanagement hurts kids; we must break it up now

Children under Child Protective Services' supervision have been beaten, tortured, starved and even killed - despite repeated warnings from teachers, neighbors and law enforcement officers.

2nd lawsuit filed against CPS in toddler death case

2nd lawsuit filed against CPS in toddler death case
FORT WORTH — A second lawsuit has been filed over the death of toddler who died two years ago while in the car of a foster parent.
If you have ever been visited by a Child Protective Worker, chances are your being visited by a very young, newly graduated, bachelor’s level social worker with no life experience or kids of their own. Many child protective workers are very new to the field of social work and although they go into it with nothing but the best of intentions, the stressful nature of the job will soon take its effect. Often, DCF or CPS or whatever it’s called in your state will send out interns who haven’t even graduated yet to assess what can be considered very serious situations.

These inexperienced workers are sent out to collect information speak to children and families and look for various signs of abuse or neglect. As a result, mistakes are made. Children who are not in any imminent threat of harm are removed and put into the foster care system, and children who are in serious danger are left there often times resulting in the death of a child. In the event of the death of a child, there is usually a public outcry against Child Protective. “More should have been done to protect that child!” The workers then have to step up their efforts to protect children. This results in more parents being investigated and more mistakes being made.

Friday, August 17, 2007

Human services' inspector general calling it quits

Human services' inspector general calling it quits

"Perry is killing the messenger. Mr. Flood did a great job of showing that HHS (health and human services) in Texas is a wreck. Now he's getting fired for telling the truth," said Sen. Eliot Shapleigh, D-El Paso, Senate Health and Human Services Committee member."

Payne kids' mother seeks $12 million in their deaths

Payne kids' mother seeks $12 million in their deaths

Foster mom tells tale of death


Foster mom tells tale of death

She came before a state task force to plead for better child protection.


"We get no prior knowledge of our child," Wilson said. "They're just thrown into our home."

More ACS kids tied to HIV drug trials

"The number of foster care children with HIV who may have been steered into experimental drug trials has hit 714 - 54% higher than city officials had first estimated, the Vera Institute of Justice revealed this week."

More ACS kids tied to HIV drug trials

Senate holds 2nd hearing on DCYF

"New York group, Children’s Rights, claims systemic breakdowns at the child-welfare agency that has caused alleged widespread physical and mental abuse among the 3,000 children in state care."

Senate holds 2nd hearing on DCYF
Foster kids suffer at release, bar says
System leaves many without necessary support network, skills

"Each year, more than 20,000 U.S. teenagers turn 18 and leave the foster care system, including 4,000 in California."

"These young people become like instant orphans," said Karen Mathis, president of the American Bar Association and founder of its Commission on Youth at Risk. "They can't go back home, and they're entering a world as adults without the skills they need to live. And the results can be horrendous."
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This process is called aging out of the system.

Thursday, August 16, 2007

When A Child Protective Worker Shows Up At Your Door - Keep Your Mouth Shut!

Many states have made it a requirement to promptly investigate any and all reports of child abuse or neglect. The states have set up hotlines where neighbors can call to make anonymous reports. This results in thousands of reports every year. However, most reports of child abuse and neglect are found to be unsubstantiated. Therefore thousands of innocent parents are put through a Child Protective investigation without just cause under the social belief that “Protecting the child is more important then protecting the integrity and privacy and Constitutional Rights of the family.”

When a Social Worker shows up at the door, the parent is usually coerced into giving up their constitutional rights, especially in regards to the 4th and 14th amendments. The worker will talk their way into the home and begin snooping around, looking for and making note of any imperfection in the condition of the family or the home. Often times they will show up at the child’s daycare or school, the parent will then get a phone call from a social worker asking for permission to speak with the child regarding a report that they received. If the parent refuses, the worker is trained in ways to handle such rejections. Often they will say, “If you cooperate, it will look better for you in court… If it goes that far.” However, if there is no reason for it to go that far then it could be in the best interest of the family or the child to refuse to submit to the investigation.

When a parent submits to an investigation, they are then put through the ringer. They will be asked to sign releases of information so that the social worker may speak with the child’s teachers, doctors or any other professional service provider. These service providers will then be asked probing questions. They put the parents through a line of questioning and may even request that the parents submit to a drug screening. What’s your home life like? How do you discipline your children? They will open refrigerators and closed doors. They will look in closets.

All of this is done with the parents consent.

It is also a fact that corruption in the system runs deep and could easily be proved if not for the confidentiality laws which are in place to protect the privacy of the families and children who are brought to their attention. These laws also protect the agencies in charge of Child Protection from lawsuits for violating constitutional rights. Children who are interviewed by workers are easily manipulated to give the answers that the worker will be seeking. The parent does have the right to have a lawyer present during the questioning of the child but the worker will want to speak with the child alone, claiming that they are trained to do so.

The one thing that a Child Protective worker will not do is honestly explain your legal rights in this situation. They come to your door with an agenda and protecting the rights or integrity of the family is not one of them. What most parents don’t understand is that the same rights apply in a child protective investigation as in any criminal investigation. And it is the responsibility of the parent to protect their own rights. In other words, they need a parent’s permission to enter the home or speak with the child. If permission is not granted, then they must obtain a court order. In order to be granted a court order there must be probable cause. An anonymous report is not enough to be considered probable cause, however a report from a mandated reporter such as a professional service provider is. The reason is that a mandated reporter can be brought into court as a witness. An anonymous report typically can’t be followed up on.

A child protective worker will also not read you your Miranda Rights. In fact many parents both willingly and unknowingly give up these rights. This is done in an effort to appear cooperative. However anything you say can and will be used against you in a court of law. I asked a friend of mine, who is an attorney; “If you could give one great piece of advice to any parent when a Child Protective Worker shows up at the door, what would it be.”

She replied, “Keep your mouth shut.” She then went on to say that most children who are removed and put into the foster care system or most cases that are opened are due to what was said during the initial interview, not what was said in an anonymous report.

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

many youth in foster care end up living on the streets and die tragic deaths

Fatal failings at ACS

Fatal failings at ACS

"The 11 deaths and one near-death from October 2005 to July 2006 documented in the report followed a shocking pattern of incompetence and carelessness."

How accountable will DSHS hold itself?

How accountable will DSHS hold itself?

They'll find a way to sweep it under the rug, or use the excuse of their confidentiality laws. Either way, they'll get away with it.

Foster dad gets 4 years for sexual exploitation

Foster dad gets 4 years for sexual exploitation

According to court records, Fabregas was investigated 26 times by Child Protective Services for possible sexual or physical abuse.

Foster Father Sentenced In Sexual Abuse Case

A department trusted with children's lives can't even be trusted with office supplies.

Come on this system is corrupt all the way around. They hire incompetents for every job level available. They havent been worried about the children for years all they can do is waist money.

http://www.dailybreeze.com/opinion/articles/9119151.html

Sunday, August 12, 2007

Another Dead Foster Child



I know that the system failed and I’m sorry for that, and I take responsibility for that,” DSHS Secretary Robin Arnold-Williams said Thursday in Tacoma.
Another Dead Foster Child
What will happen if Child Protective decides to ramp up preventitave measures? "Better to be safe then sorry?"

Many more children who do not need protection will be removed, placed in foster care, abused and killed.

The neglect at ACS

Instead, after an 18-month review, the New York City Department of Investigation (DOI) found that ACS staff had made false entries and conducted careless and incomplete investigations approved by supervisors.

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Abused Baby's Family: DCS Ignored Our Warnings About Violent Dad

Those who need protection don't get it. Those who don't need protection do.

Click Here

Saturday, August 11, 2007

Bloomberg Defends Commissioner Despite Report on Child Deaths

"The Department of Investigation report outlined a troubling pattern of lying, incompetence, carelessness, ill-trained caseworkers."

That's an understatement!

Thursday, August 09, 2007

AUPE Local 6 Chair comments on death of foster child

The State loves to hide behind that confidentiality laws that protect DHS files.

They claim it's to protect the dignity of the children and the families, but believe me, the only one being protected by those laws is the state.

Emancipated Foster Youth Face Stiff Challenges

Emancipated Foster Youth Face Stiff Challenges

Much of this could be prevented with a little family support.

Adoptive Mom Accused of Abusing, Starving Foster Kids for Decades

Adoptive Mom Accused of Abusing, Starving Foster Kids for Decades

enough said.

State system creates too many orphans

You see, what these hero's are responsible for? Destroying the lives of children. Children who grow up with no families. Children who grow up without love. Children who grow up all messed up in the heads.

State system creates too many orphans

Former Foster Father Accused Of Sexually Abusing Kids

Let the biological parents have at this guy.

Former Foster Father Accused Of Sexually Abusing Kids

If you can't afford thousands for lawyers, this could easily happen to you.

Tuesday, August 07, 2007

Foster Kids Want Out

Boys Removed From Home Petition Court to Leave Foster Care


Why do so many foster children run away from their placements?

FOSTER CARE FINDING A PERMANENT SOLUTION

The average time a child spends in foster care is three years. The average number of foster homes a child lives in is six. That means that a child in foster care moves, on average, every six months. They usually don't finish an entire year in one school.

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Statistics

Here are some interesting Foster Care Statistics for you.

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Florida DCF is Screwing Up Big Time

DCF Official Outraged At Alleged Foster Home Rape

Foster Care System Flawed

It's amazing how it takes a "study" to figure this out. Watch the wording.

"Abused or neglected children." That's what CPS, DCF, or whatever it's called in your state does. Abuses and neglects the kids in it's care. So here's an article about about the flaws of Florida's Foster Care System. Children in foster care denied medical an mental health treatment.... Shameful.

Study: Foster care system flawed

Particularly, watch the wording on how children with mental health issues need and are being denied treatment, and remember that foster children are often medicated regardless of need. It is my theory that they are often used as lab rats. Every aspect of their lives is monitored in group homes so there are tons of secret records. They are used to test the long term effects of psychiatric medications on children. Family ties have been cut off, so there is nobody there to protect the children from this.

Although this article picks at some of the flaws of the Child Protective System in one state, these problems are similar in other states. This article uses wording as a propaganda tactic. Propaganda is used to sway public opinion. We all believe that "It shouldn't hurt to be a child," but what's worse, a spanking or being ripped away from your family in the middle of the night, bounced from home to home placed with strangers who don't love you and forced to take little pills to keep you subdued?

It all comes down to nature vs. nurture. Kids who grow up without loving families tend to do stuff like this Click Here! at much higher rates than those with loving families.

What About Foster Children Who Grow Up?

For foster children, life as an adult is more difficult then most. Here is an article about how the heroic Foster Care System destroys lives.

When kids who grow up in foster care "become adults," they’re more likely than their peers with family support to be homeless, get in trouble with the law and suffer from substance abuse or mental health problems.

Many children in the foster care system were rescued from happy loving homes.

Monday, August 06, 2007

After two years this is what DCF did to the children.

DCF: Jeb Bush's Legacy - Pastor Bruce Bendt -Child Abuse CP

This is interesting.

Court fight over Mich. foster care system set for Tuesday

Every time a caseworker messes up, some new rule is created.

Every time a caseworker messes up, some new rule is created.

Children who need protection are often denied protection.

Children who don't need protection are often taken into the system anyway.

This child was denied protection.

Caseworkers will now be more likely to utilize one of their favorite tactical excuses, "Better to be safe then sorry," meaning that they will remove several more children from their homes, who otherwise wouldn't have been, due to the possibility that something could happen, to prevent another public out-cry against them. This is done for appearances. Makes them look like they're doing something.

It's a vicious cycle. Many of these stories are swept under the rug, they rarely make the news papers. If they did, there would be a nation wide public out-cry against it. This is why confidentiality laws are so important. These laws enable a corrupt system to cover their tracks.

All I'm saying here is that Child Protective Services or whatever it's called in your state or country, needs to be subjected to the same checks and balances that other government institutions and agencies are subjected to. This will ensure fairness in the system, will prevent abuse of power, and you would know where all of this money is going.

Foster Parents can be predators too

A mentally retarded foster child ends up pregnant, the dad is the foster father.

Earlier this year, the Department of Children and Families settled a lawsuit brought against the agency by guardians for Pierreisna Archille for $1.3 million. The lawsuit alleged DCF ignored repeated allegations of abuse brought by Pierreisna’s sister, Darlene Achille, against their foster father before Pierreisna ended up pregnant.

Money for Foster Parents

Ever wonder how much a foster parent makes for each kid in the home?

Click Here to find out.

Please don't believe for a second that all foster parents are in it for the sake of the children. Many are in it for the money. And don't forget that rates increase when the child is considered "Special Needs."

Most foster children are considered special needs.

State Child Protective Services makes reforms

State Child Protective Services makes reforms

This article talks about new laws that give corrupt Child Protective Workers even more power to "Protect Children"

Alexis Lexi Board

Alexis Lexi Board
Killed by a caregiver after being removed from her mother. She died at Children's Hospital Medical Center May 6. Her age was 14 months.

More on Lexi

Sunday, August 05, 2007

Burying the CPS story

A comment by a newspaper reader

Burying the CPS story

CYF sworn to secrecy in child welfare cases

They can't talk when they should???

CYF sworn to secrecy in child welfare cases

They should be forced to make their screw-ups public.

Oh I forgot, that is how they get away with it.

Judge seals man’s records

Judge seals man’s records
Adoptive parents fight legal battles

Keeping them public would also protect the child by keeping the system subject to checks and balances.

Fired Workers

Here we have the good old double standard. The view of workers not doing enough to protect children.

Child protection workers lose jobs

When are they going to start being fired for corruption, purgery, destroying families, violation of the 4th and 14th amendments of the United States constitution, unnecessary medicating of children, child endangerment (by placing them in abusive foster homes) etc.

Not until enough of you people realize that this is all about money. Child protection is the face of a massive money making scheme which is covered up by the confidentiality laws.

So more workers need to be fired. The system needs to be fixed. Children need to be protected. I would never suggest otherwise. All I'm saying is that the system currently in place is overrun with corruption.

Friday, August 03, 2007

SV FRYTOWN PARALEGAL SUES LOCAL, STATE GOVT FOR $50 MILLION

Says false accusations, bungled investigation led to harassment, Sex Predators listing - Federal Court action names AZ AG Goddard, DES' Child Protective Services, County Attorney Rheinheimer, Sheriff Dever, CPS Agents Closson, Pulich, CCSO Officer R.B. Comacho - By David M Morgan

James P Nord, of N Canyon Dr, Sierra Vista (Fry Township), has filed suit against several Cochise County and State of Arizona employees and officials, in official and personal capacities, and demands $50 million in compensation related to false charges of sexual molestation of a child.

The U.S. District Court action claims violations of Nord's civil rights, libel and slander. He alleges that on Feb 28, 2006 Cochise County Sheriff's officer R.B. Comacho used the ruse of an animal control violation to enter his home as a part of a scheme involving others setting up Nord to be investigated for sexually molesting a child, allegations Nord says are absurd and unfounded. The complaint says that Comacho never filed a report, and that there is no record of dispatching the officer.

Foster Children Booted Out Of The System!

I'll never understand how they can do this to a child.

The 'Emancipation' of Foster Youth

CPS home removals decrease; critics question accountability

CPS home removals decrease; critics question accountability

Wednesday, August 01, 2007

Children held against their will by MCFD

3 sisters taken out of the blue from their home, separated, isolated, interrogated for months, lied to by the police and social workers. The girls call it jail. They want to see each other more, see their friends, and go home. But BC MCFD have their best interests at heart by antagonizing them to hate the system they have been thrown into. They are not allowed to talk about any thing that happens to them in foster care no matter how outrageous or abusive. If they really have our children's best interests at heart what is BC MCFD trying to hide by not letting the children be allowed to speak out about their feelings and thoughts.
http://www.abusive-ministry.ca/ Sign on and tell your story.

Families torn apart

Parents with learning difficulties are having their children taken into care because officials say they are too intellectually slow to cope, an ITV News investigation has found.



It's a world wide problem.

DCF: Jeb Bush's Legacy - Susette - Child Abuse

Father trips over a cord and falls on child and breaks the child's leg, all the children are taken away by DCF and the husband put in prison. The case plan was completed by the mother as ordered by the State, but Judge Marion Fleming gave as a reason "you didn't learn anything", so she cannot get her children back. Her new daughter, born July 22nd, was taken from the mother as soon as she was born. DCF said her children would be taken for adoption "because they were blond hair and blue eyes and they would go quick." (more)

A childrens prison also known as a contact centre

Social services have a child in foster care for 'at risk of emotional harm'.He was once a normal boy who enjoyed life and being with his mum and dad who apart from having their difficulties in their marriage were eventually teared apart by social services and the family court.Here is another video of the little boy who regulary attacks social and contact workers because he wants to go home with his mum.They restrain him and still will not admit to causing my son 'actual emotional harm'. Who are the child abusers?

Family Terrorised by Welfare and Police

This is tame compaired from what I've heard about removals of children from their homes.

They're making it easy to report you!

I would think that calling the police would be a good thing to do if you need a quick response to a child abuse aligation. But your tax dollars are making it easy for your angry neighbor to report you.

Child Abuse,neglect can be reported to county

Better to be safe then sorry

And this is the perfect example of a public outcry due to the media's only portraying the worst of the worst. Many children do need protection. Many who are taken into protection do not.

http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/localnews/2003816815_webgregoire02m.html

What happens in a case like this is the publics reaction, resulting in far reaching consiquences such as your own children being taken away based on a false anonomyous report.

But better to be safe then sorry right? Something potentially could happen. This is a setback for any reform movements in this state.

Family attorney Gregory Hession blows the whistle on state child protective services agencies

We need more of these people comming forward. Only problem is, those who get the pay-off's can afford better lawyers then this guy.

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Girl Partially Blinded while in Foster Care by a Hypodermic Needle

I wonder how much worse her home life was like.

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Defense: Children had sexual 'issues,'

Another foster parent accused of the unthinkable.

http://www.news-journalonline.com/NewsJournalOnline/breakingnews/trial073107.htm

To catch a predator, eat your heart out.

Guess what

It Could Happen To You