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Sunday, May 31, 2009

Anybody want a kid?

Children in Foster Care Wait for Adoption

Foster Child Dies Under DCS Custody



Police in Rutherford County say an 8-year-old died Monday at a foster home while in custody of the Department of Children's Services.

DCF report: more could have been done



A 13 page review conducted by the Department of Children and Families concluded more could have been done to protect teen mom Jasmine Bedwell and her baby boy Emanuel Murray.

Woman In Court On Charges Of Stealing Toys



The Marine Corps' Toys for Tots holiday gift drive last year nearly fell short of demand at the same time the head of a South Bay foster parent organization was allegedly hoarding thousands of presents, the area coordinator of the Marine program testified Thursday.

New scholarship program gives foster kids a chance



Fewer than 2 percent of foster care children in Washington State ever get a shot at going to college. KING 5's Tonya Mosley looks at a program that's working to change that by offering full-ride scholarships to deserving foster care teens.

Adoption System in Need of Native American Foster Parents

Sex-texting, a new danger for teens?



Is “sexting” the latest menace to American teenagers? “Sexting” is when nude or inappropriate photos make their way into a text message, and according to a recent study at least 20 percent of American teenagers are doing it. Across the country, several teens, including 15-year-old Marissa Miller, are potentially facing charges for sending lude photos of themselves.

Cartoon predicts the future 50 years ago. This is amazing insight!




child-protectionism

'They stole my little girl,' says mother judged too stupid to care for her baby

'They stole my little girl,' says mother judged too stupid to care for her baby

A young mother who was judged too stupid to care for her own baby has accused social workers of 'stealing' the child from her.

State officials ease foster care rules for relatives

State officials ease foster care rules for relatives

State officials are easing what some have described as an overly strict implementation of a court-mandated measure to reform Michigan's foster care system.

Time for supes to consider review of CPS

Time for supes to consider review of CPS

The tragic story of Angelo Mendoza has our attention. The horrific way he was maimed sends shudders down our spines. The most demented horror movie could not capture the depravity of such an act by a father.

Given that Angelo's parents had in the past pleaded no contest to child endangerment charges, it seems fair to question whether local child protective authorities missed any warning signs that may have made a difference.

Dancing boosts confidence for foster kids

Dancing boosts confidence for foster kids

Marquetta Rusco and her husband have ten children living in their home. Some of the younger ones are foster children and are experiencing life with another family for the first time.

Note: Yeah, this makes it all better right?

Mother deemed 'too stupid' to care for her daughter

Mother deemed 'too stupid' to care for her daughter

A mother deemed 'too stupid' to look after her daughter is taking her fight to the European Court of Human Rights.

DA believes people are taking in foster children 'just for the money' in Conecuh County

DA believes people are taking in foster children 'just for the money' in Conecuh County

Conecuh County child welfare workers may have been overzealous in removing children from their families and sometimes placed more than the allowable number of children in foster homes, officials said Friday, a week after foster parents were accused of trying to kill a boy.

Saturday, May 30, 2009

Program rules broken, baby dies

Program rules broken, baby dies

Jasmine Bedwell was 16 when she started dating a 19-year-old man with a criminal record and became pregnant.

D C F S M o n s t e r s !

D C F S M o n s t e r s !

There is not a more monstrous organization in the United States than the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services (otherwise known as DCFS). In other areas across the nation, this same diabolical government institution is known as CPS (Child Protection Services). What a misnomer! DCFS and CPS abuse families!

Note: It appears that they have pissed this webmaster off.

Rate Your Caseworker

Rate Your Caseworker

Rate any caseworker from any department. Tell the world what you think of these lying assed CPS workers!

Human rights, Sociology - Henry Fonda - "12 angry men"

Innocent or guilty?

12 angry men - kewego
12 angry men
Keywords: men angrezy 12 angry
Video from phanik


I had originally posted a version of this that was cut off at the end. I found it again on another site. Here it is.

The Bikini-Babystelaer Goes to the Beach

Officials: Child Welfare Worker Skipped Work, Forged Records

A former city employee whose job was to monitor minors who would routinely skip class has been caught playing hooky herself, as well as lying about the visits she apparently never made, officials say.



Note: Damn!!! This song is dedicated to Stephanie Sabouni!

Federal Agent Confesses

Federal Agent Confesses

Undercover operative Joseph Taliaferro tells how he was recruited by the FBI/CIA to infiltrate and pin phony charges on the Alamo Ministry as far back as 1984.

ThE OmInOuS Parallels

Note: I love it!!!

http://theominousparallels.blogspot.com/2009/05/legally-kidnapped-httpdprogramnet_28.html

Parents accuse CPS employee of covering up sexual assault

Parents accuse CPS employee of covering up sexual assault

Parents coping with the sexual assault of their 6-year-old daughter are blaming a Child Protective Services employee for compounding their pain by trying to cover-up the assault.

Employees steal from child abuse nonprofit

Employees steal from child abuse nonprofit

A national nonprofit that helps victims of child sexual abuse across the country was ripped off in a scam orchestrated by three of its own employees, according to federal court documents.

Judge Tosses Lawsuit In Foster Home Death

Judge Tosses Lawsuit In Foster Home Death

A federal judge in Oklahoma tossed out a lawsuit against 20 Virginia judges, attorneys, mental health counselors and government officials in connection with the death of a 15-year-old Harrisonburg girl in state custody.

Note: Of course. They take care of their own you know.

San Diego foster mom ordered to stand trial

San Diego foster mom ordered to stand trial

A San Diego foster mother accused of stockpiling and selling thousands of toys donated for needy children has been ordered to stand trial on charges of grand theft and embezzlement.

Foster care abuse trial takes twists, turns

Foster care abuse trial takes twists, turns

Has the prosecution rested in the sexual assault trial of Harold Groel?

It did for a short time on Wednesday, but now 10th Judicial Circuit Court Judge Stephen Kouri must decide if he will allow Tazewell County Assistant State’s Attorney Kathleen Nolan to reopen her case so the jury can hear the testimony of a third alleged victim who was supposed to testify on Wednesday but did not show up, and was then to testify Thursday but did not appear on time.
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Foster mom takes stand

The foster mother of Illinois Department of Children and Family Services children who were allegedly sexually assaulted by her relative told a jury Thursday that she never left the children in her care alone with him.

Oregon foster child's murder in Mexico prompts new laws

Oregon foster child's murder in Mexico prompts new laws

Children in Oregon foster care sent by the state to live with relatives in other countries will get closer monitoring under two bills that cleared final legislative hurdles Friday.

Friday, May 29, 2009

Alamo team attacks tactics of DHS

Alamo team attacks tactics of DHS

From a quaint little house on the Arkansas side of Texarkana, advocates for Tony Alamo Christian Ministries discuss strategy, build witness lists and prepare legal documents for a federal civil lawsuit against the Arkansas Department of Human Services.

Woman says she saved toys for leaner years

Woman says she saved toys for leaner years

A San Ysidro woman accused of stockpiling and selling toys donated for needy children told an investigator she was saving some of the best toys to give away during leaner times.

National Coalition for Child Protection Reform Criticizes Michigan's Child Welfare Efforts

National Coalition for Child Protection Reform Criticizes Michigan's Child Welfare Efforts

A national child advocacy group has issued a report criticizing the state for proposing cuts to programs that prevent child abuse and increasing funding to groups that institutionalize children.

NJ comptroller finds child welfare car troubles

NJ comptroller finds child welfare car troubles

New Jersey's fiscal watchdog says the agency that oversees child welfare can't manage its fleet of nearly 3,000 vehicles.

Note: And it's probably the same with the kids.

Bail is reduced for foster mother

Bail is reduced for foster mother

A Richland County judge on Thursday reduced bail for a pediatric nurse and foster mother charged with killing a 9-month-old boy in February.

Note: Letting her off a bit too easily, don't you think? I got a better idea for what to do with this bitch.

Taker her out people!!!

Foster Children Medicated Without Consent

Foster Children Medicated Without Consent

Nearly one in six children in the Florida foster care system who had been prescribed psychotropic medication were given the drugs without parental consent or authorization from a judge, despite the state's increased scrutiny of the drugs' use.

Grieving Mother: ‘Give Me My Kids Back’

Grieving Mother: ‘Give Me My Kids Back’

A Las Vegas woman is demanding she be allowed custody of her children after her 3-year-old boy died while being cared for by a foster couple.

Note: Give them back!!! It's not like they're any safer in foster care or anything.

Police: No Charges for Foster Child Death

Police: No Charges for Foster Child Death

Metro Police say they will not file charges in the case of a three-year-old boy who died in foster care. Crews responded late Tuesday night to a local home after the foster mother found the child, Adrian Madrid, unconscious in his room with a plastic bag over his head. The child was rushed to Sunrise Hospital, where he was pronounced dead. At a news conference today, Metro Lt. Ray Steiber said the mother will not face charges, calling the incident "accidental." The boy and his two siblings had reportedly been in the care of the foster mother for eight months.
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Police Rule Foster Child's Suffocation Accidental

The 3-year-old boy who was suffocated by a plastic bag was staying with a foster family at the time of his death. Police say the death was a tragic accident.

Hundreds of Northeast Florida foster kids on psychotropic drugs

Hundreds of Northeast Florida foster kids on psychotropic drugs

Almost 2,700 foster children in state care are on pyschiatric medicines, including hundreds in Northeast Florida, even though the agency has no authority to give the drugs to more than 16 percent of those children, according to a state report issued Thursday.

Bal Harbour officer accused of molesting child

Bal Harbour officer accused of molesting child

A Bal Harbour police officer was arrested Thursday and accused of molesting a 7-year-old girl, police said.

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Lee County Sheriff's Office hires ex-DCF worker

Lee County Sheriff's Office hires ex-DCF worker

A former Department of Children and Families investigator known for botching a case that ended in the murder of 13-year-old Michelle Fontanez now is working for the sheriff's office.

Report faults DCF in tossed baby case

Report faults DCF in tossed baby case

Foster care caseworkers were so focused on helping 17-year-old Jasmine Bedwell succeed, they overlooked her romance with an abusive man and underestimated the danger he posed to her infant son.

Second abuse warning ignored by DOCS

Second abuse warning ignored by DOCS

A WOMAN warned DOCS her son was sleeping in the same bed as his foster carer just three months after a father raised similar fears about his own boy.

Foster care abuse trial begins with jury selection

Foster care abuse trial begins with jury selection

Jury selection began Tuesday in the trial of an alleged sex offender who is accused of having molested children in the care of a foster home approved by the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services.

We must work to improve state’s foster care system

We must work to improve state’s foster care system

May is National Foster Care Month, an appropriate time for us to consider our responsibilities to the children of our state.

Report focuses on Fla. foster kids' prescriptions

Report focuses on Fla. foster kids' prescriptions

A new state report will focus on the prescribing of antidepressants and other psychotropic drugs to foster children.

Study Criticizes Foster Care System

Study Criticizes Foster Care System

A new study brings criticism to the foster care system and offers solutions for improving the way foster care is handled.

County foster care workers feel overworked, unsupported, study finds

County foster care workers feel overworked, unsupported, study finds

Note: The poor things.

Foster care caseworkers in Milwaukee County feel overworked, under-trained and insufficiently supported by the community in which they work, according to a study released Wednesday that, among other things, plumbs caseworker attitudes toward the child welfare system.

Note: Worthless, useless babystealers. F**** them. Keep the pressure on them people.

Foster Kids Age Out Of System Into Homelessness

Foster Kids Age Out Of System Into Homelessness

19-year-old Agnes Saint Preux wipes away tears thinking about what will happen to her family come June. The mother of two will have to leave her apartment because her brother is moving out and the $892 a month she receives from the state won't cover the rent.

Ex-Caseworker Charged With Falsifying Records

Ex-Caseworker Charged With Falsifying Records

A former child protective caseworker for the city’s child-welfare agency has been arrested for falsifying documents in an attempt to cover up her failure to visit children under her supervision, Andrew M. Cuomo, the attorney general of New York, announced Wednesday.
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Prosecutors: NY child welfare worker faked records

New York authorities say a city child welfare worker has been arrested on charges she faked reports to cover up that she wasn't doing home visits.
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Former child welfare caseworker played hooky - and forged documents to cover it up, authorities say

A soon-to-be-married former child welfare caseworker entrusted with checking on truant kids played hooky herself - and forged documents to cover it up, authorities said.

Note: Nice pic on profile. Here add her as a friend and tell her I said "hey baby"...

http://www.facebook.com/s.php?init=q&q=Stephanie+Sabouni&ref=ts&sid=cc824ad7a49d4cd44b6964f714945020

Former ACS Employee Accused Of Fabricating Reports

DoCS says sorry after boy abused by foster carer

DoCS says sorry after boy abused by foster carer

The New South Wales Department of Community Services (DoCS) has apologized to the family of a boy who was sexually abused by a registered foster carer - despite concerns raised by his father.

Note: And saying your sorry makes it all better right?

Baby's death raises questions about supervision of his teen mom

Baby's death raises questions about supervision of his teen mom

AMPA Haunted by stories of a 3-month-old baby boy tossed from a moving car on Interstate 275, state Sen. Ronda Storms wants answers.

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Young boy raped while in custody of DOCS

Young boy raped while in custody of DOCS

A YOUNG boy was raped and abused by a foster carer after Department of Community Services failed to act on a father's warning that his son was being invited into the pervert's bedroom at night.

Alleged white supremacist mother says kids were coached by child welfare staff

Alleged white supremacist mother says kids were coached by child welfare staff

A Winnipeg woman accused of raising her children to be hateful racists says that just isn't the case.

Check this out.

http://www.scribd.com/mobile/documents/search?query=child+welfare&commit=Search

Lots of good stuff here.

Baby Marketer gets trophy for selling off your children

Carter named state social worker of the year

Cheryl Ann G. Carter has been named the 2009 Social Worker of the Year by the South Carolina Council on Adoptable Children at a meeting May 6.

Youthville is seeing fewer kids in system

Youthville is seeing fewer kids in system

Youthville, the state foster care contractor, has fewer children in its system, officials report.

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Family Reunion - ''Good Morning America''

Family Reunion - ''Good Morning America''

After fifty years of being apart, technology brings a family together. Weekdays, 7AM on ABC.

Treaty To Let UN Control US Parenting Will Go For Senate Vote



Mike Huckabee and constitutional lawyer Michael Farris discuss a UN treaty the US senate is going to vote on that would give the UN rights to control how American parents raise their children.

New Adoption Horror Movie Causing a Stir

First lets see what Carrie over at Carrie's Adoption Blog has to say about it...

New Adoption Horror Movie Causing a Stir

Here's a link to the trailer.

Looks like a good movie to me, then again I am a horror fanatic. Watch the self-righteous hypocrites go into a tizzy, trying to get it banned.

Neb. tribe wants right to intervene in kids' case

Neb. tribe wants right to intervene in kids' case

The Nebraska Supreme Court is expected to hear arguments next week on whether the state's legal procedures can trump a federal law that allows American Indian tribes to intervene in child-welfare cases.

Nomadic way of life takes its toll on state's foster children

Nomadic way of life takes its toll on state's foster children

They get taken away in hopes of protecting them.

But in addition to leaving their homes and parents, many times foster children are also taken away from siblings, friends and teachers — everything they know, even their community.

Dad Violates Restraining Order to Save his Daughter

Dad Violates Restraining Order to Save his Daughter

An unnamed Cleveland man grew concerned about the welfare of his 2-year-old daughter and, despite being forbidden from doing so by a temporary order of protection, entered the house in which she lived. The toddler, who is disabled, was alone and unresponsive. The feeding tube she requires was empty and she was living in filthy conditions. There was no food in the house. The girl's mother, Valencia Davis, was nowhere to be seen.

Former C.P.S. Supervisor Pleads Guilty To Making False Report Of Abuse



A former C.P.S. supervisor who's job was once to protect children from harm, pleads guilty to filing a false report.

By request, here's a link to the video. http://www.kiiitv.com/news/local/45872717.html

Thousands Beaten, Raped in Irish Reform Schools



A fiercely debated, long-delayed investigation into Ireland's Roman Catholic-run institutions says priests and nuns terrorized thousands of boys and girls in workhouse-style schools for decades. (May 20)

Parents of dead baby sue state, DCF

Parents of dead baby sue state, DCF

The parents of a 7-month old baby who died while in the care of the state is suing for $15 million.

Conn. asks state agency to review 'stuck' children

Conn. asks state agency to review 'stuck' children

Connecticut lawmakers are asking a state child welfare agency to track the trends that may be impeding some at-risk youths from getting help.

DCF to place girls, not boys, in Southington group home

DCF to place girls, not boys, in Southington group home

The state Department of Children and Families plans to place females instead of males in a group home on Thunderbird Drive, in response to a neighborhood questions about safety.

Child welfare case shows oversight lax

Child welfare case shows oversight lax

Gabriel Myers came into this world shortly after his mother tested positive for Benzodiazepine, a powerful tranquilizer while she was in labor. Seven years later he was dead, his body found hanging in a bathroom of his foster-care home in Margate.

Critics: Ireland slow to protect its children

Critics: Ireland slow to protect its children

Child-abuse activists warned that Ireland failed to learn the lessons from decades of unchecked brutality inside Catholic Church-run schools and still offers poor protection to vulnerable boys and girls.

Families Against Restraint and Seclusion

Families Against Restraint and Seclusion

Note: Now here is an interesting blog...

"This blog site and the work we are doing is dedicated to the many children who have lost their lives or been physically, mentally, and/or emotionally harmed by restraint, seclusion, and other abusive practices in public schools, and to the parents, family, and friends who love these children."

Child, 4, found wandering in the streets - twice

Child, 4, found wandering in the streets - twice

Less than 48 hours after the state Division of Youth and Family Services placed a 4-year-old boy in a foster home because he was found wandering the streets of the Jersey City Heights in the wee hours of May 17, the boy was discovered by police again walking around at night by himself, according to police reports.
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At the hearing the judge said, according to Pena, she would get her children back if she takes parenting classes, receives counseling, has a psychological evaluation, submits to drug testing and continues in the domestic violence program she is already enrolled in.

Monday, May 25, 2009

Father says DCF contributed to drowning death of Cape Coral toddler

Father says DCF contributed to drowning death of Cape Coral toddler

He argues its slowness left wife unable to protect son

UPenn Unveils New System to Track Childrens' Welfare

UPenn Unveils New System to Track Childrens' Welfare

A new program has been unveiled that will help improve child welfare.

The program is a computer system that helps different human agencies share information about children. Debra Schilling Wolfe with the field center for children's police and practice at the University of Pennsylvania says all photos, videos and other files will now be accessible from one system:

Note: Big brother is watching you.

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Submitted by AF

I am a proud father of two, however my first child was taken by the CPS.

Please pardon any spelling errors etc. this message still hurts 7 years later and it makes detail difficult.

I would like to start by informing the public that when you have a child born at any hospital. Be very careful what you agree too. I had a man in a leather coat introduce himself as a county worker AT THE HOSPITAL! He asked me if I would like aid in my son's care. I thought it would be a good idea (stupid, stupid, STUPID!) and after reading, signed. He left the hospital and was not seen again. Three months later a CPS worker showed up with an officer and at GUNPOINT forced their way in and took the baby. claiming a worker from a previous visit saw a plastic bag in the crib. The bag in question was my mother-in-law's and was not even in the house (she keeps it in her car, it's for her laundry which is kept in her car to keep it separate from ours). When my M.I.L. tried to say this in court SHE WAS NOT ALLOWED TO TESTIFY! Every time she showed up they immediately postponed the hearing.
We went through every class they wanted and it still was not enough, they even falsified "evidence" at each hearing. Evey time my son was at a visit he was bruised and cranky. When we made note of this we were told to shut up(exact words). We managed to get him adopted by a friend but that is not good enough!




Anyway

Submitted by Lukes Dad

The last time I played with my son Luke, he had only just turned two, and was a healthy little baby, apart from the scratches on his face. I was only allowed 2 hours a week with him for the last six months of his short life which ended on the 18th of January, 2009. Luke died at the age of two years and four months.

Two days after this photo was taken his mother had her 2 hour visit. Only after her discovery of more severe fresh scratches, thiis time on his penis, and after Lukes's mum insisted, was he taken to a doctor for medical attention. These injuries and others, including severe burns, multiple scratches and bruising were a constant in Luke's life, while he lived with his Queensland Department of Child Safety sanctioned foster carer.

Luke was left with a fractured skull, bleeding on the brain, and a blood clot, unconscious for six hours. Only after I rang the foster home a third time that day to check on his well being, was he properly looked at and an ambulance was rung. By the time he got to hospital his brain had been so starved of oxygen that half of my little Lukey Pukey's brain was dead.

The first time I rang the house I was informed Luke had suffered a head injury and gone to sleep. I asked her to be very careful with his head as he had received a knock on the head before. She was awful to me, a 74 year old who already had 3 foster children in her care, two boys aged 4 and 6, and a girl aged 9.
Luke had been brought back to the same household where he had been inflicted with constant injuries before, after he was kicked out of his previous foster home, the day before Christmas.

I was not informed of Luke being placed with this woman until my visit with him on the 5th o January, and immediately questioned how this elderly woman would be able to look after him properly.

I informed the child safety officer he was always injured whilst in her care and that I was worried he would be bullied by the older children. I begged, he was fine with me, a previous visit supervisor had also begged them to let me have my son back. They told her I was paranoid but she strongly disagreed, but they had decided I was not good enough to be a father long before this.

Everyone could see how much I loved my son, and he would not leave my side. He was terrified of being removed from me, as they had done before.

I had moved to Townsville, which was the last step for me in my battle against drugs. I acquired secure work and earned over a thousand dollars a week. Half of this money went to the best solicitor I could find. Child safety Cairns refused to sign over the paperwork, Luke was taken away from his mother and I in Townsville, as child safety refused to let Luke stay while I was partnered with his mother. We argued too much.

God works in mysterious ways, and my new employer was a drug and alcoholl counselor of twenty five years, and three of his success stories were my work mates. Two of those were his sons.

I put my mind into my work, and every morning when my phone alarm would go off at 5 am, Luke's photo would come up and I would;d smile and say, "For you Luke, anything."
Luke was my reason for getting up every morning, my light at the end ot the tunnel was to get Luke back. I stayed drug free for six months until I followed Luke back to Cairns. Child safety Townsville put Lukey in two different foster homes then in a third house in Cairns. His mother was told she would have Luke if she left me in Townsville We were never given a chance to mend out relationship, offered any help or counseling or referred to anyone for help. They had decided from the onset I was to go, and the child would go with his mother. I prayed for my son for twenty years. He is the miracle God gave to me.

I moved back to Cairns, so I could keep up my two hour visits, which was all I now lived for. I went to child safety Townsville every day to show them I was working and drug free, and to beg for my son back. I got the same look I received from child safety Cairns supervisors, the elite who answer to no one, a look of hatred. I continued with ATODS appointments, I received counseling and advice from centacare, took voluntary urine tests and kept a full time job.

I couldn't work in Cairns, as I was doing too many courses and counseling, Lifeline, Centacare, Relationships Australia, ATODS, Solicitors, it was a full time job trying to get my son back.

Submitted by Melaney

I myself am a victim of dcf.In two ways.When I was 8 years old my mother went to prison for murder for life. And my brother and I became wards of the state. I was shuffled from foster home to foster home 27 in ten years . split up from my brother in the first year. abused made into a slave. put on pills I did not need. Druged! molested by foster dads and foster brothers . in more than one home. Beaten and then when I would tell my case manager . This is what they would say just give it time .One time when I was 12 I was in a respite home and my foster dad took me out on a boat and molested me . And when i got back to my actual home i told and the worker did nothing. This guy as far as I know is still a foster parent. out of the 27 I talk to two.I'm glad someone else started a site to expose dcf cuz they are EVIL! Do you know this is how my 18th birthday went here is 200.00 and a homeless shelter have a nice life. I am for real that was 2000. I am now 27. The second instance happened in Nov 2008. when I had a nervous break down because i found a good friend dead on her couch. When this happened I could not deal. Not only was i dealing with finding my friend i was also being a single mom to my then 5 yr old he is now 6 . And trying to run three businesses. WELL TO MAKE A LONG STORY SHORT I CALLED OUT FOR HELP AND THEY TOOK MY SON THAT WAS NOV 15. MOVED HIM TREE TIMES .Used the abuse i went through at the hands of their agency against me in court my son failed kindergarten cuz of them. it took me two months to get him back home and they said that was fast it was forever for me. I hope nobody has to live through what i did.

Submitted by Jeannette

Go to thepetitionsite.com I have just posted a petition titled C.P.S. wronfully took my children. My sons X made false statements and they came and took my grandchildren from my son. Later, my son was cleared of all allegations. We still haven't got the kids back yet. They never investigated my son. They just showed up and took the kids. They wouldn't let me get the children because I have a old past recored. But yet they are still sitting in foster with 5 other kids.My son seen them yesterday and my grandaughter is sick and never was took to the doctors. They put the kids in time out but they have to have thier hands against the wall as in being arrested. They haven't brushed thier teeth or cut thier nails.I need help finding a attorney to file suit against C.P.S. and bring our children home where there are loved and belong!

Submitted by Joanne

I am a mom who lives in Kentucky, and I have been fighting to get my children returned to me. I am the Kentucky state precedent. I won on my appeal of voluntary termination because of emotional duress at the hands of a social worker who was trying to get information on another family who was Native American. When I would give answers to their demands for questions, I would get more visits, "extra privileges". When I refused, I was lied about in court and the cabinet went after me for termination of my rights while I was in appeal. DOUBLE JEOPARDY! I have had three attorneys, my oldest child has been placed in four different foster homes. My youngest has been separated from his older brother for four of the four in a half years they have been gone. I went all the way to the KY Supreme Courts and they refused to hear my discretionary review. I think I have missed the deadline for the US Supreme Court. I can't afford an attorney. My children were removed because the social worker told me "to go into the hospital", when I was released my children would be returned. This never happened. I did everything they asked me to do and then some. The cabinet and the state contracted therapists stated I had "bi-polar", I have had all women therapists and head shriekers and none of these clowns thought to ask me about my menstrual cycle. I have recently be diagnosed with PMDD (premenstrual disphoric disorder)I have 9 of the 12 symptoms.I believe I have a case for CR. 60.02 which is fraud, error, mistake, new evidence and void. I am terrified to try to do this under Pro se like I have done thus far. This is my fourth mother's day without my babies. Please keep me in your prayers, my children need them! Thank you. If anyone knows any information that might help my e-mail is joannegold08@yahoo.com thanks again~!

Submitted by Jill

Please read my blog http://my.kidjacked.com/fightingforjessy/. It tells our painful story of how the corrupt state of Nevada has kidnapped my daughter. I need advice on what to do. Success stories are always good to hear to. They give me hope. All i want is my sweet 3 year old little girl back. HELP!

From the LK Submission Form

The next several posts will be from the LK submission form, which I check every now and then. The first was a link to a pretty good article about grandparents.

CUSTODIAL GRANDPARENTS FILE CIVIL RIGHTS COMPLAINT AGAINST DCF ON BEHALF OF THEMSELVES AND THEIR GRANDSON

Two Franklin County grandparents and their custodial grandson contend they survived a two-year reign of terror by Hampshire-Franklin Department of Children and Families’ employees. Last week they filed a complaint in federal court alleging the agency violated their constitutional and state civil rights.

Blotter: Man jailed on charge of attempted murder

Blotter: Man jailed on charge of attempted murder

A mentally-challenged man stabbed his foster father with a butter knife multiple times Friday evening for unknown reasons, said Denton County sheriff’s spokesman Tom Reedy.

Note: And this guy will finally get his forever home.

Mom Gets 35 Years For Daughter's Death

Mom Gets 35 Years For Daughter's Death

TaJanay was returned to her mother four weeks before her death by child welfare workers aware of earlier abuse.

Pair charged with abusing foster child

Pair charged with abusing foster child

A pair of south Alabama foster parents are jailed in lieu of $1.5 million bail after they were accused of trying to kill a 2-year-old in their care.

A Special Quote from M4$

"God I am an idiot."

And I even left a nice comment that she deleted.

County social services workers complain of inadequate supplies, forms

County social services workers complain of inadequate supplies, forms

A union representing about 600 county workers says that facilities and supplies are inadequate to do their jobs.

Mother, daughters vanish during child abuse investigation

Mother, daughters vanish during child abuse investigation

Authorities are looking for a mother they believe ran away with her two young daughters after social workers showed up at their home to take the children into protective custody, officials said.

Note: Run to Mexico!!!

Board approves plan to protect children from abuse

Board approves plan to protect children from abuse

A state board has approved a new plan designed to protect Oklahoma children from abuse and neglect by identifying programs available for at-risk parents.

Officials hope the plan approved yesterday by the Oklahoma Commission on Children and Youth will get more communities involved in nurturing families.

Saturday, May 23, 2009

Sacked Baby P social workers to appeal

Sacked Baby P social workers to appeal

Three Haringey social workers who were fired following the death of Baby P are to appeal against their sackings, it emerged today.

Note: ATTN Sacked Social Workers... Hey! You guys f***** up! You suck at your jobs and even if you didn't you are still nothing but low life babystealers! I think you should go to jail for your failing that poor, sweet, innocent child, but that's just me!

Mother: 'I failed Baby Peter'

The mother of Baby Peter has said that she will never forgive herself for her son's death.

Note: Neither will the rest of the UK.

Child death inquest told of 'chronic failures'

Child death inquest told of 'chronic failures'

A child protection worker has told a coronial inquest that she is still haunted by the chronic failures she experienced while working for the Northern Territory Department of Health and Families.

Baby Shaker

This had the system sucks in an uproar.

Missouri Passes "Daddy Law"

Baby P should not have died



Child protection agencies lacked urgency, thoroughness and insufficiently challenged Baby P's mother over abuse

Baby P mother jailed



The mother of Baby P has been jailed indefinitely for causing or allowing the toddler's death

If this doesn't make you puke I don't know what will.

North American Family Institute



Note: What about the reality?

Navajo Tribe Fights For Custody of 2 Children in Utah Foster Care

CPS Investigating Bryan Police Chief

CPS Investigating Bryan Police Chief

An outside grand jury didn't think he did anything criminal in a domestic dispute, but now another state agency is investigating Bryan Police Chief Ty Morrow.

Paediatrician Southall loses appeal against GMC

Paediatrician Southall loses appeal against GMC

A paediatrician who was struck off the medical register over his false accusation that a woman drugged and killed her son, lost a High Court case on Friday against the decision.

Utah Supreme Court to consider severing Navajo kids' adoption

Utah Supreme Court to consider severing Navajo kids' adoption

After eight foster placements in nine months, Ella and Anthony finally found a home -- and a new family -- with Ricardo and Suzi Ramos.

But a court battle that pits the state child welfare process against a federal law aimed at protecting the heritage of American Indians threatens to disrupt their young lives once again.

Adoptive father guilty of rape

Adoptive father guilty of rape

What was supposed to be the loving home of adoptive relatives turned out to be dangerous.

On Tuesday, a jury convicted the man who became her father on charges of repeatedly raping her from the age of 10 until she was rescued from the home in 2007.

Blinded boy case: Police found drug residue in baby's crib in 2006

Blinded boy case: Police found drug residue in baby's crib in 2006

Most parents would lovingly place a favorite stuffed animal in their baby's crib.

But Angelo Mendoza may have stashed his drug supply where his infant son slept, according to police reports examined Thursday.

Teen's death continues to spark reform

Teen's death continues to spark reform

It may take a village to raise a child, but it took a child to change an institution.

Texas bill could lead to more children being in custody of relatives, not foster care

Texas bill could lead to more children being in custody of relatives, not foster care

Child welfare advocates are pushing for late passage of a bill in the Legislature that they say could put more abused and neglected children in the permanent custody of relatives rather than foster care.

Baby P's mum 'free in 3 years'

Baby P's mum 'free in 3 years'

FURY erupted today as it emerged Baby P's evil mum could walk free in just over THREE YEARS.

CPS worker charged with forgery

CPS worker charged with forgery

A Sutter County Child Protective Services employee has been charged with forging a court record and a judge's signature, the Appeal-Democrat has learned.

Sarah J. Powell, 35, will be arraigned June 1 in Sutter County Superior Court, said Assistant District Attorney Fred Schroeder.

Friday, May 22, 2009

CPS=Pot-belly Pedophiles:Alex Jones



Alex exposes the Child Protective Services

Couple fighting Navajo Nation to keep adopted children

Couple fighting Navajo Nation to keep adopted children

A Salt Lake couple will soon go to the Utah Supreme Court to fight to keep the children they adopted a year and a half ago. The children's biological mother was Navajo, and the tribe is attempting to get them back under the Indian Child Welfare Act.

Contra Costa child welfare agency slapped in grand jury report

Contra Costa child welfare agency slapped in grand jury report

The Contra Costa County civil grand jury set out in September to examine the county's child welfare agency, but county officials stalled for months and denied access to complete case files, making it impossible for the citizen watchdog body to judge how the agency does its job, according to a report.

Former CPS supervisor pleads guilty to falsifying a report

Former CPS supervisor pleads guilty to falsifying a report

A former Child Protective Services supervisor took a plea deal Friday for probation for falsely accusing a man instrumental in helping convict child abusers of molesting a child himself.



Note: Ah.. they're all a bunch of criminals.

Child-protection service in disarray

Child-protection service in disarray

Unfortunately, the Division of Youth and Family Services (DYFS) can no longer be trusted to care for children in home care. As a registered and certified school nurse, I have struggled with this agency on numerous occasions, viewing firsthand this poorly managed child-welfare system. Departments are fragmented, and a tremendous lack of supervisory checks and balances exists. Its workforce is inexperienced, with 80 percent of directcare staff (those who work directly with clients, i.e. therapists, psychologists, etc.) having less than five years' experience, and 25 percent of the casework staff (staff members who arrange for client services) are trainees with less than one year of experience. Children are not visited by DYFS workers regularly, sometimes not for months at a time. Physician referrals are made but not enforced, and cases are closed with uninvestigated complaints of abuse. This is in violation of ethical, professional standards of practice, those principles that express values or standards of conduct.

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Social Worker Who Had Relationship With Teen Will Learn Fate

Social Worker Who Had Relationship With Teen Will Learn Fate

A North Valley social worker could learn on Thursday whether she'll stand trial for having sex with a minor in her care.

Alex Jones Tv CPS Try to Kidnap an 8 Year Old

Part 1


View the rest Here!

Recession Kids Get A Voice In Town Hall

Recession Kids Get A Voice In Town Hall

Note: This is a link and a message that was left in the newsgroup.

I was completely shocked to hear this report tonight and how one sided against
parents it was. This Network should be shamed into reporting both sides of the
issue. Yes, there are parents who abuse, but there are as many children at risk
of abuse at the hands of CPS and foster homes.

We need to shame, guilt, shove at them the evidence that many of the so called
"services" that are being cut are in many cases used as a scape goat for the
forced services that in many cases are not needed being kept and well funded.

Let me know what you think and let CBS know what we know and experience.


Note: I simply copied and pasted this wonderful words of wisdom from Sherri.

Gov. Gregoire swears in Dreyfus as new DSHS Secretary

Gov. Gregoire swears in Dreyfus as new DSHS Secretary

Note: BFD!

Gov. Chris Gregoire today swore in Susan N. Dreyfus as the Secretary of Department of Social and Health Services. Dreyfus, a Wisconsin executive, has more than a dozen years of leadership experience in both the private and public social services sectors.

THE HANGING MAN



At around 4am on the morning of 15th June 2008 fathers rights activist Simon Anderton scaled the Tyne Bridge, the iconic landmark that connects Newcastle and Gateshead.

Once there he unfurled a banner saying Happy Fathers day - real fathers for justice.org, dangling from a rope underneath the bridge is an effigy of a hanging father; this is to symbolize the thousands of fathers who will commit suicide as a result of contact denial and prolonged family court proceedings.

Simon (50) has previously protested on a ledge with Paul Addison at Westminster Abbey at Easter 2006, where they were eventually talked down by Ann Widdecombe, they also spent 9 days on the roof of Metro radio in sub-zero temperatures over Christmas 2005.

He had few supplies for the days ahead and had no plans to come down quickly.

Group spokesman Mike Kelly Said This protest marks a return to action for us, we have tried to engage with government ministers but have been denied access again and again

We were denied access to a conference where Harriet Harman was discussing opening the family courts to the press, this is symptomatic of this governments refusal to listen to the electorate

The fact is children are still being denied access to see one of their parents, we estimate around half a million - court sanctioned contact orders are not being enforced, Cafcass officers are still under trained and underfunded, the doors to the secret family courts remain closed and unaccountable

Parents like Simon deserve justice, he has not had any contact with his own children for 8 years, despite having a contact order saying he can, the courts wouldnt enforce the order and they seemingly have now been alienated against him - he can only hope they will vote with their feet once old enough

We again call for an overhaul of family law, starting with proper enforcement of court orders and a legal presumption of shared parenting to be enshrined as a starting point if parents separate or divorce

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Karalee's Kids - Get Them While They're Hot!!!!

Tues. May 19th Updated Situations

DA: CPS Supervisor Disclosed Confidential Info

DA: CPS Supervisor Disclosed Confidential Info

A former supervisor with the Nassau County Child Protective Services (CPS) was arrested Tuesday after he illegally accessed the agency’s confidential database in an attempt to discredit a police officer who had given him a speeding ticket.

Riverside man, 62, faces sex-crimes charges for second time

Riverside man, 62, faces sex-crimes charges for second time

A former Inland social worker appeared in court Tuesday, accused for the second time of committing a sex crime -- in this instance, against children.

Child Abuse at Schools and Institutions Linked to Improper Use of Restraint

Child Abuse at Schools and Institutions Linked to Improper Use of Restraint

A new report from the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) describes hundreds disturbing reports involving serious injuries and even deaths related to child abuse at schools and institutions where children were improperly restrained and secluded.

County defends OCY in lawsuit over teen's death

County defends OCY in lawsuit over teen's death

The death of Brittany Legler spurred a series of investigations that reached similar conclusions: the Erie County Office of Children and Youth erred in the case, and OCY had to change.

N.J. mother reunites with children after 17 years

N.J. mother reunites with children after 17 years

For a while, DYFS was in Ellis' life so often that most of her children were removed from her because of neglect. All except two were placed with relatives. Yasmean and another daughter, Michell, went to foster homes. But as she regained control of her life -- getting off drugs, completing parenting classes, finding employment -- Ellis began to get her kids back. Six of them are on their own now. Three live with Ellis. The youngest, Raquan, who would be 8 now, died when he was 2 after falling 17 stories from a window with faulty window guards.

Majority of families with disabled children face prejudice, says survey

Majority of families with disabled children face prejudice, says survey

Families in the UK with disabled children feel excluded from society due to a shortage of services and negative attitudes, according to a charity survey published today.

Court rules taxi driver falsely accused of rape can receive compensation in legal first

Court rules taxi driver falsely accused of rape can receive compensation in legal first

A taxi driver falsely accused of rape could receive up to £100,000 when he becomes the first victim of a malicious allegation to receive criminal injuries compensation.
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Mr Bishop, who has been a foster parent to ten children with his wife Sue, was arrested a few hours after he dropped Palmer, a mother-of-two, at her house two years ago.

Note: And he was innocent.

Investigators: New head of DSHS says Poca case is top priority

Investigators: New head of DSHS says Poca case is top priority

Washington has a new head of the largest agency in the state and Tuesday she met with KING 5.

Kids stuck in state system traumatized


The Snohomish Co. girl nicknamed Poca isn't the only foster child in our state caught in an emotional tug-of-war. KING 5's Susannah Frame reports.

New head of DSHS says Poca case is top priority

Foster mother faces homicide charge

Foster mother faces homicide charge

A pediatric nurse and foster mother charged in the February death of a 9-month-old boy now faces a more serious charge of homicide by child abuse, authorities said Tuesday.

Child Protective Services Under Fire For "Baby Angel" Case

Child Protective Services Under Fire For "Baby Angel" Case

The case of a Bakersfield man with an extensive criminal history who is accused of mutilating his son has prompted many to wonder how Child Protective Services could have allowed him to have custody of the boy.

Lawsuit says too many psychiatric drugs killed boy

Lawsuit says too many psychiatric drugs killed boy

A disabled boy was lethally overmedicated, a lawsuit contends, as outrage continues over a child's suicide while on several drugs last month.

Thousands beaten, raped in Irish reform schools

Thousands beaten, raped in Irish reform schools

A fiercely debated, nine-year investigation into Ireland's Roman Catholic-run institutions says priests and nuns terrorized thousands of boys and girls in workhouse-style schools for decades — and government inspectors failed to stop the chronic beatings, rapes and humiliation.

The 'family wreckers': Social workers attacked over race rules that rob foster children of a caring home

The 'family wreckers': Social workers attacked over race rules that rob foster children of a caring home

Social workers were under fire last night after a report revealed they were breaking up foster families because the parents were the wrong colour.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Former CPS Supervisor Arrested Trying To Discredit Police Officer

Former CPS Supervisor Arrested Trying To Discredit Police Officer

Glen Cove man accessed confidential Child Protective Services files trying to get even with cop

Action urged on child protection

Action urged on child protection

Child protection must be given higher priority to protect vulnerable young people from abuse, a report has warned.

Director of Amiel Christian School in Garland accused of sex assault

Director of Amiel Christian School in Garland accused of sex assault

A day care director in Garland has been accused of aggravated sexual assault of a child, police said today.

Pa. man charged with threatening caseworkers

Pa. man charged with threatening caseworkers

A northeastern Pennsylvania man is under arrest for allegedly chasing family services caseworkers from his home with a knife.

Note: Now before some System Suck goes off the deep end with the accusations, Legally Kidnapped does not condone this sort of behavior.

It would be kind of funny though to see a caseworker running without the child. (Take the child and run, nudge nudge... get it???)

Va. Case Highlights Discord Over Releasing Abuse Data

Va. Case Highlights Discord Over Releasing Abuse Data

When a letter from Prince William County's Department of Social Services arrived in the mail recently, Wes Byers was hoping for answers.
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The slow trickle of information to emerge about Lexie's death, and how local agencies handled her case while she was alive, highlights the secrecy that often surrounds child abuse cases, child welfare advocates said. Because of confidentiality rules that vary across the states, records related to cases involving juveniles are sometimes withheld even after a criminal investigation is complete.

Note: It's how they cover their tracks.

Abuse of child ‘witches’ on the rise

Abuse of child ‘witches’ on the rise

Christian Eshiett was a rambunctious pre-teen who spent a lot of time cavorting with his friends in southern Nigeria.

Abuse in Schools Widespread, Report Finds

Abuse in Schools Widespread, Report Finds

A new federal study, released exclusively to CBS News, reveals hundreds of cases of abuse of students at the hands of school officials -- and even deaths.

Social worker cover-up shielded child sex offender who went on to rape foster parents son, two

Social worker cover-up shielded child sex offender who went on to rape foster parents son, two

Social workers put the rights of a teenage sex offender over those of the foster family whose children he went on to abuse, a report has found.

Child support payments cut as parents lose jobs

Child support payments cut as parents lose jobs

THOUSANDS of parents receiving child support from their former partners face lower payments as more lose their jobs.

Monday, May 18, 2009

Children's Use Of Psychiatric Drugs Begins To Decelerate

Children's Use Of Psychiatric Drugs Begins To Decelerate

The growth in antipsychotic-drug prescriptions for children is slowing as state Medicaid agencies heighten their scrutiny of usage and doctors grow more wary of the powerful medications.

Note: But they'll still be using foster children as human test subjects.

Hidden from History

Hidden from History

Here's a site that was recomended to me twice. Check it out.

Grandparent carers – the invisible industry

Grandparent carers – the invisible industry

They provide £3.9bn of childcare every year, yet grandparent carers are barely acknowledged by the political and legal worlds

American Justice System Gone WILD-A Pastor And A Few Good Attorneys

American Justice System Gone WILD-A Pastor And A Few Good Attorneys

Here is a prime example of American Justice System gone Wild! Yep, your proberbial “up in smoke.” When men get in our Judicial System and then they are allowed behind the scenes to assistance the corrupt to keep in their positions. You can call and call and look and look, but there seems to be no one in the United States able to clean up all the corruption.

Social workers suspended after teenager rapes foster parents' 2-year-old son

Social workers suspended after teenager rapes foster parents' 2-year-old son

Three social workers and managers have been suspended after a disturbed teenager was placed with a family with young children he went on to sexually abuse, an inquiry revealed today.

Alberta court clears way for foster-care lawsuit

Alberta court clears way for foster-care lawsuit

The provincial government has failed in its attempt to quash a multi-million dollar class action lawsuit filed on behalf of Alberta foster children.

Sunday, May 17, 2009

The State of Massachusetts - Dropkick Murphys w/ lyrics

A good point by Brenda

Amy and Dick Langley....Where Were Your Tears for Taylor?

Many of you are familiar with the case where a 4-year-old girl named Poca was removed from "the only home she has ever known" with Amy and Dick Langley. They're pulling at our heartstrings and making John and Jane Doe of America feel oh, so sorry for their plight.

Newly signed bills boost foster parent rights

Newly signed bills boost foster parent rights

Some foster parent organizations hope that new laws and recent controversies will bring attention to their effort to secure more rights.

Note: Oh F*** them and their rights. What about the rights of real parents?

Panel: Troubled suicidal boy, 7, needed a parent

Panel: Troubled suicidal boy, 7, needed a parent

At its first meeting, a task force looking into the suicide of Gabriel Myers asked: Who was in charge of ensuring the 7-year-old got the help he needed?

NOTICE TO ALL PARENTS WITHIN THE UK.

Here is a comment that was left on this blog. I am posting it here so that nobody from the UK misses it and assure you it comes from a reliable and very knowledgeable source.

NOTICE TO ALL PARENTS WITHIN THE UK.
If you are unfortunate enough to have a member of the cps knock your door, they have no right to enter your premises, without an Emergency Protection Order.
If your child's name is on the Child Protection, you really must work with Social Services, or face the consequences.
Social Services will not tell you that, if an emergency protection order is granted, you are entitled to try,and get this order discharged, within 72 hours.
To take a Child away without an order is illegal.
Alison Stevens Parents Against Injustice.

Aborigines still trying to find a place in Australia

Oldie but goodie.

Government Child Kidnapping

Check this out.

Government Child Kidnapping

Give them back.

Foster baby dies with 13 broken ribs

Foster baby dies with 13 broken ribs

A BABY who was born a heroin addict died with 13 broken ribs AFTER social workers handed her over to foster carers.

Texas judge hearing witnesses before ruling on challenge to FLDS search warrant

Texas judge hearing witnesses before ruling on challenge to FLDS search warrant

San Angelo, Texas » A Texas judge on Friday asked to hear testimony from defense witnesses before she rules on whether to allow attorneys for 10 FLDS men to challenge a search warrant used to enter a polygamous sect's ranch last spring.

Governor intervening for girl taken from foster home



It was a stunning turn of events Wednesday night in the case of a 4-year-old foster child nicknamed Poca. The governor is now intervening in the case. In a series of reports this month, the KING 5 Investigators have exposed the state's wrongdoing in the case and those missteps led to the child being torn from the only stable family she's ever known. But now the governor is opening the door for Poca to possibly come back to the place she calls home. KING 5's Susannah Frame reports.

State ombudsman find DSHS, AG's Office broke laws in Poca case



A bombshell just dropped on the Department of Social and Health Services regarding their treatment of a little foster child nicknamed Poca. In a series of reports, the KING 5 Investigators have exposed how the state unfairly took 4-year-old Poca from her foster parents - the only place she's ever called home. KING 5's Susannah Frame has new information.

http://www.king5.com/topstories/stories/NW_051409INV-investigators-poca-KS.3138a06.html

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Retarded homophobes vs Adoption Nazis

Retarded homophobes vs Adoption Nazis

It's smackdown time in the Daily Mail, and no prizes for guessing which side they're on.The Mail's fury today is over a comment in The Pink Guide to Adoption - a book for gay and lesbian couples thinking of adopting.According to the Mail, the book says:'Children need good parents much more than retarded homophobes need an excuse to whinge, so don't let your worries about society's reaction hinder your desire and ability to give a child a loving caring home.'I can't find the text of the book online so I can't see the context. The word "retarded" would seem to be a poor choice.Unfortunately, the Mail mixes up different issues in a general mish-mash of unfocused rage against the modern world.First, there's a serious question about which children should be put with which foster parents....

Lowell man charged with murder of Lawrence teen

Lowell man charged with murder of Lawrence teen

A 24-year-old Lowell man has been arrested and charged with the murder of a Lawrence teen-ager who was shot in the head while she sat in a friend’s car on the way to watch a Celtics [team stats] playoff game.

Dubuquer gives birth alone in jail cell

Dubuquer gives birth alone in jail cell

19-year-old says guards at Dubuque County Jail ignore her pleas for help as she delivers baby on her metal cell toilet.

Lost in Care - Despatches Channel 4



Full Documentary: http://www.stopinjusticenow.com/Lost_...
Part of the Britain's Forgotten Children season, this programme reveals the scandals of the British care system and asks, is it working or failing our children?
Reporter Rageh Omaar examines each stage of state provision for the 25,000 children who enter the care system every year, from adoption and fostering to residential care homes. Why do so many babies have to wait for adoption? Why are so many kids shunted from foster parent to foster parent? And why has residential care become a refuge of last resort, and a potential school for failure and crime?

What Should I Do When Child Protective Services Knocks on My Door

What Should I Do When Child Protective Services Knocks on My Door

I will remember that day for the rest of my life. For me, September 11, 2001 fades in comparison because October 4, 2004 was the day Child Protective Services (CPS) of Montgomery County, New York took my daughter away from me based on anonymous and false allegations. I finally got her back, but she would never have been taken in the first place if I had known more about how CPS and Family Court operated, and if I had known my rights under the law.

New Law Helps Foster Children Access Records

New Law Helps Foster Children Access Records

Children in foster care have long complained about not being able to access their own records, but a new bill signed into law aims to change that.

Fresno won't place kids at embattled foster agency

Fresno won't place kids at embattled foster agency

Fresno County officials say they will stop sending children to group and foster homes licensed by a nonprofit after its co-founders were convicted of embezzling $100,000.

Alex Jones`Nancy Schaefer on child abuse by CPS` 2009-05-14

Part 1



Part 2



Part 3



Part 4



Note: We Love Nancy!!!!!

Breaking: Child abuse bill criticized as ‘red herring’ makes it out of committee after all

Breaking: Child abuse bill criticized as ‘red herring’ makes it out of committee after all

Proposed child abuse legislation that had been left for dead got an unusual new lease on life this week when it passed a New York State Assembly committee after first being soundly defeated.

Call to child abuse hotline results in probation

Call to child abuse hotline results in probation

Ashley M. Neel, 22, of Slater, pleaded guilty to filing a false report of child abuse in Associate Circuit Court Wednesday, May 13.

Desperate Infertile's

One of the things I try to do, here on Legally Kidnapped, is try to show you all the kind of people who the Child Protective Industry will sell your kids to.

If you would remember, a while back I wrote the following post identifying one particular personality type of foster/adoptive parent which I labeled the Looney Tune.

Well today, I'm going to identify type 2, which I have labeled the Desperate Infertile.

The Desperate Infertile adoptive/foster parent is typically a woman who either...
  1. Has feminine related health issues preventing her from conceiving or giving birth
  2. or has a husband who shoots blanks and can't find the guts to get a sperm count because it would make him feel like less of a man or something.


As an example I offer you this.

http://armyadamsgirl.blogspot.com/2009/05/waiting.html

Notice a friend, fellow family rights advocate and fellow blogger from over at CPS - A System Out of Control left a comment.

Now look at this persons response.
http://armyadamsgirl.blogspot.com/2009/05/still-waiting.html

When you can't conceive you will believe.

Nationwide Foster Care Rates

In case you were wondering why somebody would want to be a foster parent...

Nationwide Foster Care Rates

Friday, May 15, 2009

False abuse allegations to be wiped from workers' records

False abuse allegations to be wiped from workers' records

Teachers and youth workers who have been cleared of alleged abuse against children will be able to wipe the claims from their records, the government has said.

Man charged in foster child's death

Man charged in foster child's death

A Will County man charged with the beating death of his mentally disabled foster child appeared in court on Friday.

Top court considers custody of foster kid

Top court considers custody of foster kid

Indiana Supreme Court justices Thursday weighed the interests of a 9-year-old boy awaiting adoption against the parental rights of his previously incarcerated parents.

IN THE MAIL: N.D. foster care system needs reform

IN THE MAIL: N.D. foster care system needs reform

On Wednesday, the Legislative Council meets to prioritize studies that were recommend by the Legislature during the last session.

Number of foster children in Florida on mood-altering drugs underreported, state study finds

Number of foster children in Florida on mood-altering drugs underreported, state study finds

The number of foster children in Florida prescribed mood-altering drugs has been significantly underreported, according to the early results of a statewide study sparked by a 7-year-old boy's suicide in Margate.

Judge rules family can't refuse chemo for boy

Judge rules family can't refuse chemo for boy

A Minnesota judge ruled Friday that a 13-year-old cancer patient must be evaluated by a doctor to determine if the boy would benefit from restarting chemotherapy over his parents' objections.

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Cafcass confirm increase in children entering care system

Cafcass confirm increase in children entering care system

Cafcass has released for the first time a full month by month total of care proceedings applications received since 2005.

The statistics include data from the period April 2005 to March 2009 and covers care proceedings applications made by local authorities where Cafcass has been appointed by the court to represent the interests of children.

Care applications, in the immediate aftermath of the closure of the criminal case into the murder of Baby Peter, rose sharply. This trend has continued at significant levels and represents a shift in intervention thresholds by local authorities. The figure for March 2009 was the highest monthly figure ever recorded by Cafcass - amounting to an increase of 37.9% compared to March 2008. However when annual totals are compared the figures for 2008-09 are broadly comparable with the previous three years.

What Happens When A Social Worker Manipulates A Child During An Interview?

What Happens When A Social Worker Manipulates A Child During An Interview?

Answer: Nothing.

Note: A great post from the blog of Senator Pam Roach of Washington.

Ombudsman office cites crisis of confidence in CPS

Ombudsman office cites crisis of confidence in CPS

The Office of the Family and Children's Ombudsman issued a report today that finds a "lack of trust" between parties in the Stevens County/Colville area (background here) puts children at risk of harm.

Report Faults Extended Foster-Care Stays

Report Faults Extended Foster-Care Stays

Despite promises of reform from the Fenty administration, the District child's welfare agency still fails to provide adequate care for abused and neglected children, a court-appointed monitor says.

Older children left out

Older children left out

MANY older children in government-run orphanages are rarely fostered out because prospective adoptive parents prefer to take in babies or children who are less than a year old.

Trouble in Colville, WA: Child Protective Services In The Crosshairs

Trouble in Colville, WA: Child Protective Services In The Crosshairs

To paraphrase Shakespeare, something is rotten in the remote northeast corner of Washington State. It’s the child welfare system.

N.L. child welfare system 'bound to fail': review

N.L. child welfare system 'bound to fail': review

It is astonishing that more children in Newfoundland and Labrador have not died tragically like Zachary Turner, a 13-month-old who drowned at the hands of his emotionally unstable mother after child protection services failed him, an independent report released Wednesday concluded.

Our DCF office rates worst

Our DCF office rates worst

The Department of Children and Families' Southwest Florida office scored the lowest in the state in overall performance in a review of child protective investigations.

Lacey couple accused of raping adopted daughter

Lacey couple accused of raping adopted daughter

A Lacey husband and wife are in jail today, accused of first-degree child rape after their adopted 7-year-old daughter told a school counselor that her parents had sexually abused her, court papers state.
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Police: Lacey Child Sexually Abused By Adoptive Parents

A girl adopted from China has allegedly been sexually assaulted for years by both her adoptive mother and father, said Lt. Jim Mack of the Lacey Police Department.

Man facing charge in Alamo case freed

Man facing charge in Alamo case freed

A man with ties to the Tony Alamo Christian Ministries has been released from jail while he awaits trial on a child-abuse charge in a 1988 beating at the ministry’s compound in Saugus, Calif., a spokesman for the Los Angeles County district attorney’s office said Tuesday.

State plans to cut child abuse programs criticized

State plans to cut child abuse programs criticized

Gov. Jennifer Granholm's plan to slash nearly $14 million from services that help prevent child abuse will lead to more crimes against children and the loss of millions in federal matching grants for the prevention of child abuse, the Michigan Association of Chiefs of Police and child advocacy groups said Wednesday.

Retired couple's puppy adoption denied

Retired couple's puppy adoption denied

In dog years, Doug and Harriet Thompson are not yet 12.

But in human years, they’re 70 and 69, respectively, and that where the problem – and this story – begins.

When the Independence couple recently tried to adopt a young poodle from a dog rescue group near Lebanon, Ohio, they were rejected – but were told they perhaps could get a dog 6 to 10 years old.

Note: Two animal stories today. I don't usually post these but my God people. They're starting to treat dogs like foster children. That is animal abuse.

Guess what

It Could Happen To You