Legally Kidnapped

Shattering Your Child Welfare Delusions Since 2007


Friday, July 31, 2009

Results Release in DHR Investigation



http://www.clipsyndicate.com/video/play/1043071?wpid=2167

NYS Comptroller reports Child Protective Services non-compliant with laws more than 50% of the time

NYS Comptroller reports Child Protective Services non-compliant with laws more than 50% of the time

A report issued in June of this year by the Office of the New York State Comptroller, Thomas P. DiNapoli, Division of Government Accountability reveals that Child Protective Services investigations are not in compliance with New York State laws more than fifty percent of the time.

Report finds fault with Conecuh County DHR foster care

Report finds fault with Conecuh County DHR foster care

A state probe of the Conecuh County Department of Human Resources shows it investigated abuse allegations by telephone, didn't enforce a state ban on corporal punishment by foster parents, and failed to make efforts to place foster children with family members, among other problems, according to a report released Thursday.

Foster carer charged with rape of girl

Foster carer charged with rape of girl

A foster carer has been charged with raping a 10-year-old girl in his care.

Newspaper: Officials ignored warning in baby death

Newspaper: Officials ignored warning in baby death

The state Department of Children and Families ignored repeated requests from a judge to look into the welfare of an infant boy until after the child had died, and now police are investigating the death, a newspaper reported Thursday.

Seriously hurt foster child can't find home

Seriously hurt foster child can't find home

A child who was seriously hurt in foster care is ready to be released from hospital but a suitable home hasn't been found for the child, RCMP said Friday.

Free house, car available for aspiring foster parents

Free house, car available for aspiring foster parents

There is a unique opportunity out there for two couples who have lost their homes and jobs.

A nonprofit organization is offering two local couples a free house and car. All they need is a foster license and a willingness to care for up to five children.

Woman Accused Of Branding Foster Son, 9

Woman Accused Of Branding Foster Son, 9

Investigators said that earlier this month, Jocelyn Louis, 72, heated up a potato masher and used it to burn the boy on his arms and legs. Police said the foster mother did not stop even after the first series of burns.

Father continues fight for custody of son

Father continues fight for custody of son

Golden wants to be a dad to his own son and daughter - and for seven years he's been fighting to do what so many men don't fight for at all.

It was only in April, when a family-court judge awarded Golden full custody of his daughter, 9-year-old Kameara, that he was able to start being the type of father that would have made his dad proud.

But Golden's 7-year-old son, Keream, remains in the care of the Department of Human Services, and Golden said that the agency is attempting to terminate his parental rights and put the boy up for adoption.

Note: Give him his kid back you low life piece of s*** babystealers!!!

DCYF boosts foster care population

DCYF boosts foster care population

In response to Jan Feuer’s July 23 letter looking for foster families for foster children in New Hampshire: If the state DCYF abided by their own laws, there wouldn’t be so many children in foster care. State and federal mandates are not followed in the removal and placement of children by DCYF. Services are not given before a child is removed, and relative placement is not an option, at least in Nashua.

CYFS says sorry to 'traumatised' family

CYFS says sorry to 'traumatised' family

Child, Youth and Family Services says a Christian couple are "good parents" even though they smack their children.

Pregnant UK mother vows to replace children taken into care

Pregnant UK mother vows to replace children taken into care

An English mother who told social workers that every time they took a child off her she would have another one has been accused of "irresponsible behaviour".

Woman Brands Foster Child WIth Potato Masher




A 72-year-old foster mother used a potato masher to brand a 9-year-old foster child she accused of stealing.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ie2KiX-BB6c

Thursday, July 30, 2009

I Want To See My Mom

It's no secret that I follow a lot of foster blogs. I feel it's important to show all of you wonderful people the type of people they will give our kids to. The news articles tell us what happened, the blogs tell us what they are thinking. Well I recently came across a good one, and talk about a freeking soap opera...

After booting RADish out, Bucksquat talked to his sisters on the phone and dropped a bomb on these two female foster contractor/adopters.

I Want To See My Mom

And I say let the kid see his mom!

Now it's your turn. Let the world know what you think.



Thank's for the link Yondalla.

Woman accused of branding child with potato masher

Woman accused of branding child with potato masher

It's one of the worst cases of child abuse Midwest City Police say they've ever seen. A foster mother accused of branding a child all over his body.

Chief Brandon Clabes, Midwest City Police Department, said "You know how painful it is when you just get a minor burn. Can you imagine this poor, little 9 year old being repeatedly branded by a woman who's supposed to be taking care of him & loving him?"

Midwest City Police say the 9-year-old boy suffered 2nd and 3rd degree burns from his foster mother as a punishment.

Note: I'll bet his real parents never did anything like that.

No arrests imminent in probe of group home

No arrests imminent in probe of group home

No arrests are expected any time soon for possible crimes committed at a Tallahassee group home for troubled teens from which residents were removed in May after reports of abuse.

Child Health Welfare Cuts



One of those last minute cuts the governor made involved taking away millions of dollars from Child Welfare Services. John Schwada has the video report.

http://www.clipsyndicate.com/video/play/1040637

NZ referendum to decide child discipline law

NZ referendum to decide child discipline law

New Zealanders are about to vote on Friday on whether or not parents have the right to physically discipline their kids. They will start casting postal votes in a referendum on the country's controversial anti-smacking laws. But to most outsiders this exercise in direct democracy seems somewhat strange, and whatever the result, the politicians have said they have no intention of changing the law. But that hasn't dampened the passion on either side of this rather awkwardly worded question.

Los Angeles boy's beating death came after two exams, records show

Los Angeles boy's beating death came after two exams, records show

Documents raise more questions about social workers' decisions in the Dae'von Bailey case as the manhunt for a murder suspect intensifies.

Wednesday's Child: Four Siblings



The circus is in town. Ringling Bros. Barnum & Bailey, that is. What better place to take an adorable sibling set of four kids than to a family-oriented event?

http://www.clipsyndicate.com/video/play/1040631

They all don't even live together.

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Human services: "Governor sliced heart of child protection"

Human services: "Governor sliced heart of child protection"

Kern County human and social service agencies are in shock and angered by the governor's last minute budget cuts.

New movie 'Orphan' has parents upset



Awake's Afton Spriggs gives you the scoop on all the stories creating online buzz.

http://www.clipsyndicate.com/video/play/1032418?wpid=2167

There's something wrong with Esther!



Is it worth sitting thru this movie to find out what her secret is???

http://www.clipsyndicate.com/video/play/1034147?wpid=2167

Note: I give it an A+. It was a good movie.

Child Protective Services Not so Protective - Child Protective Agencies Motivated by Money

Child Protective Services Not so Protective - Child Protective Agencies Motivated by Money

Child protective services agencies are only acting in accordance with Pavlov's laws of behavioral conditioning. They are exhibiting more and more of the behaviors that earn them a reward rather than doing those things which genuinely protect children who are being abused by their parents or caregivers.

Jacks Guilty of Murdering Daughters

Banita Jacks was found guilty on Wednesday of killing her four daughters. D.C. Superior Court Judge Frederick H. Weisberg convicted 34-year-old Banita Jacks on Wednesday. Weisberg decided the case himself after Jacks waived her right to a jury trial.



http://www.clipsyndicate.com/video/play/1039887?wpid=2167

5 Year Old Hit by Police Car



http://www.clipsyndicate.com/video/play/1038967?wpid=2167

CPS: Child With STD Dies from Injuries



A 4-year old whose body was covered in injuries is dead.

http://www.clipsyndicate.com/video/play/1040124?wpid=2167

Case Law Development: Poverty Not A Basis for Termination of Parental Rights

Case Law Development: Poverty Not A Basis for Termination of Parental Rights

HOW TO FILE COMPLAINTS AGAINST MPH, SOCIAL WORKERS, GALS

HOW TO FILE COMPLAINTS AGAINST MPH, SOCIAL WORKERS, GALS

Use this form letter to file a complaint with the correct authority when you believe an evaluator other mental health professional has violated his or her ethical guidelines, or behaved improperly or negligently. This could include such acts as improperly releasing (or refusing to release) treatment records, becoming improperly involved with a patient or client, performing an incomplete or biased custody evaluation, or other behavior(s) which are illegal, inappropriate, or contrary to ethical standards. Make sure you have solid, documented evidence of the behavior or actions you detail in your complaint.

A Critical Look At the Child Welfare System Falsification of Records

A Critical Look At the Child Welfare System Falsification of Records

Caseworkers often are caught in a Catch-22 situation, where
they would have to doctor paperwork or have to acknowledge
that they are not doing their job.

Benjamin Wolf -- American Civil Liberties Union
September, 1996

Foster kids lost in system because of the recession

Foster kids lost in system because of the recession

Times are tough and while people may be looking for work, imagine trying to find a family. That's the harsh reality for more and more foster children. And for people who may not think they have the means to be a foster parent, keep in mind, financial support is availible.

Foster carer facing child sex charges

Foster carer facing child sex charges

A FORMER Murraylands foster carer has been charged with multiple child sex offences allegedly committed on a girl more than 20 years ago.

'They came home to find all their stuff packed' — A local couple wanted to become foster parents

'They came home to find all their stuff packed' — A local couple wanted to become foster parents

If you love something, set it free, goes the saying.

Update: LCSO, DCF confirm investigation of children's group home

Update: LCSO, DCF confirm investigation of children's group home

The Leon County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a group home off Idlewild Drive in eastern Leon County, Sgt. Tony Drzewiecki said.

Ofsted inspectors lacking experience, warns child protection chief

Ofsted inspectors lacking experience, warns child protection chief

The competence of Ofsted to inspect children’s services and help to protect young people from abuse and neglect has been challenged by the Government’s child protection chief.

Psycho-drama POPPIES makes a hero out of opium addicted Child Protective Services worker

Psycho-drama POPPIES makes a hero out of opium addicted Child Protective Services worker

The psycho-drama POPPIES made its Los Angeles premiere at the AOF Film Festival at the Laemmle Theater located in Pasadena, California on Friday, July 24, 2009 . The festival runs July 24–July 31. The full-length feature film is also nominated for “Best Social Commentary Award.”



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r7gbNvNoY-U

Death of a child

Death of a child

Two weeks before a sexually abused 4-year-old Spring girl with a fractured skull died in a Woodlands emergency room, Texas Child Protective Services was notified the girl had a sexually transmitted disease, but the agency did not take her into custody because they had no other physical signs the girl was in danger.

Govt defends child protection record

Govt defends child protection record

Tasmania's Human Services Minister has rejected claims that child protection services have not improved since a damning report three years ago.

Nebraska drops in child welfare rankings

Nebraska drops in child welfare rankings

A new report out on child welfare shows Nebraska slipping in the national rankings. But our state still sits in the top 25 percentile.

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Colo. adopted child records often falsified in 1950's & 60's.



http://www.kdvr.com/videobeta/watch/?watch=87cb2ffc-b7a3-4999-8fcb-440891cd6477

Dead father may get custodial rights

Dead father may get custodial rights

A Florida court is being asked for the first time to give custodial rights of a child to a father who is dead, experts say.

Report: Many serious flaws in data on US children's health and well-being

Report: Many serious flaws in data on US children's health and well-being

Serious shortcomings in national data, including an outdated federal measure of household poverty, are undermining the task of identifying and assisting America's most vulnerable children, according to a report issued Tuesday.

The Urgent Need for Reform of Child Protection

The Urgent Need for Reform of Child Protection

The reform of child protection by so-called 'experts' has failed disastrously. Radical reform is urgently needed to re-assert the fundamentals of good practice and to restore public confidence.

CPS Cinema: The parents of Peanuts

CPS Cinema: The parents of Peanuts

Unlike the "Stand By Me" parents, who possibly didn't know their kids were in mortal danger, the Peanuts parents had a 50-year history of neglect. We recommend sending the kids to a temporary home (Charlie Brown's grandparents appear to be available) while the parents take some court-mandated parenting classes.

Family court lawyers to form their own bar association

Family court lawyers to form their own bar association

For the first time in 20 years, a family court in Pune is all set to form its own bar association, a registered society of the 200-odd practising lawyers in Pune. The idea is to have a common representation of family lawyers in issues concerning lawyers, the family court, family laws and so on.

Child-welfare deaths must be reported

Child-welfare deaths must be reported

When New Jersey was forced to overhaul its child-welfare system several years ago, that effort was prompted largely by public outrage over some horror stories regarding deaths of neglected and abused children already under the state's care.

Federal Court refuses to grant immunity to NYC Child Protective Services caseworker in lawsuit

Federal Court refuses to grant immunity to NYC Child Protective Services caseworker in lawsuit

The U.S. District Court Eastern District of New York has refused to grant immunity to a Child Protective Services caseworker from New York City in a lawsuit. Normally Child Protective Services caseworkers are granted limited immunity in lawsuits arising from their duties. However, the court on July 21, 2009 denied immunity to Marcos Cardenas for withholding information from his supervisors in a neglect proceeding.

Coroner: Baby asphyxiated

Coroner: Baby asphyxiated

Tiffany had been in foster care since her birth in June 2007. Her mother, Felicia Banks, grandmother, Loretta Banks, and father, Tommy Cross, said they visited her regularly until November, when Felicia officially lost custody.

4:56 p.m.: Cause of baby's death revealed

4:56 p.m.: Cause of baby's death revealed

WARREN The cause of death of Tiffany Sue Banks-Cross was due to asphyxiation associated with multiple blunt traumatic injuries, according to Coroner Dr. Humphrey Germaniuk.

Nadya Suleman's octuplets receive court-ordered oversight for finances

Nadya Suleman's octuplets receive court-ordered oversight for finances

A California judge ruled that an independent lawyer should oversee the financial estate of Nadya Suleman's octuplets to ensure they are not exploited for entertainment purposes, reports the Associated Press. The ruling by Orange County judge Gerald Johnston stems from a legal petition filed by former Disney Mouseketeer Paul Peterson, an advocate for show-business children. Suleman's attorney, Arthur J. LaCilento, argued that appointing a financial guardian for her children violated the family's right to privacy, but Johnston said, "I do believe it is appropriate and justifiable at this time to provide an objective voice to report to the court." Suleman -- who is slated to begin shooting a reality show featuring her 14 children on Sept. 1, pending court approval of the children's TV contracts -- attended the hearing but did not speak.

Funds to be cut from bodies that fail to report child abuse

Funds to be cut from bodies that fail to report child abuse

STATE AGENCIES and voluntary bodies which fail to report suspected cases of child abuse face losing public funding as part of a series of measures aimed at strengthening child protection services.

Reporting of child abuse to be mandatory?

Reporting of child abuse to be mandatory?

Teachers, doctors and other caregivers could soon report child abuse to authorities, if the National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) has its way.

Maine Agency Urges Support of Federal Child Welfare Bill

Maine Agency Urges Support of Federal Child Welfare Bill

A Maine agency is calling attention to a bi-partisan bill before the US Senate that would create a high-level government office and refocus US programs, policies and funding on a singular goal: a permanent family for every child.

The Families For Orphans Act (Senate Bill 1458 and House Bill 3070), sponsored by Senators Mary Landrieu (D-LA) and James Inhofe (R-OK) along with Representatives Diana Watson (D-CA) and John Boozman (R-AR), addresses the needs of millions of children living outside of permanent parental care throughout the world.

Monday, July 27, 2009

Lawsuit alleges Medicaid fraud in Michigan child welfare system

Lawsuit alleges Medicaid fraud in Michigan child welfare system

Michigan Children's Ombudsman Verlie Ruffin has failed to report violations of state and federal law to the state Attorney General in order to "cover-up" Medicaid fraud committed by individual state agents, and privately contracted agencies of the state, according to a lawsuit filed in April.

Orphan Movie Review

There's something wrong with the adoption industry... Ba ha ha ha ha ha ha!!!!



http://www.howcast.com/videos/213910-Orphan-Movie-Review

CYFS probe traumatises family

CYFS probe traumatises family

Note: They do that to every family they come into contact with, even when they don't take the child and run.

A father says his family were left traumatised and his elder daughter tearful after Child, Youth and Family Services investigated a smack.

The Truth Behind the 'Orphan' Movie Uproar: The Real Horrors in Adoption

The Truth Behind the 'Orphan' Movie Uproar: The Real Horrors in Adoption

If you are in touch, in any way, with adoption issues, no doubt you have seen the headlines: "Adoption Community Protest Movie 'Orphan'"; "Horror movie 'Orphan' is panned by adoption groups"; "New Adoption Horror Movie Causing a Stir"; "'Orphan': A Movie That Reinforces Myths About Adoption"; "Adoption Groups Boycott 'Orphan' Horror Movie."

Cops & Child Protective Services abuse children when they take them from innocent parents

Cops & Child Protective Services abuse children when they take them from innocent parents

I have often argued that Child Protective Services and the police are guilty of abusing children. I don't mean they are guilty of abuse went they take children from homes where the parents have sexually and physically abused them, or where children have been neglected through starvation and the like. What I mean is that when children are taken from innocent parents, which happens a lot more than the public realizes, they are often abused.

Study: Ill. fails on 
child protection plans for crises

Study: Ill. fails on 
child protection plans for crises

Illinois meets only one of four minimum standards to protect children should a natural or man-made disaster strike, according to a recent study.

Grandparents sidestep DHS in bid to protect girl

Grandparents sidestep DHS in bid to protect girl

Three-year-olds Hailey Byers and Spencer Corson lived as brother and sister in a blended family - until Spencer was killed by what authorities say was violent child abuse.

The Mothers Act Disease Mongering Campaign - Part II

The Mothers Act Disease Mongering Campaign - Part II

The Mothers Act legislation specifically defines the term "postpartum conditions" as "postpartum depression" or "postpartum psychosis." Use of the Act as an 8-year disease mongering campaign to further promote the new cottage industry of "reproductive psychiatry," or "reproductive mental health," comes from websites often run by people who will financially benefit from passage of the Act.

UK assaults families, then demands silence



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lbijkKoS_4E

Crystal Walton was taken by SS from her Mum and Dad, who were told to stay away from media. Imagine the shock of seeing your baby advertised for adoption while you are fighting to have her returned! Then Gagged by the Courts....

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Sicko

Michael Moore's Sicko is up on Google Video.

http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=6646340600856118396

Children's Services slammed

Children's Services slammed

A senior Alberta judge has called on the attorney general to investigate the "disturbing" conduct of Children's Services staff in a case that raises troubling questions about how the department operates and who is ultimately responsible for children in care.

Caring for Madagascar's orphans



Madagascar is one of the world's poorest countries, and countless children scramble to survive in its streets. A new charity has taken a few of them in, determined to feed, school and house them until they can make it on their own.

Hospital Where Octuplets Born Fined Nearly $200K



The Southern California hospital where Nadya Suleman's octuplets were born has been fined $187,500 for failing to protect their medical privacy.

http://www.clipsyndicate.com/video/play/1024913?wpid=2167

Oldest Woman To Give Birth Dies, Leaving Twins

At age 66 Maria del Carmen Bousada had twins, becoming the world's oldest person to give birth and raising questions about maternity so late in life. Bousada died Saturday at age 69, leaving behind boys not yet 3, Spanish newspapers reported.



http://www.clipsyndicate.com/video/play/1022548?wpid=2167

`Where's Ontario's humanity?' mom asks

`Where's Ontario's humanity?' mom asks

Still no policy to ensure parents won't have to lose custody to get care for disabled kids

How social workers missed abuse of six children for years

How social workers missed abuse of six children for years

Social services failed to spot the abuse of six children from the same family for at least six years.

Family Attorney Blows the Whistle on State Child Protective Services Agencies

Family Attorney Blows the Whistle on State Child Protective Services Agencies

Practicing family attorney Gregory Hession confirms child protective service agencies engage in abusive, deliberate and dirty tricks motivated by federal funding.

We,the people

"We,the people, call for a NEW era in "child protective services"--an era that does not vilify parents. Rather, an era of "Compassionate Preventative Services" and of FAMILY-oriented services. Where removal of a child from their family home is truly a last resort or for a truly life-saving one--NOT the answer to ALL "concerns" as it has been misused for.

Further, we, the people, the parents, and future parents, call for better, broader funding that ASSISTS FAMILIES to stay together and to maintain a decent home. This can include, but not limited to, a wide range of services: from drug/alcohol prevention and treatment, to providing child care centers and better funding, to a better food pantry system, to possibly attaching aid programs to social security numbers, in order to verify need, housing, employment, etc. with one piece of information required instead of several as it is now. (this would also reduce the need for paper as well, being "green")..,,,,We want the actual help we made need instead of family destruction......"

Michigan DHS on Twitter

http://twitter.com/MichiganDHS

From Twitter

Thinking how the New York City Children Protective Services allowed my child to be abused by a foster mother

http://twitter.com/Masterpi44/statuses/2852794597

Counter Intelligence: Child Welfare Groups Boycott "Orphan"

Counter Intelligence: Child Welfare Groups Boycott "Orphan"

See why child welfare agencies want to boycott the horror film "Orphan" and take a look at our list of must-reads that will have you chatting at the lunch counter, over IM or wherever it is that people actually talk these days.

Note: And it was a good movie too.

Alberta judge slams civil servant over foster case

Alberta judge slams civil servant over foster case

An Alberta Court of Appeal judge has called on the attorney general to investigate the “disturbing” conduct of Children’s Services staff who failed to return a boy to his foster mother after being ordered to do so by the courts.

Child abuse complaints reported to DHS declining

Child abuse complaints reported to DHS declining

State leaders issued a mandate in 2000 that set the tone for everyone involved in child welfare: "When in doubt, take the child out."

More sugar coated bullshit from David Isley of the Examiner

Social Workers should remain a constant voice for foster children

When a child has been in foster care for any length of time, each move is more important than the next. During their transition, foster children will often feel a sense of fear and uncertainty. The responsibility of the social worker is to communicate with that foster child about whatever feelings that child is having and to slowly make necessary changes to help that foster child along their journey.

Infant's injuries renew debate on DHS role

Infant's injuries renew debate on DHS role

As Ethan Neiderbach fights for his life, a debate is being revived over what his injuries should mean.

Boy beaten to death was the subject of a dozen calls to L.A. County abuse hotline

Boy beaten to death was the subject of a dozen calls to L.A. County abuse hotline

A 6-year-old boy whose battered body was found on the floor of a South Los Angeles home was the subject of about a dozen calls to L.A. County’s child abuse hotline alleging abuse or neglect, a county official briefed about the case told The Times on Friday.

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Father banned from family home by social workers over unfounded allegations

Father banned from family home by social workers over unfounded allegations

A father of four who was forced out of his own home by social workers over unfounded allegations of sexual abuse has been reunited with his family.

Revealed: The dead children failed by social services in West Midlands

Revealed: The dead children failed by social services in West Midlands

FOUR children who were allegedly abused or neglected died in Birmingham within just eight weeks – three of them well-known to social services.

Case of New Jersey woman who lost custody of baby because she refused a cesarean raises many issues

Case of New Jersey woman who lost custody of baby because she refused a cesarean raises many issues

In subsequent hearings, judges ruled against V.M., stating that they did not totally rely on the fact that she refused to have a cesarean section in making their decisions. However, her refusal to have a cesarean section was the initial cause that lead to the State of New Jersey taking custody of her newborn.

Alta. child-welfare protection under microscope

Alta. child-welfare protection under microscope

Alberta's systems for protecting children in peril will be scrutinized by a review panel chaired by two independent, out-of-province child-welfare experts in the wake of a series of unprecedented "critical" incidents involving children in care.

Foster care drug oversight lacking

Foster care drug oversight lacking

State law requires clear, informed consent from a judge or parent before doctors can prescribe psychotropic drugs for foster children. But no one gave such consent for 7-year-old Gabriel Myers to take a powerful drug known to trigger suicidal thoughts in children.

Arapahoe man arrested after failing to return daughters to foster care

Arapahoe man arrested after failing to return daughters to foster care

Yuma County, Colo., sheriff's officers arrested an Arapahoe, Neb., man Wednesday after he failed to return his daughters to foster care Monday.

Foster child's hanging death ruled accidental

Foster child's hanging death ruled accidental

Authorities have ruled the strangulation death of an 8-year-old foster child in Rutherford County an accident.

South L.A. boy died after previous reports of abuse

South L.A. boy died after previous reports of abuse

A 6-year-old boy whose battered body was found on the floor of a South Los Angeles home was the subject of roughly a dozen calls to Los Angeles County's child abuse hotline alleging abuse or neglect, a county official briefed on the case told The Times on Friday.

Shirlee Smith: A foster child's slog through the system

Shirlee Smith: A foster child's slog through the system

CHILDREN in the foster care system have a tough row to hoe. And if they are involved with the Social Security Administration, the plot thickens. Their troubles aren't just with the Department of Children and Family Services who have removed them from their families.

Foster children, all too often, are mistreated by far too many people who are supposed to be providing them services and also by members of the general public who quite often seem to think these kids don't qualify as real people.

Dad allowed to take daughter home

Dad allowed to take daughter home

The 5-year-old girl at the center of a two-state custody battle will go home to Alabama with her dad, despite pleas from Hamilton County social workers that the girl is at risk and should temporarily live with her maternal grandparents.

Friday, July 24, 2009

A Guide For Caseworkers

http://books.google.com/books?id=0TOeL386UCUC&dq=child+protections+services&printsec=frontcover&source=in&hl=en&ei=mn1qSsypEIi8NuWqoPkG&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=14

Know Thy Enemy...

I had to go see Orphan

I just went to see Orphan.

The movie has been getting a bad rap from the adoption industry, out of fear that it might somehow shed a negative light onto foster children, orphans, adoption etc. Adoption groups have been protesting it like crazy.

http://www.dallasnews.com/sharedcontent/dws/ent/stories/DN-orphanside_0724gd.ART.State.Edition1.4bd94a2.html

I assure you, it was only a movie, and a good one. If you are into horror movies like I am, you won't be disappointed.

What's sad is the fact that the chronic anal-retentive's are so upset about it. You'd think that people could think independently enough to realize that 33 year old movie psycho's can't really pass themselves off as a 9 year old child.

Even a child protective worker can't lie that good.

Newborn Taken from Parents Because Mom Refused C-Section

Newborn Taken from Parents Because Mom Refused C-Section

A mom in New Jersey acted erratically while in labor. She was combative. She was noncompliant. She refused to submit to a cesarean section. She then gave birth vaginally to a normal, healthy baby (apparently not an unavoidable c-section, ya know?). That baby was taken from her. Her parental rights were terminated. She and her partner left the hospital without their baby, and their baby was given to foster parents.

Lufkin man faces up to 40 years in child molestation case

Lufkin man faces up to 40 years in child molestation case

A judge handed down a split verdict Friday in the case of a Lufkin man accused of molesting two young boys.

Willie Norman Purvis, 48, has been convicted on two of four counts of child molestation. Angelina County state District Judge Barry Bryan found Purvis guilty of touching a 5-year-old boy and a 6-year-old boy on their private areas last summer.
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The 5-year-old boy told his mother about the sexual abuse, according to testimony. He had formerly been fostered at that home and often visited.

Agency mourns child

Agency mourns child

Trumbull County Children Services Bureau Director Marcia Tiger remembers Tiffany Banks-Cross learning to walk in the halls of her agency.

Tiger said she and her CSB co-workers still are dealing with grief after the 21-month-old child died in what's been ruled a homicide, the first of a foster child she remembers in her 30 years with the agency.

Note: They'll get over it, steal more kids and go about their business as if it never happened.

Two-Year-Old Dies Under Foster Care -

Two-Year-Old Dies Under Foster Care -

Child Protective Services is investigating a family whose foster child died Monday.

The biological mother blames CPS for putting her two-year-old little girl into the wrong hands, but why the child was placed in CPS in the first place may offer another point of view.

'Orphan' offends adoption agencies: anatomy of a film release controversy (VIDEO)



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HPFQ8I04bvE

The tragic loss of their unborn child has devastated Kate and John, taking a toll on both their marriage and Kate's fragile psyche as she is plagued by nightmares and haunted by demons from her past. Struggling to regain some semblance of normalcy in their lives, the couple decides to adopt another child. At the local orphanage, both John and Kate find themselves strangely drawn to a young girl named Esther. Almost as soon as they welcome Esther into their home, however, an alarming series of events begins to unfold, leading Kate to believe that there's something wrong with Esther--this seemingly angelic little girl is not what she appears to be. Concerned for the safety of her family, Kate tries to get John and others to see past Esther's sweet facade. But her warnings go unheeded until it may be too late-for everyone.

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Queensland's child protection system fails as 79 children die

Queensland's child protection system fails as 79 children die

QUEENSLAND Government says 79 children known to child safety authorities have died over the past year - a rise of more than 50 per cent in four years.

Foster Child Death Update -

Foster Child Death Update -

Action Ten News has received new information about the Alice foster family who had a two-year-old girl die under their watch Monday.

Jurors find woman not guilty in child abuse case

Jurors find woman not guilty in child abuse case

The state said Jimmatta Vinson was a frustrated young mom who intentionally snapped her 4-month-old daughter Omyashy's arm.

Mental Health Problems Higher for Teens in Child Welfare

Mental Health Problems Higher for Teens in Child Welfare

Youth with a history of involvement with the child welfare system face multiple functional and developmental risks as they transition from adolescence to young adulthood, according to researchers from Duke University and RTI International.

Second juror replaced in trial of psychologist

Second juror replaced in trial of psychologist

Another juror deciding the case of a prominent child psychologist accused of molesting some of his patients has been replaced.

Texas judge closes last custody case in YFZ raid

Texas judge closes last custody case in YFZ raid

The last FLDS child in Texas state custody is home -- but not with her parents.

FLDS custody case officially ends in Texas; alleged 'bride' dropped from court oversight

Crist urged to stop `chemical restraint' of foster kids

Crist urged to stop `chemical restraint' of foster kids

A pair of adoptive parents are urging Gov. Charlie Crist and lawmakers to stop the `chemical restraint' of children in state care.

MAN CHARGED WITH ASSAULT CHOOSES JUDGE AND JURY

MAN CHARGED WITH ASSAULT CHOOSES JUDGE AND JURY

A MAN CHARGED WITH AGGRAVATED ASSAULT AFTER THE INJURY OF AN INFANT IN A CENTRAL SAANICH FOSTER HOME WILL BE TRIED BY A JUDGE AND JURY.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Sentence suspended for mom who slaps social worker print this article

Sentence suspended for mom who slaps social worker print this article

A Summerside woman has received probation for slapping a social worker who had taken her child.

Concerns over drugs and foster children cloud adoption celebration

Concerns over drugs and foster children cloud adoption celebration

While state officials celebrate Florida's much-improved adoption rate this week, inquiries continue into the prescription of psychotropic drugs for children still in foster care.

Couple puts focus on "chemical restraint" of kids in Florida's care

Alberta child welfare system to be scrutinized

Alberta child welfare system to be scrutinized

Alberta’s systems for protecting children in peril will be scrutinized by a review panel chaired by two independent out-of-province child welfare experts in the wake of a series of unprecedented “critical” incidents involving children in care.

Social Worker Testifies in Jacks Case

Social Worker Testifies in Jacks Case

The Banita Jacks murder case put the spotlight on the role the city plays in trying to keep children safe. Did authorities do enough?

Family sues in Ohio teen's treatment center death

Family sues in Ohio teen's treatment center death

The family of a 17-year-old girl who died at a church-run treatment center says reckless and negligent behavior by center employees caused her death.

Hard Times - State workers protest layoffs

Hard Times - State workers protest layoffs

The dozen or more state workers on Kaua‘i who received layoff notifications received support from places expected and unexpected during a lunchtime, highway-side protest here Tuesday.

Witness invokes Fifth Amendment at Alamo trial

Witness invokes Fifth Amendment at Alamo trial

Under questioning Tuesday at evangelist Tony Alamo's trial, the wife of a fugitive described by authorities as Alamo's "enforcer" invoked her right not to incriminate herself. As she left the courtroom, she was served with documents from child welfare authorities seeking protective custody of her four children.

Missing

Michael Jackson aimed to direct movie about foster children

Michael Jackson aimed to direct movie about foster children

Three months before his death, Michael Jackson committed to co-directing and financing a movie -- a poignant drama about foster children -- and planned to get started as soon as he completed his London concerts. The news is the latest in a series of revelations that are helping to shed light on the pop star's passions and projects, even as the investigation into his abuse of prescription drugs and a tussle over custody of his children rage on.

For second year, Florida sets record for selling, I mean adopting foster kids

For second year, Florida sets record for adopting foster kids

What does it take to fall in love with a child who is not your biological son or daughter? An open heart and the willingness to be a parent to a child who has experienced abuse, or neglect, and needs a safe, loving home.

In suit, man alleges abuse at orphanage

In suit, man alleges abuse at orphanage

A man is suing the state of Washington for placing him in a Christian Brothers orphanage where he says he was sexually molested as a boy.

Oh Come On!!!

Sunburnt children could be a sign of neglect: new guidance

Sunburn in children could be taken as evidence that their parents are neglecting them, new guidance to doctors has said.

Note: Shit happens. Get used to it.

Teen Pregnancy: Reaching Epidemic Levels in Foster Care

Teen Pregnancy: Reaching Epidemic Levels in Foster Care

What's tougher than being a pregnant teenager? Try being a pregnant teenager in foster care. Miranda Sheffield had pinballed in and out of more than 10 foster homes in southern California by the time she became pregnant with her daughter at the age of 17. "I was close to aging out [of the system]," she says of the program that in most states finds temporary homes for children until they are 18. "And when I got pregnant, I found there was no support for me. It was like, 'We need to get you out of foster care because we won't be able to handle you and a baby.'"

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Responding To A Comment From CeCe

I have got to respond to a comment from CeCe, the blogger from Diary of a Foster Mom, who left a comment on this post.

CeCe writes...
LK, you know I have my own serious issues with the system, but it really is about the laws. We need to come together to change the laws first, then the system. Teach people at young ages how to make choices so that they can be better parents. Perhaps, high school health should be changed to parenting classes? At least the CPS system is doing something to intervene for the sake of abused/neglected children. You seem to think that the CPS system portrays itself to the solution to abuse. The only solution to abuse and neglect is for parents to stop abusing and neglecting their children. For parents to admit that they are ill-equipped to adequately care for their children, and get the help they need. For parents to put their children's needs above their own. Period.
Now, I am not going to be mean to CeCe. I honestly believe that this is a well meaning foster parent who cares for the child in her home. I don't believe she is in it for the money like many others or anything like that, but I do believe that she has a lot to learn.

So my response to CeCe's comment is this...

Don't believe everything that the nice social worker tells you. They bullshit the foster parents too. If they actually did their jobs, they wouldn't be removing half the kids that they do.

Boy's death prompts DFCS review

Boy's death prompts DFCS review

State agencies are looking into what went wrong following the beating death of a 6-year-old boy in Forsyth County.

Excerpts from editorials in Florida newspapers

Excerpts from editorials in Florida newspapers

Here are excerpts from editorials in newspapers in Florida:

Note: Some good stuff here.

Mother charged for son's obesity

Mother charged for son's obesity

A South Carolina mother whose 14-year-old son weighs 555 pounds has been charged with criminal neglect, prosecutors said.

Cases of False Accusation / Shaken Baby Syndrome

Cases of False Accusation / Shaken Baby Syndrome

Dr. Mohammad Ali Al-Bayati, PhD, DABT, DABVT
Toxicologist & Pathologist

Note: Just an interesting site I came across.

Child Welfare Director Says Agency "Missed the Signs"

Child Welfare Director Says Agency "Missed the Signs"

The state child welfare director says his agency "missed the signs" before a 6-year-old was beaten to death by his mother's boyfriend.

DCF reports 15 percent drop in fostered children in SW Florida

DCF reports 15 percent drop in fostered children in SW Florida

Almost 15 percent less Southwest Florida children ended up in foster care in the past year as the local child welfare system catches up with other regions in preventing children from being raised by strangers, officials said.

Sacto woman guilty of murdering foster child

Sacto woman guilty of murdering foster child

A jury has convicted a former Sacramento foster mother for suffocating a 17-month-old girl who had been placed in her care.

Abuse Claims Against MPD



A family claims their son was abused by Milwaukee Police officers during a traffic stop on the city's south side.

Investigator Stole From Child Support Payments

Investigator Stole From Child Support Payments

A former Delaware County employee has admitted to using her official position to steal more than $53,000 from a fund containing court-ordered child support payments.

Revealed: How social workers failed tragic Casey, age two

Revealed: How social workers failed tragic Casey, age two

A TODDLER raped and murdered by her uncle may be alive today had the authorities heeded warning signs about her home life, according to a damning report.

Irish govt receives report on Catholic child abuse

Irish govt receives report on Catholic child abuse

The Irish Justice Department says it has received a new report detailing decades of covered-up child abuse within the Catholic Church, this time specifically in Dublin.

Birth records get murky when adoption involved

Birth records get murky when adoption involved

One of the little-explored issues in the controversy over Barack Obama's eligibility to be president under the U.S. Constitution's demand for a "natural born" citizen is the impact of his move to Indonesia as a child.

Editorial: State Department of Children and Families needs to continue painstaking review of foster-care system

Editorial: State Department of Children and Families needs to continue painstaking review of foster-care system

The level of disclosure and openness may be unprecedented for a state agency in Florida.

Former British priest John Mountford murdered amid child abuse claims

Former British priest John Mountford murdered amid child abuse claims

A former British priest has been founded murdered in Libya after complaining that he was being blackmailed over claims he had abused pupils at schools where he worked.

Child Abuse Claims Against Police

Child Abuse Claims Against Police

A father and two boys are accusing Milwaukee police officers of child abuse. They claim the offices roughed them up and used racial slurs.

Monday, July 20, 2009

Judge says no to early release for former CPS employee

Judge says no to early release for former CPS employee

A judge on Monday refused to shorten the sentence for a former Child Protective Services supervisor who falsely accused a man of molestation.

Note: Good!!!

DFCS says it "missed the signs" that led to boy's death

DFCS says it "missed the signs" that led to boy's death

The state child welfare director on Monday said his agency “missed the signs” while investigating child abuse against a 6-year-old boy, a special needs student who police say was beaten to death by his mother’s boyfriend.

CG The Lesbian Feminazi Blogger is Full Of Shit!!!

Louise Uccio and LK (Legally Kidnapped) condone violence?

Yep you read that right. Like many other "shared aprenting advoctaes" these two (one?) have condoned violence:

Note: First of all, I am not Louise Uccio, although it is an honor to be mistaken with such a wonderful blogger. Louise runs one of my personal favorite blogs which is called Disgusted With The System.

Second of all, I don't condone violence. I work to expose the lie the Child Protective Industry wants you to believe, which is that they are the answer to the problem of Child Abuse and Neglect, and that the foster care system causes more harm than good. I speak, rather loudly, for the victims of CPS.

Third of all, CG over at Glens Cult obviously is a man-hating lesbian who loves making false accusations and can't stand the thought that fathers are parents too or that she actually needs a man to make a child.

And finally, there is no such thing as bad publicity. So if anybody want's to bash me on their blogs, that's fine, just get the link right. That's http://www.LegallyKidnapped.blogspot.com

Visibly-Shaken Judge Hands Down Child Abuse Sentence

Visibly-Shaken Judge Hands Down Child Abuse Sentence

A man convicted of killing a 1-year-old boy whom he had interest in adopting was sentenced to 22 to 24 years in prison.

Jury Convicts Sac Foster Mother of Murder

Jury Convicts Sac Foster Mother of Murder

A foster mother charged in the October 2007 death of a toddler in her care was found guilty of second-degree murder Monday.

Crushing Attorney Load Hurts Foster Kids, Says Class

Crushing Attorney Load Hurts Foster Kids, Says Class

California's abused and neglected children are falling through the cracks of an overburdened and underfunded court system, whose public defenders carry caseloads of 400 and have little time to protect the interests of their troubled clients in foster care, a class action claims in Federal Court.

Social services report 'critical'

Social services report 'critical'

A report into social services at Birmingham City Council is expected to be highly critical.

Reducing High Rate of Pregnancy Among Teens in Foster Care

Reducing High Rate of Pregnancy Among Teens in Foster Care

Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA), the Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute (CCAI), The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy and the National Foster Care Coalition (NFCC) today announced the formation of a new working group on teen pregnancy and foster care. The group will provide recommendations to the Obama administration and Congress on commonsense solutions to help reduce the disproportionately high teen pregnancy rate among youth in and aging out of foster care.

D.C. Mom to Be Tried for Killing 4 Kids



A woman accused of killing her four daughters and living with their decomposing bodies for nearly seven months goes on trial Monday.

Note: And because of this case, the number of children taken in Washington DC jumped.

Foster father jailed for teen sex

Foster father jailed for teen sex

A CARDWELL man who had been the foster father to more than 20 children has been sentenced to four-and-a-half years jail for having a sexual relationship with the 14-year-old daughter of a friend and business colleague.

Ohio Law Would Give Men Final Decision In Abortion

Ohio Law Would Give Men Final Decision In Abortion

A Republican lawmaker in Ohio has re-introduced a bill that would give a man the final choice on whether the woman he got pregnant could have an abortion.

Omaha foster dad gets prison for killing baby boy

Omaha foster dad gets prison for killing baby boy

An Omaha man has been given 22 to 24 years in prison for killing his 1-year-old foster son.

Joleet Poole was sentenced Monday in Douglas County District Court.

Former CPS worker wants out of jail early

Former CPS worker wants out of jail early

A former Child Protective Services supervisor who falsely accused a man of molestation wants a judge to let her out of jail early.

Note: The poor thing. She should have gotten the same amount of time that her victim would have gotten if convicted. 90 days just isn't enough for this bitch.

Attn: System Sucks of Michigan!!!

Report: State needs to add $4M in child-welfare support

The state should spend $4 million on new programs to better preserve vulnerable families and protect children aging out of foster care, a court appointed monitor recommended today.

Serious failings found in Birmingham children's services

Serious failings found in Birmingham children's services

A scrutiny committee has unearthed serious failings in Birmingham's children's services department after local councillors were ordered to investigate child protection practices in the area.

Child Abuse: The Case that Created Child Protective Services in America

Child Abuse: The Case that Created Child Protective Services in America

The abuse of children was once tolerated to a large extent by society. In the United States, it was 1874 when the abuse of an eight year old named Mary Ellen Wilson so upset the neighbors, that they took action. New York had child abuse laws on
the books, and neighbors contacted the police, but the authorities did not want to 'interfere' with how a family disciplines their child.

'Evil destruction' of a happy family

'Evil destruction' of a happy family

A system involving social workers, police and courts took a child away from loving parents for no apparent reason, writes Christopher Booker.

Boy gets 18 months for 'degrading beating' of young girl

Boy gets 18 months for 'degrading beating' of young girl

The 13-year-old dragged his victim down two flights of stairs, then left her naked and semi-conscious with a footprint on the side of her face.

Adoption groups decry film with evil orphan

Adoption groups decry film with evil orphan

Warner Bros. hears concerns, says virtually every film offends someone

Advocates fear foster care plan will get lost in budget impasse

Advocates fear foster care plan will get lost in budget impasse

Child welfare advocates are concerned lawmakers will ignore a state Department of Welfare proposal to shift foster care money and reduce reliance on institutional care during budget negotiations in Harrisburg.

'Orphan' horror flick ticks off adoption groups

'Orphan' horror flick ticks off adoption groups

Often divided over policy and practice, America’s adoption community has unified in dismay over “Orphan,” a horror movie opening next week that its critics say will fuel negative attitudes toward real-life orphans.

Note: It's just too bad that these anal-retentive's can't get it through their heads that IT'S JUST A MOVIE!

How Does My Sister Go About Getting Me Out Of Foster Care?

How Does My Sister Go About Getting Me Out Of Foster Care?

i have been in foster care almost a year now and my sister is trying her best to get me out of foster care but my social worker isn’t doing her job . my sister already went to go get life scanned today and i want to know how long the process will be until im under her care??

July 16. Child protection workers to be cut, union says

July 16. Child protection workers to be cut, union says

SIX FULL TIME provincial government child protection worker positions will be cut in the northwest, says the B.C. Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU).

Note: It's a start...

Child-protection system trial may expand

Child-protection system trial may expand

FAMILIES with children that repeatedly come to the attention of child protection authorities are being more closely scrutinised as part of a trial that — if successful — may be expanded around the state.

Judge sets sentencing for 9-year-old Ariz. boy

Judge sets sentencing for 9-year-old Ariz. boy

A prosecutor said Thursday that psychiatric reports explain why a 9-year-old eastern Arizona boy killed his father's roommate.

Stimulus saves, but doesn't raise, foster care payments

Stimulus saves, but doesn't raise, foster care payments

Note: Awwww...

The payments, which range from $22.62 to $29.22 a day, are supposed to cover the cost of caring for children removed from their parents' custody, making it financially feasible for families with more compassion than money to serve as foster or adoptive families.

You can now follow Legally Kidnapped on Twitter

I just connected Legally Kidnapped with TwitterFeed. So you can now follow Legally Kidnapped on Twitter.

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Parents in Prison, Children in Foster Care

Parents in Prison, Children in Foster Care

Jacob Gunther was just a toddler when the state removed him from his home. But when he finally reconnected with his mother as a teenager, dim memories flared into painful recognition.

Definition of ‘danger' may need to change

Definition of ‘danger' may need to change

The death of a 12-year-old Omaha boy, allegedly at the hands of his mother, is a dramatic example of the need to broaden the state's criteria for investigating a child's welfare, a child advocate says.

Father on the run with son decides to turn himself in

Father on the run with son decides to turn himself in

A Vancouver father on the run with his 2-month-old son turned himself in to police Saturday evening after telling KATU he and his wife just did not want their baby to end up in foster care.

'No one should be forced to give up their child.'

'No one should be forced to give up their child.'

'This is horrible.'

Babia Daria has cerebral palsy. Her parents can't afford the bills. The province has a program to help, but it's tapped out. Her father says they've been given one option: Give up custody.

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Child protection offices face work safety probe

Child protection offices face work safety probe

THREE child protection offices in Melbourne have been hit with notices from the work safety watchdog over concerns about staff being overloaded with work.

Defendants in Samoan adoption case must pay $100,000 to trust fund

Defendants in Samoan adoption case must pay $100,000 to trust fund

A federal judge in Utah has ordered five operators and employees of the now-defunct Focus on Children adoption agency to contribute $100,000 to a trust fund that would allow Samoan children adopted by U.S. parents to connect with their birth families.

State Supreme Court OKs Removing Child From Native American Mother

State Supreme Court OKs Removing Child From Native American Mother

The Michigan Supreme Court says state welfare workers followed the rules when they removed an American Indian child from her mother's home, and asked a court to terminate her parental rights.

U.N. Form & Instructions for Reporting Adoption Abuses to the United Nations

U.N. Form & Instructions for Reporting Adoption Abuses to the United Nations

THE UNITED NATIONS IS LISTENING!!

So they say.

Awww. Some really cool person twittered me.

Legally Kidnapped: Grand jury report slams Child Protective Services http://bit.ly/Cpxbw

http://twitter.com/swabby1/statuses/2722197236

Op-ed column: No way to save children

Op-ed column: No way to save children

When Child Protective Services in Montgomery County says, “Jump!” you are supposed to respond by asking, “How high?” If you don’t, they will try to make your life miserable. I know because I just ended a five-year battle with them. I was reported to Child Protective Services three times. The first time the investigator said there was no credible evidence to support a charge of neglect. The second and third times, she said there was, but she was overturned by an administrative law judge at fair hearings held by the Office of Children and Family Services.

Citizens Bank gives foster parents group $25,000 grant

Citizens Bank gives foster parents group $25,000 grant

Citizens Bank has named the Rhode Island Foster Parents Association the company’s 2009 Third Quarter Champion, and has awarded the nonprofit group a $25,000 grant for its ASPIRE savings program, officials announced last week.

Note: Too bad the Foster Mommy can't tap into that, huh.

D.C. Adoptions Drop Sharply, Spurring Anger

D.C. Adoptions Drop Sharply, Spurring Anger

The number of D.C. foster children being adopted is falling precipitously, frustrating child welfare advocates who say the city's Child and Family Services Agency is not doing enough to find permanent homes for hundreds of children who are unlikely to be returned to their parents.

Grace is begging for money!

Them cheap bastards!

Grace the Foster Mommy is begging for money because the public school system isn't good enough for her beloved foster kid. I do, however, think that she is probably exaggerating the situation. I highly doubt that the teachers are swearing at the kids. Wouldn't that get them fired? Or did I just grow up in a more positive environment?

I guess the state isn't paying enough.

That gives me an idea though. If it's ok for Grace the foster contractor to beg for money, perhaps I can make a deal with you all.

Here goes...

If one of you wonderful people will drop $1 Million dollars into my PayPal account with no strings attatched,








Not only will I pay for that kid to go to a good school, but I'll quit my job and do nothing but sit on my ass in front of my computer working on Legally Kidnapped from here on out. Amongst other things of course.

What a deal!
For men to do evil, they must first convince themselves they are doing good.
--- Alexander Solzhenitsyn

Children's Hospital ordered to pay

Children's Hospital ordered to pay

A Douglas County jury has ordered Children's Hospital & Medical Center to pay $900,000 to an Omaha woman for failing to properly treat her 3-year-old son for dehydration and pancreatitis.

The first thing longtime foster mother Patti Richardson says she wants to do with her share of last week's verdict is put a vase at the grave of her son, Corey Richardson.

LETTER - State shouldn’t lose focus on family preservation

LETTER - State shouldn’t lose focus on family preservation

The task force called for efforts to take fewer children from families and rely less on foster care. But Ahmed’s budget takes money from the poor people who rely on help from essential programs and hands it over to the state foster care system. In a interview in the Detroit Free Press of May 29, Ahmed is quoted as saying “there are no direct cuts to foster care. In fact, we’ll be putting more money in foster care.”

The Marcus Fiesel Story



Marcus is gone but his story can save many children...

Grand jury report slams Child Protective Services

Grand jury report slams Child Protective Services

Child Protective Services in Solano County was hit with a slew of complaints by the county grand jury Friday regarding how the agency conducts investigations.

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Child Abuse Hotline stopped

Child Abuse Hotline stopped

The Child Abuse Hotline is no longer operational because of lack of funds.

Ill. deputies accused of excessive force against foster kids

Ill. deputies accused of excessive force against foster kids

The suit says that without any physical provocation, Bowers used a Taser on one boy multiple times, including at least once on his neck. Bowers pushed another boy down on his bunk and threatened to sodomize him before shocking him multiple times and causing him to urinate and defecate, the suit says.

Note: What an asshole.

Juvenile Justice System Breeds Adult Criminals

Juvenile Justice System Breeds Adult Criminals

When boys are placed in juvenile delinquency centers, they are more likely to be incarcerated as adults compared to similarly troubled kids who avoid a brush with the system early in life, a new study suggests.

Social worker jailed by Ky. judge

Social worker jailed by Ky. judge

Faced with conflicting court appearances on the same day in late June, state social worker Aaron Jackson said he followed a supervisor's directive to attend family court in Jefferson County and notify Bullitt County court officials that he'd miss a child-welfare hearing there.

The Ups and Downs

RaizenBoyz is bitching because she wants to adopt but the workers are giving her the runaround in The Ups and Downs.

If these kids go home, she will surely loose it. I'll keep you updated.

Friday, July 17, 2009

Child welfare report points to broken system, say social workers

Child welfare report points to broken system, say social workers

A recent report revealing high levels of critical injury and death of children and youth under the watch of the B.C. government highlights a system that is understaffed and inadequately funded, says the province's social work association.

Yukon First Nations want control over child welfare

Yukon First Nations want control over child welfare

Several Yukon First Nations are demanding more control of child welfare services by taking the territorial government to court.

Child's Strangulation Death Ruled Accidental

Child's Strangulation Death Ruled Accidental

A child in the custody of a foster family died from a hanging in late May, but the medical investigation came to the conclusion that the death was a tragic accident.

The state's chief medical examiner, Dr. Bruce Levy, told the Channel 4 I-Team that 8-year-old Alex Cotten's death in late May was a "tragic, accidental death."

Issue Brief: Reform the Nation's Juvenile Justice System

Issue Brief: Reform the Nation's Juvenile Justice System

Across the nation, juvenile courts and corrections systems are littered with poorly conceived strategies that increase crime, endanger young people and damage their future prospects, waste billions of taxpayer dollars, and violate our deepest held principles about equal justice under the law. This Casey Foundation issue brief outlines federal policy recommendations for reforming the juvenile justice system.

After 20 Years, Iowa State's James Smith to Reunite With His Mom

After 20 Years, Iowa State's James Smith to Reunite With His Mom

James Smith, a defensive back on the Iowa State football team, is going to see his mom this weekend.

From the LK Submission Form

Just sending you a little update from Ontario, Canada on the citizens efforts to address and correct corruption within the child protection industry and legal system.

The private corporations have desperately been trying to silence the growing dissent and activism rapidly organizing in the province. Common threats of legal action or false promises to return stolen children are the prefered method of the mafia style system. The child trafficing corporations are now using massive amounts of tax payer money slotted for children to run public relations ads and hire lawyers to sue the citizens exposing them. The child protection industry, legal system, and ministry, profit from this racket and work closely together in thier own best interest. The best interest of the child, like it so often does, takes a back seat to the real economic agenda hiding under the carefully chosen, feel good slogan.

The truth must be hidden and those speaking out must be silenced in the best interest of the corporations and individuals profitting from the system.

Do you think normal people can go into someones home, snatch children, and then falisfy court documents to gain custody of children for funding? No... it's takes really sick people to do that.

Ringrose Sues Carter and McQuaid
July 11, 2009
http://www.fixcas.com/news/2009/sueem.htm

Hit the Road With CASA License Plate

Hit the Road With CASA License Plate

Bluebonnet CASA of Mason, Menard, McCulloch and Kimble counties announces a new license plate that does much more than identify your car — The new design will raise money to recruit volunteers who speak up for foster children in court.

Debate over Florida’s gay adoption ban heats up

Debate over Florida’s gay adoption ban heats up

Proposed legislation introduced by state Rep. Mary Brandenburg [D-West Palm Beach] earlier this month could potentially repeal a ban on same-sex couples from adopting children that has been a source of deep contention in the Sunshine State for more than three decades.

DNA dad testing kits launched

DNA dad testing kits launched

A DNA dad testing kit which tells parents if kids are really theirs will soon be available in high street chemists across Britain.

But medical ethics experts have warned that the 30 Pound over-the-counter packs could foster a "culture of suspicion".

Fort Wainwright soldier accused of dog sodomy

Fort Wainwright soldier accused of dog sodomy

Army officials are looking into a claim that a Fort Wainwright soldier sodomized a small dog during the Fourth of July weekend.
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Lynn said bestiality is “a gateway crime with many links to the sexual abuse of children.”

Child protection workers laid off due to budget cuts

Child protection workers laid off due to budget cuts

Child protection workers in Terrace, Prince Rupert and Kitimat have received word that six full-time positions will be eliminated in their region because of provincial government budget cuts.

"Worrying" gaps in NHS child protection services

"Worrying" gaps in NHS child protection services

A government-commissioned review has found that there are "worryingly low" numbers of staff with up-to-date training in child protection.

Florida caseworkers lied about efforts to protect children

Florida caseworkers lied about efforts to protect children

During the past two years, more than 70 Florida child-welfare workers have been caught falsifying records – lying about their on-the-job efforts to protect children, according to state and county records reviewed by the Orlando Sentinel.

Note: How much do you want to bet that this is understated?

Foster Care System Struggles in Flathead County

Foster Care System Struggles in Flathead County

The Montana Department of Child and Family services is struggling to find foster care for kids across the state; and that strain is hitting hard in Flathead County.

Note: Well... If they weren't stealing so many kids...

Was ball dropped in boy's case?

Was ball dropped in boy's case?

Thursday afternoon, Angela Manns sat in the back row of the Douglas County Jail courtroom. Her left hand rested by her mouth, her eyes wide.

Refusal to Consent to Caesarean Section as Neglect of the Child?

Refusal to Consent to Caesarean Section as Neglect of the Child?

Defendants V.M. [the mother] and B.G. [the father] appeal from the judgment ... which found that they abused and neglected their child, J.M.G. As a result of these findings, J.M.G. was placed in the custody and care of plaintiff Division of Youth and Family Services (DYFS). At a permanency hearing the judge approved DYFS's plan for termination of parental rights....

Sentencing for former CPS worker involved in adoption scam adjourned until August 4

Sentencing for former CPS worker involved in adoption scam adjourned until August 4

According to the Erie County Court clerk's office, sentencing for former Child Protective Services investigator, Anthony Noble, has been adjourned until August 4. Noble was to have been sentenced on July 14 for his part in an adoption scam.

Baby P checks 'should be halted'

Baby P checks 'should be halted'

Unannounced checks on children's services introduced after the Baby P case should be halted because they are unfair, senior officials have said.

Court hears of 'abortion order'

Court hears of 'abortion order'

A woman was once told to abort her child by her mother, whom she is accused of killing, a court has heard.

Woman charged with stealing money from child abuse prevention charity

Woman charged with stealing money from child abuse prevention charity

Weber County prosecutors charged Teresa Burns, 40, on Monday with communications fraud, theft and forgery, all third-degree felonies. She is accused of stealing money from Prevent Child Abuse Utah, where she worked as an administrative assistant.

Dad Sues Florida DCF for Wrongfully Taking his

Dad Sues Florida DCF for Wrongfully Taking his

William Dunn, 44, of Lakeland, Florida is suing that state's Department of Children and Families, claiming that it failed to properly investigate an allegation of child sexual abuse against him. Read about it here (The Ledger, 7/13/09). Florida DCF separated Dunn from his daughter for almost a year before determining that no abuse had occurred. Apparently the child had told the agency that her father had sexually abused her and then recanted the charge at the final hearing into the matter.

Legislature shouldn't play budgetary waiting game with foster kids' lives

Legislature shouldn't play budgetary waiting game with foster kids' lives

Over the course of our lives we wait for lots of things: wait to see a doctor, wait in check-out lines, wait in traffic; some state employees may even have to wait to get paid during this budget stalemate. But the nearly 20,000 children in Pennsylvania's foster care system -- placed due to abuse or neglect -- should not have to wait one more day for us to make life better for them.

The Mothers Act Disease Mongering Campaign - Part I

The Mothers Act Disease Mongering Campaign - Part I

The Mothers Act represents the ultimate example of disease mongering at its worst because the eight-year attempt to pass this federal legislation has evolved into profiteering never before exhibited so conspicuously.

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