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Monday, August 31, 2009

Woman files suit against former foster parents over dog attack

Woman files suit against former foster parents over dog attack

A 19-year-old Roanoke woman is suing her former foster parents, claiming they left her unsupervised in their home with a pit bull that attacked her when she was 16.

Team 4 Investigates Children's Agencies' Response To Hitchhiking Kids

Team 4 Investigates Children's Agencies' Response To Hitchhiking Kids

After four young children were found trying to hitch a ride on Route 130 in Jeannette, the local police station became their home for six hours and they told police that they were trying to get away from an allegedly abusive home.

Arkansas DHS & foster care system abusing and neglecting children of Albert & Miriam Krantz

Arkansas DHS & foster care system abusing and neglecting children of Albert & Miriam Krantz

While the State of Arkansas has presented no evidence that Albert and Miriam Krantz have ever abused or neglected their children or any children, the evidence is starting to mount that the six Krantz children have not fared so well while in Arkansas State custody since November of 2008.

Will Foster Parents Be Charged With Murder?

Will Foster Parents Be Charged With Murder?

We should find out soon whether the foster parents of little Hasanni Campbell will be charged with murdering him.

How states pull the wool over the feds' eyes

How states pull the wool over the feds' eyes

The following string of excerpts from federal and Michigan audits and evaluations is a working example of Medicaid Fraud in Child Welfare:

Official report says social services failed body-in-suitcase boy

Official report says social services failed body-in-suitcase boy

A REPORT into the death of tragic Midland body-in-the-suitcase victim James Hughes has revealed a catalogue of failings by social workers.

Social workers pressured

Social workers pressured

Kansas Social and Rehabilitation Services Secretary Don Jordan accused Sedgwick County prosecutors of bullying state social workers to amend affidavits used in child custody cases.

State to receive fine for failing to meet federal child abuse standards

State to receive fine for failing to meet federal child abuse standards

Illinois will pay the price for failing to lower the number of repeat episodes of child abuse and neglect.

Australia to apologise for child abuse under state care

Australia to apologise for child abuse under state care

Australia on Sunday said it would formally say sorry to the hundreds of thousands of children who were abused and neglected while in state care,

Sunday, August 30, 2009

Couple with 6 foster kids wins $10K bathroom makeover

Couple with 6 foster kids wins $10K bathroom makeover

Rarely does a bathroom remodel mean so much as it does to Celeste Miles, Cecilia Mendoza and the six children who live with them.

Note: They gonna pee in style.

TRAUMAUTIZED KIDS COULD NOW LOSE THEIR MOTHER

TRAUMAUTIZED KIDS COULD NOW LOSE THEIR MOTHER

They have already endured unspeakable horror -- spending their entire lives locked in a shed and terrorized by a psychotic sex offender.

TITLE IV—GRANTS TO STATES FOR AID AND SERVICES TO NEEDY FAMILIES WITH CHILDREN AND FOR CHILD–WELFARE SERVICES

TITLE IV—GRANTS TO STATES FOR AID AND SERVICES TO NEEDY FAMILIES WITH CHILDREN AND FOR CHILD–WELFARE SERVICES

Check this out.

Alamo Ministries: Family fights for custody of kids

Alamo Ministries: Family fights for custody of kids

Grandmother says her requests for children ignored
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Lawsuit accuses department of bad dealing in custody cases of Alamo followers

An Arkansas Department of Human Services administrator in Miller County denied knowing anything about the custody cases of children connected to Alamo Ministries. However, documents seem to contradict him, according to a motion filed Friday.

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Woman Accused Of Branding Boy Faces Judge

Woman Accused Of Branding Boy Faces Judge

The foster parent accused of branding a child with a cooking utensil appeared in front of a judge on Thursday.

REPORT SAYS FOSTER CARE SYSTEM NEEDS REFORM

REPORT SAYS FOSTER CARE SYSTEM NEEDS REFORM

The County of Santa Barbara issued a reply that disagreed with a grand jury report that said the Department of Social Services overlooked warning signs in the case of a child who died while in the care of an aunt.

Publication Ban

Publication Ban

At Children and Youth Services, we balance the need to protect the privacy of very vulnerable people with our desire to be open and accountable about the work we do and how we do it.

Here's a Foster Care Compensation Guide

Foster Care Compensation Guide from Alberta Canada.

Is There Legal Immunity for Social Workers Who Lie?

Is There Legal Immunity for Social Workers Who Lie?

It is an accepted principle that a parent has a constitutionally protected interest in the custody and care of his or her child. This interest does have exceptions, especially when the child may be in immediate or apparent danger. This is when child protection services gets involved. Crucial to every child protection investigation is to establish the facts and circumstances of the case. When these are presented to the court at a dependency hearing, the evidence may become proof.

Man kicked 2-year-old in head, foster mom testifies

Man kicked 2-year-old in head, foster mom testifies

Sherrie Corder, the wife of a man charged with killing a 2-year-old foster child in their Fremont home in 2004, testified Thursday that her husband hit and kicked the boy, and then suggested that the couple hide his body the next morning when it was discovered that the toddler was not breathing.

End the brutality: State juvenile lockups must not be torture chambers

http://www.nydailynews.com/opinions/2009/08/29/2009-08-29_end_the_brutality_state_juvenile_lockups_must_not_be_torture_chambers.html

You would sooner sentence a teenager to a third-world hellhole than condemn him or her to the brutal, neglectful mercies of New York's detention facilities for troubled juveniles.

Girls in Trouble, Humiliated and Injured at the Hands of the State

Girls in Trouble, Humiliated and Injured at the Hands of the State

There were cameras all over the Tryon Residential Center in upstate New York for girls who are juvenile offenders, but everyone seemed to think that a lot of them did not work. That could explain how a 14-year-old who did not move fast enough for one staff member’s satisfaction ended up pinned beneath him — all 300 pounds or so.

Children’s agencies complete merger

Children’s agencies complete merger

With a projected budget of $31.8 million, the agency will provide foster care management, counseling and residential services for 7,800 children and family members annually from four regional campuses.

Protest planned over Conn. child welfare agency

Protest planned over Conn. child welfare agency

A coalition of Hartford community and faith leaders is holding a rally Monday to voice concerns about perceived racial inequalities at Connecticut's Department of Children and Families.

40 lashes, 2-year jail for Pak woman for 'false' rape charge

40 lashes, 2-year jail for Pak woman for 'false' rape charge

A Pakistani court has awarded 40 lashes and two years' rigorous imprisonment to a 32-year-old woman under the controversial 'Hudood' law for "falsely" accusing two men of raping her.

Child protection policy draft sent to social welfare ministry

Child protection policy draft sent to social welfare ministry

The Cabinet Division has returned the National Child Protection Policy draft to Ministry of Social Welfare and Special Education, asking it to seek comments of Ministry of Finance before it could approve it, sources told Dawn.

This has happened when Pakistan had to report to the UN Committee on Rights of the Child next month that it had taken legal steps to protect rights of children.

Social worker's conduct went unreported

Social worker's conduct went unreported

Officials responsible for reporting to the state that a Bureau of Milwaukee Child Welfare social worker had impregnated a bureau client did not report the incident until Thursday, months later than required by law and only after being contacted by the Journal Sentinel.

Recession creates unexpected gain for children in Child Protective Services

Recession creates unexpected gain for children in Child Protective Services

The economic downturn creates an unexpected gain for children in the care of Child Protective Services.

As people across the country are filing for unemployment and trying to find any job available, CPS workers are staying longer than ever before.

Note: It's because they have noplace else to go! Not because they're dedicated to the cause or anything. Go figure.

'Forgotten' children to get formal apology

'Forgotten' children to get formal apology

THE Federal Government will formally say sorry to the hundreds of thousands of people who were abused and neglected as children after being placed in institutions or foster care.

Critics target California's courts bureaucracy

Critics target California's courts bureaucracy

Across California, courthouses are closing for the first time in history, court employees are being furloughed and fired, and judges known for complaining about their salaries are agreeing to forgo their pay one day a month.

Yet the little-known but powerful bureaucracy behind the state's sprawling court system is bigger and more expensive than ever, doubling in size over the past five years, establishing a staff roster replete with six-figure salaries and still willing to splurge on an occasional lavish conference in the midst of the worst budget crisis in decades.

Foster Parents of Missing Calif. 5-Year-Old Arrested

Foster Parents of Missing Calif. 5-Year-Old Arrested

The foster parents of missing 5-year-old Hasanni Campbell were arrested Friday afternoon in connection with his disappearance, according to Oakland police spokesman Jeff Thomason.
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Foster parents arrested in disappearance of boy
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Foster parents arrested in boy's killing

The foster parents who tearfully pleaded for the public's help in finding their missing 5-year-old boy with cerebral palsy were arrested Friday on suspicion of killing the boy, authorities said.
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Missing East Bay Boy's Foster Parents Arrested

Friday, August 28, 2009

In Fla. Adoption Case, State Argues Gays Prone to Mental Illness, Breakups

In Fla. Adoption Case, State Argues Gays Prone to Mental Illness, Breakups

Frank Martin Gill took in two young boys on a temporary basis five years ago. Now, the North Miami, Fla., foster father said he would be "absolutely devastated" if the state removed his two foster children.

Foster son kills woman, her husband

Foster son kills woman, her husband

Police here today claimed to have solved the double murder case of a retired Colonel and his husband by arresting four persons including her foster son.

Social worker impregnates client, retains license

Social worker impregnates client, retains license

A social worker accused of impregnating a client he investigated for child abuse has retained his state license.

Note: Perhaps it's one of the new services that they offer.

Social worker shortage after Baby P puts children at risk

Social worker shortage after Baby P puts children at risk

In the wake of the Baby Peter case, child protection referrals have shot up – but vilification of social workers means there are now far too few to handle the caseloads

DCF needs better tools to monitor psychotropic drug use

DCF needs better tools to monitor psychotropic drug use

The working group brought together by the tragic death of Gabriel Myers has finished its work. Unfortunately, its final report comes as no surprise: Simply put, the 7-year-old foster child who committed suicide died at the hands of a neglectful bureaucracy.

Grandparents blog

Our beloved UnhappyGrammy now has a blog of her own. Check it out.

Grandparents blog

CHILD ABUSE (in FOSTER CARE!?)



NOTE: we are not against Foster care or Parents as long as Children are in good Hands But seems like things are not going right !!!!!!!!!!!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q2cIwTT0U4I

Abuse, neglect cases drop in county

Abuse, neglect cases drop in county

One report of child abuse or neglect was received every eight minutes in Oregon last year, with a total of 65,400 reports recorded in the state, an increase from 2007 figures.

More than 15 percent of those calls resulted in investigations in which children were victims. Statewide and locally, the total number of victims is declining.

The victim rate in Douglas County declined from 13 per 1,000 children in 2006 to 10.8 per 1,000 last year, involving a total of 243 children.

Young Foster Kids Found Hitchhiking In 'Escape' Attempt

Young Foster Kids Found Hitchhiking In 'Escape' Attempt

Police in Westmoreland County are investigating after four foster children -- all under the age of 9 -- were found hitchhiking to escape an allegedly abusive home.
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Foster parents charged after 4 kids go hitchhiking

Police have charged two western Pennsylvania sisters with child endangerment after their four foster children—ages 9, 7, 5, and 2—were seen hitchhiking.
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Four foster children try to flee alleged abuse at Jeannette home

Four children — ages 9, 7, 5 and 2 — tried to escape alleged mistreatment at their foster home in Jeannette by hitching a ride back home to Pittsburgh.

Note: Imagine that.

Assigned to check abuse, social worker impregnates client

Assigned to check abuse, social worker impregnates client

A state social worker who investigated a report of child abuse for the Bureau of Milwaukee Child Welfare later had sex with the child's emotionally troubled mother and impregnated her. He then hid the woman's pregnancy and the birth of their daughter from the bureau, even as the mother sought to retain custody of two other children, the Journal Sentinel has learned.

‘Spank a child, land in jail’

‘Spank a child, land in jail’

A whole range of forms of physical and verbal abuse to discipline a child, including spanking that most Filipino parents have become accustomed to doing, will soon be grounds for the detention of guilty parents and for the suspension of their parental authority over their children.

Note: Yeah! Give them Ritalin instead!

Mind blowing speech by Robert Welch in 1958 predicting Insiders plans to destroy America



Proof that the NEW WORLD ORDER has been planned by the elite. Robert Welch, Founder of The John Birch Society, predicted today's problems with uncanny accuracy back in 1958 and prescribed solutions in 1974 that are very similar to Ron Paul's positions today. This is proof that there are plans in place by the elite to systemically disassemble US sovereignty. I wonder who those elite are.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AZU0c8DAIU4

LIFE MATTERS: Legalized gay adoption is discrimination

LIFE MATTERS: Legalized gay adoption is discrimination

Last week the media went into a feeding frenzy after acting Principal Family Court Judge Paul von Dadelszen suggested that the 1955 Adoption Act should be changed to allow de-facto and same-sex couples to adopt children.

Note: If they weren't taking so many kids, this wouldn't even be an issue.

Thursday, August 27, 2009

NOBELY LAWSON: PARENTS UPSET AFTER DSS WON’T LET HEALED BABY GO HOME WITH THEM

NOBELY LAWSON: PARENTS UPSET AFTER DSS WON’T LET HEALED BABY GO HOME WITH THEM

Mecklenburg DSS has Prevented Nobely Lawson, who is finally well enough after almost being killed, from going home with her parents.

Parents upset after DSS won't let healed baby go home with them



The parents of a 1-year-old girl once critically injured in a car crash tell Newschannel 36 the county Department of Social Services will not allow them to take their child home.

http://www.clipsyndicate.com/video/play/1074319?wpid=2167

Kent County prepares to sue state over unfunded foster care programs

Kent County prepares to sue state over unfunded foster care programs

Kent County have been authorized to sue the state over provisions of a 2008 settlement Michigan reached with a national children's rights advocacy group -- which local officials say illegally impose unfunded mandate, creating a strain on county coffers.

Sac Co. CPS Could Cut 199 Jobs

Sac Co. CPS Could Cut 199 Jobs

The latest budget cut proposal in Sacramento County would eliminate 199 jobs from Child Protective Services.

Note: Bye bye.

State Separates Mother and Child Over Language

State Separates Mother and Child Over Language

Can the U.S. government take a woman's baby from her because she doesn't speak English? That's the latest question to arise in the hothouse debate over illegal immigration, as an undocumented woman from impoverished rural Mexico — who speaks only an obscure indigenous language — fights in a Mississippi court to regain custody of her infant daughter.

No social services investigation for Nadya Sulman

No social services investigation for Nadya Sulman

A California appeals court has ruled that octuplets mom Nadya Suleman will not face an investigation by Child Protective Services.

Government blames window shades for stupid parents

Government blames window shades for stupid parents

The gunvernment is blaming companies that produce window shades for the irresponsibility of some really stupid parents. The Los Angeles Times regurgitates official propaganda as follows:

Family court system is a farce, claim fathers

Family court system is a farce, claim fathers

TWO fathers from North Devon who have faced lengthy delays with the family court system have spoken to the Journal after our report last week on the Children and Family Court Advisory Service (Cafcass).

CHARGES DROPPED AGAINST DAD WHO SPANKED SON

CHARGES DROPPED AGAINST DAD WHO SPANKED SON

A Coral Gables father who decided not to "spare the rod, spoil the child" said he felt vindicated Wednesday after state prosecutors officially dropped a child abuse charge that they had leveled against him.

Abuse allegations at Lansing detention center

Abuse allegations at Lansing detention center

Tamara McGill says her fifteen year old daughter, Akua suffered a black eye and burn marks on her face after she was physically restrained by a staff member at the Lansing Residential Center earlier this month. McGill says the staff member at Lansing used a restraint method called the hook on her daughter and she questions the need for such aggressive restraining measures on a fifteen year old girl.

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Quinn Signs Three Child Welfare-Related Laws

Quinn Signs Three Child Welfare-Related Laws

Three new bills signed into law are aimed at reforming child welfare in Illinois.

The new laws enable the Department of Children and Family Services to better support families in need, strengthen the relationships between parents and children and build better futures for youth transitioning from state care to adult independence.

Bullshit Alert!!!

It's Not Just a Job - A Realistic Preview of a Career in Child Protective Services


The following program contains graphic depictions of child abuse and neglect that viewer may find disturbing.

Viewer discretion advised. This may make you want to puke.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

My Foster Care Journey

My Foster Care Journey

My mother had it rough. Five kids all almost after one another, with a man who wasn’t around. My dad was a good guy, at heart he just made bad choices. Selfish ones. I was 18 months when I was placed in foster care.

Foster children need compassion better than medication

Foster children need compassion better than medication

Children in state care have lost everything: their families, their security and their identity, so it’s natural for them to be sad, depressed and angry against their circumstances.

Miami appeals court grapples with adoption by gays

Miami appeals court grapples with adoption by gays

A Miami appeals court that will help decide the fate of Florida's ban on adoption by gay people grilled lawyers on both sides of the dispute Wednesday as it grappled with a thorny question: Does the law protect children from a risky lifestyle, or merely punish a group lawmakers dislike?

The Teddy Bear Attorney: Providing Comfort to Children in Court System

The Teddy Bear Attorney: Providing Comfort to Children in Court System

Note: "No! You can't have your parents, but you can have a teddy bear."

Tell the nice social worker what she wants to hear and I'll bet that she'll give you a bag of M&M's too.

CPS updates guidelines on children, sex diseases

CPS updates guidelines on children, sex diseases

Child Protective Services will take a more aggressive approach to protecting children and their siblings in suspected cases of child abuse when a child tests positive for a sexually transmitted disease, the agency said.

Ron Paul: Kennedy Death to Push Reform

I think that what Ron Paul is saying about emotionalism is a factor in the workings of the Child Protective Industry as well. People blindly support them because they all love kids and believe that CPS is protecting abused and neglected children. This is simply not the case.

They are playing off the emotions of good people and manufacturing support for their cause.



Propaganda is an art.

http://www.clipsyndicate.com/video/play/1073155?wpid=2167

Fremont Family Law attorney explains the juvenile dependency court process

Fremont Family Law attorney explains the juvenile dependency court process

Fremont Family Law attorney explains the juvenile dependency court process.

Juvenile dependency is the process by which a child is removed from his or her parent’s custody and care, and is declared a “dependent of the court”. These cases often involve children who have been abandoned, neglected or injured by their parents, foster parents or legal guardians. Juvenile dependency cases may also be brought when parents or caretakers are unable to meet the needs of a special needs child.

Canadian Rape & INJUSTICE for all



Preview of several Canadian cases of Child Protective Services and the Judges and lawyers connected to Children who have been habitually raped and beaten in the "Care" of the Canadian "Authorities". This won't bring Bruce White, back from the dead, after his B.C. brutal treatment by Child Support and "Family Court" abuse... but it is a sliver of INFO about to go PUBLIC in a big way.

We start with some startling statements from the East Coast of Canada, by Mr. Byron PRIOR who found RMCP and in-Justice system unresponsive and willingly abusive or Canadian citizens common Law rights.

"Mean" Foster Parents

"Mean" Foster Parents

Heartland foster child told investigators he was hurt when he fell off his bike, but officers say the hand print shaped injury on the boy's cheek told a different story.

The 4-year-old boy's foster parents originally said he had run into a door in their home. A second story of an out of control boy who fell against a dresser, investigators say, did not match the physical evidence either.

Caseloads for social workers called too high

Caseloads for social workers called too high

Social worker caseloads are much higher in Los Angeles County than surrounding areas, but meeting optimum workloads would require 1,695 new hires and cost $180.5 million at a time of severe budget constraints, the county's CEO reported Tuesday.

In unprecedented move Arkansas DHS forces parents to chose between their children and their religion

In unprecedented move Arkansas DHS forces parents to chose between their children and their religion

After nearly a year, the Arkansas Department of Human Services still has not returned more than thirty children, who were taken in a raid on Tony Alamo Ministries. The Department has made several requirements for the reunification of parents and children. One of the requirements the Arkansas DHS has made is that the parents must sever their connection with Tony Alamo Ministries if they want to be reunited with their children.

I found out I had 15 brothers and sisters… on Facebook!

I found out I had 15 brothers and sisters… on Facebook!

Teenager Sophie Featherstone thought she was all alone in the world after her beloved granny died. And then out of the blue, an email arrived.

FBCH launches �Safe Families� initiative

FBCH launches "Safe Families" initiative

The Board of Trustees of the Florida Baptist Children's Homes unanimously approved July 28 the development of a new program, "Safe Families," which is designed to reach and care for children and families experiencing a crisis.

The goal of the Safe Families program is to provide short term childcare support in order to help prevent family crises from escalating to the point where law enforcement and the state must come in and take custody of the children.

Elderly Couple Forced into State Custody

Now they're going after the elderly too.



They're not criminals. They've broken no laws. But an elderly Richardson couple claims the state is holding them against their will. Investigative reporter Becky Oliver explains.

Emma case spurs new CPS guidelines

Emma case spurs new CPS guidelines

Texas Child Protective Services will use more aggressive procedures when investigating allegations of abuse in children with sexually transmitted diseases, following the beating death of 4-year-old Emma Thompson in June.

Father Speaks Out



http://www.clipsyndicate.com/video/play/1072506?wpid=2167

Is Crist playing politics with runaway?



After a Florida judge ruled in court on Friday that the dependency hearing for 17-year-old self-proclaimed Christian convert Fathima Rifqa Bary will stay in Florida, Governor Charlie Crist released his own statement.

http://www.clipsyndicate.com/video/play/1072531?wpid=2167

Apology after girl held in cell

Apology after girl held in cell

Police have apologised after a 10-year-old girl was arrested, handcuffed and detained for six hours including being held in a police cell in Devon.

Shannon Blake from Tiverton was arrested along with two older youths following an incident in a park.

Florida's ban on gay adoptions headed to appeals court

Florida's ban on gay adoptions headed to appeals court

Martin Gill's long journey to become the legal father to two foster children will take him Wednesday to Florida International University's law school -- where his attorneys are asking a Miami appeals court to toss out Florida's 31-year-old ban on adoption by gay people.

A Terrible CHOICE: The Story of "S.M."



A Terrible CHOICE: The Story of "S.M." CBC with reporter, Kim Trynacity, Edmonton, Alberta

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

ACLU fails in demand to jail child's mother

ACLU fails in demand to jail child's mother

An effort by the American Civil Liberties Union to have a judge jail the mother of a 6-year-old child for not delivering her daughter to another state for unsupervised visitation with a lesbian has been foiled.

199 jobs in jeopardy at Sacramento County CPS

199 jobs in jeopardy at Sacramento County CPS

Sacramento County's Child Protective Services division would slash 199 jobs, monitor fewer youngsters and put less emphasis on abuse prevention under the most recent round of proposed budget cuts.

New child-welfare law allows ex-foster youths to return to system

New child-welfare law allows ex-foster youths to return to system

Teenagers who leave the Illinois child-welfare system will be able to return for support until they turn 21, while at-risk parents will be able to seek help without being investigated, under new laws signed Tuesday by Gov. Pat Quinn.

Note: Don't believe it.

Tulare County Child Welfare Services workers protest layoffs

Tulare County Child Welfare Services workers protest layoffs

Despite pleas from the staff of the county's Child Welfare Services, pink slips will go out to as many as 55 workers within the next few weeks.

Note: It's a start.

LA County child welfare workers have higher caseload than other areas

LA County child welfare workers have higher caseload than other areas

L.A. County’s Chief Executive Officer prepared the one-page caseload analysis for the Board of Supervisors. Bill Fujioka says a typical social worker with the Department of Children and Family Services in L.A. County will handle 23 cases at any time. In Riverside County, the typical caseload is 18 children; in Orange County, it’s only 15.

Foster mother crushed by weight of not knowing

Foster mother crushed by weight of not knowing

Maxim disappeared on February 25 - six months to the day - and his body was retrieved from the sea in Valletta 10 days later.

New laws meant to improve child-welfare in Ill.

New laws meant to improve child-welfare in Ill.

New laws are meant to give Illinois' child-welfare agency more flexibility in helping troubled families.

Note: Never never never trust a babystelaer. Yes there are some good ones, but with all the evil, lying-assed workers out there, why take a chance right?

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

MIRACLE GIRL'S MOM: CITY WANTS TO GRAB MY KIDS

MIRACLE GIRL'S MOM: CITY WANTS TO GRAB MY KIDS

As miracle girl Destiny Antonio recovered from a seven-story plunge from a Bronx apartment window, relatives yesterday circled their wagons to prevent the city from removing six other kids from the household.

The Administration for Children's Services "is trying to say that it's my fault," said distraught mother Robin Antonio, 48. "They should be looking at the Housing Authority and their negligence."
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Mom of girl in window fall talks to EWN

Last week, 8-year-old Destiny Antonio fell out of her bedroom window in the Bronx. She plunged seven stories and somehow survived. She remains in the hospital.





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Foster care task force created after 7-year-old Margate boy killed himself wants changes

Foster care task force created after 7-year-old Margate boy killed himself wants changes

A work group assigned to study the death of a Broward youngster released its final report. But advocates ask: Who will pay for the reforms the group recommends?

'Secret agenda to score adoptions'

'Secret agenda to score adoptions'

A judge has condemned the "disgraceful" conduct of social workers over an adoption case, says Christopher Booker.

No change for stolen generation

No change for stolen generation

IN HIS best-known speech, Prime Minister Kevin Rudd offered an apology many felt was overdue - and made a pledge he couldn't keep.

Speaking in February 2008, Rudd told the Australian people: "We apologise for the laws and policies of successive parliaments and governments that have inflicted profound grief, suffering and loss on these our fellow Australians.

Prosecutor: Opportunities Missed To Save Boy's Life



A Lincoln prosecutor who investigated child deaths said Nebraska Health and Human Services missed opportunities to save an Omaha boy’s life.

http://www.clipsyndicate.com/video/play/1071612

Woman sentenced for foster child's death

Woman sentenced for foster child's death

A two-year prison sentence has been handed a former South Sioux City woman convicted of child abuse in connection with the death of a foster child in her care.

Note: Any real parent would have gotten life.

Detention Center Probed



http://www.clipsyndicate.com/video/play/1070801?wpid=2167

Ottawa CAS Attempts to Confuse Crown

Ottawa CAS Attempts to Confuse Crown

Note: CPS tries to confuse everybody.

What the probe found in the detention centers

What the probe found in the detention centers

Inappropriate force. Workers used a "clearly incorrect method" called the "hook and trip," which is described as thus: "staff restrain a youth's arms behind his or her back, then trip the youth's legs so they fall to the floor face first."
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NY detention system faulted in juveniles' injuries

Workers at four youth detention centers in New York caused dozens of serious injuries, including broken bones and teeth, when they routinely used force as a primary way to restrain juveniles and not just as a last resort, according to federal investigators.

Councils' failure to properly brief foster carers endangers families and foster children

Councils' failure to properly brief foster carers endangers families and foster children

Councils are still not giving foster carers the information they need to care safely despite two court rulings, finds Gordon Carson

Another vigil held for Hasanni Campbell

Another vigil held for Hasanni Campbell

A vigil is just getting underway in Oakland tonight to focus the public's attention on Hasanni Campbell, the five year old boy who's now been missing for two weeks

Note: What do you think this foster father did with this kid?

Welfare bodies complain of neglect

Welfare bodies complain of neglect

SOCIAL welfare bodies helping abused women, children, the disabled and the elderly will march on Friday to protest against low state subsidies and the gap in salaries between staff in the government and those in nonprofit organisations (NPOs).

N.J. study of child abuse says welfare workers overlook family problem

N.J. study of child abuse says welfare workers overlook family problem

Child welfare workers too often overlooked family problems caused by mental illness, domestic violence, and drug and alcohol addiction before children died from abuse and neglect in 2007, according to a report issued today by the New Jersey Child Fatality and Near Fatality Review Board.

Report: Child abuse at 4 state juvenile-detention centers

Report: Child abuse at 4 state juvenile-detention centers

Child abuse at four New York juvenile-detention centers is so severe that it violates constitutional protections against harm, according to a new report from the U.S. Department of Justice.

Teachers asked to look for signs of child abuse as students return to school

Teachers asked to look for signs of child abuse as students return to school

Note: The state needs more kids.

Most children fret about memorizing their locker combinations and meeting new classmates. But for some, the start of school means telling their teachers or counselors they’ve been sexually abused.

King's County Family Court judge rules that unfounded abuse report can't be entered into evidence

King's County Family Court judge rules that unfounded abuse report can't be entered into evidence

King's County Family Court judge, Bryanne Hamill, in a decision dated August 19, 2009, refused to allow New York City's Administration for Children Services to enter an unfounded child abuse report into evidence at a 1028 hearing. The judge, however, ruled that the Administration for Children Services (ACS) could enter testimony as to its investigation of the unfounded report.

“Nightmare” as U.K. Girl Taken from Parents by Social Workers, Put up for Adoption

“Nightmare” as U.K. Girl Taken from Parents by Social Workers, Put up for Adoption

Daily Telegraph columnist Christopher Booker has revealed a shocking case involving overzealous U.K. social workers, who two years ago abducted a happy and well-cared for little girl from her home, literally "destroying" the family in the process. According to Booker, the girls’ parents were arrested at the same time, apparently without cause.

Dutch teenager could be taken from parents over sailing trip

Dutch teenager could be taken from parents over sailing trip

Child protection officers in Holland have threatened to put a 13-year-old girl into care because she is planning a record-breaking solo sailing trip around the world.

Monday, August 24, 2009

Orange County and Costa Mesa Agree to Conduct a Review of Policies Relating to the Removal of Children from Their Home

Orange County and Costa Mesa Agree to Conduct a Review of Policies Relating to the Removal of Children from Their Home

The County of Orange and the City of Costa Mesa recently settled a civil rights action brought by the mother and grandmother of a minor alleging the infant was removed from the family's home, without a warrant and in the absence of any emergency, in violation of the family's constitutional rights to familial association free from unwarranted government interference. The County of Orange and City of Costa Mesa, while denying the allegations of the complaint, agreed to pay a total of $70,000 and conduct a comprehensive review of their child removal policies to settle the case.

Another Child In ACS’s Care Is Dead

Another Child In ACS’s Care Is Dead

A nine-year-old boy in the care of the Administration for Child Services (ACS), the New York agency, has died, The Black Star News has learned from sources.

Note: I detect an attempted cover-up here.

Lifting the lid on the closed world of our family courts

Lifting the lid on the closed world of our family courts

In the wake of the horrific death of Baby P after failures in the care and social work system in Haringey and the subsequent trial of his killers, the Government announced that family courts were to be opened up to the press. Two years and two weeks after Baby Peter Connelly died ED SAUNT became the first journalist to attend a care hearing at Richmond Magistrates Court.

NZ parents vote to smack their kids

NZ parents vote to smack their kids

A referendum on the smacking of children has just been held in New Zealand and 88 per cent of Kiwis who took part voted to re-legalise it.

Power To Parent

Power To Parent

I am not going to talk about the run of the mill “back-to-school” topics of first day of school anxieties or the latest backpacks, I am going to speak upon the simple fact that parents relinquish their parental authority to the state, Monday through Friday, without even a blink of an eye.

Father Gets Justice for False Allegations in Child Custody Case

Father Gets Justice for False Allegations in Child Custody Case

Thousands of our readers and supporters have been victims of false accusations during divorce. Principally these are spurious domestic violence accusations used to boot fathers out of their houses via restraining orders to gain advantage in custody proceedings. Other time they’re false sexual abuse claims.

DCF looks to fix drug problem

DCF looks to fix drug problem

The head of Florida’s child welfare agency vowed to carry out and put dollars behind recommendations in a recent report that shows officials have often ignored years-old guidelines on medicating children in state care.

Swearing: The new pain reliever?

Swearing: The new pain reliever?

psychologists at Britain's Keele University recently offered proof that swearing can yield positive results.

Note: Now, wouldn't you feel better after telling your favorite babystealer to go **** herself?

Article about children insults foster parents

Article about children insults foster parents

The Aug. 12 article "Judge urges focus on child safety" equates the "trauma" of being placed in foster care with the trauma of being abused.

Note: So what's wrong with that?

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Foster care task force created after 7-year-old Margate boy killed himself wants changes

Foster care task force created after 7-year-old Margate boy killed himself wants changes

A work group assigned to study the death of a Broward youngster released its final report. But advocates ask: Who will pay for the reforms the group recommends?

Desperate parents rally for their children

Desperate parents rally for their children

Parents and children affected by the Department of Children and Family Services rallied on Thursday at the Edmund D. Edelman Children's Court.

Making the community aware of the corruptivness of the department of child protective services

Making the community aware of the corruptivness of the department of child protective services

This website is to make the community aware of the horrors that come about when the department of child protective services play God and decides who deserves their children and who doesn't. This website is to make aware of the emotional and psychological damage it does to the children,parents, grandparents,and other family members who have fallen prey to this organization supposedly meant to protect families.
Child Protective Services has made us a weak nation.

Backpacks may cause back problems





Backpacks may cause back problems

http://www.clipsyndicate.com/video/play/1066514?wpid=2167

“Evil” child care workers, police and courts rip family apart

“Evil” child care workers, police and courts rip family apart

The story began in April 2007 when “Mr Smith”, as I must call him, had a visit from the RSPCA over the dog-breeding business he ran from the family home. He had docked the tails of five newborn puppies – a procedure that had become illegal two days beforehand. Unaware of this, he promised in future to obey the new law.

Local case shines light on parental rights

Local case shines light on parental rights

You walk in the front door of your home, take two steps and get punched in the face -- the photos of your 5-year-old son are missing from the dining room wall.

Neb. changes way it handles child-welfare calls

Neb. changes way it handles child-welfare calls

The Nebraska Department of Health and Human Service has changed its protocol for handling calls about child welfare following the death of an Omaha boy.

Ex-Oklahoma CASA official, husband accused in $460K embezzlement case

Ex-Oklahoma CASA official, husband accused in $460K embezzlement case

An Edmond couple is accused in an embezzlement case of financing a lavish lifestyle for themselves with $461,586 in taxpayer and donated funds intended to help abused and neglected children.

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Complaints against Rochester Indiana Child Protective Services

Complaints against Rochester Indiana Child Protective Services

It has been brought to our attention that a problem may exist regarding the Rochester Indiana Child Protective Services Department. In an effort to evaluate this problem we are searching for individuals with information or complaints regarding Rochester CPS. Please feel free to provide information. All complaints will be forwarded to Governor Mitch Daniel for his review. Please keep in mind that your postings may be seen by others therefore if you don't want certain information to be known by everyone please do not post it. Thank you very much!

No Wonder There Isn't a Stronger Outcry About the Missing Boy

No Wonder There Isn't a Stronger Outcry About the Missing Boy

The Oakland Tribune's Tammerlin Drummond complained in a piece yesterday that people weren't out searching for 5-year-old Hasanni Campbell, who allegedly went missing in Rockridge, suggesting that it was because the boy isn't white. Drummond also argued that there was no evidence to suspect Campbell's foster father was involved in the child's disappearance. But of course, there has been ample reason to suspect the foster father from early on in the case, and now there's even more. According to the San Francisco Chronicle, newly released court documents show that Louis Ross threatened to abandon the child just ten days before the boy supposedly went missing.
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Police Deny Foster Dad Is Suspect

The foster father of a missing 5-year-old with cerebral palsy reportedly sent an expletive-laden text threatening to leave the child alone on a BART platform just 10 days before the boy disappeared.

Judge Sentences Foster Mom 25-to-Life in Girl's Death

Judge Sentences Foster Mom 25-to-Life in Girl's Death

A foster mother convicted of second-degree murder in the October 2007 death of a toddler in her care was sentenced to 25 years to life in prison on Friday.

Husband falsely accused of child rape wins $1.2 million from ex-spouse

Husband falsely accused of child rape wins $1.2 million from ex-spouse

Police and Summit County Children Services investigated the rape complaint in 2004, when Douglas alleged her husband had inappropriate contact with their daughter, now 10.

Authorities found the charges untrue, but that didn't stop the ex-wife from passing out the fliers to neighbors.

Child caught in adoption battle between Montana, Oregon

Child caught in adoption battle between Montana, Oregon

Adoption can be a long and trying road, but for one Montana family, time is running out.

The News Station's Kay Rossi has the exclusive story on a young girl caught between two states and the fight to keep her in Montana.

Woman gets 2 years for abusing child

Woman gets 2 years for abusing child

A 51-year-old Los Banos woman, convicted of physically abusing a foster child, was sentenced to two years in prison on Thursday.

Girl victimized in sexual assault near Tisdale wants inquiry

Girl victimized in sexual assault near Tisdale wants inquiry

“When (the girl) and her parents counted on police and the justice system to deal with her case in a fair and just manner, they failed … repeatedly,” Bob Hughes with SCAR said on Friday. “When she and her parents counted on social services to help keep her safe and protected in their care, they were failed again. In fact, the Ministry of Social Services has been this family’s worst nightmare.”

The young woman told those gathered at the rally that she was lied to by workers and some foster parents who said her parents didn’t care about her. The girl’s aunt added her concern that no one has ever gone to jail for the assault, alleging that little has been done to rectify it.

Note: What a bunch of babystealing assholes!!!

Child porn suspect fought and kept his Orange County teaching job

Child porn suspect fought and kept his Orange County teaching job

Orange County officials tried to fire a Cheney Elementary teacher after he let a middle-school student sit in his lap -- nearly two years before his recent arrest on a child pornography charge, according to personnel documents released Friday.

Foster care task force created after 7-year-old Margate boy killed himself wants changes

Foster care task force created after 7-year-old Margate boy killed himself wants changes

A work group assigned to study the death of a Broward youngster released its final report. But advocates ask: Who will pay for the reforms the group recommends

Fort Ripley woman gets 18 months in tax dodge

Fort Ripley woman gets 18 months in tax dodge

A 50-year-old central Minnesota woman was sentenced Thursday to 18 months in prison for dodging nearly $500,000 in federal employment taxes on the wages of employees of her adult foster care business.

Government accepts recommendations to enhance transparency and accountability in the child and youth advocacy system

Government accepts recommendations to enhance transparency and accountability in the child and youth advocacy system

Edmonton... Ten recommendations to strengthen the child and youth advocacy system, and balance the benefits of individual advocacy and the need for public transparency and accountability, have been accepted by the Alberta government.

Note: We'll see.

Friday, August 21, 2009

15th District candidate Marichalar was fired from DSHS job

15th District candidate Marichalar was fired from DSHS job

Donicio Marichalar, a Democratic candidate in the 15th Legislative District, was fired last year as a state social worker for failing to properly investigate allegations of child abuse, lack of productivity and for missing too much work, according to state officials.

Judge calls for debate on gay couple adoption

Judge calls for debate on gay couple adoption

A bill to give gay and lesbian couples the right to adopt children will dispose of an "outdated" law from the 1950s, gay rights advocates say.

Israeli Scientists Discover DNA can be Fabricated

Israeli Scientists Discover DNA can be Fabricated

Israeli biologists have discovered that DNA can be fabricated in the laboratory. In fact, the DNA of a specific individual can be created if a sample is on file. The development reveals the possibility of fraud in criminal and family court cases among others. As this article says (New York Times, 8/17/09),

Call to give birth parents contact rights under law

Call to give birth parents contact rights under law

Adoptive parents are welcoming a call to rewrite New Zealand's 54-year-old adoption law - but say the most urgent need is to legislate for "open" adoptions where birth parents can keep in touch with their children.

Inquest into the death of three-year-old Savannah Hall

Inquest into the death of three-year-old Savannah Hall

Savannah Hall's death in late January 2001 was preventable, Dr. Robert Reece, an expert in pediatric medicine, said during the fourth day of a coroner's inquest Thursday.

Savannah was found unresponsive in her foster-care home in Prince George on Jan. 24, 2001, and died in B.C. Children's Hospital two days later.

DCF worker's alleged fib could be felony

DCF worker's alleged fib could be felony

The state attorney's office is pursuing a felony charge against a Lee County case manager who allegedly lied about a visit with an 18-month-old foster child.

Note: Wow. Babystealers will lie to anybody.f

Editorial: Child Welfare Should Mean Just That

Editorial: Child Welfare Should Mean Just That

Without a doubt, Los Angeles County’s Child Welfare System has flaws. This week, County of Los Angeles Supervisors have decided to launch yet another investigation into the system to try and determine if those flaws played a part in the tragic deaths of children they had been sent to protect.

Missing Boy's Foster Dad Fails Polygraph

Missing Boy's Foster Dad Fails Polygraph

Note: There's a surprise!

The foster father of a missing 5-year-old Fremont boy with cerebral palsy told CBS 5 on Thursday that he failed a polygraph examination, also known as a lie detector test, as part of the police investigation of the case.
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Troubling Text Messages from Hasanni Campbell's Foster Dad

Soulclap to San Francisco Chronicle for updating us on angry text messages from Louis Ross -- the foster father of missing 5-year old Hasanni Campbell.
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Documents provide insights into missing boy case

Foster father of missing Fremont boy sent angry text message about abandoning 5-year-old

NZ votes against child smack ban

NZ votes against child smack ban

New Zealanders have voted by a wide margin in favour of allowing parents to smack their children, two years after a law banned discipline by force.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Social worker probed over images

Social worker probed over images

A senior Aberdeen social worker has been suspended amid an inquiry into claims of inappropriate images being sent.

Foster Care Children and Off-Label Drug Use

Foster Care Children and Off-Label Drug Use

Gabriel Myers, age 7 and in the Florida foster care system, deliberately hanged and killed himself with a detachable shower hose.

Advocate Still Mad at Foster Children Being Prescribed Drugs

Advocate Still Mad at Foster Children Being Prescribed Drugs

An advocate for children in Florida’s foster care system is still critical of the state for it’s use of prescribed drugs to treat foster children, despite new attention being given to the issue.

Man guilty of attack on FACS worker

Man guilty of attack on FACS worker

A MAN charged with attacking a child protection worker when she took his oldest son into care has been found guilty.

Raid on Polygamy – First Place Photo Essay – SPJ

Raid on Polygamy – First Place Photo Essay – SPJ

Police believe boy set fatal fire at Arlington foster home

Police believe boy set fatal fire at Arlington foster home

The 11-year-old, who has no known history of starting fires, could be charged with manslaughter and reckless burning.

Foster families in placement fears

Foster families in placement fears

SOCIAL services bosses are putting foster families at risk by keeping them in the dark over children being placed with them, it is claimed.

CPS Disses Professionals And Takes Their Kids Too

CPS Disses Professionals And Takes Their Kids Too

What do you know...another 3 year-old girl taken from a grandparent.

Aboriginal child welfare begins in the village

Aboriginal child welfare begins in the village

The axiom that "it takes a village to raise a child" is true in any culture, and particularly within Canada's aboriginal communities. Unfortunately the mandates of our appointed government ministries and their delegated aboriginal agencies to protect children too often work in opposition to this concept.

Call to respect child welfare before imprisoning parents

Call to respect child welfare before imprisoning parents

Tam Ballie, who has been Scotland's children's commissioner since May, said parenthood alone shouldn't determine a sentence. However, in cases where there was a close decision between custodial and community sentencing, the impact that having a parent in prison can have on children should be considered.

Florida foster agencies told to communicate better

Florida foster agencies told to communicate better

Foster children bear the brunt when communication splinters between entangled agencies, members of a Department of Children and Families oversight group said.

Molester of Foster Children Appeals

Molester of Foster Children Appeals

A Bella Vista man convicted of molesting foster children in his care is appealing his conviction and 70-year federal prison sentence.

Austin Needs a a NH Lawyer With Balls

Austin Needs a a NH Lawyer With Balls

There HAS to be just one Lawyer out there who is admitted to the New Hampshire bar who will help this child be returned to his loving grandparents who basically raised him.

Has Baby P led to more child abuse reports?

Has Baby P led to more child abuse reports?

County Hall is facing an increased bill for dealing with Norfolk's most vulnerable children, with the high-profile case of Baby P cited as a possible reason for more reports of child abuse cases.

Foster Mother's Attorney Speaks About Branded Boy

Foster Mother's Attorney Speaks About Branded Boy


A foster mother's attorney speaks about a branded boy. Paul Folger reports.

Embedding disabled by request. Gotta watch it on YouTube.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

M4$ is a wee bit irritated

http://www.mothering4money.com/2009/08/homevisit-17.html

I'll tell ya what elevates my stress levels ... idiotic bureaucratic archaic nepotistic incompetent dishonest workers.

Note: Oh and me, which is obvious since she won't post any of my comments.

Social work ‘weaknesses’ highlighted in toddler death report

Social work ‘weaknesses’ highlighted in toddler death report

The killing of toddler Brandon Muir could not have been predicted by social workers, a major review has concluded, but a number of “important weaknesses” in the department charged with his protection have been revealed.

New Pediatrics Specialty



http://www.clipsyndicate.com/video/play/1062578?wpid=2167



Child Abuse Pediatrician / A new class of System Sucks!

State Records Conflict Claims of Woman Accused of Burning Child With Potato Masher

State Records Conflict Claims of Woman Accused of Burning Child With Potato Masher

Authorities are unclear who placed a boy in the custody of a foster mother who is accused of abusing the child with a heated potato masher.

Man who admitted molesting foster children appeals conviction, sentence

Man who admitted molesting foster children appeals conviction, sentence

A Bella Vista man convicted of molesting foster children in his care is appealing his conviction and 70-year federal prison sentence.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Group rallies for parents accused of child abuse

Group rallies for parents accused of child abuse

A group rallied on the steps of Marion County Courthouse Monday to reunite a family separated by accusations of child abuse.

Oleksandr Kozlov, 40 and his wife Lyudmila Kozlova, 39, were arrested after three of the couple’s seven children claimed they were abused since they emigrated from the Ukraine in 2003.

Psychiatrist releases CPS complaints about octomom Nadya Suleman on eve of Fox documentary

Psychiatrist releases CPS complaints about octomom Nadya Suleman on eve of Fox documentary

"Her need for excessive admiration is evident in her plastic surgery, in which she had herself made to look like her idol Angelina Jolie--a woman who has managed to combine being a supermom with being named 'the sexiest woman alive'. (And now we know of her working as a stripper, calling herself Angelina.)" Dr. Carole Lieberman on octomom, Nadya Suleman.

Young offenders are being held in 'dungeons', says child jail report

Young offenders are being held in 'dungeons', says child jail report

Young offenders are detained in "modern-day dungeons" where they suffer injuries from forced physical restraint, strip searches and are denied access to showers and toilets, a damning report on the state of child jails says today.

'Bunker mentality' of Children's Services lambasted by lawyer

'Bunker mentality' of Children's Services lambasted by lawyer

An Edmonton lawyer who represents hundreds of one-time foster children says a judge's scathing comments about Alberta Children's Services show the department is more focused on protecting itself than protecting children.

"I think that the judge has really seen how the government operates," said Robert P. Lee, who represents more than 400 former foster children in two class-action lawsuits against the province. "It's a bunker mentality (in Children's Services). It's, 'Do whatever you can to defend yourself and deny accountability.' "

AS THE COUNTRY GOES BANKRUPT, BABYSELLING COMES TO A CLOSE.

AS THE COUNTRY GOES BANKRUPT, BABYSELLING COMES TO A CLOSE.

The 6th largest Bank in the Country, Colonial Bank, has been siezed by the Government. Don’t pay any attention to this small fact, it’s only the 75th Bank to fail since January 1, 2009. Today, the Stock Market will tank. Don’t have any fear, as george told us for the past 8 years, the economy is just fine, Thank you.

Liberia: What happens to the Child When Adoption Fails?

Liberia: What happens to the Child When Adoption Fails?

Do we truly value all children regardless of their situation or condition? For several years, I have pondered this question listening to the highly publicized debate of pro-life versus pro-choice, and wondered why there is no public attention for the large number of children that have been aborted from human society. Well, recently I have noticed that this form of abortion is occurring more and more with children whose adoptions have been disrupted. In these cases, the children are being rejected because of violent behavioral problems—typically labeled as “Reactive Attachment Disorder”—from often untreated emotional traumas. These abandoned children, who are usually older and from another ethnicity or nation, are placed into the already overburdened U.S. foster care system; or as for intercountry adoption, they are returned to their home country with no proper system to ensure they are safe or properly cared for.

Smokers not allowed to adopt children

Smokers not allowed to adopt children

Fans of British socialism and health-Nazis alike will doubtless enjoy learning that a local government in Wales has imposed a blanket ban on smokers adopting or fostering children. Increasing numbers of local authorities, including Cardiff and Pembrokeshire, have banned smokers from fostering children under five but this is Britain’s first blanket no-smoking rule for foster carers and adopters.

Couple fights for abused grandson

Couple fights for abused grandson

The first time she gave her grandson a bath, Mary Ann O'Garro wept.

He already had told grownups about the "fire spoon," a branding-hot piece of silverware the abuser put in the child's mouth. And she knew that his right hand and wrist had been held, then deeply burned, over an open flame.

Boy's death shows weaknesses of L.A. County's child welfare system

Boy's death shows weaknesses of L.A. County's child welfare system

Records show that Yolanda Tijerina exhibited signs of mental illness months before she decapitated her son Lars Sanchez, 4. But the risk was not deemed sufficient to remove him from her care.

Should 3-Year-Olds Take Antidepressants?

Should 3-Year-Olds Take Antidepressants?

Try to access the Web site of the Archives of General Psychiatry, and you may have to abide an ad for the antidepressant Pristiq before you can enter. (JAMA and its Archives Journals “do not endorse the advertised product,” you’ll be assured.)

Missing boy's foster father questioned again

Missing boy's foster father questioned again

Police in the East Bay have more questions for the foster father of a missing 5-year-old disabled boy from Fremont. The foster father was the last person to see Hasanni Campbell this past Monday on College Avenue in Oakland.





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Legislators’ peeve holds up money for child welfare

Legislators’ peeve holds up money for child welfare

Dislike of DA’s use of resources prompted conditions on funding

Monday, August 17, 2009

Former Santa Clara County foster youth moves from spotlight to life on her own

Former Santa Clara County foster youth moves from spotlight to life on her own

A new foster youth moved into Shontale Taylor's bedroom before she even had time to move out. Taylor has no money, no cell phone, no car. She needs work she can squeeze around college classes — and quick, before she loses her coveted slot in a temporary housing program.

Afghanistan: New law says husbands can starve wives who refuse sex

Afghanistan: New law says husbands can starve wives who refuse sex

The repressive family law that just went into effect in Afghanistan, at least, should make us pause to consider whether there is a good outcome in that nation.

Note: And the feminazis here think they got it bad in the USA...

Judge Judy - Infant taken away by Child Protective Services

Part 1



Judge Judy - Plaintiffs sue defendant for making false charges to Child Protective Services



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MA5dvMtYxFc

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8mdhZO2ZdwQ

Drugging kids is the easy way out

Drugging kids is the easy way out

Kids in foster care carry profound pain. It's the pain that stems from the abuse, abandonment and trauma they have experienced during their character-forming years.

This pain often is revealed in various ways: anger, depression, rebelliousness and violence. For the state, it's easier and less expensive to sedate them with medication than to help them heal.

Officials from the Florida's Department of Children & Families have finally admitted that they too often use drugs to manage troubled children rather than to treat them.

Note: But it's okay because DCF did it.

County ponders what to do with $8 million

County ponders what to do with $8 million

Delaware County Council must decide by the end of the year whether to accept or return an $8 million gift from state lawmakers.

UN probes Aboriginal discrimination allegations

UN probes Aboriginal discrimination allegations

A United Nations representative is visiting Australia to investigate complaints that a government crackdown on child abuse in Outback settlements is violating Aborigines' human rights.

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Minn. Seeks Parents To Advise On Child Welfare

Minn. Seeks Parents To Advise On Child Welfare

Attention, parents who have experience with child welfare, child protection or community-based family support programs: The state of Minnesota wants to learn from you.

12,000 Oklahoma children to be tested with new H1N1 flu vaccine to see any side effects

12,000 Oklahoma children to be tested with new H1N1 flu vaccine to see any side effects


Because H1N1 flu is a novel virus, parents are concerned as 12,000 children in Oklahoma are going to be tested with vaccinations for H1N1 to see whether there are any serious side effects. Some parents are complaining the only benefit is going to be for the vaccine manufacturers. Other parents say numerous children will die, not from the new vaccine, but from the novel virus that combines avian, swine, and human viruses.

The Girls

girls


http://www.myspace.com/dennisohippieman1

ORGANIZED CRIME OPERATING IN THE CHILD PROTECTION SERVICES

ORGANIZED CRIME OPERATING IN THE CHILD PROTECTION SERVICES

1. Systematic, consistent falsification of child protection agency records and testimony, contract mental health evaluations and testimony, and social work intervention records and testimony;

2. The annual number of "founded" child abuse allegations can be predicted from the number of conditional federal grant and reimbursement salary fund dollars needed to balance the State child protection agency payroll (the number of children taken into State custody each year will be the number sufficient to generate the federal fund claims necessary to balance the agency payroll); and

3. Third-party contracts to file State child protection agency federal fund claims will contain provisions that only compensate the contractor for increases in federal funds paid to the State over and above the amount paid in the previous contract for such claim filing services.
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CHILD SLAVE TRADE PROJECT

Adoption Subsidies Get Little Oversight

Adoption Subsidies Get Little Oversight

The District is paying $27.6 million a year in federal and city funds, with little oversight, to hundreds of parents who adopted children from the city's foster care program.
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Follow the Money

Angela Wileman and sons win Hague Convention Case in Ireland

From John Hemming's Weblog

Angela Wileman and sons win Hague Convention Case in Ireland

As far as I can see the state intervention in this case has been entirely damaging and the activities of the courts have been moreso to protect the interests of the system rather than protect the children.

Police stop and search children as young as two

Police stop and search children as young as two

Thousands of children as young as two are being are being stopped and searched by police every year, an investigation by The Sunday Telegraph has revealed.

Review spurs sweeping changes in child welfare system

Review spurs sweeping changes in child welfare system

Rep. Donna Hutchinson recalls the “circle the wagons mentality” of state Department of Human Services officials at a legislative hearing 11 months ago held to discuss Arkansas’ child welfare system in the wake of deaths and sexual abuse of children in foster care.

Mother invokes Indian law in victory over Marin child welfare authorities

Mother invokes Indian law in victory over Marin child welfare authorities

Who decides whether an Apache is an Apache: government officials or the tribe?

The tribe, a state appeals court has ruled - thus handing a woman a wildcard victory against the Marin County authorities who seized her children two years ago.

Foster father of Hassini Campbell taken in for questioning

Foster father of Hassini Campbell taken in for questioning

On Friday at about 1:30 p.m., Louis Ross, the foster father of missing 5-year-old Hassani Campbell accompanied two Oakland Police Department detectives from his home to the police station for further questioning.
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b0q-MuWcfnk

Mothers Of Lost Children – Indianapolis

Mothers Of Lost Children – Indianapolis

Attention Indiana Lawmakers: Child Protective Services STILL Mishandling Cases

What To Expect When Child Protective Services Gets Involved?

What To Expect When Child Protective Services Gets Involved?

Last night the mother of my grandson made a huge error in judgement, and left her two boys home alone. Some things happened, and the police were called. Now they have reported her to Child Protective Services for an investigation. I just want to know if anyone has had a similar situation, and what to expect.

CPS under fire in death of Emma Thompson

CPS under fire in death of Emma Thompson

The death of 4-year-old Emma Thompson has enraged the Houston community. According to news reports, Emma's mother ignored the abuse of her own child, denied it to the authorities and attempted to hide it by super-gluing her baby's skull together. This “gifted nurse” claimed Emma's injuries were self-inflicted and that she had contracted genital herpes from a dirty toilet seat. Neighbors and others who suspected abuse should have notified the authorities, something required of all Texans over the age of 18. But, judging by their comments on the story on the Houston Chronicle's Web site, Houstonians have reserved their strongest criticism for Child Protective Services. The agency, which was fully aware that Emma had contracted a sexually transmitted disease, failed to remove her from the home.

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Submitted by Cindy

I became a CASA because I had hoped to keep at least one child from going threw unnecessary pain in the foster care system. I believe in my training and I believed in my oath.

I got my first case. I was a very difficult on going case, and was given to me because of my abilities as para legal, and knowledge of investigation.

I went to my first meeting with CPS and listened as these people, including the county attorney, pounded their chests, at what great people they were, and how stupid the legal custodians of the children were, and how much they personally hated the mother of the children, and how the mother of the children had been raised by the system therefore obviously worthless. Then they said they were adopting the children out (2 of them that is) and the other two would stay with their grandparents. That the foster parents were going to get them and that was that. They said if the judge forced them to give the mother a treatment plan that it would be a treatment plan that she could not possibly do, they would then sit back and watch her fail, and terminate.

The foster parents said that the children were brought to them and that they were told that the parents were out of the picture and that they could adopt right away.

The foster parents became unhappy when they had to bring the children to visits with their mother and legal custodial parents. Finally they hired an attorney who called social services and said if they did not pick the children up right now that they would drop them off in front of the building.

So two of kids went to a foster home in another county.

First I was told I was out. Then I was told I was in. So I continued to see these two children.

The foster parent maintained that they did not want to adopt, that they were just in it for a few months until the kids could go home or another foster home was found.

My supervisor decided to move on to a job that suited her better. So I got a new one, plus a new rural supervisor. We are in Colorado and the district is totally in the country, no cities to speak of at all.
By this time I had my report for court and needed it to be edited, and my former supervisor said it was a great report, one of the best she had ever gotten, and I did not recommend that the kids remain in foster care nor did I recommend that they be adopted by strangers. She said give to my new supervisor to edit and I would be done.

My new supervisor, who is a paid employee of the State of Colorado, and has never been trained as a CASA did not want to edit it so she gave it to the new rural supervisor, who also has never been trained as a CASA and never taken the oath, called me and ordered me to loose the investigation and change my recommendation to stranger adoption. I refused and sent an email about the appropriateness of ordering a CASA to lie in court.

My new untrained supervisors decided not to file it. I however believed that there intent was to rewrite it to suit their agenda, which in my rural supers case is she is a full time employee of a colorado adoption agency. So I sent it to the judge with a letter telling him that I had been ordered to lie.

When I got to the court house my supers were waiting for me and spent hours grilling me about my report and demanding that I tell the judge that I want to with draw the report. Out of all of that the only thing I heard was "you don't want the judge believe what have to say doesn't have merit do you?" So when the judge said that he was going to inter it into the recorded, and asked if I would stand on it as written, I said "yes."

So I have been terminated as a CASA. They will rewrite the report.

The foster parents have decided they want to adopt, so social services have changed there mind about giving the kids back.

If you live in Colorado, and you are in the 13th Judicial District, if you can avoid getting a CASA do so. If not, they will not represent your children under their rural supervisors direction. The CASA IS UNDER ORDERS TO SAY STRANGER ADOPTION.

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