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Monday, February 28, 2011

Autopsy To Reveal How 7-Month-Old Foster Child Died

Autopsy To Reveal How 7-Month-Old Foster Child Died

Hamilton County Department of Job and Family Services finds itself in the middle of a death investigation, after a 7-month-old baby dies in foster care.

Foster parent ban: 'no place’ in the law for Christianity, High Court rules

Foster parent ban: 'no place’ in the law for Christianity, High Court rules

There is no place in British law for Christian beliefs, despite this country’s long history of religious observance and the traditions of the established Church, two High Court judges said on Monday.

UK Couples Loses Right to Foster Care Over Views on Homosexuality

UK Couples Loses Right to Foster Care Over Views on Homosexuality

A UK court has ruled against an Evangelical Christian couple, Eunice and Owen Johns, who claimed they were discriminated against by their town council. The Derby city council rejected the couple's foster care application over their insistence on teaching the children that homosexuality is morally wrong.

New search at Barahona home



Police start new search at Barahona home and sound from the first phone call alerting abuse

Children's Rights Gets Their Hooks Into Massachusetts!!!

Judge allows foster care lawsuit against Mass.

A federal judge has ruled that a class action lawsuit against Massachusetts alleging the abuse and neglect of thousands of children in state care can proceed.

Deval Patrick eyeing overhaul of Mass. children services

Deval Patrick eyeing overhaul of Mass. children services

Gov. Deval Patrick’s administration is assessing a sweeping overhaul of how Massachusetts provides critical services to families and children, the state Health and Human Services Secretary Judyann Bigby said Monday.

Florida is going to start snatching more children again.

Florida DCF Called into Question as Child Abuse Cases Rise

The story of Nubia Barahona, the 6-year-old Florida girl whose decomposing body was found in a truck on the highway on Valentine's Day, is unfortunately only one of many instances in the state has endured in the last few years.

Disney acquires kids’ social networking site Togetherville

Disney acquires kids’ social networking site Togetherville

Togetherville, a Facebook-like social networking site for 6-10 year olds developed by Indian-origin entrepreneur Mandeep Singh Dhillon, has been acquired by Walt Disney Company for an undisclosed sum.

Note: Disney wants to suck your kids in.

Google in Privacy Trouble Again For Collecting Kids’ Digits

Google in Privacy Trouble Again For Collecting Kids’ Digits

Another week, another tech giant getting into privacy trouble. Google has nabbed the “privacy outrage spotlight” this week over its collection of the last four digits of children’s social security numbers in an art contest — Doodle 4 Google. D’oh.

Budget would kill stipends that keep kids with family, not in foster care

Budget would kill stipends that keep kids with family, not in foster care

Texas’ budget has more than 5,000 “line items,” ranging from just five bucks a year to $15 billion.

Cop Shuts Down Girl Scout Cookie Stand

Cop Shuts Down Girl Scout Cookie Stand

Some Villa Rica Girl Scouts were in for a shock Wednesday, when a police officer came by their cookie booth and shut it down. The troop was told they had to have a permit to sell Girl Scout cookies.

Cop Shuts Down Girl Scout Cookie Stand: MyFoxATLANTA.com

Nebraska groups on family's side

Nebraska groups on family's side

Two Nebraska groups have signed on to a lawsuit before the U.S. Supreme Court that alleges that the rights of an Oregon girl were violated when she was removed from a classroom and questioned at length about her father by law enforcement officials.

Baby Marketing 101

Foster kids hope to click with families using website

Hand on one hip and smiling big, the 12-year-old clearly gave the camera her best. An accompanying profile says she likes reading, country music and science, and she thinks that living on a horse farm would be a dream come true.

Mom Attacked for Selling Her Kids' Toys on eBay

Mom Attacked for Selling Her Kids' Toys on eBay

I try to pretend that kids have a right to their personal property. I really do. But when you're standing at the door of what used to be a playroom that now resembles the Midwest right after a twister blew through, it's hard.
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Mom Punishes Kids By Selling Their Toys on eBay, 4chan Boosts Bids to Over $9,000

Note: See? All of these self-righteous hypocrites wonder why our kids are so out of control today. The reason is because we have to worry about what others think about our parenting skills for fear of being ratted out to CPS.

Teacher receives over a million dollars waiting on abuse case

Teacher receives over a million dollars waiting on abuse case

A total of 15 school teachers are on paid leave while under investigation for the alleged abuse and neglect of primary and secondary students in Ireland.

Assault on Ohio social worker upsets colleagues

Assault on Ohio social worker upsets colleagues

Some employees at a child welfare agency in Cleveland say they didn't find out a social worker had been assaulted at work until days later, when she was found dead at home.

GPS | Experts Available To Discuss GPS Puts Truants On Track For Class

GPS | Experts Available To Discuss GPS Puts Truants On Track For Class

As reported by the Orange Country Register, the city of Anaheim, California is taking truancy seriously. The Anaheim Union High School District has become the first in California to test GPS technology as a means of ensuring that students come to class.

D.A. On Verge Of Charging Mel Gibson

D.A. On Verge Of Charging Mel Gibson

Sources connected with the Mel Gibson criminal investigation tell TMZ ... Gibson is about to be charged with domestic violence, but Oksana Grigorieva will not be charged with extortion.

Trial begins in Muslim mom's suit

Trial begins in Muslim mom's suit

The long-running case of a black Muslim woman who says race and religion were behind a series of decisions by Franklin County Children Services to take three of her daughters away from her and put them in foster care finally went to trial yesterday in federal court.

Bill would lessen Kentucky's reliance on detention for youth 'status offenders'

Bill would lessen Kentucky's reliance on detention for youth 'status offenders'

The teen standing before Bullitt County Family Court Judge Elise Spainhour was not a criminal.

Oklahoma County judge accused of fraud wants her adopted children returned


Oklahoma County judge accused of fraud wants her adopted children returned

An Oklahoma County judge charged with fraud is asking the state Supreme Court to give her back two children she adopted last year.

Note: Gotta love the cone-head style hair-do.

Young offenders leaving custody for life of homelessness and reoffending

Young offenders leaving custody for life of homelessness and reoffending

Children as young as 13 released from custody without a safe place to live, Barnados study finds

Foster children take case for tuition waivers to lawmakers

Foster children take case for tuition waivers to lawmakers

Foster children from across the state gather Monday in Salem to promote legislation they hope will improve Oregon’s foster care system.

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Family members reunited, via Facebook

Family members reunited, via Facebook

Ed Aho found another branch on his family tree this week, thanks to the Facebook social networking site.

DCF Worker's Drug Arrest



A Department of Children and Family Services child protective investigator will most likely be fired, after cops say they found cocaine in her car. It all happened after a traffic stop off Orange Blossom Trail.

Supreme Court confronts conflict between constitutional rights and protecting children

Supreme Court confronts conflict between constitutional rights and protecting children

In Oregon, a 9-year-old girl was escorted from class to a school conference room, where a child-welfare caseworker and a police officer questioned her about whether her father had touched her inappropriately. After two hours of questioning, she finally said he had, a statement she later recanted.

Father facing deportation throws family in limbo

Father facing deportation throws family in limbo

Last December, 10-year-old Erica Lira wrote a message to her father wishing him a happy Christmas and telling him how much the family loved him.

DCF investigator charged with cocaine possession

DCF investigator charged with cocaine possession

A Florida Department of Children and Families investigator was charged Saturday with drug possession after she was seen leaving a motel suspected of drug activity by Orange County deputy sheriffs, officials said.

Ombudsman should oversee child welfare, MPP urges

Ombudsman should oversee child welfare, MPP urges

The case of “Daniel,” who was removed from his foster parents’ home last year and placed in a youth treatment facility, illustrates why the provincial ombudsman should have the power to investigate children’s aid societies, an NDP MPP says.

Father of dead Que. teen calls for inquiry

Father of dead Que. teen calls for inquiry

The father of a 15-year-old Quebec girl who died at a youth centre two weeks ago is asking a coroner to call a public inquiry into the circumstances surrounding her death.

Baby LK Report For February 27th 2011 - Transparency and Accountability Gone Wild



Baby LK Report for February 27th 2011 - Transparency and Accountability Gone Wild edition.

For these stories and all the latest dirt on the child protective industry visit http://www.Legally kidnapped.blogspot.com

This week:
The US Supreme Court will hear a case to decide whether or not social workers can go into your kids school and interrogate them without parental consent or a court order.

Florida is the foster crimes capital of the week.

A social worker gets busted for growing pot in her house...

and much much more.

Niagara legislators urge firing of state group home overseer

Niagara legislators urge firing of state group home overseer

LOCKPORT—Angry with a lack of reform in how the state handles violent juvenile offenders, three Niagara County legislators are calling on Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo to fire the department head they deem responsible for the 2009 slaying of a counselor in a Lockport group home.

Foster-care youths plan advocacy effort at Capitol

Foster-care youths plan advocacy effort at Capitol

Youths between ages 14 and 25 who have been in foster care will come to the Capitol on Monday to promote expanded educational opportunity and independent living skills.

DCF Investigator Arrested On Cocaine Charges

DCF Investigator Arrested On Cocaine Charges

Officials with the Orange County Sheriff's Office say an investigator for Florida's Department of Children and Families was arrested for possession of cocaine on Saturday.

Deputies seek protection after threatening family

Deputies seek protection after threatening family

Claim 'immunity' for telling parents their children would be confiscated

Several Maricopa County, Ariz., deputies are seeking protection from the courts after threatening to take children away from their parents because the homeschooling family was unwilling to allow social workers inside their home for an inspection based on an unsubstantiated anonymous rumor.

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Democrats Attack Scott Brown for Revealing Childhood Abuse

Democrats Attack Scott Brown for Revealing Childhood Abuse

I’m only surprised that this didn’t happen sooner. When Senator Scott Brown (R-MA) revealed earlier this month that he had endured abuse as a child, I wondered “how long it will be until the “civil” progressives celebrate Brown’s sad and unfortunate childhood.” Today, they’re not so much celebrating as they are using it to attack him and raise money. Not that there’s much difference.

Cuyahoga County child-welfare workers question secrecy surrounding attack

Cuyahoga County child-welfare workers question secrecy surrounding attack

Some workers at the Cuyahoga County child-welfare agency have asked why they weren't told about an assault on a supervisor until the supervisor died five days after the attack.

Teen Mom Kailyn Lowry Avoids Custody Battle

Teen Mom Kailyn Lowry Avoids Custody Battle

Teen dad Jonathan "Jo" Rivera will not be facing a family court judge, as earlier TMZ reports speculated after his arrest last week in New Jersey.

Child custody expert linked to lewd Web photos

Child custody expert linked to lewd Web photos

A prominent Beverly Hills psychiatrist who has helped decide hundreds of child-custody disputes was thrown off one recent case and has been challenged in at least two others after posting lewd photos of himself on Facebook and allegedly promoting illegal drug use, unprotected sex and male prostitution.

Teenager Granted Permission for Sex Change Treatment

Teenager Granted Permission for Sex Change Treatment

A teenage girl who has been diagnosed with gender identity disorder has been granted permission by a family court to initiate a sex change treatment.

A Network of Support

A Network of Support

In my column this week I examined the work of an organization called Youth Villages, which offers intensive in-home services to help children in the foster care system return to their families, or extended families, wherever it is possible to do so safely. My point was to highlight the fact that this approach, which is vastly underutilized and underfunded, is proving to be superior to the current practices in the child welfare system. It’s now common for youth to remain in foster care or residential treatment for years. When they age out of these systems, many are unable to live successfully as adults.

Minister accused of lies over Ombudsman

Minister accused of lies over Ombudsman

THE Opposition has accused the Children and Families Minister of lying in Parliament about the Ombudsman supporting changes to child protection power.

How to set off the feminist groups

Judge's Sex-assault Comments Spark Rally

Minister concerned at progress on Birmingham's children's services

Minister concerned at progress on Birmingham's children's services

THE Government minister in charge of child protection told Birmingham Council his concerns over the quality of social care in the city remained “very high” despite concerted efforts to improve.

Tsunami Child Found Employed In A Garage

Tsunami Child Found Employed In A Garage

A 13 year old child, who claims to be orphaned by the December 2004 tsunami, was found to be employed in a car repair shop in Homagama, Chairperson, National Child Protection Authority, Anoma Dissanayake said.

Julia Steiny: A major data tool for parents and policymakers

Julia Steiny: A major data tool for parents and policymakers

More good news: Rhode Island has built an innovative data tool that is a data junkie’s dream, but also a source of reports and stories that are so easy to click through non-techies will find many information treasures. The goal is to put useful data in the hands of parents, the public and policymakers so they can finally see a landscape of information about kids, combined from different agencies and sources.

Who remembers the ghosts of abused kids?

Who remembers the ghosts of abused kids?

Nothing’s so ephemeral as the community anger over the cruel life and grisly death of Nubia Barahona.

The ghosts of too many other foster kids can testify that the uproar over mistreated and murdered children is as fleeting as smoke. Reports will be forgotten. Reforms will be inadequate. Budgets for the care of foster children will shrink. Caseworkers will be overwhelmed. Bureaucracies will flounder. And Florida will surely suffer outrage next year. Or the year after.

A Warning to the Parents of Florida

This my dear friends, is what we call Child Abuse Propaganda. It is totally written by a system suck, and is designed to tug on your heart strings with the use of extremes and sensationalism. This article is a great example because it incorporates a little fear mongering at the beginning by trying to make you believe that cases of child abuse that are this extreme are relatively common, when in fact they are not.
State steps in less and more kids die
The fact of the matter is that these assholes don't know the difference between child abuse and a hole in the ground.

The details of Nubia Barahona’s death are grisly: Soaked in toxic chemicals, decomposed and stuffed in a garbage bag, she was found rotting on the shoulder of the interstate on Valentines Day. Authorities believe she had been stashed in a septic tank for weeks before her adoptive father dug up her corpse.

Yes this was one sick SOB. But thankfully, people like this are rare. And although all cases of real child abuse are horrible, some are obviously worse than others.
Statistically, however, Nubia’s story is rather common:
Thank God the first line in the second paragraph is a flat out and blown out of proportion lie.

Also this is an adoptive parent not a real one. Notice how that is not clearly stated in the article.

And notice how quickly this article abandons the subject of the little girl who was killed by her adoptive parent and goes into the history of Florida's Child Welfare System. She was used as an emotional tool so that you would get sucked in.

Social services took my children

Social services took my children

Eileen Fairweather has investigated child care scandals for the past 20 years. But even she was shocked by the way an increasingly Stalinist state has torn apart one woman’s family.

Parents' Rights vs School on Students

Parents' Rights vs School on Students

Rutherford Institute Urges U.S. Supreme Court to Protect Parents’ Rights, Declare that Public School Students Are Not Wards of State

Justices weigh dispute over child-abuse cases

Justices weigh dispute over child-abuse cases

Eight years ago, a child protection investigator and a deputy sheriff removed a 9-year-old Oregon girl from her classroom and questioned her at length as to whether her father had sexually abused her. According to the girl, they wouldn't take "no" for an answer, and she falsely incriminated her father.

Foster kids over-prescribed ADHD drugs

Foster kids over-prescribed ADHD drugs

TRAUMATISED children in state care are missing out on crucial counselling and other services, says the peak body for child protection in Queensland.

Friday, February 25, 2011

San Diego Man Who Runs Tijuana Orphanage Under Arrest For Child Abuse

San Diego Man Who Runs Tijuana Orphanage Under Arrest For Child Abuse

A San Diego man in charge of a Tijuana orphanage is behind bars. The 45-year old orphanage director is accused of hitting and mistreating orphans. Officers say a 12-year old orphan managed to escape, and tell police about the abuse.

Supreme Court Weighs Parental Rights Abuses by Social Workers, Police

Supreme Court Weighs Parental Rights Abuses by Social Workers, Police

The United States Supreme Court will hear arguments Tuesday in a pair of cases that could restrict the authority of social workers to interview and examine children without their parents' knowledge and consent. Pacific Justice Institute filed an amicus brief in the cases in support of parental rights.

Swain DSS investigated for cover-up in child’s death

Swain DSS investigated for cover-up in child’s death

The Swain County Department of Social Services falsified records relating to the abuse and neglect of a 15-month-old baby who later died, according to an investigation by the Swain County Sheriff’s Office and the State Bureau of Investigation.

Warrant: DSS Worker Falsified Record After Child's Death

Warrant: DSS Worker Falsified Record After Child's Death

The Swain County Department of Social Services (DSS) and a specific social worker are under investigation by state officials. The investigation stems from a visit to the home of a 15-month-old girl five months before she died on January 10.

Social worker gets official reprimand

Social worker gets official reprimand

A SOCIAL worker who was employed by Caerphilly council was found guilty of misconduct at a hearing last week.

Suddenly, Pasco woman has 9 siblings

Suddenly, Pasco woman has 9 siblings

A man with a deep voice identified himself: Dan Slick from Mechanicsville, Md.

"I just have a few questions,'' he said.

7-month-old found dead in foster home

7-month-old found dead in foster home

Job and Family Services and the North College Hill Police Department are investigating the death of a 7-month-old foster child.

CFSA Tries to Explain Role in Attempting to Force Homeless Family Out of Town

CFSA Tries to Explain Role in Attempting to Force Homeless Family Out of Town

Last week, the Washington Legal Clinic for the Homeless reported that a D.C. Child and Family Services Agency (CFSA) social worker had attempted to force a homeless mother to make a brutal choice: Either get on a bus out of town or risk having your three children put in fostercare. City Desk followed up on the story and interviewed the mother's Legal Clinic attorney who said she directly heard the ultimatum from the social worker:

Fla. deputy charged with child abuse

Fla. deputy charged with child abuse

An Escambia County Sheriff’s Deputy is being held without bond for alleged child abuse.

Letters: TV-watching by kids not ideal, but hardly abuse

Letters: TV-watching by kids not ideal, but hardly abuse

A recent letter-writer compared allowing a 2-year-old child to watch TV all day to child abuse. Television has been part of the curriculum at most public schools for the better part of 40 years. I recall my son's kindergarten class watching a video on vowel sounds. It kept most of the children busy while the teacher completed volumes of paperwork.

Officials investigate Child's death in foster care

Officials investigate Child's death in foster care

Police and officials with the Hamilton County Job and Family Services department are investigating the death of a 7-month-old girl who had been placed in foster care two weeks earlier.
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Police Investigate Death Of Child In Foster Care

Police are investigating the death last week of a 7-month-old girl in foster care.

Study Claims DHS Flaws

Conviction overturned for abuse images bought from bookshop

Conviction overturned for abuse images bought from bookshop

A London judge has dismissed child pornography charges brought against a man who was prosecuted for possessing books bought from a bookshop.

Foster-care schism continues

Foster-care schism continues

The head of Franklin County Children Services refused yesterday to resume a formal relationship with the Foster Parent Association of Franklin County, saying the atmosphere at association meetings has become "toxic."

Foster dad Robert Howard heads back to prison

Foster dad Robert Howard heads back to prison

A Brevard County foster dad, who served less than three years in prison for raping his adopted daughter, is going back to prison.

Former foster father from Merritt Island found guilty of child porn charges

Former foster father from Merritt Island found guilty of child porn charges

A Brevard County foster dad who was previously convicted of sexually abusing his adopted daughter, was found guilty this afternoon in federal court on two counts of downloading child pornography.

Oklahoma couple accused in abuse received $4,500 a month from Wisconsin for adopted children, sheriff says

Oklahoma couple accused in abuse received $4,500 a month from Wisconsin for adopted children, sheriff says

The Canadian County couple accused of abusing their three children were receiving $4,500 a month support money from the state of Wisconsin, where they adopted the children before moving to Oklahoma, Canadian County Sheriff Randall Edwards said Thursday.

Jennifer Perez wants her daughter back



Step-daughter of Jorge Barahona says she never suspected abuse in the home

DCYF handled allegations 3 months ago



Wisconsin has stopped payments to an Oklahoma couple accused of abusing their adoptive children.

DCYF handled allegations 3 months ago

DCYF handled allegations 3 months ago

State child welfare officials investigated allegations that someone was abusing Christian Jackson less than three months before the toddler was murdered, court records show.

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Herald sues DCF for records in case of abused twins

Herald sues DCF for records in case of abused twins

The Miami Herald sued the Department of Children & Families Thursday, seeking records the agency has refused to release about a call made to its abuse hotline days before adopted twins were found — one dead, the other with severe chemical burns — in a truck on the side of Interstate 95.

DCF Reports: Barahona Investigator Mishandled Other Cases

DCF Reports: Barahona Investigator Mishandled Other Cases

Note: As has many of their other babystealers.

Last week, a 10-year-old girl was found dead in the back of her adoptive father's truck; her twin brother was found doused in chemicals, barely alive. It's a horrific end to years of abuse and neglect that could have been going on inside the Barahona home. Now, the spotlight is on the Department of Children and Families to figure out how this went undetected.

Child Protective Services investigator arrested in pot bust


Child Protective Services investigator arrested in pot bust

A Child Protective Services investigator and two other people were arrested on drug charges after police found marijuana growing inside a Flagstaff home.

Note: LOL

San Joaquin foster care system needs more long-term parents

San Joaquin foster care system needs more long-term parents



Rosie is 7 years old. She found her family when she was three weeks old as a foster child.

Her mother, Patty Lamar, originally never intended to adopt. Lamar and her husband have two biological children and started foster parenting 15 years ago. Throughout the years, Lamar provided a home to 75 foster kids.

Fla. caseworker disciplined in past

Fla. caseworker disciplined in past

A child welfare investigator involved in the case of the 10-year-old twins found in their father's truck doused with chemicals was previously reprimanded for striking another employee.

holy shit- was foster care a mistake

There is this blog that I have been following over the past few months called I Was A Foster Kid.

It's the blog of a young woman who aged out of foster care and ended up on the street with nothing and nobody.

holy shit- was foster care a mistake

I really gotta give credit where credit is due. This person is doing a fantastic job of showing what the foster care system is like for a good many of the kids in the USA simply by telling her story, blogging about her life, and laying it all out in full raw detail.

Her use of metaphors and comparisons is absolutely brilliant.

I only wish I had all the answers for her. I can only hope and pray for her and the other kids who share a similar fate. And I really urge you to check out her blog. I really think that this kid has a voice that needs to be heard.

Battered, Bruised’ CYFD Looks To Move On From Failures

Although this video is about the failures of the child protective industry, it is also trying to sell you the System Suck Perspective in regards to what kinds of reforms are needed. "Oh maybe they should move a little faster to take these kids into foster care."



The brand new head of the Children, Youth and Families Department said she’s inherited a battered and bruised department. It’s one that’s short-staffed, overworked and struggling overall.

See, this is why we will never all be able to come to the table together to bang out solutions to the mess. You want your kids, they want your kids. You think that you know what's best for your kids, they think that they know what's best for your kids. That's what it really all boils down to.

Bearded Ladies in Maine? Gov. Paul LePage Sees no Problem

Bearded Ladies in Maine? Gov. Paul LePage Sees no Problem

In response to a question about a proposed bill that would ban bisephenol-A—a common, yet controversial chemical additive found in hardened plastics—Maine Governor Paul LePage told the Bangor Daily News: “…if you take a plastic bottle and put it in the microwave and you heat it up, it gives off a chemical similar to estrogen. So the worst case is some women may have little beards."
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“It displays shocking ignorance for the science and a callous disregard for children’s health,” said Mike Belliveau, executive director of the Environmental Health Strategy Center.

Attn: World!!! Margaret Weil of Nassau County Florida is a Lying Assed CPS Rat!!!


DCF: Woman Filed False Child Abuse Report

A Nassau County woman is facing felony charges of filing a false report of child abuse, according to the Department of Children and Families.

Yukon Couple Accused Of Child Abuse



Court documents released on Wednesday outline the severe abuse to three adopted children. Eyewitness News 5's Wendell Edwards is on the case and will have reports tonight at 5 and 6 on Eyewitness News 5. Read Story

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Swain DSS Investigated for Cover Up

Swain DSS Investigated for Cover Up

We have new information about a raid at the Swain County DSS Tuesday prompted by the death of an infant girl. A search warrant indicates social worker Craig Smith knowingly altered and falsified records about 15 month old Aubrey Littlejohn at the instruction of his supervisor, Candice Lassiter.

Oprah: Tortured 7 year old girl who lived in dog cage finally speaks

Note: The things they'll do to get the suckers for a sob story to watch TV.

Oprah: Tortured 7 year old girl who lived in dog cage finally speaks

Chelsea, a 21 year old girl from Brillion, Wisconsin whose name was not known 14 years ago when she was referred to as “girl in cage”, opened up for the first time on Oprah today. Fourteen years ago, Chelsea was the victim of relentless torture. The abuse was brought to the attention of the local, Brillion Wisconsin police department by one of Chelsea’s 4 brothers. Chelsea was only 7 years old at the time she was forced to sleep in a tiny dog cage in her family’s basement. She tells Oprah today that she didn’t even know that her house had a yard because she was confined for so long. Cold and scared, Chelsea goes onto tell Oprah about the minor infraction that prompted her parents to imprison her in the dark, damp, confined dog cage.

Baby Joseph won't be moved to Michigan

Baby Joseph won't be moved to Michigan

A Windsor, Ont., baby kept on life-support in a local hospital won’t be moved to a Detroit hospital after all, ending his family’s hope they could bring him home to die.

Teen clobbers group home worker with figurine

Teen clobbers group home worker with figurine

A 16-year-old girl with a history of using ceramic items as a weapon, was warned by a Timmins judge that she might end up killing someone if she doesn’t change her violent ways.

CPS Adoptions: Were Relatives Considered First?

CPS Adoptions: Were Relatives Considered First?

She was only 19 when Amber Chenault gave birth to her daughter.

CPS Adoptions: Were Relatives Considered First?: MyFoxHOUSTON.com

Lesbian Moms Reluctant to Report Abuse By Partner Fearing Child's Custody Loss

Lesbian Moms Reluctant to Report Abuse By Partner Fearing Child's Custody Loss

Two professors of University of Illinois have said that that lesbian mothers experience intimate partner violence are often reluctant to seek help for fear of losing custody of their children.

Claude Edward Foulk Gets 248 Years

Claude Edward Foulk Gets 248 Years

For decades Ed Foulk used sleepovers, theme park trips and Ferrari rides to prey on young boys, including his adopted son. Christine Pelisek on how a serial sex abuser was finally stopped and punished.

CPS Quotas: How Child Protective Services is Incentivized To Take Children

Convicted sex predator sentenced to 248 years in prison

Convicted sex predator sentenced to 248 years in prison

A former state mental hospital director was sentenced Wednesday to 248 years in prison for molesting his adopted son over eight years as part of what prosecutors claimed was a pattern of abuse that spanned four decades and ensnared a dozen young boys.

Note: And now he gets to go and play with the big boys. Yep! They're gonna like him in jail.

Sen. Scott Brown stops short in helping abused kids

Sen. Scott Brown stops short in helping abused kids

Mary Barry admits she was never a Scott Brown fan.

“I’m a bleeding heart liberal, so I have to vote Democratic,” the 68-year-old Holbrook retiree quips. “But it’s not his politics that have me so upset.”

Foster father claims bullying a continuing problem at school

Foster father claims bullying a continuing problem at school

Although he is very appreciative for the support and love his family has received since the death of his foster daughter, Terry Laforme claims Line Mountain school officials continue to ignore a bullying problem in the district that he claims has existed for years.

Foster father charged with rape returns to court

Foster father charged with rape returns to court

A 65-year-old Edmonton man charged with raping his preteen foster daughter in the mid-1970s is set to return to court in Lethbridge next week.

Jorge Barahona Update: Fla. Father Pleads Not Guilty to Trying to Kill Son, 10

Jorge Barahona Update: Fla. Father Pleads Not Guilty to Trying to Kill Son, 10

Jorge Barahona, who is accused of trying to kill his 10-year-old son by dousing him with chemicals, has pleaded not guilty.

Foster mother pleads to murder charge in 5-year-old's July death

Foster mother pleads to murder charge in 5-year-old's July death

Joy Heaven, a foster mother accused of killing a 5-year-old girl in her care, pleaded no contest today to a second-degree murder charge and will face a minimum sentence of 15 years, court records show.

Police looking for missing teen foster child from Cleveland Co.

Police looking for missing teen foster child from Cleveland Co.

Gaston County Police are looking for a missing 16-year-old boy from Cleveland County who was last seen riding his bike in Mount Holly in January.

Foster kids left to rot

Foster kids left to rot

This is an interesting headline for an adoption recruitment campaign. As are some of the catchy phrases in the article.
For over 10 years Antioch Adoptions has been providing adoption services without charging a fee to their families because they don’t believe that children are a commodity to be bought or sold
Yeah, right. They probably make a killing off of grants and donations.

Honduras law lets family members call in police on people who smoke at home

Honduras law lets family members call in police on people who smoke at home

The last refuge is vanishing for besieged smokers — at least in Honduras. A new law that took effect Monday says family members can call in the police on people who smoke at home.

Couple given children back after judge overturns court ruling

Couple given children back after judge overturns court ruling

A couple have been reunited with their children after a family court’s decision to separate them was overturned by a judge who criticised the “brisk” nature of the original hearing.

Note: It's a show put on for news reporters so that they think that the family court system is fair.

Nassau County Woman Arrested for False Child Abuse Claim

Nassau County Woman Arrested for False Child Abuse Claim

The woman who phoned in a report of child abuse found herself in jail instead.

According to the Department of Children and Families, Margaret Weil has been charged with making a false report of child abuse, a third degree felony.

Cuyahoga County case worker dies days after being assaulted, county says

Cuyahoga County case worker dies days after being assaulted, county says

A Cuyahoga County children's case worker died Tuesday after being assaulted by a juvenile last week, the county has reported.

False Child Abuse Arrest



A Nassau County woman has been charged with making false child abuse claims.

Cost-Effective Investments in Children at Risk

Cost-Effective Investments in Children at Risk

Programs focused on children who are at risk of becoming delinquent have demonstrated
effectiveness in preventing young people from ever entering the juvenile justice system. Despite solid evidence of the effectiveness of such early identification and intervention, New York State relies on an approach to at-risk youth that begins when children have already entered the correctional system.

Adoption shake-up: ethnicity should never be a dealbreaker, says children's minister

Adoption shake-up: ethnicity should never be a dealbreaker, says children's minister

Children's Minister Tim Loughton describes why he wants to remove the obstacles to adoption.

Michael Gove relaunches adoption rules with attack on 'ridiculous bureaucracy'

Michael Gove relaunches adoption rules with attack on 'ridiculous bureaucracy'

Children's charities welcome education secretary's new guidelines intended to cut time taken to match children to home

Gove set to beef up inspection of council adoption services

Gove set to beef up inspection of council adoption services

Ministers are considering ‘strengthening’ the inspection regime for local authority adoption services in an attempt to reverse a recent decline in family placements.

Relatives who tried to adopt abused twins want survivor

Relatives who tried to adopt abused twins want survivor

In 2004, months after 4-year-old fraternal twins had been taken from their father and placed in the custody of Jorge and Carmen Barahona, relatives in Texas made an emotional appeal to a Miami judge: The children would be better off with them.

Colorado Boy Arrested For Inappropriate Stick Drawing

Colorado Boy Arrested For Inappropriate Stick Drawing

We have yet another example of mindless school policies leading to an equally mindless arrest. An eleven-year-old Arvada Colorado boy was arrested for drawing an inappropriate stick figure — even though his therapist had told him to draw such pictures as a way to managing his emotions.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

5 Million Dollar Law Suit Against US Child Protective Services

5 Million Dollar Law Suit Against US Child Protective Services

The Nastic family has been returned to normal at last!

Biological father speaks



The biological father of twins at the center of an abuse case speaks

DiManno: Powerful child welfare authorities must be called to account

DiManno: Powerful child welfare authorities must be called to account

When Elaine Campione was on trial for murdering her two young daughters, the prosecution deliberately declined to call child welfare authorities to the stand.

Boy's death during DFCS removal raises concern

Boy's death during DFCS removal raises concern

State child protection workers drove behind a mother before she crashed her car, killing her son, in a tragedy that raises questions about agency pursuits.

Note: What a way to keep them safe, eh?

6-year-old committed to psych ward against mom's wishes

6-year-old committed to psych ward against mom's wishes

Have you seen this story about a 6-year-old boy who was committed to a psych ward for 48 hours because of a violent picture he drew at school -- against his mother's wishes?

Just in case you have nothing better to do...

Here is the link to the report that Children's Rights was basing their claim against Oklahoma on.

http://www.childrensrights.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/02/20110217_ok_csf_foster_care_case_review_final.pdf

New Report Reveals Shocking Number of Oklahoma Kids Abused in Foster Care, Forced to Change Homes Repeatedly

One out of eight children in a massive review of Oklahoma foster care cases has suffered confirmed abuse or neglect in the custody of the state Department of Human Services (DHS), according to a new report by independent child welfare experts released today by the national advocacy group Children’s Rights and local counsel.

No more buck passing on child protection

No more buck passing on child protection

SICKENING is not too strong a word to describe what has been revealed by Ombudsman George Brouwer in a report to State Parliament on the management of registered sex offenders. Mr Brouwer discovered that hundreds of Victorian children have been exposed to unacceptable risk - and some sexually assaulted - because of breakdowns in the system created to protect them. He concludes that this exposure to danger was the result not of oversights or errors by individual bureaucrats or officials failing to meet their responsibilities; rather, it was caused by a systemic breakdown in the management of sex offenders. In other words, the institutions charged with protecting our most vulnerable citizens - Victoria Police, the Department of Human Services, Corrections Victoria and ultimately the state government - have failed in that task.

Supreme Court to Hear Arguments on Child's Fourth Amendment Rights

Supreme Court to Hear Arguments on Child's Fourth Amendment Rights

On March 1, the Supreme Court will hear arguments in Camreta v. Greene, the first major case concerning child protective services systems to reach the high court in 21 years.

'I feel like she's been ripped from MY womb': Heartbreak of couple who've given up the right to see their surrogate baby

'I feel like she's been ripped from MY womb': Heartbreak of couple who've given up the right to see their surrogate baby

A couple who lost custody of their baby to its surrogate mother have given up their fight for contact with the little girl.

Rochester woman wrongfully charged with child abuse earns victory in court

Rochester woman wrongfully charged with child abuse earns victory in court

A Rochester woman charged with child abuse has earned a victory in New York State Supreme Court. The court ruled unanimously that Deliris Diaz’s lawsuit against the Little Tummys-brand laxative manufacturer should not have been dismissed.

Adoption shake up: political correctness and red tape has failed children, says Education Secretary

Adoption shake up: political correctness and red tape has failed children, says Education Secretary

Michael Gove, the Education Secretary, today blamed political correctness and out of control beauracy for keeping hundreds of children on adoption waiting lists when couples were waiting to give them loving homes.

Couple Says Adoption Lawyer Failed to Warn of Son's Medical Problems

Couple Says Adoption Lawyer Failed to Warn of Son's Medical Problems

Parents say they would never have adopted their son had they known of neurological issues

A New York couple is suing their adoption lawyers, claiming they failed to warn them about their adopted son's serious medical problems. Lynell and Victor Jeffrey say they would never have adopted Ellington had they known of his “serious neurological deficits.”

Pfizer Settles Lawsuits Over Drug Trials on Children in Nigeria

Pfizer Settles Lawsuits Over Drug Trials on Children in Nigeria

Nearly 15 years after its controversial drug trial on 200 children with meningitis in Nigeria, Pfizer Inc. and all plaintiffs in the cases related to the trial announced today that they have reached a global settlement.

Woman pleads in foster child murder case

Woman pleads in foster child murder case

The mother of a Cedar Springs girl killed by a foster parent is both relieved and disappointed buy the woman's no contest plea to murder charges.

Some schools cut lunch options for kids who struggle to pay

Some schools cut lunch options for kids who struggle to pay

At the turn of the new year, the Lee County, Fla., public schools were losing about $2,000 a week on school lunches. Then came the cheese sandwiches.

DCF To Conduct Internal Review Of Response To Twins' Abuse

DCF To Conduct Internal Review Of Response To Twins' Abuse

The Florida Department of Children and Families will conduct an independent investigation in to the case of a girl found dead in a vehicle along Interstate 95 in West Palm Beach.

Note: Which will give them plenty of time to shred or alter documents that could be detrimental if and when any outsiders get a hold of the case.

Sacked Baby P boss Sharon Shoesmith to lead Manchester debate on child protection

Sacked Baby P boss Sharon Shoesmith to lead Manchester debate on child protection

The controversial council boss who lost her job over the death of Baby P will lead a debate on child protection at a major conference in Manchester.
Just so you will all know.

I have not been slacking. I have been dealing with computer issues. After three days of trying like hell to just fix everything, I finally had to bite the bullet and reformat my hard drive. Everything is all fixed and running like a charm now. I am reinstalling my programs and files. And everything will be back to normal soon.

Monday, February 21, 2011

Too few places for fostered siblings: report

Too few places for fostered siblings: report

MORE than four out of five children in foster care in Victoria are separated from siblings, according to Anglicare, the state's largest foster agency. And two out of five children in foster care have been separated from all their siblings.

Katz Aims To Get DCF From Under Federal Scrutiny In Year

Katz Aims To Get DCF From Under Federal Scrutiny In Year

The new commissioner of the state Department of Children and Families said Monday that she is working to move the agency out from under more than 20 years of federal oversight in as little as one year.

A Families-First Approach to Foster Care

A Families-First Approach to Foster Care

It’s difficult to change systems even when they are widely acknowledged to be broken. That’s the situation facing the nation’s foster care system. According to the government’s most recent estimate, there were roughly 424,000 young people in foster care as of Sept. 30, 2009. Each year, about 30,000 of them turn 18 (or 21 in some states) and “age out” of foster care. What happens to them?

Birth of surrogate child highlights difficulties with Indian surrogacy laws

Birth of surrogate child highlights difficulties with Indian surrogacy laws

Uncertainty has arisen over the procedures followed by an Indian surrogacy clinic following the birth of twins to a gay couple from Spain. The couple used a donated egg, which was then artificially fertilised and implanted in a surrogate. The clinic's actions have been questioned by the Delhi Commission for Protection of Child Rights (DCPCR) as at present, gay or lesbian relationships are not recognised under Indian law.

'Cash for kids' judge took $1m kickback from private jail builder to lock children up

'Cash for kids' judge took $1m kickback from private jail builder to lock children up

A former judge has been convicted of taking a $1million kickback from the builder of a juvenile jail in the notorious ‘cash for kids’ scandal.

Did the system fail Raziah?

Did the system fail Raziah?

Little girl's death raises questions about workload, guidelines of Child Protective Services

Indiana settles suit over foster care subsidies

Indiana settles suit over foster care subsidies

The state agency that oversees Indiana's foster care system has settled a lawsuit over state subsidies to foster and adoptive parents.

Autistic boy carried ‘by hands and feet’ by school workers

Autistic boy carried ‘by hands and feet’ by school workers

A couple have won an apology from social workers after suffering an “awful” investigation over allegations from a school they say had been mistreating their son.

How to handle a visit from Child Protective Services

How to handle a visit from Child Protective Services

This scenario can happen to the best of us. Handling it in a sane and calm manner can be all the difference in outcome of the visit.

Note: E-How posts a piece on dealing with social wreckers. Here's mine.

State worker puts human face on cuts

State worker puts human face on cuts

Lisa Fitzgerald is one of five state workers who investigate child abuse and neglect in foster homes, day cares, and group homes.

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Local mom first graduate of Family Treatment Drug Court in Bangor

Local mom first graduate of Family Treatment Drug Court in Bangor

"I love this little girl so much," Kim Sargent says of her youngest daughter as they play in the toy-filled playroom of their Bangor apartment on Saturday. Sargent, a mother of three and a recovering alcoholic, lost custody of her children because of her drinking, but was reunited with the youngest after graduating from Family Drug Court last week

Proof that Dr Phil Is A System Suck!!!

Baby LK Report For February 20th 2011



Baby LK Report for February 20th 2011

For these stories and all the latest dirt on the Child Protective Industry visit http://www.LegallyKidnapped.blogspot.com

This week:

The Supreme Court hears a case that could set the standards for child removals in the USA.

Mel Gibson's extortion case against Oksana goes to the DA.

A social worker quits her job after being told to lie.

and much much more.

Jurors said they never discussed ‘kids for cash’

Jurors said they never discussed ‘kids for cash’

Some issues were easy for the jury to decide in the corruption trial of former Luzerne County Judge Mark Ciavarella. Others were difficult. Yet one thing had no place in their deliberations.

Report: System failed Ricky; workers didn't always follow law

Report: System failed Ricky; workers didn't always follow law

State finds other Holland children left 'vulnerable'; 10 DHS caseworkers under investigation

Program to help county foster children graduate high school announced

Program to help county foster children graduate high school announced

One foster child slipped through the cracks in the education system when he told school officials he was being home schooled. But his "teacher" was really his 82-year-old, Spanish-speaking grandmother.

Concern over high medication rate among foster kids

Concern over high medication rate among foster kids

Giovan Bazan was 6 when a doctor first gave him medicine to treat his diagnosis of hyperactivity.

Despite some headway, state of Oklahoma’s children is discouraging

Despite some headway, state of Oklahoma’s children is discouraging

ADOPTIONS are up. Confirmed instances of child abuse and neglect are down. So why is it so hard to feel good about the state of Oklahoma’s children?

Battle to keep child safety case workers

Battle to keep child safety case workers

VICTORIA'S child protection system gained 302 workers last financial year but lost 247, the government has revealed as it begins a recruitment campaign to fill at least 60 vacancies.

UNICEF urges support for “overwhelmed” social services

UNICEF urges support for “overwhelmed” social services

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has praised developments in the reporting of child abuse cases in the Maldives, but is concerned at the challenges posed to “overwhelmed” social services.

Home where abused twins lived was a house of horrors

Home where abused twins lived was a house of horrors

The 3-bedroom home where two abused twins lived resembles a fortress — cloaked in shrubs, protected by cameras and secluded behind a gate.

Note: This story has really taken off. There have been a ton of links regarding this case. Many saying the same thing, so I've been trying to avoid over-doing-it.

Court-Appointed Guardian Tried To Stop Twins' Adoption

See this is what happens when a sensational story like this hits the newspapers. They bleed it dry. Keep coming back, I'll keep adding the links to this post as I come across them. Will probably be updated several times.

Florida's Horrific Child Murder

DCF Secretary visits young victim in I-95 abuse case

DCF looking into worker in twins abuse case

Saturday, February 19, 2011

scott brown abuse

‘The kids were forgotten’

‘The kids were forgotten’

Erica Michaliga came to federal court Friday looking for some closure. She walked away frustrated and angry.

Note: They take care of their own. He probably won't spend a day in jail.

Behavior disgusts kids-for-cash victims

Behavior disgusts kids-for-cash victims

Sonya Ormsby laughed Friday as she described Mark A. Ciavarella Jr. "thumbing his nose at people" after a jury convicted the disgraced former judge of racketeering in the so-called kids-for-cash scandal that left Ormsby's daughter stuck in a detention center for nine months.

Naughty SoCal School Kids to be Tracked Via Mandatory GPS Devices

Naughty SoCal School Kids to be Tracked Via Mandatory GPS Devices

You know certain people deserve permanent GPS trackers attached to their body parts -- Charlie Sheen, Lindsay Lohan.

D.C. Social Worker Offers Brutal Choice To Homeless Mother

D.C. Social Worker Offers Brutal Choice To Homeless Mother

The Washington Legal Clinic for the Homeless posted this item on its blog a few days ago, but I thought it was worth a write up. The D.C. Council's recent passage of a strict residency requirement for the homeless entering shelters had faced serious opposition from just about every local nonprofit. They—and the New York Times editorial board—warned Vincent Gray and the bill's author Tommy Wells that the requirement could lead to families being left out in the cold. The Times called the new law "inhumane."

Oklahoma DHS Fires Back Against Report From Child Advocacy Group

Oklahoma DHS Fires Back Against Report From Child Advocacy Group

Oklahoma's embattled child welfare agency is firing back at a scathing report slamming the system.

Mom charged with kidnapping says she just wanted to find her kids

Mom charged with kidnapping says she just wanted to find her kids

A Coeur d’Alene mom has been arrested on kidnapping charges. Emily Ward picked up three teenagers in Rathdrum. She says she needed their help finding her kids, who have recently been removed from her care and put in a foster home.

# Man Accused of Falsifying Child Protection Documen...

A license to parent your own children in the USA

A license to parent your own children in the USA

Today’s topics are the State Automated Child Welfare Informations Systems (SACWIS), the Child Abuse Central Index (CACI) and what they mean to us, as citizens of this great country.

Merced County's foster care system capacity far short of demand

Merced County's foster care system capacity far short of demand

Veronica Morales clearly remembers herself as a 4-year-old going from foster home to foster home, so many that she can't recall the total.

Note: I like how they use the word "demand" here. It makes it sound like the kids are beating down the door of the child protective services office trying to get in.

This demand is casewrecker created.

White couples must be allowed to adopt ethnic children, new guidance says

White couples must be allowed to adopt ethnic children, new guidance says

Social services will be ordered to allow white couples to adopt black and ethnic minority children under a radical shake-up of adoption laws to be unveiled next week.

Friday, February 18, 2011

Former Pennsylvania judge found guilty in kids-for-cash scheme

Former Pennsylvania judge found guilty in kids-for-cash scheme

A federal jury on Friday found a former Pennsylvania judge guilty in a so-called kids-for-cash scheme, in which he took money in exchange for sending juvenile offenders to for-profit detention centers.

Lincoln man sentenced in Minnesota on child sex assault

Lincoln man sentenced in Minnesota on child sex assault

A man once active in the Lincoln motocross community was sentenced to probation in Wabasha County, Minn., after being found guilty of inappropriately touching two children during a motocross trip.

DCF blames caseworkers for Tampa toddler's death

DCF blames caseworkers for Tampa toddler's death

A Department of Children and Families report released Friday concludes caseworkers failed to properly investigate the home where police say a 16-month-old was fatally beaten by his father earlier this month.

Report: With Deeper Probe, DCF Might Have Uncovered Bridgeport Kidnapping

Report: With Deeper Probe, DCF Might Have Uncovered Bridgeport Kidnapping

State child-protection officials learned in 2005 that the woman Nejdra Nance had lived with for 17 years, Annugetta "Ann" Pettway of Bridgeport, wasn't her mother.

Father pleads not guilty to attempted murder of adopted son

Father pleads not guilty to attempted murder of adopted son

Review of the foster-care system should reveal reasons why one twin from abusive, adoptive home died and the other is hospitalized with burns, official says.

Parents will get to argue kids’ return in court; Interim ban now forbids publication of family name

Parents will get to argue kids’ return in court; Interim ban now forbids publication of family name

An interim publication ban has been ordered until the merits of a more permanent prohibition on identifying the family involved in a high-profile case involving the removal of their children from the home can be argued in court.

Welfare of orphaned boy questioned

Welfare of orphaned boy questioned

The Chairwoman of the Detention Health Advisory Committee says a boy orphaned by the Christmas Island boat tragedy should stay with his Sydney relatives who did not witness the disaster.

Charity warns of the risk if vetting process is relaxed

Charity warns of the risk if vetting process is relaxed

THE Churches Child Protection Advisory Service (CCPAS) has said that the Government’s plans to scale back the Vetting and Barring Scheme (VBS) “will make it easier, not harder, for unscrupulous sexual predators to abuse in churches”.

Watchdog finds flaws in probe of child abuse

Watchdog finds flaws in probe of child abuse

A senior detective assured his bosses that a backlog of child abuse cases was cleared after concerns were raised by staff - until an audit two years later found 33 of the files were closed "inappropriately" in two days.

50 witnesses testify before child witchcraft panel in Akwa Ibom

50 witnesses testify before child witchcraft panel in Akwa Ibom

No fewer than 50 witnesses have so far testified before the Akwa Ibom Judicial Commission of Inquiry into Witchcraft and Child Abuse sitting in Uyo.

Sweden's Abused Foster Care Children May Find Closure

Sweden's Abused Foster Care Children May Find Closure

The Swedish government must take moral and financial responsibility for the neglect and abuse of children under foster care between 1920 and 1980, recommends a government inquiry.

Proctecting foster kids from identity theft



Eli Stokols reports. FOX31 5pm News, 2/17/11

New DHS Study



A recent study suggests Oklahoma's foster care system is putting children at risk.

Study finds children abused in DHS custody, DHS denies

Study finds children abused in DHS custody, DHS denies

A study commissioned by the watchdog group, Children's Rights, details some disturbing trends at the Department of Human Services.

Hertfordshire social workers reprimanded

Hertfordshire social workers reprimanded

TWO Hertfordshire County Council social workers have been disciplined for serious professional failings, with one struck off and the other suspended.

Hertfordshire social worker suspended for napping on the job

Hertfordshire social worker suspended for napping on the job

A SOCIAL worker who fell asleep at a child protection conference during her second day on the job has been suspended for a year.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Teacher Fired For Fornicating Wants Family Protected



A fourth grade teacher who was fired for having premarital sex is now asking a federal judge to issue a protective order for her children.

Proposal for secret state reviews of child deaths advances

Proposal for secret state reviews of child deaths advances

A House committee unanimously passed a bill Thursday that would create a panel to review deaths and near-deaths of children who are neglected or abused while under the state's supervision.

Child Advocacy Group's Report Slams Oklahoma DHS

Child Advocacy Group's Report Slams Oklahoma DHS

The child advocacy group suing Oklahoma's child welfare system in federal court issued a scathing report Thursday.

DCF head defends agency's handling of abused twins

DCF head defends agency's handling of abused twins

The case of Nubia Doctor was a confounding one for child welfare investigators.

The adopted Miami-Dade County girl was painfully skinny and her hair was falling out. But when investigators asked about her appearance, they were told she had been born with a serious hormonal condition, not that she was being neglected.

Father charged with attempted murder in injuries to adoptive son

Father charged with attempted murder in injuries to adoptive son

As a new charge was made against Jorge Barahona, the state’s top child welfare administrator addressed the grisly death of a twin as the girl’s adoptive father was given $1 million bail for abusing her brother.

Needing to get back to where I was

There's nothing I enjoy more then watching some pompous asshole go off the deep end.

Sadly, when that person just happens to be a foster parent who has grown so attached to the child that she is now having panic attacks over the thought of loosing the kid to the biological family based on the one 3 minute experience in court where she was questioned as to the well being of the child by the judge for the very first time and not entitled to be heard through the whole process, and regardless of the fact that no family member has even come forward to take the child, or so she says...
(sorry for the run-on sentence.)

On top of that, when this foster parent who is having panic attacks over the thought of loosing the kid is also a shrink who works with children...

I love this blog. I really do. I know it's sad. Shame on me, especially since there is an innocent foster child at risk of being alienated from her family in the event that anybody does come forward, in the unlikely event that the child protective industry even tries to find someone. But I remember when this very blogger was going to be such the professional throughout this whole experience.

See it was only 7 months ago that I was sharing this...
http://fosterparentingadventures.blogspot.com/2010/08/hardest-part.html

And today she writes...

Needing to get back to where I was

I really gotta wonder how some of these people pass the psyche evals.

Adoptive Father Accused of Murder, Child Abuse

Girl With 12 Fingers, 14 Toes Aims for a Record



A 16-month old girl in impoverished Myanmar was born with 12 fingers and 14 toes, and now her family is seeking a Guinness World Record.

Bill Would Exclude Children of Same-Sex Parents from Government Forms

Bill Would Exclude Children of Same-Sex Parents from Government Forms

Early in January, the U.S. State Department announced it would be changing the passport application form to say “Mother or Parent 1″ and “Father or Parent 2,” an attempt to be more inclusive of all family structures.

Now, Rep. J. Randy Forbes (R-Va.) has called the change "a bureaucratic attempt to redefine traditional parent roles." He has filed a bill that would require all federal agencies, contractors, and government-sponsored enterprises to "use the words 'mother' and 'father' when describing parents, and not the words 'parent 1' or 'parent 2' (or other similar words), in all official documents."

Case workers lose foster girl on Sydney trip

Case workers lose foster girl on Sydney trip

A weekend trip to Sydney for a group of children in foster care was meant to enhance their cultural awareness, but it took a traumatic turn when an 11-year-old girl was left behind in public toilets at Circular Quay.

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Former judge testifying in 'cash for kids' corruption trial

Former judge testifying in 'cash for kids' corruption trial

Former Judge Mark A. Ciavarella Jr. testified Tuesday morning that his involvement with a regional juvenile center was limited and that he thought a finder's fee paid to him by the developer was "like manna from heaven."

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