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Thursday, March 31, 2011

Obama plants a pinwheel!!!

Presidential Proclamation--National Child Abuse Prevention Month

Our Nation's children are our hope for the future, and caring for them is one of our greatest responsibilities. During National Child Abuse Prevention Month, we renew our commitment to preventing child abuse and neglect by promoting healthy families, protecting children, and supporting communities throughout our Nation.

Teacher in Trouble for Ridiculing Student's Hair

Teacher in Trouble for Ridiculing Student's Hair

A Chicago Public School teacher is in hot water for posting a picture on her Facebook page that mocked one of her students.
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Teacher faces lawsuit for taking a photo of young pupil's Jolly Rancher hairstyle and posting it on Facebook for friends to mock

Aransas Couple On Trial For Son's Death Asks For Other Children Back

Aransas Couple On Trial For Son's Death Asks For Other Children Back

An Aransas Pass couple said to be responsible for the death of one of their children was back in court today, asking a judge to return custody of their three living kids.

CPS investigating teacher's Facebook post

CPS investigating teacher's Facebook post

Chicago Public Schools officials say they've started an investigation after a teacher apparently posted a photo on Facebook of a student who wore Jolly Rancher candies in her hair.

Foster Care: Safety Net or Trap Door?

Foster Care: Safety Net or Trap Door?

For tens of thousands of endangered children, foster care has become a trap door rather than the safety net they need to help them succeed. In particular, federal financing policies have favored foster care over other child welfare approaches, leading states to overuse foster care to the detriment of children who could be adopted or whose families could be rehabilitated. Congress should give states more flexibility in how they can use federal funding and stop providing foster care funding on a per capita basis, which promotes this dependence. States should refocus on achieving the best outcomes for children. Among other approaches, state agencies should work with private-sector agencies and faith-based networks to find adoptive parents and guardians for children languishing in foster care.

Audit Finds Child Services System 'Incomplete, Unreliable'



Despite an investment of $90 million of state and federal funds, a legislative audit showed the computer system designed to monitor child services is, in the auditors' words, "incomplete" and "unreliable."

County releases report on deaths of children under child-welfare supervision

County releases report on deaths of children under child-welfare supervision

Los Angeles County Chief Executive William T Fujioka released a report Thursday that offered new details on deaths of children under the supervision of the Department of Children and Family Services. But Fujioka cautioned that data problems made it difficult to discern trends.

Report Says New York City Overlooked More Children in Danger

Report Says New York City Overlooked More Children in Danger

Translation to reality: They think that they should have snatched more kids.

A city review made after the death of a malnourished 4-year-old in September found at least 10 more instances in which child welfare workers missed signs that children were in imminent danger, a report by the city’s Administration for Children’s Services and the Office of the Public Advocate said on Thursday.

NY1 Exclusive: Task Force Outlines ACS Reforms In Wake Of Case Worker Arrests

NY1 Exclusive: Task Force Outlines ACS Reforms In Wake Of Case Worker Arrests

In the wake of a child abuse case that horrified New Yorkers and resulted in the indictment of two case workers, top city officials are revealing reforms that they say will avoid future tragedies. NY1's Errol Lewis filed the following report.

Care worker struck off for 'inappropriate' relationship with 15-year-old boy

Care worker struck off for 'inappropriate' relationship with 15-year-old boy

A residential care worker was struck off after she admitted forming an "inappropriate" relationship with a 15-year-old boy she was looking after.

State Orders Group Home Closed

State Orders Group Home Closed

The state on Wednesday ordered a Greenville group home closed, two days after a teen was found dead inside the home.

Obesity: Another higher risk for at-risk children

Obesity: Another higher risk for at-risk children

First lady Michelle Obama's Let's Move campaign to fight childhood obesity celebrated its first anniversary last month. Her drive "to raise a healthier generation of kids" now has more than 500 partners, including cities, businesses and schools. But one of the nation's most vulnerable populations is in danger of being bypassed - foster children and abused and neglected children who receive child welfare services in their homes.

The legal right to see your grandchild: Action to end the heartbreak of relatives cut off when their children divorce

The legal right to see your grandchild: Action to end the heartbreak of relatives cut off when their children divorce

Grandparents are to be given legal rights to maintain contact with their grandchildren after a family breakdown or divorce.

Institutionalising children in orphanages is bad – Social Welfare Department

Institutionalising children in orphanages is bad – Social Welfare Department

The Department of Social Welfare (DSW) has noted that confining children who are in need of care and protection at orphanages was bad and affected their psychological and physical development.

After removing history, Maine politicians move to repeat it

After removing history, Maine politicians move to repeat it

A new bill in the Maine House of Representatives would allow employers to pay workers under 20 as little as $5.25 an hour, and would remove limits on how many hours a minor can work in a day.

DHS leaves nine-year-old boy alone at Coburg Lake late at night

DHS leaves nine-year-old boy alone at Coburg Lake late at night

UPDATE 3.40pm: THE Opposition says a judicial review into child protection should be fast-tracked, after the shocking revelation that a nine-year-old boy was abandoned in a Coburg park at night by his carers.

Criminalizing caregivers

Criminalizing caregivers

ON MARCH 25, unionized workers at the New York City Administration for Children's Services (ACS) demonstrated outside the agency's headquarters to protest the indictment of a child protective investigator and his supervisor for criminally negligent homicide.

Note: We want more! More accountability!!!

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

LK's Look-A-Likes Part 3: Minnesota Representative and foster parent Michelle Bachmann looks like...

I know, I know. How can I pick on the potential Tea Party candidate for the Presidency of the United States? Especially after all the wonderful things she does for children.

Here's why.

Michele Bachmann’s 23 foster kids

But onto the big event. Who does Ms Bachmann look like?



None other than Alfred E. Numan.

Maine GOP Lawmakers Push to Loosen State's Child Labor Laws

Maine GOP Lawmakers Push to Loosen State's Child Labor Laws

Some Republican lawmakers in Augusta are intensifying their push to loosen laws covering minors in the workplace. A new measure, introduced this week, would let kids 16 and older work as many hours a day as they want while school is in session. It would also require employers to pay kids a trial wage during their first six months on the job--a wage that's $2 less than the federal minimum.

Psychologist says pedophilia is sexual orientation similar to homosexuality

Psychologist says pedophilia is sexual orientation similar to homosexuality

Two psychologists testified before a parliamentary session on a bill related to sexual assault on children that pedophilia is a "sexual orientation" just like homosexuality or heterosexuality.

Father: Social Services unresponsive to complaints in Bristow abuse case

Father: Social Services unresponsive to complaints in Bristow abuse case

That’s exactly what Daniel Tincher said he received from the Prince William County Social Services Department when he called to check on the complaints he lodged against Christina Dawn Moore — the mother of his twin boys.

Baby boy reunited with mother after child abuse misunderstanding

Baby boy reunited with mother after child abuse misunderstanding

A 3-month-old boy is back with his mother after confusion at a hospital landed him in foster care.

Ponca City Mom Says DHS Worker Struck Son With Car

Ponca City Mom Says DHS Worker Struck Son With Car

A Ponca City woman said she became the target of a Department of Human Services investigation after a DHS worker struck her toddler with a car.

Suit: Adoption agency didn't say kids were abused

Suit: Adoption agency didn't say kids were abused

Andrew Dolan and Suzanne Tyler just wanted a "forever family" when they adopted a son and daughter in 2009 through Family Support Services of North Florida.

Alpharetta couple seeks precedent after adoption scam

Alpharetta couple seeks precedent after adoption scam

Tracey and Jeff Scholen were so in love with the daughter they adopted in 2008 they leaped at the chance to adopt her sibling when the birth parents conceived again a year later.

I am a child snatching piece of crap...

... who is making Child Abuse Propaganda video's for New York's ACS, that nobody is watching, in a desperate attempt to repair their public image after a few recent high profile failure to protect cases, by making themselves look like the Champions of Children...

And embedding is disabled by request. Therefore, you will have to watch these NY ACS Child Abuse Propaganda Video's on YouTube. I assume they are going to be played on a screen at some child abuse propaganda month event, although I could be wrong.

Hold on to your lunch!!!

I Am A Child Protective Specialist #1

I Am A Child Protective Specialist #2

And here's their YouTube channel. http://www.youtube.com/user/childservices

What a joke.

"Teen Mom 2" Star Arrested Over Fight Video

"Teen Mom 2" Star Arrested Over Fight Video

Jenelle Evans, star of MTV's "Teen Mom 2," was arrested late last night for assault ... after TMZ posted her rabid attack on another girl last week.

Intimidation and bullying claims emerge from another government department

Intimidation and bullying claims emerge from another government department

Amid dramatic allegations and claims of threats and intimidation against medical staff, an Edmonton lawyer says the problem is not isolated to the AHS.

Detroit mother jailed after standoff to be released

Detroit mother jailed after standoff to be released

The bond was reduced today for a woman charged with using a gun to hold off police when Child Protective Services workers came to take her daughter in a dispute over the 13-year-old's medication.

Detroiter who stole to feed 5 grandkids is facing prison

Detroiter who stole to feed 5 grandkids is facing prison

Her mentally ill son was in prison.

Her daughter was battling drug addiction.

And her five grandchildren were in danger of being sent to foster care.

Police use Assault Weapons and Tank against Home School Mom wanting to protect daughter from Dangerous Medications

Police use Assault Weapons and Tank against Home School Mom wanting to protect daughter from Dangerous Medications

According to the Detroit News, a 56-year-old woman faces multiple felony charges and is being held on $500,000 bond after a 10-hour standoff with police, claiming she was protecting her 13-year-old daughter from unnecessary medication. The story which led to this incident, as reported in the Detroit News and The Voice of Detroit, is quite disturbing.

Community invited to plant pinwheels as abuse awareness

Community invited to plant pinwheels as abuse awareness

"Each of the 647 pinwheels we'll plant represents a 'voice' for a child, someone who spoke out against abuse or neglect," states Terrie Robinson, Placement Services coordinator, in a press release. "It's a powerful symbol that also reflects the number of investigations our agency conducted in 2010."

Note: "Reflects the number of investigations." Not the number of substantiated cases of child abuse or neglect mind you, as that would drop the numbers by what 70/80% taking a chunk out of the dramatic effect that they're trying to achieve by creating a field of pinwheels in an ever growing pile of bullshit, where ever growing numbers of innocent parents are forced over for their state sponsored anal probes by people who are claiming to be the Champions of Children.

Child Abuse Propaganda Month begins in 2 days. You should all be joining in on the fun. You should get out there and protest these events that give rise to the appearance that things are worse than they actually are. Instead, you'll all be sitting there taking it like a bitch while pissing and moaning on Facebook.

Me? I'm just gonna keep on a chippin away at their public image. Because they suck.

Child not returned to mother after woman takes son from hospital

We are supposed to be able to trust our doctors. It is, however, not wise to do so in the Age of the Victim as they are required to report every little thing to the Child Abuse Hotline.

Child not returned to mother after woman takes son from hospital

A local woman accused of taking her baby from Cardinal Glennon Hospital when doctors told her they suspected child abuse still does not have her child back even after the situation was deemed a misunderstanding.


Note: See, here we have this innocent and responsible mother who was trying to do the right thing which backfired when she was falsely accused of child abuse by an obvious paranoia case of a piece of shit doctor. The mother says, "screw you buddy," and chooses to not have the doctor see or treat her child any further, instead deciding to take HER KID someplace else only to be cut off and have her kid stolen by the police and placed right into the kind and loving hands of the child protective industry.

Parents should not have to fear bringing their kids to the doctor. I'll just bet this mother will think twice before ever doing it again.



Whose fault is that?

The failings of Britain's care system in spotlight

The failings of Britain's care system in spotlight

THE failings of Britain’s care system have been many over the years. Meant as a safety net for children, social care has unarguably failed in its duty to look after children and in many cases put them in worse situations than those they were taken out of.

Sacked Baby P boss's legal war could cost the taxpayer £3.5m

Sacked Baby P boss's legal war could cost the taxpayer £3.5m

Sharon Shoesmith's battle over her sacking after the Baby P tragedy could cost the taxpayer £3.5million, it emerged today.

Former Pottstown man charged with raping girl, 9

Former Pottstown man charged with raping girl, 9

A Reading man, formerly of Pottstown, was charged with raping a girl who was in his care as a foster child numerous times over 2½ to 3 years, bribing the child with gifts and money, and “frequently” forcing her to stay home from school so he could assault her, court papers indicate.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Angry social workers vow to strike again in 2014

Angry social workers vow to strike again in 2014

Social workers returned to work Tuesday feeling dejected and let down, but vowing to resume the fight for better work conditions as soon as possible and prepare for the next strike in 2014, when the agreement reached Monday night between the Social Workers Union and the Treasury expires.

A Warning to the Parents of Isreal

Social worker strike ends after 3 weeks

Following judge's threat to issue injunction forcing them back to work, social workers vote to accept deal they rejected last week.

Caseloads targeted in child welfare overhaul

Caseloads targeted in child welfare overhaul

Dozens of social workers in western Newfoundland are being transferred to the department now directly responsible for child welfare, as government moves to shrink caseloads.

LK's Look-A-Likes Part 2


Is it just me or is there a remarkable resemblance between the Executive Director of the child advocacy group known as Children's Rights, Marcia Robinson Lowry and Cruella Deville?

Dead, wounded kids at center of Medicaid lawsuit reforms

Dead, wounded kids at center of Medicaid lawsuit reforms

A baby’s brain is damaged in a botched surgery. A 10-year-old in Florida’s child-welfare system is tortured and killed as her helpless brother listens in torment.

“Year of the Grandparent” Launched to Highlight Impact of Kin on Foster Care

“Year of the Grandparent” Launched to Highlight Impact of Kin on Foster Care

The Child Welfare League of America (CWLA) is marking the next year as the Year of the Grandparent: Keeping Kin Connected. A year of educational and informational activities—culminating with a grandparent award ceremony—comprise this important initiative, which highlights the growth in kinship care and showcases the improvements in child welfare policy and practice that have helped more children stay with family in lieu of entering foster care.

Foster Parents don't like giving your kids back.

I would like to thank our beloved foster shrink over at Foster Parent Adventures for sharing this rather interesting link with her own commentary.

The last few posts has been about the anguish that a foster mother goes through when she has to give the kid back.

Boo hoo. It's a job. And such a job does not entitle you to our children.

4 hours until the hardest 24 hours of my life

She thought she was going to get to keep the kid, you see. And after months of listening to the nice social workers, she says, "I’m looking forward to her meeting Jacket’s Mom, if only for some validation of my reality that she’s totally crazy."

And here...

She displays her jealousy and a little resentment towards the real mother. Can you see it?

Got to say night-night to Jacket

And here's the link to the rest of this blog.

http://fosterhood.tumblr.com/

Internal review finds no evidence of child neglect at DCF

Internal review finds no evidence of child neglect at DCF

Note: That's because the internal review serves as an opportunity for them to dot all their I's and cross all their T's before anybody else has a chance to look at it.

An internal review found there was no evidence for an allegation a baby was neglected while at local Department of Children and Families offices in December.

Child Welfare Workers Charged in Deadly Abuse Case

Child Welfare Workers Charged in Deadly Abuse Case

Note: Somebody in this video makes the claim that "by prosecuting these two individuals, they are prosecuting the whole profession." I will comment in regards to this statement below.



They should prosecute all of you because you're nothing but a bunch of babystealing crooks who doesn't know the difference between child abuse and a hole in the ground.

Texas harms foster children with inattention, shoddy system, lawsuit says

Texas harms foster children with inattention, shoddy system, lawsuit says

Texas violates the rights of abused and neglected children by running a shoddy foster care system, the New York-based group Children’s Rights says in a class-action federal lawsuit filed Tuesday.

Corpus Christi children at forefront of class-action lawsuit targeting foster care system

Corpus Christi children at forefront of class-action lawsuit targeting foster care system

The state foster care system puts children in harm's way, mismanages their health care and shuffles them from one location to the next, a lawsuit filed Tuesday in Corpus Christi says.

The Legendary System Sucks known as 'Children's Rights' goes after the big bucks


Yes folks it's true. The butt ugly Marcia Robinson-Lowry and the gang have opened shop in the state who won the biggest piece of last years, US Federal Adoption Bonus.

Child advocacy group Children’s Rights has filed a civil rights suit against the state, claiming Texas has consigned thousands of children to a long-term foster care system rife with neglect and abuse.

Group sues Texas after documenting foster-care nightmares


Class action lawsuit challenges Texas foster care – Houston Chronicle

“This is a system that's been bad for a long time,” Lowry said at a news conference in Dallas. “It's not going to turn around overnight, but it can be turned around.”

2011-03-29 TX Complaint Final

Lawsuit Alleges Foster Children's Abuse

Lawsuit Alleges Foster Children's Abuse

A Canadian couple said the details about their adoptive children's care before they became their legal guardians are horrific.

Child welfare supervisor accused in NY girl’s death claims caseworker couldn’t handle workload

Child welfare supervisor accused in NY girl’s death claims caseworker couldn’t handle workload

A New York City child welfare supervisor charged in connection with the death of a starved and beaten 4-year-old girl says she told her superiors the caseworker couldn’t handle his workload.

Tell Your Governor: Stop Public Funding of Unethical Child Removals

Tell Your Governor: Stop Public Funding of Unethical Child Removals

States spend millions of dollars annually on unethical child removals performed by child protection services (CPS). Each case averages about five (5) years in the judicial system and costs states hundreds of thousands of dollars for a law guardian/attorney for the children ($67K per year), attorney for CPS ($62K/yr), up to two attorneys for the parents ($70K - $140K/yr), the judge ($165K/yr), court appointed evaluators (CASA, mental health evaluators, therapists), including paid testimony time, and court ordered services for parents and children ($20 - $150/hr). CPS also costs states millions of dollars in legal damages paid to individual and class action plaintiffs who have won lawsuits against CPS.

Charges filed over girl's medications

Charges filed over girl's medications

A woman arrested after a 10-hour standoff with Detroit police says she was protecting her 13-year-old daughter from unnecessary medication.

Nancy Schaefer Murdered for Investigation of High-Level CPS Crimes , The Sociopaths - Georgia

Part 1



Part 2

Lawmakers want to cap lawsuit damages against foster care agencies

Lawmakers want to cap lawsuit damages against foster care agencies

With the specter of another horrifying child abuse case hanging over the state Capitol, lawmakers are expressing outrage and concern – but are moving to limit damages that can be claimed on behalf of foster care victims.

Gruesome photos, bogus computer entries are key to homicide case against child welfare workers

Gruesome photos, bogus computer entries are key to homicide case against child welfare workers

Gruesome photos of a battered 4-year-old girl. Autopsy reports showing she was drugged. Twine used to tie her to a bed.

Prosecutors seeking homicide convictions for the two child welfare workers assigned to protect Marchella Brett-Pierce have several pieces of dramatic evidence - but the most damning are a few bogus computer entries.

Lying Assed Babystealer's don't like it when they're held accountable!!!

Child Welfare Workers Decry Homicide Charges Against Former ACS Employees

Child welfare workers held protests throughout the city on Friday, saying they were outraged after two of their own were charged in the death of a Brooklyn toddler. NY1's Ruschell Boone went to a protest in Queens and filed the following report.

Monday, March 28, 2011

Bill revising Iowa Child Abuse Registry OKed, sent to governor

Bill revising Iowa Child Abuse Registry OKed, sent to governor

A bill revising a state law governing Iowa’s Child Abuse Registry, which has more than 50,000 names, was approved Monday by the Iowa Senate and sent to Gov. Terry Branstad for his consideration.

Over $3 billion in child support owed in Illinois

Over $3 billion in child support owed in Illinois

Children in Illinois are currently owed over $3 billion, a trend that has been ongoing for years.

Psychotropic Drug Use in Foster Care

Psychotropic Drug Use in Foster Care

In June of 2010, the US Senate Subcommittee on Federal Financial Management asked the Government Accountability Office (GAO), the investigatory arm of the Federal Government, to investigate the prevalence of prescribed psychotropic medications for children in foster care.

Woman promises couples babies, delivers heartache

Woman promises couples babies, delivers heartache

CBS News I-team tracks down and confronts an alleged con artist who's made thousands by preying on couples desperate to adopt.

Note: Many couples who are desperate to adopt end up becoming foster parents too.

DCF worker pleads guilty to fibbing on report


DCF worker pleads guilty to fibbing on report

A former state Department of Children and Families investigator in Jacksonville has avoided trial by pleading guilty to falsifying a child abuse record.

Ex child welfare investigator pleads guilty

Ex child welfare investigator pleads guilty

A former child welfare investigator has pleaded guilty in Jacksonville to falsifying a child abuse record.

Swain DSS director put on leave

Swain DSS director put on leave

The director of the Swain County Department of Social Services is off the job pending the outcome of a police investigation into the death of a toddler who was under the agency's care.

State To Seek Death Penalty In Barahona Case

State To Seek Death Penalty In Barahona Case

Prosecutors say they will seek the death penalty against Jorge and Carmen Barahona who are accused of torturing two of their adopted children and killing their adopted daughter 10-year old Nubia.

ACS indictments in little Marchella's death are extraordinary move in even more extraordinary case

ACS indictments in little Marchella's death are extraordinary move in even more extraordinary case

Administration for Children's Services Commissioner John Mattingly questions the wisdom of indicting caseworkers for criminally negligent homicide in the death of 4-year-old Marchella Brett-Pierce.

Everybody should be a CPS Rat...


The child protective industry wants you to... Look out for Somebody Else’s Child

NORTH Yorkshire County Council is urging Whitby residents to join a national campaign to help ensure the safety of children who are in private foster care.

Note: Notice how this article urges compliance based on the presupposition that the child protective industry can be trusted to ensure the safety of children as if they don't engage in the same activities that they are warning others about.

Bwa ha ha ha ha ha...

Big Brother is everywhere.

The Truth About Your Birth Certificate...



Learn more about your birth certificate and what it really means...

Foster father who abused girls is jailed for 7 years

Foster father who abused girls is jailed for 7 years

A RESPECTED foster parent was jailed for seven years yesterday for sexually abusing three girls who had been put into his care.

Texas' central registry of child abusers is called into question

Texas' central registry of child abusers is called into question

At age 10, Sam became a child abuser.

Negligent, not criminal behavior by child welfare

Negligent, not criminal behavior by child welfare

The result was beyond horrific: 4-year-old Marchella Pierce, who had been repeatedly beaten, tied to a bed and starved until she weighed just 18 pounds, died in September.

Note: Opinions are like assholes. Everybody's got one.

Miley Cyrus Gets Spanked By Her Mom (VIDEO)

Miley Cyrus gets spanked by her mom and jokingly threatens to call her into child services.



♥ Miley Cyrus Gets Spanked By Her Mom (VIDEO)

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Detroit mother jailed after standoff

Detroit mother jailed after standoff

A 56-year-old woman faces multiple felony charges and is being held on $500,000 bond after a 10-hour standoff with police, claiming she was protecting her 13-year-old daughter from unnecessary medication.

Zen and the Art of Stealing Children - Baby LK Report For March 27 2011



The baby LK Report for March 27th 2011

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

This week a CPS worker and his supervisor have been charged with murder.

A 62 year old grandfather is too old to care for his grand kids.

Charlie Sheen passes a piss test.

And much much more.

Now here's a scary thought.

Lets talk politics for a minute here.

Is Michele Bachmann the brightest bulb in GOP race?

Michelle Bachmann, as a former foster parent, is a total bought and sold System Suck who uses her former status as a foster parent as proof and justification of her holier than thou existence and her morally righteous path that should be forced upon the rest of us.

I'm sorry, but I'm one who lost all faith in government a long time ago. That was based on personal experience with agencies like the child protective industry, and people like this being representative of the powers that be, honestly helps to reinforce that lack of faith.



Honestly, what do you think the teabaggers are gonna do when after they cut welfare to shit and their taxes go up because the foster care rates double because of the sudden increase in hungry and homeless kids. Remember, in the minds of people like this, Poverty = Neglect.

What do you think their suggestions will be?

Abuse Hysteria in Maine: The Ghost of Michael Nifong

Abuse Hysteria in Maine: The Ghost of Michael Nifong

Maine’s criminal justice system is on a mission to stop domestic violence. This certainly would be laudable if the effort was:

Grounded in Valid Research

TEEN PREGNANCY: Especially vulnerable to pregnancy: foster youth

TEEN PREGNANCY: Especially vulnerable to pregnancy: foster youth

There are many reasons why people who care for and about children in foster care should place teenage pregnancy prevention high on their list of concerns. Research shows that teen girls in foster care are 2.5 times more likely than their peers not in foster care to get pregnant by age 19. Half of 21-year-old men aging out of foster care report they had gotten someone pregnant, compared with 19 percent of their peers who were not in foster care, according to the National Campaign to Prevent Teen & Unplanned Pregnancy.

Judge comes down on Texas CPS in twins case

Judge comes down on Texas CPS in twins case

Rushed casework by Texas Child Protective Services resulted in a rare if not unprecedented legal sanction against the agency Friday for trying to take premature infant twins from their parents without proving it was justified.

Not only did state District Judge Michael Schneider rule against CPS for what he termed a "groundless cause of action," he ordered that $32,000 of the Spring family's attorney fees be paid by the agency.

Note: This next one is great...

And as if to drive his point home, he ordered the caseworker and her supervisor to write the court a report proving they understand the state's child removal statutes within 30 days.

Truth Rears Its Head in Judicial Corruption Kids 4 Cash Fallout - Pennsylvania

Truth Rears Its Head in Judicial Corruption Kids 4 Cash Fallout - Pennsylvania

Grieving Mother Lashes Out at Convicted Judge Ciavarella. Mother Sandy Fonzo Tells How Greed + Corruption Changed Both Her Life + that of Her Son Who Committed Suicide After the System Drained His Spirit. More fallout from the federal corruption trial of a former Luzerne County judge.

Saturday, March 26, 2011

The Great Michigan Baby Sale!!!

Does anybody want a kid?

They're desperate to drop a few in Michigan!

Exhibit Shows Children Awaiting Adoption



Please pay careful attention to the presentation in this video. Remember it's all about appearances. Pretty them up for the camera, have them fill out a short profile which the Michigan Children's Institute stole from a dating website. Then put them on display.

You know what I'm sayin.

China sets up database for orphan information to ensure welfare services

China sets up database for orphan information to ensure welfare services

China launched a database to compile nationwide information about orphans on Saturday, as the country aims to ensure welfare services, especially the timely payment of basic living expenses for orphans.

Iowa DHS reports drop in child abuse cases last year

Iowa DHS reports drop in child abuse cases last year

In 2010, child abuses of a specific type in Iowa declined 3 percent compared to a 14 percent increase the year before, according to the Iowa Department of Human Services.

Study Shows Most Young Children Sleep Right Through Fire Alarms

Study Shows Most Young Children Sleep Right Through Fire Alarms

Ever been cooking and accidentally set off the smoke alarm near your kitchen? Happens all the time, right? Well, it happens to me anyway because I may be prone to burning stuff.

Friday, March 25, 2011

Former Foster Parent Accused of Molestation



Donald Lehmbeck was arrested while trying to fly to Costa Rica

Former Foster Parent Accused of Abuse



Neighbors wonder how DHS could allow him to be e foster parent

Genetic attraction between parents and children who have never met

Um...

Genetic attraction between parents and children who have never met

An article in Yahoo today describes a woman who tracked down her long-lost father in the US who is now pregnant with his child. This highlights the concern of genetic attraction between parent and child who have never previously met, because of adoption or sperm and egg donation.

New Britain Democrats Nominate Former DCF Worker For School Board

New Britain Democrats Nominate Former DCF Worker For School Board

Note: Yes... Lets get them into our schools now, as if the teachers aren't already good little CPS Rats.

Democrats have recommended Carlos Pina Jr. to fill a vacancy on the school board.

Judge Orders Dad to Arrange for Triplets to Visit Their Severely Disabled Mom

Judge Orders Dad to Arrange for Triplets to Visit Their Severely Disabled Mom

A woman who became severely disabled giving birth to triplets in 2006 has the right to see her children, a California judge ruled today in a temporary order pending a final resolution of the case.

CPS Office Threatens Mother Over Anti CPS Facebook Account

Charged Tulsa foster parent stopped in Houston

Charged Tulsa foster parent stopped in Houston


A Tulsa foster parent charged with sexually abusing a 6-year-old girl in his care was arrested Friday morning in Houston on a Continental flight bound for Costa Rica, law enforcement officials said.

Auditors find gaps in foster child monitoring

Auditors find gaps in foster child monitoring

Agency placed children with providers accused of abuse or neglect

Note: No way!!!

Foster mom sentenced to 14 years in toddler death

Foster mom sentenced to 14 years in toddler death

A longtime San Diego foster mother was sentenced to 14 years in prison Friday for the abuse she inflicted on a toddler who died in 2007 before he could reach his second birthday.

LK's Look-A-Likes

This is something that I noticed yesterday after posting this link...
http://michiganlawyerblog.wordpress.com/2011/03/24/bills-would-streamline-adoption-process-for-foster-care-children/

Maura D. Corrigan (born June 14, 1948[1][2]) is the Incumbent Director of the Michigan Department of Human Services. She was also a justice of the Michigan Supreme Court, serving from 1998-2011.



Ursula the Sea Witch - Repulsive, rotund sea witch with tentacles featured in the Disney motion picture The Little Mermaid (1989) and the cartoon series THE LITTLE MERMAID/CBS/1992-94.

Note: They could be twins, eh?

Update: My buddy Robert sent us another.

Check it out.

http://fixcas.com/parody/MacKinnon.htm

Dcf Hates Boobies

Dcf Hates Boobies

My Daughter lost custody of her baby shortly after birth.The babie`s and mother`s urine was tested negative for drugs but the merconium tested positive for opiates. The baby has been sheltered in my home. My 6 week grand daughter was ordered by our Florida DCF case worker, to undergo a drug screen because her mother breast feeds her. The mother submitted a diluted UA to her drug counselor two weeks prior. (Low creatine sample) They did not concider her diabetes, nor the fact she eats not red meat.Both conditions can lower creatine levels.

Overnight standoff between Detroit police, mother ends

Overnight standoff between Detroit police, mother ends

After a standoff lasting through the night, a Detroit mother came out of a west side home with her teenage daughter and surrendered to police at about 4:45 a.m. today.

Note: We really need to be supportive of this mother. She did what she did in self defense and the defense of her child, who will now be destroyed in foster care, probably with heavy medications in state run group homes while she rots in jail for the next 20 years. Of course, the Detroit Police won't see it that way, nor will the judge. But that's only because they're blind to the fact that these fraudulent babystealers are beginning to piss good people off.

DA: NYC abuse case goes beyond job incompetence

DA: NYC abuse case goes beyond job incompetence

Three years before 4-year-old Marchella Pierce was found starved, beaten and drugged, the city's own investigators said child-welfare workers had failed to protect the vulnerable.

Florida's largest private child welfare agency under fire after girl's death

Florida's largest private child welfare agency under fire after girl's death

After the most scandalous child death in a decade, chinks are beginning to show in the armor of the state’s largest private provider of child welfare services, Our Kids.

Foster parent of suicide victim speaks out

Foster parent of suicide victim speaks out

A foster parent of a teenage girl who committed suicide on Feb. 16 after being cyberbullied spoke out passionately Thursday night about the need for parents to communicate with their children because “just doing that could help prevent the kind of tragedy that befell my daughter, Britney Tongel.”

Note: I'm sure having spent time in foster care had nothing to do with this.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Study shows no long-term effect of video games

Study shows no long-term effect of video games

January 2011 study showed violent video games might have less of an effect on avid gamers than previously thought, disparaging a common assumption that excessive gaming leads to violence and desensitization among young adults.

Police, mother in armed standoff in Detroit; shot fired

Police, mother in armed standoff in Detroit; shot fired

When Child Protective Services came to take her 13-year-old daughter, one Detroit woman did something drastic: She shot at police officers.

ACLU sues state over dad's custody loss after hard lemonade mix-up

ACLU sues state over dad's custody loss after hard lemonade mix-up

The ACLU of Michigan today sued the Michigan Department of Human Services for taking away a 7-year-old boy whose father unknowingly gave him an alcohol-laced Mike’s Hard Lemonade at a Detroit Tigers game in 2008.

'Parental Alienation Syndrome' -- Judge Isn't Buying it

'Parental Alienation Syndrome' -- Judge Isn't Buying it

One of the more controversial topics addressed in our recent coverage of problems in California's family courts is the legitimacy of 'Parental Alienation Syndrome.'

Note: A woman judge doesn't believe in Parental Alienation Syndrome. Go figure. Oh and foster parents do it to BTW.

Woman Sentenced To 25 To 50 Years For Killing 5-Year-Old Foster Child

 

The woman accused of killing her 5-year-old foster child was sentenced Thursday afternoon, receiving 25-50 years. Joy Heaven pleaded no contest last month to a second degree murder charge.

Death of A 4-Year-Old Brooklyn Girl May Change How Social Workers Work

Death of A 4-Year-Old Brooklyn Girl May Change How Social Workers Work

Damon Adams, left, the former A.C.S. caseworker assigned to Marchella's case, and his supervisor, Chereece Bell, center, were each indicted on charges of criminally negligent homicide. Marchella's grandmother, Loretta Brett, right, was indicted on manslaughter and other charges.

Note: I think that more workers should be held accountable. And their friends should stop crying about it.

Oh Boo Hoo!!! Caseworkers Dispirited Over Charges in Girl’s Death

Caseworkers Dispirited Over Charges in Girl’s Death

Note: Awwwww.

Never before, however, had any caseworker been accused of contributing to a death. But that is what happened this week, when the Brooklyn district attorney announced the indictment of a former caseworker and a supervisor on charges of criminally negligent homicide in the death of a 4-year-old girl.

On Thursday, agency workers, officials and even some child welfare advocates expressed fears that the charges would make a tough job — attracting smart, qualified people — even tougher, and might even make things worse for vulnerable families too.

“I’m very unhappy about it; I feel it’s unfair,” said Susan Greene, a newly hired caseworker who works in Brooklyn. “We do a lot of good work. It is a lot of work.” Potential workers, she said worriedly, “might not want to work for this agency.”

Note: I repeat. Awwwwww.

Mardela foster father charged in the sexual abuse of a third teen

Mardela foster father charged in the sexual abuse of a third teen

A Mardela Springs foster father charged in the sexual abuse of two male teens is facing additional charges after a third male teen made similar allegations Wednesday morning.

DCF Tries to Rip Children Away from Grandfather Because He's Too Old

DCF Tries to Rip Children Away from Grandfather Because He's Too Old

Cornelius Miller lost his 19-year-old daughter Corneisha a year ago after a brutal murder. Now, he may lose his two young grandsons to the Department of Children and Families. Authorities feel that 62-year-old Miller is too old and sick to care for three-year-old Jemarcus and 16-month-old Rodgerick, and instead want to put the children up for adoption.

Heaven gets 25-50 years for foster child's murder

Heaven gets 25-50 years for foster child's murder

The woman who pleaded no contest to killing her foster child will spend the next 25 to 50 years in prison.

Man too old to care for grandkids?



Still heartbroken over the brutal murder of his young daughter, Miami grandfather Corneilus Miller is facing more anguish a year later.

Wait, What? U.S. Deports 4-Year-Old U.S. Citizen

Wait, What? U.S. Deports 4-Year-Old U.S. Citizen

The hot-button issue of granting citizenship to the children of immigrants that are born in the U.S. has a new poster child. Everybody meet four-year-old Emily Samantha Ruiz, a Long Island girl who was deported to Guatemala by the U.S. on March 11—despite being a totally legal citizen of the United States.

Father charged with killing daughter transferred to Miami jail

Father charged with killing daughter transferred to Miami jail

A South Florida father accused of murdering his adopted daughter and nearly killing her twin brother has been transported to Miami-Dade County Jail to face justice.

Joy Heaven slated to be sentenced today for murder of 5-year-old foster child

Joy Heaven slated to be sentenced today for murder of 5-year-old foster child

A foster mother who admitted to killing the 5-year-old girl she was supposed to be caring for will be sentenced today.

Foster mother to be sentenced in girl's death

Foster mother to be sentenced in girl's death

A foster mother in Gaines Township will learn her fate today after she pleaded "no contest" to second degree murder.

Bills would streamline adoption process for foster care children

Bills would streamline adoption process for foster care children

Michigan Supreme Court Justice Mary Beth Kelly and Michigan Department of Human Services Director Maura D. Corrigan have urged legislators to approve bills before both chambers that will streamline the adoption process for children in foster care. The passage of these bills could pave the way for expedited placement in qualified, permanent homes for more than 1,100 children.

Note: System sucks want it to be easier to adopt out your kids.

Drug-testing for welfare recipients advances despite program’s past failure

Drug-testing for welfare recipients advances despite program’s past failure

On Wednesday, a Florida House panel cleared a modified version of a bill that would require the Department of Children and Families to drug-test people seeking cash assistance, despite staff research that shows a similar program tested between 1999 and 2001 was a failure.
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Bills would require welfare applicants to take, pay for drug tests

Bills are advancing in both houses of the Florida Legislature requiring applicants for welfare benefits to take and pay for drug tests, despite Democratic and even some Republican opposition.

Australia Police claims Facebook hinders child abuse probe

I have seen many causes and campaigns to eliminate sex offenders from Facebook, so that these people will not be able to use such a venue to target children.

According to the Australian police, removal of such profiles equals the destruction and elimination of valuable evidence that could be used to help convict such people of their crimes.

I guess it's one of those dammed if you do and dammed if you don't situations. Huh. On the one hand you keep kids safe by keeping predators off of the most widely used social networking site in the world. On the other hand, by kicking them off and eliminating their profiles you destroy valuable evidence that could ultimately be used to get them off the streets.
Australia Police claims Facebook hinders child abuse probe

Australian Federal Police’s high-tech collection and capability manager, Grant Edwards, expressed that the mutual legal assistance treaty with the US is outdated and not designed to allow for a rapid response to online crime. And that Facebook, the world’s biggest social network, hasn’t been helpful with the push.

So what do you do?

Teacher threatens Bassett student with lawsuit for complaining about grade

Teacher threatens Bassett student with lawsuit for complaining about grade

It's nothing new for students to complain about their grades, but when a Bassett High School senior recently claimed she was graded unfairly in her yearbook class, a law firm representing that school's teachers threatened her with a lawsuit.

Maine parents upset by brawl at AHL game for kids

Maine parents upset by brawl at AHL game for kids

The superintendent of the school district in Maine's largest city says an on-ice brawl at the Portland Pirates' annual School Day hockey game has officials wondering if they should send children to the game next year.

CA judge to decide if kids can visit paralyzed mom

CA judge to decide if kids can visit paralyzed mom

Although she can't eat, speak or move, Abbie Dorn's parents say that doesn't mean she loves her children any less than any other mother would love hers.

U.S. Supreme Court Case Could Affect Maine's Deadbeat Dads

U.S. Supreme Court Case Could Affect Maine's Deadbeat Dads

Over the last decade, dozens of Maine parents have gone to jail because they're behind on child support payments. But the U.S. Supreme Court is weighing a case that could make a difference for delinquent parents on the verge of jail time. Maine is one of several states that do not provide public legal counsel to parents who face incarceration for civil contempt of a court order to make child support.

Do God Wanna-be's Really Need More Power?

Advocates urge legislators to empower guardians as 'Nubia's legacy'

George Riggs came to the Capitol Wednesday to push the panic button on Florida’s foster care system.

Note: It's a common scenario that plays out over and over again. Every time a child dies from abuse or neglect and it hits the newspapers like a firestorm, the system sucks scream out that more needs to be done to protect children. Never mind the fact that cases like this are extremely rare.

It seems to me that this kid was protected to death. IOW, they had their chance. They blew it. They are calling for more power when they blew it. More power would only give them more opportunities to screw up more kids.

DCF head calls agency's abuse hot line 'low-cost call center'; wants overhaul

DCF head calls agency's abuse hot line 'low-cost call center'; wants overhaul

The Florida Department of Children and Families operates its abuse hot line like a "low-cost call center," which contributed to the death of 10-year-old Nubia Barahona, the agency's new secretary said Wednesday.

Doll teaches girls about breastfeeding



Is it appropriate for a child to learn how to breastfeed? A controversial new doll is certainly raising some eyebrows. It's called the Breast Milk Baby and a video on the toy company's Web site shows how it works.

Kin, caseworkers charged in girl’s death

Kin, caseworkers charged in girl’s death

Two former child welfare workers and a grandmother pleaded not guilty yesterday to charges in the death of a 4-year-old girl who was starved, beaten, and drugged, and a prosecutor announced that a grand jury would be convened to look at evidence of potential “systematic failure’’ in the troubled agency.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Suit claims counselor forced woman to have sex to keep son

Suit claims counselor forced woman to have sex to keep son

A Broward woman claims her counselor at the Henderson Mental Health Center forced her to have sex with him, or he would make sure she lost custody of her child, according to a lawsuit filed on Wednesday.

Miami-Dade grand jury indicts Barahonas

Miami-Dade grand jury indicts Barahonas

A Miami-Dade grand jury on Wednesday indicted Carmen and Jorge Barahona on charges of first-degree murder, aggravated child abuse and child neglect in the slaying of their adopted 10-year-old daughter, Nubia.

Fighting for Scraps: Foster Children Denied the Funding They Need

Fighting for Scraps: Foster Children Denied the Funding They Need

A Bay Area Congressman tackles the controversial confiscation of foster children's Social Security survivor and disability benefits.

Supreme Court Weighs Rights Of ‘Deadbeat’ Parents

Supreme Court Weighs Rights Of ‘Deadbeat’ Parents

Go to any shelter for homeless families, and you likely will find children who would not be there but for their fathers’ failure to pay child support.

Welfare Worker and Supervisor Charged in Death of Child

Welfare Worker and Supervisor Charged in Death of Child

A former city child welfare worker and his supervisor were indicted on charges of criminally negligent homicide, the Brooklyn district attorney announced Wednesday, saying that their failures had contributed to the death of a 4-year-old Brooklyn girl, Marchella Pierce, who had been repeatedly beaten and tied to a bed and weighed just 18 pounds at the end of her life in September.

Fresno Foster Mom Pleads Not Guilty

Fresno Foster Mom Pleads Not Guilty

The Fresno foster mother accused of killing a 7-week-old baby girl who was in her care made her first court appearance Tuesday, pleading not guilty to charges that could put her in prison for the rest of her life.

Mom pleads guilty in Windsor court to sexually assaulting foster son

Mom pleads guilty in Windsor court to sexually assaulting foster son

A local woman accused of sexually assaulting her 14-year-old foster son pleaded guilty to the charge Tuesday in Superior Court.

Our family courts must end secrecy

Our family courts must end secrecy

The letter 'Mr Myers is not a family law expert' (Irish Independent, March 17, 2011) by Josepha Madigan, Family Law partner, accredited mediator and collaborative practitioner, criticised Kevin Myers when he mentioned "that secret family courts are routinely expelling fathers from family homes, with utter disregard for one half of the binary core of our legal system, that justice be seen to be done".

Mediator Sues Nevada County Family Court

Mediator Sues Nevada County Family Court

Gallup’s wrongful termination case exposes court’s lack of compliance with state laws

A Family Court Services mediator, Emily Gallup, has filed a wrongful termination suit in federal court against her former employer, the Nevada County Superior Court. Gallup is represented by M. Catherine Jones, who previously served as Gallup's counsel in a successful grievance against the court.

Mobster Vinny Gorgeous was victim of child abuse, lawyers reveal in gangster’s death penalty trial

Mobster Vinny Gorgeous was victim of child abuse, lawyers reveal in gangster’s death penalty trial

The upcoming death penalty trial of crime boss Vincent (Vinny Gorgeous) Basciano may bring to light the gangster’s darkest secret – he was the victim of child abuse.

Psychotropic Meds for Georgia Youth in Foster Care: Who Decides?

Psychotropic Meds for Georgia Youth in Foster Care: Who Decides?

The Supreme Court of Georgia takes on the psyche med pushers.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Fluffing The Numbers - One Pinwheel For Every Call To The Hotline

I am going to harp on this throughout Child Abuse Propaganda Month. The pinwheels are used as a symbolic representation of the number of child abuse cases in a small area such as a county, a state, what have you. But as the woman states, one pinwheel is being placed for every call to the child abuse hotline.



Now, lets look at some data...
Child Maltreatment 2008: Summary of Key Findings from the US Department of Health and Human Services website.

How many children were reported and received an investigation or assessment for abuse and neglect?

During FFY 2008, an estimated 3.3 million referrals involving the alleged maltreatment of approximately 6 million children were made to CPS agencies. An estimated 3.7 million children received an investigation or assessment.

* Approximately 63 percent (62.5 percent) of referrals were screened in for investigation or assessment by CPS agencies.

* Approximately 24 percent (23.7 percent) of the investigations or assessments found at least one child to be a victim of abuse or neglect, with the following report dispositions: 22.3 percent substantiated, 0.9 percent indicated, and 0.5 percent alternative response victim.1

* More than 76 percent (76.3 percent) of the investigations or assessments determined that the child was not a victim of maltreatment, with the following dispositions: 64.7 percent unsubstantiated, 7.7 percent alternative response nonvictim2, 1.7 percent "other," 1.9 percent closed with no finding, 0.1 percent intentionally false, and 0.1 percent unknown or missing.
So if you do the math, you will see that 3000 calls to the hotline does not equal 3000 cases of child abuse, especially when you consider that nationwide only 24% of the cases investigated were founded, and 37% of those calls were screened out without as much being investigated.

We The People Family Preservation' LARGE EVENT for Music APRIL 7-10

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April - The Child Abuse Propaganda Month Falacy

April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month, otherwise referred to as Child Abuse Propaganda Month on Legally Kidnapped. Here we have one of those pinwheels for prevention articles that I need to rip on.

Pinwheels aim to elevate awareness of child abuse

Although this is one of those bullshit system suck articles, that seeks to inflate the appearance of the severity of the problem of child abuse and neglect, I need to point out an inaccuracy.

The third and 4th paragraphs in this article give us some facts.
Sandy Brookshire, chairperson of the Dare County Child Abuse Task Force (CATF), reports that abuse against children is on the rise. There were 46 more reports in 2010 than in 2009 and 161 more children were involved in abuse and neglect cases.

“In Dare County, there were 87 investigations for serious neglect and abuse involving 199 children,” Brookshire said. “There were 220 assessments for neglect involving 391 children.”


I will clarify the facts.

A. 46 more reports in 2010 than in 2009, involving 161 more children.

B. 87 investigations for neglect involving 199 children.

C. There were 220 assessments for neglect involving 391 children.

Lets examine these numbers a little more closely.

A. tells us that there were 46 more reports of child abuse or neglect in 2010 then there was in 2009. That typically means calls to the hotline. 161 more children were involved. Okay.

B. tells us that there were 87 investigations for serious neglect. Keyword being investigations.

C. tells us that there were 220 assessments for neglect involving 391 children. Keyword being assessments.

My question is this. How many of these cases were substantiated? Why don't they give us that number?

Because it wouldn't appear to be as major of a problem if they did that. It would show how often they investigate innocent parents. It would prove how much time and energy they waste on those who have done nothing wrong.

I'm not saying that there is no abuse or neglect out there. And although these numbers may very well be completely accurate, I'm just saying that they use the wrong set of numbers to make their case so that the problem appears to be worse than it actually is.

BTW, if you pay close enough attention, you will see this little trick played out all through Child Abuse Propaganda Month.

Charlie Sheen comes up clean in child custody drugs test

Charlie Sheen comes up clean in child custody drugs test

CHARLIE Sheen has passed a drug test he took earlier this month as part of a child custody settlement, TMZ reported today.

Victim Fights Back Against Bully



A bullying video is spreading around the world as one child's retaliation has people on the web talking! FOX 10's Alexis Vance reports.

Davenport Couple Sentenced For Stealing From Their Foster Child

Davenport Couple Sentenced For Stealing From Their Foster Child

A Davenport husband and wife were each sentenced Monday to three years in prison for stealing more than $400,000 in life insurance money from a former foster child.

17-month-old Brooklyn child beaten by foster mother's boyfriend likely to die

17-month-old Brooklyn child beaten by foster mother's boyfriend likely to die

The 17-month-old Brooklyn child allegedly beaten by his foster mother’s boyfriend was likely assaulted with a metal rod or bat and is likely to die, it was revealed in court today.

Two new reports claim DHS is failing to protect children

Two new reports claim DHS is failing to protect children


Based on evidence shared in a federal class-action lawsuit over the state's foster-care system, two experts commissioned by the New York-based Children's Rights group condemn the Oklahoma Department of Human Services as a mismanaged agency.

Monday, March 21, 2011

A cruel loophole breaks up adoptions

A cruel loophole breaks up adoptions

And a cruel adoption industry breaks up real families? So what's your point?

A Tri-Cities couple’s adopted sons may be taken away, and a Spokane woman’s daughter was adopted while she fought to keep the girl.

Report finds DHS mismanagement puts children at risk of harm

Report finds DHS mismanagement puts children at risk of harm

Children's Rights, a child advocacy group out of New York, sued DHS saying the state's foster care system is broken.

Bill would limit DCYF placements

Bill would limit DCYF placements

State Rep. Roberto DaSilva has introduced a bill in the General Assembly to prevent Family Court from placing children in out-of-state residential facilities or treatment centers.

For-Profit Orphanages Keep Haitian Families Apart

For-Profit Orphanages Keep Haitian Families Apart

Port-au-Prince, Haiti -- "Stop reunifying children with their families!"

These were the words that greeted me when I arrived at work one morning a few months ago, from the director of a Port-au-Prince orphanage, furious at me for doing my job: tracing the relatives of children separated from their families.

Report: Attacks and bullying at HSE-run homes

Report: Attacks and bullying at HSE-run homes

A CHILD being cared for in a home run by the Health Service Executive (HSE) was removed by a parent for his own safety following a serious physical assault.

Swain DSS workers banned from Cherokee

Swain DSS workers banned from Cherokee

Five social workers named in the police investigation into the death of Aubrey Littlejohn will no longer work on the Cherokee Indian Reservation.

Judge orders city, ACS to ID case workers who monitored still-missing boy, 7

Judge orders city, ACS to ID case workers who monitored still-missing boy, 7

A federal judge today ordered New York City and its child welfare agency to identify case workers involved in monitoring a 7-year-old boy who disappeared last year from a foster home and has never been found.

Brothers reunited after three decades

Brothers reunited after three decades

Just a couple of weeks ago on Valentine’s Day, UAB student Gordon Taylor and his brother Bryan Taylor saw each other for the first time in 29 years.

Social workers strike to continue as offer rejected

Social workers strike to continue as offer rejected

Histadrut tells social workers it conjured best offer from Finance Ministry; future negotiations will be direct between Ministry, workers.

Kysheen Oliver Arrested For Brutal Assault On Brooklyn Toddler (Video)

Kysheen Oliver Arrested For Brutal Assault On Brooklyn Toddler (Video)

Kymell Oram, 17 months old, remains in critical condition at Brookdale University Hospital today. The toddler, who was in foster care, was savagely beaten and possibly sexually assaulted on March 17, 2011.

God says they can't have a bay so the child protective industry gives them yours.

India: Infertility rises and so does domestic adoption of girls

Queues outside adoption centres across Kerala are growing just like the aspirations of prospective parents who want to adopt a child.

Foster parent receives hefty sentence after sexually assaulting children

Foster parent receives hefty sentence after sexually assaulting children

A former foster parent found guilty of sexually assaulting three children was sentenced to over two centuries in prison. Donald Shissler, 74, was accused of repeatedly sexually assaulting three young boys between 1997 and 2002. On Friday he was found guilty of sexual assault charges. On Monday, District Court Judge Martin Egelhoff sentenced him to 210 years in prison.

Solicitor warns facebook may be fuelling divorce cases

Solicitor warns facebook may be fuelling divorce cases

A MILTON Keynes-based family law specialist says the social networking website facebook is cited in the majority of divorce petition or case notes she handles.

Children's charity praises Gibson

Children's charity praises Gibson

Mel Gibson's recent court-ordered community service at a children's charity will be a "brand new start" for him, parents have claimed.

Toddler Found Unconscious At NYC Foster Home

Toddler Found Unconscious At NYC Foster Home

Authorities are investigating whether a 17-month-old boy found unconscious at his Brooklyn foster home was beaten.

Husband in Ohio 'caged kids' case leaves prison

Husband in Ohio 'caged kids' case leaves prison

An Ohio man who forced some of his 11 adopted, special-needs children to sleep in cages has been released from prison, five days after his wife.

Most Parents Support Testing Kids for Tobacco Exposure

Most Parents Support Testing Kids for Tobacco Exposure

If you’ve ever wondered how much cigarette smoke your kids are really exposed to – you’re not alone.

State grapples with its child protective services

State grapples with its child protective services

Here we go again. Another series of press conferences by Florida's top child-welfare administrators left to explain the horrific deaths of young children, deaths that might have been prevented if the people and programs responsible for protecting abused children hadn't missed the obvious signs.

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Child Protective Services and Grandparents training part one

Our View: Kids' court shouldn't operate in secret

Our View: Kids' court shouldn't operate in secret

We've become so accustomed to bad legislation emanating from the state Capitol that it can be surprising when a legislator offers a sensible solution to a major problem. Consider us shocked, then, by a bill introduced this month by Assemblyman Mike Feuer, D-Los Angeles, regarding the state's troubled foster-care system. The legislation is desperately needed and targeted at the right problem — a problem that too often is overlooked.

"Blame Game Begins" In Toddler's Beating

"Blame Game Begins" In Toddler's Beating

Cops are questioning the 19-year-old boyfriend of a Brooklyn woman whose 17-month-old foster son was found "clinging to life" on Friday. Little Kymell Oram, who was found unconcious and seriously bruised and has a broken rib, a ruptured spleen and other injuries, is in critical condition at Brookdale University Hospital. Foster mother Teyunna Cummings, 32, had left the child in the care of Kysheen Oliver and Cummings' friend told the NY Times, "She thought the baby was having a reaction to asthma. Then he coughed up blood."

2 sides wrestle over limiting liability for foster kids

2 sides wrestle over limiting liability for foster kids

Barely a month after the brutal death of an adopted foster child from Miami and grave attack on the girl's twin brother, lawmakers are considering a bill that would severely limit the liability of private agencies that contract with the state to supervise such cases.

The Killing of America's Foster Kids - The Baby LK Report For March 20th 2011



The Baby LK Report for March 20th 2011 - The Killing of America's Foster Kids

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

This week, a bully gets bodyslammed.

A 23 year old foster mother is behind bars for shaking a baby.

Jodie Foster will love Mel Gibson for the rest of her life...

And much, much more.

Adoptions, parental rights loophole puts families in flux

Adoptions, parental rights loophole puts families in flux

A Tri-Cities couple’s adopted sons may be taken away, and a Spokane woman’s daughter was adopted while she fought to keep the girl.

DCF Employee Arrested for Sexual Molestation

DCF Employee Arrested for Sexual Molestation

A Tallahassee employee of the Florida Department of Children and Families is behind bars tonight accused of sexually molesting two children under the age of 12.

Bern government apologises to child labourers

Bern government apologises to child labourers

Bern has become the first canton to apologise to some of the thousands of children who were placed by the authorities as unpaid labourers on farms until the 1960s.

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Authorities seek two girls who ran away from foster-care home

Authorities seek two girls who ran away from foster-care home

Authorities are looking for two girls who ran away Monday from a court-ordered, foster-care home on Saddlebrook Lane near Hagerstown, the Washington County Sheriff's Office said.

Child Welfare Hearing Shows City Agency Still Struggling

Child Welfare Hearing Shows City Agency Still Struggling

At Thursday's oversight hearing before Ward One Councilmember Jim Graham's Committee on Human Services, a mother recounted what life has been like for her 13-year-old daughter since she was taken into D.C.'s child-welfare agency's custody. It has been a horror show.

Anti-Smacking Law Labelled 'Weapon Of Mass Destruction'

Anti-Smacking Law Labelled 'Weapon Of Mass Destruction'

Family First NZ says that parenting is being put on trial as a result of the anti-smacking law, and that it is being used as a 'weapon of mass destruction' in custody battles.

ACLU: Native American teen suspended for long hair

ACLU: Native American teen suspended for long hair

The American Civil Liberties Union says a Louisiana school suspended a 13-year-old Native American boy because of his long hair, which the group says he grew out for cultural and religious reasons.

Here is a bold faced flat out lie for ya.

In honor of the upcoming Child Abuse Propaganda Month

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“We’re the one person that does not change,” said Edna Haberle, casework supervisor of the Jacksonville CASA office, which serves all of Cherokee County. “They see us over and over and over again — It’s the same face. The foster parents may change. The schools may change. The home may change. The doctors may change. The teachers may change. But CASA is the same person.”

Note: Until they disagree with the worker, then they get fired half way through and get one who will just sign off, sort of like the idiot did in my case. You see, most CASA puppets are nothing but total stooges for the agencies anyway, so this usually doesn't become necessary.

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