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Saturday, June 30, 2012

DCF investigator on run from child-sex charges arrested


DCF investigator on run from child-sex charges arrested

A child-welfare investigator charged with having sex with a foster child was arrested — after he had fled to the Dominican Republic to escape prosecution.

New Foster Baby Ripped from my Home over False accusations

This was posted in the adoption forums.

New Foster Baby Ripped from my Home over False accusations

(if the link doesn't work, copy and paste this into your browser.  
http://forums.adoption.com/foster-parent-support/405108-new-foster-baby-ripped-my-home-over-false-accusations.html 

I am a brand new foster parent. My fiancé and I have worked with a foster/adoption agency for the past year and a half to become approved for a foster to adopt program. We were place one week ago with a 10 day old infant. I was so busy this week acclimating to the new infant and setting up our home that I only had time to tell my four children (who are all grown and away at college) and my mother that we had this infant placed with us. Someone called the foster agency and informed them that I was drinking around the infant and that I was financially unstable. These are false allegations.

Note: Sound familiar fellow CPS Victims?  

And to all the foster parents out there...  They'll do it to you to. :)

Why are children still made to suffer?

Why are children still made to suffer?

JUST over 13 years ago former Queensland governor Leneen Forde delivered her Report of the Commission of Inquiry into the Abuse of Children in Queensland Institutions. It was a 380-page bombshell, the shockwaves from which rippled around the state.

First-of-Its Kind Report, Web Site Ranks State Child Welfare Systems

First-of-Its Kind Report, Web Site Ranks State Child Welfare Systems


“Right for Kids Rankings” Shows States Where to Improve in 11 Key Outcome Areas

Some states will celebrate.  Others will cringe.  Policymakers, bureaucrats and child advocates are sure to thumb through the pages of the first-annual Right for Kids Ranking to see how their child welfare system compares to every other states’ and the District of Columbia’s.

Note: I don't know how accurate this is, but I post anyway.

Child protection orders 'failing'

Child protection orders 'failing'

Legislation designed to protect children from sexual offences is failing, the Scottish Conservatives have warned, as statistics suggested offences against young children have doubled in the past year.

Sexual assault charges against foster mother dismissed by judge

Sexual assault charges against foster mother dismissed by judge


Sexual assault charges against a foster mother accused of having sexual contact with children placed in her care have been dismissed, but a similar criminal case against her son will continue.

Katie Holmes Wants Sole Custody of Suri Cruise?


Katie Holmes Wants Sole Custody of Suri Cruise?


A source confirms to Us Weekly that Katie Holmes is asking for sole legal custody of Suri, her 6-year-old daughter with Tom Cruise. After five years of marriage, Holmes' attorney announced her planned divorce from the Rock of Ages actor, 49, on Friday.  The papers were filed on Thursday under "Anonymous vs. Anonymous."



Connecticut calls off Silver Alert, two missing children found safe in Enfield

Connecticut calls off Silver Alert, two missing children found safe in Enfield

Authorities have called off a Silver Alert after two children taken by their grandmother were found safe Friday afternoon.

MP wants UK to say sorry for forced adoptions


MP wants UK to say sorry for forced adoptions

A Manchester MP is asking for the support of parliamentary colleagues in a bid to get a Government apology to all the unmarried mothers who were forced to offer their children up for adoption during the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s.

Note: And what about the new mom's of today?  Don't they deserve an apology for the forced stealing of their babies over these phony emotional abuse accusations?

Quinn Wants to Direct Prison Funding to DCFS

Quinn Wants to Direct Prison Funding to DCFS

Governor intends to veto spending lawmakers allocated to prisons he wants closed

Marae Investigates Exposes CYFS Shortcomings

Marae Investigates Exposes CYFS Shortcomings

The Child Youth and Family Service has apologised to a Taranaki woman for placing her with a convicted rapist when she was 16.

Friday, June 29, 2012

'Terrible' child abuse loophole to be closed

'Terrible' child abuse loophole to be closed

Child abusers who try to escape punishment by blaming someone else or staying silent will face up to 10 years’ imprisonment, under a new law similar to the one used to bring Baby P’s killers to justice.

Man sentenced for sex assault of foster child

Man sentenced for sex assault of foster child

The young woman can't sleep unless her dad locks every door and window in the house.

Just In: State Not Responding Well to Child Abuse, Neglect


Just In: State Not Responding Well to Child Abuse, Neglect

This statements from Children's Rights came Friday evening. The organization gives the Mississippi Department of Family and Children a low grade on helping neglected and abused children. Here is the statement, verbatim. Watch for a follow-up story next week.

Maine signs Historic 'Truth and Reconciliation' Agreement with Indian Tribes

Maine signs Historic 'Truth and Reconciliation' Agreement with Indian Tribes


Chiefs from all five of Maine's tribes joined Gov. Paul LePage today in signing an historic agreement to create a Wabanaki-State Child Welfare Truth and Reconciliation Commission. It will examine child welfare practices that once resulted in large numbers of Indian children being forcibly removed from their homes. The ceremony in the State House Hall of Flags marks the first time that such an effort has occurred in the United States between Indian nations and a state government. Tribal members consider the agreement crucial to their healing process.

11 children died while in province's care last year


11 children died while in province's care last year


Child welfare officials must be more accountable to the public when children die while in the province's care - as 11 did last year - critics say.



US adoptions from Russia: children in danger

US adoptions from Russia: children in danger

This week child welfare advocates from around the world are meeting in Chicago for the second Russian-American Child Welfare Forum.

Linda Gottlieb, LMFT, MSW on Parental Alienation Syndrome




Sandusky Getting Pension Checks While Behind Bars



Convicted Child Molester Jerry Sandusky is still getting his $4,900 monthly pension from the state.

Foster Care Abuse Claims

Foster Care Abuse Claims


The report finds too many abused children are being abused again in state custody. Even DCF says it can do better.

China to review family planning enforcement

China to review family planning enforcement

In the aftermath of a forced abortion that stirred public controversy over the enforcement of the one-child policy, family planning officials have announced a review of local agencies.

Mother of obese Ohio boy has right to move to another state: judge

Mother of obese Ohio boy has right to move to another state: judge

The mother of a grossly overweight 9-year-old boy had the right to move from Ohio to Georgia with her son, who was temporarily removed from his home last fall to lose weight, a juvenile court judge said on Thursday.

Child care cases given to ‘staff who had left’

Child care cases given to ‘staff who had left’


Campaigners have raised fears vulnerable children’s lives have been left in limbo after faults were found in the way social work cases were reviewed.

The Danger of Political Rhetoric

The Danger of Political Rhetoric


Nowhere is political rhetoric more shameless – or more dangerous – than in the pious names that politicians give to the legislation they pass. Perhaps the most egregious example is the so-called "Indian Child Welfare Act," which callously sacrifices the welfare of Indian children.

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Minneapolis police: Teen mom, baby found safe

Minneapolis police: Teen mom, baby found safe

Minneapolis police have called off the search for a baby who was taken by his noncustodial teen mother Wednesday, June 27.

Police: Teen mom and baby son she took from Mpls. foster care are located

Unregistered child care homes under govt scanner

Unregistered child care homes under govt scanner

Unregistered child care homes have come under the state government's scanner after trafficking of 37 children, including 36 from the state, came to light in two Christian institutions in Tamil Nadu recently. One of the trafficked children was found to be from Jharkhand.

Police unsure how to handle Ohio cougar bite case

Police unsure how to handle Ohio cougar bite case

Note: They should just say "good kitty" and laugh at the dumb bitch for sticking her hand in a cougars mouth.

Police are not sure how to handle a pet cougar accused of biting an Ohio social services worker because it appears the owner didn't act illegally, and the state's new exotic animal law doesn't take effect until fall.


one voice



 The London Olympics Road UK NATIONAL ROAD Blockade Time and date to be confirmed.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RNsiwhnxg_I&feature=youtu.be  Campain Video

The Parents Join Forces No more children kidnapping by the uk social services ENOUGH IS ENOUGH

Imagine the scenes, if all major highway networks throughout the UK were blockaded by thousands of motorists on the opening ceremony of the Olympic Games....the 27th of July. Wait, thats just a month away. You didn't need much time to organise the petrol blockades did you? Organising something like this is just as doable. Cameron said that there is to be no protests on the day of the games....there won't be any games if people cannot get to them via the highways. All major motorways and A roads are blocked. How many long distance lorry drivers do you know that have had their children stolen by the state? Start talking to them now and ask them to apply the same tactics as in the fuel crisis back in 2000. If we are to get the Governments attention and I mean full attention, then we must demonstrate how much power we do have. Thoughts please.

Imagine blocking the entire road networks with protesters in their cars, vans, motor homes and lorries.....you did it with the rise in petrol, then lets do the same for our children. This will send the Government in to a blind panic. As my video suggests, you protest about fuel, poll tax and blood sports but what about the children? All major roads blocked (except ALL HARD SHOULDERS) these must remain open for emergency personnel. It must be done peacefully. The mission is to get the whole country to stop working and bring disruption and chaos. Petrol prices, poll tax and blood sports matter but NOT as much as your children do. All this taking place on the same day as the opening ceremony to the Olympic Games. I would offer an apology for the disruption this will cause for those who have all bought tickets to the games but, I wouldn't mean it. We need to hit them where it hurts like they do to us.

Ignoring this simply is not an option. Lastly, imagine if we do this, how many countries can we get to do the same on the day? Worldwide peaceful protest against child stealing is back and bigger than before.

You have the choice whether to work or not but, you didn't have a choice when they came and took you children away....

"CHOICE" - an act or instance of choosing or opportunity to choose. The child had no choice about going with the $ocial $ervices......

Life is all about choices. You choose to protest about the fuel prices, you choose to protest about blood sports, you choose to convince people UFO's exist etc.....now you choose to get behind the blockading of all major highways in the UK. M25, M4, M5, M1, M23, M6 etc......this would cause major disruption around the country. Spanning from Lands End to Jonh O' Groats.

This is the ultimate choice, one that does not require you to think, only act. Bringing the country to it's knees will make the PM panic. Forever hearing about strikes by NHS staff, emergency services and rail services but, what if the country went on strike, nothing would get done. At least we would have succeeded in getting their attention.

Thoughts please.

Will you save Thousands of children being stolen every year with no rights

forced adoptions parents ailinated against each other and the children.

Supreme Court upholds Obamacare individual mandate as a tax


Supreme Court upholds Obamacare individual mandate as a tax

In a victory for President Obama, the Supreme Court decided to uphold his signature health care law's individual mandate in a split decision, upending speculation after hostile-seeming oral arguments in March that the justices would overturn the law. The mandate has been upheld as a tax, according to SCOTUSblog, with Chief Justice John Roberts joining the liberal wing of the court.

State House rally calls for children’s services reform


State House rally calls for children’s services reform

Dozens of proponents of a bill aimed at reforming the state’s system for handling troubled kids gathered at the State House yesterday to make a final push for action before the current legislative session ends.




School officials' paranoia grows over child abuse report deadline


School officials' paranoia grows over child abuse report deadline


The state law requiring school employees to report any suspected abuse of a child within 24 hours is not new. But two Cobb County principals — now ex-principals — and a former counselor are facing criminal charges of failing to report suspected abuse.




CPS system needs to be reformed

CPS system needs to be reformed


If you are a victim of domestic violence and have children, I do not recommend calling Maui's Child Protective Services for help. You may end up like Layla Shiek, a Somalian refugee, who after years of abuse by her husband, went to the CPS offices for help. Instead, her children were taken away. She was put through a grueling court system, and though she fulfilled all requirements--including learning English in two years, getting a job and apartment, etc.--her parental rights were stripped and her children traumatized.

Police seek mother after baby taken from foster care


Police seek mother after baby taken from foster care


Minneapolis police are asking the public to help them find a 6-month-old baby that was taken from foster care by his mother, who does not have custodial rights.

Social workers stymied by computers, says watchdog

Social workers stymied by computers, says watchdog


B.C.'s child watchdog has sounded the alarm about a new $182-million government computer system that has overwhelmed and frustrated front-line social workers.

Changes could help fix B.C.'s foster care system

Changes could help fix B.C.'s foster care system


On a porch a few blocks from Playland, a tidy shelf holds dozens of pairs of kids’ shoes. There are Crocs and sandals and sneakers. All of them belong to Cory Robinson’s gaggle of kids, two biological and three foster, whom he parents with his long-time girlfriend. Twice a week there are more shoes, when another three former foster kids come for dinner. His goal is to make sure all eight of them—plus the teens he mentors through his outreach job at the Eastside Aboriginal Space for Youth—know who they are, like who they are, and turn 19 ready for financial and emotional independence.

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Teenage brothers in line for damages after judge ruled social workers had caused ‘havoc’ in their lives


Teenage brothers in line for damages after judge ruled social workers had caused ‘havoc’ in their lives

Two boys who were left stuck in the state care system for more than 13 years won the right to compensation yesterday. 

Manitoba Foster Parent Spared Criminal Record For Whipping 11-Year-Old Girl With Riding Crop

Manitoba Foster Parent Spared Criminal Record For Whipping 11-Year-Old Girl With Riding Crop

A Manitoba man has been spared a criminal record for whipping his 11-year-old foster daughter with a riding crop as punishment for bad school behaviour.

Inquiry examines the process of taking children into care

Inquiry examines the process of taking children into care

An inquiry into the circumstances under which children are taken from their family homes and put into care is being held by MSPs.


Brothers let down by shocking care system failure

Brothers let down by shocking care system failure


TWO teenage brothers who have spent nearly all the lives in care could win damages after a High Court ruled that a local authority allowed them to be subjected to “degrading treatment and physical assault”.

Fairfax police searching for Chinese foster girl

Fairfax police searching for Chinese foster girl


Yuan Wang was just 12 years old when she was last seen in 1998, getting off a school bus near her Alexandria foster home.

British children 'unhappiest in the world', say academics

British children 'unhappiest in the world', say academics


British schoolchildren are among the most stressed, unhappy and “sedentary” in the developed world, academics and authors warned today.

Foster kids would leave for school, detour to brothel

Foster kids would leave for school, detour to brothel

The teenage foster kids called their rendezvous with men who paid for their affections “dates.” Sometimes they had several scheduled each day.

We need to start a save the kitty campaign!!!

Pataskala Woman's Pet Mountain Lion Bites State Worker

Investigators said that a state worker was injured while inspecting a mountain lion's cage on Tuesday.

Note: This pisses me off.  They are going to euthanize the cougar.  That cat is a hero!

DCF Case Worker Investigated For Sexual Misconduct With Foster Child


DCF Case Worker Investigated For Sexual Misconduct With Foster Child

An investigator with the Department of Child and Families has been placed on administrative leave after being accused of sexual misconduct with a foster child

“When you work at Walmart, you are still eligible for welfare.”

“When you work at Walmart, you are still eligible for welfare.”

Note: And when you have your pictures developed at Walmart, they look at them too and will even call CPS on you.


“I live in Compton. Walmart employees go through my social services agency. They are eligible for Medi-Cal, food stamps and cash benefits. I have served Walmart workers. I think it is ironic, one of the wealthiest companies, does not pay their workers a living wage.  When you work at Walmart, you are still eligible for welfare.


Closing of Casey cuts Maine foster care services

Closing of Casey cuts Maine foster care services

More than 90 Maine children in foster care will have to get services elsewhere because Casey Family Services is shutting its offices in seven states to redirect those resources into grants.

Note: Maine is crying because Casey is getting out of the states Child Welfare Fraud business.  I personally think this is great news.  They totally sucked to deal with.

Records: Social workers knew about abusive past

Records: Social workers knew about abusive past

Documents released by a state agency show social workers knew that a western Kentucky man convicted in the death of his daughter had an abusive past before the child's death.

Conyers Office Engages In False Claims Of Child Welfare


You gotta love it when Ms. Tran starts going off on her rants and raves...

Conyers Office Engages In False Claims Of Child Welfare



Child leashes




Debate continues on child harnesses, or as some call them, leashes



The Jerry Sandusky Media Circus

Instead of publishing the countless reports that have come out regarding the Jerry Sandusky case, I have created a Clip Syndicate Smart Channel, and will just show them all in one nice neat little package.

 At the time of creating this channel, there are 1252 video reports regarding Jerry Sandusky and the Penn State Sex Abuse Scandal. Of course it would take you hours upon hours to view them all but it goes all the way to the very beginning.

 It will grow, so if you're obsessed with such things, stay tuned.

Scandalous state of Mathura's child welfare homes


Scandalous state of Mathura's child welfare homes

Mathura's child welfare system is marred by poor sanitation and living standards, dilapidated buildings, ineffective staff and irregular adoptions, the National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) says.

What If Jerry Sandusky Fled the Country Like Roman Polanski?

What If Jerry Sandusky Fled the Country Like Roman Polanski?


Imagine, if you will, this hypothetical scenario: Jerry Sandusky, following his conviction this week on 45 separate counts related to child molestation, somehow manages to slip out of custody, and flee Pennsylvania and eventually the country. Sandusky surfaces in Canada, due to some legal loophole avoids extradition back to the U.S. and completely escapes any punishment for his crimes.

Note: America's obsession with Penn State Sex Abuse Scandal continues with all of these wanna-be legal analysts bringing up everything else.  Truth be stated, the normal people are all a bunch of emotion junkies who eat this shit up.

China sacks officials in forced abortion case

China sacks officials in forced abortion case


Two officials in China fired and five more given formal warnings after a woman was forced to have an abortion at seven months

‘System designed to protect children did anything but’

‘System designed to protect children did anything but’


The co-author of the harrowing report published last week on the deaths of almost 200 children in State care has said that he hopes the report’s legacy will be a referendum on the rights of the child.

California couple jailed in Ghana and their biological children taken after they tried to board plane with four African children they wanted to adopt


California couple jailed in Ghana and their biological children taken after they tried to board plane with four African children they wanted to adopt


A couple from California, who wrote a popular blog about their journey to adopt four children from Ghana, was detained by Ghanaian authorities on suspicion of child trafficking as they tried to take the youngsters back to the U.S.


Pet cougar bites caseworker, perplexing police

Pet cougar bites caseworker, perplexing police

The cougar had no teeth, she was told, but Cindy Robson still didn’t want to pet it.

Note: Good kitty...

Child abuse bill concerns parents

Child abuse bill concerns parents

A bill to broaden Delaware’s child-abuse laws unanimously cleared a House committee Thursday – but not before parents loudly voiced concerns that the legislation could outlaw spanking. The Department of Justice, which is backing Senate Bill 234, says parental discipline still would be protected elsewhere in the code.

Birth mom: I raised questions about Jerry Sandusky

Birth mom: I raised questions about Jerry Sandusky


Nearly two decades before Matt Sandusky's blockbuster allegation that he was sexually abused by his adoptive father, his biological mother raised questions about their relationship.

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

NY social services employee accused of hit-run


NY social services employee accused of hit-run

Bail has been denied for a social services agency worker charged with drunken driving and hit-run in an accident that killed a teenage girl.

Foundation pulls plug on adoption, foster care services

Foundation pulls plug on adoption, foster care services


The shift will eliminate an estimated 280 jobs, including 42 in Maine, most of whom are social workers or clinicians.

Bennett tells abused state victims to claim

Bennett tells abused state victims to claim


Social Development Minister Paula Bennett is encouraging people who were abused as a result of the state being involved in their care, including placement with wider family or in foster homes, to apply for compensation.

Four Miami Pimps Arrested For Luring Foster Care Children Into Prostitution

Four Miami Pimps Arrested For Luring Foster Care Children Into Prostitution


Four men were arrested yesterday on charges of recruiting underage girls in the foster care system to work as prostitutes in a Homestead brothel. Also mentioned in the same human trafficking investigation is Jean LaCroix, a Florida Department of Children and Families child protective investigator. He's suspected of repeatedly having sex with a foster child he was assigned to protect.

Stolen Children: Investigating Forced Removal of Babies & Infants

Stolen Children: Investigating Forced Removal of Babies & Infants


The military dictatorship of Francisco Franco is remembered in Spain for many things, but one of the most horrific is the abduction of thousands of babies and infants which persisted long after the end of Franco’s rein.

Forced to Abort, Chinese Woman Under Pressure

Forced to Abort, Chinese Woman Under Pressure

A woman who was forced by local officials to abort a seven-month-old fetus this month and whose case has spurred a national discussion about China’s one-child policy said on Tuesday that she was “under a lot of pressure” and was being watched by guards in a hospital, who do not allow her to leave.

Couple Charged With Abusing Foster Children

Couple Charged With Abusing Foster Children

A Columbia County woman charged with abusing her foster children was in court this morning. Before it was all over her husband was arrested in the courtroom and also accused of assaulting the kids!

Foster care services group in Conn. closing


Foster care services group in Conn. closing

Casey Family Services, which finds foster and permanent homes for children in several states, is closing and laying off 280 employees.


Note: Casey Family Services are System Sucks.  The state of Connecticut will be better off without them.  At least from my personal experiences.

Now, biometric system for orphanage inmates

Now, biometric system for orphanage inmates

In a bid to overhaul the monitoring mechanism in orphanages, the Haryana government is planning to introduce biometric system for inmates and child mapping in every district.

U.S. couple detained in Ghana for trying to adopt


U.S. couple detained in Ghana for trying to adopt

An American couple, who used their popular blog to chronicle their journey to adopt four children from Ghana, was detained by Ghanaian authorities and forced to spend a night in detention as they tried to take the children back to the U.S., according to officials.

Lawyer: CPS 'dropped the ball' in child abuse case

Lawyer: CPS 'dropped the ball' in child abuse case


Six children claim they were abused in the home of a family friend and are now suing the state for not protecting them.

Note: And if CPS did protect them, they'd be suing for how they were abused while in foster care.

Unintended Consequences Of Removing God

Unintended Consequences Of Removing God


Before 1963, our founding fathers had intended that our schools would be the bastions of teaching our children moral and ethical conduct. Why, heaven knows that prayers were allowed, even encouraged, in school, the Ten Commandments were even taught. If you want to proof that statement, then go back and check out the UNREVISED history of the United States. I am a firm believer that our Creator gave us free will and the rewards or consequences of our decisions right or wrong. I said that so that you would know where I’m coming from in this following article.

Note: Interesting take on the situation.

Brothers Win Right to Claim £100,000 Compensation for 13 Years Spent in 173 Foster Homes


Brothers Win Right to Claim £100,000 Compensation for 13 Years Spent in 173 Foster Homes


Two boys who were moved between a total of 173 foster homes over 13 years while also suffering abuse have won the right to compensation.



Four Florida men arrested for sexually preying on children in foster care


Four Florida men arrested for sexually preying on children in foster care


Police and prosecutors arrested four alleged pimps Monday morning as part of an ongoing investigation into a ring of human traffickers who preyed on abused and neglected children in foster care.



Is Dottie Sandusky guilty of child sexual abuse, too?


Is Dottie Sandusky guilty of child sexual abuse, too?


Jerry Sandusky has been found guilty of dozens of charges relating to him sexually abusing boys he was supposedly mentoring.  His adopted son claims that he was victimized, too. Yet Sandusky's wife Dottie has testified she never suspected her husband was hurting anyone, ever. And the abuse occurred, in part, inside the Sandusky home, while Dottie was reportedly there.

Sandusky insists he is innocent of child sex abuse: lawyer


Monday, June 25, 2012

Court: No Automatic Life Without Parole for Kids

Court: No Automatic Life Without Parole for Kids


The Supreme Court ruled Monday that it is unconstitutional for state laws to require juveniles convicted of murder to be sentenced to life in prison without possibility of parole.

Former Child Protective Services worker gets home confinement on child porn charges

Former Child Protective Services worker gets home confinement on child porn charges

A former state Child Protective Services employee will spend four years on home confinement for possessing images of child pornography.

Note: Of course, anybody else would have gotten jail time, but they do take care of their own.

4 charged with running foster child prostitution ring


4 charged with running foster child prostitution ring


Police have busted a ring that allegedly recruited underage girls in the care of the state to work as prostitutes.


Black or male social workers more likely to face conduct hearings

Black or male social workers more likely to face conduct hearings

Social workers who are black, male or disabled are more likely to end up in conduct hearings, the General Social Care Council revealed today.

Note: Could this be proof that most social workers are racist feminazi man-haters?

Woman violates court order and takes child in Lakewood


Woman violates court order and takes child in Lakewood

A child missing in a custody violation was found and is safe, Lakewood Police reported late Sunday night. Police earlier had asked for the public's help in locating a 2-year-old girl who had been taken by her mother in Lakewood in violation of a court order.





Victim of rape faults CYF

Victim of rape faults CYF


A woman sexually abused after CYF placed her into the care of her uncle, a convicted rapist, believes there are many more cases like hers.

DeMorning Links: Is homelessness child abuse?


DeMorning Links: Is homelessness child abuse?

Homeless District families seeking shelter have recently gotten “chilling” warnings, Annie Gowen reports in the Post: If you can’t find a safe place to sleep, the Child and Family Services Agency could investigate you for abuse and neglect, and possibly take your kids away.

National Organization of Victims of Juvenile Lifers Reacts to Supreme Court Ruling in Miller v. Alabama and Jackson v. Hobbs

National Organization of Victims of Juvenile Lifers Reacts to Supreme Court Ruling in Miller v. Alabama and Jackson v. Hobbs

"This ruling invalidating the life sentences of many of our family members' murder cases comes against the backdrop of tragedy. While we understand the tragic consequences to the killers, the entire context of this decision is first and foremost the appalling and senseless murders of our innocent loved ones and the devastation left behind," said Jennifer Bishop-Jenkins, NOVJL President. "Everyone's biggest concern now must be finding, notifying and supporting the many affected victims' families."

Child Abuse Reporting Laws

Child Abuse Reporting Laws

The scandal around Jerry Sandusky has prompted a number of state legislators to advance legislation to require stronger mandatory reporting. Richard Wexler, Executive Director of the National Coalition for Child Protection Reform, says that such legislation is misguided: most mandatory reports are unsubstantiated, so more reports will make it more difficult to find real abuse, not less.

Shocking Reports of Overmedicated Foster Children Force Government Review

Shocking Reports of Overmedicated Foster Children Force Government Review


Three years ago, Mirko and Regina Ceska of Crawfordville, FLA told former Gov. Charlie Crist their two adopted 12-year-olds had been prescribed 11 pills a day, including the powerful antipsychotic Seroquel, reported the Tampa Bay Times. "These girls were overdosed and would fall asleep right in front of us several times a day," Mirko Ceska told Crist at an "Explore Adoption Day'' event. "It seems to be a prerequisite for foster children to be on medication," said Ceska, calling the pills "chemical restraint."

Saturday, June 23, 2012


‘Heart-wrenching’ Catch-22: Homeless families who turn to city for help find no rooms, risk child welfare inquiry

‘Heart-wrenching’ Catch-22: Homeless families who turn to city for help find no rooms, risk child welfare inquiry


When Shakieta Smith, a homeless mother of two, called the District’s shelter hotline in March, she was told the city’s shelters were full — and then the intake worker added a chilling warning:

Sorry for 30-year adoption policy

Sorry for 30-year adoption policy

The apology, similar to that made to Indigenous Australians and the Stolen Generations, follows a recent parliamentary inquiry that detailed the horrific impact the policy of forced adoption had on mothers and their children.

Think tank hears child welfare horror stories




Nebraska families shared their struggles at a public forum aimed at fixing problems with the state's child welfare system Thursday night.

Are Foster Children Overmedicated? Government Seeks Improved Guidelines

Are Foster Children Overmedicated? Government Seeks Improved Guidelines


It is no secret that foster children can be dangerously overmedicated. Three years ago, Mirko and Regina Ceska of Crawfordville, FLA told former Gov. Charlie Crist their two adopted 12-year-olds had been prescribed 11 pills a day, including the powerful antipsychotic Seroquel, reported the Tampa Bay Times.

Fort Worth foster mom fighting for more rights after child's death

Fort Worth foster mom fighting for more rights after child's death

Her name was Miracle Murray-Skinner. And home video of her proves what an adorable, sweet, smart little girl she was.

Note: Don't you just love how these news reporters plug the sympathy trip to build support for child welfare fraud?

Pet piranha bites off tip of toddler's finger

Pet piranha bites off tip of toddler's finger


A little girl is recovering at a hospital after shestuck her hand into the family fish tank and a piranha bit off the tip of her finger at their Maine Township home.

Obese dad starts hunger strike on Parliament Hill to reunite with kids

Obese dad starts hunger strike on Parliament Hill to reunite with kids


An obese dad who lost his two boys to the Children’s Aid Society early this week because of his weight started a hunger strike on Parliament Hill Friday.

Note: Give him his kids back, you low life piece of shit babystealers.

Are some not-for-profit raises getting out of hand?

Are some not-for-profit raises getting out of hand?


* Comparing CEO pay increases at not-for-profits to average worker pay increases in the private sector might be a fun exercise, but perhaps the Tribune should’ve compared not-for-profit CEO pay hikes to private sector CEO raises. Either way, though, the Tribune found this when it looked at not-for-profit groups which get most of their money from state taxpayers…

Friday, June 22, 2012

And some Sandusky Pro-CPS Propaganda for you to chew on

With Jerry Sandusky Trial Over, Now a Call to Action


"I have 10 souls in my pocket -- childhoods ravaged, memories destroyed by this man. You can't give back the pieces of their souls that he took."

Sandusky convicted on 45 of 48 counts of child abuse

Sandusky convicted on 45 of 48 counts of child abuse

Jerry Sandusky was convicted Friday of sexually assaulting 10 boys over 15 years, accusations that had sent shock waves through the college campus known as Happy Valley and led to the firing of Penn State's beloved Hall of Fame coach, Joe Paterno.

Note: And so ends the big juicy story of the year.

Former Penn State assistant Jerry Sandusky found guilty of abuse

Watch Aging Out of Foster Care on PBS. See more from Maine Watch with Jennifer Rooks.

Aging Out of Foster Care

Sandusky's son says he was abused

Lawyers for one of Jerry Sandusky's adopted sons said the man has told authorities the former Penn State assistant football coach abused him.

Advocacy group says Nebraska making progress reducing needless foster care

Advocacy group says Nebraska making progress reducing needless foster care

A new report by a national child advocacy group says Nebraska appears to be making progress in taking fewer children out of their homes and putting them in foster care. The report says during the year ending Sept. 30, Nebraska took away 2,540 children, compared to 3,373 the prior year and the lowest number since at least 1999.

Staten Island man accused of abusing six young girls in a relative's foster home

Staten Island man accused of abusing six young girls in a relative's foster home

Authorities say they've found three more young girls who allegedly were sexually abused by a West Brighton man while they were being cared for in his relative's foster home and day-care center.

Forced adoption apology a 'significant step' for healing


Forced adoption apology a 'significant step' for healing


THE federal government will make a formal apology to parents and children separated by forced adoption.


Teenager stabbed foster carer to death after being grounded

Teenager stabbed foster carer to death after being grounded

A 14-year-old boy has admitted killing his foster carer by stabbing her ten times after he was grounded.

MICHIGAN’S PRESCRIPTION FOR FOSTER KIDS: DRUGS

MICHIGAN’S PRESCRIPTION FOR FOSTER KIDS: DRUGS


Taxpayers have spent more than $70 million in a single year in Michigan on psychotropic drugs for foster kids and other children on Medicaid. And, nearly a quarter of Michigan foster kids were on psychotropic drugs to counteract behavioral problems and diagnosed mental illness in 2008, according to a recent government report.

Grounded schoolboy admits stabbing foster carer Dawn McKenzie to death

Grounded schoolboy admits stabbing foster carer Dawn McKenzie to death

A 14-year-old boy has admitted killing his foster carer by stabbing her 10 times after he was grounded.

Ex-principal charged for not reporting child abuse

Ex-principal charged for not reporting child abuse

A former principal at Kell High School has been charged with not reporting that one of her students was being abused by a teacher.

Foster parents want case dismissed

Foster parents want case dismissed

Attorneys for the Post Falls foster parents indicted in Kootenai County for allegedly injuring two children in their care, including one who died, will argue next month the case should be dismissed.

Child Protective? Services CPS making money off innocent children and their families Tempe, Arizona

Child Protective? Services CPS making money off innocent children and their families Tempe, Arizona

Yes, I added that ? mark intentionally. CPS does not protect children, but rather they take children from loving homes and destroy lives!

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Staff face charges for failing children in care

Staff face charges for failing children in care


Care workers and HSE staff who "blatantly" failed vulnerable young children under their care could face criminal charges.

Sandusky's son says his father abused him; case goes to jury

Sandusky's son says his father abused him; case goes to jury

Jerry Sandusky was either a "predatory pedophile" who lured young boys to Penn State with gifts and access to big-time football, or a victim of now-grown men who lied to get a payout, attorneys argued Thursday as the former coach's child sex abuse case went to a jury.

Obese dad plans hunger strike after kids ordered adopted


Obese dad plans hunger strike after kids ordered adopted

An Ottawa man who says he lost custody of his two children because he's obese plans to appeal the case and start a hunger strike at Parliament Hill Friday.


Alberta foster care supervisor gets 6 months for child porn

Alberta foster care supervisor gets 6 months for child porn

An Alberta foster care supervisor was sentenced to six months in jail Wednesday on one charge of possessing child pornography.

Note: 6 months?  Talk about taking care of your own. 

The Bond of Siblings -Does it Matter in Foster Care and Adoption?

The Bond of Siblings -Does it Matter in Foster Care and Adoption?

My sisters mean the world to me.  They are who I grew up with.  Now we are raising our children together-even though separated by many miles.  One day we will be old and our parents no longer with us, but we will have each other.  We have a special bond.  Regardless of where we are in life, that bond is there.

Dad’s Love Can Be Crucial for Happy Childhood, Study Confirms

Dad’s Love Can Be Crucial for Happy Childhood, Study Confirms


Move over, tiger moms. Dads can play an even more significant role in the development of happy, well-adjusted children than do mothers, a new study indicates.

Former foster mom pleads not guilty to rape charges

Former foster mom pleads not guilty to rape charges


A lawyer for a former Hamilton County foster mom accused of raping children in her care today asked the court to mentally evaluate the woman.



Child protection in county suffered, state says

Child protection in county suffered, state says


When it comes to the state, county child protection can be measured by the numbers -- how often kids are removed from a home and brought back, then removed again; how many parents are being reached by support services. But perhaps the most significant measurements are of face time with children, from monthly visits with kids who may be at risk, to tracking down a child within 24 hours of a serious report of abuse. That response time, according to state data obtained by the Winona Post, has not always been met, and in cases reviewed by the Minnesota Department of Human Services (DHS), child risk and safety were adequately assessed and managed in only 37.5 percent of cases studied.

Defence for former US football coach rests case without calling him to stand

Defence for former US football coach rests case without calling him to stand

Lawyers for the former Penn State assistant football coach on trial for child sex abuse allegations finished putting on their case Wednesday without calling Jerry Sandusky to the stand to rebut charges that could put him in prison for the rest of his life.

American woman who sent adopted son, 7, BACK to Russia alone wants to stop paying court-ordered $150,000 child support


American woman who sent adopted son, 7, BACK to Russia alone wants to stop paying  court-ordered $150,000 child support


An American woman who sent the Russian boy she adopted back to Moscow alone on a one-way flight has told a judge she no longer wants to pay $150,000 in child support ordered by the court.

Remembering children who died in foster care

Remembering children who died in foster care

A sea of T-shirts and signs honouring children who have died in foster care flooded a Saskatoon park today.

Too fat to father?: Ottawa man claims discrimination

Too fat to father?: Ottawa man claims discrimination


An Ottawa father is claiming his weight is one reason keeping him from regaining custody of his two children.

Federal agency backs off threat to withhold Oklahoma's DHS funding


Federal agency backs off threat to withhold Oklahoma's DHS funding

A federal agency has pulled back its threat to withhold $50 million from the Oklahoma Department of Human Services for releasing information after a child dies from abuse and neglect. 





Oregon settles Bend case that went before US Supreme Court for $300,000

Oregon settles Bend case that went before US Supreme Court for $300,000

The state of Oregon has agreed to pay $300,000 to a family whose complaint about an investigation by child protection workers went before the U.S. Supreme Court last year.

Report into child deaths in State care 'a litany of shame'

Report into child deaths in State care 'a litany of shame'


Taoiseach Enda Kenny has described a highly critical report into the deaths of 196 young people who were in contact with the State's care services as a "litany of shame".

Case Three: 16-year-old male who died in 2003


Child care services 'to be reformed'


HSE acknowledges child support failings



Update: Mansfield Doctor Arrested on Charge he Didn't Report Child's Sex Assault

Update: Mansfield Doctor Arrested on Charge he Didn't Report Child's Sex Assault


Dr. Ronald Kelly, a medical advisor to the Mansfield and Region 19 school systems, told police he didn't report the assault because he's "lost faith" in the state's child welfare system.

LGBT Foster Care Bill Headed to Senate Committee

LGBT Foster Care Bill Headed to Senate Committee


More than 40 years ago, when Jamie Lee Evans, project director of Y.O.U.T.H. Training Project, was 5 years old, her foster parents at a group home in Los Angeles taunted a young boy who they believed was gay.

Lawmen: Foster daughter attacked mom, scratched her, bit her ear Read more: http://www.nwfdailynews.com/articles/woman-50501-foster-mother.html#ixzz1yQULmJz3


Lawmen: Foster daughter attacked mom, scratched her, bit her ear


A woman who apparently attacked her foster mother has been arrested on a battery charge.




Obese father loses children to adoption on judge’s order


Obese father loses children to adoption on judge’s order


An Ottawa man whose obesity played a factor in whether he was fit enough to be a father has lost custody of his children after a judge ruled Wednesday that his two boys will be put up for adoption.

Time to shine light on dark corners of CAS

Time to shine light on dark corners of CAS

Recent news stories, particularly out of Prince Edward County in recent weeks, show unequivocally the current Children's Aid Society system is broken.

Oregon settles suit over abuse probe

Oregon settles suit over abuse probe

The state of Oregon has agreed to pay $300,000 to a family whose complaint about an investigation by child protection workers went before the U.S. Supreme Court .

Shock probe: 196 kids died in State care

Shock probe: 196 kids died in State care


A DAMNING report into the deaths of children in State care was “a harrowing tale and a litany of shame”, Taoiseach Enda Kenny said yesterday.

Russians study Ohio's child welfare, foster care programs

Russians study Ohio's child welfare, foster care programs

A delegation from Russia is in Ohio this week studying the state's child welfare and foster care programs.

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

DCFS tells lawmakers it wants to keep kids out of foster care

DCFS tells lawmakers it wants to keep kids out of foster care


State child welfare officials on Wednesday told lawmakers they are working to reverse a decade-long trend toward putting at-risk kids in foster care, instead helping families at home and saving taxpayer money.

Father Who Killed Child's Accused Attacker Will Not Be Indicted

Father Who Killed Child's Accused Attacker Will Not Be Indicted

Lavaca County leaders announced today that a grand jury declined to indict a man accused of killing another man who was accused of sexually assaulting his child. 

Group remembers children who have died in foster care

Group remembers children who have died in foster care

Nearly 100 people walked in Saskatoon Wednesday morning to remember children who have died in Saskatchewan foster care and group homes.

Former foster-care worker convicted of child porn possession

Former foster-care worker convicted of child porn possession

A former Lac La Biche foster parent and foster-care supervisor was sentenced to six months in jail Wednesday after he was convicted of possessing child pornography.

Baby Shampoos Could Trigger False Child Abuse Allegations

Baby Shampoos Could Trigger False Child Abuse Allegations

Parents who use Johnson and Johnson’s “No More Tears” baby shampoo could get a visit from a social worker asking questions about illegal drug use, according to a surprising new study at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. Researchers say baby shampoos and other soaps used to wash newborn babies may cause infants to test positive for marijuana.

Bond raised for former foster parent charged with rape

Bond raised for former foster parent charged with rape

Bond was increased Wednesday morning for a former foster parent and babysitter who is facing a total of 18 sex charges.

Halle Berry loses child custody cash battle

Halle Berry loses child custody cash battle


Actress Halle Berry has been ordered to pay ex-boyfriend Gabriel Aubry GBP12,500-a-month in child support.

Minister expresses sympathy to families of children who died under the care of HSE

Minister expresses sympathy to families of children who died under the care of HSE

The Minister for Children has expressed her deepest sympathies on behalf of the Government and the State to the families of young people who died under the care of the Health Service Executive.

Report calls for root and branch child protection reform


Report calls for root and branch child protection reform

A review of child protection services says a “root and branch reform” of the system in Ireland is required.



Okla. billed $9.5M in fees from foster care suit

Okla. billed $9.5M in fees from foster care suit

Note: Ha!  Ha!  Ha!  Ha!

A New York-based children's advocacy group that sued Oklahoma over its alleged mistreatment of foster children billed the state for more than $9.5 million in legal fees it says it racked up during the four years leading up to a January settlement.

Missing 12-year-old may be looking for biological parents


Missing 12-year-old may be looking for biological parents

A 12-year-old -- who may be on a search to find her biological parents -- is missing, the Sacramento County Sheriff's Department said Tuesday.

Baby soaps and shampoos trigger positive marijuana tests

Baby soaps and shampoos trigger positive marijuana tests

Commonly used baby soaps and shampoos, including products from Johnson & Johnson, Aveeno and CVS, can trigger a positive result on newborns' marijuana screening tests, according to a recent study. A minute amount of the cleansing products in a urine sample — just 0.1 milliliters or less — was found to cause a positive result.

Ridgeway mom accused of making threats

Ridgeway mom accused of making threats

A Murdock Road woman was arrested Tuesday afternoon after threatening Child Protective Services workers and law enforcement officers, Orleans County Sheriff’s deputies said.

Sandusky’s wife testifies in child sex-abuse trial


Sandusky’s wife testifies in child sex-abuse trial

It was a big day in the child sex-abuse trial of former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky, as the defense called its biggest witness so far--the defendant's wife, Dottie. NBC’s John Yang reports.

Japan’s Human Trafficking Problems Not Resolved: US State Department


The US State Department released their annual Trafficking in Persons (TIP) report today  (June 19th 2012) and once again Japan was ranked as a 2nd tier nation. It barely escaped being placed on the watch-list for a 2nd time, according to some sources. Human trafficking in Japan not only includes sexual slavery, a government sponsored intern system for foreign workers has also received heavy criticism as virtual slavery, unchecked and almost condoned by the Japanese government. Human trafficking provides a significant source of revenue for organized crime and yakuza involvement in the business remains strong. Ironically, as it becomes more difficult to bring in foreign laborers for the sex industry, increasingly young Japanese girls are being targeted and exploited by the traffickers, some as young as 13 years. Yet, only about 80% of the Japanese population is aware that domestic trafficking is a reality in Japan.

Adoption of Russian children has turned political

Adoption of Russian children has turned political


Issue of Americans adopting Russian children has become a hot button political issue since 2010 when a Tennessee mother shipped back to Russia an 11-year-old boy on an 11-hour-flight. That turned suspension to all Russian adoptions and a greater scrutiny of the type of parents who adopt. This leads us to the case of three children in Texas adopted from Russia and who had many difficulties with their new life in America. Joining us now to tell us her story is Diana Black, she runs a home for abused children in Silsbee, Texas.

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Attorney files $4.75 million lawsuit against state on behalf of 11-year-old boy whose Lane County foster parents broke his bones, burned him

Attorney files $4.75 million lawsuit against state on behalf of 11-year-old boy whose Lane County foster parents broke his bones, burned him


An attorney representing an 11-year-old boy whose Lane County adoptive parents were sent to prison for horrific abuse that hospitalized him for a month is suing the Oregon Department of Human Services for $4.75 million.

Sentencing set in foster mother child abuse case

Sentencing set in foster mother child abuse case

Three days have been set aside for a sentencing hearing for a foster mother who admitted to abusing a child in her care.

State Demands that OCS Change Grievance Process

State Demands that OCS Change Grievance Process

An arm of the Alaska Legislature is recommending a complete overhaul of the state’s Office of Children’s Services grievance process after years of complaints from Alaskans who say it’s becoming too difficult to resolve child protective issues.

NC school strip searches 10-year-old over $20 he didn’t steal

NC school strip searches 10-year-old over $20 he didn’t steal

An elementary school in Clinton, North Carolina says an assistant principal was within her legal rights when she stripped a 10-year-old boy down to his underwear because he had been accused of stealing $20.

Parents sue Fort Bend special ed teacher accused of abuse

Two Fort Bend County families are suing their children's former special education teacher months after allegations surfaced that she put a child with autism in a filing cabinet, ripped another's hair out of her head and behaved erratically in the classroom.

Parents sue Fort Bend special ed teacher accused of abuse


Jerry Sandusky trial: Ex-neighbor of alleged victim says family is after Sandusky for money


Jerry Sandusky trial: Ex-neighbor of alleged victim says family is after Sandusky for money

The mother of alleged Victim One, the 18-year-old Clinton County teen whose accusations against Jerry Sandusky led to a police investigation in 2009, was called to testify by the defense today and denied ever telling anyone she would get rich off the allegations he son made against the former Penn State assistant football coach.

Making It Easier To Sell Your Kids To Out Of State Buyers

Interstate adoptions: Harder than they should be?


Fewer children would be stuck in foster care if state authorities reduced red tape and standardized procedures nationwide to encourage more adoptions by out-of-state families, according to a coalition of child welfare experts appealing for change.

Illinois child welfare agency mulls cuts, layoffs


Illinois child welfare agency mulls cuts, layoffs

Already in open violation of a federal decree on child welfare investigations, the Illinois agency that oversees well-being of families faces new budget cuts that could lead to hundreds of worker layoffs and the elimination of services that have helped keep thousands of children out of foster care.

Public Enemy - Flavor Flav Settles Child Custody Debt, Avoids Jail

Public Enemy - Flavor Flav Settles Child Custody Debt, Avoids Jail

Public Enemy star Flavor Flav has escaped a stint behind bars after settling a court-imposed child custody demand.



I guess he fought the powers and lost eh?

Deported Parents Lose Custody Of Kids Left Behind In U.S.


Deported Parents Lose Custody Of Kids Left Behind In U.S.

On Aug. 10, a traveling judge will take the bench in an Alleghany County, N.C. courtroom and, before the day is over, decide the fate of three children.

Parents of Florida Beware!!!

DCF expects 30,000 more child abuse calls a year under new law


This week, as chilling testimony in the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse case gets underway, here in Florida the Department of Children and Families is busily preparing for a new law to go into effect.

Note: Do you want to know what's funny about this?

First of all, Florida has historically had a difficult time handling such calls.  In fact, as little as 5 years back, Florida was experiencing an excessively high number of calls, with an 80% screened in rate, meaning that 80% of calls to the states Child Abuse Hotline resulted in an investigation

So what we had were cases of overwhelmed CPS Agents investigating too many frivolous claims of child abuse, with a budget that did not allow for enough growth of staff to keep up.  This does not help to keep children any safer, because workers ignore or don't have the time to spend on the real or more serious cases while just trying to keep up with an inflated number of hotline calls.  

What you end up with is a high number of calls where people are reporting every little thing just in order to cover their asses.  This makes it much more likely that real or significant cases of child abuse will be overlooked.  It also makes it much more likely that inexperienced CPS Agents will be hired on to keep up, falsely substantiating or wasting precious time and resources on the little parental imperfections or nothing at all.

Not to mention Florida has a poorly designed system.  In the case of Nubia Barahona, for example, they were unable to connect the dots of four separate calls to the child abuse hotline on the twins.

So as you can see, Governor Rick Scott is simply over-reacting to a high profile child abuse case, in a way that will only put more kids into harms way and more families at risk of unncessary child abuse interventions, ultimately leading to more kids being stolen by DCF and thrown into foster care.

But look on the bright side.  The state will be able to increase the amount of federal funding that comes in, ultimately resulting in more jobs and contracts for the System Sucks.  Good job Gov!!!


Judge allows visits for woman accused of leaving children in hot car

Judge allows visits for woman accused of leaving children in hot car

The Bagley woman accused of leaving her children in a hot car while trying on swimsuits at the Target here will likely be allowed to have supervised visits with her children.

Should a Parent Who Kills One Child Be Allowed to Have Others?

Should a Parent Who Kills One Child Be Allowed to Have Others?

Amid the many inspiring stories of terrific dads and potential "Father of the Year" candidates celebrated in the media this past Father's Day were a few not-so-inspiring contenders for the "Worst Father of the Year" title. Just days ago news outlets reported that the state of Tennessee is struggling to collect child support on behalf of 78 children fathered by three men -- yes, three men (and 46 women). Authorities are at a loss because although the men are incapable of supporting the children and have done repeated jail time for failure to pay child support, nothing can be done to prevent the men from having more children, and they have given no indication that they plan to stop fathering children they cannot support.

A crying shame: sexual abuse in children shelters

A crying shame: sexual abuse in children shelters

“Sickening” and “shocking” is how National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) described the state of affairs at ‘Apna Ghar’, a shelter home in Rohtak, Haryana. A four member committee, constituted by the Punjab and Haryana High Court, found that sexual abuse, forcible stripping, pornography and even forced abortion were common in the shelter home, which now has been sealed.

Social worker struck off over delay in abuse investigation

Social worker struck off over delay in abuse investigation

Former Wolverhampton Council employee Philip James Bowater was told of allegations that the child had been physically injured, but waited almost four hours to carry out a home visit.

Mum killed her kids amid fears social services would take them away

Mum killed her kids amid fears social services would take them away

A MOTHER from Tyneside who suffocated her young son and daughter in a Spanish hotel gave them a “perfect holiday” before killing them, a court heard.

Monday, June 18, 2012

Guilty Verdicts Reached In Child Abuse Case Against Yukon Couple

Guilty Verdicts Reached In Child Abuse Case Against Yukon Couple A Canadian County jury delivered guilty verdicts for the Yukon couple accused of abusing their three adopted children.

Swedish home-schooler to be reunited with parents

Swedish home-schooler to be reunited with parents


A reunion is in the works three years after a seven-year-old boy was taken from his Swedish parents because they are evangelical Christians homeschooling their child.

You're now a mandated CPS reporter!

You're now a mandated CPS reporter!

That's right Floridians...beginning in the Fall, it will be a 3rd degree Felony, punishable up to 5 years in jail for not reporting suspected child abuse. This goes for caretakers, authority AND strangers.

Fury over 'forced abortion'

Fury over 'forced abortion'


National and local family planning authorities are investigating a case involving a seven-month pregnant woman in Northwest China's Shaanxi Province who was allegedly forced by the local government to abort her second child.

CASES REVEAL CYF IGNORING INTENT OF ANTI-SMACKING LAW

CASES REVEAL CYF IGNORING INTENT OF ANTI-SMACKING LAW

Family First NZ has released further cases highlighting how the anti-smacking law is being used to criminalise and persecute good parents.

Ombudsman: State rules thwart child welfare complainants


Ombudsman: State rules thwart child welfare complainants


The process for filing complaints with the state Office of Children's Services, or OCS, is cumbersome and ineffective and should be rewritten, an investigative arm of the Alaska Legislature has found.



Running away from care and into sexual abuse

Running away from care and into sexual abuse

Children who run away from care are at risk of sexual abuse and the system in England is failing to protect them according to a report by MPs.

This care system is creating written-off children

This care system is creating written-off children


I was put into care when I was nine days old. I know all too well that the system is 'not fit for purpose' – especially for girls

Legislation aims to curb over-medicated odyssey many foster children face

Legislation aims to curb over-medicated odyssey many foster children face


Pitzer was a ward of the state. Over the next nine years he was moved 17 times into psychiatric facilities, foster homes and treatment programs of varying lengths, according to interviews with Pitzer, his court-appointed special advocate and his attorney.

Almost immediately he was put on a cocktail of medications to help control his mood.

When adoptions fail


When adoptions fail


Critics of the writer Joyce Maynard say there’s no secret she won’t reveal, that her abortion, her breast implants, her love affair with a certain iconic literary recluse, are all for sale. At $1.50 a word — what the typical women’s magazine pays — it takes a lot of confessing to cover the mortgage.

But the famously prolific Maynard has fallen silent on the topic of her failed international adoption, flummoxing the rabble who decried a “vanity adoption” by a narcissist who needed new topics for her articles.

High runaway numbers prompt review into children's homes

High runaway numbers prompt review into children's homes

Urgent steps on way to reduce number of young people going missing, as Whitehall officials promise rethink into role of homes

Wolverhampton soclal worker struck off for failing to investigate battered toddler

Wolverhampton soclal worker struck off for failing to investigate battered toddler


A SOCIAL worker who ignored a tip-off that a toddler had suffered horrific abuse and did his paperwork instead has been struck off.

Sunday, June 17, 2012

State contract for updating computer system soars

State contract for updating computer system soars in cost State’s effort to modernize the way it processes Medicaid claims will take nearly a decade, cost almost $900 million.

The Penn State Playhouse - Baby LK Report For June 17th 2012

Foster dad wants mum to take teen

Foster dad wants mum to take teen


A foster father is trying to get a court to force the mother of a teenage boy to take her son back - 16 years after she relinquished care of him.

Former social worker faces tampering charge

Former social worker faces tampering charge


A former social worker in western Kentucky has been indicted on a charge of tampering with public records.

DHS abuse hotline evolves


DHS abuse hotline evolves


The call center resembles an office of people making sales, but operators are actually hearing horrific stories.





Judge to rule on whether obesity is factor in man`s fitness for fatherhood

Judge to rule on whether obesity is factor in man`s fitness for fatherhood

In a family court case to be ruled on soon, a judge will, in part, decide whether a 38-year-old Ottawa man is too fat to be a dad.

UK family courts corrupt - unqualified experts stealing children




Saturday, June 16, 2012

Public's right to know the truth about child abuse outweighs Boy Scouts' desire to keep more secrets

Public's right to know the truth about child abuse outweighs Boy Scouts' desire to keep more secrets


The Boy Scouts of America didn't want anyone to see its so-called "perversion files," the dossiers on men considered unfit to lead young Scouts. Too inflammatory. Too upsetting. Too likely to damage the Scouts' brand.

Why do foster parents treat foster kids so trashy?

Why do foster parents treat foster kids so trashy?

I grew up in foster homes and group homes and was treated like crap. I mean today I am a foster youth rights advocate and make a difference in the foster care system and this is not at all to say that all foster homes treat their youth like crap but a lot of them do. Why do you think that is?

Note: Click the link, read the comments.

Homeschooling and Child Protection

Homeschooling and Child Protection


We want to thank Daniel Pollack, a professor at Yeshiva University’s School of Social Work in New York City and a frequent expert witness in child welfare cases for sending an article he published “Homeschooling and Child Protection”, Policy & Practice (Feb. 2012). The issue that he wrote about is an important one in the child welfare world and one that has hit home in real life recently in Dayton, Ohio. We have adapted this blog article in large part from Professor Pollack’s article.

Child Protective Services struggling to fill jobs

Child Protective Services struggling to fill jobs

PHOENIX -- Sweeping changes are coming to the Arizona Department of Economic Security's Child Protective Services division.

Note: Don't be a babystealer.  It's bad for your soul.

But for you aspiring wanna be child snatchers out there, here's a better option for you with plenty of opportunity...

Parents' Fighting May Have Long-Lasting Effect on Kids


Parents' Fighting May Have Long-Lasting Effect on Kids

Slamming doors, shouting and stony silences between mom and dad can really scar kids emotionally, new research suggests.

Kids: Now More Expensive Than Ever

Kids: Now More Expensive Than Ever


Earlier this week, we learned that median family wealth has fallen dramatically over the past several years, taking us back to levels not seen since the early 1990s. Now the Department of Agriculture (which for some reason studies these things) reports that the cost of raising kids from birth to the age of 17 has increased by some $8,000, to a whopping $235,000 for middle-income Americans. Great.

District: Teacher Had Kids Hit Alleged Bully


District: Teacher Had Kids Hit Alleged Bully

A Texas teacher will lose her job after ordering more than 20 kindergartners to line up and hit a classmate accused of being a bully, a district spokesman said Friday.

District: Texas teacher had kids hit alleged bully

Woman, 34, suing social services for not taking her into care... claiming her mother beat, starved and neglected her


Woman, 34, suing social services for not taking her into care... claiming her mother beat, starved and neglected her

Collette Elliott treasures the simple rituals of motherhood — the Saturday mornings when her three daughters clamber onto her bed for a cuddle and a chat, and the Sunday evenings spent watching a DVD together.

Forced Abortion and Adoption in China

Forced Abortion and Adoption in China


There is a recent photo of a Chinese mother who was "forced to abort" her 7-month old baby in the hospital, has been circulated on the web in China. She was dragged out from her relative's home and "forced to abort" her baby by the Chinese authorities as she couldn't afford to pay the hefty fine for illegally having more than one-child in China. This news which causes uproar and gets a lot of media attention in China as well as the worldwide.

$12 million fails to fix faulty child protection system

$12 million fails to fix faulty child protection system


AFTER $12 million of taxpayers' money has been spent trying to fix the computer system that underpins the state's child protection system, the government is abandoning the upgrade, calling the results a disaster.

Woman battles CPS to get her kids back

Woman battles CPS to get her kids back

Rachel Sparks says her son was snatched right from her arms. And she claims that the state of Arizona is to blame.

Police: Man killed foster mother





Police: Man killed foster mother

Charges against former Foster Parent of the Year hiked to five

Charges against former Foster Parent of the Year hiked to five

Former Foster Parent of the Year Gary Prokopishin will face two extra accusers when he stands trial for molesting boys under his care, his lawyer said Friday.


Former foster dad facing more charges


Note: What a sick f***, eh?

Celebration honors parents who worked to get their kids back

Celebration honors parents who worked to get their kids back

Lakiesha Debarros had a restraining order against her ex-boyfriend. But on a night in June last year, police responded to a domestic violence call from the mother of three.

Guess what

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