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Thursday, January 31, 2013

Lawmakers to boost funding for Child Protective Services

Lawmakers to boost funding for Child Protective Services

State lawmakers took the first steps Wednesday to shoring up the state's overburdened Child Protective Services system.

Former youth worker denies sex abuse

Former youth worker denies sex abuse


A FORMER Brisbane youth detention centre worker has been asked during an inquiry if he sexually abused a female inmate.

The LK Minute - January 31st 2013

Foster parents ask lawmakers for more money


Foster parents ask lawmakers for more money

Foster parents urged state legislators Tuesday to support a bill that would increase their monthly reimbursement checks for the first time since 1990.

Foster home wants more information from NYPD about teen allegedly shot dead by off-duty detective

Foster home wants more information from NYPD about teen allegedly shot dead by off-duty detective


The foster home of a teenager who was blown away by an off-duty detective during an alleged robbery wants to haul NYPD brass to court to learn more details about that deadly shooting.

Advocates: Too many foster kids prescribed drugs

Advocates: Too many foster kids prescribed drugs


Foster care advocates say state lawmakers must act to curtail the high rate of children in the Texas foster care system being treated with powerful psychotropic drugs.

Washington state to pay $3 million to settle foster care lawsuit, attorney says

Washington state to pay $3 million to settle foster care lawsuit, attorney says

A lawyer says Washington state has agreed to pay $3 million to settle a lawsuit filed on behalf of two young sisters who were repeatedly raped by their maternal grandfather after they were placed with him in foster care.

Woman, 21, tracks down her birth mother within THREE DAYS of posting an appeal on Facebook... after three years using official channels got her nowhere

Woman, 21, tracks down her birth mother within THREE DAYS of posting an appeal on Facebook... after three years using official channels got her nowhere


A Utah woman who has been trying to find her birth mom for three years, believes she may have finally found her just three days after posting an appeal on Facebook.


Child welfare inspector general lists concerns

Child welfare inspector general lists concerns


In her first six months as inspector general of child welfare in Nebraska, Julie Rogers has heard a lot of concerns about the system.
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Rogers told the committee Wednesday that families involved in the system should be given fair treatment, and a better system of checks and balances should be established.


Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Should Indiana Regulate Seclusion And Restraint In Schools?


Should Indiana Regulate Seclusion And Restraint In Schools?

Special education advocates urged state lawmakers Wednesday to adopt formal rules governing the use of seclusion and restraint in schools.

Ottawa ordered to find and release millions of Indian residential school records

Ottawa ordered to find and release millions of Indian residential school records


The federal government must scour its archives for millions of documents related to the Indian residential schools that operated in Canada for more than century – institutions where physical and sexual abuse was rampant and from which many students never returned.

Kevin Lives on Our Couch:"Aged out" of foster care, L.A. teens are put on the street, expected to be instant adults

Kevin Lives on Our Couch:"Aged out" of foster care, L.A. teens are put on the street, expected to be instant adults


John and Linda Campbell couldn't have known they'd be taking on another mouth to feed when the phone rang one night last August. On the other end of the line, the Whittier couple's 20-year-old son, Patrick, had a favor to ask: "I'm worried about Kevin. Can he come stay with us for a couple days?"

Advocates question number of foster children on psych drugs

Advocates question number of foster children on psych drugs


A troubling proportion of Texas youths in foster care — including children as young as 3 — are being treated with psychotropic drugs, and state lawmakers must step in to curb the practice, foster care advocates warned Wednesday.

United States Government Accountability Office: CHILD WELFARE States Use Flexible Federal Funds, But Struggle to Meet Service Needs


 CHILD WELFARE States Use FlexibleFederal Funds, ButStruggle to MeetService Needs


Wilson: A Plea for Action to Protect Foster Children

Wilson: A Plea for Action to Protect Foster Children


Protecting children is our society’s most sacred obligation.

President Barack Obama eloquently affirmed this principle in his speeches in the wake of the tragedy in Newtown, Conn. But every parent in America feels this instinctively in his or her heart.

Sandusky appeal denied



Centre County Judge John Cleland rejected the appeal bid for Jerry Sandusky.

US states scramble to pay for child welfare services-GAO

US states scramble to pay for child welfare services-GAO

U.S. states are patching together funds from a variety of sources to care for thousands of children who have been abused or neglected, but they are still struggling to meet demand for services, a federal watchdog agency said on Wednesday.
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The majority of federal funding that year for child welfare, $7.1 billion, went to states for foster care, while $730 million was distributed through formula grants to address child abuse and safety. The U.S. Congress also appropriated $189 million for child-abuse prevention, GAO said.

According to the National Conference of State Legislatures, states and the federal government spend about $25 billion every year on child welfare services.
Note: And all I ask for is $1 Million dollars to be dropped into my PayPal account for the service of exposing their fraud and corruption, so that I can quit my job and just work on Legally Kidnapped all the time, but noOOoo.  Not a dime.

You do gotta love how they cry poverty while blowing $25 billion on one of the greatest scams of our time though, eh?


Neb. child welfare group projects $2M shortfall

Neb. child welfare group projects $2M shortfall


The last remaining private agency that manages child welfare cases in Nebraska says it'll be $2 million short in its annual budget, citing a lack of state aid to cover its caseload.

EXCLUSIVE: Bully’s victim speaks: Cops should have ‘never taken the cuffs off’ of his 7-year-old tormentor


EXCLUSIVE: Bully’s victim speaks: Cops should have ‘never taken the cuffs off’ of his 7-year-old tormentor 


A 7-year-old Bronx boy handcuffed and held by the NYPD is no innocent: He’s a bully with his fast fists, according to his frequent victim.

The LK Minute - January 30th 2013

Bronx boy, 7, cuffed for hours in police precinct after swiping another kid's money

Bronx boy, 7, cuffed for hours in police precinct after swiping another kid's money


The boy allegedly punched a 9-year-old and took $5 from the older child. The mother of the 7-year-old has threatened to sue the NYPD for $250 million, saying that the police treated her son like a hardened criminal.

DHS to review why children removed from foster home

DHS to review why children removed from foster home

In the wake of a KATU On Your Side Investigation, the Oregon Department of Human Services has begun an internal investigation into why it removed two children from the foster home they had lived in for two and a half years.

Catholic Children's Aid Society failed teen impregnated by foster dad

Catholic Children's Aid Society failed teen impregnated by foster dad

She thought she was finally home.

Shunted about in the care of the Catholic Children’s Aid Society from the time she was six years old, bounced around more than 22 different foster homes in the previous two years alone, the young teen was relieved when they placed her in the Scarborough home of Howard Smith and his family.

Questioning Child Protective Services

Questioning Child Protective Services

There is outraged from the community after a boy is killed by his stepfather in Buffalo. Authorities said there were warning signs that Abdifatah Mahmood, 10, was abused long before his death.

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Children’s Aid did not report sex crime, court told

Children’s Aid did not report sex crime, court told


A former TTC employee impregnated a 15-year-old girl in the care of the Catholic Children’s Aid Society 35 years ago, but the agency never reported the incident to police, a court has heard.

Man accused of making false abuse claims involving Portland priests


Man accused of making false abuse claims involving Portland priests

A man accused of making false claims of child sex abuse involving Catholic priests has been charged with mail fraud.

Arizona lawmakers fast-track new CPS hires

Arizona lawmakers fast-track new CPS hires


Lawmakers are fast-tracking legislation to hire 50 new Child Protective Services workers with a $4.4 million appropriation that could be on Gov. Jan Brewer’s desk early next week.

In Defense of the Manny


In Defense of the Manny

When my husband and I toured a preschool last week, the owner told me that her husband, a classical musician, sometimes pops in to play piano for the kids. I assumed she was trying to impress us—what parent doesn’t want a little extra Bach in her child’s life?—but then she explained, nervously, that she was telling us because she felt she had to. Might the occasional presence of a penis, her look implied, put us off from her preschool?

The LK Minute - January 29th 2013

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Former DHS Worker Accused Of Sexually Abusing Children


Former DHS Worker Accused Of Sexually Abusing Children

A former child welfare worker is accused of sexually abusing children. The case is set for trial in Canadian County. News 9 found out his position with the state agency is not the only job that put him close to children.
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Rate of Foster Kids on Psychotropic Drugs Falls

Rate of Foster Kids on Psychotropic Drugs Falls


In a 2004 report titled “Forgotten Children” that highlighted the overuse of psychotropic medication by foster children in Texas, then-state Comptroller Carole Keeton Strayhorn wrote of a foster child who was prescribed 11 medications in one month, including two antidepressants and two stimulants to treat ADHD, at a cost of $1,088 to the state’s Medicaid program.

Attorney says Fresno County had chance to prevent Seth Ireland's death



Attorney says Fresno County had chance to prevent Seth Ireland's death


Fresno County's child protection program was accused Monday of robbing a Fresno man of his only son.



Monday, January 28, 2013

State lawmaker wants CPS workers to be licensed, bonded


State lawmaker wants CPS workers to be licensed, bonded


A state lawmaker says she has heard far too many horror stories of botched child abuse investigations and she wants to up the standards for caseworkers by requiring that they be licensed and bonded.

Former CFS head questions workers' last visit to Phoenix Sinclair's home: inquiry

Former CFS head questions workers' last visit to Phoenix Sinclair's home: inquiry


The former head of Manitoba's largest child welfare agency today had some questions about the way Phoenix Sinclair's case was handled.

Foster parent sentenced for child pornography, rape charges to follow

Foster parent sentenced for child pornography, rape charges to follow

A former foster parent and volunteer firefighter was sentenced to 4 years in jail for possession of child pornography.

Panel says it needs full access to child abuse files; documents would remain secret


Panel says it needs full access to child abuse files; documents would remain secret

An independent panel charged with reviewing case files of abused or neglected children who were killed or critically injured agreed Monday that it needs complete case files, which it would review behind closed doors.




2 teens run from Pineville group home in past 2 weeks

2 teens run from Pineville group home in past 2 weeks


Two teenagers have run away from the same group home in Pineville in the past two weeks, Pineville police said Monday.

Gay marriage and adoption bill to head to French parliament



A controversial bill that would legalise gay marriage and adoption heads to the French parliament for debate Tuesday - sparking both support and opposition in the streets.Duration

Google refuses to censor search results accusing police of covering up crime

Google refuses to censor search results accusing police of covering up crime

Note: But they will still help CPS Agents to cover their tracks by not making Legally Kidnapped mainstream media, right?


Google has refused to censor internet search results that accused British police of covering up crime and of racism, following complaints from authorities.

The LK Minute - January 28th 2013

The recap of the last 24 hours on Legally Kidnapped.

Kentucky child abuse files show weaknesses, panel says

Kentucky child abuse files show weaknesses, panel says


Though frustrated by redacted files that make their work more difficult, members of a panel charged with reviewing Kentucky’s most severe child abuse cases say the files do show trends and areas of weakness.

Montana foster dad accused of giving children alcohol, sexually assaulting child

Montana foster dad accused of giving children alcohol, sexually assaulting child

A Great Falls foster parent is accused of giving alcohol to disabled children in his care and their friends and sexually assaulting one of them.

State refuses to shed any light on why abused boy had to die

State refuses to shed any light on why abused boy had to die


The state is refusing to release a “fatality report” that could shed light on how child-protection workers handled the case of a 10-year-old Buffalo boy who was bludgeoned to death by his stepfather April 17, 2012, a year after the boy called 911 to report he was being abused.

Penn State hiring faculty to advance prevention of child maltreatment


Penn State hiring faculty to advance prevention of child maltreatment

Penn State will be hiring a dozen new faculty members over the next three years as part of its recently launched Network for Child Protection and Well-Being, with the goal of advancing knowledge, practice, education and outreach to combat child abuse.

Russian adoption ban frustrates American couples

Russian adoption ban frustrates American couples

It's been a month since Russian President Vladimir Putin signed legislation to stop adoptions of Russian children by American families. For those families, that's a month of not knowing if they'll see their child again.

2012 Candlelit Vigil in Memory of Families Destroyed by CAS and Family Courts




State refuses to shed any light on why abused boy had to die

State refuses to shed any light on why abused boy had to die


The state is refusing to release a “fatality report” that could shed light on how child-protection workers handled the case of a 10-year-old Buffalo boy who was bludgeoned to death by his stepfather April 17, 2012, a year after the boy called 911 to report he was being abused.

Impoverished Mom Lost in Milwaukee Family Court

Impoverished Mom Lost in Milwaukee Family Court


Dulce Guerrero lost her job and home a year ago. Now she feels abused by Milwaukee's family court system for taking away her parental custody rights. "There is no help for poor families when they are falling apart," says a woman close to the case.

Michigan social workers begin move into schools

Michigan social workers begin move into schools


More and more of the state’s 7,000 caseworkers are finding themselves outside of the traditional office and into the field.

Sgt. Reunited With Baby Given Up for Adoption

Sgt. Reunited With Baby Given Up for Adoption

An army drill sergeant whose estranged wife put his daughter up for adoption without his knowledge or permission while he was stationed in another state, has been reunited with the little girl, following a nearly two-year battle to get her back.

Sunday, January 27, 2013

Maine Steals More Kids - Baby LK Report For January

Placed in foster homes - now deported with biological mother

Placed in foster homes - now deported with biological mother

Two young children who were neglected and placed in foster homes, will be deported from Sweden together with their mother, reports SVT Västnytt.

Not enough child psychiatrists means children in rural Maine go without treatment

Not enough child psychiatrists means children in rural Maine go without treatment


Zachary became a different kid.

Gone was the outgoing, energetic boy who pursued ice hockey with a passion and dreamed of playing pro. In his place was a moody, defiant teenager who didn’t want to do much but sleep. Zachary’s grades fell. When the pressures of middle and high school stressed him out, he turned to smoking and partying.

Saturday, January 26, 2013

Man Arrested for Lewd Online Chats with Tallahassee Foster Teen

Man Arrested for Lewd Online Chats with Tallahassee Foster Teen

A Tennessee man accused of obscene on line chats with a Tallahassee teenager has posted a $30,000 bond and is on his way back home with his parents.

A Cost Cut, on the Backs of Children

A Cost Cut, on the Backs of Children


Last week, in a proposed state budget otherwise admirably mindful of the needs of children, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo eliminated CASA’s financing in New York State for the coming fiscal year. This is particularly unfortunate given that, according to a 2009 study by the advocacy group Children’s Rights, New York ranks 40th among states in how quickly it returns children home and 44th in terms of adoption.

Courts should not protect social workers from legitimate press scrutiny, rules judge

Courts should not protect social workers from legitimate press scrutiny, rules judge


Social workers involved in a recent child protection case were named by the press after a High Court judge ruled their identities should not be protected. Alison Paddle looks at the case and its implications for social work, and social workers, in the future




Catholic Adoption Agency Threatens to Leave Colorado If Civil Unions Passes

Catholic Adoption Agency Threatens to Leave Colorado If Civil Unions Passes


If Colorado passes a civil unions law, Catholic Charities is already vowing to stop its adoption services in the state.

Drug issues propel rise in foster care in Maine

Drug issues propel rise in foster care in Maine

Note: That and a CPS Lovin Governor

Substance abuse problems among young parents have driven up the number of children in foster homes by 35 percent over projections, prompting state human services officials to seek an extra $4.2 million from the Legislature.

Friday, January 25, 2013

Calgary family claims daughter ‘legally kidnapped’

Calgary family claims daughter ‘legally kidnapped’


“There was no warning, nothing at all . . . they legally kidnapped her, I have said that openly hundreds of times.”

Children's watchdog says computer system for social workers a “colossal failure”

Ontario is apparently trying to blame some of their child welfare fraud on the computer system.

Children's watchdog says computer system for social workers a “colossal failure”


Senior government officials should be held accountable for the “colossal failure” of government’s new computer system for front-line social workers, the province’s child watchdog says.

Foster mom accused of hitting 4-year-old girl in the face




Foster mom accused of hitting 4-year-old girl in the face

A local foster parent is accused of hitting a 4-year-old girl in the face.

Sounding Alarm Over Foster Kids Targeted For Prostitution

Sounding Alarm Over Foster Kids Targeted For Prostitution

Teens in foster care being plucked off the street and into prostitution. This week state leaders sounded the alarm about the growing problem.

State foster care agency seeks $4.2 million in additional, emergency funding

State foster care agency seeks $4.2 million in additional, emergency funding

Fallout from Maine's substance abuse problems is blamed largely for an uptick in children in Maine's state-funded foster care program, leading the state to request $4.2 million in emergency funding.

Grandmother wanted custody of child who died in foster care

Grandmother wanted custody of child who died in foster care

She says Kayla keeps her going after the death of her older granddaughter, 5-year-old Elizabeth.

Casey Anthony wins reversal of false statement convictions on appeal

Casey Anthony wins reversal of false statement convictions on appeal

As infamous as O.J. Simpson – and acquitted of murder charges just the same – Casey Anthony has been partially vindicated before the Fifth District Court of Appeal in Florida.

Woman convicted of abusing, kidnapping missing girl

Woman convicted of abusing, kidnapping missing girl

A former caretaker was convicted Friday of child abuse and kidnapping in a 4-year-old foster child's disappearance more than a decade ago, but a mistrial was declared on a murder charge after jurors were narrowly unable to agree.

Over Forty Children Paralyzed by Vaccines in One Village

Over Forty Children Paralyzed by Vaccines in One Village


I am so glad (not!) that we have people like Bill Gates to make sure vaccines are funded for African children. I am not alone in that perspective but there are brave people like Christina England, a U.K. journalist and author who alone is reporting about the unspeakable harm that international vaccination programs bring to the children of the world.

America Can be a Scary Place for Americans


America Can be a Scary Place for Americans

We are a nation of rules and laws, with over 40,000 new laws that went into effect on January 1, 2012, alone. With such a minefield, even for the most sober citizen, it is easy to slide down the rabbit hole. Not see a construction zone sign; it could cost you dearly. Overdrawn at the bank; there are fees and penalties. Recently, in Oklahoma there was a 21 car pileup on an icy street and every driver received a $252 ticket.

New Mexico law would send rape victims to prison

New Mexico law would send rape victims to prison


A rape victim could be charged with a felony and face up to three years in prison if she aborts a child conceived in that rape, according to a bill proposed by New Mexico state Rep. Cathrynn Brown (R-Carlsbad). The crime? Tampering with evidence.

Happy 13th Birthday Austin Ricardo Gamez-KNIGHTLY

From our Beloved UnhappyGrammy...

Happy 13th Birthday Austin Ricardo Gamez-KNIGHTLY


Happy 13th Birthday to our much loved grandson Austin! Though you can't be with us today, we are celebrating your life and the good times we spent together as a family.


Georgetown couple fighting to get custody of grandchild

Georgetown couple fighting to get custody of grandchild

A Georgetown couple is fighting the biggest battle of their lives as they try to gain custody of their 4-year-old granddaughter.

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Spirit Lake social service director charged in domestic case

Spirit Lake social service director charged in domestic case

The director of social services for the Spirit Lake Dakotah Nation of North Dakota has been charged for a domestic violence incident, The Grand Forks Herald reports.

Schools could become hubs for many state social services

Schools could become hubs for many state social services

Schools could become new hubs for state services including welfare, child protection, job assistance, and even those related to vehicle registrations and driver's licenses, government officials said Wednesday.

Fire consumes foster teen home in Baden

Fire consumes foster teen home in Baden


The Baden hill was enshrouded in thick clouds of grey smoke shortly before 2 p.m. Thursday as fire completely gutted a home on Snyder’s Road East near Baden.

University of Toronto study shows toddlers can lie

University of Toronto study shows toddlers can lie

What comes out of the mouths of babes isn’t always the unvarnished truth.

State senator pushes bill to give children in foster care more normal lives

State senator pushes bill to give children in foster care more normal lives

A local state senator is pushing for a bill that aimed at helping foster children lead more normal lives.

Sheriff Shoulders Blame in Death of Girl, 5, in Foster Care

Sheriff Shoulders Blame in Death of Girl, 5, in Foster Care


Authorities failed to ensure the girl underwent a required medical exam after she was taken from her Clearwater home, Pinellas County Sheriff Bob Gualtieri said. She later died while a Dunedin babysitter watched her.

Sylvester Stallone 'paid millions to silence' his late half-sister amid her claims he abused her

Sylvester Stallone 'paid millions to silence' his late half-sister amid her claims he abused her


Sylvester Stallone handed over millions of dollars to his late sister at the height of his fame after she blackmailed him and threatened to wreck his career.

Jurors in missing girl case stuck on murder count

Jurors in missing girl case stuck on murder count


Jurors said Thursday they had reached verdicts on child abuse and kidnapping charges but were deadlocked on a murder count against a woman accused of killing 4-year-old foster child Rilya Wilson more than a decade ago.

American Adoptions From Abroad at Their Lowest Level in Years

American Adoptions From Abroad at Their Lowest Level in Years

The number of foreign children adopted by Americans has plunged to its lowest level in more than a decade as some countries have cut back on adoptions to the United States and others have struggled to meet stricter standards intended to combat corruption and child trafficking, government officials said Thursday.

Adoption Nonprofit Cooperating With Investigation Into Alleged Child Torture

Adoption Nonprofit Cooperating With Investigation Into Alleged Child Torture


The head of Los Angeles County's child protective agency said Thursday he would personally investigate the case of a Palmdale woman accused of beating, torturing and starving two adopted children.

Youth honoured for putting Ontario’s child welfare system on the hot seat

Youth honoured for putting Ontario’s child welfare system on the hot seat


For two days in the fall of 2011, dozens of young people from foster care and group homes staged public hearings at Queen’s Park about their parents — the province of Ontario.

The Smart Money: DHHS and its significant challenges

In January of 2011, DHHS was bragging about their National Model Child Welfare System due to all of the reforms made after the death of Logan Marr. In 10 years, the state had cut the number of foster kids in half. In June of 2012, Eathen Henderson was thrown into a chair by his former foster child father and died. Since then the rhetoric has changed dramatically.

I just now came across this very disturbing article that sums up the new agenda under CPS Lover LePage administration in a single .

I am going to suggest that anybody from Maine take a serious look at this article. Towards the bottom, there is a statement made in regards to Maine's Child Welfare / Foster Care system. In essence, this article is advocating for taking babies at younger ages because they are more marketable, and more likely to be adopted. Not because it's what is best for the child.


The Smart Money: DHHS and its significant challenges

Gov. Paul LePage's proposed 2013-14 budget was received and will be given proper scrutiny, but the truth is that the final budget that passes the Legislature is unlikely to look anything like the document LePage and his chief economic adviser, Sawitt Miller, sent to the Statehouse on January 11.

Pinellas authorities investigating death of girl, 5, in foster care

Pinellas authorities investigating death of girl, 5, in foster care


The Pinellas County Sheriff's Office is investigating the death of a 5-year-old girl who died while in foster care.

Jurors deliberating in Fla. missing child case

Jurors deliberating in Fla. missing child case

After a two-month trial, jurors on Thursday began deliberating the fate of Geralyn Graham, who is accused of abusing and killing 4-year-old foster child Rilya Wilson more than a decade ago.

Social workers to be removed from the adoption screening process

Social workers to be removed from the adoption screening process


Directors of children's services and local authority leaders have hit out at the government's latest move, describing it as 'madness', 'demoralising' and 'heavy-handed'

Newspaper likely to face charges over child custody pics

Newspaper likely to face charges over child custody pics


CHARGES could soon be laid against The Courier-Mail for allegedly breaching the Family Law Act during its coverage of a custody battle over four Italian sisters.

Over 50 Russian mothers have child custody problems in Finland

Over 50 Russian mothers have child custody problems in Finland


Russian children’s rights Ombudsman Pavel Astakhov wrote this in his Twitter account Wednesday after Finnish social services seized 6-year-old twins from the Russian national Svetlana Karelina, when she brought them to Finland for a meeting with their father, who is her former husband.

Hayley & Harley's story - Forced adoption

Annie Lennox helps build foster home for Malawi's orphaned children

Annie Lennox helps build foster home for Malawi's orphaned children


SHE has won Grammys, Brits, a Golden Globe and an Oscar but that’s not why six of Malawi’s poorest ­children love Annie Lennox.

Judge delays verdict in Saskatchewan foster mom’s negligence trial


Judge delays verdict in Saskatchewan foster mom’s negligence trial


A Saskatoon judge needs more time to consider his verdict in the trial of Eunice Wudrich, a former foster parent accused of criminal negligence in the bathtub downing of a toddler placed in her care by Social Services.

Note: And it's time for another LK Look A Like!  (Only because I'm the one with enough balls to say what you're all thinking.)





Wednesday, January 23, 2013

After Adoption Law, Russia Debates Seizure of Children


After Adoption Law, Russia Debates Seizure of Children

The Kremlin's recent halt to adoptions to the U.S. has opened a rancorous debate that extends beyond the country's orphans—to the tens of thousands of other children who have been separated from their living parents and sent to state orphanages.

Traffickers targeting youth in state foster care


Traffickers targeting youth in state foster care


Two state agency heads Wednesday warned a Senate panel that pimps and third-party labor contractors are targeting young people in the state foster care system.


Judge orders disclosure of some DCS records

Judge orders disclosure of some DCS records

The Tennessee Department of Children's Services must provide to the public records of children who died or nearly died after the agency investigated reports they had been abused or neglected, a Nashville judge ruled Wednesday.

CPS takes too long to investigate child abuse, report says


CPS takes too long to investigate child abuse, report says

It’s a hard number to fathom: 74 child fatalities in our state last year. Many were the victims of abuse and neglect.

In Focus: The pedophile next door

In Focus: The pedophile next door


Researchers in Toronto have uncovered associations suggesting that pedophilia may have biological roots.

Mother of two adopted children to testify against proposed curtailment cuts facing adoptive families

Mother of two adopted children to testify against proposed curtailment cuts facing adoptive families


Abby Davis and her 11 and 13 year old adopted daughters have lived together in Westbrook, Maine as a “forever family” for 3 years.

Female social worker 'sexually abused two sisters aged six and ten while working as their live-in nanny'



Female social worker 'sexually abused two sisters aged six and ten while working as their live-in nanny'

A social worker was today accused of sexually abusing two young sisters while she was working for their family as a live-in nanny.

Elaine Hewitt, now 49, is alleged to have warned one of the girls - who were aged six and ten at the time - she would be taken into care if she revealed what had been going on.

Former Warren County social worker alleges supervisors harassed her, endangered children


Former Warren County social worker alleges supervisors harassed her, endangered children

A social worker with the state's division of family services alleges she was mistreated by supervisors to the point that her doctor told her that "continued work could lead to death," according to a civil complaint filed in state Superior Court in Belvidere.

State child welfare officials hope to launch new program to prevent children from entering foster care

State child welfare officials hope to launch new program to prevent children from entering foster care

Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber is proposing a new program to lower the number of children in foster care.

Child under 2 mistakenly put in state shelter, Oklahoma Department of Human Services official says

Child under 2 mistakenly put in state shelter, Oklahoma Department of Human Services official says


The Oklahoma Department of Human Services had agreed to place nearly all babies and 1-year-olds in its care in family-like settings after Dec. 31. Changes in procedures have been made to prevent a similar error from occurring, a DHS official said.

Ex-foster child testifies in Mass. class action

Ex-foster child testifies in Mass. class action

Beginning at age 8, Lauren James bounced among at least 14 different foster homes, along the way being forced to scrub floors, clean up after dogs, miss meals and take up to five psychiatric mediations at a time.

DCF chief: Rise in infant deaths ‘disturbing’

DCF chief: Rise in infant deaths ‘disturbing’


The spike in babies dying sudden and unexpected deaths while under the state’s watch is a “disturbing” trend officials are already trying to tackle, the head of the state’s Department of Children and Families said yesterday on the heels of a stunning watchdog report that showed the overall number of deaths among state-involved kids is on the rise.

Note: Looks like these Massholes are going to be keeping me busy for a while.

Fresno County's Child Protective Services Will Stand Trial

Fresno County's Child Protective Services Will Stand Trial

December 2008, 10-year-old Seth Ireland was sent to the hospital after his mother's boyfriend punched and kicked him repeatedly. Seth died about a week later. Authorities say just days before Seth's death, his mother and her boyfriend asked authorities to take Seth and his half-brother to protective custody. They were denied. Lebaron Vaughn was sentenced to 15 years to life in prison for beating Seth to death. Seth's mother, Renae Ireland was sentenced to six years for child endangerment.

House panels start review of child protection rewrite

House panels start review of child protection rewrite

Lawmakers should look at a major rewrite of state child protection laws from the perspective of a child seeking help and not necessarily because of what adults are suggesting, the chairman of a special task force told a joint House committee hearing Tuesday.

Class-action suit challenges Massachusetts foster care system

Class-action suit challenges Massachusetts foster care system

The state of Massachusetts is going to trial this week, fighting accusations that it is systematically failing to protect children in foster care from allegedly unfit foster homes,  physical abuse, medical and educational neglect, questionable psychotropic drug doses and other harm.

Panel proposes sweeping change to Ontario’s child welfare system

Panel proposes sweeping change to Ontario’s child welfare system


Queen’s Park should raise the age of financial and emotional support for former Crown wards to age 25 from age 21 within the next three years, says a government-appointed panel.

Rural children in child welfare system more likely to be given psychotropic medication

Rural children in child welfare system more likely to be given psychotropic medication

Rural children in the child welfare system who authorities suspect have been abused are significantly more likely to have been prescribed psychotropic medication than their urban peers, according to new research from the Carsey Institute at the University of New Hampshire.

Teachers could carry guns under new bill

Teachers could carry guns under new bill

A Maine state lawmaker has proposed a bill that would allow teachers and other school employees to carry concealed firearms at school.

Police seek 16-year-old who left therapeutic home in Casco

Police seek 16-year-old who left therapeutic home in Casco

Police are seeking help from the public in the search for a 16-year-old boy who reportedly bolted from the Spurwink House on Tuesday.

Missing teen has been found

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Court allows some U.S. adoptions

Court allows some U.S. adoptions

A number of American couples whose adoptions of Russian children were in the final stages of approval before Moscow imposed a ban breathed a sigh of relief on Tuesday when a court said their adoptions could go ahead.

Note: What a cop out, eh?

Prosecutor says in closing arguments Fla. woman killed foster child Rilya Wilson out of hatred

Prosecutor says in closing arguments Fla. woman killed foster child Rilya Wilson out of hatred

The caretaker of foster child Rilya Wilson grew to hate the 4-year-old because of defiant behavior, finally smothering the girl with a pillow in 2000 and covering it up with a web of lies, a Florida prosecutor told a jury Tuesday.

Texas parents get custody of kids living in bus


Texas parents get custody of kids living in bus


Nearly a year after their two children were found living virtually unsupervised in an old school bus in Southeast Texas, the parents regained full custody of their kids Tuesday when a judge dismissed a child welfare case against them.

Fla. mom writes check to put cop at kid's elementary school

Fla. mom writes check to put cop at kid's elementary school

A Florida mother has effectively hired a deputy for her daughter's elementary school because of concerns she had after last month's mass school shooting in Connecticut, CBS Orlando affiliate WKMG-TV reports.

Note: Please don't let your obsessive paranoia force my kid to live in a police state.

Sacked social worker blames lack of support over alcohol problem

Sacked social worker blames lack of support over alcohol problem


A social worker fell on to the lap of a policeman at a work-related training course before being arrested for drink-driving, an employment tribunal was told.

Ghana: Agony of 143 Orphan Children

Ghana: Agony of 143 Orphan Children

ANOTHER ORPHANAGE perceived to be the largest in the whole of the Northern Region has emerged in Savelugu, with a total number of 145 orphans.

Child services report ‘troubling’

Child services report ‘troubling’


Forty children died in 2011 while under the state’s watch, including five youths who were gunned down, seven who committed suicide and a dozen babies — some sleeping in an adult’s bed — who were deemed victims of sudden and unexpected infant deaths, according to an alarming report one outraged lawmaker called “troubling and frustrating.”

Russia’s lost opportunity to monitor orphans adopted in US – Ambassador


Russia’s lost opportunity to monitor orphans adopted in US – Ambassador

US Ambassador to Russia Michael McFaul announced via his twitter account that by banning US adoptions Russia has lost the opportunity to know the fate of the orphans who already live in America.

Monday, January 21, 2013

Ohio now restricts school’s use of seclusion rooms, physical restraint

Ohio now restricts school’s use of seclusion rooms, physical restraint

For the first time, Ohio has a policy that limits a school’s use of seclusion and restraint for difficult students. Schools must now adopt positive behavior interventions and support.

Torn Apart: Stories of forced adoption

False Allegations - Only Fathers With $$ Can Fight Back




The system knows it is corrupt and it doesn't care. Only men who have the money to fight back have a small chance in our corrupt family courts.

ADHD in kids jumps 24 percent in a decade, study shows


ADHD in kids jumps 24 percent in a decade, study shows

In just 10 years the number of children diagnosed with attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD, rose dramatically, a  large new study suggests.
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The biggest factor driving this increase may be the heightened awareness of ADHD among parents, teachers, and pediatricians, says the study’s lead author Dr. Darios Getahun, a scientist with Kaiser Permanente. For kids who need help, that’s a good thing, Getahun says.

Note: An even bigger factor is that there is a ton of money to be made off of these kids.

Kindergarten Student Suspended For Pink Bubble Gun Threat In Pennsylvania


Kindergarten Student Suspended For Pink Bubble Gun Threat In Pennsylvania

In the wake of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting, primary schools across the country are cracking down on gun-related threats.

Suit: Mass. allowed abuse of its foster children


Suit: Mass. allowed abuse of its foster children

A class action lawsuit that accuses the state of Massachusetts of allowing thousands of foster children to suffer a wide range of abuse is set to go to trial in federal court.

DCF report: Local foster children in crisis

DCF report: Local foster children in crisis

Over the past eight years, Tammy McGuire and her family have served as foster parents to 42 local children. All of them were victims of child abuse and neglect in their own homes.

State's taking of Wabanaki children discussed at MLK Day breakfast

State's taking of Wabanaki children discussed at MLK Day breakfast


Maine Wabanaki-State Child Welfare Truth and Reconciliation Commission to document what happened to tribal children in Maine's child welfare system, speakers tell audience

Topinka: IL low on money for child welfare, senior services

Topinka: IL low on money for child welfare, senior services

Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka says Illinois is running out of money for services on which many people depend.

Chief inspector in Wales raises concerns about social worker caseloads

Chief inspector in Wales raises concerns about social worker caseloads


The Welsh inspectorate’s latest annual report found ‘stark variability’ in the performance of social services departments across the country.

Texas couple with 2 kids on old bus makes progress

Texas couple with 2 kids on old bus makes progress

Home for a Southeast Texas family is still an old school bus with no engine and no front wheels.

Manitoba social worker insisted girl was fine, even after she had died: witness



Manitoba social worker insisted girl was fine, even after she had died: witness

The inquiry into the death of a Manitoba girl has been told at least one social worker insisted the girl was doing fine, even though the child had been beaten and killed two months earlier.

Using Facebook to connect foster care children with relatives

Using Facebook to connect foster care children with relatives


Facebook has opened up a new world of experiments for the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services.

U.S. court rules on lesbian couple's Russian child custody dispute

U.S. court rules on lesbian couple's Russian child custody dispute

A Californian court has announced the verdict in a custody case involving a Russian child adopted by an American same-sex couple, the Russian Legal Information Agency (RAPSI/rapsinews.com) reports on Monday, citing a copy of the court order.

Polygamous community resident says he's a fit foster parent

Polygamous community resident says he's a fit foster parent

A resident of the polygamous community of Colorado City says he is offended by criticism he is unfit to be a foster father.

Sunday, January 20, 2013

CPS Happily Destroying One Family At A Time - Baby LK Report For January 20th 2013

'US foster care operating illegally on Kolkata child'


'US foster care operating illegally on Kolkata child'

Days after the intelligentsia, politicians and activists petitioned the US government, alleging injury and neglect to 16-month-old Indrasish in foster care, his family alleged that the foster care authorities are planning an operation on him without proper medical advice.

LOIS HENRY: County coughs up $1.4 million to wronged parent

LOIS HENRY: County coughs up $1.4 million to wronged parent


Kern County's Child Protective Services department has cost county taxpayers another $1.4 million.

That's the settlement amount granted last month to a local doctor in a case where CPS illegally took her two children. The county did this in February, 2011, without a warrant and, as it turns out, for no legitimate reason.

Blogger accuses Spirit Lake tribal chairman of incompetence, having hand in murder

Blogger accuses Spirit Lake tribal chairman of incompetence, having hand in murder

As the Spirit Lake Indian Reservation grapples with how to better safeguard its children from abusers and sexual predators, deep divisions – some going back generations – have shaped the narrative of why and how much the child protection system has failed and whether progress has been made in fixing it.

Saturday, January 19, 2013

Trial set to begin in Mass. foster care lawsuit

Trial set to begin in Mass. foster care lawsuit

A trial is set to begin in a lawsuit alleging the abuse and neglect of thousands of Massachusetts children in foster care.

What you MUST KNOW regarding Child Protective Services!

Disputed progress on child protection at Spirit Lake


Disputed progress on child protection at Spirit Lake

In the nearly four months since the federal Bureau of Indian Affairs took over child protection services on the Spirit Lake Indian Reservation, tribal and BIA officials say they’re working well together, the system has been made more professional and accountable and reservation children are safer from abusers and sexual predators.

Foster father accused in baby's death had drug arrest

Foster father accused in baby's death had drug arrest

The foster father accused of beating a 5-month-old baby girl to death in December while she was in his care was in Mendocino County Superior Court Friday to schedule a future appearance.

Family claims Sacramento County violated disabled child's rights



Family claims Sacramento County violated disabled child's rights

Mentally retarded and autistic, Anthony Platz seemed to be headed toward life in an institution four years ago.

Friday, January 18, 2013

CHINESE ORPHANS AND THE DARK SIDE OF "LOVING MOTHERS"

CHINESE ORPHANS AND THE DARK SIDE OF "LOVING MOTHERS"

Recently, a fire killed seven children in a private orphanage in the Eastern Chinese town of Lankao.

Critics: Better DHS training needed after siblings pulled from home

Critics: Better DHS training needed after siblings pulled from home


Some critics of how the Oregon Department of Human Services pulled two children from the foster parents who wanted to adopt them, want better job training for caseworkers.

DCF worker arrested for not reporting husband's child molestation

DCF worker arrested for not reporting husband's child molestation


A Florida Department of Children and Families employee has been arrested after she found out in 2011 that her husband molested two young girls and did not report it, according to a Jacksonville Sheriff's Office police report.

Chairman says child protection getting better, critics disagree

Chairman says child protection getting better, critics disagree

 In the nearly four months since the federal Bureau of Indian Affairs took over child protection services on the Spirit Lake Indian Reservation, tribal and BIA officials say they’re working well together, the system has been made more professional and accountable and reservation children are safer from abusers and sexual predators.

Fort Bragg: Foster father due in court today in baby's death; details released

Fort Bragg: Foster father due in court today in baby's death; details released


While authorities still aren't saying much about the violent death of a 5-month-old baby girl in Fort Bragg, details have come to light about the events that led up to the December tragedy.

Rumors flying that Mel Gibson is Jodie Foster's sons' biological father

Rumors flying that Mel Gibson is Jodie Foster's sons' biological father Could Mel Gibson be the biological father of Jodie Foster’s two sons? Note: Oh I could say so much about this... But I won't.

Panel to probe child welfare abuses against tribes

Panel to probe child welfare abuses against tribes

Tribal representatives and the state of Maine have named five people who'll lead an investigation into past abuses by child welfare agents who systematically removed tribal children from their households, breaking up families and exposing some to abuse in foster care.

Daniel Klosky convicted of child porn charges

Daniel Klosky convicted of child porn charges

A Conway man was convicted by a judge for 38 counts of child pornography.


Russia to uphold US adoption ban amid child abuse concerns

Russia to uphold US adoption ban amid child abuse concerns

Russia has vowed to uphold its ban on Americans adopting Russian children as Moscow adopts a stronger stance against child abuse in the US.

Note: These are not real parents that they are talking about.  But rather the wonderful people who adopt.  Typically desperate to adopt infertile couples. 

Saudi Arabia to launch child abuse hotline

Saudi Arabia to launch child abuse hotline

Note: Oh... They must be looking for new ways to make money.


Saudi Arabia is preparing a 24-hour hotline service to receive calls about violence against children, Saudi Arabia's Okaz reported Thursday (January 17th).

Parents tried to abduct their children

Parents tried to abduct their children


A COUPLE who tried to abduct their own three children to take them on a summer holiday abroad have been given suspended prison sentences.

Note: Of course just because there were allegations which enabled British Social Workers to target that family is no reason to suspect that there was abuse or neglect.  This journalist is simply assuming based on socially accepted understandings of the the great bullshit story.

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Florida Boy, 12, Charged as an Adult in Brother's Murder


Florida Boy, 12, Charged as an Adult in Brother's Murder

In the Florida courtroom, the first-degree murder defendant is dwarfed by the cops who surround him. In the interrogation room, he can barely sit still or stay awake.

Retired MN Supreme Court Justice Vows to Help Parents Accused of Child Abuse

Retired MN Supreme Court Justice Vows to Help Parents Accused of Child Abuse

When parents are accused of abusing or neglecting their kids, they often face an uphill battle with social workers and the courts. Even if the allegations are proven false, or the parents make every effort to change, the stigma is often hard to overcome.


Adoptive families fight curtailment cuts

Adoptive families fight curtailment cuts

A lot of families who have adopted children within Maine's foster care system were shocked to learn this week that their state subsidy would be cut in half between April and June. The $1.4 million dollar cut is part of the governor's curtailment cuts.

DCF: Cops should have filed missing persons report

DCF: Cops should have filed missing persons report

Child welfare officials said Monday that Hallandale Beach Police should have filed a missing- person report in October after talking with a mother who hadn't seen her baby in more than a year. Authorities dug up what they believe are the baby's remains in the backyard of the parent's former home last week.

Note: Their cops are apparently about as competent as their baby-stealers, eh?

Ontario to reform aboriginal child welfare system

Ontario to reform aboriginal child welfare system


Ontario’s Liberal government is acting on longstanding calls to reform the province’s beleaguered aboriginal child welfare system.

Waterloo Region child welfare agency under provincial review


Waterloo Region child welfare agency under provincial review

A local child agency which has programs in child welfare and family support has found itself under provincial review.

St. Johns boy headed to therapeutic group home


St. Johns boy headed to therapeutic group home


A St. Johns boy who pleaded guilty to negligent homicide is headed to a therapeutic group home for continued court-ordered treatment.

Judge Tells Child Welfare Officials to Stop Hiding Info about Deaths


Judge Tells Child Welfare Officials to Stop Hiding Info about Deaths

A San Diego Superior Court judge smacked down the state’s main child welfare agency for writing regulations that short-circuited a 5-year-old law meant to increase public access to information about kids who died while under its supervision.

Teen Mom Jenelle Could Lose Custody Of New Baby –Attorney

Teen Mom Jenelle Could Lose Custody Of New Baby –Attorney


Jenelle Evans is thrilled to be pregnant with baby #2, but unless she stays clean and healthy, her mom Barbara Evans, could win custody of this baby, too!

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Social worker who decided girl was safe without seeing her followed guidelines

Social worker who decided girl was safe without seeing her followed guidelines


The inquiry into the beating death of a Manitoba girl has been told it was not uncommon for Manitoba social workers to decide a child was safe without even laying eyes on the youngster.

Mother of child who died in foster care suing province


Mother of child who died in foster care suing province

The mother of a child who died in foster care is suing the Saskatchewan Social Services Ministry.

Family Sad, Stolen Children, because of DFCS CPS

Girl charged with killing foster mother goes to trial after plea deal deemed not legal

Girl charged with killing foster mother goes to trial after plea deal deemed not legal


One of the two teenagers charged with the alleged homicide of their foster mother in San Patricio is now scheduled to go to trial in March.

Are UK social workers REALLY treated like 'slave labour' compared to other countries?

Are UK social workers REALLY treated like 'slave labour' compared to other countries?

Note: Do we really care?

It's clearly a tough time for social workers in Britain and the people who depend on their support. But are British social workers receiving a lot less support than their colleagues working in other countries?

Child Flu Death Reported to DHHS

Child Flu Death Reported to DHHS

A child from Lancaster County has recently died from the flu. This is the second flu death so far this season. The first was a man in his 60s, also from Lancaster County. The Lincoln-Lancaster County Health Department reported both deaths to the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS).

Obama signs North Korea child welfare bill into law



Obama signs North Korea child welfare bill into law

Note: While they get away with all kinds of fraud in his own country.

President Obama on Monday signed into law a bill requiring the State Department to regularly brief Congress on U.S. efforts to advocate for the best interests of North Korean children.

Solutions to Broken Adoptions May Lie in Gray Areas


Solutions to Broken Adoptions May Lie in Gray Areas


While there's disagreement among child welfare officials and advocates about all we can do to prevent broken adoptions, there is consensus on a few common-sense steps.

Child Protective Investigations Involving Foster Parents

Child Protective Investigations Involving Foster Parents


Geralyn Graham Trial: Defense Rests In Murder Of Missing Foster Child Rilya Wilson


Geralyn Graham Trial: Defense Rests In Murder Of Missing Foster Child Rilya Wilson

The defense has rested in the case of a South Florida woman accused of killing her 4-year-old foster child more than 10 years ago.

Colorado child-protection system reforms promised

Colorado child-protection system reforms promised


Key reforms for Colorado's child protection system should include better training for "front-line" workers who screen abuse calls, a statewide hotline and data collection that would reveal the workloads and turnover rates of caseworkers, state officials said Tuesday.

Senators consider bill allowing relatives to more easily become foster care parents


Senators consider bill allowing relatives to more easily become foster care parents

Non-immediate family members of abused or neglected children may have an easier time becoming foster parents to those children if a bill moving through the Missouri Senate becomes law.

Darcy Van Orden - Child "Protective" Services

Report: Child Welfare Investigator Didn't Notice Missing Baby


Report: Child Welfare Investigator Didn't Notice Missing Baby

A child welfare investigator did not notice that a 5-month-old boy now presumed dead was missing when visiting the family's South Florida home in September, state records show.

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Child welfare workers protected under Michigan law

Child welfare workers protected under Michigan law


Private child welfare agencies and their workers in Michigan will get extra protection from lawsuits if they're under contract with the state under a new law signed by Secretary of State Ruth Johnson.

Adoptive Parents of "Antichrist" Accused of Child Neglect

Adoptive Parents of "Antichrist" Accused of Child Neglect


In a controversial case that has already received wide publicity, a Minnesota couple have been charged  with multiple counts of neglect and malicious punishment relating to their adopted eight-year old son.   44-year old Russel and Mona Hauer of North Mankato have been accused of systematically starving their child (who can not be named since he is a minor) and subjecting him to frequent abuse including accusing him of stealing food, giving him only liquid to drink, and placing an alarm on his bedroom door to keep him from stealing food.  Prosecutors have also accused them of beating the child with a broom handle and making him sleep in the basement because he wet his bed and that he had been treated as the "Antichrist" of the family.

One Foster Child's Choice? Not To Be Adopted


One Foster Child's Choice? Not To Be Adopted

S.D. held out hope that her parents would bring her home. That never happened. But avoiding adoption was her choice—and it was a wise one, her lawyer says.

EXCLUSIVE: Child Protective Services: Mel Gibson An Excellent Dad


EXCLUSIVE: Child Protective Services: Mel Gibson An Excellent Dad

Mel Gibson is viewed as an excellent father to his 8-month-old daughter Lucia by the Department of Children and Family Services, RadarOnline.com has learned exclusively.

Chinese officials ask to borrow orphans to hide child welfare failings

Chinese officials ask to borrow orphans to hide child welfare failings

Officials attempt to prevent inspectors from discovering district had never run an orphanage, despite receiving funding

Family Court under fire

Family Court under fire


A University of Waikato PhD student researching how the Family Court treats victims of domestic violence says the court should start assuming anger and aggression are normal human traits rather than the exception.

Adoption hotspots map is a “gimmick” says social worker association


Adoption hotspots map is a “gimmick” says social worker association

The government’s recently launched adoption map is “a gimmick and not a solution”, the British Association of Social Workers (BASW) has claimed.

DCF in home a month before baby reported missing


DCF in home a month before baby reported missing


The goings-on in front of six young kids at 647 NW Third Ct. in Hallandale Beach — the dope smoking and drinking, the yelling, cursing and threats — was so disturbing to an observer that she called the state’s child abuse hotline.

“It is just terrible,’’ the woman told the hotline operator just after the New Year. “Horrible.’’


Fewer than one in five Scots would report child abuse immediately

Fewer than one in five Scots would report child abuse immediately


Fewer than one in five Scots would report child abuse concerns as soon as they arose.

Empathic social workers at higher risk of burnout and stress

Empathic social workers at higher risk of burnout and stress

Social workers who display high levels of empathy for clients report higher levels of stress, anxiety and depression than colleagues, researchers find.

Birmingham social worker off sick for ten years

Birmingham social worker off sick for ten years


A Birmingham social worker has been off sick for nearly a decade after being locked in legal battles with Birmingham City Council.

Placement Of Foster Children In Polygamous Towns Investigated


Placement Of Foster Children In Polygamous Towns Investigated

The Arizona Attorney General’s office is investigating complaints about foster children being placed in the polygamous town of Colorado City.

Advocate: AZ Child Protective Services “Truly in Crisis”


Advocate: AZ Child Protective Services “Truly in Crisis”

Arizona has a record number of children in foster care, more than 14,000. Yet, the state's leading children's advocacy group says the Child Protective Services agency continues to fall down on its twin responsibilities of protecting kids from abuse and neglect, and connecting them with permanent, loving families.

Monday, January 14, 2013

Identity of social workers may be published following fostering bungle

Identity of social workers may be published following fostering bungle


This was an application for a reporting restriction order arising out of care proceedings conducted before the Bristol Family Proceedings Court. The proceedings themselves were relatively straightforward but, in the course of the hearing, information came to light which gave rise to concerns of an “unusual nature”, which alerted the interest of the press.

Social worker guilty of animal cruelty

Social worker guilty of animal cruelty

A man accused of putting a cat in a plastic bag before throwing it under cars because it was the "quickest way" to kill the animal has been found guilty of ill-treatment.

Kid Detective Cracks 65-Year-Old Mystery



siblings separated and reunited via facebook

Iowa man, sister reunite thanks to boy, Facebook

Iowa man, sister reunite thanks to boy, Facebook

An Iowa man and his sister have reunited 65 years after being separated in foster care thanks to a 7-year-old friend's Facebook search.

Foster carer pleads guilty to acts of child cruelty

Foster carer pleads guilty to acts of child cruelty


A QUEENSLAND foster carer has admitted she cruelly failed to provide adequate clothing, accommodation or care to a 12-year-old girl.

Russians rally to renew U.S. adoptions

Russians rally to renew U.S. adoptions


Thousands of people swept through snowy central Moscow on Sunday to express their anger with President Vladimir Putin’s approval of a ban on American families’ adoptions of Russian children.

Brevard couple files lawsuit against child welfare agencies

Brevard couple files lawsuit against child welfare agencies


A Brevard County couple has filed a lawsuit against five state and local child welfare agencies, alleging officials did not investigate reports that two children, who they later adopted, were being abused while in foster care.

American Indian children's welfare in question with adoptions


American Indian children's welfare in question with adoptions

The task of finding adoptive families for American Indian children is becoming increasingly difficult and troublesome.

Indigenous parents wary of children being removed from 'overcrowded' homes


Indigenous parents wary of children being removed from 'overcrowded' homes

MANY indigenous parents are deeply suspicious of officials who might remove Aboriginal children because a home is "crowded", the Carmody child protection inquiry has been told.



DCS failed to respond to citizen panels' suggestions

DCS failed to respond to citizen panels' suggestions


The Department of Children's Services failed for more than a year to respond to recommendations by statewide Citizen Review Panels created to examine the state's efforts to protect children, according to the panel's statewide coordinator.

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Confidentiality Helps Them Cover Their Tracks - Baby LK Report For January 13th 2013

State revokes Hauers' child foster care license


State revokes Hauers' child foster care license

The parents accused of starving their eight-year-old son have had their child foster care license revoked.



CPS sending foster children to Warren Jeffs' polygamist sect

Hypocrites!!!

CPS sending foster children to Warren Jeffs' polygamist sect

Arizona is placing foster children in the polygamist enclave of Colorado City near the Utah border and that's raising concerns about their future and Arizona Child Protective Services' judgment in finding homes for abused and neglected kids.

Russians Protest New Law Banning American Adoptions



Thousands of Russians gathered on Sunday to protest the newly passed Russian law that bans Americans from adopting Russian orphans.

Saturday, January 12, 2013


CPS visitation trouble---Some parents may get to see kids soon

CPS visitation trouble---Some parents may get to see kids soon

Private agencies that supervise court-ordered visits are slowly getting referrals they need to resume visits

Social worker accused of interfering with probe into Staples coach sex-assault case

Social worker accused of interfering with probe into Staples coach sex-assault case


The sex-assault case against a former Staples High School boys swim coach took a twist last week when a Fairfield social worker was charged with refusing to cooperate with the police investigation.

Foster children in polygamist enclave raising concerns

Foster children in polygamist enclave raising concerns


Arizona is placing foster children in the polygamist enclave of Colorado City, raising concerns about their future and state Child Protective Services’ judgment in finding homes for abused and neglected kids.

Ex-inmate says jailhouse informant lied about confession in Fla. missing foster child case

Ex-inmate says jailhouse informant lied about confession in Fla. missing foster child case

Hoping for a reduced prison sentence, the star prosecution witness in the case of missing foster child Rilya Wilson concocted a story about the girl's former caretaker confessing to killing the child, a jury was told Thursday.

Conditions of child inmates still poor

Conditions of child inmates still poor

The Department of Correctional Services has admitted that conditions in which children are held are still poor, despite a significant drop in their number.

Friday, January 11, 2013

Are stolen children really waiting to be adopted?

Map: the thousands of children waiting for adoption


Nearly 6,000 children in England were waiting to be adopted at the start of last year, according to new figures released by the Department for Education.

Law would help military members in custody battles

Law would help military members in custody battles


United States armed forces service members swore under oath to protect the freedom of American citizens. We hear, and for some of us, personally know the ultimate sacrifice they bear and the burden they impose on their children for doing so. All the battles they face should be out on the battlefield; not in the courts against the U.S. custodial system. It should not be against the same governmental system that orders them to leave their children behind for military duty.

Social workers 'facing burnout'

Social workers 'facing burnout'


Social workers who become emotionally involved in the problems of their clients risk suffering from high levels of stress and depression, a new study has revealed.

Note: I'm sure the personal guilt associated with destroying families doesn't help either.

Education & DHHS Would Be Hardest Hit By LePage Curtailment Order</