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Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Foster Care Abuse PSA


A srs bsns PSA we worked on for Ricki's English 102 class.

Music: The Arms of an Angel by Sarah McLaughlin

Woman poses as Department of Children and Families caseworker, tries to take back man's son

Woman poses as Department of Children and Families caseworker, tries to take back man's son

The Department of Children and Families (DCF) recently removed a child from the father's home, and now deputies say that man, and a female accomplice were arrested for scheming to get the child back.

U.S. Army major, wife charged with assaulting and abusing foster and adoptive children

U.S. Army major, wife charged with assaulting and abusing foster and adoptive children

Federal authorities have charged an Army major and his wife with abusing their adopted and foster-care children through beatings, breaking their bones, failing to get them medical help, depriving them of drinking water and training their biological kids to take part in the mistreatment.

Police: Mother took toddler from legal guardians


Police: Mother took toddler from legal guardians

A Jackson County woman who told police that her husband chained and tortured her, then took back those allegations, carried her 2-year-old son away from the child's legal guardians on Monday, police said.

Mom upset son's hair was cut while in foster care


Mom upset son's hair was cut while in foster care

A Columbia mom was reunited with her son Monday after the state took him away late last week.

Court suspends lawyer with 'addiction' to lying


Court suspends lawyer with 'addiction' to lying

A Manhattan attorney who claimed he was addicted to lying was suspended Tuesday after admitting to forging a settlement document.

Court: Child welfare workers cannot be sued in Springer case

Court: Child welfare workers cannot be sued in Springer case

Child welfare workers cannot be sued in the death of a Centreville teen who died in a 2008 fire, even if they knew she was regularly tied to her bed by her parents, a federal appeals court said.

Dr. Manny: Are Child Protective Services broken in this country?


Dr. Manny: Are Child Protective Services broken in this country?


A recent report about a young Russian couple who took their 5-month-old son for a second medical opinion and ultimately ended up losing custody of the child has me very concerned about the way Child Protective Services (CPS) functions in this country.

Monday, April 29, 2013

Abuse probe evidence 'significant'



A new inquiry into a historic paedophile ring in North Wales care homes has uncovered "significant" fresh evidence of "systematic and serious sexual and physical abuse"

US Court Returns Baby to Russian Couple in Custody Case

US Court Returns Baby to Russian Couple in Custody Case

A court in Sacramento, California, ruled on Monday that a baby boy who had been seized by authorities in the United States should be returned to his Russian parents, a Russian diplomat said.

Kids of marijuana activists put in foster care


Kids of marijuana activists put in foster care

Three medical marijuana advocates from southwest Idaho say their children were placed into state foster care after law enforcement searched their home and found marijuana.

Police Raid Home of Medicinal Marijuana Multiple Sclerosis Patient, Throw Her Kids in Foster Care

Police Raid Home of Medicinal Marijuana Multiple Sclerosis Patient, Throw Her Kids in Foster Care


The police investigated the activist on charges relating to marijuana trafficking, which she vehemently denies.

14-Year-Old Forced To Get Pregnant By American Foster Mother Living In Britain: Mother Uses Syringes And Sperm Bought Online For Successful Pregnancy

14-Year-Old Forced To Get Pregnant By American Foster Mother Living In Britain: Mother Uses Syringes And Sperm Bought Online For Successful Pregnancy


An American mother living in Britian forced her 14-year-old daughter to get pregnant using syringes of donor sperm because she was desperate to have another child.

Walk sheds awareness on foster kids’ plight

Walk sheds awareness on foster kids’ plight

Jamie Slate, with Abba’s Hands, has a challenge with hopes of increasing awareness about the need for more foster parents in Stephens County. He was among the many people walking a mile Saturday for the second Walk a Mile in My Shoes event.

Dangerous Meds for Children Constitute Medicaid Fraud


Dangerous Meds for Children Constitute Medicaid Fraud

The administration of psychotropic medication to school children continues on a massive scale. A recent cable television interview of a young man who took Ritalin against his will provided an example of the dangerous result of the involuntary administration of such a drug. The young man indicated that the drug “nearly ruined my life”. He discontinued the medication as a young teen and warns families about the side effects of such drugs.

North Wales child abuse: more than 140 people say they were victims


North Wales child abuse: more than 140 people say they were victims

Police say alleged victims have identified 84 people as responsible for attacks between 1963 and 1992

Investigation into child abuse in North Wales care homes finds new evidence of 'systematic and serious sexual and physical abuse'


Investigation into child abuse in North Wales care homes finds new evidence of 'systematic and serious sexual and physical abuse'

A new investigation into a historic child abuse at care homes in North Wales has unearthed "significant" fresh evidence of “systematic and serious sexual and physical abuse”.

How Muslim Families Use Breastfeeding to Make Adopted Babies Their Own


How Muslim Families Use Breastfeeding to Make Adopted Babies Their Own

Under Islamic Sharia’a law, western adoption practices are frowned upon. When children are abandoned by their birth parents, they may become foster children of other families, but they are not allowed to take on their foster parents’ last name, or to have any rights of a mahram (an unmarriageable kin with whom sexual intercourse is considered incestuous). Only one thing has the power to overcome these restrictions: Breastfeeding.



Astakhov to bring two adopted children back to Russia from Spain


Astakhov to bring two adopted children back to Russia from Spain

Child welfare services in Catalonia have handed two children, adopted in Spain, to the Russian children's rights commissioner, Pavel Astakhov.

Irish Adoption Authority 'refuses to recognise' Mexican children adopted by Irish parents


Irish Adoption Authority 'refuses to recognise' Mexican children adopted by Irish parents

THE Adoption Authority of Ireland has refused to recognise or register more than a dozen children born in Mexico and adopted by Irish families, the High Court has heard.




JERMAINE JACKSON DEADBEAT DAD ... AGAIN (Allegedly)


JERMAINE JACKSON DEADBEAT DAD ... AGAIN (Allegedly)


Jermaine Jackson is downright refusing to pay his child support bills -- so says his baby mama Alejandra Jackson, who's accusing him of falling behind on payments yet again ... this time to the tune of $30,000.

Maine Dem Senators Wear Clown Noses To DHHS Public Hearing


Maine Dem Senators Wear Clown Noses To DHHS Public Hearing

Augusta-The Maine Republican Party is speaking out against two Democrat Senators, Sen. Colleen Lachowicz and Sen. Margaret Craven, who made a mockery of a serious DHHS public hearing Wednesday by wearing clown noses as citizens testified on a bill concerning availability of beds for low-income Mainers in nursing homes.

Note: Yes, they must have fit right in with the DHHS workers.

Sunday, April 28, 2013

House Backs Bill on Psychotropic Drugs for Foster Kids


House Backs Bill on Psychotropic Drugs for Foster Kids

The Texas House approved legislation Thursday on a voice vote that would require the guardians of foster children to give informed consent before a foster child could be put on psychotropic drugs.  

Victorian independent MP Geoff Shaw has sided with Labor in a failed bid to change part of the coalition's forced adoption bill.


Victorian independent MP Geoff Shaw has sided with Labor in a failed bid to change part of the coalition's forced adoption bill.

Controversial independent MP Geoff Shaw has sided with Labor in a failed bid to change the government's adoption legislation.

Russian ombudsman to help family in U.S. get baby back




Russian ombudsman to help family in U.S. get baby back

A Russian children's rights advocate said he would help a Russian couple living in the United States get their baby back after authorities seized the child.


Problems keep proliferating at discredited private foster care agency

Problems keep proliferating at discredited private foster care agency


A decade after L.A. County auditors delivered a harsh assessment of Teens Happy Homes, probe finds that children were repeatedly harmed in recent years and dubious financial practices grew.

Adoptees Shouldn't Have to Use Facebook to Find Their Birth Parents


Adoptees Shouldn't Have to Use Facebook to Find Their Birth Parents

This January, a 21-year-old Utah woman named Jenessa Simons located her birth mother via Facebook by posting a picture of herself holding her adoption information ("Born November 17, 1991...They named me Whitney"). The photo went viral, with more than 160,000 shares, and Simons received an email from her birth mother just two days later. In the three months since, Simons' success has inspired countless imitators, both birth parents and adoptees, clogging Facebook feeds with similar messages.

Overseas adoption: child welfare or abuse?


Overseas adoption: child welfare or abuse?


Some years ago, during a seminar about overseas adoption from Korea, I stated that the practice is “child abuse rather than child welfare.” Some of the social workers who were working for overseas adoption agencies looked very shocked when they heard my presentation.



Parents win battle to keep their children out of care


Parents win battle to keep their children out of care


Social workers have failed to prove that three children who suffered a variety of injuries were abused by their parents.

Prostitute's daughter wins £20,000 payout after suing social services for not taking her into care... claiming her mother beat, starved and neglected her


Prostitute's daughter wins £20,000 payout after suing social services for not taking her into care... claiming her mother beat, starved and neglected her

The daughter of a prostitute has won a landmark £20,000 payout after suing social services for failing to take her into full-time care when she was a child in order to protect her from her abusive mother.

Note:  LOL, She thinks she wouldn't have been beaten, neglected or starved in foster care!

Saturday, April 27, 2013

Judge criticises social workers for not challenging police


Judge criticises social workers for not challenging police

Social workers have been forced to re-assess a case after the appeal court found they were at fault for not challenging police officers enough.

U.S.-Born Latinos More Likely To Be in Foster Care


U.S.-Born Latinos More Likely To Be in Foster Care

Hispanic youth used to represent a disproportionately small number of all the children in foster care. Unfortunately, they're catching up.

In Colorado child fatality review, nearly 100 inaccuracies found, watchdog says



In Colorado child fatality review, nearly 100 inaccuracies found, watchdog says

A state report reviewing the death of a 2-year-old whose mummified body was found under a Sterling mobile home is riddled with almost 100 inaccuracies and missing details about the decisions that child protection workers made before his death, according to an investigation released Thursday.

Note: Yup.  They messed up. 

Leander man charged for threatening to assault CPS worker

Leander man charged for threatening to assault CPS worker

A Leander man was jailed earlier this month after admitting that he threatened to go down to the child protective services office and "whoop all (their expletives)."


How does CPS decide when to remove a child from his parents?

How does CPS decide when to remove a child from his parents?

Thursday, Sacramentans were gripped by the story of a couple whose baby boy was taken from them by Sacramento County Child Protective Services (CPS).


How does CPS decide when to remove a child from his parents?

Skiatook foster parents face abuse charges


Skiatook foster parents face abuse charges

A Skiatook couple was booked into the Osage County Jail on Friday on felony charges related to abusing a foster child. Both both posted $50,000 bonds the same day and were released. Cari Eckhart, 26, and Kenneth Glenn Randolph, 37, are accused of harming a five-year-old boy who was admitted to St. Francis Hospital in Tulsa with a brain injury on Dec. 13. Eckhart has been charged with enabling child abuse while Randolph is charged with child abuse by injury.

State couple charged with smuggling baby into U.S.


State couple charged with smuggling baby into U.S.

A (probably desperate to adopt) Connecticut couple has been charged with smuggling an infant from Guatemala into the United States.

Houston mom accused of 'flogging' adopted kids


Houston mom accused of 'flogging' adopted kids


A Houston mom is being accused by prosecutors of severely "flogging" her two Nigerian adopted daughters last month.


Prank Call : Child Abuse Hotline : GONE WRONG




And my mama had slapped me!

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The opposition to secret courts is gathering pace


The opposition to secret courts is gathering pace

Two days running last week another newspaper gave huge space to the shocking story of Wanda Maddocks, a middle-aged woman sentenced in her absence to five months in prison for removing her aged father from a care home where he had been placed against his family’s wishes by Stoke-on-Trent social workers.

Friday, April 26, 2013

Concerned mom not notified when DCF takes her children from school

Concerned mom not notified when DCF takes her children from school

A Lee County mom gets a phone call that sends her into a panic.

Mom accused of abusing adopted daughters

Mom accused of abusing adopted daughters

Day care employees are opening up about disturbing allegations of abuse. They're the ones who called authorities after noticing injuries on two little girls. Their adoptive mother now faces charges.

Court rules no child support payments for millionaire dad

Court rules no child support payments for millionaire dad

An appellate court in the state of New York recently handed down a decision in a fascinating case examining whether a millionaire father who has custody of his child for the majority of the year should be required to pay child support to the child's mother who has a far lower income.

Family Court judge resigns same day that complaint filed


Family Court judge resigns same day that complaint filed

Mimi DesJardins resigned as a 2nd Circuit Family Court judge Tuesday, the same day a complaint was filed in Wailuku District Court charging her with tampering with a government record, according to the state Judiciary.

NY top court upholds removal of Syracuse-area judge accused of sexually abusing his deaf and uncommunicative niece when she was 5


NY top court upholds removal of Syracuse-area judge accused of sexually abusing his deaf and uncommunicative niece when she was 5


The state’s top court Thursday upheld the removal of a Syracuse-area family court judge after allegations surfaced last year that he sexually abused his 5-year-old deaf and uncommunicative niece in 1972.






Special report: Family alleges DHS failed child


Special report: Family alleges DHS failed child

Note: There's a surprise.

Beth Feely can’t sleep through the night without waking up just before 4:00 a.m., haunted. It was around that time on April 11, 2012 when she awoke to check on her 18-month old grandson Owen Reak.

Sacramento couple fights to get their baby boy back from authorities

Sacramento couple fights to get their baby boy back from authorities

A Sacramento family was torn apart after a 5-month-old baby boy was taken from his parents following a visit to the doctor.

Cherokees plan to create their own DSS agency


Cherokees plan to create their own DSS agency

A Native American tribe is planning to form its own social services agency to protect children on a North Carolina reservation.

Thousands of council staff subject to ‘violence at work’


Thousands of council staff subject to ‘violence at work’


Data released under the Freedom of Information Act shows there were 2,895 incidents of verbal and/or physical ‘violence at work’ against county council employees from 2010 to 2012. Children’s Social Care and Adults’ Services were the departments where incidents occurred the most.

Between 2010 and 2012 Children’s Social Care accounted for 2,011 incidents of which 1,938 were physical violence. In the same period there were 381 incidents of violence in schools, including 336 physical.

Note: That's because they steal peoples kids.  I suppose you expect parents to be happy about it?


Protesters shut down youth office


Protesters shut down youth office

Demonstrators in the Innu community of Sheshatshiu boarded up the local Child Youth and Family Services (CYFS) office this morning, protesting the number of Innu children that are sent outside the community for foster care and treatment.

Note: Of course if this was America, the police would spray you with pepper-spray and rubber bullets and you'd run.

Kids in care not tracked as well as cash: Bellringer

Kids in care not tracked as well as cash: Bellringer


The computer system that monitors money for Manitoba Lotteries is a new Cadillac compared to the old beater used to keep an eye on children in care, the inquiry into the death of Phoenix Sinclair heard Thursday.

Protest in Sheshatshiu over CYFS


Protest in Sheshatshiu over CYFS

Parents in Sheshatshiu and Natuashish, demanding answers from the Department of Child, Youth and Family Services, are protesting today at the department's office in Sheshatshiu. Councillor Ben Rich says parents are upset that in some cases children have been removed from their homes by the department and sent away to Saskatchewan, Ontario, and other locations in this province. Rich says parents aren't even being told about it in some cases.


Innu Parents Protest CYFS Practices


Natuashish Chief Simeon Tshakapesh says the Minister of Child, Youth, and Family Services has agreed to a meeting in Labrador. It comes after a protest by Innu parents who allege the department is kidnapping their children by removing the kids from homes without letting their parents know. Tshakapesh says he has heard some very disturbing stories from parents regarding the current care situations of their children.

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Over-protected children 'more likely to be bullied'


Over-protected children 'more likely to be bullied'

Children who have over-protective parents are more likely to be bullied by their peers, research suggests.

Amish couple sues Trumbull County Children Services


Amish couple sues Trumbull County Children Services

An Amish couple who adopted the biological daughter of a couple convicted of raping her at the Trumbull County Children Services offices on Reeves Road in 2011, has sued the agency and three workers.

Asshole of the Week! Judge Paul W. Garfinkel of Charleston South Carolina!!!

Apparently Judge Garfinkel needs to pull his head out of his ass.  Legally Kidnapped does not advocate for kidnapping, it's about exposing Fraud and Corruption in Child Welfare.

Had he bothered to take a look, then he would have known that.

Photo of Judge Paul Garfinkel

Would you like to nominate your Judge, CPS Agent or anybody else for Asshole of the Week?  Then contact me and do so.

Utica firefighters accidentally showed porn to kids


Utica firefighters accidentally showed porn to kids

On October 22, city firefighters came to the Genesee Street Children's Center to show a fire safety video to pre-schoolers.

Manitoba’s child welfare service needs new computers to save kids: AG

Manitoba’s child welfare service needs new computers to save kids: AG

 A new computer system for Manitoba’s Child and Family Services could help ensure no more children fall through the cracks of the system and end up dead like Phoenix Sinclair, the province’s auditor general told an inquiry Thursday.

Note: And I need a new computer so I can continue exposing these frauds.

Ky. court orders release of child death records

Ky. court orders release of child death records

The Kentucky Supreme Court has ordered state child welfare officials to publicly release records of child abuse cases resulting in death or serious injury.

Father files lawsuit against state social workers


Father files lawsuit against state social workers


A Northern Kentucky man filed a federal lawsuit against two state social workers, accusing them of violating his rights in an "arbitrary and malicious abuse of power.''

Social worker pleads guilty in NC child's death

Social worker pleads guilty in NC child's death


North Carolina social service worker Candice Lassiter pleaded guilty to forgery charges related to the 2011 death of a 15-month-old.

Woman finds tiger in bathroom at circus


Woman finds tiger in bathroom at circus

A woman who came face to face with a circus tiger in a Kansas bathroom said her training as a social worker helped her stay calm.

Note: I know why the tiger didn't eat her.

They don't like the taste of bullshit.

Newly released document shines more light on death of Manitoba foster girl


Newly released document shines more light on death of Manitoba foster girl


If social workers had kept better tabs on her family, a little girl might have been permanently taken away from the mother who would help beat her to death, say newly released sections of an internal review.

Burton foster parent arrested on child pornography charges

Burton foster parent arrested on child pornography charges

A Burton man is facing multiple charges related to child pornography.

Teenager wins ruling on detention of 17-year-olds

Teenager wins ruling on detention of 17-year-olds

A teenager has successfully challenged the law which treats 17-year-olds in police custody as adults, not children.

Neb court: Mom can keep therapy files private

Neb court: Mom can keep therapy files private

A juvenile court overstepped its bounds when it ordered a woman dealing with a combative, autistic teenager to turn over her therapy and mental health records to state caseworkers, the Nebraska Supreme Court ruled Thursday in a case that could restrict government officials' access to personal mental health records.

Teen girl in care of HSE to continue anti-psychotic medication despite her mother’s objection

Teen girl in care of HSE to continue anti-psychotic medication despite her mother’s objection

A 16-year-old girl being treated in a Health Service Executive adolescent psychiatric unit is to continue on anti-psychotic medication despite her mother’s objection to the use of the drug.

Father loses custody fight for child he never knew he had

Father loses custody fight for child he never knew he had

A “cruelly deceived” father whose son was put up for adoption without him even knowing of his existence has had his hopes of gaining custody dashed following a court ruling.

Juvenile homes are hellholes, says report on child rape

Juvenile homes are hellholes, says report on child rape


There was a 336 per cent increase in child rape cases in the country between 2001 and 2011, a large number of the crimes committed in juvenile justice homes run and aided by the government.

Local authority’s decision to move children into foster care declared unlawful

Local authority’s decision to move children into foster care declared unlawful


The decision of Hull City Council to remove two children from the care of their grandmother without first consulting their mother has been declared unlawful by the High Court.

Russian family awaits reunion in New Zealand

Russian family awaits reunion in New Zealand


New Zealand’s childcare service – Child, Youth and Family – has agreed to return 6-week-old Victoria Lykho to her Russian parents living abroad in Auckland.

Great-grandparents blame custody laws for child's death

Great-grandparents blame custody laws for child's death

His great-grandparents hope the 8-year-old will have another legacy. They plan to tell his story to legislators in an effort to change laws that do not currently grant grandparents rights to custody or visitation.

Underground networks help parents breach Family Court custody orders

Underground networks help parents breach Family Court custody orders

CHURCH and domestic violence groups have been accused of aiding underground networks that help parents breach custody orders and go on the run with their children.

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Plea to social workers:'Think beyond protection' of children in foster care

Plea to social workers:'Think beyond protection' of children in foster care

Northeast Florida social workers got some praise and advice Wednesday from a prominent clinical psychologist who amassed a long list of academic accomplishments -- after being abandoned at age 4 and raised in foster care until he was 18.

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Kent County Council defends high number of youngsters under child protection plans

Social care chiefs at County Hall have defended their work in keeping vulnerable children safe after a charity pointed out the “disturbing” level of at-risk youngsters in Kent.

Thursday, April 18, 2013

CPS: Our cases don't slip through the cracks


CPS: Our cases don't slip through the cracks

Note: Yeah, right.

Thousands of abuse cases are investigated by Arizona's Child Protective Services.

Foster Father Indicted for Injury to a Child


Foster Father Indicted for Injury to a Child

A grand jury has indicted Irving Patrick, 46, for injury to a child. Police arrested Patrick last year for allegedly shaking his 2-year-old foster daughter because she wouldn't go to sleep.

Given up for adoption, but not for lost


Given up for adoption, but not for lost

Spurred by a deathbed promise to her grandmother, a woman wins a 15-year battle with social workers to be reunited with her younger siblings -- who had been moved across the country.

Thousands of children abused in their own homes are not being protected by local authorities, damning NSPCC report warns


Thousands of children abused in their own homes are not being protected by local authorities, damning NSPCC report warns


Hundreds of thousands of children abused in their own homes are slipping through the net as local authorities are unable to protect them, a children's charity has warned today.

Note: Sooner or later, the UK is just going to consider all parents inadequate, and raise all the kids in state run institutions.

Former JFS director of children and family services rejects report she shielded Australian abuser

Former JFS director of children and family services rejects report she shielded Australian abuser


“The victim, the offender and the rabbi were all notified of every communication,” Debbie Fox said.

I Suffered From Post-Adoption Depression


I Suffered From Post-Adoption Depression

For many parents, adoption day is a day of unbridled joy, the culmination of a long journey and the beginning of a new family. But sometimes, reaching the end of the adoption process can be the start of other challenges. For Elise Schreier, an adoptive mother in Newington, Conn., finalizing her adoption led to depression.


See! I told you! Mental issues for adoptive parents are common.

Why We Should Fear the Evangelical Adoption Boom


Why We Should Fear the Evangelical Adoption Boom

While it sounds wonderful when Christians spend more time focusing on kids who are already born instead of the embryos inside other women, the plan goes downhill when they see those adoptable children as little more than extensions of a ministry:

Note: The Lib's support it because it's a liberal feminist issue.  The Conservatives support it because they believe they're doing God's work.

Oklahoma woman recalls horrors of child welfare system at 30th anniversary of Institute for Child Advocacy


Oklahoma woman recalls horrors of child welfare system at 30th anniversary of Institute for Child Advocacy

She once was kept in an underground cell for more than two weeks. Another time while she was confined there, she heard the cries of a deaf girl as she was physically and sexually assaulted by male workers and guards.

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Foster mom found guilty of burning child

Foster mom found guilty of burning child

A former foster mother was convicted of burning a young boy’s arms with a hair straightening iron in Superior Court on Wednesday.

US Gets an ‘F’ In Child Welfare and an ‘A’ In Military Spending


US Gets an ‘F’ In Child Welfare and an ‘A’ In Military Spending


This just in: a UNICEF survey of 29 countries entitled “Child Well-Being In Rich Countries: A Comparative Review,” ranks the U.S #26 in child well-being, just above Lithuania, Latvia and Romania (three of the poorest countries in the survey).

Adopted siblings reunite, celebrate


Adopted siblings reunite, celebrate

Emptiness. A biological mother’s bond is special and sacred to a child, and though her foster mother cared for her, Elizabeth Johnson felt an emptiness that drove her to search for her blood relatives.

Ombudsman probing Colorado child-welfare complaints leaving job after 2 years



Ombudsman probing Colorado child-welfare complaints leaving job after 2 years

The ombudsman who investigates complaints against Colorado's child protection workers is leaving the job two years after it was created, much of that time spent pushing for more independence from the state child welfare system.

Note: I've never had much faith in ombudsman's programs.  If she's anything like Maine's Ombudsman, than her favorite line is, "Sorry, there's nothing I can do for ya."  And for whatever reason, it seems like this is a case of more of the same.

Affordable Care Act rules differ for former foster kids


Affordable Care Act rules differ for former foster kids


Nathan Cox-Reed has a toothache.  He thinks he needs a root canal, but the full-time student, 22, is uninsured. He can't afford a trip to the dentist.

We need to value foster care, not fixate on adoption

We need to value foster care, not fixate on adoption

Many children can spend years, and sometimes their entire childhoods, with foster carers, enjoying every benefit of the stability and support they should normally expect from birth families. In fact, only a small minority of the 78,000 British children in the care system are being considered for adoption, and it is important that fostering should not be regarded as some kind of automatic conveyor belt towards adoption.

Note: Some kids can go back home too.  I don't think the British Authorities realize that.

Media still fighting for records from DCS

Media still fighting for records from DCS


A coalition of media outlets will return to court today in an ongoing battle to open records of cases where children died or nearly died while under state supervision.

State foster care needs an upgrade


State foster care needs an upgrade

In a perfect world, no child ever would have to face the disruptions and dislocation that are an inherent part of foster care. But, because the world is so far from perfect, making foster care less damaging to children is a welcome effort.

Maine Indian treatment panel finds director

Maine Indian treatment panel finds director

A panel that’s looking to document past treatment of Wabanaki Indians and their families in Maine has hired an executive director.

Wabanaki child welfare commission selects executive director

The Maine Wabanaki-State Child Welfare Truth and Reconciliation Commission, a group formed to explore the history of state child welfare practices that separated Wabanaki children from their families, has selected its executive director.

Adoptive parents seek change to Indian Child Welfare Act

Adoptive parents seek change to Indian Child Welfare Act

A petition to amend the Indian Child Welfare Act was delivered to the Muskogee office of Congressman Markwayne Mullin on Tuesday.

Note: Truth be told, adoptive parents really don't care where the kids come from.   They just want your kid of their very own.

Significant Increase in ER Visits Involving ADHD Medications

Significant Increase in ER Visits Involving ADHD Medications


Approximately two-thirds of children with ADHD between the ages of 4 and 17 took medication to treat ADHD in 2007. In children (as well as adults), the first-line treatment for ADHD are stimulants, and adverse events associated with these medications, such as nervousness, insomnia, and dizziness, are common and usually manageable. Cardiovascular or psychiatric problems can be more serious and may send patients to the nearest emergency department. Since prescription stimulants are often abused, ADHD patients are not the only ones seeking emergency treatment pursuant to stimulant use.

Supreme Court conflicted about what law dictates for Baby Veronica


Supreme Court conflicted about what law dictates for Baby Veronica

Supreme Court justices appeared deeply conflicted Tuesday as they considered the fate of Baby Veronica, whose adoptive parents were ordered to return her to the Native American father who once gave up rights to his biological daughter but now has embraced parenthood.

Note: To me, this is one of those cases where the mother, a hooch who decided to have a baby with a man she did not want a relationship with, put the kid up for adoption right out from under him.  The fact that he "gave up his parental rights in a text message" should not even apply because he had not been informed of his rights as a parent.  He was probably troubled and confused and thought that the mother wanted him as a sperm donor and a paycheck.

If the adoptive parents win this, it will be a sad sad day for family rights.

Oh yeah, and the Chief Justice is a System Suck who has adopted children.

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Baby Veronica case argued today in U.S. Supreme Court


Baby Veronica case argued today in U.S. Supreme Court

The U.S. Supreme Court hears arguments Tuesday in the case of a South Carolina adoption being prevented by a law protecting Native American Tribes.



Boots pharmacist reported mum to social services after baby had coughing fit

Boots pharmacist reported mum to social services after baby had coughing fit

A young mum was outraged that a pharmacist in a branch of Boots contacted social services after her 15-month-old daughter had a coughing fit in the store.



RAW VIDEO: Judge blasts Adams County Human Services




Donald Jean Scarlett Sentenced In Beating Death Of Toddler; Colorado Judge Blames Social Services

An Adams County judge blamed social workers Thursday for the death of a toddler beaten by his mother's boyfriend, saying the boy had been "failed to death" by authorities.

Parental Alienation Syndrome : Symptoms and Warnings

Parental Alienation Syndrome : Symptoms and Warnings

Parental Alienation Syndrome is the systematic denigration by one parent with the intent of alienating the child against the target parent. In most cases, the purpose of the alienation is to gain custody of the child and exclude involvement by the target parent. In other cases the alienator wants the target parent out of the way to start a new life, or the alienating parent wants more of the marital money and assets than he/she is entitled to and uses the child as a pawn. The alienating parent hates the target parent and the children become false weapons. These are just a few reasons Parental Alienation occurs in domestic disputes.

Change comes, slowly, to Florida’s juvenile justice system


Change comes, slowly, to Florida’s juvenile justice system


The Florida House on Friday unanimously passed a bill protecting teens from abuse by staff in lock-ups run by the Department of Juvenile Justice – but for many advocates, the Legislature should be putting more protections in place, reports Margie Menzel of the News Service of Florida.


Orphan Fever: The Evangelical Movement's Adoption Obsession

Orphan Fever: The Evangelical Movement's Adoption Obsession


IN 2005, SAM ALLISON, a Tennessee housepainter in his 30s, arrived at Daniel Hoover Children's Village, an orphanage outside Monrovia, Liberia. He'd come to adopt three children, but ended up with four: five-year-old Cherish; her nine-year-old brother, Isaiah; their 13-year-old sister, CeCe, who had taken care of them for years; and Engedi, a sickly infant whom Sam and an adoption broker had retrieved from "deep in the bush." The older children's father had sent them to Daniel Hoover during Liberia's 14-year civil war, after their mother died in childbirth. The orphanage, run by a ministry called African Christians Fellowship International, often ran short of food, and schooling was sporadic. The children, who were forced to flee temporarily when rebels attacked the facility in 2003, referred to America—whose image looms large in a country colonized by freed slaves in the 19th century—as "heaven."

Burton foster parent charged in child pornography case

Burton foster parent charged in child pornography case

A Burton foster father has been charged with six counts of possessing child sexually abusive material.  A court official confirms the sixth charge. Online records show five.

Monday, April 15, 2013

Livingston County SA to review death of foster child case

Livingston County SA to review death of foster child case

Livingston County State’s Attorney Seth Uphoff plans to review a 2-year-old case involving the death of a foster child to determine what — if any — criminal charges should be filed.

Report: Child Welfare Investment Could Slow 'Prison Pipeline'


Report: Child Welfare Investment Could Slow 'Prison Pipeline'

Investment in child welfare systems and abuse prevention can help keep children out of the so-called “prison pipeline,” according to a new report from the non-profit Justice Policy Institute.

Baby Veronica’s loved ones wait for the Supreme Court to weigh in

Baby Veronica’s loved ones wait for the Supreme Court to weigh in

Note: This is apparently how the take of the System Sucks.

There are two houses, a thousand miles apart, that each contain a child’s play kitchen, a wall of toys and portraits of the same dark-eyed, curly-haired little girl.

real parents should rule.

Families seek child protection probe


Families seek child protection probe

A leaked ombudsman's report which found flaws in a child protection case has prompted more families to seek reviews of their cases.

Caretaker of missing foster child Rilya Wilson has probation terminated


Caretaker of missing foster child Rilya Wilson has probation terminated  

After nine years of cooperating with prosecutors, the former legal guardian of missing Miami foster child Rilya Wilson appeared Monday in court, where her probation was terminated.

Social worker pleads guilty in NC child's death


Social worker pleads guilty in NC child's death

A county social service worker in North Carolina admitted Monday to ordering that records be faked during the probe of a child's death, and she's agreed to cooperate with authorities who are continuing to investigate her co-workers.

The Foster Molesters - Volume 1




Bibliography:

George Haqrasz and Douglas Wirt

Timothy Johnson


Maria Hernandez

Kieth McMullin

Christopher Lum

Darrell E. Beck

Robert Gutierrez

Jarod Condit

Judge Kim Seager


Ala. mission group visits orphans in Ukraine

Ala. mission group visits orphans in Ukraine


Tom Benz sits with a team of missionaries, their heads lowered as he prays for the group of orphans they will minister to that day.

My CPS Corruption Story

Kinship carers in fight for greater support

Kinship carers in fight for greater support


MORE than 100 family carers who look after children when their parents are unable to do so are launching a new campaign group to end "institutionalised discrimination" by councils and the Scottish Government.

Nigeria Woman beats 16 year old foster son to death for stealing N50


Nigeria Woman beats 16 year old foster son to death for stealing N50

The woman was stripped naked and made to carry the corpse of the dead boy around her area. The sad incident happened on Sunday on Amosu Street, Ijegun, in Lagos.

Sunday, April 14, 2013

Melissa Harris-Perry Hates Parental Rights - Baby LK Report For April 14th 2013

Foster care system repeating old mistakes

Maine Voices: Foster care system repeating old mistakes

By MARY CALLAHAN

I spent years working to reform the child protective system here in Maine, first by organizing a group called Maine Alliance for DHS Accountability and Reform to get public attention to the problems with picketing and marching and writing letters to the editor. The next stage was getting appointed by Gov. John Baldacci as a member of the reform committees.

Note: Nice to hear from Mary once in a while.

Note: And if you want to read the CPS's response to the same article...

States back federal law on adoption of Native American children as SC case goes to high court

States back federal law on adoption of Native American children as SC case goes to high court

The U.S. Supreme Court this week will hear an emotional family challenge to longstanding federal law on the adoption of Native American children, with several states, tribes and children’s welfare groups lining up to support the current rules.

DHS Blocks Oklahoma Foster Home Recruitment Contracts

DHS Blocks Oklahoma Foster Home Recruitment Contracts

The Oklahoma Department of Human Services has canceled contracts with 10 private agencies who were to help recruit foster families.

Jenna Jameson Loses Custody Of Twin Boys


Jenna Jameson Loses Custody Of Twin Boys


After allegedly beating her assistant with a brass knuckle iPhone accessory Jenna Jameson has lost custody of her 4-year-old twin boys.

NZ ranked poorly on child welfare

NZ ranked poorly on child welfare


A report by children's rights group UNICEF puts New Zealand among the worst in developed countries for child wellbeing.

Trials set for social workers in NC child's death


Trials set for social workers in NC child's death

Trials are set to begin for two North Carolina social service workers accused of trying to cover up their agency's role after a toddler's death.


Trials Begin Monday for Social Workers in Death of NC Child Aubrey Littlejohn

Saturday, April 13, 2013

Being told to rat out your own sister in a newspaper column

Child Protective Services, Anonymously


Dear Annie: My sister, "Suzie," has always been a bit of a flower child, and my parents think it's funny. Suzie dropped out of high school to pursue her "career" in something — art, music, dance, yoga, whatever. I usually gave her a place to stay when she got evicted and didn't want our parents to know, which was pretty often.

Social worker caught with indecent images of children struck off

Social worker caught with indecent images of children struck off


A social worker who was convicted of possessing indecent images of children has been struck off.

Auditor says lack of progress made in fixing child welfare

Tweet of the Day

Today's Tweet of the Day comes form multiple people in a nice straight line, and I am only posting one screen shot.


Boston mum takes ‘forced adoption’ case to court


Boston mum takes ‘forced adoption’ case to court

A Boston mum who is battling what she believes is the forced adoption of her two sons has taken her appeal to the Royal Courts of Justice.



Editorial: System fails kids in care

Editorial: System fails kids in care


Statistical analysis can be a dry subject, but not in the case of the report on how children and youth in B.C. government care are doing — these statistics measure how real people are faring.

Child Abuse in Foster Care

Friday, April 12, 2013

House Backs Plan to Monitor Foster Kids on Psychotropics

House Backs Plan to Monitor Foster Kids on Psychotropics


The Texas House on Wednesday unanimously approved legislation that would require regular medical checkups for foster children who are prescribed psychotropic drugs.

Baby P family anger as killer is back in jail for breaking his parole


Baby P family anger as killer is back in jail for breaking his parole


One of the three people jailed over the death of Baby P was back behind bars last night after breaching the conditions of  his parole.


High Court judge warns parents against travelling to Ireland to escape care orders

High Court judge warns parents against travelling to Ireland to escape care orders


High Court judge Mr Justice Cobb has told parents who fear their child will be taken into care that Ireland cannot provide ‘sanctuary’.

Russia may not know about some incidents with adopted children in U.S. - Lavrov


Russia may not know about some incidents with adopted children in U.S. - Lavrov

Moscow assumes that the actual number of incidents with Russian children adopted in the United States may be larger than what is now known by the Russian authorities, Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said in an interview with the RTVI channel.

'Gary Neville has better manners than Madonna!' Malawi's astonishing attack on 'bullying' star over adoption


'Gary Neville has better manners than Madonna!' Malawi's astonishing attack on 'bullying' star over adoption 


Madonna has been accused of blackmail, demanding special treatment and bullying state officials in Malawi – the country that once dubbed her a ‘saint’.

Possible life sentence for rape of 7 yr-old foster child

Possible life sentence for rape of 7 yr-old foster child

A former Athol resident could face up to life in prison for raping a seven year-old foster child who was living at his family home.

Boy becomes troublesome after pulled from foster home

Boy becomes troublesome after pulled from foster home

A boy's behavior has deteriorated after he and his sister were pulled from their foster parent's home.

L.A. County workers demand pay raises

L.A. County workers demand pay raises


With Los Angeles County's budget expected to be in the black for the first time since the recession, thousands of its public employees - social workers, nurses, janitors and others - are saying it is finally time for salaries to start increasing again.

Note: While I would agree with everybody else, the social workers aren't worth a piss hole in the snow.  I say cut them.

North Dakota family calls Jacksonville stay a nightmare after Florida DCF takes custody of their kids


North Dakota family calls Jacksonville stay a nightmare after Florida DCF takes custody of their kids

A North Dakota family said coming to Jacksonville was the worst decision of their life after the Florida Department of Children and Families took custody of their three young children just days into their trip.

Colo. judge blames social services for boy's death


Colo. judge blames social services for boy's death


An Adams County judge blamed social workers Thursday for the death of a toddler beaten by his mother's boyfriend, saying the boy had been "failed to death" by authorities.

Ombudsman finds failings in child protection


Ombudsman finds failings in child protection


Child welfare advocates are warning of another Stolen Generation unless drastic changes are made to Tasmania's child protection structure.



Tweet of the Day!!!


Thanks to @FireBringer225 for his insightful description of the foster care system.

8-year-old follows Tenn. lawmaker around Capitol until he drops welfare bill


8-year-old follows Tenn. lawmaker around Capitol until he drops welfare bill

A Tennessee lawmaker has relented and agreed to drop his bill linking academic performance to the family’s welfare benefits after an 8-year-old girl shamed him by following him around the state Capitol.




TN senator has awkward exchange with child over welfare bill




WSMV Channel 4

The 50 state chartbook on foster care

The 50 state chartbook on foster care


The CHARTBOOK provides data on current foster care programs, policies and financing for every state and the District of Columbia, with a particular emphasis on therapeutic foster care. It also highlights innovative initiatives and best practices being implemented in states throughout the country.

http://www.bu.edu/ssw/usfostercare/

Long-term foster care is not the place for a kid


Long-term foster care is not the place for a kid

There are thousands of children in need of foster care or adoption in Ohio, and foster parents, courts and social workers are struggling to meet their needs.

Only about 21% of foster kids in BC graduate highschool

A picture link.

http://ow.ly/i/1SgLH

Still no answers

Still no answers


They were horrific crimes—vulnerable children victimized and abused by the people entrusted to care for them. Put in harm’s way by a government agency and its officials whose job it was to protect them—to look after them.

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Man Sentenced for Raping Foster Child


Man Sentenced for Raping Foster Child

A man, formerly from Franklin County, has been convicted of charges that he raped a foster child.

Stunning sexual assault charges laid against Tim Bachman from BTO


Stunning sexual assault charges laid against Tim Bachman from BTO

Sexual misconduct charges against a guitarist from 70s rock band Bachman-Turner Overdrive were revealed in a B.C. courtroom today. Stacy Bohun, now 24, who gave permission for her name to be used, told the court she was between 11-14 at the time.





Missouri House speaker asks Gov. Nixon to open child welfare records


Missouri House speaker asks Gov. Nixon to open child welfare records

The Missouri House speaker has warned Gov. Jay Nixon that if he fails to order the release of records in recent child tragedies, the legislature will take action.

Home Study Tonight!

What advice would you give to a wanna-be foster parent who is going through their home study this evening?

Home Study Tonight!

Gov. signs foster parents bill into law


Gov. signs foster parents bill into law


Gov. Rick Scott has signed into law a bill that gives foster parents more freedom to make decisions for the children they take care of.

Boy killed on I-44 had run away from group home


Boy killed on I-44 had run away from group home

An 11-year-old boy who was killed Sunday when he was struck by three pickups on Interstate 44 had run away from the group home where he lived.

Unicef warning over UK Child welfare


Unicef warning over UK Child welfare

British children's prospects in life trail behind many of their European neighbours, and the present Government's policies are making the situation worse, a United Nations organisation warned today.

Tweet of the Day!!


Thanks to Edgar Garcia for today's Tweet.

https://twitter.com/Edgar2878

The “Private Idea” of Parental Rights

The “Private Idea” of Parental Rights


The Left has always held a dim view of parental rights, seeing them as an obstacle to centralized planning. But usually the Left’s spokesmen are a little more circumspect in their pronouncements than MSNBC’s Melissa Harris-Perry, who blurted out in a promotional ad for the channel that “we have to break through our kind of private idea that kids belong to their parents” and see them as “our children.”

Tell The Bartender Episode 7: I Didn’t Know I Was Nugent


Tell The Bartender Episode 7: I Didn’t Know I Was Nugent

Brooklyn based restaurateur Ted Mann always knew growing up that he was adopted. Recently he found out that his birth father wanted to meet him. Then he found out that his birth father is Ted Nugent. He shares the story of his incredible family reunion.

Indian child welfare commission pick won't resign post

Indian child welfare commission pick won't resign post


When Gov. LePage and the leaders of Maine's five Indian tribes signed the agreement creating the Truth and Reconciliation Commission last June, they set into motion a two-year process to uncover past abuses of Maine's child welfare system.

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

HALLE BERRY: I'M NO BABY DEALER!

HALLE BERRY: I'M NO BABY DEALER!


Halle Berry did NOT make any deal with soon-to-be baby daddy Olivier Martinez over who gets custody and who pays for diapers ... so says her lawyer.

Former foster child tells of 'sick and twisted' relationship with legendary Canadian rocker


Former foster child tells of 'sick and twisted' relationship with legendary Canadian rocker


A co-founder of iconic Canadian rock band Bachman-Turner Overdrive had a sexual relationship with a girl between the ages of 11 and 14, a B.C. judge was told this week.

Bill to lure more federal foster care money passes 1st-round test


Bill to lure more federal foster care money passes 1st-round test

Lawmakers gave first-round approval Tuesday to a bill that could allow the state to pull in more federal foster care funds.


Child welfare workers picket offices


Child welfare workers picket offices

Durban and District Child Welfare staff picketed outside the organisation’s offices yesterday, demanding better wages and working conditions and calling for the executive director to quit.

Foster dad blackmailed

Foster dad blackmailed


A man who targeted his caring, long-time foster father in a series of blackmails has been condemned by a judge as acting in a cruel, merciless and heartless manner.

Couple accused of kidnapping kids booked into jail


Couple accused of kidnapping kids booked into jail

A Florida couple accused of kidnapping their two young sons and fleeing by boat to Havana were handed over to the United States, and were booked into a Florida jail, officials said Wednesday.

BIG PHARMA'S TROUBLING HISTORY OF PUSHING DRUGS ON FOSTER KIDS, AND HOW A LOCAL GIRL MAY HAVE DIED FROM IT


BIG PHARMA'S TROUBLING HISTORY OF PUSHING DRUGS ON FOSTER KIDS, AND HOW A LOCAL GIRL MAY HAVE DIED FROM IT


Child protection workers found Jo Angel Rodriguez and her siblings living in a roach-infested home that reeked of urine and spoiled food. The kids, often plagued with lice, slept on soiled, squalid mattresses, according to documents filed in a local court. Rodriguez’s mother lost custody of her children in 2006 when complaints surfaced she and her boyfriends shot heroin in front of them. Child protection workers later discovered Rodriguez had been sexually abused by a family member.


MSNBC-Melissa Harris-Perry says "kids belong to whole communities"


MSNBC-Melissa Harris-Perry says "kids belong to whole communities"

Melissa Harris-Perry, an African American professor at Tulane has endorsed the concept of human ownership; by the state.

A boy, 6, removed from his siblings while in foster care as a baby will now be returned to that family

A boy, 6, removed from his siblings while in foster care as a baby will now be returned to that family


A SIX-YEAR-OLD boy removed from his siblings in foster care as a baby will now be returned to that family in a case that will be referred to a state inquiry.

I am very anxious

This is another one of those foster care provider blogs who likes to insult the real parents on occasion.
I am very anxious 

"What if she forgets her lines? What if her bio-family is unkind or crazy or doesn’t show up?"
I left the following comment which will probably be removed, because you know how they all feel about the truth:

Please stop referring to the real parents as “bio-family” as it is a very offensive term which makes it sound like we came out of test tubes. They are the mother and the father, you are paid foster care providers who warehouse children for CPS, not parents. Also, about your tone, which disregards the difficulties with the situation that the real parents may be dealing with, such as lying social workers who put real parents through psychological beat downs or lie to foster care providers so you will hate and fear them while convincing you that you’re angels for helping out.

But at least your right about one thing. It’s not about you.

Update:  As usual, foster care providers can't handle the truth.  I have been put on moderation.  And I wasn't even rude.  I'm just me telling it like it is.  So be it.  Any future comments I have regarding this blog will be posted here.

Tuesday, April 09, 2013

Leonard Henderson - Founder of Oregon Family Rights and Co-Founder of American Family Rights Association

When two of the greatest get together, we must make sure that it is seen. Michael Borusiewicz of Lukes Army interviews Leonard Henderson of American Family Rights. 

Leonard Henderson - Founder of Oregon Family Rights and Co-Founder of American Family Rights Association


Introduction: When we talk about "Child Protection Reform Warriors", Leonard Henderson is someone who is known as one of the original and most respected. I was fortunate enough to be able to ask Leonard some questions about his views on where child protection reform is at in the United States at the moment and which direction Mr Henderson believes it is headed in. Although a man of few words and little respect for the system, Leonard has, does and continues to help many victims of CPS in the United States. Michael Borusiewicz.

A Tweet and a Retweet from a couple of idiots

I may just start a feature called stupid tweet of the day to demonstrate the stupidity and ignorance in this issue. 


Adoptive Parents Sue CSB for $3 Mill

Adoptive Parents Sue CSB for $3 Mill


The adoptive parents of a girl raped by her biological parents during what was supposed to be a supervised visit inside the Trumbull County Children Services building in 2011 have sued the agency and three employees for $3 million.

CNN locates family who fled Florida to Cuba

CNN locates family who fled Florida to Cuba

The smallest boat moored at the Hemingway Marina in Havana may hold the most intrigue.

Appellate Court backs DCF decision to fire social worker whose foster child died

Appellate Court backs DCF decision to fire social worker whose foster child died

The state Appellate Court on Monday reinstated a labor arbitrator’s decision that the state Department of Children and Families acted properly in firing social worker Suzanne Listro of Mansfield, whose 7-month-old foster child died as a result of injuries possibly sustained under her care in May 2008.

Canada Recognizes a Problem with Family Courts – Will Maine?


Canada Recognizes a Problem with Family Courts – Will Maine?


Maine is not the only area where there are very real issues surrounding the family court system. In Canada – where there has been ongoing problems within their family court system – the Supreme Court of Canada has ruled that an overhaul of the system needs to take place. That the family courts have operated in a dysfunctional way for decades much as they have here in Maine. In Maine though there is a resistance to any kind of much needed reform from our courts and the divorce industry – this is one of the reasons why in Maine there is a push for reform of the broken Guardian ad litem system.


U.S. Supreme Court hears "Baby Veronica" case next week

U.S. Supreme Court hears "Baby Veronica" case next week

16 months ago, a South Carolina court ordered the adoptive parents of a child known to many as “Baby Veronica” to give her to her biological father who lives in Bartlesville. 

Foster Kids' Long Wait for Mental Health Care


Foster Kids' Long Wait for Mental Health Care

Note: Bullshit!  They start drugging them first chance they get.

I first saw "5hadow" (spelled with a 5 instead of an S) from across Granville Street on a bright day in January. His long, strong body bopped around and his unbrushed sandy hair waved, as he rapped into a microphone connected to a speaker in a shopping cart.

Ohio AG Looks To Improve Foster Care System Following Child Deaths


Ohio AG Looks To Improve Foster Care System Following Child Deaths

state's Attorney General wants to see some changes to the Ohio foster care system.

Monday, April 08, 2013

Utah mom accused of having sex with teen foster sons gets probation

Utah mom accused of having sex with teen foster sons gets probation


A Salt Lake County woman accused of having sex with two of her teenage foster sons was sentenced Monday to three years’ probation, during which time she was ordered to stay away from children — including her own.

Cookie Monster Arrested For Endangering The Welfare Of A Child


Cookie Monster Arrested For Endangering The Welfare Of A Child

A Cookie Monster impersonator was arrested for shoving a child after taking a photo with the 2-year-old. On Sunday Osvaldo Quiroz-Lopez was walking around New York City's Times Square dressed as the beloved Sesame Street character Cookie Monster.

Advocates raise concerns about Suffolk child protective services


Advocates raise concerns about Suffolk child protective services

Suffolk County has 15 fewer child protective investigators than last year -- an 8 percent drop -- and social service advocates and union leaders are raising concerns about the potential for hampered child abuse probes.

Haringey council tried to crush our family

Haringey council tried to crush our family

Speaking for the first time since a historic court case, a couple who risked losing their child and their careers describe the 22-month battle to clear their names

Haven't I been telling you these people have mental issues?

Fatigue, Unmet Expectations Tied to Post-Adoption Blues


Exhaustion and unrealistic expectations of parenthood may contribute to post-adoption depression in women, according to research at Purdue University.

MSNBC Host Melissa Harris-Perry » All Your Kids Belong To Us



Note: Say that when the welfare bill comes in.


Actually we need to get to a point where stupid people stop thinking that they have the right to determine what is best for my kid.

Parental Rights Under Attack in NYC


Parental Rights Under Attack in NYC

New York City parents, do you know what your kids have access to in public school without your consent? I’m not talking about candy and ice cream here. I’m talking about all kinds of contraception, including the morning-after pill.

Maine Families Should Not Be Stripped of Parental Rights

Maine Families Should Not Be Stripped of Parental Rights

On Wednesday, Governor Paul R. LePage vetoed a bill that would restrict parental rights by making it illegal for teenagers under 18 to use tanning booths, even with parental consent.

Gay Couple Accused Of Raping Multiple Adopted Children Will Face Trial


Gay Couple Accused Of Raping Multiple Adopted Children Will Face Trial

George Harasz and Douglas Wirt, a married couple living in Connecticut, were arrested in 2011 and accused of sexually assaulting two of their nine adopted boys. The two men had agreed to a plea deal in January, pleading no contest to one felony count each of risk of injury to a minor, a reduction from the much more serious sexual assault charges. But that deal was scuttled on Friday after new allegations of abuse by three more of the nine children came to light. And the couple have decided they want to go to trial to clear their names.

28 children rescued from baby-for-sale racket returned to their foster parents



28 children rescued from baby-for-sale racket returned to their foster parents

It was a sheer relief for 28 foster families of the children who were rescued from the baby-for-sale racket in February when the children were returned to them today.

Sex abuse victims sue CAS, foster parents for $14M


Sex abuse victims sue CAS, foster parents for $14M

Five former foster children are suing the Prince Edward County Children's Aid Society (PECCAS) and four former foster parents for $14 million for sexual abuse while in their care.

Baby P council ‘out to crush parents cleared of abuse’

Baby P council ‘out to crush parents cleared of abuse’


A couple wrongly investigated for child abuse by the council at the centre of the Baby P scandal today told how bosses tried to “crush” them as they fought to clear their names.

Sunday, April 07, 2013

CPS Rats Gone Wild - Baby LK Report For April 7th 2013

Foster parent accused of collecting child porn


Foster parent accused of collecting child porn


Police arrested Timothy Johnston after finding pornographic photos on his cell phone.



Federal Funding for Child Welfare


Federal Funding for Child Welfare

Often overlooked in the health care debate is the impact of child abuse and neglect on children, their families and, yes, on already-overstrained government budgets. Despite the provision of billions of dollars a year in federal funding for child welfare, several states still struggle to meet the needs of at-risk children and families, according to the Government Accountability Office (GAO).

Saturday, April 06, 2013

Poor record-keeping holds back pursuits of justice


Poor record-keeping holds back pursuits of justice

Incompetent record keeping is depriving thousands of Victorians of life-changing information, but the Department of Human Services has ''a profound conflict of interest'' because fixing the problem would allow a rush of lawsuits, a parliamentary inquiry was told on Friday.

Orphanages on list of shame


Orphanages on list of shame

Dozens of orphanages in Cambodia, including some run by Australians, have been accused of abuse, neglect or exploiting children to attract donations.

The lawyer mother who beat the social workers


The lawyer mother who beat the social workers

A barrister who fought for parents trying to keep their children found herself a victim of the same system

Paris Jackson & Mom Debbie Rowe Reconnect; Rowe Gave Away Her Parental Rights 12 Years Ago

Paris Jackson & Mom Debbie Rowe Reconnect; Rowe Gave Away Her Parental Rights 12 Years Ago 


Reunited, and it feels so good!

According to anonymous sources for several tabloid news outlets, Debbie Rowe, mother of Michael Jackson's kids Prince and Paris, is reconnecting with her 15-year-old daughter. The two have spent considerable amounts of time together for Paris' 15th birthday. A source said "the two just hung out. They've really gotten tight."

Three justices' concern over gay parenting surprises experts


Three justices' concern over gay parenting surprises experts

Comments from Supreme Court arguments startled some child development experts, who say kids raised in same-sex homes fare as well as those with heterosexual parents.

Guess what

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