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Wednesday, July 31, 2013

DCF Considers Working With Law Enforcement On Child Investigations

DCF Considers Working With Law Enforcement On Child Investigations

In the state of Florida, the child death toll rate continues to climb and officials, along with children’s advocates, are pondering whether a two-fold approach, bringing sheriffs in on child investigations, can help save children’s lives.

More child sex charges for West Chester foster dad

More child sex charges for West Chester foster dad

A West Chester man who served as a foster father to dozens of children over the years, and was charged with child sex assault back in June, now faces more charges.

Teens claim they were used as fake rehab clients

Teens claim they were used as fake rehab clients

Victoria Byers did not drink alcohol. She did not abuse drugs. But when she was a teenager in foster care, several times a month, she would board a van at her group home and go to rehab.

Girl, 11, Set Ablaze By Foster Mother

Girl, 11, Set Ablaze By Foster Mother

An 11-year old girl, Ita Bassey-Eno, is now lying critically ill at the Gbagada General Hospital, Lagos, after she was set ablaze by her foster mother, Mrs. Nkese Iroakazi.

In Florida, A Clash Over Exhuming Bodies At Reform School

In Florida, A Clash Over Exhuming Bodies At Reform School

Researchers at the University of South Florida are fighting with the state over access to the grounds of a now-closed reform school.

10,000 children taken into care: Numbers have doubled in the past four years

10,000 children taken into care: Numbers have doubled in the past four years

The number of children taken into care has hit a record 10,000 in one year.

After Five Year Delay, Reno Family Brings Home Adopted Son



The Carr family has grown to seven, after completing a five-year, seven-month adoption of their son, Geovanni from Guatemala after the third-world county put a stop to international adoptions.

Ex-PSU officials to stand trial in alleged child-sex abuse cover-up

Ex-PSU officials to stand trial in alleged child-sex abuse cover-up

Calling it a "tragic day for Penn State," Magisterial District Judge William C. Wenner on Tuesday ordered the university's former president and two other former top administrators to trial for covering up child-sex abuse allegations against Jerry Sandusky.

4 child services workers fired over boy's death

4 child services workers fired over boy's death

Four employees of the Los Angeles County Department of Child and Family Services are being fired over the battering death of an 8-year-old Palmdale boy, officials confirmed Tuesday.

Russian Girl Needs Counseling After U.S. Adoption

Russian Girl Needs Counseling After U.S. Adoption

A Russian girl will get counseling to help her overcome psychological damage that social workers say was sustained while living with the American family that adopted her and her siblings.

Foster youth band together for change

Foster youth band together for change

No child chooses to be taken from their home, separated from their siblings or ask to become of victim of their unwanted circumstances.

DCFS Workers To Be Fired Over Death Of Palmdale Boy

DCFS Workers To Be Fired Over Death Of Palmdale Boy

The Los Angeles County Department of Child and Family Services (DCFS) has taken the first steps to fire four employees in connection with the death of an 8-year-old Palmdale boy, a county official said Tuesday.

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Social workers say releasing full details of child-abuse deaths would harm families

Social workers say releasing full details of child-abuse deaths would harm families

Child-protection workers told a Franklin Circuit Court judge Tuesday they feared people would not report child abuse and children would be psychologically scarred if uncensored social-worker case files were released to the public.

Charges against woman accused of sex with friend’s foster sons dropped

Charges against woman accused of sex with friend’s foster sons dropped

Salt Lake County prosecutors dropped all charges against a 35-year-old woman on Tuesday, just hours before she was set face a jury for allegedly having sex with her friend’s two teenage foster sons.

Social workers testify abuse investigation details should stay secret

Social workers testify abuse investigation details should stay secret

State Child Protective Services officials had been investigating possible abuse of 2-year-old Nathaniel Jones when he was killed in March 2009.

Note: Transparency would expose their scam.  That's why they don't want it.

Boy, 14, accused of threatening to kill staff at youth home

Boy, 14, accused of threatening to kill staff at youth home

A 14-year-old boy was arrested on multiple charges on Sunday after allegedly assaulting and threatening to kill staff members and a resident at a home for troubled 

Sex-trafficking sting highlights vulnerability of foster children

Sex-trafficking sting highlights vulnerability of foster children

The FBI says 105 exploited teens are rescued in a national sex-trafficking sting. Officials say foster children are especially vulnerable.

Boy, 3, latest to die under DCF's watch

Boy, 3, latest to die under DCF's watch

A toddler who drowned in a dirty swimming pool two weeks after he'd been found wandering near his home is the latest child to die of abuse or neglect after a state worker deemed them safe.

UK: Splitting of Doncaster children services a model for further privatisations

UK: Splitting of Doncaster children services a model for further privatisations

The decision to transfer children’s social care services in Doncaster, south Yorkshire, England from local authority control to an independent trust is a defining moment in the government’s push to privatise social services.

Commission to begin sweeping reform effort in child welfare

Commission to begin sweeping reform effort in child welfare

A blue-ribbon commission tasked with examining Los Angeles County's embattled child welfare agency begins work this week on a sweeping reform effort that officials hope can stem persistent cases of child abuse and deaths.

Monday, July 29, 2013

Warning: This is Painful to Watch

Warning: This is Painful to Watch

Shaymus Crow’s film is an excellent overview of the treacherous acts committed by the government funded program known as Child Protective Services (CPS).


Massachusetts "weeding out" foster & adoptive parents who won't support children's LGBT identities

Massachusetts "weeding out" foster & adoptive parents who won't support children's LGBT identities

It's now official policy in Massachusetts: Adults holding traditional values will no longer be allowed to adopt or be foster parents.

Newspaper lawyers question state officials about child-abuse records

Newspaper lawyers question state officials about child-abuse records

Lawyers for the state's two largest newspapers grilled state officials Monday about why they refused to publicly release portions of more than 140 case files about children who were killed or critically injured as a result of abuse or neglect.
Read more here: http://www.kentucky.com/2013/07/29/2739491/newspaper-lawyers-question-state.html#storylink=cpy

FBI Announces Takedown of 150 Pimps Trafficking Children for Sex

FBI Announces Takedown of 150 Pimps Trafficking Children for Sex

Note: Did any of them work for CPS?

The Federal Bureau of Investigation announced Monday the arrest of 150 pimps as a result of Operation Cross Country, a three day sweep conducted by agents to recover 105 sexually exploited children. The arrests came as part of the Bureau’s ongoing Innocence Lost National Initiative to combat the sex trafficking of minors.

FOSTER PARENTS BLOW WHISTLE ON FAMILIES SA

FOSTER PARENTS BLOW WHISTLE ON FAMILIES SA

A network of former foster parents who have had children removed from their care has blown the whistle on a crisis within Families SA.

Parents fear errors amid foster children's file delays

Parents fear errors amid foster children's file delays

Parents battling to get their children back from state foster care are being stymied by two-month delays to get hold of their official files, a lobby group says.

Conduct hearing delayed for county Family Court judge

Conduct hearing delayed for county Family Court judge

A disciplinary hearing is being postponed until at least mid-September for a Nevada judge accused of breaching ethics by presiding over cases involving a prosecutor with whom he had a romantic relationship.

Wednesday hearing set in S.C. adoption dispute

Wednesday hearing set in S.C. adoption dispute

A South Carolina judge is set to consider this week how to transfer a girl of Cherokee heritage from her biological father in Oklahoma to the couple seeking to adopt her.

Is parent alienation a child protection problem?

Is parent alienation a child protection problem?

Imagine a parent who is so angry or so despises the other parent, that they are prepared to do all they can to ensure that the child or children do not want to have anything to do with the other parent. They begin a campaign to ensure that the other parent is seen for all flaws possible, real, imagined, exaggerated. The child will be told as much as possible and rewarded for efforts to avoid the other parent.

America’s Foster Care System: Test Lab For Big Pharma, Cash Cow For Caretakers?

America’s Foster Care System: Test Lab For Big Pharma, Cash Cow For Caretakers?

Hours after Texas Child Protective Services removed 5-year-old Tristen from the care of his mother and placed him in a foster home, Tristen’s foster parents took him to see a psychiatrist, citing concerns the young boy was depressed. That day, a psychiatrist prescribed Tristen three medications: one for anger, one for depression and one to help the 5-year-old relax.


Facebook parenting group slams door on haters

Facebook parenting group slams door on haters

Vicious cyber bullying by mothers towards other mothers has prompted the managers of one of the largest Facebook communities for parents to tell the mama trolls to shut up or get off.

Sunday, July 28, 2013

Child Trafficking By CPS - Baby LK Report For July 28th 2013

New family court guidelines won’t improve a rotten system for children!

New family court guidelines won’t improve a rotten system for children!

Excitable coverage was given last week to new draft guidelines issued by Sir James Munby, the judge in charge of our family courts, which it was claimed would be a groundbreaking move towards lifting the blanket of secrecy that has allowed our “child protection” system to become such a national scandal.

Bing now has pop-up warnings for child abuse searches

Bing now has pop-up warnings for child abuse searches

Microsoft's Bing search engine will now show a pop-up warning if you try to find images of child abuse online, the BBC reports. This comes hot on the heels of David Cameron's plans to crack down on Internet porn.

Aging Out of Foster Care: The Costs of Doing Nothing Affect Us All

Aging Out of Foster Care: The Costs of Doing Nothing Affect Us All

As parents, we know that our role in our children's lives goes far beyond providing them with the basics of food, clothing, and shelter. We also nurture and guide them, and as they grow older we expose them to new experiences and opportunities, encourage them to succeed in school, develop healthy relationships, and build life skills. Although adolescence can be challenging for both kids and parents, every positive interaction we have is a critical opportunity to establish the building blocks that our teens need to succeed down the road in school, work, and family life.

Saturday, July 27, 2013

Winnipeg family services agency admits it failed girl who died

Winnipeg family services agency admits it failed girl who died

Winnipeg Child and Family Services says it takes the blame for its social workers and supervisors "asking the wrong questions" about a child who bounced in and out of foster care before she was killed.

Friday, July 26, 2013

The following is the timeline of events...

The following is the timeline of events that led up to my depression, incarceration, unemployment, and the involvement of my children being taken into the care of child protection services. I would like to say before January 2009 I was doing everything a husband and father was supposed to be doing which was holding a job and providing a nice home for my family. My wife abandons my children and myself without a word to live with another man. She later gave the boys up to me in front of the judge in Spotsylvania County. This all caused me to lose my job, house, all of my personal belongings, two vans, driver license w/ a CDL, three children and my freedom. When jail was done with me I was five states away from home and homeless walking the streets of Fredericksburg. Since my release from jail I have gone to dui court every month. I have completed the ASAP classes, parenting classes, attended AA meetings every week, completed three months of GED classes at James Monroe High School and now registered to take the test. I have done all of this walking as I have looked for employment. I am now staying at the Thurman Brisben Shelter. I have finally found employment at a concrete pumping company named Willmar. I am working very hard to overcome what has happened to my children and myself. I am jumping through hoops for Social Services, trying to impress them and casa. I want my boys to come home to me. This year has crushed me. I miss my children so much I can not express it enough. My children being returned to me is the only thing that can complete me.
Richard Holloway

Timeline of Events
January 22nd 2009
I held a job at Sunbelt Rentals for almost three years. I was earning 16.50hr with 45 to 55 hours every week. I was earning 40.000 to 44.000 a year. I was providing my family with vision, medical, dental, life insurance, and a very nice home in a very nice neighborhood at 6030 Battlefield Green Drive, Fredericksburg. Holly decides she didn’t want to be a mom or a wife anymore and decided the best thing for her to do was abandon the boys and myself to live with another man. From this point forward I fell into depression and I was extremely distraught. I didn’t eat for six days. I was extremely stressed knowing my job was in jeopardy since I no longer could get to work on time due to getting my boys ready for school. Missing so much time from work I couldn’t keep up with the bills. I called my boys school asking for financial help. There a woman advised me to go to a church. She suggested Salem Fields Community Church. There I met Pastor Ron. We, my boys and I started attending services there every Sunday. There I found financial and emotional support. Meanwhile I continued to keep in contact with Peggy Mahoney, the Guidance counselor at my boys school Battlefield Elementary.

Five weeks later
I found her and she came back home and she cried because I took her away from her boyfriend. She stayed for fourteen hours and left us again. Asking me to drive her back to her boyfriends house or she would walk. I did drive her because she refused to stay with me and the boys.

February 26th 2009
I spent six days in Snowden suffering from depression. The events prior to this led me to my depression and stress which later led me to my termination from work This is also what led me to be put on all four of the medications that led to my arrest and incarceration. While in Snowden, Holly stayed at the house with the boys. When I was released from Snowden Pastor Ron picked me up to drive me home. He stopped at Long Johns Silvers and bought my family lunch. I ordered my wife’s favorite food from there. After arriving, we begin to eat lunch. In the middle of lunch my wife asks me for a ride to her boyfriend’s house. She asks me this in front of my kids and Pastor Ron. Pastor Ron offered to drive her. I hadn’t been home for twenty minutes. She was so ready to leave she did not want to finish her lunch. She packed it up and took it with her. She had left us again this time in front of the man from church. After I came back from Snowden my oldest son Raymond let me know that his mother said to him that she wanted a divorce so she could marry the other man that she had been living with for only about six weeks.
March 18th 2009
Holly gave the boys up to me in front of the judge in Spotsylvania County Court, telling the judge they were better off with me. He agreed and awarded me custody of my boys. Telling her to pay me 460.00 a month for support. First payment was be paid by May 1st.

April 1st 2009
April 1st I had lost the house on 6030 Battlefield Green Drive and moved into the apartment on Charles Street.. April 6th, 7th, 8th I had missed three days from work due to getting my boys enrolled in school. April 8th I was arrested the first time for dui, not from alcohol but from my depression medication. April 13th I was fired from work due to the family problems, not able to get to work on time and poor performance. The middle of April she asked if she could come back. I said yes. I caught her trying to sneak around to see the other man and I had realized my suspicions were true. Her coming back was only a trick to get out of paying child support. The first payment was due on the 1st of May and she wasn’t going to have the money because she wasn’t working. When I found her sneaking around to see the other man I made her leave. She had no problem with leaving in fact this was her fourth time walking out on my boys since January 22nd. She was out in less than fifteen minutes. About four days later on April 27th I was arrested for dui for the second time in three weeks, neither was alcohol related, they were both from the medication for the depression of what I was going through. I spent three months in the jail. While in jail I fell off the top bunk and ended up with twenty stitches and a concussion. After my recovery I enrolled in the substance abuse and the GED programs at the jail. I was released before I could complete them. Meanwhile I wrote my boys eleven letters. Judge Peterson from the JDR court ordered Social Services to deliver my letters to my boys and they never did that. So I never once had any communication with my boys whatsoever. They could have been thinking I didn’t want to speak to them. I feel like that was wrong. My boys needed to here from their dad that he loves them.

July 23rd 2009
I was released from jail. Without a home, job, family, van, all of my personal belongings being clothes, tools, furniture or any money. My landlord picked me up and took me to a motel where I stayed the night. The next day I walked to Social Services to make arrangements to see my boys, Then Kristen Flannery drew up a service plan for me.

Next I check myself into ASAP, the dui probation ordered by Judge Stephens from General District Court from there I went to RACSB. My landlord Kraig Sullivan and his girlfriend Jennifer Ford picked me up again took me off the street and gave me a place to stay. I am still staying with Kraig. I have enrolled in the GED program at the James Monroe High School. I am done with the GED classes and I am registered to take the test Saturday December 5th I have completed the ASAP classes this morning and have completed the parenting classes. Recently I have tried to reconcile with my wife to come back to me so we could work together so we could bring our boys home. She isn’t interested. She made it clear she would not be faithful.

November 1st 2009
I have had no luck finding work so I had made up a flyer about myself to try to find some yard work in the neighborhood. November 5th it landed me a job with Willmar a concrete pumping company. From here all I can do is move forward. I am doing everything I possibly can to impress Social Services and CASA so hopefully Judge Peterson will order Social Services to return my boys to me. I miss them and love them so much I can’t express it enough. I am on a mission and I am asking God to ride along so I won’t be alone.
November 24th, 2009
I have checked in to the Thurman Brisben Center. This is a homeless shelter and they are allowing me to save some money so I can get a place. They are welcoming my boys if I can get the court to have them returned to me.

December 5th, 2009
It is Saturday. I went to the Germanna Community College and took the GED test that I had studied so hard for. Monday I found out I had passed.

December 31st, 2009
Cornerstone Baptist Church came to the Thurman Brisben Shelter to celebrate the New Year with the people there. I met Chris Brown that night that is from the church. I asked him were there church was located, he told me off of Highway 17 and he invited me to the Sunday service. I enjoyed the service. I feel welcome there. I think it is the right church for my boys and me. I feel it is really important for all four of us to be surrounded by good people.


January 21st, 2010
Court was held today in the Juvenile & Domestic Relations 701 Princess Anne Street Fredericksburg, Virginia 22401. Social Services offered me a deal to come back in sixty days and review my personal situation or come back in five months. I took the sixty days. I have worked so hard to try to impress everyone from Social Services to Judge Peterson by completing all of the programs and attaining my GED. I felt like all of my efforts were overlooked.

March 18th 2010
Court was held today and it has been sixty days. The court decided to keep the case as it is and come back in ninety days. Holly, her sister and one of her boyfriends was there. I am still at Thurman Brisben Center.

May 14th 2010
I have left the Thurman Brisben Center to move into my apartment. The shelter gave me some donations. A microwave, toaster, tv , air mattress and some sheets and a blanket. After moving in I bought some furniture from the guys at my job, being Mike Bringer and Marty Mullins. I now have bunk beds, a single bed, four dressers and a wardrobe closet, refrigerator and a nice wooden cart. Chris Brown from Cornerstone Baptist Church gave me another tv, microwave cart. I have had to clean this place myself. I have put in smoke alarms..



May 25th 2010

I have found out from my family counselor that Social Services have changed their goal to keeping my boys forever and asking the judge to terminate my parental rights. They are keeping Brad and Darrell but they are bringing Ray home to me in the middle of August. On Ray’s birthday to be exact. 

This was submitted via the Content Submission Form.  The link is at the tip.

Blitzen’s permanency goal

Pay attention to the comments on this blog post.  The baby-stealing foster parents are upset about a little girl's permanency plan being changed to reunification.

Blitzen’s permanency goal

State foster care records show history of allegations in Bethel abuse case

State foster care records show history of allegations in Bethel abuse case

State foster care records show a history of allegations against a man who is now charged with sexually abusing two children.

Father asks high court to block SC adoption ruling

Father asks high court to block SC adoption ruling

The birth father of a girl of Cherokee heritage asked the Supreme Court Friday to stop a state-court ordered handover of his daughter to adoptive parents.

Illegal adoptions in Poland - Baby on sale

Illegal adoptions in Poland - Baby on sale

The publication of such advertisement is legal in Poland. Interested potential “clients” create fake e-mail accounts in order to get in touch with the seller of the baby. Once they strike a deal, the prospective parents of the sold child pay for the pregnant woman’s accommodation, food, clothes and medical examination. After the birth, the biological mother declares in front of the civil registry office that her patron is the biological father of her child and gives up custody to her child in the court. Neither the staff at the registry office nor the judge seem to notice that the registered newborn is a victim of an illegal adoption.

Neuroscientists discover how to implant false memories in the brain

Neuroscientists discover how to implant false memories in the brain

Scientists have implanted a false memory in the brains of mice in an experiment that they hope will shed light on the well-documented phenomenon whereby people “remember” events or experiences that have never happened.

Note: Alienating parents have been doing this for years.

Change in the Air at DCF

Change in the Air at DCF

Note: Yep.  Another new asshole takes reigns.

A week after the Department of Children and Families Secretary stepped down, the interim-director wants to reset child safety standards. Change is in the air.

Our local Social "Services" and Child "Protection" Agencies:Serving to Protect who, exactly?

Our local Social "Services" and Child "Protection" Agencies:Serving to Protect who, exactly?

If not for the hopes of liberty and justice to hold on to, the entire child welfare system would undoubtedly scream the cries of the all-consuming face of evil, ready to swallow everything in my entire being that dared cross its path.

Homeschoolers plead for help fighting 'anti-parent' law

Homeschoolers plead for help fighting 'anti-parent' law

A government proposal that is being described as “anti-parent” is threatening to overwhelm a small team of parents in Scotland who are dedicated to fighting the “Children and Young People Bill,” and they are asking for help from fellow homeschoolers worldwide.



Food, restraint and family: Reports give insight into foster care

Food, restraint and family: Reports give insight into foster care

NEW REPORTS FROM the Health Information and Quality Authority give an insight into foster care and children’s residential services in Ireland.

Children being cared for by foster parents under suspicion

Children being cared for by foster parents under suspicion

Vulnerable teenagers are being looked after by foster carers who have allegations hanging over them, it has emerged.

Veronica's birth mother files injunction on ICWA

Veronica's birth mother files injunction on ICWA

The biological mother of a girl at the center of a South Carolina adoption dispute has sued the federal government over a law governing the placement of Indian children.

Experts call for smacking children to be made illegal amid fears over future mental health risks

Experts call for smacking children to be made illegal amid fears over future mental health risks

The Royal Australasian College of Physicians says research shows physical punishment increases the future risk of a child suffering mental health problems, including depression and antisocial or aggressive behaviour.

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Single Dad With 22 Children From 14 Different Moms May Become A Reality Star

Single Dad With 22 Children From 14 Different Moms May Become A Reality Star

Orlando Shaw made headlines last month after being sued for child support in one of the most expensive cases in Tennessee.

DHHS: Number of state wards in Nebraska down nearly 14 percent since March 2012

DHHS: Number of state wards in Nebraska down nearly 14 percent since March 2012

The state Department of Health and Human Services said Thursday that Nebraska had 5,284 wards as of July 15. In March 2012, the state had 6,121 wards.

For years I fought against secret courts breaking up families. At last there's hope

For years I fought against secret courts breaking up families. At last there's hope

For a long time now, thousands of British families of every class and background have been secretly torn apart by this country’s child protection system in one of the biggest scandals of our age.

Sperm donor asks for judgment without trial

Sperm donor asks for judgment without trial

A Topeka man being pursued for child support by the state after he donated sperm to a lesbian couple is asking a judge to rule in his favor before a trial.

Is abuse more common with adopted kids?

Is abuse more common with adopted kids?

Another case of child abuse revealed on Tuesday has once again stirred up the public against adoptions: the Sweeney couple from Virginia admitted in court that they beat up their adopted child from Russia.

Pregnancy Cost Child Welfare Supervisor Her Job: Lawsuit

Pregnancy Cost Child Welfare Supervisor Her Job: Lawsuit

A woman was fired from her job ensuring the welfare of children because she was going to have a child of her own, she claimed in a lawsuit filed in Will County court.

SC justices deny requests from birth father, Cherokee Nation to rehear adoption case

SC justices deny requests from birth father, Cherokee Nation to rehear adoption case

South Carolina's highest court on Wednesday refused to rehear a case involving a South Carolina couple's attempts to adopt a girl of Cherokee heritage, setting up a family court action - and potentially a federal lawsuit.

Note:  I am saddened by this irresponsible decision by the South Carolina Supreme Court.

The rights of wanna-be adoptive parents should not trump those of a real parent in any circumstance with the exception of it being in the child's best interest, and even then, such decisions shouldn't be made by people like you who have no interest in the best interest of the child, but rather washing your hands of the whole thing because of some whiny infertile couple who can afford a lawyer and who just won't go away.

As for the Indian Child Welfare Act in this case, Dustin Brown should never have had to invoke it because he was the real father and it was lucky for him that he had a "trump card" to play at the 11th hour or he would never have had the opportunity to see or know his own daughter.

In this case it clearly is not in the child's best interest to be returned to the wanna-be adoptive couple.   Real parents, (being defined as those who made their own babies, regardless of race or any other factor) who are capable and loving and who are not accused or convicted of harming a child in any way should not have to fight for their rights to their own children.  Those rights are God given.

I do not believe that this father was given any realistic opportunity to understand what his rights were or the consequences of any text messages he may have sent between himself and the real mother prior to making them.  So basically, this child was adopted out from under him without his knowledge, thus forcing him to invoke the only chance he had.

His military service also interfered with his ability to fight for his parental rights or be there for the child in a timely manner (with the exception of sending cash, which he could have done but shouldn't have had to under the circumstance where the mother dumped him after becoming pregnant with his child and where she could have gotten money anyway under the law of the land and which is the only thing important to people like you).  And that is a horrible way to treat any father who fights for our country.

The inability of the wanna-be adoptive parents to have their own child should not entitle them to the children of those who can.  

An Outdated Child Protection Law is Playing A Key Role in the Growth of a Global Marketplace For Child Sex Trafficking On The Internet

An Outdated Child Protection Law is Playing A Key Role in the Growth of a Global Marketplace For Child Sex Trafficking On The Internet

Every day in America children are being sold for sex.  Globally more than 1.8 million children are used in commercial sex.  Trafficking has largely moved from the streets to the Internet where a flourishing global marketplace for child sex trafficking has emerged.  The International Centre for Missing & Exploited Children is joining 47 of the nation's Attorneys General in calling on the U.S. Congress to make a minor change to the Communications Decency Act (CDA) that was passed in 1996 to help address this problem.  They are asking for a two-word change that would enable state and local governments to pursue criminal action against online classified advertising sites suspected of being involved in prostitution.

S.C. Court Orders 'Baby Veronica' Adoption Finalized

S.C. Court Orders 'Baby Veronica' Adoption Finalized

Lawyers for the biological father of a Native American child are expected to make a last-ditch appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday, hoping to prevent the return of the child to her adoptive parents.

Cuts to family law funding ‘already hitting society’s most vulnerable’

Cuts to family law funding ‘already hitting society’s most vulnerable’

A SOUTH Liverpool lawyer claims the withdrawal of almost all public funding for family law is beginning to affect society’s most vulnerable members.

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Duluth woman's foster license revoked after son accused of sex with child

Duluth woman's foster license revoked after son accused of sex with child

A West Duluth woman has had her child foster care license revoked because a child allegedly was sexually abused while in her care.

Russia Slams Suspended Sentence in US Child Abuse Case

Russia Slams Suspended Sentence in US Child Abuse Case

The Russian Foreign Ministry sharply criticized on Wednesday that a suspended sentence was given to a US foster parent who had pleaded guilty to charges of contributing to the delinquency of a child adopted from Russia.

Michigan Governor Rick Snyder Tells Lesbian Couple And Their Three Children: You Are Not A Family

Michigan Governor Rick Snyder Tells Lesbian Couple And Their Three Children: You Are Not A Family

Michigan Governor Rick Snyder and Attorney General Bill Schuette  filed their response yesterday to the complaint of Jayne and April DeBoer-Rowse, who are challenging Michigan’s ban on same-sex marriage. According to the governor and the attorney general, Jayne and April and the three beautiful children in the photo above, are not a family.

“Anybody But DCF”: Judge Wants Failing Agency Off Child Investigations After 5th Death

“Anybody But DCF”: Judge Wants Failing Agency Off Child Investigations After 5th Death

In the wake of a fifth child death in little more than two months, a circuit judge Tuesday called for the Florida Department of Children and Families to stop doing child-welfare investigations and transfer that responsibility elsewhere.

HIQA Inspectors Raise Concerns over Child Protection Services

HIQA Inspectors Raise Concerns over Child Protection Services

The Health Information and Quality Authority have published a report with regard to child protection services.  They have raised concerns about the services in Cork.

Foster mum fears for the survival of vital respite service

Foster mum fears for the survival of vital respite service

A FOSTER parent has spoken out in support of a charity which helps teenagers living in care and has said that everyone should fight to ensure its survival.

American couple pleads guilty to abusing Russian adoptee

American couple pleads guilty to abusing Russian adoptee

Two Americans, accused of abusing their Russian foster child, have pleaded guilty in court, RIA Novosti reported on Wednesday. Matthew and Amy Kathleen Sweeney adopted nine-year-old Daniil Kruchin in 2006.

Will Katz's efforts be enough to reform Connecticut's child protection agency?

Will Katz's efforts be enough to reform Connecticut's child protection agency?

When Joette Katz was tapped to lead the state agency that has been under a federal court order for decades for failing too many of the state's abused and neglected foster children, child advocates and lawmakers were delighted.

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Fifth child dies in South Florida despite warnings to DCF

Fifth child dies in South Florida despite warnings to DCF

A Homestead man has been charged with shaking his 2-year-old son to death last week — one month after state child welfare administrators gave him custody of the toddler even though he was unemployed, living in a one-bedroom home with eight other children, had been repeatedly accused of domestic violence and had admitted to child-welfare authorities that he had “an anger issue.”

Judge not satisfied with DCYF findings

Judge not satisfied with DCYF findings

A state agency may have cleared a private school for troubled boys in the case of staff breaking a 13-year-old's arm, but it doesn't seem to have satisfied the Family Court.

Inquiry told Manitoba child welfare improved since girl's death

Inquiry told Manitoba child welfare improved since girl's death

One of Manitoba's largest child welfare authorities says changes made since the death of a five-year-old girl have made the system one of the best in Canada.

Third man charged in rape of 13-year-old girl

Third man charged in rape of 13-year-old girl

Police have arrested a third man accused of raping a 13-year-old girl who ran away from a foster home in North Austin.

Portland foster mom slapped 4-year-old girl, left finger imprints, gets 3 days jail

Portland foster mom slapped 4-year-old girl, left finger imprints, gets 3 days jail

A North Portland foster mom of four who struck her 4-year-old foster child in the face hard enough to leave behind the red imprints of her fingers was sentenced Tuesday to three days in jail.

Social workers should use social media to challenge public perceptions

Social workers should use social media to challenge public perceptions

Whenever social media is discussed in the context of social work, it mainly conjures up images of confidentiality breaches and disciplinary hearings. In May, a social worker made the news after being dismissed for describing a case on Facebook, in which three children were put in to care, as a "career high". It was a thoughtless mistake and it cost her her career.

Note: Then everybody would know what a scam this is.  Not just the CPS Victims.

Register Investigation: Youths Isolated and 'forgotten' at the Iowa Juvenile Home

Register Investigation: Youths Isolated and 'forgotten' at the Iowa Juvenile Home

The state-run Iowa Juvenile Home has confined teenage girls to small isolation cells for months at a time — in one case, reportedly, for almost a full year.

Cherokee Nation court grants joint custody of Baby Veronica to biological father's wife and parents

Cherokee Nation court grants joint custody of Baby Veronica to biological father's wife and parents

A Cherokee Nation court has granted joint custody of Baby Veronica to the biological father's wife and the father's parents, a move that could pre-empt a South Carolina court's decision to bring the girl back to that state, tribal officials announced Monday.

Tower Hamlets Council loses Court of Appeal foster care fight

Tower Hamlets Council loses Court of Appeal foster care fight

The council appealed a High Court decision which found that its policy of paying carers who are related to the children they foster less than those who are not was unlawful.

State says feds lawsuit accusing state of warehousing disabled children is 'disruptive'

State says feds lawsuit accusing state of warehousing disabled children is 'disruptive'

Liz Dudek, secretary of the Agency for Health Care Administration, staunchly defended the state's handling of disabled children in nursing homes on Monday and called the lawsuit filed Monday against the state by the U.S. Department of Justice a "disruptive" lawsuit that is intended to take over "control and operation of Florida's Medicaid and disability programs."

Bronx foster mom Melba Haynes 'too old' to adopt kids

Bronx foster mom Melba Haynes 'too old' to adopt kids


72-year-old Bronx foster mom Melba Haynes has been deemed 'too old' to adopt the 4- and 2-year-old sisters who have been living with her since they were babies. A judge ruled that the girls must move to another home within two weeks.

Report shows rise in abuse investigations at juvenile home

Report shows rise in abuse investigations at juvenile home

The number of child abuse investigations at the Iowa Juvenile Home has increased significantly this year, state records show.

Monday, July 22, 2013

Feds Sue Florida For Keeping Disabled Kids In Nursing Homes

Feds Sue Florida For Keeping Disabled Kids In Nursing Homes

Following up on a threat the U.S. Justice Department made last September, federal officials have filed a suit against the state of Florida for its practice of housing disabled children in nursing homes.Following up on a threat the U.S. Justice Department made last September, federal officials have filed a suit against the state of Florida for its practice of housing disabled children in nursing homes.

The cloak of secrecy will be lifted from family courts: Councils and witnesses will routinely be named in cases where evidence can decide whether homes are broken up

The cloak of secrecy will be lifted from family courts: Councils and witnesses will routinely be named in cases where evidence can decide whether homes are broken up

A breakthrough in the battle against secret justice will see thousands more court judgments made public.

Ex-foster parent in NM accused in molestation case

Ex-foster parent in NM accused in molestation case

A youth basketball coach in Santa Fe who was once a foster parent is in custody for allegedly molesting three juvenile girls.

Indian groups planning to sue over girl's SC adoption case

Indian groups planning to sue over girl's SC adoption case

Several American Indian groups are preparing to sue over a court's decision to allow the adoption of a girl of Cherokee heritage by a Charleston-area couple.

"Cracked Open" Exposes Heartbreak of Many Counting on Fertility Methods

"Cracked Open" Exposes Heartbreak of Many Counting on Fertility Methods

Miriam Zoll's memoir about trying to get pregnant in near-middle-age, Cracked Open: Liberty, Fertility, and the Pursuit of High-Tech Babies, is more than a personal account of the failed promise of Assisted Reproductive Technologies [ART] for her and her husband. It's also an exposé, lambasting the business of selling dreams to people desperate for biological offspring and a clear-eyed assessment of the high failure rate - 150,000 tries resulted in only 47,090 live births in 2010 - of in vitro fertilization, egg donation and surrogacy for the many women who use them.

Note: And when that fails, they try to adopt.


Hope and renewal: foster mother says girl's death can renew child welfare

Hope and renewal: foster mother says girl's death can renew child welfare

The woman who was called "nana-mom" by a Manitoba girl bounced in and out of foster care before she was murdered says the five-year-old's death cannot be in vain.

Children waiting a year to be given social worker

Children waiting a year to be given social worker

A new report published by the Health Information and Quality Authority has found that child protection services in Cavan and Monaghan were not dealing adequately with the needs of a large number of the 2,419 children referred in the region.

Police arrest ex-coach, foster parent for rape

Police arrest ex-coach, foster parent for rape

Santa Fe police have arrested a former coach and foster parent for allegedly raping and molesting at least three females over the past three decades, beginning in 1979.

App developed by KC doctor is a virtual voice for abused children

App developed by KC doctor is a virtual voice for abused children

The diapered baby on the iPad screen falls from a couch onto its knees, and the impact fractures the child’s femur. The viewer sees the break highlighted in red.

Grandparents’ rights provide children with alternative to foster care

Grandparents’ rights provide children with alternative to foster care

Easley’s John Schafer believed he was the right person to care for his grandchildren when they were in need, but state law wouldn’t alow it.

13-year-old gang raped while men cheer, foster home under investigation

13-year-old gang raped while men cheer, foster home under investigation

In a disturbing story out of Austin, TX, a 13-year-old girl was raped by as many as ten men many of whom videotaped the assaults and cheered.

Chill E.B. - Prove It

Stepdad adopts boy against father's wishes

Stepdad adopts boy against father's wishes

A 15-year-old boy has been adopted by his stepfather against the wishes of his natural father, in a rare move made by the High Court yesterday.

Therapists ponder ‘what’s best for Veronica’

Therapists ponder ‘what’s best for Veronica’

Five parents in two states fighting in the highest courts in the land over who will raise one 3-year-old child. Even the Cherokee Nation has gotten involved in the case.

Sunday, July 21, 2013

Another CPS Boss Quits - Baby LK Report For July 21st 2013

A missunderstanding

They took our 4 kids from school.

They detained them and lied to the judge to get the removal order. Three years ago my husband was arrested for DMV two times in a 6 month period. I am the mother and I left him and he went to jail. We lived separately for over a year in a half. During that time my husband enrolled in programs for DMV and anger management as well as AA. He did jail time and realized he had a problem.

Long story short we got back together a year and half after this. We were together for the last year and we had our first verbal argument in regards to me the Mother having a cocktail following a cremation ceremony. My husband felt I shouldn't be drinking since he can't.

Needless to say we argued and I left for a couple days until I could get into a therapist at Kaiser. The therapist misunderstood me when I was scheduling the appt over the phone. He thought we had recent DMV. He had no idea that it was not recent and in fact my husband went to jail and programs and we nearly divorced. When I arrived at the office to make sure that my husband attended the session the therapist asked me for a quick update. I briefly started with our history of DV and before I could finish he said he was calling CPS.

I cried and left before I could even explain it was three years ago. The therapist called CPS and they called me to come to our house days later. I was not home and asked to schedule for the next day. Then I called a family law attorney that did suggested I needed to retain him . We did and he called to cancel the appt with CPS. He told us that the interview would take place at a different day. We then figured the attorney was scheduling the interview. Then 3 days later our 4 kids were removed from school in front of all their peers.

Nobody would speak to us from the department since we hired the attorney. Our attorney said the county attorney was not available to discuss the case. This was a friday. They threatened to send my kids to foster home and put my youngest child alone in a foster home without his sisters. My oldest daughter texted her friend from school and then her father was a police officer and he came and got the kids to take to foster at his house. They were there for a month. We both had monitored visits for the first week, then I got unmonitored. My husband still has monitored.

Finally l got the kids after CPS said they could come home to me. This was after many interviews of explaining the therapist misunderstood me. I was told not to speak to my husband and my kids are not allowed him at all. We have another hearing coming up on July 19 and they are proposing to keep the same situation until Jan 2014. This is so ridiculous......I haven't done anything to these kids nor did my husband,

The kids have even told them that they have never seen violence.

They are scarring my kids from this situation. They are heartless and pretend to worry about the well being of the children and they are the ones causing harm. My kids are all healthy, athletic sociable kids that don't deserve this. The system is not set up for these kind of situations. I have never failed to protect. I left my husband when he committed DV and we had one argument and I seeked therapy and this is what we got.

This is a nightmare ! Please give us some tips if anyone knows. We can't ever get a break from these people.

The system is not fair they even lied and told the judge we had a prior CPS case and have never have. They lie about so many things and twist up the DV police report to sound like I didn't protect. This is not right when they have authority to ruin peoples lives and they barely even have a degree. The social workers have tattoos and terrible grammar and this so called investigator gets the authority to decide the outcome of my childrens life. Please help !!!!

DoCS problems have been apparent for half a century



DoCS problems have been apparent for half a century

In 1960, newly graduated in arts, I landed my first job in the Sydney office of the Child Welfare Department, the forerunner of the Department of Community Services.

Lost in the system: Juvenile justice programs leave families in the dark

Lost in the system: Juvenile justice programs leave families in the dark

A mentally disabled Pike County boy took photos of a disabled girl's genitals while on the school bus.

'Keep her locked up for life': Baby P killer asks for freedom... but even her own mother wants her to stay behind bars

'Keep her locked up for life': Baby P killer asks for freedom... but even her own mother wants her to stay behind bars

The jailed mother of tortured Baby P is seeking parole and could be released from prison 'within weeks', it has emerged.

Note: Because of this particular case, British Social Wreckers became jumpy and nervous, taking any kid for any little thing.  Now the UK is one of the worst places in the world to be a parent.

Saturday, July 20, 2013

Why you should never ever bring your kids to England

Our 'child protection’ system is an international scandal

Children of foreign families resident in the UK are being seized by social workers on an astonishing scale

Girl, 13, raped; foster facility probed

Girl, 13, raped; foster facility probed

Two Austin men face charges of sexual assault of a child against a 13-year-old girl who had run away from a home for young people in crisis. That home is now under investigation by the Residential Child Care Licensing.

Brooke Mueller - Brooke Mueller allowed supervised visitation with twins

Brooke Mueller - Brooke Mueller allowed supervised visitation with twins

Brooke Mueller will be allowed to see her sons during visit supervised by a social worker from the Los Angeles County of Department of Children & Family Services this weekend.

Store Clerks calling the hotline

Me, my husband and my son went to a store. My son was stomping and screaming. My husband carried him out of the store. I paid and we left. Two hours later the police are at our door. The worker at the store called them and said that my husband was punching my son (under 5 yrs. old) in the face as I stood and watched.

To make a long story short my husband was arrested. We bailed him out. Cps came to my door and LIED that they had a court order to remove my son. I gave him to my sister. The worker lied and said that me and my husband were drunk and high on illicit drugs. I took a hair follicle to prove them wrong. They still wont let my son return.

They said I didn't open the door for cps so therefore I am not trustworthy to watch my son. I live with my 75 yr old father and 69 yr old mother who never had a criminal record or a traffic ticket yet cps said they are not trustworthy either. They claim that my son is abused by his father and that the rest of the family covers it up. We have letters from his school who say there was never abuse going on. We have letters from a school principal, local politicians, people who would not risk their reputation unless they know that cps has gone overboard. When my husband went to court to plead not guilty on the first charge he was rearrested on a 2nd degree endangering welfare of a child because my son was interrogated and supposedly said daddy spanks me. This entire thing is insane and I didn't even write the half of it. Cps is a huge business. The workers in my state get a $3000 bonus for every child they remove. That is so wrong because if they need the money that is incentive to lie. Cps needs to be stopped. The only way this is going to happen is if people get together and do something about it. Anyone is one phone call away from having their child legally kidnapped. This entire ordeal has cost us over $70 thousand in lawyers, bail money ect. This should not be happening in America. We need to get the attention of politicians!!! Tell me what I can do and I will do it.

We need to use the media. If I knew that something would get attention of someone in like politician I would not care if my name and story were known. My fear is that once this end I am still only a phone call away from it happening again. Anyone is. Please people pay attention. America is taking our parental rights away. They are saying that they know better as to how to raise our children than we do. Research the laws. Check out infowars.com. Its about the government turning against us. Pass this on!!!!

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Friday, July 19, 2013

Man could get 3 years in sex abuse, gun cases

Man could get 3 years in sex abuse, gun cases

A local businessman accused of sexually abusing two foster children who had been placed in his care, and later threatening to shoot two women while armed with a rifle, has reached a plea agreement that could send him to prison for three years.

Baby Veronica's Father, Native American Groups Express Outrage

Baby Veronica's Father, Native American Groups Express Outrage

Dusten Brown, the Cherokee father of the three-year-old girl at the center of a custody dispute that wound up in the U.S. Supreme Court, expressed outrage Thursday that the South Carolina Supreme Court has ordered the child to be returned to the South Carolina couple that raised her for the first year and a half of her life.

Stop the Forced Removal of Baby Veronica

Stop the Forced Removal of Baby Veronica

Echoing the loud thunder of voices from Native communities and organizations across the U.S. and Canada in outcry over yesterday's decision to return Veronica Brown to South Carolina, the Native American Rights Fund yesterday issued the strongest statement yet in a call to action to join the fight in protecting the girl's right to be raised by her biological father, Dusten Brown.

Childrens Aid Sale



Kids for Sale!!!

Will It Always Be Cheaper to Adopt Black Babies?

Will It Always Be Cheaper to Adopt Black Babies?


Recently, NPR’s Morning Edition played a clip called “Black Babies Cost Less to Adopt” from The Race Card Project and I breathed a sigh of relief. Finally, someone else was talking about this.

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Florida DCF head David Wilkins resigns

Florida DCF head David Wilkins resigns

David Wilkins, Florida’s top child welfare and social services administrator, resigned Thursday amid an escalating scandal over the recent deaths of four small children who had a history of involvement with child-abuse investigators.

Punch and Judy show interrupted when killjoy accused organisers of ‘glorifying child abuse’

Punch and Judy show interrupted when killjoy accused organisers of ‘glorifying child abuse’

He has been delighting children and adults alike for 350 years with his unconventional methods of dealing with his wife and child, not to mention policemen, doctors and even crocodiles.

American Indian group upset over SC court's order

American Indian group upset over SC court's order

An American Indian group is expressing disappointment in a South Carolina court's decision to return a girl to the Charleston-area couple seeking to adopt her.

Adoptive son of Jerry Sandusky files papers to change his last name

Adoptive son of Jerry Sandusky files papers to change his last name 

Matt Sandusky filed papers Tuesday in Centre County Court seeking to have the names of him and his family changed. The former Penn State football coach was convicted on 45 counts of sexual abuse.

Court: 'Baby Veronica' To Live With White Adoptive Parents

Court: 'Baby Veronica' To Live With White Adoptive Parents

South Carolina's highest court on Wednesday ruled that "Baby Veronica," the 3-year-old central figure in a recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling on the Indian Child Welfare Act, should be returned to the white couple that agreed to adopt her before her birth, and not her Native American father, who later claimed his parental rights.


Queens mom busted for kidnapping 7-month-old boy from foster-care agency: cops

Queens mom busted for kidnapping 7-month-old boy from foster-care agency: cops 

Cops have captured the Queens mom who snatched her 7-month-old son during a supervised visit in a foster-care agency, officials said Wednesday.

Teen father-to-be found hanged was 'failed by social services', says Sutton serious case review

Teen father-to-be found hanged was 'failed by social services', says Sutton serious case review

A vulnerable 14-year-old father-to-be found hanged was failed by the services supposed to be supporting him, a report has revealed.

Woman seeks long-lost siblings in Waterloo Region

Woman seeks long-lost siblings in Waterloo Region

A Windsor woman's search for her birth siblings has led her to Waterloo Region, where she believes her two youngest siblings are living.

In Focus: Struggling for Sibling Connections

In Focus: Struggling for Sibling Connections

When Deanna and Alyssa were found in a cardboard box in the bogs of New Jersey, their skin was caked with dirt. All but two of 3-year old Deanna’s teeth were completely decayed, and 7-month-old Alyssa’s neck muscles were so underdeveloped that she couldn’t even hold up her head.

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Court Awards American Indian Child to SC Couple

Court Awards American Indian Child to SC Couple

An American Indian child at the center of a custody suit that went to the U.S. Supreme Court should be returned to the Charleston-area couple seeking to adopt her, South Carolina's highest court ruled on Wednesday.

Note: You know what?  Fuck the South Carolina Supreme Court.  Matt and Melanie Capobianco inability to have a child of their own does not entitle them to the child of a fit and loving father.  


NSW child protection worker hits back at criticism after recent deaths, says DOCS staff under stress

NSW child protection worker hits back at criticism after recent deaths, says DOCS staff under stress

A series of recent cases of child deaths has prompted criticism of child protection workers in New South Wales for failing to remove abused children from violent parents.

Foster mom sentenced for paddling 4-year-old

Foster mom sentenced for paddling 4-year-old

Superior Court Judge Kevin P. McMahon told Griswold foster mother Jami M. Littlefield that she went “way beyond the line” as he sentenced her to 100 days in prison for paddling a 4-year-old foster child with a wooden spoon.

Mom Takes Her Kid Back

Mom Takes Her Kid Back

The Amber Alert system has been activated after a 7-month-old boy was taken from foster care by his mother.


Study shows link between Early Head Start and reductions in child abuse

Study shows link between Early Head Start and reductions in child abuse

Researchers at Portland State University (PSU) and Harvard University have found that low-income children who participate in Early Head Start are less likely to suffer abuse at home than their peers who are not in the program.

The Mother-in-law takes the kids

Four years ago my husband and I living with my grandmother in Keys, Oklahoma had a baby girl and soon after another baby girl. Renemsee and Rosalie. My family adored them and never went a day without seeing them; I only wished their other side of the family would do the same.

My husband’s mother never came over and basically wasn’t a part of their lives. As much as we tried to involve here we never got good results. Two years ago my husband and I make a choice to separate. Things were not working out for us and we didn’t want to wait around for it to and have our babies gone through it. I lived with a friend and her daughter in Tahlequah. My husband moved in with his mother in the same town. Our girls went to school and I picked them up every day always early and his mother would take them most night after it was their bed time, weekends was my husband’s time with them. We already went to a lawyer to at least write in legal papers that no matter how hard it gets or our emotions we wouldn’t use the kids as tools. We also agreed to be civil, no need for vitiations.

After a month I stated dating my best friend who worked out of town and only saw twice because he was always busy. I now regret it but at the time I didn’t see anything wrong with dating since mentally my marriage had been over for quite some time and I wasn’t involving my children. After two weeks I broke off our relationship because I knew I still loved my husband and knew he could change.

My husband and I started talking again just as friends and said he wanted to slowly work things out. That day his mother kicked him out saying if he was to have anything to do with me that he couldn’t live there. She also took from school an hour earlier and went to the court house and got emergency temporary guardianship stating we the parents was on drugs and neglected the children. Neither of which is true but we knew then we had to prove it.

She took away our vehicles and my family in Tennessee took us in knowing mentally I was about to go through a lot. I have always been a good parent. I have millions of pictures and videos of them. I spent every day for 2 years from morning to the next taking care of them. And I loved it those girls are my world id never let anything bad happen to them. My husband and I got a lawyer and took her to court but every time we drove all the way from Tennessee to Oklahoma and showed up for our hearing it was postponed with no warning. This happened several times. We were never given drug tests that we still to do this day can pass.

When we did have a hearing for first time in months my mother in law got on stand. After hearing all her lie the judge still gave us unsupervised weekend visitations. My mother in law asked for us to have a mental exam and we passed ours but her borderline failed hers. After that months went by with no word from anybody so we finally went to the judge and asked what was going on. As we read in our files there was another court date that we weren’t notified of and the mother in law was granted guardianship.

I can’t explain the pain this caused me. Being so close to those girls, putting them first, always doing the right thing, I always made sure I didn’t do anything wrong so this wouldn’t happen. Before I begin how this has affected me and how I know I have not been treated fair in court I want to inform you this woman not only fails mental exams but she’s done this before. Months before taking our kids she called DHS and took her daughters son same age as our kids. She also took my husband from his dad and even said his dad robbed her but later in court admitted to the DA it was all a lie and had to pay fines.

She did not call DHS on us. She has severe control issues. This isn’t about us as parents it’s about her and her mental issues. My children are innocent and helpless throughout all this. They tell me they have been waiting a long time to see me and how they miss me and want to live with me and daddy. They cry so much and cling on to us when we see them which are sad because we rarely get to see them.

My mother in law has kept them from everybody in my family. She won’t answer phone calls, if we ever want to see them we have to just show up and that’s hard to keep a job if we have to keep driving that far taking the chance we won’t see them. We are very stable and my husband has a great job, we don’t use drugs nor ever around them. If you have a child or one that you are close to could you imagine being there for them since day one then suddenly have them taken from you for no reason by someone they hardly know?

I am desperate to get my children back. Where they want to be and that’s with us their family. I know we don’t have a lot of money like my mother in law does or have as many connections. I want to get them back fair and get my name is clean that I was always a good mom. Is there any way you can help me, my husband and these innocent children? 

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Lawyer: Bronxville Social Worker Maintains Innocence

Lawyer: Bronxville Social Worker Maintains Innocence

Mark Bernardini, the North Salem counselor who has his office in Bronxville, is maintaining his innocence in a pair of incidents with young patients who claim he touched them illegally, his lawyer said.

New sex abuse charges filed against former Bethel foster parent

New sex abuse charges filed against former Bethel foster parent

Prosecutors in Bethel have filed additional charges against a child sexual abuse suspect at the heart of an investigation reaching back 40 years, alleging the abuse of a minor dating back to 1998.

Theatre for Change to Develop TV Pilot Based On Stories from Dep't of Family & Protective Services

Theatre for Change to Develop TV Pilot Based On Stories from Dep't of Family & Protective Services

Hollywood television star, Windell Middlebrooks, is partnering with San Antonio's Theatre for Change to develop a television pilot called REGION 8. Inspired by true stories collected from the Department of Family and Protective Services (DFPS) South Texas foster-to-adopt REGION 8, the group will be shopping the pilot to the Los Angeles market in 2014.

Note: This will just be another attempt to glorify CPS Frauds and demonize you.

Judge dismisses lawsuit that challenged guardian ad litem system

Judge dismisses lawsuit that challenged guardian ad litem system

A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit filed by a Moscow man who challenged Lackawanna County's use of court-appointed attorneys in private child custody disputes.

Boy's injury at R.I. group home investigated by DCYF, child advocate

Boy's injury at R.I. group home investigated by DCYF, child advocate

The state’s child advocate is investigating an incident involving a 13-year-old boy whose arm was broken while he was being restrained by staff at the Harmony Hill School’s group home in Glocester.

Denise Richards ‘wants to keep boys permanently’

Denise Richards ‘wants to keep boys permanently’

Denise Richards wants Brooke Mueller’s twins to remain in her “very happy household”.

Pathetic conditions of orphanages merit govt intervention

Pathetic conditions of orphanages merit govt intervention

Wednesday, July 17, 2013 - Lahore—Among the huge number of orphans, female orphans stand notably critically vulnerable to social monstrosities as Punjab government that champions to protect their rights has only two orphan houses for million of female orphans underscoring the fact that government is not walking its talk.

Child abuse expert charged by police with fraud over allegations she falsely claimed to have a medical qualification

Child abuse expert charged by police with fraud over allegations she falsely claimed to have a medical qualification

GOVERNMENT advisor Susan Stewart has been charged by police over claims she had fraudulently claimed to have a medical qualification.

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Newport teen threatens foster parents with a knife, police say

Newport teen threatens foster parents with a knife, police say

Police apprehended a 14-year-old boy who allegedly threatened his foster parents with a knife, said Newport police Chief Leonard Macdaid.

State Tells Parenting Columnist To Stop Dispensing Advice

State Tells Parenting Columnist To Stop Dispensing Advice

For more than 30 years, syndicated advice columnist John Rosemond has dished out old-school, no-nonsense tips to parents.

Teenage boy charged with murder of adopted younger brothers appears in court with his father by his side

Teenage boy charged with murder of adopted younger brothers appears in court with his father by his side

A teenage boy accused of stabbing to death his two adopted younger brothers appeared in court on Tuesday with his father by his side.

Michael Gove strips council of child protection powers

Michael Gove strips council of child protection powers

Children's services in Doncaster will be 'spun out' into staff-owned trust after series of damning reports

Child-porn suspect worked as counselor, mentor, foster parent in Grand Rapids area

Child-porn suspect worked as counselor, mentor, foster parent in Grand Rapids area

An Alto man who allegedly possessed 32,000 images of child pornography has cared for 29 children over the years: biological children, children he and his wife adopted, exchange students and foster children.

Perhaps they should be offering assistance to the parents???

My name is Allie and my husband Billy we live in Vermont. I will try to make this short but we have a very long very heart breaking story. We feel like we are lost souls.

My husband and I have 3 young beautiful children. We have not been able to see them in a year. We struggled with drugs and alcohol but in no way does our children or ourselves deserve what has happened. We were unaware that while we were reaching out to our family and struggling that my mother was calling DCF. Not only was she calling DCF but she was making up things that me as her daughter could never imagine. She also was planning all along to get custody of my children.

3 years ago my husband and I split up. I had a safe place to go with my children but my mother begged me to stay with her and her husband. Everything in me knew that this wasn't a good idea. My mother and I have had a very disturbed relationship and her husband and herself are also Alcoholics and drug addicts. looking back because I so badly wanted my mother to want to help me and love me that I made the worst choice of my life.

About 2 weeks after living with my mother. there was an argument between my mother,step father and myself. we had all been drinking. before I knew it my mother was in my face screaming she was so close I could feel the spit hit my face. she was calling me worthless. They both were. at this point my mother had called my sister and brother in-law for her version of an "intervention" * remember we were all drinking. I didn't know what to do I was scared 2 full grown adults in my face so I grabbed my mother to get her away from me. thankfully my brother in-law grabbed my stepfather off of me. my mother was screaming she was going to call the police because I assaulted her and I would never see my kids again. I was crying and scared I just wanted her to stop.

My sister and brother in-law calmed her down but she wanted me out of her house. My sister said I could go to her house. I was getting my stuff ready and the kids. At this point everyone was saying Allie don't wake the kids. you can come back in the morning to get them. I refused. but I had to leave the house and they wouldn't let me take my children. So I went with my sister. This was by far the biggest mistake of my life. the next morning I call my mother. I asked what time I could come and get the kids. She told me I was not allowed to have my children or come to her house if I had any questions call DCF.

Tears are filling my eyes now as I this. DCF had told me that because I put my hands on my mother that I was a violent person and unfit for my children. My mother had set the whole thing up. DCF told me there was nothing I could do until there was a court. I was lost and still am. Court came around at this point my husband and I had worked things out but because of that awful night my husband couldn't even see the kids.

My mother was crying in court and so convincing that while my husband and I went thru recovery that she should have guardian ship of our kids that this would make it easier for her to take care of them. The Judge and DCF were also for it. Out of my own want once again for a good loving mother I believed that this would be best for our kids while we get on track. My husband agreed. The moment we left court She has done everything in her power to make sure we will never have our kids again. So my husband and I picked ourselves up got into a recovery program which included urine tests, went to a couples therapist, had a parenting teacher, had a recovery doctor that also urine samples. Doing all this gave us visits with the kids.

At 1st we could see the kids at the kids pre-school, then at Billy's mothers house. everything seem to be coming together. out of no where we had another court date. Billy and I had been looking for lawyers but all wanted at least four thousand to even look at this case. so we went to court. My mother accused us of waking the kids up including our niece and nephew and making them watch us have sex. We were and still are completely blown away. Who would do such a thing. of course we denied such a allegation. By the way this is all thru probate court and it is my mother,step father, the lawyer my mother has, a lawyer for my kids, guardian ad litem and DCF appeared 2 times.

So I am doing my best to wrap this up. The conclusion to the investigation was that until billy and myself could prove sobriety, get an apartment and hold down jobs we can see our kids. there is so many things wrong with this I cant even begin to explain what we have been going thru without our 3 babies. This request would seem easier to most but we also pay thirteen hundred dollars a month in child support. I have mentioned also that I fear my step father hits my kids. I have tried to inform anyone of my fears but all I hear is this is a very unique case or to hang in there.

My middle son just failed his 1st year of school. Someone please help me. I am living in a world of complete loss and heartbreak. I struggle on a daily basis to live. our hearts are hurting and I know our kids are the ones that are hurting the most. please, please! someone anyone help. I know I haven't been able to completely tell you everything but I have done my best. thanks for listening

Submitted by Allie and Billy via the Submission Form

Asylum seeker children attempting suicide at Pontville 'prison'

Asylum seeker children attempting suicide at Pontville 'prison'

Child and teenage asylum seekers have attempted suicide and self-harm while being held at the Pontville detention centre in Tasmania.

Families of dead children whose identities were used by undercover police have not been informed

Families of dead children whose identities were used by undercover police have not been informed

The names of 42 dead children were used as fake identities by undercover officers but their families have not been informed because of the "risk" to police, a report said today.

Doncaster to be stripped of children's social care responsibility

Doncaster to be stripped of children's social care responsibility

Children's services in Doncaster are to be split off from local authority control and instead run by an independent trust as part of a radical plan to turn the troubled department around.

India behind time on online protection of children: Delhi High Court

India behind time on online protection of children: Delhi High Court

The world has gone way ahead, we are way behind" on protection of children from online abuse, the Delhi High Court today told the Centre, lamenting lack of adequate laws to address the issue.
I do need to appologize to those of you who have submitted stories via the LK Submission Form.  Due to changing circumstances (not all bad) it's been all I can do to keep up with the news.  However I have finally settled into somewhat of a routine, and will start catching up and keeping up with it.

The Babysitter is a Child Abusing CPS Rat

My 3 children where taken from my fiancĂ© and I, while we where at work, because our babysitter put bruises on 2 of them, and then called the police and said that we did it, and she waited FIVE HOURS after we left our children with her to go to work, before she called the police. TULSA COUNTY 

OKLAHOMA DHS AND TULSA COUNTY SHERRIFFS CAME TO OUR HOUSE AT MIDNITE AND TOOK ALL THREE KIDS FROM OUR HOME, THEN REFUSED TO TAKE OUR STATEMENTS, REFUSED TO LET US PRESS CHARGES ON THE BABYSITTER. AND LET THE BABYSITTER LEAVE. THIS HAPPENED AUG 2012. SINCE THEN, DHS HAS NOT COME TO OUR HOME TO EVALUATE OUR HOME, NOT TAKEN ANY STATEMENTS FROM US OR ANYTHING. AND NOW THEY'RE SAYING THAT THEY'RE WANTING TO TAKE OUR UNBORN DAUGHTER FROM US AS WELL, WHO IS DUE IN NOVEMBER. CAN ANYONE PLEASE HELP US WITH THIS MATTER. WE THINK THAT OUR RIGHTS, THE LAW, AND DHS PROCEDURES HAVE BEEN VIOLATED IN OUR CASE. WE WOULD NEVER EVEN THINK OF HARMING OUR CHILDREN. THIS IS TRULY A CASE OF LEGAL KIDNAPPING.... 

P.S. THNX FOR ALLOWING US TO POST OUR STORY, I REALLY HOPE WE CAN GET OUR CHILDREN BACK HOME. AND PRVENT THIS FROM EVER HAPPENING TO ANYONE ELSE.

Submitted by Jimmy via the LK Submission Form

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Monday, July 15, 2013

Children who are wrongly labelled mentally ill are making billions for drug firms

Children who are wrongly labelled mentally ill are making billions for drug firms

For any parent, having to accept your child needs psychiatric drugs must be agonising. But when Susan Bevis's 13-year-old daughter Amy suffered a breakdown after a vicious campaign of school bullying, it seemed the only option - as instructed by NHS psychiatrists.

The Legacy of Racism in Child Welfare

The Legacy of Racism in Child Welfare

On July 13, 1863—150 years ago tomorrow—the 233 children residing in the Colored Orphan Asylum were going about their normal routine.  At 4 p.m., according to one account of the day, most of the residents “were quietly seated in their school rooms,” the younger boys and girls were “playing in the nursery,” and a few who were ill “recline[ed] on a sick bed in the hospital.”  It took the staff and children by surprise, then, when the institution came under attack by “an infuriated mob, consisting of several thousand men, women, and children, armed with clubs, brickbats, etc.” - See more at: http://www.icphusa.org/index.asp?page=26&blog=64&focus=#sthash.JERDGEK5.dpuf

Allen Iverson Pays Off $40,000 In Back Child Support, Narrowly Escapes Jail

Allen Iverson Pays Off $40,000 In Back Child Support, Narrowly Escapes Jail

Former NBA MVP Allen Iverson has paid off $40,000 he owed in back child support to his ex-wife, narrowly escaping a court order that would have landed him behind bars for non-compliance.


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