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Saturday, August 31, 2013

Tragedy of 4,000 babies placed on 'at risk' register... before they're born

Tragedy of 4,000 babies placed on 'at risk' register... before they're born

Thousands of babies are being put on ‘at risk’ registers by social workers before they are even born, The Mail on Sunday can reveal.

Dutch family is still fighting the system

Dutch family is still fighting the system

A shocking Continental case closely parallels what goes on in our own child protection system

State Child Protective Services: Ignored for too long

State Child Protective Services: Ignored for too long

State residents really shouldn’t have been surprised when a legislative audit found Child Protective Services inadequately performs its duties.

Allen Iverson’s Ex-Wife Wants $1.2 Million Worth Of Child Support

Allen Iverson’s Ex-Wife Wants $1.2 Million Worth Of Child Support

Allen Iverson’s ex-wife, Tawanna, wants the former NBA player to pay for 13 years worth of child support, totaling more than $1.2 million. 


CENSUS SHOWS MORE CHILDREN BEING RAISED BY GRANDPARENTS

CENSUS SHOWS MORE CHILDREN BEING RAISED BY GRANDPARENTS

More and more kids are being raised by their grandparents in recent years, according to the latest Census data. A report released by the U.S. Census Bureau showed that the number of children under the age of 18 living with grandparents has increased by nearly half a million since the year 2000.

No policy changes expected after alleged sexual assault involving state social worker

No policy changes expected after alleged sexual assault involving state social worker

An alleged sexual assault by a Vermont social worker on a child in Maine is an isolated case and does not warrant any changes in personnel policy, a state official says.

Friday, August 30, 2013

Biological father of Baby Veronica files appeal with Oklahoma Supreme Court

Biological father of Baby Veronica files appeal with Oklahoma Supreme Court

The biological father of Baby Veronica appealed a Nowata County Court ruling with the Oklahoma Supreme Court today, according to online court records.

As DCF Considers Changes, Former Foster Youth Speak Out

As DCF Considers Changes, Former Foster Youth Speak Out

The Department of Children and Families’ recent troubles took center stage at the group’s Child Protection Summit this week in Orlando. The event drew record attendance with 2,500 guardians ad litem, DCF workers, and members of the justice system, along with a group of former foster kids who offered their take on issues facing the department.

Shoddy Texas Foster Care Investigation

Shoddy Texas Foster Care Investigation

A federal judge has declined to dismiss a class-action lawsuit accusing Texas of poorly supervising foster children.

Doctor Threatens To Notify Child Protective Services Over Marijuana Cancer Treatment

Doctor Threatens To Notify Child Protective Services Over Marijuana Cancer Treatment

For refusing chemotherapy treatments for her 3-year-old son Landon, opting instead to treat his cancer with medical marijuana, a Colorado mother says her doctor is now threatening to have her arrested and for Child Protective Services (CPS) to take her son away.


Lawsuit Accusing Texas of “Poorly Supervising Foster Children” Moves Forward

Lawsuit Accusing Texas of “Poorly Supervising Foster Children” Moves Forward

A class-action lawsuit filed in 2011 on behalf of nine Texas children has been given the go ahead by a federal judge on Thursday. The lawsuit accuses Texas of “poorly supervising foster children,” reported AP.

Murdered 6-year-old to be laid to rest Friday

Murdered 6-year-old to be laid to rest Friday

People from across Saskatchewan will be gathering in Regina Friday for Lee Bonneau’s funeral.

Bonneau was the six-year-old boy found fatally beaten on the Kahkewistahaw First Nation last Wednesday. He was last seen alive and well outside of the recreation centre while his foster mother was playing bingo.

Thursday, August 29, 2013

Baby abandoned at Houston fire station remains in foster care

Baby abandoned at Houston fire station remains in foster care

The baby left outside a northeast Houston fire station earlier this month will stay in foster care for now.

Nearly 24 Area Foster Homes Inspected After Toddler’s Death

Nearly 24 Area Foster Homes Inspected After Toddler’s Death

Texas Child Protective Services caseworkers have randomly inspected 23 area foster homes in the wake of the arrest a foster mother in Rockdale, who is charged with capital murder in the death of a 2-year-old who was in her care.

Temecula Woman Accused Of Stealing From Children In Foster Care Scam

Temecula Woman Accused Of Stealing From Children In Foster Care Scam

Vivian Lieska Benn, owner and CEO of Riverside-based Family Hope Foster Family Agency, was arrested Wednesday evening on charges of embezzlement and money laundering.

South Carolina sheriff sends deputies to Oklahoma in Baby Veronica case

South Carolina sheriff sends deputies to Oklahoma in Baby Veronica case

Charleston County Sheriff Al Cannon confirmed today that he has sent two deputies with a State Law Enforcement Division agent to Oklahoma in connection with the contentious custody case concerning the 3-year-old child known as Baby Veronica.

The Non-Existent Sibling in U.S. Family Law

The Non-Existent Sibling in U.S. Family Law

"Hardly a week goes by that I'm not presented with a proposed parenting plan that separates siblings"

- Judge Anne Kass

The plantiffs in foster care lawsuit

The plantiffs in foster care lawsuit

The plaintiffs in the ACLU lawsuit challenging a state policy prohibiting gays and lesbians from becoming foster parents:

Teens face charges in Huck Finn-style crimes

Teens face charges in Huck Finn-style crimes

A misadventure on the Ohio River that turned criminal -- that's how police described a bizarre situation in Harrison County.


Mother Turns to Social Media to Find Daughter Given Up for Adoption 36 Years Ago

Mother Turns to Social Media to Find Daughter Given Up for Adoption 36 Years Ago

After becoming pregnant at 16, Silvia Aguiar's daughter was given up for adoption while she was in foster care.

Family says they were kicked out of Universal Studios because dad was wearing a police shirt

Family says they were kicked out of Universal Studios because dad was wearing a police shirt

A Jupiter dad says his daughter's sweet sixteen surprise turned into a nightmare when his family was kicked out of Universal Studios in Orlando over the weekend.

Scheme to help troubled families could save Council £12m

Scheme to help troubled families could save Council £12m

A scheme helping the district’s most troubled families is already in line to save the taxpayer nearly £4 million a year, a new report reveals.

Note: By Joe I think they've got it!

Children’s risk-of-harm report ‘not followed’

Children’s risk-of-harm report ‘not followed’

MORE than 20,000 reports of children at risk of serious harm were closed because there weren’t enough caseworkers to check up on them, the State Opposition claims.

The Adopted Son of Former President Ronald Reagan is an Idiot and Needs To Shut Up!!!

Michael Reagan: How I Overcame Child Abuse

Every 10 seconds in the United States, a call is made about a child being abused, but the laws "always seem to be helping the adults," — a trend Michael Reagan hopes to change.

Note: Michael Reagan is failing to realize that quite often best way to help abused or neglected kids is to help the parents to become better parents.  If, for example, a child is "abused or neglected" and that "abuse or neglect" is misunderstood poverty or stress that is due to the parents inability to make enough to pay for adequate food, housing, daycare, what have you, than it is much cheaper in the long run to help the parent provide adequate food, housing or daycare than it is to remove the kid and throw them into foster care or a children's shelter.  It's also better for the child.

It is really sad Mr Reagan is able to use his adopted fathers fame and notoriety as a springboard to launch his campaign against real parents who are having a hard time, as I do believe that Former President Reagan had a much kinder heart than that, and was a much wiser man who would have at least listened to both sides instead of jumping on the bandwagon of the System Sucks as their national spokesperson simply because he didn't get enough love and attention while growing up.

This is sadly just another case of the blind leading the blind and preaching misinformation which rallies the stupid to avoid doing the right thing.  It's also people like this who make our fight harder as these are the people that the System Sucks (those who profit from CPS) hide behind as they capture the spotlight while others run their little scam in the shadows.

Use reshuffle to dump Goward: NSW oppn

Use reshuffle to dump Goward: NSW oppn

NSW Premier Barry O'Farrell should use the latest cabinet reshuffle to dump Family and Community Services Minister Pru Goward, Labor says.

Lawsuit charging that Texas provides shoddy care for foster children can advance, judge rules

Lawsuit charging that Texas provides shoddy care for foster children can advance, judge rules


A class-action lawsuit accusing the state of poorly supervising foster children will proceed, a federal judge ruled this week, giving a green light for child-welfare advocates to press their case.


Man pleads guilty, regains custody of daughter

Man pleads guilty, regains custody of daughter

A single father who drunkenly left his toddler to drift onto a city street has regained custody of his daughter.

The 39-year-old man pleaded guilty in Lethbridge provincial court Wednesday to failing to provide the necessities of life and to breaching a court condition that required him to abstain from alcohol.

Hawkes Bay couple face abuse charges for CYF foster children

Hawkes Bay couple face abuse charges for CYF foster children

A woman who cared for CYF foster children in Hawke's Bay is accused of beating them with a hearth brush, a wooden spoon, and a rolling pin on several occasions over 10 years. The woman's husband faces one representative charge of wilful ill-treatment and two charges of injuring one of the children with intent between 2004 and 2007.

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Foster mother of starved girl takes stand in own trial

Foster mother of starved girl takes stand in own trial

A Sedro Woolley mother took the stand Wednesday, describing the day young Hana Williams died.

Vt. DCF caseworker indicted for alleged child sex crime

Vt. DCF caseworker indicted for alleged child sex crime

A Vermont Department of Children and Families caseworker has been indicted by Maine authorities for an alleged sex crime against a child.

Children want greater say in Family Court cases

Children want greater say in Family Court cases

Children in court cases involving family disputes are in danger of going unheard because they are rarely given the chance to speak to judges directly, new research shows.

LA County facing fines for operating unlicensed foster care shelter, missing deadlines

LA County facing fines for operating unlicensed foster care shelter, missing deadlines

Gesenia Macias is a social worker with the Department of Children and Family Services. She works the night shift, which investigates reports of child abuse after 5 p.m., when other offices close for the night.

Visitation supervisor charged in Waterville fleeing mom case

Visitation supervisor charged in Waterville fleeing mom case

A court-appointed child visitation supervisor has been summoned and charged with two counts of endangering the life of a child in the case of a Fairfield woman who fled to South Carolina with her two children earlier this month.

Vermont caseworker indicted for unlawful sexual contact with Bangor girl

Vermont caseworker indicted for unlawful sexual contact with Bangor girl

A caseworker from the Vermont Department of Children’s and Families was indicted Wednesday by a Penobscot County grand jury on one count of unlawful sexual contact, a Class B crime.

Supervisor of mother’s visit charged in connection with Waterville child abduction

Supervisor of mother’s visit charged in connection with Waterville child abduction

A second woman has been charged in connection with a case in which two children were kidnapped by their mother during a supervised visit, police said Wednesday.

Couple accused of beating foster kids

Couple accused of beating foster kids

A woman who cared for CYF foster children in Hawke's Bay is accused of beating them with a hearth brush, a wooden spoon, and a rolling pin on several occasions over 10 years.

Students cover child welfare work

Unpaid university interns are doing the work of child protection caseworkers in the Family and Community Services department because of acute staff shortages and heavy workloads.

Note: I'm sure the lack of experience helps.

Lawton pastor charged with child sexual abuse

Lawton pastor charged with child sexual abuse

A Lawton church pastor has been charged with child sexual abuse following an investigation that prompted DHS officials to close a local juvenile group home.

For Some Kids, Summer Camp Includes Seeing Dad In Prison

For Some Kids, Summer Camp Includes Seeing Dad In Prison

The idea of taking a child to prison for a week may bring to mind visions of "Scared Straight" programs. But the Father to Child Summer Camp Behind Bars does just that — and the goal is to let kids bond with their fathers, who might be incarcerated far from their families.

A woman has twins and gives them up for adoption...

A woman has twins and gives them up for adoption. One goes to a family in Egypt and is named "Amal." The other goes to a family in Spain; they name him "Juan." Years later, Juan sends a picture of himself to his Mom. Upon receiving the picture, she tells her husband that she wishes she also had a picture of Amal. Her husband responds, "But they're twins. If you've seen Juan, you've seen Amal."

Michael Jackson - Michael Jackson Rigged Tvs To Block Child Abuse Trial

Michael Jackson - Michael Jackson Rigged Tvs To Block Child Abuse Trial

Michael Jackson protected his kids from the horror of his child abuse trial by rigging Tvs in the family home so coverage of the case was blocked.

I do not agree with the following article.  I am posting it for the purpose of demonstrating how good these assholes are at whining when they don't get their way.

Even after court ruling, couple still awaits adopted daughter

The enemy within NSW child protection

The enemy within NSW child protection

The NSW Minister for Community Services, Pru Goward, is under pressure to resign for allegedly misleading the parliament, the public and the media about the number of child protection caseworker in the state.

Relatives claim LA County's child welfare system responsible for 'wrongful death' of Gabriel Fernandez

Relatives claim LA County's child welfare system responsible for 'wrongful death' of Gabriel Fernandez

Relatives of Gabriel Fernandez – the 8-year-old Palmdale boy who allegedly died at the hands of his mother and her boyfriend – have filed a claim against the county, blaming it for the "wrongful death" of the child, according to documents.

Wrongful Death Lawsuit in 8-Year-Old Boy's Slaying Moves Forward

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Child-Protection Failures: Florida's Dying Children

Child-Protection Failures: Florida's Dying Children

In the past, reforms to Florida's child-protection system tended to be driven by singular tragedies: an individual death that put a name and a hard-to-forget face on the terrible realities of abuse and neglect.

School district hires company to follow kids' Facebook, Twitter

School district hires company to follow kids' Facebook, Twitter

The Glendale Unified School District in Southern California outsources keeping tabs on troublemakers as well as identifying kids in trouble. At least these are its justifications.


Ontario sisters must pay uncle $125K for false sex abuse claims

Ontario sisters must pay uncle $125K for false sex abuse claims

A judge has ordered two sisters from Ancaster, Ont., to pay their uncle $125,000 in libel damages for falsely accusing him of sexually assaulting them in a rural farmhouse when they were children.

Foster families ‘desperately’ needed as DCFS faces fines - Or they could try not taking so many kids.

Foster families ‘desperately’ needed as DCFS faces fines

Starting Wednesday, state regulators are threatening to slap fines on the county Department of Children and Family Services every day until all kids taken into protective custody are placed in foster care within 24 hours instead of languishing for days at facilities ill equipped for extended stays.

New Obama Directive Seeks To End Deportation Of Parents With Minor Children

New Obama Directive Seeks To End Deportation Of Parents With Minor Children

A little-noticed instruction delivered by the Obama administration Friday requested that authorities exercise discretion when dealing with undocumented immigrants who have minor children.


Lawsuit challenges same-sex foster care rule

Lawsuit challenges same-sex foster care rule

Three same-sex couples sued Gov. Dave Heineman and two other officials on Tuesday over a longstanding state policy preventing gays and lesbians from becoming foster parents or adopting children in state custody.

Don’t push foster children out in the cold when they turn 18

Don’t push foster children out in the cold when they turn 18

When children in foster care turn 18, they are expected to become independent, autonomous adults, and are discharged from care.

Mo. Lawmakers Criticize Social Worker Voter Registration Efforts

Mo. Lawmakers Criticize Social Worker Voter Registration Efforts

The Missouri Department of Social Services (DSS) has again come under the microscope of an interim legislative committee looking into whether state agencies are operating efficiently.

South Africa has a 77% social worker shortage

South Africa has a 77% social worker shortage

Note: They can have all of ours!!!  They work for cheap, are ruthless, lack morals and human decency and will help you grow your child protective and adoption industry .

South Africa is in the midst of a serious social worker shortage, according to a recent reply to a DA parliamentary question.

Kerala orphanage forces minor girl to marry Saudi man

Kerala orphanage forces minor girl to marry Saudi man

In yet another case of forcing minor Muslim girls into wedlock with Arab nationals in Kerala, a 17-year-old girl has approached Child Welfare Committee alleging that the orphanage authorities, where she had been staying, forced her to marry a man from Saudi Arabia.

LA County facing fines as it struggles with critical shortage of foster care for children

LA County facing fines as it struggles with critical shortage of foster care for children

California officials are threatening to fine Los Angeles County as it struggles with a critical shortage of foster care that has packed children into holding rooms.

Live Oak foster parent faces more accusations in lewd acts case

Live Oak foster parent faces more accusations in lewd acts case

A 51-year-old former Live Oak foster parent and former Girl Scout troop leader has been accused of lewd acts with six children, according to prosecutors.

Monday, August 26, 2013

Ex-foster parent waives 2nd preliminary hearing

Ex-foster parent waives 2nd preliminary hearing

For the second time in less than three months, a former coach, foster parent, and corrections officer waived his preliminary hearing on child-molestation charges on Monday.

Pastor accused of having sex with foster daughter

Pastor accused of having sex with foster daughter

A Houston pastor is facing felony charges after he allegedly had a sexual relationship with one of his foster children.

LA County told to find foster care for children

LA County told to find foster care for children

California officials are threatening to fine Los Angeles County as it struggles with a critical shortage of foster care for children removed from homes.

State falling short of protecting children

State falling short of protecting children

A new report by the West Virginia Legislative Auditor includes this disturbing finding concerning child abuse and neglect:

Mom wants public access to Connecticut DCF abuse records

Mom wants public access to Connecticut DCF abuse records

After her 23-month-old son was dehydrated by his babysitter until he died in 2008, Sara Hicks knew she didn’t want revenge.

A Cherokee County court has been asked to suspend visits between Veronica and her adoptive parents

A Cherokee County court has been asked to suspend visits between Veronica and her adoptive parents

Confirming that her adoptive parents are being allowed to see Baby Veronica, a Cherokee County court has been asked to suspend their visits until further hearings can be held.

After Supreme Court Ruling, States Act on Juvenile Sentences

After Supreme Court Ruling, States Act on Juvenile Sentences

In 1980, Henry Hill was convicted of murdering a man in a Saginaw, Mich., park and sentenced to life in prison without parole, the mandatory sentence for the crime. He was 16 years old and functionally illiterate.

Obama administration warns border agents not to enforce law regarding illegal immigrant parents

Obama administration warns border agents not to enforce law regarding illegal immigrant parents

Last Friday the Obama ministration issued a new policy instructing immigration agents to take all necessary steps to avoid arresting and deporting illegal aliens who are the parents of children in the United States

Nigeria: Court Remands Woman for Allegedly Running Unlawful Orphanage

Nigeria: Court Remands Woman for Allegedly Running Unlawful Orphanage

An Ikeja Chief Magistrates' Court on Friday remanded 55-year-old Rose Nwachukwu in police custody for allegedly running an unlawful orphanage.

L.A. County foster care shortage reaches crisis level

L.A. County foster care shortage reaches crisis level

A surge in demand for foster homes in L.A. County sends more children to chaotic holding rooms; the state is threatening fines.

Only 15% of newborns entrusted to foster homes over welfare facilities

Only 15% of newborns entrusted to foster homes over welfare facilities

The Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare set a policy on 2011 that newborn infants should be entrusted to foster homes instead of child welfare centres. However, a survey concerning newborn infants born in the 2012 fiscal revealed that only 15 percent have been under the care of foster homes. Those sent to child welfare centres cover more than 80 percent of the fiscal year’s newborn babies.

Foster child falls out of second-story window on his second day with new foster parents

Foster child falls out of second-story window on his second day with new foster parents

A 6-year-old boy fell from the window of a second-floor Brooklyn apartment Sunday — on just his second day living with his new foster parents.

Saturday, August 24, 2013

Abused Foster Teen Who Hung HImself “Wanted To Be White”

Abused Foster Teen Who Hung HImself “Wanted To Be White”

SEXUALLY-ABUSED as a child and shunned by the education system, a teenage foster boy was driven to take his own life.

Adopted Son Threatens To Kill Foster Mother Then Beats Her Unconscious

Adopted Son Threatens To Kill Foster Mother Then Beats Her Unconscious

A father-of-six who told his adoptive mother he was about to kill her before knocking her out in a vicious assault has been jailed for 10 years.


Ending tragedies in foster care system requires independent oversight

Ending tragedies in foster care system requires independent oversight

The various legal, financial and social problems orbiting the foster home in which Alexandria Hill was placed should have been a bright red flag that it is was not suitable, stable or safe for any child needing shelter — much less a toddler.

One nation under therapy with medicine and treatment for all

One nation under therapy with medicine and treatment for all

The following information might get you riled up. I’m hoping so.

In May of this year, advice columnist John Rosemond received a letter from the Kentucky attorney general. The letter informed Rosemond that one of his columns in the Lexington Herald-Leader violated state law.

Friday, August 23, 2013

Foster dad sentenced to prison for using Taser on kids



The children were found with at least two dozen burn marks on their stomachs and arms.

‘That Was A Nightmare’: One North Carolina Boy’s Foster Care Story

‘That Was A Nightmare’: One North Carolina Boy’s Foster Care Story

Jed Maddalon entered foster care after he was found chained to a bed. While he now has a loving family, Jed’s journey through North Carolina’s child welfare system was harrowing. WCNC Charlotte featured his story and it begins with Jed almost dying:

CHILDREN DRESSED UP AS BRIDES AND GROOMS FOR ADOPTION DAY AT SOUTHWEST JUSTICE CENTER

CHILDREN DRESSED UP AS BRIDES AND GROOMS FOR ADOPTION DAY AT SOUTHWEST JUSTICE CENTER

A parent we know is at court right now in Riverside County, California. Here is a message I received from her just a few moments ago. This is soooo very disturbing!

Family Law Advisory Commission Review of Proposed Rules for Guardians ad litem

Family Law Advisory Commission Review of Proposed Rules for Guardians ad litem

The following letter was sent out this morning to the Hon Leigh Saufley directly with copies going to the Governor and members of the Judiciary Committee. While the Hon Leigh Saufley asked for commentary from the committee that is working on reforming the Guardian ad litem complaint process – MeGALalert, and the consumers of the Divorce Industry do have a say in what happens with any reform. This maybe even more so when considering that the Family Law Advisory Commission had not one consumer.

How Child ‘Protective’ Services Can Get You Shot & Take Your Kid

How Child ‘Protective’ Services Can Get You Shot & Take Your Kid

A tragic incident where a father was needlessly killed by police officers, who were trying to take his son to place him in foster care, has received new attention thanks to friends of the family and the man’s mother, who have refused to let the case die.

Teen moms: Foster youth more likely to have children and need help

Teen moms: Foster youth more likely to have children and need help

Teenage girls in foster care are 2.5 times more likely to become pregnant by age 19 than those not in foster care. By age 21, a full 50 percent of foster youth will have given birth to at least one child, a rate more than double the same-age population. We have been successful in reducing the number of teen pregnancies in California, but we have not been able to reduce the number of teen pregnancies among foster youth.

Child Protective Services: Your Worst Nightmare

Child Protective Services: Your Worst Nightmare

Most people would agree that there are unfortunately times when children must be protected from neglectful or dangerous parents. As a former law enforcement official, I know this better than most.

Even more unfortunately, there are times when parents need to be protected from overzealous autocratic bureaucrats who use children as pawns to further their own ends and feather their own nests.

Immigration law ‘is keeping father of four from his family in Britain’

Immigration law ‘is keeping father of four from his family in Britain’

A married father of four has yet to see his baby daughter in the flesh because of a new immigration rule that he says is tearing his family apart.

More problems found in Richmond social services

More problems found in Richmond social services

A months-long investigation of the Richmond Department of Social Services, the third examination in recent months, has found further problems in the agency’s care of children and a lack of even basic understanding of procedures.


Clovis man convicted of abusing foster children

Clovis man convicted of abusing foster children

A Clovis man convicted in June of abusing his foster children with a stun gun was sentenced Wednesday to 16 years in prison, according to District Attorney Matt Chandler.

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Foster mother not told about child's health problems

Foster mother not told about child's health problems

A 13-month-old foster child who died of pneumonia four years ago had a lengthy history of asthma and respiratory problems that were never shared with her foster mother, a fatality inquiry has found.

Lack of funding, medical training contributed to foster girl’s death: report

Lack of funding, medical training contributed to foster girl’s death: report

A provincial court judge has recommended medical training for foster parents and greater funding for First Nations foster care in response to a 13-month-old child’s death of pneumonia.

Government bans adoptions

Government bans adoptions

The government has placed a temporary ban on adoption in the country in order to allow time for investigations and reform of current adoption procedures.

Clovis Man Sentenced to 16 Years in Prison For Using a Taser on Foster Children

Clovis Man Sentenced to 16 Years in Prison For Using a Taser on Foster Children

Michael Vargas, 40, was sentenced to 16 years in the New Mexico Department of Corrections.  

Audit: W.Va. fails to address child abuse quickly

Audit: W.Va. fails to address child abuse quickly

The agency charged with protecting West Virginia's children from abuse and neglect suffers from high staff turnover, consistently fails to do timely investigations and appears unwilling to fix its many shortcomings, according to a legislative audit.

Adopted son arrested for killing foster parents

Adopted son arrested for killing foster parents

Jagraon police on Thursday arrested 23-year-old Palwinder Singh for the cold-blooded murder of his foster parents Avtar Singh and Veerpal Kaur.

Foster mother reveals how adopted Ethiopian boy was terrified, starving and bone-thin after living with Christian couple accused of abusing his step-sister to death

Foster mother reveals how adopted Ethiopian boy was terrified, starving and bone-thin after living with Christian couple accused of abusing his step-sister to death

A foster mother testifying in the trial of a Washington state couple accused of abusing their adopted Ethiopian daughter to death told the jury Wednesday that their other son was rail-thin and covered in scratches when she took him in.

Former social worker pleads guilty to having sex with teens in facility

Former social worker pleads guilty to having sex with teens in facility

A woman described as a "social worker," who helped counsel young people who'd committed felonies, admits to having sex with several teenage boys locked-up in Butler County, FOX19 has confirmed through court documents and the Butler County Sheriff's Office.

Settlement ends suit by former ward alleging abuse while in care of Rhode Island’s Department of Children, Youth and Families

Settlement ends suit by former ward alleging abuse while in care of Rhode Island’s Department of Children, Youth and Families

A federal lawsuit filed by a former ward of the state alleging abuse while he was in the care of the state Department of Children, Youth and Families has been dismissed following a settlement agreement.

Scrap children’s homes says child sex gang trial witness

Scrap children’s homes says child sex gang trial witness

CHILDREN’S homes should be scrapped to stop child sex exploitation, a grooming gang trial witness has told the Oxford Mail.

Mum and son missing before social services handover

Mum and son missing before social services handover

Note: Pray that she safely made it out of the UK. Their child stealers are some of the worst in the world.

Essex Police are searching for a woman who has gone missing with her son after he was due to be handed in to social services.


Social worker used false and misleading information to take Barnstaple child into care

Social worker used false and misleading information to take Barnstaple child into care

A SOCIAL worker from North Devon used false and misleading information to take a child from Barnstaple into care, according to a Social Services report.

'Uttarakhand's orphaned children may fall prey to traffickers'

'Uttarakhand's orphaned children may fall prey to traffickers'


Two months after the Uttarakhand tragedy, the wounds continue to deepen as stories of missing and orphaned children come to the fore with fears expressed that many of them may fall prey to human traffickers.

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Young mother says court thrust her into relationship with rapist

Young mother says court thrust her into relationship with rapist

A woman who was 14 when her child was conceived through rape in 2009 has sued a Massachusetts court for forcing her into a legal relationship with the rapist.

Waco: Local Man Charged With Solicitation Of A Minor

Waco: Local Man Charged With Solicitation Of A Minor

Joshua Craig Cornish, 27, was held Wednesday in the McLennan County Jail charged with online solicitation of a minor.

20 Children in DCF Care Die

20 Children in DCF Care Die

Twenty children who had come into contact with the Department of Children and Families have died since April 11 -- four times as many as had previously been named, the Miami Herald reports. One was Jewel Re’nee Howard, a 3-year-old who had told her father of abuse inflicted by her mother’s boyfriend, who had a history of arrests and charges. DCF failed to act, which cost Jewel her life.

Phyllis Gilmore: Foster-care link unfounded

Phyllis Gilmore: Foster-care link unfounded

The Kansas Department for Children and Families lives by its mission: to protect children, promote healthy families and encourage personal responsibility. Our goal is to keep children in their homes when it is safe to do so. We also want to see Kansans working so they can support themselves and their families.

Nearly Two Dozen Foster Homes to be inspected in Wake of Murder Investigation

Nearly Two Dozen Foster Homes to be inspected in Wake of Murder Investigation

Almost two dozen area foster homes will be randomly inspected this week by CPS caseworkers after a Rockdale foster mom was recently indicted on a capital murder charge after a 2-year-old in her care died of severe injuries.

Alaska judge denies gag order request in Bethel sex abuse case

Alaska judge denies gag order request in Bethel sex abuse case

Note: Bummer.  Alaska's Child Protective Industry aren't going to be able to cover this one up.

A judge has rejected a gag order request against the Alaska Office of Children's Services in regards to a Bethel man accused of molesting children left in his care.


Shaken Baby Syndrome often caused by vaccines, not parents

Shaken Baby Syndrome often caused by vaccines, not parents

It is increasingly common for parents of children with one or more of the triad of symptoms associated with so-called "Shaken Baby Syndrome" (SBS) to be automatically accused of committing child abuse. But often missing from this causal equation is any investigation into the vaccinations that children diagnosed with SBS received prior to developing this very serious condition, a condition that copious scientific research has shown can, indeed, be caused by vaccines.

Dr. Phil deletes tweet soliciting opinions about sex with drunk teen

Dr. Phil deletes tweet soliciting opinions about sex with drunk teen

A tweet from Dr. Phil McGraw's verified Twitter account soliciting opinions on teen sex was deleted within hours of it being published on Tuesday.


Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Names of dead children invoked at hearing to reform DCF

Names of dead children invoked at hearing to reform DCF

One by one, Florida Sen. Eleanor Sobel read the names or initials of 20 children — children who died this summer while on the radar of the state’s embattled child welfare agency.

Suspended Family Court judge denied again in court

Suspended Family Court judge denied again in court

A judge ruled today that a civil case involving a Family Court judge should bedismissed, ruling in favor of the state Judicial Discipline Commission.

DCF gets a grilling from judges over 4-year-old’s care

DCF gets a grilling from judges over 4-year-old’s care

Miami-Dade County’s entire child welfare bench presided over a virtually unprecedented hearing Tuesday in which the five judges grilled lawyers and an investigator with the Department of Children & Families over “systemic” failures that have left children dead or gravely injured.

Shortage of foster parents straining Los Angeles County's child welfare system

Shortage of foster parents straining Los Angeles County's child welfare system

Note: Or could it be that they're stealing too many kids?

L.A. County is in an unusual predicament. Traditionally, the county's foster care system has struggled with a shortage of homes for children who are older and with medical and mental health needs. But just this past year, system workers have noticed a shift: suddenly, there's a shortage of beds for the system's babies and toddlers.

Concern over supervision after 2 teens leave group homes

Concern over supervision after 2 teens leave group homes

For five days Kari Kahler sat by the phone waiting for news about her missing daughter.


Mixed-race boy in white foster care ‘failed by council’ before his suicide

Mixed-race boy in white foster care ‘failed by council’ before his suicide

A report into the death of a teenager who hanged himself in a young offender institution has criticised a council for failing to help him to deal with his mixed-race background when he was housed with white foster parents.

Adoptive parents on trial in Ethiopian girl’s death

Adoptive parents on trial in Ethiopian girl’s death

The trial of Larry and Carri Williams in Skagit County has revealed details of alleged child abuse, and highlighted gaps in protection of adopted children in Washington.

Day care owner calls CPS for help, winds up losing license

Day care owner calls CPS for help, winds up losing license

A Vicksburg day care owner called child protective services looking for help, and wound up out of work.

"Kincare" keeps foster kids with family

"Kincare" keeps foster kids with family

“My family lived in a huge house. Five bedrooms in a nice neighborhood. Sounds great right? It wasn’t. The electric and water were always turned off. My mom was a drug addict and never home. That meant I had to take care of my sick grandmother while being the mom to my brother and sister. We didn’t always have food. I was only 10.”

Family Services caseworkers walk off job

Family Services caseworkers walk off job

FAMILY Services caseworkers from across the Hunter have walked off the job in frustration on the back of a month of negative reports about the lack of effective child protection in the region.

Note: Don't let the door hit you in the ass!!!

Soquel man accused of molesting third boy

Soquel man accused of molesting third boy

A 57-year-old Soquel foster parent and school volunteer has been accused of molesting three boys, prosecutors said Monday.

Family: Teen who shot foster parent was not on medication

Family: Teen who shot foster parent was not on medication

A Mid-South teen will be charged as an adult for shooting his foster father in Earle, Arkansas.

Monday, August 19, 2013

Waterville mom lost custody fight for 2 kids she allegedly abducted

Waterville mom lost custody fight for 2 kids she allegedly abducted

A Fairfield woman charged with abducting her children during a supervised visit last week had lost an ongoing battle recently to regain custody of the two children, court documents show.


Ventura County social workers sue for back wages

Ventura County social workers sue for back wages

About 100 Ventura County social workers have sued for three years of back wages after a federal court ruling said their jobs qualified them for overtime.

Computer glitch led social workers to miss abuse claims against couple who 'beat son, 4, to death with a belt'

Computer glitch led social workers to miss abuse claims against couple who 'beat son, 4, to death with a belt'

A four-year-old boy was allegedly beaten to death with a belt by his mother and step-father after a computer glitch at the Department of Child Services failed to pick up abuse claims against them, it has emerged.

Rally planned at state capitol for 3-year-old Cherokee girl in the middle of a custody dispute

Rally planned at state capitol for 3-year-old Cherokee girl in the middle of a custody dispute

A rally is scheduled in support of a Cherokee Nation girl at the center of a custody dispute.

Mom accused of abducting children arrested in SC

Mom accused of abducting children arrested in SC

South Carolina highway troopers have arrested a woman accused of abducting her two children from their grandparents' home in Maine. 

Jailed Woman’s Husband Became Foster Parent Despite Past

Jailed Woman’s Husband Became Foster Parent Despite Past

Texas DPS criminal data is shedding some light on the husband of a Rockdale foster mother who was recently indicted on a capital murder charge after a 2-year-old in her care died of severe injuries.

At Florida DCF, an untold epidemic of abuse, neglect and death

At Florida DCF, an untold epidemic of abuse, neglect and death

On the day before she died, Jewel Re’nee Howard sat on the porch, in her grandmother’s lap, having her hair twisted into ponytails made pretty with pink and purple beads. She played outside the home with neighborhood children, ate noodles, talked and giggled, as she had so many days before, about her dream of becoming a princess.

Overhaul to reduce number of children taken into care

Overhaul to reduce number of children taken into care

THE vital work of children’s centres is being overhauled to try to reduce the number of children being taken into care.

Note: Bullshit.

North Somerset Council wants to provide more support to families and help them to support each other so people are not left isolated and unable to cope.

'I'll never see my grandchildren again'

'I'll never see my grandchildren again'

A GRANDMOTHER at the heart of a legal tug-of-war over the future of two young children claims she may never see them again – due to social services.

Sunday, August 18, 2013

CPS Agents of Death - Baby LK Report For August 18th 2013

Estranged mother who allegedly kidnapped two of her kids from Waterville caught in South Carolina

Estranged mother who allegedly kidnapped two of her kids from Waterville caught in South Carolina

Police in South Carolina have caught and arrested the estranged mother who allegedly kidnapped two of her children on Thursday during a supervised visit. The children are safe, Waterville Police Chief Joseph Massey said Sunday in a statement.

Bob Kerr: Family baffled by foster child’s removal

Note: Perhaps the author of this article should have been born a woman.  I don't know.  I'm sorry for posting this, but this wishy washy bullshit needs to be examined so that you might understand the blind follower mentality that you are up against when fighting CPS.

Bob Kerr: Family baffled by foster child’s removal

Adoption seems such a warm, generous, kind thing to do. It brings certainty to an uncertain life, provides family where there was none.

Toddler’s death raises questions about how Texas contractor screens, trains foster parents

Toddler’s death raises questions about how Texas contractor screens, trains foster parents

On July 29, paramedics rushed 2-year-old Alexandria Hill to a hospital with severe head injuries. She slipped into a coma, and died two days later after her birth parents decided to remove life support.

Saturday, August 17, 2013

Nevada children allegedly abducted by parents found safe in California, police say

Nevada children allegedly abducted by parents found safe in California, police say

An Amber Alert issued for two young children believed to be “in danger of serious harm from their parents” was deactivated Saturday when the kids were recovered safely in Sacramento, Calif., authorities said.

Bitter custody battle leads to two courts making opposite rulings at same time over same case

Bitter custody battle leads to two courts making opposite rulings at same time over same case

Two courts in different provinces hearing the same child custody dispute arrived at opposite decisions, with an Alberta judge granting the mother sole custody and a British Columbia judge ordering sole custody to the father.

Indiana Supreme Court nullifies foster parents' adoption of twins taken from mother's home

Indiana Supreme Court nullifies foster parents' adoption of twins taken from mother's home

The Indiana Supreme Court has nullified the adoption of two children nearly a decade after they were removed from their mother’s home and placed with foster parents who later adopted them.

Hefty raises at DHHS raise question of qualifications

Hefty raises at DHHS raise question of qualifications

Gov. Pat McCrory asked state agencies in March to freeze pay raises wherever possible to help the state cover its growing Medicaid shortfall. State personnel records show the agency that oversees Medicaid, the Department of Health and Human Services, gave out hefty raises anyway, especially to the governor's former campaign staffers.

How CPS evolved into a legal kidnapping business



Child Protective Services have been incentivized through federal legislation to manufacture more cases in order to produce higher bonuses for their agencies. From Walter Mondale's 1974 Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act, to Bill Clinton's 1997 Safe Children and Families Act, the federal intervention in the process has proved disastrous. Innocent families are being terrorized by CPS in order to turn out record numbers of child confiscations.

Janishcia Cottingham's mother says county agency 'failed her'

Janishcia Cottingham's mother says county agency 'failed her'

The grandmother of a dead 16-month-old girl blames Hamilton County Job and Family Services for the events that led to murder charges against her daughter.

Friday, August 16, 2013

Baby Veronica case: Court hearings end, mediation agreement filed

Baby Veronica case: Court hearings end, mediation agreement filed

The biological and adoptive parents for Baby Veronica met in two Tahlequah courthouses today for more than five hours in their continuing custody battle.



Note: A gag order?  Come on.  You can't leave us all hanging like this.

Northern Ireland to probe stifled history of institutional child abuse

Northern Ireland to probe stifled history of institutional child abuse

Even as it continues to struggle with deep sectarian divisions, Northern Ireland is launching a probe into another dark corner of its history.

Pinellas case worker fired over foster child’s death

Pinellas case worker fired over foster child’s death

In January, Pinellas County Sheriff Bob Gualtieri owned up to his office’s failures after a 5-year-old Clearwater girl died days after investigators pulled her out of a dysfunctional home and put her into foster care.

Mother abducted kids in Waterville, police say

Mother abducted kids in Waterville, police say

Waterville police are investigating the alleged abduction of two children by their mother, who failed to return them to their grandmother’s home after a supervised visit on Thursday.

Baby Veronica's appearance demanded in Cherokee County court Friday

Baby Veronica's appearance demanded in Cherokee County court Friday

After talking compromise in recent days, Baby Veronica’s adoptive parents filed a motion Thursday in Cherokee County District Court to have her brought to the courthouse Friday morning, officials said.

Dusten Brown attends custody hearing, apparently without Veronica

Dusten Brown attends custody hearing, apparently without Veronica

Veronica’s biological father Dusten Brown arrived at an Oklahoma courthouse Friday morning, apparently without the girl.

The Facebook family: Couple adopt adorable baby girl Madison using the social network to cut through the red tape

The Facebook family: Couple adopt adorable baby girl Madison using the social network to cut through the red tape

A couple who yearned to adopt a baby for years have finally realized their dream - with the help of Facebook. 

Note: Notice when it benefits them, they're all for it?

Report: Obamacare provision will allow 'forced' home inspections by gov't agents

Report: Obamacare provision will allow 'forced' home inspections by gov't agents

Citing the Heath and Human Services website, a report posted Wednesday at the Freedom Outpost says that under Obamacare, government agents can engage in "home health visits" for those in certain “high-risk” categories.

Vietnam media violate child’s right to privacy in reporting abuse: experts

Vietnam media violate child’s right to privacy in reporting abuse: experts

Many Vietnamese newspapers “rudely” violate children’s right to privacy when reporting cases in which they are victims of domestic violence and rape, experts say.

Parents Cleared of Abuse Corner Doctors on Emails

Parents Cleared of Abuse Corner Doctors on Emails

Penn State doctors improperly withheld emails related to a baby they deemed had been abused when she had in fact presented with rickets and a stroke, a federal magistrate ruled.

Ariel Winter’s Brother Sues for Custody of the Modern Family Star

Ariel Winter’s Brother Sues for Custody of the Modern Family Star

The off-screen family drama continues for Modern Family star Ariel Winter. The 15-year-old, who plays brainy middle child Alex Dunphy on the hit ABC sitcom, has spent the better part of the last two years caught up in custody battles.

Social Worker May Be Liable for Removing Kid

Social Worker May Be Liable for Removing Kid

A social worker must face claims that she wrongfully took a 7-year-old from her father for three months based on false allegations that the child's stepsister sexually abused her, a federal judge ruled.

Opinions are like assholes. Everybody's got one. Even this guy.

For some adoptive parents, Baby Veronica case strikes a chord

After spending seven years as foster parents to a number of children, Gary O'Dell and his wife Tawnia decided to adopt.

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Foster mom mistakenly billed for foster child's hospital visit

Foster mom mistakenly billed for foster child's hospital visit

She understands the time and attention it takes to focus on them, so Christina says she didn't need what happened several weeks ago - the hassle over a $400 hospital bill, that wasn't hers. 

Milam County Woman Charged With Capital Murder For Foster Child Death

Milam County Woman Charged With Capital Murder For Foster Child Death

The Milam County woman arrested earlier this month for the death of her foster child has been charged with capital murder.

Cherokee Nation Attorney General questions Troy Dunn's role in Veronica custody dispute

Cherokee Nation Attorney General questions Troy Dunn's role in Veronica custody dispute

The Cherokee Nation expressed concern about Troy Dunn's relationship to the Capobiancos and the baby Veronica custody case.

Note: Interesting.  I also would like to talk to this fraud Mr. Dunn and will put out a call right here, right now.

Attn Troy Dunn: I would like to interview you for Legally Kidnapped, specifically in regards to your being a phony and your support for a couple of child stealers over a fit and loving real parent.  You are free to call me anytime.  Just put in your phone number and Google will connect us for free.  Of course I do have a life, so if I don't answer right away then leave a message and I will get back to you.

Texas Man Fights for Custody of Baby Abandoned at Fire Station

Texas Man Fights for Custody of Baby Abandoned at Fire Station

A Texas man is fighting for custody of the 8-month-old baby he claims is his son after the child's mother allegedly abandoned him at a fire station earlier this week.

Sibling of girl who died in DHS custody

Sibling of girl who died in DHS custody

The sibling of a 2-year-old girl who died Wednesday morning has been removed from his parents' care.

Hollywood Actresses Speak Out In Favor of Anti-Paparazzi Child Protection Law

Hollywood Actresses Speak Out In Favor of Anti-Paparazzi Child Protection Law

Actresses Halle Berry and Jennifer Garner testified before the California Legislature on Tuesday in support of an anti-paparazzi bill that would ban taking pictures of children without their parents’ written consent.

Attn: Matt and Melanie Capobianco

Number of children in Okla. state custody rising

Perhaps you could try to adopt  one of them!

Although, I'm sure most of them came from fit and loving families as well, so you wouldn't even have to change your tactics.

From foster care into the sex trade

From foster care into the sex trade

Every year, federal and state governments pour millions of dollars into combating sex trafficking through local and federal law enforcement agencies. But the emerging link between the child welfare system and child sex trafficking in the United States underscores the need for a new tactic, one that addresses the social origins of child sex trafficking.

Florida eyes cost of keeping children safe

Florida eyes cost of keeping children safe

Despite calls for reform after the recent deaths of children known to the Florida Department of Children and Families, experts warn the state to avoid a knee-jerk response.

Saving Jed: Abused foster child finds home with Charlotte couple

Saving Jed: Abused foster child finds home with Charlotte couple

He was considered a lost cause until a Charlotte couple stepped in, “Saving Jed.” It’s a story featured exclusively in this week’s People magazine and here on NBC Charlotte.

Second Indian Infant Whisked to South Carolina for Quickie Adoption

Second Indian Infant Whisked to South Carolina for Quickie Adoption

Baby Deseray, an infant girl who was born on May 13 of this year, has been confirmed as eligible for the protections of the Indian Child Welfare Act, because her mother is a member of the Absentee Shawnee Tribe of Oklahoma. Currently, the infant is living illegally with another pre-adoptive couple in South Carolina with no custody order in place and no signed Interstate Custody for the Placement of Children (ICPC) application on file with the State of Oklahoma.

Increase in number of Oklahoma children in DHS custody frustrates reform efforts

Increase in number of Oklahoma children in DHS custody frustrates reform efforts

Note: I'll bet it frustrates the families who keep having their children stolen too.

The number of children in state custody has soared from about 8,000 four years ago to 10,428 today — frustrating Oklahoma Department of Human Services officials in their efforts to meet performance targets agreed upon as part of a settlement agreement to a federal class-action lawsuit.

Jailed Foster Mom May Face Capital Murder Indictment

Jailed Foster Mom May Face Capital Murder Indictment

Two weeks after a 2-year-old died while inside her Rockdale foster home, police say county prosecutors are planning to seek a capital murder indictment against the child’s foster mom.

County paying $200000 in foster children abuse case

County paying $200000 in foster children abuse case

The insurer for Lewis and Clark County will pay $200,000 to a foster child to settle part of a lawsuit that claimed a sheriff’s deputy failed to report abuse of two boys by their adoptive parents in Lincoln in 2006.

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

5 counts dropped against suspended Texas judge

5 counts dropped against suspended Texas judge

Five charges have been dropped against a suspended South Texas judge accused of retaliation against family law attorneys.

Note: Texas Judges can beat their daughters too.

Court rules in breastfeeding case, dad can still see baby

Court rules in breastfeeding case, dad can still see baby

A judge has ruled in the case of a woman fighting a child custody order centered around breastfeeding.

Foster child reportedly turns himself in for shooting

Foster child reportedly turns himself in for shooting

A man is being treated at The MED after being shot by a foster child in his care, according to the Crittenden County sheriff.

Anti-abuse law raises fears of false allegations

Anti-abuse law raises fears of false allegations

A Timaru grandmother who has had dealings with Child, Youth and Family is worried proposed government anti-child abuse reforms could be misused.

Teen Sought For Shooting Foster Parent

Teen Sought For Shooting Foster Parent

A manhunt is underway in Crittenden County, Arkansas for a teenager who reportedly shot his foster-father.

Mom awaiting trial for nightmares about killing kids

Mom awaiting trial for nightmares about killing kids

A mother of seven from north of Montreal is awaiting trial after being arrested in April for dreaming of killing her children, her lawyer alleges.

Family court judge again holds SC adoption hearing

Family court judge again holds SC adoption hearing

A family court judge is holding another hearing concerning a South Carolina couple's adoption of a Cherokee child.

Baby Veronica's adoptive parents to have press conference in Tulsa at 10 a.m.

Baby Veronica's adoptive parents to have press conference in Tulsa at 10 a.m.

The adoptive parents of the child known as Baby Veronica arrived in Oklahoma on Tuesday and will have a press conference at 10 a.m. today in downtown Tulsa.

Kentucky child-welfare officials failed to divulge report on baby who died

Kentucky child-welfare officials failed to divulge report on baby who died

State child-welfare officials said Tuesday they would release records from a previously undisclosed investigation that had found medical neglect in the case of a Louisville infant who subsequently died.

The state must not neglect children it has taken into care

The state must not neglect children it has taken into care

More children are taken into care as we better understand the impact of parental neglect. But are councils equipped to support them?

"Baby" Veronica Is Growing Up: ICWA, 2 Families, & Now an Arrest

"Baby" Veronica Is Growing Up: ICWA, 2 Families, & Now an Arrest

After the Supreme Court decided against a biological father in the so-called “Baby Veronica” case two months ago, I found myself worried not just for the family in the case, but for adoption in general. Adoption is riddled with misunderstanding and the mainstream media tends to exacerbate the problem rather than clarifying.

Disciplining children really IS for their own good: Unruly kids become fatter adults

Disciplining children really IS for their own good: Unruly kids become fatter adults

Encouraging 'good' behaviour in youngsters definitely makes parents' lives easier. It is also assumed to instill positive personality traits that will help them grow in to well rounded adults. And now new research has revealed that a person's behaviour as a child could have a startling impact on their waistline in their future.

MPR Snippet- Lori Scribner (Grandmother)



Lori Scribner of Florida talks about her section 45 case in Michigan, where she is trying to get her grandchildren. This case is out of Michigan and demonstrates how hard it is for grandparents to adopt there own grandchildren.
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----Could you include something about this in your news. Michigan is trying to traumatize these children more as Lori has gotten them to Florida, now Michigan wants them back. Of course if this case does go to the supreme court and Lori would win it could be a big victory for Grand parents. You may also include her video we shot from last year. People have said it is a tear jerker. Thank-you

Some of you are aware of the situation Lori Scribner is in with her 4 grandchildren. 

But, in case you are not.......Lori lives in Florida and the grandchildren lived in Michigan. Lori has been fighting for years to get her grandchildren, after Michigan asked her if she wanted them. She did everything she could to prove she was willing and able to care for these children, including but not limited to becoming a foster and buying a 5 bedroom home for them.

She fought for guardianship and adoption from the beginning and was denied by the lower trial court. The Court of Appeals reversed the lower court on the guardianship and ordered the children to be given to her. Last week, that took place by order of the lower court. Lori then flew the children to Florida and they are happy. 

The Michigan Assistant Attorney General has now requested that the lower court put a stay on the whole proceedings, so that it can go to the Supreme Court. Michigan has demanded the return of the children who are now being used as ping pong balls between Michigan and Florida. Lori has 72 hours to return them.

We need a huge calling to the Governor's office, the DHS/CPS Director and the AG's Office.

The most effective way to make contact is by FAX. But, if you cannot FAX......Please call and request these children be left where Michigan ordered them to be....in Florida with their grandmother.

Governor Rick Snyder.........(517) 373-3400
(517) 335-6863 (FAX)

CPS Director Maura Corrigan.........(517) 373-2035
(517) 335-6101 (FAX)

Assistant Attorney General Dan Beaton.........(517) 373-7700
(517) 335-1152 (FAX)

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

"They Kidnapped our Child": Why CPS Needs Transparency Now

"They Kidnapped our Child": Why CPS Needs Transparency Now

In April 2013, police officers and a social worker from Sacramento County's Child Protective Services entered the home of Anna and Alex Nikolayev and took their baby, Sammy, away from them. They had no warrant.

Possible legislature candidate among those charged with custodial interference

Possible legislature candidate among those charged with custodial interference

A possible candidate for the state senate in hot water.

Crystal Nuttle of Glendale is suspected of helping a mother steal her child from Child Protective Services in Tucson.

S.A. couple: Social worker unfairly targeted us after baby delivery

S.A. couple: Social worker unfairly targeted us after baby delivery

The parents of a newborn baby say they were unfairly targeted by a social worker at Metropolitan Methodist Hospital.

Group home supervisor arrested in sexual assault of child in Colorado Springs

Group home supervisor arrested in sexual assault of child in Colorado Springs

A female supervisor at a group home for juveniles in the custody of the El Paso County Department of Human Services has been arrested on suspicion of sexually assaulting a boy.

Reuniting with birth family - the Minnesota Family Reunification Act goes into effect

Reuniting with birth family - the Minnesota Family Reunification Act goes into effect

As of last Thursday, August 1 2013, the Family Reunification Act went into effect. This law allows foster youth 15 and older who were never adopted to have the option to reunite with their birth parents.

Children could be charged for being taken into care under council plan

Children could be charged for being taken into care under council plan

Worcestershire county council proposes scheme in which some children would be required to meet costs of social care

‘I was gripped by fear’: the social worker accused of hitting a child they were protecting

‘I was gripped by fear’: the social worker accused of hitting a child they were protecting

When a client made allegations against me, I got a brutal insight into what families go through during child protection investigations, writes an anonymous social worker.

Note: It should be okay to lie about social workers because they wouldn't think twice about lying about you.

Govt accused of trying to "look tough on child abuse

Govt accused of trying to "look tough on child abuse

The Law Society has accused the Government of trying to "look tough on child abuse" while failing to fund frontline services properly.

From Usher to D-Wade: Is there a celebrity daddy double standard?

From Usher to D-Wade: Is there a celebrity daddy double standard?


Last week, R&B singer Usher faced an almost fatal tragedy when his 5-year-old son fell into the bottom of a swimming pool and nearly drowned.

Stop - Don't put kids in orphanages

Stop - Don't put kids in orphanages

An estimated 8 million to 10 million infants and children live in orphanages around the world, and aid agencies, churches and governments provide hundreds of millions of dollars in the hope that they can help vulnerable children find sanctuary in these institutions. This hope is badly misplaced. Orphanages are not safe places for children.

Foster mother pleads guilty to sexual assault

Foster mother pleads guilty to sexual assault

A foster mother charged with forcing a child in her care into a web of sexual abuse, rape and pornography has pleaded guilty in the Eastern Cape High Court (Port Elizabeth) to some of the charges relating to incidents that took place between 2010 and last year, says a report in The Herald.

Number of Kansas children in foster care continues to grow

Number of Kansas children in foster care continues to grow

Over the last two years, near-record numbers of children have entered the state’s foster care system.

California Lawsuit: Children Were Taken By State, Detained For A Year Over Medical Marijuana Prescription

California Lawsuit: Children Were Taken By State, Detained For A Year Over Medical Marijuana Prescription

Last week, the story of Alexandria Hill made headlines around the country. Hill was murdered by her foster mom, whose custody she was only placed in because her parents smoked marijuana. The foster mother, Sherill Small, has been charged with murder.

Former Child Protective Investigator Releases New Book About Florida's Child Welfare System

Kevin L. Ramos officially releases The Department. This compelling novel chronicles the life of rookie Child Protective Investigator (CPI) Jeremiah Abundo and his experiences working in Miami Dade, Florida. Through his unforgettable experiences as a CPI, he tries to maintain a semblance of balance between his demanding job and his personal life.


South City foster mom faces jail time in bleach burning incident

South City foster mom faces jail time in bleach burning incident 

A former South San Francisco foster mom will not serve time in prison after soaking her 20-month-old baby's diaper in bleach three years ago, prosecutors said Monday, but she could find herself behind bars anyway for basically being bad at her job.

Soquel foster parent accused of child sex abuse kept snakes in house

Soquel foster parent accused of child sex abuse kept snakes in house

Investigators believe there may be even more victims of Steven Weissman, a Soquel foster parent accused of child sex abuse.

Punishment hearing begins for ex-social services worker

Punishment hearing begins for ex-social services worker

A punishment hearing began Monday for a former county social services worker who pleaded guilty in a case of what prosecutors said was the theft of more than $55,000 from four indigent wards, whose financial accounts she managed.

Confidential child welfare documents found dumped at council tip

Confidential child welfare documents found dumped at council tip

Social work bosses have launched an investigation after confidential child welfare documents were found "blowing about" a council dump.

Kids missing from DHS a problem, but overall number in custody a greater concern

Kids missing from DHS a problem, but overall number in custody a greater concern

The Department of Human Services is tasked with caring for children who have been abused or neglected. Stories of children hurt or killed while in the DHS system resulted in recent restructuring and reforms at the agency.

Monday, August 12, 2013

Boy gets 9 foster homes in 3 weeks

Boy gets 9 foster homes in 3 weeks

A Christchurch principal is demanding to know why a boy has bounced between nine different Child Youth and Family foster homes in three weeks.

STATE 'NANNY' PLAN DESCRIBED AS 'SINISTER'

STATE 'NANNY' PLAN DESCRIBED AS 'SINISTER'

A bill in Scotland that would assign every minor a government “nanny” with the legal authority to ensure they are raised in a government-approved manner has faced headwinds from family and homeschool organizations, and now the lawyers are lining up against it.

Seizing Spanked Kids May Leave County Liable

Seizing Spanked Kids May Leave County Liable

A couple who once hit their children with a wooden spoon on reality television can seek punitive damages from San Diego County, a federal judge ruled.

Goward accused of lies on child protection

Goward accused of lies on child protection

NSW Family Services Minister Pru Goward has been accused of lying about the number of child protection case workers.

Calif. Set to Allow Gender-Confused Kids to Choose Bathrooms, Showers of Choice

Calif. Set to Allow Gender-Confused Kids to Choose Bathrooms, Showers of Choice

Jerry Brown, the governor of California, needs to be sued for child abuse, along with the state legislators who have voted for an iniquitous law.


Veronica's biological father taken into custody

Veronica's biological father taken into custody

Dusten Brown, Veronica's biological father and one side of a custody battle which has garnered national headlines, has been taken into custody.

Brown is expected to appear in tribal court tomorrow

Brown is expected to appear in tribal court tomorrow

Facing an arrest warrant for not giving Baby Veronica back to her adoptive parents, Dusten Brown remained in an undisclosed location Sunday, after the Oklahoma National Guard released him from training duties.

Sunday, August 11, 2013

You Can't Have Veronica - Baby LK Report For August 11th 2013

Ombudsman criticizes NPR report on Indian children

Ombudsman criticizes NPR report on Indian children

A year and a half after National Public Radio aired a series criticizing South Dakota's handling of foster care for Native American children, the news agency's ombudsman said the three-part investigative series was "deeply flawed."

Mass. is leaving more youths in troubled homes

Mass. is leaving more youths in troubled homes

The number of Massachusetts children removed from their homes for abuse or neglect has fallen sharply in recent years, even as reports of child abuse or neglect have climbed, government figures show. The trend has prompted concerns that more children are being left in dangerous situations, like the Lynn infant who was beaten to death last month.


Parents’ deportation lands some children in foster homes

Parents’ deportation lands some children in foster homes

Victor Collinson, then 6 years old, was in a tough spot in 2009.

Missing: 78 children from Oklahoma Department of Human Services custody

Missing: 78 children from Oklahoma Department of Human Services custody

Seventy-eight children in custody of the Oklahoma Department of Human Services are missing.

Thirty-eight of them have been missing for more than three months.

TN family fights for answers year after teen dies in DCS lockup

TN family fights for answers year after teen dies in DCS lockup

Kendall Oates spent most of his short life as a typical upper-middle-class Brentwood kid, playing hockey and his Xbox, treated to expensive birthday parties and attending the best public schools Williamson County has to offer.

Michigan Supreme Court says children in custody battle will stay with foster family

Michigan Supreme Court says children in custody battle will stay with foster family

The Michigan Supreme Court has ordered a grandmother to return four children who are the center of a custody dispute to their foster family while it decides whether to take the case.

Saturday, August 10, 2013

Family raises money to fight judge’s decision to give custody of child to sex offender

Family raises money to fight judge’s decision to give custody of child to sex offender

An Oklahoma mother is fighting to get her daughter back after a judge sent her to live with a convicted sex offender.

Bill Nemitz: Camp gives siblings way to reunite

Bill Nemitz: Camp gives siblings way to reunite

They're scattered all over Maine right now, 29 kids on the cusp of a dream come true.

"There's just something about the magic of being in the outdoors, getting to be kids and forgetting your troubles," said Heidi Krieger last week. "Camp Wigwam has a certain magic to it. It's something you feel the moment you drive through the gates."

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