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Sunday, May 31, 2015

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Hundreds protest ‘kidnapping’ in Norway’s Child Welfare System

Hundreds protest ‘kidnapping’ in Norway’s Child Welfare System

Hundreds of demonstrators gathered in the Norwegian capital Oslo, to protest against the country’s foster care system. They are angry at children being ‘kidnapped’ from their families, which the protesters say is a breach of family rights.

Saturday, May 30, 2015

Czech Republic: March against Norway's child welfare policies hits Prague

Czech Republic: March against Norway's child welfare policies hits Prague

Hundreds of people gathered in the streets of Prague as part of a European-wide protest to change Norway's child welfare policies, Saturday. The demonstrators marched from the Castle Square in the city centre to the Norwegian Embassy.

Congo to allow completion of some foreign adoptions despite 2013 ban

Congo to allow completion of some foreign adoptions despite 2013 ban

Congo plans to allow 71 children whose adoptions were interrupted by a 2013 suspension to join families in the U.S. and four other countries next week, an official told The Associated Press on Saturday.

Nebraska court upholds return of baby to biological parents

Nebraska court upholds return of baby to biological parents

A judge was right to return a baby to its biological parents, who had given up the child for adoption in 2013 to friends who could not have children of their own, the Nebraska Supreme Court ruled Friday.

Arizona's foster care crisis is worse than ever

Arizona's foster care crisis is worse than ever

There are 17,000 Arizona children in foster care, a new record.

DHS hit with $3.5 million lawsuit for failing to protect girl, 4, at foster home

DHS hit with $3.5 million lawsuit for failing to protect girl, 4, at foster home

The guardian of a 4-year-old girl allegedly raped by two boys living in the same foster home has filed a $3.5 million lawsuit against the boys, the foster parents and state child welfare workers.

Foster child, 4, recovering after miracle liver donation

Foster child, 4, recovering after miracle liver donation

The foster child known only as Jamie is recovering at Children's Hospital days after a stranger donates part of his liver for transplant.

Friday, May 29, 2015

Josh Duggar Was Speaker At CCHO Hope Gala For Christian Foster Care, Spoke Of Abuse To Children

Josh Duggar Was Speaker At CCHO Hope Gala For Christian Foster Care, Spoke Of Abuse To Children

Josh Duggar visited the Christian Children’s Home of Ohio in 2009. He said that visiting the children’s home was an eye opening experience for him that made him realize what he was privileged to that the foster children were not.

Manitoba unsure how many foster children in hotels outside of Winnipeg

Manitoba unsure how many foster children in hotels outside of Winnipeg

The Manitoba government does not know how many foster children are living in hotels in rural and northern communities – a revelation that comes just days before a provincial deadline to eradicate hotel placements.

Making child death records secret wouldn't serve foster youth

Making child death records secret wouldn't serve foster youth

To the editor: There is a term for the practice of government agencies and courts putting children in the hands of documented abusers: court-ordered child abuse. The recent attempt in the California Legislature to cover up this practice by denying access to records when a child dies of abuse and neglect is a step backward, and I applaud The Times for covering the issue. ("California lawmakers block effort to make child death records secret," May 21)

After 1950s forced adoption New Yorker is reunited with his Irish mother

After 1950s forced adoption New Yorker is reunited with his Irish mother

Christopher Quirin, 63, was born to a single mother in Ireland in 1950, a time when such a thing was considered an unspeakable disgrace. Back then Quirin’s mother was sent by her parents to the now notorious Sean Ross Abbey in Roscrea, Co. Tipperary, the same mothers and babies home as Philomena Lee. Lee is the woman whose shocking life-story inspired the recent Academy Award-nominated movie starring Judi Dench.

Manitoba pushes back deadline for rural CFS children in hotels

Manitoba pushes back deadline for rural CFS children in hotels

The Manitoba government is backpedalling on its vow to end the practice of housing foster children in hotels.

Family fears for 2nd seized newborn after 1st one died in CFS care

Family fears for 2nd seized newborn after 1st one died in CFS care

A Colombian family whose infant son died in the care of Manitoba's Child and Family Services says it's reliving the nightmare all over again, with a second child.

Child welfare chief wants relief from full investigations

Child welfare chief wants relief from full investigations

The head of the state's child welfare agency wants to scrap laws and rules that require caseworkers to do a full investigation of every complaint of child neglect.

And a key state lawmaker wants mandatory drug testing for parents before they can be reunited with their children.

Parents with disabilities fight to keep their kids

Parents with disabilities fight to keep their kids

At 2:20 p.m., Alice Goltz put on her uniform and made her way to the corner of Union Elementary School to start her shift as a crossing guard. Every afternoon, she watches the parents pull up their cars in line like clockwork. And every afternoon, she looks at the children she helps cross the street and thinks of the daughter she lost.

Foster Teen Looking to Rent a Family for Her Birthday

Foster Teen Looking to Rent a Family for Her Birthday

Natalie Carson, 19, made the heartfelt request through an ad on Craigslist.

Appalling failure in children's services

Appalling failure in children's services

The phone messages went unretrieved for months, accumulating in a voice mailbox at the Verona office of Child Protective Services.

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Hotels still in use for some Manitoba foster children

Hotels still in use for some Manitoba foster children

The Manitoba government will continue to use hotel rooms as emergency placements for kids in the child welfare system beyond a promised June 1 deadline.

A Digital Solution to the Overprescription of Medications for Foster Children

A Digital Solution to the Overprescription of Medications for Foster Children

For children and youth in foster care, instability and disorder can be one of few constants. First, a troubled home life leads to a sudden break from families and kin. Once in foster care, such kids will likely change homes, schools and care providers several times each year. This instability disrupts crucial relationships and causes essential information to be lost in the shuffle between placements and homes. Gaps in critical information become especially problematic when it comes to health. One particular example is when children and youth in foster care require ongoing medication management and careful handoffs between medical providers -- or when past treatments were ineffective or inappropriate. This isn't just hypothetical: we now know that children and youth in foster care are prescribed powerful mood-changing drugs--including those used to treat ADHD, anxiety, depression, and psychosis -- at rates 2.7 to 4.5 times higher than other children in Medicaid. While sometimes appropriate, these high rates suggest widespread overprescribing. Fortunately, a number of technology-enabled information-sharing initiatives may soon address the gaps in information and lapses in oversight that contribute to this problem.

Georgia demotes Walker County child welfare director after complaints

Georgia demotes Walker County child welfare director after complaints

State officials confirmed that the Walker County Division of Family and Children Services director was removed from her position after multiple complaints from the community.


Norway social workers lied in court to keep child

Norway social workers lied in court to keep child

Norway's controversial Child Welfare Service submitted false evidence in order to keep a child in foster care against the wishes of the mother, a court in Norway has ruled.

Free range parent suing the state of Maryland

Free range parent suing the state of Maryland

There's new developments in the case of a Maryland couple dubbed the "free range parents." Their decision to let their young children walk city streets and play in parks unsupervised, has garnered national attention. Now, they are celebrating a partial victory in their battle against child protective services over their parenting.

Foster mother charged with beating, critically injuring 2-year-old boy

Foster mother charged with beating, critically injuring 2-year-old boy

An Indianapolis foster mother is facing felony charges in the severe beating of a 2-year-old boy that has left the child in critical condition for several days.

Foster mother rebooked on murder charge in death of 22-month-old girl

Foster mother rebooked on murder charge in death of 22-month-old girl

The foster mother of a 22-month-old child that was allegedly beaten to death was rebooked on a charge of first-degree murder.

Award-winning foster parent found guilty of string of child sex crimes after 24-year career

Award-winning foster parent found guilty of string of child sex crimes after 24-year career

A foster carer honoured for his work with more than 70 children during a 24-year career has been found guilty of sex crimes.

Man accused of sexually abusing girl in foster care




A Saratoga Springs man has been accused of sexually abusing a young girl in foster care.

Denver caseworker pleads guilty to falsifying records in fatality case, gets probation

Denver caseworker pleads guilty to falsifying records in fatality case, gets probation

A former Denver child protection worker accused of falsifying records in the case of a 2-month-old girl who was fatally beaten pleaded guilty in the case and has been sentenced.

Western Wash. parents respond to CPS abuse allegations

Western Wash. parents respond to CPS abuse allegations

Outside the state Department of Social and Health Services in Tacoma Tuesday, the Everson family and their supporters spent the day holding signs and pleading their case in front of TV cameras.

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

'Systemic deficiencies': Auditor-General slams DHHS child protection failures

'Systemic deficiencies': Auditor-General slams DHHS child protection failures

The Victorian government simply "does not know" whether $88 million allocated for early-intervention services for at-risk children was properly spent, a scathing report by the Auditor-General has found.

MOVEMENT GROWS TO REDUCE DRUGGING OF FOSTER CARE KIDS

MOVEMENT GROWS TO REDUCE DRUGGING OF FOSTER CARE KIDS

May is national Foster Care month. The Children’s Defense Fund is voicing concerns over the high number of children in foster care who are being given mind-altering drugs—in many cases to control behavior, not address real medical problems.

House to weigh protecting adoption agencies that don't give kids to gay couples

House to weigh protecting adoption agencies that don't give kids to gay couples

The Texas State House is scheduled to consider legislation Tuesday that would protect faith-based welfare agencies that do not allow same-sex couples to adopt children or let foster parents give their children contraception.

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Man accused of sexually abusing girl in foster care

Man accused of sexually abusing girl in foster care

A Saratoga Springs man has been accused of sexually abusing a young girl in foster care.

Blood-chilling scandal of the thousands of babies stolen by the State

Blood-chilling scandal of the thousands of babies stolen by the State: TV agony aunt DENISE ROBERTSON writes about her lengthy investigation

The woman’s face was pale and tear-stained; her eyes raw from crying. ‘Please may I speak to Denise?’ she begged my husband. Fired by desperation, she’d found my home and rung my doorbell one evening six years ago. I was her last hope, she said.

Mother says she warned DCFS of her toddler's suspected abuse

Mother says she warned DCFS of her toddler's suspected abuse

Little Madison Parrott would have turned 2 years old in July. Instead, the toddler died from multiple blunt force trauma.

CPS clears 'free range' parents of neglect in 2 of 3 cases

CPS clears 'free range' parents of neglect in 2 of 3 cases

A couple accused of letting their young children roam city streets and neighborhood parks alone, has been cleared of child neglect in two of three cases.

Pierce County couple fights for custody of their son

Pierce County couple fights for custody of their son

A Pierce County couple is fighting for custody of their own child, after they say Child Protective Services took their son with little explanation.

'Free range parents' cleared of 1 child neglect charge, still face another

'Free range parents' cleared of 1 child neglect charge, still face another

Child Protective Services of Montgomery County, Maryland, changed the ruling on a Dec. 20 incident from "unsubstantiated neglect" to having charges "ruled out," the attorney for Alexander and Danielle Meitiv told ABC News today.

Adoptees decry re-homing as states move to end practice

Adoptees decry re-homing as states move to end practice

For some adopted children, their “forever” families are anything but.

Abused, neglected children handcuffed at state-run shelter in Oklahoma City shelter

Abused, neglected children handcuffed at state-run shelter in Oklahoma City shelter

Abused and neglected children being cared for at a state-run emergency shelter in Oklahoma City have been handcuffed and threatened with pepper spray and stun weapons, The Oklahoman has learned.

Monday, May 25, 2015

'Do this again and you will go to jail': foster carer spat on police

'Do this again and you will go to jail': foster carer spat on police

A 43-year-old Orange foster mother who spat on a police officer after she and a male companion were arrested has been ordered to complete 150 hours of community service.

Your child is missing. Would you want their adoption to be easier?

Your child is missing. Would you want their adoption to be easier?

Imagine for one moment your child went missing. It’s a common enough event worldwide for today, May 25, to be declared International Missing Children’s Day. Surely you would expect no stone to be left unturned to find your child - even if took six months, a year, or two.

Former Foster Youth Pushes to Reunite Vulnerable Children With Loving Families

Former Foster Youth Pushes to Reunite Vulnerable Children With Loving Families

I started my advocacy as a child in foster care, attempting to resist the terrible conditions and desperation in the congregate care facilities, juvenile halls, psychiatric hospitals, and special education classrooms I was cycled through. I fought against the push of psychotropic medications, physical restraints, and weekly visits from police officers—all standard in the facilities I lived in.

Privatisation of Child Protective Services is underway: what could possibly go wrong?

Privatisation of Child Protective Services is underway: what could possibly go wrong?

In June 2014, it was widely reported that the government had abandoned plans to privatise child protection services. However, these services are still under threat.

Why Aren't the Duggers Being Investigated By Child Protective Services?

Why Aren't the Duggers Being Investigated By Child Protective Services?

I'm asking for a friend.  No seriously, a friend and I were having this discussion the other day and we couldn't figure out why child protective services hasn't snatched all the little Duggers and put them in custody.  Not because its 20 of them and counting but because the parents Jim Bob and Michelle allowed their son Josh to continue to live at home with his sisters whom he molested and then proceeded to cover the entire incident up.


Arkansas Cops Shred Duggar's Police Record

Arkansas Cops Shred Duggar's Police Record

Arkansas cops destroyed Josh Duggar's police file last week, but an online copy is revealing details of hisalleged sexual crimes. A judge ordered police to erase the records amid allegations that the reality TV star on 19 Kids and Counting had molested five underage girls as a teenager, the AP reports via USA Today. "The judge ordered us yesterday to expunge that record," a police rep said on Friday. "As far as the Springdale Police Department is concerned this report doesn't exist." But a redacted copy posted by In Touch says Duggar confessed to authorities and received no punishment—just a "very stern talk" from a state trooper, People reports. That was 16 months after Duggar first admitted "wrong-doing" to his father, Jim Bob, the reports say.

Recent child sex abuse reports in detention centres 'concerning': Immigration Department head

Recent child sex abuse reports in detention centres 'concerning': Immigration Department head

There have been several "concerning" reports of alleged child sexual abuse in detention centres in Australia and Nauru in the last three months, according to the head of the Immigration Department.

More criminal records than diplomas

More criminal records than diplomas

Tori Black, 25, “aged out” of Colorado’s foster care system seven years ago. Her story is one of survival, but also of perseverance and rare success. She didn’t soften the words of her struggle as she addressed the state Senate Finance Committee.

Trafficking in Native Communities

Trafficking in Native Communities

Although attention to human trafficking has grown in the last few years, trafficking is not a modern crime. Trafficking has existed in Native communities for centuries, since the earliest point of contact with Europeans. According to journal accounts, Christopher Columbus engaged in the exploitation of indigenous people from the moment he encountered them, including providing indigenous women and girls for his crew and tolerating rape and other atrocities. This behavior set the tone for the exploitation and abuse of Native women at the hands of non-Native men that continues into the 21st century.

Saturday, May 23, 2015

#OpExposeCPS: Anonymous Targets Child Protective Services

#OpExposeCPS: Anonymous Targets Child Protective Services

Anonymous activists have announced a global campaign to expose the corruption and rampant child abuse plaguing the Child Protective Services. The first phase of Operation Expose CPS is to force FBI to investigate the CPS-DHS system, which has become a profit center, as a whole; bring the criminals to justice; act against the legal kidnapping and trafficking of children for profit, and stop the unjustified terror campaign against American parents and their children.

Sheriff: Child beaten by Lacombe foster mother dies

Sheriff: Child beaten by Lacombe foster mother dies

A 2-year-old child died Friday after she was beaten by her foster mother in Lacombe, St. Tammany Parish authorities said.

Foster parent facing charges in 22-month-old girl's death

Foster parent facing charges in 22-month-old girl's death

A 40-year-old Lacombe woman faces charges in connection with the death of a 22-month-old foster child who had been placed in her care.

Why didn't CPS rescue the Duggar Children?

A timeline of the molestation allegations against Josh Duggar

This week, a shocking series of allegation, apology and repercussions rocked one of the most famous families in reality television. Josh Duggar, the oldest son of the Duggar family, apologized Thursday after a tabloid published allegations that Duggar had molested multiple young girls as a teenager. A day later, TLC announced that the family’s show, “19 Kids and Counting,” which just finished airing its most recent season Tuesday, had pulled all episodes of the program off the air “effective immediately.”

Overmedicating Children in Foster Care

Overmedicating Children in Foster Care

On any given day nearly one in four children in foster care is taking at least one psychotropic medication—more than four times the rate for all children. Nearly half of children living in residential treatment centers or group homes take psychotropic medications. Children in foster care are more likely to be prescribed multiple psychotropic medications at very high doses, although research shows higher doses can result in serious side effects.

DSHS to pay $1.75 million in foster father molestation case

DSHS to pay $1.75 million in foster father molestation case

The state Department of Social and Health Services has agreed to pay $1.75 million into a trust set up for a boy who was molested by his foster father between 2007 and 2008.

Friday, May 22, 2015

Woman charged with falsifying records

Woman charged with falsifying records

A former family case manager supervisor for a social service agency dealing with foster children and children at risk for neglect or abuse may have falsified records to boost statistics, according to a warrant released Thursday.

State Supreme Court upholds grandparents’ visitation rights

State Supreme Court upholds grandparents’ visitation rights

Grandparents don’t lose their right to visit their grandchildren even if the children’s parents die and somebody else adopts the child, the state supreme court has ruled.


Manitoba child welfare agencies must follow hotel ban or risk government takeover

Manitoba child welfare agencies must follow hotel ban or risk government takeover

Manitoba’s family services minister says child-welfare agencies must follow a ban on housing foster children in hotels or risk being taken over by the province.

Live 5 News Investigates: Foster parent home inspection process under fire

Live 5 News Investigates: Foster parent home inspection process under fire

A new report is critical of South Carolina for placing too many foster children in group homes. But a young couple in Summerville willing to become foster parents says it is nearly impossible to become a licensed foster parent in this state.

Wrongful termination suit filed by 5 ex-CPS workers tossed

Wrongful termination suit filed by 5 ex-CPS workers tossed

A judge Thursday threw out a wrongful termination lawsuit filed by five former Arizona child welfare workers who were fired last year amid an agency scandal.

More babies with 'special guardianship orders' as adoptions fall

More babies with 'special guardianship orders' as adoptions fall

The number of babies being made subject to special guardianship orders in England has tripled in two years, according to data obtained by the BBC.

Note: The UK steals babies then can't figure out what to do with them all.  Go figure.

Josh Duggar resigns from Family Research Council after sexual abuse allegations

Josh Duggar resigns from Family Research Council after sexual abuse allegations

Josh Duggar, of TLC's "19 Kids and Counting," resigned his position at the Family Research Council Thursday after reports surfaced that he allegedly sexually assaulted four female siblings in the large family, plus an additional female victim.


Advocates Worry Bill Could Make It Harder To Find Out Cause Of Foster Children Deaths

Advocates Worry Bill Could Make It Harder To Find Out Cause Of Foster Children Deaths

The Department of Social Services denies proposing a bill that would seal child death records, but child welfare advocates and media lobbyists say social services wants to hide key case files detailing how a foster child dies.

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Parents of 22-month-old boy who drowned in swimming pool while in temporary foster care demand answers

Parents of 22-month-old boy who drowned in swimming pool while in temporary foster care demand answers

The parents of a young boy who died while in temporary foster care have demanded answers and called for increased scrutiny of the foster care system.

The Child Welfare Industrial Complex needs a “Pink Ribbon”

The Child Welfare Industrial Complex needs a “Pink Ribbon”

As a former foster youth, having spent more than a decade in and out of care, I have lived through the best intentions of institutions in multiple states.  The Child Welfare Industrial Complex (CWIC), made up of the myriad of actors in the life of a dependent child, acts to perpetrate the agency’s particular interest.  Often, this coincides with the best interest of a child, but not always.  For example, in the name of privacy, there was often a slow transfer of educational documents, preventing my timely enrollment. While serving a valid privacy interest, this is a lack of common sense in the youth's interests – and education is the victim.  Actors remain in their silo, serving their agency goals, but doing so inadvertently causes the youth to suffer. Structural reform requires collaboration between all parts of society, and especially public engagement.  Public engagement can translate into political attention, power and resources that can change outcomes.  Yet the public only hears from (or about) the CWIC during times of tragedy, leading to benign neglect or short bursts of brutal attention.  Achieving fundamentally different outcomes, requires all parties to work together in telling the full story about Foster Care.

‘A child cannot have two fathers’, rules Federal Court

‘A child cannot have two fathers’, rules Federal Court

A Swiss male couple who had a child with a surrogate woman in California cannot both be recognised as the child’s legal father, the Federal Court has ruled. The couple’s lawyer and family associations have condemned the decision.

UPDATE: Investigation Reveals 200+ CPS Calls were 'Ignored'

UPDATE: Investigation Reveals 200+ CPS Calls were 'Ignored'


The Shenandoah Valley Social Services (SVSS) has released a press release regarding the unheard voice mails that were deleted from the Child Protective Services (CPS) intake.

Persistent problems in foster care: advocate

Persistent problems in foster care: advocate

Saskatchewan's children's advocate says there are persistent problems in foster care that haven't been addressed despite efforts by the Social Services Ministry.

4-year-old foster child in desperate need of liver transplant finds donor

4-year-old foster child in desperate need of liver transplant finds donor

A complete stranger has offered to donate part of his liver to a 4-year-old foster child who has been waiting at Pittsburgh Children’s Hospital for the past month in desperate need of a transplant.

Report: Thousands of Arizona children living in group homes

Note: Group homes become more popular as the states take more kids than they can possibly handle.

Report: Thousands of Arizona children living in group homes

With Arizona children getting removed from their homes at record-high numbers, officials have attempted to identify a cause for the removals.

‘Aiden’s Act’ now law

‘Aiden’s Act’ now law

Sen. Steve O’Ban’s effort to bring about swifter government intervention in cases of suspected child abuse culminated Monday with the signing of “Aiden’s Act.”


Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Sexual assault investigated at DCYF funded facility

Sexual assault investigated at DCYF funded facility

A local mother claims her child was sexually assaulted while in a Department of Children, Youth and Families residential treatment facility, but she said the case never made it to court because her son was too traumatized to testify, Target 12 has learned.

76 politicians caught up in UK child abuse probe

76 politicians caught up in UK child abuse probe

British police said Wednesday they have received historical child sex abuse claims against 261 public figures, including 76 politicians, as they respond to a surge in complaints sparked by the Jimmy Savile scandal.

Oklahoma City police officer headed to trial for allegedly abusing infant foster child

Oklahoma City police officer headed to trial for allegedly abusing infant foster child

An Oklahoma City police officer is headed to trial.

31-year-old Jeremiah Thompson is accused of abusing his 7-month-old foster child.

'Countless' policy violations in foster child death: Saskatchewan Children's Advocate

'Countless' policy violations in foster child death: Saskatchewan Children's Advocate

Social Services Minister Donna Harpauer apologized Wednesday to the father of a toddler who died in foster care five years ago.

Congress to Consider Scaling Down Group Homes for Troubled Children

Congress to Consider Scaling Down Group Homes for Troubled Children

When 17-year-old Lexie GrĂ¼ber first entered the Allison Gill Lodge group home for girls in Manchester, Connecticut, she said it felt less like a home than a business. Instead of family photos, the walls were covered in informational posters and licensing certificates. When her emotions got the better of her, she said, the only conversations she had were with a doctor with a prescription pad at the ready.

Comal County judge allows daycare to stay open despite state's efforts to close it

Comal County judge allows daycare to stay open despite state's efforts to close it

The owners of Brilliant Starts Learning Academy claims the video cameras they put in to protect children are being used against them.

Unregistered surrogate-born children creating 'legal timebomb', judge warns

Unregistered surrogate-born children creating 'legal timebomb', judge warns

The failure by parents to register the majority of children born through surrogacy agreements has created “a ticking legal timebomb”, a high court judge has said.

KSN Investigates: Wichita father says DCF oversight is ‘long overdue’

KSN Investigates: Wichita father says DCF oversight is ‘long overdue’

After our KSN investigation into case response time at the Kansas Department for Children and Families, or DCF, revealed concerning information about the events that led up to the December 2014 death of 10-year-old Wellington boy, Caleb Blansett, Wichita father, Mark Jordan is concerned.

Canada: Can A Children's Aid Society Be Liable For Abuse By Foster Parents?

Canada: Can A Children's Aid Society Be Liable For Abuse By Foster Parents?

Sexual abuse by foster parents can have a devastating effect and cause significant damages. However, a civil action against the individual perpetrator(s) may not be possible (if they are deceased) or worthwhile (if they are impecunious). The survivor's only recourse may be against the Children's Aid Society. There are three possible ways a CAS may be liable for sexual abuse committed by foster parents; vicarious liability, breach of non-delegable duty and negligence. If the CAS is liable for the abuse it will have the means to satisfy the judgment. In many cases, the CAS will also have insurance coverage for such claims.

Scientists say preparing foster kids for school lessens impact of moves

Note: I wonder how much they paid them to say this?

Scientists say preparing foster kids for school lessens impact of moves

A new study clarifies the impact of school moves experienced by children in foster care but also points to how to limit the damage, say researchers of the University of Oregon and the nonprofit Oregon Social Learning Center.

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Attorney says secret child welfare investigations violate parents’ rights

Attorney says secret child welfare investigations violate parents’ rights

An attorney who represents parents whose children are wards of the state said the Office of Child Welfare Investigations keeps its reports secret, making it difficult for parents to defend themselves, violating their rights and blurring the line between police and social work.

OKCPD officer accused of abusing foster child to go before judge

OKCPD officer accused of abusing foster child to go before judge

An Oklahoma City police officer charged with child abuse will go before a judge Wednesday morning.

Former Family Services supervisor facing child abuse charges

Former Family Services supervisor facing child abuse charges

She protected children for a living, but now a former supervisor with Clark County's Department of Family Services is facing child abuse charges.

With LGBT Youth In Foster Care Facing Bias and Discrimination, HRC Issues Call to Action to Address

With LGBT Youth In Foster Care Facing Bias and Discrimination, HRC Issues Call to Action to Address

Today, HRC Foundation, in partnership with FosterClub, a national network for youth in foster care, released an issue brief detailing the hostile treatment experienced by many LGBT and questioning youth in foster care, and the shocking lack of laws and policies protecting them.

New report: 17 percent of TN foster children placed in non-family settings

New report: 17 percent of TN foster children placed in non-family settings

Tennessee has reduced the number of children living in nonfamily state custody settings to 17 percent, but the percentage remains above the national average of 14 percent, according to a new report by the Annie E. Casey Foundation.

And so I don't flood the feed with this, I will add the rest to this post.


Report: 13% of Florida foster kids living in group homes

Report: 13% of Florida foster kids living in group homes

A new study shows that 13 percent of Florida's 18,000 foster youth are living in group homes instead of with a family.

Too many Kentucky children in foster care are in group placement, advocacy report states

Too many Kentucky children in foster care are in group placement, advocacy report states

Nearly 1,300 of the 7,211 Kentucky children and youth in foster care are in group placements instead of with families, a news release from a child advocacy group said Tuesday.

Former Foster Kids Suing Santa Rosa Children’s Home For Alleged Abuses

Former Foster Kids Suing Santa Rosa Children’s Home For Alleged Abuses

A group of former foster children alleging abuses at the Valley of the Moon Children’s Home dating back to 20 years ago has filed a lawsuit against the facility.

Too many foster children are in Michigan group homes, report finds

Too many foster children are in Michigan group homes, report finds

Too many foster children in Michigan are in residential programs or group placements instead of being placed with foster families, according to a new report.

REPORT: IA Failing Child Welfare Placements

REPORT: IA Failing Child Welfare Placements 

Note: Iowa sucks too?  Who would have thought?

New research shows that Iowa is falling short when it comes to the critical importance of family placement for kids in the child-welfare system.

Woman accused of sexually abusing 5 juveniles at Mona boys home

Woman accused of sexually abusing 5 juveniles at Mona boys home

A female staff member at a youth treatment center has been arrested for investigation of performing sexual acts on five juvenile boys.

New report highlights deficiency in state foster care systems

New report highlights deficiency in state foster care systems

Foster children in South Carolina are too often sent to live in group homes instead of with foster families, a new report shows.

2 SISTERS ADOPTED SEPARATELY MEET IN WRITING CLASS AT COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY

2 SISTERS ADOPTED SEPARATELY MEET IN WRITING CLASS AT COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY

Two women who took a writing class at Columbia University found that their own stories were better than fiction.

Nebraska tops national average in out-of-family foster care, report says

Nebraska tops national average in out-of-family foster care, report says

Nebraska places foster children outside of family settings at a higher rate than the national average, according to newly released data.

Judge to hear update on baby Penelope's condition, plan for reuniting family

Judge to hear update on baby Penelope's condition, plan for reuniting family

A Seminole County judge will hear an update Tuesday morning on the condition of baby Penelope Hogarth, who disappeared last week from Altamonte Springs with her 21-year-old mom, Jessica McCreery.

Foster mum slams explicit Body Shop ads after child’s distress

Foster mum slams explicit Body Shop ads after child’s distress

Note: Maybe she shouldn't let the kid watch the ads.

A MELBOURNE foster mum is fighting to get an explicit Body Shop campaign scrapped after it distressed her foster daughter by reviving her past of sexual abuse.

Too many children in U.S. child welfare systems not living in families

Too many children in U.S. child welfare systems not living in families

On any given night, about 56,000 children under the care of our nation's child welfare systems are going to bed without the care and comfort of a family. In its latest KIDS COUNT® policy report, Every Kid Needs a Family: Giving Children in the Child Welfare System the Best Chance for Success, the Annie E. Casey Foundation highlights this and other sobering statistics that point to the urgent need to ensure, through sound policies and proven practices, that everything possible is being done to find loving, nurturing and supported families to help raise more of these children.

Monday, May 18, 2015

Former Cuban castaway Elian Gonzalez, now grown, would like to visit US

Former Cuban castaway Elian Gonzalez, now grown, would like to visit US

Elian Gonzalez, who spent months with his Florida relatives as a Cuban child at the center of an international custody dispute, said in an interview broadcast Monday that he'd like to return to the United States for a visit.

Surrogacy parents risk losing children

Surrogacy parents risk losing children

A senior judge has warned of a surrogacy “ticking time bomb” in the UK, with large numbers of parents failing to obtain legal permission to take care of their new children.

Staunton mayor: CPS problems stem from underfunding

Staunton mayor: CPS problems stem from underfunding

Problems with the local Child Protective Services unit are directly related to inadequate state funding based on an outdated formula, Staunton Mayor Carolyn Dull said Monday.

Cumbria children's services 'inadequate' says OFSTED

Cumbria children's services 'inadequate' says OFSTED

CHILDREN'S Services in Cumbria remain 'inadequate' according to a critical Ofsted report.

CPS seizes family's 19-month-old son because doctors failed to diagnose his developmental delay

CPS seizes family's 19-month-old son because doctors failed to diagnose his developmental delay

It isn't just the federal government that has become more tyrannical and authoritarian towards the people; state governments and state agencies are increasingly becoming just as much an enemy of the people in many respects as Uncle Sam is.

Alabama couple forced sunburned foster kids to stay out in sun: police

Alabama couple forced sunburned foster kids to stay out in sun: police

Two Alabama foster parents were arrested during their vacation at a Florida hotel when the staff alerted police they were ignoring their sunburned children's pleas to get out of the sun.

Putting kids in adult prisons and isolation makes them more dangerous. Not less

Putting kids in adult prisons and isolation makes them more dangerous. Not less

Throw an unstable kid into a cell the size of a bathroom, with little or no human contact, and don't be surprised when he acts like an animal. Send him to adult prison with hardened criminals 10 years his senior, and they'll school him in even more antisocial behavior.

Men-only divorce law firm for fathers feeling let down by family courts to open in London

Men-only divorce law firm for fathers feeling let down by family courts to open in London

Men-only divorce law firms look set to be the latest import from America as Britain’s first practice targeting fathers who feel hard done by in the family courts sets up in London.

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Attack of the Baby Snatchers - Baby LK Report For May 17th 2015




Maine examines parents' role in medical decisions after legal battle over brain-damaged baby

Maine examines parents' role in medical decisions after legal battle over brain-damaged baby

Lawmakers in Maine are considering changes to the state's policies regarding life-sustaining treatment for minors after an 18-year-old mother went to court last year to fight a state-imposed do-not-resuscitate order on her brain-damaged daughter.

California reforms to cut use of foster care psych meds will cost millions

California reforms to cut use of foster care psych meds will cost millions

California will have to invest millions of dollars to better protect its 63,000 foster children from the excessive use of powerful psychiatric medications in a state where prescribing physicians, caregivers and the courts have long supported the drugging of as many as one in four foster teens.

Alabama couple arrested in Florida after refusing to take sunburned foster children out of sun

Alabama couple arrested in Florida after refusing to take sunburned foster children out of sun

An Alabama couple was arrested last week after they allegedly ignored pleas for help from one of their foster children, who was badly sunburned and dehydrated.

Spike in DCF care petitions creates lawyer shortage, floods courts

Spike in DCF care petitions creates lawyer shortage, floods courts

Historically, child-abuse and neglect reports increase after a high-profile child welfare tragedy such as the Jeremiah Oliver case. That case, combined with families facing mental health and substance-abuse issues, and the ongoing opioid epidemic, which has caused an increase of babies born substance-exposed, have given rise to another crisis, say experts in the field — a shortage of lawyers certified to represent families whose children have been taken by the state.

Saturday, May 16, 2015

Colorado Voices: Children shouldn't be shackled in Denver juvenile court

Colorado Voices: Children shouldn't be shackled in Denver juvenile court

The sheriffs bring the prisoner into court in leg irons, metal shackled around each ankle. The leg irons are linked by a short chain, so each step is a painful hobble. Handcuffs bind her wrists.

DCF fighting to keep internal report on boy's death secret

DCF fighting to keep internal report on boy's death secret

The Department for Children and Families is attempting to keep the results of an internal investigation into the death of 4-year-old Mekhi Boone secret amid an effort to force disclosure.

Adopted teen describes life of isolation, fear

Adopted teen describes life of isolation, fear

For the first time, a 16-year-old boy with emotional issues spoke publicly Thursday of his life locked away inside his Deerfield Township home — a life he said was full of isolation and threats.


Study reveals racial bias when kids run afoul of the law

Study reveals racial bias when kids run afoul of the law

 Black youths in Androscoggin County are arrested at a rate more than three times higher than their white counterparts. And black youths in this county are detained at nearly twice the rate of white youths, according to a report released Friday by the University of Southern Maine Muskie School of Public Service.

Father who lost controversial Baby Veronica custody dispute welcomes baby boy ...but says nothing can replace his daughter who now lives with adoptive parents

Father who lost controversial Baby Veronica custody dispute welcomes baby boy ...but says nothing can replace his daughter who now lives with adoptive parents

A father who lost custody of his biological daughter after a controversial Supreme Court ruling is speaking out for the first time since the incident.

Russian children’s rights ombudsman to testify in US child sex abuse case

Russian children’s rights ombudsman to testify in US child sex abuse case

Russia's children's rights ombudsman Pavel Astakhov wrote Friday via Instagram that he had been summoned as a witness in a child abuse case heard by a US court.

Oregon denies lesbian parental rights to ex-lover’s child

Oregon denies lesbian parental rights to ex-lover’s child

An Oregon woman was dealt a devastating blow this week when a court ruled she had no parental rights to her ex-lesbian lover's child.

Bill would fund day care for foster children

Bill would fund day care for foster children

The plea for a subsidy arises as the state is finding that recruiting foster parents has become increasingly difficult.

Friday, May 15, 2015

Why are 11,000 kids in foster care in Manitoba?

Why are 11,000 kids in foster care in Manitoba?

Last month, I resigned from my communications position in the child welfare field.

The child welfare system is complex, challenging, historically painful and continues to be excruciatingly hard. On everyone.

Daphne Bramham: B.C.’s child welfare system is broken, racist and in urgent need of change

Daphne Bramham: B.C.’s child welfare system is broken, racist and in urgent need of change

B.C.’s child protection system has a problem that money can’t solve: It is riddled with racism and indifference.

Child welfare agency under more fire

Child welfare agency under more fire

Norway’s child welfare agency (Barnevernet) continues to engage in controversial practice that’s led to political problems between Norway and several eastern European countries. Barnevernet has earlier set off protests from other countries including India and Sri Lanka, and it’s now accused of violating the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, which Norway has signed.

Child welfare workers go on strike in NE Pennsylvania

Child welfare workers go on strike in NE Pennsylvania

Workers with a child welfare agency in northeastern Pennsylvania went on strike Friday amid a showdown over their contract.

19-year-old former foster child died within a year of leaving care

19-year-old former foster child died within a year of leaving care

A young girl who lived a chaotic life in and out of government care died on Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside of a drug overdose at the age of 19, just 11 months after she aged out of foster care, a troubling report by children’s representative shows.

Russian adoption ban and its impact on children and families

Russian adoption ban and its impact on children and families

The article I chose was from NBC News and The Associated Press titled Boy sent back to Russia, adoption ban urged.  This particular article was last updated on April 9, 2010. This particular article details the situation of a 7 year-old boy, who was put on a flight from Washington to Moscow, by himself, to be returned to his adoptive country.  He had been adopted by a family in Tennessee and they no longer wanted to parent the child.  This decision resulted in strong feelings internationally and domestically about foreign adopted children and families and supports. Additionally, on an even larger scale, the Russian and US Governments were involved in this situation.

Report: Valley Area Child Protective Services Ignored Calls to Abuse Hotline

Report: Valley Area Child Protective Services Ignored Calls to Abuse Hotline

 A published report says an Augusta County-area Child Protective Services office ignored dozens of calls to a child abuse hotline.

Can Maine vaccinate a child in its custody against a parent’s wishes?

Can Maine vaccinate a child in its custody against a parent’s wishes?

Justices with the state’s highest court grappled Thursday with whether the state was justified in ordering vaccination for a child in its custody against a parent’s wishes.

Thursday, May 14, 2015

CPS ignored, erased messages from child abuse line

CPS ignored, erased messages from child abuse line

Teachers, doctors or neighbors who suspect a child is being abused and call a hotline expect that a caseworker will investigate and rescue the minor from harm. Or look into it and decide the suspicion was mistaken.

Is Sex Abuse in Maine's Child Welfare System more common than you think?

Is Sex Abuse in Maine's Child Welfare System more common than you think?

It's been all over the news over the last few days, about that Larry Oxton sicko foster care provider from Belfast who was arrested for sexually abusing a 9 year old who was place in his care by DHHS, supposedly to keep her safe or protect her from abuse and neglect or some nonsense like that.  Obviously they failed this kid horribly and my heart and prayers go out to her that she may heal.

Derry police warn of "bogus social worker"

Derry police warn of "bogus social worker"

Police in Derry are keen to hear from anyone who can help identify a bogus caller operating in the Ballyarnett area of the city.


The schoolgirls snatched from their parents by social services after they moaned to teachers about being grounded and banned from watching TV

The schoolgirls snatched from their parents by social services after they moaned to teachers about being grounded and banned from watching TV

Relaxing at their lovely family home this week, Victoria Seymour cuddles her daughters Georgia and Grace as though she will never let them out of her sight.

Perdue charged with second-degree murder, felony child abuse and neglect in connection to death of 3-year-old boy

Perdue charged with second-degree murder, felony child abuse and neglect in connection to death of 3-year-old boy

Hope McVey Perdue, the custodial guardian of a 3-year-old boy who was found dead Tuesday morning in Franklin County, has been charged with non-capital second-degree murder and felony child abuse and neglect in connection to the child’s death.

Gannon: Normalizing foster care

Gannon: Normalizing foster care

In 2014, more than 14,800 children spent time in foster homes in North Carolina, with nearly 10,000 remaining in care at the end of the year.

Toddler's death in B.C. foster care should have been reviewed two years ago: mom

Toddler's death in B.C. foster care should have been reviewed two years ago: mom

A mother whose toddler was found dead in a British Columbia foster home two years ago says she hopes a new ministry review can bring her some peace — but it should have been done sooner.

Minor Claims Foster Parent Molested Him

Minor Claims Foster Parent Molested Him

A Florida foster parent molested a child because two agencies did not conduct an accurate background check of the alleged assailant, the purported victim claims in a lawsuit.

UPDATE: Woman Now Facing Charges After Death of Toddler

UPDATE: Woman Now Facing Charges After Death of Toddler

Hope Perdue was arraigned Wednesday morning in Franklin County Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court.

News 2 I-Team Investigates: Foster Care Crisis


Right now there are thousands of kids in South Carolina who need foster homes, but a News 2 investigation found it's not a lack of foster parents keeping kids in the state's care. The problem, according to many parents is the process to become a licensed foster parent.

Plan for county facility to keep pimps away from foster youth advances

Plan for county facility to keep pimps away from foster youth advances

Los Angeles County supervisors on Tuesday approved a plan to develop a new treatment facility designed to allow the foster children who will live there to come and go while keeping out the pimps who would prey on them.

Augusta courts respond to complaints against guardians ad litem

Augusta courts respond to complaints against guardians ad litem

There's a new set of rules designed to help clear up problems in the Augusta Judicial Circuit's guardian ad litem system.

Child and Family Services Employees Plan to Strike in Lackawanna County

Child and Family Services Employees Plan to Strike in Lackawanna County

Union members with Lackawanna County’s Office of Child and Family Services plan to walk off the job Friday.

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Special Report: Shadow of Doubt

Special Report: Shadow of Doubt

An I-Team investigation uncovers the child abuse convictions of dozens of people in Michigan are now being called into question.

Law reforms on children in care could create 'stolen generation'

Law reforms on children in care could create 'stolen generation'

Victoria could see a "stolen generation" of children in state care if law reforms giving the Department of Health and Human Services far greater powers to decide their fate go ahead.

Report: Children found in 'filthy home' of ex-county worker

Report: Children found in 'filthy home' of ex-county worker

An arrest report details the "filthy" conditions found in the home of a former child development supervisor for the Department of Family Services.

State View: Homeschool proposal unfairly assumes guilt

State View: Homeschool proposal unfairly assumes guilt

A Detroit mother's murder of two children she claimed to be homeschooling was awful. But a bill to regulate the 48,000 law-abiding home schooling parents shifts blame from the person responsible.

Kids who age out of Colorado foster care more likely to have criminal records than diplomas

Kids who age out of Colorado foster care more likely to have criminal records than diplomas

Tori Black, 25, “aged out” of Colorado’s foster care system seven years ago. Her story is one of survival, but also of perseverance and rare success. She didn’t soften the words of her struggle as she addressed the state Senate Finance Committee.

Kansas rep. calls for change at DCF after KSN Investigation

Kansas rep. calls for change at DCF after KSN Investigation

Democratic Representative Ed Trimmer is calling for correction at the Kansas Department for Children and Families, or DCF, after KSN’s five-month long investigation into case response time aired Tuesday night.

Anti-police, capitalism rally in Sudbury on Wednesday

Anti-police, capitalism rally in Sudbury on Wednesday

Hours after Greater Sudbury police constable Christopher Labreche is scheduled to appear in court, a group of concerned citizens will mobilize at the Elm Street courthouse on Wednesday evening to express their concerns about what they say are the fundamental inequalities of the criminal justice system.

Children’s homes yet to follow norms

Children’s homes yet to follow norms

While a government order (GO) issued to improve conditions in women's hostels is yet to see results, many children's homes in the city have still not complied with an earlier GO that laid down several guidelines for these homes. Some of the homes were even converted into paid hostels to avoid adhering to the regulations.

Adoption rates in freefall after court ruling leaves children languishing in unsuitable homes

Adoption rates in freefall after court ruling leaves children languishing in unsuitable homes

Get this...

The number of children being put forward for adoption has plummeted over the past year following a series of court rulings that have left local authorities frightened of removing them from birth families.
That is a good thing.

Now get this...
Child welfare experts are worried the decline will mean more children suffering in unsuitable and unsafe homes. It also means agonising delays for parents approved for adoption who now find no children are available.
F*** them!  

Pathetic that that the lack of stolen babies to feed the adoption market is the main concern.

Now I come across another headline....
Number of children being put into care soars despite adoption rate freefall
But didnt' they jsut say...
The number of children being put forward for adoption has plummeted over the past year following a series of court rulings that have left local authorities frightened of removing them from birth families.

Researching Reform: Will the new government be the final nail in the coffin for child welfare?

Researching Reform: Will the new government be the final nail in the coffin for child welfare?

With the Conservatives returning to power this month, their continued focus on fiscal austerity will mean more government spending cuts on state-provided services. Child welfare has already been badly hit by drastic cuts to the family justice and social work sectors in a bid to reduce government debt. Will this second round of austerity measures irreparably damage our child welfare system, or will it be the wake up call we need to work together to protect children’s fundamental human rights and the democratic process?

Kentucky Family That Had Their Ten Kids Taken Away Won’t Get Them Back – For Now

Kentucky Family That Had Their Ten Kids Taken Away Won’t Get Them Back – For Now

The Kentucky family that claimed their ten kids were taken into state custody because they chose to live an “off-the-grid” and “back to basics” lifestyle will not be getting back custody of their children for now, WLKY (Louisville) is reporting.

Note: CPS Sucks.

State Senators Stall Bill Funding More Benefits For Foster Kids Transitioning To Adulthood

State Senators Stall Bill Funding More Benefits For Foster Kids Transitioning To Adulthood

California’s State Senate Appropriations Committee has shelved a bill to give certain foster children critical help in making the transition to adulthood.

New programs to protect case workers

New programs to protect case workers 
The state’s Children and Families Department has implemented three new training courses and adopted new protocols to help protect workers from violent attacks.
Note: CPS Agents invade families homes, invade peoples privacy, lie, falsify documents, steal children, destroy families, place the kids in worse environments then they take them out of, etc.  Parents who have their children stolen get pissed off about it and now you worry about your personal safety.  Common sense would tell you that you're putting yourself into danger by creating, situations like this by doing such horrible things to people.

That is a natural human reaction to the kid of cruelty.  I'm really surprised it doesn't happen more often.

BOY SUES CHILDNET, SAYS FOSTER PARENT ABUSED HIM

BOY SUES CHILDNET, SAYS FOSTER PARENT ABUSED HIM

A child who was allegedly sexually abused by a foster parent has filed a lawsuit against welfare providers Kids in Distress Inc. and ChildNet Inc. because the agencies did not conduct proper background checks on the parent before issuing a foster parenting license.

Swedish paper slams Norway’s child welfare

Swedish paper slams Norway’s child welfare

Sweden's main newspaper has joined the criticism of Norway's Child Welfare Service, complaining that Swedish parents who have their children taken into care have no legal means to transfer the case to Sweden's authorities.

Melissa and Anthony Geers deny abusing infant son

Melissa and Anthony Geers deny abusing infant son

Melissa and Anthony Geers’ had their five boys taken away from them after Child Protective Services accused them of abusing their premature infant son Joshua.

Liberia Ebola Orphans: Over 4,500 Children Lost Parents Due To Deadly Virus

Liberia Ebola Orphans: Over 4,500 Children Lost Parents Due To Deadly Virus

Liberia has been declared Ebola-free, but the virus has taken a lasting toll on children in the West African nation who lost their parents to the deadly disease, according to media reports this week. There are over 4,500 boys and girls across the country who have become orphans because of Ebola, Liberia’s gender and social protection ministry said.

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

ILLEGAL SOCIAL WORKERS IN THE UK

ILLEGAL SOCIAL WORKERS IN THE UK

Social workers from Africa and India have been employed in the UK for many years this stopped for a time and then in came the social workers from Romania and this has continued with now the recent news as can be read in this link more and more to be employed to steal the children.

The Reality of Aging Out

Tanya, from www.FosterKidsUnite.org asked me to share this.  

Please visit the website for more information, and if you are in the area please consider attending this event.  Tanya has been a friend for a long time, and has devoted her life to helping foster kids who have been through it all to make the most of their lives.  It would be well worth your time to hear her speak.



CPS caseloads drop after child deaths prompt hiring

CPS caseloads drop after child deaths prompt hiring

Child Protective Services caseloads – as well as the number of open cases – have dropped sharply since the hiring of additional caseworkers last year, according to a monthly report released by the Erie County Department of Social Services.


Authorities continue search for foster mother after 3-year-old found dead in Franklin County

Authorities continue search for foster mother after 3-year-old found dead in Franklin County

Deputies are still searching for a Franklin County woman who fled her Glade Hill home after her 3-year-old foster child was found dead Tuesday morning, a Franklin County Sheriff's Office spokesman said.

Police Remove 10 Christian Homeschool Kids From Parents' Custody Due to Off-The-Grid, Self-Sufficient Lifestyle

Police Remove 10 Christian Homeschool Kids From Parents' Custody Due to Off-The-Grid, Self-Sufficient Lifestyle

A local sheriff's office in Western Kentucky has seized 10 devout Christian homeschool children from their parents after an allegation was filed claiming that the family's "off-the-grid," homestead lifestyle placed the children in dangerous living conditions.

Monday, May 11, 2015

Minor Claims Foster Parent Molested Him

Minor Claims Foster Parent Molested Him

A Florida foster parent molested a child because two agencies did not conduct an accurate background check of the alleged assailant, the purported victim claims in a lawsuit.

The kind of crap I have to sift through during National Foster Care month.

I have a few Bing alerts set up that sends me daily emails with links to news stories.  Today I got one that had all kinds of National Foster Care month crap and I decided to share all the links on this post so that you will understand the kind of crap I have to sift through when working on LK.

I'm sorry for posting these links which many of my readers might find somewhat offensive.  I'm only doing it so that you can know thy enemy and the kind of bullshit they have their heads filled with.

It's for your own good.
and last but not least...

Mass. social workers say caseloads are worsening

Mass. social workers say caseloads are worsening

Social workers in the Department of Children and Families are making a public appeal for more funding to address caseload levels they warn have become unsafe.

Aging out of system tough on foster kids

Aging out of system tough on foster kids

Each year, an estimated of 20,000 individuals age out of the foster-care system, and about 1,000 of them are here in Ohio. Those aging out of the system face many hardships due to the limited resources set up for them after terminating out of the services provided while in foster care.

CPS Kills Kids!

CPS Kills Kids!

Standing up for the truth is no longer praised and rewarded in society, it is punished - often to an extreme level.

Dozens gather to support free range parenting

Dozens gather to support free range parenting

The local couple whose free range kids launched an international debate about parenting was back in the spotlight. Supporters of the Meitiv family gathered at a local park and many of them blasted Child Protective Services for their actions in this high-profile case.

'I'm Not Unstable; Give Me My Children Back'

'I'm Not Unstable; Give Me My Children Back'

"I do believe that my parents have fraudulently gained custody of my daughter," says Jennifer, who has supervised visitation. "My parents are claiming that I was diagnosed as bipolar and also schizophrenic. It's ugly, it's cruel, it's not true. They want me to look incompetent.” She continues, “My parents have poisoned the minds of my children against me."

Historical Abuse Inquiry: Three more institutions to be investigated

Historical Abuse Inquiry: Three more institutions to be investigated

The Historical Institutional Abuse Inquiry is to investigate three additional state-run institutions.

Haiti fixes adoption system, but some fear too few adopted

Haiti fixes adoption system, but some fear too few adopted

Anne-Marie Saintou walks with a megaphone along the dusty lanes of a Haitian fishing village, imploring people not to make the same mistake she did.

Sunday, May 10, 2015

Real Mom's Have Their Own Babies - Baby LK Report For May 10th 2015



This week:

Massachusetts CPS Agents protest all the work they have to do...

A group of fathers are suing New Jersey Family Court Judges claiming that the best interest of the child standard violates their rights...

At least one baby is snatched every day in Manitoba Canada...

and much much more.

In Minnesota's foster system, kids go from bad to worse

In Minnesota's foster system, kids go from bad to worse

Minnesota’s foster care system is falling short of state and federal standards meant to ensure that abused children are placed into stable and permanent homes, a Star Tribune review of state records has found.


Family of baby who died in CPS custody still seeking answers

Family of baby who died in CPS custody still seeking answers

Five days have passed since Anastasia Hernandez was summoned to Texas Children's Hospital by her CPS caseworker who she says told her quote, “There's been a little accident.”

DCF list accused of violating due process

DCF list accused of violating due process

Vermont’s swelling child abuse registry — designed to protect the state’s children — denies some individuals the right to due process because of a lack of notice and the way claims of abuse are investigated, a Vermont lawyer claims.

Saturday, May 09, 2015

Does anybody want a kid? How about 5?

May is National Foster Care Month.  And as part of National Foster Care month, the Child Protective Industry spews forth all kinds of bullshit.   

In order to demonstrate this, I bring you the following sales pitch where they bring 5 siblings to Chuck E. Cheese and get them all happy and bubbly in front the cameras and put them on TV for the whole world to see, while appealing to the hearts of some wanna be adoptive parent.  
5 adorable siblings in foster care are looking for a forever family
Imagine this scenario: what if during your childhood, your mother left home one day and never came back. Then after abandoning you, imagine if she was arrested for endangerment, went to jail, got released the next day and then left the state for good. That is exactly what happened to five adorable children in Arkansas.

B.C. to investigate toddler’s 2013 death in foster care

B.C. to investigate toddler’s 2013 death in foster care

B.C.’s director of child welfare has launched an investigation into the death of 21-month Isabella Wiens more than two years after she was found dead in her crib at a Burnaby foster home.

Family reunited after nearly a year apart

Family reunited after nearly a year apart

It was an exciting day in Judge Peter Sakai's courtroom, as 20 people graduated from Bexar County's Family Drug Treatment Court.

Md. families gather to support free range parents

Md. families gather to support free range parents

Parents in Maryland will come together Saturday to show their support for the controversial "free range" parents.

'Re-homing' couple exposed by Reuters is indicted on kidnap charges

'Re-homing' couple exposed by Reuters is indicted on kidnap charges

An Arizona couple who used an underground online market for acquiring children has been charged with kidnapping two minors and transporting one across state lines with intent to engage in sexual activity.

Friday, May 08, 2015

Children's Aid Societies to end hair drug testing

Children's Aid Societies to end hair drug testing

It was a method to ensure parents struggling with drugs and alcohol were staying clean and sober, but controversy over hair testing has prompted the province to end the practice.

Belfast man charged with sexual assault against foster child

Belfast man charged with sexual assault against foster child

A longtime Belfast foster parent has been charged with gross sexual assault against a 9-year-old foster child.

Lawrence D. Oxton, 71, was arraigned on two sexual abuse charges Friday afternoon at Belfast District Court.

U.S. taxpayers fund gov't child abduction and cloning programs



Evidence shows human cloning has been going on for decades using cells from missing babies and children. These operations are said to be taking place in deep underground military bases in the United States funded by American tax dollars.

Mother's Reunion with Daughter She Believed Dead Raises Suspicion About Hospital's Adoptions

Mother's Reunion with Daughter She Believed Dead Raises Suspicion About Hospital's Adoptions

A mother's reunion after 49 years with a daughter she was told had died soon after birth is raising allegations that workers at a now-closed St. Louis hospital engaged decades ago in a pattern of taking newborns from vulnerable African-American mothers for adoption.

“It’s like you’re going to a funeral every day,” living in foster care and never getting adopted

“It’s like you’re going to a funeral every day,” living in foster care and never getting adopted

At any given time, there are thousands of youth in foster care, wishing to be adopted. But as they get closer to turning 18-years-old, their chances of adoption get slim; they run a high risk of never having a family to call their own.

Social workers call upon Mass. Senate for DCF reform, aid in caseload crisis

Social workers call upon Mass. Senate for DCF reform, aid in caseload crisis

Social workers from the Department of Children and Families took to the streets in Cambridge protesting their skyrocketing caseload numbers and demanding program reform, chanting, “caseloads, caseloads, they’re too high. Reduce them now so kids don’t die.”

10 more desperate Letters from Parents - "CPS stole my Kids"

10 more desperate Letters from Parents - "CPS stole my Kids"

Ever since we began publishing horror stories from parents about how the Department of Child Protective Services unjustly took their children away, we have been inundated with requests from other wrongly victimized parents. They ask us to shine a light on their plight because nobody else will. Their children have been stolen from them for no legitimate reason and they can’t get them back. There are thousands of them and they need help. Here are just a sampling of letters we received over a six-week period.

At least one infant each day taken into CFS care in Manitoba

At least one infant each day taken into CFS care in Manitoba

New numbers on the child welfare system in Manitoba show that every day in the province, Child and Family Services takes at least one infant into care.

Child welfare shelters need much better staff

Child welfare shelters need much better staff

Staff at child welfare centres and shelters in the country need to be better trained about child-ren's psychological development, Nguyen Minh Anh, a psychologist with the HCM City-based National College of Education has said.

State bill would lessen use of restraints for children in court

State bill would lessen use of restraints for children in court

In his decades as an attorney in juvenile court throughout west Alabama, Gary Blume has seen children of all description in shackles.

American Indians want fewer children put in foster care

American Indians want fewer children put in foster care

Bradley and Rachel Goodsky said they have improved themselves since social workers in Duluth took their three children away because of their drinking. But the American Indian couple came forward publicly to say that no matter what they do, they fear their children will be put up for adoption.

Child Protection Workers Picket Unsafe Caseloads

Child Protection Workers Picket Unsafe Caseloads

Representatives of The Massachusetts Department of Children and Families say the agency’s workers can’t do their jobs effectively when they’re overseeing the well-being of as many as 40 or 50 children simultaneously.

Thursday, May 07, 2015

6-month-old baby dies while in CPS custody

6-month-old baby dies while in CPS custody

“Today is the last day I will ever see my daughter again,” said Anastasia Hernandez through tears.

After Foster Kid Deaths, de Blasio Administration Forms New Monitor Unit

After Foster Kid Deaths, de Blasio Administration Forms New Monitor Unit

The de Blasio administration will launch a new $6.5 million department within Administration of Children’s Services this summer, complete with retired NYPD detectives and aimed to ensure the safety of children tentatively returned to their parents from foster care—and to prevent a repeat of the string of tragedies that shocked the city last year.



Child Protective Services policies raise concerns in the Flathead

Child Protective Services policies raise concerns in the Flathead

Child Protective Services of Montana underwent policy changes a few years ago and since then, employee turnover has climbed up to 50%. Critics say that children may be placed in more dangerous situations than ever before.

Ohio CPS Destroys Family of 5 – Parents Acquitted of Any Wrong Doing

Ohio CPS Destroys Family of 5 – Parents Acquitted of Any Wrong Doing

Living in a small Ohio town, Chris and Kathy Butner felt their lives were complete. They hadn’t had an easy road, but always tried to do their best for their family of 5 children, from their oldest son having asthma to their 10 year old, who was diagnosed with ADHD and seizures. If that wasn’t difficult enough, their 7 year old daughter had seizures as a baby. In 2007, after various tests, doctors gave her a blood transfusion and inserted a feeding tube. Their youngest daughter had a cyst on her head.

Reports of missing kids in CFS care on the rise

Reports of missing kids in CFS care on the rise

The number of reports of missing children in the care of family services agencies has doubled in Winnipeg since 2008.

New Law Allows Parents to Help Parents Navigate the Child Welfare System

New Law Allows Parents to Help Parents Navigate the Child Welfare System

We’ve been following the Parents for Parents bill in our policy updates throughout the legislative session, so we are thrilled that the bill finally made its way to the governor’s desk where is was officially signed into law on April 25th. This bill represents a lot of hard work by legislators and many of our partners.

A coroner blasts welfare agencies and the police for failing a girl who died from a heroin overdose

A coroner blasts welfare agencies and the police for failing a girl who died from a heroin overdose

The death of a 15-year-old girl in the care of the Department of Human Services from a heroin overdose was a preventable tragedy, a coroner has found.

California foster care attorneys need a caseload break

California foster care attorneys need a caseload break

A court proceeding is a critical event in the direction of anyone’s life; it’s particularly critical when the litigant is a child. Since so many decisions about a foster child’s life happen in court — from who the child will live with to whether or not they’ll be given mind-altering drugs — it would make sense for them to have lawyers with the ability to offer them thorough representation.

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