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Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Sheriff urged to rule teenager who killed foster carer should not have been placed in her care

Sheriff urged to rule teenager who killed foster carer should not have been placed in her care

Dawn McKenzie, 34, was killed in her home in Hamilton, Lanarkshire, in June 2011 by a 13-year-old boy placed with her and her husband Bryan.

Female drug users shun treatment for fear of losing children, UN says

Female drug users shun treatment for fear of losing children, UN says

Female drug users worldwide are far less likely than their male counterparts to undergo treatment due to discrimination against mothers and pregnant women and the cost of childcare, transport and treatment, the U.N. drugs body said on Friday.

Governor Chris Christie Vetoes Important Pro-LGBT Surrogacy Bill

Governor Chris Christie Vetoes Important Pro-LGBT Surrogacy Bill

Last night, on the day before announcing his candidacy for President of the United States, Governor Chris Christie shamefully vetoed important bipartisan legislation passed by the New Jersey Legislature – the New Jersey Gestational Carrier Agreement Act – that would have modernized New Jersey law by giving legal parental rights of a child carried by a gestational surrogate to the intended parent at birth.  Garden State Equality, New Jersey’s statewide advocacy and education organization for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) community, and the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), the nation’s largest LGBT civil rights organization, decried Governor Christie’s veto of this important legislation impacting LGBT people and their families.

Child sexual abuse inquiry: critical shortage of foster carers, feedback opportunities

Child sexual abuse inquiry: critical shortage of foster carers, feedback opportunities

Caroline Carroll did not look forward to the rare occasions that a welfare officer visited her foster home.


KSN investigation prompts legislative post audit into DCF

KSN investigation prompts legislative post audit into DCF

After KSN News launched an investigation into response time policies at the Kansas Department for Children and Families, or DCF, following the murder of Caleb Blansett, we now know when the Kansas Legislative Division of Post Audit Committee will hear lawmakers’ requests for an independent audit into the agency.

Report finds DCF is drowning in appeals

Report finds DCF is drowning in appeals

The state’s embattled child welfare agency can take years to work through appeals brought by parents and caretakers accused of abuse and neglect and is facing an insurmountable backlog if the process doesn’t change, according to a consultant’s report.

Grateful Dead's Bob Weir says fare thee well to his birth father

Grateful Dead's Bob Weir says fare thee well to his birth father

As the surviving members of the Grateful Dead kick off their series of Fare Thee Well concerts this weekend at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, one esteemed member of the band's family will be there in memory and spirit only. Jack Louis Parber, a retired Air Force colonel who learned late in life that he was the biological father of Grateful Dead singer-guitarist Bob Weir, had been a fixture at his son's concerts ever since the rock 'n roll hall-of-famer contacted him in 1996, beginning what would become a belated, but close, father-son relationship.
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Monday, June 29, 2015

Court lifts ban against government detaining mothers and children

Court lifts ban against government detaining mothers and children

In an apparent setback for advocates fighting to end family detention, a federal court has lifted a ban that blocked the government from detaining mothers and children as a means to discourage future migration.

Report: DCF appeal system drowning in backlog

Report: DCF appeal system drowning in backlog

The state’s embattled child welfare agency is facing a backlog of thousands of appeals from caregivers accused of abuse and neglect, according to a new report by a consultant contracted by the state.

Note: It was bound to happen.  

Parents wrongfully accused in 2013 death of their adopted son are finally cleared - but only after their own children 'suffered abuse while in foster care'

Parents wrongfully accused in 2013 death of their adopted son are finally cleared - but only after their own children 'suffered abuse while in foster care'

Two parents who were wrongfully accused in the death of their adopted son claim their biological children were physically abused in the care of their foster families while they were protesting their innocence.


Foster Mother Named Suspect in Engeline’s Brutal Murder

Foster Mother Named Suspect in Engeline’s Brutal Murder

Margaret Christine Megawe, who has already been named a suspect for child neglect, was on Monday accused of involvement in the brutal murder of her stepdaughter, Engeline (previously reported as Angeline).

Arizona child-safety agency struggles with staff turnover, rising child removals

Arizona child-safety agency struggles with staff turnover, rising child removals

A year ago Arizona's governor and a united Legislature agreed that to save the state's troubled child-welfare agency, it had to be razed and rebuilt.

Record Australian payout for abused British child migrants

Record Australian payout for abused British child migrants

Former British migrants who were physically and sexually assaulted at a notorious school in Australia on Monday won the largest compensation payment for survivors of mass child abuse in the country's legal history.

Royal Commission into child sexual abuse: children in care denied access to their own files

Royal Commission into child sexual abuse: children in care denied access to their own files

Young people who spend their childhoods in Out of Home Care are finding it virtually impossible to access their own case files because the process is choked in red tape, the Royal Commission has heard.

'Broken' adoption systems leaves children stranded despite couple ready to adopt

'Broken' adoption systems leaves children stranded despite couple ready to adopt

A childless couple are giving up on adoption after battling what they say is a broken system that leaves thousands of Canadian children stuck in provincial care instead of placing them with willing families.

Note: Most of these kids are stolen and their parents want them back.

Maine kinship families forming bonds, seeking support

Maine kinship families forming bonds, seeking support

The child was not even technically Amy Cooper’s granddaughter. The baby had just been delivered by a woman who was already four months pregnant when she struck up a relationship with Cooper’s son, and the couple had moved into Cooper’s home.

Study: Hennepin County ignored some child abuse reports

Study: Hennepin County ignored some child abuse reports

The child protection agency in Hennepin County has been ignoring reports of child abuse to ease its caseload and control its budget, according to a national child welfare group.

JEB BUSH BLAMED FOR POOR CHILD WELFARE SERVICES IN FLORIDA

JEB BUSH BLAMED FOR POOR CHILD WELFARE SERVICES IN FLORIDA

Just when you thought Democrats couldn’t get any more desperate, Florida’s Democrat Party is pushing a Daily Beast “story” all but blaming Jeb Bush for losing 500 children assigned to the state’s foster care system while he was governor.


Murs Explains Why He Returned His Older Son To Foster Care

Murs Explains Why He Returned His Older Son To Foster Care

The Strange Music rapper had to send one of this children back to foster care.


Sunday, June 28, 2015

Sweeping It Under The Rug - Baby LK Report For June 28th 2015




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Get Your Kids Back From CPS…

Get Your Kids Back From CPS…

Are you one of the many thousands of parents/relatives that lost a child/ren to the evil Child Protective Service (CPS) and Family Court system? One of the many parents/relatives who do not understand what happened or how you lost your child/ren in a nation such as America?
Are you one of the many thousands of parents/relatives that lost a child/ren to the evil Child Protective Service (CPS) and Family Court system? One of the many parents/relatives who do not understand what happened or how you lost your child/ren in a nation such as America?


CHILD PROTECTIVE SERVICES: Fails To Protect And Sometimes Endangers Children Nationwide

CHILD PROTECTIVE SERVICES: Fails To Protect And Sometimes Endangers Children Nationwide

If you knew a young child was being physically abused — routinely — in their home, what would you do about it?

Adoptive parents struggle after being cleared in son's death

Adoptive parents struggle after being cleared in son's death

By the time two-year-old Buddy came to live with David and Angel Cook, he had endured awful, unspeakable abuse.

Saturday, June 27, 2015

Marcus Bachmann Files For Divorce, Fresh on Heels of SCOTUS Ruling

Marcus Bachmann Files For Divorce, Fresh on Heels of SCOTUS Ruling

Fresh on the heels of today’s decision by the Supreme Court that the right to same-sex marriage is guaranteed by the U.S. Constitution, comes news from Minnesota that Marcus Bachmann, husband of former Congresswoman Michele Bachmann, has filed for divorce.
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In the interim, Michele Bachmann’s political career took off, as did Marcus’ controversial therapy practice; they eventually fostered 23 children, and Michele became a top conservative within the GOP, leading Minnesota’s Tea Party Caucus.


Mothern 'punishes' foster daughter for wetting bed by 'putting chili powder on her genitals'

Mothern 'punishes' foster daughter for wetting bed by 'putting chili powder on her genitals'

A foster mother in Kolkata allegedly put chili powder on a six-year-old girl's genitals in order to 'punish' her for wetting the bed.

Tulane study says foster children in stable homes fare best in adolescence

Tulane study says foster children in stable homes fare best in adolescence

Foster children placed in a consistent, stable home throughout their development have fewer emotional and behavioral problems as they reach adolescence – even if they experienced significant neglect as infants, according to a new Tulane University study published in The Lancet Psychiatry.

Note: No shit!  Who would have thought?  

Trial Date Set For Deerfield Couple Charged With Abusing Adopted Son

Trial Date Set For Deerfield Couple Charged With Abusing Adopted Son

A trial date has been set for a Deerfield Township couple accused of felony child abuse. Eric and Angela Corcoran are charged with 2nd degree child abuse following accusations their 16-year-old adopted son was mentally and emotionally abused from a period beginning in 2012, up until February of this year.

Court OK's 'Reasonable' Spanking, But Experts Still Say No

Court OK's 'Reasonable' Spanking, But Experts Still Say No

A Massachusetts court ruled Thursday that parents cannot be held criminally liable for spanking their children as long as they use “reasonable” force and don’t cause kids physical harm or mental distress. Still, experts say that even though spanking may be permissible, it’s not advisable.

Friday, June 26, 2015

Families who have successfully reunified honored at Friday event

Families who have successfully reunified honored at Friday event

The American Bar Association has designated June as National Reunification month.

Legally Speaking: Next gay rights battle in Arizona to focus on children, adoption

Legally Speaking: Next gay rights battle in Arizona to focus on children, adoption

Arizona legalized same-sex marriage on Oct. 17, 2014. As such, the SCOTUS decision really just cements the validity of Arizona's decision.

Delonna Sullivan’s foster mother told investigator she didn’t use baby monitor the day the child died

Delonna Sullivan’s foster mother told investigator she didn’t use baby monitor the day the child died

A fatality inquiry heard contradictory testimony about whether Delonna Sullivan’s foster mother was using a baby monitor the day in spring 2011 the four-month-old baby died.

Massachusetts court offers guidelines on spanking

Massachusetts court offers guidelines on spanking

Massachusetts’ highest court for the first time established legal guidelines Thursday for the use of physical punishment by parents, saying it’s permissible to discipline a child by spanking so long as “reasonable” force is used and the child is not harmed.

Yes, there is an alternative to the dysfunctional foster care system

Yes, there is an alternative to the dysfunctional foster care system

I admit to total ignorance on this issue, though it usually forms the basis of any crime drama story regarding missing or abused children in the media. It’s foster care, and how it’s failing our nation’s children. The basis for foster care is to make sure the well being of the child is properly maintained. It’s a good principle, but one that is lacking in today’s government-based system, which is fraught with failure.

In NY, black families more likely to be split by foster care system

In NY, black families more likely to be split by foster care system

Joyce McMillan said she can never forget the night her nearly 2-year-old daughter came home, after spending most of her life up to that point with a foster mother.

Drugging Our Kids: Documentary wins Murrow Award

Drugging Our Kids: Documentary wins Murrow Award

"Drugging Our Kids," this newspaper's series about the excessive use of psychiatric drugs in California's foster care system, was honored Wednesday with an Edward R. Murrow Award for the country's best news documentary video by a large online organization.


Parents, removed children reunite



Reuniting foster kids with their birth parents is a goal Clark County Family Services tries to accomplish after children are taken away because of unsafe living conditions. A new state law means judges have more options with regard to reunification.

DCF social worker licensing lags

DCF social worker licensing lags

Nearly 700, or about one of four, child welfare workers at the state’s Department of Children and Families still aren’t licensed, a Herald review found, leaving hundreds of frontline staffers likely to fall short of next week’s deadline under the year-old reform.


Norfolk child welfare concerns 'triple' in five years

Norfolk child welfare concerns 'triple' in five years

Concerns raised about child welfare in Norfolk have more than tripled in the past five years, the BBC has learned.

Former LA County Social Worker Reveals Corruption in Child “Protection” Services

Former LA County Social Worker Reveals Corruption in Child “Protection” Services 

Tammi Stefano of the National Safe Child Show interviewed Melinda Murphy in late 2014 regarding the abuses of the LA County Department of Children and Family Services.

Lawmakers push bill for parental rights

Lawmakers push bill for parental rights

Hoping to make parents the arbiter when medical professionals disagree about the care of a child, and to avoid the repeat of a saga that embroiled the state's child-protection department and a family from Connecticut, lawmakers on Wednesday pushed for "Justina's Law."

Thursday, June 25, 2015

US Senate Committee Probes Nation’s Largest For-Profit Foster Care Firm

US Senate Committee Probes Nation’s Largest For-Profit Foster Care Firm

The leaders of the powerful US Senate Finance Committee last week sent a six-page letter to the nation’s largest for-profit foster care company, National Mentor Holdings, requesting detailed information about the firm’s business practices and treatment of the thousands of children in its care.

Police: Foster dad hit baby for spitting food out

Police: Foster dad hit baby for spitting food out

Arizona police say a man struck his 10-month-old foster daughter in the face because she spit her food out and it landed on him.

Mother Incarcerated after Forcing Daughter to Falsely Accuse Father of Sexual Abuse

Mother Incarcerated after Forcing Daughter to Falsely Accuse Father of Sexual Abuse

Litigators Leslie P. Poole and Misty I. Gamino from the Law Offices of Jeffery M. Leving won an important victory in Chicago and finally brought justice to a father by persuading the Judge to incarcerate his ex-wife for violating an order prohibiting her to contact her daughter, and for owing over $50,000.00 in past-due child support. This occurred after the mother brainwashed her daughter to make false allegations of sexual abuse against her own father.

Family endures inquest to see justice for baby daughter

Family endures inquest to see justice for baby daughter

Day four of the fatality inquiry into the death of a child who died six days after she was placed in foster care continues today.

DPP rules out charges over foster care abuse allegations

DPP rules out charges over foster care abuse allegations

The Director of Public Prosecutions made the decision following a Garda investigation into the claims, which relate to up to 40 children and span two decades.


Thousands of children are living in orphanages in Haiti - but not because they are orphans

Thousands of children are living in orphanages in Haiti - but not because they are orphans

Thirty-two thousand children are languishing unnecessarily in 760 orphanages in Haiti. At least 80 per cent of these children have one or two living parents who want them, but have no access to health, education or social services in the community.

The Closure of the College of Social Work

The Closure of the College of Social Work

It has been announced that the College of Social Work (TCSW) will close. TCSW has been in operation for less than four years. TCSW was established following the recommendations of the Social Work Task Force. The Task Force was part of the government response to the high profile death of Peter Connelly -- "Baby P" in 2008. The College is being closed for financial reasons. Community Care magazine reports that TCSW faced an annual deficit of £240,000. A government decision was taken to stop providing financial support. TCSW has always struggled to attract sufficient income. This was partly due to the failure to attract enough members. The final blow for TCSW was the failure to win a contract -- potentially worth £2 million -- to deliver the new accreditation and assessment scheme for the advanced child and family practitioner award. This is one of the initiatives to raise the standards of practice in work with children and families. The contract has been awarded to a joint bid from the management consultants KPMG and Morning Lane Associates. Morning Lane Associates is a company that was set up by the Chief Social Worker for Children and Families, Isabelle Trowler.

Note: See?  Nobody wants to steal babies.

Saskatchewan to apologize for ’60s Scoop, but no compensation

Saskatchewan to apologize for ’60s Scoop, but no compensation

Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall says the province will formally apologize for decades-old policies that saw aboriginal adoptees taken from their homes and placed with non-native families.

Oops! Rosie O'Donnell Fails Drug Test In Child Custody Case

Oops! Rosie O'Donnell Fails Drug Test In Child Custody Case

Rosie O’Donnell tested positive for marijuana during her bitter custody battle, after submitting to a drug test to prove she was clean and sober.

Note: And she loves foster parents!

Pelletier family pushes for passage of 'Justina's Law'

Pelletier family pushes for passage of 'Justina's Law'

Hoping to make parents the arbiter when medical professionals disagree about the care of a child and to avoid the repeat of a saga that embroiled the state's child protection department and a family from Connecticut, lawmakers on Wednesday pushed for "Justina's Law."

"It's soul-destroying and career-destroying": social workers in the firing line

"It's soul-destroying and career-destroying": social workers in the firing line

The side-effect of transparency is that some innocent social workers are being demonised, with their personal details splurged on hate sites.

Note: There is no such thing as an innocent social worker.

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Department of Family Services to Honor Reunified Families

Department of Family Services to Honor Reunified Families  

June is National Reunification Month. Throughout the month, child welfare organizations across the nation organize events that recognize individual family successes.

Man admits having sex with 16-year-old foster child

Man admits having sex with 16-year-old foster child

A 30-year-old Grand Forks man has been sentenced to 18 months imprisonment after pleading guilty to having sex with a 16-year-old foster child.


Girl takes stand in child rape case against former coach, foster parent

Girl takes stand in child rape case against former coach, foster parent

Jurors deciding a case against a former coach and foster parent accused of molesting a young relative likely will have to base their verdict on who they believe is telling the truth — the 13-year-old alleged victim who took the stand Tuesday or defendant Sevedeo Lujan of Santa Fe — as virtually no physical evidence was presented.

DCF says wait times for abuse hotline are decreasing

DCF says wait times for abuse hotline are decreasing

Florida’s Department of Children and Families says it is making progress in bringing down wait times for its abuse hotline. News Channel 8 reported on long wait times to get through to the hotline this spring. On some days, the average wait topped 20 minutes, and News Channel 8 received reports of waits as long as 30 minutes to an hour.

Get Your Children Back From Child Protective Service and Family Court

Get Your Children Back From Child Protective Service and Family Court

Are you one of the many thousands of parents/relatives that lost a children to the evil Child Protective Service (CPS) and Family Court system? One of the many parents/relatives who do not understand what happened or how you lost your child/ren in a nation such as America?

Abandoned girl's case highlights dysfunctions of Uganda's adoption system

Abandoned girl's case highlights dysfunctions of Uganda's adoption system

The story of little Zoe who was dumped, rescued then dumped again shows the challenges and dysfunctions inherent in Uganda's child welfare and adoption policies.

Delonna Sullivan inquiry: conflicting accounts from RCMP, social worker

Delonna Sullivan inquiry: conflicting accounts from RCMP, social worker

A fatality inquiry looking into the death of an infant girl in foster care has heard conflicting accounts of how she was removed from her home in the first place.

Lebanon, Ky. man arrested after foster child found walking in roadway

Lebanon, Ky. man arrested after foster child found walking in roadway

Kentucky State Police Post 15 was notified at 9:00 a.m. on Sunday of a 3-year-old female that had been located walking in the roadway on KY 49, south of Lebanon.

Grandparents Rights to Custody: A Guide for Grandma

Grandparents Rights to Custody: A Guide for Grandma

If you’re a grandparent and you’re seeking custody or visitation rights for your grandchild(ren), you’re not alone. Even though in many parents the grandparents work alongside the parents, providing extra help in the home, acting as stand-in nanny, and shuttling the kids to and from school, daycare, and their various activities, it’s not always that way.

North Platte district accused of requiring parental contact before reporting child abuse

North Platte district accused of requiring parental contact before reporting child abuse

A teacher and a guidance counselor claim the North Platte school district violated state law in directing them to contact parents before reporting future cases of suspected child abuse.

Note: What a horrible concept, to find out how little Johnny scraped his knee before going all out and ratting the family to CPS.

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

LK Announcement!!!

I have made an executive decision.

Thanks to Facebook's stupid little rules and restrictions including being banned from posting to even my own group for two weeks, constantly being added to more groups, being forced to use my real name instead of posting under the name "Legally Kidnapped" like I have for years and bla bla bla, I have decided to switch over to posting to the Legally Kidnapped fan page only.

As of July 1st. In order to continue following Legally Kidnapped on Facebook, you will have to like the page. By doing this, I will from this point on only be posting under the name Legally Kidnapped and no longer under my real name.

Sorry for the inconvenience.

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What beautiful children. Pics of some who died in care of Florida's childrens' services.

What beautiful children. Pics of some who died in care of Florida's childrens' services.


I was remembering some of them I have written about through the years when I read TheNutcracker's post about DCF at DU today.

Lack of Will to Keep Siblings Together in Foster Care; But There Is a Way

Lack of Will to Keep Siblings Together in Foster Care; But There Is a Way

As a social worker in the District of Columbia’s foster care system, I was often saddened to see siblings separated for a variety of reasons. We do not know how many siblings are separated nationwide, but studies have found that “a substantial number” of children in foster care were not placed with all of their siblings who were also in care. This issue has not been studied at all since 2008.

Vigil held for children who died in care

Vigil held for children who died in care

"My granddaughter, Delonna Sullivan, was but one of 775 children that have died while under the so-called care and protection of our government since 1999," said Marilyn Koren at a vigil held at the Alberta legislature on Monday. "775 children's lives cut short, gone."

Offending rates among children in care investigated

Offending rates among children in care investigated

An independent review is being launched to examine why so many children in care in England and Wales end up in the criminal justice system.

Loving Black Country mum wins child custody after heart-rending battle

Loving Black Country mum wins child custody after heart-rending battle

A loving Midland mother, who thought her baby was dying when she shook him in an ill-advised resuscitation bid, has been exonerated by a High Court judge.

Daughter-in-law of DFS supervisor to plead guilty to child abuse

Daughter-in-law of DFS supervisor to plead guilty to child abuse

The daughter-in-law of a former supervisor with the Department of Family Services has agreed to plead guilty to a felony child abuse charge.

Reports finds over 320 Galway children await social worker allocation

Reports finds over 320 Galway children await social worker allocation

Galway Bay fm newsroom – Over 320 children across Galway were awaiting allocation to a social worker when services were inspected by HIQA last year.


‘Free range’ parents consider legal action after being cleared of neglect

‘Free range’ parents consider legal action after being cleared of neglect

Parents investigated by Montgomery County’s Office of Child Protective Services for letting their children walk home alone in April are considering legal action — despite being cleared in the case.



Mother sues state for strip-searching child without parental consent

Mother sues state for strip-searching child without parental consent

A Colorado mother is suing employees of a county Department of Human Services (DHS), alleging they strip-searched and photographed her daughter without her consent or knowledge.

Montco man convicted of beating foster children

Montco man convicted of beating foster children

A foster father was convicted Monday of beating two children in his Glenside home in 2013.

Claybon Hawthorne was convicted of aggravated assault and other charges for beating two children, ages 11 and 12.

Lawsuit involving disabled foster child moved to Maryland

Lawsuit involving disabled foster child moved to Maryland

federal lawsuit against a Maryland state contractor centered around a disabled foster child who was injured at a troubled group home has been moved from Pennsylvania to Maryland, records show.

5 takeaways from the DCS ombudsman report

5 takeaways from the DCS ombudsman report

A state ombudsman continued to express concern with the high caseloads and staff turnover plaguing the Department of Child Services, according to a recent report from the watchdog agency.

Monday, June 22, 2015

As caseloads mount, social workers feel strain

As caseloads mount, social workers feel strain

State social service officials in Northern Kentucky lost track of nearly 100 cases of alleged child abuse or neglect — some not assigned to workers for investigation and others languishing for months after social workers responsible for them resigned.

America’s shameful child rights record

America’s shameful child rights record

The U.S. ranks 28 out of 29 advanced nations in child poverty. Yet the issue of children’s well-being receives little attention in the United States. And perhaps not accidentally, the U.S. could soon become the only country to not ratify the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC), underscoring how child welfare is not one of our public policy priorities.

Homeschoolers given a hard time in Michigan

Homeschoolers given a hard time in Michigan

Tightening the clamp on home education, the Michigan State Board of Education recently voted to force homeschoolers to be registered with a school on a yearly basis — not to mention having them submit to a physical inspection biannually.

‘Sixties Scoop’ haunts aboriginal survivors: Editorial

‘Sixties Scoop’ haunts aboriginal survivors: Editorial

Manitoba became the first province to apologize to its aboriginal people for the “Sixties Scoop” – the forced removal of native children from their homes to grow up in white families – this week. “Like residential schools, the effects of the Sixties Scoop remain with us today,” said Premier Greg Selinger. “It was a practice that has left intergenerational scars and cultural loss.”

Child Welfare sage: Social workers go unpaid

Child Welfare sage: Social workers go unpaid

This is because the Department of Social Development has failed to pay the quarterly subsidy, which was due in April.

DCF investigating after driver allegedly raped foster teen

DCF investigating after driver allegedly raped foster teen

State child welfare officials are investigating after an employee at one of its private foster care contractors allegedly raped a 17-year-old foster girl who had previously been the victim of child prostitution.

L.A. County's foster center should be closed immediately, panel says

L.A. County's foster center should be closed immediately, panel says

Los Angeles County's foster care system should promptly shut down its last-resort facility for older youth with nowhere else to go and make significant new investments in the facility for younger youth, a special committee appointed by the Board of Supervisors has concluded.

MUM COULD BE JAILED FOR GOING ON THE RUN IN CHILD CUSTODY BATTLE

MUM COULD BE JAILED FOR GOING ON THE RUN IN CHILD CUSTODY BATTLE

A mother who went on the run with her three-year-old son during a bitter custody battle could be jailed.

Maryland’s “free range” parents are cleared in second neglect case

Maryland’s “free range” parents are cleared in second neglect case

Maryland’s “free range” parents were cleared in the second of two neglect cases, closing a chapter in their widely chronicled struggle with authorities that began when they allowed their two young children to walk home alone from community parks.

Jeb Bush’s Florida Lost 500 Kids

Jeb Bush’s Florida Lost 500 Kids

Everything about Rilya Wilson’s death was horrific. She entered the Florida foster system a bright-eyed toddler, and disappeared when she was about 4 years old. And it took the state Department of Children and Families—responsible for vulnerable children like Rilya—two years to realize she was gone.


Saturday, June 20, 2015

'We've Been Living In Hell': Nightmare Over for Novi Family

'We've Been Living In Hell': Nightmare Over for Novi Family

A three-month nightmare is over for a Novi family of five, who have been reunited after Anthony and Melissa Geers were vindicated of allegations they’d abused their young twins, who suffer from a condition that causes brittle bones.

Trumbull County foster child recovering from liver transplant

Trumbull County foster child recovering from liver transplant

Doctors have provided an update on the recovery of four-year-old Jamie, the Trumbull County foster child who received a life saving liver transplant May 27th.

Red Rock man charged with injuring foster child

Red Rock man charged with injuring foster child

A 10-month-old foster child was injured in what the Pinal County Sheriff’s Office said was child abuse.

Woman jailed after fleeing from child protective services

Woman jailed after fleeing from child protective services

A 23-year-old woman faces charges of interfering with custody after fleeing from child protective services investigators who were trying to take the child.

As caseloads mount, social workers feel effects

As caseloads mount, social workers feel effects

State social service officials in Northern Kentucky lost track of nearly 100 cases of alleged child abuse or neglect — some not assigned to workers for investigation and others languishing for months after social workers responsible for them resigned.

Foster parents accused of sexual abuse may have earned $1.6 million from state

Who says it's not about the money?

Foster parents accused of sexual abuse may have earned $1.6 million from state

An El Paso couple arrested in April on suspicion of sexually abusing two foster children might have earned as much as $1.6 million from the state as foster parents over 14 years, documents show.

Sexually trafficked girl endures new torment — in foster care

Sexually trafficked girl endures new torment — in foster care

It was the kind of encounter that gives child welfare judges nightmares: A 25-year-old male “transporter” with all of three days on the job, and no real background check. And a 17-year-old girl who wound up in foster care partly because she had fallen victim to forced prostitution.

When the eight-hour drive was over, the foster child had been victimized yet again, and the driver was under investigation for rape.

Conway man charged with raping 6-year-old foster child

Conway man charged with raping 6-year-old foster child

A Conway man is being held on $250,000 bond after pleading not guilty to raping his 6-year-old foster daughter.

Friday, June 19, 2015

Scottish Government accused of undermining role of parents

Scottish Government accused of undermining role of parents

The Scottish Government has been accused of setting out to “fundamentally undermine” the role of Scotland’s parents by appointing a state guardian for every child under 18.

Pennsylvania family advocate says more post-Sandusky laws coming to Pa.

Pennsylvania family advocate says more post-Sandusky laws coming to Pa.

If you thought the state is largely done revamping child protection measures in response to the Jerry Sandusky scandal, you’re wrong.


The Kidnapping Of Babies & Children Goes Mainstream!

The Kidnapping Of Babies & Children Goes Mainstream!

Did you know that our babies and children are being kidnapped all over America?

SYDNEY WHITE'S CHILD WHILE SHE WAS SHAKING BABY WHO LATER DIED: "MOMMY, STOP IT"

SYDNEY WHITE'S CHILD WHILE SHE WAS SHAKING BABY WHO LATER DIED: "MOMMY, STOP IT"

Twenty-year-old Sydney White is behind bars in Mesa County, accused in the death of Angel Lane Place, an eleven-month-old girl for whom she was acting as a foster mother. White told investigators she accidentally dropped Angel, then shook her so violently one of her two biological kids told her to stop. In addition, a new report has surfaced in regard to a child abuse report against White from July. Photos, details and the complete arrest warrant below.

NOT SUITABLE FOR CHILDREN: CAN ARIZONA'S BROKEN CHILD WELFARE SYSTEM EVER BE FIXED?

NOT SUITABLE FOR CHILDREN: CAN ARIZONA'S BROKEN CHILD WELFARE SYSTEM EVER BE FIXED?

Two-year-old Cloud Gerhart weighed just 17 pounds when the Department of Child Safety finally removed him from his home in September 2014. The first call to authorities had come before he was even born, after Cloud's mother, Megan, tested positive for marijuana during two prenatal appointments.

One in 20 children referred to social workers in a single year

One in 20 children referred to social workers in a single year

One in 20 of all the children in England were referred to social services last year alone, amid a dramatic expansion in the child protection system, new figures from the NSPCC reveal.

’60s Scoop: ‘They didn’t give my family a chance’

’60s Scoop: ‘They didn’t give my family a chance’

Child welfare agents took Christine Merasty from her mother’s arms shortly after her birth at a hospital on Christmas Day in 1970.

Parents forcefully blocked from seeing kids could be abuse

Parents forcefully blocked from seeing kids could be abuse

STOPPING parents from seeing their children could fall under the definition of child abuse if George Christensen gets his way.

The Federal Member for Dawson said he would lobby with Victorian independent Senator John Madigan to have the definition of child abuse widened to include parental alienation.

Thursday, June 18, 2015

No increase in child abuse detection since Children Act despite 300% referral rise

No increase in child abuse detection since Children Act despite 300% referral rise

Referrals to children’s social care have increased by more than 300% since the introduction of the Children Act 1989, yet there has been no increase in the detection of child abuse, research has found.

Note: See?  More CPS Rats does nothing but piss off innocent parents.

Child Protection cases closed on 'questionable grounds'

Child Protection cases closed on 'questionable grounds'

A new report calls Hennepin County's Child Protection system overworked, underfunded, and handicapped by "siege mentality" and a "culture of fear."


Grandparent Custody Rights in Pennsylvania

Grandparent Custody Rights in Pennsylvania

In Pennsylvania, grandparents and great-grandparents have physical custody rights surrounding their grandchildren.  In rare circumstances, grandparents can request and win primary physical custody of their grandchildren.  This is not common, but if the grandparent can overcome any objections toward “standing,” which in a custody setting permits the grandparent to act as a party in the custody action and file a viable custody complaint against the parent/s, it may be granted.  In order to request primary physical custody, a grandparent must demonstrate (1) that the grandparent/grandchild relationship began with the consent of a parent or as a result of a court order, (2) that the grandparent is willing to assume responsibility for the grandchild; and (3) the grandchild has been declared dependent by the court, or, the grandchild is substantially at risk due to parental abuse, neglect, drug or alcohol abuse or incapacity, or, the grandchild has resided with the grandparent for a period of at least 12 consecutive months before the grandchild was removed from the grandparent’s care by the parent.


Former NYC foster care children face barriers trying to reconnect with missing siblings

Former NYC foster care children face barriers trying to reconnect with missing siblings

Christopher Bonilla has not seen his brother and sister for more than 14 years.

Bonilla, a 30-year-old from the Castle Hill section of the Bronx was separated from his sister Vanessa, who would now be 22, and his brother Alex, who would now be 17, when he left foster care as a teenager to return to his mother. His younger brother and sister, meanwhile, were adopted by their foster parent.

Why do we treat fathers so poorly?

Why do we treat fathers so poorly?

Some say being a mother is a thankless job, and it's true. Mothers do many things for their families that go unseen and unacknowledged.


What it feels like to watch your kids grow up when you can’t pay child support

What it feels like to watch your kids grow up when you can’t pay child support

Kathryn Edin, a sociologist at Johns Hopkins University, traveled the country for six years, asking single moms in poor neighborhoods: How do you make ends meet? She wasn't interested in the children's dads, who appeared to offer little help. "They seemed like scummy characters," Edin said. "Disreputable types."

Six Things You Should Know About Growing up in Foster Care

Six Things You Should Know About Growing up in Foster Care

When I was about 12 years old, I was removed from my family and placed into the Tennessee child welfare system as a foster child. I had to pack all my belongings into trash bags and leave the home I knew behind. Roughly five years later, one week before my 18th birthday, I was adopted by my forever family.
 
Note: I like # 1.

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Bill to end human trafficking in Child Welfare

On May 18, 2016 the U.S. House of Representatives voted, almost unanimously, on a Bill to end human trafficking in child welfare. 

The three U.S. Representatives who did not vote in support were:



John Conyers, Jr. (D), Dean of the U.S. House of Representatives.

These three gentlemen are the only 3 elected officials in Washington, D.C. who did not support the ending of rape and prostitution in foster care.

POTUS signed the Bill into law May, 29, 2016.

Click on the names to call their D.C. offices to ask them why they did not support the Bill and tell them what you think.

Report back by leaving a comment.

Survey shows 60% of Welsh dads have 'negative experiences' with children's services departments

Survey shows 60% of Welsh dads have 'negative experiences' with children's services departments

The first survey on the state of fatherhood in Wales has shown that most fathers who have had an involvement with council’s children’s services departments claim to have had a negative experience.

Low mood of teenager found hanged in social services care was 'not flagged as urgent'

Low mood of teenager found hanged in social services care was 'not flagged as urgent'

A coroner has retired to consider the verdict of an inquest into the death of a vulnerable 14-year-old school who was found hanged whilst under the care of Pembrokeshire council.

MANITOBA LIBERALS WANT INQUIRY INTO MISSING KIDS IN CHILD WELFARE SYSTEM

MANITOBA LIBERALS WANT INQUIRY INTO MISSING KIDS IN CHILD WELFARE SYSTEM


The Manitoba Liberal Party called Wednesday for a public inquiry into the number of children in the child welfare system who run away or go missing.

Mum speaks out after her son is taken away by social services ‘for playing in driveway’

Mum speaks out after her son is taken away by social services ‘for playing in driveway’

A mother has spoken out after her 11-year-old son was taken away by social services when he was spotted playing basketball on his own driveway

Children’s social workers unaware they can be named in court judgements, survey finds

Children’s social workers unaware they can be named in court judgements, survey finds

Seven out of ten children’s social workers are unaware their name could be made public in court judgements, a survey by public sector Unison has found.

State ordered back to court over foster care

State ordered back to court over foster care

The back and forth battle over Mississippi's foster care system is headed back to federal court. A national advocacy group says the federal court must take action to force the state to comply with its rulings, because children's lives depend on it.

ACLU plans suit over religious liberty protections for Michigan adoption agencies

ACLU plans suit over religious liberty protections for Michigan adoption agencies

Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder signed into law late last week three bills that provide protections for faith-based adoption agencies that don’t want to place children with same-sex couples.

Nebraska appeals court says state unfair to father

Nebraska appeals court says state unfair to father

A father was unfairly blindsided by allegations from state officials at a hearing to remove his and his wife’s five children from their custody, the Nebraska Court of Appeals found Tuesday.


Study: State really drugging up foster kids

Study: State really drugging up foster kids

PENNSYLVANIA FOSTER children take psychotropic medications and antipsychotics at a far higher rate than other youth in the state, a study released yesterday found.


Plea hearing delayed for foster mom charged with murder in baby's death

Plea hearing delayed for foster mom charged with murder in baby's death

The plea hearing for a foster mother charged with murder and child abuse resulting in death has been delayed until July,




Job cuts in Oklahoma will benefit child welfare

Job cuts in Oklahoma will benefit child welfare

The Oklahoma Department of Human Services has announced that it will cut 200 positions while adding 300 child welfare workers.




Appeals court: DCF violated transgender teen’s due process rights

Appeals court: DCF violated transgender teen’s due process rights

Connecticut’s second-highest court ruled last week that the state’s Department of Children and Families violated the due process rights of Latina transgender teenager Jane Doe when they transferred her to an adult prison facility in 2014 without charging her with any crime.

DHS making deep cuts to meet reduced budget while bolstering increased child-welfare demands

DHS making deep cuts to meet reduced budget while bolstering increased child-welfare demands

The Oklahoma Department of Human Services announced major shifts in its structure Tuesday, saying it is cutting the equivalent of 200 positions and offering employee buyouts to make up for a $45.2 million shortfall.


Family threatened over Batman-themed photo shoot on train tracks

Family threatened over Batman-themed photo shoot on train tracks

A wife and mother surprised her husband with a superhero photo shoot, featuring her son as Robin, her husband in a Batman suit and herself as a damsel in distress.
But now the Dalys say they are receiving threats from people who believe they put themselves and their child in danger -- and promoted illegal activity on the train tracks.

Note: We live in an age of child abuse hysteria, self-righteous hypocrisy and idiot helicopter- parents who feel that they are entitled to project their beliefs onto everybody. As a result, parents are getting arrested for allowing their kids to play outside these days. It's absolutely ridiculous.

This sort of thing is a growing problem.

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

DCF CT Injures Mother While Illegally Removing Son to Force Him on Needless Psychiatric Drugs which Assists Dead Beat Dad from Paying Child Support

DCF CT Injures Mother While Illegally Removing Son to Force Him on Needless Psychiatric Drugs which Assists Dead Beat Dad from Paying Child Support

Per an affidavit of Brookfield mother Jane Biserni Gallagher, Connecticut Department of Children and Families agents, along with seven or eight Brookfield police, forced themselves into her home with a warrant and assaulted her last October 24th, to remove her 12 y.o. son so he could be thrown into foster care and forced onto psychiatric drugs that had previously caused him dangerous side effects.

Pa. boy, 15, allegedly threatens to kill social worker with glass shard

Pa. boy, 15, allegedly threatens to kill social worker with glass shard

The job of a social worker is to help troubled teens get their lives back on track. Instead, a 15-year-old boy in Fulton County, Pa., is in much more trouble after allegedly threatening to kill his social worker with a shard of glass.

First Nations family advocate discouraged after 1st week working with CFS

First Nations family advocate discouraged after 1st week working with CFS

The family advocate for First Nations families dealing with Child and Family Services is devastated after her first week on the job, working for the Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs.

County investigates actions of social workers after beating of boy


Los Angeles County officials are investigating the actions of social workers who oversaw the family of a 13-month-old boy found brutally beaten last week, according to a source who reviewed confidential child-welfare records and requested anonymity.


Manitoba Metis upset by lack of consultation on ‘60s Scoop apology

Manitoba Metis upset by lack of consultation on ‘60s Scoop apology

Manitoba’s Metis federation says its people are being left out of an apology to come this week for aboriginal children who were taken from their homes and placed with non-aboriginal families.

Large study says U.S. medical marijuana laws don't foster teen use

Large study says U.S. medical marijuana laws don't foster teen use

Passing a medical marijuana law does not lead to increased use of the drug by teenagers in that jurisdiction, concludes a new study that looked at self-reported use of pot among more than one million adolescents from 48 U.S. states from 1991 to 2014.


Apology for parents of Sask. child that died in foster care

Apology for parents of Sask. child that died in foster care

The father of a 22-month-old boy who died in an over-crowded foster home in 2010 said he's found some closure after an apology from the Ministry of Social Services, but there's still a long road of healing.

Three charged with stopping DCF from checking on young boy

Three charged with stopping DCF from checking on young boy

Three people are accused of refusing to allow the Department of Children and Families check on the well-being of a child in Volusia County.

Social work diary: “A teenager in care says his foster carer starves and beats him”

Social work diary: “A teenager in care says his foster carer starves and beats him”

A children's social worker talks about late nights, flat car batteries and a difficult child protection enquiry

Suit seeks to bring change to embattled SC foster-care system

Suit seeks to bring change to embattled SC foster-care system

The need for change is in the air in Greenwood County. Squeezed between pop songs on a local radio station, a commercial urges families to consider opening their home to a foster child. In this particular town, housing children has lineage. For more than a century, the Connie Maxwell Children’s Home, on a rural highway on the outskirts of town, has sheltered children who have no place to go.

US: Drug Deportations Tearing Families Apart

US: Drug Deportations Tearing Families Apart

Thousands of families in the United States have been torn apart in recent years by detention and deportation for drug offenses, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today. Disproportionately harsh laws and policies relating to drug offenses can lead to deportation for lawful permanent residents and unauthorized immigrants alike.

Anonymous Operation Expose the CPS



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Canada confronts ‘cultural genocide’ against aboriginal people

Canada confronts ‘cultural genocide’ against aboriginal people

On May 31 the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada (TRC) released a summary of its report on the history and legacy of the nation’s residential schools. The report concluded that Canada’s aboriginal policy, designed “to eliminate aboriginal governments … and cause aboriginal peoples to cease to exist as distinct legal, social, cultural, religious and racial entities in Canada,” has caused unspeakable and enduring suffering that amounts to “cultural genocide.”

Vermont's New Law Makes Child Safety Priority

Vermont's New Law Makes Child Safety Priority

Vermont's new child safety law shifts the state's priority in protecting children to their well-being from an imperative to reunite them with their families, officials said Monday during the governor's bill-signing ceremony at his Statehouse office.

Note: This is a knee jerk reaction to two CPS fuck-ups that will make it more difficult for families to reunify.



East Palo Alto girl sues former social worker for alleged molestation


A former San Mateo County Child Protective Services Agency social worker accused of molesting East Palo Alto girls to which he was assigned is now being sued by one of his alleged victims, according to a lawsuit filed in San Mateo County Superior Court.

Parents Under Investigation After 11-Year-Old Plays Alone in Yard for 90 Minutes

Child Protective Services is in the hot seat again — this time in Florida, where officials placed two brothers into foster care and then in the care of a relative after one, 11, was found playing basketball alone in his own yard.


Monday, June 15, 2015

Meaningful Moments With Baby LK - How To Make Your Lawyer Work For You



Meaningful Moments with Baby LK

A new video series where Baby LK teams up with some of the best, most experienced and effective family rights activists and advocates in the world, all who are willing to share their knowledge and wisdom to help teach you how to fight more effectively for your families.  

Special thanks to Marilyn Yamamoto of the National Family Advocacy Team and co-creator of the Parent Survey for her help in launching this project by writing the script to the first video in the series.   Marilyn is a die hard researcher and a wealth of knowledge.  She may not always tell you what you want to hear but she will certainly tell you what you need to know so that you can learn to fight CPS the right way.


For more information about the National Family Advocacy Team and the Parent Survey please visit http://rscrapz.com/rSurveys/

And for all the latest dirt on the Child Protective Industry visit http://www.LegallyKidnapped.com

Bangkok foster father forces son, 13, to sexually assault his niece, 8

Bangkok foster father forces son, 13, to sexually assault his niece, 8

A foster father was arrested Friday for forcing his adopted son, 13, to rape his 8-year-old niece at his home in the Udom Suk area.

Siblings often separated in foster and residential care, Create Foundation report shows

Siblings often separated in foster and residential care, Create Foundation report shows

Russ was 14 the last time he saw his little brother.

It was the day he was moved into a group home, the last resort for teenagers when the system cannot keep them in foster homes. Russ told his brother, "I will be back tonight". 

Abuse by foster mother and lie to by worker



People please watch this and send this worldwide because my daughter was hurt, beaten and lie on about her family. Please we need justice help us. Please help

Czech President Calls on Norwegian King to Help Return Foster Children

Czech President Calls on Norwegian King to Help Return Foster Children


The Czech Republic's President Milos Zeman has asked the King of Norway, Harald V, to act on behalf of a Czech mother whose two children were taken into foster care over their father's alleged sexual abuse charges.

Alberta Couple Blindsided After Adopted Girls Turn Out To Have Fetal Alcohol Disorder

Alberta Couple Blindsided After Adopted Girls Turn Out To Have Fetal Alcohol Disorder

The keys attached to Susan Smith's belt jingle as she climbs the stairs to the darkened second level of her neat, suburban home in southeast Calgary. As she unlocks a bedroom door, an alarm goes off.  

Council advises staff to be on guard after social worker targeted outside office

Council advises staff to be on guard after social worker targeted outside office

Southampton council have advised social workers to be on their guard about threats from campaigners against “forced adoption”.

Foster kids no longer housed in Regina hotels: Social services

Foster kids no longer housed in Regina hotels: Social services

The Ministry of Social Services has put an emergency plan in place to remove foster children from Regina hotels.

New regulations for Indian Child Welfare Act promise ‘clarity’ for Alaska tribes

New regulations for Indian Child Welfare Act promise ‘clarity’ for Alaska tribes

New regulations are coming for a federal law created to keep Alaska Native and American Indian children in foster care within their family and tribes. Tribal sovereignty experts say the changes could have major implications for foster care in Alaska.

When I Was a Kid, We Were All 'Free Range'

When I Was a Kid, We Were All 'Free Range'

I'm so relieved.  Maryland has clarified its policy on "free range" children.  Lawmakers there have decided that the state shouldn't investigate the parents of these children unless the children are harmed or face substantial risk of harm.  This policy clarification arose from a case where two "free range" children were twice picked up by the police and taken home.  Child Protective Services got involved, and the whole episode then went out of control.  These poor children, who were doing nothing other than being children, were held by CPS without being able to even see their parents for a period of time.

Child sexual abuse in the entertainment industry

Child sexual abuse in the entertainment industry

The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse would like to hear from anyone who has experienced, or has information regarding, child sexual abuse in institutions in the entertainment industry.

Mom accepts minister's apology in foster death

Mom accepts minister's apology in foster death

As Nicole Daniels drove to the feast honouring her son Evander, she kept thinking about a dream she had just after his 2010 drowning.

Unlawful child adoption could lead to abuse: KPAI

Unlawful child adoption could lead to abuse: KPAI 

The secretary general of the Indonesian Child Protection Commission (KPAI), Erlinda, has warned that unlawful child adoptions could lead to violence against children.

Closing ceremony for Maine Native Americans

Closing ceremony for Maine Native Americans

It's a practice that went on in Maine for about a century. The United States government separated Native American families across the country in an effort to assimilate them into white American culture. Now, the state and tribes have acknowledged those errors of the past and are working together in a healing process.

Dallas suspect's father: He hit his breaking point

Dallas suspect's father: He hit his breaking point

A man unleashed a barrage of gunfire on Dallas' police headquarters and planted explosives. No ones was wounded. The suspect was killed by SWAT officers.

Sacramento's foster children could benefit from anti-drug legislation

Sacramento's foster children could benefit from anti-drug legislation

A lengthy campaign to end the forced drugging of California’s foster children inched forward on a state Senate vote last week. But advocates worry that the comprehensive legislation won’t make it past Gov. Jerry Brown’s frugal veto pen.


Children separated from siblings in foster care feel 'powerless, anxious', CREATE foundation study finds

Children separated from siblings in foster care feel 'powerless, anxious', CREATE foundation study finds

More than a third of children in foster care in Australia are separated from their siblings when they go into child protection, according to a new report.


'Kinship Care' program needed to fix broken child welfare system

'Kinship Care' program needed to fix broken child welfare system

What would you do if a parent with some obviously incorrigible teenage child showed up at your door in the middle of the night and the parent said: "I just can't take it anymore. This kid won't listen … always getting into trouble ... and I know it's just gonna get worse!

Saturday, June 13, 2015

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. 

Revolutionary new drug court reuniting parents with children, and saving cash

Revolutionary new drug court reuniting parents with children, and saving cash

The pilot program – the first of its kind in Australia and a passion project built on the sheer will of the distinguished magistrate – is one year old now and causing a stir in his fraternity for its informality, philosophy, and results.


Faster NSW adoption may not be best for children, warns former judge Nahum Mushin

Faster NSW adoption may not be best for children, warns former judge Nahum Mushin

The women signing an online petition urging the Baird government to speed up adoption of foster kids tell stories that tug at the heart.

Pervert abused children in foster care

Pervert abused children in foster care

A pervert has been convicted of abusing two under-age girls while they were in foster care.


New York girl, 16, arrested after she 'threw bleach at foster home counselor's face'

New York girl, 16, arrested after she 'threw bleach at foster home counselor's face'

A 16-year-old girl was arrested in New York after she allegedly threw bleach in a counselor's face on Friday at a foster home that cares for children who have been neglected or abused.



Foster dad charged with murder of Stafford 1-year-old granted bond - WRIC

Foster dad charged with murder of Stafford 1-year-old granted bond - WRIC

The man charged with killing his one-year-old foster child in Stafford County was granted bond this morning. A judge granted 33-year-old David John Marcussen $75,000 bond on Thursday. Marcussen, of the 600 block of Village ...

What Would You Do?: Foster Care Cruelty



A foster mother clearly favors her naturally born child over her adopted one in this WWYD segment.

Aboriginal groups distressed at high rate of Indigenous children removed from families in Victoria

Aboriginal groups distressed at high rate of Indigenous children removed from families in Victoria

A sharp increase in the rate of Indigenous children in Victoria being taken from their families has prompted fears of a "lost generation" with broken cultural ties.


Why We Are Stalled in the Reform of CPS

Why We Are Stalled in the Reform of CPS

It seem that the stall in reform within Children Services is all my fault.  Why is beyond me since all I have done is attempt to explain, the “been there, done that” and it just doesn't work. In fact, it backfires, time and time again!


Kansas Medical Marijuana Patient Faces Years in Prison

Kansas Medical Marijuana Patient Faces Years in Prison

Shona Banda, the Kansas medical marijuana activist who lost custody of her 11-year-old son in April after police found cannabis in her home, now faces criminal charges that could send her to prison for years. On Friday the Finney County attorney, Susan Richmeier, announced that she is charging Banda, whose home was searched after her son dared to question anti-pot propaganda passed off as "drug education" at his school, with five crimes: child endangerment, possession of drug paraphernalia (two counts), manufacture of a controlled substance (the cannabis oil she used to treat her Crohn's disease), and possession of marijuana with intent to distribute within 1,000 feet of school property. All five charges are related to Banda's medical use of marijuana, which is allowed in 23 states but not Kansas.

Friday, June 12, 2015

Maine Wabanaki-State Child Welfare TRC to Release Two Years of Findings

Maine Wabanaki-State Child Welfare TRC to Release Two Years of Findings

A ceremony to mark the end of the Maine Wabanaki-State Child Welfare Truth and Reconciliation Commission is set for Sunday, June 14th.

Connecticut Supreme Court upholds firing of DCF worker

Connecticut Supreme Court upholds firing of DCF worker

Connecticut's Supreme Court has ruled the state Department of Children and Families was justified when it fired a former social worker who was charged with of manslaughter in the death of her own foster child.

Md. officials: Letting ‘free range’ kids walk or play alone is not neglect

Md. officials: Letting ‘free range’ kids walk or play alone is not neglect

Maryland officials have taken steps to clarify their views about children playing or walking alone outdoors in a new policy directive that says Child Protective Services should not be involved in such cases unless children have been harmed or face a substantial risk of harm.

Parents Charged with Felony Neglect for Leaving Son in Backyard for 90 Minutes

Parents Charged with Felony Neglect for Leaving Son in Backyard for 90 Minutes 

Two Florida parents are being charged with third degree felonies for "neglecting" their 11-year-old son, according to Reason.
This is one of those stories that just gets my blood boiling.
The neglect? Leaving their son playing in the backyard for 90 minutes without adult supervision and a key to get inside. 
His parents couldn't get home in time to let him into the house due to rain and traffic, so he played basketball in the backyard until they got home. 
 Shit happens unfortunately.  What are you gonna do?
A neighbor called the police to report the parents. Not long after the parents returned home were they arrested by police for negligence. They would not see their children again for over a month.
I'm sorry but that neighbor should be beaten severely and left to bleed in the street!  She certainly could have been a better neighbor.  She could have perhaps talked to the kid, gotten the parents cell phone number, called to see what was up and done the neighborly thing and helped.  She could have minded her own freekin business.  But no!  She calls the police to report the parents who were stuck in one of those shit happens situations and probably doing their best to get home as quickly as possible.

What an asshole.  Really.
Because the state chose to pursue charges of felony neglect against the parents, both their 11-year-old and 4-year-old sons were taken away from them by Child Protective Services and placed into a foster care home.  
In foster care, says the mother, the eldest son ate nothing but cereal for days at a time. According to the report, the sons were then taken in by a "problematic" relative, who just a couple weeks in, gave the sons back to the state.
Like the kid was really any better off in the care of DCF.

I'm disgusted with the human race because of people like this.

Dcs Case Worker Arrested For Falsifying Information

Dcs Case Worker Arrested For Falsifying Information

A Giles County Department of Children Services caseworker is behind bars after allegedly falsifying information and tampering with evidence.

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Worker at NYC group home for troubled youth is arrested

Worker at NYC group home for troubled youth is arrested

A worker at a now-closed city group home for troubled youth has been arrested on charges he doctored a logbook to falsely show he was checking regularly on three teenage residents the night they slipped out and raped a woman, authorities announced Thursday.

Snyder signs bills targeting gay adoption in Michigan

Snyder signs bills targeting gay adoption in Michigan

Gov. Rick Snyder signed a package of bills Thursday that will allow faith-based adoption groups in Michigan to refuse to serve prospective parents, like same-sex or unmarried couples, if doing so would violate the groups' religious beliefs.

JESSICA’S STORY: A MOTHER’S FIGHT FOR HER DISABLED DAUGHTER AGAINST DCF.

JESSICA’S STORY: A MOTHER’S FIGHT FOR HER DISABLED DAUGHTER AGAINST DCF.

Ever since DailyHaze did a story on Amber Thurmond, we have had a large and disturbing response from families in similar situations involving Kansas DCF. What is even more disturbing is the amount of people that are terrified to come forward with their story. This is for many reasons, either they are scarred they will take their children again, keep the children they already have in their system and, or, take their other children. Regardless of the reason, one thing is clear, many of these families are being bullied by the DCF to keep their mouth shut. People fear the Department for Children and Families as if they are some kind of cartel.

This is what it looks like to have your child removed by Child Protective Services



Very sad.. makes you want to go in the other room and squeeze the hell out of your kid. Count your blessings!

The reasons is unknown why the child was taken.

The Heartbreaking Moment Kids Are Taken Away by Child Protective Services (VIDEO)

Mom accused of abducting daughter from Bronx foster care center blames ‘instincts’

Mom accused of abducting daughter from Bronx foster care center blames ‘instincts’

A mom accused of swiping her daughter from a Bronx foster care center abducted the 4-year-old because her “mother’s instincts” took over after she saw a gash on her face, her lawyer said Wednesday.

Manitoba aware of three rural youths in foster care still living in hotel

Manitoba aware of three rural youths in foster care still living in hotel

Two weeks after the Manitoba government conceded it did not know how many foster children were being placed in hotels outside Winnipeg, the province has collected the data and says it is aware of three youths living in a hotel since June 1.

2 Dauphin County child welfare workers resigning

2 Dauphin County child welfare workers resigning

Two Dauphin County child welfare employees are resigning in the wake of a grand jury report that criticizes the Children & Youth agency.

O.C. Watchdog: Child abuse calls to hotline rise, but so do dropped calls

O.C. Watchdog: Child abuse calls to hotline rise, but so do dropped calls

A call came in to the child abuse hotline: The neighbors keep an autistic child caged in their home.

Guess what

It Could Happen To You