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Friday, July 21, 2017

LK Daily Report for 7/21/17 - No Russian Babies For You and much more...

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For almost four years, Oregon parents Amy Fabbrini and Eric Ziegler have been fighting to regain custody of their children. But according to the Oregonian, the state's Department of Human Services removed both of their sons because of low IQ tests and "limited cognitive abilities that interfere with (their) ability to safely parent the child."

More >> Parents With Low IQ Lose Custody of Their Children
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This is the moment masked burglars smashed their way into the home of a mother who has fostered more than 50 children before escaping with £4,000 worth of goods.

More >> Masked burglars smash their way into foster mother's home
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Just a reminder: School will be starting soon, new teachers who don't know you or your circumstances might be quick to judge and make phone calls.  So make sure you send in your Reverse Miranda Card.

More >> Child abuse increases with start of school, advocates needed
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In a case stemming from the handling of a Los Angeles County teen, the state Supreme Court ruled Thursday that child welfare officials can remove an incorrigible child from a home even if the parents have acted responsibly and done what they can to address the problems.

More >> DCFS Can Remove A Child From A Home Even If Parents Have Acted Responsibly
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Washington (CNN)President Donald Trump spoke with Russian President Vladimir Putin in an encounter not initially disclosed on the sidelines of an international summit this month. One of the topics, according to Trump? Russian adoptions.

More >> Why is everyone talking about Russian adoptions?
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Maisha Joefield thought she was getting by pretty well as a young single mother in Brooklyn, splurging on her daughter, Deja, even though money was tight. When Deja was a baby, she bought her Luvs instead of generic diapers when she could. When her daughter got a little older, Ms. Joefield outfitted the bedroom in their apartment with a princess bed for Deja, while she slept on a pullout couch.

More >> Foster Care as Punishment: The New Reality of ‘Jane Crow’

Thursday, July 20, 2017

LK Daily Report for 7/20/17 - Placing Foster Kids With Sex Offenders and More...

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Nevertheless, Russian adoption is a subject that seems to have come up a lot lately. Wednesday evening the New York Times published a wide-ranging interview with the president, during which Trump formally acknowledged his previously-undisclosed second conversation with Russian President Vladmir Putin at the G20 summit in Hamburg. “I actually talked about Russian adoption with [Putin],” Trump told reporters, recalling their dinner party chatter. “Which is interesting because it was a part of the conversation that Don had in that meeting.”

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A former Greensburg foster mother was ordered to stand trial Thursday on charges of having a sexual relationship with a teenage Greene County boy in her care.


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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – An Espanola teen, sexually abused by a foster parent in 2014, is now going after the Children Youth and Families Department and the center who employed the man.

More >> Teen sexually abused by foster parent files lawsuit against CYFD
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LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - An 18-year-old man and his 36-year-old adoptive mother have been indicted by a grand jury on charges of knowingly engaging in sexual intercourse with each other. They are both being held in the Lubbock County Detention Center, each on a $100,000 bond.

More >> Woman, adoptive son charged with prohibited sexual conduct with each other
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As Health News Florida reported last week, the opioid crisis in Manatee and Sarasota Counties is putting a strain on their foster care system. But the situation isn't entirely bleak. Now we'll hear from one mother whose relationship with her son's foster parents helped her reunify her family and overcome her addiction.

More >> Foster Parents Help Family Torn Apart By Addiction Reunite
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A Health Information and Quality Authority inspection report has criticised the area management of Tusla in Cork for failing to record 40% of child protection and welfare allegations submitted to it against foster carers last year.

More >> Tusla failed to report 40% of allegations against foster carers in Cork, HIQA finds



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Three First Nation children who died shortly after being returned to their mothers’ care are the subject of Alberta child and youth advocate Del Graff’s latest report.

More >> Three faces of a system’s failure: Children in child advocate's latest report identified
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LANSING – A state supervisor accused of manipulating records to make the state's child welfare agency appear in compliance with a federal court order has apparently been demoted.

More >> DHHS supervisor demoted amid faked-records allegations
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WILKES-BARRE, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania man already charged with threatening child welfare caseworkers with a rifle is now charged with firebombing one of their offices as part of a custody dispute involving his 8-year-old daughter.

More >> Indictment: Man Firebombed Office in Custody Dispute
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Child Protective Services destroyed my family?

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PORTLAND, Maine — Corrections officials say Maine’s youth prison is overburdened by children with severe mental illnesses, and this population has driven away staff who are not trained to handle them.

More >> Staff shortages plague ‘dumping ground’ for Maine youth with mental illness
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An EspaƱola teen who endured three months of sexual abuse by a foster parent in 2014 has filed state and federal lawsuits against New Mexico’s child welfare agency, several of its employees and a state-contracted behavioral health firm, saying they knowingly placed him in the care of a man who was accused more than a year earlier of sexually assaulting foster children.

More >> Suits: EspaƱola teen knowingly placed in care of sex abuser

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

LK Daily Report for 7/19/17 - Adopting your own children and More...

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Omaha, NE (KMTV) -- -  A shocking discovery, authorities say a 7-year-old boy was found weighing just 32 pounds.  His foster parents, Stephen Bauer and Megan Finlan, plead no contest to 5 counts of negligent child abuse resulting in serious injury in Douglas County District Court on Wednesday.

More >> Foster parents plead no contest for starving boy
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A legal requirement that forced birth mothers to adopt their own children when their partners wished to adopt them has been removed.

More >> Law forcing mothers to adopt their own children is quashed
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NASHVILLE, TN -- Gov. Bill Haslam announced Tuesday that the Tennessee Department of Children's Services (DCS) will no longer be under federal oversight after U.S. District Court Chief Judge Waverly D. Crenshaw Jr. approved a deal between the state and a New York-based advocacy group, Children's Rights.

More >> TN Dept. of Children's Services no longer under federal oversight after court decision
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PORTLAND — The Portland-area man who says he was sexually abused by Seattle Mayor Ed Murray while he was in foster care in the 1980s spoke out Tuesday in an interview with KPTV in Portland.

More >> Former foster son of Seattle’s Ed Murray speaks out about alleged sexual abuse


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A lawsuit filed in federal court on Monday alleges the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) violated the gun rights of foster parents.

More >> Lawsuit Alleges Michigan Agency Told Grandfather He’d Have to Give Up Gun Rights to Foster His Grandson


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The mental health watchdog Citizens Commission on Human Rights (CCHR) applauded the recent Department of Justice health care fraud crackdown but says greater oversight is needed of Medicaid billing of psychotropic drugs prescribed children, which could reduce their use and increase protections.

More >> Watchdog Group: Medicaid's Child Psychotropic Drugging Needs Greater Oversight
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Here is a petition to stop forced adoption in the UK.  Sign it.

More >> Stop forced adoption


Tuesday, July 18, 2017

LK Daily Report for 7/18/17 - The Mayor Won't Quit and More...

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The Second Amendment Foundation today filed a federal lawsuit against the head of the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) on behalf of four Michigan residents, alleging civil rights violations under color of law for enforcing restrictions on the Second Amendment rights of people who want to be foster or adoptive parents.

More >> SAF Sues Michigan Agency Over Civil Rights Violations Against Foster Parents
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Without much warning, the Trump administration has gutted nearly $214 million from teen pregnancy prevention programs across the country.

More >> The Trump administration has quietly cut more than $213 million from teen pregnancy prevention programs
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A city councilwoman is asking the Seattle mayor to consider stepping down after a newly surfaced investigation believed Ed Murray abused a foster son in 1984.

More >> Seattle Mayor Ed Murray after newly surfaced sex abuse documents: I'm not going to resign

Monday, July 17, 2017

LK Daily Report for 7/17/17 - Fighting the Criminalization of Spanking and More...

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BOSTON (AP) — A New York man is suing the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Boston for sexual abuse he says he suffered decades ago at a church-affiliated home for orphaned and foster children.

More >> Man sues Boston archdiocese citing sex abuse at orphanage
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In Texas, the foster care system is failing the vulnerable children it’s meant to protect, leaving many without a safe place to live. Foster children often end up on the streets or in jail, which is one of the few places where they can receive treatment services. In this episode, we look into the crisis in foster care, and efforts to fix it.

More >> No place to run
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SEATTLE -- Three decades before Ed Murray was elected Seattle's mayor, an Oregon child-welfare investigator found that he had sexually abused his foster son, prompting state officials to conclude that "under no circumstances" should Murray serve as a foster parent in the future.

More >> Report sheds light on sex abuse claims against Seattle Mayor Ed Murray

FYI: This story wins the media circus of the week award!   Great job Mayor Murray!
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The annual European Drug Report published last month showed that there is a surprisingly large disparity in Malta between the number of male and the number of female drug users enrolling in specialised drug treatment programmes. In fact, the report for Malta states that fewer than one-fifth of such clients in treatment are female.

More >> Women with drug problems may hesitate to ask for help due to child custody fears, drugs expert says
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Plans by the Welsh Government to ban the smacking of children would be an unprecedented power grab that would criminalise thousands of ordinary parents, according to campaigners.

The Welsh Government is seeking cross-party support for a Bill to end the defence of “reasonable chastisement” when allegations of assault are made against parents or guardians.

More >> Campaign launched against plans to criminalise the smacking of children in Wales

Sunday, July 16, 2017

LK Daily Report for 7/16/17 - Sandusky's Buddies, Mayor the Molester and More....

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Social workers in the UK are working an average of 64 days of overtime a year, leading care workers associations to warn that overworking increases the risks of child abuse cases such as that involving Baby P.

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Ed Murray

Records previously thought destroyed provide the clearest picture yet of the investigation of claims Ed Murray sexually abused his foster son.

More >> Seattle Mayor Ed Murray sexually abused foster son, child-welfare investigator found in 1984

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STATE COLLEGE, Pennsylvania (NBC News) Two former leaders at Penn State will serve jail time more than 10 years after the school's sexual abuse scandal.

More >> Two former Penn State leaders facing jail charges in Penn State sexual abuse case
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TOKYO — James Cook wants his four children home in Minnesota. His estranged wife, Hiromi Arimitsu, says they want to stay with her in Japan. And so they have been going around in circles through the courts for almost three years.

More >> Japan signed abduction treaty but for ‘left-behind’ parents that doesn’t mean much 
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What can be more shamelessly, terrifyingly brutal than the righteous, benign mask of progressivism? After humiliating themselves before the universe as the tyrants that they are, the commissars at London's Great Ormond Street Hospital, unwilling to admit that stealing babies from their parents in order to murder them is unethical, have doubled down on their moral turpitude.

More >> Tyranny Bares Its Teeth (to Protect Babies, of Course)

Saturday, July 15, 2017

LK Daily Report for 7/15/17 - Disrespecting Foster Parents and More...

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Every couple of weeks or so, Hamilton County child welfare workers pull out a cot between the desks and file cabinets of their downtown Cincinnati office building and put a child to sleep because they can’t find a suitable family member or an available foster home.

More >> Hamilton County sends about half of its foster kids to other counties
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Child welfare workers who pry into electronic records of youth in care are difficult to track, critics warn, with an alert system for possible privacy breaches used only on select files.

More >> Ontario’s children’s aid societies grappling with how to monitor privacy breaches
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BENTONVILLE -- A judge on Friday granted a mental evaluation for a former Arkansas Department of Human Services employee accused of sexually assaulting a 4-year-old girl.

More >> Arkansas judge orders mental exam for ex-DHS worker charged in sex abuse of 4-year-old
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Some foster carers feel “disrespected” by social workers, while both parties said a lack of clarity and timely resolution of issues was impacting on family life.

More >> Some foster carers feel ‘disrespected’ by staff

Note: I'll bet a lot of real parents feel that way too.
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Gross injustice, judicial mistreatment of a young boy, and harassment of the media were on grotesque display in an important custody trial that began today in family court in Brooklyn, New York.

The case of Lee Carda vs. Elizabeth Chandler highlights many of the issues plaguing family courts across America: incompetent and unaccountable judges; multi-year delays in cases coming to trial; false allegations leading to restraining orders that separate children from one parent; corruption in the child support system; denial of due process; ‘attorneys for the child’ or ‘guardians ad litem” who abuse their unchecked powers; and the routine trampling of the constitutional rights of ‘non-custodial’ parents.

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Walmart Canada has apologized and says they will pull a baby onesie that many considered offensive from store shelves.

More >> Walmart Canada Will Remove 'Racist' Onesie From Shelves Following Outcry



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Friday, July 14, 2017

LK Daily Report for 7/14/17 - Jeff Sessions Child Welfare Fraud Bust and More...

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Seven years after an infant was killed, a Fresno foster mother took responsibility for the death and was sentenced on Friday to four years of probation.

More >> Seven years after 1-month-old girl is killed, foster mother gets probation
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WILKES-BARRE — A father who accused Luzerne County Children and Youth of wanting to take his daughter away was indicted this week for allegedly stalking and threatening two employees before fire-bombing the agency’s offices.

Philip Finn Jr., 47, of Plains Township, was indicted by a federal grand jury for stalking, making threatening interstate communications and causing malicious damage to federal property by fire, federal prosecutors announced Friday.

More >> Feds: Plains father Googled ‘best way to threaten someone’ before fire-bombing C&Y offices
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JEFFERSON CITY • Foster care providers in Missouri are expressing surprise and disappointment after learning they’ll be getting paid less this year from the state.

More >> Foster parents upset by funding cuts
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MOUNT VERNON - The Westchester Department of Social Services defended itself Friday after the family of a slain toddler blamed authorities for missing warning signs of abuse.

"The death of 2-year-old Addison and injuries to her sister Annalynn last week are heartbreaking," the department's commissioner said in a statement. "I can say that at my direction our child welfare staff has carefully reviewed all of its cases for the past 60 days and found departmental protocols were followed and state and federal laws were met."

More >> WC Social Services Dept. fends off accusations it missed warnings
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The Trump administration has quietly axed $213.6 million in teen pregnancy prevention programs and research at more than 80 institutions around the country, including Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles and Johns Hopkins University.

More >> Trump administration suddenly pulls plug on teen pregnancy programs
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A Madison woman pleaded guilty Friday to child abuse for throwing her 3-year-old foster child to the floor in January, leaving him with a severe head injury.

More >> Woman pleads guilty to abuse of foster son




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St. Paul’s School, the New England boarding school dogged in recent months by allegations of past sexual abuse and misconduct, is now the target of a criminal investigation by local and state authorities.

In a statement released Thursday evening, New Hampshire Attorney General Gordon J. MacDonald announced investigators will examine whether the school engaged in conduct that endangered the welfare of a child.

More >> St. Paul’s School under criminal investigation for sexual abuse and misconduct by faculty, staff
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UK - The Association of Directors of Children’s Services has warned efforts to professionalise foster carers could create “perverse incentives”

More >> Children’s services directors wary of moves to ‘professionalise’ foster carers
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Pampanga, Philippines - Former President and Pampanga Rep. Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo has filed a bill calling attention to the plight of neglected and overage children who are considered “not fit for adoption” here or abroad.



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Two Austin psychologists and a Cedar Park patient recruiter have been indicted in part of what is now being called the largest health care fraud enforcement action in Department of Justice history.

More >> Austin-area medical professionals indicted in record-breaking healthcare fraud enforcement

According to the indictment, the Dubins are licensed psychologists who operated Psychological A.R.T.S. in Austin, while McKenzie was the president of the board of directors of an emergency shelter house located about 80 miles from Austin that provided temporary shelter for crisis intervention and mental services to children and youth ages 5 to 17, who had been removed from their homes by the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services.



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Reactive attachment disorder is a rare but serious condition in which an infant or young child doesn't establish healthy attachments with parents or caregivers. Reactive attachment disorder may develop if the child's basic needs for comfort, affection and nurturing aren't met and loving, caring, stable attachments with others are not established.

More >> Reactive attachment disorder

This is a common problem with young foster kids who have bounced around in the system for a while.  It's also something that is never talked about among the family rights groups.
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For a mother of two daughters in Will County, Illinois, known in legal papers as Kelly, the morning of May 1 began with her being thrown against a wall so hard she saw stars. When she looked up, she saw the man who did that to her — the father of her children — holding a gun and threatening to use it. Then the father took one of the children and fled. Kelly was terrified the father would hurt her child.

More >> Lawsuit Reveals Child Welfare’s Assault on Battered Mothers, Their Children
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Thursday, July 13, 2017

LK Daily Report for 7/13/17 - Baby Bella's Mom Gets Probation and Newbie Foster Parent Fun

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A former South Dakota legislator convicted in Pierre in 2007 of raping his foster daughters in a strange ruse promising to harvest their reproductive eggs has lost another bid in federal court for a new trial.

More >> Former SD lawmaker loses appeal of strange sex assault conviction involving foster daughters

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An outside consultant hired by the Maine Department of Corrections to review suicide prevention practices at the Long Creek Youth Development Center in South Portland has found several deficiencies in the wake of a trangender teen resident’s suicide last year.

More >> Review shows deficiencies at Maine youth prison following transgender teen suicide
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A new exhibition Without Consent: Australia’s past adoption practices has opened at the Whitlam Institute’s Margaret Whitlam Galleries (opens in a new window) in the Female Orphan School, Rydalmere.

More >> New exhibition Without Consent reveals the personal stories of Australia’s forced adoption past
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Changes have been made at three group homes in Haverhill struggling with runaway residents that are sapping police resources.

NFI-Massachusetts, the nonprofit organization contracted by the state to operate the homes on 230 Liberty St. and 4 and 31 S. Kimball St., has put in place what it calls enhanced case management strategies for residents most prone to running away.

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Massachusetts - The mother of murdered 2-year-old Bella Bond will not serve any additional jail time, despite helping dispose of her daughter's body and continuing to take government benefits after her death.

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Homosexual and transgender issues are playing out in faith-based child placement agencies across America, and Alabama is no exception.

Alabama recently became one of the latest states to enact a “freedom of conscience” law that allows faith-based foster care agencies to restrict child placement based on the provider’s religious beliefs. Similar laws have been passed in Texas, South Dakota, North Dakota, Virginia and Michigan, while legislation is being considered elsewhere as well.

More >> ALABAMA AMONG STATES ALLOWING FAITH-BASED FOSTER CARE AGENCIES TO RESTRICT CHILD PLACEMENT
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Today a number of videos came up in my feeds.  I'm not impressed because a lot of it is garbage regurgitation by wannabe foster parents in training.   In order to do something different and to teach you how these people think, I'm going to showcase a few of them at the end of the post here today.

This one is from a new foster mom and her family talking about what the kids think about the family taking in stolen kids.

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The Foster Care System in Northeast Ohio. Is it Broken?

This is a panel discussion that is over an hour long.

If you gotta ask...
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Vaccinating (or not) & Foster Care | How Does it Work

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WE SAID YES! | Our Foster Care Journey

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Eating Pizza and Fighting Child Abuse - How local businesses can cash in

No folks!  This is not an article about Pizzagate.  This is business.

A dear friend of mine just shared an example with me of how a local business can partner with some child abuse agency and trade some advertising for some fund raising while claiming to take the moral high ground by giving money to CPS and Friends!
Here is the original source.

I'm not sure how beneficial this practice would be towards the general public, but I'm sure they will have Social Workers coming from miles around!  

 

LK Daily Report for 7/12/17 - Sentencing Foster Mom, A House of Horrors and more

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A state district judge has dismissed a civil lawsuit submitted by a woman against the Hunt County District Attorney’s Office and a former state investigator, alleging she was the victim of malicious prosecution.

More >> BREAKING: Lawsuit against DA, CPS investigator dismissed
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Lone child refugees stranded in Europe have been left vulnerable to exploitation and trafficking after being failed by the British government, a new report claims.

More >> Unaccompanied child refugees let down by British government, says new report
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A man charged with second-degree manslaughter after leaving his 3-month-old foster baby in a parked vehicle has received a two year-deferred sentence.
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The Senate’s proposal to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and to sharply cut Medicaid payments to states through so-called per capita caps can sound very abstract to social workers and policymakers coping with the day-to-day tragedies and crises of child welfare. But these disastrous changes could take a major step toward becoming law after the July 4 recess when the Senate will return to its bill.

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ST. CLAIR SHORES, Mich. - A foster mom is due in court Wednesday for sentencing for abusing a 1-year-old girl in her care in St. Clair Shores.




A 29-year-old woman was sentenced to one year probation for squeezing her toddler-age foster child so hard that the girl suffered broken blood vessels.

Update: Former St. Clair Shores foster parent gets probation for abusing child
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CHILD abuse survivors at a Bridge of Weir home say the scale of attacks is comparable to a “house of horror” where eight people have been prosecuted for 145 criminal offences.

A lawyer for victims at the facility in Bridge of Weir, Renfrewshire, drew similarities with the notorious Haut de la Garenne children’s home in Jersey.

More >> 'WEASEL' APOLOGIES Child abuse survivors at Bridge of Weir home say scale of attacks is comparable to Jersey ‘house of horror’
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A federal judge ruled against a Department of Child Services case manager who illegally searched an Indianapolis veterinarian’s apartment after receiving a report of suspected child abuse or neglect. The case manager now must face a damages trial in the vet’s civil suit against her.

DCS case manager Nola Hunt conducted a warrantless search of an apartment attached to Beth Breitweiser’s Indianapolis practice, All Things Wild Exotic Animal Hospital near Broad Ripple. She and her two children were living temporarily in an apartment in the basement of the office while the family’s home was being renovated.

More >> DCS caseworker must face damages trial in illegal search suit
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Tuesday, July 11, 2017

LK Daily Report for 7/11/17 - Starving Adopted Kids, Threatening Foster Parents and more...

I will now be doing daily reports rather than multiple posts.  This post could be updated at any time.


A Wrightstown couple has been charged in a case the Brown County Sheriff's Office describes as "mental and physical abuse and torture."

More >> Wrightstown couple accused of starving adopted son, mentally abusing him
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CLARION BOROUGH, Pa. – A Clarion woman faces a preliminary hearing today on charges related to alleged threats against a foster family and employees of Clarion County CYS.
Amanda Rae Dunkle, 23, is facing two counts of first-degree misdemeanor Terroristic Threats with Intent To Terrorize Another.

More >> Clarion Woman Accused of Threatening Foster Parents, CYS Employees
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LINDSAY, ONT.—The case of an Indigenous teenager charged with murder in a foster home fire that took two lives and left another person injured is headed toward a downgraded charge of manslaughter — and a possible resolution.

More >> Resolution in sight for teen accused of murder in foster home fire
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SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — California’s Health and Human Services Agency has cited Sacramento County’s Child Protective Services Department with violating the law.

More >> Sacramento County CPS Office Used To House Children
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Losing custody of a child can be one of the hardest things for a parent to go through. And working to regain that custody, can be even harder.

More >> Michigan Reunification Day celebrates families who brought their children back from foster care
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Crime Stoppers of South Sound is asking for help in locating a missing 15-year-old from Lacey.

Marydru Elizabeth Kays, 15, left the Brentwood Group Home in Lacey on June 9 and has not returned, according to the Lacey Police Department. Kays told staff at Brentwood she was going to Vancouver, Washington, where she planned to stay with her boyfriend, Braeden Jensen, 19. The two may be staying at an apartment in the Vancouver area and Kays may be using the last name Jensen.

More >> Crime of the Week: Girl, 15, missing from Lacey group home
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LK Announcement

To the readers of Legally Kidnapped.


Recent changes to available free automation options that are beyond my control have made posting links to my various social media sources time consuming and monotonous.  For example, dlvr.it which I once used to post automatically to LinkedIn, Google + and the Legally Kidnapped Facebook Page has limited the number of daily posts allowed unless I pay for the full service.  This has made that particular service useless to me and does not help with my ability to keep you all informed of the fraud and corruption in child welfare.  Because I really don't make any money off of this I can not justify spending money on it.  I now have to post manually to all three of these sources.   

I have therefore been considering different ways of doing things.  Today I have settled on this.  I will do one post per day with multiple links to multiple news stories, videos, whatever.   I will no longer post all the headlines to Facebook or any other social media source.  Instead you will get one post per day with everything.  In order to see all the current headlines, you will have to click on the link and go to the blog.

I apologize for any inconvenience.  This will save me hours of work every week.  You will live.

LK

Monday, July 10, 2017

A new bill would allow some former criminals to become foster parents

A bill that would make it easier for some people with criminal histories to become foster parents is making its way through the California legislature.


More >> A new bill would allow some former criminals to become foster parents

Sunday, July 09, 2017

Teenage Girl Alleges Sexual Assault At Hyderabad Orphanage

The Class 9 student at the orphanage told her teachers that in the early hours of the morning, he would call her to his room and abuse her.


More >> Teenage Girl Alleges Sexual Assault At Hyderabad Orphanage

Massive lawsuit filed on behalf of Indigenous children torn from their homes

Indigenous children were subjected to a decades-long federal-government policy that saw them torn from their homes and placed with non-Aboriginal families, a class-action lawsuit claims.


More >> Massive lawsuit filed on behalf of Indigenous children torn from their homes

Georgia adoptive mom wanted on child abuse charges

Authorities are searching for a mother accused of abusing her adopted children.

More >> Georgia adoptive mom wanted on child abuse charges

Former ward of state disappointed by government no show

A petition calling for a public inquiry and an apology was presented to parliament today by former wards of the state.  As children some were victims of physical abuse, sexual abuse and mental abuse whilst in state care here in New Zealand.


more >> Former ward of state disappointed by government no show

Foster father sentenced to 10 years RI for sexually abusing minor daughter

A lower court today sentenced a foster father to undergo 10-year RI for sexually assaulting his 7-year-old daughter.Adjudicating a case occurred three years back Balasore Additional District judge Ajanta Sarangi awarded the accused 10 years RI and fine of Rs 5,000 today.According to prosecution, Jaga Hembram of Govindpur village under Khaira Police Station on April 28 , 2014 took his 7 year daughter to nearby Palasa forest and sexually assaulted her. The girl narrated her ordeals to her mother after she returned home. Jaga was arrested after his wife lodged a complainant with the police.


More >> Foster father sentenced to 10 years RI for sexually abusing minor daughter

Couple charged with abuse after toddler foster child found malnourished

Garren Dodd McDonald, 48, and Shelley Lanette McDonald, 43, were arrested June 28, the Etowah County Sheriff's Office announced Monday. The Collinsville couple is charged with one count each of child abuse.

More >> Couple charged with abuse after toddler foster child found malnourished

Children in Foster Care in NC Surpasses 11,000, Children's Home Society Intensifies Response

In May 2017, a steadily rising number of children in foster care broke the 11,000 mark, the highest level in 10 years and a nearly 28 percent increase over the last five years.

More >> Children in Foster Care in NC Surpasses 11,000, Children's Home Society Intensifies Response

Connecticut DCF still isn’t meeting children’s needs, says court monitor

Caseloads are growing and children’s needs aren’t being met, according to the federal court monitor overseeing the Department of Children and Families.

more >> Connecticut DCF still isn’t meeting children’s needs, says court monitor



Court Orders Resentencing in Military Child Abuse Case

A federal appeals court has ordered a new sentencing for a former Army major and his wife convicted of multiple counts of child endangerment, after prosecutors argued their initial sentences were too lenient.

More >> Court Orders Resentencing in Military Child Abuse Case

Boy (2) in state's care dies after drowning in poo

A toddler in the care of the state has died after he was found unconscious in a swimming pool.

More >> Boy (2) in state's care dies after drowning in pool




Jody Herring agrees to accept plea deal for 4 killings

A woman accused of fatally shooting a social worker and her three family members has agreed to accept a plea deal.

More >> Jody Herring agrees to accept plea deal for 4 killings


9th Circuit: Detained Immigrant Children Entitled to Court Hearing

Children detained by immigration authorities have the right to a hearing before an immigration judge to consider their release, according to a federal appeals court in San Francisco.


More >> 9th Circuit: Detained Immigrant Children Entitled to Court Hearing



200th home for a former foster youth

A woman once in foster care is spending this 4th of July in her new dream home.

It's Loren Elam's first apartment and thanks to the non-profit  A Sense of Home  it is decorated from top to bottom and a home to envy.

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Monday, July 03, 2017

Trump Administration Accused Of Using Immigrant Kids As ‘Bait’ To Catch Parents

The Trump administration is using information gathered from immigrant children apprehended at the border to go after the relatives who paid for them to travel to the U.S., often to escape violence at home or reunite with their families.

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"Shocks the Conscience": South Dakota Forcibly Catheterizes Three-Year Old in Drug War

The state of South Dakota is practicing a form of drug war excess tantamount to torture, according to a pair of federal lawsuits filed by the ACLU on June 28. One suit charges that law enforcement and medical personnel subject drug suspects to forcible catheterization if they refuse to submit to a drug test.

The second suit charges even more outrageous conduct: State social workers and medical personnel subjecting a screaming toddler to the same treatment.

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Roberts: One Arizona foster child's DCS nightmare

It’s enough to turn your stomach (and then some):

A little girl, left to fend for herself in the home of a pedophile whose hobby was apparently child pornography.

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Jersey children's homes abuse inquiry to publish report

A long-awaited report is being published following an inquiry into historical abuse and mistreatment of youngsters at children's homes in Jersey stretching back decades.

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Government accused of shutting down calls for formal inquiry into forced adoption

The government is being accused of trying to shut down a push to hold a formal inquiry into forced adoption practices in New Zealand between the 1950's and 1980's.

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Father says he didn’t abuse his twin boys. But he confessed to it anyway. Here’s why

When hospital staffers performed medical scans on the infant twin boys, they found multiple fractures in their ribs. One also had a mild skull fracture.

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Drop in number of Black children placed in care heralded as good start

The Children's Aid Society of Toronto is examining all aspects of its work in an effort to fight anti-Black racism.

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Children who risk being put into care will be sent to boarding schools instead

Public schools are launching a new diversity drive that will see children who risk being put into care offered places at Eton College and Harrow School instead. 

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Court answers if state can be sued for HHS worker lying about foster child's history of sexual abuse

The Nebraska Supreme Court on Friday took up the question of whether foster parents should be able to sue the state for an employee lying about a child's history of sexual abuse.

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Birth mothers had to adopt own children in 65 cases last year

There were 65 cases last year where birth mothers had to adopt their own children, new figures show.

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Arizona foster parents decry email asking them to 'do more'

An email sent by the director of Arizona's child-welfare system to licensed foster parents has offended some of the parents it meant to inspire.

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