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Wednesday, August 30, 2017

LK Report for 8/30/17 - Don't Burn Down The Group Home!

Here are today's headlines.  
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Three-year-old Braxton Slager might have been drugged the day before he drowned in his foster family's backyard swimming pool, an inquest has heard.

More >> Toddler who drowned in a backyard pool while in foster care may have been DRUGGED the day before he died

INDIANAPOLIS — The Indiana Supreme Court says it can’t force the state Department of Child Services to abide by caseload limits that are required by law.

More >> Indiana high court says it can’t enforce DCS caseload limits

Emma Ketteringham of the Bronx Defenders wrote a powerful piece about poverty and parenthood in the New York Times last week.

More >> The ongoing criminalization of parenthood (and poverty) 

Chinese prosecutors have confirmed the arrest of a young man who was photographed molesting his foster sister recently at the Nanjing South Railway Station.

More >> Man arrested for public groping of his underage foster-sister

One of my closest friends is in a very unhappy marriage with a man she says is emotionally and verbally abusive. He has refused to seek help for his anger issues.

He has always wanted children, although my friend is lukewarm on the idea.

They now have the opportunity to adopt a 4-year-old girl, whose mother is battling mental illness and poverty.

More >> Ask Amy: A ‘monstrous,’ deceptive adoption plan turns friend away

CINCINNATI -- A teenage boy named Gage just celebrated his second birthday in a row in the custody of Hamilton County Children’s Services.

More >> Lost boy: One teen's two-year wait in the child welfare system

A five-year-old girl who was placed in the foster care of two Muslim households has been reunited with her family after a court ruled she could live with her grandmother.

More >> Christian girl fostered in Muslim home can rejoin family, judge rules


DENVER (AP) — A federal appeals court panel has found that a Denver city social worker can be sued for violating the constitutional rights of a boy when she recommended that he be placed in his father's custody despite knowing that the father was a convicted sex offender.

More >> Son, abused by father, can seek damages from social worker

A Waldorf teenager remained in custody after his arrest Monday on a charge of first-degree arson from a house fire last week in St. Mary’s, a blaze that court papers allege he started by putting a television on a stove.

More >> Waldorf teenager charged with arson at St. Mary's group home

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