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Saturday, December 20, 2014

Sacramento parents seek answers in foster care death of their 2-year-old

Sacramento parents seek answers in foster care death of their 2-year-old

A Sacramento couple are upset about a lack of answers in the mysterious death of their 2-year-old daughter while in foster care.

Drugging our kids: A bold step away from heavy medication

Drugging our kids: A bold step away from heavy medication

After a decade in California foster care, Yolanda had become so medicated with psychiatric drugs, she practically lost the ability to speak.

Jerry Sandusky is denied $4,900-a-month pension

Jerry Sandusky is denied $4,900-a-month pension

Former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky has lost a legal battle to restore his $4,900-a-month pension, a benefit that was canceled two years ago after he was sentenced for child molestation.


Friday, December 19, 2014

Governor “Grinch” Steals Christmas From Foster Care Kids

Governor “Grinch” Steals Christmas From Foster Care Kids

The Adoption Tax Deduction Bill (S.3382-A – Hassell-Thompson/A.2378-B – Crespo), which would provide a personal income tax deduction for all fees and expenses incurred in connection with the adoption of a child in New York’s foster care system during a given tax year, has been vetoed by Gov. Andrew Cuomo.

West Newton foster father faces child sex charges

West Newton foster father faces child sex charges

A West Newton foster parent is accused of sexually assaulting an intellectually disabled teenage boy.

Illinois fails to monitor children who run away from foster homes, report says

Illinois fails to monitor children who run away from foster homes, report says

An audit has found that Illinois does a poor job monitoring and tracking children who run away from foster homes.

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Coroner: foster baby died of antihistamine overdose

Coroner: foster baby died of antihistamine overdose

The foster toddler who was found dead in her crib the morning of Oct. 12 died of an antihistamine overdose, according to the Clark County coroner’s office. The manner of her death was ruled a homicide.

Officials respond to case of a sex offender allowed to be foster parent

Officials respond to case of a sex offender allowed to be foster parent

Why was a registered sex offender allowed to become a foster parent? That was a question we took to officials after the arrest of a Livingston County man.

Local authorities are not liable for acts of abuse by foster carers

Local authorities are not liable for acts of abuse by foster carers

In a decision handed down on 2 December the High Court held that local authorities who place children in foster care are not vicariously liable for acts of physical and sexual abuse committed by foster carers against those children, nor are they legally responsible for those acts under a non-delegable duty of care (NA v Nottinghamshire County Council).

Mom arrested after gunshots fired at DCS building

Mom arrested after gunshots fired at DCS building

A mother upset about her child being placed into state foster care is in jail after police say she fired several gunshots into a Department of Children’s Services building.

The Forgotten: Aging Out of the Foster Care System

The Forgotten: Aging Out of the Foster Care System

One of the most difficult phases of a child’s life is that of being a teenager. There are pressures from everywhere – parents, teachers, friends, and social media. Essentially the whole world has their eyes on them. And as parents, we want nothing more than to teach our children to have healthy relationships, do their best in school, and to learn essential life skills that will carry them through life. It is our job to nurture and guide them, to prepare them for life. It is critical that parents spend the time teaching their children how to be successful in life, work and relationships. But even with all of our best efforts as parents, we have no certainty as to how our children will interact with the world when it is time for them to spread their wings and fly on their own. Odds are against them every single day as this world pulls them in a million different directions.

Teen admits killing foster father, another man hunting cabin

Teen admits killing foster father, another man hunting cabin

A defense lawyer says a 15-year-old boy who shot and killed his foster father and another man at a hunting cabin in northeastern Oregon never meant to kill anyone.

Leicester foster parent Michael John Sharman found guilty of abusing young boys in his care

Leicester foster parent Michael John Sharman found guilty of abusing young boys in his care

A foster parent who sexually abused four boys in his care was labelled a "sexual predator" and told to expect a long jail sentence.

How did a sex offender become a foster parent?



How did a sex offender become a foster parent?...

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

DHS won't talk about record $4.1 million verdict for girls molested by Portland foster mom

DHS won't talk about record $4.1 million verdict for girls molested by Portland foster mom

In the wake of the largest ever jury verdict last week against the state division charged with protecting Oregon's 8,000-plus foster children, the Oregon Department of Human Services is refusing to answer any questions about what happened.

Texas Mother of 5 Freed After Spending Years in Prison for Foster Son's Murder

Texas Mother of 5 Freed After Spending Years in Prison for Foster Son's Murder

Hannah Overton, who has spent seven years in a Texas prison for the murder of a young foster child she says she didn't commit, has finally won her freedom and will be spending this Christmas with her family.

Oklahoma pastor arrested for sexually abusing foster child

Oklahoma pastor arrested for sexually abusing foster child

A former pastor in Oklahoma who has been accused of sexually abusing a young girl for years is now behind bars.

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Russian Teen Likely Force-fed Drugs After Removal From Family: Ombudsman

Russian Teen Likely Force-fed Drugs After Removal From Family: Ombudsman

Russian Children's Ombudsman Pavel Astakhov stated that a boy, taken from his Russian family in Finland, is possibly being forced to take psychoactive drugs.

Appeals court upholds dismissal of group’s suit against DCF

Appeals court upholds dismissal of group’s suit against DCF

A federal appeals court in Boston on Monday upheld a lower court’s decision to dismiss a lawsuit that a New York-based advocacy group brought against the state Department of Children and Families. A three-judge panel of the US Court of Appeals for the First Circuit voted unanimously to uphold the dismissal of the lawsuit, which the group Children’s Rights filed in 2010 against then-DCF commissioner Angelo McClain, Governor Deval Patrick, and JudyAnn Bigby, then head of the state Executive Office of Health and Human Services, alleging negligent care of youths in DCF custody, court records show.

Former foster dad pleads guilty to child porn charge

Former foster dad pleads guilty to child porn charge

A former foster father pleaded guilty Thursday to filming a minor without the minor’s knowledge while the minor was masturbating in a bedroom.

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