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Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Girl, 5, raped and flogged for being late for dinner at foster home, inquiry told

Girl, 5, raped and flogged for being late for dinner at foster home, inquiry told

A girl who was physically and sexually abused from the age of five until 15 by her foster parents at a home for Indigenous children was also lied to and convinced to be so terrified of her biological parents she would not speak to them, the royal commission into institutional responses to child sexual abuse has heard.


Foster Parents Sue Social Services For Not Telling Them About Son’s Sexual Past

Foster Parents Sue Social Services For Not Telling Them About Son’s Sexual Past

A Seattle couple plans to sue the Department of Social and Health Services for not telling them their foster son, who they have now adopted, molested children—eventually molesting their own kids.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Lawsuit: Detained transgender teen treated as boy

Lawsuit: Detained transgender teen treated as boy

Lawyers for a 16-year-old transgender girl detained in Connecticut say she’s being forced to wear male clothing and staff members keep calling her by her male birth name.

Committee established to probe foster care system issues


Social Development Minister Bathabile Dlamini on Monday announced the establishment of a ministerial committee to address problems facing the foster care system.

‘Slow’ response to foster care crisis slammed

‘Slow’ response to foster care crisis slammed

THE foster care system is in crisis and non-governmental organisations are questioning the Department of Social Development’s slow and limited response.

Family wants investigation into death of foster child


There is heated criticism for a program a local attorney claims is responsible for a child's death. The child was murdered last weekend allegedly by her foster father.

Family says foster home concerns brushed off before toddler’s death

Family says foster home concerns brushed off before toddler’s death

The mother and grandparents of a foster child placed in the same home as 16-month-old Michell Momox-Caselis, who was killed Oct. 12 in an apparent murder-suicide involving her foster father, said they raised concerns about the foster home on numerous occasions, but that authorities didn’t listen.

Pittsburgh detective thinks outside the box to help foster kids



Jack Mook, a Pittsburgh police detective, took unusual steps when he discovered a troubling truth about two foster children. Steve Hartman reports.

Note: Notice what they leave out of this story.  Nothing about the real parents, nothing about how they ended up in an abusive foster home, just the happily ever after success story that so few experience in the end.

Monday, October 20, 2014

Families facing child protection proceedings to get more time with their legal aid lawyers

Families facing child protection proceedings to get more time with their legal aid lawyers

Starting Nov. 3, 2014, Legal Aid Ontario (LAO) will provide more time for lawyers to help clients who are involved in a court proceeding with a child protection agency. Clients and their lawyers may use this additional time to address legal issues by taking steps such as: bringing forward motions, participating in settlement negotiations and conducting in-depth file reviews – all of which support earlier resolution and avoid unnecessary trials. The increased hours for child protection matters is one of a number of programs that LAO is developing with the use of $30 million in additional provincial funding for family law and community legal clinics.

Onslow County couple accused of starving foster children

Onslow County couple accused of starving foster children

An Onslow County husband and wife allegedly starved their foster children --just 4 and 5 years old-- by giving them one meal a day, causing them to require hospitalization, arrest warrants say. The suspects are also accused of causing other injuries to the victims.

After Becoming Part Of A Family In The U.S., Honduran Immigrant Teen Has To Leave

After Becoming Part Of A Family In The U.S., Honduran Immigrant Teen Has To Leave

In 2011, a then-14-year-old orphan fled Honduras for the U.S., fearful that gang members would come after him after he had refused to join them. He'd grown up in an orphanage and on the streets, and thought that if he stayed in Honduras, he would be killed. He'd seen it happen before.

Phoenix man pleads guilty in foster children abuse

Phoenix man pleads guilty in foster children abuse

A Phoenix man accused in the abuse of sex crimes against foster children pleaded guilty Monday to several charges.


Parents' dilemma after adopted son, 12, molests their SIX other children after 'state failed to reveal his troubled past'...but the fiercely devoted couple refuse to give up on the boy


A Seattle couple discovered their 12-year-old adopted son was molesting their other children and are now suing the Department of Social and Health Services, who they say failed to reveal to them the boy's startling past.

Couple arrested after drugs found in home with foster children

Couple arrested after drugs found in home with foster children

An Amboy couple was arrested last week after a Converse police officer and Miami County sheriff deputies found marijuana, paraphernalia and synthetic drugs in the house with their three foster children.

Fixing Foster Care: Fostering stability

Fixing Foster Care: Fostering stability

As Diana Stegner lay in a hospital bed, alone, homeless and suicidal, she acknowledged her newborn son would be better off with someone else.

Doctor Accused In Child Abuse Case In The U.S. Practising In Australia Untouched by Authorities

Doctor Accused In Child Abuse Case In The U.S. Practising In Australia Untouched by Authorities

A radiologist of Indian origin, who fled the U.S. before facing a court trial on charges of attempted child sex, has been practising in Australia for many years, avoiding action from the legal and medical authorities. Dr. Max Mehta was held in Dallas, Texas, in 2004 on the charge of soliciting a 15-year-old deaf girl for sex during an online chat. What trapped him was that the deaf girl in the chat room was actually a police officer in disguise.


Little nice to say about foster care in L.A. County

Little nice to say about foster care in L.A. County

To the editor: I am somewhat surprised by the letter from Matty Nierenberg, who kindly bought a headstone for a 2-year-old girl beaten to death by a foster parent. I totally disagree with his support for the Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services. ("Helping foster kids before the unthinkable happens," Letters, Oct. 14)

Fixing foster care: ‘Where do I belong?’

Fixing foster care: ‘Where do I belong?’

A social worker found the children wet and desperate to find their dad, running along a stretch of a north Spokane highway. The siblings were split up. Alkala went to a Newman Lake foster home and wouldn’t see her brothers again until they knocked on her door eight years later.

Does race influence child protection efforts in Minnesota?

Does race influence child protection efforts in Minnesota?

Is Minnesota’s desire to keep black and American Indian children out of foster care actually putting them in increased danger?

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