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Showing posts with label foster care. Show all posts
Showing posts with label foster care. Show all posts

Monday, April 27, 2015

“Family is the most important thing:” Sisters, separated into foster care in 1937 reunite after 78 years!

“Family is the most important thing:” Sisters, separated into foster care in 1937 reunite after 78 years!

Eight children were separated by family services in 1937 after they were found to be living in deplorable conditions, and today, just two are still living. Elizabeth Keller and Shirley Bridge hadn’t seen one another since they were eight and two years old, respectively. FOX6 was there as they came together again — 78 years later!

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Don't Cook The Foster Kid - Baby LK Report For April 26th 2015

Friday, April 24, 2015

Dad ordered to stay away from children after foster son dies following bath

Dad ordered to stay away from children after foster son dies following bath

The foster father accused of killing 11-month-old Ka’ron Mason was granted $75,000 bond Thursday in Stafford County Court. As part of the bond conditions, David John Marcussen, 33, of Fredericksburg, must stay away from children and must be supervised while around his own two and six-year-old children. He must also surrender his passport. Marcussen was charged with felony murder, involuntary manslaughter, two counts of cruelty to children and one count of child neglect after investigators said Ka’ron died from severe burns suffered while Marcussen gave him a bath.

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Audit finds records lag for foster-children social workers

Audit finds records lag for foster-children social workers

Georgia social workers charged with overseeing the safety of foster children are getting increasingly behind in their paperwork, making it difficult for managers and the public to ensure they are doing the job, according to a state audit.

Lack of foster families leads to temporary hotel housing for few children

Lack of foster families leads to temporary hotel housing for few children

In the first three months of 2015, more than a handful of Hall County foster care kids with the Division of Family and Children Services spent an average of two nights in a hotel.

“Crash pad for kids?” Sheboygan man accused of housing teenage runaways, having sex with girl

“Crash pad for kids?” Sheboygan man accused of housing teenage runaways, having sex with girl

Officials in Sheboygan have criminally charged a 40-year-old man — accused of housing teenage runaways and having sex with a young girl.

Why Do States Want to Deny Foster Children a Place to Call Home?

Why Do States Want to Deny Foster Children a Place to Call Home?

As a child, I spent almost a decade being shuffled through 14 different foster care placements, including two group homes. It wasn't until I was 12 years old that a family came along and gave me the permanent, loving home of my dreams.

Foster Father Accused of Raping Teen in Group Home

Foster Father Accused of Raping Teen in Group Home

Police arrested a foster father on the east side after they say he sexually abused one of the teenagers he took in to his home.

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Stafford baby dies from hot bath burns; foster dad charged with murder


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Stafford baby dies from hot bath burns; foster dad charged with murder

The Stafford County Sheriff’s office arrested and charged a man with felony murder for the death of an 12-month-old baby.

Baby dies after bath, foster dad charged with murder

Baby dies after bath, foster dad charged with murder

David John Marcussen, 33, of Village Parkway in Fredericksburg, was charged with felony murder, involuntary manslaughter, two counts of cruelty to children and one count of child neglect after investigators said his foster son died after a bath. Marcussen turned himself into the Stafford County Sheriff’s Office Friday and was jailed at the Rappahannock Regional Jail under no bond.

Lawsuit against child welfare agency headed back to court

Lawsuit against child welfare agency headed back to court

The District Court abused its discretion when it blocked children from meeting with their attorneys in a lawsuit challenging the state's child welfare system, a federal appeals court says.

DFCS using local hotels to house foster children

DFCS using local hotels to house foster children

amily and Children Services is renting local hotel rooms to house children who cannot be placed in foster families.

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Former foster mother charged with sexual relationship with foster son ordered to stand trial

Former foster mother charged with sexual relationship with foster son ordered to stand trial

A Westmoreland County woman was ordered Tuesday to stand trial on charges that she had an ongoing sexual relationship with her former foster son.


Bills move forward to curb overuse of psychiatric medications in California foster care

Bills move forward to curb overuse of psychiatric medications in California foster care

Following powerful testimony by former foster youth, a package of reform bills designed to rein in the excessive use of psychiatric drugs in California's child welfare system met unanimous approval in the state Senate on Tuesday -- the first step in a series of legislative moves ahead.

Buckinghamshire foster children placed in care miles from county

Buckinghamshire foster children placed in care miles from county

Nearly two thirds of children in the care of Buckinghamshire County Council have been placed with foster families outside the county - with some living hundreds of miles away.

Police search for girl missing from foster care

Police search for girl missing from foster care

Lincolnshire Police are appealing for information to help find a 15 year-old girl who has gone missing from Coningsby.


Help Me Get Back To My Dad



I was kidnapped by Sampson County DSS and Sampson County Law Enforcement over a year ago. I was returned to my dad by Judge Stevens because my dad never abused or neglected me. Now DSS wants me back because I was exposing how I was abused and neglected in Foster Care. They want to keep me away from my family and friends. I am 17 years old and I want to be with my dad. Sampson County Sheriff Thornton arrested my dad and is keeping him locked away at the Sampson County Detention Center in North Carolina because I will not go back to Foster Care to be abused even more. Me and my dad need help from anyone, any organization or any government agency stronger than Sampson County, North Carolina.

Monday, April 20, 2015

Ex-foster dad charged with CSC dating back to 2008

Ex-foster dad charged with CSC dating back to 2008

A former Kent County foster father has been ordered to stand trial on accusations he sexually assaulting two girls under his care before the state revoked his foster care license in 2011.

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