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Monday, July 16, 2018

10-year-old girl starved, burned, left in trash; grandmother sues Georgia child services



A 10-year-old Georgia girl’s death of apparent starvation could have been prevented had the state’s child protection agency thoroughly investigated repeated complaints about the girl’s abuse and neglect, a lawsuit contends.

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Sunday, July 15, 2018

Baby LK's Top Ten CPS Horror Stories of the Week - July 15th 2018


He's back!!!


Baby LK's Top Ten CPS Horror Stories of the Week. Exposing Child Protective Services, Foster Care and Adoption for what it really is. Little Human Trafficking by government run social service agencies all over the world. This is a new series that I am trying out. Please like and share and comment if you want more.


Here are the links to all of the stories used in this video.

  1. https://www.heraldandnews.com/news/inmate-sues-dhs-for-million-claiming-abuse/article_c83a232b-57c2-5d0a-8644-212bbb33df07.html
  1. https://www.wsbtv.com/news/local/dekalb-county/attorney-dekalb-man-had-void-adopted-10-year-old-then-killed-him/786990041
  2. https://www.pnj.com/story/news/crime/2018/07/10/ex-fdle-supervisor-gets-8-life-sentences-child-sex-crimes/769573002/
  3. http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-dcfs-employee-charged-20180710-story.html
  4. http://www.wsfa.com/story/38644488/foster-dad-in-child-sex-crime-case-extradited-to-shoals
  5. http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/ct-met-boy-dies-fire-20180713-story.html
  6. https://www.registercitizen.com/news/crime/article/Tucson-couple-with-adopted-kids-plead-guilty-to-13060845.php
  7. https://montreal.ctvnews.ca/quebec-foster-parents-of-disabled-children-get-far-more-benefits-than-birth-families-study-1.4008851
  8. https://www.daily-times.com/story/news/crime/2018/07/09/former-cyfd-employee-accused-driving-children-while-intoxicated-dui-dwi/764745002
  9. https://kfor.com/2018/07/10/former-ok-foster-wishes-employee-charged-with-embezzling-more-than-20k-from-charity/

Separating children from their parents at the border



This is what has been going on at the border over the last week.  This is what I've collected split up into the topics that I see being presented.  There have been hundreds of links all saying the same thing from different sources, and I am working with what they've given me. 

Why are they doing this?


Who are the families at the border?


Do they even know who the parents are?


Sending the kids back to their parents...


Ut oh... They didn't do it on time...
What if they can't reunite all the kids with their parents?

Saturday, July 14, 2018

Foster dad in child sex crime case extradited to Shoals



Daniel Spurgeon, the man indicted on hundreds of child sex abuse charges in Lauderdale County, was extradited from Florida on Friday.

Spurgeon and his wife, Jenise Spurgeon, are accused of multiple sex crimes against foster children who were in their care while they were in the Shoals.

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Judge works out deal to bring family together for funeral of boy who died in foster home fire

When 3-year-old Maqkwone Jones is laid to rest next week, he will be surrounded by a family that has rarely been together for nearly a year.


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Congress Weighs Pilot Program for Predictive Analytics Use in Child Welfare

A new bill introduced by Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) last month would establish a pilot program to test the use of predictive analytics in identifying and protecting children who are at risk of maltreatment.

The bill, “Using Data to Help Protect Children and Family Act,” would set aside $10 million for the Department of Health and Human Services to work with five states or tribes to implement predictive analytics tools. Entities would be required to apply with a description of their research methodology and its limitations.

More >> Congress Weighs Pilot Program for Predictive Analytics Use in Child Welfare

Friday, July 13, 2018

All Hail The Whistleblowers: George Dudney Tells His Story On The Trafficking Of Tiny Humans In Foster Care

Instead of listening to media-backed NGOs and their chosen "Elected Ones" who are notorious for highjacking any narrative in dealing with children being separated from parents, distorting it or following those who are into making jest of the tortures of children of "The Poors" (always said with clinched teeth) through their 15 minutes of social media fame, disturbingly reducing the horrors of child welfare into some sensationally manipulated platform, meme or hashtag, just to get Patreon contributors, a vote in an election, or any other forms of questionable intrinsic rewards, why not listen to the children?

More >> All Hail The Whistleblowers: George Dudney Tells His Story On The Trafficking Of Tiny Humans In Foster Care

Former CYFD employee accused of driving children while intoxicated




A former New Mexico Children, Youth and Families Department employee is accused of child abuse for allegedly driving her children to their father's residence while intoxicated.

Dionna Anderson, 30, is accused of two third-degree felony counts of child abuse and a misdemeanor count of violating protective order, according to court documents.

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Research Shows That Anyone Could Forget Kids in Hot Cars

If parents think they would never forget their child in a hot car, they should think again. It can happen to anyone.

A leading expert in cognitive neuroscience who has studied the role of memory in such tragedies has found that stresses parents face in everyday life can make these memory lapses more likely.

More >> Research Shows That Anyone Could Forget Kids in Hot Cars

Tucson couple with adopted kids plead guilty to child abuse

A Tucson couple has pleaded guilty to child abuse after their four adopted children were found living in alarming conditions.

Authorities say the children were allegedly locked in separate rooms for up to 12 hours at a time with no access to food, water, lights or bathroom facilities.

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Police look into claims of teenage girl abused in foster care

Western Australia police are investigating an allegation that a 13-year-old Aboriginal girl has been sexually abused while in the care of a departmental foster carer.

WA’s Department of Child Protection has also been directed by its minister to look into a separate complaint that the same child has been subjected to physical abuse and neglect while in care in the northern mining town of Newman, in the Pilbara region.

More >> Police look into claims of teenage girl abused in foster care

Inmate sues DHS for $8.8 million, claiming abuse

A Klamath Falls man currently in prison for firearm theft has sued the Department of Human Services (DHS) for allegedly allowing his children to live with abusive foster parents.

Korderro Robert Bailey, 28, filed suit July 5 in federal court seeking $8.8 million for abuses he claims happened to his son and step-daughter dating back to 2013.

More >> Inmate sues DHS for $8.8 million, claiming abuse

Judge scolds DCFS for refusing to discuss death of boy, 3, in foster home fire: 'You tell me how he died, OK?'

A Cook County judge angrily scolded the state's child welfare agency Thursday over the slow pace of its investigation into the fire death of a 3-year-old boy in foster care, losing his temper when officials refused to provide any details.

"You tell me how he died, OK?” Juvenile Court Judge Patrick Murphy said during an often combative hearing. “I failed a kid because I appointed you as a guardian.’’

More >> Judge scolds DCFS for refusing to discuss death of boy, 3, in foster home fire: 'You tell me how he died, OK?'

Thursday, July 12, 2018

Program to reunite families disrupted by substance abuse exceeding expectations

When children are removed from the home or face the risk of removal because of parental substance abuse, the experience can be traumatic and have long-lasting effects on both the children and parents. A federally funded project designed to reunify and strengthen families in these situations throughout Kansas has shown success in reducing the traumatic effects substance abuse can have, and it is beginning to show progress in boosting reunification of families over traditional services.

Kansas Serves Substance Affected Families is a federally funded program now in its fourth of five years. The $2.9 million grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Administration for Children and Families is part of a national effort through public-private partnerships to improve well-being, safety and reunification outcomes.

More >> Program to reunite families disrupted by substance abuse exceeding expectations

Poverty grounds for separating kids from their families in Canada

British Columbia is a rich Canadian province. As with most places where money flows freely, not everyone is allowed a taste of privilege.

British Columbia has one of the highest rates of child-poverty in the whole nation. This lack of wealth to buy the basics of life that most of us take for granted has been giving B.C.’s Ministry of Children and Family Development the excuse it needs to remove kids from their parents. The premise for doing so, sounds logical: If you can’t pay to properly feed, clothe and house your child, you’re neglecting your child. The government will step in to do what you can’t and, in the process, take your child away from you. But once you start picking apart the apparatus that serves to ‘protect’ the kids separated from impoverished families, it’s easy to see that provincial government’s methodology is based in cruel madness, masquerading as concern.

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Quebec foster parents of disabled children get far more benefits than birth families: study

Families that foster children with disabilities get paid 70 per cent more benefits by the government than a family that chooses to keep the kids in the home, according to a new study.

The survey by the Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton firm has gotten the attention of families of disabled kids, who are now demanding parity in benefits with foster families.

More >> Quebec foster parents of disabled children get far more benefits than birth families: study

Report addresses over-representation of Black and Indigenous children in foster care

The Ontario Human Rights Commission is calling on the provincial government and Ontario Association of Children’s Aid Societies to address the over-representation of Black and Indigenous children in foster care in Ontario.

According to the OHRC’s report “Interrupted Childhoods: Over-representation of Indigenous and Black children in Ontario child welfare,” while Indigenous children make up 4.1 per cent of Ontario’s population under the age of 15, they account for 30 per cent of the province’s foster children. Overall, the rate of Black children in care was 2.2 times higher than their proportion in the population.

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A painful reunion at school of horror

The Florida State Reform School — more dungeon than deliverance for much of its 108-year history — has kept chilling secrets hidden behind red-brick walls and a razor wire fence amid the gently rolling hills of rural North Florida.

Established by state lawmakers in 1897 as a high-minded experiment where "young offenders, separated from the vicious, may receive careful, physical, intellectual and moral training," the reformatory instead became a Dickensian nightmare.

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Exclusive interview: the father who nearly lost his child to adoption

Now to an immigration story which has echoes of Donald Trump’s Mexican border policy, only it involves the authorities in the UK. We have been speaking exclusively to a father who was separated from his three-year-old daughter who was nearly put up for adoption while he was detained. They’ve been awarded £50,000 in compensation from the Home Office, which admitted it had breached its own policies.

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Settlement reached in 'illegal adoption' case

Tressa Reeves (nee Donnelly) and her son Patrick Farrell settled a high court action against a catholic adoption agency and the Irish state.

RTÉ reported Ms Reeves sought damages over the alleged illegal adoption of her son by St. Patrick's Guild in 1961.

More >> Settlement reached in 'illegal adoption' case

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Ex-FDLE supervisor sentenced to eight life sentences for abusing four boys



A former Florida Department of Law Enforcement child sex investigator will begin serving eight life sentences for sexually abusing two of his son’s friends and two foster children in his care.

Charles McMullen chose not to say anything to Circuit Judge John Simon before Simon imposed the sentence Tuesday morning in Santa Rosa County Court, instead standing quietly behind his defense attorneys.

More >> Ex-FDLE supervisor sentenced to eight life sentences for abusing four boys

L.A. County Department of Children and Family Services employee charged with distributing child pornography

An employee of the Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services has been charged with distributing child pornography online, the district attorney’s office announced Tuesday.

Carlos Enrique Castillo, 54, faces five felony counts of distributing child pornography and one felony count of possession of over 600 images of child or youth pornography, according to the criminal complaint. Castillo pleaded not guilty on Tuesday.

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Tasmanian man who indecently assaulted foster child fined and put on sex offender register

The male partner of a Tasmanian foster carer has been fined $886 and placed on the sex offender register for 12 months, for indecently assaulting a child while in his care.

The 57-year-old, who cannot be named for legal reasons, was sentenced in the Magistrates Court in Launceston today.

More >> Tasmanian man who indecently assaulted foster child fined and put on sex offender register

Will caseworkers face discipline for death of Euclid child? Family speaks out

The Child Welfare Review Panel reviewing how Cuyahoga County Children and Family Services handled the case of 4-year-old Aniya Day-Garrett and their policies completed the case review on June 28, but the results of report will not be released this week according to a county spokeswoman.

More >> Will caseworkers face discipline for death of Euclid child? Family speaks out

Attorney: DeKalb man had ‘void,' adopted 10-year-old – then killed him

Defense attorney Daryl Queen clasped his hands and spoke to the DeKalb County jury tenderly, like a pastor to a grieving family. He told them about Leon Williams, 44, a former longtime state worker who had a void in his life, who wanted a son and decided he had enough love and patience to handle a 10-year-old with autism, communication issues and myriad mental challenges.

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