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Wednesday, July 19, 2017

LK Daily Report for 7/19/17 - Adopting your own children and More...

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Omaha, NE (KMTV) -- -  A shocking discovery, authorities say a 7-year-old boy was found weighing just 32 pounds.  His foster parents, Stephen Bauer and Megan Finlan, plead no contest to 5 counts of negligent child abuse resulting in serious injury in Douglas County District Court on Wednesday.

More >> Foster parents plead no contest for starving boy

A legal requirement that forced birth mothers to adopt their own children when their partners wished to adopt them has been removed.

More >> Law forcing mothers to adopt their own children is quashed

NASHVILLE, TN -- Gov. Bill Haslam announced Tuesday that the Tennessee Department of Children's Services (DCS) will no longer be under federal oversight after U.S. District Court Chief Judge Waverly D. Crenshaw Jr. approved a deal between the state and a New York-based advocacy group, Children's Rights.

More >> TN Dept. of Children's Services no longer under federal oversight after court decision

PORTLAND — The Portland-area man who says he was sexually abused by Seattle Mayor Ed Murray while he was in foster care in the 1980s spoke out Tuesday in an interview with KPTV in Portland.

More >> Former foster son of Seattle’s Ed Murray speaks out about alleged sexual abuse


A lawsuit filed in federal court on Monday alleges the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) violated the gun rights of foster parents.

More >> Lawsuit Alleges Michigan Agency Told Grandfather He’d Have to Give Up Gun Rights to Foster His Grandson


The mental health watchdog Citizens Commission on Human Rights (CCHR) applauded the recent Department of Justice health care fraud crackdown but says greater oversight is needed of Medicaid billing of psychotropic drugs prescribed children, which could reduce their use and increase protections.

More >> Watchdog Group: Medicaid's Child Psychotropic Drugging Needs Greater Oversight

Here is a petition to stop forced adoption in the UK.  Sign it.

More >> Stop forced adoption

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