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Thursday, September 14, 2017

No Foster Kids 4 U - LK Report for 9/14/17

Here are today's headlines.  
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The Pennsylvania auditor general says the state’s child welfare system is broken.

Eugene DePasquale released a special report Thursday that took aim at the system by the numbers.

“What I found for my ‘State of the Child’ special report is appalling,” DePasquale said. “I’m talking about wholesale system breakdowns that actually prevent (Children and Youth Services) caseworkers from protecting our children from abuse and neglect.”


The state DCS rejected her after she admitted she was a registered caregiver under the state's medical-marijuana law and kept a product in her home that contained cannabidol (CBD), a non-psychoactive compound that's found in cannabis.

Yet the product, along with all other forms of cannabis, is perfectly legal for qualified users and caregivers under the state's voter-approved, 2010 medical-marijuana law.


A south Arkansas mother whose 3-year-old drowned in a washing machine should not have had to surrender her newborn to the state months after an accident based on her "mindset," the Arkansas Court of Appeals ruled Wednesday.


MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Milwaukee city planners are pushing forward with an idea to use tiny homes to help teens aging out of foster care.


Hoping to combat the high cost of incarceration and break the cycle of children following their parents to prison, some cities have created programs to keep women out of jail and with their children.


ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – When kids have no place to go, families across the state open up their homes. However, as KRQE News discovered on Special Assignment, the need outweighs what’s actually available.


It looks like Teen Mom 2 star Jenelle Evans just can’t escape the custody battles these days. Since it was alleged that the reality star and her newborn daughter Ensley tested positive for marijuana, a new report has surfaced saying that Jenelle’s mother Barbara Evans has banned her daughter from seeing Jace, whom she has custody of.

Note: Usually it would be CPS that makes that decision.  In this case, grandma is playing God.

The foster brother who allegedly had a sexual relationship with slain Logan schoolgirl Tiahleigh Palmer is set to be sentenced at a Queensland court.

Trent Thorburn, 20, is due to face the Beenleigh District Court on Thursday on charges of perjury, attempting to pervert the course of justice and incest.


Seattle Mayor Ed Murray announced his resignation Tuesday. It comes after a man purporting to be Murray's cousin stepped forward claiming Murray sexually abused him in the mid-1970s when he was a boy.


Widlene Earle has never been to Canada, but she calls the country home and holds it in high regard because of its warm welcomes, cold snow and its eternal connection to Justin Bieber.


(NEWSER) – A Maryland couple whose YouTube prank videos garnered them accusations of child abuse were sentenced to five years probation on child neglect charges Monday, BuzzFeed reports. Michael and Heather Martin entered a plea to avoid jail time, admitting the state had enough to convict them without actually admitting guilt. The Martins' YouTube channel, DaddyOFive, featured hundreds of videos of them "pranking" their five children, according to the Frederick News-Post. Prosecutors singled out one video showing Heather screaming obscenities at a crying 10-year-old Cody—their youngest child—after falsely accusing him of pouring ink on the carpet and another video where Cody is falsely told he is no longer going to live with them.

More >> Parents Sentenced for Child Neglect Over YouTube Videos

In February 2015, Rebecca Wanosik took her then nine-week-old daughter Zeydn to the pediatrician. She was looking for answers for Zeydn’s seemingly inexplicable right arm pain. Instead, that one visit would end up turning her life upside down.


Prosecutors said there was no evidence of crimes being committed at an orphanage where at least 400 children are thought to have been buried in an unmarked mass grave.

More >> 'No crime' over orphanage mass grave

A growing number of parents say their children have been unfairly taken from them and adopted, lawyers and campaigners said today.

There are more than 100 cases where children have been adopted without sufficient evidence they are at risk from their birth parents, according to the BBC.

More >> Outcry from social workers over forced adoptions

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