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The Mystery of the Missing Foster Kids of Kansas and Texas - LK Report for 10/12/17

The Mystery of the Missing Foster Kids of Kansas

More than 70 children are missing from the state foster care system, the contractors that operate the system said Tuesday.

More >> 3 sisters missing from Tonganoxie foster home raise concerns about state oversight

Foster Care $600 bucks a night!!!

It was close to 1:30 a.m., and two children who’d been taken from their homes by Washington Child Protective Services were still waiting in a Pierce County child welfare office for someone — anyone — to agree to take them in for a night. A worker posted a desperate plea on a Facebook page for foster parents that morning last June: “Insomnia anyone? Still up? The boys in Tacoma still need placement.”

Workers’ earlier posts had offered an “exceptional cost placement” for the teens. That’s code for payments that can top $600 a night — more than the base rate foster parents get for a whole month of care — as an incentive for foster parents to take a child.

More >> Short-term foster care costs taxpayers millions
Who says they don't do it for the money?

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Families in both Oregon and Kentucky are seeking to adopt a 4-year-old girl from southern Oregon, causing the states to dispute which has jurisdiction over her.

More >> Oregon, Kentucky disputing adoption of 4-year-old girl in court

The 60's Scoop

Eric Stewart's Nisga'a life was not just uprooted by the Sixties Scoop, it was nearly destroyed.

"I would lie to family and friends that I was okay," Stewart said.

More >> Sixties Scoop continues: Advocates say B.C.'s child welfare system plagued by racial inequity

Tiahleigh Palmer's mother has welcomed a court's refusal to cut the sentence of the foster brother who sexually abused the slain schoolgirl, saying he needs to take responsibility for what he has done.

More >> Tiahleigh Palmer's foster brother denied appeal on incest and perjury offences

A 10-week-old baby is on life support and Oklahoma City police are investigating possible child abuse or neglect. The baby was at a foster home when EMSA was called.

More >> Baby On Life Support, Foster Family Under Investigation

The Mystery of the Missing Foster Kid from Texas

A three-year-old Indian girl with developmental issues has been missing in the US state of Texas after her foster father allegedly told her to stand outside alone late in the night as punishment for not finishing her milk, media reports said.

More >> Adopted Indian girl goes missing after late night punishment for not finishing milk

SANDUSKY, Michigan -- A judge who granted a convicted rapist joint custody rights to a child born after his sexual assault of a 12-year-old girl on Tuesday issued a stay on his ruling, reports say.

More >> Michigan judge stays order giving rapist joint custody of child

Late last month, the department of Health and Human Services published its 2018-2022 draft strategic plan, opening it up for comment through the end of October.

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Minutes after Andrew Sucher allegedly pummeled and kicked a state child welfare investigator outside his parents' western Illinois home, his mother telephoned 911 and said he had beaten the worker because he felt the agency was harassing him.

More >> 911 calls add to details about attack on DCFS investigator

DEVINE, Texas - A Medina County foster parent was arrested Wednesday on charges of sexually assaulting multiple children in his care.

Miguel Briseno, 58, faces three counts of sexual assault of a child.

More >> Foster parent accused of sexually assaulting children in Bexar, Medina counties

DOMESTIC worker Anna Mahlangu, 62, cried bitterly in the Gauteng High Court, Pretoria, after she was found guilty of murdering her 13-year-old foster child by setting her alight.

More >> Foster mom convicted of killing girl, 13

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