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Monday, April 22, 2019

Judge issues sweeping restrictions on how media can report on feverish-child case

An Arizona judge kept open to the public a hearing in a controversial child-welfare case but issued sweeping restrictions on the news media and public reporting on the proceedings, according to a government watchdog group.

Lori Ford, with Arizona DCS Oversight Group, observed Friday's hearing at which, she said, Maricopa County Juvenile Court Presiding Judge Timothy J. Ryan told a reporter “that she should not publish any news stories about the case."

More >> Judge issues sweeping restrictions on how media can report on feverish-child case

Saturday, April 20, 2019

Missoula foster parents plead not guilty to child abuse

A Missoula couple have pleaded not guilty in a Montana court to criminal child endangerment and other charges in their treatment of foster children.

The Missoulian reports Angela and Malcolm Cobler entered their pleas Thursday. Each face nine charges, including criminal child endangerment, endangering the welfare of children and several counts of assault on a minor. Malcolm Cobler is also charged with tampering with evidence.

More >> Missoula foster parents plead not guilty to child abuse

Foster parent, frustrated, allegedly shakes 2-month-old baby

A foster parent in Lake Stevens is accused of shaking a 2-month-old boy under his care, causing a brain bleed, according to a police report filed in Snohomish County Superior Court.

Because babies have weak neck muscles, violently shaking a baby can result in permanent brain damage, or death, according to the Mayo Clinic.

More >> Foster parent, frustrated, allegedly shakes 2-month-old baby

Genealogy sites helping birth parents find children placed for adoption

DeAnn Link is searching for her daughter. She’d be 23 years old now.

Link said she gave birth in a Chicago hospital in 1996 at age 18, and the baby was placed with an adoptive family.

More >> Genealogy sites helping birth parents find children placed for adoption

She spent a week in jail. Lost her job and her kids. Then, all charges were dropped

After seven days in jail, a Brown County mother is free, but her life is still in chaos. She says she's lost her job and her children, all due to a case of mistaken identity on the part of the Aberdeen Police Department.

It started on April 11 in the parking lot of Target on Beechmont Avenue when Ashley Foster was approached by a Hamilton County deputy.

More >> She spent a week in jail. Lost her job and her kids. Then, all charges were dropped

US conservative says he would rather a child remain in an orphanage than be adopted by a gay couple

The US conservative and journalist Matt Walsh has stated in a video that he believes children are better off in orphanages than with same-sex parents.

Walsh, who primarily contributes to the right-wing news site The Daily Wire is a Trump supporter, Christian, and a self-described theocratic fascist.

More >> US conservative says he would rather a child remain in an orphanage than be adopted by a gay couple

Friday, April 19, 2019

RIP Mad Angel - You will be missed.

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It has just come to my attention, and I'm sad to say, that we lost one of our great fighters, the Mad Angel herself, Angelia Borths.  The Mad Angel was truly one of the best we ever had.

I did have the pleasure of doing a couple BlogTalkRadio shows with her thanks to Christopher TheLivingMan Bruce who had us as guests on his America's Deadly Sins show a couple years back.  Here's one of them, I will post the other as soon as we find it.  She is well worth listening to.

1/14/2016

And here's her show.


Here she is on The Captain


My heart goes out to her and her family.  

I'm just too sad right now to say any more.


Thursday, April 18, 2019

Former foster youth make themselves heard for “sibling bill of rights,” drivers license bill

The longer Davion Bugarin talked, his tears turning into gasping sobs, the more lawmakers began to cry. Someone found a box of tissues so the legislators on the House human services committee could wipe their eyes while Bugarin explained how he lost his sisters in foster care.

More >> Former foster youth make themselves heard for “sibling bill of rights,” drivers license bill

’There’s no way for us to learn how to live’: Foster children who age out of care suffer later in life

Nelly Medina was 9 when her mother, who was addicted to drugs, left her and her two siblings and did not come home.

By the time Medina turned 18, she had lived in 14 foster homes and attended 10 public schools. She asked to be emancipated at 16 so she could abort a pregnancy. She ultimately miscarried.

More >> ’There’s no way for us to learn how to live’: Foster children who age out of care suffer later in life

Department of Homeland Security Advisory Panel Wants Congress To Make It Easier To Keep Migrant Kids Detained

Members of the the Department of Homeland Security advisory council recommended Congress enact emergency legislation to make it easier for the Trump administration to detain children with their parents indefinitely, according to a draft report released to the acting secretary on Tuesday.

The council, which consists of a group of bipartisan members, provides the secretary with advice on how to approach policy decisions across a broad range of homeland security topics. A council subcommittee spent nearly seven months looking at the issue of the treatment of family and children on the southern border and conducted several site visits and conducted more than 100 interviews in the drafting of the report.

More >> Department of Homeland Security Advisory Panel Wants Congress To Make It Easier To Keep Migrant Kids Detained

Wife denies girl’s account of abuse by former foster dad

Close to tears and rubbing the cross on her necklace, Nereida Rios testified repeatedly Wednesday that her husband was never left alone with either of the foster girls now accusing him of sexual abuse.

Not in a bedroom.

More >> Wife denies girl’s account of abuse by former foster dad

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

‘They failed to protect Amy’: Child welfare agency, foster home sued for $5.5M over teen’s suicide

The family of Amy Jane Owen is suing the child welfare agency and the foster home where the 13-year-old died by suicide thousands of kilometres away from her community.

The statement of claim was filed Tuesday and alleges Tikinagan Child and Family Services and Mary Homes are responsible for Owen’s “wrongful death” April 17, 2017.

More >> ‘They failed to protect Amy’: Child welfare agency, foster home sued for $5.5M over teen’s suicide

Former First Lady Michelle Obama Insulted Divorced Dads

Former First Lady Michelle Obama managed to impugn a sizeable population of fathers this week when she compared Trump’s presidency to living with a divorced dad. Speaking at an event in London, Obama suggested that America was a troubled teen: “We come from a broken family, we are a little unsettled,” she offered before rolling out a tired and easy parenting stereotype. “Sometimes you spend the weekend with divorced dad. That feels like fun but then you get sick,” Obama continued. “That is what America is going through. We are living with divorced dad.”

More >> Former First Lady Michelle Obama Insulted Divorced Dads

Faith-based adoption agency sue so they can legally turn away LGBTI parents

A faith-based adoption agency is suing the state of Michigan after they made it illegal for state-funded agencies to discriminate against LGBTI parents.

The Becket Fund for Religious Liberty filed the lawsuit on Monday (15 April) on behalf of St Vincent Catholic Charities.

More >> Faith-based adoption agency sue so they can legally turn away LGBTI parents

Former foster child testifies in Sarasota sex abuse trial

Wearing a pink dress and braided hair, a young girl took the witness stand Tuesday and spoke in low, mumbling tones.

With her golden retriever therapy dog watching from the audience, the child repeated what she had told police investigators a year earlier — that her former foster father had approached her in a bedroom and put “his pee-pee” in her mouth.

More >> Former foster child testifies in Sarasota sex abuse trial

Army Vet Appeals Immigration Adoption Case

A Kansas Army veteran has appealed to the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals to secure citizenship for his adopted daughter. Meanwhile, immigration attorneys see the possibility for a legislative fix. For the Kansas News Service,  Andrea Tudhope reports.

More >> Army Vet Appeals Immigration Adoption Case

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Foster children sue state to ensure adequate protection

A new class-action lawsuit filed Tuesday accuses the state of inadequately protecting Oregon’s foster children.

Ten foster children, representing the roughly 8,000 children in the state’s care, want a federal court to fix longstanding issues at the Oregon Department of Human Services.

Oregon >> Foster children sue state to ensure adequate protection

DCF caseworker jailed on child pornography charges




A caseworker for the Department of Children and Families is jailed on child pornography charges.
Ka’yan Frazier, 26, of Somers Point, was arrested Monday following an investigation sparked by a tip from Tumblr, according to the affidavit obtained by BreakingAC.

More >> DCF caseworker jailed on child pornography charges

Foster parent in Muskegon charged with criminal sexual conduct


A licensed foster care parent is facing criminal charges in Muskegon County.

Mark Sorensen, 60, is facing two counts of 1st degree criminal sexual conduct.  It is unclear at this time what he is alleged to have done.

More >> Foster parent in Muskegon charged with criminal sexual conduct

Gov. JB Pritzker Says DCFS Case Workers Need More Training Following Death Of Ja’hir Gibbons

The Department of Children and Family Services has a new director who started Monday and a new training center, but there is still no word from the independent review that was ordered following the death of 2-year-old Ja’hir Gibbons.

More >> Gov. JB Pritzker Says DCFS Case Workers Need More Training Following Death Of Ja’hir Gibbons

Monday, April 15, 2019

Adoption agency sues state over new gay adoption rules

An adoptive mother and a Michigan faith-based adoption agency are challenging a recent state settlement that bans state contracts with foster and adoption agencies that refuse to work with gay couples.

St. Vincent Catholic Charities and Melissa Buck, a mother of five special needs kids adopted through St. Vincent, filed a federal lawsuit Monday alleging the new rules violated the group’s First Amendment rights. The group is represented by religious liberty group, Becket Law.

More >> Adoption agency sues state over new gay adoption rules

'I felt constantly lied to’: Massachusetts foster parents say state makes it harder to help vulnerable children

One day, a social worker picked up Marianna Litovich’s foster son from daycare and kept the boy for four hours before bringing him home. The social worker refused to tell Litovich where she had taken the boy.

“I was told I had no right to know. I was immediately demoted from parent to babysitter,” said Litovich, of South Hadley, who has adopted two children through the Department of Children and Families and hopes to adopt a third.

Foster mom of 7-year-old shot by stray bullet says new home was supposed to be a better place

A foster mother said a 7-year-old girl is fighting to live after someone shot her in the head while watching a movie.

She told Channel 2's Michael Seiden she doesn't know why the shooter picked her home.

More >> Foster mom of 7-year-old shot by stray bullet says new home was supposed to be a better place

Report: Foster child gave ‘credible’ account of caseworkers’ sexual encounter

Oregon child welfare workers described as “credible” the account by a 14-year-old foster boy that other child welfare workers had sex in front of him last year.

According to a state police report obtained by The Oregonian/OregonLive, rumors had been circulating that child welfare supervisor Mark Walsh and paralegal Kate Guy were having an affair before the night they spent supervising the boy at a hotel. While interviewing Guy, Detective Casi Hegney-Bach described it as the “worst kept secret at the Dallas (Department of Human Services) office.”

More >> Report: Foster child gave ‘credible’ account of caseworkers’ sexual encounter

Sunday, April 14, 2019

For foster parents, chaotic state system makes job even harder

The disheveled toddler reeked of urine when she arrived on Gayle Suzor’s doorstep in the arms of a state social worker. She had been plucked from a car after her mother, who was high on drugs, was pulled over for driving erratically. Suzor’s was the closest foster home available in the western part of the state.

More >> For foster parents, chaotic state system makes job even harder

Are Bill & Hillary Clinton Involved with Child Trafficking?

The question on everyone’s mind – are Bill and Hillary Clinton connected to or involved with child sex trafficking or child labor trafficking networks – or, are they advocates for children as they portray themselves to be? Though, the focus is on both Bill and Hillary, this report will primarily break down a timeline of Hillary’s work as it relates to children, in addition to both of their connections with individuals who have been indicted and/or convicted of crimes against children – because they are stacking up. The information that follows will provide facts, for each person to use their own discernment in determining what they believe to be truth, or until further information is revealed.

More >> Are Bill & Hillary Clinton Involved with Child Trafficking?

Unredacted report: Even after Sara Packer admitted to three-way sex with older foster daughter, Grace was returned to her


Unredacted report: Even after Sara Packer admitted to three-way sex with older foster daughter, Grace was returned to her


Of all the missed opportunities before 14-year-old Grace Packer was horrifically murdered, one has long stood at the center of scrutiny as Pennsylvania asks why its child welfare network failed to protect her.

In 2010, Grace’s adoptive father, David Packer, was arrested for sexually abusing her and an older foster daughter in their Allentown home. Yet state and Lehigh County authorities ultimately allowed Grace to return to the care of Packer’s wife, Sara Packer, her adoptive mother who would go on to kill her six years later as part of a rape-murder fantasy.

More >> Unredacted report: Even after Sara Packer admitted to three-way sex with older foster daughter, Grace was returned to her

Friday, April 12, 2019

City Council Asks Why NYC Is 'Tearing Families Apart' For Marijuana Use

As New York considers legalizing marijuana, attention is also turning to how the drug plays a role in the city’s child welfare system—one that has the power to remove children from their parents and that investigates, almost exclusively, low-income families of color.

More >> City Council Asks Why NYC Is 'Tearing Families Apart' For Marijuana Use

Senator: Oregon foster kids in danger


Plan to bring Oregon foster kids back from out of state facilities after reports of abuse, licensing violations and violations.

RI DCYF makes changes in policy, personnel after death of girl, 9

The state Department of Children, Youth and Families has made changes in personnel and policy following the death of a 9-year-old girl with cerebral palsy who was in foster care.

Trista Piccola, director of the Department of Children, Youth and Families, held a morning news conference at DCYF headquarters to explain the changes she has implemented following a three-month investigation into the death of Zah-Nae, a 9-year-old girl with cerebral palsy who was found unresponsive in a bathtub on Jan. 3.

More >> RI DCYF makes changes in policy, personnel after death of girl, 9

It Takes A Child To Educate A Federal Judge - Will Nancy Edmunds Finally Figure Out After 10 Years That Michigan's Child Welfare System Sucks?



More >> It Takes A Child To Educate A Federal Judge - Will Nancy Edmunds Finally Figure Out After 10 Years That Michigan's Child Welfare System Sucks?

Protect Children from Strip Searches, HSLDA asks Supreme Court

On Wednesday, HSLDA filed an amicus curiae brief urging the U.S. Supreme Court to hear a case that could halt warrantless strip searches during child welfare investigations.

More >> Protect Children from Strip Searches, HSLDA asks Supreme Court

To Escape Court Oversight, D.C.'s Child Welfare System Is Cutting Corners

In the second-floor cubicles and offices of D.C.’s child welfare agency, on 2nd and I streets SE, small clusters of social workers watched, mute with shock, as Christian Greene spoke.

Sneaking furtive glances at their phones, which streamed live video of the Child and Family Services Agency’s Feb. 26 performance oversight hearing before the D.C. Council, they listened to the agency’s former ombudsman talk about how she was fired for refusing to downplay the severe and troubling trends so many of them had witnessed. They listened to her berate agency leadership for gutting the ombudsman’s office of its investigatory responsibilities, and for manipulating workers’ caseload data to make the agency appear more functional than it was.

More >> To Escape Court Oversight, D.C.'s Child Welfare System Is Cutting Corners

Oregon Lawmakers Want Answers On Out-Of-State Foster Care Kids

Oregon lawmakers questioned Child Welfare officials in a hearing Thursday. They wanted to know why the number of foster care children being sent out-of-state skyrocketed and how a 9-year-old could be sent to Montana for six months and never be checked on by a caseworker.

“Something here has gone very, very wrong,” said Sen. Sara Gelser, D-Corvallis, who chairs the Senate Committee on Human Services and convened the hearing. “We cannot ignore it and we have to keep this issue front and center until we are satisfied each of these kids are safe.”

More >> Oregon Lawmakers Want Answers On Out-Of-State Foster Care Kids




Thursday, April 11, 2019

Media, lawmaker booted from court hearing; questions surround DCS case of Chandler family with feverish child

An Arizona judge's latest decision to throw a reporter and state lawmaker out of child-welfare hearings in a controversial case has raised a new layer of questions about how the case is being handled, parents' free-speech rights and public scrutiny of the child-welfare system.

The family drew nationwide attention when their children were taken after Chandler police, with guns drawn, kicked down their door to check on an unvaccinated child with a fever.

More >> Media, lawmaker booted from court hearing; questions surround DCS case of Chandler family with feverish child

Minnesota Father Who Lost Children Seeks Change in Laws Governing Child Protective Services Custody Seizures

Dwight Mitchell, a management consultant whose family once lived in Apple Valley, saw his role as father abruptly shift to a desperate mission to get his children back when child protective services took custody following a 2014 incident. The subsequent ordeal convinced him to file a lawsuit, and that drew calls for help from other parents in similar straits.

Mitchell’s encounter with the state came about when a family babysitter reported to officials that Mitchell had spanked his 11-year-old son. The babysitter reported the incident to Dakota County MN child protection workers who, Mitchell’s suit alleges, removed his children from the family home. Mitchell said he intended for the spanking to give his son guidance for stealing, disobeying his parents and failing to do assigned school work. He called it an act of love.

More >> Minnesota Father Who Lost Children Seeks Change in Laws Governing Child Protective Services Custody Seizures

‘When my children came back, they were broken’

A woman’s three children were separated and sent overseas to a string of different institutions for up to seven years without any legal representation, she has revealed.

The mother said the Department of Child and Family Services wanted to place the children at care homes in the United States, at first for short-term assessments, but that two of the youngsters remained abroad for several years.


More >> ‘When my children came back, they were broken’

Oregon lawmakers compromise on college degree mandate for child welfare workers

Oregon lawmakers this week settled on a compromise response to a proposal by child welfare leaders and Gov. Kate Brown to drop the requirement that caseworkers have a college degree.

State law requires workers who investigate reports of child abuse and make decisions about whether to remove children from their families to have earned at least a bachelor’s degree.

More >> Oregon lawmakers compromise on college degree mandate for child welfare workers

Advocates say Oregon foster child abandoned, drugged at Montana facility

A 9-year-old Oregon girl in foster care has been largely abandoned by state regulators charged with her care and sometimes drugged in an out-of-state facility, advocates say.

It's a case that illustrates the ongoing challenge lawmakers and state officials face as they work to find appropriate places of care for Oregon's most vulnerable children — and recover from years of scandal and allegations that kids are not being protected.

More >> Advocates say Oregon foster child abandoned, drugged at Montana facility

Russian Dad Who Took His Kids Back From Muslim Foster Family Wanted in Sweden

The Russian's three daughters were taken into care by the Swedish authorities and placed in a Lebanese Muslim foster family, spurring him into taking action.

A Russian man called Denis Lisov has been arrested in absentia in Sweden for violating Swedish law after he took his own three children, who had been placed in a Muslim foster family, and fled to Poland to seek asylum.

More >> Russian Dad Who Took His Kids Back From Muslim Foster Family Wanted in Sweden

Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Boardman foster parent accused of beating child in her care

Police say a foster parent is charged with child endangering after beating a child in her care with coat hangers and belts.

Police were informed of the abuse in March after suspicious marks were found on the child, according to a police report. Police said they were also informed that the child smelled like urine and feces and showed up to school in clothes that were soiled and were often too small.

More >> Boardman foster parent accused of beating child in her care

Former Foster Parent Charged With Additional Child Porn



On March 7, FDLE agents arrested Dieter Claus Bucher, 76, of 990 Lukes Way, Fort Walton Beach, for four counts of possession of child pornography.

On April 5, Bucher, former employee and foster parent for Children in Crisis, Inc., was charged with 18 additional counts of possessing child pornography. Children in Crisis is a nonprofit organization, located in Fort Walton Beach, Florida, that provides homes for abused, neglected, and abandoned children in the community. 

More >> Former Foster Parent Charged With Additional Child Porn

Iowa social worker charged with lying in child removal case

An Iowa social worker has been charged with perjury for delivering false testimony that helped convince a judge to remove four children from their parents, investigators said Tuesday.

Former Department of Human Services employee Chelsie Gray is charged with knowingly giving false information during a December 2017 hearing in which she recommended a judge terminate the parental rights of a mother and father.

More >> Iowa social worker charged with lying in child removal case

Concerns spark over abuse in the adoption&foster care system after Washington couple drives family off a cliff

A jury determined a Washington state couple committed murder suicide when they drove off a cliff killing their six adoptive children.

When you look at a picture of the Hart family and their six adoptive kids, you see nothing but huge smiles.

More >> Concerns spark over abuse in the adoption&foster care system after Washington couple drives family off a cliff

‘It was shocking:’ Closure of last adoption agency on Vancouver Island leaves hopeful families in limbo


The only adoption agency on Vancouver Island is planning to close its doors. Aaron Guillen has more on what this means for couples who have been searching for a new addition to their family.

More >> ‘It was shocking:’ Closure of last adoption agency on Vancouver Island leaves hopeful families in limbo

Tuesday, April 09, 2019

Denmark Threatens Woman Critical of Islam with Removal of Foster Child

A Danish supervising authority has threatened Danish-Iranian blogger and author Jaleh Tavakoli with the removal of her foster child after she shared an online video of a murder by Islamic State terrorists in Morocco.

The Social Supervisory Authority informed Ms. Tavakoli that the approval of her and her husband as foster parents had been rescinded and that their eight-year-old foster daughter — whom they have raised since her infancy — may be taken from their home because, they were told, “you do not have the necessary quality to have children in your care.”

More >> Denmark Threatens Woman Critical of Islam with Removal of Foster Child

Trump Administration Lets Foster Agency Turn Away Catholics and Jews

In their zeal to stop gay people from adopting kids in need, conservatives have empowered state-funded agencies to turn away anyone they deem unsuitable.

More >> Trump Administration Lets Foster Agency Turn Away Catholics and Jews

Federal funds can now be used to help Virginia families before kids are put in foster care

State officials are working on ways to implement new strategies to help children at risk of being put into foster homes by giving tools to their families to prevent it from happening.

Governor Ralph Northam signed into law SB1679 and HB2014, which puts Virginia in line with the federal Family First Prevention Services Act of 2018.

More >> Federal funds can now be used to help Virginia families before kids are put in foster care

As child abuse cases rise, Baby Court sees success with keeping families together

New numbers show child abuse and neglect is still a real problem in Bexar County. There were 5,865 confirmed cases last year. That’s up from the year before.

Advocates say that’s why Early Intervention Programs are so important - programs you pay for in the court system.

More >> As child abuse cases rise, Baby Court sees success with keeping families together

Callers reporting long wait times on CYFD child abuse hotline

Some people are experiencing long hold times before they are able to report child abuse.

The statewide intake center allows New Mexicans to call #SAFE from a cell phone, and talk to someone at CYFD about possible child abuse.

More >> Callers reporting long wait times on CYFD child abuse hotline

Monday, April 08, 2019

'I felt robbed': Indigenous mother says baby's apprehension was wrong

The parents want this story told. However, for legal reasons and at the request of the parents, the CBC is not identifying the family by name.

E. felt elated and exhausted. A day earlier, she'd given birth to a baby girl.

Her pregnancy and childbirth had been difficult, even turbulent. But as the 26-year-old Gitxsan woman recovered in her room at the B.C. Women's Hospital last July, she felt relief.

More >> 'I felt robbed': Indigenous mother says baby's apprehension was wrong

American Indian adoptees deal with painful past and family separations

Jane Harstad gave birth in 1986 to her first child, a son. Soon after, a pediatrician asked for her family’s medical history. She didn’t have a clue. She didn’t know who her biological mother or father was, let alone what medical conditions they had.

Harstad, who is Red Cliff Band of Lake Superior Chippewa, was adopted shortly after birth through Catholic Charities adoption services in 1965. The agency placed her in a white, middle-class family living in St. Paul, Minn.

More >> American Indian adoptees deal with painful past and family separations

Sunday, April 07, 2019

Trump's Proclamation on National Child Abuse Prevention Month, 2019



From Whitehouse.gov

Every child deserves the security of a stable, loving, and nurturing home.  During National Child Abuse Prevention Month, we recognize the importance of all Americans working together each day in defense of the most vulnerable among us — our children.  We must make every effort to ensure that they are treated with dignity and respect, and have the opportunity to pursue their dreams in secure and healthy environments.

The relationships that children have with parents, family members, teachers, and other caregivers profoundly shape their lives.  When they are subjected to abuse and neglect, they are exposed to toxic stress that can disrupt early brain development and increase the risk of depression, suicide, substance abuse, developmental disabilities, future violence, juvenile delinquency, and other unhealthy behaviors.  These and other devastating effects of child abuse can last a lifetime, and can even affect future generations.

As a Nation, we must do everything within our power to stop child abuse and neglect before they occur.  The best defense against these menaces is a strong family led by loving and caring parents.  My Administration has a broad vision for strengthening families, which includes raising awareness, focusing on prevention, and working to help parents and children thrive.  For this reason, I signed into law the Family First Prevention Services Act — an important step in helping move child welfare to a more prevention-based system.  This legislation increases the support available to at-risk families through services such as mental health and substance abuse treatment and parenting skill-based programs, so that more children may remain safely in their homes and communities.

We cannot lose sight of the importance of the entire community in preventing child abuse and neglect.  It is critically important for our children to have parents who care for their physical, intellectual, and emotional needs.  But we also must acknowledge the friends, neighbors, educators, and faith leaders who help in promoting the well-being of children.  We are especially grateful for foster and adoptive parents who graciously open their homes and lives to children in need of love and support.  And we extend our deepest respect and gratitude to the professionals, volunteers, and organizations who work tirelessly to protect at-risk children and to care for those who have tragically experienced the traumas of abuse or neglect.

We pray for all those who have suffered from the terrors of child abuse and neglect and who continue to suffer from its devastating psychological and physical impacts.  We honor the courageous survivors of abuse and neglect and hold in our hearts those cruelly taken from us.  We strengthen our resolve to eradicate abuse and neglect from our homes and communities, and we pledge our unwavering commitment to preserving the innocence and safety of our Nation’s children.  Let us all strive each day to build a brighter future for them and for our country.

NOW, THEREFORE, I, DONALD J. TRUMP, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim April 2019 as National Child Abuse Prevention Month.  I call upon all Americans to invest in the lives of our Nation’s children, to be aware of their safety and well-being, and to support efforts that promote their psychological, physical, and emotional development.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this
twenty-ninth day of March, in the year of our Lord two thousand nineteen, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and forty-third.

DONALD J. TRUMP

More >> Proclamation on National Child Abuse Prevention Month, 2019

ACLU reacts to DCFS employees falsifying reports

The ACLU of Illinois is responding after Inspector General reports on the Department of Children and Family Services found 35 employees had actions taken against them for either falsifying information or falsely testifying in court.

More >> ACLU reacts to DCFS employees falsifying reports

US says reuniting separated families laborious process

The Trump administration wants up to two years to find potentially thousands of children who were separated from their families at the border before a judge halted the practice last year, a task that it says is more laborious than previous efforts because the children are no longer in government custody.

The Justice Department said in a court filing late Friday that it will take at least a year to review about 47,000 cases of unaccompanied children taken into government custody between July 1, 2017 and June 25, 2018 — the day before U.S. District Judge Dana Sabraw halted the general practice of splitting families. The administration would begin by sifting through names for traits most likely to signal separation — for example, children under 5.

More >> US says reuniting separated families laborious process

In a broken foster system, some kids can’t find a bed for the night

It was around midnight when the 14-year-old boy climbed into the back seat of a state social worker’s car last fall, clutching a grocery bag stuffed with what clothes he could grab on the way out of his house.

More >> In a broken foster system, some kids can’t find a bed for the night

Lawsuit against DHS claims agency 'failed to protect children'

The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, families and former employees are moving forward with a class action lawsuit that was filed against the Oklahoma Department of Human Services.

They plan to sue the agency for what they call "failing to protect children."

More >> Lawsuit against DHS claims agency 'failed to protect children'

Saturday, April 06, 2019

Family of child who died in foster care wants justice, safety for children in the system

Fabian Garett-Garcia died on July 25, 2017 at a hospital in Kailua-Kona. He had been in foster care, and had numerous injuries.

We spoke with his father just days after.

More >> Family of child who died in foster care wants justice, safety for children in the system

Illinois dad arrested for breaking traffic laws while rushing daughter to hospital; nurses bond him out

A group of nurses bonded an Illinois father out of jail after he broke several traffic laws while rushing his daughter to the hospital, KTVI reports.

Darius Hinkle said the nurses who helped him work at Touchette Regional Hospital in Centreville.

More >> Illinois dad arrested for breaking traffic laws while rushing daughter to hospital; nurses bond him out

Acknowledging an ugly history, Belgium apologizes for taking mixed-race children from African colonies

Belgium’s prime minister has formally apologized Thursday — on behalf of the nation — for the kidnapping and forced adoption of thousands of children from former Belgian colonies in Central Africa.

According to The New York Times, Prime Minister Charles Michel took responsibility for the atrocities committed decades ago in remarks to Parliament.

More >> Acknowledging an ugly history, Belgium apologizes for taking mixed-race children from African colonies

Nightmare: Russian Man Flees Feminazi Sweden With His Children To Poland After Girls Seized And Placed With Islamic Family

A desperate Russian father has abducted his three female children from foster care in Sweden after his girls were seized and placed with an Islamic family. At this time the family is reunited in Poland under a temporary court order until the case can be decided. The family had moved to Sweden so the man could obtain work.

More >> Nightmare: Russian Man Flees Feminazi Sweden With His Children To Poland After Girls Seized And Placed With Islamic Family

Report: Kentucky Lags Many Other States In Placing Foster Kids With Families

Kentucky ranks 9th nationwide in the rate of foster kids living in group homes or institutions. And while the percentage of foster kids in group homes increased between 2007 and 2017, the rate of these kids in family settings grew more slowly. That’s according to a new report out Tuesday from the Annie E. Casey Foundation.

In 2017, 81 percent of foster children under age 18 lived with families, whether that was with actual relatives or non-relatives. That’s the seventh-lowest rate in the nation.

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Former child services employee pleads guilty to sexual abuse



A Morehead man and former Sunrise Children Services employee has pleaded guilty to two counts of first degree sexual abuse after police say he inappropriately touched a 16-year-old female residing at the residential facility for teen girls.

Taylor Ward, 25, of Pikeville, was arrested for the charge on July 14, 2017, and pleaded not guilty during his arraignment the next week.

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"From shadows to the light:" Attorneys argue foster children's Social Security rights

Five years after filing a complaint, a lawsuit against the State of Alaska for seizing the Social Security of children in foster care took one step toward resolution Tuesday morning.

There are two Social Security programs that some individuals in foster care may be eligible for. Since the children are not adults, a representative payee is responsible for managing the money.

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Virginia lags behind national average for placing children in foster care with relatives, report says

More foster children in Virginia are being placed in family settings than group homes, but the state lags behind the rest of the nation in placing children with relatives, a practice advocates say improves the child’s chances of finding a permanent home, according to a new report by the Annie E. Casey Foundation.

The philanthropic foundation’s 10-year data snapshot released Tuesday showed Virginia placed 7 percent of children in the foster care system with relatives, known as kinship care, in 2017, compared with the national average of 32 percent. Virginia’s percentage has stayed stagnant, with 7 percent of children in kinship care in 2007.

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Secret Social Worker: meltdowns

It’s a Friday night in 2014. I’m a new manager of a child protection and court team. I’m sat in my senior manager’s office being told I should be doing better and asked why my staff don’t want to be managed by me anymore. I have no prior knowledge of these concerns and I’m unprepared. What I do know is that I am drowning and terrified. I can’t take the pace and I don’t know what I’m doing. I’ve been in a state of internal crisis for months, worried that I will get found out for the charlatan I am.

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Mother urges the family adopting her toddler daughter to 'love her like I do' in an 'incredibly moving' note - and wins praise from a judge for her 'bravery'

A mother whose toddler is going to be put up for adoption has written an 'incredibly moving' note explaining that she will 'always love' her little girl no matter what.

The woman, from the UK, has mental health problems and penned the letter to the court in Leeds saying she hopes her daughter 'gets all the attention in the world' from her new family.

More >> Mother urges the family adopting her toddler daughter to 'love her like I do' in an 'incredibly moving' note - and wins praise from a judge for her 'bravery'

Friday, April 05, 2019

'I ran away to France to keep my baby'

Every year a number of pregnant women flee the UK in an attempt to stop their babies being taken into care. In 2015, Zara was one of them. With her baby due in days she packed a small bag and left everything behind. But once she had crossed the Channel, things went badly wrong.

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Cuyahoga County social worker, supervisor both fired for 'neglect of duty' in Aniya Day-Garrett case

The Cuyahoga County Division of Children and Family Services has fired both a social worker and her supervisor for their handling of the Aniya Day-Garrett case.

The county confirms both Lorra Greene and her supervisor Laura Cole were terminated on Aug. 3 of last year, roughly a month after they were placed on paid administrative leave. Both were accused of "serious policy violations, including neglect of duty, poor job performance, violation of DCFS operational policies and procedures, nonfeasance and misfeasance."

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Consequences DCFS employees face after falsifying records

We recently reported that in the last five years, 35 employees from DCFS and the private agencies that DCFS contracts had actions taken against them for falsifying information.

We found out what happens once an employee is accused of falsifying information.

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Indiana foster children are less likely to graduate, more likely to be suspended, a new report shows

Indiana now has its first look at how well the state is educating the 9,000 school-age children in foster care, and the findings are discouraging. Foster children are more likely than their peers to attend underperforming schools, and only 64 percent graduate from high school.

Foster parent gets 10 years deferred adjudication in child injury case



A foster mother was sentenced to 10 years deferred adjudication Thursday in a Harrison County courtroom for injuring an 18-month-old child in her care.

Michelle Lee Hayes, 44, pleaded guilty to the injury of a child charge, which stemmed from a May 2, 2017 incident in which she was accused of causing bruising, swelling and bleeding to the child’s brain.

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Inquest finds the Hart parents intentionally killed their 6 adopted kids and themselves

A coroner's jury Thursday unanimously ruled that Jennifer and Sarah Hart intended for their six adopted children to die along with them when Jennifer Hart drove her family off a California cliff in 2018.

"The death certificates for Jennifer and Sarah Hart will be listed as suicide," Mendocino County Sheriff-Coroner Thomas Allman told reporters Thursday. "The six children who perished on that day, their deaths, certainly as a jury ruled, was determined to be at the hands of another, other than by accident, and their death certificates will list homicide as the manner of death."

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Thursday, April 04, 2019

Several DCFS employees lost licenses after falsifying information

The death of Ja'hir Gibbons showed that a private agency caseworker has falsified reports.

"I imagine that this caseworker, who probably had more to do than she was capable of, panicked and decided to change her report. But that being said, that is totally unacceptable and that person should be fired,” Senator Julie Morrison said.

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Wednesday, April 03, 2019

Lawsuit against DHS claims agency 'failed to protect children'

The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, families and former employees are moving forward with a class action lawsuit that was filed against the Oklahoma Department of Human Services.

They plan to sue the agency for what they call "failing to protect children."

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Search for descendants of first children in care 150 years on

This grainy photo of two raggedly-dressed boys, Fred and George, shows two of the first children to be admitted to a children's home in England 150 years ago.

The house in Church Street, Lambeth, was the first incarnation of the National Children's Home and Orphanage, set up by Methodist minister Thomas Bowman Stephenson in 1869.

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Mother admits killing adopted son, burning down home

A woman admitted Tuesday that she worked with her husband to kill their adopted son and burn down their central New York home to cover it up.

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Tuesday, April 02, 2019

National Privately Run Child Welfare Agency Fundraiser Month - Day 2



National Child Abuse Hysteria is in full swing through the month of April.  The System Sucks will be holding their events, planting their pinwheel gardens, and spreading misinformation about the issue and fluffing the numbers all month long.   

They will highlight the most horrific cases, use the number of phone calls to the hotline or the number of investigations that they conduct (even the unwarranted ones) to demonstrate the need for and raise awareness about the  services they offer.

I'm not going to waste too much time on it, however I would like to point something out from one of the articles that I came across today.  This is from a private agency that interviews "alleged victims" of abuse, not necessarily confirmed cases.
In 2018, those interviews hit record numbers. 
Willow Tree served 763 children last year, including 407 cases of alleged child sexual abuse and 133 cases of alleged physical abuse, and conducted 655 child forensic interviews. 
Meanwhile, the Sexual Assault Center served 1,075 alleged victims of sexual assault, including 910 in Brown County and 471 under the age of 18. 
At Healthy Families, where a display of 144 additional pinwheels is on display,150 families were served. 
Officials say the growing numbers do not necessarily indicate higher rates of abuse, but awareness.
Source >> Pinwheel Display Hopes to Raise Awareness During Child Abuse Prevention Month
What they don't tell you is how many of these cases have been confirmed.  They also don't focus on  the much higher number of false accusing CPS Rats who are making phone calls, the hell a family goes through when falsely accused or their lack of understand on what constitutes abuse.

What the do try to do is highlight all of the wonderful people who are involved with this mess, suck as your friendly neighborhood CASA Puppet.
The CASA program is always looking for new volunteers and has a goal of expanding their volunteers to 270 by the end of 2019. If you are interested in becoming a CASA, please contact...
Source >> Pinwheels to raise awareness for Child Abuse Prevention Month
Lets not forget about the most important reason for this month...  All the fund raisers they will be conducting.  I'll point out a few of these here or there.
Bue Ribbon T-shirts, Hats and blue ribbons are available for purchase on the Southeast Alabama CAC's FB page. 
Source >> Blue Ribbon Month kicks off for child abuse awareness
And that's all for today.


Report: Caseworkers missed ‘red flags’ before Grace Packer’s brutal rape and murder

Child welfare agencies in Pennsylvania missed a series of “red flags” in the case of teenager Grace Packer, who endured years of abuse before her 2016 rape and murder by her adoptive mother’s boyfriend, according to a report issued Monday.

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Tennessee bill would allow adoption groups to turn away gays

Tennessee lawmakers are working to become the latest state to ensure faith-based adoption agencies can refuse to place children with gay parents and other families because of their religious beliefs with facing any penalties.

The GOP-dominant House on Monday overwhelmingly voted 67-22 in support of the proposal after a brief but tense debate. The bill must now pass the similarly GOP-controlled Senate before it can reach Republican Gov. Bill Lee's desk for final approval.

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Monday, April 01, 2019

National Child Abuse Propaganda Month - Day 1

April is National Child Abuse Propaganda Month.  That is the month of the year where my news feeds get filled with the most pro-CPS Bullshit.  This pro-CPS bullshit typically lasts for 2 months because May is considered to be National Foster Care Awareness Month.  Basically they go from one end of it to the other, as there is always a desperate need for more foster homes right after the month where they promote taking kids the most, I guess. 

In reality, National Child Abuse Propaganda Month should be called National Privately Run Child Welfare Agency Fundraiser Month.  You'll be able to buy blue pinwheels and blue ribbons that you can wear to show your support for Child Abuse Prevention. 

In the past I have suggested that if you were going to hold a protest in your town, this would be the time to do it.  Hand out educational fliers at their events or something.  Piss on their parade so to speak.  But I won't waste my breath this year.

Instead I'm just going to post the links so that you all see what it is that I have to sift through.

So without further ado...


Those are just a few of what I am talking about.  I'd post them all but I'm not going to spend my life doing that.


How fake child adoption syndicate steals babies from desperate mums

The distraught mother was kept waiting in a room for seven hours last Saturday, her stomach in knots as she waited to be reunited with her son.

But those seven hours were nothing to her, because the last time she had seen her son was almost five years ago.

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Ohio child welfare system in crisis, advocates say

Overwhelmed by the surge of children who have parents consumed by drug addiction, Ohio’s system of protecting abused and neglected kids is facing a crisis of its own.

A spike in the number of children in foster care — many with more complex needs — along with inadequate funding and overburdened caseworkers, underscores the need for increased spending and reforms, according to a report released Friday by the Public Children Services Association of Ohio.

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