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Saturday, February 17, 2018

Foster child of Janet Solander testifies in court Friday

LAS VEGAS - The trial for a woman accused of torturing her adoptive children, continued Friday.  Prosecutors say three children suffered for years at the hands of Janet Solander.

Solander and her husband Dwight adopted the girls. Dwight took a plea deal and will be sentenced in May.   According to prosecutors, even after repeated complaints were lodged against Child Protective Services, several other children were placed in the Solander's care.

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Runaway foster kids raise sex-trafficking fears in Kansas

She was 13, living in a Kansas group home, when an older girl convinced her to run away.

That led to her being sold for sex for the first time.

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Editorial: Sacramento should limit unnecessary arrests for foster youth

Following a Chronicle investigation into the unnecessary arrests of traumatized children in California’s foster-care shelters and residential facilities, state Assemblyman Mike Gipson, D-Carson (Los Angeles County), introduced a bill last week that will set limits on this dangerous and destabilizing practice.

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Gipson’s AB2605 bill would create a three-year moratorium on law enforcement calls by foster-care facilities for non-emergency behavioral management situations.

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Autopsy finds St. Paul foster home death of girl was natural causes; license still suspended

A 1-year-old St. Paul girl, whose death prompted an investigation and the suspension of her grandmother’s foster care license, died of natural causes, police said this week.

Before Kristin Nelson — also known as Kristin Carter — passed away in November, she was active and happy. She had a cough, though she was playing and not acting sick, her grandmother said Thursday.

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Friday, February 16, 2018

Moms With Postpartum Depression Keep Getting Reported To Child Services

When U.S. mom Jessica Porten made international headlines last month after she shared a shocking story — how, after Porten asked for help with postpartum depression, her nurse practitioner called the police — her nightmarish experience rang true for new moms across Canada, too.

"It happened to me," said Lindsie Green of Toronto. "A public health nurse came to visit me, I explained how I was feeling and CAS (Children's Aid Society) showed up at my door."


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MEDFORD FAMILY TRYING TO ADOPT AGAIN AFTER BEING SCAMMED

A Medford family is opening up to NewsWatch 12 in an exclusive interview about their emotional experience being scammed out of time and money when trying to adopt a child. They want other families looking to adopt to beware of scams across the country.

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Marshfield Man Charged for Sexually Assaulting Foster Children

-A Marshfield man has been charged for sexually assaulting his foster children.

According to court records, 36-year-old John Hanley met with police and a social worker back in August. Hanley told them he had touched an 11-year-old while they were on the couch watching TV and he also touched a 2 and 4-year-old while they were in the shower. Hanley told authorities that he did it because he had been abused as a child and wanted to feel what it was like to be the aggressor.

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