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Monday, June 30, 2008

Mother Sues DCF, Other Agencies Over Foster Child's Death

Mother Sues DCF, Other Agencies Over Foster Child's Death

Rikka Pinckney, who had Down syndrome, allegedly was smothered by another foster child in the same home.

Death of foster child investigated

Death of foster child investigated

An investigation is under way in Grady County into the death of a 2-year-old foster child.

Department of Humans Services officials said Monday that the child, SkyDawn Word, drowned Sunday afternoon in Chickasha.

FLDS fashions for kids sold on enterprising Web site

FLDS fashions for kids sold on enterprising Web site

A new clothing brand may be born out of the Texas raid on a polygamous sect.

FLDS women for the first time are offering their handmade, distinctive style of children's clothes to the public through the Web site fldsdress.com.

Carter County Toddler Dies, Foster Family Speaks Out

Carter County Toddler Dies, Foster Family Speaks Out

A Carter County family is grieving this weekend after their 19-month-old foster child, Raymond, passed away Saturday evening in an Oklahoma City hospital after being run over by a car Friday afternoon. Meredith Saldana has more on this story after sitting down with his foster family Sunday afternoon.

Foster system returns to court

Foster system returns to court

Twelve-year-old Jessica Braam had been in 34 different foster homes by the time a lawsuit was filed on her behalf.

That was 1998. Six years later, the state Children's Administration reached an agreement with lawyers representing Jessica and a dozen other children. The Braam Panel, composed of child welfare experts, would oversee improvements to the way foster children are cared for.

Hospital staff more likely to screen minority mothers

Hospital staff more likely to screen minority mothers

Nearly 90 percent of all children in Los Angeles County's foster-care system are minorities, drawing growing concern that hospitals and child welfare agencies are performing the vast majority of drug screening tests on low-income, minority pregnant women who seek public health care.

Increased payments for foster carers

Increased payments for foster carers

The South Australian Government is increasing payments to foster carers in a bid to attract more people into the role.

Families and Communities Minister Jay Weatherill says foster carers and relatives who provide care to children will receive up to $2,300 extra a year.

Note: Foster Contractors Wanted.

State of Sadness: Local Author Reveals Inside Look at the Foster Care System

State of Sadness: Local Author Reveals Inside Look at the Foster Care System

Imagine yourself not having a place to call home. Imagine longing for that place, and after finally finding it and settling in and becoming comfortable…it is taken from you – forcing you to move to another place, which you hope to call home. Yet again you are there for only a limited time and find yourself on the move. As this process repeats itself, each move wears you down and you begin to lose hope. Welcome to the world of the hundreds of thousands of foster children scattered across the United States who are trapped in the vicious cycle of the child welfare system, as they are moved from house to house, but never to a home.

DOCS' cannot find workers to fight child abuse cases

DOCS' cannot find workers to fight child abuse cases

VULNERABLE Sydneysiders are suffering from a chronic shortage of child protection workers, with about 170 frontline DOCS positions left unfilled - the bulk in Western Sydney.

Note: It's because they suck to work for.

Too Poor To Parent?

Too Poor To Parent?

A child accidentally falls off his top bunk. His mother worries. The child says his knee hurts, and it looks like a bruise is forming on his arm. His mother wants a doctor to see the child, but hesitates for a moment about taking her son to the hospital emergency room.

She is afraid that her child's treating physician will not believe her when she says that her child was hurt in an accident. She knows that a social worker will call child-welfare authorities. She knows that she will be subject to an investigation. She is fearful that those child-welfare authorities may remove her child from her care and charge her with neglect. She knows that it may take several months before her child is returned to her care, and she also knows that during that time she may only be able to see her child once or twice a week. Even then, those visits may be supervised by an agency caseworker.

Sunday, June 29, 2008

Seized baby dies in foster care

Seized baby dies in foster care

Mother accused of using cocaine, marijuana

Growing up in Los Angeles County's foster care system, Elizabeth Espinoza is sure of one thing: A baby needs its mother.

Not guilty plea given in boy's death

Not guilty plea given in boy's death

A Santa Maria woman accused of killing her 3-year-old foster son pleaded not guilty Friday to murder and felony assault resulting in the death of a child under 8 years old.

Sylvia Marie Dominguez, 27, was arraigned Friday morning in Santa Barbara County Superior Court in Santa Maria.

Foster families fight to stay intact

Foster families fight to stay intact

A caseworker told the Gastonia foster mother she would have to give up one of her foster children because of a new state rule limiting the number of children per home.

Note: Isn't there a shortage of foster homes?

Sean's short life shows system's flaws

Sean's short life shows system's flaws

Sean Paddock was born in turmoil, early and tiny, to a broken family.

Social workers fretted over how to protect the boy. They finally recruited new parents to raise him.

Sean, 4, died at the hands of his adoptive mother, Lynn Paddock. She beat him and bound him in a dark, drafty attic in her Johnston County farmhouse. This month, a jury sent Paddock to prison for the rest of her life.

Police to parents: We're taking your son

Police to parents: We're taking your son

A newspaper columnist has revealed the startling case of an 8-year-old boy who was taken while he was playing outside his Colorado home by police and social workers who then informed his parents what they had done.

Drug war on moms

Drug war on moms

Awakened by late-night pounding and his doorbell ringing, Palmdale resident Jesus Bejarano found a social worker and two sheriff's deputies demanding he turn over his 20-month-old daughter, Kelly.
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Experts say the case highlights widespread problems with California's system of drug-testing pregnant mothers, using urine-screening tests that produce false-positives up to 70percent of the time, and inconsistent compliance by hospitals with a state law designed to regulate the process.
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False positives are common in drug tests on new moms

Hospitals' initial urine- screening drug tests on pregnant women can produce a high rate of false positives - particularly for methamphetamine and opiates - because they are technically complex and interpretation of the results can be difficult, some experts say.

Saturday, June 28, 2008

Hardfire ROLANDO BINI / BILL MURAWSKI / SOLUTIONS TO THE CHILD PROTECT...



Rolando Bini, Executive director of Parents in Action (http://www.ParentsInAction.net ), and Bill Murawski, discuss solutions to the problems with New York City's child protective services as administered by the Administration for Children's Services (ACS). Dr. Steve Finger, Brooklyn physician, hosts (http://www.Drfinger.com ). Originally aired May 1, 2006. Taped April 11, 2006. See the first program in this two-part series at http://TinyURL.com/qanfn. Buy a high-resolution copy of this program on VHS, DVD, or MiniDV at the program's web site above.

The Business of Child Stealing in Florida

The Business of Child Stealing in Florida

Under 5 years, blond, blue-eyed - $6,000.00. a top of the line product

Friday, June 27, 2008

TV report: County worker arrested

TV report: County worker arrested

Deborah Ann Edmonston has been charged with two counts of battery with a deadly weapon related to domestic violence, child endangerment and malicious destruction of private property. The County has reportedly placed her on administrative leave without pay, according to the TV station.

Head of Texas agency in polygamist raid retiring

Head of Texas agency in polygamist raid retiring

The head of the Texas agency behind the seizure of more than 400 children from a polygamist group announced Friday that he is retiring.

Note: It says the FLDS case had nothing to do with it. Do you believe this?

Santa Maria woman accused of killing foster child enters plea

Santa Maria woman accused of killing foster child enters plea

The woman accused of killing her 3-year-old foster child enters a plea in court Friday.

Sylvia Dominguez faces charges of murder and cruelty to a child. Police said she is responsible for the death of her foster child and nephew, Gilbert Dominguez. Investigators said Gilbert had obvious injuries all over his body.

State to take action against parents who can't control their children

State to take action against parents who can't control their children

Children as young as 5 will be identified as being at risk of becoming criminals or troublemakers under government plans to tackle offending and disorder on the streets.

Government offers external review on former group foster home

Government offers external review on former group foster home

Sam McGillivary has been camped outside the legislature since late May. He's been asking the government to call a public inquiry into the province's former group foster home system, where children deemed "delinquents" were taken to group homes, where some have described performing child labour and being abused.

Dominic Lawson: This child protection hysteria deflects attention from a real, and growing, danger

Dominic Lawson: This child protection hysteria deflects attention from a real, and growing, danger

Sometimes mothers can be so embarrassing. How about Gail Jordan, who asked her local Asda to transfer a photographic print of her son as a five-month-old baby on to a cake for his 21st birthday party?


Asda, however, did not just think this was embarrassing. They thought it was positively sinister, because – shock!horror! – the print revealed the naked bottom of the infant David Jordan. That, of course, was the point of mum's little joke – but it was no laughing matter for the cake censors of the Asda branch in Liscard, Wirral. Ms Jordan was reported in yesterday's newspapers as saying that the supermarket had refused her request, on the grounds that the photo "could be anyone's child, so it could be deemed pornographic".

Note: Just a wee bit anal-retentive (no pun intended) wouldn't you think?

Waits Plague Transfers of Children to Relatives’ Care

Waits Plague Transfers of Children to Relatives’ Care

When child welfare officials in Washington removed five young children from their parents’ home in May, relatives in this Washington suburb quickly stepped in, offering to share guardianship.

Awareness Challenge...Kidnapped Children Bucks County Social Services

Awareness Challenge...Kidnapped Children Bucks County Social Services

Bucks County Children and Youth social services in Pennsylvania is a disgrace. They put my Grandchildren in foster care, in 3 days without any other reason than a phone tip from the mother of a cocaine dealer that was afraid my daughter would tell on him. The mother was the landlady and his apartment was across from his. She complained about the door bell ringing all night long as his business must be good. The bell was disconnected. The landlady has a brother who works for welfare in bucks county. Her name is Rosado, but I don't know his. Welfare controls Youth social services and in 3 days the children were taken from day care, after an invasion of my daughters apartment without a warrant or probable cause. A phone tip is never cause as stated by the supreme court. They still refuse to return the children as the cry and beg to go with their mommy and pop after our once a month supervised visit.

Landmark decision: U.S. Supreme Court cites false claims as a basis for striking down dealth penalty in child rape cases

Landmark decision: U.S. Supreme Court cites false claims as a basis for striking down dealth penalty in child rape cases

In a 5-4 decision, the Supreme Court on Wednesday overturned the death sentence of a Louisiana man convicted of the aggravated rape of his 8-year-old stepdaughter. Patrick Kennedy v. Louisiana, 2008 U.S. LEXIS 5262 (June 25, 2008). Justice Kennedy, writing for the majority, explained that the practice imposing the death penalty for child rape violated "evolving standards of decency," the yardstick the court uses to decide whether a punishment is cruel and unusual.

The court expressly noted that one of the bases for its holding that the death penalty is unconstitutional for child rape is the risk of false claims.

Study finds 1/3 of kids in B.C. gov't care end up in prison

Study finds 1/3 of kids in B.C. gov't care end up in prison

Children in government care are more likely to get charged with a crime than they are to finish high school, says troubling new research by B.C.'s representative for children and youth.
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More B.C. foster kids end up in court than finish high school, says report

Thursday, June 26, 2008

New Motion Filed In Trial Of Patrick 'Booger Red' Kelly

New Motion Filed In Trial Of Patrick 'Booger Red' Kelly

A new motion has been filed this afternoon in Judge Jack Skeen's court in the case of Patrick "Booger Red" Kelly, one of the defendants in the Mineola child sex ring case.

Escalation in child protection measures make adults 'afraid to interact with children'

Escalation in child protection measures make adults 'afraid to interact with children'

Adults are afraid to interact with other people's children because they fear being labelled a paedophile, a report claimed today.

Father's fury after DOCS 'lose' girl

Father's fury after DOCS 'lose' girl

The furious father of a 13-year-old girl who went missing after the Department of Community Services put her on a train on her own says the organisation did not contact him for hours after finding his daughter.

Grand jury says county social service system fails children

Grand jury says county social service system fails children

Los Angeles County’s social service systems are failing the children they are supposed to help, according to a grand jury report released Monday.
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Meanwhile, some 70 percent of all state prison inmates were formerly part of foster care systems, with the unemployment of former foster care children at more than 50 percent within two to four years after emancipation, the grand jury noted in its report.

McKinney mother was fighting to regain custody when 2 daughters were killed in Plano crash

McKinney mother was fighting to regain custody when 2 daughters were killed in Plano crash

The biological mother of two foster children killed in Sunday's crash in Plano grew up in foster care herself and knows how difficult it is for a child to be separated from family.

That's why she was fighting to be reunited with her children – Kevinnesha Palmer, 6, and Raven Lucas, 5 – when she got word Sunday that they had died. The crash also killed the girls' foster parents, Geoff and Christy Hart, and their 12-year-old daughter, Rebekah, as all five left their Plano church.

Charges over assault on child

Charges over assault on child

A MAN has been charged with gross indecency involving a child in the Northern Territory.

The 49-year-old man from Noonamah, south-east of Darwin, was arrested this morning and charged with two counts of gross indecency with a child in special care.

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Mother's anguish at dog attack

Mother's anguish at dog attack

A DISTRAUGHT mother has spoken of her anguish after her five-year-old daughter was mauled by a dog – days after going into foster care.

The youngster, who cannot be named, was forced to undergo emergency surgery for nine hours, having 10 stitches in her face, at Treliske Hospital, Truro, after the attack by a cocker spaniel on Sunday afternoon.

Performance audit of DHS slated for July

Performance audit of DHS slated for July

A state agency that is being sued in federal court over the way it cares for Oklahoma's 10,000 foster children will come under new scrutiny next month when a performance audit gets under way to pinpoint problems and find solutions.

Sunday's Video



Dr. Shirley Moore has invited me to join the N.A.A.C.P. and be the one to call a press conference in their name in my area to disclose that these judges are getting paid for forcing people into these non-profit organizations that D.C.F.S. uses to "Fix" these parents and or adopt out our children...

I want ALL judges who have been collecting a check from these organizations thrown in prison! It's a conflict of interest! As it stands, they do not even have to disclose that they are part of these organizations while on the bench! That's insanity! I need every person who can google to find me the names of their local D.C.F.S. judges, the court addresses and every tie to any non-profit organization we can find! I need it fast, too! They're watching my site, so spread this like a virus because they're going to shut it down (or hide their connections) quicker than anything!

Also, anybody in San Bernardino County or anywhere near me needs to call me for info on how to join the N.A.A.C.P....It's only a $30.00 fee to them, not me, annually. If you don't have the money, you can still help and we might get someone to pay your fee to be a part of the N.A.A.C.P. As always, joining Serenah's Angels is FREE...We need EVERYBODY!

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

FLDS Service Plan

Here's an interesting link to an FLDS Service Plan.

http://www.deseretnews.com/pdf/051508_fldsplan.pdf

New foster father for famous sex-scandal children arrested

New foster father for famous sex-scandal children arrested

Adoptive dad of 27 about to testify against perps now faces allegations

Legislator rebukes children’s agency

Legislator rebukes children’s agency

The decision may violate a directive from the 2001 Legislature, said Sen. Val Stevens, R-Arlington. It comes as the agency prepares to go to court Monday to defend itself against accusations it is not complying with the settlement of a previous lawsuit. That long-running lawsuit accuses the state of failing to protect foster children.

Experience Shows Anti-Spanking Laws do More Harm than Good

Experience Shows Anti-Spanking Laws do More Harm than Good

A police review shows that New Zealand's new anti-spanking law has not reduced the number of physical abuse cases against children, but it has deterred good parents from properly disciplining their children. The report is the result of a three month review that took place directly after the passing of the bill and a separate three month review which was initiated six months later.

New Zealanders are today presenting parliament with a petition calling for the law to be struck down.

Gov't may probe group foster homes: source

Gov't may probe group foster homes: source

The Manitoba government may offer to call a public inquiry today into the province's former group foster home system.

A source said Family Services Minister Gord Mackintosh is expected to make a written offer to Sam McGillivary today. It will likely include calling a public inquiry into the system that saw McGillivary and an unknown number of other aboriginal children taken from their homes in the 1960s, '70s and '80s and sent to homes for "delinquents," where some performed child labour and suffered abuses.

Costco Worker Helps Police Find Child Rape Suspect

Costco Worker Helps Police Find Child Rape Suspect

A man who once cared for foster children was charged with child rape Monday after a Costco worker saw what appeared to be child pornography on film to be developed at the store, reported KIRO 7 Eyewitness News.

Grand jury: LA's child welfare system failing

Grand jury: LA's child welfare system failing

The county child welfare system is failing children in foster care and on probation, according to a grand jury report.

Note: Duh!

DCF official faults agency for inaction before death of 21-month-old boy

DCF official faults agency for inaction before death of 21-month-old boy

Calling the overdose death of a Riviera Beach toddler "a tragic situation," Palm Beach County's top child-welfare official conceded on Monday that the agency made mistakes in failing to seek court approval to intervene with the family.

Polygamous sect leader's daughter wants to ditch her attorney

Polygamous sect leader's daughter wants to ditch her attorney

Teresa Jeffs, 16, a daughter of polygamous sect leader Warren S. Jeffs, gave The Salt Lake Tribune on Sunday a copy of an e-mail she sent Natalie Malonis, of Flower Mound, Texas, after seeing news reports about her case. On Friday, Malonis won a court order banning contact between an FLDS spokesman and the girl.

"The most help you will be to me now is for you to step aside and let me get a different lawyer that I feel like can help me," Jeffs wrote in the e-mail.

She said her attorney ad litem is "trying to restrict me from every person in my life that I want to talk to or have anything to do with."

Mother of foster children killed in Plano crash is devastated

Mother of foster children killed in Plano crash is devastated

The mother of two foster children killed Sunday in a horrific car crash that claimed the lives of three others is devastated over their deaths, the woman's attorney said Monday.

Secretary’s words not the problem.

Secretary’s words not the problem.

Don Jordan is the Secretary of the Kansas Department of Social and Rehabilitation Services (SRS). As far as I know he is not running for president. Yet one could be confused since remarks he made on March 18 were still receiving national attention as recently as last Saturday.


Groups from Colorado and Washington DC jumped on Don’s statement about Sedgwick County prosecutors bullying child protection services caseworkers. Of course officials from Wichita and even Governor Sebelius had to comment. I don’t know a thing about the group Citizens for Change or what Don was trying to say. I do know that child welfare is by nature a complex and contentious enterprise.

Editorial: Saving vulnerable kids: Time for soul searching

Editorial: Saving vulnerable kids: Time for soul searching

Alack of resources alone cannot explain Sacramento Child Protective Service's dismal record in protecting the county's most vulnerable children. Since 3-year-old Adrian Conway was beaten, burned and starved to death by his mother in 1996, spending on CPS in Sacramento County has risen from $33.9 million to nearly $126 million today – a staggering 271 percent increase.

But an investigation by The Sacramento Bee has found that, despite more money and lower caseloads, Sacramento County holds a dubious distinction among the state's largest counties: It has the highest rate of kids who are abused or neglected again within a year after contact with CPS.

CPS investigation: Agency's failures in abuse case end with boy murdered

CPS investigation: Agency's failures in abuse case end with boy murdered

He was 3 years old, a little boy who wanted a toy train for Christmas.

A month before the holiday, Keith Carl "K.C." Balbuena was beaten to death.

Note: They just can't get it right either way.

Woman admits to child-abuse homicide in death of infant boy

Woman admits to child-abuse homicide in death of infant boy

A Tooele woman has admitted to killing a 14-month-old boy she and her husband adopted from Russia by deliberately dropping the child on his head in March.

Pair Held In Jersey Child Abuse Probe

Pair Held In Jersey Child Abuse Probe

A 70-year-old man and a 69-year-old woman have been arrested by Jersey detectives as part of a child abuse probe.

Monday, June 23, 2008

Indonesian parents facing poverty give up children

Indonesian parents facing poverty give up children

Thirteen-year-old Yulianto has spent half his life in an orphanage, but not because his parents are dead.

His mom and dad, he quietly explained as he stared at the ground, were too poor to feed him and put him through school. And he longs to leave Parapattan Orphanage in central Jakarta and return to them.

Reforming DYFS: A portrait of change

Reforming DYFS: A portrait of change

Raising four boys alone on a machine technician's salary is a challenge in the best of times. But when there is nothing in the pantry save two bags of rice, a can of vegetables and a jar of peanut butter scraped clean, it can be a nightmare.

The path to Foster Care Adoption

The path to Foster Care Adoption

Note: This makes me sick. I come across this blog, and this person so desperate for a child of her own decides to become a foster contractor in order to get her hands on one. It is a very good example of the mentality that the family rights people are up against.

This much is true: A family was ripped apart

This much is true: A family was ripped apart

A troubled daughter's accusations of abuse in Palisade, Minn., led to 59 charges that were finally dropped in a mangled pursuit of justice.

Foster Kids Reunite With Their Siblings

Foster Kids Reunite With Their Siblings

Dozens of siblings separated by adoption were reunited this weekend on board the Hawaii Superferry. These kids are part of Hawaiis foster families visitation program. They usually get to meet up for four to eight hours a month, but this weekend the Alakai teamed up with the Grand Wailea Resort to treat the kids to a getaway on Maui.

Family of 5 killed in Plano car accident

Family of 5 killed in Plano car accident

Members of Custer Road United Methodist Church filed out of the 9:45 a.m. Sunday service in high spirits, buoyed by a sun-soaked morning and the high school choir's return from an out-of-town tour.

Just minutes later and less than a half-mile away, a black Pontiac ran a red light and slammed into a minivan heading home from the sanctuary, killing Geoff Hart, his wife, Christy, 12-year-old daughter Rebekah and two foster children.

Foster child: DCF should better prepare foster children for adulthood

Foster child: DCF should better prepare foster children for adulthood

Gonzalez never knew her biological mother. From when she was 6 months old to beyond her 21st birthday in November, the state's foster care system run by the Department of Children and Families has provided for her, placing her in 10 to 15 homes and monitoring her progress as an adult.

Sunday, June 22, 2008

Parental rights becoming child's play

Parental rights becoming child's play

When out-of-control youngsters cause property damage or worse to third parties, the popular consensus is often that the parents of those youngsters should be held financially responsible.

2 children in care die of neglect each week

2 children in care die of neglect each week

Children placed in care are three times more likely to die than others, a shock report has revealed.

In one year, 16 in 10,000 vulnerable youngsters died in care. The national death rate for children was five in every 10,000.

Foster dad accused of abuse

Foster dad accused of abuse

A foster parent awarded custody of three young siblings allegedly forced into sex at swinger parties has been accused of sexually abusing a child in California in the 1990s.

State removing more kids in Pima County this year

State removing more kids in Pima County this year

But another common explanation is that CPS is being more cautious with cases following intense public scrutiny over the deaths last year of two Tucson children and the presumed death of a third local child, allegedly at the hands of parents, despite CPS involvement.

Friday, June 20, 2008

DCF admits 'major mistake' in failing to protect toddler

DCF admits 'major mistake' in failing to protect toddler

By the time Vincent Clark was charged with felony neglect in the drug-overdose death of his 21-month-old son, Darius, he had been accused of attacking women at least six times.
"At times one remains faithful to a cause only because its opponents do not cease to be insipid."
- Friedrich Nietzsche

Mom Of Murdered Children Gets $1-Million

Mom Of Murdered Children Gets $1-Million

The mother of two murdered children will get a one- million dollar settlement from the state.

White Mans Politicial Adoption Scams Throughout The World



More than 20 years experience for the Office of Attorney General

Margaret Donnelly for Attorney General Vlog 1 (D-St. Louis) recommended termination of parental rights while knowing that I had my other two children in my care. Now my daughter is subjected to living in an environment where her emotions are put under strain due to Margaret Donnelly's unlawful recommendation.
Margaret Donnelly for Attorney General Vlog 1 (D-St. Louis) and Brian Donlop two Guardian Ad Litems who both held liens to the children's house at the same time while claiming that they work for the best interests of the child.
CHILD ABDUCTION BY THE STATE LINK
http://www.thepetitionsite.com/1/child-abduction-by-the-state



Judge Melvyn Weissman from the St.Louis Clayton County courts terminated my rights while knowing that my other two children were still in my care.

Judge Susan Block did the adoption.

Judge Melvyn Weissman and Judge Susan Block have been noted in articles for operating adoption fair Saturdays together in the state of Missouri.

Becky Price, Social Worker testified under oath claiming that she signed a document knowing that there was a lie written in the document while trying very hard to cover up Margaret Donnelly's advise instructing her not to put anything in writing in regards to letting me know how to get my daughter back.

Judge Melvyn Weissman continued to clip his nails and did nothing about Becky Price Social Worker's testimony.

Sharon Krammar was used to throw a wrench into the counselor named Joanna Mason's positive feedback about me.

Sharon Krammar was the state official who would scold me in front of my daughter for giving her a stuffed animal.

Counselor Joanna Mason's, from the St. Louis Clayton County Courts job was threatened because she was supporting my efforts to regain custody of my daughter.
Court appointed psychologist Lisa Emmenaggar phycologist stated under oath that I had no bond with my daughter because there was no communication during the time I rocked my daughter to sleep in a rocking chair that Social Services placed in the visiting room.

Court Appointed Special Advocate NANCY NETSCH from CASA at the St. Louis Clayton County courts was described as a volunteer who would push for terminating my rights while knowing that my other two children were still in my care.
Nancy Netsch, from St. Louis CASA, Court Appointed Advocates stood side by side next to JUDGE SUSAN BLOCK who did the adoption of my youngest child.
Juvenile officer appeared by attorney, NANCY L. SIDO pushed for termination by attacking frivolous issues such as child support payments to the courts while they collected federal funds for keeping my youngest daughter while wrongfully holding my daughter under their the states care.
Elizabeth Stonefield from the Adoption Unit from the Missouri Family Services was notified that my child was free for adoption.
Judge Coralyn Whittington from the St. Louis Family courts appointed to me attorney Bill Grant from the St. Louis Clayton County Family Courts to handle this case.
It was later discovered by campaign records that my attorney Bill Grant has contributed campaign funds to the Guardian Ad Litem, Margaret Donnelly (she is running for attorney general today) who made her strong recommendation to terminate my rights.
Judge Coralyn Whittington gave custody of my youngest daughter to the biological Father whom they took her from and was later adjudicated for abuse.
Judge Coralyn Whitington also granted full custody of my daughter to a single man that ran a foster career home to adopt from the state of Missouri whom also to include two other little girls to this single man who were also adopted out by the state of Missouri.

NOTICE THIS SMALL NEWS ARTICLE FOUND BELOW WRITTEN BY Linda Meyers
Special Correspondent.

"The event wrapped up in the
afternoon with the presentation of
The Dudley Dunlop Distinguished
Guardian Ad Litem Award for 2001
to Donnelly. The award was pre-
sented by Judge Susan E. Block,
administrative judge of the Family
Court of St. Louis County. Block
said of Donnelly, "Margaret is the
consummate professional in a court-
room, and the children couldn't be
in more caring hands when she rep-
resents them."

Referencing above paragraph written in a news article by Linda Meyers.
Take notice to the three names mentioned all in one paragraph together IN THE NEWS ARTICLE, 1. Dudley Dunlop, 2. Margaret Donnelly, and 3. Susan Block.

1. Dunlop'S OFFICE Guardian Ad Litem handled my case, then he passed it on to

2.Margaret Donnelly, then Margeret Donnelly passsed my little girl on to

2.Judge Susan Block for the unlawful adoption.
For further details on this story, you can watch my other video called states earn bonuses and rewards for our children/includes audio

Charges Dropped In Child Sunburn Case

Charges Dropped In Child Sunburn Case

Criminal abuse charges were dismissed Friday against a Madison County father accused of leaving his two-year-old son in the sun too long earlier this month.

Three members of Jefferson family plead not guilty in federal court

Three members of Jefferson family plead not guilty in federal court

Betty and Mose Jefferson, sister and brother of Rep. William Jefferson, along with niece Angela Coleman plead not guilty to fraud charges in federal court.

Note from the person who sent me this: More people supposed to be helping kids, but helping themselves

Traumatizing children no solution

Traumatizing children no solution

Ideally, every child’s world is reasonably constant, safe and predictable, because disruptions in stability cause stress that can permanently affect children. Experiences of childhood define the adult by shaping the brain, researchers say.

Note: Not so sure about this one.

Day care provider charged

Day care provider charged

A foster parent who runs a day care center has been charged with one count of disseminating material harmful to a juvenile for allegedly showing porn to a 10-year-old boy at the center, police said Wednesday.

Detroit foster parent nabbed in Internet sex sting

Detroit foster parent nabbed in Internet sex sting

A 22-year-old Detroit man, a foster parent of two boys who arranged to meet and have sex with who he believed to be a 14-year-old boy, was charged in 31st District Court today with illegally using the Internet for child sexually abusive activity.

Mineola Foster Parent Arrested On Child Sex Assault Charge

Mineola Foster Parent Arrested On Child Sex Assault Charge

A foster parent entrusted with the care of three children involved in the “Mineola Swingers Club” has been arrested for aggravated sexual assault of a child on a California case from 18 years ago.

Boy admits to lying in Lee County family rape investigation

Boy admits to lying in Lee County family rape investigation

A Fort Myers boy under the age of 12 admitted to lying after an investigation was opened by the Lee County Sheriff’s Office and the Department of Children and Families after he alleged he was raped by a family member.

Note: I guess television is bad for kids.

Zimmerman trial delayed

Zimmerman trial delayed

Tallahassee, Florida -- Former Department of Children and Families employee Al Zimmerman has a longer wait before his trial starts. A spokesman from the US Attorney’s office said the defense requested a motion for continuance, pushing the trial date back until September.

EXCLUSIVE....Noose Found in CPS State Office

EXCLUSIVE....Noose Found in CPS State Office

The state CPS office says they've closed the door on the case of a Hangman's noose found in a Midland CPS office and it is now in the hands of the US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.

Shameful blight

Shameful blight

Imagine your eight-year-old son is kidnapped from his family in rural Manitoba, is taken to an undisclosed location -- a work farm, where young kids and teens are beaten and used as slave labour -- and is not seen again until he's an adult.

The kidnappers are child and family service agents.

The farm operator is a private owner of a work camp -- ostensibly a "group home" for trouble boys -- but in reality a prison where backbreaking labour is extracted from petrified children who are beaten into submission.

Judge goes too far in child custody matter

Judge goes too far in child custody matter

From across the border comes a story out of Quebec (Canada for those rusty in their geography) where a judge overruled a father who sought to prevent his daughter from going on a school trip. According to the article, a divorced father had custody of his 12-year-old daughter. Dad cut off daughter's internet access after she chatted on a website he blocked. She then used a friend's computer to post "inappropriate pictures of herself" to this website. After Dad found out, he told the daughter she couldn't go on a three-day school trip. Not at all happy with the punishment, daughter moves in with Mom. What does Mom do? She says daughter can go on the trip. One problem--the school required the consent of both parents or a court order. Dad refused to give his consent, so Mom and daughter took their case to court.

After a Little Boy’s Death, Grief and Regret at Missed Clues

After a Little Boy’s Death, Grief and Regret at Missed Clues

Kyle Smith’s deflated body lay in a small white coffin piled with stuffed animals, a bruise still visible on his right cheek. All evening, scores of teary friends and relatives consoled his ashen father, a doorman in Manhattan’s financial district, and his sobbing mother, a newly married restaurant manager now living in South Carolina.

Another idiot senator needs to be corrected

Sen. Susan Collins: Adoption proves there's no place like home

By Sen. Susan Collins of Maine

Nowhere is the human spirit of kindness and generosity shown more vividly than it is through adoption. When families open their hearts and their homes to foster children, they are giving them the love and stability that all children deserve, as well as a solid foundation on which to build a successful life.

Note: Bullshit. Senator Collins is an idiot. Send her a message, Click Here

DCF leader seeks to preserve families

DCF leader seeks to preserve families

In some child welfare circles, ‘family preservationist’ is a dirty phrase.

Many within the complex system have scoffed at the idea that “abused and neglected” children, especially if they are poor and black, belong with their families.


These comments come despite growing evidence that children who grow up in the foster care system are more likely to be homeless, dependent on public assistance and incarcerated than their non-foster care raised counterparts.

Weslaco boy killed by family's pit bull

Weslaco boy killed by family's pit bull

A 5 year old boy is brutally mauled to death by the family’s pit bull in their backyard.

The child was living there with family members after Child Protective Services placed him and a sibling in the home for reasons not yet known.

Tennesee Democrat: Child welfare a ‘national nightmare’

Tennesee Democrat: Child welfare a ‘national nightmare’

‘Every state is failing.’ Representative Jim Cooper (D-Tenn.) expressed that heated sentiment at an urban caucus and rural working group joint symposium on child welfare reform. Cooper wished America could do more to help the 520,000 children who remain in the welfare system and wanted to resolve ‘this national nightmare.’

Click here for this guys contact information.

DFCS chief who investigated official is ousted

DFCS chief who investigated official is ousted

State child welfare officials ousted the Fayette County director who pressed a child abuse case against an agency official against the wishes of top management.

Mary Davis said Thursday she was informed Wednesday she has been removed as director of the Fayette County office of the state Division of Family and Children Services.

Critics call for SRS secretary to resign

Critics call for SRS secretary to resign

The heat is on Social and Rehabilitation Services Secretary Don Jordan, after KSN broadcast a tape of his comments from a meeting back in March.

On the tape, Jordan accuses members of the Sedgwick County District Attorney’s office of bullying social workers to falsify court documents.

Legislature opens CPS to more scrutiny from public

Legislature opens CPS to more scrutiny from public

The public and the media will have unprecedented access to state records when a child dies or is severely injured from abuse or neglect, under a bill passed by the Legislature on Thursday.

The measure is part of a package of Child Protective Services reforms that evolved out of last year's legislative hearings on the deaths of three Tucson children who had been involved with the agency. The governor is expected to sign the bills into law next week.

Swinger Club foster parent arrested for sex assault of kids

Swinger Club foster parent arrested for sex assault of kids

A foster parent entrusted with the care of three children involved in the “Mineola Swingers Club” has been arrested for aggravated sexual assault of a child on a California case from 18 years ago.

Paedophiles free to adopt

Paedophiles free to adopt

A legal loophole in the legislation is allowing child sex offenders to adopt children once they have served out their sentences. While there is currently a growing lobby in Parliament to have the law re-written, it faces an uphill battle to be passed as legislation, as experts claim any move to have the sexual offenders of children named and shamed would be unconstitutional and infringe upon a convicted paedophile�s human rights.

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Children's Aid Scandal - CBC News



Nov 2006 - the province's Auditor General was given power for the first time to look at the spending practices of the CAS's in Ontario.

What followed was a shocking report,of staff and workers being extremely over paid.Including vacations and gym memberships and luxury cars, all while Ontario's foster children are being neglected and not getting the care they require.I am featured as a survivor of the child welfare system.

Anybody want a kid?

Families can meet children by video at adoption event

Approximately 20 children, each with the hope of finding a permanent family, and prospective adoptive families will have the opportunity to get acquainted at an adoption gathering and video conference on Saturday, June 28, from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., at the Northwest Georgia Trade & Convention Center in Dalton.

Update: Mother of 3 Girls in Accident Found

Update: Mother of 3 Girls in Accident Found

Police found the mother of three girls involved in an accident that killed their father. Police believe the father had a seizure or blackout, lost control of his car, and crashed into the backyard of a home on north Highway 281 in Edinburg.
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Now Child Protective Services will decide when or if the girls can be returned to their mother.

Senators advance four bills aimed at problems in CPS

Senators advance four bills aimed at problems in CPS

An effort to open up disciplinary records of state employees narrowly escaped defeat on a final vote in the state Senate on Wednesday.

Note: Give the govenor a call and voice your support for these bills. Here's the number Toll Free 1-(800) 253-0883.

2 Bristol men plead innocent to felony child-molestation charges

2 Bristol men plead innocent to felony child-molestation charges

Two Bristol men who had served as foster parents pleaded innocent yesterday in Superior Court to multiple felony child-molestation charges.

Your Thoughts on the Psychic's Claim of Sexual Abuse

Your Thoughts on the Psychic's Claim of Sexual Abuse

I don't think I have ever received so many e-mails on a story. This is a sample of what you have to say about a school's actions after a psychic warned a student with the initial "V" was being sexually abused. The school concluded it could be an 11 year old autistic child named Victoria who had been exhibiting sexualized behaviour that is typical of autism and called in the Children's Aid Society. (see my previous blog for the full story)

Thanks for the e-mails and keep them coming.

Cynthiam@citytv.com



Note: Did you ever think that maybe this is the kind of bullshit that they rely on when taking other kids into the system? "No evidence of abuse or neglect? Lets consult the psychic."

State's child-welfare system must do better by minority kids

State's child-welfare system must do better by minority kids

A recent Seattle Times editorial ["Child welfare up close," May 19] touched on the issue of racial disproportionality in our child-welfare system. It is a complex and troubling topic that is receiving a great deal of attention both nationally and within our state.
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Child welfare up close

Racial disparities in Washington state's child-welfare system run deep. The officials who run this system have pledged to address this but to do so they need to get out of Olympia and see the problems firsthand.

Court ruling on parental discipline stuns, raises questions of right to raise children

Court ruling on parental discipline stuns, raises questions of right to raise children

If you deny your children access to TV or withhold their allowance, can they take you to court? And win?

That implausible scenario emerged after a judge in Gatineau sided with a 12-year-old girl who challenged her father after he refused to let her go on a school trip for disobeying his orders to stay off the Internet.

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Now is our time!! www.dcrally2008.com



Note: I have heard that this was canceled for 2008.

DCF probes internal leaks on Internet blogs

DCF probes internal leaks on Internet blogs

Florida child welfare administrators have had little tolerance for investigators and caseworkers who air the agency's dirty laundry in public. In recent years, department chiefs have launched several investigations to determine who leaked records to reporters.

"KILLER PARENTS"

"KILLER PARENTS"

I am outraged that a 3 year old boy was beaten, tortured, raped, and ultimately murdered by the hands of his "so called" foster parents. Nymeen Cheatham and her sleazy fiance Lemar Martin were arrested Friday, June 13, 2008 at their apartment building in Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn in connection to the death of three-year-old Kyle Smith, who was declared dead Friday afternoon despite the best efforts of EMS workers.

Note: The headline should have read, "KILLER FOSTER PARENTS"

Sad farewell to 3-year-old abuse victim Kyle Smith

Sad farewell to 3-year-old abuse victim Kyle Smith

Kyle Smith lay in a tiny coffin surrounded by stuffed monkeys Monday as friends and family finally got a chance to pay their last respects to the abuse victim.

Does DFCS quota culture put young lives at risk?

Does DFCS quota culture put young lives at risk?

Risk assessment training? Again?

This is an oft-repeated refrain following the preventable death of another child known to the Division of Family and Children Services. According to media reports, 16-month-old Amiya Brown was treated in an emergency room for a fractured arm and leg. The hospital summoned DFCS, which sent Amiya home with her mother. DFCS apparently did so based upon the mother's allegation that Amiya's injuries occurred while under her grandmother's supervision. No further examination of the circumstances of her injuries was undertaken at that time.
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Former Child Advocate Asks if Foster Care Quotas are at Fault

Georgia's former Child Advocate wants to know whether state mandated limits on the number of children placed in foster care led to the death of a toddler. 16-month old Amiya Brown died in May, days after a Fulton County case worker looked in on suspicious injuries the child got at home.

Girl taken from sect out of state custody

Girl taken from sect out of state custody

A 13-year-old girl removed from an apocalyptic sect in New Mexico was released from state custody Tuesday, and officials say she could eventually move back to the group's compound.

Note: More religious persecution.

Bill makes disciplinary records public

Bill makes disciplinary records public

The state Senate gave preliminary approval Tuesday to a bill that would make public the disciplinary records of state employees.

10-year-old's driving lesson reported to cops, CPS

10-year-old's driving lesson reported to cops, CPS

Jacob Fisher is all of 11, but does the work of an adult on the family's 10-acre farm in Carnation.

Psychic's 'abuse' claim angers girl's mom

Psychic's 'abuse' claim angers girl's mom

A mother from Barrie is demanding an apology after the Children's Aid Society launched an investigation into sexual abuse allegations that came from a psychic.

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

DCS says foster case is 'shocking'

DCS says foster case is 'shocking'

A foster mother charged with having sex with a teenager in her care is scheduled to appear in court late next month.

Govt accused of child protection failures

Govt accused of child protection failures

The Government has been accused of breaking its promises to children by failing to reform child protection laws.

Ex-DFCS official who beat child gets probation

Ex-DFCS official who beat child gets probation

A former high ranking Fulton County child welfare official pleaded guilty Tuesday to beating her own child and was sentenced to 10 years of probation, according to her attorney.

Hemel Hempstead & Watford General Hospital Protest May 2008



PROTESTORS from Justice for Families met with Hemel Hempstead shoppers last week. North London couple Ian and Sarah Walton caught the attention of passers-by on Tuesday, May 27 with rows of banners when they set up camp on Marlowes. The pair travel the country to discuss experiences of family courts with members of the public. More information on Justice for Families can be found at http://stopinjusticenownews.blogspot.com

1961 speech President & WWII General Dwight D Eisenhower warns us of the Military Industrial Complex.



Note: Somebody sent this to me. For some reason, it seems to fit right in, doesn't it?

Director of Saudi Academy Arrested for Failing to Report Child Abuse

Director of Saudi Academy Arrested for Failing to Report Child Abuse

The director of a Saudi government-funded Islamic school has been arrested and charged with failing to report a child abuse allegation, adding to scrutiny of the northern Virginia academy as protesters came out Tuesday to call for a federal investigation of its teachings.

CPS = WAR on CHILDREN

The Mother, The Child, The School Board And The Psychic

The Mother, The Child, The School Board And The Psychic

So she was completely unprepared for what happened to her and the youngster, an almost unbelievable tale of red tape involving a strange claim from a teaching assistant, a bizarre decision by a school board, a visit from the Children's Aid Society (CAS) and most improbably of all, the incorrect pronouncements of a psychic.

Climbie social worker 'won't return to child protection'

Climbie social worker 'won't return to child protection'

A north London social worker sacked after the horrific death of Victoria Climbie said she would never work in child protection again, despite winning a tribunal hearing.

CPS plunders families and children pay the price

CPS plunders families and children pay the price

I am an advocate for parents who feel they were unjustly served by state workers who work for bonuses or promotions and knowingly turn a deaf ear to the cries of the innocent, the children, the ones who should really count. Where are the voices of the children who ask why they cannot go home? Our country will need to compensate for imprisoning these innocent children who grow up angry in these foster incarcerations. How many people in jail are subjects of families torn apart by Child "Protective" Services (CPS) where children were misdiagnosed; where parents were blamed for their child's "Bipolarism", thus stolen from them and put in abusive foster homes? If Bipolar disorder is genetic as they now say, how could parents be blamed for it anyway?

Parents beware: CPS/DSS trafficking children for profit

Parents beware: CPS/DSS trafficking children for profit

The most natural bond is between a parent and child. It is the building block of our communities and our world. Today that bond is being torn apart, and at the hand of a system out of control.
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Another response to DSS/CPS trafficking children for profit

A cooling evening breeze that comes off the Columbia River as I put pen to paper regarding our country and my part in the government system that controls "we, the people".

San Carlos man pleads guilty to sex charge involving foster daughter

San Carlos man pleads guilty to sex charge involving foster daughter

A San Carlos Park man pleaded guilty this morning to unlawful sexual activity with a child, and he will be sentenced in September.

Foster parent gets five years

Foster parent gets five years

A former Joplin foster parent was assessed five years in prison Monday for abusing a 3-year-old boy who was left in his charge by the state two years ago.

Grand Chief calls for foster home inquiry

Grand Chief calls for foster home inquiry

National Grand Chief Phil Fontaine called on Manitoba Premier Gary Doer this morning to hold a public inquiry into the province's former group foster home system.

Man sues for losing his kids over liaison with teen

Man sues for losing his kids over liaison with teen

A Smithfield man yesterday filed a federal lawsuit against Fayette County Children and Youth Services alleging that the agency removed his children from him -- and has forbade contact with them for nearly a year -- even though there were no allegations of any kind of abuse.

Former San Carlos Park foster dad pleads guilty to rape of teen

Former San Carlos Park foster dad pleads guilty to rape of teen

A former San Carlos Park foster father pleaded guilty Monday to charges he raped his teenage foster daughter three years ago.

Wandering tot's dad says baby-sitter disappeared

Wandering tot's dad says baby-sitter disappeared

The father of a toddler found wandering in Glendale on Sunday evening said he had left his daughter with a baby-sitter found on a popular Web site.

Note: How long do you think this kid will remain in CPS custody?

No plea deal for accused mother

No plea deal for accused mother

TROY -- A longtime foster mother accused of severely abusing her 11-year-old adoptive son turned down a plea deal Monday that would have netted her a 60-day jail sentence.
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60-day plea offer in Troy abuse case

The Troy mother accused of starving her adopted son and forcing him to live in a prison-like bedroom that was rigged with an alarm to let her now if he tried to leave would serve 60 days in jail under a plea bargain offer from prosecutors.

Top aboriginal leader helps man's child welfare protest

Top aboriginal leader helps man's child welfare protest

The country's top aboriginal leader is supporting the cause of a Winnipeg native man who has been camping in front of the legislature trying to draw attention to his child welfare grievance. Samuel McGillivary, 45, says he was identified as a juvenile delinquent when he was eight and forced to work on a Manitoba farm while he lived in a provincially funded group home during the 1970s. Now 45, McGillivary and others with similar claims call themselves the "Lost Boys'' and are pushing the provincial government to call a public inquiry.

Home hit by 2nd abuse claim

Home hit by 2nd abuse claim

East London - A couple accused of abusing children at a foster care home are insisting they are innocent, ahead of their appearance in the East London Magistrates' Court in July.

Monday, June 16, 2008

Now why would anybody want to do that?

Child safety workers being assaulted, threatened: Minister

Seventy child protection workers and carers in Queensland have reported being threatened or assaulted so far this year.

DCFS/CPS is corrupt II



We Will Remember

Lisa Beyerly, CPS Victim



CPS Victim Lisa Beyerly speaks at 8-18-07 Family Rights Rally

DCFS Adoptions



Here's the TRUTH about DCFS adoptions

Extend foster care, say charities

Extend foster care, say charities

A group of charities are calling on the government to extend the time foster children in England can remain in care from 18 years of age to 21.

In an open letter to the Children's Secretary, Ed Balls, 12 charities say forcing children to "go it alone" too early can lead to a life of poverty.

Note: They need one hell of a lot more then that.

Foster child's death results in warning to doctors

Foster child's death results in warning to doctors

In the wake of the death of a young girl at the hands of her guardian, B.C. doctors are being reminded to be accurate and thorough while assessing patients who want to be foster parents.

Law is needed to provide better care for kids

Law is needed to provide better care for kids

There are two words no foster child ever wants to hear. Those words are "minimally adequate."
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The Oregon Department of Human Services is tasked with the difficult duty of taking custody of children in bad situations. It is the same organization that uses this term to return children, but ironically, it does not have an "adequate" definition for the term. Realistically, what this means is that each caseworker and DHS manager has a different definition.

When confronted about the lack of an "adequate" definition, DHS managers argue that it provides them flexibility. Flexibility for whom? The child? When you ask the child's attorney, he or she generally will answer, "Care that is reasonable." OK, define reasonable care. What can a child expect from their parents upon returning home?

Grand Lake woman charged in death of 3-year-old given time for medical testing

Grand Lake woman charged in death of 3-year-old given time for medical testing

A Grand Lake woman accused in the death of the 3-year-old foster child in her care has made her first appearance in the District Court at Hot Sulphur Springs.

Sunday, June 15, 2008

Beware Child Protective Services:

Beware Child Protective Services:

What Victims, Advocates, and Mandated Reporters Need to Know

SLO Public Access

SLO Public Access (Part 1)

Part 1 of an interview with Gerald Craig and Kathleen Dearinger discussing CPS on the program "Zzysxx: What Is It?"



SLO Public Access (Part 2)



SLO Public Access (Part 3)

CPS forces child out of state against her will



CPS attempts to change Jurisdiction by sending child out of State against her will. She is being sent to the father who maliously requested that his daughter be placed into foster care in attempts to get out of paying child support. CPS gladly complies so they can obtain Federal funds

Family courts out of touch says judge

Family courts out of touch says judge

A senior family judge has attacked the present system of family courts run by a “self-selecting great and good and a professional judiciary” as out of tune with society.

Neighbor's react to the death of a toddler in Santa Maria

Neighbor's react to the death of a toddler in Santa Maria

A 3-year-old child is killed in Santa Maria and his aunt, and caregiver, is now facing murder charges.

The boy's aunt and foster mom, 27-year-old Sylvia Dominguez, called police on Wednesday. She told officers that her 3-year-old live-in nephew Gilbert Dominguez wasn't breathing.

School of Shock

School of Shock

Eight states are sending autistic, mentally retarded, and emotionally troubled kids to a facility that punishes them with painful electric shocks. How many times do you have to zap a child before it's torture?

North Carolina ordered to return Texas Child, Joshua Smith



Joshua William Smith, then seven years old, was being baby sat by Javans girl friend when Carteret County Social Services came to the house and took the child. Although the sitter was a registered nurse, Social Services claimed that the child was being neglected. In the two years since Joshua was taken, no evidence of neglect has been presented. The initial DSS caseworker who took Joshua was later found to be associated with gang related activity.

Dad’s Day can be an awkward holiday for many children

Dad’s Day can be an awkward holiday for many children

Many children will spend today — Father’s Day — with both their parents, as Dad flips burgers on the grill or tosses a ball around in the back yard.

Other children may have to wish Dad a happy Father’s Day long-distance over the phone, and still others may spend the day wondering if or when they’ll ever see their father again.

Ex-foster child toughs it out for her diploma

Ex-foster child toughs it out for her diploma

19-year-old beats the odds to graduate, but nationwide, only 33 percent of foster children make it.

Agency makes itself look bad

Agency makes itself look bad

Dear Editor: Who is really watching our kids? Is it about the agency or the children? I am a parent and a foster parent with the University of Alabama's Brewer Porch Children's Center Therapeutic Foster Care Agency. A child that I had in my home for more than two years has been moved because of a rule infraction. This infraction did not result in my home being closed or license being revoked. My husband and I have been foster parents for five years with this agency.

Note: A foster contractor takes issue with the agency.

Saturday, June 14, 2008

An old story from 2004 that I thought was interesting

DCF Accused Of Coaching Kids To Lie About Abuse

A Treasure Coast state attorney is standing behind a man accused of sexually abusing his own children, and accusing Florida's Department of Children and Families (DCF) of coaching the children to lie.

Custody Case Opens a Window on Family Court

Custody Case Opens a Window on Family Court

One year ago this month, in the Bartow courtroom of Judge Harvey Kornstein, a years-long fight over custody of a now-7-year-old girl ended when the judge ruled in favor of the father.
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What makes this case - Dunn vs. Shoaf - unusual is one side's willingness to openly discuss virtually every aspect of his long, expensive and successful fight to gain custody of his daughter - even when the state Department of Children and Families strongly opposed his attempts.

Note: Wow

Texans' tab for YFZ ranch roundup tops $14 million

Texans' tab for YFZ ranch roundup tops $14 million

The state's tab for operations associated with the roundup of more than 460 youngsters from a polygamist sect's ranch in West Texas has already topped $14 million, and a chunk of invoices for such expenses as overtime, travel and professional services has yet to be submitted, newly released records show.

Friday, June 13, 2008

Buy a Frosty and Support Foster Care Adoption!

Is Dave Thomas anti-real parent?

Buy a Frosty and Support Foster Care Adoption!

Hmmm..doesn’t a Frosty from Wendy’s sound yummy this weekend? Saturday, June 14 and Sunday, June 15, “Wendy’s will donate 50 cents from the sale of every Frosty product, including new Frosty Shakes, at participating restaurants, to the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption. The goal is to raise more than $1.3 million to support the work of the non-profit Foundation and its signature program: Wendy’s Wonderful Kids (WWK). This program is filling a critical need by funding and supporting full-time adoption recruiters at local agencies throughout the U.S., the District of Columbia and Canada to march parents with waiting foster care children.”

Note: And what a weekend to do this. Fathers Day!

F4J Campaigners Storm Family Court

F4J Campaigners Storm Family Court

A family court was evacuated after being stormed by members of Fathers 4 Justice.

The stunt happened during a march through Bristol by dozens of banner-waving supporters dressed as superheroes.

Archer ruling expected Wednesday

Archer ruling expected Wednesday

Yuba County Judge James L. Curry will watch recorded interviews with two alleged victims before ruling Wednesday whether Earnest Rex Archer will be held to answer on seven child molestation charges.
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Both victims were female foster children under 10 who are not related to Archer, said Deputy District Attorney Brad Enos.

Foster mom arrested for murder of boy

Foster mom arrested for murder of boy

A Santa Maria woman has been charged with murder in the death of her 3-year-old foster son.

Officers arrested 27-year-old Sylvia Dominguez after she called police on Wednesday afternoon to report her son was not breathing.

Caseworkers criticized in death of 3 Nassau children

Caseworkers criticized in death of 3 Nassau children

The Nassau County Commissioner of Investigations, in a report to be released Saturday, lambasted the work of Child Protective Services caseworkers investigating an abuse complaint against a New Cassel mother less than a day before her three children were drowned.

CPS



service learning

Father Heated Over Child's Sunburn

Father Heated Over Child's Sunburn

A Nelson County father is outraged. He says his two year old son suffered a severe sunburn while at day camp. Little Brandon Newton was being cared for by supervisors at Bloomfield Elementary Day Camp.

Note: this is a different case from the following.
"Talk sense to a fool and he calls you foolish."
- Euripides

Ferry County deputy arrested for assault

Ferry County deputy arrested for assault

Former Republic police chief and current Ferry County deputy Nick Merritt has been charged with second-degree assault after allegedly trying to strangle his 16-year-old daughter.
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CPS has removed three foster children from the Merritts' home. None of them were victimized.

The State as Parent

The State as Parent

A new study raises serious questions about the role the Department of Social Services plays in the lives of children in foster care.

12 public workers stole gasoline, NJ attorney general says

12 public workers stole gasoline, NJ attorney general says

A dozen government employees were charged Wednesday with official misconduct after a State Police investigation found they filled up their personal vehicles from government-run gasoline pumps.

Six are current or former employees of the state Department of Children and Families, while four work for the Camden City Board of Education and two are Camden City employees, Attorney General Anne Milgram said at a news conference in Trenton. A cousin of one of the employees also was charged.
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NJ public workers charged with stealing gas for own cars

Is growing up in the care of the state any better for native children today?

Is growing up in the care of the state any better for native children today?

Prime Minister Stephen Harper acknowledged this week that stripping aboriginal children of their culture by putting them in residential schools caused great harm.

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Mother charged after child wanders off

Mother charged after child wanders off

A toddler was placed in the temporary custody of a relative after the child wandered into the street in Lima, Livingston County, last night, according to Livingston County sheriff’s deputies.

Child-abuse claims vs. parents' rights

Child-abuse claims vs. parents' rights

The US Supreme Court is being asked to determine whether procedures used in Illinois to investigate allegations of child abuse or neglect violate the fundamental rights of parents.
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State procedures to investigate allegations of child abuse have been a topic of national concern after more than 400 children from a polygamist group's ranch in west Texas were taken from their parents and held for nearly two months in foster care. The Texas Supreme Court later ordered state officials to return the children to their parents while the investigation continues.

Note: This is a bandwagon to jump on Family Rights People. If you want things to change, now is the time to get loud.

Inspector general finds fault with agencies in autism case

Inspector general finds fault with agencies in autism case

A report released by the state inspector general Wednesday said two agencies neglected their duties in investigating alleged abuses of an autistic and developmentally disabled adolescent while he was in the care of a Dutchess County school.

Georgia Ranks Low in Study of Child Welfare

Georgia Ranks Low in Study of Child Welfare

Georgia ranks 40th among the states in an annual report on the welfare of the nation's children.

Sunburn abuse intrigues nation

Sunburn abuse intrigues nation

The jailing of a Berea man over his son's sunburn has garnered national attention about what some experts say may be an unprecedented child abuse charge.

You Are Being Lied To

Here is a link to an online copy (complete book) of You Are Being Lied To by Russ Kick. This link was posted in a newsgroup I subscribe to.

Highly recommended reading, although it doesn't go into CPS specifically, it does explain the social conditions which allows them to thrive, as well as how the media manipulates the masses and manufactures support for their agendas.


http://www.scribd.com/word/full/2999830?access_key=key-qs850fx4kwyakp20tt5

Mom plans suit in baby’s foster care death

Mom plans suit in baby’s foster care death

The mother of Destiny Linden, a 7-week-old Indianapolis girl who died April 29 while in the state foster care system, has notified the Indiana Department of Child Services that she plans to file a wrongful-death lawsuit against the agency.

At the heart of Randi Linden’s claim: Destiny was improperly removed from her by DCS, which led to the baby’s death.

Embattled boss suspended from child-welfare agency

Embattled boss suspended from child-welfare agency

The executive director of an embattled aboriginal child-welfare agency was suspended Wednesday after allegations of nepotism and extravagant travel spending surfaced last month.

Woman, girl tried to obstruct police search for CAS ward

Woman, girl tried to obstruct police search for CAS ward

Greater Sudbury Police charged two people who attempted to block their search of a 12-year-old ward of Children's Aid Society.

FLDS angered by Texas memo warning of church's 'enforcers'

FLDS angered by Texas memo warning of church's 'enforcers'

Two days before a state judge held hearings on whether to keep children from a polygamous sect in custody, Texas officials circulated profiles of FLDS members they worried might intimidate or bribe witnesses.

Jersey police make fourth arrest in child abuse enquiry

Jersey police make fourth arrest in child abuse enquiry

Police investigating allegations of historic child abuse on Jersey have made their fourth arrest.

The 50-year-old man was arrested on the island this morning in connection with "serious crimes" at former children's home Haut de la Garenne and elsewhere in Jersey.

CPS worker charged with assault

CPS worker charged with assault

A longtime Child Protective Services coordinator was charged Monday in Aberdeen Municipal Court for allegedly assaulting his wife last weekend.

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Foster mom faces charges for toddler death

Foster mom faces charges for toddler death

Donovan Barksdale, 2, died Sunday, the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reported. He was found in a neighbor's pool during the cookout held by the First Christian Church in Wickhaven.

DCF Employee Screening

DCF Employee Screening

Florida's Department of Children and Families finished screening thousands of agency employees, including checking criminal backgrounds and verifying references.

As a result of this initiative, two employees were fired, although DCF didn't release details about those incidents. However, officials said those employees worked in food service and not with children.

Son Gets Sunburn, Father Charged With Abuse

Son Gets Sunburn, Father Charged With Abuse

Police have charged a man with abuse after his 2-year-old son was sunburned.

Note: OMFG

Mother of swastika-bearing girl says she is good parent, wants children back

Mother of swastika-bearing girl says she is good parent, wants children back

Now she is fighting to get her children back from Manitoba Child and Family Services, and she's finding herself at the centre of a case that has raised questions about whether children are affected by parental views that may be extreme.

Parent group protests family court practices

Parent group protests family court practices

Protesters representing Parents for Children stood downtown hoping to raise awareness of their organization Monday.

Parents for Children is an organization dedicated to addressing alleged problems of abuse and corruption in family court for parents who have had children taken by the Department of Human Services.

Note: More people should try this.

Lies, False Accusations, and Misrepresentation "How DCF Stole my daughter

A Petition...

I am writing to you with a heavy heart concerning my case against DCF and all the witnesses of DCF involved. I was never able to conceive until 1997 when my only precious daughter, born prematurely, survived and entered my life. Our life together, although fantastic, was not easy due to her various medical conditions; but she was/is the joy of my life!

Click Here to sign

Hearings Held On DCS Practices

Hearings Held On DCS Practices

State lawmakers are holding hearings about the Tennessee Department of Children's Services.
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Note: I love this....

State Sen. Thelma Harper, D-Nashville, said she didn't believe much of what they said.

"But I guess my concern is how do we develop believability in the Department of Children's Services? I have listened to you speak, and I have tried my best, to believe what you say. But it is very, very difficult," she said.

More teeth discovered in Jersey child abuse probe

More teeth discovered in Jersey child abuse probe

Police investigating alleged abuse at a former children's home on the Channel island of Jersey have discovered another 14 milk teeth, they said Wednesday.

A dead child, accused teen

A dead child, accused teen

As Kathina Thomas was laid to rest by her family, police charged a 15-year-old Albany High School student with firing the stray bullet that killed her two weeks ago.

Foster mother charged with sex assault of teen

Foster mother charged with sex assault of teen

A foster mother has been charged with sexually assaulting a 17-year-old boy she originally claimed raped her.

Announcement: Rally for CAS Oversight and Accountability

1. Rally for CAS Oversight and Accountability

We want the whole country to see the damage agencies like CAS are doing to Canadian Families and their children.

if you want to be a part of history please attend! come for one day or both!

Rally for Children's Aid Society Oversight and Accountability
July 9th and 10th

Ottawa Rally details

Organizers meet @ Tim Horton's 9 AM - 50 Rideau St. (Wellington turns into Rideau)

Rally to begin at 11 AM Parliament Hill - Wellington St. (both days)


Please make your own signs.. keep them appropriate and respectful

we are not asking people to come in suits and dresses but please attend looking respectful and 'tidy' (not that is an issue with people but we want to look presentable and be taken seriously)

people will be responsible for their own behaviour (ie. please take care of your litter, try and keep language appropriate and refrain from verbal attacks)

Water and Crystal Light will be available there will also be a limited supply of Timbits, all other refreshments and food are your responsibility.

If you are in need of a ride or assistance in finding a place to stay if you are attending both days please contact cas.accountability@gmail.com

Ideas for Signs:
~ How many horror stories will it take?
~ Why does the federal government turn a blind eye
~ Where is the accountability?
~ Welcome to Canada where kidnapping is legal (and on back) by Children's Aid Societies
~ Your tax dollars pay for destruction of families
~ Steven Harper, how many children must suffer?
~ Perjury by Child "protectors" harm Canadian Children every day
~ Free country? Canadian children don't think so
~ CAS Child Abduction Society
~ CAS Steals Children From Good Parents

Additional ideas for signs

Love Children - Adopt Pets
Stop Kidnapping
Big Sister is Watching
Decriminalize Motherhood / Decriminalize Fatherhood (on opposite sides)
Decriminalize Parents
The best interest of the child is keeping his parents
Let my children go
CAS - It's a mess
Do it right, reunite!
The child you save could be your own
A child is heaven. CAS is hell.
Privatize children
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Andrea Horwath (MPP for Hamilton, Ontario East) introduced the "CAS Ombudsman Oversight" Bill today. Sheila (Andrea's Executive Assistant) was not able to let people know in advance because of the government's rush to close down the session for the summer.

Sheila also stated:

"we'll follow up with a big press conference when we have the media's attention and time to organize."

So, there will be plenty more news in the coming months.

The Bill introduced by Andrea Horwath today for Ombudsman oversight previously known as Bill 88 is now Bill 93

http://www.ontla.on.ca/web/bills/bills_detail.do?locale=en&BillID=2036

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Child's death leads to tightening of Alberta's foster parent rules

Child's death leads to tightening of Alberta's foster parent rules

The death of a child living in an Edmonton home has led to an overhaul of foster care in Alberta, including a closer assessment of who takes in children.

Murder charge spurs changes to foster care

The Alberta government pledged Tuesday to change the way it assesses and approves would-be foster parents, following a special review of the system triggered when an Edmonton foster mother was charged with second-degree murder in the death of a three-year-old boy.

'Bribes' from rival devastating for West Sussex child services

'Bribes' from rival devastating for West Sussex child services

The West Sussex child protection system is under 'considerable stress' and struggling under pressure, county councillors were warned at a County Hall meeting.

Joni Mitchell- Little Green



Joni performs Little green from her 1971 album Blue.

The song was influenced by having to put up her daughter for adoption in 1965. Joni was reunited with her daughter in 1997.

Child abuse investigators 'bullied' into falsifying reports

Child abuse investigators 'bullied' into falsifying reports

A parental rights advocacy group in Kansas was "floored" when the state child welfare chief admitted his social workers were being "bullied" into falsifying the reports that lead to children being taken out of their homes and placed in foster care.

Paddock weeps on witness stand

Paddock weeps on witness stand

Lynn Paddock broke down into tears this afternoon when she admitted to jurors that she made her adopted son David eat his own vomit.

'Ideal foster parent' was secret paedophile who gave 'sex lessons' to three girls in his care

'Ideal foster parent' was secret paedophile who gave 'sex lessons' to three girls in his care

A man seen as the 'ideal' foster parent by social services was a secret paedophile who sexually abused girls in his care for years.

Kenneth Morton, 58, fooled his wife and family, who had no idea he was sexually assaulting the three vulnerable children when left alone with them.

Foster mother will be charged in Fayette County boy's drowning

Foster mother will be charged in Fayette County boy's drowning

Criminal charges will be filed against a foster mother who was caring for a 2-year-old Washington Township boy who drowned after wandering away from a church function in Fayette County, District Attorney Nancy Vernon said Monday.

Schooling Issue a Complication for Foster Care

Schooling Issue a Complication for Foster Care

Policymakers from Congress to the state and local levels are sharpening their focus on the educational needs of children in foster care, a population that can exceed 700,000 nationally in the course of a year and which has doubled in the past two decades.

I-Team: Judge Rejects Argument in Child Welfare Case

I-Team: Judge Rejects Argument in Child Welfare Case

A federal lawsuit facing Clark County's child welfare system will not become a class action. Monday, a judge rejected the argument that all children in the county's care were at risk.

Note: Protecting their own, I guess.

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