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Saturday, January 31, 2009

Toddler in foster care comes home to grandparents

Most of these have been posted before. Here they are in order.

After a two-year battle, an Enumclaw couple is about to be reunited with their granddaughter. It's a stunning turn of events in a bitter custody case that the KING 5 Investigators have been following for months. A judge has just ruled the child is leaving foster care to be with family.

Just hit play and watch. Several video's will play in succession. And when you are watching this, remember one thing...

They don't all have a happy ending.

Accused Killer, 9, Released to His Mother



A 9-year-old Arizona boy accused of killing his father and another man has been temporarily released from his detention.

Man Arrested for Rape First Degree and Torture or Willful Child Abuse

Man Arrested for Rape First Degree and Torture or Willful Child Abuse

On Thursday, January 29, 2009, Lawrence County Sheriff's Investigators arrested Gregory Lee Terry for Rape First Degree and Torture or Willful Child Abuse, according to Sheriff Gene Mitchell.

Mitchell said that Investigators, and the Lawrence County Department of Human Resources, began investigating Terry after complaints were received alleging that he had raped a 14 year old white female, whom he was a foster parent to.

Aftermath of Baby P case is making a tough job so much harder, says Janet

Aftermath of Baby P case is making a tough job so much harder, says Janet

CHILD abuse is happening and child abuse will continue to happen.

This is a statement people may find hard to accept but Janet Foulds, a social worker with 35 years' experience, says it is a sad fact of life.

Ticking time bomb warning over child protection services

Ticking time bomb warning over child protection services

Staff shortages and increased caseloads mean child protection services are a "ticking time bomb," union chiefs have claimed.

Unison today said that a national survey revealed social workers were struggling to cope, as vacancies went unfilled.

Note: Even if they were filled, it would be only a matter of time before they screw something up.

Cuts threaten child welfare gains

Cuts threaten child welfare gains

Child welfare in Georgia has made remarkable progress in serving its most vulnerable children and families in recent years. This progress will be jeopardized if the budget cuts proposed by the governor are implemented. The greatest victims will be those who are least able to protect themselves, the children who are at risk of abuse and neglect.

Officials question funding, performance of child-abuse response teams

Officials question funding, performance of child-abuse response teams

In early January, Marion County commissioners received a $42,800 bill.

The county was asked to pay for initial medical exams conducted throughout the year by medical teams specially trained in evaluating children believed to have been abused, abandoned or neglected.

Friday, January 30, 2009

Man Accused Of Firebombing Caseworker's SUV

Man Accused Of Firebombing Caseworker's SUV

Police on Friday continued to investigate a firebombing that they believe was retaliation against a caseworker assigned to a child protective services case, 10TV's Andy Hirsch reported.

Alamo follower released from Arkansas jail

Alamo follower released from Arkansas jail

A Texarkana woman has been released from jail after spending more than a week behind bars for contempt of court after refusing to answer questions about pictures and video of children from the Tony Alamo Christian Ministries.

Fall River woman charged after foster son is burned

Fall River woman charged after foster son is burned

A Fall River woman has been charged with reckless endangerment after her 4-year-old foster son suffered severe burns that required skin grafts, the police said.
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Foster mother charged with abuse

Fall River police have charged a 29-year-old woman with using a hair iron to burn her 4-year-old foster son's arms so severely he needed skin graft surgery.

Use of Free Car Lands Tom Daschle in Tax Trouble

Use of Free Car Lands Tom Daschle in Tax Trouble

President Obama’s pick for secretary of health and human services, Tom Daschle, failed to pay more than $140,000 in taxes, mostly for free use of a car and driver that had been provided to him by a prominent businessman and Democratic fund-raiser, administration officials said on Friday.

Triage at the White House -- Are Children at Risk Merely an "Additional Issue"?

Triage at the White House -- Are Children at Risk Merely an "Additional Issue"?

Yet the USA's child protection "system" is a case study in broken bureaucracy. With 2,200 individual jurisdictions, with mountains of inconsistent rules and procedures, this fractured patchwork of purported protection has created barriers that actually prevent children from reaching safe home environments or gaining crucial access to effective judicial remedies.

A 2008 study by the child advocacy organization First Star found that state confidentiality policies regarding child fatalities and near-fatalities often protect agencies and perpetrators over children. When states were graded on this problem, ten flunked, among them Maryland, Pennsylvania, Vermont and Tennessee.

- Another First Star study found that most states do not provide abused and neglected children with adequate legal representation, leaving their voices muffled while decisions are made about their futures. When graded, fifteen states flunked, among them states from which candidates in the last election hailed -- Illinois, Delaware, and Alaska.

Note: Pretty much the rest of the article is bullshit.

Lawrence man accused of raping girl, beating boy

Lawrence man accused of raping girl, beating boy

A Lawrence County man has been arrested and accused of raping a girl and physically abusing a teen boy, authorities said today.

Gregory Lee Terry, 41, 8506 Lawrence 150, Courtland, is charged with first-degree rape and torture or wilful child abuse, according to Lawrence County Sheriff Gene Mitchell.

The sheriff said Terry is accused of forcing a 14-year-old girl to have sex with him and whipping a 16-year-old boy with a fishing pole. At the time, the boy was in custody of Terry, who is a former foster parent.

Citing DC Mayor’s Failure to Commit to Child Welfare Reforms, Children’s Rights Files for Contempt

Citing DC Mayor’s Failure to Commit to Child Welfare Reforms, Children’s Rights Files for Contempt

Charging the administration of District of Columbia Mayor Adrian Fenty with impeding the implementation of court-ordered reforms to the District’s dysfunctional child welfare system — and placing the administration’s desire to exit court oversight ahead of the safety and well-being of DC’s abused and neglected children — Children’s Rights renewed a motion late yesterday asking a federal judge to hold the District in contempt of court.

Note: The System Sucks over at Children's Rights are at it again.

Child services 'must improve'

Child services 'must improve'

Birmingham City Council has been told to improve child services after the deaths of 15 children through abuse or neglect since 2005.

Former county employee faces sex abuse charges

Former county employee faces sex abuse charges

Franklin D. Schafer, who appeared Thursday in Niagara County Court on child sex abuse charges that carry a maximum sentence of life in prison, is a former county social services employee whose duties included driving foster children to and from doctors’ appointments.

Gay adoption set to be blocked

Gay adoption set to be blocked

PLANS for a gay couple to adopt two Edinburgh children against their grandparents' wishes could fall through because of the furore over the decision.

Note: Don't let up people! Give the kids back to their grandparents! And remember Baby P!

Toddler Hitler's Dad: "Enough's Enough"

Toddler Hitler's Dad: "Enough's Enough"

The NJ father who gave his children Nazi-themed names gave an interview with MyFoxNY, to decry his family's treatment by the state authorities. Heath Campbell complained that his children were removed from their home only because of their names—and that the state isn't taking care of his kids.



Campbell and wife Deborah saw their kids for the first time, since they were taken, on Monday, and Campbell was aghast at their conditions, noting that one baby's diaper was leaking and that the kids' hair was in knots. He said there was no evidence of abuse, "They don't know us. If they lived in our home, they wouldn't take our kids away."

DCFS had visited squalid apartment where baby died

DCFS had visited squalid apartment where baby died

Four months before the death of an infant this week in a squalid Northwest Side home, state child welfare workers found the same apartment untidy and in disarray but offered no services to the family, records reviewed Thursday by the Tribune show.

What the journalist can not see.



Your personal guide through the closed court experience .
See What I have to say about closed court .

This is a rough guide for journalist that can not get in closed court to see what is going on .
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Tutorials



Justice for Families : For John Hemming question for you ; do you have constructive help yet for families with the paperwork?

In the 2007 Birmingham meeting in council chambers this was mentioned. Work classes for help with paperwork.

Here is my suggestion, and an offer to contributing constructive help for families going through the courts.

Destroying Families to Protect "Family Values"

Destroying Families to Protect "Family Values"

Last month the West Virginia Supreme Court agreed to hear a case stemming from a judge's order that an infant be removed from the same-sex foster parents who had cared for her since birth and placed with "traditional" family:

Note: Ok, there are too many stories about gay people who want your children. This calls for a LK opinion poll. Please answer the two questions in the sidebar.

Court backs parental right of known sperm donors

Court backs parental right of known sperm donors

For the first time in Canada a court has ruled on the legitimacy of a donor contract in determining the competing parental rights of a lesbian couple and a gay man who was the sperm donor.

The precedent-setting court ruling that the agreement is not enforceable could open the door for a child to have three or four recognized parents in "known donor" situations.

Parole records reveal disturbing past of man accused in Sudbury slaying

Parole records reveal disturbing past of man accused in Sudbury slaying

Warren David Rattray had only been in Sudbury one day before Kerrianne Parks -- the woman he is accused of murdering -- was found dead.

Boy, 5, forced into adoption with gay couple pleads: 'We want to stay with our gran and grandad'

Boy, 5, forced into adoption with gay couple pleads: 'We want to stay with our gran and grandad'

The mother of two children who are being adopted by gay men even though their grandparents want to care for them wept yesterday as she told of her final meeting with her son and daughter.

Note: Give the kids back to their grandparents you low life babystealers.
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Adoption row: 'To threaten the grandparents is despicable'

THERE is an expectation that social workers make the right decisions when the welfare of children is at stake.

UK Bureaucracy Gone Mad: Grandfather Sentenced to Two Years in Prison for Speaking to Grandson

UK Bureaucracy Gone Mad: Grandfather Sentenced to Two Years in Prison for Speaking to Grandson

There’s something bizarre occurring in Britain and it has to do with children, grandparent’s rights, and the Social Services system.

Yesterday DBKP reported on a Brit couple whose desire to adopt their grandchildren was denied on two grounds: the couple was too “old” and the agency demanded that the children be placed with a gay couple comprised of men.

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Woman charged with burning foster son

Woman charged with burning foster son

Police have arrested a 29-year-old woman and charged her with seriously burning the arms of her 4-year-old foster son with a hair straightening iron.

Kelly O’Brien of 915 Walnut St. is charged with wanton or reckless endangerment of a child and permitting substantial injury to a child.

What kind of selfish couple would want to adopt these 'stolen' children?

What kind of selfish couple would want to adopt these 'stolen' children?

Two young children are snatched from the bosom of their family.

Their grandparents are warned menacingly by the kidnap gang that if they try to resist or go to the police, they will never see their grandson and granddaughter again.

It emerges that the brother and sister are believed to have been stolen to order and handed over to a homosexual couple biologically incapable of having babies of their own.

What's the difference between a social worker and a pitt bull?

At least you can get part of your baby back from the pitt bull.

Note: I'm sorry!

Are You My Mother?

Are You My Mother?

Little Boy D, the newest edition to our family, walked up to me the other day and calmly asked,

"Are you my mommy?"

I looked at him and replied, "Yes, when you live with me I am your mommy."

Note: The words of a foster mom. I totally disagree.

The Epidemic That Wasn’t

The Epidemic That Wasn’t

One sister is 14; the other is 9. They are a vibrant pair: the older girl is high-spirited but responsible, a solid student and a devoted helper at home; her sister loves to read and watch cooking shows, and she recently scored well above average on citywide standardized tests.

There would be nothing remarkable about these two happy, normal girls if it were not for their mother’s history. Yvette H., now 38, admits that she used cocaine (along with heroin and alcohol) while she was pregnant with each girl. “A drug addict,” she now says ruefully, “isn’t really concerned about the baby she’s carrying.”

No easy answer to child-protection failing in West Sussex

No easy answer to child-protection failing in West Sussex

No quick fix exists for a shortage of social workers in West Sussex – said to be the main reason why the county's child-protection services were labelled 'inadequate' by Ofsted inspectors.

This was stated at a meeting of the children and young people's services select committee, which was told a national shortage was exacerbated in the southeast.

BREAKING NEWS: Willie Jessop invokes 5th more than 100 times in deposition

BREAKING NEWS: Willie Jessop invokes 5th more than 100 times in deposition

Three days after YFZ Ranch leader Merril Jessop pleaded the Fifth Amendment a jaw-dropping 267 times, another member of the polygamous group that owns the property racked up 110 Fifth pleadings during his own deposition, according to a rough draft of the transcript obtained by the Standard-Times.

Cutting the red tape



Tina Detelj reports, per the 6 PM broadcast, January 27th

FDLE: Florida DCF Chief Stole Food Stamps

FDLE: Florida DCF Chief Stole Food Stamps

Florida Department of Children and Families (DCF) employee Susan Curry Wolfe, 47, an Economic Self Sufficiency Eligibility Supervisor in the ACCESS Florida Program located in the Jacksonville office has been arrested on a variety of charges.

In baby's death, DCF takes the blame

In baby's death, DCF takes the blame

The mother couldn't care for her babies because she was in prison. The father was a petty criminal himself with no clue how to care for newborns.

Dubas bill proposes accreditation of Children and Family Services

Dubas bill proposes accreditation of Children and Family Services

A measure that came before a legislative committee on Wednesday would require that the agency that came under fire during the recent safe-haven controversy be evaluated by formal accreditors.

State Sen. Annette Dubas of Fullerton introduced LB247, which would require the Division of Children and Family Services in the Department of Health and Human Services to undergo regular accreditation. Dubas said the measure would create uniform standards and generate more accountability for state dollars allocated to HHS.

National Call For Amnesty And Cease Unlawful Child Support Enforcement

National Call For Amnesty And Cease Unlawful Child Support Enforcement

The Family Court and Child Support System are so corrupt and so devoid of due Process of Law no American should ever assume those being targeted by these crooked agencies are anything else than completely innocent.

Note: Just like the child protective industry.

Court told of Castleford foster carers' cruelty to children

Court told of Castleford foster carers' cruelty to children

CHILDREN were attacked, locked in their rooms and had to urinate in buckets during 13 years of physical and mental abuse under the care of two foster carers, a court heard.

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

State workers failed to protect children despite evidence of abuse, neglect

State workers failed to protect children despite evidence of abuse, neglect

For years, the state of Florida has failed children who passed through the child welfare system. Failures led to task forces that prompted reforms, but serious problems remain. Some of the major cases:

Child Molester Suspect Arrested

Child Molester Suspect Arrested

A family member of Kinkead's claims he was raped at Kinkead's home when he was 8 years old. Two brothers who were foster children at the home said they were molested by Kinkead. Some of the assaults allegedly also took place at the church next door.

Father charged in baby's death

Father charged in baby's death

Diella Ludwig's life began in prison, one of the twin girls born to a mother who got in trouble again and sent to live with a father who had no steady job, no car, no place of his own.

Mother's anger after social workers place her children with gay couple for adoption

Mother's anger after social workers place her children with gay couple for adoption

A RECOVERING drug addict who says her two children are to be adopted by a gay couple told last night how she had wanted them to have a "mum and dad".

State agrees to extensive revamping of Milwaukee child welfare

State agrees to extensive revamping of Milwaukee child welfare

Wisconsin has agreed to a plan aimed at fixing persistent problems in Milwaukee County's state-run child welfare program, a national children's advocacy group announced today, citing the November death of 13-month-old foster child Christopher Thomas as evidence of continued weaknesses in the Bureau of Milwaukee Child Welfare.

Moment of Zen - A Son's Lie

Quick somebody call Child Protective Services.



A four-year-old gets a spanking for telling a lie.

Foster mother cleared in boy's pool drowning

Foster mother cleared in boy's pool drowning

A Fayette County foster mother no longer faces criminal charges in the death of a 2-year-old boy who fell into a swimming pool and drowned after wandering away from a church function.

Note: So when it comes to foster parents, they'll buy the "shit happens" defense? They won't with real parents.

New Foster Parents

Check this out. These people are still caught up in the fairy tail view.

Foster care

Report: Child Welfare System Failed To Protect Baby

Report: Child Welfare System Failed To Protect Baby

A day after a Port Richey father was charged with murdering his baby, a state review found child welfare authorities failed to protect the little girl.

Report: Drug Trials Gave Foster Kids Access to Treatment, but Imperfect

Report: Drug Trials Gave Foster Kids Access to Treatment, but Imperfect

Researchers have completed a three-and-a-half year investigation into how the city's child welfare system enrolled foster kids in HIV drug trials. They took place during a time when AIDS and crack were beginning to wreak havoc on poor communities. The report finds that while the city acted in good faith in trying to get potentially lifesaving treatment to kids, it also flouted some serious rules and kept sloppy records. WNYC's Cindy Rodriguez reports.

Mother is Jailed for Loving Her Children



Mother thrown in jail for not disclosing the whereabouts of 3 of her children so that the CPS, DHS, etc. will be able to kidnap, abuse and torture them.

FMI www.alamoministries.com

Just A Little Humor



Have a laugh at the expense of CAS for a change, lord knows they have had their share of laughs at us.

Family Torn Apart by CYF



Parents will do extraordinary things when their children are threatened. Andy and Nicola Luzyn are no exception - right now their family is separated by thousands of miles, not by choice but by fear. Three months ago in a late night dash Nicola boarded a plane to the UK with their three youngest children and fled the country, terrified their children were going to be snatched from the family home. Andy is still here on their Cambridge farm with 15-year-old Michael. What could possess such a tight knit family to go to such extremes? Sofia Wenborn with the story of the Luzyn family...

Brit social worker slams CYF



A British social worker who spent six months with Child Youth and Family has spoken out against the department, claiming its processes are unethical.

Jonny Ward worked for CYF in South Auckland but left his job in protest, saying families were broken apart unnecessarily.

"What I wasn't happy with was lack of involvement with parents, parents not being informed when being questioned at school, children being removed without parents being aware that was going to happen. Just a lack of involvment with parents," says Ward.

Note: Is it just me or is the bald headed dude in this video lying his ass off?

State Senator Admits Foster System Failed in Christopher Thomas Case

State Senator Admits Foster System Failed in Christopher Thomas Case

A state senator admits the state failed an infant who died while in foster care.

After the discovery of more details in the death of 13-month-old Christopher Thomas, State Sen. Alberta Darling (R-River Hills) says the system has to change.

Forced Adoptions in Britain

This video clip details Tammy and her mothers story of forced adoption and how lives are ruined by the secretive Family Courts and inept Social Services.

Social services remove young children from grandparents and arrange adoption by gay couple

Social services remove young children from grandparents and arrange adoption by gay couple

The five-year-old boy and his four-year-old sister were being looked after by their grandparents because their mother, a recovering drug addict, was not considered capable.

But social workers stepped in after allegedly deciding that the couple, who are aged 59 and 46, were "too old" to look after the children.

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Man Charged With Sexually Assaulting Foster Child

Man Charged With Sexually Assaulting Foster Child

Prosecutors say a man is accused of sexually assaulting a 17-year-old foster child. The 44-year-old Phillips man is facing a charge of sexual assault of a child by a foster parent or treatment foster parent. The Price County Sheriff says he has not been arrested, but is scheduled to be in court February 18th.

Study Refutes Claims on AIDS Drug Trials

Study Refutes Claims on AIDS Drug Trials

An investigation into the participation of New York City foster children in clinical drug trials for H.I.V. and AIDS over a nearly 20-year period has found no evidence that any children died as a result of the trials or that the foster children were selected because of their race.

Note: Foster children used as lab rats... No way!

My Hope

I’m posting this letter again because I’m hoping that the members of the Yahoo! group FixCPS might come by & copy, alter & send it off themselves. There’s still a hope in me that I might actually be able to be a part of some serious changes in CPS.

My Hope by Random Autumness

Note: A letter to President Obama.

2 Children Taken To Hospital For Burns

2 Children Taken To Hospital For Burns

Two children were taken to Detroit's Children's Hospital Tuesday after hot water fell on them.

Note: CPS crawls up ones ass due to an accident.

Boy taken from grandparents' home allowed to return

Boy taken from grandparents' home allowed to return

Desmond came home this afternoon.

His grandparents, Anita and Tom Bruton, retrieved the 4-year-old from the temporary foster home where he has lived since Jan. 2. The first thing he did when he came through their door was about a dozen things at once.

Muzaffar alias Patni case: HC tells foster, biological parents to cooperate

Muzaffar alias Patni case: HC tells foster, biological parents to cooperate

Justice Waghela also reprimanded the foster mother for not sending the boy on two occasions to his biological parents since the court order on December 30, 2008. The court had directed to send the boy to his biological parents every Sunday, but the foster mother sent him only on two Sundays.

SC senator calls for DSS hearings

SC senator calls for DSS hearings

The arrest of a state official charged with embezzling millions in taxpayer money has prompted a state senator to call for investigative hearings.

Greenville GOP Sen. Mike Fair says any management problems in the Department of Social Services should be exposed.

Seth Ireland's Father Confronts C.P.S.

Seth Ireland's Father Confronts C.P.S.

The father of a Fresno boy beaten to death confronted the county Tuesday morning. After he said C.P.S. didn't do its job.

In light of the beating death of 10-year old Seth Ireland, Supervisor Henry Perea wanted to discuss how a new law could help the board improve child protective services. But at the meeting, Seth Ireland's father publicly criticized the handling of Seth's case and said the head of Child Protective Services should have resigned.

How Dr. Spock destroyed America

How Dr. Spock destroyed America

In the last 50 years, our nation has taken a moral nosedive.

Since 1960, the rate of violent crimes has more than tripled. Every day there are news reports of heinous crimes unheard of in America a generation ago. Children murder their playmates, their teachers and their parents. Teenage mothers abandon their newborn babies in trashcans, and every year students commit carnage on their classmates. Our culture has sunk so low that children are no longer safe with their teachers in school or at church – scores of men and women are arrested every year for preying on the children under their care.

Man charged with arson, setting social worker's car afire

Man charged with arson, setting social worker's car afire

Police arrested a Lancaster man early this morning on charges he threw a Molotov cocktail in social worker’s car.

Child was abused “as social workers watched”

Child was abused “as social workers watched”

A SEX offender abused a five-year-old child under the eyes of social workers, York Crown Court heard.

Despite being challenged about his actions, within a month Gavin Maxwell Watson-Crowley again behaved in a sexual way before children while social services staff watched.

Alarm over security of children's database

Alarm over security of children's database

Parents, security experts and opposition parties have voiced alarm that 400,000 people are to be given access to a new national database containing details of all 11 million children living in England.

Candace Newmaker Torture Death



Please help stop this child abuse disguised as "therapy."

Dems Back Off On Family Planning Provision

Dems Back Off On Family Planning Provision

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi drew the ire of the conservative-leaning Drudge Report Sunday when she defended House Democrats' efforts to include family planning funding for low income Americans in the planned $825 million stimulus package.

Disabled foster kids to be returned to carer

Disabled foster kids to be returned to carer

TWO severely disabled children who were removed from the home of their foster carer on the grounds that she might be a "compulsive care giver" are on the way home.

The Australian last week reported the case of the woman, a registered nurse, who lost the right to care for the children after a psychologist suggested she was deriving a worrying amount of satisfaction from her role as their carer.

Update: From that blog I posted last night.

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2 Pa. judges to plead guilty to public corruption

2 Pa. judges to plead guilty to public corruption

Two Pennsylvania judges agreed Monday to plead guilty to fraud charges accusing them of taking $2.6 million in kickbacks in return for placing juvenile offenders into certain detention facilities.

The plea agreements for Luzerne County President Judge Mark Ciavarella (shiv-ah-REL'-lah) and Senior Judge Michael Conahan (CON'-ah-han) call for sentences of more than seven years in prison. Both judges have agreed to step down from the bench.

Nancy Pelosi This Week "Contraception Will Reduce Costs" Help Economy



Nancy Pelosi on This Week, Birth Control and Contraception will help our economy by reducing costs.
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Family planning will save our economy?

There are lots of ways to stimulate an economy and American taxpayers are about to learn about some of them as Congress and President Obama study an $825 billion package ostensibly aimed to do just that.

Whether building roads or fixing bridges is the best way to spark the economy back into a roar will be a subject of debate in the coming days and there certainly are solid arguments on both sides.

At least one such provision, however, seems shaky from the get-go.

A provision that would divert millions of stimulus dollars into family-planning services seems to be intended more for ideological purposes than the pragmatic needs of a country needing to get laid-off workers back on payrolls and paying taxes.
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Conservatives Blast Pelosi’s Defense of Contraception Spending in Stimulus Bill

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi was criticized on Monday for saying that taxpayer money for contraception would save the states money.

"At a time of financial crisis, Nancy Pelosi's solution is to kill future taxpayers," said the American Life League.

Social worker struck off for 'extremely poor judgement'

Social worker struck off for 'extremely poor judgement'

A social worker has been struck off the professional register for “extremely poor judgment” in a case involving a baby who was later murdered.

Note: Yet they let so many more continue to work.

Sacramento mother who killed son gets maximum sentence

Sacramento mother who killed son gets maximum sentence

A Sacramento mother convicted earlier this year of killing her 3-year-old son wanted a do-over, but a judge ruled Friday that once was enough.
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The murder also revealed the inability of Sacramento's Child Protective Services to decipher the web of lies and appropriately intervene, the subject of a Bee investigation.

Children at risk are being failed by gaps in services

Children at risk are being failed by gaps in services

Despite public shock over individual cases of sexual abuse, there’s little outcry over our poor health services to tackle the problem, writes Carl O’Brien , Social Affairs Correspondent

Private firms do government work with little scrutiny

Private firms do government work with little scrutiny

Is the state benefiting by farming out more jobs to outside firms? No one knows.
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Elected officials have proposed outsourcing even more — having private companies run Texas' toll roads, operate its lotteries and administer child protective services. Meanwhile, some outsourcing ventures have fallen by the wayside.

Former CFSA Director Dies at 61

Former CFSA Director Dies at 61

Sharlynn Bobo, the former head of D.C.’s Child and Family Services Agency, died Saturday after a short battle with pancreatic cancer. She was 61.
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Bobo’s tenure came to a sudden end last July, when she was unceremoniously replaced by Fenty, seven months after the Banita Jacks tragedy raised serious questions about the extreme casework backlog at CFSA.
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Workers Mourn Death of Former Agency Director

The staff at the D.C. Child and Family Services Agency expressed shock yesterday over this weekend's death of Sharlynn Bobo, the former director of the agency who resigned with the organization under siege after some high-profile cases.

Father urges sick child reforms

Father urges sick child reforms

A father who cared for his seriously ill daughter until her death at the age of 12 called today for reforms to the child protection process.

Malcolm Blair-Robinson questioned the role of "the State" after it intervened over the treatment of his daughter Francesca's complex and unique medical needs.

Defence continues to hammer away at police investigation of child abuse

Defence continues to hammer away at police investigation of child abuse

The defence continued Monday to hammer away at the police investigation that resulted in Treena Edwards confessing to injuring her infant son.

Lawyer Bruce Willson questioned Sgt. John Zambusi — for a second day — about the techniques the veteran officer used in his Oct. 26, 2005 interrogation to illicit a confession from the woman.

Willson asked the detective why he kept speaking with Edwards after she told him a lawyer she had contacted following her arrest had indicated she shouldn’t say anything.

Baby P council in plea to loan social workers to ease staffing crisis

Baby P council in plea to loan social workers to ease staffing crisis

Haringey council has appealed to all London boroughs to loan their social workers to ease its staffing crisis in the wake of the Baby P scandal.

Leaked emails show the authority's director of children's services has asked his peers to provide a 'good quality person' for a month to help them deal with staff shortages and an increased caseload.

Study: Child abuse rates slow with more info

Study: Child abuse rates slow with more info

When parents have access to helpful information about raising children and a good support system, cases of child abuse in South Carolina rise at a slower rate and key indicators of child abuse go down, according to a study released Monday.

Note: You know what amazes me? That they need a study to figure these things out.

Telemedicine can dramatically improve child sexual assault examinations in rural areas

Telemedicine can dramatically improve child sexual assault examinations in rural areas

Telemedicine also can minimize additional trauma to children who might otherwise have to travel for hours to undergo the long and detailed examinations, said senior study author Kristen Rogers, an assistant professor in the Department of Pediatrics working in the UC Davis Children's Hospital Child and Adolescent Abuse Resource and Evaluation (CAARE) Center.

Groups, Leaders Call for Foster Care Changes

Groups, Leaders Call for Foster Care Changes

Yesterday on Morning Edition, we told you about upcoming legislation that seeks to make the child welfare system more transparent. The bill would require more information to be made public when a child dies or is seriously injured in foster care. The proposal is one of many designed to reform the system, particularly

TRAUMA TREATMENT FOR FOSTER KIDS GETS REPRIEVE

TRAUMA TREATMENT FOR FOSTER KIDS GETS REPRIEVE

The boy had been screaming for over an hour, and his foster mom was beginning to panic. She didn’t know what had sparked the attack, and already the neighbors were calling to complain about the noise. At this late hour, most foster parents would have no choice but to dial 911 and have the child rushed to a hospital.

Instead, the mother called one of the boy’s new caseworkers, an on-call specialist in emotional disturbances. Soon the worker arrived at her Bronx apartment, helped calm the child and put him to bed. The two women stayed up late discussing ways to help the boy beat his demons, a talk they would continue in their monthly meetings with his caseworker.

Note: Next they'll give the kid a few pills. Problem solved, right?

Sexual conduct charges against Bedford Co. woman dropped

Sexual conduct charges against Bedford Co. woman dropped

Charges against a Bedford County woman accused of having sexual contact with a teen in her care have been dropped.

The alleged victim lived with Jennifer McWhirter in a foster care situation.

Adoptive Parents Report Paying Traffic Tickets as "Fees"

Adoptive Parents Report Paying Traffic Tickets as "Fees"

Putting adoptive parents through the ringer to ensure they're ready to be trusted with your child is one thing. Asking them to pay your traffic tickets? Or buy you a TV?

The state of Oklahoma is working on legislation that would finally put an end to these sorts of demands from biological parents, exorbitant expectations that are being lumped in as part of the adoption "fees" parents-to-be are going into debt to pay.

Child support: Iraq vet must pay for child of another man

Child support: Iraq vet must pay for child of another man

A 19-year Army veteran, now on his third tour in Iraq, will have his Army pay garnished and his tax refund seized to pay child support for a boy who isn't his.

Genetic tests prove the child is not the son of Master Sgt. Christopher Sprowson. His first wife had the boy after having an affair, and according to the Kansas City Star could not tell the court who the father was. Sprowson and his first wife divorced after the affair.
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This video was sent in to me and although it's not the same case, it is the same issue.

Doug Richardson vs CPS Criminals

Monday, January 26, 2009

Adoption: A Path of the Heart

Hello everybody.

We've picked on the blogs of foster parents. We've picked on the blogs of babystealers and you know how much I love picking on some of these blogs. Well now that Legally Kidnapped is in it's terrible two's, you'd think that we'd seen it all.

But not quite, apparently. Until now that is.

I click on this link that I get in an email earlier today and I come to the blog of another adoptive parent, who apparently just happened to get a job working for the adoption agency or something.

First I direct you to a recent post. So hold on to your lunch and Click Here!.

And here is the link to the blog: Adoption: A Path of the Heart


Un-fucking-believable!

And I do gotta thank mamabear for sending me this one.

Australian Government Ruled that Identical Twins Aren’t Related

Australian Government Ruled that Identical Twins Aren’t Related

This is the sort of thing that only government bureaucracy can come up with: Australian immigration authorities have decided that Rosabelle Glasby couldn’t bring her identical twin sister into the country because … they’re not related!

Adopted by different families shortly after their birth in Malaysia, Mrs Glasby and Dorothy Loader were separated for almost 50 years before finally meeting last September.

Baby death official is struck off

Baby death official is struck off

A social worker has been struck off for showing "extremely poor judgement" in dealing with a case in which a 13-month-old boy was later murdered.

Four sisters rake in more than $500,000 through loophole in welfare law

Four sisters rake in more than $500,000 through loophole in welfare law

In Racine, four sisters take care of each other’s 17 children, and you’re paying for it.

Stop Warehousing Our Children parts 4, 5, and 6

for parts 1, 2 and 3 Click Here.

Part 4


Part 5


Part 6

Steuben County Man Accused of Injuring Children

Steuben County Man Accused of Injuring Children

A Steuben County man was arrested after police say he injured two children in his care. New York State Police charged 28-year Scott Connell with assault and endangering the welfare of a child.

Note: These were foster children.

Teen mom accused of neglect after marijuana found in car

Teen mom accused of neglect after marijuana found in car

A 17-year-old mother was arrested Sunday night on neglect and drug possession charges after Indiana State Police found marijuana in her car.

CPS removals of children drop sharply

CPS removals of children drop sharply

The number of Texas children removed from their families by Child Protective Services declined by more than 18 percent between 2006 and 2008. And by at least one measure, removals in Bexar County fell 52 percent. But some fear the change doesn’t signal a decrease in child abuse.

Note: Can anybody say FLDS?

Child abuse on the decline

Child abuse on the decline

Note: Yet still the number of children in care increases. That's got to tell you something is wrong.

Over the last decade, the number of children in out-of-home care in Australia rose by almost 115 per cent, from around 14,500 children in 1998 to 31,166 children in 2008, according to a report released today by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW).

Waco mirrors state, national trend of grandparents raising grandkids

Waco mirrors state, national trend of grandparents raising grandkids

Mary Kofnovec is speechless when asked about her decision 10 years ago to assume custody of her disabled grandson. To her, there was no decision.

Note: And so many others aren't even given the chance.

New children's database faces criticism

New children's database faces criticism

A directory launched today that aims to help professionals reach children at risk has provoked concern from civil liberties groups

Sun agony aunt to help taskforce boost social workers' image

Sun agony aunt to help taskforce boost social workers' image

The Sun's agony aunt Deidre Sanders is among members of a government taskforce charged with finding ways to restore the battered public reputation of social work in the wake of the Baby P controversy, it was announced today.

Note: And Legally Kidnapped will continue fighting these efforts all the way! Teach your children to recognize a piece of shit when they see one. Warn them about the Boogie Man, I mean Social Workers today.

Raising concerns about US child care

Raising concerns about US child care

'Child Care Today," whose subtitle could more accurately read, "Getting It Right for Everyone (Except for the US, Which Is Still Getting So Much of It Wrong)," is not a how-to book for parents on choosing child care (if it were, the best advice would be, Move to Sweden!).

Note: It's International Raising Paranoia Awareness Day on Legally Kidnapped!

A lifeline choked by loss of funding

A lifeline choked by loss of funding

The safety net is sagging in one of the nation’s poorest cities.

Bill Seeks to Make Child Welfare System More Transparent

Bill Seeks to Make Child Welfare System More Transparent

In November, a 13-month-old Milwaukee boy was beaten to death while in foster care. His aunt has been charged. The death of Christopher Thomas sparked outrage in the community because of the brutality, and because little information was made public. State Sen. Alberta Darling says she’ll introduce legislation soon requiring more public disclosure when children are killed or seriously injured in foster care. WUWM’s Erin Toner reports.

Sunday, January 25, 2009

State starts talks with clergy over reporting of child abuse

State starts talks with clergy over reporting of child abuse

Top-level talks have begun between the Government and the Catholic bishops to find a legal formula that will enable the Health Service Executive to discover the full scale of clerical child sexual abuse in the Republic.

Parties accused of breaching child protection rules

Parties accused of breaching child protection rules

The Indonesian legislative election is starting in April, but three political parties have already been reported to the national Elections Supervisory Board, for allegedly breaching election and child protection laws in their election campaign activities.

Legislators endorse $6 billion in budget cuts

Legislators endorse $6 billion in budget cuts

Both parties appear to be willing to reduce funding for public schools, colleges, transit programs and programs that help a wide range of people with special needs.

Poke The Drunk Driving Commissioner In The Eye

Susan Hamilton the DCF Commissioner of Connecticut was recently arrested for drunk driving. Over here at Legally Kidnapped, we feel that she should be made an example of and be severely punished to the fullest extent of the law. Because she's a system insider, she will probably get off with nothing more than a slap on the wrist. So I'm giving you an opportunity to do it yourself.

Poke Susan Hamilton, the Drunk Driving Commissioner in the eye.

Michigan - HOUSE BILL No. 4117

HOUSE BILL No. 4117

A bill to provide for remedies and prescribe civil sanctions against a person who presents a false or fraudulent claim to obtain money, property, or services from this state; to prescribe the powers and duties of certain state and local governmental officers and agencies; and to prohibit retaliation against a person who pursues a remedy under this act.

Child protection: a profession in need of reform

Child protection: a profession in need of reform

Public confidence in social workers' abilities to protect vulnerable children has been rocked bv the case of Baby P.

Most commentators agree that something radical has to be done to restore confidence - nothing short of a complete overhaul of the profession is called for.

Closer Look At DHS Policy



What's next for investigation into child's death.

Note: It makes them feel important.

Foster parents furious over daycare worker's release



A daycare worker accused of second-degree murder is being released pending further investigation, and foster parents of the alleged victim are furious about it.
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Some parents concerned about release of daycare worker



A daycare worker accused of second-degree murder is being released pending further investigation.

It's Party Time!!!



Legally Kidnapped turns 2 years old today.


Exposing the Child Protective Industry for what it is since January 25th 2007.

Yes folks, two years ago today I was so pissed off at a couple of Social Worker's that I created this blog. Of course I quickly got over it, and Legally Kidnapped became something much better. It became a voice for the victims of Child Protective Services and Foster Care. It became a popular and important part of the Family Rights movement. And above all, it became the avenue from which I have been able to meet and make friends with many truly wonderful people.

I also want to take this special opportunity to thank all of the social workers who made this blog possible. So, Sheila, Cheryl, Kathy, Ericka, Kristen, Sara and especially you Brian (the System Suck) I want you all to know that you were truly my inspiration for this. Without all of you this blog would never have been created. Without you, I would still fall under the misguided belief that you people are out to protect children. Thanks to you, I now know better.

I should also note that yesterday was the busiest day Legally Kidnapped has ever had. So help me to continue to spread the word by spreading the link.

Take more children into care, says Barnardo's chief Martin Narey

Take more children into care, says Barnardo's chief Martin Narey

The head of the charity Barnardo's has provoked a new debate over problem families with a controversial call to take more children into care.

One-third of complaints justified against family services agency

One-third of complaints justified against family services agency

The office that investigates complaints against the state Department of Social and Health Services found that about a third of the 1,200 complaints in the past two years were well-founded.

The Office of Family and Children's Ombudsman says the agency violated a law or policy or acted unreasonably.

Note: Only a third? This system suck is covering for the agencies.

Mother banned from being with baby over tiny mark on ear

Mother banned from being with baby over tiny mark on ear

SOCIAL services banned a Liverpool woman from being alone with her baby for more than a fortnight after she took him to hospital about a tiny mark on his ear.

Teen died after arson at foster family's home

Teen died after arson at foster family's home

Only a swatch of skin across his chest was untouched by fire.

Gary Hinkley was tortured by the heat and flames that raced through the Lynnwood house where he lived in 1975 with a foster family. Burns covered his arms, legs, back and face.

CPS removals of children drop sharply

CPS removals of children drop sharply

The number of Texas children removed from their families by Child Protective Services declined by more than 18 percent between 2006 and 2008. And by at least one measure, removals in Bexar County fell 52 percent. But some fear the change doesn’t signal a decrease in child abuse.

Instead, they worry that more children are being left in danger.

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Kids' social worker held on US perv rap

Kids' social worker held on US perv rap

A SOCIAL worker who looks after vulnerable British kids has been held for child abuse in the US.

Dwight E McGuire, 40, was arrested when he flew home to America for his dad’s funeral last week.

Mum won't see son for 18 years

Mum won't see son for 18 years

THE happy baby in the photo has dimpled cheeks, glowing skin and scrumptious fat thighs that scream good health.

This is the child whose mother has been accused of a now-discredited disorder and labelled as a dangerous person intent on harming her own children to gain attention.

State DCF Commissioner Charged With DUI

State DCF Commissioner Charged With DUI

Gov. M. Jodi Rell said she is disappointed that Susan Hamilton, the commissioner of the state's beleaguered child welfare department, has been charged with drunken driving, but added that she believes the incident was "an aberration."

Note: She should be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. This person should be the shining example the rest of us should be able to follow. She could have gotten into an accident and killed a child for crying out loud. Turns out, she's no better than the rest of us. Sure it could be a simple mistake, a one time deal, whatever. But real parents would be put through the ringer for such behavior. She'll get away with nothing more than a minimal slap on the wrist because not only do they give special treatment to system insiders, but she could probably have the cops children taken away. You wait and see.

Welcome AlphaInventions Readers

As many of you have figured out, the main goal of Legally Kidnapped is to spread awareness, by providing an alternate yet realistic and credible view of the problems that families and children have faced in their dealings with the Child Protective Industry. Over the last couple months, LK has enjoyed a modest 150 to 200 unique visitors a day. That number has been slowly growing over time and coming from various sources, reaching about 250, peaking out at just under 300 one day. So last night, I looked at around 9 PM, and saw that LK had about 150 visitors which was about normal for that time of day. I looked again, just over an hour later and that number had doubled, which was a pretty good boost. So I investigated.

It turned out that all of this extra traffic was coming from a single source, which a good friend and fellow blogger over at Stop Corrupt DSS had turned me onto. So I played around with it for a couple days and moved on. Then all of a sudden, last night, Bam! I'm getting hits up the wazoo! The trend has continued this morning. By 9:45 AM, LK has already had any other given day's worth of visitors (171).

So I wanted to take the time to welcome the new visitors from AlphaInventions and perhaps suggest that some of my other fellow bloggers utilize this source of spreading awareness.

It's all about getting the word out.

FMI Check Out
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Fight CPS

NY woman gets probation in death of foster child

NY woman gets probation in death of foster child

A New York health care aide will serve five years' probation after admitting to killing her 6-year-old foster daughter by giving her a medicated patch meant for an adult.

Note: Special treatment for foster's!!!!
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Mother who killed foster child with Fentanyl narcotic pain patch avoids jail

Parmadale death prompts Governor Ted Strickland to seek policy on restraints

Parmadale death prompts Governor Ted Strickland to seek policy on restraints

Gov. Ted Strickland has called for a single statewide policy on the use of restraints like the one that contributed to the death of a 17-year-old at a center for troubled children last month.

Fresno Co. supervisor wants board to look into Seth Ireland case

Fresno Co. supervisor wants board to look into Seth Ireland case

Fresno County Supervisor Henry Perea wants to take advantage of a new state law that allows county boards to review investigative files in the cases of children -- such as Seth Ireland -- who have been beaten to death.

Note: The workers should be charged with neglect.

Friday, January 23, 2009

Attorney general criticizes Clackamas County judge in bail case

Attorney general criticizes Clackamas County judge in bail case

The state attorney general's office accused a Clackamas County judge of "gross abuse of discretion" for ordering child-welfare officials to bail out a child-rape suspect, in documents released this week at the request of The Oregonian.
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Oregon AG accuses judge of abusing discretion

Deadly October foster home fire ruled arson

Deadly October foster home fire ruled arson

An October fire that killed two children at a Belfair-area foster home has been ruled an arson, according to the Mason County Sheriff's Office.

Chief Deputy Dean Byrd said detectives who investigated the blaze believe it was set by Margaret Reece, 16, who died when while trying to save 4-year-old Koen Reece. Koen also died in the fire.

No foster child should suffer the abuse I did

No foster child should suffer the abuse I did

OLYMPIC medallist, TV host and now motivational speaker, Kriss Akabusi has been a winner for most of his life.

But the world of success he now enjoys is a far cry from his miserable childhood — and the abuse he and his younger brother Riba suffered at the hands of foster carers.
No comment, no accountability. Why hasn't the Attorney General prosecuted anyone in CPS, or would that interfere with federal funding? Millions of dollars could have been avoided in settlements if CPS had just made an effort to keep the mother and child together. I hope Attorney Steve Cornwell settles multiple cases such as this to stop the improper removal of children and end federal fraud. There are a few attorneys in Alaska who have adopted this model.

New law opens CPS cases to public

New law opens CPS cases to public

A proposed new law in the state legislature is aimed at increasing the transparency of the juvenile courts in cases related to Child Protective Services. The law, which we are calling the Christopher McIntyre law, will make the court documents for any CPS case involving a fatality or near fatality publically accessible.

CPS faces lawsuit in another child abuse case

CPS faces lawsuit in another child abuse case

KSEE 24 News has learned that Fresno County's Child Protective Services is facing a civil suit in federal court stemming from a case back in 2004. The suit claims a little girl was severely beaten by a woman that CPS helped establish as the girl's legal guardian, despite knowing the woman, Bertha Gonzales, had a history of abuse against her own children.

Child Abuse Hot Line Call Placed Against DCF Commissioner

Child Abuse Hot Line Call Placed Against DCF Commissioner

A call was placed today with the Department of Children and Family hot line against present DCF Commissioner, Susan Hamilton for her resent DWI arrest in North Haven, CT.

DUI Commissioner, DCF

5-Year-Old Girl Battles Family Court Over Birthrights by Woody Henderson



The Family Court constantly tells us that their rulings are based on the best interest of the child, but consider this. A 5-year-old girl, Stacy Pena, is preparing to do battle with the Bronx Family Court. She has filed a petition to regain her birthrights, which were stolen by this same court, at the request of New York's Administration for Children's Services (ACS), even before she was born. Stacy's biological brother and sister, Joseph and Nancy Pena, were placed into foster care in January 1993, three-years before Stacy's birth. Her parents Lucy and Jose Pena, who had fallen prey to the drug epidemic of the early 90s, understood why their two children had been removed.

Having their children taken from them was a rude awaking for the Pena's. They quickly changed their life style, stopped using drugs and complied with all the requirements ordered by ACS and the family court. ACS however, still insisted the court not return the children and subsequently requested the termination of the Pena's parental rights.

For copies of the complete award winning documentary "Stacy's Story" contact the producer and director Woody Henderson, at ajuststruggle@aol.com. Also be sure to visit our web site at www.ajuststruggle.com

STOP WAREHOUSING OUR CHILDREN



Januray 6, 2009 Residents of Sedgwick County, KS spoke before Legislators in regards to the illegal seizure of children and violations of State, Federal and Constitutional law against families. In 2005 the Legislators were told by Social Workers that they were to ignore laws. In 2008 the Secretary of SRS said that Social Workers in Sedgwick County were being bullied by the DA to falsify documents to remove children from their families. We are asking for an Outside Special Prosecutor to investigate and prosecute all individuals who have broken the law and violated the rights of children and their families

Part 2


Part 3


For parts 4, 5 and 6 Click Here.

Child welfare also concern in Reno Co.

Child welfare also concern in Reno Co.

The high rate of Reno County children being removed from their homes shows that the child-welfare system isn't a concern only in Sedgwick County. It also reflects how difficult it can be to determine what's best for a child.

Stories of abuse and redemption

Stories of abuse and redemption

Sunday, Jan. 25, is the date of a Times-Union editorial supporting a full investigation into allegations of beatings and abuse at the Arthur G. Dozier School for Boys in Marianna in the late 1950s and early 1960s.

Roger Dean Kiser, who was transferred from a Jacksonville orphanage to the Marianna facility, has written a new book on his experiences. The title is The White House Boys: An American tragedy.

Grandparents Raising Children Call Upon Governor and Legislature to Fully Fund Kinship Programs

Grandparents Raising Children Call Upon Governor and Legislature to Fully Fund Kinship Programs

Grandparents raising grandchildren along with AARP and kincare advocates called upon state leaders to fully fund programs that support kinship caregivers by providing necessary help to successfully raise the children in their care.

Kinship caregivers, who currently raise nearly 400,000 children in New York State, help keep children out of foster care, reduce financial costs to state and local agencies, and improve the well-being of children in their care. Programs supporting these caregivers were cut fifty-percent in the Governor's budget proposal.

Warning over unlawful fostering

Warning over unlawful fostering

Thousands of children in the UK may be being unlawfully fostered and could be at risk of abuse, a charity has warned.

Under the law, the authorities have to be informed if a child is looked after by anyone other than a close relative.

Note: God forbid that a real parent could have a say in where the kid goes, right?

Foster child to be removed from 'best mommy'

Foster child to be removed from 'best mommy'

Little Micky is on the move again.

The bubbly grade schooler was tickled pink by her foster parents' plans to adopt her into their growing family, but a judge recently ordered she be sent to live with her recovering alcoholic mom instead.

Note: It's all in the wording people!

Kid for sale!!!

Wednesday's Child: 9-Year-Old Nickolas

Nickolas is a bright and athletic nine-year-old African American boy who enjoys all types of sports. Basketball, ice-skating, skateboarding and bike riding are among his favorites. He currently lives in a foster home where he is affectionate with his foster mother and has a healthy bond.

Oh come on Susan!

More pissing and moaning from Susan the Space Warp Foster Contractor.

http://fostercarespacewarp.blogspot.com/2009/01/dear-samanthas-dad.html

Those pesky bio-parents.

Domestic Adoption in Struggling Economy

Domestic Adoption in Struggling Economy

While the U.S. economy lags, a growing number of birthparents consider placing their children for adoption.

Note: Take's all the work out of it for CPS right?

Oops, Sorry, Wrong Guy!

Oops, Sorry, Wrong Guy!

It can happen to anyone. It happened to a Manhattan doctor who was paraded in front of TV cameras in surgical scrubs after being accused of sexual abuse. It happened to a decorated former DEA agent who charged that Bronx cops arrested him for drug dealing after a run-in over a parking ticket. It happened to a Haitian immigrant who claims he was stopped and beaten by two police officers who thought he committed a robbery. As it turns out, none of these individuals were guilty of the crimes they had been accused of committing.

Note: OT or Not OT. That is the question. Babystealers falsely accuse people all the time right???

DCF admits it failed to prevent 15-month-old's death

DCF admits it failed to prevent 15-month-old's death

In August, the Department of Children and Families told Emmalee Fore that she was providing a "loving and safe" home for her two children.
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Now, DCF has released reports on its handling of the case, and its officials admit that the agency failed to ensure Blake's safety in several key instances.
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DCF issues apology after child’s death

Note: Apology not accepted.
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Two DCF Workers Fired Over Toddler's Death

Late Thursday afternoon, Florida's Department of Children and Families admitted it failed to protect a 15-month-old Tavares boy before he died. Two DCF workers have now been fired over little Blake Rupe's death.

In August, DCF closed the case and said Blake Rupe was in a loving and safe home. He died four months later and now the agency is making a rare apology.

Note: They're sorry, they f***** up, now back to business as usual right?

Teen fights state to stay in foster care

Teen fights state to stay in foster care

Prepared to graduate this spring from Oldham County High School, Julian Tweedy is a shining success in the state's foster care system, according to the judge supervising his case.

"We don't get to see a success story very often, so that's what you represent for us,'' Jefferson Family Court Judge Dolly Wisman Berry told the youth at an August court hearing, noting his vastly improved grades and school attendance. "You keep up the good work!"

Note: I will repeat this line. "We don't get to see a success story very often, so that's what you represent for us" by Family Court Judge Dolly Wisman Berry

How the House Stimulus Bill Undercuts Parental Authority

How the House Stimulus Bill Undercuts Parental Authority

Buried in the economic stimulus legislation is a provision further undercutting parental authority and expanding control of taxpayer dollars by family planning clinics. No doubt these provisions are embodied in the economic stimulus package because their congressional sponsors believe that they would not be enacted if considered separately on their own merits.

School mentor accused of molesting child

School mentor accused of molesting child

A Riverdale man who mentored students in Butts County elementary schools faces charges of molesting a fourth-grade boy.
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Butts County school officials confirmed that Zakaluzny had registered with the schools as a classroom mentor in 2007 and 2008. School officials said Zakaluzny has volunteered in Clayton and Griffin-Spalding schools in the past. He also was a foster parent, Brown said.

Note: They should start castrating some of these foster molesters.

Abuse case violated civil rights, says Washington Twp. foster parent accused of abusing child

Abuse case violated civil rights, says Washington Twp. foster parent accused of abusing child

A man who once faced charges of abusing a foster child inside his Washington Township home has filed a lawsuit claiming the Gloucester County Prosecutor's Office violated his civil rights.

Mom arrested, jailed for disciplining kids on plane

Mom arrested, jailed for disciplining kids on plane

The Patriot Act, designed to help fight terrorism, may be being misused.

The Patriot Act was enacted following the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001. But it has given airlines some latitude in dealing with what they may consider unruly behavior. A case in point is Tamara Jo Freeman, who in 2007 was flying on Frontier Airlines to Denver when she moderately spanked her unruly children, then responded with some profanities when confronted by a flight attendant.

Plea Deal Spares Child Molester From Lengthy Prison Sentence

Plea Deal Spares Child Molester From Lengthy Prison Sentence

Behind closed doors in the home on Oakleigh Road in Parkville, police say Timothy Rhodes began abusing his babysitter when she was just 9 years old---at times showing her pornographic movies and sodomizing her.

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Adopting Kids: Nothing Like Adopting Puppies

Adopting Kids: Nothing Like Adopting Puppies

It was supposed to portray the goodness of man, the generous spirit of human beings.

But I found the outpouring of adoption offers for a child abandoned at a North Dakota fire station rather creepy.
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Some of these parents might already have been considering domestic adoption; in which case they might already have considered the chance of finding a child whose story was fraught with complications. I understand the desperation for parents who are struggling through the adoption system, the willingness to jump at any option.

Judge Dismisses Part of DHS Suit

Judge Dismisses Part of DHS Suit

A federal judge has dismissed portions of a civil rights lawsuit brought by a national child advocacy group accusing Oklahoma of victimizing its foster children.

Note: Is this going to cut into Children's Rights profits?

Adoption makes a family

Adoption makes a family

LGBT people thinking about starting or growing their family will have the chance to learn about adoption through the state foster care system during a pair of information sessions at the Blue Hills Boys and Girls Club in Dorchester, sponsored by the Massachusetts Adoption Resource Exchange (MARE).

On Jan. 28 prospective parents will learn about the process from social workers and experienced adoptive parents, and on Feb. 8 they will get a chance to hear from children and teens hoping to be adopted.

Note: Ah, foster children, brainwashed by their babystealers with dreams of forever homes paraded in front of perspective buyers. How wonderful right?

Anybody want a kid?

Wednesday's Child: Arianna and Addison

Arianna and Addison have both been in the foster care system almost since birth, and have had the benefit of good care. Other children come from much more difficult circumstances.

L.A. County may divert funds toward welfare

L.A. County may divert funds toward welfare

Scrambling to cope with a surge in welfare applications, Los Angeles County officials are considering a budget maneuver that would prop up some key support services by tapping a pot of money originally meant to fight child abuse and neglect.

Hitler's Grammy Drunk During Cop Stop, Says Mom

Hitler's Grammy Drunk During Cop Stop, Says Mom

Little Adolf Hitler Campbell’s parents are already in the midst of a custody battle. And now they may have even more trouble on their hands, because grandma was sauced in the backseat of their car, according to Adolf’s mother.

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Woman Convicted of Terrorism under Patriot Act for Spanking Children on Airplane

Woman Convicted of Terrorism under Patriot Act for Spanking Children on Airplane

One sign of a police state is the imprisonment of ordinary citizens for committing annoying acts. In America, over 200 people have been sent to prison for raising their voices on commercial airline flights, convicted of felonies under the laws of the Patriot Act.

Mother says state used false accusations to remove kids with Nazi-themed names

Mother says state used false accusations to remove kids with Nazi-themed names

The mother of three Hunterdon County children with Nazi-themed names said Tuesday state officials removed her children from her home based on false allegations of abuse, according to a report in The Express Times.

Ex-foster parent loses fight over license

Ex-foster parent loses fight over license

A judge has found Sister Patricia O'Bryan did not abuse or neglect children in her care but, nonetheless, upheld the revocation of her foster parent license.

Killer of three-year-old foster child free to walk the streets while awaiting sentencing

Killer of three-year-old foster child free to walk the streets while awaiting sentencing

Two years after her three-year-old foster child died of cranial trauma so severe that it left his brain "popping out of his skull," the killer still walks around a free woman.

Note: Special treatment because she's a system insider.

C.P.S. Releases Seth Ireland file

C.P.S. Releases Seth Ireland file

Tuesday, In the newly released Child Protective Services case file on Seth Ireland, portions of documents are blacked out.

Judge Orders 18 Children from Tony Alamo Christian Ministries to Remain in Foster Care

Judge Orders 18 Children from Tony Alamo Christian Ministries to Remain in Foster Care

Eighteen children from the Tony Alamo Christian Ministries remain in foster care after a judge in Texarkana ruled the juveniles were in danger because the ministry condones underage marriages, has a history of beating children for misbehavior and doesn't provide adequate schooling or medical care.

Note: The gestapo likes quantity, I guess.
Quick everybody call the hotline and report CPS for child abuse.

92-year-old accused of shooting his children appears in court, siblings remain at OHSU

92-year-old accused of shooting his children appears in court, siblings remain at OHSU

A woman who police say was shot in the head by her 92-year-old father remains in critical condition, but her brother has been upgraded to serious condition at Oregon Health & Science University hospital.
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While investigators continue to look at the case, Bill Mackintosh, Kim's husband, said the family is praying for a miracle. Besides caring for her elderly dad, Kim Mackintosh was the full-time caretaker for her 12-year-old son, who is severely autistic.

The boy is in temporary foster care because his father drives a cab and can't provide round-the-clock care. The boy was found hiding after the shootings. He doesn't speak, so nobody knows how much of the violence he witnessed.

Note: Change is detrimental to autistic children, isn't it?

Welfare workers are 'too powerful'

Welfare workers are 'too powerful'

WELFARE officers have "enormous power" to remove children from the care of their parents, while leaving other children to languish in violent homes.

Child welfare advocate Freda Briggs said a recent case -- in which two children were removed from their cannabis-smoking parents despite there being no evidence of neglect or abuse -- was an example of "how much power they've got".

Former child welfare agency spokesman pleads guilty to porn charge

Former child welfare agency spokesman pleads guilty to porn charge

A former spokesman for Florida's child welfare agency has pleaded guilty to producing child pornography, less than a week before he was expected to stand trial.

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