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Saturday, October 31, 2009

HOW CHILD PROTECTIVE SERVICES WORKS

HOW CHILD PROTECTIVE SERVICES WORKS

"Most of the time, I was taking their kids away for no good reason" --A New York City CPS worker.

Parents who give up rights still must pay, state Supreme Court rules

Parents who give up rights still must pay, state Supreme Court rules'

Abusive and neglectful mothers and fathers who relinquish their parental rights are still obligated to pay child support, according to the West Virginia Supreme Court.

Note: Anything these SOB's can pull to suck the parents dry...

FOSTER HELL HOUSE - WOULD YOU WANT YOUR CHILD LIVING HERE???



Another example of a filthy, disgusting foster hell house. This is where children who have been kidnapped and are being "protected" get sent. To live with people who don't love them, people who are in it for the money, or worse. CPS says they try to put children with relatives, but that is just another lie. CPS is one big lie. Get mad, and do something - before they steal your children. This is new world order tyranny at its worst.

CPS worker gets new attorney

CPS worker gets new attorney

A child protective services worker accused of molesting a boy appeared in court Friday and received a new attorney.

Couple struggles to meet state's demands to get kids back

Couple struggles to meet state's demands to get kids back

Her kids had been gone for a month and she got to see them for only an hour each week, so she didn't dare miss a minute.

CPS in need of major reform

CPS in need of major reform

Gov. Rick Perry came to San Antonio at the beginning of the legislative session in 2005 to announce a major reform of the state's Child Protective Services. In the months leading up to the announcement, a number of child deaths that resulted from abuse — including several in Bexar County — shocked Texans.

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Friday, October 30, 2009

Cause of death of 7-year-old in foster care who hanged himself: “undetermined”

Cause of death of 7-year-old in foster care who hanged himself: “undetermined”

A medical examiner found that that the cause of 7-year-old Gabriel Myers‘, the 7-year-old Broward County foster child in state custody who hanged himself, death was “undetermined” and that he did not commit suicide.

DCF doesn’t get autopsy report of 7-year-old who died in state custody

DCF doesn’t get autopsy report of 7-year-old who died in state custody

Department of Children and Families Secretary George Sheldon made the apparent suicide of a 7-year-old Broward County boy in foster care one of his top priorities in April.

CHILD PROTECTIVE SERVICES & COPS = TASERED MOM & BABY 50,000 VOLTS



Vancouver City Police tasered teenage mother Misha Peterson when asked by MCFD to assist their social workers to take her baby from her. Her crime? Daring to see the baby's father. All parents are one anonymous phone call away from losing their children. To view more child removal cases, please browse http://www.pa-pa.ca/cases.html.

Police issue warrant over halloween pictures



No one would ever think that taking photos of their child would actually get them in trouble with the police, but this was not the case of a West Jordan mom who got her house ransacked and her computer confiscated for taking photos of her five year-old daughter dressed as the Little Mermaid.

Thousands of child deaths linked to no insurance

Thousands of child deaths linked to no insurance

Thousands of child deaths in the U.S. may be attributed to a lack of health insurance.

FILING COMPLAINTS AGAINST BAD JUDGES IS QUICK AND EASY? HERE’S HOW!

FILING COMPLAINTS AGAINST BAD JUDGES IS QUICK AND EASY? HERE’S HOW!

Family Court needs to be Equal and Just for all families.

Woman found guilty of murdering foster son

Woman found guilty of murdering foster son

A 41-year-old former foster mother could face 20 years to life in prison after a jury found her guilty of first-degree murder in the death of a 7-month-old boy in her care in 2006.

Cause of death of 7-year-old in foster care who hanged himself: “undetermined”

Cause of death of 7-year-old in foster care who hanged himself: “undetermined”

A medical examiner found that that the cause of 7-year-old Gabriel Myers‘, the 7-year-old Broward County foster child in state custody who hanged himself, death was “undetermined” and that he did not commit suicide.

Wood weighs into child protection debate

Wood weighs into child protection debate

The Northern Territory Government is under increasing pressure to hold a wide-ranging inquiry into the child protection system.

Social Services worker accused of forgery

Social Services worker accused of forgery

An Ontario County Department of Social Services employee accused of creating a duplicate food stamp benefit card under a client’s name is facing a forgery charge.

Sterilise underclass to stop child abuse - Michael Laws

Sterilise underclass to stop child abuse - Michael Laws

Wanganui Mayor Michael Laws has hit back at reports he suggested all beneficiaries be sterilised, saying his comments were misinterpreted.

Alex Jones Tv:A License To Be With Your Children in The UK!!



A council has banned parents from supervising their children in public playgrounds because they have not undergone criminal record checks.

Boy murder suspect reunites with biological mother

Boy murder suspect reunites with biological mother

An 11-year-old boy accused of attacking and killing his foster mother in Ciracas, East Jakarta, two weeks ago, met with his biological mother Thursday in an emotional reunion at the East Jakarta Police station.

Foster mom avoids murder charge in toddler's death

Foster mom avoids murder charge in toddler's death

The woman charged with killing her 20-month-old foster child last April in a Champion duplex smothered the girl and grabbed her neck tight enough to leave ring marks on her skin, the Trumbull County prosecutor’s office said Thursday.

But that isn’t evidence that Bonnie Pattinson, 31, intended to kill Tiffany Banks Cross, said Diane Barber, assistant county prosecutor.

Note: Any real parent would have gotten life.

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Foster Mother Pleads Guilty to Involuntary Manslaughter

Foster Mother Pleads Guilty to Involuntary Manslaughter

A woman from Champion pleads guilty to murdering her foster child. Thirty-one-year-old Bonnie Pattinson entered the plea of involuntary manslaughter.

Former Social Worker Charged with Sexual Attack of Young Boy

Former Social Worker Charged with Sexual Attack of Young Boy

A former social worker was arrested on Sunday and charged with sexually molesting a 13-year-old boy.

Caseworker behind bars in sex crime



A registered sex offender who managed to get hired at a job working with families, is now charged with yet another sex crime against a child.

Nebraska officials reverse course on underage sex case

Nebraska officials reverse course on underage sex case

Nebraska Attorney General Jon Bruning on Wednesday backed off of an earlier position that the state shouldn't be liable for any damage a 12-year-old girl may have suffered after having sex with a 17-year-old boy placed in foster care in her home because she told police the sex was consensual.

Ex-SC DSS official pleads guilty to $5M scheme

Ex-SC DSS official pleads guilty to $5M scheme

The former finance director of South Carolina's social services agency pleaded guilty Thursday to stealing more than $5 million from the agency, money he has said he spent on alcohol, gambling and strippers.

Apology to wards of the state reflects our collective regret

Apology to wards of the state reflects our collective regret

As many as half a million Australian children were placed in institutions and foster care throughout the 20th century. Many were wards of the state, under the direct guardianship of state welfare departments, which often failed to protect them from physical, emotional and sexual abuse, despite annual inspections of institutions and legislation that often precluded the use of corporal punishment.

Prison for ex-NYC Child Welfare Agency Official

Prison for ex-NYC Child Welfare Agency Official

A former supervisor assigned to investigate fraud in New York City's child services agency has been sentenced to nearly three years in prison.

Woman Works To Make Life Better For Foster Children

Woman Works To Make Life Better For Foster Children

Some mid-state foster children will no longer enter the system with trash bags full of belongings thanks to Operation Suitcase...

Note: Ok people! This is what we call bullshit, ie. CPS Propaganda and misinformation.

Although there are kind hearted people out there who choose to try to make a difference for children going into foster care and their work should be commended, to flat out state it this way, as is done in this particular article, is twisting the truth just a wee bit, wouldn't you think? This article is a diversionary tactic used by the Child Protective Industry to take the focus off the children caught up in the system by glorifying those who are doing small things to make a difference, giving off the misleading appearance that the system works in the best interest of the children.

This article is designed to divert your attention to trivialities while they continue to operate behind the scenes. A way to raise awareness by mentioning the children, yet pulling the wool over your eyes because you now know that there are people out there working to make it all better.

Now, to be honest, I do applaud this person's efforts to make a difference. In fact, more people should follow her example. Little things do add up. My issue is entirely with the presentation of this article. It's like some reporter had nothing better to do and get some attention diverting PR for the system. Nevermind the kids who were wrongfully removed. Forget about those who were torn away from everything they know. Don't worry about the kids who are bounced from home to home. Don't even bother yourself about the bullshit reasons that half of these kids were thrown into the system in the first place, this makes it all better.

During Curry's quest to become a foster parent, she learned the very things most of us never take the time to notice - could mean the world to thousands of children who enter the foster system.


I'll just bet that some worker shows up at the home and says, "Hey Munchkin! I got a present for ya!" just before being thrown into foster care too, right?

Come on people, open your eyes. Most people out their don't have a clue. They see an article like this and are suddenly "informed." They don't question it. Others are worrying about it all so that they don't have to.

It's all in the presentation folks. Reality is half created by the media these days.

Now there is this social worker whose blog I've been following. She recently put on her blog an exercise that she went through in a training. It takes place over multiple posts. Lasted a couple of days. When she wrote her personal experience she said something that hit me...

And oh my gosh - number 9. I have been in this situation before. I have had children call me for months on end - long after I ceased to be their social worker anymore - asking me if I'd found their stuffed animal, the one they'd had since they were a baby.
That right there would make me quit my job.

Now, follow through the whole training. You'll see my point. I'm linking to this only because I think that SocialWrkr24/7 does a much better job of demonstrating what these kids go through.

The activity.

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Activity My Thoughts

How Children Feel on Psychiatric Medication Including Prozac


How Children Feel on Psychiatric Medication Including Prozac - For more amazing video clips, click here

Teenagers and their families discuss what it is like being on psychiatric medication, and how these drugs affected them. Learn how they really feel when given the opportunity to speak out. In addition, learn how our schools are contributing to this epidemic.

http://www.metacafe.com/watch/3644662/how_children_feel_on_psychiatric_medication_including_prozac/

MISSOURI - CPS DIRTBAG STATE CHILD THIEVES - JAY NIXON -SHREDDEDSOCIETY



There are no more words to be said then have been said here, CPS Missouri, Jay Nixon and Margaret Donnelly are child thieves. The adoptive parent of Sonjas daughter is a perjuror but has been supported by corrupt attorneys and a corrupt juidiciary, full evidence available.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Former cult member says child abduction victims face similar brainwashing

Former cult member says child abduction victims face similar brainwashing

Steven Hassan remembers reflecting on his own brainwashing experience the day two planes slammed into the World Trade Center.

Note: And CPS does the same thing to foster children. Brainwashing, when successfully done, helps to speed up the parental alienation process, prepping the child for adoption. And if it fails, they medicate them.

'Child protection' makes criminals of us all

'Child protection' makes criminals of us all

Vetting by the new Independent Safeguarding Authority will mean every adult is a potential criminal - and children will be no safer, argues Philip Johnston.

Three teen girls missing from Murrysville foster home

Three teen girls missing from Murrysville foster home

Murrysville police are searching for three teenage girls who have been missing from their foster home since Wednesday.

"Balloon Boy" Family Says Sheriff Talks Too Much; Heene Lawyers Want Criminal Probe


"Balloon Boy" Family Says Sheriff Talks Too Much; Heene Lawyers Want Criminal Probe

The issue of what may happen to the three children of "balloon-boy" parents Richard and Mayumi Heene has taken a new legal turn.

Note: Yeah, shut up you stupid freekin cop!!!

A Case of The System becoming part of the Problem

A Case of The System becoming part of the Problem

Foster mom had trouble in Michigan

Be afraid. Very afraid.

Be afraid. Very afraid.

There is an evil in the land beyond the wildest imagination of the average American citizen. Beyond the cruelest theories of anthropologists and archeologists about ancient pagan civilizations. A plague of Biblical proportions.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

How To File A Child Welfare Grievance



How to file a child welfare grievance.

written by Beverly Tran
An Original Source
http://www.BeverlyTran.blog...

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Just Do It.

Flu clinic 'overdoses' 7 children

Flu clinic 'overdoses' 7 children

Each mistakenly receives an adult dose of the H1N1 vaccine, but county health officials say the parents have reported no adverse effects.

State gives most foster parents a raise; but some see cuts

State gives most foster parents a raise; but some see cuts

Most Oregon foster parents are getting a big raise from the state, part of a compensation overhaul that officials hope will encourage more adults to become foster parents.

But the change hasn't been good for everybody. Some foster parents who care for some of the sickest children are facing deep cuts and are threatening to quit.

Note: Yes folks, many of them do it for the money.

Bashed baby dies as cracks riddle system

Bashed baby dies as cracks riddle system

A dead baby has been brought into the Royal Darwin Hospital this morning amid concerns children at risk are slipping through the system designed to protect them.

Lost Sparrow to celebrate west coast premiere - reveals the dangers of foster care

Lost Sparrow to celebrate west coast premiere - reveals the dangers of foster care

I reported on the film Lost Sparrow earlier. In fact, after reporting about it, I went to see it in Little Falls, New York with my son. My son was so impressed with the film, he bought a copy, and I was so impressed with it I watched the DVD twice in the next few days.

Senate to look at foster care

Senate to look at foster care

Bills would ensure compliance with U.S. standards, provide more child protection

Monday, October 26, 2009

State Investigating Adult Foster Care Home



The adult foster care home at 1325 Beard St. is being investigated by the state for mistreatment of residents.

Is The System Failing The Foster Care Industry?

Is The System Failing The Foster Care Industry?

Anna Stenning is a foster carer with many years of experience in the care industry. Find out more about foster care at http://www.five-rivers.org/

Foster Dad: Help Me Find My Missing Daughter





A mentally challenged Glendale teen has gone missing

Former adoption chief pleads guilty



A judge has ordered the former head of a Tampa adoption agency to repay $178,000 that prosecutors say she stole from adoptive parents. The Florida Attorney General's Office said Debra West pleaded guilty to first-degree grand theft on Monday.

November marked as National Adoption Month

November marked as National Adoption Month

This November, Penny Lane will join thousands of individuals, government agencies and child advocacy organizations across the nation in promoting the National Adoption Month 2009 campaign.

Note: To view this years featured adoptive parent Click Here

Former Santa Claus Busted for Child Porn

Former Santa Claus Busted for Child Porn

A New Castle County man, who impersonated Santa Claus and was a foster parent to dozens of children, was arrested for possessing hundreds of pictures involving children involved in sex acts, according to police.

Social worker charged with possessing child pornography

Social worker charged with possessing child pornography

An Anchorage social worker who works with children on Elmendorf Air Force Base has been arrested on a charge of possessing child pornography after police say they found in his home thousands of graphic images of child abuse.

David Acton researches Child Protective Services reform in short-subject documentary

The Buzz: Is Yelling an Effective form of Discipline



We hear it in homes, in grocery stores, and in schools. We hear it in public parks and on playgrounds. Sometimes we even hear it in churches. What is it? Constantly yelling at children! Is it necessary? Is it an effective form of discipline or is it damaging to children?

Note: More psychobabble from the spanking police.

Balloon Boy family lawyer David Lane: Child-abuse-investigation release breaks the law

Balloon Boy family lawyer David Lane: Child-abuse-investigation release breaks the law

David Lane, attorney for Balloon Boy dad Richard Heene, says he doesn't have enough fingers to plug all the info leaks coming from the office of Larimer County Sheriff Jim Alderden. On Friday, Alderden released documents showing that Mayumi Heene, Mrs. Balloon Boy, had confessed that the whole runaway balloon tale had been cooked up for publicity purposes two weeks before it happened. It was a move guaranteed to get under a defense lawyer's skin, and it certainly did in this case. "It's clear that the sheriff is intent on getting this family convicted in the press," Lane says.

Report: Okla. 7th for US Child Deaths



A new national report out ranks Oklahoma 7th in the United States for child deaths caused by abuse or neglect.

Note: They're also really high on the list for children abused in foster care.

Study shows Texas leads in child-abuse deaths

Video: Lawyer Rips DHS After Death



Public outrage is growing after a 10-year-old Philadelphia girl dies from abuse two years after she was the subject of a Department of Human Services investigation. DHS is fully cooperating with police in the investigation.

Anchorage social worker charged with child porn

Foster Kids Allege 'Unthinkable' Abuses: Parents Allegedly Housed Them in Cages

Foster Kids Allege 'Unthinkable' Abuses: Parents Allegedly Housed Them in Cages

Two teen-agers say their foster parents locked them and nine other children in cages and subjected them to "heinous abuse," and placement agencies and county officials should have known it. The parents made $100,000 a year as foster parents - the father quit his job, saying, "These kids pay well" - while they locked one boy in a cage for 30 days "around the clock," made him stay in a bathroom for 81 days, and subjected the kids to "unthinkable" abuse, according to the complaint.

Kay Henson (spanking mom)

Kay Henson (spanking mom) back in WI jail. Freep the heck out of Wisconsin!

This is an emergency notification regarding yet another arrest and incarceration of Kay Henson by her probation officer in the Walworth County jail. Kay is on probation because she spanked her ten year old son with her hand and was charged with felony child abuse. Upon the advice of counsel, she pled guilty to simple battery and was placed on probation (yes, she regrets it). PO Eileen has repeatedly violated Kay's probation for specious reasons unrelated to the terms of her probation for the retaliatory purposes of throwing Kay in jail. Kay is nursing her infant daughter, and each time she is incarated, county jail officials refuse to provide her with a breast pump to prevent breast engorgement, mastitis and infection.

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Human rights - The Story Of Human Rights

Bureaucracy stops us stealing children, say social workers

Bureaucracy stops us helping children, say social workers

Angry social workers told Ed Balls yesterday that they were unable to visit vulnerable children because so much of their time was spent on paperwork to satisfy government initiatives and to prop up “ineffective” inspections.

2 Ohio children caged by adoptive parents sue

2 Ohio children caged by adoptive parents sue

Two Ohio teenagers forced to sleep in cages have sued their adoptive parents and caseworkers who arranged the adoptions.

Life and Death Battle for CPS Victim Federal Court Claimants What About Attorneys

Part 1


CPS Victims need to stop waiting for Corrupt Family Court positioned attorneys to give American Families permission to fight for our lives.

Part 2


Part 3

CAS workers could hit picket line

CAS workers could hit picket line

Workers at the Children’s Aid Society could be on strike as early as Remembrance Day.

Both parties have agreed to return to the table Nov. 10, but if talks break down more than 125 front-line and closed-custody facility workers, as well as support staff, could be affected. Talks began in April.

Parents in B.C. police custody after alleged attempt to flee with children

Parents in B.C. police custody after alleged attempt to flee with children

Police say a Toronto couple will likely face abduction charges for allegedly attempting to fly to Hong Kong after fleeing to B.C. with their children during a court-appointed visit Saturday.

The new Aryan Nation or what happens when the UK thinks you are too stupid to have children

The new Aryan Nation or what happens when the UK thinks you are too stupid to have children

If Jesus returned to earth we would kill him again, but this time we wouldn't nail him to a cross. Instead we would strap him to a gurney, put him to sleep, and drip poison into his veins until he expired.

Man Accused Of Pimping His Foster Child

Man Accused Of Pimping His Foster Child

Authorities say a man accused of selling underage girls for sex in the District of Columbia was the foster father of one of his victims.

CPS- A Frankenstein's Monster

CPS- A Frankenstein's Monster

"Two decades ago hysterical liberals created a monster ---- an unaccountable Gestapo known today as Child Protective Services. Crazed therapists testified before Congress that 75 percent of parents were child abusers and that a new national bureaucracy was necessary to protect children. Congress obliged the therapists' request and unleashed a Frankenstein." Paul Craig Roberts 1999

REGION: Are marijuana laws increasing teen drug use?

REGION: Are marijuana laws increasing teen drug use?

Anti-drug advocates often assert that California's medical marijuana law and the prevalence of the dispensaries that distribute the drug are making it easier for children to get pot.

New Group Announcement

Medicaid fraud, waste and abuse in child welfare is too large and too perverse for a small collective of federal entities to address. In order to preserve the integrity of a government, it is the duty of the people to stand up and be the eyes and ears of our nation's system of checks and balances.

Within discussions, we shall try to address different strategies to approach fraud, waste and abuse in child welfare funding from different economic, political and legal approaches.

Some of the areas of theoretical discussion shall be whistleblower laws, extraordinary writs and various civil actions for dealing with an original source of information.

It should be made known that this is not a support group, nor is it a group for the weak of heart. All discussions will be proper in conduct, with finding of fact and proper citation.

As we enter this emerging field, we must understand that fraud, waste and abuse in child welfare is well documented in the hundreds of billions of dollars and it shall be our responsibility to aggressively address these issues, educating ourselves in advocating for an original source.


Click to join anoriginalsource

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Beverly Tran

Parents to be charged after abducted children found in B.C.

Parents to be charged after abducted children found in B.C.

Two Toronto parents will be charged with child abduction after they were found with their children in B.C. early Sunday.

Every Child Matters has a Facebook Group

http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=2233581753

Watch me get kicked out.

Lawsuit against Arkansas DHS alleges that DHS acted in bad faith in mass removal of kids from church

Lawsuit against Arkansas DHS alleges that DHS acted in bad faith in mass removal of kids from church

"YES!!!!!" Response from DHS employee, Sheri Funk, when she was asked if she wanted in on a planning meeting on September 12, 2008.

"The Lord giveth, but DHS takes away." Statement allegedly made by Arkansas DHS employee after the mass removal of children from parents who belong to the Tony Alamo Christian Ministries Church.

Forced to tell kids father's identity

Forced to tell kids father's identity

THE Family Court has ordered a married woman to tell two of her five children that her husband is not their father, and to prepare them for a relationship with her long-time lover.

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Official criticizes child poverty study

Official criticizes child poverty study

Thanks for your child-welfare advocacy, but your facts are wrong.

That's the reaction from a top state official to a nationwide report released by a nonprofit organization Wednesday on child abuse and neglect. The report included data on all 50 states and said that Maine spent slightly less than $32 per capita to address child abuse and neglect, ranking third-to-last in the United States.

Judge: Pimp was child prostitute's foster father

Judge: Pimp was child prostitute's foster father

A Temple Hills man accused of selling young girls for sex was the foster father for one of the girls who worked for him since she was 12 years old, authorities said.

Schools use 'safe' rooms to islolate students

Schools use 'safe' rooms to islolate students

Three east side Vancouver elementary schools are isolating students in "safe" or "time out" rooms when they consider the children to be a danger to themselves or others.

And in one case a six-year-old foster child, with a history of past abuse, was locked in a room described as a "closet" on a regular basis as a method of dealing with the child's outbursts.

Teen Woodward girls charged in plot to kill foster parents

Teen Woodward girls charged in plot to kill foster parents

Two teenage girls have been charged in Woodward County with trying to kill their foster parents.

Former foster parent in custody on child porn charges

Former foster parent in custody on child porn charges

A former foster parent is in custody on child porn charges. Steven Hughes of Newark, who is 52-years old has taken in more than 100 children and operates a business specializing in photographing young children. Hughes who worked as a Santa Claus impersonator advertising home visits was arrested at his second home in Millsboro. He now faces charges related to child porn on a computer.

Florida group formed to look at effort to put more foster children in permanent homes

Florida group formed to look at effort to put more foster children in permanent homes

Florida Department of Children and Families Secretary George Sheldon today announced the creation of a group to evaluate the department’s push to reduce the number of children in foster care and find them permanent homes.

Note: It's an easy formula. Lower your standards for adoptive homes and you'll get a nice little adoption bonus check at the end of the year.

Budget plan slices payments to foster, adoptive families

Budget plan slices payments to foster, adoptive families

Proposed state budget cuts would slice state payments to foster and adoptive parents by 5 percent.

Note: That's gonna piss some people off.

Foster care for fowl

Foster care for fowl

From Chicago to Houston to South Portland, Maine, the urban chicken movement has taken hold. More and more city folks are raising the birds right in their own backyards.



Note: Remind you of anybody?

Florida's child welfare system

Florida's child welfare system

Florida's "failing grade" on a national report card should serve not as a sign of defeat, but a commitment to improve the way the state serves juveniles in the state welfare system. The grade ranked all 50 states on the protections of the legal rights of abused and neglected children. Florida, the study found, needed improvement in its requirement that attorneys represent abused and neglected children throughout the court cases, and the level of training those advocates receive. Authors found that thousands of children didn't receive a guardian ad litem, and even those who had one didn't have representation from initial detention until they were permanently placed.

2 Ohio children caged by adoptive parents sue

2 Ohio children caged by adoptive parents sue

Two Ohio teenagers forced to sleep in cages have sued their adoptive parents and caseworkers who arranged the adoptions.
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'Caged kids' sue Hamilton County

Social workers say they — and children — still aren't safe

Social workers say they — and children — still aren't safe

Kenton County social worker Barbara Cowan didn't get home Tuesday until after 9 p.m.

She was supposed to leave work after 4 p.m., but she had to investigate four possible child abuse and neglect cases that came to the office late that day. No other staff was available.

Congress pressed to act to curb child-abuse deaths

Congress pressed to act to curb child-abuse deaths

Child-welfare advocates say the child abuse death rate in the United States is an embarrassment.

Note: They want your kids.

Friday, October 23, 2009

Spooky CPS

Spooky CPS

In the tradition of Halloween, the season is about morbid, terrifying things.

Children's Protective Services is one of the spookiest things in America, and every westernized country in the world.

'Fat Family' Children Taken From Parents

'Fat Family' Children Taken From Parents

Seven children, including a newborn baby, have been taken from their overweight parents and put into care because of concerns over their welfare.

42 percent of abuse deaths from CPS-probed homes

42 percent of abuse deaths from CPS-probed homes

Nearly half of all Texas children killed by abuse belonged to families previously investigated by Texas Child Protective Services — a statistic that has shown no improvement since 2004, despite efforts to save more children, records show.

CPS under scrutiny for investigations

CPS under scrutiny for investigations





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An emaciated boy whose mother stands accused of his abuse is doing better, though he remains hospitalized. Meanwhile, Child Protective Services is coming under scrutiny for its handling of his case.

Audit: Department of Human Services misspent millions

Audit: Department of Human Services misspent millions

The state agency that oversees the care of Michigan's most vulnerable children is under fire again.

Editorial: The next steps in addressing the Luzerne County 'cash for kids' scandal

Editorial: The next steps in addressing the Luzerne County 'cash for kids' scandal

The outrage that is the Luzerne County “cash for kids” scheme perpetrated by two now former judges is about to get uglier.

In a process reminiscent of the 9/11 Commission, the state has charged an 11-member panel with finding out how thousands of juveniles could be placed in private, profit-making facilities with seemingly total disregard for their legal rights or the law and recommending how to make sure this doesn’t happen again.

Social services 'acted too late' to save Kate Walsh

Social services 'acted too late' to save Kate Walsh

A social services director has admitted agents acted "too late" to save Kate Walsh, the 16-year-old girl who died of a heroin overdose, an inquest has heard.

Anybody want a kid?

http://adoptionfyi.blogspot.com/2009/10/matching-mondays-washington-edition_19.html

Here ya go!

Social Workers: Laptops Don't Stop Bullets

Social Workers: Laptops Don't Stop Bullets

Wednesday, Kentucky social workers told legislators in Frankfort the promises of a law meant to keep social workers safe have been broken.

More CPS Workers To Be Cut



Child protection workers in Sacramento County face bigger caseloads as their coworkers are laid off.

Balls clashes with social work leaders

Balls clashes with social work leaders

The children's secretary, Ed Balls, clashed with social work leaders today as he was accused of stopping professionals getting out to see vulnerable families and wasting their time on paperwork to prop up an "ineffective" inspection regime.

Jon Mark Beilue: Mother and child reunion

Jon Mark Beilue: Mother and child reunion

She didn't even get to see her, much less touch her. With cold efficiency, the newborn was taken from doctor to nurse to adoption worker. And that was it. Gone.

I'll see you in court...

I'll see you in court...

The Ellenville Central School District is currently embroiled in a legal conflict at the federal level with two district parents, Sandra and Donald Oglesby, who've brought a civil suit against the school over claims that the district violated their civil rights as parents of special-needs children.

The conflict has arisen from the parents' allegations that the school district has a 'policy of retaliation' against those who complain to the school about teachers or staff. In this instance, the school reported the parents to New York State Child Protective Services (CPS), which investigated the parents for alleged abuse of their adopted special-needs children — an investigation that revealed no abuse by the Oglesbys upon its conclusion.

North Yorks child protection services praised

North Yorks child protection services praised

Note: For helping to increase the number of kids taken into foster care maybe???

Roddy should focus on public trust, confidence in San Diego judiciary

Roddy should focus on public trust, confidence in San Diego judiciary

You see the commercials on television with the caveman berated by a certain insurance company that insults the intelligence of cavemen. Michael Roddy is one of those cavemen but has difficulties answering simple requests for information despite his $433K per year salary.

Michael Roddy is the Executive Administrator of the San Diego Courts This basically means Roddy is the CEO of the San Diego court system with over 1600 employees and 130 judges with a total cost to the broke California taxpayers of about $250 million per year.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

New apartments open to homeless youth with children

New apartments open to homeless youth with children

On Tuesday night, Gail Floyd and her two-year-old son moved out of a West Philadelphia homeless shelter to spend the night on the floor of their new two-bedroom apartment.

Guest editorial: System tips toward removing children

Guest editorial: System tips toward removing children

Few experiences are more damaging to a child than being torn needlessly from everyone he knows and loves and consigned to the chaos of foster care.

Protests planned for October 26-27 in Texarkana to free children of Tony Alamo Church parents



Protests planned for October 26-27 in Texarkana to free children of Tony Alamo Church parents

If you can go please do. I don't usually post entire articles, but this is a special case.

Bill Medvecky of Free the FLDS Children and Tom Friess of Inquisition Update have announced in the comments section of Bill Medvecky's website that they are planning a protest in front of the courthouse in Texarkana, Arkansas on October 26 and 27. On Monday the 26th the court will be holding hearings as to whether or not the parental rights of three families who are members of the Tony Alamo Christian Ministries Church in Fouke, Arkanasas should be terminated and their children put up for adoption.

The three families involved are the Seago, Krantz and Thorne families. Ten children are involved in these hearings. On Tuesday another eight children's cases will be heard. All of these children were seized by the Arkansas Department of Human Services a year ago and placed into foster care, simply because the parents are members of the church. The actual allegations against the parents are not serious enough to permanently terminate parental rights, are denied by the parents, and have not been proven by the Department of Human Services. The parents were told they could not be reunited with their children unless they moved off of church property and got secular jobs. The parents contend that it would violate their religious beliefs to do so.

According to Tom Freiss, he is leaving Iowa on Friday and will be happy to pick up anyone living between Iowa and Arkansas who is interested in attending the protest. Bill Medvecky is leaving Ft. Myers, Florida on Saturday morning and is travelling to Texarkana via 75 and 10 and is also willing to pick up anyone who wants to attend the protest. You can contact Tom or Bill through the email addresses they have provided in the comments section of Bill's website.

On Tuesday Judge Griffin will decide whether or not an order should go out to pick up an infant who wasn't even born when the initial raids on the Tony Alamo Church took place.

As we receive more information about the protest, we will post it here.

Meanwhile here is a video that shows how Arkansas treats mothers whose only crime is going to a church that is not approved by the state of Arkansas. Make sure you watch the whole thing. You will see an innocent mother handcuffed, legs in iron, forced to hobble into court, without a jacket in the winter time.

Here's a cool site that was just sent to me.

Juvenile Court Horror Story

Check it out, including a great video...

State Adoption Assistance and Foster Care Funding Map

State Adoption Assistance and Foster Care Funding Map

Alameda County, social worker face suit on behalf of child found abused

Alameda County, social worker face suit on behalf of child found abused

A lawsuit involving a 4-month-old infant, found visually impaired and brain-damaged from abuse in 2005 at the hands of a man whom county officials had placed the child with, may be headed to trial this month.

55-and-over community wants to evict family with 6-year-old

55-and-over community wants to evict family with 6-year-old

Before the court motions, before the eviction threats, before the limo rides to TV studios, Kimberly Broffman was 6 months old, just a baby, moving into a new home.

Can Social Services Deny You From Having a Family?

Can Social Services Deny You From Having a Family?

For 17-year old Kerry Robertson, what stands in her way to marriage and motherhood is her learning disabilities. Social workers already canceled her wedding to her 25-year old fiance Mark McDougall 2 days before the church ceremony. The Fife Council where Robertson lives feels that her learning disabilities render her incapable of understanding the institution of matrimony. Under such circumstances, according to Scottish Law, authorities have the right to refuse sanctioning a marriage. Her age is not a factor here because the minimum legal age for getting married is the UK is 16. Although some places require written consent from guardians of those under 18, this is not the case in Scotland where Robertson lives. Besides, Robertson’s guardian is her grandmother who doesn’t oppose the nuptials.

Morristown foster father guilty on lesser charges

Morristown foster father guilty on lesser charges

After nearly two weeks of testimony, a Morristown man accused of strangling his foster son was found guilty Friday of voluntary manslaughter and reckless aggravated assault.

Attorneys of foster child sue Oregon for $1.6 million, say DHS failed to notice abuse

Attorneys of foster child sue Oregon for $1.6 million, say DHS failed to notice abuse

Attorneys for a 3-year-old foster child who was rushed to the hospital with bleeding near his brain and a dangerously low body temperature are suing Oregon for $1.6 million, claiming that a state child-welfare worker failed to notice signs the boy was being beaten in his foster home.

Update: Corrections, DHS would take brunt of layoffs

Update: Corrections, DHS would take brunt of layoffs

A total of 791 state workers would be laid off and 529 vacant positions would be eliminated under plans suggested by directors of state agencies.

Singapore Revises Family Violence Case Manual To Better Protect At Risk Families

Singapore Revises Family Violence Case Manual To Better Protect At Risk Families

Agencies strive for better coordination to enhance protection for victims of family violence

Cranston lawyer Robert M. Brennan agrees to disbarment

Cranston lawyer Robert M. Brennan agrees to disbarment

Veteran Cranston lawyer Robert M. Brennan, who practiced primarily in the Family Court, has agreed to be disbarred for converting client funds to his own use.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

CPS arrest



Mark Levrier worked with Texas Child Protective Services for 23 years before retiring in 2006.

The children who don’t matter to “Every Child Matters”

The children who don’t matter to “Every Child Matters”

THE NET OF VOLUNTARY HELP TO FAMILIES SHOULD BE CAST WIDE. BUT THE NET OF COERCIVE INTERVENTION INTO FAMILIES SHOULD BE NARROW.

A Suzanne Shell Story

I have a story to tell you.

A couple weeks ago our beloved Brenda came across the weight loss blog of a psychotic binge eating adoptive parent who called herself Lisa Eats Too Much Pizza, and who just happened to write a horrible blog post about her adopted children. (See Leesa's WILL THEY ALLOW ANY NUT JOB TO ADOPT? post for more info on this. She did a wonderful job on this. Just can't post it enough.)

Well, because Brenda posted the link to the newsgroup, and opened the subject for discussion, this Lisa Eats Too Much Pizza bitch flips her cookies, starts harassing several members of the newsgroup, including trying to blackmail Brenda with threats of legal action which, btw, are completely frivolous because Lisa had put all this information out there to begin with.

I personally deleted everything about her in the group at Lisa Eats Too Much Pizza's request. I did try to help her, her response was more psychotic BS and threats and simply to drag me into it because I was there and cyberstalking, refusing to stop while she was a head, etc.

She joined the group under several names and started spouting off and was booted again and again. So I was forced to change the group status to start approving new members. She started sending all kinds of harassing emails to me, as well as a few other group members. She also contacted the child of one of the group members and started harassing her.

Then it came out that someone in the newsgroup was spying and sending our posts to Lisa Eats Too Much Pizza. I had my suspicions on who it was after Lisa Eats Too Much Pizza made a particular comment about the person being involved in a particular lawsuit against the American Family Rights Association. But it honestly didn't make sense, and I had no real proof until yesterday when I posted a specific message to the newsgroup called the "Lisa Eats Too Much Pizza update." I only posted this after the 20th email from this psycho that came before noon, which was nothing more then Lisa Eats Too Much Pizza bashing the hell out of and personally attacking Brenda.

Well not ten minutes later, Lisa Eats Too Much Pizza sends me back my post to the newsgroup, accusing me of being involved in some silly plot against her, only this time she forgot to remove the source info.

Here is the email address of the person who was spying on the newsgroup, sending information from the newsgroup to a person who was harassing various members of the newsgroup, and doesn't even have the guts to admit it.

From: dsshell@wildblue.net

That my friends is not only the source of information for the psycho, but the personal email address of none other than Donna Suzanne Shell.

So why is Suzanne Shell spying on the newsgroup and sending our posts to a harassing psycho? I don't know. I'm not going to speculate. I don't really care.

I just got the proof that she did it.

Just sharing my experience that's all.

CHOOSE THE “WRONG” RELIGION, LOSE YOUR KIDS

CHOOSE THE “WRONG” RELIGION, LOSE YOUR KIDS

PRAYER REQUEST FOR ALAMO MINISTRY CHILDREN AND INFORMATION

Mom Alleges 'Waterboarding' at School

Mom Alleges 'Waterboarding' at School

Teacher's aides severely abused special-needs children at a Montana school, the families of five students charge. One mother describes what her autistic son was subjected to as "waterboarding-like torture."

Minimum Wage as the Main Culprit of Child Poverty

Minimum Wage as the Main Culprit of Child Poverty

One in seven children in Wisconsin lives in poverty. Poverty decreases academic achievement, increases health risks (due to inadequate housing and medical coverage), and decreases factors that usually protect children. The main culprit of child poverty: minimum wage.

CPS Worker Charged with Sex Abuse



Mark Levrier, a former Austin Child Protective Services worker, had been arrested in Alaska for sexual abuse of a minor. Police believe there may be more victims.

Christian Adoption Consultants is having a sale!

Christian Adoption Consultants is having a sale!

Check it out.

Job hunt harder for ex-inmates, foster care

Job hunt harder for ex-inmates, foster care

These are tough times for all job seekers, but for former prisoners and young adults leaving foster care, employment is particularly elusive.

'They wanted to take away our child'

'They wanted to take away our child'

Since the death of Baby Peter, state applications to put children into care has risen by almost 50%, and innocent families are suffering.

Note: Every time a kid dies, the answer is to pump more money into the system. More workers, more training, more foster homes, more this more that, more money for the system sucks...

The Pharmaceutical Industrial Complex: A Deadly Fairy Tale

The Pharmaceutical Industrial Complex: A Deadly Fairy Tale

It has been a particularly bad month for the pharmaceutical industrial complex in its ongoing litigations in American courts. Among the main pharmaceutical headlines, Merck’s Gardasil vaccine for HPV, now being widely administered to pre-teens, was found to be linked to amyltrophic lateral sclerosis, commonly known as Lou Gehrig’s disease; following a $1.4 billion fine in promoting one of its blockbuster drugs Zyprexa off-label, deceptive correspondence was uncovered by Eli Lilly gaming the system again by promoting another one of its drugs, Cymbalta, off-label for fibromyalgia; AstraZeneca was fined $160 million for scamming the Medicaid system in Kentucky after being fined $215 million for ripping off Alabama; Glaxo lost a Pennsylvania trial for failing to warn doctors and pregnant women of the dangers of its antidepressant drug Paxil related to birth defects; and Pfizer scored a record-breaking fine of $2.3 billion for illegally marketing several drugs over the years: Bextra, Zyvox, Geodon and Lyrica. These kinds of charges, among the many others, have become a habit for drug makers for the past dozen years.

In Italy, a Mamma Accused of Doting Too Much

In Italy, a Mamma Accused of Doting Too Much

In the idealized picture of the American heartland, baseball, mom and apple pie feature prominently. The Italian version? Soccer, spaghetti and, yes, la mamma. But in recent years, the folkloric image of the doting Italian mother has been joined in the national consciousness by something a tad less idyllic: the mammone, or mama's boy, the hyper-coddled son (daughters are statistically less susceptible) who grows up so attached to his home, and to his mamma in particular, that he never really becomes independent or a self-sufficient man.

What happens when the system fails troubled teens?

What happens when the system fails troubled teens?

Adolescence is a time of mandatory turbulence. But there's more to teen doldrums than growing pains, warns the author of a new study on adolescent depression and anxiety – and its insidious effects can range from poor test scores to threats to school safety.

Officials leery of proposed changes in foster care funding

Officials leery of proposed changes in foster care funding

Huron County officials said Tuesday that a proposed change to the state’s Department of Human Services budget could result in additional costs next year.

What do family courts have to hide?

What do family courts have to hide?

UK justice secretary Jack Straw has recently announced plans to open up the notoriously secretive family justice system to the public gaze. The Schools and Safeguarding Children Bill, due to come before parliament in November, will include provisions to allow the social workers involved in court cases to be named by the press, and to allow more substantial reporting of the substance of the case, rather than merely being permitted to report a case’s gist.

And the number 1 state in the country for selling children is 3rd in child abuse deaths.

Florida 3rd In Rate Of Child Abuse Deaths

Child welfare advocates said the child abuse death rate in the United States is an embarrassment, and that states like Florida need to do more to stop it.

Child welfare expert defiant over Ofsted criticism

Child welfare expert defiant over Ofsted criticism

Simmering resentment erupts in wake of Ofsted's criticism of reports produced by children's services

Neb. Couple Fights Safe Haven Gag Order

Neb. Couple Fights Safe Haven Gag Order

The parents say the order has kept them from participating in discussions to improve the state's child-welfare system.

Child welfare agencies will soon be more transparent on serious abuse and neglect cases

Child welfare agencies will soon be more transparent on serious abuse and neglect cases

Note: Uh huh...

Wisconsin’s child welfare agencies will soon have to tell us a lot more about the way they handle deaths and injuries caused by child abuse and neglect.

R.I. spends most in U.S. on child-abuse prevention

R.I. spends most in U.S. on child-abuse prevention

According to a new report that shows a sharp rise in child-abuse and neglect deaths between 2001 and 2007, Rhode Island spends more per capita — $181 — than any other state on child-welfare services aimed at preventing such deaths. South Carolina spends the least: $15 per capita.

Milwaukee agency gets $464,000 federal grant

Milwaukee agency gets $464,000 federal grant

The Bureau of Milwaukee Child Welfare will get $464,000 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Note: Good, now if they will kindly drop $1 Million Dollars into my PayPal account so I can quit my job and do nothing but work on Legally Kidnapped for the rest of my life, I'd greatly appreciate it.







Fresno County Looking For More Sneaky Ways To Steal Children

Fresno County To Improve CPS Communication

Finally after repeatedly raising the alarm about her grandkids' treatment, cps moved in.

Time For CPS To Ring Another One Up...

Time For CPS To Ring Another One Up...

"What is the difference between Child Protective Services and a Rottweiler?"

"It's a lot easier to get your kids back from a Rottweiler!"

What Every Child Matters won't tell you at their rally in Washington DC today

What Every Child Matters won't tell you at their rally in Washington DC today

The most important thing that Every Child Matters will not tell you today is that more children are abused and die in foster care and under the care of Child Protective Services than they are with their own family. Check out Bill Bowen's documentary Innocence Destroyed if you think that Child Protective Services does a good job protecting children.

Arkansas resident and former longtime Texas CPS worker charged with molesting 12 year old girl

Arkansas resident and former longtime Texas CPS worker charged with molesting 12 year old girl

According to KTTU.com and the Anchorage Daily News, a 52 year old resident of Quitman, Arkansas, Mark LeVrier, was arrested for sexually abusing a minor while helping her family move to Alaska. LeVrier, who once resided in Lockhart, Texas, worked for 23 years for Child Protective Services in Austin, Texas, and the police believe that he may have molested other minors.

Foster care workers to be held accountable

Foster care workers to be held accountable

Note: Bullshit!

A law hailed as a transformative step that will raise public knowledge of child abuse and neglect - and hold accountable officials who do a poor job protecting the state's most vulnerable children - was passed by the Senate and Assembly without opposition Tuesday.

aangirfan: CHILDREN DYING IN MYSTERIOUS CIRCUMSTANCES

aangirfan: CHILDREN DYING IN MYSTERIOUS CIRCUMSTANCES

On 20 October 2009 we learnt that 11 year old Dylan McDonald had been found hanged at a children's home, the Appletree Centre, in Cumbria in the UK.

Epilepsy Drugs May Trigger Schizophrenia

Epilepsy Drugs May Trigger Schizophrenia

Drugs given to prevent seizures in epileptic children may contribute to the development of schizophrenia later in life, according to researchers at Georgetown University Medical Center.

Note: This is why we rely on experts to treat such things.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

6 Posed as Abuse Victims to Get Rent Subsidies, Officials Say

6 Posed as Abuse Victims to Get Rent Subsidies, Officials Say

In a notoriously expensive city, people will do anything to get a break on housing costs. They might hide a relative, change their name or suggest they earn less than they really do.

But six women went too far and were arrested in a particularly imaginative scheme for seeking the government’s help with rent payments, officials said on Tuesday.

Twitter Jitters: Can What You Tweet About Police Land You in Jail?

Twitter Jitters: Can What You Tweet About Police Land You in Jail?

"SWAT teams rolling down 5th Ave. ... Report received that police are nabbing anyone that looks like a protester. ... Stay alert watch your friends!" Pennsylvania State Police arrested New York social worker Elliot Madison last month for being part of a group that posted messages like those on Twitter. The arrest took place in a Pittsburgh motel during protests at the Group of 20 summit. In all, almost 5,000 protesters demonstrated throughout the city during two days, and about 200 were arrested for disorderly conduct.

Child Protective Services Employee Caught Taking Pictures at School, Confronted by Parent



Hope this isn't what it looks like...He seemed to vindicate himself with showing the pictures of the trees...But how stupid can you be to be taking picture in the direction of a school playground and be an CPS Employee

False accusation insurance

False accusation insurance

Considering that almost EVERY PROFESSIONAL is cited as a "Mandated Reporter" (now including plumbers and garbage men), we are at the point of wondering: "Who can you trust?"

Baby P fuels rise in children taken into care

Baby P fuels rise in children taken into care

The number of children taken into care has risen to unprecedented levels since the Baby P scandal broke, it was revealed.

Orange County group home employee charged with sending sexual messages to Pinellas teen

Orange County group home employee charged with sending sexual messages to Pinellas teen

Authorities on Tuesday arrested an Oviedo man accused of sending inappropriate messages this summer to a 15-year-old Pinellas County girl.

There are 5 million children who could be potentially orphaned by ICE deportations

There are 5 million children who could be potentially orphaned by ICE deportations

Cristina in her show on Univision tonite featured the stories of several children who have been left orphaned in the United States due to the deportation of their parents. On Cristina's website she reports, based on ICE estimates, that 5 million children, United States citizens by birth, live with their illegal alien parents. On her show she focused on several cases of children whose parents were taken from their homes and the children were forced to be placed in the hands of family relatives or friends because ICE, according to the children, wouldn't allow the parents to take the children with them, because they were "United States Citizens".

Child welfare worker accused of molestation pleads not guilty

Child welfare worker accused of molestation pleads not guilty

A Riverside County child welfare worker accused of taking a teenage boy to his apartment and molesting him pleaded not guilty today to felony charges.

Child abuse bill passed by Wis Legislature

Child abuse bill passed by Wis Legislature

Child welfare agencies would have more reporting responsibilities under a bill passed by the Legislature designed to increase public awareness of child abuse and neglect.

Girl Accused of Shooting Foster Parent Recently Released from Psychiatric Care

Girl Accused of Shooting Foster Parent Recently Released from Psychiatric Care

An Oklahoma teenager, accused of shooting her foster parent, was recently released from a psychiatric hospital.

Kentucky leads nation in rate of child abuse and neglect deaths, study finds

Kentucky leads nation in rate of child abuse and neglect deaths, study finds

Kentucky leads the nation in its rate of children’s deaths involving abuse or neglect, according to a study released this week by Every Child Matters Education Fund, a non-partisan children’s advocacy and research group based in Washington.

Alameda County, social worker face suit on behalf of child found abused

Alameda County, social worker face suit on behalf of child found abused

A lawsuit involving a 4-month-old infant, found visually impaired and brain- damaged from abuse in 2005 at the hands of a man whom county officials had placed the child with, may be headed to trial later this month.

The lawsuit, filed in 2007, names Alameda County as a defendant for failing to protect the child and for placing the infant in the home of the man, who had a criminal background that included drug and domestic violence offenses.

A worker in the county's Social Services Agency also is named as a defendant.

FACS wants more cash

FACS wants more cash

Citing funding shortfalls that have come to a head this year, Family and Children's Services Niagara will meet with the province in two weeks to try and have the purse strings loosened.

Social services 'to take baby from teenager deemed too stupid to marry'

Social services 'to take baby from teenager deemed too stupid to marry'

A Scottish mother-to-be, who was banned from marrying after social workers said she is not intelligent enough, is to have her baby taken away immediately after giving birth.

Protection of children 'too reliant on social services'

Protection of children 'too reliant on social services'

TOO much reliance is placed on social services to protect vulnerable children in Wales, a report said today.

A major review of child protection procedures following the death of Baby P – Peter Connelly – in August 2007, reveals that many social workers are relatively inexperienced in child protection work.

Our Broken Family



Anthoney Conyers - Commissioner of the Virginia Dept. of Social Services, Thanks for NOT doing your JOB! It's typical to see your agency doing damage control now on youtube. The one main thing I took from it is that you feel that no matter what damage your agencies have done in the past - it's ok- because they were just doing what they were told to do. Once your agency -or an arm of your agency- takes a child ...you told me in a letter , which I will post shortly, that it's out of your hands and now in the hands of your "partner" the juvenile justice system. You basically admitted in your video and letter to me that although you are citing a need for change within DSS you are holding no one accountable and taking a "hands off" approach when dealing with the families. You didn't address the fact that there should be investigations of corrupt workers - and there are many- in places like Giles County Virginia. The story at the end was moving too - you confirmed my opinion of social workers - they all feel as if they are all powerful "redeemers" and basically think they are "God". That's our final word to you.

Police: Foster Children Plotted to Kill Foster Parents

Police: Foster Children Plotted to Kill Foster Parents

Two Oklahoma foster parents are recovering after being attacked by their foster children, police said.
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2 teenage girls charged with trying to kill their foster parents in Woodward

Care system 'near collapse' over referrals surge

Care system 'near collapse' over referrals surge

Family courts and the care system for children are close to breaking point following a record rise in young people being removed from their homes in response to the Baby P tragedy, two separate organisations have warned.

Note: Oh this is worthy of some Kink's now isn't it???

Have A Cigar — Fathers Should Be Banned From Delivery Rooms

Have A Cigar — Fathers Should Be Banned From Delivery Rooms

A French obstetrician has made a controversial statement about giving birth.

He claims, based not on research but on anecdotal evidence, that women would be better off if men were once again banned from the delivery room.

Welfare fraud suspected

Welfare fraud suspected

A Mesa County Department of Human Services employee whose husband grossed more than $104,000 last year has been charged with stealing welfare benefits of more than $18,000 from the agency she worked for.

German child welfare payments face constitutional test

German child welfare payments face constitutional test

The controversial unemployment benefit reform known as Hartz IV faces its first major constitutional challenge. The decision will have serious consequences for Angela Merkel's new government.
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High court begins case on controversial child welfare benefits

Federal Bill Would Deny Funding to States Banning Gay Adoption

Federal Bill Would Deny Funding to States Banning Gay Adoption

Congressman Pete Stark of California has proposed a federal bill — the Every Child Deserves a Family Act — that would deny funding to states that pass bills banning adoption by gay, transgender, or unmarried heterosexual parents.
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Anti-discrimination adoption bill introduced

Note: I've said it before and I'll say it again. If they weren't taking so many kids unnecessarily, they wouldn't have to lower their standards in order to house them all.

Guess what

It Could Happen To You