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Sunday, January 31, 2010

Lack of trust may keep some parents from getting the help they need

Lack of trust may keep some parents from getting the help they need

The new "Kids Count" study ranks some southwest Missouri counties near the bottom of the list for the number of children removed from the home by authorities.

LK Report January 31st 2010

Our government should stop listening to these assholes

Ri Child Advocate To Appear Before Senate Panel

Rhode Island's child advocate appears before a Senate committee this week with the director of the state's child welfare agency.

Court To Decide Legal Mom Of Baby Born To Surrogate



The Indiana Court of Appeals is reviewing a case concerning the legal mother of a child born to a surrogate.

Jury: Dad Guilty after Mom Drowns Baby



A man was convicted Friday of leaving his 1-year-old son alone with his psychotic wife who drowned the boy in their hot tub.

ADG: Alamo parents plan to appeal. Severed rights affect 13 youths.

ADG: Alamo parents plan to appeal. Severed rights affect 13 youths.

An advocate for members of the Tony Alamo Christian Ministries called a judge’s decision to sever the parental rights of several of those members a “tragedy” and said Saturday that the parents plan to appeal.

“The way to deal with a perpetrator like Tony Alamo is to go after the perpetrator,” said Cheryl Barnes, litigation specialist for the parent advocacy group CPS Watch Legal Team, which assisted the parents with their cases in Miller County Circuit Court. “After that was done, there really wasn’t a need to take all these kids away from their parents.”

Child Abuse in Foster Home

Child Abuse in Foster Home

Note: It happens all the time.

BTW, check out this dip-shits facebook page.

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Kamloops-British-Columbia-Canada/Healing-from-Child-Abuse/109242218456?ref=nf

Runaway’s Parents Reject Foster Care Deal

Runaway’s Parents Reject Foster Care Deal

The parents of Rifqa Bary, the Ohio teen who ran away to Orlando, have rejected a deal to keep her in foster care.

Mental health court keeps children out of jail

Mental health court keeps children out of jail

Wearing shorts and a T-shirt, the teenager sat on the sofa in his home in Shreveport's Caddo Heights neighborhood and mumbled under his breath out of anger at his mother. A moment later he yelled at her.

Note: Court ordered drugging of our children???

Female sexual abusers not as rare as widely believed

Female sexual abusers not as rare as widely believed

She gave him life and was the only parent he ever knew. In the way she snapped photos of him sleeping and playing happily, she was like any other adoring mother. But she also committed unspeakable acts to his little body, turning him into a human sex toy in her pornographic broadcasts.

Child welfare expert warns against adopting from Haiti

Child welfare expert warns against adopting from Haiti

Dr. Yitzhak Kadman tells Post that experts agree a person who suffered trauma should stay in familiar place.

Note: Interesting.

5-Year Review of Child Welfare Legislation

5-Year Review of Child Welfare Legislation

The Council announced the formation of a permanent, citizen based, five-year review committee, and invites the public to join. The “Ride for Accountability of Children’s Aid Societies” (RACAS) is an awareness bicycle ride from Ottawa to Windsor led by John Dunn of the Foster Care Council of Canada. Updates on this event will be posted on Peacock Poverty

Wichita grandparents say SRS failed to protect grandson Read more: http://www.kansas.com/news/story/1160716.html#ixzz0eCM6KsTT

Wichita grandparents say SRS failed to protect grandson

On Dec. 28, the paternal grandfather of a 5-month-old boy took him to a Wichita police substation after seeing several bruises on the infant's face.

Sara: I am paralysed

Sara: I am paralysed

Child protection campaigner Sara Payne is paralysed down her left side after suffering a stroke.

Note: How many innocent families have been destroyed in the UK again?

Saturday, January 30, 2010

Erie County DSS: Epic Fail

Erie County DSS: Epic Fail

The Collins Administration’s Department of Social Services has in recent weeks become the gang that can’t shoot straight.

A stupid question that was asked in Yahoo! Answers.

Is it illegal to have a relationship with your foster child?

Sad fate of kids in foster care

Sad fate of kids in foster care

What happens to children in orphanages and foster homes when they reach the age of 18? My daughter is friendly with a young lady who was in a home until she turned 18. Then she was told to leave, as foster homes offer accommodation and support only until the age of 18.

Man charged with abusing foster child

Man charged with abusing foster child

The Claiborne County Sheriff's Department arrested a Cumberland Gap, Tenn., man last week on charges that he sexually abused a foster child.

School district pulls Anne Frank’s diary over ‘vagina’ passage

School district pulls Anne Frank’s diary over ‘vagina’ passage

Anne Frank's adolescent curiosity about sexuality is too much for a Virginia school district that has pulled the complete version of the young Jewish girl's diary off its curriculum and off its shelves over a parent's complaint about sexually explicit passages.

Sometimes I Pretend

Sometimes I Pretend

Sometimes I pretend I am a normal Mom

Note: I wonder if she pretends that there would be a dad in the picture, as there would be in such a "normal Mom" scenario.

Attn: Arkansas!!! Remove Judge Joseph Griffin from the Bench!!!

If Tony Alamo was the big threat, how are these kids in danger when he's in jail?

Parental rights of six Alamo church members terminated

A judge on Thursday terminated the parental rights of six members of the Tony Alamo Christian Ministries, clearing the way for the members’ children to be put up for adoption.

Note: And a warning to parents of Arkansas! If you come up against Joe Griffin, demand a fair judge!

Vatican-Led NWO Won’t Allow Alamo Kids To Read Bible
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Angela Ondrisek Inquest


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Abduction of Tony Alamo Christian Ministries children

Abduction of Tony Alamo Christian Ministries children on Novembert 11, 2008 on a busy highway in Texarkana Texas. The children were taken into custody by the Texarkana police, Arkansas State Police, Department of Human Services and other government agents, about fifty in all in over 20 vehicles and helicopters. The children were severly traumatized and terrorized by this event. This brutal abuse of children is typical of the Department of Human Services in Arkansas and throughout the United States.

Make sure you look at the faces of the babystealers.





What's really sad is that it doesn't bother these babystealers one bit to do this to loving families.

Welcome to Modern Day America People!!!

Collier sheriff’s deputy charged with fraud, grand theft

Collier sheriff’s deputy charged with fraud, grand theft

A Collier County Sheriff’s deputy faces grand theft charges on allegations she collected thousands of dollars in childcare subsidies for adopted children no longer in her care.

Attn: World!!! It's official!!! The Honorable Judge Joe Griffin is a babystealing, Constitution Ignoring piece of crap!!!


The Honorable Judge Joe Griffin is a babystealing, Constitution Ignoring piece of crap!!!

Circuit: Eighth Judicial Circuit South
Division: Division 1
Counties: "Lafayette, Miller"
Address:

400 Laurel St.
Texarkana, AR 71854

Phone: 870-774-2421

http://courts.state.ar.us/circuitcourt/judge_info.cfm?id=53

Archdiocese criticized over failure to inform public of workers accused of abuse

Archdiocese criticized over failure to inform public of workers accused of abuse

Citing recent reports that current and former Roman Catholic religious workers accused of molesting minors are housed near schools or living in undisclosed locations, victims' advocates are criticizing the Chicago Archdiocese for staying silent about all accused clergy, teachers or volunteers with Chicago ties.

Aboriginal Child Welfare Appeal Delayed Again

Aboriginal Child Welfare Appeal Delayed Again

The Canadian Human Rights Tribunal has delayed again the hearing on the claim of discrimination in funding for aboriginal child welfare. And the Department of Indian and Northern Affairs has applied again to dismiss the case. The CCRC sent a letter to the Prime Minister, asking him to take leadership of this matter, withdraw the motion to dismiss, and move to resolve the claim as soon as possible. This would be a good example of giving priority to the best interests of the aboriginal children in need of help.

Judge Jails Mom After Foster Kid Disappears

Judge Jails Mom After Foster Kid Disappears

Investigators have been searching for 7-year-old Patrick Alford since he vanished from foster care in East New York last Friday, and they think his mother knows where he is. So a judge ordered that 23-year-old Jennifer Rodriguez be detained at Rikers Island on contempt charges until the boy turns up. "I have the authority to hold her pending compliance with the court's order," said Staten Island Family Court Judge Terrence McElrath. "Did she comply with order to produce the child? No."

Mother charged with parental abduction

Mother charged with parental abduction

The mother of a 3-year-old girl who sparked an Amber Alert has now been charged with parental abduction.

Arrest sparks review of Durham CAS custody cases

Arrest sparks review of Durham CAS custody cases

The Durham Children's Aid Society is diving into six years' worth of files to determine the role a Whitby man accused of posing as a psychologist in court may have played in child custody cases.

Foster Care for Chimps

Foster Care for Chimps

When Victor's mother died from anthrax, Fredy came along and adopted him. He shared his home with Victor every night, carried him on his back, and even gave him some of his precious food. Such altruistic behavior is one of the noblest attributes of our species. But Fredy and Victor aren't humans--they're chimps. A new study of these primates in the wild suggests that they are far more selfless than scientists have given them credit for, though some researchers have their doubts.

Utah Legislature: Child custody bill draws emotional debate

Utah Legislature: Child custody bill draws emotional debate

A bill designed to give teeth to a longstanding but rarely enforced child custody interference law received tentative approval by a House committee Friday after a lengthy — and at times emotional — hearing.

Vermont Seeks To Protect Soldiers In Child Custody Cases

Vermont Seeks To Protect Soldiers In Child Custody Cases

Lawmakers in the Vermont House are seeking to protect deployed soldiers from losing custody of their children when they are sent overseas.

Ruben Rosario: Toll of child emotional abuse little understood

Ruben Rosario: Toll of child emotional abuse little understood

I don't know what it's like to be 10 years old and abducted by a supposedly loving mother. I don't know what it's like to be manipulated into telling lies about how your father sexually abused you and your younger brother, sometimes in ways that challenge reality.

School district pulls Anne Frank’s diary over ‘vagina’ passage

School district pulls Anne Frank’s diary over ‘vagina’ passage

Anne Frank's adolescent curiosity about sexuality is too much for a Virginia school district that has pulled the complete version of the young Jewish girl's diary off its curriculum and off its shelves over a parent's complaint about sexually explicit passages.

Middle School Students Charged With Child Porn

Middle School Students Charged With Child Porn

Two middle school students were charged with child pornography after allegedly sending a naked picture of another student from their cell phones, Seattle TV station KIRO reported.

Busting Report that Charlie Sheen & Brooke Mueller “Might Lose Their Twins”

Busting Report that Charlie Sheen & Brooke Mueller “Might Lose Their Twins”

Once again, HollywoodLife has tried to create news where none exists.

Friday, January 29, 2010

Submitted by Anonymous

My ex (good friend and father of my oldest son) is fighting for his youngest son. He was placed in foster care after the mom was arrested for battery. The couple were not married. The father was not notified of the arrest or child placement due to the fact that there was no paternity test done thus far. When it was time for court, the father was told that since he was paying child support, paternity was already established. The public defender did nothing to bring up this point. Many months later he gets to visit his son. However, neither his case worker or the foster mom (who is partial since she raised the mother in question) will work with him. He is being tricked into meetings with his ex. A home study that was promised months ago has not been performed. The case worker will not speak to him. This little boy just turned 3. His mother was caught with a level 3 sex offender, and had his baby. The 3 year old has been left alone in a car all night. There is no justice. I would not fight if he were a crummy father, but my 9 year old will tell you that his daddy is the best. He has done NOTHING wrong. Well, he made the case worker mad when he called her daily to find out how to get his son. Legally no one is helping him. While the system is ignoring the father, the child is suffering. Why? because they are being lazy. This child is suffering for absolutely no reason. He should be with his father right now.

Submitted by Dawn

i live in montana and my sister lives in nashua and this morning she calls me and tells me the state just took her four kids for unexspland reasons i want them to come to stay with me rather then go to a foster home were they would have to be around strangers the kids world was just turned upside down 'they always say there looking out for the best intrest of the kids in this case i dont think so' what steps would i take to get them here were they would be safe and comfortable

Submitted by Anonymous

I am in search of my twin brother who was taken shortly after birth and given to couple that the delivering doctor knew without my mother's consent or knowledge of the relinguishment. She was later told that 'it' was stillborn. My twin and I were born in Pottstown, PA at Pottstown Memorial Hospital (now Pottstown Memorial Medical Center) on 3/17/1959 and the MD's name was Elmo B. Sommers, now deceased.

Submitted by Anonymous

I just wanted to tell the people who have kids in the Foster Care System to do everything they can to get their kids out of the "dangerous" system. It sets kids up for failure. Think about it total strangers raising your children. I was in the system for 6 years and do not have anything good to say about the System.

Submitted by Anonymous

On December 24th of 2008, I received a call from Ms. Denise Sherman, as it said Los Angeles County DCFS right on the caller ID and she also introduced herself as “Denise Sherman from Children’s Protective Services”. Mr. Carvajal told me not to worry , that she is the lady that helps him to get his children into the country from Chile every year for Christmas (which they actually come in January) and that I would be meeting her shortly as she called him to “score some weed”. We got into the red truck that Mr. Carvajal’s mother was renting for him. We went to Reseda Discount Caregivers where Mr. Carvajal went in to make a purchase with the money that Ms. Sherman had given to him in the cab of the truck. He came back out and gave her an eighth of marijuana he had purchased for her. We rushed off as she was late for the cruise she was taking that was leaving that day. They dropped us off at the friend’s house where our son was already as we were to spend Christmas Eve with them and we said goodbye.

On January 16th of 2009 Ruben Carvajal had became an abusive drunk and was causing undo hardship upon my family, so I kicked him out. He left quick, but then took his time leaving collecting his belongings.



Between January 18th and February 16th of 2009
Mr. Carvajal would come and remove a couple of items at a time. He then arrived one day and went through the closet and started to demand to know what we had done with “it”. It was an envelope that he claimed to have hidden, and not taken on his last to visits to collect his belongs, that supposedly contained 1500 dollars! He went on to ad that we were no responsible for it and that if we did not come up with his money, then “I will take what is yours”. He then started to call and ask if we had come up with his money and every time would threaten to “call Children’s Protective Services” on us, have them put our child in foster care, adopt him and “legally kidnap” our son. He said many times in this period that he would legally kidnap our child.

On February 19th of 2009 Ms. Denise Sherman was at the call box of my apartment complex. Having forgotten all about meeting this woman before, I rushed to let her in. We spent the whole day talking to her about Mr. Ruben D. Carvajal, showing her all of the personal information that he had left behind. My wife DID recognize her, although she was not from where, I on the other hand did not. She called her office and scheduled a TDM for the 25th so they could discuss services with us that would help us out with affordable housing and so forth.

On February 25th of 2009, At the Chatsworth DCFS office we went into a room and several other parties where present, the facilitator came in and was obviously agitated by the fact that we were having this meeting. Kept telling Ms. Sherman that she did not have enough to take us to court and asking her why she was doing this to this family, he even threw up his arms at one point declaring that he would not be part of this and stormed out of the room. Well, we agreed to random drug testing and counseling, all though the only thing found in our system was marijuana, which we had legal papers for.

On March 3rd of 2009, Tuesday Ms. Sherman made an appointment with me to come by in the morning and cancelled it in the afternoon.

On March 4th of 2009, Mrs. Sherman again cancelled an appointment to come see the family. I said something to her that day on the phone while she was speaking, and she replied with a very stern and angry, “I was talking”, which is what clicked in my memory. Later on I was riding the MTA and thinking what I could do to be a better father to my little ‘Manny’ and why Ruben was not up for false reports and it all came flooding back. I spoke while she was speaking in the cab of the truck on December 24th and received the same response. I remembered her now! I called up my friend Mesha, who has had a few run ins with DCFS and told her of the situation. She advised me that all I had to do was call them and advise them that I knew the worker from outside of her relationship with DCFS. I did, but her supervisor was not available, so I spoke with the shift supervisor, Ms. Sonia Polain, and told her that I knew Ms. Denise Sherman from outside relations. She advised me that she was going to advise her that she was not to come out to my house as they were going to assign me to a new worker. I called her several times, I finally contacted her and she told me that she had been advised and that I was to call Mr. Tony Kade on the following day to be assigned a new worker.

On March 5th of 2009, Went to the courthouse to try and get a subpoena for the incoming calls to my phone on December 24th of 2008 so I had proof of Ms. Denise Sherman’s involvement with Ruben Carvajal. Well, Ms. Lorain Ramirez called me on my cell and advised me that there was an emergency TDM and that I really need to be in attendance. I advised her that it would take me some time to get out there as I had someone else’s car that I had to return and catch a bus out there. While I was on the bus, I managed to reach Mr. Tony Payam Kade and advised him that I was on my way to the TDM. He replied by asking me where my son was and I told him at school and he told me that I need to go get him. Minutes later I received a frantic call from my wife whom was very upset as the school administrator whom goes by the alias. of ‘Mr. T’ confronted her and stated that they just took our son away about fifteen minutes ago and demanded to know what it was all about I told my wife to get to the DCFS office as quick as possible and I would meet her there. I was now greatly distraught and unable to think clearly anymore and got off at the wrong bus stop. I contacted my wife on her cell while I was waiting for the next bus and our neighbor was driving her from the DCFS office. when she arrived, they requested another drug test and told us that they would give us our son back. They picked me up and we went to the testing site, but it was too late as they were closed by the time we were done and our child was in there custody. Ms. Sherman made a lot of false allegations against us and against our other family members so that the child was placed into foster case as opposed to being placed with family.

On March 19th of 2009, I had another meeting with the Dependency worker, Ms. Sheron Maitland, the Dependency Investigator . Well, I told her that I know Ms. Denise Sherman, that Ruben Carvajal had introduced her to me and that this was the vendetta that he had promised. She lied about our whole conversation. Stated that I had made claims of going to Las Vegas with Ms. Sherman, that I claimed she traveled to Chile to help Ruben bring his children to the states and then that me and my wife apologized for our statements concerning Ms. Denise Sherman and stated that we did not know her and that we made it all up. She also added that I had told her that I did not know Ms. Denise Sherman and apologized for accusing her which was also untrue.

On March 31st of 2009, Ms. Maitland visited Anatola Avenue Elementary School and had a conversation with our son. She did not have permission from neither the parents nor the Aunt, whom now had temporary custody. She wrote at “LAST MINUTE INFORMATION FOR THE COURT report.. She claims that my son had told her that I took Manny to outrageous parties where people were throwing champagne bottles against the wall until someone was injured. She then adds that she asked him how he knew that it was champagne and he said that he read it on the bottle and sounded it out. She then claims that he spelled out champagne to her and that he did it correctly. I have since then asked my son to spell ‘Champagne’ and he starts with an ‘s’ and does not complete it correctly. She then goes on to add that my son stated that when he is really bad, we beat him with a shoe or a belt. She also claimed that he stated that we fed him cereal four or five times a day, he eats normal food and not cereal all day and has told me that no one has ever hit him with a shoe or a belt.
On April 14th of 2009, We brought two witnesses, had Manny with us and we were anxiously awaiting or chance to testify and for the truth to finally be told. Again, Mr. Ben Curley advised me that I better forget that I knew the worker before the investigation if I wanted to get my son home. He was only concerned with a clean drug test. Then they were claiming that my wife had missed a drug test, we had proof of all of the drug tests being attended. He said that the court was going to go on my son’s testimony and I told him that this was good as we have very rarely had to give him a swat on the behind with our hand and never beat him with a shoe or a belt. We had a sham trail, the only person to testify was me and all I did was enter three pictures into evidence. No record was made although we did bring two witnesses to testify and our evidence book, none of it was used.

Submitted by Michael

Can you help me to expose the way Luke was treated?

http://www.facebook.com//photo.php?pid=221940&id=1830424978#/lukesarmy?ref=profile

http://www.facebook.com//photo.php?pid=221940&id=1830424978#/group.php?gid=177005468124

http://apps.facebook.com/causes/345086

Submitted by Krista

I am reaching to find help for my boys. I have three boys who were removed from my home and placed in foster care. Their ages are 8,14, and 16. My 8 year old is currently being abused in the home. The foster parent twists his arm behind his back, drags him around the house by his arm and the other she kept pushing him in his back several times, until finally he turned around and hit her on the leg. They immediately removed him (only him not his siblings) from the home and placed him with another foster parent. My oldest son told both caseworkers of the abuse prior to the final incident and they did nothing about it. I have asked that all 3 of my boys be removed from the home due to her actions. She is constantly yelling at my 8 year old, tells him she's going to break him and taunting to the point he gets very upset. Then she calls the caseworker and blames it on him, failing to mention that she had been physical prior to the incidents. She has told them that he is uncontrollable so they have put him on aderal. My son is not ill mannered in anyway. He has no problems in school or with others. As a matter of fact the people at DFACS always brag on how well-behaved and respectful my sons are. But this woman is just absolutely mean to them. And my son is being punished by being removed from his siblings now he's really alone. He was punished a couple weeks ago by being sent to his room for a week and a half because he said something wrong to her. He was not allowed to come out except to goto school. No tv, no body to talk to for a week and a half. THATS ABSURD. Even time out is only their age. She only feeds them twice a day and they are not allowed to get anything to eat or drink in between meals, she takes her son to eat and if my boys don't have money they are not allowed to eat. If my children ask for seconds or something to drink between meals they are told "What do you think this is a restaurant?"

My children were taken to the health dept for shots and the nurse told the volunteer driver to let the case worker know that the boys are losing to much weight and are not eating properly. Apparently this message didn't get to the case worker or the foster parent because nothings changed.

My children were not removed from my house because of abuse and I can't sit back and let them be abused now. They have done nothing wrong and she is treating them as if it's their fault they are there. I need guidance because I honestly fear that if she decides to take her anger out on one my older boys since the youngest is gone. Although I have told them that if she touches them they are to call 911 and then call me. I worry about the plan impulse of someone hitting them, ones first instinct is self defense, which is what I believe she is trying to envoke.
Please let me know who I can talk to or what I need to do to protect my children. They are due to return home in February but Dfacs keeps coming up with excuses even though my caseplan is nearly completed. I just have to finish my anger management classes. Which I have mastered if you ask me because I know of the abuse that this woman is inflicting on my boys and I have yet to knock on her door??? GET IT!!!! How would she like it if I twisted her arm??? It's a good thing we're not an eye for eye country!!! I know it would not be in the best interest of my boys though although my first instinct is to protect I need to do it legally and DFACS knows of the situation they are in and their response is Everyones parenting practices are different!!!!!!!!!!!!

Please help me to help my boys

I have contacted afew lawyers and they tell me they don't do cases against DFACS!!!! Are you serious???? Scared of a challenge??? Bet if it was your child you'd already be in the courtroom.

Submitted by Anonymous

this is happening in nz too,
several of us are collecting evidence. Government departments and religious groups work together on it.

Submitted by Tia

My name is Tia Drinkhouse you put an article on here about me and my children on Sept 11,2008. I wish I could tell parents that I did the right thing but as I sit here the night before Christmas eve and I dont have my children that I have no rights to my children and that I wish I would have kept my mouth shut and that I might have my children back even if it is not right. There is corruption from dss to the sheriff to the judges and no one cares they all say its not right no one will stand up and help. My sister inlaw works for dss and last week in court she snickered and mocked me and the judge did nothing. Funny they are coming after me 50000 and I have been told I will be thrown in jail if I can not pay. Tell me what do I do???

Note: http://legallykidnapped.blogspot.com/search?q=Tia+Drinkhouse
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A question that was asked in Yahoo! Answers.

If a child is going through interstate foster care and gets arrested, can they still leave the state?

Pete Townshend 'sex Offender' Flyers Distributed By Miami Anti-Child Abuse Groups

Pete Townshend 'sex Offender' Flyers Distributed By Miami Anti-Child Abuse Groups

Flyers declaring that Pete Townshend is a sex offender are being distributed in Miami by the anti-child abuse group Protect Our Children, according to Britain's Daily Mail. The group, who choose to ignore that Townshend was never found guilty of any crime following a 2003 child porn sting, are protesting him performing with the Who on February 7th as the half time entertainment at the Super Bowl. The group has passed a flyer around to residents living near Landshark Stadium in Miami Gardens.

Woman denied psych treatment by Scientology parents: I just butchered my family

Woman denied psych treatment by Scientology parents: I just butchered my family

The parents of a woman accused of murdering her father and sister apparently declined psychiatric treatment for her last year because of their Scientology beliefs, a report tendered in court states.

DC Judge Claims Ex-Lover Stalked Her

DC Judge Claims Ex-Lover Stalked Her

A Magistrate Judge broke down on the witness stand Wednesday. Tearfully recounting the last year and a half of her life dealing with an ex-lover she claims has been stalking her.

Fathers vow to unite and fight family law reversal

Fathers vow to unite and fight family law reversal

FATHERS' groups have vowed to fight any attempt to roll back shared-care provisions in family law with plans to form a coalition to lobby the Senate and marginal electorates.

Child welfare systems don't work, despite defense

Child welfare systems don't work, despite defense

Re: "Allow Colorado's county-based child welfare system to work as designed," Dec. 31 guest commentary.

Ever since the great "state vs. county" debate broke out over Colorado child welfare, I've maintained it's a sideshow wasting everyone's time and effort. Among the nation's best — and worst — systems are some run by states and some run by counties.

Family law must be reformed to make the safety of children the top priority

Family law must be reformed to make the safety of children the top priority

On the afternoon when millions of Australians - and the nation's media outlets - were transfixed by the unveiling of the Federal Government's My School website, the Attorney-General Robert McClelland released three major reports on the family law system. Totalling almost 800 pages, the complex reports contained good and bad news but most journalists barely had time to skim the press releases in the scant hours before their deadlines.

Leamington foster couple's battle to clear their names

Leamington foster couple's battle to clear their names

A Leamington foster couple are still fighting to clear their names after a series of official reports questioned their fitness to look after children.

Predators stealing Haiti's children

Predators stealing Haiti's children

Mia Pean saw the same pick up trucking circling the area, shouting out of the window, "Manje! Manje!," which is Creole for "eat." These children, starved for food, shelter and love run to this vehicle every time it passes. It is not known how many children have fallen victim to fulfill a need with the promise of these predators. This practice is not uncommon for predators and their prey, in Haiti and the United States. Except there aren't laws in place to protect the precious children of Haiti. No matter how flawed our system, it is better than nothing. Our hearts go out to these children who have lost their parents.

Bryan Man Accused of Stealing 'Feed The Children' Donations

Bryan Man Accused of Stealing 'Feed The Children' Donations

Police say a Bryan man tried to feed his drug habit by stealing a donation jar meant to feed hungry children.

Jeannette grandma sent to jail for allowing foster children to live with sex offender

Jeannette grandma sent to jail for allowing foster children to live with sex offender

A Jeannette grandmother will serve jail time for allowing foster children to live in a home with a convicted sex offender.

Judge jails mother, believes she knows location of 7-year-old Patrick Alford

Judge jails mother, believes she knows location of 7-year-old Patrick Alford

The biological mother of a 7-year-old who vanished from his foster home last week has been jailed by a judge who insists she's hiding the child.

Children's Aid needs to be more transparent with spending

Children's Aid needs to be more transparent with spending

Since last October, the Simcoe County Children's Aid Society (CAS) has regularly engaged the media to draw attention a reported funding shortfall. Based on current spending practices, the CAS does not have enough cash to make it to the end of March and they are requesting help.

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Durham CAS reviews files in wake of perjury arrest of Greg Carter

Durham CAS reviews files in wake of perjury arrest of Greg Carter

Durham's Children's Aid Society is undertaking an extensive review of cases involving Greg Carter, the Whitby man accused of falsely claiming he is a clinical psychologist.

Bungled robbery: man jailed for 18 years for murdering foster father

Bungled robbery: man jailed for 18 years for murdering foster father

When he was 11, Franco Michael Penza was fostered out to a Sydney family but was rarely fed, left completely unsupervised and exposed to drugs.

Ruling Limits Child Protection Interviews

Ruling Limits Child Protection Interviews

Court says warrant or parental OK needed to quiz potential abuse victims at school.

Sentencing delayed for foster mother in child’s death

Sentencing delayed for foster mother in child’s death

Melanie Ochs, center, sits in court waiting for her sentencing hearing to begin before District Court Judge Michael P. Villani Thursday at the Regional Justice Center. Sentencing was delayed for the guilty charge of murder for child abuse of her seven-month-old foster son.

Has ACS accused you of abuse or neglect? Brooklyn Family Court Lawyer

Has ACS accused you of abuse or neglect? Brooklyn Family Court Lawyer

I am a Brooklyn Family Law Attorney and I represent parents on abuse and/or negelct cases. It causes great horror for a parent when the Administration for Children’s Services(ACS) accuses you of abuse or neglect and perhaps brings you to Court for a child protective proceeding. The horror increases when the Court decides that your child or children should be removed from your home pending a judicial determination of your conduct with your children. Here the Family Court will decide if you abused or neglected your children, if your children will still live with you or where your children will go if they cannot stay with you.

2 judges suspended for misconduct

2 judges suspended for misconduct

Election violations and alcohol tripped up two Michigan judges – one from Detroit and the other from the Upper Peninsula -- who will be suspended without pay, the Michigan Supreme Court said today.

Attorney-General to ensure the profits of system sucks, I mean the rights of children in family law cases

Attorney-General to ensure the rights of children in family law cases

The Federal Attorney-General is moving to put the interests of children back at the centre of disputes over custody.
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Deaths of children in DSHS care up

Deaths of children in DSHS care up

The final results of a year in review are in for Washington's Child Protective Services. And officials say corrections still need to be done.

Mother charged in aftermath of Amber Alert case

Mother charged in aftermath of Amber Alert case

A Toronto mother has been charged with parental child abduction after disappearing with her daughter, triggering an Amber Alert on Wednesday.

Placed With Second Foster Family

Placed With Second Foster Family

A mark on a one-year-old girl may be a burn mark. That is what health care professionals at Immanuel Hospital believe, and they shared their suspicions with police.

The Anal-Retentive-Anti-Abuse Nazi's of Florida Are Gonna Have Their Noses Rubbed in Dog Shit ! If they keep this up.

Pete Townshend's Face is All Over Miami, But Probably Not How He'd Like

Back in early January, a South Florida child abuse prevention group wanted The Who off the Super Bowl halftime show. Pete Townshend was arrested in 2003 on "suspicion of possessing child pornography." He was cleared, saying he was doing research for a project on child abuse. UK police cleared him. Well, evidently that wasn't enough because now this is going around.



Note: I'm sure Pete can afford a much better lawyer then these self-righteous hypocrites. Sue Pete Sue!

About Stolen by the State

About Stolen by the State

I also have a Yahoo group by the same name. I formed the groups so that people fighting CPS or have fought them have a safe, loving, nurturing place to go to share our stories, our heartbreaks, and to offer/give advice and help others in their own battles. This is not a support group for foster care providers or CPS agents unless they see the corruption and genuinely want to help abolish or reform Child Protective Services.

Woman Alleging David Copperfield Of Rape Arrested For False Accusation

Woman Alleging David Copperfield Of Rape Arrested For False Accusation

he woman who had alleged that the magician David Copperfield had raped her has been arrested. However, Lacey L. Carroll has not been arrested in connection to the case she had brought against the magician, but on the charges of prostitution as well as providing false information to the police, and falsely accusing another man of sexual molestation. Surprisingly, she had maintained almost the same storyline that she had resorted to when she had charged David Copperfield. The police had not investigated into the case when she had accused the magician of rape back in 2007.

Documentary Examines Problems that Confront Foster Children Who “Age Out”

Documentary Examines Problems that Confront Foster Children Who “Age Out”

Montana social worker Matt Anderson is on a mission to educate the public about the pitfalls of American foster care, especially older children about to age out of the system.

Many of these young people do not have family or public support. They are at higher risk of going to jail, suffering from depression, getting pregnant, becoming homeless or other problems.

The woman told that she was too stupid to keep her baby boy

The woman told that she was too stupid to keep her baby boy

The Moses basket sits beside the bed, its new blankets carefully arranged awaiting its owner's arrival.

CWLA Reveals Top 5 Child Welfare Challenges and Opportunities for 2010

CWLA Reveals Top 5 Child Welfare Challenges and Opportunities for 2010

Kicking off the year, the Child Welfare League of America (CWLA), the nation’s oldest and largest membership-based child welfare organization, announced its top challenges and opportunities for 2010, during its “Children 2010: Leading a New Era” National Conference. CWLA’s Top 5 list captures events and trends are shaping the future for foster children this year…and beyond.

National Summit Medicaid Fraud in Child Welfare Summit

National Summit Medicaid Fraud in Child Welfare Summit

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, January 28, 2010


Contact: HHS Press Office: (202) 690-6343
DOJ Press Office: (202) 514-2007

Oregon child welfare officials repeatedly failed girl who was murdered

Oregon child welfare officials repeatedly failed girl who was murdered

Oregon child welfare officials acknowledged today that they repeatedly failed to help an abused teenage Eugene girl who was murdered allegedly at the hands of her parents in December.

County considers CAS loan

County considers CAS loan

To avoid children being left on the doorstep of the local Children’s Aid Society, Simcoe County council may offer an interest-free loan to the cash-strapped organization.

The Irish abuse scandal and the need for secularism

The Irish abuse scandal and the need for secularism

The Irish Catholic child abuse scandal is probably the best argument I have ever seen for ensuring that government and church do not mix. It is not to sort of thing that I see as being funny, so I am not even going to try on that score.

Moment of Zen - James O'Keefe's Next Target

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Dear James

Perhaps you could look into Child Welfare Fraud. Just a thought.

LK

Open Message to Nashua DCYF

Open Message to Nashua DCYF

Note: And this is why we love UnhappyGrammy!!!

Opinion: No excuse for California to fail foster children now

Opinion: No excuse for California to fail foster children now

Because of the rewriting of a single sentence of federal foster care policy, California is suddenly left with few excuses not to radically improve the lives of the 80,000 children in the state's foster care system and set a progressive tone for the 500,000 others across the nation.

Dads Need a Strong Support Network Too

Dads Need a Strong Support Network Too

The Fathers Network is a support model that helps create a welcoming environment for dads to share the worries, fears and anxiety of parenting a child with special needs.

Stephanie Barrow recalls the night her foster brother returned to slaughter his family

Stephanie Barrow recalls the night her foster brother returned to slaughter his family

Stephanie’s parents took Stuart in and treated him like a son – but 20 years later, he vanished after a family row, then returned one night with devastating consequences.

Success: Bill to Protect Disabled Parents from Family Court Abuses Passes Committee Unanimously

Success: Bill to Protect Disabled Parents from Family Court Abuses Passes Committee Unanimously

Monday evening Fathers & Families issued an Action Alert in support of Arizona HB 2348, a bill to protect disabled parents from child support and alimony abuses. As usual, your response was overwhelming--we thank all those who participated.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Judge: Foster dad abused boy who later died

Judge: Foster dad abused boy who later died

A Russellville man physically abused a five-year-old boy who later died as a result of injuries sustained in a purported attempt at a “modified Heimlich maneuver,” court documents indicated a judge has ruled.

Ruling a third strike against Florida's gay adoption ban

Ruling a third strike against Florida's gay adoption ban

A Miami judge has approved the adoption of a foster child by a lesbian couple, bringing to three the number of adoptions by gay parents since 2008.

Suit: Woman Fired for Pregnancy



From her first ultrasound pictures revealing she would be having a new baby boy, Kellie Cross says she had a healthy, happy pregnancy, as she and her husband awaited their first child. Then, two weeks before her due date, she says her “whole world just came down on” her.

Anybody want a kid?



Ted Koppy reports

Lawyer: Wis. social workers missed abuse

Lawyer: Wis. social workers missed abuse

A lawyer for a man accused of failing to protect a Wisconsin foster child his wife tortured says social workers didn't notice anything wrong with the girl.

Tony Alamo: Custody hearings for children taken from compound

Tony Alamo: Custody hearings for children taken from compound

Hearings are scheduled in Miller County Circuit Court on the custody status of children taken from the Tony Alamo Christian Ministries.

Police failures in Market Weighton child abuse case

Police failures in Market Weighton child abuse case

Humberside Police has been criticised by a watchdog for how it handled claims of sex abuse at a children's home.

HOBBS v. CONYERS

HOBBS v. CONYERS

Just a bit of case law for you.

Dead foster teen's mother to sue city, claims agencies placed daughter with negligent caregiver

Dead foster teen's mother to sue city, claims agencies placed daughter with negligent caregiver

A Queens woman is set to sue the city because her 15-year-old daughter died in foster care - riding in an uninsured minivan with no seat belt and an alleged druggie at the wheel.

California School District Ends Dictionary Ban

California School District Ends Dictionary Ban

A California school district that pulled a dictionary from classrooms because it defined oral sex will allow it back on the shelves.

Funding runs out for Child Advocacy Center

Funding runs out for Child Advocacy Center

Unless the group finds funding, the board of directors will likely vote to close the center within a few months, said Ron Paschal, a deputy district attorney.

Note: Why? I don't know, but this article really set my mind to wandering.

This article, I assume, is a last ditch effort push to raise funds for a non-profit which is about to go under. I want you to be aware of the structure of this article before reading it. It's a tactic used by the media to capture your attention and sell papers. It's also a tactic used by the child protective industry to tug on the heart strings of the mindless sheep who blindly support that which is going on behind the iron curtain of confidentiality laws without having a clue about what they're really being supportive of, due to an exaggerated presentation.

The beginning of this article describes a horrific case of child abuse.
First, he raped her.

Then he set her on fire.

The girl, age 10 then, was badly burned over most of her body. Her stepfather had sprayed lighter fluid all over her before clicking the cigarette lighter.
Now, anybody in their right mind can see that this is a case where the child needs to be protected and things like this do happen. Therefore CPS is a necessary evil.

Then the article goes on to talk about the Child Advocacy Center helping children who have been through such horrific abuse, to navigate their way to a new life in the system.

I have no problem with that part.

Here's where the issue comes in.
The group, he said, has done a world of good for thousands of bewildered and traumatized child abuse victims in Sedgwick County. Investigators dealt with 2,676 investigations in 2009, 445 involving sex crimes, 239 involving child exploitation. He's disappointed that the center may soon die.
I'm going to repeat this particular line.
"The group, he said, has done a world of good for thousands of bewildered and traumatized child abuse victims in Sedgwick County. Investigators dealt with 2,676 investigations in 2009"
Then I'm going to remind you of the opening of this article.
First, he raped her.

Then he set her on fire.

The girl, age 10 then, was badly burned over most of her body. Her stepfather had sprayed lighter fluid all over her before clicking the cigarette lighter.
Then I'm going to ask you to put 2 and 2 together because it's right there in front of your face.

Think for a minute. How many parent victims of Child Protective Services would have supported the concept of CPS and what they do prior to having a social worker crawling up your ass? How many social workers have quit their jobs at the agencies simply because they learned what it was all about or couldn't handle the guilt associated with the destruction of families?

The article starts with a narrative of a horrific case. The article then goes on to make a statement that there were 2,676 child abuse investigations in 2009 in Sedgwick County Kansas. The article does not tell you how many of these cases have been substantiated, how many of these kids have been removed, nor does it bother to mention that the details of the case mentioned in the beginning are rare in comparison to any realistic level of severity, leading the untrained mind to believe that 2,676 child abuse cases in Sedgwick County Kansas are as severe and sadistic as the one described in this article. This is a lie by insinuation, exaggeration, omission of fact, pure bullshit artistry, what have you.

And here's the key...

Humans, by nature, accept the reality with which they are presented. Once you understand this, you will see where the blind support of CPS by the sheep comes from. Once you understand this, you will understand how they are allowed to operate their fraudulent little scheme based on a noble goal demanded by nobody's who scream out against CPS for not protecting that one child, you will understand why nobody gives a flying fuck about you once you are accused of child abuse, and you'll understand why all these idiots are out there demanding that CPS do more to protect children when they're already overwhelmed by protecting so many kids who don't need to be protected because of this vicious cycle created by all of the anti-child abuse people out there who preach the doctrine of victimization, as if they're trying to fulfill the old prophesy which states, "the meek will inherit the Earth." And once you understand this, perhaps you'll understand how a US Senator such as Susan Collins from Maine can use her support of an adoption agency as an election year photo opportunity, or how System Suck Representatives such as Michelle Bachmann can use her time as a foster parent to promote her campaign as if she is a saint amongst us.

Plato, back around 600 BC, put forth this philosophical theory in his book the Republic when he wrote the Myth of the Cave. Prisoners, kept bound in a cave since birth, seeing nothing but shadows passing by on a wall. To them this was reality. That was the reality which was presented to them.

The media's portrayal of the child abuse issue works the same way. People are shown the most horrific cases of abuse, then when the words, "Child Abuse or Neglect" are mentioned in casual conversation the horrible images of abuse and neglect that they saw on TV or read about in the newspapers just pops into their heads leaving them with only the most severe cases as their understanding of what Child Abuse or Neglect is and leaving them thinking that CPS is always so heroic to prevent such horrors from happening to more children. They experience a flood of emotion at mere mention of the word, they jump on the bandwagons of public outcry's becasue one kid is killed by abuse and therefore all abusers will kill.

I have also mentioned before that the labels "Child Abuse" and "Neglect" have become generic. So to the sheeple, the words "Child Abuse" always means something so horrible as a little girl being raped, doused with lighter fluid and set on fire. The word "neglect" always means something like the child being starved to death for months alone in an apartment while the crack whore mother is off in wonderland seeking her next fix.

Once labeled as a "child abuser" society views you as a monster, and they do so without as much of a clue as to a realistic understanding of what child abuse or neglect is or what acts you have committed that caused them to place this label on you. If you swat your kid on the ass and are accused of abuse by doing so, or if you smack your teenager in the face for telling you to go fuck yourself, then to the sheep, you are no better then the parents of Baby P who beat and tortured the kid so severely that the number of children being taken into foster care in England had to go through the roof in order to prevent such a rare occurrence of child abuse from happening again and the promotion of the thought that all children are at risk.

They simply describe one excessive case and lead you to believe that all are the same.

“If you tell a big enough lie and tell it frequently enough, it will be believed”.
- Adolf Hitler

Clayton Mom Says Teachers Spanked Child



A Clayton County mother said Tuesday that her 4-year-old was spanked at school. Two teachers at the county-run Achiever's Academy were suspended while both the school and police investigate the case.

Note: There is a problem with the mother repeatedly questioning the child. If this child was to have to testify in court, such questioning could interfere with the child's ability to give accurate testimony.

Uncle of Christopher Thomas charged with felony for failing to report child abuse

Outside group would review cases of children hurt in foster care

Outside group would review cases of children hurt in foster care

Child abuse investigations that involved so-called "related parties" -- foster parents and other state providers -- would be conducted by independent contractors if HB86 becomes law. The bill, sponsored by Rep. Rebecca Lockhart, R-Provo, unanimously passed the Health and Human Services subcommittee Tuesday.

Former foster father's trial in abuse case begins

Former foster father's trial in abuse case begins

Christopher Thomas' 2-year-old sister suffered such obvious and catastrophic injuries that her kinship foster father, Reginald Keith, could not have been oblivious to her abuse and suffering, Assistant District Attorney Matthew Torbenson told a jury Tuesday during opening remarks in Keith's trial.

Helicopters hovering over Mariners Harbor

Helicopters hovering over Mariners Harbor

Police activity continues in Mariners Harbor as authorities are believed to be searching for a 7-year-old Staten Island boy -- Patrick Alford -- who went missing from a Brooklyn Foster home over the weekend.

Don't chain kids to court unless it is needed, judge rules

Don't chain kids to court unless it is needed, judge rules

A judge on Tuesday slapped the agency in charge of the state's juvenile prison system for shackling kids being taken to court appearances in the city.

German Homeschooling Family Granted Asylum

German Homeschooling Family Granted Asylum

On January 26, 2010 immigration Judge Lawrence O. Burman granted the political asylum application of the Romeike family, German homeschoolers fleeing persecution in their country. The Homeschool Legal Defense Association (HSLDA) reports the judge said that "We can't expect every country to follow our Constitution... However, the rights being violated here are basic human rights that no country has a right to violate.”

Judge Bars Youth Prisons From Routine Shackling

Judge Bars Youth Prisons From Routine Shackling

The agency that runs the state’s juvenile prison system routinely violates the law by shackling youthful offenders when taking them to court even when the youth poses no obvious threat, a state judge ruled on Tuesday.

Family preservation is SAFER than foster care.

Family preservation is SAFER than foster care.

The failings of America’s child welfare system can be summed up by the very rationalization often used to justify the way it works today, an approach that can be boiled down to “take the child and run.” You’ve probably heard it many times: Sure adults may suffer when their children are needlessly taken away, but, it is claimed, we have to “err on the side of the child.” In fact, there probably is no phrase in the child welfare lexicon that has done more harm to children than “err on the side of the child.”

grandparent child custody

grandparent child custody

Are you a grandparent raising grandchildren? If you are, or know someone who fits this description, then you are aware of the stress associated with change and being a second-time-around parent. It is not the grandchildren who are causing the stress, because you know what a blessing it is to have them around.

Labour leader calls for child protection system overhaul

Labour leader calls for child protection system overhaul

SCOTTISH Labour leader Iain Gray has repeated his call for a more robust approach to early intervention with vulnerable children.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Sentence doubled for Vancouver Island man in child pornography case

Sentence doubled for Vancouver Island man in child pornography case

The B.C. Court of Appeal has doubled a one-year sentence given a Vancouver Island man who pleaded guilty to making child pornography, invitation to sexual touching and possession of child pornography.

The victim was his five-year-old foster daughter.

OT but Interesting

Dungeons & Dragons Banned in Prison

A Chicago Court upheld the legality of a decision to ban Dungeons & Dragons from being played in a Wisconsin prison because it would "foster hostility."

GOVERNMENT NAMES CHILD WELFARE REVIEW PANEL

GOVERNMENT NAMES CHILD WELFARE REVIEW PANEL

The members of the independent panel that will engage stakeholders, with Chair Bob Pringle, as part of a comprehensive review of child welfare in Saskatchewan have been appointed.

Queen Latifah and Kristin Chenoweth express interest to adopt orphaned children from Haiti

Queen Latifah and Kristin Chenoweth express interest to adopt orphaned children from Haiti

As problems continue to multiply in Haiti, one of the pressing issues is the innumerable children now orphaned due to the country's devastating 7.0-magnitude earthquake.

With Oklahoma moms in prison, kids suffer, study finds

With Oklahoma moms in prison, kids suffer, study finds

Bureaucratic bungling and obstacles are adding to the trauma Oklahoma children experience when their mothers are incarcerated, according to a new study released by the Oklahoma Commission on Children and Youth.

Foster Child's Autopsy Results Released



Naomi Whitecrow died while in the care of Edmond's Amy Holder in January 2009, authorities say.

Social worker 'took three days to report suspicious death of baby'

Social worker 'took three days to report suspicious death of baby'

A social worker appeared before a disciplinary hearing today charged with misconduct following the "suspicious" death of a baby.

Family of Melinda Duckett Suing Nancy Grace for Wrongful Death

Family of Melinda Duckett Suing Nancy Grace for Wrongful Death

Talk show hosts may have more influence than they realize. According to ABC News, Nancy Grace of HLN (formerly CNN Headline News) interviewed 21 year-old Florida mother Melinda Duckett back in 2006, after Melinda’s 2 year-old son Trenton had disappeared. Nancy grilled the woman, accusing her of hiding something. Tragically, Melinda shot and killed herself the day the taped interview was scheduled to air.

Whitby man posed as doctor in family court: Police

Whitby man posed as doctor in family court: Police

A man that allegedly posed as a psychologist in child custody cases has been charged with fraud.

Drug tests for welfare recipients?

Drug tests for welfare recipients?

Republican lawmakers are pushing proposals to require drug testing for welfare recipients.

Juvenile Offenders Shackled Illegally, Judge Rules

Juvenile Offenders Shackled Illegally, Judge Rules

The agency that runs the state’s juvenile prison system routinely violates the law by shackling youthful offenders when taking them to court even in cases in which the youth poses no obvious threat, a state judge ruled on Tuesday.

Man arrested for abusing foster children

Man arrested for abusing foster children

A 68-year-old Tullahoma man was arrested early Monday morning for abusing foster children in his care.

Police were dispatched to Ovoca Road to a domestic assault between father and son; however, when Officer George Marsh arrived he found 15 year-old had been struck by his foster father, Darrell Wayne Cash, 68, of Ovoca Road. The report alleges that the boy had been hit in his left eye and face with a closed fist.

Social worker cleared over baby's death report delay

Social worker cleared over baby's death report delay

A south London social worker has been cleared of misconduct following an allegation that she potentially placed children at risk by failing to tell a senior manager about the "suspicious" death of a baby.

Note: They take care of their own.

PsychRights whistleblower lawsuit against psychiatrists unsealed: Defendents listed

PsychRights whistleblower lawsuit against psychiatrists unsealed: Defendents listed

A major Medicaid Fraud lawsuit by Law Project for Psychiatric Rights (PsychRights®) against psychiatrists, their employers, pharmacies, state officials, and a medical education-publishing company for their roles in fraudulent claims to Medicaid to drug mainly disadvantaged children and youth was unsealed, revealing a long list of defendants.

Note: That kind of reminds me of this song.

Baby Marketing!!!

More bullshit that you will see on TV.



In Harris County in 2008, more than 35,300 children were alleged victims of abuse or neglect, but only 5,506 were provided services of the almost 6,400 confirmed victims of child abuse or neglect.

Wanted foster mom arrested in Pa.

Wanted foster mom arrested in Pa.

A former South Sioux City woman wanted for manslaughter in the 2006 death of her 20-month-old foster child, Nathaniel Saunsoci-Mitchell, was arrested Monday in Pennsylvania, the Dakota County Sheriff's Office said.

Bristol Palin files for child support

Name & Shame



I have decided to name & shame professionals.

Pat Robertson is gonna love this...

Rosie O'Donnell, Girlfriend to Foster Haiti Orphan?

Rosie O'Donnell, who is thinking about moving in with her girlfriend, wants to help survivors of the Haiti earthquake - by looking after orphaned children while rescuers search for survivors of the disaster.

Biological parents challenge Ind. paternity law

Biological parents challenge Ind. paternity law

The biological parents of a child born to a surrogate mother are challenging an Indiana court ruling that held she was the baby's legal mother.

Child protection system in UK is not working

Child protection system in UK is not working

Note: No shit Sherlock!

A JUDGE at Sheffield Crown Court asked the Doncaster Safeguarding Children Board to show him the full serious case review on the Edlington case, which was before him.

They turned his request down.

Baby taken from mother with learning difficulties

Baby taken from mother with learning difficulties

Kerry Robertson, a 17-year-old with learning difficulties who was prevented from marrying her boyfriend of one year back in September because social workers believed she was unable to understand the meaning of the contract, has now been forced to give up her baby. (Apologies for the Mail link, I couldn’t find the story elsewhere.) The couple had fled to Ireland in November after being told that their baby could be taken from them, and social services caught up with them four days after their son, Ben, was born:

CPS investigating case of wandering child

CPS investigating case of wandering child

April Battle believes the hand of God guided her down Chapin Street Friday morning.

Woman hit by multiple vehicles on I-17 after jumping from car

Woman hit by multiple vehicles on I-17 after jumping from car

A fatality on Interstate 17 resulted in the freeway being shut down for much of the late morning and afternoon near the accident scene at Thomas Road.

Beneficiary and victim of the system: Sick child, no support ... but hope

Beneficiary and victim of the system: Sick child, no support ... but hope

RASHEENA PHINISEE had come so far - from living under the care of the city child-welfare system to becoming an independent and strong-minded person - and now her world was crumbling around her.

Child trafficking racket exposed

Child trafficking racket exposed

Just two days after your channel brought you the shocking story of a group of 17 children who were rescued after being abused, tortured and starved by an NGO in Chennai, other shocking cases of child trafficking have come to light. As many as 76 boys from Manipur and Assam have now been rescued from a home in Kanyakumari, while around seventy girls from this home who were taken to Bangalore have gone missing.

Stalled probe of foster child's death failed to address key questions

Stalled probe of foster child's death failed to address key questions

Nearly seven weeks after the tragic death of 4 1/2-year-old Amariana Crenshaw in January 2008, Sacramento police made a somber announcement.

"We're basically at a brick wall," said Detective Brian Dedonder, one of two lead detectives in the homicide investigation.

Two defendants in torture case can write to their kids

Two defendants in torture case can write to their kids

A couple accused of torturing a 17-year-old boy in their Tracy home for more than a year will be allowed to write to their own children from jail, a judge decided this morning.

Woman Kidnaps Her Own Children?

Woman Kidnaps Her Own Children?

Michigan couple Scott and Amy Kehoe were devastated after several miscarriages and failed in virto fertilization made it seem as though they would never be able to have children. However, rather than give up or adopt one of the many, many infants and young children in need of loving homes, the Kehoes instead turned to a surrogate. This would turn out to be a huge mistake.

The Kehoes purchased both eggs and sperm after reaching an agreement with Shelly Baker, who has four children of her own and had been a surrogate in the past as well. Baker carried twins for the couple - a boy and a girl - and everything proceeded as planned until the day all three headed to court to turn custody of the twins over to Scott and Amy Kehoe.

Cops looking for 7-year-old Staten Island boy missing from foster home

Cops looking for 7-year-old Staten Island boy missing from foster home

The foster mom told the Daily News that Patrick has been running away from the day he come in.... He's trying to get back to his mom."

Note: Imagine that.

Police: 12-year-old raped by mother was abused by foster family and at school

Police: 12-year-old raped by mother was abused by foster family and at school

A 12-year-old boy whose mother was convicted of raping him was also allegedly raped at a boarding school and while under the care of the foster family he was subsequently placed with, police suspect.

ORPHAN TRAIN FAMILY

ORPHAN TRAIN FAMILY

Between 1854 to 1929, orphan trains from New York transported over 300,000 destitute children from the city streets or orphan asylums to new homes in the Midwest.

Foster parents worried about DCFS cuts

Foster parents worried about DCFS cuts

Jennifer Gardner is like most foster parents: She's not in it for the money.

Note: Yeah, right.

All the same, as she watches the Utah Legislature begin yet another year of budget belt-tightening, Gardner fears any additional cuts in foster care funding will be crippling.

Mother claims abuse killed her disabled child



Mom to get public inquiry into daughter's death Mom gets inquiry into how her disabled daughter, who had been in foster care, died By ANDREW HANON, SUN MEDIA

A teacher's aid log from the child's school recorded one day when she began vomiting and the foster mom was called to pick her up.

"When (the foster mom) came to get (the child), she was furious that she wasn't on the bus and (said) that she was not sick," the entry reads.

"When (the child) started to vomit again (the foster mom) had her hand and shook her and told her to stop it."

Potomac Marine stabbed to death in Baltimore

Potomac Marine stabbed to death in Baltimore

Magruder basketball head coach Dan Harwood said Ray came to Magruder in spring 2007 from Clarksburg High School. He said Ray had bounced around to some different foster homes and had had "kind of a hard time," but came to Magruder with a "fresh outlook."

Foster Children Paying for Foster Care

Foster Children Paying for Foster Care

Abstract:
This Article examines the legality and policy concerns of state foster care agencies using children's Social Security benefits as a state funding stream. The practice requires foster children who are disabled or have deceased or disabled parents to pay for their own care. Often with the assistance of private consultants under contingency fee contracts, agencies look for children who are eligible for Social Security benefits and interject themselves as the children's representative payees. Rather than using the benefits to serve the children's unmet needs, the agencies use their fiduciary power to access the children's benefits and apply the funds to reimburse foster care costs for which the children have no legal obligation. Although the practice was upheld by the Supreme Court in Washington State Dep't. of Social and Health Services vs. Guardianship Estate of Keffeler, the decision was limited and legal and policy questions remain unresolved. This Article provides a framework for renewed policy discussions and expanded litigation strategies in the wake of Keffeler. The Article investigates agency practices, weighs the policy concerns, analyzes several possible legal challenges that remain after Keffeler, and concludes with concrete suggestions for reform.

I can't believe I missed it.

Yesterday was Legally Kidnapped's 3rd birthday.

I wasn't paying attention.

My bad.

Three years and the Child Protective Industry still gives me plenty to work with. Therefore I must continue.

Soldiers Are Being Forced to Choose Between Their Children And the Military, And They're Paying the Price In Jailtime

Soldiers Are Being Forced to Choose Between Their Children And the Military, And They're Paying the Price In Jailtime

Soldiers who face unexpected parenting hardships and are unable to deploy are supposed to be honorably discharged. Instead they are being slapped with criminal charges.

Monday, January 25, 2010

Abusing Not Only Children, but Also Science

Abusing Not Only Children, but Also Science

Given the vested interests lurking all over the current medical landscape, it is no wonder that the scientific method is so often mauled a little in transit. Cases of data ignored or manipulated to serve an agenda are like muggings in a bad neighborhood: you hear about them all the time, but in fact relatively few are ever openly examined.

Note: Could this be proof that the anti-abuse people and the preachers of the Feminist Doctrine of Victimization are full of shit?

First, her data flew in the face of several decades of politically correct trauma theory, feminist theory and sexual politics.

Note: I guess so.

HIV-positive Russian woman wins child custody case

HIV-positive Russian woman wins child custody case

An HIV-positive Russian woman won a precedent-setting victory against widespread discrimination on Monday when a court awarded her custody of her orphaned younger brother.

The Myth of the Happy Adoptee

The Myth of the Happy Adoptee

Note: A really good post from FosterAbba. Check it out.

Conflicting reports emerge about China’s ‘one couple, one child’ policy

Conflicting reports emerge about China’s ‘one couple, one child’ policy

Reports have emerged that China may ease restrictions on its family planning policy, but China refutes the notion.

The Times Online is reporting that China’s capital, Beijing, has plans “yet to be formally implemented” for reducing restrictions on its family planning policies, allowing more people to have a second child.

'Failure' on child protection test

'Failure' on child protection test

The Government should hang its head in shame after failing a test on its own child protection policies, it was claimed.

Judge blocks cuts to foster care

Judge blocks cuts to foster care

The Indiana Department of Child Services planned to cut subsidies in January to foster and adoptive parents. DCS also planned to reduce funding to residential treatment centers that help provide for kids in state custody.

Note: That money could be much better spent on family preservation services.

New Adoption Law Section plans to educate and serve

New Adoption Law Section plans to educate and serve

Embarking on a voyage elicits both feelings of excitement and anxiousness. More than likely, the excitement exceeds the anxiousness when equipped with navigation systems which evoke confidence. Likewise, people are more likely to voyage into the process of adopting or placing a child for adoption when they are confident and less anxious.

Two men arrested for 'raping and abusing' 12-year-old boy

Two men arrested for 'raping and abusing' 12-year-old boy

Foster mother reported attacks by husband; teacher also suspected of sexual abuse.

Foster Mom Faces Abuse Charge



Amy Holder was in court Tuesday to face charges that she abused a child in her care, a child that died one year ago Wednesday.

Families react to torture boys sentence



Two young brothers who tortured a nine-year-old and an 11-year-old boy have been sentenced to an indeterminate period in custody

These boys were in foster care.

Mother 'not clever enough to raise child' has baby snatched by social workers after running away to Ireland to give birth

Mother 'not clever enough to raise child' has baby snatched by social workers after running away to Ireland to give birth

A couple who fled to Ireland after social workers threatened to remove their baby at birth have had the newborn snatched after all.

Kerry Robertson, 17, who has mild learning difficulties, and Mark McDougall, 25, went on the run after British social services said she was not clever enough to raise a child.

Torture boys: Mother of sadistic brothers plans to start new life at seaside

Torture boys: Mother of sadistic brothers plans to start new life at seaside

The drug addict mum of the sadistic young brothers locked up for torturing two boys plans to start a new life at the seaside without her family.

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