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Thursday, September 30, 2010

New Zealand opposes bra for six-year-olds

New Zealand opposes bra for six-year-olds

Auckland, Oct 1 (IANS) New Zealand has termed as 'pornification of children' and 'corporate paedophilia' a range of Australia-made bras for girls as young as six.

Fewer children placed on child protection register

Fewer children placed on child protection register

Figures released on Wednesday revealed that despite a record number of referrals to child protection authorities, fewer children were put on child protection registers than the previous year.

Child services leaders warn of cuts 'perfect storm'

Child services leaders warn of cuts 'perfect storm'

Child protection services leaders in England are warning of a "perfect storm", with expected funding cuts coming as numbers of referrals rise.

Edison State College receives child protection grant

Edison State College receives child protection grant

The U.S. Department of Justice Office of Community Oriented Policing Services has announced $26.1 million in grants intended to protect children. The grants were awarded under the COPS Office’s Child Sexual Predator Program and their Secure Our Schools programs.

Note: Good, now where's my cut?







Audit: Sex offenders lived in same homes as children under state care

Audit: Sex offenders lived in same homes as children under state care

An audit has found at least 12 instances of children living or being cared for in state-regulated homes where sex offenders lived.

Kentucky pays $300 a month to house foster kids with registered sex offenders

Kentucky pays $300 a month to house foster kids with registered sex offenders

Kentucky’s Cabinet for Health and Family Services (CHFS) has a social work subdivision called the Department for Community Based Services (DCBS). Among the varied activities of this bureaucratic agency is the placing of neglected or mistreated children in foster homes. The foster parents are paid around $300 per month to provide a safe and wholesome home for the kids, until the courts and the state social workers can work out permanent placements.

Aja Johnson's killing prompts child welfare scrutiny

Aja Johnson's killing prompts child welfare scrutiny

Prosecutors say child welfare workers are overworked and underpaid and often don't work well with local law enforcement on child abuse and neglect investigations.

Correction: Child welfare workers are only overworked because they steal so many kids. They are not underpaid. And they don't work well with local law enforcement on child abuse and neglect investigations, because police are more interested in going after guilty parties.

Calif. Gov. Schwarzenegger Takes Action to Extend Foster Care Benefits to Age 21, Improve California’s Foster Care System

Calif. Gov. Schwarzenegger Takes Action to Extend Foster Care Benefits to Age 21, Improve California’s Foster Care System

Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger today announced he has signed legislation to improve the lives of children and youth in California’s foster care system including AB 12 by Assemblymember Jim Beall (D-San Jose) and Assemblymember Karen Bass (D-Los Angeles) to extend transitional foster care services to eligible youth between 18 and 21 years of age.

http://www.scribd.com/doc/34956253/California-Social-Supplemental-Income-Foster-Youth-Fact-Sheet

AFCARS User’s Guide Foster Care File Annual Supplement, FY 2009

AFCARS User’s Guide Foster Care File Annual Supplement, FY 2009

Another piece graciously provided by our Beloved Ms Tran.

Doctors Confirm Media Plays a Key Role in Drug Abuse

Doctors Confirm Media Plays a Key Role in Drug Abuse

Since the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) relaxed the rules on pharmaceutical companies being able to advertise on TV and in media directly to consumers in 1997, we’ve seen a barrage of ads at all hours on TV and in magazines and newspapers to “Ask your Doctor” about taking certain drugs. Doctors are now noting a connection in such marketing to drug abuse among our nation’s most precious resource - our children.

Note: I come across this blog every now and then. And I really think this person has it down on this issue and presents a good article. I, however want to take it from a different angle. So lets not stop with controlling what children see on television, when there are in fact a lot of stupid adults out there who are just as influential, if not more than the children, which explains about 80% of the foster parents that I come across in my work.

Lets even take this media influence issue on children and adults a step further. Here's another article I came across a while back.
U.S. Pediatricians Decry Media's Portrayal of Sex

They urge more responsible programming, and ask doctors and parents to play a more involved role
So the doctors are now seeing connections between inappropriate sexualized behaviors in teens and drug abuse thanks all of the crap that they play on television.

Stop and think for a minute. How does the television actually work on people? How does it influence children?

Have you ever walked into a room where there were somebody was watching TV and tried to get their attention? Ever notice when they're so caught up in what they were watching, that you practically had to block the screen just to get their attention? Then they snap out of a trance, somewhat irritated if not worse?

What do you honestly think is going on in their feeble little minds when that happens? Well I'll tell you. The bullshit is getting pumped into a deeper level of their subconscious. You know what part I mean? The level that effects ones view of reality, the part that helps to develop how one reacts in certain situations. The part that creates ones values, beliefs, what have you. Marketers use this phenomenon of psychological influence in order to get you to buy a product. They show you what they want you to see. The tout the benefits like how fulfilled ones infertile life would be if only they had your child of their own.

Now lets even go one further.

Have you ever watched Nickelodeonor the Disney Channel? Ever notice how it continuously pumps out shows that are high strung, funny-spastic non stop shenanigans with yelling and screaming and off the wall kookieness? How does stuff like that effect little developing brains?

Can you say ADHD? Perhaps the cure for that is shutting off the TV right?

The television is a hypnotic device that entrances the stupid. So when they play stuff like this...



The hearts of the influential and suggestible melt at a deeper psychological level and they look into foster care and adoption like good little puppets. So nobody even realizes that their brains and views of reality are being shaped by the idiot box.

And thus they get away with fraud, waste and corruption because people like you believe everything that you see on TV. Especially when it's presented as happily staged bullshit like Wednesdays child, where they take the kid out for a good time so they'll be all happy and bubbly in front of the camera. The stupid will say, how cute that poor child is.

Meanwhile some parent sits there wondering how their kid is turning out.

Foster father held in sexual assault of 2 girls

Foster father held in sexual assault of 2 girls

The Texas Department of Family and Protective Services is investigating to ensure foster home certification regulations were followed by agencies that placed children in the home of a man arrested this week on sexual assault charges, officials said.

Nebraska HHS loses another foster care contractor

Nebraska HHS loses another foster care contractor

The Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services announced Thursday that it had lost its third private contractor for foster care services this year.

Note: It's about the money.

Fisher-Price recalls more than 11M kid products

Fisher-Price recalls more than 11M kid products

Fisher-Price is recalling more than 11 million tricycles, toys and high chairs over safety concerns.

Note: how much do you want to bet that if you took every single toy away from every single kid on the planet that kids would still get hurt?

This is over protection and certainly worthy of some Kinks.



Perhaps this person could use them? Just a thought.

Audit finds sex offenders living in homes for state-protected children

Audit finds sex offenders living in homes for state-protected children

State Auditor Crit Luallen released an audit Thursday that found 30 matches when comparing the addresses of Kentucky's registered sex offenders to the addresses of state-regulated child-care centers or homes.

Social worker to face misconduct hearing

Social worker to face misconduct hearing

A social worker who was given a job with her local council's child protection unit after she was convicted of plotting to murder her husband will face a misconduct hearing in November.

Lynda Barnes, 55, offered a contract killer £10,000 to "take out" her ex-husband Rodney.

Grayson adoption halted for appeal



The lawyer for a southern Indiana couple trying to adopt a 3-year-old boy who they've raised since birth says they've agreed to mediation with the child's biological father from Ohio who's trying to gain custody. Attorney Tom Hectus declined to elaborate after a closed Floyd County court hearing Tuesday involving Christy and Jason Vaughn of Sellersburg and Benjamin Wyrembek of Swanton, Ohio. The Courier-Journal of Louisville, Ky., reports a statement signed by the Vaughns and Wyrembek says they are trying to resolve their dispute in the boy's best interests. The Ohio Supreme Court on Tuesday stopped action on Ohio adoption and custody proceedings while it considers an appeal of a ruling in Wyrembek's favor. The Vaughns maintain Wyrembek abandoned the boy's mother, who was married to someone else.

Lawmakers To Review DHS



Oklahoma lawmakers will closely examine the state's child abuse and neglect review system Thursday. The study was prompted by the kidnapping of 7-year-old Aja Johnson who was killed by her stepfather.

Forced Adoption The Disgusting Truth UK Social Workers Stealing Newborn Babies



For more information;
www.forced-adoption.com

Justice For Families'
www.justice-for-families.org.uk

http://wwwparentsagainstinjusticeorguk.blogspot.com/

Another question asked on Yahoo Answers

Abuse in Foster Homes?

I am posting this for a reason. It shows that people are unaware of the issue of abuse in foster homes. Probably as a result of the misleading child abuse propaganda on tv, and the lack of transparency within the agencies.

Woman Accused Of Kidnapping In Court

Woman Accused Of Kidnapping In Court

Investigators said she posed as a child welfare worker and took a baby from his Westside home in March. The baby kidnapped, Melvin Duclos, was discovered hours later at White's mother's house unharmed.

Toy Hoarder To Be Sentenced Today

Toy Hoarder To Be Sentenced Today

The head of a Latino foster parents organization who hoarded 12,000 donated toys meant for needy children is scheduled to be sentenced Thursday.

Is Bristol Palin in trouble for her night out at Rum Runners?

Is Bristol Palin in trouble for her night out at Rum Runners?

We had a surprise visitor to our office on Tuesday: Investigator John F. Bilyeu of the state Alcoholic Beverage Control Board. Seems there's some concern circulating over Bristol Palin's much-publicized visit to Rum Runners in Anchorage last week.

Why men accused of rape should be anonymous unless convicted

Why men accused of rape should be anonymous unless convicted

For many years, by law in the UK and by policy of the news agencies and outlets in the US, rape accusers have been afforded anonymity. Arguably, men accused of rape and similar crimes have even greater need for anonymity, unless and until convicted, than their accusers, but women's groups and progressive politicians typically block such efforts. This post is a brief explanation of the rationale for granting anonymity to men accused of rape.

Oklahoma lawmakers to study state's child abuse and neglect review system

Oklahoma lawmakers to study state's child abuse and neglect review system

Oklahoma lawmakers plan to put the state's child abuse and neglect review system under new scrutiny.

To all of our beloved advocates

To all of our beloved advocates

Just a reminder and a lesson.

The sharing of information is essential in regards to the spreading of awareness. However, it is important to always cite your sources of information. Doing so adds credibility to your work. Not doing so is plagiarism. Plagiarism is a form of theft, and if you get caught, can truly damage your credibility.

This is why, for example, I have chosen the format for Legally Kidnapped that I have. I always cite my sources, in fact, in order to read almost any article that I publish here, you are required to go to the original source if you choose to read the article. If I do not cite the source, it is because of the authors wish to remain anonymous. This request will always be respected on Legally Kidnapped. And I don't care who sends it. I will notify you when this happens, I will not, however, claim the work of another as my own if I didn't write it myself. What I do here, is considered "Fair Use" because I simply provide you with links to the works of others, and do not claim the works as my own unless I wrote myself. After all, who am I and why should you take my word for it?

If you use excerpts from another authors work in a piece of your own writing, you should cite the source. To do so is considered scholarly. Not to do so is again, plagiarism. By citing the original source of a piece of work that you reference, it shows that you did your research and that your work should be taken seriously. It shows that you are a credible person who would not steal the work of another and promote it as your own. It is also totally acceptable to reference the work of another author, provided you give credit where credit is due.

I am writing this because, I did, last night, come across a piece of work that is being shared without the authors information. In this case, and I'm not going to name any names as I assume it was an oversight because I would not consider the person who sent it to me one as being known for plagiarism, nor did the person who sent it to me claim it as their own work, as it is a case of one person sharing the work, and others sending it out to others further and further, I did however take the steps to correct this oversite.

This piece of work which was shared, was not only shared without the authors info, but was also posted to another blog by a blogger who deserves kudos and big virtual hugs for correcting this immediately upon being notified. In this case, the work was mistakenly attributed to another person who is also considered a respectable member in the world of family rights, but did not claim the work as their own. This person simply shared this brilliant piece of work via an email newsletter after being passed onto him or her by another. That could damage the credibility of the person who sent the email because the work was attributed to him or her by mistake, regardless of the fact that this person in no way, shape or form tried to claim the work as their own.

When a piece of work is sent out via email without the authors information, then sent out again by others, etc, (when it goes viral etc) the author who happens to be a very hard worker for all of you gets no credit and no benefit from his or her own hard work, and depending on certain factors, some authors would even sue you in an attempt to get something out of their work and damage your credibility.

Authors generally love to have their work shared, referenced and cited. To do so is a compliment to the author, even when you are arguing the accuracy of what the author has said. But always add in that information. Always add in a link to the source, the name of the book, whatever it is. If someone out there is to take your work seriously, or tries to challenge what you say, they should know where to look to see things in the proper context.

Otherwise you will damage your own credibility. This can not be tolerated if you want to be taken seriously. And perhaps this very important rule should be added into the discussion to prevent this sort of thing from happening again.

I don't make the rules people. This is just the way the world works.

Peace, Love and Flowers
LK

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

A question asked on Yahoo Answers

My foster son wants to become my foster daughter - opinions and guidance please?

Note: My question would be, would the child protective industry authorize that kind of procedure? Why not? They let them test psyche meds on the kids, right?

More disabled foster kids to be adopted in Fla.

More disabled foster kids to be adopted in Fla.

When foster mother Georgina Herbert brought baby Kaydrin to live with her he was blind, severally mentally retarded and required round the clock care.

Note: This particular article makes a revelation: and that's two new markets that Florida is opening up. How much do you all want to bet that Florida kicks the crap out of this years big winner, Texas in next years Adoption Bonus race like they did last year? Don't forget that disabled children are worth bigger money.
States receive $4,000 for every child adopted beyond their best year's total. They also get a payment of $8,000 for every child age 9 and older and $4,000 for every special needs child adopted above the respective baselines. The year 2007 is the baseline.
http://www.hawaiinewsnow.com/Global/story.asp?S=13160180
How much do you want to bet? Seriously... Is there a way we can legally set up a family rights lottery on this? Because I'm more than willing to take your money next year if you think Texas has a snowball in hell's chance with Florida on the cutting edge of emerging markets of potential adopters like this. Watch, next thing they'll do is cut the red tape on interstate adoptions or something, to make that easier.

http://www.acf.hhs.gov/news/press/2009/fy09_adoption_incentive_awards.htm

http://legallykidnapped.blogspot.com/2010/09/fy-2010-adoption-incentive-awards.html

And in case you want to chart out each states progress since year one, just add the last two to this.
http://www.acf.hhs.gov/programs/cb/programs_fund/adopt_incentive_history.htm

And then try to tell me again that they don't do it for the money.

CPS (Chicago Public Schools not Child Protective Services - Still relevent) reverses itself, gives job candidate a 2nd chance

CPS reverses itself, gives job candidate a 2nd chance

In July, I told you about Darrell Langdon, a Chicago man who applied to the Chicago Public Schools system for a job as a stationary engineer (or boiler room engineer) but was turned down because of a drug conviction 25 years ago.

LA County child welfare staffer claims harassment

LA County child welfare staffer claims harassment

A Los Angeles County child welfare official says she was harassed after claiming reports were falsified to cover up errors that led to child deaths.

Cleared of child abuse, but unable to clear name

Cleared of child abuse, but unable to clear name

Californians exonerated of child abuse charges remain on the state's official list of offenders.

Child Abuse Worker Pleads No Contest to Theft

Child Abuse Worker Pleads No Contest to Theft

A judge finds a Grand Island woman guilty of using money from a child abuse center to buy herself a flat screen TV and pay for car repairs.

Boone County teacher sues over child abuse claims

Boone County teacher sues over child abuse claims

A Boone County teacher who faced a felony charge for spanking his son before a judge threw out the case has sued a sheriff’s detective, prosecutor and his ex-wife.

Child protection services becoming 'overwhelmed'

Child protection services becoming 'overwhelmed'

Association of Directors of Children's Services survey finds 52% increase in number of children referred to social workers

Child protection services risk being overwhelmed by a big increase in the number of at-risk children referred to social workers or removed from their families, according to the Association of Directors of Children's Services. It says rising workloads since the Baby Peter case and funding cuts are putting unsustainable pressures on budgets.

Note: Proof that the Sheeple of the UK have been reduced to a bunch of tattle-tales.

For its poverty rate, Missouri should be placed on child neglect registry.

For its poverty rate, Missouri should be placed on child neglect registry.

Under Missouri’s child protection law, teachers and other school officials with responsibility for the care of children are “mandatory reporters” who must “immediately report or cause a report to be made” to the Children’s Division of the Missouri Department of Social Services whenever they have “reasonable cause to suspect that a child has been or may be subjected to abuse or neglect.”

Texas Child "Protective" Services Proposal to stop the false reports that destroy families Dallas, Texas

Texas Child "Protective" Services Proposal to stop the false reports that destroy families Dallas, Texas

I have now had 2 false reports called in on me and the mother of my children. The second and current one only found its way because the reporter was a coworker at the time the first case was causing the chaos in my life and he was stuck in a car 5+ hours a day so knew most of the details of the first case and how my girl's ex-was able to manipulate the system to get out of child support and other reasons, but to trick the system by using its weaknesses. So 3 years later this second reporter and I have a falling out and being an immature 10 years younger decided to use the same blueprint to cause the same level of chaos he wittnessed us go thru the first time. Ok, I understand the need for protection of the people that report the cases because the system is counter productive if people are not allowed to act when they seriously think they are trying to help the child out of a bad situation. The problem is that there is no system designed to stop people from doing in strickly out of malice. I propose the following. No annonymous reports allowed.

African police trained as ‘cyber cops’ in Toronto

African police trained as ‘cyber cops’ in Toronto

Dorothy Chingaipe, a child protection officer from Malawi, was one of eight East African police officers brought to Toronto for training on how to track down child predators on the Internet. With her is Gavin Thompson from Microsoft, which sponsors the program.

Juvenile protection expert jailed for child porn

Juvenile protection expert jailed for child porn

A retired academic who specialised in childcare was jailed today after admitting a string of child pornography charges, prosecutors said.

State investigates child placement agencies

State investigates child placement agencies

The Texas Department of Family and Protective Services is investigating to ensure foster home certification regulations were followed by agencies that placed children in the home of an man arrested this week for sexual assault, officials said.

Anybody wanna have some fun?

Check this out. An online forum for social workers!

http://www.socialworkchat.org/index.php

Congress puts off Bachmann, Franken bills to reform foster care

Congress puts off Bachmann, Franken bills to reform foster care

Foster care advocates are pushing to restart stalled legislation that aims to make it easier for foster children to remain in their current schools as they move from home to home.

A New Zealand Babystealer loves her job

Social worker loves her job

Kaikohe social worker Kylie says empowering families to make a difference is the reason she loves her job.

Republican lawmaker conducts study into privatizing Okla.'s child welfare services

Republican lawmaker conducts study into privatizing Okla.'s child welfare services

A Republican House member is looking into the possibility of privatizing Oklahoma's child welfare services.

Oklahoma House panel looks at privatizing child welfare system

Oklahoma House panel looks at privatizing child welfare system

Proponents say it would bring more accountability and transparency to the system. DHS officials say legislation passed last year has the agency moving in the right direction.

Child welfare official alleges warrantless search

Child welfare official alleges warrantless search

A Department of Children and Family Services staffer says her personal belongings were examined in a bid to find people the agency thinks leaked information. The department chief denies the allegations.

Judge sanctions District in child welfare case

Judge sanctions District in child welfare case

The federal judge overseeing the long-running class-action suit against the District's child welfare system sanctioned the District on Tuesday for disregarding court orders in the case.

Charges in letting runaway stay over

Charges in letting runaway stay over

A man who let a runaway stay overnight at his home has been arrested on a charge of interfering with child custody, police said.

Navajo Nation can’t fight adoption of tribal kids

Navajo Nation can’t fight adoption of tribal kids

The Utah Supreme Court dismissed an appeal Tuesday in which the Navajo Nation sought to undo the adoption of two Navajo siblings by a non-American-Indian family.

Man Arrested In Foster Child Sex Assaults

Man Arrested In Foster Child Sex Assaults

A man who had been part of the local foster care system for nearly a decade remains behind bars on charges that he sexually assaulted two girls who had been placed in his...

Parents Plead to Keep Adopted Son

Parents Plead to Keep Adopted Son

They Got Him at Birth, Three Years Ago; Now, Estranged Biological Father Seeks Custody; They May Have to Return Boy Today

http://www.cbsnews.com/video/watch/?id=6907605n&tag=related;photovideo

Horrific sexual abuse allegations leveled at foster father

Horrific sexual abuse allegations leveled at foster father

An arrest warrant detail a horrific sexual abuse allegedly experienced by two children at the hands of their foster father. As a result, Bexar County deputies arrested Luis Arnaldo Baez Monday on two counts of aggravated sexual assault of a child. He is in the Bexar County Detention Center on a $100,000 bond.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

A Baby LK Special Report CAPTA Reauthorization



You must stop this.

S. 3817, The CAPTA Reauthorization Act of 2010

S. 3817 would amend the Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act, the Family Violence Prevention and Services Act, the Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment and Adoption Reform Act of 1978, and the Abandoned Infants Assistance Act of 1988 to reauthorize the Acts.

Angels in Adoption

Lets do a little deductive reasoning here.
Nelson nominates 'Angels in Adoption'
If these people are Angels then parents who are involved with child welfare must be devils. Even though you're the ones who are so graciously providing the products for their endeavors and profit.
2 Lincoln couples honored with Angels in Adoption award
And since parents involved with child welfare are devils and the people who buy and sell your children are angels, then it only stands to reason that there is a battle going on between good and evil. And if there is a battle going on between good and evil then I say that the devil, otherwise known as the great deceiver, is actually those being promoted and glorified by the great beast known as the Child Protective Industry.
Angels in Adoption: York native and husband receive award
And since when is it the governments job to bestow sainthood upon those who steal and sell our children anyway? What qualifies them for that kind of power? Huh?
September 20, 2010: Hastings Congratulates Angels in Adoption Award Winner Evan Goldman
Well they don't have that kind of power. But what they do have is the power of mind control via the child abuse propaganda like this...
HEBRON: Family receives congressional recognition for adoption efforts
You see floks, Child abuse propaganda works on the minds of the ignorant.
Fredericksburg woman is adoption 'Angel' (She's a cutie, eh?)
It chips away at the building blocks of reality in the minds of the sheep.
Keystone couple nominated for 2010 Angels in Adoption Award
It distorts the universal understanding and shapes our culture.
Countdown to the 2010 Angels in Adoption
And best of all...
Hastings Congratulates Angels in Adoption Award Winner Evan Goldman
It makes monsters out of people like you.

Press release issued at 8.30am today.

PAIN-BRENDAN FLEMING LANDMARK FAMILY COURT CASE WIN

On the 27th September 2010 Judge Bellamy sitting as a High Court Judge in Coventry in one of our care cases where we repesented the mother of three young children made an order allowing the press to name the local authority as Coventry City Council. They criticised their actions in this case and ordered them to pay £100,000 to the Legal Services Commission.

It has been reported in the media yesterday that the head of social services of Coventry namely Colin Green has formally apologised to the parents and their family for their mistakes in this case.

Brendan Fleming principal of Brendan Fleming Solicitors has today spoken to his client and her husband and this firm wish to make it categorically clear and to set the record straight that no such apology has been either offered or given verbally in writing to this familiy or given to this firm Brendan Fleming's. Such misrepresentations by the Coventry City Council add only insult to injury for these parents.

The local authority are also minimising their mistakes in this case particularly with regards to this expert's report by stating that others should have looked at the report and that they are also alleging the parents agreed to the instructions of this expert in these proceedings.

This again is another untruth. Mr. Brendan Fleming personally appeared before the courts on behalf of the mother and on numerous occasions and objected to the report as being too expensive, unnecessary and a complete waste of time. Mr. Fleming and the parents alos objected to the letter of instruction to this expert and the expert himself.

The parents are furious with this local authority and have instructed Brendan Fleming Solicitors to bring proceedings against Coventry City Council to recover the parents' expenses, loss of earnings and the cost of the holiday which they had booked for themselves and their children which they were forced to cancel by the local authority.

"An immediate written apology to this family", said Mr Brendan Fleming today "sent directly to them or to via my offices at 165 Newhall Street, Birmingham would be a first step for this authority to recognise and to have insight into the nightmare that they have put these parents and their children through."

This local authority stands accused by these parents of minimising the damage they have caused to this family and their children and have demonstrated a complete lack of insight into how this case has affected their lives.

This statement has been issued with the approval of the parents and Brendan Fleming Solicitors contactable at 165 Newhall Street, Birmingham. Direct line to Mr. Brendan Fleming is 07817001310

Victoria's courts are failing child sex victims

Victoria's courts are failing child sex victims

CHILD sexual abuse victims face so much added trauma in giving evidence in the Victorian Children's Court that most cases aren't proceeding.

Child protection workers say that until recently, social workers had virtually stopped substantiating child sexual abuse, and putting forward cases only on the basis of emotional or physical abuse.

Rushden social worker loses appeal against suspension

Rushden social worker loses appeal against suspension

A Northamptonshire social worker has failed in an appeal against suspension by her profession for dishonesty.

Kathleen Honour, of Springfield Avenue in Rushden, was suspended from her job for two years by the General Social Care Council in March this year.

Why do the police provide the muscle for forced adoptions?

Why do the police provide the muscle for forced adoptions?

Police are strangely compliant helpers when social workers arrive to remove children from their mothers, says Christopher Booker

Data: Indiana 6th in removing kids from families

Data: Indiana 6th in removing kids from families

Federal data shows Indiana removed nearly 9,500 children from their families last year because of allegations of abuse and neglect.
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Only five states removed more children from their families in 2009. They were California, Florida, New York, Pennsylvania and Texas.

Note: But Pennsylvania has been bragging about a decline in foster care placements. Interseting.

http://www.wjactv.com/news/25101703/detail.html

See? They're all a bunch of fakes and frauds.

Hype and Hysteria

Here is a copy of the Every Child Matters report.

http://www.everychildmatters.org/storage/documents/pdf/reports/wcdbv2.pdf

Please understand that this information is provided by a group of System Suck Feminazi's who are trying to get the Government to pump more money into the system. If people like this had their way, every child who gets a boo boo would be in a foster care pillow room.

This should not be taken seriously. It is System Suck Hype and Hysteria.

Reports like this do not address the fraud, waste abuse, lack of resources and does not state number of deaths in state care.

Children placed 'at risk' over delays in vetting foster parents

Children placed 'at risk' over delays in vetting foster parents

A LARGE group of children placed in foster care were left at potential risk because of a delay in vetting their carers, an inspector's report revealed yesterday.

Group aims to improve foster care system

Group aims to improve foster care system

A tall stack of manila envelopes sits in the corner of LaTasha Massey's office. They hold surveys from former foster families in Johnson County.

Flaws in Cork foster care services highlighted

Flaws in Cork foster care services highlighted

CHILD PROTECTION services in the Cork area are not robust enough to ensure all children in foster care are being safely cared for, according to a new inspection report.

Foster dad facing life in prison for molestation

Foster dad facing life in prison for molestation

The English software designer already found guilty of molesting young boys in his care while living in San Mateo had those 20 convictions compounded Monday with two dozen more, as jurors finished reading the verdicts reached last Friday and began a separate trial today to decide his sanity

Nebraska ranks 4th in child-abuse death rate

Nebraska ranks 4th in child-abuse death rate

A national report released Wednesday shows 16 Nebraska children died from abuse or neglect in 2007, placing the state fourth in the country in the rate of those deaths.

Will kids be returned to foster parents?

Will kids be returned to foster parents?

An Osceola County judge says he needs more time before deciding if two people could lose their rights to be parents.

About 30 people circled the Osceola County Courthouse Monday, saying Donna and Laurin Fields are good parents and the kids were lying when they told counselors about abuse.

Monday, September 27, 2010

Foster father arrested for sexual assault

Foster father arrested for sexual assault

A foster father was arrested Monday on charges of sexually assaulting two young girls.

Ex-Miss. resident convicted of fondling foster child

Ex-Miss. resident convicted of fondling foster child

A former Oxford resident is facing up to 15 years in jail and a $5,000 after being convicted of fondling his 16-year-old foster daughter.

A Lafayette County jury on Friday convicted David Campbell, 46, whose last known address was 147 Magnolia Lane, Carbondale, Ill., of fondling by a person in position of trust or authority, according to a news release today from Attorney General Jim Hood’s office.

Child Custody Agreement Gives Mel Joint Custody

Child Custody Agreement Gives Mel Joint Custody

Oksana Grigorieva signed a "Child Custody" agreement in May which spelled it out as clearly as can be -- Mel Gibson was not only entitled to unsupervised contact with Lucia, he was getting joint legal and physical custody of the child.

Report shows 'deficiencies' in Cork city foster care services

Report shows 'deficiencies' in Cork city foster care services

An inspection of foster care services in Cork city and County has found that safeguarding and child protection standards were not met in full.

Number of kids taken by DCS is up again

Number of kids taken by DCS is up again

Indiana continues to increase the number of children it is taking away from families -- a fact that bucks the national trend and concerns both state child welfare officials and national experts.

State blamed for child abuse

State blamed for child abuse

The social welfare department and the Thoothukudi district administration are blamed for their failure to monitor unrecognised child welfare homes despite repeated cases of child trafficking and child abuse being reported at several children’s homes in nearby Tirunelveli and Kanyakumari districts.

HSE in breach of foster care legislation

HSE in breach of foster care legislation

An investigation into the quality of foster care services in Cork city and county has found the Health Service Executive in breach of foster care legislation.

Our Beloved Beverly Tran To Speak To Wayne State University Board Of Governors

Beverly Tran To Speak To Wayne State University Board Of Governors

Official Notice of Public Meetings
The Wayne State University Board of Governors and three of its standing committees will meet on Wednesday, September 29, 2010 @ 3:00 p.m. All meetings will held in Rooms BC at McGregor Memorial Conference, 495 W. Ferry Mall, Detroit, MI 48202.

Senator Chris Dodd should stop messing with our kids!!

A bill to amend the Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act, the Family Violence Prevention and...

A bill to amend the Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act, the Family Violence Prevention and Services Act, the Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment and Adoption Reform Act of 1978, and the Abandoned Infants Assistance Act of 1988 to reauthorize the Acts, and for other purposes.

And here's a picture for your dartboard.

One bad apple... Or National Stolen Child Day... Whichever you prefer.

The Problem:

It appears that the Baby P effect has hit Indiana.

This is a problem that we the parents of the world face which is a simple case of the one bad apple spoiling the whole bunch. Example: One parent kills a kid, therefore more children must be taken into foster care.

Whenever a child dies from abuse or neglect and the media gets hold of the story, exploits it on television or in the newspapers, the lemmings get panicky and call the hotline about any little thing. The workers get panicky and steal more kids. The government pumps more money into the system, and the parents and children get screwed, etc.

Calls to Indiana’s child-abuse hotline on increase after deaths of 2 children

And here's one even better. Even when the agencies prove that they are incompetent or are trying to cover up their failures, the calls increase to the hotline. (this article btw was published right after revelations of cover-ups into the deaths of children under cps watch or in the care of the child protective industry was brought to the attention of the public, not before. Check the dates.)

Strangely the new wave of awareness was caused by the shedding of light on the corruption within the system.

Now read this. Then come back and read the rest of this post.

So as you can see, as a parent, you have a lot more to worry about than CPS coming to your door. You have to worry about your neighbors, teachers, doctors, daycare providers, and even the Walmart Photo Department! Therefore a corrupt and fraudulent Social Services department is really the least of your worries. You gotta watch your back at every turn.

Yes they are out to get you, and no this is not me being paranoid. Yes they do want your children and no it is not to protect them from abuse or neglect, as I prove to you daily here on Legally Kidnapped. Yes they are a bunch of lying and worthless fuck-ups and no they are not going to help your family when your kids are worth money.

The Solution:

Now, if you want to do something about it, it's time we overwhelm the system. Start using some of their tactics against them. Remember, all is fair in love and war. And when it comes to our children both apply.

This is a call to action. Don't bother with the government, they're only going to cater to the loudest bunch of crybabies, IE the sheep who are misled by all of the child abuse propaganda that they see on TV. You'd be better off reporting a few of your states government officials to the hotline so that they can get a taste of their own legislation. Oh it is true that making a false report is wrong, and two wrongs don't make a right, however it's no different than a vindictive neighbor calling on you or a teacher who misinterprets the words of your kid and making a false report, nor is it any different than when my Family Doctor reported me to the child abuse hotline for rescheduling a doctors appointment in a time of a family emergency. These assholes are the ones signing off on the legislation that makes all of these agencies and procedures possible.

It's called civil disobedience and we need to engage.

Start protesting foster parent informational meetings and heart galleries where they try to warehouse and sell your children. Oh the news media celebrates that shit like you wouldn't believe. I sift through tons of it to get to the good stuff every fucking day, yet I don't ever see a single one of you out there holding up a sign saying "They Stole My Child!"

Oh the wonderful people who just want to help the poor abused and neglected children. Oh, it takes a special kind of person to be a foster parent. My ass. They're a bunch of pedophiles, child lovers, infertile's with an entitlement complex, and self-righteous hypocrites who come riding in on their high horse with shit that don't stink.

So what are you going to do? Are you going to stand around taking it like a bitch? Or are you going to make November 20th National Stolen Child Day?

Why November 20th? CLICK HERE AND SEE.

National Stolen Child Day will be a symbolic representation and a statement that we're simply not going to take it any more! Never discount the power of symbolism. The Child Protective Industry uses it all the time.

What you do is go to the Dollar Store, and buy a little doll. Write the name of your stolen child on the forehead and the name of the worker who your child was stolen by and whoever else fucked with your family, then set it on the front steps of your local Child Protective Industry office, your favorite adoption agency, your favorite family court house, whatever. Don't say a word, don't mess with anybody, just place the doll on the steps and leave.



I call on all of you to spread the word and make this day a reality.

National Stolen Child Day: November 20th 2010. It's time to start pissing on their parade, just like they are pissing all over you.

Sunday, September 26, 2010

A provocative question

A provocative question

So... I'm going to stir up the pot a little and ask a provocative question.

Happy two month anniversary to the Foster Shrink!

It's Party Time!!!

Why?

Because the Great Foster Shrink is celebrating her 2 month anniversary of a kid being in her home.

Check it out!!!

Happy two month anniversary to us!

CPS reform

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Baby LK Report For September 26th 2010 - National Failure To Protect Week Special



Baby LK Report For September 26th 2010 - National Failure To Protect Week Special

For these stories and all the latest dirt on the child protective industry visit Legally Kidnapped at http://www.LegallyKidnapped.blogspot.com

This week:

The child protective industry is crying about their failures.

Foster parents aren't getting their money.

Mel and Jodie are friends for life.

And Much Much more.

Why are there bullies in social work?

Why are there bullies in social work?

An experienced social worker recently asked me a question I struggled to answer. "Why" he asked, "do people who bully come into social work, when our entire purpose is to assist and empower people, not humiliate and denigrate them?"

Note: Child protective workers are really cowards hiding behind their caseworker license. In my own personal experience, they back down rather quickly when you stand up to them.

Drug Laws Violated for Foster Kids, Part Two : Deeper Concerns

Drug Laws Violated for Foster Kids, Part Two : Deeper Concerns

In the wake of a little boy's suicide and the admission by child welfare chiefs that they violated a 2005 law aimed at protecting kids from psychiatric-drug use, some Florida lawmakers suggest the death may be a symptom of deeper problems.

EXCLUSIVE: Father Of Teen Who Claimed Attack By Jodie Foster Criticizes Her Support Of Mel Gibson

EXCLUSIVE: Father Of Teen Who Claimed Attack By Jodie Foster Criticizes Her Support Of Mel Gibson

The father of the 17-year-old boy who alleged Jodie Foster attacked him is now criticizing the actress for her support of Mel Gibson.

Anguished mom Jennifer Rodriguez rips police 8 months after son, Patrick Alford, vanishes

Anguished mom Jennifer Rodriguez rips police 8 months after son, Patrick Alford, vanishes

It's been eight months since 7-year-old Patrick Alford disappeared in Brooklyn - and cops now say his mother may not be behind it, after all.

We are denied justice with 'farcical' system

We are denied justice with 'farcical' system

RESIDENTS in Worcestershire are being denied access to justice through a “farcical” system, which has reduced the number of law firms that are able to provide legal aid in family law proceedings.

Wright charged in killings of mother, foster children

Wright charged in killings of mother, foster children

A 35-year-old man now faces charges of murder for the deaths of his mother and two foster children. One of the children was ten years old. The other boy was 16.

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Child abuse victims to protest outside Vatican

Child abuse victims to protest outside Vatican

Victims of child abuse by priests will hold a demonstration outside the Vatican next month against the Catholic Church's role in the scandal, an Italian organisation said on Saturday.

Former Judge Charged



A former North Dakota district judge is in jail tonight... accused of sexually abusing a young girl for the past five years. Randall Hoffman faces 52 felony charges. 50 are for corruption or solicitation of a minor. He faces one charge of continuous sexual abuse of a child and one charge attempted gross sexual imposition. The criminal complaint against Hoffman indicates he began molesting the girl when she was 12 or 13 years old. He is accused of attempting to rape the girlnow 17 last Wedensday, before he was arrested. Prosecutor Jim Vukelic says Hoffman choked the girl and stuck his fingers in her mouth.Hoffman has been Elgin's police chief for about five years. Mayor Duane Schatz says Hoffman has been placed on leave. Hoffman was a state district judge from 1994 until 1999. He resigned after a disciplinary complaint accused him of showing disrespect for the court system. Hoffman is jailed in Mercer County on 500-thousand dollars cash bond. He has asked for a court-appointed lawyer. South Central District Judge Thomas Schneider says if Hoffman is released, he'll be barred from carrying a gun, drinking or using drugs for which he doesn't have a prescription. Hoffman is also barred from coming within a thousand feet of the victim's residence.

Social workers 'thought Baby P mother just needed support'

Social workers 'thought Baby P mother just needed support'

Social workers in north London believed Baby P's mother was a "caring but inadequate" parent who just needed support, an employment tribunal heard.

Man accused of molesting foster children

Man accused of molesting foster children

A 62-year-old Camarillo man charged with molesting three young girls, including two foster children under his care, is scheduled to appear in court next week.

Daycare allegedly doubled as brothel

Daycare allegedly doubled as brothel

A Scarborough couple has been arrested for allegedly trying to rent out their apartment for child care while at the same time using the unit for a bawdy house that employed a 16-year-old girl, Toronto Police allege.

EDITORIAL: DCF misses meeting court’s standards

EDITORIAL: DCF misses meeting court’s standards

After the bungling of a Torrington child abuse case in July, the Rell administration received another setback in its effort to end federal court oversight of the Department of Children and Families.

Calls for child protection scheme

Calls for child protection scheme

Viet Nam needs to build a child protection system that paves the way to long-term, sustainable solutions to prevent the abuse of children, says Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs Minister Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan.

Cuyahoga County child-welfare agency lacks sense of urgency, panel says

Cuyahoga County child-welfare agency lacks sense of urgency, panel says

A task force has found the Cuyahoga County child-welfare department doesn't go far enough to protect children, after the agency made disastrous decisions to leave four children with mothers who prosecutors say later killed or starved them.

Note: Translation: The System Sucks want Child the Child Protective Industry to take more of your children.

Child protective services out of control

Child protective services out of control

Near and dear friend of mine is going through a living hell right now. I've known this guy through school and now work for going on 25 years. Our families go to church together, he works in the same field for the same agency as I do. We have lunch together periodically to catch up. Basically the only thing that seperates this man and his family from being related is the legality. To me he is family and I know him very well.

Child protection needs more professionalism

Child protection needs more professionalism

The Minister of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs, Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan, has emphasized the need to build a professional child protection system to ensure the safety of children.

Report on Pope's meeting with UK child protection experts

Report on Pope's meeting with UK child protection experts

When we knew that the Pope was visiting England and Wales, we suggested to him that he meet people who were involved in safeguarding within the Church because we knew that this was a high priority for him.

Birmingham council ordered to improve child protection

Birmingham council ordered to improve child protection

Birmingham City Council is to be issued with a second government Improvement Notice, after a critical Ofsted report into children's services in July.

Note: Ofsted wants them to steal more children.

ACS Caseworkers Suspended in Case of Malnourished Child

ACS Caseworkers Suspended in Case of Malnourished Child

Two child protective workers have been suspended without pay for failing to follow proper procedures in the case of Marchella Pierce, a sick and severely malnourished 4-year-old found dead on September 2.

Courts not child-friendly: CPSC

Courts not child-friendly: CPSC

President of the Child Protection Society of Ceylon (CPSC) W. W Wijeratne yesterday said that courts should be made more child friendly and child safe.

Top child protection cop warns of web threat

Top child protection cop warns of web threat

A TOP child protection cop has warned people in Dumfries and Galloway to stay safe online.

Jim Gamble, chief executive of CEOP (Child Exploitation and Online Protection) came to Dumfries and Galloway to promote an online panic button and his organisation’s role.

Friday, September 24, 2010

$5000 fine for blind eye on child abuse

$5000 fine for blind eye on child abuse

IF a medical officer fails to report suspicion that a child has been harmed or is at risk of harm, he or she could be liable for a fine of up to $5000.

Psychotropic Meds for Foster Kids Controversial

Psychotropic Meds for Foster Kids Controversial

Over the past decade, use of psychotropic medications for youth has more than doubled.

Foster Parents, Advocates Fight State Changes

Foster Parents, Advocates Fight State Changes

Indiana foster families are fighting changes proposed by the state they claim will result in less care and fewer families willing to foster children.
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Ind. Child Care Agencies Protest Cost Of New Rules

An Indiana effort to shift some foster care costs to the federal government would throw up more red tape and make it harder for caretakers and providers to get services for troubled children, a coalition of child care agencies said Friday.

Agency Admits Fault in Death of Child

Agency Admits Fault in Death of Child

A supervisor and a caseworker for New York City’s child welfare agency have been suspended without pay for failing to adequately oversee the case of a bruised and emaciated 4-year-old girl who was found dead in her mother’s apartment in Brooklyn this month, the agency said Friday.

Michigan Department of Human Services receives $3.5 million for increasing adoptions from foster care

You know, we over here at the worlds greatest database of child welfare fuck-ups was originally planning on a nice simple evening here. Then Ms Tran sends me a total crock of shit, which I am forced to bring your attention to regarding Michigan's $3.5 million take in the adoption bonus race.

The headline reads...
Michigan Department of Human Services receives $3.5 million for increasing adoptions from foster care
Then there is this subheading...
Federal award is a testament to commitment from DHS staff and partners
Commitment from DHS for what? Selling your children?
EAST LANSING - The Michigan Department of Human Services will receive $3.5 million from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services for increasing the number of children adopted from foster care in 2009 - the largest award of this kind in the department's history, DHS Director Ismael Ahmed said today.
Well, whoop-de-fuckin-do! I'll bet the pricks won't give me my cut, but just in case...







"All children deserve a safe, loving and stable home.


That's right! And had these assholes not stolen so many of them, they would have that.

And, in the past year, 3,030 children -


3030? I wonder if Bill Johnson's writing hand is cramped.

And if this asshole...
would have signed his name on a few more pieces of paper, Michigan would have gotten even more money from the feds.

Social services let down four children abused by paedophile Read More http://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/wales-news/2010/09/24/social-services-let-do

Social services let down four children abused by paedophile

FOUR young children were severely let down by 46 separate agencies which failed to protect them from almost two decades of systematic physical, emotional and sexual abuse, a damning report has concluded.

Candidates agree DCF needs overhaul

Candidates agree DCF needs overhaul

Three Connecticut governors have failed to reform the state's child welfare agency enough to end 19 years of federal supervision. Now it's up to whoever takes over for Gov. M. Jodi Rell to reshape the $865 million bureaucracy.

U.S. Sen. Grassley: Highlights need for school stability for foster youth

U.S. Sen. Grassley: Highlights need for school stability for foster youth

Sen. Chuck Grassley of Iowa today joined fellow foster youth advocates to release new data showing the educational playing field is not level for children in foster care, whose academic careers are often affected by multiple school relocations. Grassley is founder and co-chair of the Senate Caucus on Foster Youth and ranking member of the Finance Committee, with jurisdiction over foster care programs.

Social worker 'said Baby P's mother was lovely'

Social worker 'said Baby P's mother was lovely'

A senior social worker described Baby P's mother as "lovely" and assured her the toddler would not be taken away from her, an employment tribunal heard today.

Study Questions Child Welfare Systems' Drug Policies

Study Questions Child Welfare Systems' Drug Policies

More than two-thirds of state child welfare systems employ health professionals that handle the use of psychotropic drugs, but far fewer have mental health or medical directors to review usage, according to a study released today.

DHS worker fired, arrested for fraud




A former Department of Human Services employee was arrested Wednesday and charged with three felonies for abusing state funds. Until she was fired in January, Natasha Phose worked at the Kent County DHS office, 415 Franklin St. SE, in the office that distributes cash and food assistance to those who need it.

‘Social workers believed that Baby P’s mother was caring’

‘Social workers believed that Baby P’s mother was caring’

Social workers thought Baby P's mother was a “caring” and "lovely" parent who just needed support, an employment tribunal heard today.

Adoption Season for Evangelicals

Adoption Season for Evangelicals

A biblical mandate to help children, especially those in foster care.

Note: Mark 10:9

Is Ohio's Adoption System Broken?

Is Ohio's Adoption System Broken?

Ask anyone who has adopted a child and they'll tell you it can be one of the most heartwarming experiences of someone’s life.

The heartwarming experience has turned into a nightmare for some families after they have been told they will have to give up their adoptive child.

Former Vt. state worker indicted for embezzlement

Former Vt. state worker indicted for embezzlement

A former Vermont state employee has been indicted on charges of embezzling $490,000 from the state.

Adoption DNA Matching



Adoption DNA Banking is today's State of the Art Technology in reuniting families separated by adoption. It is the safest and most confidential method of search techniques currently available. It is especially important for aging birth parents and adoptees (who have not reunited yet) to bank and leave behind their DNA for future analysis, as well as any medical history there is, removing any doubt or guesswork for years to come for those who may be searching for them. Adoption DNA Matching

State Finds Violations At Worthington Youth Home

State Finds Violations At Worthington Youth Home

A home for troubled youth that already faces criticism from its neighbors is now defending itself against a flunking state report card, 10TV News reported on Thursday.

Talking Child Protection Issues with FCC Commissioner



In our recent trip we visited FCC Commissioner, Jonathan Adelstein, and we had a wide-ranging conversation about a number of topics including child protection issues, which he's passionate about.

A Comment...

There was a very interesting comment left on this post, regarding a father who is seeking a public inquiry into the death of his son in foster care. I am reposting it here so that nobody misses it.

There should be no need for any parent of a child who has died under directorship of its Ministry to lobby for an Inquiry. The Province's own legislation dictates that it is legally necessary! Why do survivors have to teach the law to Authorities??

For example, Alberta Justice indicates:

"The Medical Examiner's Office investigates all unexplained natural deaths and all unnatural deaths in Alberta under authority of the Fatality Inquiries Act. These deaths represent about 30 per cent of all deaths in the province. Investigations determine the identity of the deceased and the cause, manner and circumstances of death. Findings are used to settle estates in civil and criminal proceedings. All deaths in Alberta which involve cremation, dissection under the Universities Act or shipment out of province require a certificate by the office prior to final disposition of the body. The office is also involved in organ and tissue donation, research, statistics and forensic education. The chief medical examiner, a forensic pathologist, is the head of the program. Fatality inquiries (inquests) are recommended by the Fatality Review Board following a review of case files provided by the office. These inquiries are held in public before a provincial court judge. Facilities exist in Edmonton and Calgary with morgue, investigative, medical records and laboratory units. Outside Edmonton and Calgary, investigations are performed through a partnership between fee-for-service medical examiners (typically family physicians) and police officers acting as medical investigators using local hospital morgue and pathology resources. Where no local facilities exist or are accessible, bodies are examined in either the Edmonton or Calgary offices."

Life 'in the system': Long odds facing L.A.’s foster kids

Life 'in the system': Long odds facing L.A.’s foster kids

Trayvon Walker started life as a foster kid—born addicted to cocaine, he was removed from his mother’s care as an infant. After spending a short stint living with his mother, he was removed again, permanently, and spent the rest of his adolescence growing up in the foster care system and riding the perpetual wave of instability. His experiences moving between schools throughout his teenage years demonstrate the kind of emotional whiplash foster kids endure.

Child welfare alliance: Rule changes will hurt kids

Child welfare alliance: Rule changes will hurt kids

A nonprofit group fears that proposed changes at a state agency will make it harder for foster children to get the care they need and likely will result in closed doors for foster and residential care providers across the state.

Foster parents getting stiffed

Foster parents getting stiffed

Paul and Marty Harding are professional parents.

But after 36 years on the job as Nebraska foster parents, they aren't getting paid.

Texas denies it lacks safeguards against child care fraud

Texas denies it lacks safeguards against child care fraud

Texas has few safeguards to catch scam artists posing as struggling parents to get government child care money, congressional investigators have found.

Inexperienced caregiver could hurt infant without malice, doctor testifies at shaken baby trial

Inexperienced caregiver could hurt infant without malice, doctor testifies at shaken baby trial

An inexperienced person caring for an infant who suddenly stops breathing could react in fear and shake the baby in an ill-advised attempt to revive her, Dr. Charles Ferguson, director of the Child Protection Centre at the Winnipeg Children's Hospital, testified Thursday in Victoria provincial court.

Why do the System Sucks need studies to grasp the obvious?

Study: Foster children struggle to learn

Bouncing from home to home exacts a significant toll on a child's ability to learn.

Preliminary data from a 10-year study released Thursday, looking at how California foster kids stack up against their at-risk peers, suggests that academic challenges posed by poverty, disability and language barriers are compounded when those children also have to shuffle from school to school because they have no permanent family.

Investigation reveals 2 DCF workers falsified reports

Investigation reveals 2 DCF workers falsified reports

Two local child welfare workers lied about making face-to-face visits with children, a pair of recent state inquiries found.

Both officials are no longer working for the child welfare system.

See? They don't only do it for the money, some of them actually want your children.

Judge rules against adoptive family for Toledo-born boy

A story out of Indiana with ties to Toledo is sparking a national debate.

A three-year-old boy who was born in the Toledo area was adopted by an Indiana family just days later. Now his adoptive parents say an Ohio supreme court decision will rip him from the only family he's known.

Has helping hurt? Psychotropic medication in foster care much higher

Has helping hurt? Psychotropic medication in foster care much higher

Over the past decade, psychotropic medication use in the general youth population has more than doubled. Estimated rates of psychotropic medication use in foster care youth, however, are much higher (ranging from 13-52%) than those in the general youth population (4%).

JODIE Foster has been accused of receiving special treatment.

JODIE Foster has been accused of receiving special treatment.

JODIE Foster has been accused of receiving special treatment.

The Los Angeles City Attorney’s Office declined to prosecute the actress over an alleged attack on a teenage boy and his father says he believes it’s because she’s a famous celebrity.

(a) parents get ready to protest cps ,court fathers 4 justice nyc



parents get ready to protest cps ,court fathers 4 justice nyc

Government worker's laptop stolen

Government worker's laptop stolen

The county department that has helped more than 60,000 families in need in New Hanover County, now needs the help of the Sheriff's Office.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Grannis displeased with SBI probe, sheriff to investigate DSS

Grannis displeased with SBI probe, sheriff to investigate DSS

District Attorney Ed Grannis is not disguising his displeasure with a state investigation of the Cumberland County Department of Social Services.

Easing the transition from foster care

Easing the transition from foster care

There’s a bill on the governor’s desk that will make a big difference for young Californians nearing the end of foster care. It’s Assembly Bill 12 and it raises the age youth in California’s foster care system can receive support from age 18 to 21.

Psychotropic Medication and Youth in Foster Care Report

Psychotropic Medication and Youth in Foster Care Report

The Tufts Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI) today issued a landmark report from a multi-state study on psychotropic medication oversight in foster care. Led by Laurel K. Leslie, MD, MPH at Tufts CTSI, Christopher Bellonci, MD at Tufts Medical Center and Justeen Hyde, PhD at Cambridge Health Alliance, the study examined state policies and practices in 47 states, including Massachusetts, and the District of Columbia regarding the use of medication for treating behavioral and mental health problems in foster care children and adolescents ages 2 to 21 years.

"If only I was adopted, my life would be perfect."

This is sad.

I am posting this video so that you can see the lies that they tell to these kids. Dreams of forever homes being pumped into their little influential heads, being promoted as bullshit that is being pumped through the television set to confuse and influence the sheep with a particular view on the issue of foster care and adoption.

The hope is that some sucker for a good sob story will come forward and rescue this kid from another 8 years of being bounced through the system. The reality is that these kids are generally lied to, led to believe, or coached into saying that this is what would make their lives complete. "If only I was adopted, my life would be perfect."



Fastening seat belts or insisting on bike helmets are just a couple of ways parents show concern for their children. On Wednesday's Child Liz Everman introduces us to a 10-year-old who is eager to have a parent to care about her.

Mother kidnaps child from state custody



An Albuquerque mother is locked up for custodial interference after police were called to a supervised visit at a Children Youth and Families office. On Tuesday, a police report says Laura Cristy punched and pushed CYFD employees as she tried to escape from the supervised visit while holding one of her four children. A CYFD spokesperson could not say why the children were in the department’s custody for confidentiality reasons. When police arrived, officers had to pry Cristy’s one-year-old son from her arms after she was found in the office parking lot. “The most troubling thing aspect of this incident is that the children witnessed it,” said spokesperson Romaine Serna. “I understand that she is facing charges around custodial interference. Our hope is that she will also face assault charges,” Serna added. Eyewitness News 4 found Cristy has a criminal history of domestic violence. According to Metro Court records, she’s been convicted three times of domestic violence and also has a pending fraud and racketeering case. Cristy’s mother declined to comment on camera, but told Eyewitness News 4 over the phone her daughter suffers with mental issues.

Reality TV inspires child labor law



One legislator said "Jon & Kate Plus 8" made him push a new bill aimed at child actors

Gov. Crist: Fla. Won't Enforce Gay Adoption Ban



Florida Gov. Charlie Crist said on Wednesday that the state will stop enforcing its law banning adoption by gay people after an appeals court ruled it unconstitutional.

Court affirms overturning Fla. gay adoption ban



A Miami appeals court has upheld a ruling overturning Florida's law banning adoption by gays. The 3rd District Court of Appeal issued its decision Wednesday, affirming a lower court's decision that the ban is unconstitutional.

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