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Tuesday, May 31, 2011

B.C. natives sue federal government for millions over 'Sixties' Scoop'

B.C. natives sue federal government for millions over 'Sixties' Scoop'

A class-action lawsuit that could cost Ottawa millions of dollars has been filed in the Supreme Court of British Columbia on behalf of aboriginal children affected by the "Sixties' Scoop."

Children in Foster Care Down 22 Percent in Decade

Children in Foster Care Down 22 Percent in Decade

The total number of children in foster care continues to decline – down about 22 percent from 2000 to 2009 – new data released by the federal Adoption and Foster Care Analysis and Report System (AFCARS) show. The results are now in Annie E. Casey Foundation’s Kids Count Data Center.

Is this a contradiction?

Here we have an article from Ohio. In this article the child protective industry cries about a shortage of foster homes, and how they have to pay out the ass for these system sucks to take care of the kids in private agency run foster homes.
Counties look to options amid lack of foster families

An inability to attract foster families has forced county children services agencies here and around the state to pay millions of dollars to private, nonprofit foster care companies, costing governments and ultimately taxpayers more money to care for children in need.
On the same date the following article was published, where the child protective industry was bragging about how they were doing so wonderful at keeping the kids in their homes.
Ohio seeing steady drop in number of kids in foster care

Ohio has seen a steady drop in the number of children placed into foster care, a change child advocates say has helped to reduce the trauma kids feel when they are taken away from their homes.

A new report from the Public Children Services Association of Ohio shows a 42 percent reduction in the number of kids in foster and group homes from 2001 to 2009. They say that’s better than other top performing states.
Now, although I have never claimed to be an expert on anything to do with the child protective industry or the foster care system, I do know that taking fewer kids should lower the demand for foster homes. In other words with less kids in the system, they don't need so many homes.

You'd think that the demand for foster kids would increase. But no.

Perhaps there is a shortage of homes because they suck to work for, along with the fact that they added in all these requirements after the media circus coverage of the death of Marcus Fiesel, not only raising the standards for the quality of homes, but making potential foster parents think twice about getting into the game out of a fear of skeletons in the closet.

Now they have fewer kids, and even fewer licensed foster homes to warehouse them in.

How they manage that?

Children's worker suspended after staring at girl's breasts

Children's worker suspended after staring at girl's breasts

A social worker has been suspended for 12 months for inappropriate behaviour, including staring at a 16-year-old girl's breasts and asking her if she had whips and chains hidden in her wardrobe.

Banned social worker can rejoin register after appeal

Banned social worker can rejoin register after appeal

An experienced social worker who was banned from practice in 2010 after he made sexually inappropriate comments to strangers during a night out has been allowed to rejoin the register.

Police received reports in the early hours of 10 April 2008 that a man describing himself as a social worker had approached young women in Argyle Street, Birkenhead, and asked whether he could "piss in their mouths".

''No hints foster carer was paedophile''

''No hints foster carer was paedophile''

Note: Either that or the workers were too stupid to tell the difference.

The tragic and unnecessary death of 'Baby P' generated a massive amount of media coverage but the shattering of young boys' lives through sexual abuse by a registered foster carer over more than a decade has received comparatively little publicity.

Do schools share too much with parents?

Do schools share too much with parents?

Are schools creating a new breed of helicopter parent?

June 2 Summit to Probe Problem of False Allegations of Abuse

June 2 Summit to Probe Problem of False Allegations of Abuse

Following the recent publication of a stunning Washington Post account of a Fairfax teacher falsely accused of sexual assault, the upcoming June 2 False Allegations Summit will highlight the problem of wrongful accusations. The summit will be sponsored by Stop Abusive and Violent Environments.

Sharon Shoesmith tells of her anger at being dismissed by Ed Balls on live TV

Sharon Shoesmith tells of her anger at being dismissed by Ed Balls on live TV

Sharon Shoesmith admits to mixed feelings about the appeal court ruling that found she had been unlawfully dismissed. On the one hand a quiet euphoria that her two-year legal fight may have been successfully concluded; on the other a deep sense of regret about where her odyssey started: the death of Peter Connelly, a 17-month-old boy on the child protection register in Haringey, north London.

State Replaces Computer System Used To Track Children In Its Care

State Replaces Computer System Used To Track Children In Its Care

Oregon is expected to replace a computer system in June that’s vital to tracking children under state supervision. The new database will be more than a year late.

Second China Children's Welfare Week begins in Beijing

Second China Children's Welfare Week begins in Beijing

The second China Children's Welfare Week was launched in Beijing on Monday, with a focus on providing medical insurance for children suffering from serious diseases and the development of China's child welfare system.

Senate Title IV-E Waiver Bill Signals Child Welfare Reform Priorities

Senate Title IV-E Waiver Bill Signals Child Welfare Reform Priorities

Sen. Max Baucus (D-Mont.) and Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah), acting as chairman and ranking Republican member of the Senate Finance Committee, have introduced The State Child Welfare Innovation Act (S.1013).

Study Finds Language Difference in Kids Adopted From Abroad

Study Finds Language Difference in Kids Adopted From Abroad

Even though plenty of studies have shown that young kids adopted from abroad develop language skills comparable to the rest of the population over time, a new study has found that they don’t master the language as well as their native-born peers.

China Celebrates National Children’s Welfare Week

China Celebrates National Children’s Welfare Week

This week, China will celebrate its second annual National Children’s Welfare Week. Beginning today and concluding on June 4th, the campaign was launched by China’s Ministry of Civil Affairs, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), and Beijing Normal University.

Jeffersonville woman found, and lost, her mom in one computer click

Jeffersonville woman found, and lost, her mom in one computer click

In one click, Robin Burton found her mother and lost her again.

She had been looking for her mother, Joann, for decades. She was 7 when she went into foster care and last saw her mom when their visits at the county’s children’s services department ended 25 years ago.

Social worker Reginald Turk is struck off register after being found guilty of misconduct

Social worker Reginald Turk is struck off register after being found guilty of misconduct

Reginald Turk, who was leader of the Kirkcaldy child assessment team, appeared at a three-day hearing of the SSSC in Dundee last week.

Yesterday an SSSC spokeswoman said the decision of the conduct sub-committee was to remove Mr Turk from the register.

Note: No big loss I guess. He sucked anyway.

Fearful of Child Protective Services, Mother of Dominick Calhoun Failed to Seek Medical Attention

Fearful of Child Protective Services, Mother of Dominick Calhoun Failed to Seek Medical Attention

Experienced child abuse lawyers in Michigan can commiserate¨C a parent who is confronted by Children’s Protective Services faces a terrifying experience. While some guardians may think that by avoiding reporting instances of abuse to the proper authorities they will also avoid criminal charges and the loss of parental rights, this is far from true. In fact, failure to bring up instances of child abuse or child neglect in Michigan will cause even harsher charges to be brought against you, as well as tarnish your reputation as a loving and protective parent.

Monday, May 30, 2011

Group Blames Child Protective Services In Girl's Death

Group Blames Child Protective Services In Girl's Death

A Shertz couple arrested after police said they failed to provide medical care for their little girl was in court on Wednesday.

EVENT ADVISORY - Children and Youth In Care at Educational Disadvantage

EVENT ADVISORY - Children and Youth In Care at Educational Disadvantage

Recent statistics demonstrate that there are close to 67,000 children and youth living in out-of home-care across Canada. Sadly, research suggests that these already vulnerable children have substantially lower educational outcomes than the general population.

Boy Called Adolf Hitler Given To Foster Parents

Boy Called Adolf Hitler Given To Foster Parents

REMEMBER little Adolf Hitler Campbell. We first met Little Hilter when he was being refused a birthday cake back in 2008by some baking Nazi who didn’t like his sort.

Haunts: Florida has a drug problem

Haunts: Florida has a drug problem

The State of Florida, the so-called Sunshine State, has a drug problem, a drug crisis actually. The State seems hooked on psychotropic drugs for children. And not just any children. The most vulnerable children. Foster children. Children in prison. Children in various forms and modes of `custody’.

Christian Couple Charged for Relying Solely on Faith Healing to Cure Baby’s Tumor

Christian Couple Charged for Relying Solely on Faith Healing to Cure Baby’s Tumor

A husband and wife in Oregon City have been brought before a court charged with child abuse after they attempted to rely on faith to heal their young child instead of seeking the medical attention properly required.

Tracy Dossman, foster mother to slain Amariana Crenshaw, says she's broke

Tracy Dossman, foster mother to slain Amariana Crenshaw, says she's broke

The Sacramento foster mom who has been the focus of multiple criminal, civil and child-welfare investigations has veered into another legal arena: bankruptcy court.

Bill Would Prohibit States from Keeping Children’s Social Security Benefits

Bill Would Prohibit States from Keeping Children’s Social Security Benefits

A U.S. Senate bill (S. 961) introduced May 12 by Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass.) would prohibit states from keeping foster children’s Social Security benefits.

Baby P's grandmother tells disgraced Sharon Shoesmith to hand over her £2.5million compensation to charity

Baby P's grandmother tells disgraced Sharon Shoesmith to hand over her £2.5million compensation to charity

The grandmother of Baby P has said social services boss Sharon Shoesmith should hand over the £2.5million she hopes to get in compensation for her sacking to a children's charity.

Child welfare: Reform attracts lots of attention

Child welfare: Reform attracts lots of attention

Foster care and child welfare reform attracted a lot of attention from senators this session.

Hungary's practice on child abduction questioned

Hungary's practice on child abduction questioned

WHEN FAMILY disputes arise, or sometimes when there is a dispute between parents and state child care authorities, it occasionally happens that a parent flees the jurisdiction with the child.

Child protection struggling under backlog, coroner told

Child protection struggling under backlog, coroner told

The Northern Territory coroner has been told that Darwin child protection workers are still unable to investigate "child concern" cases within five days as required by policy guidelines.

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Iowa targets license of adoption agency

Iowa targets license of adoption agency

Iowa is moving to revoke the license of a Waukee-based adoption agency accused of breaking several provisions in state adoption laws and failing to adhere to a voluntary legal agreement reached with the Iowa attorney general’s office in 2008.

Proposed bill would effectively ban US Catholic adoption agencies

Proposed bill would effectively ban US Catholic adoption agencies

A proposal in Congress would ban Catholic adoption agencies and undercut the needs of children by prohibiting discrimination on the basis of marital status or sexual orientation, two legislative experts say.

Family Court Judge Accused Of Domestic Violence

Family Court Judge Accused Of Domestic Violence

Pinal County Commissioner Theresa Ratliff is accused of domestic violence and may be charged with kidnapping, stemming from a fight with her husband, according to the Pinal County Sheriff's Department.

More New Zealanders forced to look overseas to adopt

More New Zealanders forced to look overseas to adopt

More and more New Zealanders are looking to adopt babies from overseas, largely due to falling domestic adoption opportunities. Countries that New Zealanders are adopting foreign babies from include Russia, Cambodia, India, Peru, South Africa, Thailand and Tonga. While for some couples adopting from a foreign country is a choice (and a good one), for many it is something they look to only after years of being on the domestic adoption waiting list.

How Not To Hide A Secret Love Child - Baby LK Report For May 29th 2011



How To Hide A Secret Love Child - Baby LK Report For May 29th 2011

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This week:

Jane Seymore is sorry for exposing the Arnold Schwarzenegger's other secret love children.

The Supreme Court throws out a 9th circut ruling that says that child protective workers need warrants to talk to children without a parents permission at school.

A social worker in Greece gets the crap beat out of him for lying...

And much much more.

Saturday, May 28, 2011

$500 Million Obama Administration Program Will Help Kids 'Sit Still' in Kindergarten

$500 Million Obama Administration Program Will Help Kids 'Sit Still' in Kindergarten

Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius told CNSNews.com on Wednesday that the administration's new $500 million early learning initiative is designed to deal with children from birth onward to prevent such problems as 5-year olds who "can't sit still" in a kindergarten classroom.

Is D.C. Neglecting Neglect?

Is D.C. Neglecting Neglect?

This past October, Norfolk’s Virginian-Pilot published one in a long line of scathing editorials demanding better state oversight of The Pines. Back in D.C., though, the facility had a defender: the same city government that had sent so much business its way.

Foster Care Abuse

Check it out.

http://www.authorstream.com/Presentation/lawwebmaster-1023336-foster-care-abuse/

Man arrested after taking child from foster home

Man arrested after taking child from foster home

Police say a man who took his young child from a foster home is behind bars in Clay County.

LK's Look A Likes


President Obama does not concern himself with Family Rights, he is a System Suck Supporting politician is therefore fair game. And I couldn't help but to notice that his wife kind of looks like the Grinch in this photograph.

Thanks to the I Hate Media blog where this photo was stolen from.

Parents of disabled children giving up on Illinois

Parents of disabled children giving up on Illinois

Chrisa Hickey, a northwest suburban mom whose 16-year-old son hears voices, has bought property in Wisconsin with an eye to the future.

Ed Balls, Child Protection and the Betrayal of Public Servants

Ed Balls, Child Protection and the Betrayal of Public Servants

Yesterdays judgement confirmed what many of us had long suspected. That the Reaganesque sacking of Sharon Shoesmith – live on TV, and before she’d enjoyed the chance to defend herself – constituted a “public sacrifice”. The manner of her departure, at least, was driven not by the urgent interests of child protection, but by the desire for public spectacle.

Trafficked children condemned to a nightmare by state neglect

Trafficked children condemned to a nightmare by state neglect

Thousands of trafficked children are being abused and murdered by their captors, but UK officials remain indifferent and sceptical

They are vulnerable, abused and, far too often, left to fend for themselves thousands of miles from home. Earlier this month, a petition signed by 735,889 Britons was handed into 10 Downing Street demanding greater protection for the thousands of victims of child trafficking in our towns and cities. But amid a growing furore over the government's failure to prioritise the issue, evidence is mounting that when it comes to looking out for trafficked juveniles, those in a position to act are guilty of culpable negligence.

Baby P chief Sharon Shoesmith accused of 'staggering conceit'

Baby P chief Sharon Shoesmith accused of 'staggering conceit'

Sharon Shoesmith has been accused of "staggering conceit" after refusing to accept any blame for the death of Baby P.

Hundreds of trafficked children are disappearing from the care system

Hundreds of trafficked children are disappearing from the care system

Government and social services departments are accused of failing to protect victims

An LK Exclusive: Another of these kooky foster/adopt bloggers is going to adopt stolen kids from foster care!!!

I'm really sorry for posting this. I just wanted you all to know how happy your loss makes these people sometimes. I want you to know that so that when you look them in the eye, you can make a much better eduLKated guess at what you're dealing with.

The arrogance and the stupidity of some of the people that they give your children to never ceases to amaze me.

The lack of empathy for the real parents who will never see these kids again makes me want to puke. The sense of entitlement is disturbing. The fact that they absolutely love and worship the people who destroy your families... Ugh!!!
I am Going to be a Mom

Just read that. (if the link doesn't work, hit the refresh button or copy and paste this link. http://adoption.families.com/blog/i-am-going-to-be-a-mom )

So we got the news last night that we were going to be parents of a three year old son and a 14 month old son. I can hardly believe it I was going to be a Mom!!! The excitement of seeing their pictures the next day made it impossible to sleep. When the email came from our case worker they sent it to my husband's work. When he got the pictures he was so excited he could barely speak.
I'm sure the real mother was lost for words when she found out her rights were terminated to her kid too. Of course the background of these kids isn't considered here.
He sent me the email and I opened it up to see my sons, they had big brown eyes and looked so adorable I can hardly wait to meet them. With children who are no longer infants the state of Texas has meetings set up so you can get to know the kids and they can get to know you before you take them home. Ideally these meetings are to happen over the next few weeks, when at the end of the day the kids go back to their foster home until everyone is comfortable.
Is it just me or is falling in love with kids you've never even met a little strange? Even stranger is calling them her sons when she's never even met them. What if they're not perfect? What if the older one has developed RAD or ADHD or FAS or what if they're crack babies, or something that this whack job isn't going to be able to handle? What if this turns out to be a nightmare instead of a dream come true? What if she scares the kids like she scares me? What if they simply don't like her?
With our placement meeting the CPS case worker did not really agree with the child advocate that the brothers should be adopted together. The case worker thought it would be better to give us one brother and the other lady the other brother. When a child has a child advocate there is another voice that the case worker has to listen to. The child advocate is a volunteer who's one and only responsibility is to what is best for the child. Luckily for us our children had the best Child Advocate she knew what would be best for them was to stay together. She is what we call our kids Guardian Angel she fought so hard to keep them together that she may have upset the CPS worker.
And this (above) paragraph shows just how clueless this twit actually is. In reality these child advocates, usually CASA puppets are, more often than not, total stooges for the agencies. They all work together. She is probably being lied to about the children's pasts, she's probably not being informed of potential health issues, lies told by the workers or any number of potential problems. Nope they're taking full advantage of her hopes, dreams and stupidity.

I do like the fact that she took a shot at the worker though. Honestly, what kind of a sadistic moron would think that siblings should not be kept together? Besides a social worker who enjoys destroying families, of course. Sadly, Tammy from Texas here may be getting the kids. So I bet she'll get over it real quick.

Also, as you will see in the next paragraph, this person doesn't even have a clue that they're playing games with her.
The reason I say that the CPS worker was upset is because we found out Wednesday night that we would be parents to finding out we had no get to know you weekends. The CPS worker wanted us to come down on Saturday and meet the boys at one of their foster homes. The plan is that on Saturday night we will bring the baby back to our hotel with us and the older one would go back to the foster home he had been with for the last year. On Sunday we would bring the baby back to his foster home and then on Monday we would all meet at the CPS office and we would get to bring our sons home.
Wait a minute, I thought the worker was upset because they were going to keep the kids together. Make up your mind woman!!!
There would be no get to know you days other than on Saturday. So in two days we had to get the room finished, most was done but we did have to get them beds and clothes, car seats and all this in 2 days.
And now she's under all this pressure.

Now after reading this post from this very new adoption blogger, I had originally made the assumption that this person is infertile. This means that God, for whatever reason has seen fit to not bless this woman with a child. The child protective industry disagrees with Gods decisions by giving the power to play God with the lives of children and families to the social worker and CASA puppet who has in turn seen fit to give the stolen children to an obviously clueless woman who so desperately wants your child of her own. Also, I could be wrong but I do believe that I have discovered a link between a woman's inability to breed and other mental disorders, as outlined in a previous post.

Advanced System-Suckology: Do Woman Go Crazy If They Can't Breed?

So as you can see, all the signs of the infertile personality type are certainly there, for example she is so desperate to adopt that she falls right in love with kids she hasn't even met yet. She assumes that she is a perfect match for the kids who might even be totally creeped out by her.

Then I read a couple more of her posts, and as you can see from this one, "Adoption Loss" that perhaps my original assumption was incorrect and yet even more possibilities arises. And I know that I'm really pushing the bonds of political correctness here, but why would a fertile woman choose not to have a child of her own flesh and blood and instead adopt? Is it because she doesn't want to get stretch marks? Is she afraid of gaining a little weight? Or perhaps she was sheltered as a child and doesn't know how to make one. Perhaps she's too religious to defile her body with the male anatomy. I don't know. I honestly don't care about this couples sexual dysfunctions. Just that she feels justified in calling some other parents children her own when she doesn't even know or even care where these kids who she hasn't met came from. She is happy because of another parents loss without knowing a thing about the situation of the real family.

It just isn't normal. Yet these are the kinds of people who they give your children to. I just don't get it. Well actually that isn't entirely true either. I have a theory on that too.

These kids could very well have been stolen to boost adoption numbers in a last ditch effort to win the adoption bonus race, and she did mention that she was from Texas, and Texas did win the adoption bonus race last year beating out Florida by $1.8 million, and since they're technically still in the cute little baby stage, it's all that much easier to get the job done. And of course, they'll be looking to adopt out even more kids out thanks to the latest Children's Rights lawsuit which was recently approved by a judge which claims that children in Texas are still lingering in foster care for years at a time. So the state is obviously desperate and willing to give kids to anybody who will take them, no matter how dumb some of these people are.

Forced Adoption under the East-German Regime


Forced Adoption under the East-German Regime by NewsLook



The communist state in East Germany saw forced adoption as an effective way to punish dissidents in the communist state. Evidence of this practice didn't come to light until after German reunification in 1990.

Sibling confiscation policy wrong answer to Mathis tragedy

Sibling confiscation policy wrong answer to Mathis tragedy

In an otherwise measured and thoughtful editorial on the tragic death of Ezekiel Mathis, the 13-month-old who was beaten to death in Tampa May 18, the Tribune argues that "allowing a child to remain in a household where another child already has been harmed is irrational — regardless of any safety plan. The law should be revised."

Police: Child abuse hotline supervisor sold pot with children in home

Police: Child abuse hotline supervisor sold pot with children in home

Police have arrested the supervisor of a child abuse hotline for allegedly selling marijuana out of her home with three children, all under the age of 6, living at the residence.

Social worker attacked at Limassol courts

Social worker attacked at Limassol courts

According to the state broadcaster CyBC, the social worker was accused of lying by the lawyer of the attacker who then kicked, punched and ripped the clothes of the social worker, even biting a person who tried to intervene.

Note: I believe that this social worker did lie. They all do. Therefore this social worker deserved the beating he got. Sadly however, this is not a good way to handle your case as such actions would be used to prove the social workers case against you.

Respected head of local SRS office fired

Respected head of local SRS office fired

Jean Hogan, for six years the respected and innovative regional director in Wichita for the Kansas Department of Social and Rehabilitation Services, has been fired by the state secretary of SRS.

Friday, May 27, 2011

Jane Seymour Apologizes for Arnold Schwarzenegger's Other Secret Kids Comments

Jane Seymour Apologizes for Arnold Schwarzenegger's Other Secret Kids Comments

Jane Seymour is setting the record straight on her recent comments that Arnold Schwarzenegger is likely to having more children out of wedlock. During an appearance on "The View" on Friday, May 27, the actress famous as the Bond girl on "Live and Let Die" backtracked on the remarks and offered her apology.

Child abuse hotline supervisor, boyfriend face drug, endangerment charges

Child abuse hotline supervisor, boyfriend face drug, endangerment charges

A supervisor for the state child abuse hotline and her boyfriend have been accused of possessing more than four pounds of marijuana within reach of three young children.

Jail for social worker who abused boys

Jail for social worker who abused boys

A former Epuni Boys' Home social worker who preyed on vulnerable boys, sexually abusing them, has been jailed for 2½ years.

Ohio seeing steady drop in number of kids in foster care

Ohio seeing steady drop in number of kids in foster care

Ohio has seen a steady drop in the number of children placed into foster care, a change child advocates say has helped to reduce the trauma kids feel when they are taken away from their homes.

DCF reform passes in Senate

DCF reform passes in Senate

Today state Senator Anthony Musto (D-Trumbull), Senate Chairman of the General Assembly’s Human Services Committee, said the Senate unanimously approved legislation late last night, changing the way the Department of Children and Families (DCF) will respond to some reports of child abuse or neglect.

Editorial: If focus is to keep Florida children in their homes, resources must be provided to make homes safe

Editorial: If focus is to keep Florida children in their homes, resources must be provided to make homes safe

If the focus by Florida policy makers is to keep children out of institutional care, resources must be provided so they do not become victims of abuse, neglect

'Vindication' for social worker who became most hated woman in the country

'Vindication' for social worker who became most hated woman in the country

The death of the 17-month-old sparked a nationwide outcry and brought an abrupt end to her 35-year career.

Ms Shoesmith, 58, was sacked from her £130,000-a-year post at Haringey Council in 2008 over shortcomings laid bare by the case. But the former head of Children's Services has always refused to admit to making any personal mistakes and once even said the public response to the case was "absurd".

Mom on a Mission for Abuse Registry

Mom on a Mission for Abuse Registry

Melinda Lanning says she wants to share her story in hopes that no one else has to live through her pain.

Baby P: timeline

Baby P: timeline

The name of Baby P has never been far from the headlines since the end of the Old Bailey murder case into his death. Here is a timeline of events.

Baby Peter Haringey social services chief Sharon Shoesmith wins sacking appeal

Baby Peter Haringey social services chief Sharon Shoesmith wins sacking appeal

FORMER social services chief Sharon Shoesmith has won an appeal against the way she was sacked over the Baby P scandal.

Baby P social worker wins unfair dismissal

Richmond audit flags foster-care safety, billing concerns

Richmond audit flags foster-care safety, billing concerns

The city of Richmond needs to tighten safety precautions for children in foster care, as well as repay an estimated $671,000 to the state for inappropriate reimbursements and other faulty charges, according to the city auditor.

Audit finds financial abuses over foster care program in Richmond

Legislature plans to keep kinship funding

Legislature plans to keep kinship funding

Despite implementing severe budget cuts to public education, Texas legislators have still managed to keep in mind the children who most need their attention.

Lawmakers proposed recently that $37 million remain in the state budget for kinship care, a six-year program that GOP leaders initially planned to eliminate. The program enables abused foster children to stay with familiar caregivers such as relatives and good neighbors, instead of strangers.

DSS reviews rules

DSS reviews rules

The S.C. Department of Social Services has revamped how it will handle a federal law at the heart of the case that hampered a Conway father's efforts to be reunited with his daughter for more than two years.

Those changes would have increased the odds that some of the issues raised in that case could have been solved before Johnny Smith's attempts to have his daughter returned to him from a New York foster home stretched out so long.

Thursday, May 26, 2011

DCF Failing Foster Families

DCF Failing Foster Families

These families quit for a number of reasons, including the happy fact that the child had been adopted. But sometimes, the reasons for leaving are disturbing. In exit surveys conducted by the Connecticut Association of Foster and Adoptive Parents, more than 20 percent of families said they were leaving because DCF's support and services were inadequate and they experienced a lack of respect by DCF.

Man gets prison term for Pennsylvania cross burning

Man gets prison term for Pennsylvania cross burning

A Pennsylvania man was sentenced to one year in prison on Thursday for his role in the burning of a cross outside the house of an African-American foster child, authorities said.

Note: There's no need of that.

You're not going to believe what you see when you click on this link.

Hold on to your lunch!!!

Just another one of those stupid little events in honor of the Child Protective Industry, I guess.

Child advocacy agency will review 500 foster care files

On the surface this appears to be a good thing. A child advocacy group looking out for the best interest of the foster children of Texas. What they don't tell you is that if they win, they rake in million$ in legal and oversight fees.

Child advocacy agency will review 500 foster care files

Attorneys for a New York-based child advocacy agency will examine the files of 500 children, a sampling of Texas’ permanent foster care system in an attempt to prove mistreatment and mismanagement plague the system.

Mariah Carey Cleared By Child Protective Services

Mariah Carey Cleared By Child Protective Services

The L.A. County Department of Children and Family Services has determined Mariah Carey's twins are in a healthy and safe environment, TMZ.com reports.

New Documents In Barahona Case Called Evil



David Lawrence, one of three panelist to go over the Barahona adoption case, said he wasn't shocked to learn Jorge Barahona claimed his adopted children were trying to kill him with rat poison.

New Documents In Barahona Case Called Evil

A member of the investigative team appointed by the Department of Children and Families after a 10 year-old girl was found dead in her adopted father's truck is calling the information in the newly released documents in the case evil.

Childrens Rights officially gets their money sucking hooks into Texas.

Judge: Texas foster care lawsuit can proceed

A judge says she will allow a lawsuit challenging Texas' foster care system to proceed as a class action.

Hatch introduces legislation to expand alternatives to traditional foster care

Hatch introduces legislation to expand alternatives to traditional foster care

Utah Sen. Orrin Hatch is sponsoring federal legislation that would expand state programs that provide alternatives to traditional foster care.

The State Child Welfare Innovation Act, co-sponsored by Sen. Max Baucus, D-Mont., would build upon an existing program that enables states to seek waivers to use federal foster care money more flexibly to provide alternatives to traditional foster care placements.

Note: This is good news, I guess. The System Sucks still get their money, while keeping more families intact. Everybody is happy except for the parents with these little power tripping social workers up their asses.

Rockford Catholic Charities ending foster care

Rockford Catholic Charities ending foster care

Catholic Charities of Rockford told staff today that the agency plans to discontinue its state-funded adoption and foster care services to avoid liability if state law requires them to place children with couples in civil unions.
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Ill. diocese ends adoptions over gay rights law

A Catholic diocese in northern Illinois said Thursday that it will end its state-funded adoption and foster-care program rather than comply with a new law that would require it to place children with gay or unmarried couples, and officials said other dioceses would decide quickly whether to follow suit.

U.S. Supreme Court Throws Out Ruling In Oregon Case

U.S. Supreme Court Throws Out Ruling In Oregon Case

The U.S. Supreme Court threw out a lower court ruling Thursday requiring child welfare workers to seek a warrant or parental consent before interviewing children who may have been sexually abused. The case originated in Bend.

Supreme Court Declines to Rule on Fourth Amendment Rights in Child Abuse Interviews

Supreme Court rules authorities can interview children without a warrant

CAMRETA v. GREENE: Supreme Court Ruling - The case is moot

SUPREME COURT OF THE UNITED STATES issued it's ruling on the Camreta v. Green case.

CAMRETA v. GREENE

I will leave you with the Wex's interpretation of the ruling.

Supreme Court: The case is moot

And an older link from April, which explains the details of the case rather well.

Parents’ and Children’s Rights at Stake

Abuse claims 'rarely used as court weapon'

Abuse claims 'rarely used as court weapon'

THE Minister for the Status of Women, Kate Ellis, has criticised individuals and groups who claim that separated mothers routinely made false allegations of violence and child abuse to gain tactical advantage in family law disputes.

Keeping secrets in the age of tweets



Britain’s privacy law is a mess—and increasingly unsustainable

TAKE the common-law principles of fairness, add a dash of European human-rights legislation, a lucrative tabloid trade in kiss-and-tell stories, an ineffective press watchdog, a touch of angst about secret justice and a technology that makes everyone into a publisher, and what do you get? The mess of Britain’s privacy laws, now under sweeping review by a joint committee of both houses of Parliament.

Child welfare ‘failed’ caged Indiana boy

Child welfare ‘failed’ caged Indiana boy

A former official at Indiana Child Protective Services is admitting some culpability in the death of a 13 year old boy that was allegedly kept in a dog cage and beaten to death.

Oregon Overrides God

Oregon Senate Votes to End Faith-Healing Defense for Parents

Following the tragic and preventable deaths of children whose parents believed faith rather than medical care would cure their ailments, the Oregon Senate voted earlier this week to eliminate "faith-healing" as a legal defense and allow prosecutors to seek murder charges against parents who deny their children medical care for religious purposes.

Baby B social workers still suspended on full pay almost a year later

Baby B social workers still suspended on full pay almost a year later

Three social workers who were suspended on full pay after ignoring warnings about a father who later attacked his baby are still off work 10 months later.

A Foster Care Success Story

Queens foster child earns Eagle Scout badge for raising $15K for foster kids

Among the skills that some Boy Scouts master is the ability to tie knots of all kinds. But for a Queens scout who is receiving the group's highest merit badge, his skills had more to do with tying families together.

Note: A special foster care success story from the Public Relations department of the New York Child Protective Industry.

I think it's great that this kid wants to help others. I think it's great that this kid has made something of himself regardless of his situation. It's just sad that this kind of a success story is so rare.

You all know how the child protective industry likes to paint a picture of the kind and caring system where children are given every opportunity in the world to thrive. Sadly, stories like this are used to convince the sheep that everything is peachy keen. Even more sad is the fact that most people in the United States are dumb enough to believe it.

Air Conditioning Unit Stolen From Foster Kid Program

Air Conditioning Unit Stolen From Foster Kid Program

Last weekend, thieves jumped a fence and stole an air conditioning system, mainly for its copper parts. The copper within the unit may net the thieves $60.

Foster children at risk

Foster children at risk

Hundreds of children living in foster care bounce from one school district to another, increasing the disruption in their lives and raising the risk that they’ll fall behind or drop out.

Evidence released in Barahona case

Evidence released in Barahona case

Major revelations are revealed in newly-released documents in a child abuse case, widely considered among the worst in recent Florida history.



Documents in Barahona case reveal grim circumstances at late child's home

Jorge Barahona suspected his adoptive children Nubia and Victor were poisoning him and their siblings with rat poison and was worried the twins were sexually abusing their brother and sister.

Video: Guthrie Ranch For Foster Kids Destroyed



Tornadoes Tuesday in Guthrie were another example of how strong Mother Nature can be -- especially for those at Pepper's Ranch.

Father of slain girl, 10: She tried to poison me

Father of slain girl, 10: She tried to poison me

Reams of documents released by prosecutors offer a disturbing glimpse into the lives of Nubia Barahona and her adoptive family.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

What does a lawyer and a sperm have in common?

One in a million become human.

I suppose you could replace the word lawyer with caseworker too, huh?

Child Protective Services Working To Remove Baby Leah From Gary Shirley’s Custody! Breaking News!

Child Protective Services Working To Remove Baby Leah From Gary Shirley’s Custody! Breaking News!

The Indiana Department of Child Services is trying to have Gary Shirley‘s daughter Leah removed from his custody and relocated, HollyBaby.com has learned exclusively, following Gary’s arrest May 25 for driving with a suspended license. “A petition for review of placement has been filed with [an Anderson, Indiana] court,” Gary’s attorney, Jeff Lockwood, confirms.

Mother wants changes in DHS procedures

Mother wants changes in DHS procedures

When Amy Cauthon's estranged husband picked up Zoë, their 4-year-old daughter, for a five-hour visitation at 1 p.m. on May 10, Cauthon had no idea of the nightmare she would soon find herself in.

Protection system 'fails' our children

Protection system 'fails' our children

An inquiry into child protection received submissions in Ballarat yesterday, hearing an emotional account of the challenges faced by foster parents.

Teen lied to social worker about forced sex, jury told

Teen lied to social worker about forced sex, jury told

A teenage complainant in a sexual assault investigation admitted in court Tuesday that she lied to a social worker about the seriousness of the crime during her first interview.

Foster Kids Being Hit By Tough Economy

Foster Kids Being Hit By Tough Economy

Another group of people in need is being hit by the tough economy. This time it's foster kids. Aspiranet Social Workers held an open house on Tuesday to give potential foster parents some information on how to bring home a child. But there wasn't a big turnout tonight and they're not surprised.

Regional DCF head loses job

Regional DCF head loses job

The local Department of Children and Families chief's last day of work will be Thursday.

Cookie Coleman's post was axed by budget cuts that cost 70 regional jobs.

Note: Don't let the door hit you in the ass!!! What kind of a mother would name her kid Cookie anyway?

Teen allowed to return to parents accused of abusing adopted children

Teen allowed to return to parents accused of abusing adopted children

A judge on Tuesday allowed a 16-year-old boy to return to the Longview home of his parents, who are accused of starving and abusing their five adopted children.

Foster carer sentenced to 13 life terms for child abuse

Foster carer sentenced to 13 life terms for child abuse

Judge Michael Stokes told him: “I have had to deal with perverted people but you are in a category of your own. You abused vulnerable boys on an unprecedented scale. You should die in jail.”

Aboriginal control of child welfare system 'years' away

Aboriginal control of child welfare system 'years' away

The move to First Nation and Metis control of the child welfare and family services system is "years" away but does need to happen, says the Federation of Saskatchewan Indian Nations.

County council pledge to launch in-depth review in to paedophile foster carer

County council pledge to launch in-depth review in to paedophile foster carer

NOTTS County Council has pledged to carry out an in-depth review in to how one of its foster carers was able to abuse 16 boys over a 12-year period.

Note: They act as if this is a rare occurrence.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Maria Shriver Encouraging Kids To Forgive Arnold

Maria Shriver Encouraging Kids To Forgive Arnold

Regardless of the BOMBSHELL news Arnold Schwarzenegger dropped last week, Maria Shriver is being an upstanding mother and actually encouraging her kids to forgive their dad!

Long before a baby died, a Tampa girl knew fear and confusion

Long before a baby died, a Tampa girl knew fear and confusion

A decade ago, Tommie Reeves was sentenced to life imprisonment for raping a girl repeatedly over three years, beginning at age 7. He was her babysitter. He beat her and tied her up.

St. Paul foster dad gets 6 months in tot's drowning

St. Paul foster dad gets 6 months in tot's drowning

A former foster dad who left a 19-month-old girl unattended in a bathtub was sentenced today to six months in jail for manslaughter.

Australian Senate Inquiry into Forced Adoption - report on 7pm Project on 23 May 2011



Clip taken from an episode of the 7pm Project (Channel 10) regarding the current Australian Senate Inquiry into Commonwealth contribution to forced adoption.

State workers rarely punished over 'bad' driving

State workers rarely punished over 'bad' driving

Below is a database provided by the state Department of Administrative Services detailing complaints filed by the public about the operation of state vehicles and how the allegations were handled. DAS has redacted the names of the accused, and in many cases the reports are brief, vague and incomplete. But readers interested in viewing the records the agency provided Hearst Connecticut Media Group can dropdown below and read about some of the complaints and how they were investigated.

LePage, tribes to explore child welfare abuses

LePage, tribes to explore child welfare abuses

In an effort to move forward from a traumatic past, Maine Indian tribes on Tuesday joined forces with the state of Maine on a project to document the historic experiences of tribal children and families caught up in the state’s child welfare system.

CPS involved in child trafficking? Maryanne Godboldo speaks out on the state-sponsored kidnapping of her daughter

CPS involved in child trafficking? Maryanne Godboldo speaks out on the state-sponsored kidnapping of her daughter

Health freedom champion and civil rights defender Maryanne Godboldo was victimized by an armed attack led by Child Protective Services. CPS officials conspired with local law enforcement to threaten Maryanne with deadly force and kidnap her daughter. And what did Maryanne do to deserve this treatment? She refused to medicate her daughter with psychiatric drugs and, instead, chose to treat her daughter holistically.

Former DCF Secretary Reacts to Negative Media

Former DCF Secretary Reacts to Negative Media

The Florida Department of Children and Families has been under a microscope after a string of foster care tragedies and unexpected layoffs.

Note: Well if they could get it right then they wouldn't get such bad press.

St. Paul foster dad sentenced in toddler's drowning

St. Paul foster dad sentenced in toddler's drowning

Daniel Wright will spend time in jail on the anniversary of Brianna Jackson's death for the next seven years.

Police: Six teens from Pasco group home arrested

Police: Six teens from Pasco group home arrested

Six teens living in a group home for boys were arrested this week on charges including auto burglary and grand theft in two incidents, police said.

Randy cop rapes, impregnates 12-year old girl

Randy cop rapes, impregnates 12-year old girl

Human rights advocates were on Monday thrown into confusion in Ado-Ekiti when a 70-year-old mother, Mrs. Juliana Olajiga walked into their chambers, The Community Law Centre, with a 12-year-old minor with protruding belly, shedding tears.

DCF Gives Day-Care License, Foster Parent Approval to Woman with Child Abuse Past

DCF Gives Day-Care License, Foster Parent Approval to Woman with Child Abuse Past

Annette Smith was licensed as a day care operator in 2001 and as a foster parent in 2004.

Maine tribes, Gov. LePage sign agreement to examine past child welfare practices

Maine tribes, Gov. LePage sign agreement to examine past child welfare practices

Acknowledging that child welfare practices once removed children from tribal families — tearing apart their families and leaving them vulnerable to abuse — Maine's Indian tribes and state officials signed an agreement Tuesday aimed at ensuring that history does not repeat itself.

Maine, tribes examine past child welfare practices

Maine, tribes examine past child welfare practices

Maine's Indian tribes and state officials say Indian children were harmed by past child welfare practices that removed children from reservations and they're looking to make sure history doesn't repeat itself.

Ut Oh!!! Another Vindictive Hollywood Ex Exposed

And the plot thickens...

Maria Shriver Behind Affair Leaks



Maria Shriver is the individual who leaked the story about husband Arnold Schwarzenegger's infidelity and out-of-wedlock love child.

Don’t you realize that when they can’t find a good home like yours off the bat, they lower their standards?

Anybody who has been paying attention, knows that I have recently come across the blog of this cute little foster parent wanna-be. I also thought that it would be fun watching her come to terms with reality.

Well I have a little update to report. She was just offered some real parents two kids, an infant and a toddler, and had that sudden panic attack, and the Lord told her not to accept the placement, then blogs about all of her excuses not to do what she claims she wants to do, re: provide what's best for a poor sweet helpless child in need of a loving and nurturing home.

Yes folks it's true.

Here she was all gung-ho, rip roaring and ready to go. She was goning to save the world, one child at a time, from real parents, and they call, and she flat out refuses as if these two poor sweet defenseless kids have any better options.

Check it out. The First Phone Call

Anyway, I left a comment. She probably won't post it because she hates me for trying to show her the light. So here it is...
Don’t you realize that when they can’t find a good home like yours off the bat, they lower their standards?

Child trafficking not seen as a child protection issue

Child trafficking not seen as a child protection issue

The hidden world of child sexual exploitation hit the headlines last week, with the announcement by children's minister Tim Loughton of a new action plan to tackle the crime. This was a welcome acknowledgment that child trafficking is a much bigger problem than the government thought.

Note: I have a theory on this. Here goes...

Sexually trafficked children are damaged and not as adoptable as a healthy white newborn, and therefore must be sold at a discount, creating a potential loss in revenue for the British Child Protective Industry. And we all know that British social workers don't help kids.

It's all about the money. They don't really care about the kids.

Social worker wrongly suspended for removing kids

Social worker wrongly suspended for removing kids

An administrative law judge says a Los Angeles County social worker was wrongly suspended for her role in removing two children from the home of their drug-using mother.

Dentists Often Turn Away Medicaid Kids Seeking Urgent Care, Study Finds

Dentists Often Turn Away Medicaid Kids Seeking Urgent Care, Study Finds

Undercover researchers have extracted some painful news about dentists — they apparently often turn away children who rely on Medicaid for insurance.

Foster carer Patrick Gallagher jailed for child sex abuse

Foster carer Patrick Gallagher jailed for child sex abuse

An ex-foster father who sexually abused vulnerable boys placed in his care for more than a decade has been told by a judge he "should die in jail".

RI investigating why girl was at delinquent center

RI investigating why girl was at delinquent center

The state Department of Children, Youth and Families has launched an investigation to find out why a staff member brought her daughter into the Youth Develoment Center for juvenile delinquents.

Monday, May 23, 2011

Jane Seymour claims Arnold Schwarzenegger has more love children

Jane Seymour claims Arnold Schwarzenegger has more love children

Actor and former California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger and wife Maria Shriver recently announced their separation. The announcement was followed by the revelation that Arnold had fathered a son by their household staffer Mildred Baena - a son who is now 14 years old and was born only five days apart from Arnold and Maria's youngest song Christopher. Yet another mistress stepped forward after that.

How to Press Charges for False Accusations

How to Press Charges for False Accusations

Recent cases involving DNA have brought to light hundreds of people falsely accused of crimes they did not commit. It is a grave injustice when an innocent person is accused of committing a crime. Therefore, filing charges against people who make false accusations is important. However, it is often difficult to prove a person intentionally deceived the police and prosecution beyond a reasonable doubt. This is because the criminal justice system encourages the reporting of crimes, but makes crimes difficult to prove.

Note: A little sugar coated but a valiant effort never the less.

Charge: Fake lawyer bilked parents fighting for custody

Charge: Fake lawyer bilked parents fighting for custody

A homeless Federal Way man claimed to be an attorney to defraud parents locked in custody battles, King County prosecutors contend.

DCYF to investigate teen's visit to facility for delinquents

DCYF to investigate teen's visit to facility for delinquents

The acting director of the state Department of Children, Youth and Families has launched an investigation to determine why staff at the Youth Development Center for delinquent girls and boys allowed a troubled teenager to spend time inside the juvenile corrections facility to see what it's like to be jailed.

Note: Um... Okay...

DCF uses Twitter to spread word about kids lingering in foster care system

DCF uses Twitter to spread word about kids lingering in foster care system

Social media sites like Facebook and Twitter are often used to connect old friends.

Now, Twitter is connecting new families.

Note: I'll bet that lots of these kids could go home to their families. But they would loose out on the adoption bonus.

DCF to Cut 500 Jobs, Wilkins Promises No Front-line Workers Cut

DCF to Cut 500 Jobs, Wilkins Promises No Front-line Workers Cut

While promising not to cut any front-line workers, Department of Children and Families Secretary David Wilkins notified employees on Monday that nearly 500 administrative employees around the state will see their positions cut.

Note: What would be wrong with laying off a few front line workers?

Time to restore trust in child protection

Time to restore trust in child protection

Note: Now how are they going to do that when the whole concept is based on fraudulent beliefs?

THE GOVERNMENT’S decision to set up a children and families agency outside the Health Service Executive (HSE) is an opportunity to rebuild public trust in the State’s role in protecting children and supporting families. But cultural change and more community involvement in child protection is needed to keep Irish children safe, says Gordon Jeyes, HSE national director of family and children services.

Privatizing D.H.S services

Privatizing D.H.S services

The state Department of Human Services now has nearly 300 new child welfare workers. These new additions are supposed to speed up services to those who need help. But if the Senate version of the DHS budget is passed, the department could be looking at layoffs and costly consequences.

State Laws Punishing Parents for the Sins of the Children

State Laws Punishing Parents for the Sins of the Children

The New York Times reports lawmakers in Alaska and California have new laws on the books to visit the price of tardiness, absenteeism and other sins of the child upon the parent. The Florida Legislature is considering cracking down on parents, as well.

Terror orphans' foster parents to get benefits

Terror orphans' foster parents to get benefits

The Welfare and Social Services Ministry announced Sunday it would compensate foster families of orphans whose parents were killed in terror attacks, after a lengthy battle.

Because they're desperate...

Foster parenting program making an appeal to San Diego's LGBT community

A new local foster parenting program is reaching out to the LGBT community.

Snyder swears in hundreds of child welfare workers

Snyder swears in hundreds of child welfare workers

Close to 300 child welfare workers were sworn in to their new jobs on Monday by Gov. Rick Snyder, who thanked them for what he said was the courageous and crucial work they're about to undertake.

Baby P's mum fights to see her daughters

Baby P's mum fights to see her daughters

Baby P’s evil mum Tracey Connelly has sparked outrage ­after launching a legal bid to see her remaining children.
SOCIAL WORKERS/CPS ARE HUMAN TERRORIST COMMITTING GENOCIDE AGAINST FAMILIES

Dosed in juvie jail: Drug firms pay state-hired doctors

Dosed in juvie jail: Drug firms pay state-hired doctors

Drugging juveniles: Doctors hired to evaluate kids in state custody have taken huge payments from drug companies

A Warning To The Parents Of Michigan



Hundreds join Michigan's child welfare worker ranks

More than 200 new child welfare workers will be sworn in today by Gov. Rick Snyder and Department of Human Services Director Maura D. Corrigan in response to federally sanctioned deadlines for reform.
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Fecher said the new hires will earn between $18.53 and $27.44 an hour.

Note: Think about all of those new, inexperienced and gung ho babystealers hitting the streets in a city near you. I suggest that families evacuate to avoid such an infestation of low-life's before the child removal rates double.

Adoptions from Vietnam may be resumed

Adoptions from Vietnam may be resumed

Discussions between Ireland and Vietnam on reopening the south-east Asian state for Irish couples pursuing inter-country adoptions are expected to begin within weeks, The Sunday Business Post understands.

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Ending The Cycle Of Bullshit In Child Welfare - Baby LK Report For May 22nd 2011



Ending The Cycle Of Bullshit In Child Welfare - Baby LK Report For May 22nd 2011

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

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This week:

Arnold Schwarzenegger has a secret kid.

A mom flees to Ireland to avoid British Babystealers.

Foster parents in Tennessee didn't get their money this month.

And much much more.

Parental Rights in Florida Regarding DCF

Parental Rights in Florida Regarding DCF

The Florida Department of Children and Families (DCF) is responsible for investigating claims of abuse and neglect toward children. Once its investigation is complete, the department makes recommendations to the court as to what is in the best interest of the child, based upon its findings. Florida courts must walk a fine line between protecting the rights of parents and ensuring the health and safety of a child in cases where allegations of abuse is a concern.

Arnie has 'two more secret kids'

Arnie has 'two more secret kids'

RANDY Arnold Schwarzenegger has at least two more secret love children, a Brit actress alleged yesterday.

Should journalists attend court?.. Part 2

Should journalists attend court?.. Part 2

I asked in a recent post whether journalists need to attend court hearings to report accurately. The post arose from judgment in a family court case involving a mother’s abuse of her baby. The judge took the unusual step of criticising the Sunday Telegraph’s Christopher Booker’s reporting, which he called “unbalanced, inaccurate and just plain wrong“. That criticism was then supported by the most senior family judge in a different judgment.

YMCA sued for not reporting rape of 11-year-old

YMCA sued for not reporting rape of 11-year-old

A 12-year-old special needs child is now the mother of a newborn baby after the girl's family said she was raped by a summer camp counselor at a local YMCA, and they're suing the organization for negligence.

How to Report CPS Caseworkers in New Hampshire

How to Report CPS Caseworkers in New Hampshire

New Hampshire's Child Protection Services, often known as CPS, works to help children that are in danger of being abused or neglected. While this government service is meant to help children, occasionally there are problems with the caseworkers in the field. It is important to understand that you have the right to file a complaint against a caseworker if you believe that he has done something wrong in an investigation or another area of the job.

Divorced Soldier Takes A Stand And Changes A Law

Divorced Soldier Takes A Stand And Changes A Law

One Siouxland soldier and his mom took a stand and helped create a state law that will keep deployed military parents who are divorced from suffering child custody battles and allow the kids to spend time with all of their loved ones.

Adam Norgaard had joint custody of his two kids. But when he got deployed to Afghanistan last July, his mom wasn't allowed to have the kids on what would have been Adam's custody days because the old law didn't allow it.

The only thing lower than a Child Protective Worker is a False Accusing Rat

More suspected child abuse being reported - 84.3% are false. Yes folks it's true.

More suspected child abuse being reported

Of 4,741 reports of child abuse in Doña Ana County last year, just 745 - 15.7 percent - were substantiated, according to a Children, Youth and Families Department draft report.


Note: Imagine that. Only 15.7% of ratline calls substantiated. That means that 84.3% of ratline calls in New Mexico are false.

That's a sign that people aren't willing to keep suspected abuse quiet, said Dr. Earl Nissen, a member of the CYFD Advisory Board.


Actually that's a sign that approximately 3996 false accusing rats need a good ass kicking themselves.

What a bunch of hero's these CPS rats are, eh?

"Even if we have all these unsubstantiated reports right now, we've saved 144 kids who are in custody (of foster families) that wouldn't be reported otherwise," Nissen said. "That's a good thing."


WTF is up with this idiot? False accusations of child abuse or neglect is a good thing? Somebody please call in a few reports on Nissen would you? This person is obviously too stupid to be doing the job if he/she/it thinks it's a good thing to fuck with innocent families.

Most of those reports of abuse in Doña Ana County alleged that children were being physically neglected. Of 3,178 such reports, only 583, or 18.3 percent were found to have merit. The rates of substantiated physical abuse and sexual abuse claims were even lower: Of 1,440 reports of physical abuse, just 152 were substantiated, while 10 of the 123 claims of sexual abuse had merit, according to the draft report.


Thank you for breaking it down for us.

Emotional hurt endures for grown-up foster children

Emotional hurt endures for grown-up foster children

TURNING 18 can be a difficult experience for many teenagers, but for young people who have been raised in foster care it brings a set of unique problems. Kimberly Jade recalls her 18th birthday with a mixture of emotions.

No help for grown-up foster kids shows report

No help for grown-up foster kids shows report

ALMOST 70 per cent of young people who leave foster and other forms of out-of-home care are unable to make a successful transition to independence, a survey by an advocacy group has found.

Officials defend funds used to promote child-abuse ratline

Officials defend funds used to promote child-abuse hotline

In a year of shrinking budgets, Gov. Susana Martinez's administration has spent about $147,000 to advertise a new state hotline to report child abuse.

DCS computer glitch causes foster parents to miss payments

Awwww. No money for you.

DCS computer glitch causes foster parents to miss payments

The Tennessee Department of Children’s Services installed a $37 million computer system last year, but a breakdown in the new software has led to hundreds of foster-care parents missing their monthly room and board payments from the state.

That's worthy of some Liz.. Isn't it.

Shock after Dutch priest endorses pedophilia

Shock after Dutch priest endorses pedophilia

The Dutch Catholic Church and the Salesian order are investigating revelations that a Salesian priest served on the board of a group that promotes pedophilia with the full knowledge of his boss.

D.C. child services in turmoil

D.C. child services in turmoil

EVERY TIME it seems the District’s child welfare agency is making progress, there’s a crisis or a change of leadership. Reform is fragile in one of the city’s most critical departments. That’s why it is important for D.C. Mayor Vincent C. Gray (D) to act quickly to stabilize the agency in the wake of the planned departure of its fifth director in 10 years.

Signs of abuse weren't pursued by authorities

Signs of abuse weren't pursued by authorities

Child welfare, police and other authorities had numerous opportunities over the years to discover and stop the abusive discipline, over-medication, hunger and other harmful practices that Anya James is alleged to have inflicted on six of her adopted children.

Outside review calls for changes in child protection efforts

Outside review calls for changes in child protection efforts

An outside review of two high-profile child abuse cases calls for changes in Ventura County's Children & Family Services to better protect kids from abuse and neglect.

Pennsylvania child abuse registry posts names before due process Read more: Pennsylvania child abuse registry posts names before due process

Pennsylvania child abuse registry posts names before due process

In Pennsylvania, a parent can be branded an abuser for spanking a child, and then remain on a state list with pedophiles and felons without the benefit of a court hearing, attorneys say.

Tangenique

Searching for my daughter Tangenique (birth name) born on November 2, 1990 at Providence Hospital in Seattle, WA. Tangenique was adopted during or after 1993. The adoption was supposed to be an open, with family, but once I signed the papers everything went amuck. All attempts to find her have failed.

Thank you! email is the easiest way to contact me: tangenique@gmail.com

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Software problem costs foster-care parents

Software problem costs foster-care parents

The Tennessee Department of Children’s Services installed a $37 million computer system last year, but a breakdown in the new software has led to hundreds of foster-care parents missing their monthly room and board payments from the state.

Note: Well, that's got to piss them off.

Huge doses of potent antipsychotics flow into state jails for troubled kids

Huge doses of potent antipsychotics flow into state jails for troubled kids

Florida has plied children in state juvenile jails with heavy doses of powerful antipsychotic medications.

Landslide Kills 20 Kids at Malaysia Orphanage

Landslide Kills 20 Kids at Malaysia Orphanage

A landslide buried 20 children and four adults at a Malaysian orphanage Saturday where scores of rescuers were digging by their hands in soil softened by the rains to find the missing, police said.

Restraint and Drugging of Children in Care - Looked After Children No 2

'Hypersexual disorder' might make DSM-5

'Hypersexual disorder' might make DSM-5

Tiger Woods' mistresses. Arnold Schwarzenegger's secret child. Bill Clinton's sexual escapades in the Oval Office. Every case of a prominent man risking his family, career and status for extramarital sex raises the question: What were they thinking?

A Wonderful Example of an Attempted Cover-Up

Child protection inquiry

Community Services Minister Mary Wooldridge on the case of a pregnant 12-year-old in State care.

Death prompts changes at agency that monitors foster kids

Death prompts changes at agency that monitors foster kids

Leaders of the private agency once charged with ensuring Nubia Barahona was safe with her adoptive family say the girl's death has led to changes that could help caseworkers detect threats to foster children.

Welfare worker on child rape charges

Welfare worker on child rape charges

A man at the Child Advocacy Centre in Pietermaritzburg is to be charged with raping a teenager under his care.

History column: Orphan trains leave a legacy

History column: Orphan trains leave a legacy

The train from New York with the special Pullman car of babies from the orphanage of the Sisters of Charity arrived at the Great Northern depot this morning at 11:25. The children all wore badges having their names and number attached and were distributed by the Sisters at the depot.

Womanhunt: Police search for missing Saginaw woman and her infant son

Womanhunt: Police search for missing Saginaw woman and her infant son

Saginaw police and State Police Fugitive Team members are searching for Dorita Adams, 29, and her missing 3-month-old son, D’Quayvion D. Shephard.

Pair Accused Of Starving, Abusing Adopted Kids

Pair Accused Of Starving, Abusing Adopted Kids

Two Cowlitz County parents are in custody in connection with allegations they denied their adopted children food, forcing them to subsist on dog food and dandelions.

Vicky Haigh saves her baby from the clutches of the social workers

Vicky Haigh saves her baby from the clutches of the social workers

A British woman has given birth in Ireland to stop Nottinghamshire social workers from seizing her child, says Christopher Booker.

Note: Watch them send British special forces after the baby now.

Our view: Foster children deserve better

Our view: Foster children deserve better

We recently published two letters to the editor promoting the fact that May is National Foster Care Month, an annual designation intended to draw attention to the plight of children in state custody and in need of adoptive and foster families. There are roughly 4,700 children here in Connecticut living as wards of the state.

Child Services Procedures Scrutinized Amid Abuse Allegations of Adopted Children

Child Services Procedures Scrutinized Amid Abuse Allegations of Adopted Children

Wednesday, an Anchorage woman was arrested on several counts of child abuse. Several neighbors say they alerted authorities, but nothing happened.

Friday, May 20, 2011

Longview couple accused of abusing adopted children post bail

Longview couple accused of abusing adopted children post bail

A 13-year-old Cowlitz County boy was starved so badly by his adoptive parents that he stopped growing and, even as an adult, will be about 10 inches shorter than if he'd grown up in a more stable home, according to court documents released Friday.

My father, sperm donor 150

My father, sperm donor 150

JoEllen Marsh always wondered about her biological father – a sperm donor. Was he famous? A tycoon? After turning 18, she found out

Biological Mother Reacts to Allegations of Child Abuse

Biological Mother Reacts to Allegations of Child Abuse

The biological mother of three of six adopted children who Anchorage police say were abused by 51-year-old Anya Ardin James is speaking out about the alleged abuse.

DCF contractor may be asked to repay misused public funds

DCF contractor may be asked to repay misused public funds

While Our Kids of Miami-Dade and Monroe is overhauling how it serves foster families, after the February death of 10-year-old Nubia Barahona, the agency may now face sanctions for how it spends taxpayer money and follows purchasing and bidding guidelines.

DCF takes blame for beating death of Tampa baby

DCF takes blame for beating death of Tampa baby

Child protection investigators worried all month that 13-month-old Ezekiel Mathis might be in danger in his mother's home. In early May, they tried twice to put him in foster care. Each time, the state Attorney General's Office wouldn't allow it.

Foster carer shortages versus extreme beliefs

Foster carer shortages versus extreme beliefs

Will it harm a child to be fostered by a God-fearing, smoking vegetarian? Gordon Carson looks at the hard choices social workers have to make when demand for care exceeds supply

DHS slammed in child protection inquiry



Victoria's Department of Human Services has been harshly criticised during a State Government inquiry into the quality of child protection services.

DCF Failing Foster Families

DCF Failing Foster Families

When it comes to foster families, the more the better. They are a central part of ensuring that abused and neglected children are taken out of group homes and given a better chance to lead stable and fulfilling lives.

Unfortunately, the state Department of Children and Families is not only failing to add new foster families, as it is legally required to, it's losing the ones it already has.

Note: They fail real families too. And the children. Of course the article doesn't tell you that.

Legislature stood firm to protect foster children

Legislature stood firm to protect foster children

Florida lawmakers should be commended for their courage in resisting an intense lobbying assault to enact legislation that would have been detrimental to Florida's foster kids.

Stillwater man threatens social worker with machete

Stillwater man threatens social worker with machete

A 19-year old Stillwater man will appear in Washington County Court this week on charges of terroristic threats and stalking with intent to injure.

Boycott Wendys for Funding Foster Care Fraud

Boycott Wendys for Funding Foster Care

In 2010, money collected from Wendy's donation canisters "raised over $2,500,000. The money goes toward Wendy’s Wonderful Kids, our signature program, to find forever homes for children waiting in foster care."

“Retire Ronald McDonald” campaign a no-go with the Happy Meal maker

“Retire Ronald McDonald” campaign a no-go with the Happy Meal maker

Organized by the nonprofit regulatory body Corporate Accountability International, the campaign targeted at McDonald’s marketing techniques, especially the use of Happy Meal toys, and the clown Ronald, is supported by groups like the Chicago Hispanic Health Coalition, the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry as well as by well-known nutritionists and doctors like Andrew Weil, a doctor and director of the Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine.

Court reverses child abuse conviction in DWI case

Court reverses child abuse conviction in DWI case

A drunken driver can't be convicted of child abuse for the death or injury of children who are passengers in another vehicle, the state Court of Appeals ruled Thursday in a precedent-setting case.

Alaska tribes' child-custody powers on track for state recognition

Alaska tribes' child-custody powers on track for state recognition

The state has no plans to ask the U.S. Supreme Court to review the Tanana decision, a white flag of sorts that will close a tense chapter in the state's effort to limit tribal jurisdiction in child-custody cases.

Couple asks hospital for apology after newborn baby taken away

Couple asks hospital for apology after newborn baby taken away

A local couple is asking for an apology from Summerlin Hospital after they say their newborn baby was taken away by Child Protective Services, just hours after birth.

Note: An apology? I'd be asking for their heads!

Lawyer: System failed foster child beaten to death

Lawyer: System failed foster child beaten to death

An Antioch woman goes on trial next week in the beating death of her foster child. It has been nearly three years since Jazzmin Davis was killed. She might still be alive today, if the system had not failed her.

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