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Sunday, September 30, 2012

The Top Excuses For CPS Failures - Baby LK Report For September 30th 2012

Social worker from Palos Verdes Peninsula charged with sexually assaulting 5th victim

Social worker from Palos Verdes Peninsula charged with sexually assaulting 5th victim

A 62-year-old social worker facing trial for molesting four teenage boys he invited to live in his Palos Verdes Peninsula homes has been charged with sexually assaulting a fifth victim, police said today.

Audience Speaks Out Against Child Protective Services




Some audience members are livid at CPS. John Cancio's TRUE TALK

Money woes underscore child services troubles

Money woes underscore child services troubles

Somewhere in the $2.2 billion Indiana has socked away in cash reserves is money that Tiffany Girard says was needed to help the three foster children she used to care for before quitting Indiana's foster care system in frustration.

Sex claims made against child protection worker


Sex claims made against child protection worker


POLICE are investigating allegations that a senior child protection worker groomed a teenager in her care for a sexual relationship and inappropriately touched the minor while she was in a secure facility for the state's most vulnerable children.


Saturday, September 29, 2012

Guantanamo 'child soldier' is freed


Guantanamo 'child soldier' is freed


The youngest and last Western detainee held at the US military prison in Guantanamo Bay has returned to Canada after a decade in custody.



Desperate parents surrender autistic children to state custody

Desperate parents surrender autistic children to state custody


Families who can’t afford mental health care, behavioral therapy, other services for their autistic kids are giving them up to the state.

Russia fumes over child foster care case

Russia fumes over child foster care case

A row over taking four young Russian children into foster care is looming between Finland and Russia.

Four children, including newborn, 'falsely' taken from Russian mother in Finland

Four children, including newborn, 'falsely' taken from Russian mother in Finland


A Russian woman claimed Finnish authorities took her four children, including an infant, after falsely accusing her family of child abuse. The traumatized family will be apart for at least six months, while awaiting a court hearing.

Town baffled after teacher kills adopted son

Town baffled after teacher kills adopted son

A small Connecticut town was sent reeling in grief and confusion Friday after a popular fifth-grade teacher shot and killed a knife-wielding prowler in a black ski mask, only to discover it was his 15-year-old son.

Croghan woman accused of making telephone threat to DSS worker

Croghan woman accused of making telephone threat to DSS worker

A Croghan woman was accused of threatening a Lewis County Department of Social Services worker on the telephone Monday.

Note: Again!  Never make threats.  You loose the element of surprise.

Friday, September 28, 2012

State to get $10M to help reunite foster children with birth families


State to get $10M to help reunite foster children with birth families


Wisconsin will get about $10 million in federal funds over the next five years to help foster children as they reunite with their birth families, the state Department of Children and Families announced Friday.



California governor signs bill to provide more supportive homes to LGBT foster children

California governor signs bill to provide more supportive homes to LGBT foster children

A bill designed to make foster care safer and more supportive for LGBT was signed into law Thursday night by Governor Jerry Brown.

Child Welfare Reform

JUDGE OKS SOCIAL WORKERS' INVASION OF HOMESCHOOLERS


JUDGE OKS SOCIAL WORKERS' INVASION OF HOMESCHOOLERS

Police cars screech to a halt outside your door, six deputies approach along with two social workers who warn they have information from an anonymous tipster and threaten that unless you allow them to enter RIGHT NOW, the armed officers will take your children away from you.

Kate Gosselin Child Abuse Claims Made By Jon Gosselin’s Friend


Kate Gosselin Child Abuse Claims Made By Jon Gosselin’s Friend


A new book by reporter Robert Hoffman is expected to cause a lot of trouble for Kate Gosselin. The book supposedly gives proof that the reality show mom used to beat her children with a wooden spoon.


Foster dad didn’t allow her to talk to real parent

Foster dad didn’t allow her to talk to real parent

Five-year-old Shivani, who was killed by her foster parents could talk to her biological mother just once in last four months as she was not allowed by her murderers , said her biological father Param Singh.

Probe: Kids wrongly put in seclusion


Probe: Kids wrongly put in seclusion


The Columbus school district has used its seclusion rooms — some as small as a closet, some reeking of urine or covered in spit — to punish children with special needs, a state investigation has found.



Father sues Children Services over child endangering case

Father sues Children Services over child endangering case

Rayshaun Powell, the father of three of Erica Perez’s children, has filed a lawsuit against Lorain County Children Services and the caseworkers involved in his children’s case, alleging that their actions put his children’s lives in jeopardy.

Reports of alleged kidnapping reduced to custody dispute


Reports of alleged kidnapping reduced to custody dispute

Officers with Morganton Public Safety say the reports of an alleged kidnapping from Grace Hospital Thursday morning have been reduced to "a simple custody dispute."

Note: Yes but in their drive to create a sense of Child Abuse Hysteria in the country, it's much more effective for the Promotion of CPS when they Blow Things Out Of Proportion!

Delaware Law Bans Parents from Spanking their Kids

Delaware Law Bans Parents from Spanking their Kids


Delaware has become the very first state to pass a controversial law that effectively outlaws the corporal discipline of children by their parents. Senate bill 234 was signed into law by Governor Jack Markell on September 12.

Human Services Dept.: No word from Tulsa megachurch for review of child abuse reporting policy

Human Services Dept.: No word from Tulsa megachurch for review of child abuse reporting policy

More than a week after a Tulsa megachurch pledged to ask Oklahoma's Department of Human Services to review how it handles child abuse allegations, the state agency said Thursday it has yet to hear from the 17,000-member ministry.

Pete Townshend book describes 'insane' attempt to expose internet child abuse

Pete Townshend book describes 'insane' attempt to expose internet child abuse

The Who' guitarist uses autobiography to explain why he used credit card to access illegal material

Institutional racism is keeping black children in care


Institutional racism is keeping black children in care


The Macpherson Report, which investigated the Metropolitan Police over their response to the murder of Stephen Lawrence in 1993, defined "institutional racism" as:



5-yr-old girl tortured to death in MP; foster parents arrested

5-yr-old girl tortured to death in MP; foster parents arrested

A five-year-old adopted girl was beaten to death after being sexually assaulted allegedly by her foster parents here, police said today. The foster parents have been arrested from their residence in Rajiv Awas Vihar here following postmortem report which confirmed the couple's alleged involvement in the girl's death, superintendent of police O P Tripathi told PTI.

6 Investigates: Foster Parent Accused of Injury to a Child


6 Investigates: Foster Parent Accused of Injury to a Child

Police arrested a foster parent yesterday for allegedly causing serious injuries to a two-year-old girl a couple weeks ago. 46-year-old Irving Eugene Patrick is charged with injury to a child and is being held on a $175,000 bond.

Foster care's link to homelessness

Foster care's link to homelessness


Here is a statistic that warrants our attention: Close to half the young people living on the streets of downtown Victoria spent time in foster homes.

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Kate Gosselin under fire from child abuse group for hitting children with spoon

Kate Gosselin under fire from child abuse group for hitting children with spoon

Kate Gosselin is under fire about new reports that she hits her children with a wooden spoon. On September 27, she is now dealing with a child abuse group that is not happy at all about the situation. Do you agree with them?

Federal Officials Reverse Course on Requiring Families in Maine to Repay For Extra Benefits

Federal Officials Reverse Course on Requiring Families in Maine to Repay For Extra Benefits


It turns out that some 70,000 Maine families who receive food stamps won't have to pay back benefit overpayments afterall. First District Congresswoman Chellie Pingree said federal officials have informed the Maine Department of Health and Human Services that the families, which received overpayments of from twenty to eighty dollars, should not be required to return the money.

Who'll take the blame over rape gangs? Not a single social worker sacked over teenage grooming scandal


Who'll take the blame over rape gangs? Not a single social worker sacked over teenage grooming scandal


No social workers have been sacked or suspended over their failure to prevent the systematic rape and abuse of white teenage girls by an Asian gang.




Reinholds man jailed for abuse of foster child, 3

Reinholds man jailed for abuse of foster child, 3


A Lancaster County man has been jailed on aggravated assault and child endangerment charges after admitting he abused his three-year-old foster child, according to charging documents.

Foster parents criticize DSS policies

Foster parents criticize DSS policies

The walls and tabletops of David and Michelle Buchanan’s home are still dotted with photographs of the little boy they raised from the time he was a newborn.

Court Overwhelmed with Kids Who Need Homes


Court Overwhelmed with Kids Who Need Homes

The child welfare system in southern Nevada is in desperate need of families for fostering and adopting children.


Note: They could also try not snatching so many kids, and perhaps giving them back to their parents too.

False Child Abuse Report Arrest


False Child Abuse Report Arrest


The Bay County Sheriff’s Office arrested a local man today after determining his claim of child abuse against his ex-wife proved unfounded. Investigators in the Criminal Investigations Division believe the man has made an estimated thirty complaints to the BCSO and DCF since 2009. All have been investigated and determined to be unfounded.



Reminder: Pennsylvania’s Child Protective Services Failed To Stop Jerry Sandusky, Too

Reminder: Pennsylvania’s Child Protective Services Failed To Stop Jerry Sandusky, Too


Punishments and investigations have come down on Penn State for the university's handling of Jerry Sandusky, with two PSU administrators still awaiting trial. And Sandusky's charity, The Second Mile, is still being investigated by a number of state and federal law enforcement agencies.

Child-welfare fixes taking too long: report

Child-welfare fixes taking too long: report


The provincial government is making slow progress in implementing key child-safety initiatives and still lacks an effective central data bank to ensure kids in care don't fall through the cracks.

Canada needs to take better care of its vulnerable children: UN


Canada needs to take better care of its vulnerable children: UN


United Nations officials say they're concerned vulnerable Canadian children may be falling through the cracks of a fractious federal system that lacks accountability and a clear strategy.




Maine Wabanaki-State Child Welfare Truth & Reconciliation issues call for commissioner nominations


Maine Wabanaki-State Child Welfare Truth & Reconciliation issues call for commissioner nominations

The Maine Wabanaki-State Child Welfare Truth & Reconciliation Selection Panel, the group tasked by the Wabanaki Tribal Governments and the State of Maine to select five Commissioners to serve on the TRC, invites the public to nominate people for the Selection Panel’s consideration.



Outrage as rapist 'demands paternal visitation rights to the child he fathered with victim when she was just 14'


Outrage as rapist 'demands paternal visitation rights to the child he fathered with victim when she was just 14'


A man who raped a 14-year-old girl and got her pregnant is now allegedly demanding visitation rights for the child.




Shelter employee: Mom, CYF worker had 'tug-of-war' over baby



A young mother who had been running from abuse was arrested after taking her baby and leaving a Pittsburgh women's shelter during a physical confrontation with a caseworker.

Russia seeks US explanation over adopted child abuse


Russia seeks US explanation over adopted child abuse


A couple from Florida’s Brevard County were arrested last year on charges of cruelty to their foster son, an underage Maxim Babayev from Russia. Recently a US court has dismissed all charges against Shad and Christie Taylors.



Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Court dismisses son's plea to declare foster mother dead


Court dismisses son's plea to declare foster mother dead


A man's plea for declaring his foster mother dead as she was missing for more than seven years has been dismissed by a Delhi court, which said the man's conduct appeared to be "suspicious".



DCFS deaths

DCFS deaths


I applaud the Tribune for the article, "How DCFS failed these kids" (News, Sept. 23), which profiled children who died of neglect or abuse after the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services failed to intervene in time. The story of these children and their terrible deaths is heartbreaking and abhorrent. The cold fact that young children die torturous (and preventable) deaths like this in one of the richest countries in the world is mind-boggling beyond belief. This is the kind of story that required a lot of shoe-leather research and time — the type of article that is rarely seen and needed now more than ever in the pressing times we live in. Thank you.

Members named to panel reviewing Kentucky's child-abuse deaths


Members named to panel reviewing Kentucky's child-abuse deaths


Retired Franklin Circuit Court Judge Roger Crittenden will head a new independent panel that will examine deaths and severe injuries involving abused or neglected children in Kentucky.




Former Hillside worker accused of sexually assaulting teen pleads not guilty

Former Hillside worker accused of sexually assaulting teen pleads not guilty

A former Hillside Children’s Center employee accused of sexually assaulting two teens pleaded not guilty Wednesday morning in Monroe County Court.

Woman Looking To Adopt Nieces Challenges City’s Child Welfare System

Woman Looking To Adopt Nieces Challenges City’s Child Welfare System

A Philadelphia woman is asking Family Court to award her custody of her nieces in a case that her advocates say shows the city is biased against poor women.

Six years after report, fixes still needed in Manitoba child welfare: auditor


Six years after report, fixes still needed in Manitoba child welfare: auditor


Manitoba's auditor general says child welfare in the province continues to rely on an outdated central database, an incomplete child abuse registry and other problems first pointed out six years ago.


NSPCC finds 'hidden pool of neglect' in child protection system

NSPCC finds 'hidden pool of neglect' in child protection system

Survey finds nearly 60% of social care professionals said it was unlikely swift action could be taken to protect neglected children

Note:  Apparently some of these idiots don't think that 30,000 kids (including the 29,930 that they already can't figure out what to do with) is enough.

Hollywood director reports mom who brought child to R-rated movie: Northwest News

Hollywood director reports mom who brought child to R-rated movie: Northwest News


A Portland-based Hollywood director and producer was so outraged at a mother bringing her 4- or 5-year-old to a violent movie that he called Child Protective Services, KGW reports.

Social worker wants interview in Phoenix Sinclair case kept confidential

Social worker wants interview in Phoenix Sinclair case kept confidential

Note: Only to prevent those from knowing the truth from exposing her.

A veteran Manitoba Child and Family Services worker says she faces extreme workplace backlash if Manitoba’s highest court agrees to make public a full transcript of an interview she took part in with lawyers in advance of her testimony at the Phoenix Sinclair inquiry.

Homeless boy wins $130,000 peace prize


Homeless boy wins $130,000 peace prize


The obstacles seemed insurmountable for a 13-year-old Filipino street kid: Forced to scavenge for his survival from the age of two, slept in a coffin, and ran away to seek help after he was badly injured, Cris "Kesz" Valdez had every excuse to merely look out for himself.



Police: Mom assaults CYF worker who tried to take baby


Police: Mom assaults CYF worker who tried to take baby


Pittsburgh police have found a missing woman who they say fled with her baby after assaulting an Allegheny County caseworker.

Note: I'm sure that babystealer deserved it.  And I'm sure that this mother didn't want her baby to be stolen. The problem is that these people are allowed to make up their own rules as they go along.



Child group slams 'failed' register

Child group slams 'failed' register

A CHILDREN'S rights group is bemused that the department of social development only has a few hundred names on the child protection register despite the high levels of rape.

Does Michigan registry violate constitutional rights?

Does Michigan registry violate constitutional rights?


It’s a list you probably never heard of, but once your name is on it, you can lose your job and reputation. It’s not easy to have your name removed from the list, and a Michigan attorney says the process that adds tens of thousands of new names to the list every year may be unconstitutional.

Arizona groups fight for foster care


Arizona groups fight for foster care


With more than 13,000 Arizona children in foster care, keeping foster families is essential to providing enough homes for these kids.


Parents voice concerns about foster care system


Parents voice concerns about foster care system


Bobby and Samantha Evans have fostered 12 children in three years as resource parents - including three teenagers.

For them, three is about enough.



State is tackling pills for foster kids

State is tackling pills for foster kids

Nearly 1 in 4 foster children in Ohio has been prescribed mind-altering drugs.

Families fight abuse registry




Families fight abuse registry

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Morgan County administrator charged with child abuse for paddling incident

Morgan County administrator charged with child abuse for paddling incident

A former Morgan County principal involved in a paddling incident surrendered to sheriff's deputies Monday night after a warrant was issued on child abuse charges.

Ohio officials to study use of psychiatric drugs


Ohio officials to study use of psychiatric drugs


State officials want to study the use of psychiatric drugs prescribed to foster children and other kids on Medicaid, acknowledging that some might be given multiple medications outside of accepted standards.




Just 70 babies were adopted from state care system last year despite Government's pledge to find new homes for children


Just 70 babies were adopted from state care system last year despite Government's pledge to find new homes for children


Just 70 babies were adopted from the state care system last year despite fierce political pressure on social workers to find new families for children.

Note: And they snatched 30,000 kids in the same time-frame.   Wow.   At least these adoptive parents have choices.



Troubled kids deserve better

Troubled kids deserve better


Recent stories like Terri Langford's report "One life lost amid too many CPS cases" (Page A1, Aug. 25) have focused on the ongoing problem of alarmingly high case-loads for Child Protective Services (CPS).

New foster care law in effect

New foster care law in effect


The Alaska Foster Family Protection Act went into effect earlier this month, providing new legal and practice provisions for youths in the custody of the Office of Children’s Services, according to a notice from the agency.

Smith: A new foster child and then chickenpox


Smith: A new foster child and then chickenpox


Carlos, our second foster child, came to us after having been placed in a shelter.

He had gotten caught trying to hit his 4-year-old brother over the head with a 2x4. He thought he was going back to his other foster home, but his caseworker, Valerie, brought him to us.


Foster parent/deputy is charged with child sexual abuse in Benton County


Foster parent/deputy is charged with child sexual abuse in Benton County

A former law enforcement officer -- who is also a foster parent and is well known to the Cole Camp community for his work with children -- faces charges of child sexual abuse.

Truant kids to cost families state aid

Truant kids to cost families state aid

Michigan parents whose children don't attend school will lose welfare cash benefits under a new state policy that takes effect Oct. 1.

Benton Co. Deputy Charged with Sexually Victimizing Foster Child

Benton Co. Deputy Charged with Sexually Victimizing Foster Child

The Missouri State Highway Patrol confirms a Benton County Deputy has been arrested for victimizing a child.

NSW nurses apologise for forced adoptions

NSW nurses apologise for forced adoptions


The NSW Nurses and Midwives Association has issued an apology for the part played by the profession in the forced removal of children for adoption during the 1950s to the 1970s.

British Social Wreckers snatched nearly 30,000 children last year


30,000 children taken into care last year


Nearly 30,000 children were taken into care last year, figures showed today.

A total of 67,050 youngsters - nearly 7,000 more than the capacity of Arsenal's Emirates Stadium - were looked after by English social services departments in the year to March, according to the Department for Education.

Family criticizes DCYF for payment process

Family criticizes DCYF for payment process


Any parent with autistic children knows all too well the time consuming difficulties raising them.

Group wants removal of Family Court judge they say is biased against women


Group wants removal of Family Court judge they say is biased against women

A group of 15 people, mostly women, staged a protest in front of the Monmouth County Courthouse Monday morning, calling for the removal of a Family Court judge they claim is biased against women.

POLICE STATE - Woman Arrested For Letting Her Children Play Outside




Male Vice Principal Paddles Teen Female Students, Causing “Burns” and “Blisters”

Male Vice Principal Paddles Teen Female Students, Causing “Burns” and “Blisters”


It turns out using a paddle to punish students is not ancient history. A male school administrator is being questioned after he spanked a 15-year-old female student. Taylor Santos allegedly was caught letting another student copy her homework at Springtown High School. The school district near Fort Worth, Texas allows corporal punishment, so instead of the two-day suspension, Santos opted for the paddle.

Jersey historic child abuse review terms are released

Jersey historic child abuse review terms are released


Decisions to not prosecute some individuals over allegations of abuse at Jersey's Haut de la Garenne should be reviewed, says a childcare expert.

Monday, September 24, 2012

Obese Foster Mom Dana Hatch Rolls Onto 5-Week-Old Baby and Kills Her


Obese Foster Mom Dana Hatch Rolls Onto 5-Week-Old Baby and Kills Her

An obese and unqualified foster mom suffocated a 5-week-old child after rolling over on her while the two slept in the same bed, the infant's representative claims in Federal Court.

Indiana child-protection chief resigns amid ethical scrutiny

Indiana child-protection chief resigns amid ethical scrutiny

Indiana's top child-protection official resigned Monday amid questions of whether he violated his agency's code of conduct through his involvement in a child neglect case involving his grandchildren.

Couple seeking custody of kids they ‘kidnapped’

Couple seeking custody of kids they ‘kidnapped’


A Queens couple that busted their eight kids out of foster care last year and later spent 90 days in prison for custodial interference is now suing — for custody.

Stafford children's social worker jailed for machete attack

Stafford children's social worker jailed for machete attack


A children’s social worker “tooled up” with a machete started a violent brawl that left two people injured, a judge heard.

Understaffing To Blame For DCFS Case Deaths?

Understaffing To Blame For DCFS Case Deaths?

A published report says that more than 200 children who’d been flagged to the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services were killed over an 11-year period.

South Africa: Crime Stats Show That Child Protection Register Has Failed

South Africa: Crime Stats Show That Child Protection Register Has Failed


According to the new crime statistics, of the 64 514 sexual offences reported, 40% (25 862) were committed against children under the age of 18. Over the same period, 800 children were murdered.

Child trafficking 'known about for a decade'

Child trafficking 'known about for a decade'

The Times reports that hundreds of confidential police reports and intelligence files have revealed that organised groups of men have groomed, pimped and trafficked girls across the country for more than a decade with the knowledge of police and child protection agencies.

Security upgrades made to social services offices after infant stabbing

Security upgrades made to social services offices after infant stabbing


A series of safety improvements are in the works at Maryland social services offices after an infant girl was allegedly stabbed by her mother during a supervised visit this spring, state officials said last week.

CPS glitch has lawyers busy

CPS glitch has lawyers busy


Public and private attorneys who represent parents in child-dependency, civil and criminal cases say they're now obliged to review every Child Protective Services case file they've handled over the past 16 years in the wake of a massive state computer error.

State may allow the families to receive foster-care money


State may allow the families to receive foster-care money


Ohio might join other states in giving some foster-care money to relatives who take in family members’ children



Sunday, September 23, 2012

Thanks CPS For Graciously Providing Content For This Video - Baby LK Report For September 23rd 2012

Khalil Wimes case shows gaps remain in child-welfare system

Khalil Wimes case shows gaps remain in child-welfare system

Six years ago, after it became tragically clear that children were dying under the city's care, Philadelphia officials promised to fix things - to do better at saving innocents.

Indiana child welfare head's ethics questioned


Indiana child welfare head's ethics questioned

 A published report says the director of the Indiana Department of Child Services likely violated his agency's code of conduct with his involvement in a child neglect case involving his own grandchildren.

Josh Brodesky: CPS covered up tragic fact: Za' Naya could have been saved

Josh Brodesky: CPS covered up tragic fact: Za' Naya could have been saved


This might be the saddest CPS story I have ever told. Considering how many tragedies we've seen over the years with Child Protective Services, that's really saying something.

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Lawyer changes lawsuit in baby's death

Lawyer changes lawsuit in baby's death


For weeks, the foster mother responsible for 10-month-old Braxton Taylor tortured him – cutting his lip, nearly ripping his tongue from his mouth and crushing his testicles before shaking him to death, according to court documents.

Russian Officials Want Access to Ranch Where They Claim U.S. Parents Reportedly 'Dump Unwanted Kids'


Russian Officials Want Access to Ranch Where They Claim U.S. Parents Reportedly 'Dump Unwanted Kids'

Russia's Foreign Ministry has again called on U.S. officials to allow them entry to a ranch in Montana where they claim American parents "dump" unwanted Russian adopted children.

State agency doesn't have enough workers to protect abused kids


State agency doesn't have enough workers to protect abused kids


High caseloads and high turnover continue to vex the state Child Protective Service agency's efforts to investigate abuse and neglect allegations of Texas children. And solutions to keep caseworkers on the job protecting children aren't working effectively. Among the counties most affected by those dynamics are Travis, Hays and Williamson. Backlogs in these Central Texas counties are at chronic levels. The problem requires immediate attention from state leaders, including Texas Health and Human Services Commissioner Dr. Kyle Janek, because too many Texas children are at risk of being injured as their cases languish for months without consideration.



Slovaks protest at Britain's 'illegal child snatching’


Slovaks protest at Britain's 'illegal child snatching’


Demonstrators in Bratislava are echoing Slovak government criticism of Britain's 'child protection' system



Disabled orphans on brink of losing shelter


Disabled orphans on brink of losing shelter

In the rush to splurge crores of rupees to meet poll promises and organising functions for the same, the state government has curtailed the budget of the disabled welfare department. As a result, many orphan children with multiple disabilities are facing the threat of losing shelter homes set up to meet their special needs.

Child pornography found on computer in PANI offices

Child pornography found on computer in PANI offices

The Golfito District Attorney is currently investigating child pornography found on one of the computers at PANI (child welfare agency) offices in Golfito.

Child Welfare Legislation Outlaws Spanking

Child Welfare Legislation Outlaws Spanking


When Governor Jack Markell signed into law Senate Bill 234 on September 12, 2012, Delaware became the first state in the in the nation to effectively outlaw corporal discipline of children by their parents.

SWAZILAND – ‘Kwendizisa’, Child Marriages Banned ~~ Celebrate


SWAZILAND – ‘Kwendizisa’, Child Marriages Banned ~~ Celebrate

The practice of men marrying underage girls – which has been an accepted social norm for centuries but has been linked in recent years to the spread of HIV – was recently declared illegal in Swaziland.

What happens when broken systems fail struggling families

What happens when broken systems fail struggling families


I met Merlene Robinson-Parsons just after she had been evicted. The judge had approved the order of possession for her apartment, but she was still fighting.

Daddy & daughter dances banned -- what's next, no apple pie?


Daddy & daughter dances banned -- what's next, no apple pie?

The school system in Cranston, Rhode Island has determined that traditional father-daughter and mother-son activities put on by the school are in violation of the state’s gender discrimination law.  Now, I’m a big supporter of Title IX, the federal legislation banning gender discrimination in schools. I want my daughter to have every opportunity – in academics, in sports, in everything – as my son. But Title IX has rational exemptions to the rule, and father daughter dances fall neatly within that exemption. After all, these events are meant to encourage and support our children. To foster and encourage parents to spend an evening with their child at a school endorsed event. So, Federal law absolutely allows for dances and baseball games.

Note: More proof that the feminists need to pull their heads out of their asses.


Social worker found guilty of possessing extreme pornography


Social worker found guilty of possessing extreme pornography


Stewart Ford, 48, of Barrow Hill Road, Little Wakering, pleaded guilty to possessing 50 extreme videos and images, and was found guilty on Thursday, 20 September after a three-day hearing.



Shed a light on Mass. DCF practices


Shed a light on Mass. DCF practices


A serious look should be given to the Mass. Department of Children and Families, also known as DCF, into the noncaring aspect of the children in their care.


Friday, September 21, 2012

Pregnant woman sues Batshaw, social worker


Pregnant woman sues Batshaw, social worker


A woman who had an affair with her Batshaw Youth and Family Centres social worker while her young son was in protection — and became pregnant — is suing the organization and the alleged father for half a million dollars.



Progress report: DCF is moving children to more appropriate settings


Progress report: DCF is moving children to more appropriate settings

Note: As opposed to the less appropriate settings they had them in before?

When Department of Children and Families officials announced plans a year ago to send fewer abused and neglected children to live out of state, and to limit the number of those living in large group homes in Connecticut, advocates cautiously applauded the initiatives.

Does anybody want a kid?

Gallery showcasing foster kids opens in Las Cruces

 In the presence of strangers, the 3-year-old twins cling to Celia Chavez. Other times, they would prefer to use her as a jungle gym. She understands and shares the twins' unique toddler slang.

Why are 5 milllion kids diagnosed ADHD? — $7.2 Billion a year in ADHD drug sales

Why are 5 milllion kids diagnosed ADHD? — $7.2 Billion a year in ADHD drug sales A recent article posted in the Wall Street Journal posed the question, “Are ADHD Medications Overprescribed?”

Baby is taken from parents after social workers ‘mistook rickets for child abuse’

Baby is taken from parents after social workers ‘mistook rickets for child abuse’ VITAMIN supplements in baby milk led to an innocent couple being condemned for battering their month-old baby, a top family judge has heard.

Victims, lawyers see pattern in state DSHS oversight of child abuse cases


Victims, lawyers see pattern in state DSHS oversight of child abuse cases

Over time, Amber Wright has blossomed into a strong young woman. But it wasn't easy after enduring years of abuse at the hands of her own father.

DCYF Spends $10 Million Sending Kids Out of State


DCYF Spends $10 Million Sending Kids Out of State


The Department of Children, Youth, and Families spends about $10 million a year sending children under its care to high-priced out-of-state facilities as far away as Florida and Tennessee, state records show.



Thursday, September 20, 2012

‘My Aunt has Abused her Foster Kids in the Past”


‘My Aunt has Abused her Foster Kids in the Past”


After receiving that disturbing message from Arin, I had to email back and help unfold the sad and heartbreaking story of a veteran foster mother who takes in too many children because she needs the money to live on. This foster mom grows tired of so many young and often emotionally abused kids in the house. Tempers flare. Arin felt bad even telling me some of the worst foster care experiences she has seen among the eight foster kids moving in (and out of) her aunt’s home during the last few years.


Foster Care's Social Media Problem


They're afraid that the kids will contact the parents.

Foster Care's Social Media Problem


Being a typical teenager on Facebook is hard, but the repercussions of a beer-soaked photo or an overshare-y status update seem trivial compared to the things kids in the foster care system have to worry about. Using their real name, posting pictures at distinct locations or even just listing where they go to school — harmless information, for most of us — can make them traceable by estranged family members. Since staying away from social media entirely isn't a realistic (or healthy) solution for an already isolated community of kids, some researchers are looking for a compromise.



Child Protective Services changes Arizona hotline and hiring procedures, reaches full capacity


Child Protective Services changes Arizona hotline and hiring procedures, reaches full capacity


Child Protective Services has undergone recent changes and improvements that have not only benefited clients, but staff as well.

Note: Now they can steal the maximum number of kids.


DCF Moves Closer To Ending Court Oversight


DCF Moves Closer To Ending Court Oversight


The state Department of Children and Families and lawyers for a group of formerly neglected children are moving toward an agreement that could eventually end over 20 years of court oversight of DCF.


DCFS Workers Warn That Cuts, Move Towards Privatization Will Harm Illinois Children

DCFS Workers Warn That Cuts, Move Towards Privatization Will Harm Illinois Children


As the days draw closer to October 1, when about 375 state social workers will be laid off, a group of more than 350 angry Illinois Department of Child and Family Service (DCFS) employees showed up at Gov. Pat Quinn’s Chicago office Tuesday afternoon to decry recent budget cuts.

Foster 2 Forever Advocates For Child Drugging

The total dip-shit over at Foster 2 Forever has written another heartwarming post about the wonderful results she's gotten from drugging somebody's stolen kid who God placed in her hands to adopt.

To read, if your not one of the lucky ones who is blocked from viewing her website, just copy and paste the following link into your browser.  (she gets mad when I link to her)

http://foster2forever.com/2012/09/adhd-stimulant-treatment.html

Couple faces adoption hurdle because of their church


Couple faces adoption hurdle because of their church


Deciding to adopt a child was both an easy and grueling decision for Jennifer and Len Steinmeier.





New Custody Option for Youngest Child of Ricky Holland's Mom


New Custody Option for Youngest Child of Ricky Holland's Mom

Terrified the future could repeat itself: "Casey doesn't get up any morning without wondering, why did this happen?" said Casey and Matthew Caswell's attorney William Campbell.

Kate Middleton Photos Scandal May Upset Halle Berry's Child Custody Case

Kate Middleton Photos Scandal May Upset Halle Berry's Child Custody Case


Could the Kate Middleton photos scandal in Europe upset Halle Berry's child custody case in the US?

U.S. Supreme Court could hear "Save Veronica" case

Case involving adoptive parents in South Carolina and the child's biological father in Oklahoma has garnered national attention.

Filing identifies girl, 10, accused of killing Maine infant

Filing identifies girl, 10, accused of killing Maine infant


State prosecutors have formally charged a 10-year-old girl from Fairfield with manslaughter in the death of a 3-month-old girl this summer.

Incomplete records latest failure of an overwhelmed CPS


Incomplete records latest failure of an overwhelmed CPS


Arizona's Child Protective Services can't keep up. The agency can't hire enough new workers to reach appropriate staffing levels. It can't keep workers long enough to build stability. It struggles to keep kids safe. It can't provide adequate foster placements for kids in trouble, forcing them to sleep in offices.



NSW makes forced adoption apology


NSW makes forced adoption apology


A "SHAMEFUL episode of our history" is how NSW Premier Barry O'Farrell described the era of forced adoptions as he delivered a heartfelt apology to the thousands who were failed by the system.



South Fort Myers father dodges deportation; son avoids foster care


South Fort Myers father dodges deportation; son avoids foster care

Alex Hernandez will not lose his father next week, immigration officials announced Tuesday.

Couple running foster home in Poland arrested after 2 children in their care die

Couple running foster home in Poland arrested after 2 children in their care die

An official says a Polish couple accused of killing two children in their foster home have been arrested.

‘No regrets’ for not reporting sex with foster child


‘No regrets’ for not reporting sex with foster child


When Robert Horsburgh confessed to having sex with his foster daughter more than 30 years ago, then-Dufferin Children’s Aid Society (CAS) executive director Gary Putman saw no reason to inform police.



Slovak Government Challenges U.K. Foster-Care Ruling

Slovak Government Challenges U.K. Foster-Care Ruling


Slovak authorities want to hold talks with British social service officials over a recent decision that forced two Slovak children into the U.K. foster-care system. The children, whose parents reside legally in the U.K., were removed from their parents’ custody amid abuse allegations.

Rapporteur defends wording of children's referendum


Rapporteur defends wording of children's referendum


The proposed children's rights amendment to the Constitution will give the State preference over the parent when deciding what is in a child’s best interests, according to former MEP and disability rights campaigner Kathy Sinnott.



Denver Human Services appeal wrongful-death lawsuit in Grafner's death


Denver Human Services appeal wrongful-death lawsuit in Grafner's death

Attorneys argued Wednesday that two Denver County child-protection workers were not legally responsible for 7-year-old Chandler Grafner's care after he was placed in the home where he would eventually starve to death.






DCFS Workers Rally Downtown To Protest Layoffs

DCFS Workers Rally Downtown To Protest Layoffs

A few hundred employees of the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services rallied in front of the Thompson Center this afternoon, protesting layoffs at the agency.

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Know any good Jerry Sandusky jokes? Want to buy some?



A seller on eBay is offering for sale "30 AWFUL Jokes!!" relating to the Jerry Sandusky sex abuse scandal. "Sick & twisted," the auction states.

Or you can read some here... http://jcmotorsofficial.blogspot.com/2012/06/21-jerry-sandusky-jokes.html

Ga. may expand call center for child abuse calls


Ga. may expand call center for child abuse calls


Georgia officials are debating whether to route callers reporting child abuse to a centralized center rather than through a Columbus office where two child protection workers were accused of tampering with reports.

Malloy, DCF announce $5 million grant to help families avoid foster care


Malloy, DCF announce $5 million grant to help families avoid foster care


Governor Dannel P. Malloy and state Department of Children and Families Commissioner Joette Katz have announced that the state has been awarded a $5 million federal grant to expand and enhance a DCF program designed to reduce the number of children in foster care by providing supportive housing and necessary services to vulnerable and homeless families.


Note: Now this is a strategy that could actually work.  ;-)

You see, when they snatch your kid, they get all kinds of money coming in.  If they don't snatch the kid they don't get any money.  So if they create the funding streams that would make it profitable for them to not snatch the kid, then perhaps they will stop snatching kids unnecessarily.  

Of course either way you still get all of these System Sucks crawling up your ass, but hey, it's kind of like voting for the president.  The lesser of two evils.  Right?

State Police Looking for Teens Missing DCF Facility


State Police Looking for Teens Missing DCF Facility


State police are still looking for two teens who have been missing since late last week.


Note: Maybe they didn't like it there.

Ireland's Brutal Child Abuse TV Commercials



Ireland's Brutal Child Abuse TV Commercials


The country's ISPCC (The Irish Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children) recently released the second video in their latest campaign (above), titled "Children Believe What They Are Told."


Ex-Penn State coach Sandusky to be sentenced Oct. 9 in child sex abuse scandal

Ex-Penn State coach Sandusky to be sentenced Oct. 9 in child sex abuse scandal


There's little doubt former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky faces a long prison sentence. In a few weeks, he'll find out just how long.

Note: America is dying to know what he's going to get.

Foster Care Allegations

Foster Care Allegations

A Jackson mother says she wants answers about her four children who are in foster care in the custody of the Department of Human Services. She sent WLBT pictures of her two sons, one with what appears to be rope burns on his neck. 28 year old LaKendra Travis says she was told it was an accident.

Undisclosed CPS records downplayed


Undisclosed CPS records downplayed

Questions remained Monday about records that Arizona's child-welfare agency has failed to disclose for more than a decade, but state and county officials generally downplayed the significance of the computer error that supposedly caused the problem.




Children may lose families' care under Illinois DCFS cuts


Children may lose families' care under Illinois DCFS cuts


For much of the past two decades, Illinois' child welfare system has been hailed for its dramatic reduction in the number of children in foster care.

But with the state facing one of the most severe budget shortfalls in the nation, some fear cuts could reverse the trend.


Monday, September 17, 2012

Jail time for illicit sex with foster daughter


Jail time for illicit sex with foster daughter


Robert Horsburgh will serve one year in jail for an illicit sexual relationship with his former foster daughter.



Child Abuse Concerns Spur Federal Takeover at North Dakota Indian Reservation

Child Abuse Concerns Spur Federal Takeover at North Dakota Indian Reservation


The Bureau of Indian Affairs said Monday that it will take control of social services on a North Dakota reservation, amid concerns from federal officials that the tribe’s mismanagement of the agency led to the abuse of children on the reservation.

Note: Actually they don't care about abuse or neglect.  They want the kids.  They're worth money.

Investigation as foster worker’s laptop containing children’s details is stolen

Investigation as foster worker’s laptop containing children’s details is stolen


AN investigation is under way after a laptop computer containing sensitive details on vulnerable children was stolen from a member of a fostering and adoption panel.

Note: I didn't take it.

A courthouse to allow child witnesses to depose without fear

A courthouse to allow child witnesses to depose without fear


A special courtroom to record testimonies of child witnesses without putting them through a rigorous and formal process was inaugurated in Karkardooma Court on Sunday.

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Special Ways Of Helping You Pass Your Drug Test - Baby LK Report For September 16th 2012

Delinquent CPS investigations continue to threaten child safety

Delinquent CPS investigations continue to threaten child safety


The task seemed practical enough - send veteran Child Protective Services caseworkers from Dallas and Houston to assist three smaller counties inundated with unresolved investigations left open for months.

Child welfare agencies quicker to terminate parents’ rights

Child welfare agencies quicker to terminate parents’ rights

Addicted to drugs and alcohol, the 44-year-old Hazleton woman said she knew she had to get clean or she’d likely lose her children forever.

Society now criminalizing parents that allow children to play in the yard

Society now criminalizing parents that allow children to play in the yard


A Virginia mother was recently interrogated four times by police, and visited twice by social services, after neighbors spotted the mother’s children playing in their own yard unsupervised, and decided to report the non-incident to local authorities. According to Lenore Skenazy of Free-Range Kids, such hysteria and Stasi-style paranoia are becoming the norm in America, where children are being excessively coddled, overprotected, and treated as though they are always in grave danger of being kidnapped or harmed.

Boy Scouts helped alleged molesters cover tracks, files show

Boy Scouts helped alleged molesters cover tracks, files show


When volunteers and employees were suspected of sexually abusing children, Boy Scout officials often didn't tell police, files from 1970-91 reveal. In many cases they sought to hide the situation.

Department of Child Services responds to hotline criticism

Department of Child Services responds to hotline criticism

Indiana's child abuse hotline receives criticism from judges and law enforcement.

Usher's Ex-Wife Denied Retrial For Child Custody

Usher's Ex-Wife Denied Retrial For Child Custody


Usher's ex-wife Tameka Foster has been denied the chance to face off against the star in court again after a judge rejected her request for a retrial in their child custody dispute.

Disabled children's welfare hangs between bureaucratic snags


Disabled children's welfare hangs between bureaucratic snags


The welfare of handicapped children in Maharashtra has been caught in bureaucratic hurdles between the state social justice and women and child welfare departments for controlling the shelter homes.



Saturday, September 15, 2012

Psychiatric Drugging Of Children In The US - 20 Million Kids Labeled With Bogus Mental Disorders

Psychiatric Drugging Of Children In The US - 20 Million Kids Labeled With Bogus Mental Disorders


Prescriptions for psychiatric drugs increased 50 percent with children in the US, and 73 percent among adults, from 1996 to 2006, according to a study in the May/June 2009 issue of the journal Health Affairs. Another study in the same issue of Health Affairs found spending for mental health care grew more than 30 percent over the same ten-year period, with almost all of the increase due to psychiatric drug costs.

Deputies locate child they say was taken from protective custody


Deputies locate child they say was taken from protective custody


Florence County deputies say two parents who they say took their child from protective custody have been found with the little boy.



DHS Still Asking El Reno Father For Child Support On Deceased Son


DHS Still Asking El Reno Father For Child Support On Deceased Son

The Department Of Health and Human Services is asking an El Reno father still in mourning to pay child support for his dead son.

Foreign government may take UK to European court over its 'illegal’ child-snatching


Foreign government may take UK to European court over its 'illegal’ child-snatching


The Slovakian government has such 'serious concern' over the workings of Britain’s 'family protection' system that it plans to challenge the legality of the policy in Strasbourg



Arizona CPS discovers computer glitch that hid files for years

Arizona CPS discovers computer glitch that hid files for years


Arizona’s child-welfare agency has discovered a computer glitch that officials say kept public records from parents, lawyers and others for more than 15 years, a malfunction that could have led to children being wrongly removed and prevented caregivers from supporting civil claims against the state.

Friday, September 14, 2012

Seattle minister, former foster parent pleads guilty to child rape

Seattle minister, former foster parent pleads guilty to child rape

A minister and former foster parent accused of sexually abusing at least 10 young boys pleaded guilty Thursday to a number of charges, including child rape.

Are ADHD Medications Overprescribed?

Are ADHD Medications Overprescribed?


In recent years, the number of children in the U.S. being treated with prescription medication for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder has grown dramatically.

Foster parent accused of abuse has hearing in NLV court


Foster parent accused of abuse has hearing in NLV court

The former foster father accused of abusing his foster children went before a local judge today.

OKC man arrested for alleged lewd acts with child

OKC man arrested for alleged lewd acts with child

A metro man living in a foster home was arrested Wednesday for lewd acts with a child; allegations that first surfaced with a disturbing drawing from a 4-year-old girl.

Family of HIV-Positive Student Receives Settlement From School


Family of HIV-Positive Student Receives Settlement From School


The family of an HIV-positive student denied admission to a Pennsylvania private school will receive a $700,000 settlement as part of an agreement reached in cooperation with the U.S. Department of Justice.



Indian child case appealed to the US Supreme Court


Indian child case appealed to the US Supreme Court

A ruling that sends a Native American girl back to Oklahoma from her adoptive South Carolina family is being appealed to the U.S. Supreme Court.

State Judges Lose Bid For Retroactive Pay


State Judges Lose Bid For Retroactive Pay


A judge has refused to order the state to make retroactive payments to compensate judges for going 13 years without a raise.


Note: Awwww.

Teens often repeat in Nebraska foster care

Teens often repeat in Nebraska foster care

Toddlers and teenagers are equally likely to become foster children in Nebraska, but it’s mostly troubled teens who enter the system repeatedly.

Note: Yep.  Just because you get them back, don't mean they're gonna let you keep them.  Sad but true.  The @#$$^#$^$ ^*&*^^$##$@.

Most vulnerable casualty of DC tax battle may be orphans, foster kids


Most vulnerable casualty of DC tax battle may be orphans, foster kids


Amid talk of the “fiscal cliff” and how much wealthier Americans should pay the government, not much attention has been paid to the most vulnerable class of tax code casualties: orphans and foster kids desperately hoping to be placed in loving homes.

Former DCF investigator accused of soliciting sexual favors from woman he was helping


Former DCF investigator accused of soliciting sexual favors from woman he was helping

A former state employee was arrested Friday for soliciting sexual favors from a New Smyrna Beach woman in exchange for using his own urine for her drug screening, according to investigators.

Note: he was helping her alright...

Former DCF employee charged with bribery, misconduct, falsifying records


Former DCF employee charged with bribery, misconduct, falsifying records


A former Florida Department of Children & Families investigator was arrested Friday for offering a New Smyrna Beach woman his urine for her drug screening in exchange for sex, a sheriff's official said Friday.

Note: Um...

6 Investigates Follow-up: Foster Child Injured

6 Investigates Follow-up: Foster Child Injured

We have new information on a 2-year-old girl who police say was the victim of severe child abuse at the hands of her foster father. Irving Eugene Patrick was arrested Wednesday on charges of injuring a child.

Arrest Affidavit Details Foster Child's Injuries

Ryanomics Assault on Poor and Hungry Children


Ryanomics Assault on Poor and Hungry Children


Hungry child,
I didn't make this world for you.
You didn't buy any stock in my railroad.
You didn't invest in my corporation.
Where are your shares in standard oil?
I made the world for the rich
And the will-be-rich
And the have-always-been-rich.
Not for you,
Hungry child.
-- Langston Hughes, “God to Hungry Child”


Healing from Indian child ‘takings’ is in the telling

Healing from Indian child ‘takings’ is in the telling


There is no way to take back the past. But if Maine wants to ensure that it never, ever repeats its racist, oppressive treatment of American Indian families and communities, it must know what it did. Under the first truth and reconciliation commission in the United States to be jointly agreed upon by state and tribal leaders, Mainers will have the opportunity to listen to mothers whose children were taken to be assimilated into white culture, and to those children — now adults — who were forced to live with foster families that were sometimes emotionally, physically and sexually abusive.

Note: Governor LePage, you are biased.  Everybody wants the blond haired blue eyed babies and you don't bother to do a thing about that.  Go figure.

Experts address number of children in child welfare system


Experts address number of children in child welfare system

As the Legislature continues to work on child welfare reform, its Health and Human Services Committee heard testimony Thursday at the first of two hearings on preventing unnecessary placement of children in out-of-home care.

Feds Can Sue for Social Workers' Texas Overtime

Feds Can Sue for Social Workers' Texas Overtime

Texas does not have immunity from a complaint seeking $1 million in unpaid overtime for Child Protective Service workers, the 5th Circuit ruled.

Note: Sure, they aren't worth a piss hole in the snow, but give them more of your hard earned tax dollars anyway.

There could be more abused kids like Declan Hainey.. because Scottish state cannot afford to look after them


There could be more abused kids like Declan Hainey.. because Scottish state cannot afford to look after them


A SHOCK report has found that vulnerable Scottish children are being left to live lives of hell because the state cannot afford to look after them.

Note: And even if they could afford it, the kids would go through the hell of foster care.


Panel to discuss girls aging out of foster care

Panel to discuss girls aging out of foster care


The Florida Commission on the Status of Women is hosting "All Grown Up and Nowhere to Go," a panel discussion focusing on the issue of girls aging out of Florida Foster Care.

Thursday, September 13, 2012

State wins federal funds to reunite homeless parents with their children


State wins federal funds to reunite homeless parents with their children

There are hundreds of Connecticut familes whose children live in foster care because their parents have no home. For 50 of those families, things are about to change.

Terry Williams Sentenced to Execution for Killing Two Men Who Sexually Abused Him as a Child

Terry Williams Sentenced to Execution for Killing Two Men Who Sexually Abused Him as a Child


Terrance Williams of Pennsylvania has been sentenced to death after killing two men when he was 17- and 18-years old. What the jury did not know, however, was that Williams had been brutally raped as a child by the two men he killed.

Lawsuit: Michigan concealed foster kids' disabilities from adoptive parents

Lawsuit: Michigan concealed foster kids' disabilities from adoptive parents

A lawsuit filed Thursday alleges that state adoption agencies concealed foster children's mental illnesses, diseases and disabilities from adoptive parents and then refused to make payments the special-needs kids are owed.

Foster Parent Accused of Injury to a Child

Foster Parent Accused of Injury to a Child

Police arrested a foster parent yesterday for allegedly causing serious injuries to a two-year-old girl a couple weeks ago. 46-year-old Irving Eugene Patrick is charged with injury to a child and is being held on a $175,000 bond.

Push is on for limiting schools’ use of physical restraints

Push is on for limiting schools’ use of physical restraints

Advocates and parents of children with special needs want the Indiana Legislature to require schools to have clear guidelines on when to use physical restraints and isolation rooms to discipline students.

Child watchdog troubled by lack of fixes to system


Child watchdog troubled by lack of fixes to system

B.C.'s child watchdog says she is still deeply worried about flaws in a new government computer system, after an outpouring of complaints from social workers.






Parental Alienation and Persistent Claims of Sexual Abuse Leads to Change of Custody in Tennessee: In re Jonathan S. C-B

Parental Alienation and Persistent Claims of Sexual Abuse Leads to Change of Custody in Tennessee: In re Jonathan S. C-B


Facts: Mother and Father were never married. They lived together, had a child, and separated when Child was 3.5 years old. After what the Court described as a “highly contentious” trial lasting seven days, Mother was named the primary residential parent. Because of a history of substance abuse, Father’s parenting time was to be supervised until Father demonstrated two years of sobriety. Shortly thereafter, Mother filed a motion to suspend Father’s visitation because Child claimed Father had sexually abused him. A lengthy investigation ensued in which the trial court appointed a guardian ad litem and Child was examined by numerous professionals, including a court-appointed expert. After hearing much proof, much of which is painstakingly detailed in the Court’s lengthy opinion, the trial court found by clear and convincing evidence that Father had not sexually abused Child. The trial court’s expert observed that while Father tried to encourage Child to have a positive relationship with Mother, Mother’s goal appeared to be to end Child’s relationship with Father. The trial court found Father and his witnesses to be credible while Mother and her witnesses were not. The trial court named Father as Child’s primary residential parent, gave him sole decision-making authority, and established Mother’s visitation. Mother appealed.

Ash Asks State to Investigate Seclusion Room Allegations at LPS


Ash Asks State to Investigate Seclusion Room Allegations at LPS


With members of the community and School Committee calling for an independent investigation into allegations of mistreatment of students that arose over the weekend, the schools chief is asking the state to step in.



Sentencing set for sexual abuse of teenaged foster child


Sentencing set for sexual abuse of teenaged foster child


Superior Court Justice Meredith Donahue will sentence Robert Hornsburgh, 75, next Monday, Sept. 17, following his plea of guilty Tuesday to having had an illegal sexual relationship with a teenaged foster daughter in the 1970s.



Wednesday, September 12, 2012

8 families in Ingham, Clinton counties expected to sue DHS for adoption fraud

8 families in Ingham, Clinton counties expected to sue DHS for adoption fraud


Child welfare offices in Ingham and Clinton counties are among several public and private agencies named in a lawsuit expected to be filed Thursday alleging social workers lied to adoptive parents of special needs children about their kids’ disabilities and denied them funding available for parents of disabled children.

ACLU alleges Gov. Scott’s drug-test mandate for poor is over-reaching

ACLU alleges Gov. Scott’s drug-test mandate for poor is over-reaching

New court filings in a lawsuit over Gov. Rick Scott’s mandatory drug testing of applicants for welfare assistance reveal a hastily patched-together system marked by a lack of protocol and uniformity and concerns by state workers that the process was overreaching.

Program targets homeless families across US


Program targets homeless families across US

Federal child welfare officials announced Wednesday they are expanding a pilot program that provides housing and case workers to homeless families most at risk for having a child enter foster care.

3 Ways Child Welfare Agencies Can Use Social Media Right Now

3 Ways Child Welfare Agencies Can Use Social Media Right Now


Sure, you may use sites like Facebook to stay connected to distant family members, or to reconnect with old school classmates. But you may not yet have accepted that, as a business communication tool, it’s the future. Nay, it’s the present.

Note: Know thy enemy.  See their plan for attracting more suckers foster parents and stuff.

Texas boy kidnapped 8 years ago now seeing parents

Texas boy kidnapped 8 years ago now seeing parents

A Texas boy who was found in March after having been kidnapped eight years ago as an infant has begun getting to know his parents through weekly joint therapy sessions with them, attorneys and child welfare officials said Wednesday.

Jessica Simpson Baby Bikini Criticized by Child-Welfare Advocates


Jessica Simpson Baby Bikini Criticized by Child-Welfare Advocates


Jessica Simspon is facing some controversy after dressing her 4-month-old daughter Maxwell in a yellow bikini that many onlookers soon deemed "inappropriate." She showed off a photo of the baby during an interview with Katie Couric, attracting criticism from British child-welfare charity Kidscape.



Another CPS Propaganda Lie


This image is being passed around Facebook by the Anti-Abuse mob.  It's a horrible image of what appears to be an abused child.  The image is being used to incite hatred against you, the victims of CPS by providing a horrific image that will pop into the heads of the normal people when they hear the words abuse or neglect.

The only problem I have with this is that this is not an abused child.  This is the result of a fight at a daycare.  The injuries were inflicted by a 2 year old girl.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/law-and-order/8971712/Girl-two-beat-up-our-daughter-in-nursery-say-parents.html

Just another example of the bullshit that is being spread across the internet.

Usher and Mom Reveal Truth About Tameka and Child Custody Case to Oprah

Usher and Mom Reveal Truth About Tameka and Child Custody Case to Oprah


Usher Raymond recently opened up about his personal life in a rare interview with Oprah Winfrey, and the intimate discussion is set to air on "Oprah's Next Chapter" on Sept. 16.

Department of Child Protective Services in hot seat




It's an agency that is supposed to protect children. But Friday, the Department of Child Protective Services is in the hot seat.

CPS to give update on case of kidnapped Texas boy


CPS to give update on case of kidnapped Texas boy


A judge is scheduled to get an update on the case of a Houston boy found in March after being kidnapped as an infant eight years ago.

Note: Not ready to know who his parents are?  But it's okay to bounce him through the foster care system?  Do you see anything wrong with this scenario?


India asks US to address parents’ concerns in custody case

India asks US to address parents’ concerns in custody case


New York: Indian authorities have requested the US State Department to address the concerns of an Indian couple, who have been given limited access to their one-year- old son after he underwent surgery for brain injury and are facing criminal probe for failing to take proper care of him.

Report criticizes absenteeism at Sacramento County Child Protective Services


Report criticizes absenteeism at Sacramento County Child Protective Services


Almost half of Sacramento County's child abuse investigators were unavailable to handle cases in the last fiscal year, according to a report presented Tuesday.


Note: I see this as a good thing.  If they're not at work, they're not f****** with families.  Right?

State cuts to Head Start mean fewer child care options, jobs

State cuts to Head Start mean fewer child care options, jobs

Head Start and child care providers across Maine can accommodate fewer students and have less staff compared with a year ago because of budget cuts the Legislature enacted earlier this year.

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Ready to go to U.S., take custody of Indrashish: grandfather

Ready to go to U.S., take custody of Indrashish: grandfather


Nirmal Krishna Saha, grandfather of one-year-old Indrashish Saha — who has been taken into custody by the child protective services in New Jersey — on Tuesday expressed his willingness to go to the U.S. to take charge of the child, if required.

Nadia Lockyer's Child Visitation Rights Granted

Nadia Lockyer's Child Visitation Rights Granted

The estranged wife of California Treasurer Bill Lockyer regained visitation rights with her 9-year-old son Monday as she fights methamphetamine possession and child abuse charges filed after police said they found drugs in the home where she was staying.

Pat Robertson Tells Man to Move to Saudi Arabia, Beat Wife



Pat Robertson is in hot water again for suggesting a man move to Saudi Arabia so he can beat his wife.

Report: Sacramento's child protection workers often unavailable to investigate abuse


Report: Sacramento's child protection workers often unavailable to investigate abuse


Almost half of Sacramento County's child protection investigation workers were unavailable to probe abuse in the last fiscal year, according to a report presented today.



Scott Fraser: Why eyewitnesses get it wrong (2012)

Scott Fraser: Why eyewitnesses get it wrong (2012)


Scott Fraser studies how humans remember crimes -- and bear witness to them. In this powerful talk, which focuses on a deadly shooting at sunset, he suggests that even close-up eyewitnesses to a crime can create "memories" they could not have seen. Why? Because the brain abhors a vacuum.

Guilty plea in sex with foster child case


Guilty plea in sex with foster child case


A former board member of Dufferin Children’s Aid Society (CAS) pled guilty to illicit sex with his foster daughter.




Pole Dancing Classes For Kids Offered In Canada Because Parents Demanded Them, Studio Owner Says

Pole Dancing Classes For Kids Offered In Canada Because Parents Demanded Them, Studio Owner Says


Ballet and tap are so old-school. A dance studio in Vancouver is offering a new type of movement program for kids -- pole dancing class.

Sisters found safe after leaving Youngtown foster home


Sisters found safe after leaving Youngtown foster home


Two young sisters who walked away from a Youngtown foster home earlier this week were found safe Saturday, the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office reported.




U.S. couple first to test new Guatemalan adoption laws


U.S. couple first to test new Guatemalan adoption laws


The U.S. Embassy called to say the Guatemalan government would begin to authorize adoptions five years after a scandal froze the system that sent as many as 4,000 Guatemalan children a year to the United States.



Personal apology from Anglican Archbishop of Brisbane for forced adoption

Personal apology from Anglican Archbishop of Brisbane for forced adoption

The Anglican Archbishop of Brisbane has personally apologised to women in his diocese who were forced to give up their babies for adoption.

Opposition Grows to British Government’s Parenting Proposal

Opposition Grows to British Government’s Parenting Proposal


In England, the anti-father forces are gathering for their fight against paternal involvement in children’s lives.  This of course has been going on ever since the Cameron/Clegg government announced its intention to ignore the non-recommendations of its own commission that looked into the matter of child custody and, against all the odds, found everything regarding father-child access to be fine and dandy, thank you.  As in so many countries, fathers in England are routinely kicked to the curb by family courts.  First, they’re denied primary custody in all but 10% of cases.  Those 90% of fathers whom courts render mere visitors to their children find that even that modest status is too much for mothers and the courts that do their bidding.  In England as in so many places, if a mother wants to impede or deny access by the child to its father, she can do so with all but complete impunity.  Partly as a result of the behavior of family judges, 33% of British children have little or no contact with their fathers.

Scott Orders ACHA, DCF to Check on Disabled Kids

Scott Orders ACHA, DCF to Check on Disabled Kids


Kids suffering from mental and physical disabilities are being housed with seniors in Florida nursing homes. The findings are part of an investigation by the Department of Justice. DOJ says the kids civil rights are being denied because they often don’t have access to education and can’t socialize with their peers. In an exclusive interview with Capitol News Service Scott says he wasn’t aware of the situation until this weekend. Scott is ordering the Agency for Health Care Administration and the Department of Children and Families to investigate immediately.

More Problems For Nebraska Child Welfare Effort


More Problems For Nebraska Child Welfare Effort


Nebraska's troubled effort to privatize its child welfare services could cost the state $3.2 million in federal money.



India takes up case of child in foster care in US

India takes up case of child in foster care in US


Indian missions in the US have taken up with authorities the case of an Indian couple who have been denied custody of their child after he suffered head injuries in a fall.

Monday, September 10, 2012

From Franca

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i am a mother of 7 grandmother of 6,,,lived in georgia from the age of 21,,always worked, always maintained,,i always provded for my kids and myself,,in dec 2010,my family became divided because of the false allegations of abuse and medical neglect,,,i have a TPR hearing sept 13,2012,my now 12 year old son was taken from me dec 10,2010,because i didnt follow reommendations for residental at a mental hospital,,on dec 6 ,,4 days prior i received a letter in the mail from MAGELLAN SERICES STATING MY SON ISNT ELIGIABLE FOR RESIDENTAL SERVICES,,MY SON IS 12 YEARS OLD HOW IN THE HELL CAN SOME ONE GIVE A CHILD 300 MG OF SERIQUIL,,250X2 A DAY DEPAKOATE,AND 50 MG OF  A SLEEPING PILL AND TELLING ME I MEDICALLY NEGLECT HIM,,,I HAVE NO PRIOR RECORD OF ARREST EVER FOR ABUSE OR NEGLECT,NEVR BEEN IN JAIL FOR ABUSE OR NEGLECT,,DONT EVEN HAVE A POLICE REPORT AGAINST ME OF THESE ACCUSATIONS,,IN JUNE OF 2011 MY OTHER 3 YOUNGER CHILDREN WERE REMOVED SUPPOSEDLY BECAUSE I DIDNT COMPLY WITH A CASE PLAN,,,WOW AMAZING ,,DOES ANYONE KNOW OF ANYONE WHO CAN HELP MY FAMILY IN THE STATE OF GOERGIA

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