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Sunday, August 31, 2014

Failing Children - Baby LK Report For August 31st 2013

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Change wanted after social work license issued to felons

Change wanted after social work license issued to felons

They work with kids, the elderly, and the mentally ill so you’d expect New Mexico’s licensed social workers to be upstanding citizens. But News 13 uncovered evidence that shows the state has been giving licenses to people no one wants around the vulnerable.

Foster parent's license revoked after infant dies in her care

Foster parent's license revoked after infant dies in her care

A foster care mother lost her license after a baby died in her care.

Study: Kids In Orphanages Can Do As Well As Those In Foster Care

Study: Kids In Orphanages Can Do As Well As Those In Foster Care

Note: That doesn't say much for foster care now does it?

"Please, sir, I want some more," Oliver Twist famously asked in the food line at an orphanage.

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Former HHS Cyber Security Director Convicted For Child Porn


Former acting director of cyber security for the Department of Health and Human Services Timothy DeFoggi was convicted for a myriad of gruesome child pornography charges Tuesday, the Department of Justice announced.


In Ohio, Teenage Female Pleads Guilty to Murder of Foster Mother

In Ohio, Teenage Female Pleads Guilty to Murder of Foster Mother

In Ohio, a teenage female, age 19, pleaded guilty to the murder of her foster mother, as part of an alleged scheme that stated she was romantically linked with her foster father. Sabrina Zunich pleaded guilty to aggravated murder in Lake County on Thursday afternoon, and could possibly be given the sentence of life in prison later next month.




Eight in Adoption Abuse Case Agree to $17.5 Million Settlement With Foster Agencies

Eight in Adoption Abuse Case Agree to $17.5 Million Settlement With Foster Agencies

Eight young adults with disabilities who were fraudulently adopted by a Queens woman and subjected to years of abuse have agreed to a $17.5 million settlement of their lawsuit against three private New York foster care agencies that had placed them with the woman, a new court filing shows.

Former foster parent sentenced for child molesting

Former foster parent sentenced for child molesting

An Ashley man who served as a foster parent for seven years was sentenced to 16 years behind bars Wednesday for molesting one of the children who had been placed in his care.

Pediatric Nurse and Foster Parent Arrested for Molesting 2-Month-Old Foster Child: Feds

Pediatric Nurse Arrested for Molesting 2-Month-Old Foster Child: Feds

A San Diego pediatric nurse has been arrested for molesting a 2-month-old foster child in his care and recording the alleged abuse on camera, according to a complaint filed by the FBI Wednesday.



Rotherham's former head of children's services apologises over sex abuse scandal

Rotherham's former head of children's services apologises over sex abuse scandal

Sonia Sharp, who worked at Rotherham Borough Council from 2005 and 2008 and now holds a senior education position in Australia, has apologised to children abused by gangs of men in the town


Judge denies restraining order in immigration case

Judge denies restraining order in immigration case

A federal judge in Texas denied Wednesday a conservative activist's request for an emergency stay to stop the government from transporting immigrants who entered the country illegally in South Texas to other states or releasing them on their own recognizance.

Four Arrested In Connection To Autistic Child’s Death

Four Arrested In Connection To Autistic Child’s Death

Shortly after Tamiyah Audain’s 12th birthday, the severely autistic girl who never spoke a word, died. After a lengthy investigation, police said her death appeared to be abuse or even torture. On Wednesday, four women — including Audain’s caregiver, a ChildNet employee and two psychologists — were charged in connection with her death.

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

IF THIS WAS YOUR BABY YOU WOULD DO THIS TOO

This is a Facebook video from a mother who is being railroaded by CPS in Georgia.

https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=271642299705067

Foster parents charged in death of 2-year-old Pueblo girl

Foster parents charged in death of 2-year-old Pueblo girl

A couple in Pueblo has been arrested after the death of their 2-year-old foster daughter.

Lawsuit says Vermont DCF ignored abuse

Lawsuit says Vermont DCF ignored abuse

A lawsuit has been filed against the Vermont Department for Children and Families alleging its social workers failed to act on reports of abuse and neglect of two Ludlow children for four years until local police intervened.

St. Louis County man charged with raping foster children

St. Louis County man charged with raping foster children

An accused serial rapist has been identified and charged in St. Louis County.  One victim reported the rape to police, and since then, others have come forward.

LA County To Access Criminal Waivers For Foster Parents, Social Workers

LA County To Access Criminal Waivers For Foster Parents, Social Workers

A new state law could allow social workers in Los Angeles County to find out if any foster parent or agency worker has a criminal past.

Abuse Cases in British City Long Ignored, Report Says

Abuse Cases in British City Long Ignored, Report Says

A report released on Tuesday on accusations of widespread sexual abuse in the northern England city of Rotherham found that about 1,400 minors — some as young as 11 years old — were beaten, raped and trafficked from 1997 to 2013 as the local authorities ignored a series of red flags.

Gay youths more likely to report trouble in foster care, study finds

Gay youths more likely to report trouble in foster care, study finds

Gay foster youths are twice as likely to report being treated poorly by the foster care system than their straight counterparts, according to a new study of Los Angeles County's foster care system.

Immigration Courts Struggle With Children’s Cases

Immigration Courts Struggle With Children’s Cases

Dozens of children filled the halls inside a federal courthouse in lower Manhattan on Tuesday, piling into crowded courtrooms as they waited for their turn before an immigration judge.



Case worker investigated for leaving foster child in car

Case worker investigated for leaving foster child in car

Bryce is a happy two-and-a-half-year-old boy, according to his father Michael Casarez.

Caseworker, 3 Others Charged in Girl's Death

Caseworker, 3 Others Charged in Girl's Death

A Broward grand jury has charged a child welfare caseworker and three other women after a severely disabled girl died while under state care.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Congradulations to Anthonly Lingle and Hailey

It's nice to be able to post some good news every now and then.

I want to congratulate Anthony Lingle for the progress made in his 4 1/2 year fight against the wrongful adoption of his daughter.

From the Bring Hailey Home Page...

UPDATE! UPDATE! UPDATE! Still some details to be worked out but the adoption and guardianship petitions have been dismissed with prejudice!!!!!


Please keep them in your thoughts and prayers.  

Grandparents Could Help Bucks Social Services

Grandparents Could Help Bucks Social Services


It might help Social Workers to think more about the grandparents when they take a child into care, that's the idea from one woman in Aylesbury.

Social worker union says it has offer for county

Social worker union says it has offer for county

Butler County management and the social worker union are meeting today, and Union President Becky Palmer says she has an offer that comports with the county’s pay-for-performance plan.

Abusive Foster Parent and Alienation against Birth Mother

Abusive Foster Parent and Alienation against Birth Mother

A close friend of mine had two twin boys that were taken from her at age 6. They were adopted by a man who used to be her supervisor at her job during the time they were taken. She did not ask him to adopt her children but he did this on his own accord and possibly as a move to gain control over her since he was interested in her intimately. He is about 20 years older than she is and is now retired. The kids are now 16 and they still live with the adoptive parent although he has allowed her to move into the house as well. She has since gotten her life back together and is involved in the daily lives of her children. 

Crying, foster mother tells inquiry details of infant’s death

Crying, foster mother tells inquiry details of infant’s death

An inquiry into the 2010 death of an infant in provincial care heard Monday that a review done three years earlier by child welfare authorities described a “struggling foster home.”

Lawmakers call for end to reckless prescribing of psych meds to California foster kids

Lawmakers call for end to reckless prescribing of psych meds to California foster kids

Some of the state's most influential lawmakers on Monday called on California's foster care system to stop the reckless prescribing of psychiatric medications to troubled children, demanding the state quit spending tens of millions of tax dollars on such risky therapies.

Judge orders Henderson County man freed after 20 years

Judge orders Henderson County man freed after 20 years

A judge on Monday dismissed all charges and vacated the sentence of a man who has spent more than 20 years in prison on convictions of multiple sex crimes against three children.

Note: Please pay particular attention to what this says about the kids testimony.

Monday, August 25, 2014

Foster care in Texas faces unclear future

Foster care in Texas faces unclear future

Texas officials have worked for years to change how they manage contractors who care for abused and neglected children. But the effort continues to sputter. Providence Service Corp. of Texas, a for-profit company, recently said it wanted out of a five-year, $150 million contract that made it the sole firm charged with buying and coordinating foster care-related services in a wide swath of West Texas.

Colorado needs 574 more child-welfare caseworkers, study finds

Colorado needs 574 more child-welfare caseworkers, study finds

Colorado's child-protection system is overburdened and may need 574 more caseworkers to handle the work, a 49 percent increase, according to a state study released Monday.

Long Beach family told by county: Medicate foster kids or lose $900 a month

Long Beach family told by county: Medicate foster kids or lose $900 a month

Leslie May and her spouse, Anita, receive $2,400 a month in county assistance for their three adopted foster children, but that money may be cut by $900 if they refuse to medicate their children with psychotropic drugs.

Drugging our kids: ‘Do benefits outweigh the risks?’

Drugging our kids: ‘Do benefits outweigh the risks?’

When federal regulators determine that a medication is safe and effective, they assure the public with the FDA stamp of approval on the bottle’s label.

Pasadena foster child was taking 10 different medications

Pasadena foster child was taking 10 different medications

When Manny left the foster care system at age 18 he had been taking 10 different medications for anger and depression for two years.

When prescribing psychotropic drugs for foster children, San Bernardino County has extra safeguard in place

When prescribing psychotropic drugs for foster children, San Bernardino County has extra safeguard in place

For more than two years, child psychiatrists employed by the county have been reviewing behavior-altering drugs prescribed for children under the county’s foster care program.

Drugging our kids: Children in California’s foster care system are prescribed risky medications

Drugging our kids: Children in California’s foster care system are prescribed risky medications

They are wrenched from abusive homes, uprooted again and again, often with their life’s belongings stuffed into a trash bag.

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Your kids teacher is probably a CPS Rat

Column: New school year may mean increase in child abuse or neglect reports

As summer vacation winds down, the end of August  brings  the coming of a new school year for many children.

Note: This article is totally fluffed but it speaks worlds of truth too.

Nottinghamshire social workers criticised in serious case review

Nottinghamshire social workers criticised in serious case review

A serious case review has criticised a county council's child social care team after a girl under five was sexually and physically abused.

Woman Pleads No Contest To Child Abuse Charges After Foster Son Nearly Drowns In Hot Tub

Woman Pleads No Contest To Child Abuse Charges After Foster Son Nearly Drowns In Hot Tub

A Springs woman pleaded "no contest" to charges of child abuse after a 5-year-old under her care got into a hot tub unsupervised and nearly drowned.

Police say caseworker lied before child died

Police say caseworker lied before child died

A caseworker was arrested Friday, charged with lying about the well-being of a tot who was being tormented. The girl was later found dead.

Friday, August 22, 2014

Judge weighing whether lawsuit against DCF in El Dorado girl’s death should proceed

Judge weighing whether lawsuit against DCF in El Dorado girl’s death should proceed

A judge heard arguments Thursday but didn’t rule on whether a lawsuit over the killing of an 18-month-old El Dorado girl should be dismissed.

The lawsuit, filed in Sedgwick County District Court by Jayla Haag’s father, contends that the Kansas Department for Children and Families failed to protect the girl after knowing she was living in an El Dorado drug house and being abused.



Ex-caseworker charged with falsifying records prior to toddle's death bonds out of jail

Ex-caseworker charged with falsifying records prior to toddle's death bonds out of jail

The former caseworker who was supervising a 2-year-old Seminole County girl before she was killed has been charged.

Teen calls DCF ineffective, calls for action following murder-suicide

Teen calls DCF ineffective, calls for action following murder-suicide

It's been nearly a year since a murder-suicide rocked the town of Coventry.

Pueblo foster parents facing charges in child abuse case

Pueblo foster parents facing charges in child abuse case

A Pueblo man and woman who were in the process of trying to adopt a child are now facing criminal charges in connection with that child's abuse.

Barbara Brooks: Former foster parent pleads guilty to raping children, gets 7 years behind bars

Barbara Brooks: Former foster parent pleads guilty to raping children, gets 7 years behind bars

A Colerain Township woman accused of sexually abusing children she babysat pleaded guilty to rape charges Friday in a plea deal.

Washington County improperly placed juvenile offenders, fired employee claims

Washington County improperly placed juvenile offenders, fired employee claims

A former Washington County juvenile probation officer has sued the county, its president judge and other officials, saying he was fired after he blew the whistle about allegedly inappropriate placement of children in detention facilities.




Recommendations to fix child welfare go nowhere, experts say

Recommendations to fix child welfare go nowhere, experts say

Alberta is failing to track and implement recommendations aimed at improving the child welfare system, a panel of government-appointed experts said Thursday.

Report: DCF must do better at tracking kids who ‘age out’

Report: DCF must do better at tracking kids who ‘age out’

Alixes Rosado stopped speaking to his family when his mother threw him out of the family home in New Britain. He was 12.


Social workers can now check if foster parents have criminal pasts

Social workers can now check if foster parents have criminal pasts

In response to a series of scandals involving mistreatment of children under state supervision, Gov. Jerry Brown on Thursday signed into law new rules giving county social workers access to the criminal histories of foster parents and employees at foster care contractors before abused and neglected children are placed in their care.

W-B couple file appeal for right to foster

W-B couple file appeal for right to foster

The Wilkes-Barre couple whose adopted son abused a 7-year-old Scranton boy placed in their care by Lackawanna County’s child protection agency lost their right to host foster children.

They are trying to get it back.

Note: Well f*** them!

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Former DHR case worker forced sex acts 'in return for not taking her kids,' woman claims in lawsuit

Former DHR case worker forced sex acts 'in return for not taking her kids,' woman claims in lawsuit

A former Department of Human Resources case worker who faces criminal charges in a sexual assault investigation has now been named by the alleged victim in a civil lawsuit.

Child welfare system must be improved

Child welfare system must be improved

Tina Fontaine, the 15-year-old Manitoba teenager whose body was found discarded in a bag dumped into the Red River, joins the list of 1,200 murdered and missing aboriginal women across Canada.

New leads in search for brothers missing from foster home in Sunderland

New leads in search for brothers missing from foster home in Sunderland

Police say they have had a good response to appeals to trace three Polish brothers who are missing from their foster home in Sunderland.

26 children died while under province's protection since 2009

26 children died while under province's protection since 2009

Documents obtained by CBC News under Access to Information have revealed that more than two dozen children under the province's protection have died since the formation of the Newfoundland and Labrador Child, Youth and Family Services department in 2009.

Note: Not as bad as Alberta, but still...

Nearly 300 women, children deported from immigration detention centers

Nearly 300 women, children deported from immigration detention centers

Nearly 300 Central American women and children have been deported from family detention centers that opened in the wake of a recent influx of people illegally crossing the Southwest border.

Non-striking social workers allegedly warned against picketing

Non-striking social workers allegedly warned against picketing

Members of the Butler County Children Services Independent Union say their non-striking co-workers have allegedly been told if they join their peers on the picket line during their off-time as a show of support, they also would be considered as “on strike.”

Homeless girl, 15, ran away from foster home

Homeless girl, 15, ran away from foster home

A 15-year-old girl, found living with her homeless mother and placed into a foster home on Aug. 12, ran away the next day and has not been seen since.

Summer Camp Reconnects Siblings Separated by Foster Care System



Summer Camp Reconnects Siblings Separated by Foster Care System

Brothers and sisters torn apart by foster care or adoption get to see each other for one glorious week every year, at a summer camp that aims to reconnect separated siblings.

Note: Every summer we see these heart warming news stories pop up about the wonderful people who are helping siblings who were separated in foster care to reconnect.  There is hardly any mention of the pricks who make it so they end up being separated in the first place.  For example, the wanna be adoptive parents who say, "I'll take the baby!"  

How to End the Criminalization of America’s Mothers

How to End the Criminalization of America’s Mothers

Nightmarish stories about about the criminalizing of motherhood have been making headlines of late. There was Shanesha Taylor, arrested on child abuse charges for leaving her kids in a car to go to a job interview; Debra Harrell, locked up for child abuse for letting her 9-year-old play at a nearby park while she worked her shift at McDonald’s; Mallory Loyola, the first woman to be charged under a new Tennessee law that makes it a crime to take drugs while pregnant; and Eileen Dinino, who died serving a jail sentence because she was too poor to pay legal fees from her kids’ truancy cases. Other countries provide social programs and income supports for poor single mothers; in the United States, we arrest them. This week at The Curve, we ask contributors what, in their view, is driving America’s assault on mothers, and what is the remedy?

DHHS in trouble with the feds again

DHHS in trouble with the feds again

The news that federal officials have asked Nebraska to repay $2.5 million because the state failed to pursue rebates on prescription medicines should come as no surprise.

Woman Charged for Sexual Relationship with Foster Child


A woman in Morgantown could be facing 20 years in prison for allegedly having a sexual relationship with an underage foster child.


Huppenthal asks for $1M to deal with migrant children

Huppenthal asks for $1M to deal with migrant children

Arizona is asking the federal government for $1 million to pay for educating the 202 unaccompanied minors who have relocated here after fleeing violence in their homelands.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

2 foster children who drowned could not swim

2 foster children who drowned could not swim

A review has found a 4-year-old boy and his 6-year-old sister who were in foster care and drowned at a Central Texas lake could not swim and did not wear life jackets.

Scranton boy, 7, placed in foster home with abuser, lawsuit says

Scranton boy, 7, placed in foster home with abuser, lawsuit says

A federal lawsuit says a child welfare agency in northeastern Pennsylvania knowingly placed a 7-year-old Scranton boy in foster care with a couple whose 18-year-old adopted son had a history of sexual abuse.


Md. agency failed to monitor placement of foster children, audit says


Some foster children were placed in the care of relatives with a history of alleged abuse or neglect because Maryland's social services agency did not properly monitor local agencies, according to a new audit.

Former foster parent jailed

Former foster parent jailed 

JUSTICE: Richard Fildey, 46, gets 30 months behind bars



Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Maine attorney general dismayed by LePage's delay in signing off on pay boost for assistants

Maine attorney general dismayed by LePage's delay in signing off on pay boost for assistants

Maine Attorney General Janet Mills and some lawmakers are raising concerns about Gov. Paul LePage's delay in signing off on a pay boost for assistant attorneys general.

Note: Many of these pieces of crap are lawyers for CPS.

Social worker suspended after ‘flawed’ risk assessment of knife incident

Social worker suspended after ‘flawed’ risk assessment of knife incident

A social worker who made a “flawed” risk assessment of a situation where a daughter attacked her mother with a knife has been suspended from practice.

Butler County social workers walk the picket line

Butler County social workers walk the picket line

A Butler County foster mom is viewing the ongoing Children Services strike with no small measure of trepidation, but she doesn’t blame the workers for abandoning their posts.

Warning of ‘baby industry’ system

Warning of ‘baby industry’ system

PLANS to further deregulate inter-country adoptions risk ­creating a “baby industry” for middle-class couples while increasing overseas abductions and child trafficking, the government has been warned.

LGBT Movement Forces Child Welfare Services, Run By Churches, To Close


Senator Mike Enzi (R-WY) recently introduced a bill in the Senate titled the Child Welfare Provider Inclusion Act of 2014. Its purpose is “to prohibit governmental entities from discriminating or taking an adverse action against a child welfare service provider on the basis that the provider declines to provide a child welfare service that conflicts, or under circumstances that conflict, with the sincerely held religious beliefs or moral convictions of the provider.”

Australia to free children from immigration detention centres

Australia to free children from immigration detention centres

The Australian government announced plans on Tuesday to release just under 20% of children kept in immigration detention centres, following criticism from human rights advocates that detaining minors in such conditions is tantamount to ‘child abuse.’

Disturbing footage of child abuse at Egyptian orphanage sparks outrage

Disturbing footage of child abuse at Egyptian orphanage sparks outrage





Wife films secret footage of orphanage manager beating children with a stick and kicking them until they burst into tears in case that has shocked Egypt A wi.

Shocking video: Orphaned children beaten, tortured in school in Egypt Wife films shocking video of Kids beaten, tortured in orphanage by husband Wife films s.

Wife films secret footage of orphanage manager beating children with a stick and kicking them until they burst into tears in case that has shocked Egypt The .

A shocking video of Egypt's Orphanage manager Osama Othman who has been charged with torturing 13 children has gone viral. The video was taken by his now est.

Monday, August 18, 2014

Deficiencies cited in drowning deaths of 2 foster children

Deficiencies cited in drowning deaths of 2 foster children

More details are being released about what led to the drowning deaths of two foster children at Lake Georgetown last month. The state agency in charge is now demanding change to prevent any other accidents.

'Crisis' as Desperate Need for Foster Parents Emerges in Erie County

'Crisis' as Desperate Need for Foster Parents Emerges in Erie County

The number of kids referred for foster care by Erie County's Child Protective Services has increased in the past two years, which foster agencies said Monday highlights the desperate need for more foster parents.

Note: A pattern can be seen here.

  1. CPS fucks up and fails to protect a kid.
  2. You criticize them.
  3. CPS Agents can't handle the criticism, so they go of on child snatching sprees because it's better to be safe than sorry.
  4. They take too many kids.
  5. They lower their standards in order to house them all.
  6. More kids die as a result.
This is propaganda that is trying to convince the world that there is a desperate need to snatch more kids when there is a more realistic need to take less and help strengthen more families.

Social Workers Snatch Sick Kids

Social Workers Snatch Sick Kids

Lane Funkhouser, his wife Susan, and their two children (whom we will call James and Kat) were all very sick. They went to their family doctor, who was unable to diagnose the problem.

Sherburne foster care provider loses license

Sherburne foster care provider loses license

A Sherburne County foster care provider's license has been revoked after she was found responsible for abusing a foster child last year.

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Family protests against social services

Family protests against social services

One little girl’s family is desperate to bring her home and find justice for her situation, which they are blaming on a slow and apathetic bureaucracy.

Parents Who Lost Kids After Unqualified Medical Diagnosis Sue Social Service Workers

Parents Who Lost Kids After Unqualified Medical Diagnosis Sue Social Service Workers

A Virginia homeschool family has filed suit after a social worker allegedly concocted a false medical diagnosis that government bureaucrats used to take away their children.

Plan To Send Immigrant Children To NY Causes Uproar

Plan To Send Immigrant Children To NY Causes Uproar

The possibility that a suburban New York church would play host to some of the tens of thousands of immigrant children illegally crossing the United States’ border with Mexico to reunite with family is causing an uproar in one Long Island community.

Priest steals babies for adoption

Priest steals babies for adoption


Chile’s Catholic church confirmed on Tuesday that a priest was instrumental in the forced adoption of at least two babies without the knowledge of their mothers, and had also maintained an “inappropriate relationship’’ with one mother.

Some grand jurors critical of own report hailing DCF improvements

Some grand jurors critical of own report hailing DCF improvements

Note: And if these grand jurors don't start getting with the program, DCF is likely to snatch their kids too.

Three years ago, a Miami grand jury wrote a scathing report suggesting that “utter failure” on the part of Florida’s child welfare agency resulted in the gruesome death of a 10-year-old twin, who had been tortured, starved and locked in a bathtub on and off for months.

How To Set Off The Child Worshipers

Grandma's Controversial Facebook Photos of Baby Roasting in Pan Draw Attention of Sheriff, CPS

What started out as a couple of prank photos posted by a grandmother in Ohio has now turned into an investigation into an infant's welfare, in which CPS and local authorities are involved.

Abuse of kids in care: state acts

Abuse of kids in care: state acts

A FORMER South Australian Supreme Court judge will lead a royal commission into the safety and welfare of children in state care in the aftermath of revelations that a government-employed carer allegedly raped seven preschoolers.

Former DoCS case worker Carolyn Quinn denies she failed to protect children TB and DC from abusive stepfather

Former DoCS case worker Carolyn Quinn denies she failed to protect children TB and DC from abusive stepfather

A former Department of Community Services (DoCS) case worker being sued by two victims of child sexual abuse has denied that she failed to protect them from their abusive stepfather.

Foster siblings split up by adoption reunite at summer camp

Foster siblings split up by adoption reunite at summer camp

It's only a week-long summer camp, but the time spent is precious to Kyler South and Kimmie Helensky. The teenagers are brother and sister, but they got split apart years ago by the state foster care system, and now they've been adopted by different families.

Drugs and foster kids: too much, too young?

Drugs and foster kids: too much, too young?

For Cameron O'Malley, weekends at his sister's house meant tucking a pair of jeans, a few shirts and his toothbrush into his backpack. The 15-year-old's foster mom would zip a weekend's worth of pills the size of jelly beans into plastic baggies.

South Carolina mom who left daughter at park sues TV station

South Carolina mom who left daughter at park sues TV station

WJBF-TV, the ABC affiliate in North Augusta, S.C., posted video Monday of the police interrogation of Debra Harrell, the mom charged with a felony for leaving her 9-year-old daughter at a busy park while she worked at a nearby McDonald’s.

FEMALE FUGITIVE ARRESTED FOR ALLEGEDLY TORTURING ADOPTED CENTRAL AMERICAN CHILDREN

Janet Killough Barreto was on the U.S. Marshal's 15 Most Wanted list for allegedly torturing children that she had adopted in Central America. Police pursued her for five years and finally caught her in a Portland, Oregon shopping mall.

Foster care services concerned about bad rep from recent cases

Foster care services concerned about bad rep from recent cases

Note:  Well they do kind of suck.  They  fuck these kids up.  They kill them, rape them or get stoned and leave them in hot cars.  And I'm only using what they give me to work with.

It has been a tough month for foster care after several criminal cases involving foster parents.  Statistically speaking though, these types of incidents are few and far between.

HIQA: Almost 80 children in foster care had no social worker

HIQA: Almost 80 children in foster care had no social worker

A HIQA report into foster care services in the Mid-West has found a shortage of resources and key personnel.

Bond for couple accused of abusing foster kids lowered

Bond for couple accused of abusing foster kids lowered

Glenda and Stacy Griffin appeared in court Thursday morning via webcam from their separate jail cells. They’re charged with abusing eight foster children in their care.

MAN ACCUSED OF KILLING COUSIN, FOSTER DAUGHTER AFTER CHILD PORN DISCOVERY

MAN ACCUSED OF KILLING COUSIN, FOSTER DAUGHTER AFTER CHILD PORN DISCOVERY

Authorities say a New Jersey man who served 13 years in prison for aggravated sexual assault strangled his cousin and her foster daughter after the woman caught him taking pornographic photos of the 10-year-old.

Friday, August 15, 2014

Thursday, August 14, 2014


And Legally Kidnapped exposes the flaws in social workers.
The deaths of two Vermont infants this year prompted a legislative probe into the Department for Children and Families. And frontline social workers are now coming forward to help lawmakers improve child protection services.
But forget about hearing anything their victims have to say.
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And then there's this.
Kerrie Johnson, a former social worker in Morrisville who left the department recently to go to law school, said she’s been frustrated by the inability to admit hearsay into family court hearings. When children tell doctors, for instance, that their injuries were inflicted by a care giver, that information can’t be admitted in court. And she said abusive parents can easily convince children to change their testimony before a judge. 
“And I just very recently was called to testify at a hearing in which we lost, and the child went home in a very serious physical abuse case, because we could not introduce this child’s statements,” Johnson said.
I'll bet parents could talk toh

Cousin charged in slaying of woman, foster child

Cousin charged in slaying of woman, foster child

Authorities have charged a cousin in the strangulation deaths of a New Jersey woman and her foster daughter after they say he was caught taking pornographic photos of the 10-year-old.

Grandma Thinks Photo of Baby in Roasting Pan Is Funny, CPS Not So Sure

Grandma Thinks Photo of Baby in Roasting Pan Is Funny, CPS Not So Sure

Sheaks says she'll never take photos like this again, even though she thinks they're funny and everyone in the family has always liked them. She's learned her lesson, she says—not that there was anything wrong with the photos, but that other people are too uptight.

Note: Yup!  Under this current culture of self-righteous diaper sniffing child loving freaks who can't mind their own business and worry about their own kids, we must cater to their fears instead of pissing on their lack of a sense of humor.

Foster dad convicted of sexually abusing three children

Foster dad convicted of sexually abusing three children

A Republic man was convicted today of sexual abusing three foster kids in his care.

Immigrant Kids Detained At Border Appear In Manhattan Court

Immigrant Kids Detained At Border Appear In Manhattan Court

About 30 immigrant children caught alone at the Mexican border are appearing one by one in a Manhattan courtroom Wednesday.

CYFD alters visitation policy

CYFD alters visitation policy

The state's Children Youth and Families Department has changed its supervised visit policy.

Supervised visit changes; CYFD workers disciplined

Casey County Foster Mom Arrested After Children Found Wandering

Casey County Foster Mom Arrested After Children Found Wandering

Police arrested a Casey County foster mother after store employees found two children wandering in a parking lot. The children were found at Shopko on Wolford Avenue in Liberty off US 127.

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Abolishing the Broken US Juvenile Justice System

Abolishing the Broken US Juvenile Justice System

By the time I was 7 years old I knew drugs were bad. I didn’t need a parent to sit me down on their knee and tell me this because Saturday morning cartoons were frequently interrupted by an advertisement brought to me by Partnership for a Drug-Free America in which an 18-year-old Rachael Leigh Cook smashed an egg, and then her entire kitchen, and told me this was so.

Save Foster Children From The Streets

Save Foster Children From The Streets

"One more thug off the streets."

Those were the words used to describe the death of a young man whom I had spent time in foster care with. He was shot to death after an alleged robbery. Out of respect for his family and his privacy, I won't speculate on what I believe may have led him to do this. But I will say that he was a loving, caring young man who was struggling to survive on the streets of New Haven after being failed by multiple public systems.

KSN investigates safeguards to keep foster children safe

KSN investigates safeguards to keep foster children safe

After the Garden City Police Department arrested two people on suspicion of abuse against foster children, KSN is investigating what safeguards Kansas has put in place to keep foster children safe.

FRONT-LINE DCF SOCIAL WORKERS SHARE THEIR FRUSTRATIONS

FRONT-LINE DCF SOCIAL WORKERS SHARE THEIR FRUSTRATIONS

Social workers Tuesday told lawmakers about huge workloads, bad policies and how frustrating it is when they can’t help families as much as they would like.

Note: No but they love stealing children.

Report: New Mexico Slow To Start Child Visit Program

Report: New Mexico Slow To Start Child Visit Program

A new evaluation says New Mexico's embattled child welfare agency has been slow to set up home visiting services two years after winning a federal grant.

Honduran Family Reunites In The U.S. After 10 Years Apart

Honduran Family Reunites In The U.S. After 10 Years Apart

The mother arrived early at Miami International Airport, pacing the baggage claim hall until, at last, she spotted her.

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Three foster brothers missing after bike ride to Sunderland park

Three foster brothers missing after bike ride to Sunderland park

Three foster brothers have gone missing after setting out for a bike ride to their local park.


PARENTS UNITED Protest at liverpool family court stop social services taking our kids

Unsupervised Children: Independent or Against the Law?

Unsupervised Children: Independent or Against the Law?

Our nation has adopted a new habit of charging parents with felonies for teaching their children independence. From Florida to South Carolina to Ohio to Tennessee, parents of elementary age children are being carted off to jail for allowing their children to play in parks by themselves. There is no federal legislation that designates what age is too young to leave children unsupervised. Most states merely adhere to the guideline that leaving a child unattended in imminent danger is a criminal offense. But it’s absolutely ludicrous to charge parents, who sometimes have no other options, with child abuse or maltreatment for merely allowing their children to experience the world on their own.

Garden City police arrest two for abuse against foster children

Garden City police arrest two for abuse against foster children

The Garden City Police Department arrested two people accused of abusing their foster children.

Beware Child Protective Services: What Victims, Advocates, and Mandated Reporters Need to Know

Beware Child Protective Services: What Victims, Advocates, and Mandated Reporters Need to Know

Probably no other public agency leaves victims and advocates more perplexed than Child Protective Services. On the one hand, people think of CPS with appreciation as they envision a selfless agency rescuing innocent children from horrific conditions. Indeed, CPS workers across the country do this routinely. The gratitude is deserved.


13 yr old Tx boy wants a voice



13 yr old from Texas was court ordered to remove this video of him telling his familys horrific story of injustice that led to him being abuse while cps did nothing from youtube.

Former social worker who arranged to have sex with eight-year-old girl jailed

Former social worker who arranged to have sex with eight-year-old girl jailed

Nicholas Allen, 54, thought he was meeting the mother and stepmother of the girl in order to carry out the sexual abuse, but was instead met by police, a court heard.

Monday, August 11, 2014

Teen attacks staff at Peterborough group home

Teen attacks staff at Peterborough group home

A teenage girl has been arrested after allegedly attacking a staff member at a Peterborough group home.

Former Community Services worker sued for failing to protect sisters from sexually abusive stepfather

Former Community Services worker sued for failing to protect sisters from sexually abusive stepfather

After suffering years of sexual abuse at the hands of their stepfather, two sisters are suing a former community services case worker and the NSW Government for failing to protect them.

TEXAS JUDGE ORDERS REMOVAL OF YOUTUBE VIDEO EXPOSING ABUSE IN FOSTER CARE SYSTEM

TEXAS JUDGE ORDERS REMOVAL OF YOUTUBE VIDEO EXPOSING ABUSE IN FOSTER CARE SYSTEM

In a continuing cover-up by Child Protective Services (“CPS’) in Texas, Judge Keith Dean this week ordered the removal of a YouTube video produced by a 13-year-old boy that exposes the sexual and physical abuse that he and his brother endured while in CPS foster care. The video also reveals the 377-day nightmare suffered by him and his six siblings after they were ripped from their loving family and placed in four different foster care facilities out of county. The mother told Breitbart Texas “they are trying to rake this abuse under the rug.” Breitbart Texas has procured the YouTube video from a source outside the family.

Children ‘sexually abused’ in Egypt orphanage

Children ‘sexually abused’ in Egypt orphanage

Justice Organization for Development and Human Rights (JODHR) issued a report of leaked documents from the Rescue Childhood Association confirming the existence of sexual assault on the children there, Youm7 reported Friday.

Drug testing of Kansas foster parents no cure-all, experts say

Drug testing of Kansas foster parents no cure-all, experts say

After recent allegations that a 10-month-old girl died from being left in a hot car and that her foster parent was smoking marijuana and watching TV when he realized she was still outside, some Wichitans called for drug testing.

Report: Child deaths in care of DFCS double last year's tally

Report: Child deaths in care of DFCS double last year's tally

The Northeast Georgia region tallied twice the number of child deaths in 2013 as the year before for those in the custody of the Division of Family and Children Services, fitting into trends seen statewide.

Miss. judge bars couple from grandsons

Miss. judge bars couple from grandsons

A Lincoln County judge has thwarted an Ohio couple’s efforts to gain custody of their grandchildren who are in foster care, even as Mississippi has failed to fully comply with a federal lawsuit settlement stemming from its handling of children in state custody.


Too much, too young? One in three Wyoming foster care children prescribed psychotropic drugs


For Cameron O’Malley, weekends at his sister’s house meant tucking a pair of jeans, a few shirts and his toothbrush into his backpack. The 15-year-old’s foster mom would zip a weekend’s worth of pills the size of jelly beans into plastic baggies.

Kansas DCF Reinstates Foster Care Agency Following Inspection

Kansas DCF Reinstates Foster Care Agency Following Inspection

After the death of a 10-month-old baby, the Kansas Department of Children and Families (DCF) suspended placements with TFI, a subcontracted foster care organization that sponsored the home where the child died. In a press release, DCF Secretary Phyllis Gilmore stated that they will resume placements with TFI.

Miami, Orlando immigration courts fast track juvenile deportation proceeding

Miami, Orlando immigration courts fast track juvenile deportation proceeding

Acting on orders from the Obama administration, immigration courts in Orlando and Miami have created accelerated dockets for unaccompanied minors and families, prioritizing their cases as part of a national effort to stem the flood of Central Americans crossing into the United States illegally.

Child deaths in Georgia rise in 2013 despite child protective agency's contact with families

Child deaths in Georgia rise in 2013 despite child protective agency's contact with families

A new report says 180 children in Georgia died last year after the state's child protection agency had contact with their family.

County tackles growing child welfare caseloads

County tackles growing child welfare caseloads

Large worker caseloads aren’t a new issue for Clark County’s child welfare agency.

In 2007, consultant Edward E. Cotton even suggested that the county’s Department of Family Services establish caseload sizes based on standards set by the Washington, D.C.-based Child Welfare League of America or other national groups, but that recommendation was never followed. Nevada doesn’t have a regulation that caps the number of cases that a social worker is assigned.

Saturday, August 09, 2014

'Why I falsely accused father of abusing daughter': Police leant on me to stand by claim, social worker told tribunal

'Why I falsely accused father of abusing daughter': Police leant on me to stand by claim, social worker told tribunal


A social worker who accused an innocent father of abusing his daughter has claimed the police put pressure on her to stand by the lie.

Lawsuit: 12-year-old DSS placed in Boys Home sexually abused multiple times

Lawsuit: 12-year-old DSS placed in Boys Home sexually abused multiple times

The state’s child-welfare agency is named as one of the defendants in a lawsuit alleging that a 12-year-old was sexually abused while at the Boys Home of the South, the Anderson Independent-Mail reports.

Man gets life after wife's stabbing death

Man gets life after wife's stabbing death

A judge has sentenced a northeast Ohio man to life in prison for a conspiracy that led to his foster daughter allegedly stabbing his wife to death.

Foster kids get chance to reconnect with siblings

Foster kids get chance to reconnect with siblings

About 100 foster children are getting an opportunity to spend some quality time with their siblings this weekend.

Internal Gov’t Emails Regarding the Justina Pelletier Case Revealed

Internal Gov’t Emails Regarding the Justina Pelletier Case Revealed

WTIC-TV reporter Beau Berman, who was the first to break the story about the now 16-year-old whose parents were accused of medical child abuse and lost custody after they tried to discharge her from Boston Children’s Hospital when they disagreed with a diagnosis and treatment plan, recently obtained emails from government officials pertaining to the case through a Freedom of Information Act request.

DCF Works With Agency To Relieve Miami Foster-Care Overflow

DCF Works With Agency To Relieve Miami Foster-Care Overflow

Note: Translation to Reality:  They're taking too many kids.

The Florida Department of Children and Families is working with the agency that oversees child welfare in Miami to resolve issues that have included an overflow of kids in the area’s foster-care system.

Number of children being raised solely by grandparents way up

Number of children being raised solely by grandparents way up

The number of children being raised by their grandparents shot up, doubling from 2000's 2.4 million to 4.9 million in 2010, according to U.S. Census figures.

Foster care cases to remain open to the public under new order

Foster care cases to remain open to the public under new order

Los Angeles County court hearings to decide whether a potentially endangered child should be removed from his or her parents and placed in foster care will remain largely open to the media and public under a new judicial order.

Friday, August 08, 2014

Obama Foster Plan for Illegal Kids “Ripe for Abuse”

Obama Foster Plan for Illegal Kids “Ripe for Abuse”

Current plans to put many of the illegal immigrant children now being held by the government into foster care is a strategy that is “ripe for abuse.”  In an discussion with host Rick Amato on the One America News Network, Project 21 co-chairman Cherylyn Harley LeBon noted an overwhelming number of young illegals here in the United States “can’t speak English” and are “not familiar with American culture whatsoever,” and they risk being lost or abused by a foster care system that cannot be trusted to run efficiently even without having to deal with the recent influx of thousands of children coming here alone from Latin America.

DCS says it didn't have money to pay adoption subsidies

DCS says it didn't have money to pay adoption subsidies

A La Porte woman says the Indiana Department of Child Services is to blame for denying payment to her and at least 1,400 other families that have adopted special needs children from the state's foster care system since 2009.

DCF resumes placement with foster care subcontractor

DCF resumes placement with foster care subcontractor

After suspending foster care placements with a subcontractor that sponsored a Wichita foster home where a 10-month-old girl died after being left in a hot car, the state has allowed placements to resume, a state agency said Friday.

Police: Missing teen mother and baby taken from foster home found in Hudson, Wis.

Police: Missing teen mother and baby taken from foster home found in Hudson, Wis.

Police say a suburban Twin Cities teenage mother missing along with her baby have been found in western Wisconsin and the teen's father has been arrested.

Foster father convicted of indecent assault

Foster father convicted of indecent assault

A FOSTER parent who indecently assaulted a child in his care has been convicted and fined $5000.

DCF Chief Joette Katz Must Be Fired Over Child Deaths

DCF Chief Joette Katz Must Be Fired Over Child Deaths

Sarah Eagan, the state's child advocate, released her long-awaited report on 2013 child fatalities. It includes this chilling conclusion: "2013 was an unprecedented year for infant and toddler homicide." The 34-page report highlights fatal failures of the Department of Children and Families that are condemning some babies to death.

Note: Until they realize and that no child welfare system can be perfect, that they're not going to achieve a 100% success rate outside of some Minority Report type synopsis, and that all they can hope to achieve is the best that anybody can do, they're not going to be happy.

Sure it's a horrible tragedy when a child dies from abuse or neglect.

Thursday, August 07, 2014

Charges dropped against foster mom accused of neglect

Charges dropped against foster mom accused of neglect

Prosecutors have dropped the charges against a foster mother who was recently charged with child neglect after leaving a toddler inside of a car in Orlando.

LePage: State should take children from drug-users who won’t enter rehab

LePage: State should take children from drug-users who won’t enter rehab

Gov. Paul LePage said Wednesday he believes that if welfare recipients use drugs and refuse to go to rehab, the state should take their children away.

Foster care watchdog says reform has slowed

Foster care watchdog says reform has slowed

A foster care watchdog will issue a report Tuesday saying the pace of reform for L.A. County's troubled child welfare system has slowed over the past few months.

Foster parent shortage takes growing toll on children

Foster parent shortage takes growing toll on children

Veteran foster parent Mika Hobbs was surprisingly frank when she confessed how nerve-racking her job can be.

Note: So is taking too many kids.

Foster carers' rights after a child dies: Monica Perrett case backed by SA private member's bill


An Opposition private member's bill has gone to the South Australian Parliament seeking to give foster carers improved legal rights after a child dies.

Note: These foster parents who kill kids should be given to the real parents for re-education.  

Florida courts gear up to deal with border children

Florida courts gear up to deal with border children

Florida immigration courts, swamped by a growing stream of unaccompanied children who illegally crossed the Southwestern border, are creating "rocket dockets" to quickly decide whether they should be sent back to their turbulent homelands.

Wednesday, August 06, 2014

Family of child who died in foster care wants her memory to live

Family of child who died in foster care wants her memory to live

The child known as Baby Dawn would have been 17-months-old this month. She likely would have been walking and learning to talk.

Nonprofit group, foster parents sue L.A. County over communication with DCFS

Nonprofit group, foster parents sue L.A. County over communication with DCFS

A nonprofit group and a trio of foster parents sued Los Angeles County on Wednesday, alleging the Department of Children and Family Services routinely fails to properly communicate with foster parents and violates notification requirements when children are removed from their homes.

Foster son accused in mother's death near Wasilla arraigned on murder charges

Foster son accused in mother's death near Wasilla arraigned on murder charges

Kenneth Adams, the 19-year-old accused of fatally stabbing his foster mother near Wasilla last month, was arraigned on murder charges during a Palmer Superior Court hearing on Monday.

ALBERTA CHILD ADVOCATE: FOSTER PARENTS SHOULDN'T SHARE BEDS WITH BABIES

ALBERTA CHILD ADVOCATE: FOSTER PARENTS SHOULDN'T SHARE BEDS WITH BABIES

The province's child and youth advocate wants the government to make it clear foster parents shouldn't share beds with infants in their care.

Note: Um... Duh... A foster parent who sleeps whit babies is kind of creepy.  If you know what I mean.

Director of Mexican youth shelter denies sexual abuse

Director of Mexican youth shelter denies sexual abuse

The founder of the shelter in the western Mexican state of Michoacan where authorities found some 500 children living in squalid conditions on Monday "categorically" denied sexual abusing the kids there.

County looks to tackle overcrowding, caseload at Child Haven

County looks to tackle overcrowding, caseload at Child Haven

Children being housed at Child Haven, who are among some of the most vulnerable in our community, may not be getting the care and attention they need.

Michele Bachmann admits children in foster care are lab rats

Michele Bachmann admits children in foster care are lab rats

To a great surprise to many, Michele Bachmann has made a public admission that children in the United States foster care system are subject to medical experimentation.

Even though her powerful message was unintentionally ensconced within the hate-platform of non-American child protection, the meaning is evident with her legislation inspired by Justine Pelletier to end funding of medical experiments on foster children.

Tuesday, August 05, 2014

Argentina rights activist reunited with stolen grandson after 35 years

Argentina rights activist reunited with stolen grandson after 35 years

The 83-year-old head of a movement that works to track down babies stolen by Argentina's brutal 1976-83 military dictatorship has found her grandson after a 35-year search.

Child Protective Services dealing with large caseload



Workers for Child Protective Services are saying they are overworked and understaffed. The department is coming under fire today from its own workers who say children are falling through the cracks.

Note: I like how that baby-stealer threw in that blurb about kids being stuck in foster care who could transition to home.

Social worker pleads not guilty to raping foster child

Social worker pleads not guilty to raping foster child

A HUNTER Department of Family and Community Services caseworker accused of repeatedly raping a foster child has denied the allegations and suggestions that he altered his penis to thwart a description provided by the girl.

LGBT groups react with condemnation to proposed ‘adoption discrimination’ in US

LGBT groups react with condemnation to proposed ‘adoption discrimination’ in US

Bid launched to ensure religiously-affiliated adoption agencies continue to receive US funding even if they refuse to deal with LGBT prospective parents

'Game of Thrones' reminded Wichita foster dad he left baby in car

'Game of Thrones' reminded Wichita foster dad he left baby in car

A child crying on the television show "Game of Thrones" jogged a foster parent's memory that he had left a 10-month-old girl inside a sweltering car while he and his partner smoked marijuana at their house, a police affidavit released Monday says.

Mom devastated after death of Veronica Roach and Joan Colbert in Long Branch

Mom devastated after death of Veronica Roach and Joan Colbert in Long Branch

The biological mother of a 10-year-old girl found dead inside a Long Branch apartment with the woman who was raising her says she is devastated by the loss.

Parents reunited with baby they gave up for adoption 46 years ago

Parents reunited with baby they gave up for adoption 46 years ago

A teenage mum and dad have been reunited with their daughter 46 years after they were forced to give her up for adoption.

Authorities still seeking answers in killings of Long Branch woman, foster child

Authorities still seeking answers in killings of Long Branch woman, foster child

Three days after a young girl and her foster mother were found dead in their Lippincott home, authorities are still searching for answers in the killings.

Monday, August 04, 2014

Alex Jones Impersonates a CPS (Child Protective Services) Judge

Hamill: Court ruling allowing parents to spank their kids could lead to further abuse

Hamill: Court ruling allowing parents to spank their kids could lead to further abuse

The New York Appellate Division ruled on July 19 that it was a 'reasonable use of force' when a Long Island father spanked his 8-year-old son for cursing at a party. The spanking also did not constitute excessive corporal punishment, the panel ruled. But this ruling sets a scary legal precedent and seems to be following a national pattern of making corporal punishment of children acceptable.

Note: Sometimes I post just so you'll know what's being said.


More Time in Foster Care Linked to More Psychotropic Medicating

More Time in Foster Care Linked to More Psychotropic Medicating

Children as young as four in foster care are taking three or more psychotropic medications, and the length of time that children aged six or under are being medicated with psychotropics increases two-fold for every year that they live in foster care, according to a study in Psychiatric Services. University of Maryland researchers studied 1,491 foster children aged six and under in a mid-Atlantic city between 2009-11. While other studies have shown that psychotropic medicating of foster children is high, this is the first to examine developments over time in care. “The higher likelihood of using antipsychotic, antidepressant, and ADHD medications for three or more weeks per month with each increase in year of age suggests a trend toward chronic use,” they wrote. “Such use occurred over a very short period of tremendous developmental growth.”

Ohio CPS Agents Vote To Strike For More Money!!!

Butler County social workers vote to strike

Butler County social workers who haven’t had a pay increase in four years have voted overwhelmingly to strike over a contract dispute involving raises.

Note: Babystealers want more money.

PUBLIC TESTIMONY TO TEXAS SUNSET COMMISSION FROM ANGEL EYES OVER TEXAS

PUBLIC TESTIMONY TO TEXAS SUNSET COMMISSION FROM ANGEL EYES OVER TEXAS

Public testimony sent in to the Texas Sunset Commission about the Sunset bill was supposed to be included in the public comments list. Angel Eyes Over Texas presented this for the Department of Family and Protective Services portion. While the testimony was sent in before the June 30 deadline, our presentation was not included in that list. For that reason I am posting it to the public for your review:

Texas CPS Investigator hits the nail on the head.



This is from my buddy Jim.  You should check out his YouTube channel.

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCC0aV-v2gHvZFlM2KnaWknQ

Fears foster system under strain with 'more' emotionally abused kids in state care

Fears foster system under strain with 'more' emotionally abused kids in state care

Guardian Pam Simmons has been touring South Australia's Eyre Peninsula and Upper Spencer Gulf to discuss the impact moving has on children.

Does leaving kids alone make parents ‘criminals’?

Does leaving kids alone make parents ‘criminals’? 

In a blog post for CNN, legal analyst and criminal defense attorney Mark O’Mara questioned the March arrest of single mother Shanesha Taylor on charges of leaving her children in her car during a 40-minute job interview. The children were unharmed, but Taylor then faced two counts of third-degree felony child abuse — charges that sparked outrage across the country.

Former Foster Youth Finds Herself When She Found Family

Former Foster Youth Finds Herself When She Found Family

Georgina Rodriguez spent most of her life growing up in foster care. She entered the system at age six and aged out at 18. In the course of 12 years, she moved eight different times. She had only lived with her older brother for six months in all her years in foster care.


What Is Your Reality- Inspiring Speech by Sade Burrell



Sade Burrell uses life choices, opinion and statistics to question if people are truly living their reality or if they’re living a reality based on other people’s opinions. After being told that she had a greater chance of failing than succeeding, Sade chose to not believe opinions or statistics, but to instead live her own reality; other people’s reality was never her reality and that’s what motivated her towards seeking her true reality.

Rate of verified child abuse falls sharply in California

Rate of verified child abuse falls sharply in California

Statewide, the rate of substantiated child abuse and neglect cases declined steadily in the last 13 years, consistent with national trends, reports kidsdata.org of the Lucille Packard Foundation for Children’s Health .

Abuse victims 'bullied by State' to drop legal action

Abuse victims 'bullied by State' to drop legal action

A WOMAN who won a landmark European Court victory over abuse she suffered as a young girl at the hands of a teacher has said that nothing has changed in Ireland in terms of child protection.

EXCLUSIVE: Westchester mom who tried to cut adopted daughter out of $250M estate accuses ex's groundskeeping company of $3M ripoff

EXCLUSIVE: Westchester mom who tried to cut adopted daughter out of $250M estate accuses ex's groundskeeping company of $3M ripoff

Mega-millionaire Christine Svenningsen, who gave up the daughter she adopted from China and then tried to cut the young girl out of her deceased husband's $250 million estate, claims in a suit that the company overcharged her for work at her many mansions and islands.

US parents wait a hemisphere away for their children

US parents wait a hemisphere away for their children

The last photograph that Jennifer Runnion saw of her adopted daughter Isilie was taken in March.

Note: Watch, sooner or later they'll give up and try to adopt a foster kid.

Gaza Live: Bodies of children left in ice cream freezers as morgues run out of space

Gaza Live: Bodies of children left in ice cream freezers as morgues run out of space

Even as the UN expressed outrage after another deadly strike on one of its schools on Sunday, pictures tweeted by doctors and journalists from Gaza, showing bodies of children in ice cream freezers have sparked outrage on the social media site.

Note: Maybe we should send some CPS Agents over there to try to keep them safe.

Sunday, August 03, 2014

Smoking Pot and Leaving Kids In Hot Cars - Baby LK Report For August 3rd 2014

Congressmen Introduce Bill to Protect Religious Rights of Foster Care, Adoption Agencies

Congressmen Introduce Bill to Protect Religious Rights of Foster Care, Adoption Agencies

Two Republican Congressmen have introduced a bill that would protect the religious rights of child welfare providers, such as adoption agencies and foster care services.


Protect children by strengthening families

Protect children by strengthening families

Keeping Vermont’s children safe is the responsibility not only of the Department for Children and Families but of us all. To meet this responsibility, our primary focus must be on strengthening families in order to keep children safe at home.

Deaths of woman, her foster child ruled a homicide

Deaths of woman, her foster child ruled a homicide

The deaths of a woman and a young girl who were found inside their central New Jersey apartment have been ruled a homicide.


Saturday, August 02, 2014

Foster father involved in hot car death released on bond

Foster father involved in hot car death released on bond'

The foster father accused of leaving his 10-month-old girl in a hot car resulting in her death was released on bond sometime Saturday afternoon.


Nevada revises foster care regulations to remove exclusion of people with HIV

Nevada revises foster care regulations to remove exclusion of people with HIV

The Nevada Division of Child and Family Services (DCFS) on Thursday revised its regulations concerning licensing prospective foster parents to remove a requirement that foster parents be free of a list of communicable diseases that included HIV.

Care worker charged in sex assault pleads not guilty

Care worker charged in sex assault pleads not guilty

A former foster care worker on Thursday pleaded not guilty to sexual assault charges, according to his public defender.

Social worker struck off after going missing on the job for hours and asking 'innappropriate' questions about disabled children

Social worker struck off after going missing on the job for hours and asking 'innappropriate' questions about disabled children

A social worker who worked for two Merseyside councils was struck off after going missing on the job and asking “innappropriate” questions about disabled children.

Contractor Serving 1,100 Texas Foster Children Quits

Contractor Serving 1,100 Texas Foster Children Quits

The state will take over direct management of the care and service of about 1,100 foster children after the contractor it hired canceled its contract Friday.

Foster father allegedly using drugs while child died in hot car

Foster father allegedly using drugs while child died in hot car

The foster father charged with first degree felony murder in the hot car death of his 10-month-old foster daughter had bought and used marijuana the same day the baby died, according to the Sedgwick County District Attorney.

DCF practices questioned in report on child deaths

DCF practices questioned in report on child deaths

Ten children up to age 3 were victims of reported homicides last year in Connecticut, and half of them lived in families involved with the state Department of Children and Families, according to a new report by the child advocate's office.

Friday, August 01, 2014

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