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Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Children in foster care: More medication, less therapy

Foster care in a safe and prosperous environment is important to raise children whose physical and emotional health thrive. Recent press coverage about the health concerns faced by children in Delaware’s foster care system has spotlighted the need for a balance between prescription medication and therapy.

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Consultant: Decision making to blame for foster care woes

The recent dramatic increase in the number of Arkansas children in foster care is primarily the result of changes in decision-making by officials, a consultant told a state legislative panel Tuesday.

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The Legal Industry for Kidnapping Teens

It was midnight when David woke up to find two large men standing over his bed. Without any explanation, they told him to get up, get dressed, and come with them. Still in the confusion of sleep, but also petrified out of his 12-year-old mind, David complied. Plus, the restraint of a large arm meant he couldn't bolt.

More >> The Legal Industry for Kidnapping Teens

South Bossier foster parent accused of child rape, pornography

A south Bossier Parish man who was a foster parent is accused of having sexual relations with at least three young boys and producing child pornography, Bossier Parish sheriff's officials said Tuesday night in a news release.

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Federal government asks judge to toss Sixties Scoop lawsuit

The lawyer for survivors of the Sixties Scoop — when indigenous children were taken from their families — says the government’s actions in court contradict what it has said outside court.


More >> Federal government asks judge to toss Sixties Scoop lawsuit

DHS settles class action suit over foster care housing

The Oregon Department of Human Services has agreed not to house foster children in hotels or its offices unless it is an emergency, according to a settlement reached between the agency and lawyers representing foster children.

More >> DHS settles class action suit over foster care housing

Kansas judge rules sperm donor not on hook for child support

A Kansas judge has ruled that a Topeka man who donated sperm so two women could have a baby together isn't legally the child's father and doesn't have to provide financial support.

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Tolley rules out apology for child abuse in state care

Social Development Minister Anne Tolley will make no universal apology for the abuse of children in state care saying there is no evidence it was systemic.

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Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Texas has spent over $7 million fighting foster-care suit — and the meter’s running

Texas has spent more than $7 million fighting a class-action lawsuit over foster care.

More >> Texas has spent over $7 million fighting foster-care suit — and the meter’s running

EXCLUSIVE: 'I had no idea what sex was': Young woman 'raped by her foster brother during a game of truth or dare' when she was 11 years old says she still has nightmares about him

At the age of just 11, Jessica* was already a veteran of a number of foster care homes.

More >> EXCLUSIVE: 'I had no idea what sex was': Young woman 'raped by her foster brother during a game of truth or dare' when she was 11 years old says she still has nightmares about him

Evil Foster Mom Guilty Of Battering 18-Month-Old Toddler To Death 'Was Only After Extra Benefit Payments' (Video)

Keegan Downer of the UK weighed just 8kg when she died. She was just 18 monts old and described as a 'tot'.

More >> Evil Foster Mom Guilty Of Battering 18-Month-Old Toddler To Death 'Was Only After Extra Benefit Payments' (Video)


Company placed abusive teen in foster home where he molested little boy, suit alleges

A company that places disabled children with foster families put a teenager with a history of sexual abuse in a home, then retaliated against the foster parent when she reported that the youth had molested her grandchild, a lawsuit filed last week alleges.

More >> Company placed abusive teen in foster home where he molested little boy, suit alleges

CPS worker says colleagues not to blame for child's death

Earlier this year, a toddler's body was found decomposing at an apartment in Detroit. His mother was later located at a hospital where she had gone for mental treatment. The tragic case lead to charges against two workers from Child Protective Services.

More >> CPS worker says colleagues not to blame for child's death

Vile trolls attack mum over heartbreaking hunt for baby daughter who she gave up for adoption aged 16

This Morning viewers are divided over the heartrending story of a mum forced to give up her baby daughter when she was just 16 – with some branding her SELFISH.

More >> Vile trolls attack mum over heartbreaking hunt for baby daughter who she gave up for adoption aged 16

Troy police investigating possible theft at foster child agency

Troy police investigators have asked the Ohio Attorney General’s Office for advice as they review documents seized from the offices of the nonprofit Isaiah’s Place in Troy as a part of a theft investigation.

More >> Troy police investigating possible theft at foster child agency

Monday, November 28, 2016

Attorney asks to open foster care hearing to public

A Louisville attorney has asked a family court judge to open a confidential foster care hearing to the public.

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Thought for the day.

I appreciate the work that Senator Nancy Schaefer did too, but maybe it's time to move on and find some legislators that are still alive and in office to try to fix this mess...

PIZZAGATE SMOKING GUN: Senator Nancy Schaefer MURDERED for Exposing CPS! WOW!

Grandfather urges Texas to adopt federal foster care recommendations

A North Texas grandfather wants the state to take responsibility and fix what he calls the broken system that could not protect his grandson. 

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Sunday, November 27, 2016

Egyptian orphanage shut down over child abuse reports

Egypt's social solidarity ministry shut down an orphanage in Cairo's Nasr City over reports of abuse against a number of girls, state news agency MENA reported.

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Saturday, November 26, 2016

Upstate mother demands answers after son drowned in foster care

An Upstate mother is demanding answers after her son drowned while in foster care.

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Georgia among 5 states struggling with surging numbers of foster children

The number of U.S. children in foster care is climbing after a sustained decline, with Georgia leading the five states that account for nearly two-thirds of the recent increase. Reasons range from creation of a new child-abuse hotline to widespread outrage over the deaths of children who'd been repeatedly abused. Addictions among parents are another major factor.

More >> Georgia among 5 states struggling with surging numbers of foster children

Friday, November 25, 2016

'Baby trafficking syndicate duped single mums into SELLING their babies and smuggling them in biscuit boxes to adoption centre in West Bengal'

Single mothers in India were allegedly duped into selling their newborn babies and smuggling the infants inside biscuit containers to an adoption centre.

More >> 'Baby trafficking syndicate duped single mums into SELLING their babies and smuggling them in biscuit boxes to adoption centre in West Bengal'

5 states struggle with surging numbers of foster children

The number of U.S. children in foster care is climbing after a sustained decline, but just five states account for nearly two-thirds of the recent increase. Reasons range from creation of a new child-abuse hotline to widespread outrage over the deaths of children who'd been repeatedly abused. Addictions among parents are another major factor.

More >> 5 states struggle with surging numbers of foster children

BOMBSHELL: Child Protective Services Exposed as a Huge Money Making Scam

Here is some devastating information that every american needs to here and take action on. While we are being playing with protests and gender rights, there is so much more corruption behind the curtain of corporate America.

More >> BOMBSHELL: Child Protective Services Exposed as a Huge Money Making Scam

Met police making 'serious errors' in child abuse cases, inspectors warn

Britain's largest police force is bungling three out of every four cases of child abuse and sexual exploitation, a damning report has found.

More >> Met police making 'serious errors' in child abuse cases, inspectors warn

CPS removes seven adopted children from home in Richmond

Child Protective Services removed seven adopted children from a home in Richmond this week after allegations of abuse, an agency spokeswoman said Thursday.

More >> CPS removes seven adopted children from home in Richmond

UK soccer child sex abuse hotline gets 50 calls in first hours

A hotline set up for people who were sexually abused while playing soccer in Britain as children has received more than 50 calls in its first few hours, the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children says.

More >> UK soccer child sex abuse hotline gets 50 calls in first hours

Care worker who abused children's home teens dies serving jail term

A former care worker from Boston who abused youngsters at a children's home has died in prison.

Three years after damning report, child welfare changes still incomplete: report

Most of the recommendations from a public inquiry three years ago into the death of a five-year-old Manitoba girl in government care have not been implemented, the province's children's advocate said Thursday.

More >> Three years after damning report, child welfare changes still incomplete: report

Company placed abusive teen in foster home where he molested little boy, suit alleges

A company that places disabled children with foster families put a teenager with a history of sexual abuse in a home, then retaliated against the foster parent when she reported that the youth had molested her grandchild, a lawsuit filed last week alleges.

Read more here: http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/article116806908.html#storylink=cpy

More >> Company placed abusive teen in foster home where he molested little boy, suit alleges

Read more here: http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/article116806908.html#storylink=cpy

Thursday, November 24, 2016

Man With Marijuana License Loses Child Custody Case After Felony Pot Bust

Do politics influence pot prosecution in Michigan? Pat LaLama reports.

More >> Man With Marijuana License Loses Child Custody Case After Felony Pot Bust

Foster mother fights government bureaucracy after being wrongfully accused of child abuse

All it takes is one look of Evelyn Smith's living room to know she loves children.


Sovereign citizens group leader accused of holding woman hostage

They don't believe that the laws of the land apply to them, or in paying taxes. Now, the leader of their separatist group has been arrested.

More >> Sovereign citizens group leader accused of holding woman hostage

Suspected missing funds leads to search warrant at Troy foster care center

The city of Troy Police Department served a search warrant at the office of Isaiah’s Place, a foster parent training organization, on Wednesday.

More >> Suspected missing funds leads to search warrant at Troy foster care center

5 states struggle with surging numbers of foster children

The number of U.S. children in foster care is climbing after a sustained decline, but just five states account for nearly two-thirds of the recent increase. Reasons range from creation of a new child-abuse hotline to widespread outrage over the deaths of children who'd been repeatedly abused. Addictions among parents are another major factor.

More >> 5 states struggle with surging numbers of foster children

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Foster parents plead not guilty in death of Laila Marie Daniel

Two foster parents pleaded not guilty Tuesday to murder charges in connection with the death of Laila Marie Daniel, a 2-year-old girl in their care.

More >> Foster parents plead not guilty in death of Laila Marie Daniel

Foster parents negligent in drowning death, says DSS

Za’Marion Wilcox drowned over the Labor Day weekend at a neighborhood pool on Duncan Chapel Road.

More >> Foster parents negligent in drowning death, says DSS

Texas Lawmakers Tackle Sex Trafficking and Foster Care System

The Committee on Juvenile Justice and Family Issues and Human Services held a joint hearing on Monday revealing that there is a connection between sex and human trafficking and the state's foster care system.

More >> Texas Lawmakers Tackle Sex Trafficking and Foster Care System

State rejects court-ordered proposal to fix foster care system

Attorneys for the state of Texas have rejected dozens of recommendations made through a court-ordered process to overhaul the state’s beleaguered foster care system, calling such changes unnecessary and ill-advised.

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Sovereign citizen leader arrested in Polk County


Pasco County deputies have arrested a suspect who identifies himself as a leader of a sovereign citizen group.

More >> Sovereign citizen leader arrested in Polk County

Note: Ronnie Davis has come onto the family rights scene over the last year or so and is completely full of shit.   Just an FYI.

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Teacher beaten after she calls child abuse hotline

A teacher says in a lawsuit against New York City that she was beaten by a parent after she made a report to a confidential child abuse registry.

More >> Teacher beaten after she calls child abuse hotline

Texas argues it can fix foster care without judge's oversight

Texas’ Republican attorney general, faced with a mounting crisis in the state’s child welfare system, on Tuesday published a scathing critique of costly, court-ordered reforms meant to improve the conditions of children in the state’s long-term foster care system.

More >> Texas argues it can fix foster care without judge's oversight

Couple charged with killing foster child plead not guilty

Two foster parents charged with murder after a 2-year-old girl in their care died last year pleaded not guilty in a Henry County courtroom Tuesday morning.

More >> Couple charged with killing foster child plead not guilty

When Adoption Stories Don’t Have Happy Endings

A man raised in the United States has been deported to South Korea, a country he left at age 3.

More >> When Adoption Stories Don’t Have Happy Endings

Report calls for overhaul of First Nations child welfare system

Better efforts are needed to ensure First Nations families stay together, according to a new report.

More >> Report calls for overhaul of First Nations child welfare system

Warning to the parents of Vermont - Whindam County is becoming a Child Stealing Hot Spot

Officials say Windham County’s foster care population has jumped more than 50 percent in the past year, leading to increased pressures on families, social agencies, and schools.

More >> Number of kids in foster care surges in county

Foster care system overwhelmed, children aging out

In the United States, there are tens of thousands of children waiting to be adopted. In Arkansas alone, 1,414 children are waiting for a forever home, according to the charity organization Together We Rise. However, when it comes to children needing a temporary foster home, the number more than triples. In Region 8, the problem is getting worse.
More >> Foster care system overwhelmed, children aging out

Former group home operator sentenced for boy's rape

Jermarro Dantzler, a former group home operator convicted of sexually assaulting a 15-year-old boy and then conspiring to create a false alibi, was sentenced Monday to 18 years in prison.

More >> Former group home operator sentenced for boy's rape

Latest Report: Too Many Children Still Being Abused In State Custody

Too many kids are being abused while in state custody. That's according to the latest report on the DHS' progress in reforming Oklahoma's Child Welfare System.
More >> Latest Report: Too Many Children Still Being Abused In State Custody

A third of Texas foster care runaways remain missing: CPS

A grim reality is adding to the ongoing shortage of foster homes in Texas. State lawmakers are now hearing a third of the children who ran away from foster care this year have not been found — some as young as 11.

More >> A third of Texas foster care runaways remain missing: CPS

Monday, November 21, 2016

DCF Implements Changes In Response To Kansas Foster Care Audit

In July, an audit blasted the Kansas Department for Children and Families (DCF) for not doing enough to ensure the safety of kids in foster care. As Stephen Koranda reports, a legislative panel has received an update on what the agency has been doing to respond to the findings.

More >> DCF Implements Changes In Response To Kansas Foster Care Audit

More than 1,200 kids live on Dallas streets, many from the foster system

Three dozen people clustered together around fire pits, wrapped in sleeping bags and sitting on folded cardboard boxes laid across a paved basketball court.

More >> More than 1,200 kids live on Dallas streets, many from the foster system

Two Pennsylvania Children Abducted From Foster Care Found In Baltimore Co.

Baltimore County Police say that two juveniles with autism were found in Towson, after being abducted from their foster home in Indiana Borough of Pennsylvania.

More >> Two Pennsylvania Children Abducted From Foster Care Found In Baltimore Co.

Lawmakers to tackle human trafficking-foster care connection

Monday, lawmakers at the capitol will tackle a growing issue in Texas, sex and human trafficking. Child advocates say a common victim are children in and out of the Texas foster care system.

More >> Lawmakers to tackle human trafficking-foster care connection

Bakersfield residents protest alleged corruption in Kern County Child Protective Services

Bakersfield residents marched and protested against Child Protective Services in Kern County Friday.

More >> Bakersfield residents protest alleged corruption in Kern County Child Protective Services

DCS Director Greg McKay telling the TRUTH. MUST see perjury FREE. McKay said SEIZE 2016



Arizona DCS (AZ CPS) need warrants to seize kids. Greg McKay said he was looking at the application of removal on 2-19-2016. More safe kids have been seized for nebulous "Neglect" Under bad caseworker policy from DCS. They teach caseworkers to never obtain the required warrant. Greg McKay, we want a warrant policy and education on emergency exigency to remove kids without a warrant for caseworkers. If you refuse families and many social workers want your to resign as you're too seize happy to function as a Director.

Want Greg McKay to stop seizing safe kids? Let him know!
Greg McKay
602.255.2500
gmckay@azdes.gov (Why are emails still at DES? Rebrand coming soon?) Warrant removals don't abolish the seizing organization brand just better the bad policy.

Exigency- Risk of severe bodily harm or worse. -Greg McKay knows "impending danger" is NOT exigency!

Questions? Comments? Call me :)
Del McArdle
602.446.1800
delpmca@gmail.com

Finland formally apologises to children abused in care

The family affairs minister has apologised on behalf of the government to generations of young people who were ill-treated while in state care. The ceremony took place at Finlandia Hall on UN Children's Day.

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Tialeigh Palmer’s former foster mother and brother back in court

The former foster mother and brother of murdered schoolgirl Tialeigh Palmer will have their case return to court today.

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Sunday, November 20, 2016

Angelina Jolie Tapes Video on Crimes Against Children

It sounds to me like Angelina Jolie is getting set to join the "Protective Mom's" movement because they cleared Brad Pitt in regards to her child abuse claims which she made in order to get the upper hand in the custody battle. 
TMZ released a video showing a clip of actor and filmmaker Angelina Jolie taping a video where she speaks out against crimes against children. You can check out a clip of the video message below.

More >> Angelina Jolie Tapes Video on Crimes Against Children

Saturday, November 19, 2016

Kids returned to Pasco home 10 years after their removal

Olga and Boris Shved got their children back Friday, 10 1/2 years after the kids were placed in foster care over allegations of abuse.

Read more here: http://www.tri-cityherald.com/news/local/crime/article115841148.html#storylink=cpy

More >> Kids returned to Pasco home 10 years after their removal

Dispossessed dads: ‘Fathers are second-class parents and given limited access to children’

THE LOSS THAT we suffer after the breakdown of a long-term relationship or marriage, particularly where there are children, can be very close to the emotional loss we suffer when a close friend or family member dies.

Grandfather of 3-year-old wants social workers held criminally responsible for her death

The grandfather of Brook Stagles is fighting for justice for his granddaughter.

More >> Grandfather of 3-year-old wants social workers held criminally responsible for her death

Friday, November 18, 2016

State agency overseeing day cares rarely investigates problems

The state agency in charge of overseeing day cares and school programs rarely opens investigations into complaints of neglect and abuse – a troubling pattern uncovered by FOX25 Investigates.

More >> State agency overseeing day cares rarely investigates problems

3-Year-Old Homicide Victim's Grandfather Creates Online Petition Against CPS

Authorities have now ruled the death of a 3-year-old girl earlier this week as a homicide and the grandfather of that little girl has started an online petition asking for the prosecution of Child Protective Services employees for their handling of the case.

More >> 3-Year-Old Homicide Victim's Grandfather Creates Online Petition Against CPS

Decades after forced adoptions, Minnesota birth moms begin to heal

Louise Gardner is thankful to her father for his compassion. Molly Hursh is thankful that her son, at 50, “is so open and loving.” Karen Gillespie is thankful that she can “put a light on for other people.”

More >> Decades after forced adoptions, Minnesota birth moms begin to heal

3 arrested in assault on N.J. child welfare worker 3 arrested in assault on N.J. child welfare worker

A child welfare case worker was attacked inside her Newark office building by three clients on Thursday and suffered multiple injuries that sent her to the hospital, a state spokeswoman confirmed Friday.

More >> 3 arrested in assault on N.J. child welfare worker

Family with two young children, born in Iceland, face deportation

Police came to deport a family of four on Tuesday night but protests and advice from the child protection services in Reykjavik halted the proceedings. The future for the family is still uncertain.

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Dead five-year-old foster child "had drugs in system"

A FIVE-year-old boy who died while in foster care may have had heroin in his system, according to a toxicology report described by a child protection worker.

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Child welfare expert falsely claimed to be doctor

A child welfare expert who falsely claimed to be a doctor has been found guilty of professional misconduct.

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Thursday, November 17, 2016

Angelina Jolie 'Furious & Disgusted' Over DCFS Findings; Brad Pitt 'Crushed' For Rarely Seeing Kids

Angelina Jolie was reportedly confident estranged husband Brad Pitt would be found "unfit as a parent" by Los Angeles County Department of Child and Family Services (DCFS) after its investigation.

More >> Angelina Jolie 'Furious & Disgusted' Over DCFS Findings; Brad Pitt 'Crushed' For Rarely Seeing Kids



An American Tragedy - Child Trafficking Secrets Revealed

An American Tragedy - Child Trafficking Secrets Revealed




Social Worker, Supervisor Charged in Death of Detroit Toddler as Allegedly ‘Grossly Negligent’

Two Michigan social workers were charged with child abuse and manslaughter for allegedly failing to protect a 3-year-old boy who was found dead in late May after they’d identified the child as “vulnerable” and “at risk” a month earlier.

More >> Social Worker, Supervisor Charged in Death of Detroit Toddler as Allegedly ‘Grossly Negligent’

Adopted children accuse parents of kicking them out after winning ‘Extreme Makeover: Home Edition’

When the North Carolina family was nominated for the ABC reality show “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition,” the parents spoke of their cramped house of seven children, including five they had just recently adopted.

More >> Adopted children accuse parents of kicking them out after winning ‘Extreme Makeover: Home Edition’

Q&A: Former B.C. child protection worker opens up about 'understaffed' ministry

The second person to ever hold the position of B.C.'s representative for children and youth will officially begin his tenure in just under two weeks.

More >> Q&A: Former B.C. child protection worker opens up about 'understaffed' ministry

New hires and raises for CPS workers stalled in negotiations

State leaders say they want to pump more resources into the struggling child welfare system but negotiations over who gets paid what have stalled the process.

More >> New hires and raises for CPS workers stalled in negotiations

Judge: Expansion of family drug courts can help fix CPS

The state’s child welfare system continues to struggle with too many abused children, not enough staff to help them and too few foster parents to watch over them.

More >> Judge: Expansion of family drug courts can help fix CPS

Foster care advocates point to shortcomings of privatized system

Foster care advocates in Kansas shared with legislators Wednesday complaints about the privatized system of caring for children in need while calling for resignation of the Cabinet secretary responsible for the welfare of more than 6,700 minors removed from homes.

More >> Foster care advocates point to shortcomings of privatized system

CPS criticized by family, neighbors after death of Greece toddler

The death of a Greece toddler has family members questioning what happened and why.

More >> CPS criticized by family, neighbors after death of Greece toddler

Suspended ACS Workers in Zymere Perkins Case Return in Demoted Positions

The four Administration for Children's Services workers who were suspended last month in the wake of 6-year-old Zymere Perkins' beating death have returned to work in lower-level roles.

More >> Suspended ACS Workers in Zymere Perkins Case Return in Demoted Positions

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Parents in Motherisk inquiry face painful decisions about reuniting with children

After reviewing roughly a quarter of the estimated 2,000 cases it expects to receive, Lorne Glass, lead counsel for the Motherisk Commission of Inquiry, said the commission has so far identified 17 where Motherisk tests played a significant role.

More >> Parents in Motherisk inquiry face painful decisions about reuniting with children

Amber Alert Over: 11-Month-Old Taken From Foster Parent Found

An Amber Alert issued for a missing 11-month-old girl who was forcibly taken away from her foster parent Tuesday afternoon has been canceled.

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2 Child Protective Services' Employees Placed on Administrative Leave Pending Investigation into 2-Month Old's Kidnapping

Two Child Protective Services' (CPS) employees were placed on administrative leave after a 2-month old baby was kidnapped by his mother and taken to Mexico, a spokesperson with San Diego County confirmed with NBC 7.

More >> 2 Child Protective Services' Employees Placed on Administrative Leave Pending Investigation into 2-Month Old's Kidnapping

Parents of nearly-starved toddler plan to sue DCF for $20M

The parents of a toddler who suffered abuse and near-starvation while under the care of the Connecticut Department of Children and Families say they plan to sue the agency for up to $20 million.

More >> Parents of nearly-starved toddler plan to sue DCF for $20M

England’s Stolen Children – Controversial New Documentary On Forced Adoption

The French media have been fascinated for some time by England’s use of Forced Adoption, as a country very much in the minority in how they apply this controversial approach to vulnerable families. The latest documentary from France on this topic has been produced by France 5 and is called “England’s Stolen Children”. It airs tomorrow evening, 7.40pm UK time.

More >> England’s Stolen Children – Controversial New Documentary On Forced Adoption

Conway man gets 12 years for sexually assaulting foster child


A Conway man was sentenced to 12 years in prison for sexually assaulting his foster child.

More >> Conway man gets 12 years for sexually assaulting foster child

Report: Arkansas DHS Aims To Hire 228 More Workers, Stabilize Foster Care

Arkansas foster care officials say a proposed $26 million budget increase will allow them to hire hundreds of more staffers over the next two years as they try to cut down caseloads and increase the number of homes available for children in the state's custody.

More >> Report: Arkansas DHS Aims To Hire 228 More Workers, Stabilize Foster Care

Around half of child prisoners now feel unsafe after large rise

The number of children held in youth prisons who feel unsafe has risen significantly in recent years, an official report has warned.

More >> Around half of child prisoners now feel unsafe after large rise

NEW BILL TO GIVE UNMARRIED FATHERS EQUAL RIGHTS

The VVD and D66 are calling for unmarried fathers to have the same rights as other parents in a newly submitted legislative proposal. According to the parties, many parents do not know about the extra paperwork unmarried fathers have to complete if they want custody of their child, NU.nl reports.

More >> NEW BILL TO GIVE UNMARRIED FATHERS EQUAL RIGHTS

Son given for adoption reunites with birth mother in Worcester

Anne Harreden of Atlanta ordered a birthday cake last month for her son, Jim Moran. But this wasn’t an ordinary celebration – this was the first birthday cake that 48-year-old Jim has ever shared with his family. How this happened is a miraculous adoption story that centers on Worcester, ranges the East Coast and spans back almost half a century.

More >> Son given for adoption reunites with birth mother in Worcester

Angelina Jolie: Caught LYING About Brad Pitt Child Abuse?!

As you've likely heard by now, Angelina Jolie filed for divorce from Brad Pitt back in September.

More >> Angelina Jolie: Caught LYING About Brad Pitt Child Abuse?!

How Donald Trump could change what it’s like to be a parent in America

Two months before Election Day, Donald Trump pledged to fix American child care — starting with the tax code. He proposed allowing parents to deduct the average cost of care from their income taxes, an expense that can annually reach up to to $22,000.

More >> How Donald Trump could change what it’s like to be a parent in America

Monday, November 14, 2016

Commentary: Many foster-care youth unprepared for independent living

Philadelphia is working to end youth homelessness in the next 100 days, as part of its four-pronged approach to the city's Street Homelessness Challenge. In fact, this is the second iteration of the 100-day challenge, the first of which started in the summer. Austin, Cleveland, and Los Angeles are also engaged in 100-day challenges.

More >> Commentary: Many foster-care youth unprepared for independent living

At least 33 foster care abuse claims ‘have substance’

Figures provided by Tusla show 24 allegations of abuse made against foster carers around the country last year were “found to have substance”, while in the first quarter of this year there were another nine allegations — including three in the Cork area alone.

More >> At least 33 foster care abuse claims ‘have substance’

Ontario needs more oversight of children’s aid societies: Editorial

An audit of the Sudbury children’s aid society revealed senior managers charged more than $171,000 of questionable expenses over a two-year period. That is money that would be better used delivering services to kids in care.

More >> Ontario needs more oversight of children’s aid societies: Editorial

Sunday, November 13, 2016

Saturday, November 12, 2016

Foster parents of boy (14) bullied over protruding teeth win High Court challenge to pay for orthodontic treatment

THE foster parents of a 14-year-old boy who claimed the State should have paid for orthodontic treatment he needed because of bullying over his protruding teeth have won a High Court challenge.

More >> Foster parents of boy (14) bullied over protruding teeth win High Court challenge to pay for orthodontic treatment

Connecticut’s DCF Frequently Takes Custody Of ‘Special Needs’ Children, Data Shows

The state of Connecticut’s Department of Children and Families (DCF) has taken custody of over 860 children since 2011 because parents could not provide or afford “specialized” care for physical or mental conditions, new data shows.

More >> Connecticut’s DCF Frequently Takes Custody Of ‘Special Needs’ Children, Data Shows

Runaway teen in foster care ‘wrongly’ denied her own solicitor

A teenage girl taken into foster care should have been allowed to continue instructing her own solicitor, the High Court has declared.

More >> Runaway teen in foster care ‘wrongly’ denied her own solicitor

U.S. adoption system needs more transparency: Sharon Broussard

April Dinwoodie, CEO of The Donaldson Adoption Institute, an adoption research and advocacy organization based in New York City, wants us to face some uncomfortable truths about adoption in the U.S.

More >> U.S. adoption system needs more transparency: Sharon Broussard

Asylum seeker who came to Australia by boat charged over alleged rape of foster-home girl

AN asylum seeker who came to Australia illegally by boat has been charged for allegedly raping a teenage foster-home girl he held captive for one month.

More >> Asylum seeker who came to Australia by boat charged over alleged rape of foster-home girl

Friday, November 11, 2016

Foster parents abuse siblings. Football player returns home from college and adopts his siblings

When Keoni-Bush Loo heard his foster parents were abusing his 5 siblings, he knew what he had to do. He reported them, but it left his siblings without homes and families. That's when he gave up his promising football career. He returned home to Hawaii and adopted his 2 youngest siblings to give them a home.

More >> Foster parents abuse siblings. Football player returns home from college and adopts his siblings


Tri-City case worker accused of using state credit card for home improvements, clothes

A Tri-City case worker is accused of using a state credit card to remodel her bathrooms and buy clothing and other items, some of which appeared to be pictured in her Facebook posts.

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Foster mother, other women charged for promoting prostitution of teenager


A foster mother and two other women face charges for allegedly promoting prostitution. Police say they forced a teenage girl in their care to prostitute herself to help them pay the bills.

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Nunavut MLA grills minister over alcoholic foster dad

How could the Government of Nunavut allow an admitted alcoholic to become a foster parent and care for some of Nunavut’s most vulnerable citizens?

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Thursday, November 10, 2016

CAS managers charged more than $106,000 in 'unreasonable’ expenses

Colette Prévost, who now heads the York Region Children’s Aid Society, charged $99,000 of those expenses, during her time at the Sudbury Children’s Aid Society.

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Child Protective Services seperates families for months then dismisses case

We’ve seen it happen time after time.

“You are guilty until proven innocent,” said Barbara Marks.

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Harsh reality of foster children who age out of system

Each year in Texas, more than 1,000 teenagers age out of the foster care system.

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Forced adoption, destroyed lives and a scandal that shames Britain

After a late night following the U.S. election results, perhaps you were intending to head straight to your bed yesterday. But it was the wrong evening to switch off and turn in early.

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Brad Pitt CLEARED Of Child Abuse Allegations!

Note:  I told ya!  Angelina Jolie is a false accuser using allegations as a way to get the upper hand in a custody battle.

The L.A. County Department of Children and Family Services has cleared the 52-year-old of child abuse allegations, according to TMZ.

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Wednesday, November 09, 2016

Report slams London police over botched child abuse inquiry

A report by a retired judge has strongly criticized London's Metropolitan Police over a child abuse investigation that saw several prominent people publicly identified as suspected pedophiles.

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Report: CPS investigated home 6 times prior to girl's death

Disgusting details are being revealed in an arrest report involving a 23-year-old mother who is facing a murder charge in the death of her toddler daughter.

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Senate work group recommends immediate funding for CPS changes

A select group of senators announced Monday they believe Child Protective Services needs immediate funding to ensure child safety.

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Texas CPS Reformers: Cut Caseloads, Modernize Procedures

The Texas foster care system is in a crisis. How to settle the crisis has been a question for lawmakers, child advocates, and others. Now, two masters appointed by a federal judge in a class action suit filed against the state agency have issued their recommendations in a formal report.

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Peterborough foster parent charged with sexual assault

A foster parent in Peterborough is facing several sexual assault charges following an investigation involving three victims.

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CPS caseworker accused of lewd behavior

Bay City police officers were called out to Le Tulle Park on October 23 in response to numerous calls about a man ‘pleasuring himself in front of children’ according to a copy of the call sheet report requested by the Tribune after a phone tip.

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CHRISTIAN COUPLE PREVENTED FROM ADOPTING FOSTER CHILDREN OVER ‘HOMOPHOBIC’ VIEWS

A married Christian couple have been prevented from adopting their foster children after learning that a gay couple intended to adopt them. after expressing the view that the children must be raised be a “mummy and daddy” instead of a same-sex couple.

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Monday, November 07, 2016

Teachers Find These Marks On A 9-Year-Old Student, Are Horrified To Discover Who Inflicted Them (Photos)

A boy in eastern China was left with horrific scars after being brutally lashed and beaten by his foster mother for not finishing his homework. The 9-year-old was reportedly beaten with a back scratcher, whipped with ropes and kicked repeatedly by the woman.

Note: This is an old story but it just came up again and is a good reminder that foster care sucks everywhere.

More >> Teachers Find These Marks On A 9-Year-Old Student, Are Horrified To Discover Who Inflicted Them (Photos)

Sunday, November 06, 2016

Christian couple blocked from adoption amid 'gay parents' row

A couple have been blocked from adopting their two foster children after expressing concerns about them being raised by a gay couple.

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Fears over school and foster family safety from migrants pretending to be children

A secret operation has been established to check the real ages of Albanian “child” migrants amid fears school staff and social workers are being put in danger.

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Mysuru Hospital Staff Arrested For Stealing Babies For Illegal Adoption

Six hospital staff in Karnataka have been charged with stealing babies and young children and selling them to childless couples in an illegal adoption racket, police said on Friday.

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Catholic Church Apologizes For Historic ‘Forced Adoptions’

The leader of Catholics in England and Wales has apologized to young unmarried mothers who say the Church forced them to give up their babies for adoption in the years after the Second World War.

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One year anniversary of Tiahleigh Palmer’s death

Saturday marks one year since the body of Logan schoolgirl Tiahleigh Palmer was found on the banks of the Pimpama River.

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Elizabeth Taccetta: Grandmother of slain foster child, Trystan Adams, impatiently awaiting trial

It has been more than two years since a St. Lucie County foster father, Michael Beer, was arrested for the murder of his two-year-old foster son, Trystan Adams.

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Saturday, November 05, 2016

I am sorry for posting this link.

When finding the links that I post to Legally Kidnapped I often have to sift through tons of bullshit.  Occasionally I try to bring some of this to your attention.  This is one of those times.

Here is one of the more pathetic examples of pure unadulterated bullshit that you will ever see posted to Legally Kidnapped.

Again, I do apologize for having to show you this.  Hold on to your lunch and click on the link below...
My favorite thing to say when anyone asks why I support Hillary Clinton to be our 45th president is, "Because she made me a mom." More to the point, she gave my daughter parents. She gave us all a family. And that is not hyperbole.
More >> I Am a Mom Today -- Because Hillary Clinton Made It Possible
She goes on to say...
My husband and I adopted our daughter in 2004. One thing that has always driven me insane is when people meet her and remark, "Well, aren't you lucky?" Because no, she is not lucky. She is entitled. Every person born deserves at least one good parent. We, her parents, are the luckiest people alive to have the honor of being her mom and dad.
and it only gets worse from there.  When you are done reading the above article please watch the following video for deprogramming.  A little truth to counteract the BS.


Peace, Love and Flowers...

LK

Texas CPS Wants More Money

Almost a year after a Corpus Christi federal judge ruled that the Texas foster care system endangers children who are under state care and violates their constitutional rights, two special masters have delivered more than four dozen recommendations for protecting those children and setting that system on the right path.

More >> Fixing Texas’ foster care system will take money

Man charged over alleged rape of Sydney foster home girl

A Sydney teenage foster home girl was allegedly raped and held captive for a month by a man.

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Friday, November 04, 2016

Juvenile dies at Long Creek detention center

The death of a juvenile resident at Long Creek Youth Development Center has been reported to the state medical examiner’s office for review but state officials are releasing no additional details.

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Volusia County man accused of sexually abusing runaway foster care girls


A 67-year-old Volusia County man is accused in several cases involving abuse and sex with underage girls who escaped from foster care.

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Jury finds local man not guilty of raping adopted daughter

After deliberating for about an hour and a half, a local jury has acquitted a Somerset man of all charges connected with the alleged abuse of his adopted daughter.

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Foster children in hotel rooms sometimes 'unavoidable,' minister says

Hotel rooms are sometimes the only alternative available for placing children who need to be immediately out of their homes and into the government's care, Saskatchewan's minister of social services said Thursday in response to questions about the practice.

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Jury awards $5.3M to girl placed in abusive foster home

“I’m not a crusader.”

Philadelphia lawyer Nadeem Bezar is reflecting on the trial that concluded last week, where he represented a little girl who a foster care agency placed—twice—into the home of a sexual predator who violated her.

More >> Jury awards $5.3M to girl placed in abusive foster home

Texas not taking basic steps to protect children, report says

Experts charged with recommending fixes to Texas’ child welfare program advise the state to dedicate more resources and get back to basics.

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Sacramento police actively investigating baby's foster care death


Sacramento police are now actively investigating the death of Macey Wilson, the 6-week-old infant who died in foster care this spring.

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Cardinal apologises for Church role in ‘forced’ adoptions

Cardinal Vincent Nichols has apologised for “hurt” caused to young mothers who say they were pressured into giving up their children in the 1950s, 60s and 70s.

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Brangelina Update: Brad Pitt says he was wrongly accused for child abuse

An insider close to Brad Pitt talked to TMZ about the child abuse accusations on how he got verbally abusive and physical with his children on a private plane.

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Thursday, November 03, 2016

Social worker’s error led to mum and son being separated for five years: report

A Northampton mum was wrongly separated from her adopted child for almost five years after faults in a social worker’s assessment, the Local Government Ombudsman has ruled.

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Report: Foster Care Children are Highly Overmedicated, Undersupervised

A new report was issued by the California State Auditor suggesting that too many children in foster care are unnecessarily taking psychotropic drugs, and many without adequate supervision. [1]


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Wife of foster father accused in child’s death now in custody


Arraignment for Shureka Weaver, who was booked in at the Montgomery County Jail this morning, has been moved up to Thursday, according to online jail records.

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Forced adoption agony of 500, 000 women whose babies were stolen through the church

The Archbishop of Canterbury stated he isn’t capable of react to allegations about organisations that, while connected using the Church of England, are separate entities.

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Former Salvation Army officers charged with child sex abuse offences at NSW boys' homes

Two former Salvation Army officers have been charged with child sex abuse at boys' homes in New South Wales, allegedly committed in the 1960s and 1970s.

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DCF investigated LA family 6 times before boy found dead in closet

The Department of Children and Family Services in Los Angeles, California has opened an internal investigation after an 11-year-old boy was found dead in a closet in his family’s home after the agency investigated the family 6 times without opening a case.

More >> DCF investigated LA family 6 times before boy found dead in closet



REPORT INTO 'GRACE' FOSTER ABUSE SCANDAL HIGHLIGHTS RAFT OF ISSUES AROUND HSE INVESTIGATION

An independent State report into the ‘Grace’ foster abuse scandal has found the HSE failed to properly investigate claims of cover-up, writes Fiachra Ó Cionnaith and Daniel McConnell of the Irish Examiner.

More >> REPORT INTO 'GRACE' FOSTER ABUSE SCANDAL HIGHLIGHTS RAFT OF ISSUES AROUND HSE INVESTIGATION

Parents hope inquiry will reveal 'whole story' of Edmonton baby's death

Dani Isabella Jean was only six weeks old when she died.

By that time, the tiny infant had spent half her life in foster care, apprehended because of concerns she may have been abused.

More >> Parents hope inquiry will reveal 'whole story' of Edmonton baby's death

The Obama Administration Is About To Make International Adoption A Lot Harder

David Holman was three years old when he met his mom and dad. Born in South Korea, his single mother gave him up, and he’d been living in a foster home. He was available for adoption but considered “hard to place” due to his age and medical condition.

More >> The Obama Administration Is About To Make International Adoption A Lot Harder

Wednesday, November 02, 2016

DCF unsure all child workers screened

The state Department for Children and Families says officials can’t say for sure if everyone who works with children in private pre-kindergarten programs has undergone required fingerprint-based background checks.

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Foster home owners charged with tax evasion: We’re righting the ship

The owners of 16 adult foster care homes throughout the state charged for not turning over payroll taxes to the IRS are saying they were duped by the company they hired to help them when they fell on financial hard times.

More >> Foster home owners charged with tax evasion: We’re righting the ship

Child protection myth: Bigger budgets 'save' families

Instead of bigger budgets, which result in unecessary child removals, let's radically reduce child protection funding so the focus is only on genuinely at-risk children, writes Gerry Georgatos.

More >> Child protection myth: Bigger budgets 'save' families

Man who molested foster kids gets 17 years in prison

A 24-year-old man who molested three foster children has been sentenced to 17 years in prison.

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Backlog continues to grow as police, CPS search for at-risk kids

As a state police task force continues tracking down hundreds of Texas children never seen by child-protection caseworkers, even though they were considered at a high- risk for abuse and neglect, the backlog of new cases is climbing almost as fast.

More >> Backlog continues to grow as police, CPS search for at-risk kids

JUDGE RULES GIRL SHOULD BE BROUGHT UP BY FOSTER CARER INSTEAD OF FAMILY MEMBERS

A three-year-old girl whose parents cannot look after her should be brought up by a foster carer rather than a relative, a family court judge has ruled.

More >> JUDGE RULES GIRL SHOULD BE BROUGHT UP BY FOSTER CARER INSTEAD OF FAMILY MEMBERS

REPORT INTO ‘GRACE’ FOSTER ABUSE SCANDAL HIGHLIGHTS RAFT OF ISSUES AROUND HSE INVESTIGATION

An independent State report into the ‘Grace’ foster abuse scandal has found the HSE failed to properly investigate claims of cover-up, writes Fiachra Ó Cionnaith and Daniel McConnell of the Irish Examiner.

More >> REPORT INTO ‘GRACE’ FOSTER ABUSE SCANDAL HIGHLIGHTS RAFT OF ISSUES AROUND HSE INVESTIGATION

Tuesday, November 01, 2016

Girl stabs foster Father to death

A 16 year-old girl morning stabbed his foster father to death in Athi River town, Machakos County, in an incident which shocked area residents.

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Police to investigate possible North Wales care homes child sex abuse cover-up

The National Crime Agency is to investigate whether council officials were involved in a criminal cover-up of evidence relating to child sexual abuse in North Wales.

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Lawmaker skeptical of $91M plan to fix CPS

The plan to reverse the high turnover rate and the backlogged caseloads at Texas' embattled Child Protective Services that includes bringing on board hundreds of new workers and a substantial boost in salaries has the early support of Gov. Greg Abbott but a key lawmaker who has been critical of the agency says he still has grave concerns.

More >> Lawmaker skeptical of $91M plan to fix CPS

ACS HEAD BREAKS DOWN AT HEARING OVER HARLEM BOY'S DEATH

The New York City Council held an oversight hearing Monday on how the city responds to allegations of child abuse and neglect.

More >> ACS HEAD BREAKS DOWN AT HEARING OVER HARLEM BOY'S DEATH

Texas State Senator: Foster Care Facility was a ‘Brothel’

A Texas State Senator charged with oversight on the embattled Child Protective Services agency said that one of its foster care facilities “was a brothel.”

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Department of Child Safety says number of Arizona kids in foster care is dropping

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services says that nearly 428,000 kids are in foster care nationwide, and the number went up for three straight years between 2012 and 2015. The department also said Arizona has one of the highest growth rates.

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