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Monday, July 31, 2017

LK Daily Report for 7/31/17 - Don't Trust CPS...

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It can be scary when a Texas Child Protective Services (CPS) Investigator contacts you. Understanding the investigation process and your rights can help alleviate some of the stress of the situation.

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If a parent ends up in a situation where they cannot properly care for their children, the children may be placed in foster care. But those situations may not always be permanent. While there are instances where parental rights have been terminated, those rights can be reinstated under the right circumstances.

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It’s the kind of story that resembles a television drama. A 54-year-old disabled Marine Corps veteran gets notice that his grandchild is in state custody: “Come get him,” the state employees say.

But when William Johnson and his wife Jill arrived to pick up the child, a case agent for the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services executed a warrantless search on the veteran. When the agent could find no weapons, the agency used his concealed-carry license to justify a bizarre directive: Register your guns with us, or you cannot foster your grandchild.

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LONDON (Reuters) - A British man was convicted on Monday of importing a lifelike child sex doll in what police said was a landmark case in the fight against a new form of sex crime against children.

David Turner, 72, admitted having sex with the 3-foot-10-inch (1.17 meter) doll, described by the National Crime Agency (NCA) as "anatomically detailed and correct". He also bought clothes for it.

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Child Trafficking and Pedo protection svcs would be a more accurate name for this corrupt organization. Child protective services was used against me along with a recent doctors prescription for medical marijuana to illegally evict me from my home "Under color of law".  It would have been impossible without Masonic racketeers, police and other agents making threatening statements in force and sanitizing their crimes via LIES and "Lost Reports"!

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WASHINGTON ― White House press secretary Sean Spicer on Monday appeared to be confused about Donald Trump Jr.’s June 2016 meeting with a Russian lawyer, claiming it was about adoptions — contradicting both Donald Trump Jr. and the president, who have both confirmed the true reason for the meeting.

More >> Sean Spicer Still Insists Donald Trump Jr. Meeting Was About Adoptions
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She was taken from Robin and Julia Burn and incarcerated in a home for six months until police said the claims were unfounded.

More >> Mute and autistic girl was seized from family and locked up after false abuse claims
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Sunday, July 30, 2017

LK Daily Report for 7/30/17 - Falsifying Records Edition...

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In a child custody case that made national headlines after a suburban Detroit judge jailed three children for refusing to socialize with their father, the Michigan Supreme Court has rejected a harsher punishment recommended last year — ruling that Oakland County Judge Lisa Gorcyca should be publicly censured but not suspended for her courtroom behavior.

More >> Michigan high court rejects suspension on judge who jailed kids in custody fight
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A Contact 5/Palm Beach Post investigation uncovers what many investigators are calling "a crisis" inside the Department of Children and Families.

More >> Falsifying DCF records: Investigator tells all
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Detroit — Michigan’s child-welfare system remains under court oversight, 11 years and millions of dollars after a sweeping lawsuit challenged the way the state cares for vulnerable kids who are removed from their homes because of abuse or neglect.

More >> Mich. child welfare still under judge’s eye
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Family Law Attorney Allison C. Williams, from Short Hills, NJ shares legal advice on PIX11 show "Protecting Your Family" on the question:

My child protective services caseworker lied under oath in the court hearing. What can be done about this?

More >> What to Do if Child Protective Services Worker Lies Under Oath NJ CPS
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The abuse and traumatization of children strikes a chord in our society, resonating with our innate parental sensibilities and perpetuating a vicious cycle that results in poor outcomes in adolescence, adulthood and beyond. Victims often end up in abusive situations again as adults and are more prone to substance abuse, incarceration and mental illness.

More >> The vicious cycle of CPS intervention
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A Hawaii island family is mourning the death of a 3-year-old boy.

The Hawaii Police Department say the child was in foster care when he died, and the case is now under investigation.

More >> Parents demand answers after 3-year-old boy dies while in foster care
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“Kawliga Potts’ death was a direct result of the fundamental failure of everyone connected with this child to do their jobs. No one followed the rules and procedures that were in place.”

More >> Paula Simons: Fatality inquiry finds 'fundamental failure' by care workers caused death of Kawliga Potts




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A question from Quora...

More >> Does Dr. Phil expose CPS?

Friday, July 28, 2017

LK Daily Report for 7/28/17 - Systematic Failures

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A new report released Friday found ethical lapses and mistakes deemed "highly irresponsible" under the state's former child services director, George Sheldon, who favored a circle of associates he imported from Florida after he took over the Department of Children and Family Services.

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A Contact 5/Palm Beach Post investigation uncovers what many investigators are calling "a crisis" inside the Department of Children and Families. Large caseloads, high turnover, low pay, voluminous paperwork, and pressure to meet performance goals - make the job impossible, child protective investigators say, and put children in a dangerous position.

More >> Falsifying DCF Records: Former Investigator says 'it's common knowledge'
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First Nations foster child Kawliga Potts was killed by his foster mother Lily Choy in January 2007. Choy was later convicted of manslaughter.

More >> Judge blames social workers' 'failure' to do their jobs for 2007 death of foster child
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Northampton County children and youth caseworker Shannon Snyder lies awake wondering about the teenage girl she met earlier in the day who feared her strict parents could kill her.

More >> Frazzled child welfare workers struggle as abuse reports soar

Note: I've said it before and I'll say it again.  CPS is only half the problem and the only thing lower than a CPS Agent is a Rat.
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A former social worker from Crawfordsville was arrested and charged with three counts of sexual misconduct with a minor Thursday. Amy Walls, 46, Crawfordsville was taken into custody on a warrant out of Allen County. According to court documents, the charges were filed Wednesday in Allen County Superior Court.

More >> C’ville woman charged with sex crimes
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Investigators inside the Florida Department of Children and families say Florida is putting children at risk.

More >> DCF Workers: State Is Failing Kids
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The publisher of the Mail Online will pay out damages to Madonna over a “serious invasion of privacy” after the website published details of the singer’s four-year-old twin daughters in January.


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SALT LAKE CITY — When a child is sick, parents go to doctors looking for a diagnosis, prescription or treatment plan. Sometimes they find conflict.

More >> What rights do parents have when they disagree with doctors?
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The head of the state’s child welfare agency, hired seven months ago to revive a mission that critics say had been sacrificed in recent years to save money, faced plenty of questions from lawmakers Thursday.

More >> DCYF director on the hot seat over department training, investigations
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Following reports of high caseloads, high turnover and little experience among Child Protective Investigators in Palm Beach County, The Post and WPTV decided to investigate.

More >> DCF casework by the numbers: An inside look
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An Ankeny couple who adopted nine children with disabilities from foster care has been charged with child endangerment for allegations of physical abuse.

More >> EXCLUSIVE: After 68 police reports, Ankeny couple who adopted 9 kids charged with abuse
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Orphanages seem like the easy route, but what we don't realise is that they stunt the physical, mental and emotional development of a child.

More >> Orphanages Are Not Conducive To Child Development



Thursday, July 27, 2017

LK Daily Report for 7/27/17 - Take the child and run...

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The body of the good Samaritan who was killed Friday while helping a stranded motorist won't be laid to rest until a judge can determine who has the right to bury him.

More >> Parents, CPS battle for burial rights to former foster child killed in Garland crash
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Rhode Island’s child welfare agency will be the subject of a House Oversight Committee hearing later Thursday. The state Department of Children, Youth and Families is under scrutiny for its handling of cases involving vulnerable children.

More >> Oversight Committee To Address DCYF’s Progress In Handling Of Children’s Cases
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The first people the state dispatches to the homes of potentially abused and neglected children in Palm Beach County are overworked and in some cases cutting corners, data show.

More >> Florida’s first responders to child abuse overwhelmed, inexperienced
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When the United Nations was deliberating on the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities my friend, disability rights activist Robert Martin, proudly spoke of his own intellectual disability.

More >> Paul Gibson: We should be saying sorry to our Stolen Generations
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The B.C. government is being sued over allegations that a girl was wrongfully apprehended from her parents and then abused after being placed in foster care.

More >> Agency sues B.C. gov't after girl allegedly wrongfully apprehended, then abused in foster care
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Five words in Ohio law may force a Tennessee couple to give back a Butler County boy they legally adopted as a newborn two years ago to the boy's presumed biological father.

More >> Ohio Supreme court ruling puts adoption of toddler in limbo
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Ideally, in America, people would not be punished simply because they are poor. And yet we know the reality is that many systems and structures in society are designed so that people with money and influence can navigate life in ways that allows them to escape certain forms of punishment. This has been well documented in many instances like bail reform, punishment of the Wall Street bankers who helped create the 2008 economic crisis, and our current president, his son, and son-in-law who have clearly colluded with Russia to influence the outcome of the 2016 presidential election—despite their claims to the contrary.

More >> The new 'Jane Crow' in the foster care system separates children from their poor mothers
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A FOSTER brother of slain Brisbane schoolgirl Tiahleigh Palmer has admitted lying to police and a corruption watchdog during the investigation into the 12-year-old’s death.

More >> Murdered schoolgirl Tiahleigh Palmer’s foster brother admits lying during investigation


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Citizens Commission on Human Rights protests psychiatrists drugging children for profit at the Royal College of Psychiatry Annual Convention in Edinburgh

Edinburgh, Scotland - Citizens Commission on Human Rights UK (CCHR UK) protested the Royal College of Psychiatry Annual Convention in Edinburgh carrying signs reading, "Stop Psychiatry Drugging Kids" and "Childhood is NOT a Mental Disorder."

More >> Psychiatry Drugs Children for Profit, Protestors Say

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

LK Daily Report for 7/26/17 - Share this post so we can enlighten the sheep about the CPS mess...

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One of the foster brothers of slain Queensland schoolgirl Tiahleigh Palmer is to be sentenced in a Logan court.

Joshua Thorburn, 21, pleaded guilty in November 2016 to charges of perjury and perverting the course of justice following the death of Tiahleigh in October 2015.

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The state Children, Youth and Families Department has agreed to pay an undisclosed amount to settle a lawsuit brought by a Washington state family who alleged the state agency failed to properly screen a Clovis-area foster couple accused of raping some of the children in their care, including a boy the couple later adopted.

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Just under 2,100 Pennsylvania newborns whose mothers had Medicaid were diagnosed with narcotics withdrawal syndrome last year, but only 972 infants were reported to county child welfare authorities as having been exposed to drugs in the womb. 

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In a previous column about the harm done to battered women and their children by child protective services agencies, I told the story of Sharwline Nicholson, lead plaintiff in a successful class-action lawsuit to stop the child protective services agency in New York City from taking children just because their mothers had been beaten. 

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Maisha Joefield thought she was getting by pretty well as a young single mother in Brooklyn, splurging on her daughter, Deja, even though money was tight. When Deja was a baby, she bought her Luvs instead of generic diapers when she could. When her daughter got a little older, Ms. Joefield outfitted the bedroom in their apartment with a princess bed for Deja, while she slept on a pullout couch.

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The details in the more than a thousand pages of documents the Department of Children and Families began releasing Monday are heart wrenching.

More >> Reports show Nubia Barahona abused since birth

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

LK Daily Report for 7/25/17 - Don't Kill Your Foster Parents...

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Parents have expressed anger after President Donald Trump delivered a highly politicised speech to tens of thousands of boy scouts.

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Even after children are placed in foster care due to abuse or neglect, their fathers often express interest in maintaining a relationship, a new study suggests. Researchers found that social workers and policymakers tend to assume that a ward of the state needs to be protected from his or her father, even when this is not the case. They conclude that policy reforms are necessary to identify when involving fathers is safe, rather than stereotyping every man involved in child protections.

More >> Not All Dads Who Lose Their Kids To The State Are Bad Guys
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An Edmonton lawyer has launched a class action lawsuit against the province of Alberta because he says authorities have no legal right to take so many children away from their families.

More >> Edmonton lawyer sues province for illegally taking children away from families
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Michigan’s Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) is being sued by The Second Amendment Foundation (SAF) for trying to deprive a Military Veteran of his 2nd Amendment Right.

More >> Second Amendment Foundation Sues Michigan DHHS
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A government initiative aims to encourage more local authorities to send vulnerable young people to boarding schools. What’s the thinking behind it?

More >> The drive to get children out of foster care and into boarding school
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The local sessions court today sentenced a youth to life imprisonment, who had allegedly killed his foster parents in March 2016. The deceased were identified as Sawinderpal Singh (64) and Balbir Kaur (62).

More >> Foster son gets lifer for killing parents
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George Sheldon is already in Miami heading up the private adoption and child services agency, Our Kids. But his departure from Illinois doesn't mean an end to the investigation into the mess the former Illinois Department of Children and Family Services director left behind. It goes on apace.

More >> He's Gone, But Illinois Still Steamed over Sheldon's Mismanagement of DCFS

Monday, July 24, 2017

LK Daily Report for 7/24/17 - Paying for Other Peoples Kids and more...

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He was a father figure, one who gave a young girl an escape route out of a group home she wanted to leave and sexually abused her in the process. Now, in a case that has prompted a judge to remark on the "apparent never-ending cycle" of the abused becoming abusers, the 41-year-old man has been sentenced to five years in prison.

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Taylor Moseley, a 20-year-old East Carolina University student is looking at spending decades behind bars after she was busted having sex with a 14-year-old. And keep in mind that Moseley once revealed that she hoped to become a child psychologist one day.

More >> COLLEGE STUDENT ARRESTED FOR HAVING SEX WITH 14-YEAR-OLD KID

Note: My heart goes out to this young man, it must have been a horrible experience.

Not!

I'm sorry but it's gotta be said.  I'm sure that kid loved every minute of it and is still bragging to his friends about it.
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"This isn’t just a series of lapses," said Michael McDowell SC, representing Sgt McCabe. "This is a deliberate decision not to inquire as to how this had gone so catastrophically wrong."

More >> Charleton Tribunal: Senior Tusla executive denies cover-up over false abuse allegation
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Katie-Anne Warman, now 21, finally turned in vile Michael Newson after watching a controversial rape scene on EastEnders

More >> MOLESTED AT DISNEYLANDMum first abused at 12 by her foster dad on a trip to Disneyland recalls how he used to rape her while his partner was on the school run
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The state of Michigan discovered a clever way to circumvent Second Amendment rights – use children as leverage against armed citizens. The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) told fifty-four-year-old retired Marine veteran, William Johnson, that if he didn’t forfeit his Second Amendment right to a self-defense firearm, they would take his grandson from him and place him in a foster home. And the Gogebic County Judge backed them up.

More >> THE STATE WILL TAKE YOUR CHILDREN OR YOUR GUNS
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Three Oaks, Michigan (WNDU) -- An elementary school employee in Three Oaks will be back in court on Monday.

She is accused of failing to help a boy who was starved and abused at home. Sherrie bender is one of four school leaders at Three Oaks Elementary facing misdemeanor charges. They're accused of breaking Michigan's child protection law.

More >> School leader accused of not reporting child abuse due in court
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According to a recent audit of 150 cases by the State Comptroller, the Office of Children and Family Services could not show that caseworkers contacted 33 children in foster care within the first month of placement as required by the agency.


More >> Audit finds oversight issues with foster care in New York


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Houston, Texas —  A Houston man is on the hook for $65,000 in child support for a child that's not his.  Gabriel Cornejo, 45, took a DNA test proving a child his ex-girlfriend had 16 years ago was not his.

More >> Man ordered to pay $65,000 in child support for kid that's not his

Sunday, July 23, 2017

LK Daily Report for 7/23/17 - The CPS BS continues

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Shelly Foster always knew she had been adopted. However, it wasn’t until she saw a birth certificate in an Air Force recruitment office in New Jersey that she saw a name she didn’t recognize — Ruth Mary Anthes — and thought of searching for her biological family.

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GRAND FORKS, N.D. (Valley News Live) An anonymous whistleblower tipped off the Valley News Lives investigators to a mass exodus on the second floor of the Grand Forks County office building. In the Child Protective Services Department there have been a lot of turnover.

More >> Whistleblower claims problems within Grand Forks Child Protective Services are hurting kids

Saturday, July 22, 2017

LK Daily Report for 7/22/17 - CPS is doing a bad job and more...

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Juvenile courts in California can supervise children whose parents are no longer able to protect or control them, even if the parents have done nothing wrong, the state Supreme Court has ruled.

More >> Children can be taken if parents can’t control them, court rules
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Police investigated 10,000 children in a year for abusing their parents or other adults in their homes.

The shocking figures obtained exclusively by the Sunday People reveal kids as young as six were probed for terrifying crimes of domestic violence against adults.

More >> Police probe 10,000 children for 'abusing' parents as mums and dads become domestic violence victims
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Awwww

Ankita Majumder and her husband Richard Henderson rattle around their beautiful suburban home. They have good jobs, loving friends and family but feel empty.

More >> Would-be parents left in limbo as number of children for adoption drops to all time low
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A former social worker at a Nottingham children’s home has been acquitted of historical child sex offences.

More >> Former Nottingham social worker cleared of historical child sex offences
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ALBANY — The state’s top child welfare agency is doing a poor job overseeing foster care providers in New York, according to an audit made public Friday.

More >> State's top child welfare agency is doing bad job overseeing foster care providers, DiNapoli study says
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Julia Shaw uses science to prove that some memories are false. Now she's tackling criminal-justice failures.

More >> False memories and false confessions: the psychology of imagined crimes

Friday, July 21, 2017

LK Daily Report for 7/21/17 - No Russian Babies For You and much more...

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For almost four years, Oregon parents Amy Fabbrini and Eric Ziegler have been fighting to regain custody of their children. But according to the Oregonian, the state's Department of Human Services removed both of their sons because of low IQ tests and "limited cognitive abilities that interfere with (their) ability to safely parent the child."

More >> Parents With Low IQ Lose Custody of Their Children
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This is the moment masked burglars smashed their way into the home of a mother who has fostered more than 50 children before escaping with £4,000 worth of goods.

More >> Masked burglars smash their way into foster mother's home
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Just a reminder: School will be starting soon, new teachers who don't know you or your circumstances might be quick to judge and make phone calls.  So make sure you send in your Reverse Miranda Card.

More >> Child abuse increases with start of school, advocates needed
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In a case stemming from the handling of a Los Angeles County teen, the state Supreme Court ruled Thursday that child welfare officials can remove an incorrigible child from a home even if the parents have acted responsibly and done what they can to address the problems.

More >> DCFS Can Remove A Child From A Home Even If Parents Have Acted Responsibly
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Washington (CNN)President Donald Trump spoke with Russian President Vladimir Putin in an encounter not initially disclosed on the sidelines of an international summit this month. One of the topics, according to Trump? Russian adoptions.

More >> Why is everyone talking about Russian adoptions?
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Maisha Joefield thought she was getting by pretty well as a young single mother in Brooklyn, splurging on her daughter, Deja, even though money was tight. When Deja was a baby, she bought her Luvs instead of generic diapers when she could. When her daughter got a little older, Ms. Joefield outfitted the bedroom in their apartment with a princess bed for Deja, while she slept on a pullout couch.

More >> Foster Care as Punishment: The New Reality of ‘Jane Crow’

Thursday, July 20, 2017

LK Daily Report for 7/20/17 - Placing Foster Kids With Sex Offenders and More...

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Nevertheless, Russian adoption is a subject that seems to have come up a lot lately. Wednesday evening the New York Times published a wide-ranging interview with the president, during which Trump formally acknowledged his previously-undisclosed second conversation with Russian President Vladmir Putin at the G20 summit in Hamburg. “I actually talked about Russian adoption with [Putin],” Trump told reporters, recalling their dinner party chatter. “Which is interesting because it was a part of the conversation that Don had in that meeting.”

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A former Greensburg foster mother was ordered to stand trial Thursday on charges of having a sexual relationship with a teenage Greene County boy in her care.


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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – An Espanola teen, sexually abused by a foster parent in 2014, is now going after the Children Youth and Families Department and the center who employed the man.

More >> Teen sexually abused by foster parent files lawsuit against CYFD
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LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - An 18-year-old man and his 36-year-old adoptive mother have been indicted by a grand jury on charges of knowingly engaging in sexual intercourse with each other. They are both being held in the Lubbock County Detention Center, each on a $100,000 bond.

More >> Woman, adoptive son charged with prohibited sexual conduct with each other
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As Health News Florida reported last week, the opioid crisis in Manatee and Sarasota Counties is putting a strain on their foster care system. But the situation isn't entirely bleak. Now we'll hear from one mother whose relationship with her son's foster parents helped her reunify her family and overcome her addiction.

More >> Foster Parents Help Family Torn Apart By Addiction Reunite
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A Health Information and Quality Authority inspection report has criticised the area management of Tusla in Cork for failing to record 40% of child protection and welfare allegations submitted to it against foster carers last year.

More >> Tusla failed to report 40% of allegations against foster carers in Cork, HIQA finds



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Three First Nation children who died shortly after being returned to their mothers’ care are the subject of Alberta child and youth advocate Del Graff’s latest report.

More >> Three faces of a system’s failure: Children in child advocate's latest report identified
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LANSING – A state supervisor accused of manipulating records to make the state's child welfare agency appear in compliance with a federal court order has apparently been demoted.

More >> DHHS supervisor demoted amid faked-records allegations
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WILKES-BARRE, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania man already charged with threatening child welfare caseworkers with a rifle is now charged with firebombing one of their offices as part of a custody dispute involving his 8-year-old daughter.

More >> Indictment: Man Firebombed Office in Custody Dispute
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Child Protective Services destroyed my family?

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PORTLAND, Maine — Corrections officials say Maine’s youth prison is overburdened by children with severe mental illnesses, and this population has driven away staff who are not trained to handle them.

More >> Staff shortages plague ‘dumping ground’ for Maine youth with mental illness
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An EspaƱola teen who endured three months of sexual abuse by a foster parent in 2014 has filed state and federal lawsuits against New Mexico’s child welfare agency, several of its employees and a state-contracted behavioral health firm, saying they knowingly placed him in the care of a man who was accused more than a year earlier of sexually assaulting foster children.

More >> Suits: EspaƱola teen knowingly placed in care of sex abuser

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

LK Daily Report for 7/19/17 - Adopting your own children and More...

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Omaha, NE (KMTV) -- -  A shocking discovery, authorities say a 7-year-old boy was found weighing just 32 pounds.  His foster parents, Stephen Bauer and Megan Finlan, plead no contest to 5 counts of negligent child abuse resulting in serious injury in Douglas County District Court on Wednesday.

More >> Foster parents plead no contest for starving boy
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A legal requirement that forced birth mothers to adopt their own children when their partners wished to adopt them has been removed.

More >> Law forcing mothers to adopt their own children is quashed
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NASHVILLE, TN -- Gov. Bill Haslam announced Tuesday that the Tennessee Department of Children's Services (DCS) will no longer be under federal oversight after U.S. District Court Chief Judge Waverly D. Crenshaw Jr. approved a deal between the state and a New York-based advocacy group, Children's Rights.

More >> TN Dept. of Children's Services no longer under federal oversight after court decision
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PORTLAND — The Portland-area man who says he was sexually abused by Seattle Mayor Ed Murray while he was in foster care in the 1980s spoke out Tuesday in an interview with KPTV in Portland.

More >> Former foster son of Seattle’s Ed Murray speaks out about alleged sexual abuse


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A lawsuit filed in federal court on Monday alleges the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) violated the gun rights of foster parents.

More >> Lawsuit Alleges Michigan Agency Told Grandfather He’d Have to Give Up Gun Rights to Foster His Grandson


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The mental health watchdog Citizens Commission on Human Rights (CCHR) applauded the recent Department of Justice health care fraud crackdown but says greater oversight is needed of Medicaid billing of psychotropic drugs prescribed children, which could reduce their use and increase protections.

More >> Watchdog Group: Medicaid's Child Psychotropic Drugging Needs Greater Oversight
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Here is a petition to stop forced adoption in the UK.  Sign it.

More >> Stop forced adoption


Tuesday, July 18, 2017

LK Daily Report for 7/18/17 - The Mayor Won't Quit and More...

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The Second Amendment Foundation today filed a federal lawsuit against the head of the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) on behalf of four Michigan residents, alleging civil rights violations under color of law for enforcing restrictions on the Second Amendment rights of people who want to be foster or adoptive parents.

More >> SAF Sues Michigan Agency Over Civil Rights Violations Against Foster Parents
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Without much warning, the Trump administration has gutted nearly $214 million from teen pregnancy prevention programs across the country.

More >> The Trump administration has quietly cut more than $213 million from teen pregnancy prevention programs
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A city councilwoman is asking the Seattle mayor to consider stepping down after a newly surfaced investigation believed Ed Murray abused a foster son in 1984.

More >> Seattle Mayor Ed Murray after newly surfaced sex abuse documents: I'm not going to resign

Monday, July 17, 2017

LK Daily Report for 7/17/17 - Fighting the Criminalization of Spanking and More...

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BOSTON (AP) — A New York man is suing the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Boston for sexual abuse he says he suffered decades ago at a church-affiliated home for orphaned and foster children.

More >> Man sues Boston archdiocese citing sex abuse at orphanage
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In Texas, the foster care system is failing the vulnerable children it’s meant to protect, leaving many without a safe place to live. Foster children often end up on the streets or in jail, which is one of the few places where they can receive treatment services. In this episode, we look into the crisis in foster care, and efforts to fix it.

More >> No place to run
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SEATTLE -- Three decades before Ed Murray was elected Seattle's mayor, an Oregon child-welfare investigator found that he had sexually abused his foster son, prompting state officials to conclude that "under no circumstances" should Murray serve as a foster parent in the future.

More >> Report sheds light on sex abuse claims against Seattle Mayor Ed Murray

FYI: This story wins the media circus of the week award!   Great job Mayor Murray!
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The annual European Drug Report published last month showed that there is a surprisingly large disparity in Malta between the number of male and the number of female drug users enrolling in specialised drug treatment programmes. In fact, the report for Malta states that fewer than one-fifth of such clients in treatment are female.

More >> Women with drug problems may hesitate to ask for help due to child custody fears, drugs expert says
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Plans by the Welsh Government to ban the smacking of children would be an unprecedented power grab that would criminalise thousands of ordinary parents, according to campaigners.

The Welsh Government is seeking cross-party support for a Bill to end the defence of “reasonable chastisement” when allegations of assault are made against parents or guardians.

More >> Campaign launched against plans to criminalise the smacking of children in Wales

Sunday, July 16, 2017

LK Daily Report for 7/16/17 - Sandusky's Buddies, Mayor the Molester and More....

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Social workers in the UK are working an average of 64 days of overtime a year, leading care workers associations to warn that overworking increases the risks of child abuse cases such as that involving Baby P.

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Ed Murray

Records previously thought destroyed provide the clearest picture yet of the investigation of claims Ed Murray sexually abused his foster son.

More >> Seattle Mayor Ed Murray sexually abused foster son, child-welfare investigator found in 1984

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Legally Kidnapped should be included in this, should it?


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STATE COLLEGE, Pennsylvania (NBC News) Two former leaders at Penn State will serve jail time more than 10 years after the school's sexual abuse scandal.

More >> Two former Penn State leaders facing jail charges in Penn State sexual abuse case
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TOKYO — James Cook wants his four children home in Minnesota. His estranged wife, Hiromi Arimitsu, says they want to stay with her in Japan. And so they have been going around in circles through the courts for almost three years.

More >> Japan signed abduction treaty but for ‘left-behind’ parents that doesn’t mean much 
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What can be more shamelessly, terrifyingly brutal than the righteous, benign mask of progressivism? After humiliating themselves before the universe as the tyrants that they are, the commissars at London's Great Ormond Street Hospital, unwilling to admit that stealing babies from their parents in order to murder them is unethical, have doubled down on their moral turpitude.

More >> Tyranny Bares Its Teeth (to Protect Babies, of Course)

Saturday, July 15, 2017

LK Daily Report for 7/15/17 - Disrespecting Foster Parents and More...

Here are the headlines for today.  Check back soon!  
This post could be updated at any time throughout the day.


Every couple of weeks or so, Hamilton County child welfare workers pull out a cot between the desks and file cabinets of their downtown Cincinnati office building and put a child to sleep because they can’t find a suitable family member or an available foster home.

More >> Hamilton County sends about half of its foster kids to other counties
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Child welfare workers who pry into electronic records of youth in care are difficult to track, critics warn, with an alert system for possible privacy breaches used only on select files.

More >> Ontario’s children’s aid societies grappling with how to monitor privacy breaches
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BENTONVILLE -- A judge on Friday granted a mental evaluation for a former Arkansas Department of Human Services employee accused of sexually assaulting a 4-year-old girl.

More >> Arkansas judge orders mental exam for ex-DHS worker charged in sex abuse of 4-year-old
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Some foster carers feel “disrespected” by social workers, while both parties said a lack of clarity and timely resolution of issues was impacting on family life.

More >> Some foster carers feel ‘disrespected’ by staff

Note: I'll bet a lot of real parents feel that way too.
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Gross injustice, judicial mistreatment of a young boy, and harassment of the media were on grotesque display in an important custody trial that began today in family court in Brooklyn, New York.

The case of Lee Carda vs. Elizabeth Chandler highlights many of the issues plaguing family courts across America: incompetent and unaccountable judges; multi-year delays in cases coming to trial; false allegations leading to restraining orders that separate children from one parent; corruption in the child support system; denial of due process; ‘attorneys for the child’ or ‘guardians ad litem” who abuse their unchecked powers; and the routine trampling of the constitutional rights of ‘non-custodial’ parents.

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Walmart Canada has apologized and says they will pull a baby onesie that many considered offensive from store shelves.

More >> Walmart Canada Will Remove 'Racist' Onesie From Shelves Following Outcry



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Friday, July 14, 2017

LK Daily Report for 7/14/17 - Jeff Sessions Child Welfare Fraud Bust and More...

Here are the headlines for today.  Check back soon!  
This post could be updated at any time throughout the day.



Seven years after an infant was killed, a Fresno foster mother took responsibility for the death and was sentenced on Friday to four years of probation.

More >> Seven years after 1-month-old girl is killed, foster mother gets probation
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WILKES-BARRE — A father who accused Luzerne County Children and Youth of wanting to take his daughter away was indicted this week for allegedly stalking and threatening two employees before fire-bombing the agency’s offices.

Philip Finn Jr., 47, of Plains Township, was indicted by a federal grand jury for stalking, making threatening interstate communications and causing malicious damage to federal property by fire, federal prosecutors announced Friday.

More >> Feds: Plains father Googled ‘best way to threaten someone’ before fire-bombing C&Y offices
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JEFFERSON CITY • Foster care providers in Missouri are expressing surprise and disappointment after learning they’ll be getting paid less this year from the state.

More >> Foster parents upset by funding cuts
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MOUNT VERNON - The Westchester Department of Social Services defended itself Friday after the family of a slain toddler blamed authorities for missing warning signs of abuse.

"The death of 2-year-old Addison and injuries to her sister Annalynn last week are heartbreaking," the department's commissioner said in a statement. "I can say that at my direction our child welfare staff has carefully reviewed all of its cases for the past 60 days and found departmental protocols were followed and state and federal laws were met."

More >> WC Social Services Dept. fends off accusations it missed warnings
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The Trump administration has quietly axed $213.6 million in teen pregnancy prevention programs and research at more than 80 institutions around the country, including Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles and Johns Hopkins University.

More >> Trump administration suddenly pulls plug on teen pregnancy programs
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A Madison woman pleaded guilty Friday to child abuse for throwing her 3-year-old foster child to the floor in January, leaving him with a severe head injury.

More >> Woman pleads guilty to abuse of foster son




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St. Paul’s School, the New England boarding school dogged in recent months by allegations of past sexual abuse and misconduct, is now the target of a criminal investigation by local and state authorities.

In a statement released Thursday evening, New Hampshire Attorney General Gordon J. MacDonald announced investigators will examine whether the school engaged in conduct that endangered the welfare of a child.

More >> St. Paul’s School under criminal investigation for sexual abuse and misconduct by faculty, staff
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UK - The Association of Directors of Children’s Services has warned efforts to professionalise foster carers could create “perverse incentives”

More >> Children’s services directors wary of moves to ‘professionalise’ foster carers
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Pampanga, Philippines - Former President and Pampanga Rep. Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo has filed a bill calling attention to the plight of neglected and overage children who are considered “not fit for adoption” here or abroad.



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Two Austin psychologists and a Cedar Park patient recruiter have been indicted in part of what is now being called the largest health care fraud enforcement action in Department of Justice history.

More >> Austin-area medical professionals indicted in record-breaking healthcare fraud enforcement

According to the indictment, the Dubins are licensed psychologists who operated Psychological A.R.T.S. in Austin, while McKenzie was the president of the board of directors of an emergency shelter house located about 80 miles from Austin that provided temporary shelter for crisis intervention and mental services to children and youth ages 5 to 17, who had been removed from their homes by the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services.



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Reactive attachment disorder is a rare but serious condition in which an infant or young child doesn't establish healthy attachments with parents or caregivers. Reactive attachment disorder may develop if the child's basic needs for comfort, affection and nurturing aren't met and loving, caring, stable attachments with others are not established.

More >> Reactive attachment disorder

This is a common problem with young foster kids who have bounced around in the system for a while.  It's also something that is never talked about among the family rights groups.
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For a mother of two daughters in Will County, Illinois, known in legal papers as Kelly, the morning of May 1 began with her being thrown against a wall so hard she saw stars. When she looked up, she saw the man who did that to her — the father of her children — holding a gun and threatening to use it. Then the father took one of the children and fled. Kelly was terrified the father would hurt her child.

More >> Lawsuit Reveals Child Welfare’s Assault on Battered Mothers, Their Children
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Thursday, July 13, 2017

LK Daily Report for 7/13/17 - Baby Bella's Mom Gets Probation and Newbie Foster Parent Fun

Here are the headlines for today.  Check back soon!  
This post could be updated at any time throughout the day.



A former South Dakota legislator convicted in Pierre in 2007 of raping his foster daughters in a strange ruse promising to harvest their reproductive eggs has lost another bid in federal court for a new trial.

More >> Former SD lawmaker loses appeal of strange sex assault conviction involving foster daughters

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An outside consultant hired by the Maine Department of Corrections to review suicide prevention practices at the Long Creek Youth Development Center in South Portland has found several deficiencies in the wake of a trangender teen resident’s suicide last year.

More >> Review shows deficiencies at Maine youth prison following transgender teen suicide
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A new exhibition Without Consent: Australia’s past adoption practices has opened at the Whitlam Institute’s Margaret Whitlam Galleries (opens in a new window) in the Female Orphan School, Rydalmere.

More >> New exhibition Without Consent reveals the personal stories of Australia’s forced adoption past
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Changes have been made at three group homes in Haverhill struggling with runaway residents that are sapping police resources.

NFI-Massachusetts, the nonprofit organization contracted by the state to operate the homes on 230 Liberty St. and 4 and 31 S. Kimball St., has put in place what it calls enhanced case management strategies for residents most prone to running away.

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Massachusetts - The mother of murdered 2-year-old Bella Bond will not serve any additional jail time, despite helping dispose of her daughter's body and continuing to take government benefits after her death.

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Homosexual and transgender issues are playing out in faith-based child placement agencies across America, and Alabama is no exception.

Alabama recently became one of the latest states to enact a “freedom of conscience” law that allows faith-based foster care agencies to restrict child placement based on the provider’s religious beliefs. Similar laws have been passed in Texas, South Dakota, North Dakota, Virginia and Michigan, while legislation is being considered elsewhere as well.

More >> ALABAMA AMONG STATES ALLOWING FAITH-BASED FOSTER CARE AGENCIES TO RESTRICT CHILD PLACEMENT
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Today a number of videos came up in my feeds.  I'm not impressed because a lot of it is garbage regurgitation by wannabe foster parents in training.   In order to do something different and to teach you how these people think, I'm going to showcase a few of them at the end of the post here today.

This one is from a new foster mom and her family talking about what the kids think about the family taking in stolen kids.

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The Foster Care System in Northeast Ohio. Is it Broken?

This is a panel discussion that is over an hour long.

If you gotta ask...
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Vaccinating (or not) & Foster Care | How Does it Work

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WE SAID YES! | Our Foster Care Journey

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