Unbiased Reporting

What I post on this Blog does not mean I agree with the articles or disagree. I call it Unbiased Reporting!

Isabella Brooke Knightly and Austin Gamez-Knightly

Isabella Brooke Knightly and Austin Gamez-Knightly
Isabella Brooke Knightly and Austin Gamez-Knightly-ILLEGALLY Kidnapped and ILLEGALLY Adopted Out by the State of New Hampshire

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Child welfare bureau turnover, backlog fuel concerns about safety

Fatal Care | A Journal Sentinel Watchdog Update - Child welfare bureau turnover, backlog fuel concerns about safety:

When Mary Wolf left the Bureau of Milwaukee Child Welfare this year, she wrote a pained letter to the agency's leadership in both Milwaukee and Madison:

Foster mom's capital murder trial delayed another month



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Foster mom's capital murder trial delayed another month - The Eagle: Crime:

Sherill Small is in Milam County Jail facing a murder charge after a 2-year-old girl under her foster care died on Wednesday.

Reasonable Efforts: A Judicial Perspective

Reasonable Efforts: A Judicial Perspective | National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges:

“… Two goals of this book are to encourage judges and attorneys to be more assertive in their oversight of social service agencies and to examine the ‘reasonable efforts’ issue earlier in the case. …

Foster kids struggle academically

Foster kids struggle academically - GreenwichTime:

Connecticut children in foster care are more likely to miss school, perform poorly on standardized tests and be suspended or expelled from school.

Girl's eyes 'revealed abuse'

Girl's eyes 'revealed abuse' - crime - national | Stuff.co.nz:

A young girl allegedly abused by her Child, Youth and Family foster parents had "the saddest eyes I have ever seen", according to her teacher. Lyn Naughton, a teacher at Waipawa School, recalled the girl and her brother as being thin, scruffy and often smelling of urine.
And this is what CPS chooses to raise our Children?

Infant Removed for Parents' Marijuana Use is Killed in Foster Care

Infant Removed for Parents' Marijuana Use is Killed in Foster Care | Weed Finder News:

A foster mom taking care of an infant who was less than a year old has admitted to accidentally dropping her on September 12th and shaking her while holding her by the throat on September 15th. 

Judge won’t enforce decision by fellow judge in family court case

Judge won’t enforce decision by fellow judge in family court case | Las Vegas Review-Journal:

Three months after Family Court Judge Vincent Ochoa was removed from a custody case, another judge has decided his trial decision will not be enforced.

Part 2: Family court Judges are out of control

Part 2: Family court Judges are out of control | Stop Abuse Campaign:

Courts in the U.S. have sentenced thousands of children to live with a parent who abused them. The family court judges who reach this decision — and restrict or end the relationship of the parent who reported concerns of abuse — usually do so based on the opinion of a court-appointed expert.


Thursday, September 25, 2014

Grand Junction police arrest foster mom in 11-month-old's death

Grand Junction police arrest foster mom in 11-month-old's death - The Denver Post:

Grand Junction police arrested a 20-year-old foster mother on suspicion of child abuse resulting in death after she allegedly killed an 11-month-old girl she was hoping to adopt, according to court records.

My Comment: Doesn't this story tell you NOBODY, not even the CPS psychic's can pick and choose parent's for a child? Leave it in God's hands. At least he knows what he's doing! He's not in it for the money!

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Woman testifies she feared losing children if she denied caseworker sex

Fatal Care | A Journal Sentinel Watchdog Update - Woman testifies she feared losing children if she denied caseworker sex - JSOnline:

Theola Nealy told a federal jury Tuesday that she unwillingly had sex with a Bureau of Milwaukee Child Welfare social worker because she was afraid the man, Peter Nelsen, would remove her two young children and put them in state custody.

Longtime foster mother in Buena Vista fighting removal of two young sons

Longtime foster mother in Buena Vista fighting removal of two young sons - Breaking News - pressofAtlanticCity.com Mobile:
Jill Jones’ marriage could lose the longtime foster mother  two young sons.
The retired Atlantic City crossing guard has been fostering children for 13 years, having adopted four of them.

Foster mother accused of shaking infant to death

Foster mother accused of shaking infant to death:

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (AP) - Authorities say a foster mother told them she lost control when she shook a baby to death because the child would not stop crying.

Liverpool actor Paul Barber reveals abuse he suffered at the hands of nuns, brutal foster mum and a paedophile

Liverpool actor Paul Barber reveals abuse he suffered at the hands of nuns, brutal foster mum and a paedophile - Liverpool Echo:

Reporter Alun Palmer reveals the horrific sexual abuse suffered by Liverpudlian actor Paul Barber when he was sent to a local convent

NT victims say 'house parents abused us'

NT victims say 'house parents abused us':

A horrifying picture of sustained physical and sexual abuse suffered for decades by mixed-race and Aboriginal children at a home in Darwin is unfolding at a national inquiry.

"Dishonest" social worker who claimed she didn't realise she was employing her ex-partner has been struck off

"Dishonest" social worker who claimed she didn't realise she was employing her ex-partner has been struck off:

The Birmingham social work manager paid the father of her child for maintenance services in the council, but claimed she didn't know it was him

Grassley Child Welfare Provisions pass Congress, advance to President

Grassley Child Welfare Provisions pass Congress, advance to President - Community Newspaper Group : News:

WASHINGTON – Sen. Chuck Grassley of Iowa has received final congressional approval for his bipartisan child welfare policy improvements including promoting sibling connections in foster care and strengthening child support enforcement.  The provisions are part of legislation that is on its way to the President for his expected signature into law.

Child Welfare System Study Needs Participants

Child Welfare System Study Needs Participants | NewsRadio 1110 KFAB:

A national consulting firm will be in Omaha Tuesday and Wednesday to talk with those in the metro area who have had some contact with public or private child welfare agencies. 

MN child protection system under scrutiny

MN child protection system under scrutiny:

ST. PAUL, Minn. - Minnesota's central social service agency will conduct random screenings of child protection decisions made by county officials who receive allegations of abuse.

Foster mother, 20, arrested in baby's death

Foster mother, 20, arrested in baby's death - 7NEWS Denver TheDenverChannel.com:

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. - A 20-year-old woman from Grand Junction is facing charges in the death of her 11-month-old foster daughter.

Is the Foster Care System the Next Big Scandal?

Is the Foster Care System the Next Big Scandal? | TheBlaze.com:

I sure hope so!

Earlier this year, the Department of Veterans Affairs was caught in a horrific scandal that resulted in the resignation of its department head, Eric Shinseki.

Grandmother claims retaliation from DHS over custody battle

Grandmother claims retaliation from DHS over custody battle - KPTV - FOX 12:
SALEM, OR (KPTV) -
A state senator is looking into the case of an Oregon grandmother who was denied visitation with her granddaughter because she shared information with the media.

Woman seeks damages from caseworker who fathered her child

Fatal Care | A Journal Sentinel Watchdog Update - Woman seeks damages from caseworker who fathered her child:

An emotionally troubled woman who was impregnated by a state social worker sent to her home to investigate an allegation of child maltreatment is seeking $15 million in damages in a trial that began Monday in federal court.

CPS workers to be scrutinized following boys death

CPS workers to be scrutinized following boys death | NewsRadio KLBJ, 590AM and 99.7FM Austin Texas:

Texas Child Protective Services officials say they expect to punish employees involved in the case of a 2-year-old toddler whose body was found buried this month in southeast Austin.

Major Adoption Bill Passes Senate, Heads to President's Desk

Major Adoption Bill Passes Senate, Heads to President's Desk | The Chronicle of Social Change:

 bipartisan and bicameral child welfare bill to restructure adoption incentives, require tracking of failed adoptions and limit long-term foster care is headed to President Obama’s desk for signature.

Child Protection Quotas Risky

Child Protection Quotas Risky | The Chronicle of Social Change:

In 2000, Minnesota launched a pilot for its now statewide differential response (DR) program. DR is a popular child protection strategy with mixed results, in which help is offered to abusive or neglectful parents, but rarely forced upon them.

Child Protection Quota's are endangering children Nationwide!

Friday, September 19, 2014

Foster mom accused of child abuse to be released from jail



A foster mom in Pueblo accused of child abuse that resulted in a 2-year-old's death will be released from jail.

Cherokee County woman found guilty of killing her Foster child

California calls for new checks on psych meds for foster kids

Drugging Our Kids: California calls for new checks on psych meds for foster kids - San Jose Mercury News:

In a significant step toward curbing the overuse of psychiatric drugs in California's foster care system, doctors will soon be required to get extra authorization to prescribe antipsychotics, a new safeguard to protect some of the state's most overmedicated children.

Couple embezzled $460,000 meant for foster children, D.A. alleges

Couple embezzled $460,000 meant for foster children, D.A. alleges - LA Times:

A husband and wife have been charged with embezzling $460,000 from a taxpayer-funded nonprofit agency hired by Los Angeles County to help abused and neglected foster children, the district attorney's office announced Thursday.

Court reverses woman's conviction in Foster child's death

Court reverses woman's conviction in child's death - Houston Chronicle:

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A state appeals court Wednesday overturned the conviction of a South Texas woman imprisoned for capital murder in the 2006 salt poisoning death of her 4-year-old foster son.


A Message to Austin Knightly Regarding Your REAL Father



Austin, I know you are aware Junior isn't your REAL Father, thank's to St. Charles Children's Home, who traumatized you even more by telling you that when Junior refused custody of you. All those year's you thought Junior was your Father and then abandoned you and left you behind, letting you feel unwanted and more hurt than you already were.
The reason I'm writing to you, is I felt you have the right to know, your REAL Father passed away a few week's ago in Honduras. His name was Ricardo Arturo Gamez. I know you don't remember him, but he was in your life for the first three months after your birth. He was deported back to Honduras and was not allowed back to claim you as his son. He was also never contacted when the State took you from your family, even though they knew where he was. And yes, you were adopted illegally after DCYF and the NH Family Court's terminated the rights of a man they knew was not your Father.
Your Father wanted to be a part of your life, but wasn't allowed to. He loved you and wanted nothing more than to raise his son.
I just wanted you to know all of this, because I'm sure the stranger's who are raising you, nor the State of NH will tell you anything about your REAL Father. I'm sorry you will never get to meet your Father, other than the time you spent together as a newborn. Some day you two will meet again and the State won't be able to screw that up.
If there's anything you want to know, just message me. I'm sure you're on the computer these day's and that you have many questions. If you want the TRUTH, your REAL Family are the only ones who will give it to you. No-one else. You are everyone else's meal ticket.

Love always, Grammy

Thursday, September 18, 2014

New Hampshire's Backward Judicial System

Today on the News, I heard about a Father from Keene, NH who pled guilty in 2012 to simple assault on his then-6-month-old child, breaking the boy's leg while trying to get him into a chair.     http://www.wmur.com/news/keene-man-accused-of-injuring-2yearold-child/28106140

He has now been charged with felony second-degree assault on the boy. 
Investigators said he grabbed his son, Tristan, but the head, squeezed him and threw him to the floor. Police said the boy struck his face and head on a table, causing cuts, bumps and bruises.          http://www.wmur.com/news/man-arraigned-on-charge-of-assaulting-2yearold-child/28123030
For the life of me, I don't understand HOW or WHY NH DCYF and the NH Family Court's left that little boy with an admitted child abuser. He broke the child's leg the first time and somehow, for some ungodly reason, this Father was given a second chance to raise his son, while many other parent's lose their children for so much less. No physical abuse, no emotional abuse. Only frivolous stupid reason's, many times false to begin with. And then you have the children that are stolen because the DCYF psychic's believe the parent's will Neglect the child in the Future. Those parent's, whether they've done anything wrong or not, never get a second chance. Their children are stolen by the State, adopted out to stranger's, never to be seen again.

This man  admitted he physically abused his son and spent a whole six month's in jail for breaking his child's leg. So WHY was he still living in the same home with his son?

While other parent's who are guilty of nothing, lose their children forever and are treated worse than convicted criminal's, this guy get's the chance of a lifetime. A chance he should never have been given to begin with.
Head's should definitely roll for this screw up!

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

More testimony in case of woman accused of killing child

Investigation underway after Facebook misconduct social worker employed by Barking and Dagenham Council

Investigation underway after Facebook misconduct social worker employed by Barking and Dagenham Council - News - Barking and Dagenham Post:

An investigation is under way after a social worker who bragged about children being taken into care on her Facebook page was employed by Barking and Dagenham Council.

Foster child who died before 2nd birthday focus of report

Foster child who died before 2nd birthday focus of report - Saskatchewan - CBC News:
Saskatchewan's children's advocate says he's troubled by the case of a toddler in foster care who died in his bed before his second birthday.

Rachel Fryer caseworker arrested

Rachel Fryer caseworker arrested - Orlando Sentinel: "The child welfare wor"

The child welfare worker who was supposed to keep safe the children of Rachel Fryer, a Sanford mother now jailed on a charge she murdered her 2-year-old daughter, was arrested Friday, accused of falsifying records.

Children’s services under threat, warns agency chief

Children’s services under threat, warns agency chief:

Social services will be reduced to a “basic child protection service” next year unless significant additional money is made available, the head of the Child and Family Agency has warned. The agency, which took over responsibility for child and family services from the HSE earlier this year, is running about €25 million over-budget. This is due mainly to inherited legal bills.

The Forced Adoption Scandal that shames Britain

The Forced Adoption Scandal that shames Britain | Alternative News Network:

If you thought for one minute that Britain is really as it appears to be, you’re very sadly mistaken.
Beneath the pomp and pageantry lies a network of paedophilic depravity, so vile and despicable, it literally beggars belief.

Adoptive Barahona Sister Sues Department of Children and Families

Adoptive Barahona Sister Sues Department of Children and Families | NBC 6 South Florida:

The lawsuit alleges the adoptive sister of an 11-year-old girl who was abused and killed also suffered physical, sexual and emotional abuse.

Judge: ‘It is not very often I get to do this’ – Two children returned to mother after three years in care

Judge: ‘It is not very often I get to do this’ – Two children returned to mother after three years in care:
TWO CHILDREN WERE returned to their mother after three years in care. The judge said it was a “good news story” that she didn’t come across too often.

Wow! I'm pretty sure that's a first!

Violence and death threats against social workers just "part of the job" as 70% of incidences go uninvestigated

Violence and death threats against social workers just "part of the job" as 70% of incidences go uninvestigated:

Community Care's annual violence survey reveals that 70% of attacks and threats towards social workers and social care staff are not investigated

Miami-Dade commission asks Gov. Scott to "reform" troubled child welfare system

Miami-Dade commission asks Gov. Scott to "reform" troubled child welfare system - Miami News:

Miami-Dade County commissioners urged Gov. Rick Scott and the Legislature Tuesday to reform the state’s troubled child protection system, invoking the gruesome death last month of a 4-year-old boy in a resolution they adopted unanimously.

CHILDREN’S MENTAL HEALTH SYSTEM OF CARE EXPANSION

Drugging Children: CHILDREN’S MENTAL HEALTH SYSTEM OF CARE EXPANSION:

Nevada wants to get more kids on psych meds apparently.

CHILDREN’S MENTAL HEALTH SYSTEM OF CARE EXPANSION

CPS Called On Austin Mom For Letting Her Kids Play Outside

CPS Called On Austin Mom For Letting Her Kids Play Outside - keyetv.com Austin News, Weather, Traffic KEYE-TV Austin - Top Stories:

Kari Anne Roy lives in a quiet South Austin neighborhood. And she says she is comfortable letting her children play outside. "There's a walking trail. They come out here and they walk around the trail," Roy said. 

Dishonesty in adoption is setting children and families up to fail

Dishonesty in adoption is setting children and families up to fail:
Are social workers being dishonest about the realities of adoption?

Adopting a child is not about neat beginnings or endings, yet there is much pressure to pretend it is, writes adopter Sally Donovan


Friday, September 12, 2014

Monticello woman punched Child Protective Services worker in face, cops say

Monticello woman punched Child Protective Services worker in face, cops say | recordonline.com:

MONTICELLO — A Monticello woman was arrested and charged with assault, a felony, after punching a Child Protective Services worker in the face, police said.

New Vermont DCF Commissioner Says Reforms Already Underway

New DCF Commissioner Says Reforms Already Underway | Vermont Public Radio:

The newly minted Commissioner for Children and Families spoke Thursday to the lawmakers scrutinizing his department. And Ken Schatz says reforms to child protective services are already underway.

Number of children placed in MA foster care rises sharply

Number of children placed in MA foster care rises sharply | New England Center for Investigative Reporting:

The number of troubled children in Massachusetts taken out of their homes and placed under state supervision rose steeply in the past year, according to a report released Sept. 11.

City Council passes legislation requiring reports on foster care

City Council passes legislation requiring reports on foster care | SILive.com:

"We spend a great deal of time focusing on how to best serve youth and prepare them for adulthood, but the foster care system is too often neglected," Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito said.

Father accused of threatening Child Protective Services

Father accused of threatening Child Protective Services | WANE:

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) A Monroeville man, who’s already on probation for neglecting his seven children, made another court appearance Monday.  Authorities said he threatened people at Child Protective Services.

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Happy 12th Birthday to Ally, My Parentaly Alienated Granddaughter


Happy Birthday Ally! Please don't ever think we forgot you. We haven't and we never will. You are a special granddaughter and we cherish the memories we have of you and all the birthday's and holiday's we spent together. You, Austin, your Mommy and Grammy, Grampie and the rest of your REAL Family.
I know you want us in your life and I'm sure you miss us as much as we miss you. Please don't think we haven't fought for you, because we have. For some odd reason, the Court's believe your father and didn't bother looking at the truth. I don't understand how he and his new wife can get away with the harm they are causing you.
I hope you get to see your brother Austin. The bond you and he shared is just as strong as the bond you shared with your REAL Mother and REAL Grandparents.
Some day, we'll be together again whether your Father likes it or not. Be happy and have an awesome birthday.
We love you and always will.
Grmmy, Grampie, Mommy and the rest of your REAL Family.
XOXOXOXO

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Ruling: Child doesn't have veto over reunification

Ruling: Child doesn't have veto over reunification :: WRAL.com:

 — A state court ruling says a child's refusal to participate in counseling cannot by itself block the reunification of a family in the child welfare system.

SC DSS Announces Major Changes

SC DSS Announces Major Changes - WSPA.com:

COLUMBIA, S.C. -After months of questions, a state Senate investigation, and its director's resignation, the South Carolina Department of Social Services is announcing some major changes aimed at better protecting children and improving services.

Child Custody Battles and Child Protective Services (CPS)

Child Custody Battles and Child Protective Services (CPS):

Are you in a child custody battle? If you're separated or divorced - think twice about calling CPS on your ex because you could risk your child's future.

This page explains the risk of calling Child Protective Services (CPS) during child custody battles. Divorced or separated parents often have child custody disagreements. Those that call Child Protective Services (CPS) on their ex's are often dismayed with very negative unintended consequences.

Foster child suffered 'emotional' abuse

Foster child suffered 'emotional' abuse | Channel - ITV News:
The care inquiry panel have heard from a witness who claims to have suffered emotional and psychological abuse at the hands of her foster parents.The witness said: "In the mornings my foster mum would come down and pour herself a vodka lemonade."

Foster care crisis is one of the reasons for possible tax increases

Foster care crisis is one of the reasons for possible tax increa - WLOX.com - The News for South Mississippi:
HANCOCK COUNTY, MS (WLOX) -
Hancock County leaders say there are a number of reasons residents are facing a slight property tax increase later this year.

Family Suffers At the Hand of the Department of Youth Protection (DYP) in Ste-Agathe, Quebec

Nude Blog...The Naked Truth: Family Suffers At the Hand of the Department of Youth Protection (DYP) in Ste-Agathe, Quebec:

Corruption and crime are everywhere, but when It happens in your own backyard it becomes more than that. Government officials, lawyers, judges and police officers have a responsibility to uphold the law. Unfortunately, some are as corrupt and dishonest as they come.  In this particular situation it is the Department of Youth Protection (DYP) in Ste-Agathe, Quebec.

CPS Institutional Abuse of Children in America

CPS Institutional Abuse of Children in America:

Here's the proof that CPS (Child Protective Services) is abusing children and their families in America

This page holds videos about Child Protective Services (CPS) abuse in the United States of America. Here you'll see families being broken apart, destroyed, traumatized and tortured by USA child protection agencies and CPS social workers. These are stories about families in pain, family rights, and CPS cruelty to children and their families.

New program keeps children with parents fighting addiction

New program keeps children with parents fighting addiction - www.kmtv.com:

OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) - Heartland Family Services and Nebraska Families Collaborative have launched a new program called Better Together, aimed at keeping parents and children together.

We must make it illegal to split siblings when fostering

We must make it illegal to split siblings when fostering | Herald Scotland:

When Alan Johnson was orphaned aged 12 he was to be placed in a foster home. His 16-year-old sister Linda would go to Barnardo's. The two of them were to be separated, as if the death of their 42-year-old mother had not been distressing enough.

Legalized Abuse In American Courts

DMVC Productions = Results : Legalized Abuse In American Courts:

Surprised? Why, look at what happened with NFL and Ray Rice, a two day suspension. Until, TMZ, obtained and released the whole video that could have been obtained months ago by the NFL but wasn't. 

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Legalized Abuse In American Courts

Legally Accessible - Not so much: Legalized Abuse In American Courts:

A man, William (Bill) McIntosh much like Ray Rice; had a restraining order removed against him to protect his job; by a Marital Master named Alice Love.   Much like Rice, he to works in special ed; McIntosh is a speical ed teacher at Pennichuck Middle School, in Nashua, NH. who gain custody because a Judge thought that non-fatal strangulation was not a valid reason for a woman to fight back. And gave him custody. 

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Sunday, September 7, 2014

Case worker investigated for leaving foster child in car

Case worker investigated for leaving foster child in car - wptv.com:




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Friday, September 5, 2014

How Much Do You Really Know About Your Adopted Children's Bio Families?

After recently reading many articles as to the effects of adoption on children and the Medical issues that arise, it prompted me to write this post.
How much do you really know about the bio families of the children you've adopted?
I know myself there is much the adoptive families of my stolen grandchildren DON'T know about our Family Medical History.
There are many medical issues that were never listed when they were stolen from us.
How much information does the State believe will be given when a woman is in labor, in pain? Do you actually believe the Mother has anything on her mind other than the baby they are giving birth to? For that matter, how much information do you think families are willing to give when their children are stolen by the State? No-one in their right mind is going to help in the kidnapping of their children.
Actually, the only information you're given is what CPS/DCYF want's you to know and most times even then, you're not getting the truth. You're only being told what they want you to hear. What you want to hear. That the family is a bad family, the children weren't taken care of, the children were beat on, that the little boy was dirty and covered with scabs, when in all actuality he has psoriasis and so on. Whether any of these allegations are true, CPS/DCYF knows how much you want a child and knows exactly how gullible you really are. That yes, you'll believe any cock and bull story CPS/DCYF tells you as long as you get a child out of it. Someone else's child. And in order to keep that child your nose will grow browner and browner and the butt kissing will never end. Yes, you believe every word the almighty CPS/DCYF tells you, no matter how much the innocent families suffer. No matter how many lies you're told. They won't even tell you that a child is bi-racial when the child looks white. Why? Because they're afraid you won't want the child because bi-racial children are harder to place. That most people want the blonde haired blue eyed children. Kind of like in Hitler's day.
So how much do you actually know about the children you've adopted? When medical issues arise, who will you turn to? Do you think CPS/DCYF will help you? Don't count on it. They've already collected their blood money and couldn't care less what you're going through.
Will you finally contact the bio families for help? Do you think the bio families will lift a finger after all the suffering you've put them through, never allowing them to see their children/grandchildren? Treating them like dirt all these years, because CPS/DCYF told you to? Do you honestly believe they will give you the low down on ALL of their family Medical History? I believe many will tell you you're on your own and threaten to call the Police on you for contacting them, just like you've done to them in the past.
Now are you ready for the surprises you don't know about? The issues involved with adopting someone else's child and never knowing what Medical problems to expect?  Thank CPS/DCYF for never telling you the truth. In fact, I'd sue them for withholding pertinent information leading you into something you never expected.
Get ready for ALL the surprises there are in store for you. That is, unless they've already begun!

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Mental health of adopted children: risks and protective factors

Mental health of adopted children: risks and protective factors - AboutKidsHealth:

Adoption is becoming increasingly popular; however, there is an underlying concern that adopted children are at greater risk for mental health problems.

SNAICC calls for overhaul of foster care system

The National Indigenous Times Newspaper. - SNAICC calls for overhaul of foster care system:

The number of Indigenous children in care in South Australia has tripled in the past decade and this was a national trend, a forum in Adelaide has heard.

Family courts unfair for litigants in person, MPs told

Family courts unfair for litigants in person, MPs told | News | Law Society Gazette:

Litigants in person are not getting fair hearings, the Common’s Justice Committee heard this morning.

Legal aid cut for family courts 'damaging' for children

BBC News - Legal aid cut for family courts 'damaging' for children:

Children are being damaged by the rising number of estranged couples representing themselves in family court battles, a former judge has claimed.

Psychotropic Drugs in Foster Care

psychotropic drugs in foster care | Wandervogel Diary:

In California, a year-long investigation by the San Jose Mercury News discovered foster and healthcare providers across the state mis-medicating thousands of children in their care with psychotropic drugs.


Woman arrested after foster child in her care dies

Woman arrested after foster child in her care dies | KFOR.com:

BROKEN ARROW, Okla. – A woman was arrested after a foster child in her care died. Authorities say 25-year-old Mallory Krajian is accused of injuring one of the foster children in her care.

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Failing Children - Baby LK Report For August 31st 2014

Officials investigating child death at foster home

Officials investigating child death at foster home | KSN-TV:

BEL AIRE, Kansas – Officials are investigating a Bel Aire foster care home after an infant died last Thursday.

Stop over-drugging our foster children: Letters

Stop over-drugging our foster children: Letters:

Children are supposed to do their very own thing
This report (Aug. 24) on drugged children in the foster system was sickening, and I thank you for shedding light on this intolerable situation. Children’s lives should not be destroyed this way. Diana Dooley, secretary of the California Health and Human Services Agency, and Will Lightbourne, director of Social Services, and Toby Douglas, director of Health Care Services, are those who hold the health and welfare of our children in their hands and are to blame for this situation.

Lieu takes on overdrugging of foster kids: Editorial

Lieu takes on overdrugging of foster kids: Editorial:

Exposing serious societal problems is always better than turning your head. Always. That’s why Bay Area News Group staff writer Karen de Sá spent nearly a year on research to bring to light the excessive use of powerful psychiatric drugs to control the behavior of California’s foster children.

Adoptive parents cleared in son's death

Adoptive parents cleared in son's death:

David and Angel Cook are struggling after the trauma of losing a son and then being charged with his death


Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Discarded children still bring in subsidy checks for the adoptive parents who tossed them aside (VIDEO)

Discarded children still bring in subsidy checks for the adoptive parents who tossed them aside (VIDEO) - NY Daily News:

Hundreds of adoptive parents in New York City who've sent their children to live elsewhere continue to get monthly government subsidies of up to $1,700 per child. They can continue receiving the checks until the child turns 21 years old.