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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

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Bonds Broken, Lives Shattered

Isabella and Grammie
Grampie and Austin before he was stolen

When the State step's in and takes a child, familial bonds are broken. Not only are the children's lives shattered, but so are all family member's. The trauma takes it's toll on the entire family. The children suffer due to the loss of the family member's they bonded with. Not just their Mother and Father, but their Grandparent's and Aunts, Uncles and Cousin's as well. 
The children are thrust into a whole new world, without their family guiding their way. Wondering what they did wrong to deserve this punishment. Wondering why their family is no longer there for them, feeling unwanted and unloved. I can just imagine the pain these children are going through, day after day, longing for their REAL family. Wondering if they will ever see their REAL family again. The family they grew to love and shared that special bond with.
Not only does the child experience the pain and suffering at the loss of their family, so does the family member's who bonded with these children. The family member's who in some instances, helped deliver the child at birth. The family member's who aided the Mother's throughout their complicated pregnancies, just to make sure these children were born healthy. The Grandmother's who indeed bonded with these children, as if they were their own. Sang them lullabies, rocked them and made sure everything was prepared for their homecoming. Little did they know, their new grandchild would never come home. The grandchild would be stolen by the State, where relative placement is never considered. Where familial bonds mean nothing as far as the State is concerned. Where innocence means nothing and family member's get dragged in and slandered, though always denied standing in Court. Never allowed to speak. Never allowed to face their accuser's. Never allowed to be a "Party in the case". Never allowed or even considered custody of the child.
So yes, I know exactly what the children must be going through. My family's lives have been shattered along with my grandchildren. The pain is like no other. I go to bed thinking of my stolen grandchildren. I wake up thinking of my stolen grandchildren. I worry about them all the time. They are part of me. My blood runs through their vein's. With death there is closure. When a child is stolen, there is no closure. Our lives are not the same. The memories keep flowing. There's no way of stopping them. The pain is never ending. You can no longer function the way you used to. You can't do the things you used to. You can't bring yourself to do the things you used to do when your grandchildren were by your side. Their favorite toy's make you cry. Their hand prints they gave you stay hung on the wall's. Your wall's become a shrine, filled with their pictures, hoping and praying they will come home where they belong. 
Our lives are definitely not the same. We no longer trust. We watch our backs and protect our family like a lion protects her cubs. 
Never in my wildest dreams did I ever think that our own Government would let anything so horrendous happen to our families. So yes, our lives are shattered. We are denied the right to raise our own family.

Another DCYF Fail-Nashua mom claims falls killed tot

Nashua mom claims falls killed tot | New Hampshire:



Brielle Gage of Nashua would have turned 4 earlier this year; she died last fall from blunt-force trauma. 

NASHUA — New details are being released about the injuries suffered by 3-year-old Brielle Gage before her murder last fall, including the final moments leading up to her death.

Baker outlines DCF changes in wake of high-profile deaths

Baker outlines DCF changes in wake of high-profile deaths - The Boston Globe:

Buffeted by a series of high-profile child abuse cases, Governor Charlie Baker pledged Monday to replace a patchwork of policies at the state’s Department of Children and Families with a clear, standardized playbook aimed at protecting children from violent crime at the hands of those closest to them.

Lawsuit: Gov. Haley, DSS agree to give more protection to foster children

Lawsuit: Gov. Haley, DSS agree to give more protection to foster children | The State:



Under pressure from a federal class action lawsuit, Gov. Nikki Haley and S.C. Department of Social Services Director Susan Alford have agreed to make major changes in how South Carolina’s foster children are protected by the state’s child-welfare agency.

Read more here: http://www.thestate.com/incoming/article36855633.html#storylink=cpy

Foster Care Children Aren't Getting Good Medical Care

Foster Care Children Aren't Getting Good Medical Care : Shots - Health News : NPR:

On any given day, about half a million children are living in foster care. They've been removed from violent or abusive households; many suffer physical and mental health problems that have gone untreated.

Authorities investigating state’s child welfare agency

Authorities investigating state’s child welfare agency | WPRI 12 Eyewitness News:

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — State authorities areinvestigating possible financial mismanagement at Rhode Island’s troubled child welfare agency, officials said Wednesday, weeks after an audit cited problems in department management and financial controls.

3 Oppressive Texas CPS Agents Receive Felony Indictments

3 Oppressive Texas CPS Agents Receive Felony Indictments:

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Police mugshots. 
Indictments were handed down last Thursday to 1 of the 3 Child Protective Services (CPS) subordinates who were charged with Oppression, a (misdemeanor), tampering with evidence, and falsifying and forging documents to conduct illegal searches and seizures, which are third degree felonies, punishable upon conviction by a maximum sentence of from two to 10 years in prison and an optional fine of up to $10,000.

Medically Kidnapped Child in LA County DCFS Care Dies – Father Vows to Expose Criminal Social Workers

Medically Kidnapped Child in LA County DCFS Care Dies – Father Vows to Expose Criminal Social Workers:

A report written about LA County Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) revealed that during an 18 month period, of the thousands of children who were taken away from their parents and family members, 570 of them died while under the supervision of LA County DCFS. (Source.)
On Sunday September 28, 2015 Jason Janbahan appeared on the National Safe Child show to tell his story, and how a corrupt social service agency in LA County was responsible for the kidnapping and death of his 5 year old son.

Reforming Washington courts to mend, not end, family ties

Reforming Washington courts to mend, not end, family ties | Crosscut:

When it comes to families that the state breaks apart, media attention and public awareness tend to fixate on the most horrific side of child welfare — sensational cases of sexual abuse, imprisonment, and torture. But two-thirds of the cases that CPS brings against parents are for neglect, not abuse.

“Terrorism” of Child Welfare System to Families to Be Addressed in Arkansas Legislature

“Terrorism” of Child Welfare System to Families to Be Addressed in Arkansas Legislature:

Families caught up in dealing with Child Protective Services nationwide are frustrated with a system which allows families to be terrorized and destroyed, often based on unproven allegations and even outright lies. Legislators in Arkansas will be hearing from families and attorneys on Thursday, October 1 at 1:00 pm in a Joint Performance Review Committee meeting, who will be explaining why there needs to be an overhaul or even elimination of the current child welfare system. 

Man charged with sexually assaulting girls in foster care

Man charged with sexually assaulting girls in foster care | Missoula Local News - NBCMontana.com:

BILLINGS, Mont. -

A 68-year-old Billings man is charged with sexually assaulting two girls who are in foster care.

A Foster Care Tragedy

A Foster Care Tragedy | The Kansas City Star:

Child protection expert Lori Ross reacts to murder charges against foster child who fell through the cracks.


Read more here: http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/article36934674.html#storylink=cpy

News Release:Boutin emphasizes role of Commission to review child abuse fatalities

New Hampshire SenateNews Release
For Immediate Release:September 29, 2015

Boutin emphasizes role of Commission to review child abuse fatalities
Concord, NH - Today, the Commission to review Child Abuse Fatalities met to hear from the Director Lorraine Bartlett and Chief Legal Counsel Byry Kennedy for the Division for Children Youth & Families (DCYF) to learn about the process by which child abuse or neglect is reported and investigated by the state.
“There have been a handful of recent local cases where parents have been found responsible for the death of a child following a period of abuse. This Commission is designed to better understand the course of action by which instances of child abuse or neglect is reported and investigated and how the State of New Hampshire can improve this process to eliminate instances where parental abuse results in the death of a child or infant,” said Senator David Boutin, Chair of the Commission to review child abuse fatalities.
“We have a responsibility to the families and children in the state of New Hampshire to ensure that investigations into a child’s wellbeing are effective and that we are doing everything we can to put a stop to tragic outcomes caused by abuse that we’ve seen in the past.”

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Friday, September 25, 2015

The Broken Bond: Stolen Babies Stolen Motherhood Viewed Through a Trauma Perspective

The Broken Bond: Stolen Babies Stolen Motherhood Viewed Through a Trauma Perspective | Apology Alliance Australia:

When the sacred bond between mother and infant is broken it is a traumatic event that inflicts life-long physical and emotional pain (Pearce: 1992; Verrier: 1997).  In Australia during most of the 20th century there was a government sanctioned policy of forcibly removing the newborns of unsupported unwed mothers at or soon after birth.  This was not only  unethical and illegal, but violated their civil and human rights (Sherry: 1992; Harper: 1978; MacDermott: 1984). This article will discuss the past removalist policy and its effects on mothers, their now adult children and other family members, who carry the life-long psychological and emotional scars. It will also examine and discuss the underlying neuro-biological processes of birth and the affects of interfering in its completion.

Surveillance Videos Show Foster Children Abuse in Connecticut

Surveillance Videos Show Foster Children Abuse in Connecticut:

Statistics and studies clearly show that children left in families, even troubled families where “abuse” is alleged, than when they enter the foster care system. (See: Foster Care Children are Worse Off than Children in Troubled Homes – The Child Trafficking Business.) These very disturbing videos of foster care children being abused in Connecticut clearly show how ineffective Child Social Services has become all across America.
It is time to abolish this system, by cutting off the federal funding, and allowing communities to work with troubled families and keeping children with their families.

Conn. Child Advocate Releases DCF Surveillance Videos Showing Illegal Restraint, Isolation


Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Sacramento Grandmother Beaten and Flees for Her Life as CPS Takes Grandchildren

Sacramento Grandmother Beaten and Flees for Her Life as CPS Takes Grandchildren:
It is a bizarre tale of alleged police brutality and CPS corruption that has ended up with a Sacramento grandmother fleeing the state of California in fear for her very life, while the grandchildren she cared for have been seized by the state, with no apparent evidence of any wrongdoing by the grandmother. All Ann King wanted to do was to love and care for her grandchildren while the parents were unable to, allowing the babies to grow up connected to their own family roots. Apparently, that was too much to ask from Sacramento County CPS, because no one in the family even knows where the children are anymore. 

Sounds Familiar in many ways!

Prosecutors: Man killed 'Baby Doe' toddler because he thought she was demonic

Prosecutors: Man killed 'Baby Doe' toddler because he thought she was demonic | New Hampshire:

BOSTON — A 2½-year-old girl whose body was found in a bag on a Boston Harbor beach in June was killed by her mother’s boyfriend because he thought she was possessed by demons, prosecutors said on Monday during a raucous arraignment.

Monday, September 21, 2015

Child’s health 'in care’ gets even worse

Christopher Booker: Child’s health 'in care’ gets even worse - Telegraph:

A disabled girl is yet to be reunited with her mother, who is the only person who knows how to care for her.

Back in July, under the heading “I fear for fate of sick child 'protected’ by the authorities”, I reported on the desperate plight of a severely disabled girl who was last December taken into “care” by Somerset social workers.
For 14 years she had only been kept alive by the way her intelligent and devoted mother had learnt how to respond to her complex medical, physical and emotional needs.

The Top 10 Most Dangerous US States for Families Targeted by CPS... And why.

Legally Kidnapped: The Top 10 Most Dangerous US States for Families Targeted by CPS... And why.:

I just did a little study on the current state of Child Welfare in all 50 states.  I sort of took a snap shot in a notebook, of what has been the most recent issues brought up on Legally Kidnapped.  Based on that, I was able to identified certain trends, such as what are the major child welfare concerns in any given state on this particular day, September 20th 2015.  Based on that analysis and the information collected, I give you this list of the Top 10 Most Dangerous US States for Families Targeted by CPS.

Sunday, September 20, 2015

Father Fights To Get His Daughter After State Tries To Put Her Up For Adoption

Father Fights To Get His Daughter After State Tries To Put Her Up For Adoption - Counter Current News:

Been there! It happens all the time! Real Father's are never even contacted. Fake Father's rights are terminated. ILLEGAL Adoptions? You're damn right!

Chris Emanuel thought he met the woman of his dreams. Three years ago, the Aiken, South Carolina couple met, fell in love, and had a child. Chris was thrilled and wanted to get married to the mother of his child.“I was happy, who wouldn’t be happy?” Emanuel said in an interview with ABC’s Night Line. “It was my first child and at the time, you know, I’m going to be there. We’re going to do everything we got to do.”

Saturday, September 19, 2015

How Could the State Not Know ‘Baby Doe’?

How Could the State Not Know ‘Baby Doe’? - The Daily Beast:

With two visits for neglect and two previous children taken away from Rachelle Bond, how could Massachusetts’ Department of Children and Families not have recognized Bella Bond?                                                                                         For months, the mystery behind Baby Doe, the dead child found in a trash bag on the edge of Boston’s Deer Island, dumbfounded law enforcement as they followed tips across the state, country and the world trying to find out the identity of this girland what happened to her.

Sullivan County child death investigation finds social worker lied in records

Sullivan County child death investigation finds social worker lied in records | WJHL:

SULLIVAN COUNTY, TN – (WJHL) – A former Child Protective Services investigator pleaded guilty Thursday in Sullivan County Criminal Court to forging an entry in a child death investigation. Assistant District Attorney Julie Canter said Cathy Agnew was looking into the death of a child in January and falsely recorded that she met face-to-face with the deceased child’s biological father. But the father died in December 2014. Agnew made the false record entry on Jan. 30.

Dos Palos man suspected of breaking baby’s legs

Dos Palos man suspected of breaking baby’s legs | Fresno Bee:

A Dos Palos man is in custody after he allegedly broke the legs of his girlfriend’s infant son, Los Banos police reported.


Read more here: http://www.fresnobee.com/news/local/crime/article35690109.html#storylink=cpy

Parents Protest Medical Kidnappings in Michigan

Parents Protest Medical Kidnappings in Michigan:

Parents in Michigan traveled to Ann Arbor Michigan this week to protest medical kidnappings, where doctors conspire with Child Protection Services to take children away from parents based solely on a doctor’s opinion of “medical abuse.” The protest took place at the University of Michigan Board of Regents.

Mother's boyfriend arrested for killing young girl ID'd as Bella Bond

Mother's boyfriend arrested for killing young girl ID'd as Bella - 7News Boston WHDH-TV:



BOSTON (WHDH) -
The boyfriend of the mother of "Baby Doe” has been arrested for allegedly killing the young girl now identified as Bella Bond.
Michael McCarthy, 35, was arrested Friday for Bella's murder.
Bond’s mother, 40-year-old Rachelle Bond, was arrested as an accessory after the fact.

Grandfather of girl who died in foster care starts foundation in her memory

Grandfather of girl who died in foster care starts foundation in - 7News Boston WHDH-TV:
MARLBOROUGH, Mass. (WHDH) -
The grandfather of a young girl who died in foster care has announced plans to keep the girl’s memory alive.
David Coxon said the foundation will give young pregnant women with substance abuse problems a support system.

Why can’t we be clear about transparency in the Family Court?

Why can’t we be clear about transparency in the Family Court?:

Family judges disagree about approach to reporting of cases involving financial disputes after divorce.

Lacombe foster mother indicted for murder of 22-month-old

Lacombe foster mother indicted for murder of 22-month-old | NOLA.com:

A St. Tammany Parish grand jury has indicted a Lacombe foster mother of second-degree murder in the death of 22-month-old Madison Parrott, according to the District Attorney's Office. The indictment came down late Tuesday (Sept. 15).

Compensation for foster girls who were forced to wear nappies and take cold baths

Compensation for foster girls who were forced to wear nappies and take cold baths - Birmingham Mail:

A Midland council has been told to pay compensation to two adopted children who were humiliated and smacked by their foster carer and forced to take cold baths and wear nappies.

Foster mother of dead toddler leaves Auburn housing unit

Foster mother of dead toddler leaves Auburn housing unit - News - telegram.com - Worcester, MA:

AUBURN – The foster mother in whose care a 2-year-old child died last month has voluntarily left the subsidized housing unit on Pheasant Court.An investigation continues into the child's death. A second foster child in the home was found seriously injured at the same time.

False Positive Drug Tests and CPS

False Positive Drug Tests and CPS - Michigan Child Abuse and Neglect Defense Attorneys:

When an expectant mother arrives at a hospital, ready to deliver her baby into the waiting arms of medical staff, one of the many processes she is required to undergo is blood work. For many mothers, this isn’t even something they’re aware of. Samples are drawn and whisked away for analysis without a word. And for a woman in labor, it’s just one more needle poke, one more test, one more item on a laundry list of things she is ignoring right now. Her attention is elsewhere. On the baby she is delivering.

Adopted children who are 're-homed' hard to find, track: GAO report

Adopted children who are 're-homed' hard to find, track: GAO report - Washington Times:

A new federal report on the “re-homing” of adopted children said the problem is hard to track, but government officials are taking action to stop the practice.

Parents who had children removed by CPS protest perceived conflict of interest by U of M doctors

Parents who had children removed by CPS protest perceived conflict of interest by U of M doctors - WXYZ.com:

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (WXYZ) - Are innocent parents losing their kids for suspected abuse, due to a doctor’s conflict of interest?  That is what protesters before the University of Michigan Board of Regents say happened to them.

State investigating teen's death in Duluth foster home

State investigating teen's death in Duluth foster home - StarTribune.com:

State officials are investigating a Duluth foster home after a 17-year-old died of an apparent suicide there last month.
Edgar Morey had been under the guardianship of Clearwater County since October 2014 after he accused his adoptive father of raping him, according to court records.

Adopted Children at Risk as US Gov't Fails to Monitor Unregulated Transfers

Adopted Children at Risk as US Gov't Fails to Monitor Unregulated Transfers:

Custody transfers of adopted kids in the US remain uncontrolled by authorities, resulting in numerous reported cases of children being harmed by the adults who received them, a Government Accountability Office report said.

Parental alienation should be criminal offence, says group

Child Acess l Parental Rights l Parental Alientation l Family Law Solicitors Meath:

A parent who, following the breakdown of a relationship, attempts to turn their child or children against the other parent should be prosecuted, a support group has said.

Friday, September 18, 2015

Texas CPS Worker Found Guilty of Official Oppression

Texas CPS Worker Found Guilty of Official Oppression:

A Texas Child Protective Services (CPS) worker has been found guilty of official oppression. The CPS worker, Rebekah Ross Thonginh, is one of three individuals who were charged in connection with a CPS investigation of a case involving a special needs teenager who was murdered in 2012.

Foster Care Children are Worse Off than Children in Troubled Homes – The Child Trafficking Business

Foster Care Children are Worse Off than Children in Troubled Homes – The Child Trafficking Business:

Children taken away from troubled families and put into foster care do not do as well as children left in troubled homes. This fact is not even in dispute. So why does the current system still exist, when it is clearly destroying the lives of so many children?

Studies Show Children are Worse Off in Foster Care


DCF was involved with girl at center of Baby Doe probe

DCF was involved with girl at center of Baby Doe probe - The Boston Globe:

A child identified as Bella who is at the center of the Baby Doe investigation.
State officials on Friday identified the child at the center of the Baby Doe case as a young girl named Bella, who in her short life had twice been involved with the state’s Department of Children and Families. DCF officials also said Bella’s mother had two other children taken away from her in the years before the child was born.

Thursday, September 17, 2015

Vermont takes custody of unprecedented number of young children

Vermont takes custody of unprecedented number of young children:

ESSEX JUNCTION – Vermont's child protection system is stocking up on car seats.That's because, as the state has grown more strict about heroin and parenting during the past 18 months, the number of young children in state custody has spiked by 75 percent.

Recent news is no shock to this former CPS worker

Recent news is no shock to this former CPS worker - Your West Valley News: Opinion:

Mike McClellan asks why we are so shocked that 6,500 reports of child abuse were not investigated (“Why won’t our government think of the children?” AFN, Dec. 6). I am not surprised. I came to Arizona over 20 years ago as a Child Protective Services (CPS) worker. I had been a part of a unit in California in which all of the workers had master’s degrees in social work or family therapy. Most of our cases were families who had come to the attention of the agency but were not severe enough to involve the Juvenile Court. Families voluntarily accepted prevention services. Not surprisingly, we had the lowest per capita foster care placement in the country. Even when our cases were in court, the system — from the judge to the attorneys representing the parents — held as a central principle the best interests of the children.

Child Advocate releases DCF videos of youth being restrained, secluded in locked facilities in Middletown

Child Advocate releases DCF videos of youth being restrained, secluded in locked facilities in Middletown:

State Child Advocate Sarah Eagan on Tuesday released several disturbing surveillance videos showing Department of Children and Families staff using restraint and seclusion on juveniles in custody at the agency’s two locked facilities in Middletown.

Judge condemns Gloucestershire children’s services in foster case

Judge condemns Gloucestershire children’s services in foster case | Society | The Guardian:

Family court judge criticises social workers’ decision to recommend adoption for six-year-old boy without having first explored other options

Bills To Increase Oversight of Foster Kids' Rx Use Sent to Brown

Bills To Increase Oversight of Foster Kids' Rx Use Sent to Brown - California Healthline:

The California Legislature has passed a package of three bills aimed at reducing the amount of psychiatric medication prescribed to children in California's foster care system, sending the measures to Gov. Jerry Brown (D), the Woodland Daily Democrat reports (Seipel/Rogers, Woodland Daily Democrat, 9/12).

Police Reports Detail Chaotic Home Where Foster Child Died

Police Reports Detail Chaotic Home Where Foster Child Died | WGBH News:

Newly released police logs are providing more detail about the chaotic life of an Auburn woman whose foster child died in August. However, the documents don’t provide any insight to what killed that foster child and sent another to the hospital.

DA: Still no cause of death in Auburn foster child's death

DA: Still no cause of death in Auburn foster child's death | Local News - WCVB Home:

BOSTON —The August death of a 2-year-old girl while in the care of a foster mother remains under investigation, Worcester County District Attorney Joseph Early said.

CPS caseworkers now work out of schools

CPS caseworkers now work out of schools - Story:

ERIE COUNTY, N.Y. (WKBW) - It's a new push by the Erie County Department of Social Services to tackle the CPS caseload problem head-on.

This means MORE stolen children!

Family of boy beaten to death calls for change

Family of boy beaten to death calls for change - Story:

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBA) - It's been two years since 5-year-old Eain Brooks was beaten to death by his mother's live-in boyfriend. On Thursday, his family is holding a press conference to push for more money to be given to programs that prevent child abuse in Erie County. Senator Tim Kennedy will join members of Eain's family and local service providers.

Department of Child Safety reaches crisis level with foster children

Department of Child Safety reaches crisis level with foster children - ABC15 Arizona:

PHOENIX - The Department of Child Safety in Phoenix is trying to figure out what to do with so many foster kids. 

Parents Are Entitled to Due Process

Parents Are Entitled to Due Process | Wilentz, Goldman & Spitzer P.A. - JDSupra:

IS IT TIME TO REIGN IN THE HEAVY HAND OF THE CHILD PROTECTION AND PERMANENCY AGENCY? (DCPP Formerly Known as DYFS)

Society’s interest in the protection of children is a significant and legitimate interest of the State. That interest still has to be balanced with the constitutional rights of those being investigated by child welfare agencies.

17-year-old girl from Shamattawa First Nation dies from overdose while in foster care

17-year-old girl from Shamattawa First Nation dies from overdose while in foster care - Manitoba - CBC News:

A teenager in the care of Manitoba's Child and Family Services died from a drug overdose last week, and her best friend says the man who gave her the pills should be held accountable for her death. The girl was 17 years old and living in a foster home near Steinbach, Man., at the time of her death but was originally from Shamattawa First Nation. 

Attorney Vincent Davis Aims to Keep Families Together

Attorney Vincent Davis Aims to Keep Families Together | Benzinga:

Vincent W. Davis, founder of the Law Offices of Vincent W. Davis & Associates, announces a new blog about a case where a Child Protective Services (CPS) worker recommended that Family Reunification (FR) services be terminated. Vincent Davis urges people to fight for their children.

Former Texas CPS Supervisor Facing Trial for Felony Evidence Tampering

Former Texas CPS Supervisor Facing Trial for Felony Evidence Tampering:

A former Texas Child Protective Services (CPS) supervisor arrested on a tampering with evidence charge in connection with a highly publicized 2012 Abilene child dehydration and starvation death case will be going to trial soon, as reported by KTXS 12 News in Abilene. The local station reported that she appeared in Taylor County, Texas, court for a pre-trial hearing.

Husband and wife plead guilty to embezzling foster care funds

Husband and wife plead guilty to embezzling foster care funds - MyNewsLA.com:

A husband and wife who contracted with Los Angeles County to operate four foster homes providing care to 28 children pleaded guilty Monday to misappropriation of public funds and embezzlement.

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Security needed now for social workers

Security needed now for social workers  : Rutland Herald Online:

The DCF commissioner says he’s taking all threats seriously and is evaluating security, but also says it’s not affordable to provide armed security at offices. 

Ex-Child-Protective Worker Convicted Of Faking a Visit

Ex-Child-Protective Worker Convicted Of Faking a Visit - The Chief: News Of The Week:

A former Child-Protective Specialist at the Administration for Children’s Services was convicted last week of fabricating a visit to the home of a troubled child, according to the Department of Investigation. Police arrested Mimi Allen Sept. 8 for logging the fictitious check-in the same July 2013 day the mother of the child was in the hospital giving birth.

Foster parent arrested for child abuse

Foster parent arrested for child abuse - Story | Southern Nevada - Las Vegas, North Las Vegas, Henderson, Boulder City | LasVegasNow | KLAS-TV:

The Nye County Sheriffs Department arrested a foster parent on allegations of child abuse of a 12-year-old.

A plea for a daughter

A plea for a daughter - Sentinel & Enterprise:

Mother says teen in father's custody being abused, and DCF fails to act

Supreme Court to Consider Whether Hearings are Mandatory for Family Violence Restraining Orders

ConnecticutPlus.com News - Supreme Court to Consider Whether Hearings are Mandatory for Family Violence Restraining Orders:

Hartford, CT - On Tuesday, September 15, 2015, at 10:00 am, the Connecticut Supreme Court will hear argument in Wendy V. v. Luis Santiago, a certified public interest appeal that will address the question of whether trial courts possess the authority under state statutes to deny applications for family violence restraining orders without holding a hearing. The case will be argued by Attorney Linda Allard of Greater Hartford Legal Aid (GHLA). 

Grandparents to the rescue

Grandparents to the rescue - Winona Post > Article:

'Kinship care' better than foster care, but not easy

For many grandparents, the joys of grandparenthood center around getting to love a new child, play with them, give them treats, and take pride in their accomplishments without the responsibility of taking them home at night, putting them down to bed, enduring their tantrums and misbehavior, and being the voice of discipline in their lives. Yet, thousands of grandparents in Minnesota and Wisconsin are both grandparent and parent; they are raising or temporarily caring for their grandchildren because the children's parents cannot. It is a labor of love that is full of challenges. A local citizen group hopes to celebrate those grandparents and connect them with help.

She was homeless, so cops and Child Protective Services took her kids

San Francisco Bay View » Part 4: She was homeless, so cops and Child Protective Services took her kids:

Chemically and radiologically polluted Treasure Island water causes gastrointestinal illness

Liz Washington caught her breath in shock.
The social worker phoned. “We’re taking custody of Chris and Michael.”

Attorney looking for Flint parents who lost child custody when their water was cut off

Attorney looking for Flint parents who lost child custody when their water was cut off | Michigan Radio:

An attorney is looking for parents in Flint who may have lost custody of their children after having their water shutoff. Attorney Valdemar Washington is heading a class action lawsuit against the city of Flint. The lawsuit seeks damages for the city’s sky high water rates.

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Same Doctor Behind Two Wrongly Convicted Shaken Baby Cases in Massachusetts

Same Doctor Behind Two Wrongly Convicted Shaken Baby Cases in Massachusetts:

Dr. Alice Newton, the Medical Director of the Massachusetts General Hospital Child Protection Program, is back in the news. Dr. Newton gained attention in the media in 2014 during the Justina Pelletier medical kidnapping case when she used the designation of “medical child abuse” to take Justina away from her parents. Justina’s parents were not happy with the treatment of Justina, and had sought a second opinion, more consistent with their regular doctor. 

Monday, September 14, 2015

Facing Prison for Tweeting - Update from Bill Windsor September 13, 2015


Published on Sep 13, 2015
Bill Windsor, Producer and Director of Lawless America...The Movie provides an update on the movie and the criminal charges he is facing as bad guys attempt to stop the film and a defamation lawsuit that he filed.

This was filmed on a laptop, so please forgive the low quality.

Lawless America...The Movie is all about exposing the fact that we now live in Lawless America. We no longer have laws that are enforced because judges do whatever they want to do. America has also become lawless because government officials are dishonest and/or corrupt.

The movie will expose corruption in every state. The Movie will focus on victims.

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Are We Over-Drugging Our Kids?

Are We Over-Drugging Our Kids? - The Tom Hitchens Community:
The band-aide approach to making kids seen but not heard, right?
 BY JULIE FIDLER (naturalsociety.com) – A new report by the Centers for Disease Control explains, at least partly, why the numbers of children being diagnosed with ADHD have skyrocketed in recent years: many of these youngsters (1 in 5, actually) have been improperly diagnosed.

The number of children diagnosed with ADHD jumped 42% from 2004 to 2011. As of 2011, an astonishing 6.4 million tykes were diagnosed with the disorder and placed in therapy, fed powerful mind-altering drugs, or both.

Adoptive parents of abused child rap DCF

Adoptive parents of abused child rap DCF - News - telegram.com - Worcester, MA:

More than 10 years after Haleigh Poutre was beaten into a coma, the Department of Children and Families is still making the same mistakes that led to her near death, including not following a law created in light of the case to have a clinical review team review cases after multiple allegations of abuse.

Sunday, September 13, 2015

The New Child Abuse Panic

The New Child Abuse Panic - The New York Times:

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. — FEW things are tougher for a parent than dealing with a child’s serious medical condition, particularly if it is complicated and hard to diagnose. The parent has to make hard choices about treatment, navigating conflicting advice from doctors or even rejecting one doctor’s opinion and seeking another. Recently, the situation of these parents has gotten even harder. Some doctors and hospitals have begun to level a radical new charge — “medical child abuse” — against parents who, they say, get unnecessary or excessive treatment for their kids. That this care is usually ordered by other doctors hasn’t protected parents from these loaded accusations.

Child welfare officials had contact with girl before death

Child welfare officials had contact with girl before death - Washington Times:

PHOENIX (AP) - State child welfare officials say they investigated reports that a 2-year-old Phoenix girl had been abused more than a month before she was found dead.

State says agency placed 9-year-old boy in home with 'several' infractions

State says agency placed 9-year-old boy in home with 'several' infractions | MLive.com:

BURTON, MI - A state investigation says that the Burton agency responsible for 9-year-old Omarion Humphrey, who drowned after wandering away at Lake Callis park July 4, placed him in a home that had several infractions including lack of supervision.

Texas couple's ordeal exposes El Salvador's little-known infant trafficking market

Texas couple's ordeal exposes El Salvador's little-known infant trafficking market | Fox News Latino:

The couple that accused an obstetrician at the private Centro Ginecologico hospital in San Salvador with swapping their child at birth in order to sell the infant exposed a little-known form of human trafficking.

New Haven woman arrested for threatening DCF employee

New Haven woman arrested for threatening DCF employee | WTNH Connecticut News:

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) — A woman has been arrested after police say she threatened to “blow up” the DCF building on Thursday.

Security Measures addressed in New York after Shooting of DCF Social Worker

Security Measures addressed in New York after Shooting of DCF Social Worker - Story | Burlington, Plattsburg | myChamplainValley | WVNY Local 22 and WFFF Local 44:

L.A. County social worker is accused of lying about acid attack

L.A. County social worker is accused of lying about acid attack - LA Times:

A Los Angeles County social worker who said she was accosted by strangers who threw acid on her has been charged with filing a false police report.

California Legislature Approves Foster Care Overhaul

California Legislature Approves Foster Care Overhaul | KPBS:

The California foster care system would be overhauled under a bill passed by the state Legislature Friday. It moves the state away from long-term group homes for foster children. Democratic Assemblyman Mark Stone authored the bill.

Saturday, September 12, 2015

Lawyers for foster children attempt to halt child abuse series by Fox 11

Lawyers for foster children attempt to halt child abuse series by Fox 11 - Los Angeles News | Examiner.com:

Children’s Advocacy Group, Inc., the attorneys who represent foster youth in the county of San Bernardino, went to court this morning to ask a juvenile court judge for a cease and desist order against Fox 11 Los Angeles. At issue is the news agency’s ongoing investigative report into child abuse and child deaths in San Bernardino County.

Child Protective Services Forcing Raped 10-Year-Old Girl to Have an Abortion

Child Protective Services Forcing Raped 10-Year-Old Girl to Have an Abortion | LifeNews.com:

Officials with Child Protective Services in Wynne, Arkansas are reportedly attempting to force a 10-year-old girl victimized by rape to have an abortion.

Department steps into gap to protect child workers

Department steps into gap to protect child workers | Opinion & Analysis | BDlive:

CHILD labour is a human rights issue. It is a curse on society that has a negative effect on the country’s growth and development. When children are exploited for economic gain, everyone loses. When even one child is exploited, every one of us is diminished.

Auburn housing director says communication about foster children

Auburn housing director says communication about foster children - Boston News, Weather, Sports | FOX 25 | MyFoxBoston:

AUBURN, Mass. (MyFoxBoston.com) - The head of the Auburn Housing Authority is calling for better communication after a foster child died in public housing.Two-year-old Ava Conway-Coxon was found unresponsive in an Auburn duplex last month. The chairman of the housing board, Wayne Page, said he had no idea any foster children were in the units. He says he found out after the child's death and he thinks the housing authority should know who is living in their homes, including foster children. Page also said he thinks that at the very least, the state's policies should be evaluated.

Foster Care Provider Accused Of Child Porn; BA Foster Mom Feels

Foster Care Provider Accused Of Child Porn; BA Foster Mom Feels - NewsOn6.com - Tulsa, OK - News, Weather, Video and Sports - KOTV.com |:

BROKEN ARROW, Oklahoma -

Foster families are coming forward after police arrested a foster care worker on distributing child porn allegations.

NYC child protection worker admits to lying about visit

NYC child protection worker admits to lying about visit - NY Daily News:

A city children's services worker pleaded guilty to lying about visiting a pregnant Brooklyn woman who was suspected of leaving her young child alone.

Woman Files Lawsuit Over Baby Seizure

Woman Files Lawsuit Over Baby Seizure | WDAY:

Minot (KX News) - A Minot woman says her newborn baby was snatched from her arms due to an erroneous drug test.The woman has filed suit against the hospital that administered the drug test, and the social service agency that took her daughter.

Assembly passes three bills to curb psych drugs in California foster care

Assembly passes three bills to curb psych drugs in California foster care - ContraCostaTimes.com:

The state Assembly on Tuesday unanimously approved legislation to better protect California foster children from too many psychiatric drugs through greater oversight by nurses, social workers, caregivers and court professionals.

Too Often in Foster Care, Kids' Privacy Rights Used to Protect Agencies

Too Often in Foster Care, Kids' Privacy Rights Used to Protect Agencies - The Chronicle of Social Change:

The privacy rights of children and their families caught up in the child welfare system should be protected. But all too often, they are used to shield agencies from questions about their actions.

Our View: Mass. failed children in DCF custody

Our View: Mass. failed children in DCF custody - Opinion - North Attleborough Free Press - North Attleboro, MA:

The state’s report on Friday laying out what happened to 7-year-old Jack Loiselle in his father’s Hardwick home is heartbreaking. And the magnitude of case mismanagement and system breakdown by the state Department of Children and Families is a travesty.

New philosophy gives child welfare workers more choices

New philosophy gives child welfare workers more choices:

Will things ever change for families that are struggling with the issues of child abuse and neglect? In Oregon, the answer is — Yes! The commitment to support families to remain stable and attached, with children in their own homes to reduce the trauma of being removed from their home and family, is a piece of what we will come to know as Differential Response.

Mass. Auditor Suzanne Bump: 2014 report warned of state foster care problems

Mass. Auditor Suzanne Bump: 2014 report warned of state foster care problems | masslive.com:

BOSTON - State Auditor Suzanne Bump says issues of a lack of collaboration between agencies, weak policies and procedures, and unreliable or outdated data cited in last week's state report how 7-year-old Jack Loiselle of Hardwick ended up in a coma while his family was under state supervision are no surprise.

Fitchburg man charged in threat to DCF office

Fitchburg man charged in threat to DCF office - Sentinel & Enterprise:

FITCHBURG -- A local man arrested last week on charges he attacked a woman with a hatchet was arrested again over the weekend after he allegedly threatened to "shoot up" the local office of the state's Department of Children and Families, police said.

Mother of toddler who died in foster care is laid to rest

Mother of toddler who died in foster care is laid to rest - News - telegram.com - Worcester, MA:

MARLBORO – In a light, misting rain, Jessica A. Conway’s ashes were carried Friday from Immaculate Conception Church for burial in a gravesite next to the foster child the struggling mother lost for good on Aug. 15.

State investigation reveals startling details about foster mother caring for Omarion Humphrey

State investigation reveals startling details about foster mother caring for Omarion Humphrey:

BURTON (WJRT) - (09/10/15) - ABC12 News is uncovering disturbing new details about Omarion Humphrey's foster mother.
A state investigation uncovered a pattern of violations by the Flint woman and a failure on part of the agency who placed Omarion with her.

North Ayrshire social workers took baby boy 'because they didn't like his mother'

North Ayrshire social workers took baby boy 'because they didn't like his mother' | Daily Mail Online:

  • Woman's baby put into care for seven months amid concern for his welfare

  • Court found decision based on 'unsubstantiated and incorrect information'

  • Social worker Caroline Ferrier gave 'confused' evidence to justify actions 

  • North Ayrshire Council apologised after court said baby should be returned



  • Pennsylvania child welfare caseworker waives hearing on child pornography charges

    Pennsylvania child welfare caseworker waives hearing on child pornography charges:

    PITTSBURGH — A Pennsylvania child welfare caseworker accused of possessing child pornography has waived his hearing on the charges.
    Forty-four-year-old Michael Smith of Pleasant Hills was arrested Sept. 1 and charged with possession and dissemination of child pornography and criminal use of a communication facility.

    The Children Are Dying: Foster Family Failure

    The Children Are Dying: Foster Family Failure - Story | KTTV:

     - A family of five young siblings is suing the San Bernardino County Department of Children and Family Services and a foster care agency contracted by the CFS, alleging the two youngest members of the family were sexually abused in a foster care home in Victorville over three years.

    Child Found With Dead Chicken Around Neck Reunited With Mother

    Child Found With Dead Chicken Around Neck Reunited With Mother:

    LEXINGTON, N.C. – A Lexington family court judge on Wednesday allowed a young boy, who had been abused while living in foster care, to be permanently reunited with his biological mother who will have full custody of him.

    Woman Accused of Threatening DCF Worker, Own Mother

    Child Protection Employees Rarely Pay Price for Failing to Protect Foster Children from Abuse

    Child Protection Employees Rarely Pay Price for Failing to Protect Foster Children from Abuse:

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    Sources: Washington Department of Social and Health Services; Washington Department of Enterprise Services (Reporting by Will Drabold / The Seattle Times; Graphic by Mark Nowlin / The Seattle Times)
    Health Impact News Editor Comments
    When it comes to Child Welfare and Child Protection Service (CPS) agencies across the U.S., the public is fed a very one-sided view that justifies these massive federal programs funded by American taxpayers. The view is that there are vast numbers of children being abused in their homes by their families that need rescuing by these CPS agencies. The failures of these agencies to themselves protect the children they take out of homes and put into foster care are brushed aside under the umbrella excuse that they are under-staffed with not enough funding to properly take care of all these supposedly abused children.
    The truth, however, is far different than this picture being painted before the public. Studies clearly show that children left in their homes with their parents, even when they are left in troubled homes, are far better off than they would be in foster care away from their family. (See: Foster Care Children are Worse Off than Children in Troubled Homes.) Children in foster care are routinely abused physically and sexually, given psychotic drugs they would not normally be on if they had remained with their families, and far more likely to die before reaching adulthood. 

    Friday, September 11, 2015

    Happy 13th Birthday to Our Special Granddaughter Alejandra, Kept From us by Your Father




    Happy Birthday Ally. Though we haven't seen you since you were 3, we still love and miss you and always will.
    Your Birthday's and Holidays were always spent with your Mommy, your brother Austin, me and Grampie and your Aunt's and Uncles. All the Happy times gone but never forgotten.We ALL miss you very much and can't imagine how someone could brainwash you and lie to you about the family who always loved you and took care of you. How can anyone be so rotten?
    Some day you will realize the way you've been used to hurt your REAL Mommy and her family. You will come to realize the lies and suffering you've been put through.
    We hope you have an awesome Birthday and please remember you will never be forgotten and we will always love you.
    Until we see you again Ally, we ALL love and miss you.
    Grammy and Grampie
    xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxo

    A Birthday Message to Alejandra From Your REAL Mother

    🎈🎈 





    Well, thirteen long years ago today at 2:30 pm, I had to have a emergency C-section with my now teenage daughter Alejandra. I broke my water and didn't know it and she was also breach. So she had to be born three weeks early and she was fine. She weighed 6 lb. 9 oz. She was one healthy baby girl.I was so happy to finally have my baby girl. I already had my baby boy and I was the happiest Mommy around knowing I was going to have one of each. So we got to go home in three days because I had staples in my belly from having her.She got to live her first three years of life with her me, her real Mother until one awful night I will never forget, when both my baby's got stolen from me by Nashua DCYF. They lied about me and said all kinds of things that were not true so I wouldn't get my babies back. I brought in proof of my innocence to Judge Bamburger , who told me I was to late. That I had 30 days to prove my innocence and it was way past then. He told me it didn't matter that my kids were taken illegally. It was too late. So since the day my kids were ripped away from me, my whole world has been a nightmare. I miss and love my kids so much and now Alejandra is living with her father and he will not let me see her, even though I was granted visits with her. He never gets in any kind of trouble for not following court orders and it's not right. 
    So I want to say a huge shout out to my now teenage daughter, who will always be my baby girl Alejandra, a very🎈 Happy 13th birthday 🎈 Your one and only Mother loves you so much and I miss you like crazy. I hope one day soon you will realize all the lies your Father is putting in your head and you will want to come see me. I hope we get to spend  your birthdays together in the future and I hope you feel the same way. 
    I love you baby girl.🎈🎈 HAPPY 🎂 BIRTHDAY 🎈 🎈 🎂 🎂. I  You!!!
    Love Always and Forever, Your REAL Mommy!