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

Monday, February 29, 2016

Foster mother arrested after baby found with cerebral hemorrhage

Foster mother arrested after baby found with cerebral hemorrhage:

A 33-year-old foster mother was arrested on suspicion of child abuse after a one-year-old baby girl under her care was found to have cerebral hemorrhage.

Lawmakers to vote on DHHS lawsuit

Lawmakers to vote on DHHS lawsuit | Local News - WMTW Home:

PORTLAND, Maine —Five York County families are one step closer to suing Maine’s Department of Health and Human Services.

Katelynn Sampson 'unseen and unheard' by those meant to protect her

News Talk 610 CKTB :: Katelynn Sampson 'unseen and unheard' by those meant to protect her: lawyer :: National News - Story:

TORONTO - A seven-year-old Toronto girl was overlooked and ignored by those who had the duty to save her and died as a result of their "significantly flawed decision making," a coroner's inquest heard Friday.
Despite gaps in their files, child protection workers at two agencies had all the information they needed to rescue Katelynn Sampson from her abusive guardians, the lawyer representing her mother said.
Officials at the girl's school also knew enough to intervene, given Katelynn's noticeable injuries and prolonged absences, Suzan Fraser said.

Data-Nuking Poor Families Is Not the Answer To Child Abuse

Data-Nuking Poor Families Is Not the Answer To Child Abuse - The Chronicle of Social Change:

Much as the National Rifle Association argues that “Guns don’t kill people, people do,” Joshua New defends the use of predictive analytics in child welfare by telling us, in effect, that computers don’t remove children, caseworkers do.

Woman Undergoes First Uterus Transplant In US; When Parenting A Biological Child Is The Only Option

Woman Undergoes First Uterus Transplant In US; When Parenting A Biological Child Is The Only Option:

Cleveland Clinic performed the nation’s first uterus transplant Feb. 24 during a nine-hour surgery on a 26-year-old woman with uterine factor infertility (UFI). The patient is reported to be in stable condition following the experimental procedure, which made use of a womb from a deceased organ donor. Around 5 percent of women worldwide have UFI, an irreversible condition most often caused by birth defects or medical treatments requiring removal of the womb.

Foster parent who had sex with teen released early after plea form error

Courts: Foster parent who had sex with teen released early after plea form error | The Columbus Dispatch:

A former foster father who was sentenced in July to two years in prison for having sex with a teenager in his care has been released after a judge issued a new sentence after a mistake was discovered on Herbert C. King Jr.'s plea form.

Miss. Senate approves replacement of foster care system

WTVA.com | Miss. Senate approves replacement of foster care system:

 "JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The Mississippi Senate has approved the creation of a new foster care system to look after children in need.

State of Indiana Fires Renowned Racist Hired to Work as Child Abuse Case Worker

State of Indiana Fires Renowned Racist Hired to Work as Child Abuse Case Worker | Southern Poverty Law Center                                                                                                                 
 Matthew Heimbach, widely viewed as an emerging leader in the white nationalist
movement, has been fired by the State of Indiana where he was hired as a family case worker by the Department of Child Services. 

Washington Social Services Unable to Provide Data on the Killing of 2 Adopted Russian Kids

Washington Social Services Unable to Provide Data on Adopted Kids Killing:

Representative of Washington Department of Children and Family Services said that his organisation does not have any information on the killing of  adopted  children in Washington state to share with the public.

Sunday, February 28, 2016

DCYF cites high caseloads, looks at adding 24/7 staffing

DCYF cites high caseloads, looks at adding 24/7 staffing | Concord Monitor:

Heavy workloads and high staff turnover at the state’s Division for Children, Youth and Families are impacting the agency’s ability to keep children safe, according to a recent report from the division.

My Comment: What sense does it make to hire more DCYF worker's when the children were placed back in the home while Criminal charges were pending against the Mother? More caseworkers couldn't have stopped this death. DCYF and the Judge dropped the ball on this one. If the kids weren't returned to a Mother criminally charged with their abuse, this precious little girl wouldn't be dead now.

The only way to stop this from happening again, is reform of DCYF and the Family Court's. My one question; What sense does it make to return children to a home where their Mother has Criminal abuse charges pending, but never return children to a home where Criminal charges against the parent are dropped due to evidence of innocence? Sounds backward doesn't it? That's because it is!

Texas CPS makes changes after child deaths

Texas CPS makes changes after child deaths | KXAN.com:

AUSTIN (KXAN) — A new report details changes in a Texas agency after child abuse and neglect deaths across the state, including a central Texas case that galvanized the attention of the community.

How Are We Spending Child Welfare Dollars?

How Are We Spending Child Welfare Dollars? | OPEN MINDS:

In FY2012, the latest year data is available, the United States spent $28.2 billion on child welfare services. Using state estimated expenditures from FY2013, $22.9 billion dollars were traceable to spending on administrative costs and direct service provisions. Of that $22.9 billion, the largest amount was spent on the administrative service related to foster care and the second largest amount was spent on family support services, and independent living services. Spending on all services was as follows:
  • $5.65 billion (24%) on foster care administrative services
  • $5.2 billion (23%) on family support services and independent living services
  • $4.7 billion (21%) on adoption and guardianship services
  • $3.8 billion (17%) on congregate care settings
  • $3.5 billion (15%) on family foster/kinship care

Santa Clara Lawyer Lies - Investigative Reporter Is Witness

Petition update · Santa Clara Lawyer Lies - Investigative Reporter Is Witness · Change.org:

Feb 28, 2016 — An investigative reporter was jotting down notes in the hallway of 1550 The Alameda #1550 on Tuesday, February 23, 2015, when Brad Baugh entered the building following a deposition with a well know family law consultant. Thinking the corridor was vacant , Mr. Baugh caught another attorney and said " oh hey I lied for you the other day to help you out with the Judge". Mr. Baugh went on to explain how he was working with Judges and other lawyers to make the litigant on one side look bad. 

Senate passes bill that helps give divorced parents equal time with their children

Senate passes bill that helps give divorced parents equal time with their children | Tampa Bay Times:

TALLAHASSEE — Judges soon may have little choice but to give divorcing parents equal time with their children. The Senate on Tuesday passed a change to divorce law that would require judges to presume that it is best for children to split time equally with both parents and to issue a detailed order if they deviate from that standard.



Why not in NH? And everywhere else for that matter!


Saturday, February 27, 2016

NH Law Pertaining to Relative Placement-Again, Not Followed by NH DCYF

http://www.dhhs.nh.gov/dcyf/relativecaregivers.htm
NH Law Pertaining to Relative Placement-Again, Not Followed by NH DCYF
By law, the State of New Hampshire must make efforts to identify and notify all adult relatives of a child within 30 days of a child going into placement. If a family relative is not available or not appropriate, the child may be placed in a licensed foster home. 
When a grandparent or other relative is identified as an appropriate caretaker for a child in State custody, he or she can become licensed by DCYF to provide foster care for the child. While this is not a requirement, it is strongly recommended that they become a licensed relative foster home as they may receive additional financial assistance as well as additional support services. (Unless you're Austin and Isabella's grandmother who took Foster care classes and was STILL denied  placement of her grandchildren and a Foster care license by Supervisor Tracey Gubbins.)

42 U.S.C. § 671(a)(19) Placement of Children With Relatives

https://www.childwelfare.gov/pubPDFs/placement.pdf

New Hampshire Does NOT Give Preference to Relatives, so why do they STILL receive Federal Title IV Funding?
In order for States to receive Federal payments for foster care and adoption assistance, Federal law under title IV-E of the Social Security Act requires that they “consider giving preference to an adult relative over a nonrelated caregiver when determining placement for a child, provided that the relative caregiver meets all relevant State child protection standards.”1 Title IV-E further requires States to exercise due diligence to identify and provide notice to all grandparents and other adult relatives of the child (including any other adult relatives suggested by the parents) regarding (1) the fact that the child has been or is being removed from the custody of his or her parents, (2) the options the relative has to participate in the care and placement of the child, and (3) the requirements to become a foster parent to the child.2
Giving Preference to Relatives for Out-of-Home Placements
Each State defines “relative” differently, including relatives by blood, marriage, or adoption ranging from the first to the fifth degree. Generally, preference is given to the child’s grandparents, followed by aunts, uncles, adult siblings, and cousins. For Indian children, nine States allow members of the child’s Tribe to be considered “extended family members” for placement purposes.3 Approximately 45 States and Puerto Rico give preference or priority to relative placements in their statutes.4 Massachusetts, Ohio, Wyoming, and the District of Columbia require childplacing agencies to give preference to placements with relatives in regulation. In 17 States and Guam, State agencies are required to make reasonable efforts to identify and locate a child’s relative when out-of-home placement is needed.5 New Hampshire, American Samoa, Guam, and the U.S. Virgin Islands use statutory language such as “may consider” placement with relatives. West Virginia and the Northern Mariana Islands do not address the issue of the placement of children for foster care with relatives in their statutes. In all cases, before a child can be placed in the home of a relative, the child-placing agency must do an assessment to determine that the relative is “fit and willing” to provide a suitable placement for the child, able to ensure the child’s safety, and able to meet the child’s needs. Approximately 28 States and the District of Columbia require relatives to undergo a criminal background check that may include all adult members of the household.6

A False Report and a NH DCYF Lawyer's Lie Rip a Nashua Family Apart

The Makings of an Excellent Lawsuit!

We were blessed with the birth of our granddaughter Isabella Brooke on August 31st, 2005, only to have her stolen by the State of NH on October 3rd, 2005. Hand delivered to Foster stranger's, who didn't even meet residence requirements to foster a child in NH to begin with. We were never given consideration for custody, nor were any other relatives. Never allowed a Home Study. Never allowed a Home Inspection. ALL Law's of the State and the Federal Government disregarded:
 https://www.childwelfare.gov/pubPDFs/placement.pdf
Placement of Children With Relatives- 42 U.S.C. § 671(a)(19) (LexisNexis 2013
  • By law, the State of New Hampshire must make efforts to identify and notify all adult relatives of a child within 30 days of a child going into placement. If a family relative is not available or not appropriate, the child may be placed in a licensed foster home.
  • When a grandparent or other relative is identified as an appropriate caretaker for a child in State custody, he or she can become licensed by DCYF to provide foster care for the child. While this is not a requirement, it is strongly recommended that they become a licensed relative foster home as they may receive additional financial assistance as well as additional support services.
because of an already PROVEN false report called in by a disgruntled, ex, so called friend of Isabella's Aunt, called in two weeks before her birth and proven FALSE the same day. A false report a Nashua DCYF Lawyer relayed to Judge James Leary, stating it was true and it happened in MY home. Lying through her teeth, slandering my family just to keep Isabella from us. Not only was the report PROVEN False, there was NO location listed as to where the "supposed" abuse took place.
That sorry excuse of a human being got her way when Judge Leary allowed her "Hearsay" without proof to steal Isabella from her entire REAL Family.
We were never allowed the Court Transcript where the Lawyer lied, even after filing many motion's to obtain it. The false reporter was never prosecuted for her lie that tore my family apart and the DCYF Lawyer was never reprimanded for her lie, even though we filed a complaint with the Attorney Discipline Board. Like they say, the Good Ole Boy's Network. They look out for their own. Oddly enough, after filing the complaint, I came in contact with that Lawyer soon after, who told me I had to drop the complaint against her. I told her I would drop the complaint after she admitted she lied. Her response,"No, I can't do that." Hopefully the complaint is still in her file. For some ungodly reason, the liar still work's for Nashua DCYF. I guess that's what happens when Union's take over Businesses. And yes, DCYF most certainly is a Business and our stolen children are their money maker's.
Isabella is now ten year's old. She was ILLEGALLY adopted by the stranger's in 2007, her Father never even contacted, never allowed the right to fight for custody and denied Paternity testing.
This is just our story. There are many more stories out there where false report's are used to steal our children and grandchildren. Always watch your backs and trust no-one when it comes to your children. All it takes is just one false report to wreak havoc on a once happy family. Remember, the Judges ALWAYS side with DCYF/CPS. You don't have a snowball's chance in Hell fighting the Family Court system. Know your rights and NEVER let your guard down.

Unhappy Grammy

Friday, February 26, 2016

Senators push protections for opioid-dependent parents, infants

Senators push protections for opioid-dependent parents, infants | Reuters:

Key senators said on Tuesday they are crafting a law that would allow states to use federal foster care funds to help opioid-addicted parents raise their infants.

Parents outgunned in child welfare cases

Protecting parental rights:

LANSING – When he was 15, Lamar McGaughy lost his mother to drugs. He lost his siblings to Michigan’s foster care system. Split up after their mother's death, McGaughy and his siblings barely know each other today.The 38-year-old Detroit barber was afraid the same would happen to his son and daughter after their mother got into trouble with Michigan’s Children’s Protective Services. The court wouldn’t place his kids with him because he lacked legal custody over them, though he’d always been a part of their lives.He had reason to be afraid. For most parents fighting CPS in court, "the system is really designed for them to lose,” said Liisa Speaker, a Lansing attorney who represents parents at the Michigan Court of Appeals. Michigan is caring for the nation's 12th-highest rate of kids awaiting adoption because judges terminated their parents' rights to them.

Parents of Justina Pelletier sue Boston Children’s Hospital for negligence

Parents of Justina Pelletier sue Boston Children’s Hospital for negligence - The Boston Globe:

Nearly two years after she returned home in the arms of her father, Justina Pelletier was back in the spotlight Thursday, speaking in a small, slightly shaky voice about the 16 months she spent in state custody, much of it in a locked psychiatric ward.

DCF Employees Suspended After Leaving Children With Registered Sex Offender

DCF Employees Suspended After Leaving Children With Registered Sex Offender - Hartford Courant:
HARTFORD — Several employees of the Department of Children and Families in the Willimantic regional office have been suspended after allowing two children to remain with a husband and wife who are on the sex-offender and child-abuse registries, respectively.

Kids Endangered By Predictive Analytics? Child Advocate Says Yes

Kids Endangered By Predictive Analytics? Child Advocate Says Yes - Forbes:

recently released report from the National Coalition for Child Protection Reform(NCCPR) questions the use of predictive analytics in child welfare. The report asserts that recommendations for child protection practice under consideration by one federal commission would lead to unnecessary trauma for children and increase their risk of abuse.

Pennsylvania Reduces Psychotropic Medication Use Among Medicaid-Enrolled Foster Children

Pennsylvania Reduces Psychotropic Medication Use Among Medicaid-Enrolled Foster Children -- PHILADELPHIA, Feb. 23, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --:

PHILADELPHIAFeb. 23, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Human Services (DHS) and PolicyLab at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) today announced several new initiatives that will further reduce the use of psychotropic medication among Medicaid-enrolled Pennsylvania children.

Cover up - Detective lied about failure to investigate abuse

Cover up - Detective lied about failure to investigate abuse | UK | News | Daily Express:

A FAMILY protection officer failed to act on reports that a mother and daughter had suffered years of abuse – then strung them along with a false story about their alleged attacker facing court.

Foster kids face challenges as they get older

Foster kids face challenges as they get older | 9news.com:

KUSA - Every experience shapes our life's direction. If it wasn't for experiences with her grandma, Halley fears she would have no direction at all. The two worked side-by-side in the kitchen baking cinnamon rolls. Grandma Phyllis teaches her all she knows about her skills in the kitchen and so much more."She saved me from a really bad situation, and she is still there today, so it is amazing," Haley said.

Child Kidnapping and Trafficking: A Lucrative U.S. Business Funded by Taxpayers

Child Kidnapping and Trafficking: A Lucrative U.S. Business Funded by Taxpayers:

Child Protective Service is big business – to the tune of billions of dollars.
Many allege that federal funding is the root of the problem with CPS, and that the real incentive is perpetuating a lucrative business employing tens of thousands of people, and not protecting children. Whenever there is evil or corruption, often all one has to do is “follow the money.” The Bible says it best: For the love of money is the root of all evil.

Thursday, February 25, 2016

How New York City’s parents took on the welfare system – and changed it

How New York City’s parents took on the welfare system – and changed it | David Tobis | Society | The Guardian:                                                                                                                                             The number of children taken into care in New York City has decreased from almost 50,000 children taken in 1994 to 10,295 in 2015. In the UK, by contrast, the number is at record levels. Last month in   England alone, Cafcass, the children and family court advisory and support service, received a total of 1,040 care applications – a 16% increase on the previous January, despiterecent research showing no real rise in the number of children on child protection registers. Social workers and parents increasingly fear and distrust each other, and social workers are even asking: “Have parents become the enemy?”(You're damn right they have!)                                                                                                                                                       

State 'stole the baby' at 2 days old

Aunt: State 'stole the baby' at 2 days old:

State social workers took Angela Donnellon’s niece from her biological mother, who had a history of drug use, when she was 2 days old in 2014.The infant was placed in foster care by the state’s Department of Health & Human Services’ Child Protection Services division with a couple who has a criminal history and who were rejected for a foster care license through Livingston County Catholic Charities in Howell.“(The state) purposely placed her with this family so they would be able to adopt her,” Donnellon said. “They never gave the birth mother or (birth) father a chance or anyone in the family a chance. …(Sounds Familiar-Sounds just like NH DCYF)


Ninth Circuit Court to Hear Oral Arguements on Family Law Issues - Matter of Reform !

Petition update · Ninth Circuit Court to Hear Oral Arguements on Family Law Issues - Matter of Reform ! · Change.org:

Feb 25, 2016 — In May 2016, the California Supreme Court will hear a class action suit detailing family law issues that have been plaguing our communities for decades. 
Our partners in San Diego have worked tirelessly to bring these issues to the attention of the state legislature, the State Bar and our highest state court, and this year the issues will finally be addressed. 

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

State Supreme Court upholds assault conviction of New Durham woman who starved boy

State Supreme Court upholds assault conviction of New Durham woman who starved boy | New Hampshire:

CONCORD — The state Supreme Court on Tuesday upheld the conviction of a New Durham woman found guilty of abusing and starving a young boy who weighed just 23 pounds when removed from her home at age 6. 

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Bill would open some child abuse, neglect court proceedings

Bill would open some child abuse, neglect court proceedings | News | bgdailynews.com:

A Senate bill working its way through the General Assembly would pave the way for many legal proceedings involving child abuse and neglect cases to be open to the public. Most such proceedings are currently closed. Senate Bill 40, introduced by Sens. Julie Raque Adams, R-Louisville, Morgan McGarvey, D-Louisville, and John Schickel, R-Union, asks the Kentucky Supreme Court to create a pilot project to "study the feasibility and desirability of the opening or limited opening of court proceedings, except for proceedings related to sexual abuse, to the public which are related to" cases involving children. The Senate approved the bill Friday, and it now moves to the House.

Foster father raped underage girls for 14 years because police failed to investigate

Foster father raped underage girls for 14 years because police failed to investigate | iwantoread:

Jim Gamble of the City and Hackney Safeguarding Children Board (CHSCB) – who uncovered the huge lapse in a Serious Case Review – blasted the Met for failing to act upon the initial tip-off. A foster father accused of hoarding child porn was free to rape orphans in his care for 14 years after police failed to follow-up a tip-off claiming he was showing kids pictures of children being abused.

Social worker pleads 'no contest' in child sex-abuse case

Social worker pleads 'no contest' in child sex-abuse case | News | Palo Alto Online |:

A former San Mateo County social worker who oversaw the cases of vulnerable East Palo Alto children pleaded no contest to 10 molestation counts of minor girls, the San Mateo County District Attorney's office said.

Norfolk foster parent accused of soliciting sex from boy he adopted

Norfolk foster parent accused of soliciting sex from boy he adopted - Omaha.com: Crime:

LINCOLN — A longtime foster parent in Norfolk, Nebraska, has been ordered to stand trial for soliciting sex from a foster child he adopted. The 59-year-old man is accused of offering $100 and other favors in exchange for being allowed to sexually fondle a boy, then 17, he had adopted after serving as the boy’s foster parent.

Saturday, February 20, 2016

Unhappy Grammy Grandparent's Blog's 7 Year Anniversary Today!

Today is the 7 year anniversary of my Grandparent's blog, dedicated to my two Grandchildren. Austin, who turned 16 on January 25th, 2016, stolen by Nashua, NH DCYF on February 3rd,2006


And Isabella, who turned 10 August 31st, 2015, stolen by Nashua, NH DCYF on October 3rd, 2005.

On February 20th, 2009 I started this blog, in the hopes of exposing the Child UN Protection Business, making money off the pain and suffering of our stolen children and families. A Business well known to "Hunt" children, not help them.

This blog has been a huge help to myself and  I'm sure other's. Hopefully, more people are now aware of the deceitful practice's used against parent's and families in the Legal Kidnapping of their children.
 113,34 Post's have been published in this time, with 1,227,586 Page Views.Ton's of information and news articles exposing CPS/DCYF, the Family Court's and ALL of their cronies who believe "It takes a Village to raise a child". All of the people who line their pocket's  with blood money, never thinking about the children and families they are destroying.

I hope you find the information you need to protect your children from this rogue Government agency. Your child/children could be next. Please, be prepared and God Bless!

In Dire Need of an Attorney-Pro Bono

In dire need of an Attorney, who will take my Civil Rights case, Pro Bono to bring my grandchildren, Austin and Isabella home and to sue for damages. This case should be a slam dunk. I have filed Supreme Court appeals on my own in the past, every one denied. In New Hampshire, it seem's Pro Se Plaintiffs/Litigants don't stand a snowball's chance in hell of even being put on the Docket. I have just been made aware of new information which could/should make a lawsuit extremely worthwhile, for both my family and an Attorney willing to take this case Pro Bono.

Thursday, February 18, 2016

Foster Care Workers say Former Foster Mom Accused of Murder had Extra Training

Foster Care Workers say Former Foster Mom Accused of Murder had Extra Training | News, Weather, Sports, Breaking News | WTVC:

Monday, the defense attorney attacked the state's case in the trial of a former foster mom accused of murder. Clara Edwards told police Saharah fell down a wooden staircase the night she brought her to the hospital unconscious.

Problems With Paternity: Fraud To Securing Parental Rights

Problems With Paternity: Fraud To Securing Parental Rights:

Paternity is a major problem area in family courts, whether you are talking about issues pertaining to fraud or biological fathers obstructed from having a relationship with their children. Unfortunately, there is little being done to fix these matters.

Video: Utah rep says male-female parents are best for foster kids 'in the interest of diversity'

Video: Utah rep says male-female parents are best for foster kids 'in the interest of diversity' | The Salt Lake Tribune:

Utah Rep. Kraig Powell (R-Heber City) wants to draft a bill that would reinstate preferential treatment for married opposite-sex couples over married same-sex couples regarding adoptions of children in foster care.

Do Waivers Work? Compared to What?

Do Waivers Work? Compared to What? - The Chronicle of Social Change:

This analysis is part of The Chronicle of Social Change’s series entitled: “Dollars and Priorities: The Financing of Child Welfare.”
In the middle of the last decade, the State of Florida and two counties in California got a head start on the pack in developing and implementing the modern era of child welfare waivers. These waivers allow federal funds now reserved for foster care to be used on better alternatives, including family preservation strategies.

DHHS release report about health of N.H. mothers and infants

DHHS release report about health of N.H. mothers and infants - SentinelSource.com: Health Fitness:

CONCORD — A new report released by the New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services provides a snapshot on the health of mothers and their babies in the state.For example, it found that 89 percent of New Hampshire mothers began prenatal care in their first trimester, and 13 percent smoked in the last trimester of pregnancy.

Review: 'Hostile' environment at Social Services unit

Review: 'Hostile' environment at Social Services unit:

VERONA - Bullying and harassment afflicted the local Child Protective Services unit when the agency failed to respond to and then deleted nearly 200 intake voicemails, according to a new review.

State orders child born as 1-pound 'micro-baby' sent to foster care

State orders child born as 1-pound 'micro-baby' sent to foster care | MLive.com:

LAKE, MI — After four months in two hospitals, heart surgery and numerous other procedures, Ryker James LaRoy McEvers, who was born weighing 1 pound and 2 ounces at Covenant HealthCare in Saginaw, came home for the first time Feb 6.

Just days later, though, Ryker was ordered into foster care after an investigation by Michigan's Child Protective Services agency.

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Social worker charged with misconduct, identity theft

Social worker charged with misconduct, identity theft - The Winchester Sun: Local:

A state social worker is facing official misconduct and theft of identity charges after allegedly posing as another social worker to see her ex-boyfriend’s kids. Audrey Powell, 25, of Lexington, was charged with both offenses last week by Winchester Police.

Vigil held for toddler who died in foster care

Vigil held for toddler who died in foster care | www.wsbtv.com:
HENRY COUNTY, Ga. — 
Several gathered for a prayer vigil Sunday in Henry County for Laila Daniel, 2, who died while in the care of a foster family in November.

Mothers should be allowed to keep babies in prison, according to former Adelaide inmate

Mothers should be allowed to keep babies in prison, according to former Adelaide inmate - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation):

Former inmate Linda Fisk believes keeping mothers and babies apart in the prison system only creates harder criminals and says current policy needs to change. Ms Fisk, chairperson of the Seeds of Affinity support group for women with prison experiences, was first jailed at the age of 16.

Norwegian CPS investigated for criminal actions

Norwegian CPS investigated for criminal actions | „A venit Învăţătorul şi te cheamă.”:

I managed to catch Barnevernet on their lies and contradictions. After an unusual experience some years ago, I was put on a mission to do what I have done. On the 9th of November 2015, the police in Kongsberg, the town in Norway where these crimes had been committed, opened an investigation. The police person in charge at this time is Laila Seim Krogh. She can confirm to any press or media who want to write about it, that this is true.

Child abuse cover-ups 'could have been prevented' by proposed ACT Government scheme

Child abuse cover-ups 'could have been prevented' by proposed ACT Government scheme: campaigner - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation):

Child abuse cover-ups and inadequate investigations could be prevented by an ACT Government proposal to have organisations report allegations of child abuse to an independent body, a child welfare campaigner has said.The Government has proposed creating a new statutory body to oversee the investigation of child abuse claims.

Foster care abuse warnings ‘ignored’

Foster care abuse warnings ‘ignored’ | The Sunday Times:

AN IRISH woman who warned the South Eastern Health Board about alleged abuse at a house in the Waterford region almost 20 years ago has revealed she asked that no more children be placed in foster care there.

RI Attorney General 'outraged' over comments from DCYF

NBC 10 I-Team: RI Attorney General 'outraged' over comments from DCYF | News, Weather, Sports, Breaking News | WJAR:

During a taping of 10 News Conference Friday, Rhode Island Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin said he was "outraged" over recent comments made by the Department of Children, Youth, and Families related to reporting sexual abuse of children.The comments were made on the heels of the scandal that has plagued the elite St. George's School in Middletown. Alumni and former students have alleged rape and sexual misconduct by teachers from the 1970s and 80s and said the school did nothing to help them or report the alleged abuse.

Monday, February 15, 2016

Broken bonds: When the state severs family ties  

Broken bonds: When the state severs family ties  : Times Argus Online:





Annette Thornhill is putting money aside for her Amtrak fare and a hotel room so that she can journey north to celebrate her grandson’s third birthday on April 8.
The child is Thornhill’s son’s son.
“I want to bring him his present,” she said of the trip she must make from New York City to Rutland. “I want him to know me.”
The thing is, as of Feb. 4, the Rutland family court terminated her son’s parental rights.
Now Thornhill must visit the baby she bathed after birth and nuzzled to sleep at his Rutland foster home, as long as the toddler’s foster mother gives her permission to see him.
According to the Vermont Department for Children and Families Commissioner Ken Schatz, there is little recourse for grandmothers and extended family once parental rights are removed.

State agency admits problems in how it reviews child abuse cases

State agency admits problems in how it reviews child ab... | AccessWDUN.com:

ATLANTA — A new report shows that Georgia's child protection agency has identified serious problems in how the agency investigates reports of child abuse and neglect.

Feds Push New Plan For Home Visits to Check on Parents

Feds Push New Plan For Home Visits to Check on Parents » Alex Jones' Infowars: There's a war on for your mind!:

It Does Not Take a Village to Raise a Child!!!!!

The federal government is seeking to create a new bureaucracy that would intervene in family life and could even see state-appointed monitors conduct routine home visits to assess a child’s well-being.
The U.S. Department of Education and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has published a draft document which outlines a plan that will treat families as “equal partners” in the raising of children, opening the door for government intrusion at all levels.


Whistleblowing helpline on child protection failures due to go live

Whistleblowing helpline on child protection failures due to go live | Daily Mail Online:

A new whistleblowing service allowing employees to raise the alarm about child protection failures will go live on Monday.
The helpline is aimed at staff in any sector who are afraid to raise concerns about the way their organisation is dealing with child abuse cases or who feel they have exhausted all avenues with their employer.


Sunday, February 14, 2016

Hassan to seek no-bid contract for DCYF review

Hassan to seek no-bid contract for DCYF review | New Hampshire:


Brielle Gage, 3, of Nashua, died of blunt-force trauma in 2014. Hers is one of the cases that has drawn criticism of child protection services in New Hampshire.  

Four months after announcing plans to do so, Gov. Maggie Hassan has yet to initiate an independent, comprehensive review of the state's much-criticized child protection services system.

My comment just in case it disappears from the UL: Thank you Senator Boutin and the Commission for setting up an independent DCYF Review, which has been badly needed for years. I hope the review goes back far enough to show the DCYF cases where many children were never harmed, physically or mentally, but were taken any way. Where parent's with criminal charges of child endangerment were dropped in Criminal Court because evidence proving innocence was allowed into Court. Evidence denied in Family Court by the same Judge and the children never returned, sent off to strangers and adopted out. And the cases where new Mother's were reported to DCYF after they requested their child be moved to another hospital, after the child was switched with another child and all security removed from the baby. Mother's given morphine in labor and then being accused of using illegal drugs that spilled into the newborn. Relatives never allowed placement, after the DCYF Lawyer relayed an already "Proven" false report to the Judge. The Mother's charged with "Anticipated" Neglect in the future, because as we all know, DCYF hires psychic's when they don't have a clue. Oh and Father's who were never contacted by DCYF or the Court's when it came time to terminate their right's, terminating the rights of faux pas father's and denying paternity testing of the Father's who came forward.And yes Pamela, in many cases DCYF DOES take children without cause. I took Foster classes also and I know exactly what Foster's are told. DCYF works at pitting Foster stranger against parent. At least that's how it was when Maggie Bishop was at the helm. Our Legislature is doing an excellent job of making badly needed changes within DCYF. And of course the Judges have no concern about DCYF because they all work together. Bias at at it's best. 

Friday, February 12, 2016

Dad accused of murdering daughter has history with Child Protective Services

Dad accused of murdering daughter has history with Child Protective Services | News, Weather, Sports, Breaking News | KBAK:

Eyewitness News has obtained documents showing that Izaac Sanchez and his wife's children were taken away by Child Protective Services at some point after Sanchez's spousal abuse conviction in 2009. It's unclear if the two are related. Now, Sanchez is preparing to be on trial for the death of his 2-year-old daughter, and his children are back in CPS custody.

Lawyer fires back at Fresno County in Seth Ireland death case

Lawyer fires back at Fresno County in Seth Ireland death case | Fresno Bee:

In the latest volley over the death of Seth Ireland nearly eight years ago, the Fresno lawyer representing the boy’s family says county officials are lying and hiding a report that exposed actions by social workers.


Read more here: http://www.fresnobee.com/news/local/article59929806.html#storylink=cpy

Child abuse crises created by those we think are fixing it

Lyons: Child abuse crises created by those we think are fixing it | HeraldTribune.com:

With all respect to Maj. Connie Shingledecker for the tough job she does, something she just said while touting her agency's success is ridiculous.At the Manatee County Sheriff's Office, Shingledecker supervises the investigators who respond to child abuse and neglect allegations and then make recommendations about which kids should be taken from their homes.

Woman tried for stabbing of social worker

Whitehorse Daily Star: Woman tried for stabbing of social worker:

A woman who stabbed a Watson Lake social worker last June is seeking to be declared not criminally responsible. On Tuesday, Yukon territorial court heard from a psychiatrist testifying for the defence about Ashley Chief’s mental state at the time of the offence.

DSHS to pay girls $8 million for sexual abuse in foster home

DSHS to pay girls $8 million for sexual abuse in foster home - seattlepi.com:

A jury awarded two teenage girls $8 million Wednesday, settling a lawsuit they filed in Whatcom County against the state Department of Social and Health Services after suffering years of sexual abuse in their foster home.The lawsuit alleged DSHS knew one of the children in the foster family had sexually assaulted a 5-year-old cousin two years before they placed the girls with that family.

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Reshaping foster care

Reshaping foster care - Casey Family Programs:

What if we could invest more of our federal child welfare funding to safely reduce the need for foster care? That’s the question that a county in Ohio took to heart some years ago. And in tackling that question, Lorain County improved the lives of its vulnerable children and families, while remarkably reducing the percentage of its budget that was spent on foster care.

Do Nothing Judiciary – Family Law Reform

Do Nothing Judiciary – Family Law Reform:

Dear Family Court Judge: 

(I have some thoughts that you need to hear, I am expressing this by and through my United StatesConstitutional Right to FREE SPEECH. If anyone reading this has an opinion and would like to comment, that is also YOUR RIGHT, so exercise it!)
Now, I wish I could say that you are simply ignorant. I wish I could say that you are being manipulated and coerced into doing what you do. Sadly, I cannot say either. The truth is, you are fully aware of the horse-and-pony show which performs daily in your “courtroom”. I have estimated that your 3 ringcircus has almost 10,000 shows a year at each Courthouse in Riverside County.

When you’re a parent...again

When you’re a parent...again - New Hampshire Magazine - February 2016:

Your child can no longer care for her child, so you’ve stepped up and stepped back into the role of parent

Raising your grandchildren surely isn’t easy, but take comfort. You’re not alone.
“Grandfamilies,” where seniors are the primary caregivers for their kids’ kids, have become increasingly common.

Federal Commission’s Recommendations on Child Fatalities Would Backfire

Federal Commission’s Recommendations on Child Fatalities Would Backfire | Youth Today:

The so-called Commission to Eliminate Child Abuse and Neglect Fatalities is considering a recommendation to prohibit states from “screening out” any call to a child abuse “hotline” involving a child under age 5.

WilCo foster dad arrested for injury to a child

WilCo foster dad arrested for injury to a child | News, Weather, Sports, Breaking News | KEYE:

A foster dad is arrested after a baby girl under his care suffers a brain injury. The girl is OK but Desmond Wright is now charged with injury to a child. His neighbors are coming to his defense and the agency that placed the baby in the foster home says there is conflicting medical evidence of when the injury occurred.

Ex-social worker to plead guilty to sex with teen client, attorney says

Ex-social worker to plead guilty to sex with teen client, attorney says | Deseret News:

LOGAN — The jury trial for a former social worker has been canceled as the man prepares to plead guilty to allegations he had sex with a 16-year-old client, according to his attorney. A plea deal is in the works for Donavan D. Faucette, 35, of Hyrum, his attorney confirmed Monday. A jury trial had been scheduled to begin March 1.

Grandparent carers let down by social services

Grandparent carers let down by social services:

Grandparents who have taken over the full-time care of their grandchildren because the children's parents are using drugs, feel they are taken for granted by social services, new research has shown.

DCF a good place to start reforming state gov't

DCF a good place to start reforming state gov't | HartfordBusiness.com:

In September 2015 a civil-rights lawsuit was filed against the commissioner of the Department of Children and Families and four others. The suit was brought by foster parents who were falsely accused of child sexual abuse — in a setting reminiscent of the hysteria that led to the Salem witch trials. The criminal case that followed DCF's charges resulted in a rapid acquittal of one parent and dropped charges as to the other. The presiding judge in the criminal proceedings noted (I paraphrase from the suit) that the DCF resisted court-ordered document production, refused to comply with reasonable subpoenas, withheld records containing "extraordinarily exculpatory evidence," and that "the brigade of social workers, educators, department of family's personnel who provided intense services" never saw any signs of physical abuse.


Mass. has highest rate of CPS Rats in U.S.

Mass. has highest rate of reported child abuse in U.S. | WWLP.com:

NORTHAMPTON, Mass. (WWLP) – Newly released numbers show that Massachusetts reported the highest rate of abused and neglected children in the nation.The state reported 31,863 children that were victims of abuse or neglect to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services for the fiscal year 2014. That works out to about 22 victims per 1,000 children.
My Comment: Very few of these children are actually abused or neglected. CPS has a knack for railroading innocent parent's for absurd and even fraudulent reasons. And it's not just in Mass. It's Nationwide. Follow the Money!

Advocates push for foster system reform

Advocates push for foster system reform | KTVB.COM:

EAGLE - There are well over 2,000 children in foster care in Idaho and according to State Rep. Christy Perry, “Foster children in Idaho have the worst outcomes of any child demographic in our state.” 

ADHD Symptoms Less Likely To Fade When Parents Criticize Their Kids

ADHD Symptoms Less Likely To Fade When Parents Criticize Their Kids:

New research out of the American Psychological Association links persistent attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) to having critical parents, suggesting that parental behavior can have a significant impact on the mental disorder. In many cases, ADHD fades away towards the end of adolescence, and may completely disappear in adulthood. Among those whose symptoms persist as they age, harsh and critical parents may play a role, the research suggests.

ADHD in kids: What many parents and teachers don’t understand but need to know

ADHD in kids: What many parents and teachers don’t understand but need to know - The Washington Post:

There seems to be a never-ending stream of research reports about attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD — the most commonly diagnosed neuro-behavioral disorder in U.S. children — and how it affects young people.

Foster homes not safe anymore

The Statesman: Foster homes not safe anymore:

The perception about foster homes, being a safe haven for the children in the Capital, seems to have altered, as the Delhi Police have recently busted a trafficking rackets connected to such homes. 
In a recent crackdown in north-west Delhi, nine people have been arrested in this regard including two women. An infant was also rescued during the operation. 

Mix-up leads to Surgical Procedure on Wrong Baby

CBS 58 - Mix-up leads to Surgical Procedure on Wrong Baby:

LEBANON, Tenn. (CBS NEWS) - The happiness of their son's birth was marred for a couple in Tennessee after they learned doctors mixed up their baby with another and mistakenly performed a surgical procedure on their healthy newborn.

Circuit judge arrested on negligent-homicide charge in son's hot-car death

MUG SHOT: Circuit judge arrested on negligent-homicide charge in son's hot-car death:

More than six months after the hot-car death of his toddler son, Garland County Circuit Judge Wade Naramore faces a class A misdemeanor charge of negligent homicide in the case, according to court records. Naramore, 36, was arrested after an investigation into the death his 17-month-old son, Thomas Naramore, who was found July 24 in a vehicle at Fairoaks Place and James Street in Hot Springs.

Monday, February 8, 2016

Proposed Georgia laws could help grandparents raise grandchildren

Proposed Georgia laws could help grandparents raise grandchildren | Columbus Ledger-Enquirer:

Child Protective Services removed Joe Ann Howe's two grandchildren from their mother's home about 16 years ago and placed them in the foster care system.
But Howe, then a resident of Woodland, Ga., didn't want strangers caring for her grandbabies, who were then 4 and almost 5 years old. So she filled out the necessary paperwork to have them placed in her custody







Read more here: http://www.ledger-enquirer.com/news/local/article58946248.html#storylink=cpy

Klapheke CPS Workers Scheduled to Appear in Court

Klapheke CPS Workers Scheduled to Appear in Court - Story:

(ABILENE, TX) - Two former Child Protective Services workers connected to the Tiffany Klapheke neglect case are scheduled to appear in court on the same day. Gretchen Denny, 42, and Martha 'Bit' Whitaker, 59, are both charged with Tampering With/Fabricating Physical Evidence charge due to allegations that surfaced during the investigation into Klapheke.