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Stimulus saves, but doesn’t raise, foster care payments

Posted: 20 Jul 2009 05:10 AM PDT

Stimulus saves, but doesn’t raise, foster care payments

Note: Awwww…

The payments, which range from $22.62 to $29.22 a day, are supposed to cover the cost of caring for children removed from their parents’ custody, making it financially feasible for families with more compassion than money to serve as foster or adoptive families.

 

 
 

 

You can now follow Legally Kidnapped on Twitter

Posted: 20 Jul 2009 05:02 AM PDT

I just connected Legally Kidnapped with TwitterFeed. So you can now follow Legally Kidnapped on Twitter.

 

 

 
 

 

Parents in Prison, Children in Foster Care

Posted: 20 Jul 2009 04:20 AM PDT

Parents in Prison, Children in Foster Care

Jacob Gunther was just a toddler when the state removed him from his home. But when he finally reconnected with his mother as a teenager, dim memories flared into painful recognition.

 

 
 

 

Definition of ‘danger’ may need to change

Posted: 20 Jul 2009 04:07 AM PDT

Definition of ‘danger’ may need to change

The death of a 12-year-old Omaha boy, allegedly at the hands of his mother, is a dramatic example of the need to broaden the state’s criteria for investigating a child’s welfare, a child advocate says.

 

 
 

 

Father on the run with son decides to turn himself in

Posted: 20 Jul 2009 04:01 AM PDT

Father on the run with son decides to turn himself in

A Vancouver father on the run with his 2-month-old son turned himself in to police Saturday evening after telling KATU he and his wife just did not want their baby to end up in foster care.

 

 
 

 

‘No one should be forced to give up their child.’

Posted: 20 Jul 2009 03:59 AM PDT

‘No one should be forced to give up their child.’

‘This is horrible.’

Babia Daria has cerebral palsy. Her parents can’t afford the bills. The province has a program to help, but it’s tapped out. Her father says they’ve been given one option: Give up custody.

 

 
 

 

Child protection offices face work safety probe

Posted: 19 Jul 2009 08:38 PM PDT

Child protection offices face work safety probe

THREE child protection offices in Melbourne have been hit with notices from the work safety watchdog over concerns about staff being overloaded with work.

 

 
 

 

Defendants in Samoan adoption case must pay $100,000 to trust fund

Posted: 19 Jul 2009 07:53 PM PDT

Defendants in Samoan adoption case must pay $100,000 to trust fund

A federal judge in Utah has ordered five operators and employees of the now-defunct Focus on Children adoption agency to contribute $100,000 to a trust fund that would allow Samoan children adopted by U.S. parents to connect with their birth families.

 

 
 

 

State Supreme Court OKs Removing Child From Native American Mother

Posted: 19 Jul 2009 07:46 PM PDT

State Supreme Court OKs Removing Child From Native American Mother

The Michigan Supreme Court says state welfare workers followed the rules when they removed an American Indian child from her mother’s home, and asked a court to terminate her parental rights.

 

 
 

 

U.N. Form & Instructions for Reporting Adoption Abuses to the United Nations

Posted: 19 Jul 2009 07:19 PM PDT

U.N. Form & Instructions for Reporting Adoption Abuses to the United Nations

THE UNITED NATIONS IS LISTENING!!

So they say.

 

 
 

 

Awww. Some really cool person twittered me.

Posted: 19 Jul 2009 06:56 PM PDT

Legally Kidnapped: Grand jury report slams Child Protective Services http://bit.ly/Cpxbw

http://twitter.com/swabby1/statuses/2722197236

 

 
 

 

Op-ed column: No way to save children

Posted: 19 Jul 2009 05:47 PM PDT

Op-ed column: No way to save children

When Child Protective Services in Montgomery County says, “Jump!” you are supposed to respond by asking, “How high?” If you don’t, they will try to make your life miserable. I know because I just ended a five-year battle with them. I was reported to Child Protective Services three times. The first time the investigator said there was no credible evidence to support a charge of neglect. The second and third times, she said there was, but she was overturned by an administrative law judge at fair hearings held by the Office of Children and Family Services.

 

 
 

 

Citizens Bank gives foster parents group $25,000 grant

Posted: 19 Jul 2009 04:43 PM PDT

Citizens Bank gives foster parents group $25,000 grant

Citizens Bank has named the Rhode Island Foster Parents Association the company’s 2009 Third Quarter Champion, and has awarded the nonprofit group a $25,000 grant for its ASPIRE savings program, officials announced last week.

Note: Too bad the Foster Mommy can’t tap into that, huh.

 

 

 

D.C. Adoptions Drop Sharply, Spurring Anger

Posted: 19 Jul 2009 04:36 PM PDT

D.C. Adoptions Drop Sharply, Spurring Anger

The number of D.C. foster children being adopted is falling precipitously, frustrating child welfare advocates who say the city’s Child and Family Services Agency is not doing enough to find permanent homes for hundreds of children who are unlikely to be returned to their parents.

 


 

Grace is begging for money!

Posted: 19 Jul 2009 04:40 PM PDT

Them cheap bastards!

Grace the Foster Mommy is begging for money because the public school system isn’t good enough for her beloved foster kid. I do, however, think that she is probably exaggerating the situation. I highly doubt that the teachers are swearing at the kids. Wouldn’t that get them fired? Or did I just grow up in a more positive environment?

I guess the state isn’t paying enough.

That gives me an idea though. If it’s ok for Grace the foster contractor to beg for money, perhaps I can make a deal with you all.

Here goes…

If one of you wonderful people will drop $1 Million dollars into my PayPal account with no strings attatched,

Not only will I pay for that kid to go to a good school, but I’ll quit my job and do nothing but sit on my ass in front of my computer working on Legally Kidnapped from here on out. Amongst other things of course.

What a deal!

 


 

Posted: 19 Jul 2009 11:45 AM PDT

For men to do evil, they must first convince themselves they are doing good.
— Alexander Solzhenitsyn

 


 

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