- So many people want their story told
- Police: Teen running from CPS worker struck by car
- Adoption system is UK’s shameful secret
- 4 DHS Workers Ousted in Fallout from Danieal Kelly Case
- State said failing to protect kids
- Couple sues Orange County DSS & CPS for taking their children after family was carjacked
- Heart Gallery promotes adoption
- Burned by a baby broker
- CYFD official investigated for child porn
- Baby girl ‘injured by DoCS blunder’
- Foster parents say it’s risky business
- Lawsuit blames El Paso County for child’s death in foster care
- Police use child abuse tapes for PR
- Parents sue over foster care death
- Baby in DOCS care ‘horrifically’ injured in NSW
- Mother Still Denied Visitation Rights
- Advocates Ask Judge To Block Limits On Foster Care
- ADHD medication may be making some children psychotic
- Arrest of American accused of abducting own kids raises diplomatic concerns
- Attn Public Pretenders: Don’t get your panties in a bunch over this…
|So many people want their story told
Posted: 14 Oct 2009 12:59 PM PDT
From the very inception of American Family Rights Association, the #1 plea we have heard is “I want people to know the injustice I have suffered!”
|Police: Teen running from CPS worker struck by car
Posted: 14 Oct 2009 12:27 PM PDT
A 16-year-old girl who police said was trying to run away from a Child Protective Services worker was struck by a car on the Interstate 45 feeder road in Texas City on Wednesday night.
|Adoption system is UK’s shameful secret
Posted: 14 Oct 2009 12:15 PM PDT
This week I return to one of the most disturbing stories this column has ever reported. It began on a morning in April 2007 when the home of a respectable middle-class family in Sussex was overrun by 18 policemen and two RSPCA officials, supposedly looking for guns. When the father, a professional dog breeder, volubly protested, he and his pregnant wife were arrested and handcuffed, to the horror of their watching five-year old daughter (whom I call, for legal reasons, “Jenny”).
|4 DHS Workers Ousted in Fallout from Danieal Kelly Case
Posted: 14 Oct 2009 12:08 PM PDT
Four DHS workers involved in the death of 14-year old Danieal Kelley (above) are now being shown the door.
Note: It’s a start.
|State said failing to protect kids
Posted: 14 Oct 2009 11:53 AM PDT
A community meeting about child abuse had some people shouting at the state Children, Youth and Families Department Tuesday evening.
|Couple sues Orange County DSS & CPS for taking their children after family was carjacked
Posted: 14 Oct 2009 11:44 AM PDT
We have reported before about parents who have found themselves victimized by Child Protective Services after suffering a tragedy. In particular, a couple in North Carolina had their child taken away after a car jumped the curb and injured the entire family, and a couple in Tennessee temporarily lost custody of their children after the child was abducted.
|Heart Gallery promotes adoption
Posted: 14 Oct 2009 11:43 AM PDT
A photo exhibit at the Ferguson shows professional photographs of children in Alabama who are waiting to be adopted, along with sound clips from interviews with the children discussing their interests and what they hope for in a potential adoptive family.
Note: Go check out the showroom floor of the adoption industry.
|Burned by a baby broker
Posted: 14 Oct 2009 11:24 AM PDT
An Edina woman victimized by adoption handlers in Guatemala has learned hard truths about the international marketing of children.
|CYFD official investigated for child porn
Posted: 14 Oct 2009 11:23 AM PDT
The deputy director of New Mexico’s Children, Youth and Families Department is under investigation for allegations of possessing and distributing child pornography. The Albuquerque Journal reports Mark Edwards of Santa Fe has not been arrested or charged with any crime at this point. However, the newspaper says Edwards told investigators that he had possessed and distributed child porn for years. Authorities confiscated a computer hard drive from Edwards’ home that contained more than 25 images of children as young as three exposing themselves or engaged in explicit sexual acts, according to an affidavit obtained by The Journal. A CYFD spokeswoman said Edwards’ $95,000-per-year position oversaw the department budget and administrative responsibilities and did not involve any direct contact with children. According to the affidavit, the Attorney General’s Office’s Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force started investigating in January “a distribution of child pornography case regarding an America Online subscriber named Mark Edwards.” The affidavit states that an investigator for the Attorney General’s Office and an FBI agent visited Edwards’ Santa Fe home on October 6 and he provided written consent for them to search his laptop and an external hard drive. CYFD has placed Edwards on paid administrative leave during the investigation and his computer at work is being checked for any inappropriate material, according to The Journal.
|Baby girl ‘injured by DoCS blunder’
Posted: 14 Oct 2009 11:21 AM PDT
AN apparent blunder by the Department Of Community Services has seen a baby girl suffer brain injury and two broken legs after she was placed with relatives in Lismore earlier this year.
|Foster parents say it’s risky business
Posted: 14 Oct 2009 11:12 AM PDT
Thousands in Washington have agreed to be foster parents to care for abused or neglected children. But dozens of foster parents say the system turns against them if challenged. KING 5’s Susannah Frame reports.
|Lawsuit blames El Paso County for child’s death in foster care
Posted: 14 Oct 2009 07:59 AM PDT
Note: And so shouldn’t everybody else.
A federal lawsuit says the El Paso County Department of Human Services neglected 2-year-old Alize Vick by leaving her in the care of her foster mother despite numerous reports of physical injuries and a neighbor’s complaint that the child was being tortured.
|Police use child abuse tapes for PR
Posted: 14 Oct 2009 07:57 AM PDT
Police have released interview tapes of child abuser Vanessa George. That should worry us all.
|Parents sue over foster care death
Posted: 14 Oct 2009 07:23 AM PDT
The parents of a Colorado toddler allegedly beaten to death by her foster mother have sued the El Paso County Department of Human Services.
|Baby in DOCS care ‘horrifically’ injured in NSW
Posted: 14 Oct 2009 07:22 AM PDT
A BABY girl has brain injury and suffered two broken legs since being put in the care of relatives after DOCS took her from a loving foster family.
|Mother Still Denied Visitation Rights
Posted: 14 Oct 2009 07:21 AM PDT
The mother of a three-month-old boy who was bitten in the face while in foster care is once again being denied visitation rights.
|Advocates Ask Judge To Block Limits On Foster Care
Posted: 14 Oct 2009 07:03 AM PDT
An advocacy group is asking the courts to block a new Tennessee law it claims unfairly pressures judges to keep children out of foster care.
|ADHD medication may be making some children psychotic
Posted: 14 Oct 2009 06:31 AM PDT
CHILDREN as young as five have attempted suicide or are severely depressed while on the controversial drugs to treat ADHD.
|Arrest of American accused of abducting own kids raises diplomatic concerns
Posted: 14 Oct 2009 05:39 AM PDT
An incident in which an American father was arrested in Fukuoka on suspicion of abducting his young children is creating a stir following heavy U.S. media coverage, with a demonstration staged in front of the Japanese Embassy in Washington. Meanwhile the case is threatening to cause diplomatic problems.
|Attn Public Pretenders: Don’t get your panties in a bunch over this…
Posted: 14 Oct 2009 05:37 AM PDT
Supreme Court justices on Tuesday questioned whether defendants should expect their lawyers to correctly advise them on all the possible consequences of a guilty plea, including on important issues like deportation.