- Picture Panic
- Washington State Extended Families
- A generation fights to reform adoption laws
- FSIN Looks Forward to Child Welfare Review
- Trafficking reports raise heart-wrenching questions for adoptive parents
- Should parents be licensed to have children?
- U.S. Sen. Grassley: Works to promote sales of, I mean adoption of children in foster care
- Loves Park foster father faces abuse charges
- Child Welfare Legal Academy: Permanence and Rules of Engagement Part 1
- Govt’s bad report card on child protection
- Failures found in child protection system
- Five-year-old accused of sexual assault
- Lincoln teen suspected of sexually assaulting foster sister
- Missing Foster Child, 9, Found
- Shattered Bonds
- A Special Request
- Bert and Ernie Aren’t Gay: Muppet Scandals
- Report Finds Thousands of Kids Stuck in Overburdened Foster Care System
- Conference on minorities in foster care
- Advocates make 2nd attempt to stop foster care law
- Report Says Foster System Keeps Children Too Long
|Picture PanicPosted: 11 Nov 2009 04:18 AM PST
PEOPLE HAVE BEEN DEMANDING ANSWERS SO WE TOOK THE PICTURES TO THE DEPARTMENT OF CHILDREN AND FAMILIES
Note: A case of DCF’s promotion of adult tattling.
|Washington State Extended FamiliesPosted: 11 Nov 2009 03:57 AM PST
Working for family preservation
|A generation fights to reform adoption lawsPosted: 11 Nov 2009 03:29 AM PST
Six Korean adoptees filed an appeal with the Anti-corruption and Civil Rights Commission last year to request a probe into irregularities in their adoption documents and possible illegal procedures at local adoption agencies.
|FSIN Looks Forward to Child Welfare ReviewPosted: 11 Nov 2009 03:28 AM PST
The Federation of Saskatchewan Indian Nations is looking forward to a meaningful role in the child welfare review.
|Trafficking reports raise heart-wrenching questions for adoptive parentsPosted: 11 Nov 2009 03:23 AM PST
Accounts of Chinese children being kidnapped, bartered and sold to orphanages have many adopters wondering about their children. Some may try to track down the birth parents — but then what?
|Should parents be licensed to have children?Posted: 11 Nov 2009 03:06 AM PST
Raising a child is probably the most important thing a person will ever do in life. Yet we constantly hear stories of child abuse and neglect.
|U.S. Sen. Grassley: Works to promote sales of, I mean adoption of children in foster carePosted: 11 Nov 2009 03:05 AM PST
Senator Chuck Grassley today received a “Legislator of the Year” award from Voice for Adoption, a national organization dedicated to “speaking out for our nation’s waiting children.”
|Loves Park foster father faces abuse chargesPosted: 11 Nov 2009 03:00 AM PST
A Loves Park foster father could spend the rest of his life in prison.
|Child Welfare Legal Academy: Permanence and Rules of Engagement Part 1Posted: 11 Nov 2009 02:46 AM PST
A babystealer training session.
Visiting Scholar in Practice Sue Badeau of Casey Family Programs leads a highly interactive session focusing on issues surrounding permanency. This program examines what successful permanency plans look like for each individual child and youth in the child welfare system and the importance of individualized permanency planning. The role of effective legal representation and judicial leadership in achieving permanency for children and youth is also examined. It looks at ways attorneys and judges effectively engage youth and families around their permanency goals and improve permanency outcomes.
Note: Know thy enemy.
|Govt’s bad report card on child protectionPosted: 11 Nov 2009 02:42 AM PST
CHILD protection has slipped off the radar, nearly three years after a damning report revealed child abuse and neglect in Aboriginal communities, according to a new report.
|Failures found in child protection systemPosted: 11 Nov 2009 02:41 AM PST
The Northern Territory Children’s Commissioner says the Territory’s child protection system is struggling to cope with increased reports of child abuse it is being asked to investigate.
|Five-year-old accused of sexual assaultPosted: 11 Nov 2009 02:40 AM PST
Education Queensland is investigating a serious complaint against a five-year old school boy on the Gold Coast.
|Lincoln teen suspected of sexually assaulting foster sisterPosted: 11 Nov 2009 02:33 AM PST
A Lincoln woman told police Saturday that her 15-year-old son had sexually assaulted her foster daughter the night before.
|Missing Foster Child, 9, FoundPosted: 11 Nov 2009 02:30 AM PST
The Detroit police said they have found a 9-year-old foster child who had been missing since Monday afternoon.
Note: Imagine that, kids sneak off on real parents too.
|Shattered BondsPosted: 11 Nov 2009 02:18 AM PST
Shattered Bonds is a thoughtful essay in three parts regarding the gap between what we as a society think we mean by child “protection” and “welfare,” and what actually happens as a result of the Child Protective System and the Welfare System. While you might not agree with all of her conclusions, she cites a wealth of studies (many regarding children here in Illinois and in Chicago) showing serious breakdowns in the system.
|A Special RequestPosted: 10 Nov 2009 05:40 PM PST
Noah Biorkman is a 5yr old boy who is in his last stages of neuroblastoma cancer after a 2 1/2 year battle. His family is celebrating Christmas NEXT WEEK (he is not expected to live much longer) and all he wants are Christmas cards. Lets try and see how many we can get to him from all over the world please. His address is 1141 Fountain View Circle South Lyon MI 48178.
Please re-post this as your status, to your blogs, retweet it, whatever.
|Bert and Ernie Aren’t Gay: Muppet ScandalsPosted: 10 Nov 2009 12:59 PM PST
Many stars have had to fight persistent rumors about their sexuality. And in that way, Ernie and Bert are no different than John Travolta and Tom Cruise.
I’ve recounted the stories about the infamous “Ernie and Bert are gay” rumor probably more times than Count Von Count can count. But with “Sesame Street” celebrating its 40th anniversary on Tuesday, I’m going to take it as an opportunity to rehash that same silly rumor one more time.
Note: I had to post this. Sorry.
|Report Finds Thousands of Kids Stuck in Overburdened Foster Care SystemPosted: 10 Nov 2009 06:28 AM PST
Foster care is supposed to be a short term solution for kids waiting to either go back home or get adopted by a new family. But a new report by a child advocacy group depicts an overburdened system that’s causing thousands of children to get stuck in foster care for years. WNYC’s Cindy Rodriguez reports:
|Conference on minorities in foster carePosted: 10 Nov 2009 05:57 AM PST
Figures show a majority of the children placed in foster care in Erie County are minorities.
|Advocates make 2nd attempt to stop foster care lawPosted: 10 Nov 2009 05:37 AM PST
An advocacy group is making a second attempt at getting the courts to block a state law penalizing counties that put a high percentage of children in foster care.
|Report Says Foster System Keeps Children Too LongPosted: 10 Nov 2009 05:23 AM PST
Margaret, a 15-year-old, was placed in five different foster homes in a single year. Calvin, 18, spent 15 years being shuttled among his mother, aunt and a residential treatment center. Devin, a 13-year-old, has been in foster care his entire life, even though he wants to be adopted.