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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

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Republic Foster Parent Mark O'Brien Charged with Sodomy, Child Abuse and Possession of Child Pornography

Republic Foster Parent Mark O'Brien Charged with Sodomy, Child Abuse and Possession of Child Pornography - kspr.com:

Republic, Mo—
A Republic foster parent is charged with molesting the children he was trusted to care for. Two different children say Mark D. O’Brien abused them while they lived with him at his home on Maple Avenue in Republic.

Calif. teen accused of killing his Adoptive parents will be prosecuted as an adult

Calif. teen accused of killing his parents will be prosecuted as an adult - Crimesider - CBS News:

(CBS) OAKLAND, Calif. - Teenager Moses Kamin, who is accused of strangling his foster parents, will be prosecuted as an adult, authorities said Monday.

Open family courts to the public to see the truth Petition

Open family courts to the public to see the truth Petition:
Click on the above link and sign the petition:

Background (Preamble):
There are too many lies and corrupt courts in the world, the courts need to be open so we can see that justice is done properly like the criminal courts, as child abuse should been seen as criminal and not only judge but jury and then they would be a fair hearing part of our human rights as children are taken away from loving familys and this causes more abuse to children.

John Bowbly child psychologist stated it will do more harm than good if a child and mother is separated, research shows children in care are more likely to end up criminals themselves and ASBO.
Petition:
There are too many lies and corrupt courts in the world, the courts need to be open so we can see that justice is done properly like the criminal courts, as child abuse should been seen as criminal and not only judge but jury and then they would be a fair hearing part of our human rights as children are taken away from loving familys and this causes more abuse to children.

Monday, January 30, 2012

Another Foster Molester charged in molestation of children

EXCLUSIVE: Foster parent charged in molestation of children - 19 Action News|Cleveland, OH|Breaking News, Weather, Exclusives:

WARRENSVILLE HEIGHTS, OH (WOIO) -
We've learned of sex charges against a 68 year old foster parent, but there are questions swirling about the charges.

Far-fetched ways of child care in a faraway land

Far-fetched ways of child care in a faraway land - Analysis - DNA:

As the conflict over the Norwegian authorities putting two children of an Indian couple in foster care gets resolved to “our satisfaction”, there are lessons in the situation for both countries.There are also questions that will not go away.

After Baby P, what is life like for a social worker?

BBC News - After Baby P, what is life like for a social worker?:

After scandals such as Baby P, many social workers feel criticised from all sides.

And rightly so. Many of them deserve to be criticized, jobless and jailed!

15 Year Old Accused of Murdering Adoptive Parents

Oakland couple Susan Poff, Robert Kamin mourned:

Friends and relatives said Susan Poff and Robert Kamin of Oakland were the perfect pair to adopt a foster child.

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Human Trafficking Hits the Super Bowl

Letter: Human Trafficking Hits the Super Bowl | The Daily Weston:

NORWALK, Conn. – The number of human-trafficking cases increases significantly in cities that host major sporting events such as the World Cup and the Olympics, according to children's rights advocates and law enforcement officials. In the weeks leading up to the 2010 World Cup, 40,000 sex workers were take to South Africa, and the attorney general of Texas anticipated 10,000 cases of human trafficking leading up to the Super Bowl last year in Dallas, according to published reports.

The judge, the madam and the babies she ‘bought’

The judge, the madam and the babies she ‘bought’ - The Doings La Grange:

A notorious madam, convicted of running a brothel with her teenage daughter, goes to court next month, desperate to prove she’s fit to be the adoptive mom of two little girls.

Bill Would Ban Aborted Fetuses in Food

Bill Would Ban Aborted Fetuses in Food:

An Oklahoma bill that would ban the sale of food containing aborted human fetuses has some people wondering: What food currently contains aborted human fetuses?

How America made its children crazy

Asia Times Online :: How America made its children crazy:

Now we know that computers don't help children learn and that drugs don't help them concentrate, because the establishment mandarins who sold us the computers and drugs have conceded failure. In the January 29 New York Times, [1] a prominent professor of child development shows that attention-deficit-disorder drugs only harm the three million children who take them. One out of 10 American children have been diagnosed with so-called Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder and most of them have been medicated. [2]

3 Million Kids on ADD/ADHD Drugs:Not a Long Term Solution

3 Million Kids on ADD/ADHD Drugs | Care2 Causes:

Ritalin and ADD/ADHD have become so closely associated with each other that to mention the one is to imply the other.

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13-year-old driver steals foster parents’ SUV in effort to go home

13-year-old driver to be charged for stealing foster parents’ SUV:

WAYNE COUNTY, Ind. — A 13-year-old living in Huber Heights must confront criminal charges in Indiana after he allegedly stole a Sport Utility Vehicle from a foster parent in an effort to return to his native Cincinnati.

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Budget Cuts Threaten Parental Rights

Budget Cuts Threaten Parental Rights | New Hampshire Public Radio:

Until last July, when the state charged low-income parents with abuse or neglect of their children, the state provided them with a lawyer.

And the Constitution states if you can't afford a Lawyer, you will be given one. So I guess Governor Lynch doesn't follow the Constitution now any more than DCYF and the Family Courts do.

1... 2... CPS is comming for you - Baby LK Report For January 29th 2012

TACTIC'S IMPOSED ON DOMESTIC VIOLENCE VICTIMS IN N.H.

DMVC Productions: TACTIC'S IMPOSED ON DOMESTIC VIOLENCE VICTIMS IN N.H.:

There are several media sources that covered the results of N.H. HB 1608 a bill that proposed weakening an already disturbingly weak "police" response to the protection of Domestic Violence Victims:

TACTICS DIMINISHING
DOMESTIC VIOLENCE VICTIMS RIGHT’S IN THE LEGISLATIVE ARENA

WMUR - Basic coverage
http://www.wmur.com/news/30295720/detail.html

Boston - Meaningful coverage by the Associated Press "Norma Love"
http://www.boston.com/news/local/new_hampshire/articles/2012/01/25/father_of_slain_nh_woman_to_testify_on_nh_bill/

The Frisky review by "Jessica Wakeman" is Snark at its best.
http://www.thefrisky.com/2012-01-27/new-hampshire-considering-reversal-of-domestic-violence-laws/

To check the status and changes to this bill see: http://e-lobbyist.com/gaits/text/507561

Part of this Bill had language that indicated that if the officer had not witnessed the crime, it would require police to get a warrant before arresting someone on a domestic violence charge and consequently other crimes. The question to State Rep. Reilly of Grafton N.H. is: "Really, how many times are police, anywhere in this world, present for the crimes that occur?" It appears he is not answering questions and did not show up to hearings at the state house, on the matter he placed before the committee.

COURT ROOM TACTICS
UTILIZED BY ABUSERS TO CONTROL DOMESTIC VIOLENCE VICTIMS

The domestic violence batter wants control; and that control can take many forms; from physical sometimes apparent beatings to demoralizing verbal abuse and threats. Another form is this: once the victim takes measures to end the abuse and get a divorce the abuser than takes their spouse to court on frivolous charges repetitively, to gain custody of the child(ren) which gives the batter further control over his victim that he feels he lost when she left him.

The abuser at this point, then focuses his negative attention toward the Child(ren) and uses them to intentionally interfere with the custodial time of the victim, it starts slowly but progressively by not bringing children back on time, not paying child support, making false allegations against the victim; so much so, that the victim can hardly keep up with watching her back, trying to work, be a mother and move forward - due to the numerous charges levied against them; because division of assets is typically frozen at this stage and the abuser has control of the money, it leaves victims without the resources to combat the negative campaign levied against them.

The results of reviewing many cases in the N.H. system, show that an abuser can and does intentionally interfere in the parent/child relationship as a form of controlling his victim, by gaining custody of them.

N.H. RSA 461:A, supports continuing contact and shared responsibilities between Mothers and Fathers in a divorce. I think everyone can agree that every child desires to know the source of his being, to be connected to that source, and will go to great lengths to maintain that connection. Children always seek the care, compassion and nurture of their parents, and feel a great loss when that connection is hindered or broken.

When the contact between a parent and child is threatened, the following government study gives us an important clue as to the children's often sudden resistance to spending time with the victim when the victim is a woman:

A study completed by the Office on Child Abuse and Neglect, US Children’s Bureau (2006), and (ironically) titled “The Importance of Fathers in the Healthy Development of Children”

2.1 The Impact of the Mother-Father Relationship on Child Outcomes
One of the most important influences a father can have on his child is indirect—fathers influence their children in large part through the quality of their relationship with the mother of their children. A father who has a good relationship with the mother of their children is more likely to be involved and to spend time with their children and to have children who are psychologically and emotionally healthier. ... One of the most important benefits of a positive relationship between mother and father, ... Fathers who treat the mothers of their children with respect and deal with conflict within the relationship in an adult and appropriate manner are more likely to have boys who understand how they are to treat women and who are less likely to act in an aggressive fashion toward females. Girls with involved, respectful fathers see how they should expect men to treat them and are less likely to become involved in violent or unhealthy relationships. In contrast, research has shown that husbands who display anger, show contempt for, or who stonewall their wives (i.e., "the silent treatment") are more likely to have children who are anxious, withdrawn, or antisocial. 8

The abuser would have everyone believe that the child (ren) have become this way of his/her own "free will" that it is the Child's choice to treat their mother in a dismissive or resistant manner. The Reality is, the child has been immersed in the father's actions, behaviors, and choices regarding their mother, and has likely internalized these negative messages to reflect his/her father, possibly for emotional safety.

Children take their cues about how they "should" act, think or feel from the people who have the greatest influence in their lives; as such, if the Father demonstrated his ability to view visits with the Mother positively, the child's behavior would reflect that and vice versa.

Instead, it is at this point that the Child’s behavior is suggestive of fear, threatening and intimidation. Just as children can be unduly influenced by negative attitudes and beliefs, they are even quicker to internalize such messages if they are also exposed to negative consequences for desiring something contrary to the "undue influencer's" wishes. Taking away special toys, cherished pets or reminders of happy times are all ways in which children can be coerced, and are methods that the abuser will engage in with the purpose of gaining the child's cooperation in resisting connection with the victim of these acts. For more information on persuasion see: https://webspace.utexas.edu/emc597/persuasion.html .

We know children wish to be connected to the estranged parent when they express loss over the belief that the estranged parent "gave up custody" of him/her. If the child did not care whether or not he/she saw the target parent, the idea that the target parent so readily gave up custody of him - as has been communicated to them by some unknown party - would be of little consequence to them. to see more click yes here




The reality is that the only person who has the motive to deliberately sabotage a parent/child relationship is the abuser and sometimes the step-parent. It is unlikely that the list of “dos” and “don’ts” are generated directly through children who are experiencing a “patient and receptive” mother (often shown in visitation records). More believably, it is a list of demands generated by an angry father who is seeking to maintain ultimate control over his child(ren), in order to further punish the mother. It is ludicrous to believe that a child would not wish to talk about friends and family members whose company they once enjoyed. It is also impossible to believe that they would not want even a small photograph of their own parent.

The abuser will start to claim that they are concerned about “forcing” visits between the child and target parent; the abuser needs to stop behaving as if they are forced. He needs to allow his children the breathing space to experience visits the way the Child wants to, without his interference.

When adverse statements are made by Children against one parent to the Guardian ad Litem— details need to be accessed to see if the statements are made under the direct influence of the abuser; it should be pointed out that the abusers influence is one in which they would have participated in the arrangements and the transportation for such contact. Furthermore, the Court’s and GAL need to use caution when evaluating the credibility of the child's statements, the use of words that a child doesn’t understand and never used anywhere else is an indicator of clear adversarial conditions.
—When no detriment to the child seeing the target parent can be established as in Miller v. Todd NH 2011 see a recap at http://www.saveservices.org/2011/04/nh-supremes-rule-on-false-allegation-case/ or look at the case history here: http://www.courts.state.nh.us/supreme/opinions/2011/2011030miller.pdf ; there is no reason that both parents should not participate in their upbringing.

At this point in a case, it would be Ideal, in light of the damage that has already been allowed to occur, that residential responsibility of the child should be transferred immediately to the other parent so that they can, unhindered by unreasonable restrictions, begin to rebuild their relationship while their Child is still a child. Expect that the court is unwilling to make such an extreme move, the Moving party must assert that the court not reward the abuser’s interference by giving less time with the parties’ child (ren). Instead, “because children do best when both parents have a stable and meaningful involvement in their lives, it is the policy of this state, unless it is clearly shown that in a particular case it is detrimental to a child, to: (a) Support frequent and continuing contact between each child and both parents. (b) Encourage parents to share in the rights and responsibilities of raising their children after the parents have separated or divorced,” the Moving party should request more time with the child, unrestricted in any manner.

If the visits continue to be restricted in any manner a N.H. Bar Journal article Vol. 34, 1, March (1993); covers the harm to the child and has recommendations to deter the bad behavior of the interferring parent, including but not limited to a progression of charges that start at paying GAL or visitation fees up to and/or including weekend Jail Time to deter the bad behavior; in criminal law we seek to rehabilitate children; we punish adults to deter their poor behavior and the same should be done in Family Law cases.

Defiance works both ways, the abuser uses defiance by way of their intentionally contemptuous behavior and bold disobedience of court orders; the victim needs to use defiance toward their abuser by challenging and standing to oppose the malicious intent through the use of cool logic, wit and determination, to ensure justice for themselves and their children in a system is that isn’t designed to give you that and decidedly hard for women who may be suffering from post traumatic stress from the marriage itself and then the continued victimization in the court room. However, with Attorney’s and Advocates the conscience surrounding the treatment of women and children is becoming a model that continues to grow under the Constitution, it is designed to allow that growth.

We are not fully there yet; but, with further understanding and de-escalation tactics pursued by the courts and legislators against batters, parental interference and domestic violence can be controlled and will become obsolete when all parties are required to actually follow the court orders.

Hearing examines charges of misconduct at DCFS

Hearing examines charges of misconduct at DCFS - Rockford, IL - Rockford Register Star:

CHICAGO — An attorney for Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn faced blistering questioning by legislators Friday on why the governor didn't quickly fire the head of the state's child-welfare agency last year after a report of fraudulent billing under his watch.

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Saturday, January 28, 2012

Rebecca Discovered That Family Court Is Big Business

Rebecca Discovered That Family Court Is Big Business - Life Issues:

Dear Dr. Archer,
"AND JUSTICE FOR ALL?"
Six years ago I tried to leave my abusive husband. I believed the legal system was a professionally governed organization where my rights and my property would be protected.

Family Law Prof Blog: Call for Papers: Hofstra Immigration and Family Law Symposium

Family Law Prof Blog: Call for Papers: Hofstra Immigration and Family Law Symposium:

Call for Papers: Nov. 2012 Immigration/Family Law Symposium

In November of 2012 Hofstra will be hosting a symposium on the interplay between immigration issues and family courts’ obligations to serve families and children. We are currently soliciting papers for publication in Hofstra’s Family Court Review, which will be publishing a special issue on the same topic. We are especially interested in submissions from clinical professors. The call for papers is embedded below. Please feel free to contact either of us if you have any questions.

Former Montgomery Family Court judge Patricia Warner settles with Alabama judicial commission

Former Montgomery Family Court judge Patricia Warner settles with Alabama judicial commission (updated) | al.com:

"MONTGOMERY, Alabama -- Former Montgomery Family Court Judge Patricia Warner has entered into a settlement agreement today with the Judicial Inquiry Commission, WSFA reports."

What Makes a Good Family Court Judge?

Henry Gornbein: What Makes a Good Family Court Judge?:

In over forty years of practicing family law, I have appeared before hundreds of different judges. I have found that some are rude, arrogant, and suffer from what is known as black robe syndrome.

Senator wants to streamline state's foster care review system

North Platte Nebraska's favorite newspaper - The North Platte Bulletin:

Members of the Health and Human Services Committee heard testimony Friday on two different bills relating to foster care reform.

Leave the kids alone, Norway

The Hindu : Opinion / Open Page : Leave the kids alone, Norway:

Shocking, but true. Barnevarne, a child care service of Norway, took custody of Indian children Abhigyan and Aishwarya from their natural parents Anurup and Sagarika Bhattacharya in May 2011 when they were two and-a-half years and six months old and lodged them in separate foster homes. It charged the mother Sagarika with “negligence and unable to bring up” the children.

Act on ACTA, The Internet War is Not Over

Act on ACTA, The Internet War is Not Over | Care2 Causes:

We covered the SOPA/PIPA blackout last week pretty thoroughly here at Care2. At first glance, the protest against draconian IP-copyright measures was successful. Led by Wikipedia and joined by a massive number of other creators and website owners, both large and small, the outcry was large enough to cause SOPA (Stop Online Piracy Act) to be shelved, and PIPA (Protect Intellectual Property Act) quickly followed.

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Josh Harvey Clemons and the Role of Grandparents Everywhere

Josh Harvey Clemons and the Role of Grandparents Everywhere | JJIE.org:

Josh Harvey Clemons, the No. 2 outside linebacker prospect in the nation, and the No. 1 overall prospect in Georgia could have his pick of colleges to choose from when he graduates high school this year.

Friday, January 27, 2012

Anticipated Neglect in the Future Research by Colorado State University

Parent-Child Interactions Researched at Colorado State University for Clues about Abuse - News & Information - Colorado State University:

FORT COLLINS - Can scientists predict if a child may eventually become the victim of abuse or neglect just by looking at patterns of how parents and children solve problems together? That’s the aim of a new study in Colorado State University’s Department of Human Development and Family Studies.

NH DCYF pulls out their crystal ball and predicts "Anticipated Neglect in the Future" without ANY research and the NH Judges go along with it!

Editorial, 1/27: Foster kids on psych drugs

Editorial, 1/27: Foster kids on psych drugs:

Sen. Gwen Howard wants a task force to examine why more than one in five foster children in Nebraska is taking psychiatric medication.

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Former CAC director pleads guilty to Theft of Federal Funds

Former CAC director pleads guilty » Standard-Times:

“Guilty,” said Debra Brown, former executive director of the Children’s Advocacy Center of Tom Green County.

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Indian children's ordeal ends as Norway relents

Indian children's ordeal ends as Norway relents -:

Under the agreement, which ends an eight-month-long custody battle, Abhigyan (3) and his sister Aishwarya (1) will be given to their uncle Arunabhas Bhattacharya

Philly parents told kids won't go to foster care for being overweight

Philly parents told kids won't go to foster care for being overweight — NewsWorks:

Over the summer, an opinion piece in a medical journal suggested that severely obese children should be put in foster care to help them lose weight.

Fostering services ''need radical reform''

Fostering services ''need radical reform'' - Public Service:

Fostering services in England and Wales are desperately in need of radical reform, according to a report by the Policy Exchange which said that in some instances severely disadvantaged children were waiting for over a year for a foster placement and that the life chances for many children in the system were appalling.

Getting Your Jollies From The Child Abuse Hotline - Baby LK Report For January 22nd 2012

Beach parents charged with neglect say situation is being blown out of proportion

Beach parents charged with neglect say situation is being blown out of proportion - WTKR:

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WTKR) A Virginia Beach couple has been charged with felony child neglect. Police say they weren't feeding their five-month-old properly. But they're telling NewsChannel 3 that it’s being blown way out of proportion.

Sterilized in North Carolina, she felt raped once more

Sterilized in North Carolina, she felt raped once more - WTKR:

Elaine Riddick was only 14 when the state decided that she was not capable of mothering children and quietly cauterized her fallopian tubes. The $50,000 now offered to her only makes her angrier.

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Panel advances child welfare bill

Panel advances child welfare bill | The Salt Lake Tribune:

A House committee gave a green light Wednesday to a proposed bill that would require child welfare caseworkers to meet a higher standard of cause before removing a child from a relative’s care based on age or health concerns.

CASA case dismissed civil case against Benham still planned

The Courier — Your Messenger for the River Valley - CASA case dismissed civil case against Benham still planned:

Attorneys for Dale Young Sr. filed an order of voluntary dismissal of the civil case Young filed against the Court Appointed Special Advocate Association (CASA) Jan. 13 after they were unable to get adequate information from witnesses of the accusations placed against the child advocacy group.

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Ocean County judge accused of making sexual advances at party

Ocean County judge accused of making sexual advances at party | The Asbury Park Press NJ | APP.com:

TRENTON — An Ocean County Family Court judge is accused of inappropriately touching multiple female probation officers and making sexually suggestive remarks to the women at a holiday party in Toms River more than a year ago, according to a formal complaint filed last week.

Del. lawmakers consider resolution for feasibility study of opening Family Court proceedings

Del. lawmakers consider resolution for feasibility study of opening Family Court proceedings | The Republic:

DOVER, Del. — State lawmakers are considering whether to order a study of the feasibility of opening Family Court proceedings to the public.

Norway NRI custody row: How did the kids end up in foster care?

Norway NRI custody row: How did the kids end up in foster care? - www.daily.bhaskar.com:

New Delhi: Norwegian parents Anurup and Sagorika Bhattacharya have gathered large support from people across the globe. The Indian government and several social groups in Norway are advocating their cause – to bring their kids back to their ‘original home’.

Immigrant Children Face Uncertain Futures, Foster Care

Immigrant Children Face Uncertain Futures, Foster Care:

WASHINGTON -- More than 5,000 children of immigrants are languishing in state foster care nationwide because their parents were living in the United States illegally and were detained or deported by federal immigration authorities.

Grounds for Involuntary Termination of Parental Rights

Grounds for Involuntary Termination of Parental Rights:

Series: State Statutes
Author(s): Child Welfare Information Gateway
Year Published: 2010
Current through February 2010

This brief introduction summarizes how States address this topic in statute. To access the statutes for a specific State or territory, visit the State Statutes Search.

Every State, the District of Columbia, American Samoa, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands have statutes providing for the termination of parental rights by a court. Termination of parental rights ends the legal parent-child relationship. Once the relationship has been terminated, the child is legally free to be placed for adoption, with the objective of securing a more stable, permanent family environment that can meet the child's long-term parenting needs.

Termination may be voluntary or involuntary. Birth parents who wish to place their children for adoption may voluntarily relinquish their rights.1 When addressing whether parental rights should be terminated involuntarily, most States require that a court:

Determine, by clear and convincing evidence, that the parent is unfit2
Determine whether severing the parent-child relationship is in the child's best interest
Grounds for Termination of Parental Rights

The grounds for involuntary termination of parental rights are specific circumstances under which the child cannot safely be returned home because of risk of harm by the parent or the inability of the parent to provide for the child's basic needs. Each State is responsible for establishing its own statutory grounds, and these vary by State.

The most common statutory grounds for determining parental unfitness include:

Severe or chronic abuse or neglect
Abuse or neglect of other children in the household
Abandonment
Long-term mental illness or deficiency of the parent(s)
Long-term alcohol- or drug-induced incapacity of the parent(s)
Failure to support or maintain contact with the child
Involuntary termination of the rights of the parent to another child
The above factors become grounds for terminating parental rights when reasonable efforts by the State to prevent out-of-home placement or to achieve reunification of the family after placement have failed to correct the conditions and/or parental behaviors that led to State intervention.3

Another common ground for termination is a felony conviction of the parent(s) for a crime of violence against the child or another family member, or a conviction for any felony when the term of incarceration is so long as to have a negative impact on the child, and the only available provision of care for the child is foster care.

The Adoption and Safe Families Act (ASFA) requires State agencies to file a petition to terminate parental rights, with certain exceptions, when:4

A child has been in foster care for 15 of the most recent 22 months.
A court has determined:

A child to be an abandoned infant
That the parent has committed murder or voluntary manslaughter of another child of the parent; aided, abetted, attempted, conspired, or solicited to commit such a murder or voluntary manslaughter; or committed a felony assault that resulted in serious bodily injury to the child or another child of the parent
In response to ASFA, many States have adopted limits to the maximum amount of time a child can spend in foster care before termination proceedings can be initiated. Typically, States have adopted the ASFA standard of 15 out of the most recent 22 months in care. Some States, however, specify shorter time limits, particularly for very young children.

Exceptions

While State laws require that proceedings to terminate parental rights be initiated when statutory grounds are met, approximately 28 States and the District of Columbia5 provide for exceptions under some circumstances, including one or more of the following:

The child has been placed under the care of a relative.
The State agency has documented in the case plan a compelling reason to believe that terminating the parent's rights is not in the best interests of the child.
The parent has not been provided with the services required by the service plan for reunification of the parent with the child.
Effects of Termination

A termination action can sever the rights of one parent without affecting the rights of the other parent. If the rights of both parents are terminated, the State assumes legal custody of the child along with the responsibility for finalizing a permanent placement for the child, either through adoption or guardianship, within a reasonable amount of time.

In approximately eight States, if a permanent placement has not been achieved within a specific timeframe, a petition may be filed with the court requesting reinstatement of the parent's rights.6 If the court determines that the parent is now able to provide a safe home for the child, the request may be granted.

To access the statutes for a specific State or territory, visit the State Statutes Search.

1 For State-by-State details on voluntary relinquishment, see Information Gateway publication Consent to Adoption at www.childwelfare.gov/systemwide/laws_policies/statutes/consent.cfm. Back
2 The U.S. Supreme Court, in Santosky v. Kramer (455 U.S. § 745 (1982)), set the standard of proof in termination of parental rights proceedings at clear and convincing evidence. Back
3 For more information on the reasonable efforts requirement, see Information Gateway's Reasonable Efforts to Preserve or Reunify Families and Achieve Permanency for Children at www.childwelfare.gov/systemwide/laws_policies/statutes/reunify.cfm. Back
4 ASFA (P.L. 105-89) amended title IV-E of the Social Security Act, which establishes guidelines that States must comply with as a condition for receiving Federal funds. Back
5 The word approximately is used to stress the fact that States frequently amend their laws. This information is current only through February 2010. The States that currently provide for these exceptions include Alabama, Alaska, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Dakota, Oregon, Tennessee, Utah, Vermont, Washington, West Virginia, and Wyoming. Back
6 In Alaska, a parent who has voluntarily relinquished rights may petition (Alaska Stat.§ 47.10.089). In California, after 3 years, a child who is age 12 or older may petition (Welf. & Inst. Code § 366.26(i)). In Hawaii, after 1 year, if the child is age 14 or older, the child's guardian ad litem or attorney or State Department may petition (Rev. Stat. § 587A-34). In Illinois, after 3 years, the Department of Children and Family Services may petition when the child is age 13 or older (§ 705 ILCS 405/2-34). In Louisiana, if the child is in foster care and older than age 15, the child's counsel or the department may file a motion (Ch. Code art. 1051). In Nevada, the child or the legal guardian of a child who has not been adopted and is not likely to be adopted may petition (Rev. Stat. § 128.170). In Oklahoma, a child who is age 15 or older may petition if he or she has not achieved permanency within 3 years (Ann. Stat. tit. 10A, § 1-4-909).In Washington, after 3 years, a child who is age 12 or older may petition (Rev. Code § 13.34.215). Back
This publication is a product of the State Statutes Series prepared by Child Welfare Information Gateway. While every attempt has been made to be as complete as possible, additional information on these topics may be in other sections of a State's code as well as agency regulations, case law, and informal practices and procedures.

This material may be freely reproduced and distributed. However, when doing so, please credit Child Welfare Information Gateway.

Washington-2007 House Bill 1624: Reinstating parental rights

2007 House Bill 1624: Reinstating parental rights for adolescents who are in state care and have not been adopted and providing immunity for department of social and health services representatives - Washington Votes:

Introduced by Rep. Ruth Kagi, (D-Lake Forest Park) (D) on January 24, 2007, to revise and re-enact certain parental rights for juveniles under state care and provide exemption from civil liability for state employees. The bill allows a child an option to petition courts for reinstatement of previously terminated parental rights if certain conditions are achieved. The bill also details other related parental rights issues, including an exemption for state employees that use reasonable care.

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OKDHS - OAC 340:75-1-23.1. Reinstatement of parental rights

OKDHS - OAC 340:75-1-23.1. Reinstatement of parental rights:

Library: Policy
340:75-1-23.1. Reinstatement of parental rights

Issued 3-26-10

(a) Section 1-4-909 of Title 10A of the Oklahoma Statutes provides the ability for a child age 15 years or older, through an application signed by the child and the child's attorney, to request the court reinstate the previously terminated parental rights of his or her parent when:
(1) the child was previously found to be a deprived child;
(2) the parent's rights were terminated in a deprived proceeding; and
(3) the child has not achieved his or her permanency plan within three years of a final order of termination.
(b) If after a preliminary hearing to consider the parent's apparent fitness and interest in reinstatement of parental rights, the court finds by a preponderance of the evidence that the best interests of the child may be served by reinstatement of parental rights, the court orders a hearing on the merits of the motion be held. • 1 The court provides notice of the hearing to the child, the child's attorney, and OKDHS and orders OKDHS or the child's attorney to give notice to the:
(1) former parent of the child whose parental rights are the subject of the application;
(2) current foster parent or relative guardian of the child;
(3) guardian ad litem of the child, if any; and
(4) child's tribe, if applicable.
(c) In determining whether the child has or has not achieved his or her permanency plan, the Child Welfare (CW) worker provides the court information for the court's review related to any efforts to achieve the permanency plan including efforts to achieve adoption or a permanent guardianship on Form 04KI014E, Individualized Service Plan (ISP) Progress Report.
(d) If the court conditionally grants the application for reinstatement of parental rights, the case remains open for six months and a temporary order of reinstatement of parental rights is entered. During this period, the child is placed in the custody of the parent. The CW worker develops a permanency plan for the child reflecting the plan for reunification and provides transition services to the family as appropriate. • 2
INSTRUCTIONS TO STAFF 340:75-1-23.1

Issued 3-26-10

1. Reinstatement of parental rights. Prior to the Child Welfare (CW) worker contacting the child's attorney, the Child Welfare (CW) supervisor consults with the Child Welfare Field Liaison and Children and Family Services Division (CFSD) Permanency Planning Section to obtain approval to proceed when the:
(1) child meets all the requirements as stated in the statute;
(2) child states that he or she wants his or her parental rights reinstated;
(3) CW worker has conducted a home visit with the parent and the parent has expressed a desire to have their parental rights reinstated;
(4) CW worker has completed:
(A) a Child Abuse and Neglect search to determine any recent child abuse and neglect history;
(B) a name-based background check to determine any recent criminal activity;
(C) contact with three personal references of the parent to determine parent's current functioning; and
(D) Form 04KI028E, Family Functional Assessment, to assess current functioning of the parent.
2. Documenting in KIDS. No later than five business days after a parent's parental rights are reinstated, the CW worker contacts the CFSD, Permanency Planning Section for directions in updating KIDS to reflect this change.

Last Updated: 10/20/2011

Legally Kidnapped Turns Five Years Old Today!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY LEGALLY KIDNAPPED!

We couldn't have come this far without you!

Senate Watchdog Targets High-Prescribing Medicaid Docs

Senate Watchdog Targets High-Prescribing Medicaid Docs - PsychSearch:

An influential U.S. senator is grilling officials in nearly three-dozen states, demanding to know how they are cracking down on physicians who prescribe massive amounts of potentially dangerous prescription drugs.

A Special Happy Birthday Wish to Austin on His Twelfth Birthday

Happy Birthday Austin


Happy Birthday Austin! Though we can't be with you today, thank's to the Babystealers and the NH Family Court, we love you and miss you and will continue to celebrate your birth. Some day you'll be home with us and we can celebrate together, just like old times.
Did you know you have a new cousin who was also born on your birthday? She's a little miracle, just as you are. She loves you just as much as we do even though the two of you have never met. She kisses your picture all the time and call's out your name. Hopefully, some day soon, you two will meet and then all your future Birthday's will be celebrated together, with a huge party and one huge cake and ton's of birthday present's.
Austin, your Family loves and misses you and can't wait for you to come home where you belong. We know you can't either. We're here waiting for you and will be for as long as it takes. When you're old enough, you CAN fight to come back to us. You know what you want, you just need to fight for it. Don't let them brainwash you. You need to come home!

Love always and forever,
Grammy, Grampie, Mommy and your entire REAL Family

The Minds of Abused and Alienated Children

The Minds of Abused and Alienated Children | Psychology Today:

Abducted children form attachments to their abusers

Training Family Court Judges About Parental Alienation: A Lot to Think About

Training Family Court Judges About Parental Alienation: A Lot to Think About | Psychology Today:

What information do family court judges need about parental alienation?

Report: Children Killed Were Served By CPS

Report: Children Killed Were Served By CPS - Sacramento News Story - KCRA Sacramento:

SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- A group that compiles data on child abuse told Sacramento County Supervisors on Tuesday that during a 20-year period, Sacramento County had a higher rate of child deaths than the rest of California.

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Obese Children Placed in Foster Care System

Obese Children Placed in Foster Care System -- Natural Health Blog:

Are people whose children have become grossly overweight unfit parents? That is one of the questions brought up by the recent removal of an Ohio third grader from his home by authorities.

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Foster system held back by council fear of criticism

BBC News - Foster system held back by council fear of criticism:

A culture of fear has led some councils to protect themselves more than the children in their care, according to the government's child protection adviser.

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine pushes for foster care review

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine pushes for foster care review | cleveland.com:

CLEVELAND, Ohio -- Too many Ohio children are languishing in foster care, Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine said Monday.

India and Norway in diplomatic spat over children taken into care

India and Norway in diplomatic spat over children taken into care - Telegraph:

The parents were told the children will remain in foster care in Norway until they are 18 and that they will only have occasional contact with them.

Mother Upset About Kids Escaping Foster Care

Mother Upset About Kids Escaping Foster Care | Corpus Christi, TX | KZTV10.com |:

CORPUS CHRISTI - The mother of two children who ran away from their foster home over the weekend contacted 6 News to tell her side of the story today.

Man drives car into social services building

OC man arrested after pair of building crashes - Sacramento News - Local and Breaking Sacramento News | Sacramento Bee:

ORANGE, Calif. -- A man was arrested Tuesday after allegedly crashing his SUV into a social services building and a nearby auto parts store and leaving behind packages containing mineral oil.

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Monday, January 23, 2012

Kids in court

Kids in court:

Is the Children's Court the best place to resolve complex family issues such as protection and custody? Many welfare groups say definitely not and change is needed.

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State covers up information about major DHHS lawsuit

State covers up information about major DHHS lawsuit:

In December attorney Joe Baldacci filed suit for Russell and Dr. Ellie Handler against officials of Maine’s Department of Health and Human Services and the Waldo County Sheriff’s Office. Almost immediately the state had the documents of the suit – which alleges DHHS and Waldo Sherriff Department negligence, misconduct and fraud – sealed.

Tarrant family court judge faces DWI charge

Tarrant family court judge faces DWI charge | Crime and Safety | News from Fort Worth, D...:

FORTH WORTH -- A family court associate judge faces a driving while intoxicated charge after police say they saw him driving a pickup that was weaving back and forth in traffic on a city street last week, according to police reports obtained Monday.

Sunday, January 22, 2012

School paperwork failure costs mom custody of son

Fairbanks Alaska Office Of Children's Services Stole Our Grand Children For Profit: School paperwork failure costs mom custody of son:

The fact that a New York school district simply delayed processing the paperwork for a mother who decided to homeschool her son cost the mother custody – at least temporarily – of her son, according to a new report.

NH family receives settlement in brain injury case

NH family receives settlement in brain injury case - Boston.com:

LACONIA, N.H.—A judge has approved a $95,000 settlement for a New Hampshire couple whose 7-year-old son suffered a brain injury when he fell from a piece of playground equipment at a mall.

Fired CASA director threatens lawsuit

Fired CASA director threatens lawsuit | Statesman Journal | statesmanjournal.com:

The former director of Marion County CASA plans to file a federal lawsuit against her former employer, the county, and the state Commission on Children and Families.

Innocence lost-Sexual abuse, neglect have lasting impact on children

Sexual abuse, neglect have lasting impact on children | lasting, lost, abuse - Innocence lost - TheMonitor.com:

McALLEN — Three of Norma Flores’ siblings suffered unimaginable abuses at the hands of their foster parents, their therapist Diane Myers said.

Federal act will help Washington state keep children safe, families together

Opinion | Federal act will help Washington state keep children safe, families together | Seattle Times Newspaper: "

Passage of the Children & Family Services Improvement & Innovation Act will keep more families together, keep more children safe and allow Washington state to put limited dollars to the best possible use, writes state Rep. Ruth Kagi.

Man kills lover, foster daughter

Man kills lover, foster daughter - The Times of India:

KANPUR: A 55-year-old woman and her eight-year-old foster daughter were murdered by her paramour after she refused to give him money for liquor. The 38-year-old man had been arrested.

Suisun City foster father, Solano County, others sued in boy's death

Suisun City foster father, Solano County, others sued in boy's death - The Reporter:

A Suisun City foster parent facing a homicide charge in connection with the death of an infant last year is now facing a civil lawsuit from the child's mother, according to documents filed in Solano County Superior Court.

Boy charged after head-butting a caseworker

Boy charged after head-butting a caseworker - Lebanon Daily News:

A 15-year-old South Lebanon Township boy was charged with aggravated assault after he head-butted a male Lebanon County Children & Youth caseworker

State child welfare services needs proper overhaul

State child welfare services needs proper overhaul - The Grand Island Independent : Staff Editorials: hhs, child welfare, privatization, nebraska legislature, unicameral:

As the Legislature cranks up the law-making machinery today for a 60-day session, it is apparent that the big issue will be a overhaul of Nebraska’s child welfare system.

Child welfare bills lining up on both sides of the aisle for 2012 session


Child welfare bills lining up on both sides of the aisle for 2012 session | The Salt Lake Tribune
:

"They may not always see eye to eye politically, but pols Christine Watkins and LaVar Christensen seem to have the same vision for tweaking child welfare and parental rights laws this legislative session.

Gov., lawmakers planning child welfare reforms

Gov., lawmakers planning child welfare reforms - KTAR.com:

PHOENIX — Lawmakers are prepared to grapple with Arizona's child-welfare agency in the wake of a series of highly publicized incidents where children were harmed despite abuse complaints being made to Child Protective Services.

Are some foster kids over-medicated? You're dam right they are!

Are some foster kids over-medicated? | Hickory Daily Record:

"NC now looking to scrutinize how Medicaid dispensed to children"

Cost to county of lying social workers: $10.6 million

Cost to county of lying social workers: $10.6 million - OC Watchdog : The Orange County Register:

The total cost to Orange County of a case in which a jury found that two social workers lied to take away a woman’s daughters is $10.6 million, according to a new audit.

Georgia Mom Arrested for Allowing 10-Year-Old to Get Tattoo

Georgia Mom Arrested for Allowing 10-Year-Old to Get Tattoo - ABC News:

A Georgia mother who was arrested for allowing her 10-year-old to get a tattoo said she had no idea it was illegal for him to get one, even with her consent.

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Children Escape Foster Home in Corpus Christi, to be with Grandparents, Found Safe in Alice

Children Escape Foster Home in Corpus Christi, Found Safe in Ali - KiiiTV3.com South Texas, Corpus Christi, Coastal Bend:

CORPUS CHRISTI (Kiii News) - 2 Foster children are back in the care of CPS after they were missing for several hours. The children were reported missing from their foster home on the 4500 block of Hogan in Corpus Christi.

Off Topic But Important Links for Families Facing Foreclosure

Fannie and Freddie Will Let Mortgage Servicers Hire Own Attorneys

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Massachusetts Foreclosures Under Attack - Bankruptcy Law Network

Massachusetts Foreclosures Under Attack | Mortgage Law Network

OHIO WOMAN SUES BANK OF AMERICA, ROBO SIGNER, FANNIE .

Building an empire, one home at a time (Harmon Law) - Foreclosure .

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Foreclosure Fraud | Fight The Fraud - Part 16

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Mortgage Ownership Miscues Threaten Foreclosures

Judge rules Coakley can investigate Harmon Law Offices in hom

Friday, January 20, 2012

Ex-state tropper sentenced for molesting foster child

Ex-state tropper sentenced for molesting foster child - WTAQ News Talk 97.5FM and 1360AM:

"GREEN COUNTY, WI (WTAQ) - A former state trooper will spend 20 years in prison for molesting a teenage foster child."

Colorado Court Rules Social Workers Potentially Liable in Foster Home Abuse

Colorado Court Rules Social Workers Potentially Liable in Foster Home Abuse | JJIE.org:

Earlier this month, the Colorado Court of Appeals ruled that social workers in Adams County may be held legally responsible for failures to protect children in foster care from abuse.

General Assembly to consider bills that address child-placement discrimination issue

General Assembly to consider bills that address child-placement discrimination issue - The Washington Post:

RICHMOND, Va. — A battle over whether child-placement agencies should be allowed to discriminate against prospective parents and children based on their sexual orientation has moved to the General Assembly.

Judge calls ruling over sterilization ‘wrenching’

Judge calls ruling over sterilization ‘wrenching’ - BostonHerald.com:

The newly retired judge whose parting order to sterilize a pregnant schizophrenic woman was overturned on appeal this week said yesterday she grappled with the case, while Gov. Deval Patrick, pressed on the matter yesterday, said he thinks she went too far.

An alternative to colosseum of family court

An alternative to colosseum of family court | StarTribune.com:

Everyone there is an unwilling viewer or a gladiator. Enter mediation.

Critical article spoke of a family court of old

Critical article spoke of a family court of old | StarTribune.com:

Counterpoint

We have always respected Stephen Erickson's contributions to the civilized resolution of family law problems. However, his recent commentary ("An alternative to colosseum of family court," Jan. 16) was grossly outdated and slandered the lawyers and judges now practicing in our courts

Psych Drug Maker Nailed by Whistleblower – $158 Million

Psych Drug Maker Nailed by Whistleblower – $158 Million - PsychSearch:

Johnson & Johnson said on Thursday that it would pay $158 million to settle a Texas lawsuit accusing the drug maker of improperly marketing its Risperdal antipsychotic drug to state residents on the Medicaid health program for the poor, including children.

“National standards” report plans sex-ed in kindergarten

“National standards” report plans sex-ed in kindergarten | American Vision News:

Real Smart! Teach babies how to have babies! Butt out!

A report backed by a large of advocates, including the nation’s largest teacher’s union, is advocating “national standards” for sexual education and gender identity training begin as early as kindergarten and continue throughout a child’s education. CNSNews.com reports.

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The Story of a NH Female Inmate Raised in State Care-Redemption and Damnation Part 1

This is a story sent to me from Jessica Parker, AKA Justice Parker, a woman who was raised in NH State care after being taken from her mother by NH DCYF. She is an inmate at the NH State Prison for Women.

I knew this day would come some day, but I never expected it to be today which is exactly why it makes sense for it to be today. So here it is. My story about how I went from having almost everything I ever wanted and could imagine, ever dreamed of and never even knew existed, except for my mother, for reasons I won't explain, but hey, life's not perfect.

I was happy in my placement I shared with fifteen other girls during my two year stay.and became so close that we were practically blood and the staff I would have trusted with my life. I definitely have my problems and that's what stood in my way. My pure blind rage which I was always in, the suicidal crazed glare in my eyes and the manic depression that would never go away. So there is the reason I went from having it all; a girl in placement that is, to nothing in the blink of an eye. When I say nothing, I mean absolutely nothing. I lost all my friends in placement, the staff I had grown to trust, the city I lived in from the time I lost my Mom, my school, my belongings, my bed, my room and anyone who became the closest thing to family I had ever had in what seemed like forever. Anything and anyone in my life was gone. I lost everything, only to have it replaced with total strangers and cold steel chains. Pain and despair claw at my mind whenever I think about it.

I was 15 years old when it happened. I'm now 16 and did I mention that I was mourning the death of one of the best counselors from my placement?, No, well I was,so I'm asking you as you read this to put yourself in my shoes and look through my eyes. If you find they don't fit because you've never been there, then stop and listen, because before I go on, I have to inform you, unless you've lived it, you can never understand completely. But I am determined to further the understanding you have or you thought you had.This is about what goes on behind the locked doors, the stuff they don't want you to see or know.The dark side of the system they hide. The words that were never spoken. The lines you never read.

If you're wondering if this story will have a happy ending like a fairy tale where everybody lives happily ever after, the answer is Hell No! If you want to read something happy,funny, light or even pleasant, this ain't it. This is reality. The truth. The following Part's to this story are filled with torture, torment, pain, loss, anger, rage, hate, resentment, neglect, agony, ignorance,fear, depression, isolation and so much more but I can't name it all.You will just have to read each Part yourselves and look through my eyes even if it hurts, because it does. This is the only way they will realize what they are doing because they are not just taking in juveniles for child abuse and neglect. They are damaging children. Institutionalizing them and turning them into criminals.

Update on the NH Child Who Attempted Suicide

Pertaining to the first post on the NH child who attempted to commit suicide after her grandparents were no longer allowed visitation, I have just received more information.
The siblings had all been placed together in the Foster home by Nashua DCYF and subsequently adopted by the Foster stranger's who allowed the grandparents visitation and contact by phone.
ALL visitation was stopped two years ago as the adoptive family was supposedly moving out of the area. Whether they did or not, God only knows.
The grandparents called the adoptive parents last week and were told their granddaughter tried to commit suicide, so they sent her away somewhere, but wouldn't tell them where. The adoptive father went on a rampage stating he and his wife now have their own biological child and if anyone hurts their child he would kill them. They feared the suicidal child would harm their child.
Why didn't they just send the child to her grandparent's who would have gladly taken her? The grandparents who fought for custody since day one? Were they afraid of retaliation by DCYF and the court's? Probably. Now the child is alone and suffering even more. This is how DCYF supposedly helps our stolen children? DCYF does excellent background checks don't you think? Great job placing stolen children with a man with so much hatred that he would actually threaten to kill a child? DCYF ruins another child's life! No surprise!

Another NH Child Attempts Suicide After Grandparent Visitation Stopped

I was just informed of another child in NH who has attempted to commit suicide after being kept from visiting with her grandparents by the adoptive parents.
This is another Nashua DCYF case where she and her siblings were placed in foster care instead of with Family member's. Another case where criminal charges against the parent were dropped in Superior Court when innocence was proven, but never dropped in Family Court and the children never returned.
The children were adopted by the Foster stranger's, compliment's of Nashua DCYF and the Family Courts and from what I understand, the adoptive parents allowed visitation with the grandparents. Not DCYF of course. When Foster stranger's and family member's work together for the children and get along, DCYF in Nashua move the children to another home, where they again badmouth the parents with their lies. They make the Foster stranger's believe it's best to stay clear of the family, stating their angry and they have no idea why. Wouldn't you be angry if your child were stolen due to fraud? Being angry is normal.
It surprises me that these Foster/adoptive stranger's allowed the grandparent's visitation to begin with seeing as this isn't the norm in NH.
This is just one more case of DCYF's destruction of a family and the severe traumatization of another child. Another child kept from her parents and family ILLEGALLY!
I don't have all the details at this time and will update when I find out more. Thank God the child didn't succeed with taking her own life, but like my grandson, what about the next time?

Thursday, January 19, 2012

New York Courts Address Parental Alienation

New York Courts Address Parental Alienation - Law Firm Carol W. Most & Associates P.C. Attorneys White Plains, New York:

Both custodial and non-custodial parents often worry that they are being bad-mouthed by their exes when the kids are in the other parent's care.

Courts will often grant a change of custody as a remedy when parental alienation is proven.

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Parental Alienation Victim in Court: “I Lied About Abuse.”

Parental Alienation Victim in Court: “I Lied About Abuse.” | Dr. Richard Warshak's Blog: Plutoverse:

When a child’s affection for a parent has been effectively poisoned, the result can range from sad and emotionally devastating to severe tragedy. Some cases of divorce poison leave a parent bereaved at the total loss of a relationship with a child. Less frequently, divorce poison leads to the ugly cases that make the evening news: suicides and homicides.

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NH House Votes to Strip Abortion Providers of Taxpayer Funds

NH House Votes to Strip Abortion Providers of Taxpayer Funds | SBA-List:

Washington, D.C. – This morning, the New Hampshire House of Representatives passed HB 228 by an overwhelming margin of 207 to 147, prioritizing state-controlled family planning dollars away from abortion providers such as Planned Parenthood.

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Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Utah family sues over heroin addict's jail death

Utah family sues over heroin addict's jail death:

Another Valley St. Jail in NH

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Utah woman's family is suing the Salt Lake County jail in federal court, claiming she died in custody because medical staff failed to provide adequate care when she was suffering withdrawal from a heroin habit.

NH Attorney Discipline Office Failure to Investigate Unethical Lawyers

Is there REALLY anywhere in the State of New Hampshire for Litigant's to find any kind of Justice when a Lawyer act's unethically in representing them or in plain English, doesn't fight for his/her client? What recourse does a Litigant have when their Lawyer refuses to subpoena witnesses and file motions and appeals as requested? Quite obviously, it isn't the NH Attorney Discipline Office, where their failure to investigate unethical Attorney's action's lead more Litigant's down the path of NH Injustice.

Just as Judges stand by their own when the citizens of NH file complaint's against unethical Judges, the same goes for DCYF worker's as well as Lawyer's. "You watch my back and I'll watch your's." Isn't that what they say? How in the world can a Litigant get justice in NH? I don't have a clue.

A new mother accused of abuse and neglect is given a court-appointed Lawyer. She meet's him five minutes before the Preliminary Hearing. He brag's,"Piece of Cake. I've been doing this for twenty year's." And how many of these cases has he won? None I'm sure.

Come to find out the Lawyer's specialty is Real Estate Law and recently I've heard Divorce Law. When looking him up on the Internet these day's, he claims he's a child custody Lawyer. Next joke! If you want a Lawyer who work's FOR DCYF, he's the man to go to.

The Mother isn't allowed to speak, as she sit's there alone without support and listen's to the lies of the DCYF Lawyer. Her court-appointed Lawyer say's nothing. He ask's no question's nor does he speak up for his client. No objections come out of his mouth. No request for evidence supporting the DCYF Lawyer's claims. He just sit's there, like a lump on a log and let's the court STEAL her child.

The new mother is court-ordered out of a treatment program. The Lawyer should have known this was both illegal, unethical AND discriminatory. He should have objected. Instead he said nothing. Her child was ordered placed in foster care, instead of with family member's, due to the lies of another unethical Lawyer. The DCYF Lawyer. Again, he said nothing. He just sat there and let DCYF and the Judge rake the Mother over the coal's as if this was just an every day occurrence in NH Family Court. Because it actually was.

The Mother was devastated. Here she thought she had a GOOD Lawyer before the hearing and now knew all she had was a "Puppet of the Court."

The Adjudicatory Hearing was held a month later. The Lawyer subpoenaed NO witnesses to speak on the Mother's behalf, even though he was given a list of favorable witnesses. Again not allowed support from anyone. Left there in a room filled with vultures. He sat in the courtroom asking the mother what he should ask the States witnesses. He elaborated on nothing. He objected to nothing. As more perjury was committed by the state, he just sat there. Never saying a word. He admits in his letter to the Atty. Discipline office that he questioned the States witnesses at the Adjudicatory Hearing,never admitting he had to be prompted by the mother. He also NEVER admitted he didn't subpoena any witnesses. He talked around it.

By this time the Mother knew her child would never be returned with this Puppet representing her, so she filed a motion with the court to fire him, telling the court she could do a better job herself. It was denied, as well as two more motions she filed and the Puppet even asked to withdraw as her Lawyer. Denied again, even after the Mother stated she would represent herself and do a better job.

The Lawyer refused to show the Mother her files or copy them for her. He stated the State didn't pay him enough. He only get's sixty dollars and hour and only get's twelve dollars of it and the rest goes to the office. He told the Atty. Discipline Office a whole different scenario of course.

The Lawyer said NOTHING of his other remarks to the Mother, such as when he was asked why he didn't fight for the Mother,"The Court is my Boss", also, "I have more important client's than you."

When reported to the Atty. Discipline Office, he stated the Mother was ,"promptly provided with access to her file." He also stated, "we reviewed her and her childs medical history." That's odd, because the Judge failed to order the Mother's medical history. To this day, no-one but the Mother has it. The Judge refused to admit it into evidence, which again, the Lawyer refused to file the motion, so a family member filed it instead. The Mother was told to bring it into court and then was denied it's admittance into evidence, because Family Court can do whatever it want's, unlike Criminal Court. Also, if the Mother were given access to her file, she would have found her Medical file wasn't there and her innocence would have been proven and her child wouldn't have been put on the Adoption Block.

The Lawyer states he forwarded Medical releases to DCYF for medical care of the child, yet when DCYF didn't receive them, DCYF took Guardianship of her child.

The Puppet states, "I advised my client of her appellate rights and she acknowledges as much in her grievance." He never told the Mother she could appeal to the Superior Court after The Dispositional Hearing. Her Mother did. When the Mother requested he file the appeal, he refused, stating it would have the same outcome. In his letter to the Atty. Discipline Office he gives two totally different reasons for NOT filing the appeal. He couldn't even get the dates right. He was two years off.

Neither he nor the DCYF Lawyer were held accountable for their unethical practices. If the Atty. Discipline Office had done their job and investigated the complaint's filed against the both of them, neither would be Lawyer's today.

So I ask again. Where does a Litigant turn to get Justice in NH? Not the Atty. Discipline Office. That's for sure. The two Lawyer's still wreak havoc on the citizens of New Hampshire instead of being disbarred as they should have been. So where's the Justice? You'd better look in another State, because you won't find it in NH!

Check out Denise Marie MacIntosh's website for much more regarding DCYF and our FANTASTIC Judicial System at: http://dmvc-results.blogspot.com/ She has plenty of insight as to the injustices practiced on the litigant's of NH.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Supreme Court Declines To Take Up Cases Involving Online Attacks By Students On School Officials, Other Students

Supreme Court Declines To Take Up Cases Involving Online Attacks By Students On School Officials, Other Students | Fox News:

"PHILADELPHIA –  The U.S. Supreme Court has passed up a set of cases for the online age -- whether schools may censor students who are off-campus when they create online attacks against school officials and other students."

Court: Woman can’t be forced to be sterilized

Court: Woman can’t be forced to be sterilized - Metro - The Boston Globe:

Judge’s ruling overruled that had also ordered woman to be sterilized

The Massachusetts Appeals Court today reversed a probate judge’s decision to order a schizophrenic woman to undergo an abortion and to then be sterilized, saying the woman had consistently expressed her opposition to the practice as a Catholic.

Hearings coming for child welfare bills

Hearings coming for child welfare bills:

The Legislature begins bill hearings Tuesday and among them are a list that would address child welfare reform -- the issue identified by both the Legislature and Gov. Dave Heineman as a major focus for the 2012 session.

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Indian couple in Norway lose kids to foster care : Europe News - India Today

Indian couple in Norway lose kids to foster care : Europe News - India Today:
"For Anurup and Sagarika Bhattacharya, an Indian couple from Kolkata, life in Norway has turned into a nightmare. Their two children were taken away from them by the country's child protective services and placed in foster care eight months ago."

Monday, January 16, 2012

NH HB415

Gate City Chronicles Video:

HB 415 VIDEO

N.H. Due Process News

DMVC Productions: N.H. Due Process News:


State Representative Paul Ingrebretson brings back integreity to the Redress of Greivance Committee as shown in two recent moves on his part:

1) He has finally addressed State Representative Horrigan’s actions in his blog against petitioners that are bringing their complaints to the committee's attention.

As seen in this letter to Horrigan on his site: http://www.timothyhorrigan.com/documents/ingbretson-horrigan.letter.120106.html and saved here in case he starts redacting again: https://docs.google.com/open?id=0ByTPLCn0VjpSN2JhNjkxNmEtNzM0OS00NmJkLWFmYTUtMTIzN2FmM2VkOWYy

2) HOUSE BILL415AN ACT relative to access to abuse and neglect investigation records pending a child custody dispute. http://e-lobbyist.com/gaits/text/506708 for full text.

SPONSORS: Rep. Ingbretson, Graf 5
COMMITTEE: Children and Family Law
1. Department of Health and Human Services; Access to Case Records. Amend RSA 170-G:8-a, II(a)(2) to read as follows:

(2) The parent of the child named in the case record, as defined in RSA 169-C:3, XXI; provided that, the case record and any third party records in the possession of the department shall be provided to the parent if, in a proceeding under RSA 461-A, the parent’s access to his or her children has been restricted or limited as the result of an investigation of abuse or neglect under RSA 169-C.
The word out on this bill is that the Child and Family Law Committee recommended killing this bill 12-1; guaranteeing that a parent accused of wrong doing before the Family Courts would not in all cases have access to all evidence for and against them, including third party evidence in the possession of state agencies; evidence based on the subjective, frequently abusive, and arbitrarily applied "best interests of the child" as determined by an often untrained inexperienced overzealous Child Protection worker.

HB 415 was brought in by Representative Ingrebretson last year because, several cases brought to his attention showed parents had been denied access to the evidence against them.
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Witnesses from the Division of Children, Youth, and Families (DCYF) are reported to have told the Child and Family Law Committee that all a parent had to do was go to court and the court would decide whether or not it was in the best interests of the child to have the evidence release. Actually records show that while parents while denied in a majority of cases; it is also well documented as reviewed by this Advocate; that the Judge in fact released the records but that without enforcement DCYF stilled refused to release them and did so without penalty.

Thankfully, a significant majority of the N.H. House or Representatives clearly believe that parent’s have a right to “due process” as defined in these cases as:
"An orderly proceeding wherein a person is served with notice, actual or constructive, and has an opportunity to be heard and to enforce and protect his rights before a court having power to hear and determine the case. Kazubowski v. Kazubowski, 45 Ill.2d 405, 259, N.E.2d 282, 290." Black's Law Dictionary, 6th Edition, page 500.

"Due Process of law implies the right of the person affected thereby to be present before the tribunal which pronounces judgment upon the question of life, liberty, or property, in its most comprehensive sense; to be heard, by testimony or otherwise, and to have the right of controverting, by proof, every material fact which bears on the question of right in the matter involved. If any question of fact or liability be conclusively presumed against him, this is not due process of law." Black's Law Dictionary, 6th Edition, page 500.

US Constit. Amend. V. (5)
No person shall be held to answer for a capital, or otherwise infamous crime, unless on a presentment or indictment of a Grand Jury, except in cases arising in the land or naval forces, or in the Militia, when in actual service in time of War or public danger; nor shall any person be subject for the same offence to be twice put in jeopardy of life or limb; nor shall be compelled in any criminal case to be a witness against himself, nor be deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor shall private property be taken for public use, without just compensation.

Amend. XIV. (14)

Section. 1. All persons born or naturalized in the United States and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the State wherein they reside. No State shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States; nor shall any State deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws.

Obviously, the Child and Family Law Committee is out of sync when it comes to individual rights. This needed legislation passed the house overturning the committee and has been sent on for review by the Constitutional Law and Statutory Review Committee.

Now all we have to do is get Children their constitutional rights, and have the court’s open to the public to ensure their accountability; because obviously DCYF has their own hold over the committee of their Name, and is not acting in the best interest of the child or family.

CHILD WELFARE: Navigating a Fractured System, Part 2

CHILD WELFARE: Navigating a Fractured System, Part 2 - KVNO News - KVNO News:

January 13th, 2012

Omaha, NE – We continue our special report on child welfare in Nebraska today. In part one of our series, Child Welfare: Navigating a Fractured System, we talked to families whose children have been removed from the home, and are fighting to get them back. Today, we’ll talk to families whose children need help outside the home. In both cases, critics of the child welfare system say the state is making the wrong choice – one that’s more expensive for Nebraska and more traumatic for families.

Why Our Family Court System Needs to Change

family court system « One Mom's Battle:

I haven’t really posted anything this week because I needed a few days to gain control over my tongue and my emotions.

HOW HONEST THE JUDICIARY AND FAMILY COURT SYSTEM IS

HOW HONEST THE JUDICIARY AND FAMILY COURT SYSTEM IS – Discoveries and Revelations - My Telegraph:

DO YOU KNOW HOW IS BEEN HANDLE YOUR RIGHTS IN THE STATE,COUNTRY,CITY WERE YOU LIVE!

McCrery Gets Full Sentence Despite Pleas for Leniency

McCrery Gets Full Sentence Despite Pleas for Leniency - Portsmouth, NH Patch:

Julianne McCrery stood motionless Friday morning as Rockingham Superior Court Judge Tina Nadeau imposed a 45-year-to-life sentence on the Texas woman for smothering her 6-year-old son, a sentence Nadeau levied moments after listening to requests for a lighter sentence and emotional testimony from McCrery and her family.

Message to Austin and Isabella-It's Grampies Birthday




To Austin and Isabella,
Another year has gone by that Grampie and I have missed you both, hoping maybe next year you'll be with us, giving a reason to celebrate.He would like nothing better than spending his birthday with the two of you, but beyond matter's out of our control, you are being kept from us.
We just wanted you both to know you haven't been forgotten and not a day goes by that be don't think about you.
Austin, Grampie misses all the good times you spent together. Working on his truck, playing baseball, building thing's, taking walks, feeding the duck's which you loved so much and all the other thing's you two did together. Life just isn't the same without you.
Isabella, Grampie misses seeing your cute little face, even though he didn't get to spend any time with you, but we watched you grow inside your Mommy and talked to you all the time. So much time we've missed with our little Princess, needlessly.
You both mean the world to us and we wish you were here. We will never stop loving you both and pray you are safe. Here's hoping you're home with us soon.
Love forever and always, Grampie and Grammy

New York State Bar Association Family Court Task Force Holds Second Hearing

The Children’s Law Center » Blog Archive » New York State Bar Association Family Court Task Force Holds Second Hearing:

A State Bar Association Task Force designed to address issues related to the Family Court system, particularly its impact on children and families, will convene the second of four statewide hearings Wednesday, January 11, in New York City.

New York Family Courts Open to the Public

New York Family Courts Open to the Public:

The idea of going to court can be daunting. Those who have had no prior encounters with the law may suddenly find themselves needing to go to court for a domestic matter such as divorce, child custody or child support. One way to calm fears regarding a court appearance is to observe other hearings to see what goes on in the courtroom beforehand. In New York, Family Courts are open to the public, a rule that top court officials recently reaffirmed. People may also benefit from following a few courtroom etiquette tips during their hearings.

Juvenile court sees a range of problems, misdeeds

Juvenile court sees a range of problems, misdeeds - herald-mail.com:

Mom shrugged.

"No comment," the woman said when asked by Assistant Public Defender Brian Hutchison in Washington County juvenile court if she agreed that her son would be better off remaining in foster care.

Family supports son during battle with dependency

Family supports son during battle with dependency | Wisconsin Rapids Daily Tribune | wisconsinrapidstribune.com:

When leaders of a Wisconsin Rapids dentist office learned prescription drugs were missing, they discussed getting help for the person responsible.

Because Family Is Forever…

The Bohol Standard Online Edition:

I have been a neutral observer of the ongoing saga involving Supreme Court Chief Justice Renato Corona. Tomorrow is the start of a rather long and tedious, and could be damning, impeachment trial. This trial will be publicized and will be watched by millions of Filipinos here and abroad.

Don't Throw A Pot Of Boiling Water At A Social Worker - Baby LK Report For January 15th 2012

Young suspects' court time, outcomes similar to adults

Young suspects' court time, outcomes similar to adults - herald-mail.com:

"Whether caught egging a house or robbing a convenience store, minors who find themselves in front of a juvenile court judge face civil rather than criminal proceedings, although there sometimes is little difference in the outcome."

Child advocates call for greater transparency in abuse death, injury cases

Child advocates call for greater transparency in abuse death, injury cases | The Courier-Journal | courier-journal.com:

Summit calls for state to reveal more about child abuse cases

‘Shocking delays’ at family court

North West Evening Mail | News | ‘Shocking delays’ at family court:

THE family court in Barrow and South Lakeland is guilty of “shocking delays” in care cases that cause misery to parents and children, a study has revealed

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Retained Bill Recommendation Overturned on the Floor of House-NH

Retained Bill Recommendation Overturned on the Floor of House

Should accused parents have a right to see all evidence being used against them in decisions in Family Courts? A 12-1 Child and Family Law Committee recommendation to kill a bill guaranteeing that a parent accused of wrong doing before the Family Courts will in all cases have access to all evidence for and against them, including third party evidence in the possession of state agencies, was overturned on the floor of the New Hampshire House this past Wednesday. This may be the beginning of the end of the abuse of parent's right based on the subjective, frequently abusive, and arbitrarily applied "best interests of the child."

The bill, HB 415, was brought in by this Representative last year because in at least two clear cases before the Family Court fathers had been denied access to the evidence against them. One was an alleged sealed envelope accusation that seriously affected a father's custody and diminished to a miniscule amount the time he would be able to see his daughter. The other was the withholding of exculpatory evidence that would have benefited a falsely accused father and rebuffed efforts to separate him from his daughters. The fathers in both cases had apparently requested the information repeatedly and were denied it.

Witnesses from the Division of Children, Youth, and Families (DCYF) were reported to have told the Child and Family Law Committee that all a father had to do was go to court and the court could decide whether it was in the best interests of the child to have the fathers denied their natural and Constitutional rights to all such materials. An attorney who handles many such cases said that he had never seen the courts go against the wishes of DCYF in such a case. In a ringing repudiation of the Committee's decision a significant majority of the House, who clearly believed that parent's rights must carry at least as much weight as those of children, passed this much needed legislation and sent it on for review by the Constitutional Law and Statutory Review Committee.

NH State Representative Paul Ingbretson
Chairman of the Legislative Redress Grievance Committee

NH families are losing their homes thanks to mortgage and foreclosure fraud

Dear Unhappy Grammy,

This may be a bit off topic but it's a very important matter: NH families are losing their homes thanks to mortgage and foreclosure fraud. Robosigners, MERs issues, problems with the chain of mortgage are some of the issues that end up causing NH families stress and the loss of the roof over their heads. There is a particular business entity who has been under the Massachusetts Attorney General's scrutiny for illegal foreclosure: Harmon Law Offices has been selling many homes in NH, RI and in MA. And although the Massachusetts Attorney General is scrutinizing Harmon's "practices," people of NH are getting responses from the NH Attorney General's office that "this matter is not within our jurisdiction" when requesting help to prevent the illegal foreclosure of their home in NH.

Thankfully Rep. Timothy Comerford has stepped up to the plate and helped a NH resident who was being illegally foreclosed upon by Harmon Law Offices. Please post this very informative YOU TUBE video from King Cast, which explains how a NH resident gets to keep her home after all of the foreclosure fraud dished out by Harmon Law Offices and the lender.

Chris King's First Amendment Page: KingCast and Mortgage Movies

If anyone else is having mortgage fraud or foreclosure fraud issues, please respond to this blog post and please include your email with your response. Families in NH and MA want to offer some guidance regarding this matter! And, we want to collect the information from this blog and bring it to the attention of the NH Attorney General's office. And, if the NH attorney general still claims that it's not within their jurisdiction, then we'll take it elsewhere! Thank you for posting this~On behalf of NH Victims of Foreclosure Fraud.

Accusation's From the Lying Director of the Nashua, NH Methadone Program


The Document above is a Nashua DCYF Contact Log, dated 6/27/06. It was a Face to Face contact between DCYF Lawyer Kate McClure and caseworker Anna Salvatore.
I was accused of being in the lobby of Healthy Steps Methadone Program in Nashua, by the lying Director, accused of passing information against Healthy Steps, being disruptive and telling the patient's not to go in because Healthy Steps is DCYFs silent partner in the stealing of babies.
I guess when I parked in front of the Hospital one morning, while my daughter retrieved her supposedly missing record's, missing for almost six month's, Janice must have seen my bumper sticker's which did say Healthy Steps was DCYFs Silent partner. I guess the truth hurt's.
I was finally allowed into the courtroom after filing a motion to intervene and was accused of the above accusation. I spoke up and asked, "There are camera's outside the hospital and Healthy Steps aren't there? So where's the tape?" No answer of course.
Janice is the same person who tried to take my daughter under her wing. Who tried to strain mine and my daughter's close relationship, telling me to stop making appointment's for my sick daughter. Telling me to let her make them herself and then at the next meeting with her, Janice stated she made appointment's for my daughter. Two faced don't you think?
This is also the same woman who used to go in and see my daughter in the hospital several times for dehydration because she was so sick her whole pregnancy. Accusing her of doing a bad bag. Doing a bad bag when she couldn't even walk to go get a bag. Wheeled into the hospital in a wheelchair each morning, vomiting non-stop.
This is the same person who reported to DCYF that I am a closet drinker and I swap pills with my daughter's. I don't drink and I didn't drink then and as for swapping pill's, I don't even take pill's and never did. The only time I ever took ANY kind of medication was for surgery. Even then I only took them at bedtime and cut the pill in half because I wanted to feel like myself. Not some drugged up zombie. EVERYONE knows how I feel about drug's and alcohol and I don't condone their use by ANYONE!
This is also the same woman who goes behind her patient's back's and tell's all. Is that what a Counselor or Director is supposed to do? I don't think so. Is it even legal for her to turn over every piece of documentation on a patient to the court? False documentation at that, which include false positive drug test's. Isn't she only supposed to state the patient is in the program? It's quite clear why she turned on my daughter. Because my daughter wouldn't go against the other patient's in the program and she couldn't break the close relationship we shared.
This is also the same woman who testified in court the methadone given to my daughter in labor didn't have time to reach her baby, so the morphine wouldn't have had time either. That's odd, because the baby was NEVER tested for Methadone!
Now I know why there are so many people out there who hold their problems in, instead of talking to their Counselor's, which causes so much harm in the long run. You can blame Counselors like this one who don't take their patient's rights seriously.

Bogus Foreclosure: NH State Rep helps apparently slam Harmon foreclosure mill



Off Topic, but extremely important to our families!

NH DCYF Try's to Contact Austin's Honduran Father in Mexico

My grandson Austin's FICTITIOUS Father's right's were terminated on 9/25/07. The document's are provided below.
Notice how Austin's Birth Certificate states his father was born in Honduras on November 26, 1969.
Also notice on the Petition for Termination of Parental Rights, Austin's father's date of Birth was listed as January 23, 1980. A man eleven years younger than Austin's REAL Father.
Also notice on the accompanying DCYF Contact log, DCYF would be trying to contact Austin's Bio Father, by publication in Mexico. Now why would DCYF try to contact a man from Honduras in Mexico?
Are they that stupid? Do I even have to ask that question? What was their ulterior motive? I can tell you what their ulterior motive was. They knew Austin's father was in Honduras, but didn't want him to respond, making it that much easier to terminate both his and Austin's Mother's rights. Their Federal incentive would be allotted all the sooner. Even after the caseworker was told this man was NOT Austin's father, the caseworker responded with, "Oh well. No big deal. It doesn't matter." There you go father's. According to DCYF your rights don't matter. How many more father's have had their rights terminated ILLEGALLY in NH? A few more that I know of personally, not to mention my granddaughter Isabella's father also, where DCYF pulled some fictitious man's name out of thin air and denied her REAL father a paternity test and custody, stating he had NO standing to fight for his daughter.
DCYF was in possession of Austin's birth certificate, his REAL father's address in Honduras, his SS number AND his phone number.
So doesn't this make the ILLEGAL adoption's of both Austin and Isabella Null and Void? Isn't that the way the Law is SUPPOSED to work? So when does it begin?