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What I post on this Blog does not mean I agree with the articles or disagree. I call it Unbiased Reporting!

Isabella Brooke Knightly and Austin Gamez-Knightly

Isabella Brooke Knightly and Austin Gamez-Knightly
Isabella Brooke Knightly and Austin Gamez-Knightly-ILLEGALLY Kidnapped and ILLEGALLY Adopted Out by the State of New Hampshire

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Petition | The State of New Hampshire: N.H. Families Request Audit of NH DHHS/DCYF

Petition | The State of New Hampshire: N.H. Families Request Audit of NH DHHS/DCYF | Change.org:

The illegal kidnapping of our children for Title IV blood money must stop. NH DCYF has failed it's statewide assessment's for twenty year's. Nashua has the lowest number's of all the towns/cities in this state. Why does our Federal govt. keep rewarding them with federal dollar's when they don't do the job they're paid to do. Stop stealing our children and grandchildren. Our children are NOT For Sale!


Please click on the above link and sign and share the Petition!


Maybe a Nationwide Audit is something we should ALL be fighting for!



Yale Law Review publishes Study on Judicial Corruption -- Tip of the Iceberg

Yale Law Review publishes Study on Judicial Corruption -- Tip of the Iceberg


The Yale Law Review has published a study on judicial corruption.
While the study is extremely academic and scientific, and while it focuses solely on bribery, the fact that Yale Law Review recognizes judicial corruption is very helpful to our cause.
The study says corruption is a problem, but the authors don't really seem to have a clue....
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Monday, July 30, 2012

Is the Largest Judiciary in the Western World Crumbling?

Is the Largest Judiciary in the Western World Crumbling? - CNN iReport:

By all accounts the state of California has the largest judiciary in the Western world. Just the thought brings about visions of a colossal, well-oiled machine churning away flawlessly in the best interests of its citizenry.  Surely the leadership and management practitioners must be of the highest caliber and unimpeachable character to maintain the highest of standards of such a behemoth of juris prudence.

Lou Xiaoying: Story of Chinese woman who saved 30 abandoned babies dumped in the street with the trash

Lou Xiaoying: Story of Chinese woman who saved 30 abandoned babies dumped in the street with the trash | Mail Online:


A woman has been hailed a hero after details of her astonishing work with abandoned children has emerged.
Lou Xiaoying, now 88 and suffering from kidney failure, found and raised more than 30 abandoned Chinese babies from the streets of Jinhua, in the eastern Zhejiang province where she managed to make a living by recycling rubbish.


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Stop Judicial Corruption -- Rally 'round Bill by Pat Brady

The Judge Is A Crook! - Baby LK Report For July 29th 2012

Sunday, July 29, 2012

Failure of Children Service Agencies is Epidemic

Failure of Children Service Agencies is Epidemic « Attorney David Engler's Law Blog:

Private placement agencies if not monitored well by Children Service Boards can end in tragedy. In Trumbull County, Ohio there have been at least 5 murders of children who were either directly through foster placement or indirectly through custody orders placed with the abuser.

Bias Against Abused Mothers in Child Custody Cases: Report

The Tyee – Bias Against Abused Mothers in Child Custody Cases: Report:

British Columbia
New study finds systemic problems in parental capacity assessments discriminate against women.

Officers advocate counseling over foster care in abuse cases

Officers advocate counseling over foster care in abuse cases | Green Bay Press Gazette | greenbaypressgazette.com:

While reports of child abuse and neglect continue to rise, social services officers are making a push to keep more children in their own homes rather than placing them in foster care.
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Foster father convicted of child sex crimes

Foster father convicted of child sex crimes | foster, child, sex - Gaston Gazette:


After spending parts of two days in deliberation, a Gaston County jury found a former foster parent guilty of 14 child sex crimes.

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Feds Spend $499 in Child Support Enforcement for Every $1 for Access and Visitation

Feds Spend $499 in Child Support Enforcement for Every $1 for Access and Visitation « Fathers & Families:

The United States government spends over $499 for child support enforcement for every $1 it spends to enforce access and visitation by non-custodial parents.  That’s the news from a document entitled “Payments to States for Child Support Enforcement and Family Support Programs” issued by the Department of Health and Human Services’ Administration for Children and Families.  It’s a breakdown of expenditures for various programs in the recent past and budgeted for the near future.  Here’s a link to the document which is an real eye-opener.


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Friday, July 27, 2012

SC Supreme Court upholds return of Native American girl to home in Oklahoma

SC Supreme Court upholds return of Native American girl to home in Oklahoma | The Augusta Chronicle:

COLUMBIA — The South Carolina Supreme Court on Thursday upheld the return of a Native American girl adopted by a South Carolina family to her father in Okla­homa, weighing for the first time state adoption law against the federal Indian Child Welfare Act.

Fallout continues after undocumented mother loses child in custody fight with Missouri couple

Fallout continues after undocumented mother loses child in custody fight with Missouri couple:

A Missouri judge recently granted parental rights to a couple who wants to adopt a little boy — despite the objections of the boy’s undocumented mother. The Guatemalan mother had been jailed following an immigration raid, but judges ruled she had abandoned her child. The case, which generated national and international headlines, has raised concerns and questions from child and immigration advocates about the fate of thousands of U.S.-born children whose parents have been arrested and/or deported.


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8 Drug-Free Remedies to Improve Your Mental Health

8 Drug-Free Remedies to Improve Your Mental Health | Online Psychology Degree Resource Guide:

Let’s face it, we live in an overprescribed society where any case of the blues or ouchies is subject to a mental health screening and pill push. Doctors are quick to prescribe drugs, and patients are quick to take them without trying alternative treatments first, which can result in drug dependence and further health problems. Instead of popping a pill when you’re stressed or having a bad day, try one or all of these eight drug-free remedies to improve your mental health.


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15 Scary Facts About Adderall Abuse

15 Scary Facts About Adderall Abuse - Medical Billing and Coding Certification:

Along with tuition, students swallowing or snorting Adderall, Ritalin, and other amphetamines available by prescription (or, more likely, available via connections with prescriptions) stands as one of the most volatile issues impacting the education system today, particularly at the college level. Seeing as how society tends to push achievements as the be-all, end-all of existence, it’s easy to see why so many turn toward abusing these drugs when the desperation to perform grows way too overwhelming. All this despite the fact that they’re essentially shoveling unregulated speed, which most wouldn’t otherwise touch, into their mouths and nasal passages just to gain an advantage over the competition. When one starts looking at the true reality of Adderall abuse, things start growing more than a little dim.


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Fairy Tale Festival 2012 going into 2013 Pictures, Action

DMVC Productions = Results: Fairy Tale Festival 2012 going into 2013 Pictures, Action:

Fairy Tale Festival 2012  pictures below, keep reading and scrolling down 

Around the World in 180 Minutes
program can be found here https://docs.google.com/open?id=0ByTPLCn0VjpSa2JmOTc0UkJTTGc

"If we talk about literacy, we have to talk about how to enhance our children's mastery over the tools needed to live intelligent, creative, and involved lives." Danny Glover
                 
      Oh the places, we could go - with just a little imagination ... to give children the tools they need!

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Thursday, July 26, 2012

'It's a big win for parents'

The Day - 'It's a big win for parents' | News from southeastern Connecticut:


In a New London County child welfare case, the state Supreme Court has ruled that out-of-state parents who do not have physical custody of their children do not need to undergo a home study before they can take their kids out of state.
The 5-2 decision in the case known only as "In re Emoni W" could impact hundreds of Connecticut children each year, according to local attorneys who practice children's law.

Ex-child abuse caseworker admits possessing child pornography

Ex-child abuse caseworker admits possessing child pornography - Utica, NY - The Observer-Dispatch, Utica, New York:

A former Oneida County Child Protective Services caseworker pleaded guilty Wednesday to possessing child pornography at his Frankfort home in 2010.

12-year-old charged with murder of toddler

12-year-old charged with murder of toddler - The Washington Post:

A 12-year-old boy in Fort Washington has been charged with second-degree murder in the beating death of a 2-year-old girl who was staying with his family as a foster child under the supervision of social services officials, Prince George’s County police said.

Foster baby death under review

Foster baby death under review:


A “child death review” launched after a drug addict with a long criminal record viciously assaulted a baby boy in a foster home where they both lived is almost finished, officials say.
The victim’s mother hopes it will result in the closure of Onion Lake Child and Family Services, which was responsible for the child’s protection.

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Mom facing charges, accused of attacking DCF worker

Mom facing charges, accused of attacking DCF worker | www.wftv.com:

ORLANDO, Fla. — 
An Orlando woman is facing charges, accused of attacking a Department Of Children And Families worker during a home visit.

Another Russian child beaten by US foster parents

Another Russian child beaten by US foster parents: Voice of Russia:


Yet another child from Russia suffered from the hands of foster American parents. According to the local government, a week ago, a boy of eight escaped in the night from the house where he lived and knocked on the neighbors’ door. Later, the police found on the boy’s body the marks of heavy blows and opened a criminal case.

Inquest probes toddler foster care death

Inquest probes toddler foster care death - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation):

A father whose young son died in foster care says he hopes an inquest into the toddler's death will expose flaws in Queensland's child safety system.

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

9th Circuit comes to Boise to hear parent rights case

9th Circuit comes to Boise to hear parent rights case - Spokesman.com - July 24, 2012:

BOISE - When should a parent lose custody of a young child for refusing consent for a medical procedure? How likely must the harm to the child be for that to happen, and what if the potential harm is unlikely but dire? And should doctors and police who seize custody and perform the procedure over parents’ objections bear any liability?

Senate Caucus on Foster Youth Holds Forum on Adoption Disruption

Senate Caucus on Foster Youth Holds Forum on Adoption Disruption | The Children's Monitor:


Yesterday the Senate Caucus on Foster Youth held a forum on Capitol Hill regarding adoption disruption. Co-chairs Senators Charles Grassley (R-IA) and Mary Landrieu (D-LA) opened the forum with thanks to the former foster youth on the panel and in the audience who came to share their stories about overcoming difficult challenges.
Grassley called on more scrutiny of adoption disruptions to determine what policy changes are needed. Landrieu spoke about the many difficulties facing youth as they age out of foster care and who are adopted.
There were a number of youth at the forum who are participating in the Foster Youth Internship  program through the Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute. Many of these youth spoke of their experiences with adoption. In addition Dr. Richard Barth, Dean of the School of Social Work at the University of Maryland presented data and research from his work on this issue. He highlighted the lack of any recent research on adoption disruptions and made the point that none of the existing longitudinal studies including the National Survey of Child and Adolescent Well-being, the National Survey of Family Growth, and the National Survey of Adoptive Parents, will tell us much about adoption disruption. A number of recommendations were made to reform and improve federal policy including providing more support for post adoption services and more funding for research into best practices.

Former KY Social Worker Sentenced To Prison For Falsifying Abuse Reports

Former KY Social Worker Sentenced To Prison For Falsifying Abuse Reports - ABC36 News WTVQ Lexington Kentucky:



She was supposed to be protecting vulnerable Kentucky children.
Now a former social worker is headed to prison for falsifying child abuse and neglect records in Anderson County.

My Response to Concord Monitor Article about Youssef Petition Findings

My Response to Concord Monitor Article about Youssef Petition Findings | Kevin Avard for State Rep:
I am aghast at the blatant distortions and half-truths reported about Mr. Youssef’s petition findings in today’s Concord Monitor by Annmarie Timmins.  From the article it is evident that there is a high level of contempt displayed by Ms. Bernson towards both the people of N.H. and Mr. Youssef as an individual and as a parent.
Mr. Youssef brought copious evidence to support every one of his claims to nine committee hearings.  The public was given notice of every hearing and those named in Youssef’s petition were actually invited to provide a defense or rebuttal – yet nobody showed up, including Bernson as well as members of the court.  Furthermore Timmins was absent at the vast majority of Youssef’s hearings and is not acquainted with the facts.  This speaks of her leftist-agenda-driven approach to journalism and proves that her work and her newspaper are nothing more than outlets of partisan low-blow politics.
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Senate candidate refights custody case in House

Senate candidate refights custody case in House | Concord Monitor:


Grievance panel condemns judges (With good reason)


A state Senate candidate persuaded a House legislative committee yesterday to investigate impeachment proceedings against three judges he says grossly mishandled his bitter custody fight with his ex-wife.
The 8-2 vote by the House Redress of Grievances Committee comes days after the same committee voted 9-1 to investigate impeachment proceedings against retired Judge John Arnold for his oversight of a separate custody case.
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Drug Companies Drive the Psychiatric Drugging of Children

Dr. Peter Breggin: Drug Companies Drive the Psychiatric Drugging of Children:

And so do CPS/DCYF worker's!


Johnson & Johnson, the company that makes the antipsychotic drug Risperdal, has tentatively agreed to a settlement of $2.2 billion to resolve a federal investigation into the company's marketing practices. Although details are not fully finalized, this includes "a roughly $400 million criminal fine for the illegal promotion of the antipsychotic Risperdal," according to the Wall Street Journal. It's been well documented that Johnson & Johnson confidentially paid psychiatrists such as Harvard's Joseph Biederman to promote adult drugs such as the powerful antipsychotic drug Risperdal for children. The company has even ghost-written at least one of the Harvard professor's "scientific" articles.

Child safety worker had 'no choice' when placing toddler Luke Borusiewicz in care

Child safety worker had 'no choice' when placing toddler Luke Borusiewicz in care- Local Cairns News | cairns.com.au:

AN inquest into the death of a two-year-old foster child has heard his Cairns-based Child Safety Services caseworker was given ''no choice'' when it came to the home he was placed in.

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Foster parent on trial for child sex crimes | parent, sex, trial

Foster parent on trial for child sex crimes | parent, sex, trial - Gaston Gazette:


A former foster parent accused of sexually abusing an 11-year-old girl will go on trial this morning.
Jury selection in the trial of James Terrell Austin concluded Monday afternoon. The 12 Gaston County residents will decide whether or not the 34-year-old man committed sex acts against a girl who was in his care in 2009.


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Monday, July 23, 2012

Couple whose infant died while in foster care files wrongful death lawsuit

Couple whose infant died while in foster care files wrongful death lawsuit | Deseret News:

SALT LAKE CITY — Their 7-month-old died accidentally while in foster care nearly two years ago, now they are suing the state, demanding $300,000 in damages.

Charges Pending Against Foster Parents in Toddler's Death

UPDATE: Charges Pending Against Foster Parents in Toddler's Death:

JACKSON COUNTY, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- Charges are expected to be filed against the foster parents of a 3-year-old girl who was found dead in a car in Jackson County. Deputies say "Jasmine" was left in the car for nearly three hours before she was found.

The Connecticut Supreme Court releases major decision supporting parents' rights.

AFR News: The Connecticut Supreme Court has just released a major decision supporting parents' rights.:

Connecticut, for many years, adhered to the doctrine of predictive neglect.

This basically states that if you have previously had a child removed or terminated, and later have another child, then that new child may be removed, adjudicated neglected (and later terminated), even if you have not neglected or abused that child; solely on a prediction that that child will be at risk of harm. That risk may be found by a simple preponderance of the evidence, without a showing of fault of either parent.
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Sunday, July 22, 2012

Fleeing From Social Workers - Baby LK Report For July 22nd 2012

Foster child killer gets 10 years

Foster child killer gets 10 years - Lloydminster Meridian Booster - Alberta, CA:

A Paradise Hill, Sask., man was given a 10-year jail sentence when he pleaded guilty to manslaughter following the death of a child in foster care.
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Most foster carers cite problems with social workers

Most foster carers cite problems with social workers - 7/18/2012 - Community Care:

Community Care research highlights why tensions arise between foster carers and social workers'
Nearly 90% of foster carers say they experience difficulties when working with social workers, while almost two thirds of social workers say the same.


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Utah County couple sues state over daughter’s accidental death in Foster care

Utah County couple sues state over daughter’s accidental death | The Salt Lake Tribune:

Courts » 7-month-old infant died from asphyxia while in the care of foster parents.


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Ex-foster parent pleads guilty to molesting three girls

Ex-foster parent pleads guilty to molesting three girls | Tulsa World:

A former Tulsa foster parent pleaded guilty Thursday to sexually abusing three girls, two of whom were foster children in his care. 
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Report in baby's death calls for foster care changes

Report in baby's death calls for foster care changes | HamptonRoads.com | PilotOnline.com:

VIRGINIA BEACH
The unit of the city Department of Human Services that placed an infant with a foster mother who later killed him is a "division in crisis," struggling with heavy caseloads, low morale and ineffective leaders and procedures, according to a state review released Friday.

NJ Foster Care System is Improving, But Not Enough

NJ Foster Care System is Improving, But Not Enough - WNYC:


New Jersey's child welfare system continues to get mixed results in its decade-long effort to better protect abused children.
The state’s child protection and foster care system has been under court –ordered federal monitoring for more than 10 years after several children died when they were not removed from their homes or harmed while in foster care.

Omaha child care centers stripped of state accreditation after over-billing

Omaha child care centers stripped of state accreditation after over-billing:

State officials have cut off payments to two Omaha child care centers after a state audit discovered “flagrant discrepancies” that led to overpayments to the centers totaling hundreds of thousands of dollars.

Saturday, July 21, 2012

The horrifying extent of judicial immunity

The horrifying extent of judicial immunity:

Judges act like divinely coronated kings of the medieval past. It is time the judge created Doctrine of Absolute Immunity is eliminated.

TX Review of Foster Care Ignores Real Problems

TX Review of Foster Care Ignores Real Problems « Fathers & Families:

In the past, I’ve excoriated various commentators in the news media for whom state child welfare officials are too hesitant to take children from their parents and place them in foster care.  I’ve pointed out that numerous studies show foster care to be, on average, considerably worse for children than is parental care.  That’s not just true for the run-of-the-mill parents, but even for those who, to an extent, abuse or neglect their kids.  Even for children of those parents, foster care is not an upgrade.
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Haas Founding NH Redress Grievance 07-19-21 Morning




Friday, July 20, 2012

Controversial House committee calls for judge to be impeached

Controversial House committee calls for judge to be impeached - SentinelSource.com: Local News: legal guardian, superior court, new hampshire constitution, kyle jarvis, new hampshire:


A N.H. House committee voted this week to recommend a strong sanction of a retired Superior Court judge. In a 9-1 vote, the Redress of Grievances Committee called for the impeachment of Judge John P. Arnold.
Arnold retired in November after serving as a Superior Court judge in Cheshire and Sullivan counties since 1993; he continues to serve on the bench part-time.The committee’s action is in response to a petition brought by David D. Vandenberg, a one-time area resident now living in Hot Springs, Ark.

Man Smashes CPS Windows With Club

Man Smashes Windows With Club - crime - national | Stuff.co.nz:

A man is in police custody after taking to Child, Youth and Family’s headquarters in Palmerston North with a small club.

Judge rules for Missouri couple in international custody dispute

Judge rules for Missouri couple in international custody dispute:

A Greene County juvenile court has ruled in favor of a Missouri couple seeking to adopt a child of a Guatemalan woman after she had been arrested and detained for working in the country illegally.

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Social workers are treated like 'human punchbags'

Social workers are treated like 'human punchbags' - News, Frontpage - Herald.ie:

 "SOCIAL workers are suffering serious injuries and stress, claim union bosses. The recent allegation that a 16-year-old boy threatened to slit his social worker's throat highlights the fear that social workers are living in, claims IMPACT union."

I Wonder Why!

Over-medication becoming problem among foster kids

Over-medication becoming problem among foster kids | News - Home:

 "COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -
The U.S. Government Accountability Office released a report that shows a child in foster care is 4.5 times more likely to be prescribed psychotropic than a child who is not in foster care."

Grandparents help daughter with child, but now pulled into legal system

Grandparents help daughter with child, but now pulled into legal system - Tampa Bay Times:

Grandparents in legal maelstrom
After experiencing a taste of the judicial system as a grandparent and resident of Pasco County for more than 39 years, I feel compelled to warn other grandparents who may find themselves in a similar situation.

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Speak Up - Guest Ed Bryans Another Parent Fights for his Child



Host Kevin Avard sits with another victim of the NH Family Courts. Ed Bryans has had very limited visitations with his 3 year old daughter. Is this right? Watch and see for yourself how this individual has been wrongfully treated and how his daughter is being denied her rights to see her father. Just another example of the abuse in the NH Family Court system. And why? Follow the Money!

DCF Trying New Approach To Combat Child Sex Slavery

DCF Trying New Approach To Combat Child Sex Slavery | The Connecticut Mirror:


Her name is Jane and the online advertisement says she just turned 18 and is ready for fun. She's located on the Berlin Turnpike, and when you call the listed number, a man answers ready to negotiate price.There are dozens of Janes out there, of course, and officials at the state Department of Children and Families believe many of them are Connecticut children being victimized by a thriving sex-slave industry.

‘More humane’ family courts planned

‘More humane’ family courts planned | Irish Examiner:


Families and children caught up in legal disputes will have a more humane, less costly, and more expert court system under proposed constitutional reforms.
The measure is part of a major shakeup of the legal system drawn up by Justice Minister Alan Shatter and agreed by the Cabinet. 

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Father of children allegedly abused by foster parent speaks out

Father of children allegedly abused by foster parent speaks out - Yahoo! News:

The father of children who were allegedly abused by their foster parent speaks out.

Trial of Longview Adoptive couple has no jury, just judge



Their five adopted children reportedly were so hungry they had resorted to eating toothpaste and dog food when authorities took them into custody in early March 2011.

LK: http://legallykidnapped.blogspot.com/2012/07/trial-of-longview-couple-has-no-jury.html#ixzz20vkihxsc

Custody squabble leads to shooting death

Custody squabble leads to shooting death - AP State Wire News - The Sacramento Bee:

A child custody squabble has led to the shooting death of a Southern California mother of two and the arrest of her estranged husband.

Read more here: http://www.sacbee.com/2012/07/16/4633749/custody-squabble-leads-to-shooting.html#storylink=cpy

Monday, July 16, 2012

Children placed in unfit foster families

Children placed in unfit foster families | Irish Examiner:

Foster children are being placed with families with criminal records, a history of alcohol abuse, and possible mental health or drug issues, and are not re-checked unless "something goes wrong".
The findings, which come just a month after a damning report into 196 deaths of children in care over the past decade, are revealed in four highly critical HSE internal audit investigations. 

Michigan’s prescription for foster kids: drugs

Michigan’s prescription for foster kids: drugs | Bridge Michigan:

Taxpayers have spent more than $70 million in a single year in Michigan on psychotropic drugs for foster kids and other children on Medicaid. And, nearly a quarter of Michigan foster kids were on psychotropic drugs to counteract behavioral problems and diagnosed mental illness in 2008, according to a recent government report.


Now this is CHILD ABUSE! And it's NOT just Michigan. It's Nationwide!

State wants fewer children placed in foster care

State wants fewer children placed in foster care:

SALT LAKE CITY -- Utah wants fewer children placed in foster care and is boosting efforts to provide better in-home services, state officials said this week.


ALL States should take Utah's lead. Services should be provided to prevent the destruction of Families!

Psychological Evaluations: A Cornerstone of Florida Child Custody Cases

Psychological Evaluations: A Cornerstone of Florida Child Custody Cases - Healthcare Global:

So you can't agree on child custody in divorce -- are you ready to face a parenting evaluation?

Protected To Death - Baby LK Report For July 15th 2012

NH REDRESS OF GRIEVANCES COMMITTEE PETITION 11 David Vandenberg FOUNDED!


NH REDRESS OF GRIEVANCES COMMITTEE
PETITION 11- David Vandenberg

 
 
Founded With Recommendation:

After hearing the testimony of petitioner, David Vandenberg, and reviewing documentation of various court events in a divorce settlement, and having received no responsive testimony or documentation, or other evidence from any of the officials named, the Committee on Redress of Grievances finds (and is now significantly supported by a decision of Cheshire Superior Court on March 1, 2012) that Justice John Arnold of Cheshire Superior Court: (1)Unlawfully terminated contact between Petitioner and his daughter for two years and nine months, violating his natural and constitutional right to impart his religious beliefs to his daughter; (2)Failed to enforce mandatory directions to putatively appointed guardian ad Litem, Judith Hamilton; (3) Improperly granted Judith Hamilton's motions to exceed the mandatory fee cap of $ 1,000.00 by at least $ 11,069.69 without the requisite hearings demanded by Superior Court Administrative Order 17 [SCAO 17] and Family Division Administrative Order (FDAO) 2005-01; (4) Coerced compliance of payment on Petitioner by threat of incarceration, despite several attempts by Petitioner to move to vacate the underlying problem of unlawful termination now recognized as such by the Cheshire Superior Court; (5) Failed to meet even one of the administrative-court-ordered requirements, as per SCAO 17 and FDAO 2005-01, for the appointment of Judith Hamilton as guardian ad litem including:  a) assuring that such person have standing before the court to apply for appointment; b) noticing parties of hearing;  c) holding a hearing with the parties and the GAL present; and d) confirming such appointment by the  production of stipulations and a report, and; (6)Allowed Ms. Hamilton to improperly apply for and receive retroactive appointment and retroactive fees of $ 7,369.69 in violation of SCAO 17 and FDAO 2005-01 claiming later to have "waived" the hearings without formally doing so; (7)Failed even to schedule hearings on motions to vacate this unlawful order terminating child's contact with her father for over 2 ½ years.  Additionally, the committee finds that Ms. Hamilton, a) failed to produce the report required per Family Division Administrative Order 2005-01 [FDAO 2005-01], and the mandatory stipulations for fees and services required per FDAO 2005-01; b)without proper appointment and without proper court authorization, moved to terminate contact between Petitioner and his daughter.

Recommendations: The Committee recommends that the Legislature introduce legislation to (1) Investigate Judge John Arnold for impeachment for offending the dignity and undermining the integrity of the courts and the confidence of the people, for failing to uphold the laws of the State of New Hampshire and for infringing on the natural and Constitutional rights of the petitioner; (2) Require that Rules of Evidence, Rules of Procedure, and all other Rules of the pertinent Court(s) be complied with by all judicial courts; (3) Require that all motions and petitions brought before a court of New Hampshire be docketed immediately and scheduled to be heard within six months after docketing; (4 Eliminate immunity of guardian ad litems, requiring them to be formally trained and bonded, and require that an accounting of the public input provided at the GAL audit hearings be included in their recent report; (5) Restructure Family Division courts as courts of law, not courts of equity, and; (6) Repeal Supreme Court Rule 3.9 which provides for discretionary appeals in post-divorce custody matters, so that mandatory appeals must be provided in all matters in which fundamental natural rights, which include the right to religious expression and the right to raise one’s children in the religious practices of one’s choice, are issues before the bar, including all family division matters.



Saturday, July 14, 2012

NH Redress of Grievance Committee PETITION # 20 Grievance of Carl E. Dow-Founded

News | Kevin Avard for State Rep:

Another Grievance Founded!


COMMITTEE REPORT
PETITION # 20 grievance of Carl E. Dow.
MAJORITY
Grievance Founded.
The Committee found that the Petitioner’s complaints against the Concord Family Division amounted essentially to disagreement and disappointment with the outcome of his divorce proceeding. In particular, the Committee found: (1) that the Court’s Final Decree contained a thorough and thoughtful discussion of the background and course of the Petitioner’s and his wife’s courtship, marriage, and separation; (2) that the Court’s findings of fact set out in the Final Decree were reasonable; (3) that the Court’s disposition of the case was supported by those facts; and (4) that the Petitioner’s allegation that the Court’s disposition of the case was unduly influenced by the marital master’s and judge’s alleged general bias against husbands was not proven. The Committee was concerned by evidence that the guardian ad litem in the case routinely billed for and collected fees in excess of each then pre-approved limit in advance of applying for and receiving the permission of the Court to exceed it, thereby improperly placing the Court in the position of considering, and the Petitioner in the position of defending against, a fait accompli. The Committee believes that the Supreme Court should consider amending its rules governing guardians ad litem to expressly forbid this practice, and in light of these problems, to remove the absolute quasi-judicial immunity as determined in Surprenant v. Mulcrone.  Vote 10-3.
Rep. Gregory Sorg for the Majority of the Committee
MINORITY
Grievance Unfounded.
The Minority finds that the Final Decree is a comprehensive and thorough explanation of the transition from a long-distance courtship to the demise of the marriage.  There were major differences in expectations due in large part to wide culturally diverse backgrounds.  However, it does not appear that the marital master and judge decided rulings or orders based on any bias against the Petitioner.  We do agree with the Majority that in many of the petitions that have come before the Committee, it appears that guardian ad litem fees are approved by the court after the expenses are incurred.  We, therefore, agree the Supreme Court consider amending the rules to end this practice.
Rep. Sandra Keans for the Minority of the Committee.

Friday, July 13, 2012

Family courts drug test 'expert' faces new criticism

Family courts drug test 'expert' faces new criticism | wfaa.com Dallas - Fort Worth:

DALLAS - Another North Texas father said he has been unfairly labeled as a drug user and denied from full access to his child.
He is the latest parent to complain about the man most Dallas County Family Court judges are using to conduct and interpret court ordered drug tests. A man some say is not qualified as an expert at all.

DFCS knew girl wasn't being fed months before death

Exclusive: DFCS knew girl wasn't being fed months before death - CBS Atlanta 46:

CBS Atlanta 46

COBB COUNTY, GA (CBS ATLANTA) -
State documents obtained exclusively by CBS Atlanta News show the Division of Family and Children Services (DFCS) suspected a Cobb County girl was not being fed 20 months before she died of starvation. 

Girl shut in chicken coop and forced to wear 'shock collar' by adoptive parents

Girl shut in chicken coop and forced to wear 'shock collar' by adoptive parents - Parentdish:








A 15-year-old girl from Georgia told social services that her parents locked her in a chicken coop and make her wear a shock collar after she refused to do her school work.
The girl's adoptive parents, Samuel and Diana Franklin, were arrested this week on various child cruelty and false imprisonment charges.

Okaloosa Family Court system to be a national test model

Okaloosa Family Court system to be a national test model | crestview, test, family - Northwest Florida Daily News:

CRESTVIEW — The North Okaloosa County Unified Family Court is one of six such programs in the country chosen to participate in Project ONE, a project aimed to help pave the way for other family court systems.

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Thursday, July 12, 2012

Historic transformation of state's foster care system

Historic transformation of state's foster care system - National News - National - General - Casey Weekly:

The state's foster care system will undergo an historic transformation with the announcement today of 38 non-government agencies that will take over the role traditionally carried out by the Department of Community Services.

Illinois child abuse and neglect investigators' caseloads higher than in other states

Illinois child abuse and neglect investigators' caseloads higher than in other states - chicagotribune.com:

The caseloads of Illinois child abuse and neglect investigators are higher than those in some nearby states, the Tribune found.

Appeals court overturns another ruling by Oswego County Family Court Judge Seager

Appeals court overturns another ruling by Oswego County Family Court Judge Seager | syracuse.com:

 "Oswego County, NY -- An appeals court has overturned another ruling by Oswego County Family Court Judge Kimberly Seager -- the third ruling to be overturned in a year."

Adoptive Parents vs. Birth Father



An Indiana family is fighting to keep the boy they adopted 3 years ago after a court ruled in favor of the boy's birth father. Jeff Glor reports.


LK: http://legallykidnapped.blogspot.com/2012/07/adoptive-parents-vs-birth-father.html#ixzz20SBCC4T8

Utah wants to help more kids at home and reduce foster care placements

Utah wants to help more kids at home and reduce foster care placements | Deseret News:

SALT LAKE CITY — Fewer Utah children would be placed in foster homes under an ongoing effort to strengthen in-home services provided by the Division of Child and Family Services, a sought-after change in the state's care of children.

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Methadone and Pregnancy

Methadone and Pregnancy: Methadone and Pregnancy:


“Is methadone safe for my baby?” is usually the first question we hear from women.
Pregnant women have been treated with methadone for more than 25 years and neither methadone or other opiates have not been shown to directly cause birth defects. However, your baby may experience some side effects from methadone. The most common are smaller-than-normal head size, low birth weight, and withdrawal symptoms. As babies born dependent on methadone grow, they usually will fall in the normal range for size and development.

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Judicial Misconduct - How to report it

DMVC Productions = Results: Judicial Misconduct - How to report it:

The Mission Statement of the New Hampshire Court System
page 2 http://www.courts.state.nh.us/press/2009/2007-2008-biennial-report.pdf
To preserve the rule of law and protect the rights and liberties guaranteed by the United States and New Hampshire Constitutions, the courts will provide accessible, prompt, and efficient forums for the fair and independent administration of justice, with respect for the dignity of all we serve.

With the resurrection of the NH Redress of Grievance of Committee, due to the number of people complaining to legislators that the NH court's do not provided accessible, prompt, and efficient forums in the following areas:

  1. being closed several days a week; alledgedly due to budget constraints;
  2. by not hearing family contempt cases within 30 days as required by law under
      NH RSA 461-A:4-a Judicial Enforcement of Parenting Plan;
  3. by not providing aid to indigent parents for GAL fees and/or for requiring
      indigent parents further into debt with excessive unsupported GAL fees;
  4. continuously pushing cases out and not holding parties to the orders that they
      make; thereby teaching it's society that the courts do not administer justice,
      they simply get paid to wear a black robe;



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Monday, July 9, 2012

Time to draw back the curtain on child welfare system

Time to draw back the curtain on child welfare system - The Washington Post:

It's Time to Open ALL Family Court's!

If the murder had happened in Los Angeles, we might know whether the accused 12-year-old boy had a history of violence. If it was in Michigan, we might find out if the 2-year-old he allegedly beat to death was repeatedly abused.If the foster parents lived in Illinois, we might be able to sit in court and hear whether the family realized that their 12-year-old son was a danger to the foster child they were supposed to shelter, protect and nurture.
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Maryland starts to talk about a toddler’s death

Maryland starts to talk about a toddler’s death - The Washington Post:


ANIYAH BATCHELOR normally would have been at day care while her foster parents were at work. But the extreme heat had closed the child-care facility and the Prince George’s family’s 15-year-old was babysitting when 2-year-old Aniyah was beaten to deathlast Tuesday, allegedly by a 12-year-old boy. Maryland’s secretary of human services, Theodore Dallas, made that disclosure Monday in a welcome break from the official silence that has surrounded this horrific death. Mr. Dallas promised a thorough investigation and said that the results, as allowed by law, would be shared with the public.'

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New settlement aims to prod Miss. on foster care

New settlement aims to prod Miss. on foster care:


JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi officials have agreed to a revised settlement in a lawsuit alleging that the state was not doing enough to care for minors in the foster care system.
The new agreement is meant to push the state to fulfill promises it made when it first settled the suit in 2008, adding a sixth year on what was originally expected to be a five-year process. That gives the state a total of three more years from now to meet the goals.
The suit was first brought in 2004 by a New York-based group, Children's Rights, on behalf of minors that it said were being mistreated in the state's foster care system.

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Report makes recommendations for guardian ad litem program

Report makes recommendations for guardian ad litem program - News - The Times-Tribune:


An arm of the state Supreme Court issued a stern report of a Lackawanna County court program that was created to protect children in family custody disputes, which also has been under the gaze of the FBI.
The Administrative Office of Pennsylvania Courts released a 113-page report on Thursday centered on the county family court's guardian ad litem program, finding it suffers from a lack of oversight and financial accountability, and providing 51 recommendations to improve it
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TeenScreen Directors Resign

TeenScreen Directors Resign:

PsychSearch.net has just learned from an unnamed source that TeenScreen’s Director Laurie Flynn and Co-Director Leslie McGuire have parted ways with TeenScreen. The resignations have now been confirmed with a TeenScreen administrator but calls for an explanation to TeenScreen’s PR office have not been immediately returned.


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Activist Post: Unprecedented: Class Action Lawsuit against Church, State and Big Pharma given Green Light

Activist Post: Unprecedented: Class Action Lawsuit against Church, State and Big Pharma given Green Light:

Activist Post

Toronto, Canada – History was made yesterday when a legal team headed by Jason Bowman of the ACP was granted the right to proceed with its filing of a criminal conspiracy lawsuit against the Vatican, Crown of England and other parties.



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Steve Pemberton’s memoir about overcoming horrific Foster childhood inspires others

Steve Pemberton’s memoir about overcoming horrific childhood inspires others - BostonHerald.com:


Steve Pemberton survived a childhood in New Bedford that few can imagine.
More than a decade in foster care, a 300-page case file and seemingly endless episodes of abuse and neglect from those charged with his care.

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A toddler’s death in foster care

A toddler’s death in foster care - The Washington Post:

WHEN WELFARE authorities remove a child from the home, it is supposed to be for the child’s safety. It is simply unthinkable that a 2-year-old girl in Prince George’s County who was taken from her mother’s custody was beaten to death while in the care of a foster family. Not only must there be a thorough review by county and state authorities, but it’s important that circumstances of the case — including a determination of whether the tragedy could have been prevented — be made public.


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Sunday, July 8, 2012

Regional Youth and Foster Care Agencies Develop Siblings Bill of Rights

Regional Youth and Foster Care Agencies Develop Siblings Bill of Rights - Free Press Online - Rockland, ME:

The New England Youth Coalition (NEYC), representing youth in foster care, has joined with the New England Association of Child Welfare Commissioners and Directors (NEACWCD) to create a regional Siblings Bill of Rights, intended to preserve sibling relationships between children under the care of New England child welfare agencies. Maine held its bill signing on June 19 at the University of Maine during its annual conference for teens in foster care. Maine's Youth Leadership Advisory Team (YLAT), made up of youth currently in state care, participated in the bill's development.

Iron Range couple surrenders foster care license after child finds gun in vehicle

Iron Range couple surrenders foster care license after child finds gun in vehicle | Duluth News Tribune | Duluth, Minnesota:

A Mountain Iron couple surrendered their child foster care license after one of their own children found a loaded gun in the family vehicle, according to the Minnesota Department of Human Services.

Child welfare system must be improved

Child welfare system must be improved:

The state of our state’s child welfare system is an important issue for many reasons. Anytime you are dealing with a situation where a child is removed from their family and home, it is a difficult situation. As a result, the child welfare system will not be a perfect system; however we are looking for ways to improve the lives of these children every day.

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Updated: Four Arrested in Fla. Foster Care Child Prostitution Ring

Updated: Four Arrested in Fla. Foster Care Child Prostitution Ring | WFSU:

An ongoing investigation has revealed children in Florida’s foster care system are being recruited as prostitutes. The Florida Department of Children and Families says it’s horrified by the allegations that pimps were targeting girls in group homes subcontracted by the state.


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Saturday, July 7, 2012

Law victimizes families; remedy to avert fraud not on the table, yet. Will NH Legislators Speak Up?

DMVC Productions = Results: Law victimizes families; remedy to avert fraud not on the table, yet. Will NH Legislators Speak Up?:

"A little more persistence, a little more effort, and what seemed hopeless failure may turn to glorious success."  Elbert Hubbard

New Hampshire needs a mandate in the law under NH RSA 169-C that at least the now anonymous caller's numbers are maintained in the DCYF database for retrieval and to follow-up on when "false allegations are made" not when there is simply no finding but when it is proven that the information provide was insightful with the intent to do harm; which would be an abrogation of the privilege of immunity under:


169-C:31 Immunity From Liability. – Anyone participating in good faith in the making of a report pursuant to this chapter is immune from any liability, civil or criminal, that might otherwise be incurred or imposed. Any such participant has the same immunity with respect to participation in any investigation by the department or judicial proceeding resulting from such report.

Source. 1979, 361:2. 1994, 411:17. 1995, 310:175, eff. Nov. 1, 1995.

This would allow the victim relief from fraudulent and malicious attacks and allow the prosecutor to retrieve wasted tax dollars from the perpetrator. It would also decrease unnecessary calls and the use of already extended and over extended CPSW's (child protection workers) working on cases compared to other states.  Saving the division and State tax-payer thousands on unnecessary visits annually.


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