Unbiased Reporting

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
In Memory of my Loving Husband, William F. Knightly Jr. Murdered by ILLEGAL Palliative Care at a Nashua, NH Hospital

Sunday, March 31, 2013

Report: Wisconsin spent $13-billion in federal money last year

Report: Wisconsin spent $13-billion in federal money last year - News - WTAQ News Talk 97.5FM and 1360AM:

UNDATED (WSAU)  A report from the Legislative Audit Bureau shows Wisconsin agencies spent nearly $13-billion in federal assistance money last fiscal year. The money was distributed through more than 2,000 federal programs and grants.

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Happy Easter Everyone

Happy Easter everyone and a special Happy Easter to Austin and Isabella. We love and miss you both!

Love Alway's, Your REAL Family!

NH-Inside a DCYF hearing

Inside a DCYF hearing | New Hampshire news:

Her baby was born addicted to cocaine and heroin, but the state gave her a chance to clean up her act before filing a petition accusing her of neglect, then another chance after she was arrested for DWI.
But when she was charged with a second DWI - this time with the baby in the back seat - the Division for Children, Youth and Families stepped in and filed a neglect petition. 

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Note: Thing's are changing in NH, but what about ALL the Families who NEVER got services before their children were stolen and illegally adopted? Where is the retribution for NH Families abused by DCYF's past deceitful practices?
Will we ever get Justice?

Saturday, March 30, 2013

NH-Former DHHS employees file suit alleging workplace bullying

Former DHHS employees file suit alleging workplace bullying | Concord Monitor:

Two former state employees have claimed in a lawsuit they were bullied by a supervisor after reporting that she regularly took paid two-hour lunch breaks. Sandra Miner of Pittsfield and Carla Haase of Concord say they complained about the abuse to officials at the state’s Department of Health and Human Services, but nothing was done.

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Michigan Court of Appeals Overturns Wayne County Judge’s Decision to Terminate Parental Rights

Michigan Court of Appeals Overturns Wayne County Judge’s Decision to Terminate Parental Rights:

Regarding In the Matter of Clarmont, Minors; a respondent appealed as of right termination of her parental rights under MCL 712A.19b(3)(c)(i), (g), and (j). The Court of Appeals opinion is dated February 19, 2013. The lower court is the Wayne County Juvenile Division.
First, the respondent had an expected prison release date within a span of only five months. In establishing grounds for termination, the petitioner wholly relied upon the respondent’s criminal history and substance abuse (which occurred before the commencement of the child protection hearings); the fact that she was imprisoned; and also the difficulties she would face after her release date.

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Friday, March 29, 2013

Maine Reporters Threaten to Stalk, Expose State Workers

Maine Reporters Threaten to Stalk, Expose State Workers:

Maine’s Freedom of Access Act (FOAA) provides enterprising journalists a way to dig up dirt on matters of great interest to the public, but state officials say some newspaper reporters have taken their pursuit of public records a little too far.

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Anger in Russia over adoptee abuse hints

Anger in Russia over adoptee abuse hints:

Moscow: A bitter diplomatic dispute between Russia and the United States has worsened after the disclosure that a three-year-old adopted Russian toddler who died in Texas had ''abrasions, scratches, scars and bruises all over his body''.

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The BPA-Obesity Connection

The BPA-Obesity Connection:

Bisphenol A (BPA) is a chemical compound that is used to make polycarbonate resin, a component of many plastics including food and beverage containers. Scientists recently examined the association between BPA concentration and body mass outcomes in children, and published their findings in the September 19, 2012, issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association.

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Maine joins Indian lawsuit before Supreme Court

Maine joins Indian lawsuit before Supreme Court - NewsTimes:

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine is joining South Carolina and several other states in defending a federal law that deals with Indian adoption rights and will be a central topic in a case that goes before the U.S. Supreme Court next month, .Attorney General Janet Mills announced Thursday.

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Children return home after judge’s decision, mother vows to help other families facing custody battles   

The Arab American News - Children return home after judge’s decision, mother vows to help other families facing custody battles   :

OAKLAND COUNTY —  On Mar. 7 Oakland County Judge Lisa Gorcyca granted a American Muslim couple back custody of their two daughters. The girls, Sophia, 6, and Nadiya, two, were removed from their home and parents’ custody in May 2012 by officials from Child Protected Services after a neighbor witnessed Sophia  playing outside without parental supervision. 
 “This is something happening all over the United States to other parents and families,” Reed said. (She's got that right!)

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My adoptive dad abused me for years but social workers ignored my complaints because he's gay

My adoptive dad abused me for years but social workers ignored my complaints because he's gay | Mail Online:

Andy Cannon, 23, was sexually abused by his gay adoptive parents
Wakefield social services failed to act despite his repeated complaints
Branded him an 'unruly child' and father David Cannon a 'very caring parent'
David and partner John Scarfe eventually jailed for child sex abuse in 2006
Report slams authority for 'folly and gross misjudgement'

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Lawmakers, judges, parents call for improvements to court-appointed guardians system

Lawmakers, judges, parents call for improvements to court-appointed guardians system — State — Bangor Daily News — BDN Maine:

AUGUSTA, Maine — Divorces and child custody disagreements can be messy and when parents can’t resolve their differences alone, courts appoint a guardian ad litem to investigate the situation and make recommendations.

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Maine attorney general backs defense of Indian Child Welfare Act

Maine attorney general backs defense of Indian Child Welfare Act — Politics — Bangor Daily News — BDN Maine:

AUGUSTA, Maine — Attorney General Janet Mills announced Thursday that she has signed on to a case in the U.S. Supreme Court, urging the full enforcement of the 1978 Indian Child Welfare Act.

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Police: Foster parent injured infant

Police: Foster parent injured infant | www.statesman.com:

A foster parent has been charged with injury to a child after police say he fractured three of the child’s bones last year.

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Bx. teen in foster care dies after fight

Bx. teen in foster care dies after fight - NYPOST.com:

A Bronx teen girl in foster care died yesterday, but her death does not seem suspicious, police sources said.

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Liar's Court AKA Family Court

Bill Swadley: Liar's Court:

Note: Love it! Perfect name for a very IMPERFECT Court!

I've had the opportunity, albeit not by choice, to spend a few days at family court over the past six months. Family court, I was told by one lawyer who has spent the last 25 years in that area of his profession, is also known as "Liar's Court." The reason It's called this is very simple: Almost everyone lies. They lie for various reasons. For personal gain, mostly, and sometimes out of a genuine concern for the welfare of the children involved.

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State Investigating Cinnaminson Toddler's Death Allegedly at the Hands of Foster Carer's Boyfriend

State Investigating Cinnaminson Toddler's Death - Cinnaminson, NJ Patch:

The NJ Department of Children and Families has launched an inquiry into the death of 1-year-old Claudia Nunes, who died Feb. 12.
The agency that oversees New Jersey's foster-care program is investigating the death of a 1-year-old Cinnaminson girl, who allegedly died at the hands of her foster parent's boyfriend. 

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Thursday, March 28, 2013

Speak Up! - Guest Jamie Doherty-Another Mother Screwed Over by the NH Family Courts

Jamie Doherty Another Victim of the NH Family Court. When her child doesn't come home from a visit with her father she begins to worry. Its only the beginning of a six year Struggle ..
Judge Albee of the Conway Family Court is just another NH Judge who rules on Hearsay without ANY proof of guilt. Keeping a Child away from her Mother and placing her in the home of an abusive father who can do no wrong in the eyes of the Court. But Police  Records show a totally different story.
Keep on fighting Jaimie. Judge Albee needs to step aside and a Judge who isn't afraid of your ex need's to take her place!

One drug to rule them all: Researchers find treatment that kills every kind of cancer tumor

One drug to rule them all: Researchers find treatment that kills every kind of cancer tumor - NYPOST.com:

Researchers might have found the Holy Grail in the war against cancer, a miracle drug that has killed every kind of cancer tumor it has come in contact with.
The drug works by blocking a protein called CD47 that is essentially a "do not eat" signal to the body's immune system, according to Science Magazine.
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State Sanctioned Kidnapping

State Sanctioned Kidnapping - Salem-News.Com:

My experience with the system was brought on by an injustice that occurred in my family.

(MCMINVILLE, OR) - My understanding of the court system was similar to most Americans understanding of it. We read about court proceedings online, in newspapers and we hear about them on TV. Obey the law, no problem. Disobey the law and we have the finest system going. Our system compared to many is far and away the best. However it has, as I have come to learn, certain flaws that have evolved and have tilted the scales of justice.

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Massachusetts Department of Children and Family Services Audit Report, May 8, 2012

Massachusetts Department of Children and Family Services Audit Report, May 8, 2012:

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Charging People With What Could Happen is Pure Stupidity

I wrote a post a few day's ago which had to do with people being charged with what could happen, after I was made aware of the gallon smashing video made by teens in Grocery Stores. http://unhappygrammy-grandparentsblog.blogspot.com/2013/03/should-people-be-charged-with-what.html
I gave a few other scenario's of event's that really happened in New Hampshire, of people who WERE charged with "What could Happen", including Mother's, charged with "Neglect in the Future".
After discussing the prospect of being charged with what could happen with another family member, we came to a conclusion. First off, charging  a person with "What Could Happen" is pure stupidity. How often could we see this happening and for what reason's?
Here are some more stupid examples:
A Police Officer would be able to stop you for speeding, even though you weren't, because you COULD speed in the future, so he might as well ticket you right now.
A person could be arrested for shoplifting, even though they didn't shoplift, because they COULD shoplift in the future.
A person could get arrested for being intoxicated, even though they weren't because they COULD be intoxicated in the future.
There are just too many stupid scenario's to What Could Happen. Can you see how stupid and idiotic it would be if everyone were charged with a crime before they ever even committed one. So does it make any sense to charge a parent with "Neglect in the Future"? For What COULD Happen? This is how the State of New Hampshire identifies "Neglect". You don't have to be guilty of abusing your child. DCYF wannabe Psychic's will tell the Judge you WILL neglect your child in the future, so steal the child now so you can't.
This law is idiotic and need's to go, otherwise we're all in trouble!

New Hampshire Definition of Neglect:
Citation: Rev. Stat. § 169-C:3
Neglected child means a child:
Who is without proper parental care or control, subsistence, education as required by law, or other care or control necessary for his or her physical, mental, or emotional health, when it is established that his or her health has suffered or is very likely to suffer serious impairment, and the deprivation is not due primarily to the lack of financial means of the parents, guardian, or custodian

Where Are Warnings for DCS Caretakers When There's a Threat of Violence?

Where Are Warnings for DCS Caretakers When There's a Threat of Violence? | Pith in the Wind:

Susan Randolph was shot and her husband killed after the father of a girl DCS had temporarily placed with them came to their house to murder the girl (which he did). Randolph sued the state for negligence in the shootings and won, and then the state attempted to keep the judgment a secret. When you hear all the ways DCS screwed up, you can't blame the state for not wanting anyone to know:

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World-Herald editorial: Welcome idea can help child welfare

World-Herald editorial: Welcome idea can help child welfare - Omaha.com:

Nebraska has seen a lot of turmoil in its child welfare system, yet one thing lamentably has remained unchanged: The state continues to remove a high percentage of children out of troubled homes.

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Use of psychotropic medication for youth in foster care - Stability, Permanency and Adoption Blog

Use of psychotropic medication for youth in foster care - Stability, Permanency and Adoption Blog:

This guest blog post was written by Abdifateh Ahmed.
In summary the article gives us insights on the subject of the use of medication for treating behavioral and mental health tribulations in foster care children. The article further, talks about how we should use medications as a help for the relief of child and not offered as an alternative to deal with children's behavior and issues without considering or attempting non-medication options first. The article mentions the study that depicts a high psychotropic medication use amongst youth which doubled up over the decades and also further mentions foster children to be more likely on multiple medications "ranging from 13-52% than those in the general youth population 4%". Psychotropic drugs that were prescribed include those used to treat ADHD, anxiety, depression and psychosis. There is a national approach to this issue and States are stepping up to take action on the problem of over medicated children since Fostering Connections to Success and Increasing Adoptions Act was signed into law in 2008.
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10 Children Living In Limbo As Judge Fails To Act, DCF Alleges

10 Children Living In Limbo As Judge Fails To Act, DCF Alleges - Courant.com:

Adoptions stalled; Judge E. Curtissa Cofield had 120 days to rule on placements, state says; lawmaker reacts to 'failure in the process'

A juvenile court judge has been ordered to address a batch of child-protection cases that she inexplicably allowed to languish, stalling adoptions or other permanent placements for 10 children who had been removed from their parents because of abuse or neglect.

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Monique Taylor speaks about kids abused in Child Welfare

The NDP's critic of Ontario's Children and Youth Services, Monique Taylor speaks with AM900's Scott Thomson about her concerns of all the abuse of children in the care of Ontario's Children's Aid Societies and the need for Ombudsman oversight.

Human Rights Tribunal Hears Indigenous Child Welfare Case to the Ire of Harper Government

Human Rights Tribunal Hears Indigenous Child Welfare Case to the Ire of Harper Government | The Leveller:

A hearing at the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal regarding Ottawa’s systemic neglect and unfair treatment of Indigenous children began on Feb. 25 and is expected to last 14 weeks.

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Jailed for Nonpayment of Child Support - But it's Not His Child

Jailed for Nonpayment of Child Support - But it's Not His Child - Rachel Alexander - Page 1:

The feminists have ratcheted up the laws against men to such an outrageous level that paternity fraud is not just ignored, but routinely rubber stamped by the courts. Whether one agrees with the concept of child support or not, virtually everyone can agree that jailing men for child support over children who are not theirs is morally wrong. Men are routinely sent to jail for falling behind on paying child support, even though debtors' prisons in the U.S. were mostly eliminated in the mid-nineteenth century.

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Oglala and Rosebud File Federal Child-Welfare Lawsuit

Oglala and Rosebud File Federal Child-Welfare Lawsuit - ICTMN.com:

On March 21, the Oglala and Rosebud Sioux tribes and three tribal members filed a federal class-action suit in Rapid City, seeking a ruling that would compel Pennington County, South Dakota courts to provide prompt and meaningful hearings when Indian children in the county are removed from their homes because of neglect or abuse accusations.

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Medicaid and Children in Foster Care

Medicaid and Children in Foster Care | Child Welfare SPARC:

The health care needs of children in foster care are vast and often compounded by their circumstances. These children face myriad challenges – from placement instability, to emotional, behavioral, and educational difficulties, to juvenile justice involvement – that threaten their health and well-being. Because they are often at the intersection of multiple public systems including behavioral health, child welfare, education, juvenile justice, and primary care, it is critical for these systems to work collaboratively to meet their health needs.

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How 18-year-old in Foster care Celebrates a Birthday

How 18-year-old in Foster care Celebrates a Birthday: Homeless Shelter:

Do you know how an 18-year-old who has been in foster care in Louisiana celebrates his/her birthday? By being dropped of at a homeless shelter. Even if that young person is in high school and in the middle of senior year, he/she is displaced.

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Is DHHS committing conspiracy to evoke child endangerment?

Is DHHS committing conspiracy to evoke child endangerment? | Cyberwarzone:

A new letter from Lori Handrahan, Ph.D. its very sad that our government has little regard for human life and the truth.  I can only hope that our voices will bring an end to the corruption in the system. 

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Study: At Home Marijuana Gardens Not Associated With Adverse Health Effects Among Children

Study: At Home Marijuana Gardens Not Associated With Adverse Health Effects Among Children:

Vancouver, British Columbia: Children residing in homes where marijuana is cultivated do not suffer from adverse health effects at any greater rate than do comparable children in cannabis-free environments, according to a studyin press in the International Journal of Drug Policy.

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Russia's adoption ban costs families their tax credit

Russia's adoption ban costs families their tax credit - Mar. 15, 2013:

Russia's ban on American adoptions has taken an emotional toll on families looking to adopt -- and a hefty financial one.

Many have lost tens of thousands of dollars on adoption-related expenses, and now they are unable to qualify for a tax credit of up to nearly $13,000 to help offset those costs.

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Foster carers face abuse trial

Foster carers face abuse trial | Stuff.co.nz:

A family accused of abusing foster children in their care by using a wire brush to scrub their bodies will go on trial later this year. Andrew John Hemara, 53, and Jenny-Lee Hemara, 49 appeared at the Auckland District Court today where they were remanded on bail until their trial in August.

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Child Protective Services Overstepping

Child Protective Services Overstepping:

My question involves child abuse or neglect in the State of: Michigan. 

I have a relative that's been dealing with CPS for over a year now. The child had an accident at school twice, by accident I mean a potty accident, he went in his pants. The school decided to call CPS and they ran with it from there. 

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CYF caregivers sentenced for child abuse

CYF caregivers sentenced for child abuse | Rotorua Daily Post:

Two Child, Youth and Family caregivers have escaped jail, despite abusing a 2-year-old boy who was hospitalized with life-threatening hypothermia after being subjected to cold showers.

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Viewpoints: When overreaction leadsto an unnecessary bill

Viewpoints: When overreaction leadsto an unnecessary bill - Viewpoints - The Sacramento Bee:

Sometimes, a story with assorted moving parts leads you to an unexpected conclusion. Over the weekend I shared a tale with a gathering of friends on how well-intended ideas can become bad law.

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Read more here: http://www.sacbee.com/2013/03/26/5292265/viewpoints-when-overreaction-leadsto.html#mi_rss=Opinion#storylink=cpy

Monday, March 25, 2013

Stomping On Your Parental Rights - Baby LK Report For March 24th 2013

Should People Be Charged With What Could Happen?

I woke up this morning to a Fox New's segment showing a grocery store video of boy's in their twenties, smashing milk gallons in the stores aisles and slipping in the milk. A new fad called "Gallon Smashing".

My first thought was what a stupid prank. And then I heard one of the News Commentator's say, "Should they be charged? Should they be charged with what could have happened?" Those four words that can ruin a person's life.

Is today's Society made up of Psychic's? Do you have any idea of how many peoples lives have been ruined because of "What could happen". Not what did happen. Not what IS happening.
Though no-one was harmed in the making of this prank video, these boy's could face charges for what could have happened.

I'm not condoning their prank, but it seem's way to many people are being charged with what could happen.

Examples of the Psychic wannabes in today's society:
     A young boy is bullied in school, in his classroom. The Teacher does nothing. The boy takes an object and throw's it at a locked door. A door NEVER used by anybody. The victim is suspended for throwing the object, because someone "Could" have opened the door and been hit with the object. The bully get's nothing. No consequences.
     A Parent in today's society is charged with abuse and neglect. Not because they've abused or neglected their child, but because of "What they could do" in the Future.

Is this now the norm in today's society? People suffering at the hands of wannabe Psychic's? Parent's charged with "Neglect in the Future"? Losing their children because they "Could" harm them in the future?

Once upon a time, when Justice prevailed in our society, one could call the Police when they were threatened with harm. They could tell the Police the exact plan, date and time of the attack they would be subjected to. The Police did nothing. The person was told the Police could do nothing until the attack happened. No-one was questioned. No-one was arrested and the attack was indeed played out while the Police did nothing. Why has our society changed so much that people now suffer at the hands of the wannabe Psychic's? What ever happened to normalcy?

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Children should not be allowed to drive the visitation bus!

Children's Rights: Children should not be allowed to drive the visitation bus!:

By Linda J. Gottlieb, L.M.F.T., L.C.S.W. ~
To any rational, mature, objective parent or professional, the reason for this declaration could be justified by merely pondering the following question: "How reassured would you feel if you were standing trial for a crime, and your jury was comprised entirely of 18-year-olds?"

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Poor planning adds to Maine's foster care crisis

Poor planning adds to Maine's foster care crisis | The Portland Press Herald / Maine Sunday Telegram:

Not only is funding in jeopardy, but the state's child welfare bureaucracy failed to anticipate the growing need, fueled by drug use and addiction.

DHHS practices, technical issues hinder data-gathering effort

DHHS practices, technical issues hinder data-gathering effort | The Portland Press Herald / Maine Sunday Telegram:

The Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram was hampered in gathering foster care spending and caseload information for this report because of the limited data collection practices and multiple computer systems at the Maine Department of Health and Human Services.

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Saturday, March 23, 2013

Pictures of naked children taken at Indianapolis daycare

Pictures of naked children taken at Indianapolis daycare - 13 WTHR Indianapolis:

13 WTHR Indianapolis

Indianapolis Metro Police will launch an investigation into what happened inside Tomorrow's Child Daycare Ministry that left naked pictures of young children on a girl's gaming device. 
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Teen in Solitary Confinement Commits Suicide

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Fathers deserve equal chance at child custody in divorce

Fathers deserve equal chance at child custody in divorce : Stltoday:

In this day and age, you would believe that fathers would have an equal shot at child custody in instances of divorce. Unfortunately, that is not always the case, and in many instances is far from the truth.

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Foster kids press lawmakers for 'Bill of Rights'

Foster kids press lawmakers for 'Bill of Rights' | Politics | KATU.com - Portland News, Sports, Traffic Weather and Breaking News - Portland, Oregon:

SALEM, Ore. – Foster children told Oregon lawmakers Thursday they need more protection and pushed for a foster children’s Bill of Rights.
A KATU On Your Side Investigation exposed problems with the system in January when the state removed two children from their foster home of several years.

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When is a Child in Imminent Danger?

What should CPS/DCYF and the Family Courts consider to be a child in Imminent Danger and should the child be removed immediately from the parent's care?

Would a child be in Imminent Danger when:

   A parent is charged with "Neglect in the Future"? Not in the present or past, but in the Future?
   A parent is in a Methadone Treatment Program?
   A parent is given morphine in labor that spills into the baby?
   A parent is accused of driving drunk with his/her child in the car, never being seen by anyone?
   A parent goes to the Hospital and let's her 4 year old walk down three steps by his/herself, behind the   parent?
   A parent is accused of being drunk, while in the presence of his/her child, yet toxicology tests prove no alcohol?
   A child placed with Grandparents and his/her Aunt, who has an open case with CPS/DCYF, for Neglect in the Future, but never accused of any abuse?
   A child given a not so nice birth name?
   A parent who neglected to pay for a $5.00 sandwich?
   A parent ate a poppy seed bagel before the birth of her child?
   The child is obese?
   A parent let's the child eat chocolate?
   A parent refuses child immunizations?
   A parent takes normal, every day, non intrusive bath photo's?
   A parent let's the child play outside in his/her own yard?
   A parent is accused of telling the child to say something not so nice?

These are just a few of the many idiotic reason's CPS/DCYF and the Family Court's will take your child.
There are many more. Too, too many to list. Do any of these reason's sound like the child would be in Imminent Danger? Not to any normal person they don't.

The Definition of Imminent Danger In New Hampshire: http://nhdcyf.info/rsa/169-c.html#169-C-3
 XV. "Imminent danger'' means circumstances or surroundings causing immediate peril or risk to a child's health or life. 

Now what would YOU consider to be a child in Imminent Danger?

   How about a badly bruised child?
   A child being tortured and beaten?
   A sexually abused child?
   A child locked up in room or cage?
   A child being starved?
   A child left out in the cold?
   A child being driven by a drunk or drugged parent?

The second list are just a few of the reason's a child SHOULD be taken, but many times never are.
CPS/DCYF and the Family Court's need to get their priorities straight.
Too many abused and neglected children are falling through the cracks, suffering at the hand's of their abuser's. Some even dying, because CPS/DCYF and the Family Court's are too busy railroading innocent parent's. Removing children from fit, loving parents, due to the States inability to prioritize REAL cases of abuse and neglect. Many times, placing the child in situations much worse than their own homes. Traumatizing the child, drugging the child, sexually abusing the child and sometimes even killing the child. Children taken from the homes of innocent parent's for totally idiotic reasons.
 Isn't it time to stop the removal of children who are NOT in Imminent Danger and focus on the children who really are?



Friday, March 22, 2013

Kagan says poor defendants are entitled to a 'Ford Taurus' defense

Kagan says poor defendants are entitled to a 'Ford Taurus' defense - ABA Journal:

Justice Elena Kagan says poor defendants don’t have the right to a “Cadillac” lawyer—meaning the best lawyer that money can buy.

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wprjxradio's Community Call with Roz Mcallister, Prince and a special appearance by LK

TalkShoe - Call - wprjxradio's Community Call:

Description: how child protective services are illegally stealing our children.
This is now going to be taking place every Thursday at 9 PM Eastern Time.

LK: http://legallykidnapped.blogspot.com/2013/03/wprjxradios-community-call-with-roz.html#ixzz2OGnmKrIB


This is a short documentary film produced by, The Committee to Vindicate Valerie Carlton in order to better address the current epidemic of parental alienation and oppressive manipulation by local governments and their corporate affiliations. 
We thank you for your interest, and hope that you will share this video with others.

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Thursday, March 21, 2013

Adoption Bonuses: The Money Behind the Madness

Adoption Bonuses: The Money Behind the Madness:

DSS and affiliates rewarded for breaking up families
By Nev Moore
Massachusetts News
Child "protection" is one of the biggest businesses in the country. We spend $12 billion a year on it. 
The money goes to tens of thousands of a) state employees, b) collateral professionals, such as lawyers, court personnel, court investigators, evaluators and guardians, judges, and c) DSS contracted vendors such as counselors, therapists, more "evaluators", junk psychologists, residential facilities, foster parents, adoptive parents, MSPCC, Big Brothers/Big Sisters, YMCA, etc. This newspaper is not big enough to list all of the people in this state who have a job, draw a paycheck, or make their profits off the kids in DSS custody. 
In this article I explain the financial infrastructure that provides the motivation for DSS to take people’s children – and not give them back. 
In 1974 Walter Mondale promoted the Child Abuse and Prevention Act which began feeding massive amounts of federal funding to states to set up programs to combat child abuse and neglect. From that came Child "Protective" Services, as we know it today. After the bill passed, Mondale himself expressed concerns that it could be misused. He worried that it could lead states to create a "business" in dealing with children. 
Then in 1997 President Clinton passed the "Adoption and Safe Families Act." The public relations campaign promoted it as a way to help abused and neglected children who languished in foster care for years, often being shuffled among dozens of foster homes, never having a real home and family. In a press release from the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services dated November 24, 1999, it refers to "President Clinton’s initiative to double by 2002 the number of children in foster care who are adopted or otherwise permanently placed." 
It all sounded so heartwarming. We, the American public, are so easily led. We love to buy stereotypes; we just eat them up, no questions asked. But, my mother, bless her heart, taught me from the time I was young to "consider the source." In the stereotype that we’ve been sold about kids in foster care, we picture a forlorn, hollow-eyed child, thin and pale, looking up at us beseechingly through a dirt streaked face. Unconsciously, we pull up old pictures from Life magazine of children in Appalachia in the 1930s. We think of orphans and children abandoned by parents who look like Manson family members. We play a nostalgic movie in our heads of the little fellow shyly walking across an emerald green, manicured lawn to meet Ward and June Cleaver, his new adoptive parents, who lead him into their lovely suburban home. We imagine the little tyke’s eyes growing as big as saucers as the Cleavers show him his very own room, full of toys and sports gear. And we just feel so gosh darn good about ourselves. 
Now it’s time to wake up to the reality of the adoption business. 
Very few children who are being used to supply the adoption market are hollow-eyed tykes from Appalachia. Very few are crack babies from the projects. [Oh… you thought those were the children they were saving? Think again]. When you are marketing a product you have to provide a desirable product that sells. In the adoption business that would be nice kids with reasonably good genetics who clean up good. An interesting point is that the Cape Cod & Islands office leads the state in terms of processing kids into the system and having them adopted out. More than the inner city areas, the projects, Mission Hill, Brockton, Lynn, etc. Interesting… 
With the implementation of the Adoption and Safe Families Act, President Clinton tried to make himself look like a humanitarian who is responsible for saving the abused and neglected children. The drive of this initiative is to offer cash "bonuses" to states for every child they have adopted out of foster care, with the goal of doubling their adoptions by 2002, and sustaining that for each subsequent year. They actually call them "adoption incentive bonuses," to promote the adoption of children. 
Where to Find the Children
A whole new industry was put into motion. A sweet marketing scheme that even Bill Gates could envy. Now, if you have a basket of apples, and people start giving you $100 per apple, what are you going to do? Make sure that you have an unlimited supply of apples, right? 
The United States Department of Health & Human Services administers Child Protective Services. To accompany the ASF Act, the President requested, by executive memorandum, an initiative entitled Adoption 2002, to be implemented and managed by Health & Human Services. The initiative not only gives the cash adoption bonuses to the states, it also provides cash adoption subsidies to adoptive parents until the children turn eighteen. 
Everybody makes money. If anyone really believes that these people are doing this out of the goodness of their hearts, then I’ve got some bad news for you. The fact that this program is run by HHS, ordered from the very top, explains why the citizens who are victims of DSS get no response from their legislators. It explains why no one in the Administration cares about the abuse and fatalities of children in the "care" of DSS, and no one wants to hear about the broken arms, verbal abuse, or rapes. They are just business casualties. It explains why the legislators I’ve talked to for the past three years look at me with pity. Because I’m preaching to the already damned. 
The legislators have forgotten who funds their paychecks and who they need to account to, as has the Governor. Because it isn’t the President. It’s us. 
How DSS Is Helped
The way that the adoption bonuses work is that each state is given a baseline number of expected adoptions based on population. 
For every child that DSS can get adopted, there is a bonus of $4,000 to $6,000. 
But that is just the starting figure in a complex mathematical formula in which each bonus is multiplied by the percentage that the state has managed to exceed its baseline adoption number. The states must maintain this increase in each successive year. [Like compound interest.] The bill reads: "$4,000 to $6,000 will be multiplied by the amount (if any) by which the number of foster child adoptions in the State exceeds the base number of foster child adoptions for the State for the fiscal year." In the "technical assistance" section of the bill it states that, "the Secretary [of HHS] may, directly or through grants or contracts, provide technical assistance to assist states and local communities to reach their targets for increased numbers of adoptions for children in foster care." The technical assistance is to support "the goal of encouraging more adoptions out of the foster care system; the development of best practice guidelines for expediting the termination of parental rights; the development of special units and expertise in moving children toward adoption as a permanent goal; models to encourage the fast tracking of children who have not attained 1 year of age into pre-adoptive placements; and the development of programs that place children into pre-adoptive placements without waiting for termination of parental rights." 
In the November press release from HHS it continues, " HHS awarded the first ever adoption bonuses to States for increases in the adoption of children from the public foster care system." Some of the other incentives offered are "innovative grants" to reduce barriers to adoption [i.e., parents], more State support for adoptive families, making adoption affordable for families by providing cash subsides and tax credits. 
A report from a private think tank, the National Center for Policy Analysis, reads: "The way the federal government reimburses States rewards a growth in the size of the program instead of the effective care of children." Another incentive being promoted is the use of the Internet to make adoption easier. Clinton directed HHS to develop an Internet site to "link children in foster care with adoptive families." So we will be able to window shop for children on a government web site. If you don’t find anything you like there, you can surf on over to the "Adopt Shoppe." 
If you prefer to actually be able to kick tires instead of just looking at pictures you could attend one of DSS’s quaint "Adoption Fairs," where live children are put on display and you can walk around and browse. Like a flea market to sell kids. If one of them begs you to take him home you can always say, "Sorry. Just looking." The incentives for government child snatching are so good that I’m surprised we don’t have government agents breaking down people’s doors and just shooting the parents in the heads and grabbing the kids. But then, if you need more apples you don’t chop down your apple trees. 
Benefits for Foster Parents
That covers the goodies the State gets. Now let’s have a look at how the Cleavers make out financially after the adoption is finalized. 
After the adoption is finalized, the State and federal subsidies continue. The adoptive parents may collect cash subsidies until the child is 18. If the child stays in school, subsidies continue to the age of 22. There are State funded subsidies as well as federal funds through the Title IV-E section of the Social Security Act. The daily rate for State funds is the same as the foster care payments, which range from $410-$486 per month per child. Unless the child can be designated "special needs," which of course, they all can. 
According to the NAATRIN State Subsidy profile from DSS, "special needs" may be defined as: "Physical disability, mental disability, emotional disturbance; a significant emotional tie with the foster parents where the child has resided with the foster parents for one or more years and separation would adversely affect the child’s development if not adopted by them." [But their significant emotional ties with their parents, since birth, never enter the equation.] 
Additional "special needs" designations are: a child twelve years of age or older; racial or ethnic factors; child having siblings or half-siblings. In their report on the State of the Children, Boston’s Institute for Children says: "In part because the States can garner extra federal funds for special needs children the designation has been broadened so far as to become meaningless." "Special needs" children may also get an additional Social Security check. 
The adoptive parents also receive Medicaid for the child, a clothing allowance and reimbursement for adoption costs such as adoption fees, court and attorney fees, cost of adoption home study, and "reasonable costs of food and lodging for the child and adoptive parents when necessary to complete the adoption process." Under Title XX of the Social Security Act adoptive parents are also entitled to post adoption services "that may be helpful in keeping the family intact," including "daycare, specialized daycare, respite care, in-house support services such as housekeeping, and personal care, counseling, and other child welfare services". [Wow! Everything short of being knighted by the Queen!] 
The subsidy profile actually states that it does not include money to remodel the home to accommodate the child. But, as subsidies can be negotiated, remodeling could possibly be accomplished under the "innovative incentives to remove barriers to adoption" section. The subsidy regulations read that "adoption assistance is based solely on the needs of the child without regard to the income of the family." What an interesting government policy when compared to the welfare program that the same child’s mother may have been on before losing her children, and in which she may not own anything, must prove that she has no money in the bank; no boats, real estate, stocks or bonds; and cannot even own a car that is safe to drive worth over $1000. This is all so she can collect $539 per month for herself and two children. The foster parent who gets her children gets $820 plus. We spit on the mother on welfare as a parasite who is bleeding the taxpayers, yet we hold the foster and adoptive parents [who are bleeding ten times as much from the taxpayers] up as saints. The adoptive and foster parents aren’t subjected to psychological evaluations, ink blot tests, MMPI’s, drug & alcohol evaluations, or urine screens as the parents are. 
Adoption subsidies may be negotiated on a case by case basis. [Anyone ever tried to "negotiate" with the Welfare Department?] There are many e-mail lists and books published to teach adoptive parents how to negotiate to maximize their subsidies. As one pro writes on an e-mail list: "We receive a subsidy for our kids of $1,900 per month plus another $500 from the State of Florida. We are trying to adopt three more teens and we will get subsidies for them, too. It sure helps out with the bills." 
I can’t help but wonder why we don’t give this same level of support to the children’s parents in the first place? According to Cornell University, about 68% of all child protective cases "do not involve child maltreatment." The largest percentage of CPS/DSS cases are for "deprivation of necessities" due to poverty. So, if the natural parents were given the incredible incentives and services listed above that are provided to the adoptive parents, wouldn’t it stand to reason that the causes for removing children in the first place would be eliminated? How many less children would enter foster care in the first place? The child protective budget would be reduced from $12 billion to around $4 billion. Granted, tens of thousands of social workers, administrators, lawyers, juvenile court personnel, therapists, and foster parents would be out of business, but we would have safe, healthy, intact families, which are the foundation of any society. 
That’s just a fantasy, of course. The reality is that maybe we will see Kathleen Crowley’s children on the government home-shopping-for-children web site and some one out there can buy them.
May is national adoption month. To support "Adoption 2002," the U.S. Postal Service is issuing special adoption stamps. Let us hope they don’t feature pictures of kids who are for sale. I urge everyone to boycott these stamps and register complaints with the post office.
I know that I’m feeling pretty smug and superior about being part of such a socially advanced and compassionate society. How about you?



“Case Dismissed” in court today for a local Child Welfare Services worker who had been arrested for child endangerment
 Renalda Faye Prudhomme was arrested on three separate drug charges and child Endangerment in late December, after Humboldt County Drug Task Force agents seized over 250 plants from an indoor marijuana grow inside her Pine Hill home. Agents say Prudhomme’s seven-year-old twin boys, who are autistic, and a seventeen-year-old girl were living inside the home when it was raided.

Note: What a surprise! NOT! Come on now. A CPS Worker  found guilty of wrongdoing? That would be the day!

Taylorsville woman sues for millions after losing custody of children

Taylorsville woman sues for millions after losing custody of children | The Salt Lake Tribune:

A Taylorsville woman is suing her former attorney for more than $20 million, alleging that she lost her children because of his inadequate representation.

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330 Million Abortions Since 1971 In China; 1500 Per Hour: Government Stats

330 Million Abortions Since 1971 In China; 1500 Per Hour: Government Stats | Restoring Liberty:

New data from China’s health ministry has revealed that approximately 330 million abortions have been performed in the country since 1971, according to AFP.

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Facebook Photo Raid May Trigger Lawsuit, Gov Ignores 2nd Amendment Rights?

Facebook Photo Raid May Trigger Lawsuit, Gov Ignores 2nd Amendment Rights?:

Facebook Photo Raid May Trigger Lawsuit, Gov Ignores 2nd Amendment Rights?

As previously reported by The Inquisitr, the Facebook photo raid was triggered when proud New Jersey dad Shawn Moore posted a photo of his son holding a .22 rifle on Facebook the young man had passed a state firearms safety test. An anonymous phone tip caused the Department of Youth and Family Services (DYFS) to raid the home with two social service workers and four police officers.

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TODAY is World Down Syndrome Day!

TODAY is World Down Syndrome Day!
One year ago today, on March 21, 2012, World Down Syndrome Day was established by the United Nations. 
One year later, still over 90% of children diagnosed with Down Syndrome are aborted.
Please spread the message that EVERY human life has value and should be protected!

The "Baby Farmers"a tragedy of Victorian times.

The "Baby Farmers":

The practice of baby farming grew up in late Victorian era when there was no effective contraception and great social stigma attached to having a child out of wedlock. Proper adoption agencies and social services didn't exist at this time. Instead, a number of untrained women offered legal fostering and adoption services to unmarried mothers who would hand over their baby plus, say 10 to 15 pounds in cash (quite a large sum of money then) to them in the hope that the child would be re-homed. Most of the babies were in one way or another. It is probable that some were sold to childless couples and others fostered/adopted for a few pounds. Unmarried mothers were often desperate so they answered the adverts placed in newspapers by seemingly reputable people. Getting rid of a child in this way had obvious advantages to the mother - it was simple, quick and legal with few questions asked. The mothers had few real alternatives. Abortion was illegal and the back street abortions that were carried out were a very high risk alternative, sometimes resulting in severe haemorrhaging or even the death of the women or prosecution and imprisonment if she was found out. Abandonment was similarly illegal and little sympathy was extended by the courts to women who abandoned their children in those days. Murdering of unwanted children by their mothers typically resulted in the death penalty in Victorian Britain. Selina Wadge was hanged by William Marwood on the 15th of August 1878 at Bodmin for the murder of her illegitimate son, and Louisa Masset became the first person to be executed in the 20th century for murdering her young son. (Click her for a full description of her case).

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Adoption History: Baby Farming

Adoption History: Baby Farming:

The term “baby farming” was common in late nineteenth and early twentieth century cities but by 1920 or so most states had taken action against the commercial practices it suggested and the term was on the decline. It referred to placing-out infants for money as well as to their sale for profit. Many clients were unwed mothers, prostitutes, and destitute or deserted wives who needed help with their children while they worked for wages. Although most baby farming amounted to what we now call family day care, it developed a terrible reputation when exposes uncovered horrific abuses and horrible death traps. Stories about baby farming in newspapers and magazines were reported in lurid detail that called upon crude gender, racial, ethnic, and class stereotypes. These scandals helped to mobilize political support for child welfare regulation, including minimum standards such as state licensing, certification of child-placers, and investigation of foster homes.

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On a foundation of good intentions and corruption, domestic infant adoption has rebranded itself thorough strategic public relations moves, market research and a well funded legislative lobby. While the public thinks sweet thoughts about adopting all those "unwanted children", the adoption industry creates a product and cashes in on a billion dollar business.

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1870: Margaret Waters, baby farmer Executed

ExecutedToday.com » 1870: Margaret Waters, baby farmer:

On this date in 1870, Margaret Waters became the first woman in England to hang for baby-farming.
Waters was condemned for murdering an infant she had taken in as a contractual temporary adoption; there is the matter in the dry language of the law.
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Cigar Bar Used To Be A 'Baby Farm' That Abused Children

'Haunted Collector': Cigar Bar Used To Be A 'Baby Farm' That Abused Children (VIDEO):

A cigar bar with a dark past was the subject of the latest investigation on "Haunted Collector." The bar used to be what was known as a "baby farm," a place where unwanted children were sent. Children were often treated terribly in these places, though, which the team believed can lead to restless spirits.

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Note: Today baby farms are known as "Foster care", and is isn't unwanted children that are given away and sold. It's very much wanted children that are Stolen and sold off by the State.

Another Child Drugged in Fostercare

From Jody

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Former social worker accused of sex with foster child

Former social worker accused of sex with foster child - Chatham Star Tribune: News:

A former Pittsylvania County Department of Social Services employee faces four charges of having sex with a teenager in foster care 24 years ago.

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Speak Up! - Guest Mike Gill

When Her Lawyer and His lawyer work out the details and everyone agrees. that should be the end of it Right? Oh just one more thing, her lawyer says, you cant see your daughter until you sign this release form. A release form holding her lawyer harmless for unethical practices. whats worse the courts let the attorneys get away with it and tell Mike Gill , president of The Mortgage Specialist he is not allowed to talk about it. How does this achieve whats in the best interest of the child?

Well, this is what Host Kevin Avard and guest Mike Gill talk about in this very straight forward episode of Speak Up! Another must watch episode.

4 Year Anniversary of Unhappy Grammy's Grandparents Blog

Today is the 4 year Anniversary of my Grandparents Blog, started on February 20th,2009.
The Blog is dedicated to my two much loved Grandchildren, Austin and Isabella, stolen and illegally adopted out by the State of New Hampshire, who never once bothered to follow Federal Government mandates in the placement of my Grandchildren with Family before Foster care placement.

                                    This is Austin-The always happy little boy before he was stolen

                               This is Isabella-Happily visiting with Mommy after she was stolen

My Blog not only exposes the corruption and fraud used against my family, but also exposes the fraud and corruption used against other families, world-wide.

Judicial and CPS/DCYF corruption is running rampant and the only way to stop the abuse of Families is to expose their wrongdoing. We must ALL unite and fight the Monster's destroying our Families.

As of today, my Blog has 481,065 Page views and is watched world-wide. Everyone's favorite post out of the 7968 Iv'e posted as of this time can be seen at:
http://unhappygrammy-grandparentsblog.blogspot.com/2010/10/blog-post.html- A post about my Grandson Austin, showing how well the State really protect's our children. NOT!

I have also posted articles on Adoption Disruption, where the chosen families no longer want the children they've adopted for whatever reason. Many people have come to my blog to read these articles. This tell's me many of the families are unhappy with the children they've adopted and are looking for a way out. Therefore, I am adding in a special message to whoever has Austin. If for any reason you can no longer handle Austin's longing for his REAL Family, please know you CAN  contact me any time. We would gladly welcome him home. The same goes for Isabella. If any adoptive parent's out there have children they no longer want, contact their REAL families. I'm sure they would be glad to bring them home.

Unhappy Grammy