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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

Sunday, July 31, 2016

BBC documentary exposes 50-year scandal of baby trafficking by the Catholic church in Spain

BBC documentary exposes 50-year scandal of baby trafficking by the Catholic church in Spain | Daily Mail Online:
Up to 300,000 Spanish babies were stolen from their parents and sold for adoption over a period of five decades, a new investigation reveals. 
The children were trafficked by a secret network of doctors, nurses, priests and nuns in a widespread practice that began during General Franco’s dictatorship and continued until the early Nineties.

Child welfare must be front and center at Legislature

Child welfare must be front and center at Legislature - San Antonio Express-News:

If ever there was a time ripe for Texas to invest in child welfare, it’s now. It is, in fact, critical. This has been made clear in the headlines and articles detailing the problems with foster care, and it is a problem that was laid out in recent testimony by the recently appointed head of the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services, Commissioner Hank Whitman.

Foster dad charged with child sexual assault in Marathon Co.

Foster dad charged with child sexual assault in Marathon Co.:

MARATHON COUNTY, Wis. (WSAW)-- A 31-year-old Marathon County man is behind bars on $100,000 after he charged with sexually abusing a foster child in his care.

Foster Mom Arraigned In Alleged Child Abuse Case

Foster Mom Arraigned In Alleged Child Abuse Case - 44News | Evansville, IN 44News | Evansville, IN:

One of two women accused of abusing a special needs child faces a judge.Marsha Gray appeared for arraignment in Union County District Court.She is charged with criminal abuse of a child 12 or under, and is being held on $10,000 bond.

Man pleads guilty to sexually abusing foster child

Man pleads guilty to sexually abusing foster child - The Irish News:

A Co Down foster father has been jailed for four years for sexually abusing a young girl placed in his care.


Police: Wausau man molested foster child

Police: Wausau man molested foster child:

WAUSAU - Marathon County officials on Friday said they could not answer specific questions about a 31-year-old Wausau man accused of sexually molesting one of his foster children.

Foster Youth are Traumatized Enough: Why Psych Meds Should be Better Regulated

Foster Youth are Traumatized Enough: Why Psych Meds Should be Better Regulated - The Chronicle of Social Change:
I had always been a good student, getting A’s and B’s, but everything changed in tenth grade when I failed English, one of my favorite classes. Although we were reading books I had read before and loved, like Brave New World, I couldn’t stay awake to participate in class discussions. In fact, I could barely keep my head up.

Kansas foster mother calls audit of state system 'devastating'

Kansas foster mother calls audit of state system 'devastating' | Local News - KMBC Home:

Report points to problems with background checks, in-person visits

KANSAS CITY, Kan. —A Kansas foster parent calls the latest audit of the state’s foster care system devastating, but she believes that it can be fixed.

Friday, July 29, 2016

We're putting too many kids in foster care

We're putting too many kids in foster care (column):

Two studies involving more than 15,000 typical cases found that children left in their own homes typically fared better.

Sunday, July 24, 2016

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The documentary that will expose the corruption within Child Protection Services (CPS) and bring global awareness to this issue.
By bringing awareness via mainstream media we will begin the massive task of changing the system and saving our children.
Building better families, for a better future, tomorrow. 

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Friday, July 22, 2016

Woman files federal lawsuit against social caseworker over intimate pictures

Woman files federal lawsuit against social caseworker over intimate pictures | KSN-TV:

WICHITA, Kan. (KSNW) – In a federal lawsuit, a Sedgwick County woman claims a caseworker assigned to help her, instead, acted inappropriately.

Lawsuit filed against SC DSS in death of baby

Lawsuit filed against SC DSS in death of baby | Local News - WYFF Home:

PICKENS COUNTY, S.C. —As the South Carolina Department of Social Services announced an increase in child neglect and abuse-related fatalities, attorneys shared details of a lawsuit filed against the agency in the death of a 1-year-old boy.

Foster mom accused of abuse out of jail, father remains in custody

Foster mom accused of abuse out of jail, father remains in custody - Fox 4 Now WFTX Fort Myers/Cape Coral:

24 hours after Cape Coral Police arrested two parents for abusing their 10 adopted and foster children, the mother  is out of jail. 

Alberta child welfare system gets failing grade from auditor

Alberta child welfare system gets failing grade from auditor | Edmonton Journal:

Only 16 per cent of Alberta’s child welfare case workers are complying with provincial rules that require them to make personal contact on a regular basis with the foster children they supervise.

Report due on foster home abuse

Report due on foster home abuse | Irish Examiner:
A long-awaited independent report to decide on whether a state commission of inquiry is needed due to the alleged cover-up of serious foster care abuse in the South-East is expected to be given to Government before the weekend.

Klapheke Case: Former CPS Supervisor Wants Charge Dismissed

Klapheke Case: Former CPS Supervisor Wants Charge Dismissed -:

ABILENE, Texas (KTAB/KRBC) - A former Abilene CPS supervisor charged in connection to the fatal Tiffany Klapheke child abuse case is trying to get her charge dismissed.

Shadow Children: Putting An End To Re-Homing Adopted Children In Massachusetts

Shadow Children: Putting An End To Re-Homing Adopted Children In Massachusetts | Cognoscenti:

Children who are re-homed can face many unknown dangers. In the mosthigh-profile case, an Arkansas State Representative re-homed two of his female children adopted from Haiti to a man who later sexually assaulted one of the girls, who was 6-years-old at the time. Children identified in the Reuters report have gone missing. Others have lived to tell of heartbreaking abuse.

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Hillary and Bill's Adoption And Safe Families Act Of 1997-The Act that Tears Families Apart

Child Policy - Overview - The Adoption And Safe Families Act Of 1997 | Failure To Protect | FRONTLINE | PBS:
The Adoption and Safe Families Act of 1997 (ASFA), which The Washington Post in January 1998 called "the most significant change in federal child-protection policy in almost two decades," ushered in a series of changes to the foster care system, many of which are still hotly contested today. The law states that the system's "paramount concern" is for children's health and safety, which some critics say endorses a tilt away from family preservation and reunification efforts. Some of the law's provisions:.................

As an incentive to move more children out of foster care, states are eligible to receive up to $4,000 in federal funds for each foster child adopted beyond a baseline number, and $6,000 for each additional special needs child who is adopted.


U.S. Senate must fix foster care reform bill

U.S. Senate must fix foster care reform bill - San Francisco Chronicle:

Years of painstaking reforms have gone into California’s foster care system. One of the major victories of this reform has been the California Continuum of Care act, enacted in October 2015 to increase standards of care for foster children, add support for their caregivers, and reduce the number of children held in group home placements.

Cape couple charged with abuse of foster, adopted children

Cape couple charged with abuse of foster, adopted children - NBC-2.com WBBH News for Fort Myers, Cape Coral & Naples, Florida:

CAPE CORAL -

A 47-year-old Cape Coral man faces multiple charges in connection with alleged abuse of foster and adopted children at a SE 11th Place home. Daniel Spurgeon was arrested Monday, one day after Cape police responded to a KFC on Del Prado Boulevard at which three juveniles -- aged 16, 13 and 13 -- were reported intoxicated.

Judge denies request to dismiss case against social workers in child abuse case

Judge denies request to dismiss case against social workers in child abuse case:
Four county workers sought to have charges against them dismissed in connection with the beating and torture death of 8-year-old Palmdale boy Gabriel Fernandez. 

LOS ANGELES    A judge has rejected arguments to dismiss charges against two former Los Angeles County social workers and their supervisors, charged with child abuse and falsifying records that resulted from the death of an 8-year-old Palmdale boy.

Nonprofit admits more children in state care were forced to sleep in offices than previously acknowledged

Nonprofit admits more children in state care were forced to sleep in offices than previously acknowledged | Tampa Bay Times:

TAMPA — Air mattresses placed on office floors served as make-do sleeping quarters for dozens of Hillsborough County foster children, a crisis that the contractor responsible for taking care of the children repeatedly failed to report to the state.

Marijuana use not grounds for termination of parental rights

Marijuana use not grounds for termination of parental rights | Missouri Divorce & Family Law Blog:

Recent Case: Marijuana use under the level of chemical dependency not grounds for termination of parental rights. Father appeals from the judgment terminating his parental rights. Grounds for termination of parental rights require clear and convincing evidence, so Court of Appeals examines evidence contrary to judgment.  Grounds include abuse or neglect and failure to rectify.  In this case there was not substantial evidence to support the trial court’s finding that Father’s marijuana use constituted a “chemical dependency” as defined in Section 211.447.5(2)(b) or Section 211.447.5(3)(d). Therefore, that condition cannot support termination on grounds of either abuse and neglect or failure to rectify.

Lawsuit: Worker for state contractor sexually coerced mother seeking to get back children | CJOnline.com

Lawsuit: Worker for state contractor sexually coerced mother seeking to get back children | CJOnline.com:

A caseworker for a Kansas foster care and family preservation contractor sexually harassed and coerced a mother seeking to regain custody of her children, forcing her to send him sexually-charged messages and photos, a new federal lawsuit alleges.

Saturday, July 16, 2016

Gov. Raimondo vetoes grandparent adoption bill

Gov. Raimondo vetoes grandparent adoption bill - ABC6 - Providence, RI and New Bedford, MA News, Weather:

Rhode Island's governor has vetoed a bill that would have allowed grandparents who have custody of a child to petition to terminate the rights of a parent without that person's consent.

Bridging the gap between foster care and family preservation

In our opinion: Bridging the gap between foster care and family preservation | Deseret News:

Sen. Orrin Hatch and his bipartisan colleagues deserve praise for not only seeking to ensure children in at-risk homes have protections, but also, where possible, aiming to preserve families intact. The newly introduced Family First Prevention Services Act looks to free up funds for officials to take preventative action when it helps keep children at home prior to passing those children into state care.


Criminalizing Child Welfare: Retired Texas Ranger Takes Over Child Protection Agency

Criminalizing Child Welfare: Retired Texas Ranger Takes Over Child Protection Agency - Social Work Helper:

“Child welfare is a continuum of services that ensure children are safe and that families have the support they need to care for them”, according to the federal Children’s Bureau.  The complexities of serving children and families are many. But, depending on the perspective of the speaker, some are advocating for more law enforcement presence, more substance abuse treatment, or more parenting education and the list goes on.


Foster parents sue state for pulling 2nd Amendment rights

Foster parents sue state for pulling 2nd Amendment rights:

"The state of Illinois is being sued again over its gun restrictions.

This time it’s because the state’s agencies prohibit foster parents from having protective weapons available in their homes."




Illinois Family Wants to Adopt Foster Child — But May Be Forced to Give Up Their Second Amendment Rights to Do So

Illinois Family Wants to Adopt Foster Child — But May Be Forced to Give Up Their Second Amendment Rights to Do So | TheBlaze.com:

Kenneth and Colleen Shults are hoping to formally adopt a foster child into their family, but in a federal suit filed this week, they are claiming they would be forced to give up their Second Amendment rights to do so.

Questions Over Parents' Constitutional Rights Suppressed in Texas CPS Reform Hearing

Questions Over Parents' Constitutional Rights Suppressed in Texas CPS Reform Hearing:

Two Texas House hearings have been held to address nightmares with the Texas Child Protective Services agency. During one of those hearings, a state representative who was chairman of the committee, angrily shut-out a discussion of the due process and other constitutional rights of parents.

Bail lowered in case of Wasilla mother charged with starving adopted kids

Bail lowered in case of Wasilla mother charged with starving adopted kids:

ANCHORAGE (KTUU) - A judge has reduced the $100,000 bail of a Wasilla woman accused of starving and abusing three of her adopted daughters.

DHS cites neglect by foster home worker

DHS cites neglect by foster home worker:

The Minnesota Department of Human Services has found neglect in the case of a St. Cloud adult foster home worker who admitted helping a resident obtain drugs.


Kansas DCF reaches settlement in lawsuit over beating death of 4-year-old boy

Kansas DCF reaches settlement in lawsuit over beating death of 4-year-old boy | CJOnline.com:

The Kansas Department for Children and Families has reached a settlement in a federal lawsuit that charged the agency made mistakes before the beating death of a 4-year-old boy.

Foster mother gets 9 months in prison for abusing baby

Foster mother gets 9 months in prison for abusing baby - Journal Inquirer: East Windsor:

An Enfield Superior Court judge gave an East Windsor foster mother nine months in prison for abusing a 6½-month-old boy in her care last summer.


Monday, July 11, 2016

Out-of-home spending outweighs Arizona's DCS prevention costs

Out-of-home spending outweighs Arizona's DCS prevention costs | Local news | tucson.com:

The Arizona Department of Child Safety spent far more in the last fiscal year on services for children in out-of-home care than it did working to keep families intact, a new report shows.The child welfare agency used $251,000 on in-home prevention services for its backlogged cases in the last 12 months, preliminary estimates show, and more than $11 million for out-of-home placements and related support services. These figures, from a Joint Legislative Budget Committee report, focus on inactive cases.

Couple sues DSHS claiming children were wrongly taken away

Couple sues DSHS claiming children were wrongly taken away - Whidbey News-Times:

More than three years ago, a little boy named David Roberts collapsed at a daycare on North Whidbey. He died a few days later.The unresolved tragedy on North Whidbey and a state agency’s response spawned a lawsuit that recently moved to federal court.

Sunday, July 10, 2016

One mother's view on fast-track adoption: 'I want my children back'

One mother's view on fast-track adoption: 'I want my children back':
Anne wants to tell a mother's story. But if she can't find a lawyer to go to the Supreme Court, she fears her children will be adopted without her voice being heard.
The adoption agency Barnardos wants her two oldest children adopted to their foster parents, and has issued Anne with consent papers to sign.

Santa Clarita family wants to take tribal custody case to state Supreme Court

Santa Clarita family wants to take tribal custody case to state Supreme Court - LA Times:
The foster parents of a 6-year-old Native American girl pledged Friday to take their fight to keep her to the state Supreme Court after a lower court ruled that the child was to live with extended family in Utah.
My Comment: Whether the little girl is part Choctaw or not doesn't even matter. According to Federal U.S.C.42, children are "Supposed" to be placed with RELATIVES before foster care. It's high time the States abided by this mandate. It's also high time the Federal Government investigated the States CPS/DCYF agencies to see just how many States don't abide by this mandate. Why are the Fed's still funding these agencies when they deny relative placement? Title IV funding must be abolished. There is NO incentive to keep children with their families when CPS is rewarded for tearing them apart!

Saturday, July 9, 2016

Foster Strangers lose appeal fight for girl who is 1.5 percent Native American

Foster parents lose appeal fight for girl who is 1.5percent Native American | Daily Mail Online:
Foster family of girl, six, who was taken from them after four years because she is 1.5 percent Native American lose appeal to bring her home.
A California appeals court affirmed a lower court's decision on Friday to remove Lexi from the Santa Clarita home of Rusty and Summer Page and reunite her with relatives in Utah.

Relative placement BEFORE Foster Care is a Federal Mandate!

Judge holds Arizona Department of Child Safety in contempt

Judge holds Arizona Department of Child Safety in contempt:

A Maricopa County Juvenile Court judge finds DCS in contempt for failing for six months to provide needed services to a family.


Friday, July 8, 2016

AmericasTaken - Home

AmericasTaken - Home:
"Our mission is giving children #TAKENbyCPS and 
their biological families a forum to search for each other."


Sunday, July 3, 2016

Commission: Judge Lisa Gorcyca abused contempt power

Commission: Judge Lisa Gorcyca abused contempt power:

Gorcyca sent 3 siblings to detention for refusing to have lunch with father

OAKLAND COUNTY, Mich. - A Michigan judge who was criticized for holding three siblings in contempt of court for refusing to have lunch with their father amid their parents' volatile divorce abused her judicial power in that decision, a review commission has found. 

What Hillary Clinton’s terrible foster care law did to poor children of color

What Hillary Clinton’s terrible foster care law did to poor children of color:

We all know about the crime law and the welfare law.  But she pushed a third law that’s just as bad – and she’s still bragging about it.

Saturday, July 2, 2016

Hillary's Appeal To The Family Rights Community



Hillary Clinton makes her case to the Family Rights community about how she helped to destroy families by providing generous adoption bonuses and subsidies to the states for adopting kids out instead of giving them back to their families. 

Friday, July 1, 2016

Children in Foster Care: Issues and Concerns

Children in Foster Care: Issues and Concerns | Psychiatric Times:

Child maltreatment is a broad term that includes neglect, physical abuse, sexual abuse, and emotional abuse; however, the US Department of Health and Human Services reports only on neglect and physical and sexual abuse. In the US, neglect is the most common form of maltreatment (75%), followed by physical abuse (17%), sexual abuse (8.3%), psychological maltreatment (6%), and medical neglect (2.2%).1

Richard Wexler: Family First Act Institutionalizes Institutions, Sets Up Prevention to Fail

Richard Wexler: Family First Act Institutionalizes Institutions, Sets Up Prevention to Fail - The Chronicle of Social Change:

Now that there finally is a bill, it is clear who has the greatest reason to oppose the so-called Family First Prevention Services Act: environmentalists.That’s because of how many forests will be destroyed to provide the paper for all the new plans, reports and assorted other documents that the bill mandates as a substitute for real change.

ANONYMOUS EXPOSES CPS - (Child Protectiion Service) 2016