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Foster dad sentenced to prison for using Taser on kids

Posted: 23 Aug 2013 04:58 PM PDT

The children were found with at least two dozen burn marks on their stomachs and arms.

‘That Was A Nightmare’: One North Carolina Boy’s Foster Care Story

Posted: 23 Aug 2013 04:42 PM PDT

‘That Was A Nightmare’: One North Carolina Boy’s Foster Care Story

Jed Maddalon entered foster care after he was found chained to a bed. While he now has a loving family, Jed’s journey through North Carolina’s child welfare system was harrowing. WCNC Charlotte featured his story and it begins with Jed almost dying:

CHILDREN DRESSED UP AS BRIDES AND GROOMS FOR ADOPTION DAY AT SOUTHWEST JUSTICE CENTER

Posted: 23 Aug 2013 12:01 PM PDT

CHILDREN DRESSED UP AS BRIDES AND GROOMS FOR ADOPTION DAY AT SOUTHWEST JUSTICE CENTER

A parent we know is at court right now in Riverside County, California. Here is a message I received from her just a few moments ago. This is soooo very disturbing!

Family Law Advisory Commission Review of Proposed Rules for Guardians ad litem

Posted: 23 Aug 2013 10:30 AM PDT

Family Law Advisory Commission Review of Proposed Rules for Guardians ad litem

The following letter was sent out this morning to the Hon Leigh Saufley directly with copies going to the Governor and members of the Judiciary Committee. While the Hon Leigh Saufley asked for commentary from the committee that is working on reforming the Guardian ad litem complaint process – MeGALalert, and the consumers of the Divorce Industry do have a say in what happens with any reform. This maybe even more so when considering that the Family Law Advisory Commission had not one consumer.

How Child ‘Protective’ Services Can Get You Shot & Take Your Kid

Posted: 23 Aug 2013 09:22 AM PDT

How Child ‘Protective’ Services Can Get You Shot & Take Your Kid

A tragic incident where a father was needlessly killed by police officers, who were trying to take his son to place him in foster care, has received new attention thanks to friends of the family and the man’s mother, who have refused to let the case die.

Teen moms: Foster youth more likely to have children and need help

Posted: 23 Aug 2013 09:02 AM PDT

Teen moms: Foster youth more likely to have children and need help

Teenage girls in foster care are 2.5 times more likely to become pregnant by age 19 than those not in foster care. By age 21, a full 50 percent of foster youth will have given birth to at least one child, a rate more than double the same-age population. We have been successful in reducing the number of teen pregnancies in California, but we have not been able to reduce the number of teen pregnancies among foster youth.

Child Protective Services: Your Worst Nightmare

Posted: 23 Aug 2013 05:56 AM PDT

Child Protective Services: Your Worst Nightmare

Most people would agree that there are unfortunately times when children must be protected from neglectful or dangerous parents. As a former law enforcement official, I know this better than most.

Even more unfortunately, there are times when parents need to be protected from overzealous autocratic bureaucrats who use children as pawns to further their own ends and feather their own nests.

Immigration law ‘is keeping father of four from his family in Britain’

Posted: 23 Aug 2013 05:33 AM PDT

Immigration law ‘is keeping father of four from his family in Britain’

A married father of four has yet to see his baby daughter in the flesh because of a new immigration rule that he says is tearing his family apart.

More problems found in Richmond social services

Posted: 23 Aug 2013 05:26 AM PDT

More problems found in Richmond social services

A months-long investigation of the Richmond Department of Social Services, the third examination in recent months, has found further problems in the agency’s care of children and a lack of even basic understanding of procedures.

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