Thursday, April 12, 2012

Legally Kidnapped

Legally Kidnapped


Baby P case leads to surge in applications to remove children

Posted: 12 Apr 2012 04:33 AM PDT

Baby P case leads to surge in applications to remove children

The Baby P social worker scandal has led to a surge in applications to take children into care, according to new figures that show they now top 10,000 a year.


Hit hard by budget cuts, DFCS strains as workload jumps

Posted: 12 Apr 2012 04:23 AM PDT

Hit hard by budget cuts, DFCS strains as workload jumps

More abused and neglected children are getting state protection under an aggressive new policy mandate, but deep budget cuts are threatening efforts to help those children and their families heal, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution has found.


Edmonton foster mother sentenced in death of child in 2009

Posted: 11 Apr 2012 10:20 PM PDT

Edmonton foster mother sentenced in death of child in 2009

An Edmonton foster mother has been given her sentence for killing a child in her care more than three years ago.


Nebraska governor signs child welfare reforms

Posted: 11 Apr 2012 10:13 PM PDT

Nebraska governor signs child welfare reforms

Gov. Dave Heineman has signed five Nebraska child welfare bills into law, calling the measures an important step forward in the state's effort to improve services.


Foster system at breaking point as 10,000 children go into care

Posted: 11 Apr 2012 10:04 PM PDT

Foster system at breaking point as 10,000 children go into care

Social workers are more willing to go to court to protect children in the wake of 'Baby P' scandal


10,000 children taken into care: Numbers have doubled in the past four years

Posted: 11 Apr 2012 08:41 PM PDT

10,000 children taken into care: Numbers have doubled in the past four years

The number of children taken into care has hit a record 10,000 in one year.



St. Charles County foster parent charged with child abuse

Posted: 11 Apr 2012 09:32 AM PDT

St. Charles County foster parent charged with child abuse

A former St. Charles County foster parent under scrutiny after an infant nearly died in her care in 2009 now faces criminal charges.


MELISSA ETHERIDGETammy Burned Our KidWith a Cigarette

Posted: 11 Apr 2012 07:01 AM PDT

MELISSA ETHERIDGETammy Burned Our KidWith a Cigarette

Melissa Etheridge has just filed legal docs, claiming her former domestic partner,Tammy Lynn Michaels, accidentally burned one of their kids with a cigarette.


Adoption agency closing stuns prospective parents

Posted: 11 Apr 2012 06:39 AM PDT

Adoption agency closing stuns prospective parents

A San Antonio adoption agency has closed abruptly, sending more than 30 prospective parents in Texas and around the world into a panic as they assume the worst about whether they'll receive a baby or get their money back.


Adopted or abducted?

Posted: 11 Apr 2012 06:31 AM PDT

Adopted or abducted?

Veil of secrecy lifts slowly on decades of forced adoptions for unwed mothers around the globe.


Probe into toddler Phoenix Sinclair's murder could put social workers at risk: documents

Posted: 11 Apr 2012 06:00 AM PDT

Probe into toddler Phoenix Sinclair's murder could put social workers at risk: documents

Social workers involved in the Phoenix Sinclair case claim their personal safety will be at risk if their identities are disclosed at an upcoming public inquiry into the child's shocking murder.

Note: The poor things.  These social workers should be treated like any other criminal.  They should get no special treatment.  Nor should their identities be protected for safety purposes.  What they should do is treat them like any other predator, put a list with their names and photo's online, put posters around their neighborhoods... "This person steals children."


Law Would Strengthen Troops' Child Custody Rights

Posted: 11 Apr 2012 05:40 AM PDT

Law Would Strengthen Troops' Child Custody Rights

The House Armed Services Committee is trying to drum up Pentagon support for a bill that would strengthen servicemembers' rights in child custody disputes.

The committee has asked Defense Secretary Leon Panetta to endorse the Servicemember Family Protection Act, which would prevent family court judges from ruling against servicemembers in child custody cases based solely on their past or future deployments.


Jack Wagner's Newly Discovered Daughter

Posted: 11 Apr 2012 05:18 AM PDT