Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Legally Kidnapped

Legally Kidnapped


Women arrested for paternity test con

Posted: 24 Apr 2012 04:32 AM PDT

Women arrested for paternity test con

Alleged Facebook con woman Dalene Crawford, who has been accused of fleecing a mother who wanted to rig a paternity test, is behind bars.


Accused of killing our son... then robbed of our newborn daughter: The couple wrongly blamed for shaking their rickets-stricken baby to death relive their horrific ordeal

Posted: 24 Apr 2012 04:27 AM PDT

Accused of killing our son... then robbed of our newborn daughter: The couple wrongly blamed for shaking their rickets-stricken baby to death relive their horrific ordeal


Jayda Wray came home on Good Friday for the first time. 

The excited little girl, wearing a bright red cardigan, was carried through the front door by her father and mother, who had waited since the day she was born for the precious moment.



False abuse accusations against teachers 'on the rise'

Posted: 24 Apr 2012 04:15 AM PDT

False abuse accusations against teachers 'on the rise'

Teachers across Canada are having their reputations ruined as increasing numbers get falsely accused of abusing their students, or acting inappropriately with them, experts say.


Norway children back home: Top 10 developments

Posted: 24 Apr 2012 04:09 AM PDT

Norway children back home: Top 10 developments

The Norway nightmare, which lasted almost 12 months, has finally ended for the Indian family with toddlers Abhigyan and Aishwarya returning home today morning. The children landed in Delhi a little before 10 am with their paternal uncle Arunabhas Bhattacharya, foster father and a case worker from Norway's Child Welfare Services (CWS). Here are the top 10 developments in the case so far:


Court victory for First Nations child welfare

Posted: 24 Apr 2012 03:53 AM PDT

Court victory for First Nations child welfare

In a much-anticipated decision Wednesday, the court rejected the federal government's efforts to First Nations groups to avoid the argument for better funding for child welfare on reserves.


'I felt like an island - like an infectious leper': Child abuse survivor waives anonymity after years of torment by adoptive father to help other victims

Posted: 23 Apr 2012 09:55 PM PDT


'I felt like an island - like an infectious leper': Child abuse survivor waives anonymity after years of torment by adoptive father to help other victims

A young woman who suffered years of sexual abuse at the hands of her adoptive father has courageously revealed her identity to help other victims.


Vulnerable children social worker banned for driving over the limit

Posted: 23 Apr 2012 09:46 PM PDT

Vulnerable children social worker banned for driving over the limit

Social worker who reported his neighbour for drink-driving banned for doing the same thing.


British Social Workers Now Have A New Reason To Snatch Kids!

Posted: 23 Apr 2012 09:30 PM PDT

Child abuse laws 'out of date'

The law on child abuse is failing to protect children suffering neglect and emotional trauma and needs updating, according to a newly published report.



Why are huge numbers of Black, Latino children in California foster care?

Posted: 23 Apr 2012 09:02 PM PDT

Why are huge numbers of Black, Latino children in California foster care?

Child advocates and activists charge money is the driving force behind California's racially imbalanced foster care system and statewide hearings on the disproportionate numbers Black and Latino children in child welfare have offered no viable solutions.


Ask Us Who We Are OFFICIAL TRAILER

Posted: 23 Apr 2012 08:30 PM PDT




Ask Us Who We Are is a documentary film produced and directed by Bess O'Brien. Ask Us Who We Are is a film focused on the challenges and extraordinary lives of youth in foster care. The film is a reflection on loss and the search for belonging and finding family. Although the film highlights the heartbreak that many foster care youth carry with them as they move through their lives, the documentary also reveals the tremendous strength and perseverance that grows out of their determination to survive and thrive.


Officer who shelved abuse cases keeps job

Posted: 23 Apr 2012 07:59 PM PDT

Officer who shelved abuse cases keeps job

A police officer who shelved dozens of child abuse files in Wairarapa will keep his job and rank after undergoing an internal employment investigation.


What some asshole said...

Posted: 23 Apr 2012 07:55 PM PDT

Woman returns from US 50 years after adoption

Posted: 23 Apr 2012 11:39 AM PDT

Woman returns from US 50 years after adoption

Taylor Kidd, a Taiwan-born woman adopted by an American family nearly 50 years ago, had a joyful reunion with her biological mother in Chunglih, Taoyuan County, yesterday evening, immediately after her arrival from Honolulu, Hawaii.


Wisconsin improves reporting of injuries to children under its watch

Posted: 23 Apr 2012 11:34 AM PDT

Wisconsin improves reporting of injuries to children under its watch

A law spurred by the beating death of a 13-month-old Milwaukee boy has significantly improved the public accountability of those charged with protecting Wisconsin's abused and neglected children, according to a state-by-state analysis of child maltreatment disclosure regulations.


Etan Patz: His disappearance started the era of parent anxiety

Posted: 23 Apr 2012 10:37 AM PDT

Etan Patz: His disappearance started the era of parent anxiety


Etan Patz disappeared in 1979 and so did a nation's innocence. He vanished in broad daylight in Manhattan, sparking an era of parent anxiety – Amber alerts, milk carton photos – and  sheltered American children.



NRI children's custody given to uncle

Posted: 23 Apr 2012 10:09 AM PDT

NRI children's custody given to uncle

A Norwegian court on Monday handed over two NRI children to their paternal uncle, ending months of custody row that saw India stepping up diplomatic pressure on Norway to send back the kids, taken away by the Child Welfare Service here last year and kept in foster care.


Group to help ease foster care backlog

Posted: 23 Apr 2012 06:15 AM PDT

Group to help ease foster care backlog

An Oklahoma organization is seeking volunteers to collect documents and information from potential foster parents to help ease the state Department of Human Services' backlog in completing home studies.


Falsely accused teacher calls for accountability

Posted: 23 Apr 2012 05:48 AM PDT

Falsely accused teacher calls for accountability

An Ontario substitute teacher who was cleared of abuse allegations is speaking out, suggesting that parents and students be held accountable for making false accusations.