Thursday, May 10, 2012

Legally Kidnapped

Legally Kidnapped


Our Legal Advice to Octomom

Posted: 09 May 2012 01:20 PM PDT

Our Legal Advice to Octomom

Nadya Suleman, famous for having 14 children including eight at once in 2009, is in a triple train wreck of foreclosure, bankruptcy and child welfare problems. As she stares down a number of legal challenges with little outside support, Lawyers.com asked several lawyers to give her their advice for Octomom.


Secrecy inhibits child abuse reforms in Oklahoma, other states, report finds

Posted: 09 May 2012 12:20 PM PDT


Secrecy inhibits child abuse reforms in Oklahoma, other states, report finds


A culture of secrecy in Oklahoma and many other states is hindering efforts to reduce child abuse deaths and serious injuries, according to a report by a national child advocacy organization.




Rejected by US mom, boy adapts to life in Russia

Posted: 09 May 2012 11:57 AM PDT


Rejected by US mom, boy adapts to life in Russia

Two years after Artem Saveliev's American adoptive mother put him alone on a plane back to his homeland, the towheaded 9-year-old shivers and barks "No!" when asked if he ever would go back to the United States.


Contra Costa County foster child seeks to close 'gap' in transition to adult independence

Posted: 09 May 2012 11:52 AM PDT

Contra Costa County foster child seeks to close 'gap' in transition to adult independence


David Colby's life changed Monday.

On that day he turned 19 and joined more than 2,800 foster youth across the state who may find themselves without a housing safety net until next year.


Brighton man suing CAS, OPP

Posted: 09 May 2012 11:46 AM PDT

Brighton man suing CAS, OPP

A Brighton man claims he's being "hounded" by the local Children's Aid Society and OPP after being acquitted on a series of charges that alleged the assault of a young girl.


Monitors in child-welfare settlement won't approve DHS plan as-is

Posted: 09 May 2012 11:41 AM PDT


Monitors in child-welfare settlement won't approve DHS plan as-is


The monitors overseeing the child-welfare improvement plan for the Oklahoma Department of Human Services will not give their approval to the latest version, according to a statement Wednesday morning.




DHS worker won't testify about mandatory reporting case

Posted: 09 May 2012 11:36 AM PDT

DHS worker won't testify about mandatory reporting case

A Department of Human Services child protection worker expected to testify about statements Susan Freeman-Murdah made to her about allegations of child sexual abuse at the Broadway Neighborhood Center said she could not discuss her investigation without being ordered to do so by a judge.


China to Amass 1.45 Million Social Workers

Posted: 09 May 2012 09:23 AM PDT

China to Amass 1.45 Million Social Workers


An ambitious plan has been formulated by the Chinese government to build an army of 1.45 million social workers by 2020.


Report criticizes Oklahoma for laws on releasing child-abuse information

Posted: 09 May 2012 08:55 AM PDT


Report criticizes Oklahoma for laws on releasing child-abuse information


A culture of secrecy in Oklahoma and many other states is hindering efforts to reduce child-abuse deaths and serious injuries, according to a report by a national child-advocacy organization.





Inquest jury blames police for teen’s death, but rules it an accident

Posted: 09 May 2012 08:46 AM PDT

Inquest jury blames police for teen's death, but rules it an accident

An inquest jury has ruled Junior Manon's death an accident, but said police actions at his arrest contributed to his death.