Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Legally Kidnapped

Legally Kidnapped


BREAKING: As A Youth, Honey Nut Cheerios Bee Severely Molested By Foster Father

Posted: 14 May 2012 08:20 PM PDT


BREAKING: As A Youth, Honey Nut Cheerios Bee Severely Molested By Foster Father


The Onion, a satirical newspaper we've loved since their 2001 headline "Gay-Pride Parade Sets Mainstream Acceptance Of Gays Back 50 Years," has a hilarious new story about General Mills rebranding the Honey Nut Cheerios Bee's backstory to be more "real."

General Mills Gives Honey Nut Cheerios Bee Intense Backstory Of Childhood Foster Home Abuse In Bizarre Rebranding Effort



Ontario urged to revamp foster care system

Posted: 14 May 2012 07:37 PM PDT

Ontario urged to revamp foster care system


Eric Hoskins, Ontario's Minister of Children and Youth Services, says he intends to make changes to the province's child welfare system after hearing from a group of young adults about their lives in foster care.


'High levels of burnout' in child protection staff

Posted: 14 May 2012 07:19 PM PDT


'High levels of burnout' in child protection staff

SOCIETY MUST prioritise the most important duties of child protection workers as they cannot do everything currently expected of them, the Health Service Executive's national director of child and family services has warned.


Halle Berry - Halle Berry Considers Approaching Barack Obama Over Child Protection Laws

Posted: 14 May 2012 06:52 PM PDT

Halle Berry - Halle Berry Considers Approaching Barack Obama Over Child Protection Laws

Halle Berry is planning to reach out to U.S. President Barack Obama to appeal for special child protection laws regarding the paparazzi presence outside kids' schools after clashing with snappers last week (ends13May12).


Struck-off social worker Julian Swan loses appeal

Posted: 14 May 2012 10:27 AM PDT

Struck-off social worker Julian Swan loses appeal

A former Vale of Glamorgan social worker who failed to warn a foster family about a teenager's history of sexually inappropriate behaviour has lost his appeal after being struck off.


International adoptions plummet globally

Posted: 14 May 2012 08:17 AM PDT

International adoptions plummet globally

The number of international adoptions has plummeted to its lowest point in 15 years.


A tragic finish for a one-time happy ending

Posted: 14 May 2012 07:06 AM PDT

A tragic finish for a one-time happy ending


We first met him in this space on the day before Thanksgiving way back in 1998 -- a shy, smiling 9-year-old refugee from Maine's foster-care circuit whose wildest dreams had just come true: He had a new mom and dad. He had a new home, a new neighborhood, a new school. He had, for the first time in his anything-but-easy young life, an anything-is-possible future.


Foster system leaves children isolated, vulnerable: report

Posted: 14 May 2012 06:58 AM PDT

Foster system leaves children isolated, vulnerable: report

TORONTO Ontario's child welfare system needs fundamental change to address the isolation, vulnerability and abandonment experienced by too many children in foster care and group homes, says a groundbreaking report written by youth about their plight.


Rohtak shelter home: Inmates’ children‘sold’

Posted: 14 May 2012 06:05 AM PDT

Rohtak shelter home: Inmates' children'sold'

Ongoing investigations by the Haryana police in the Rohtak shelter home case has revealed that the accused Jaswanti Devi, the incharge of the shelter home, had allegedly sold two minor boys - sons of two inmates of the same shelter home - to two families. Fatima's son was sold to a Aligarh, Uttar Pradesh-based family for Rs 60,000. Ramwati's son was sold to a Delhi-based family for Rs 31,000. Meanwhile, Jaswanti Devi's sister-in-law Sheela (wife of Satish Kumar - Jaswanti's cousin, already in police custody), was also arrested for being part of the gang.


Foster care in Maine: Will one dumb politician undo a decade of progress?

Posted: 14 May 2012 05:21 AM PDT

Foster care in Maine: Will one dumb politician undo a decade of progress?


I've written often about the transformation of child welfare in Maine, and how child safety improved after the state abandoned a take-the-child-and-run approach in favor of one which emphasizes safe, proven programs to keep families together.  I've written about how the death of Logan Marr, a little girl taken needlessly from her mother only to die at the hands of her foster mother, a former child welfare caseworker, shocked the conscience of the state.