Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Legally Kidnapped

Legally Kidnapped


Fight for Daughter Could Change Law in Kansas

Posted: 15 May 2012 09:42 PM PDT

Fight for Daughter Could Change Law in Kansas

A mother said her daughter was taken away from her and she's never been allowed her day in court to fight for her child. The woman's story has now inspired lawmakers to look into what they can do to change the system.


Charges against foster parent dismissed

Posted: 15 May 2012 09:05 PM PDT

Charges against foster parent dismissed

All criminal charges laid against a longtime Welland foster parent for Family and Children's Services Niagara have been dismissed.


Faith guides couple through Egyptian ordeal

Posted: 15 May 2012 08:58 PM PDT

Faith guides couple through Egyptian ordeal

A Durham couple is trying to rebuild their lives and business after years spent defending themselves against human trafficking charges that stemmed from their attempt to adopt twin Egyptian babies.


Foster child says she was abused numerous times

Posted: 15 May 2012 08:35 PM PDT

Foster child says she was abused numerous times

Another county foster parent is on trial for sexually assaulting three girls placed in his care by the local child care agency.


Case worker for DCF subcontractor accused of falsifying children's records

Posted: 15 May 2012 06:58 PM PDT

Case worker for DCF subcontractor accused of falsifying children's records

A case manager working for a state Department of Children and Families subcontractor was arrested Monday following accusations she falsified records relating to children under her care, according to records released Tuesday and an official.


Despite Progress, Forced-Adoption Practices Persist Throughout the United States

Posted: 15 May 2012 08:22 AM PDT

Despite Progress, Forced-Adoption Practices Persist Throughout the United States

This year has been a good year so far for an international community of mothers seeking redress for millions of forced adoptions that took place in the fifties, sixties, and seventies. In February, Australian legislators announced a plan to apologize for the coercive practices that unnecessarily separated thousands of families during this time. In March, Canada's forced adoptions began receiving media attention, with many activists calling for a federal inquiry similar to the one that revolutionized adoption in Australia. And just last week, American adoption victims from the aptly named Baby Scoop Era finally received some recognition for their losses when "Dan Rather Reports" featured their stories on national television.


Ban on mixed-race adoption deprived thousands of decent home life, says equality chief

Posted: 15 May 2012 06:49 AM PDT

Ban on mixed-race adoption deprived thousands of decent home life, says equality chief

Thousands of children have lost the chance of a decent life because of the ban on mixed-race adoption, the state equality chief has admitted.


Probation for girl linked to plot to kill boyfriend's adoptive parents

Posted: 15 May 2012 06:38 AM PDT


Probation for girl linked to plot to kill boyfriend's adoptive parents

A 17-year-old Tucson girl who was arrested on an attempted first-degree murder charge last fall was placed Monday on four years' probation.


Guest column: Agency should do more to keep families together

Posted: 15 May 2012 06:06 AM PDT

Guest column: Agency should do more to keep families together


Thirty-five years ago, as a young reporter for Wisconsin Public Radio, I produced a series of reports on child abuse and foster care. I was stunned to find that what was then the state Department of Health and Social Services didn't even know how many children were in foster care or how long they stayed in care. We had to send out our own survey to all 72 counties.


Concern over delays in finding adoptive families for children

Posted: 15 May 2012 06:02 AM PDT

Concern over delays in finding adoptive families for children

CHILDREN across the town who are placed into care are waiting longer to be adopted than their peers across the country.

Note: Perhaps if they weren't stealing so many kids, they wouldn't be having this problem.