- Possible child abuse at foster home
- Heartbreak: Brothers and sisters in care being torn apart due to foster crisis
- Houston CPS force 4-year-old to take overprescribed psychotropic drugs
- University of Southern Maine’s Muskie School to lay off at least 11 because of DHHS changes
- Radically re-thinking the child welfare response to substance-abusing families
- Desmond Hatchett: Man With 30 Kids Requests Child-Support Break
- Child foster care license revoked in Cloquet
- Woman who sent back Russian boy must pay child support
- Maine needs more federal funding - so they're gearing up to snatch more kids!
- County hands over $1 million dollars to family whose son was taken by Child Protective Services
Posted: 19 May 2012 08:00 PM PDT
Possible child abuse at foster home
It appears that children were being physically and mentally abused for years at a children's home in the eastern Dutch town of Nieuwleusen. Three people have filed charges with the police, according to a local paper.
Posted: 19 May 2012 07:07 PM PDT
Heartbreak: Brothers and sisters in care being torn apart due to foster crisis
Brothers and sisters in care are being forced to live apart because of a record shortage of foster families.
Posted: 19 May 2012 12:20 PM PDT
Houston CPS force 4-year-old to take overprescribed psychotropic drugs
Here's 4-year-old Rachel Harrison before Child Protective Services took her away from her parents.
Posted: 19 May 2012 11:01 AM PDT
University of Southern Maine's Muskie School to lay off at least 11 because of DHHS changes
A loss of state research and training contracts will trigger at least 11 layoffs at the University of Southern Maine's Muskie School of Public Service, school officials confirmed this week.
Note: Oh the wonderful things these budget cuts are going to do for Maine. Eh?
Posted: 19 May 2012 10:22 AM PDT
Radically re-thinking the child welfare response to substance-abusing families
In the US, roughly half of all foster care cases involve children from substance-abusing families. The standard child welfare service response is to protect the child from abuse or neglect by placing them in foster care and referring the substance-abusing parent for drug treatment.
Posted: 19 May 2012 09:01 AM PDT
Desmond Hatchett: Man With 30 Kids Requests Child-Support Break
A 33-year-old Knoxville, Tenn. man with 30 children appeared in court this week to ask the state for child-support help, Memphis news station WREG reported Wednesday.
Posted: 19 May 2012 07:34 AM PDT
Child foster care license revoked in Cloquet
A Cloquet woman's child foster care license has been revoked.
A letter dated Wednesday to Tanya M. Nelson from the Minnesota Department of Human Services said her license was revoked because an individual who would have contact with children had not been able to demonstrate being free from chemical-use problems for the past two years. That's a requirement by Minnesota rules for child foster care, the letter said.
Posted: 19 May 2012 07:06 AM PDT
Woman who sent back Russian boy must pay child support
An American woman who adopted a Russian boy and later sent him back to Moscow on a one-way flight has been ordered to pay a sum of $150,000 and an additional $1,000 per month in child support until he's an adult.
Posted: 19 May 2012 06:37 AM PDT
OUR OPINION: Did systemic flaws contribute to infant's death?
The Department of Health and Human Services has good reasons to keep its records secret, but like all good rules, this one should have its exceptions.
Note: Yes folks! The anti-parent Rhetoric is heating up in the great state of Maine. One high profile child death is about to lead to pure hell for lots of innocent parents. One product of Maine's Foster Care System falls through the cracks on a day he didn't take his meds for PTSD which was due to his being molested by "different foster parents." Because of this one case, all the System Sucks are crawling out from under their rocks, wondering if Maine's reform efforts over the last ten years has gone a little too far in trying to keep children in their homes. Never mind the fact that this product of Maine's foster care system came out of it all fucked up and this is clearly nothing normal even for less than perfect parents. Everybody must suffer!
Just a little more info as to the way things are going in Maine these days...
The state's governor hates the poor even in a struggling economy! The Governor has cut funding to the programs that help to keep children safe in their homes! Yes folks! This is the same Governor who wants the NAACP to kiss his butt! And this total ass of a governor now suggests that the pendulum has swung the wrong way and the state is not quick enough to remove and too quick to return Maine's stolen children. And yes folks, the state gets federal dollars for every kid they take into their foster care system.
Governor Paul LePage, I think that your daddy must have hit you in the head a little too hard, one too many times. You should not mess with that which you clearly have no understanding of.
Posted: 19 May 2012 05:20 AM PDT
County hands over $1 million dollars to family whose son was taken by Child Protective Services
Kern County is handing over one million dollars to a family in the Weldon area for wrongfully taking their son out of their home in 2008. The dispute started between the child's school, South Fork Elementary School and parents over what their kid could eat. While the school can't comment on the case until the settlement is signed; attorneys on both sides are talking about the bigger issues being brought out by this case.
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