Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Legally Kidnapped

Legally Kidnapped


Foster parent pleads guilty to sexually abusing 17-year-old girl in his care

Posted: 21 May 2012 09:31 PM PDT

Foster parent pleads guilty to sexually abusing 17-year-old girl in his care


A Forsyth County man who had served as foster parent to 10 troubled children over the years pleaded guilty Monday to sexually abusing a 17-year-old girl in his care more than two years ago.


Texas Cuts Efforts To Prevent Child Abuse

Posted: 21 May 2012 09:11 PM PDT

Texas Cuts Efforts To Prevent Child Abuse

A CBS 11 News investigation has found that, despite a staggering number of child deaths and injuries due to abuse, the state of Texas last year took away more than $27 million from programs meant to prevent such abuse.


Ontario must help Crown wards get on their feet

Posted: 21 May 2012 08:29 PM PDT

Ontario must help Crown wards get on their feet

An increasing number of parents consider themselves lucky if their "kids" finish their education, move out of the house and find a decent job much before they turn 30. So why do we put the bar so much higher for our most vulnerable youth?


Social Worker Admits She Wrote Bogus Time Sheets for Medicaid Money

Posted: 21 May 2012 08:11 PM PDT

Social Worker Admits She Wrote Bogus Time Sheets for Medicaid Money


A Paramus social worker admitted Monday to submitting fraudulent time sheets to her employer, the Youth Success Network in Passaic, for counseling services for troubled young people, Attorney General Jeffrey S. Chiesa said.


A disappearing link

Posted: 21 May 2012 07:54 PM PDT



A Forsyth County man who served as a foster parent was convicted Monday on charges that he sexually abused a 17-year-old girl in his care.

Note: This link came up in my news feeds and returned a "Page Not Found".  The headline says enough though.


USHER TESTIFIES My Ex-Wife Attacked ... and SPIT on My Girlfriend!!

Posted: 21 May 2012 07:47 PM PDT


USHER TESTIFIES My Ex-Wife Attacked ... and SPIT on My Girlfriend!!


Usher blasted his ex-wife in court today -- testifying that Tameka Foster flew into a jealous rage, hitting him, throwing food, and worst of all ... spitting on his girlfriend.



Facebook Apologizes to Mom for Banning Dying Son's Photos

Posted: 21 May 2012 07:34 PM PDT



After media attention, thousands of online comments and the work of one Mid-South mother, Facebook is backing off its controversial actions of removing graphic pictures of a terminally ill child.


Cherokee Nation Asking Supreme Court to Review Indian Child Welfare Act Case

Posted: 21 May 2012 07:24 PM PDT


Cherokee Nation Asking Supreme Court to Review Indian Child Welfare Act Case


The Cherokee Nation and one of its members are asking the U.S. Supreme Court to review a U.S. 10th Circuit Court of Appeals' ruling last April that the Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA) did not apply to what a three-judge panel termed "temporary" tribal citizenship conferred solely for ICWA purposes.


Adoptees Who Reunite With Lost Parent Risk Genetic Sexual Attraction

Posted: 21 May 2012 06:16 AM PDT

Adoptees Who Reunite With Lost Parent Risk Genetic Sexual Attraction


Julie DeNeen was raised by her biological mother and a step-father who adopted her after DeNeen's birth father relinquished his legal rights. But she yearned for the father she never knew, wondering why he abandoned her.


Foster care in the United States [infographic]

Posted: 21 May 2012 05:36 AM PDT


Foster care in the United States [infographic]

Going through the foster care system can make life a struggle for youth. Frequent placement changes can lead to poor educational and financial outcomes, and foster youth are often unprepared for emancipation leading to high levels of homelessness, incarceration, and mental health problems in early adulthood.