Thursday, May 24, 2012

Legally Kidnapped

Legally Kidnapped


Pa. 'kids for cash' judge appeals conviction

Posted: 23 May 2012 11:17 PM PDT

Pa. 'kids for cash' judge appeals conviction


A northeastern Pennsylvania judge has appealed his conviction and sentence in the juvenile justice scandal known as "kids for cash," claiming the federal judge who presided over his trial allowed himself to be influenced by public opinion and should have removed himself from the case.


Children’s Services Investigating Alleged Abuses At Group Home For LGBT Teens

Posted: 23 May 2012 10:51 PM PDT



City Limits has a worrisome piece on the Gramercy Residence at Ungar House, a group home in Manhattan for queer runaways, now under investigation by the city's Administration for Children's Services.


Children's Services Investigating Alleged Abuses At Group Home For LGBT Teens



Death of Russian-born boy in US reignites adoption debate

Posted: 23 May 2012 09:54 PM PDT

Death of Russian-born boy in US reignites adoption debate


A 9-year-old Russian boy adopted by US parents died in a house fire last week, reminding Russians of several incidents of poor treatment of Russian orphans adopted by Americans.



Auditors find continuing problems at county social service agencies

Posted: 23 May 2012 09:02 PM PDT


Auditors find continuing problems at county social service agencies


County social service agencies don't do a good job of tracking foster children, leave federal funding on the table, have missing files on welfare checks and grant food stamps to too many ineligible people, a new state audit found.





Houston Child Protective Services made her a zombie

Posted: 23 May 2012 08:21 PM PDT

Houston Child Protective Services made her a zombie

Here's 4-year-old Rachel Harrison before Child Protective Services took her away from her parents.
Once CPS takes over, you can see the drastic changes for yourself.


Maryanne Godboldo Case Prompts Congressman to Request Feds Investigate Child Protective Services

Posted: 23 May 2012 08:07 PM PDT

Maryanne Godboldo Case Prompts Congressman to Request Feds Investigate Child Protective Services

The 7 Action News Investigators were the first to expose how a local court wasn't following the law when it came to removing children from their homes.


I was right to flee to save baby from social services, says mother

Posted: 23 May 2012 08:09 AM PDT


I was right to flee to save baby from social services, says mother 


A mother who fled to Spain to give birth after social services threatened to take her baby has been allowed to keep the youngster.




Foster carers in call for fairer, open system

Posted: 23 May 2012 07:40 AM PDT

Foster carers in call for fairer, open system


WHEN it comes to providing love, care and education in bringing up the state's 18,000 foster children, volunteer foster parents are the front line.


Realities of Child Protection Agency's US Start to Unravel

Posted: 23 May 2012 07:06 AM PDT

Realities of Child Protection Agency's US Start to Unravel


American people are not evil. Given information, they will do the right thing. But they're not given the information. Tim Robbins