Monday, May 28, 2012

Legally Kidnapped

Legally Kidnapped


Revealed: Hundreds of words to avoid using online if you don't want the government spying on you (and they include 'pork', 'cloud' and 'Mexico')

Posted: 27 May 2012 08:38 PM PDT

Revealed: Hundreds of words to avoid using online if you don't want the government spying on you (and they include 'pork', 'cloud' and 'Mexico')

The Department of Homeland Security has been forced to release a list of keywords and phrases it uses to monitor social networking sites and online media for signs of terrorist or other threats against the U.S.

Note: I know this is a wee bit off topic, but how could I resist?


Lucky Fetuses - Baby LK Report For May 27th 2012

Posted: 27 May 2012 05:36 PM PDT


Killed runaway failed by state

Posted: 27 May 2012 03:51 PM PDT

Killed runaway failed by state

BY the time the 10-year-old runaway girl was killed by a car on a dark country road, the "very traumatised child" had been in 21 foster care placements with 11 different carers.



More Arizona kids stuck in foster care limbo

Posted: 27 May 2012 03:43 PM PDT


More Arizona kids stuck in foster care limbo


A recent increase in the number of foster children in Arizona has put mounting pressure on juvenile courts and made it more difficult to quickly resolve such cases.




'Don't Beat Me' Merton Council fostering ad criticised

Posted: 27 May 2012 03:38 PM PDT

'Don't Beat Me' Merton Council fostering ad criticised

The sight of a young child wearing boxing gloves above the caption "Now, No One Can Beat Me!" was designed to "grab people's attention", Merton Council said.


Joyce Maynard Announces Failure of Her Adoptive Family

Posted: 27 May 2012 02:56 PM PDT

Joyce Maynard Announces Failure of Her Adoptive Family


In 2010, Joyce Maynard wrote an article for More magazine announcing her adoption of two girls from Ethiopia. I read it (it's no longer available online), and although Ms. Maynard and I had never met, I wrote her, congratulating her — and adding, as a parent a little over a year into the adoption of a child (as opposed to a baby) myself, some words of caution. Ms. Maynard had declared herself "happy, happy, happy." I wrote knowing that even when "happy" didn't feel like the applicable adjective for our changed family, happiness still appeared in unexpected ways.


Arizona's courts overloaded with CPS cases

Posted: 27 May 2012 02:18 PM PDT

Arizona's courts overloaded with CPS cases


When the state of Arizona takes custody of a child because of suspected abuse or neglect, authorities ultimately have one goal: finding a safe, permanent home for the child.


Report urges support for kinship care

Posted: 27 May 2012 02:12 PM PDT


Report urges support for kinship care

As more of America's children are raised by relatives other than their parents, state and local governments need to do better in helping these families cope with an array of financial and emotional challenges, a new report concludes.


Juvenile justice system ineffective: Enforcement agencies

Posted: 27 May 2012 02:09 PM PDT

Juvenile justice system ineffective: Enforcement agencies

New Delhi : India's juvenile justice system has not been effective in safeguarding the rights of half a million street children in the capital, according to various enforcement agencies.


Rise in number of foster children in Arizona puts pressure on juvenile courts

Posted: 27 May 2012 02:05 PM PDT

Rise in number of foster children in Arizona puts pressure on juvenile courts

A recent increase in the number of foster children in Arizona has put mounting pressure on juvenile courts and made it more difficult to quickly resolve such cases.


Franklin Schools uses DYFS on parents

Posted: 27 May 2012 07:51 AM PDT