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Saturday, December 16, 2017

When I Was 28 My Parents Told Me I Was Adopted and I had Siblings I Never Knew Existed

“Lord, if there’s any bitterness within me, please remove it”—this was the prayer I had found myself praying for several weeks in March 2014. I didn’t know why I was incorporating these prayers into my life. From my viewpoint, I had no enemies or anyone that I had ill will towards.

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Foster Care: How a California Politician Bent an Entire Child Welfare System to His Will

Meet Matt Rexroad. He is an ex-Marine who describes himself as “an influential part of California politics for more than 25 years.” The Sacramento Bee calls him “A no-nonsense political consultant who works to elect Republicans.” His clients have included the state Republican Party, the McCain presidential campaign and the Koch brothers-funded Americans for Prosperity. He’s also a former mayor of the city of Woodland, in Yolo County, near Sacramento, and a current member of the Yolo County Board of Supervisors.

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School Maintenance Worker Charged With Assaulting Foster Children



ST. CHARLES COUNTY, Mo. (KMOX) – A longtime maintenance worker at the St. Charles School District has been charged with sexually assaulting two foster children in his home.

Samuel Sanchez-Mora, 39, of St. Peters is charged with one count of statutory sodomy and fourth-degree assault.

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Manatee man accused of sexually abusing adopted daughter



Albert Ferrell, 65, was charged with sexual battery. Officials said he bonded out of jail this week.

The probable cause affidavit states the victim was taken into the Ferrell's home when she was 13-years-old. It stated she started sleeping with Ferrell two years later when she was officially adopted by the family.

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Sheriff: Child protection investigator fired for helping a friend try to win bitter custody battle

PINELLAS COUNTY, Fla. — Cortney Warren said a Pinellas County Child Protection Investigator made her believe she was the center of an investigation into alleged abuse against her children. 

Sheriff Bob Gualtieri fired Jayne Johnson, 56, on Friday after a review board found, “Johnson misused her position as a child protection investigator.”

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Philly Child Protection Agency Contractor Charged in Child Porn Case



A longtime contractor with the Philadelphia Department of Human Services has been arrested and charged in New Jersey with possession of child pornography.

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Task Force Hears That Some Issues With Kan. Foster Care System Aren’t New

Descriptions of an underfunded, under-resourced foster care system short on child placement options sounded familiar to Kansas lawmakers and child welfare advocates at a task force meeting this week.

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