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Saturday, May 19, 2018

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Relatives say they don't get the foster care money Kentucky owes them

Accusing state officials of "a brazen violation of federal law," a group of grandparents and other relatives raising children removed from homes because of abuse or neglect have filed a lawsuit seeking foster payments they say they are entitled to under a court ruling last year.

"They're not in it for the money, but they need help," said Lexington lawyer Richard Dawahare, who filed the lawsuit Thursday on behalf of 14 adults and 21 children.  "They need help raising these kids."

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Kansas governor signs adoption law

Kansas Gov. Jeff Colyer signed legislation Friday granting legal protections to faith-based adoption agencies that cite their religious beliefs for not placing children in lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender homes, an action that quickly became an issue as he runs this year to keep his office.

The Republican governor signed the measure during a ceremony at a Christian boys’ home outside Wichita, surrounded by supporters who view it as a religious-freedom measure. But the Democratic Party and one of Colyer’s opponents in the GOP primary immediately criticized him as supporting discrimination.

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Law allows punishment of bad parents without new proof

She acknowledges that as a teenager she failed at making smart choices. While living in fear of an abusive boyfriend, she endured the violence until it turned to her seven-month-old son.

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Treatment facility for girls raided following abuse allegations

Authorities used a search warrant to raid a girls home in Texas after almost 100 instances of abuse were reported.

Those allegations included reports of girls aged six to 17 being hog-tied and sexually assaulted.

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Every bishop in Chile just resigned over the child sex abuse scandal

Thirty-four Chilean bishops have resigned together over the Catholic child sex abuse scandals.

The unprecedented move — which saw the entire Chilean church leadership offer to step down — came shortly after a meeting with Pope Francis over the scale of sexual abuse and its cover-up in Chile. It is to date the most significant formal acceptance of responsibility for abuse by members of the church hierarchy anywhere in the world.

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"Insufficient Evidence" To Suggest Sherin's Adoptive Parents Abused Her: Report



HOUSTON:  In a new twist in the Sherin Mathews' case, US child protection authorities say they have found "insufficient evidence" if the deceased Indian toddler was physically abused by her adoptive mother and blamed "an unknown perpetrator" for her injuries, prior to her adoption.

Ms Sherin, 3, was found dead in mysterious circumstances in a culvert in Richardson, in suburban Dallas, Texas, on October 22, two weeks after her Indian-American foster parents reported her missing.

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Friday, May 18, 2018

Court orders Irish social workers to inform parents of UK applications

Irish social workers must "stop immediately" the practice of acting in conjunction with their UK counterparts in seeking the return to Britain of children at the centre of care proceedings without the parents' knowledge of that application, the Court of Appeal has said.

If it does not stop, social workers could face contempt of court proceedings, Mr Justice Gerard Hogan said. He also expressed the "deepest misgivings" about the conduct of Irish and English social workers in one such case.


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Auditor general: $90M needed to fix broken child welfare system

The unveiling of Pennsylvania Auditor General Eugene DePasquale’s plan Wednesday is the third time in recent years he has drawn attention to the state’s beleaguered child welfare system .

Pennsylvania’s auditor general has a 28-point plan that he believes can start fixing what he calls a broken child welfare system and provide front-line workers with the resources, training and time necessary for safeguarding children in danger of abuse and neglect.

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One Colorado foster child moved 46 times. Toughest cases get more attention, but resources are stretched

The list of Colorado foster kids predicted to have the toughest time getting adopted has 81 names.

More >> One Colorado foster child moved 46 times. Toughest cases get more attention, but resources are stretched

Students with special needs in B.C. still face seclusion, physical restraint in schools

A new report from the advocacy group, Inclusion B.C., claims routine restraint and seclusion of children with special needs in schools hasn't improved much since its previous report in 2013 led to new guidelines — prompting the provincial education minister to promise new guidelines for schools by the end of the calendar year.

It says the impact of the practice in schools includes "profound, lasting emotional and/or physical trauma" for students.

More >> Students with special needs in B.C. still face seclusion, physical restraint in schools

Japan on U.S. list of nations noncompliant with Hague Treaty

WASHINGTON (Jiji Press) — The U.S. State Department on Wednesday listed Japan as one of countries showing a pattern of noncompliance with the so-called Hague Treaty that sets procedures to settle cross-border parental child abduction cases.

Japan joined the Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction in 2014, and it is the first time since then that the nation has been put on the list in the department’s annual report on the issue of children taken by one parent following the breakup of international marriages.

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Jury finds Christian missionary from Oregon guilty of abusing Cambodian orphans



PORTLAND, Ore. — A U.S. jury found a Christian missionary from Oregon guilty Wednesday of multiple sex abuse charges for molesting children living at an unlicensed Cambodian orphanage that he operated in Phnom Penh over a period of years.

Daniel Stephen Johnson, 40, was convicted of six counts of engaging in illicit sexual conduct in a foreign place and one count each of travel with the intent to engage in illicit sexual conduct and aggravated sexual assault with children. He faces a minimum of 30 years in prison when sentenced in August in Eugene, Oregon.

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JOSHUA TREE COUPLE CHARGED WITH CHILD ABUSE AWARDED CUSTODY

The Joshua Tree couple charged with felony child abuse has a victory Thursday. After a long day in family court in San Bernardino Daniel Panico and Mona Kirk got their children back.

The pair was arrested in late February after police say they found their three children under the age of 15 found living in a makeshift shelter near their mobile home on their property.

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Thursday, May 17, 2018

Man on trial over Family Court bombings

A former firefighter accused of a string of Sydney bombings and murders in the 1980s allegedly told his ex-wife a Family Court judge "won't be there much longer" weeks before he was shot dead.

Opening the crown case on Tuesday, prosecutor Ken McKay said when the ex-wife asked if the judge was going on holidays, Leonard John Warwick replied: "No, he won't be there at all."

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Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Trump HHS considers using military bases to house immigrant children

Officials from the Department of Health and Human Services are visiting four U.S. military bases in Texas and Arkansas that could be used as additional facilities to house immigrant children forcibly separated from their mothers and fathers - as the parents face prosecution for illegally entering the United States.

HHS has not made a formal request of the Department of Defense for use of the facilities, but the informal visits show that federal agencies are preparing for the Trump administration's plans to prosecute all immigrant adults who enter the country illegally.

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Oklahoma child welfare director resigns, citing stress

Oklahoma’s director of child services says she’s resigning because of the stress of her job and the pressure of implementing a 2012 legal agreement.

The Oklahoman reports that Jami Ledoux announced her resignation Tuesday as the director of the Oklahoma Department of Human Services’ child welfare division. Her resignation is effective May 31.

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Child welfare agents investigate claims abused and neglected kids are being held like prisoners

Child welfare administrators are investigating a report that adolescents in a Miami Gardens shelter for abused and neglected children are being treated like virtual prisoners in a compound with a fence and a locked gate.

The allegations were made by a court-ordered guardian for children in the child welfare system, Evin Daly, who said he reported his concerns to Florida’s child abuse hotline. They involve the His House Children’s Home, which houses foster kids who haven’t been able to find a more traditional home. Currently, 76 children and adolescents live at the shelter.

More >> Child welfare agents investigate claims abused and neglected kids are being held like prisoners

CPS report details prior alleged abuse investigation in Sherin Mathews case

Mathews had suffered fractures in her shoulders, arm and leg, but officials "found insufficient evidence" that her adoptive parents abused her.


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Oklahoma bishops praise new protections for Catholic adoption agencies

With the signing of a bill preserving the religious freedom of adoption agencies in Oklahoma, Gov. Mary Fallin drew praise from the state’s Catholic bishops on Friday.

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The Maine Child Protective Service Handbook

This is the literature that a child snatcher gives to the parents when they are doing a child abuse investigation in Maine.

I know it's all bullshit, but I'm posting it anyway.


Tuesday, May 15, 2018

LK vs CPS

Here is the audio from my meeting a CPS worker with who was assigned to investigate a bullshit report by a dumbass social worker at my daughters school. 

I am posting this for educational purposes so that you can learn how to deal with CPS. Right from the start.  Don't give them anything to work with.  This case was closed with no finding of abuse after 8 days from the initial report.

I was going to wait to post this, but I guess it doesn't really matter, right?




Part 1


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Part 4


Part 5



No matter how good I do, these assholes just won't stop. 

I will have lots more to say on Legally Kidnapped about this.

To follow the story...
http://legallykidnapped.blogspot.com/search/label/My%20Case

My beautiful wife had to spend Mothers Day with CPS up her ass but now they're gone.


I just got a call from the CPS worker who was assigned to my case.  She informed me that they are closing my case with no finding of abuse.  Today is May 15th, the initial report was made on May 7th.  That's 8 days people.

I honestly have nothing bad to say about the CPS worker.  I'm not going to lie.  She treated me fairly and we were able to come to a resolution that I am satisfied with quickly.  I appreciate that because it was all bullshit to begin with.  Of course I can't speak for other families on her caseload so I won't, but I'm not going to bash her in any way because I personally have no reason to.

That doesn't mean I'm going to let it go at that.  I will take a quick sigh of relief, then get right back to fighting.

PJ Miles
First of all, I did have a 2 minute phone conversation with a psycho bitch from KidsPeace Maine alternative response by the name of PJ Miles, who accused me of verbal aggression and trying to bully her over the phone.  That pissed me off and I have filed a complaint against her and will file one against her professional license as well as with the state of Maine DHHS.  I'm sure that had I bowed down and kissed her ass from the start, she might have liked me.  I'm also sure had I not refused to work with her, we'd be fighting it out for 35 days, which is how long Maine CPS has to complete an investigation, or she'd try to impose services on my family or who knows.  KidsPeace is a private agency that makes it's money by contracting with CPS so of course they're going to milk it.

I did fill out a form on the KidsPeace website which is apparently their main office in Pennsylvania.  I wanted to make sure they saw my earlier blog post.


And I even got a canned response that does not address my issue.  I do not expect my issue to be addressed.  They will try to sweep it under the rug, but it's there forever anyway.


Now I just have to deal with a rat problem at the school.  Then there is the issue of dealing with the school so that this doesn't continue to happen.  Perhaps I just have to work on rebuilding my relationship and my trust with the school.  Perhaps I should demand that they have better training so that they know the difference between what and what not to report.  This is much harder done than said.  I trusted the person who made the report.  We are supposed to be a part of a team.  We are supposed to be all working together for the common good.  And they know damn well what my kid is like.  I feel like I'm the one who is supposed to take it for the team.  I feel like they stabbed me in the back.

I also need to say...

CPS did not enter my home.  I clearly stated that she would need a warrant.

CPS did not speak to or interact with my children.  Although the worker did "have to lay eyes on them," we came up with a way for her to do that without interacting with my kids.

What I did do was this.  After I refused services with the Alternative Response worker, the case was kicked back to CPS.  The CPS worker called the next day wanting to meet with myself and my wife.  I had assumed it would be a different ARS worker, but now it was a real CPS worker.  So I invited her to a meeting that I already had set up with my daughters case manager and invited her JCCO.  Both professionals who I have been working with for months.  Both who have been in my home.  Both who are helping me to deal with the special needs.  So this CPS worker got to hear a bit about our struggles with my special needs 15 year old, and all the POSITIVE THINGS we had been doing for the last several months.

That was all she needed.

The meeting took place on Friday and she notified me that she was closing the case today.


For earlier posts regarding this case, CLICK HERE

Fathers Protest Against Discrimination after Divorce

This is an article from Croatia, I can't copy the text.  It's still worth reading.

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Sixties Scoop survivors reflect on lives 'never to be the same'

​Longman, who is now 53, was one of an estimated 20,000 Indigenous children who were taken from their homes and placed with mostly non-Indigenous parents between the '50s and '80s, and in what became known as the Sixties Scoop.

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