Month: December 2007

  • Christmas – 3 Years Stuck

    If you haven’t read my story, you can find it here –Its Almost Tuesday, The True Story. This is my 4th Christmas without my son. The first was Christmas 2004; but it is as devastating for me today as then… if not more. It just doesn’t show as much. I have not spoken to my […]

  • Hostile? Leave the kids out of it…

    “Brainwashing” is a concept “too narrow” (Gardner, 1989) to capture the psychological manipulation involved in turning a child against his/her non-residential parent.

  • How to Bond With Your (Foster) Child

    Top 10 Five Minute Bonding Activities From Carrie Craft, Your Guide to Adoption / Foster Care. FREE Newsletter. Sign Up Now! These activities are not for every foster/adoptive parent or every foster/adoptive child. Only do what is comfortable for you and your foster/adopted child. Keep in mind: Child’s Age – Chronological and Emotional Child’s History […]

  • Online Privacy and our Children

    I recently had a situation in my own life come about with my 17 year old daughter and her use of the internet. To respect her privacy, I won’t go into it, but suffice it to say, I had some grave concerns with what she was doing, who she was talking to, and the information […]

  • Caseworkers changed, destroyed records in starvation case

      Documents: Counties changed, destroyed records in starvation case (AP) Caseworkers from two neighboring counties and a state agency doctored or destroyed records pertaining to a 4-year-old girl whose starved body was found stuffed into a picnic cooler, according to a newspaper’s review of court documents. One caseworker testified in a pretrial deposition that her […]

  • Department of Social and Health Services settles for $1.52 million

    14 different foster homes, 10 different schools its worth something I suppose – in Seattle, it awarded $1.52 million to two ex-foster children; but is it worth it at all? Of course not.  One of the two ex-foster children wouldn’t say its worth it those cold nights he lived on the streets.  Suffering the trauma […]

  • Settlement Reached in Lawsuit Filed After 2-Year-Old’s Death

    A photo of Whitney Williams, who was only 2-years-old when she died after being physically abused. 09/27/2005 PRINCESS ANNE, Md. (AP)– The Somerset County Department of Social Services on Monday settled a suit brought by the father of a fatally abused child for $50,000. The father, Clark Bell, sued Somerset County Social Services for $1 […]

  • Register Your Case Against the Department of Social and Health Services

    A lawsuit has been filed and is seeking class action status against the department alleging violations of constitutional rights. Nine Latina child care workers claim the state came into their homes and seized personal records in search of ‘phantom children’. The lawsuit also alleges discrimination against child care workers on the basis of ethnicity and […]

  • YakimA County, Washington: FOSTER ABUSE

    Yakima County, WA Yakima County, WA: (May-26-07) Tim Farris, a Bellingham, WA lawyer and critic of Washington’s foster-care system, has been known to repeatedly file lawsuits against the State Department of Social and Health Services. He filed one more lawsuit against the department recently, on behalf of injured children, accusing the department and social workers […]

  • Mattel Toy Recall

    Washington, DC: The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission reports that Mattel has received more than 400 reports of magnets coming loose in products such as Polly Pocket, Doggie Day Care, Barbie & Tanner, Batman and “Sarge” Die Cast toy cars. Unfortunately, under the Bush administration, the US Consumer Product Safety Commission staff has been cut […]

  • Foster Care Brain Damage — Settlements and Verdicts

    Baltimore, MD: (Dec-13-07) A lawsuit was brought against the state by the mother of a 6-year-old, alleging violation of rights. The suit claimed that Brandon, the severely brain-damaged boy lives in a hospital bed in the front room of his Southwest Baltimore home, being fed through a tube and undergoing daily dialysis because of abuse […]

  • Schaefer: Trial by jury needed to remove child

    Sunday, December 2, 2007 Last modified Thursday, November 29, 2007 9:03 AM EST Schaefer: Trial by jury needed to remove child By Tom Law Source: The Toccoa Record State Sen. Nancy Schaefer last week called for an overhaul of the state’s child protection services provided through the Department of Family and Children’s Services (DFCS). Among […]

  • Letters from Foster Care

    “In total, I have been to at least five or six or even seven foster homes because my mother would not quit looking for me.” by Gabrielle, age 11 Fostering Perspectives tries to reflect the voices of people involved in North Carolina’s child welfare system. * * * * * * * * * * […]

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