How much money do foster parents make per kid?

With the government shutdown going on and all because of budget issues…i decided to take a look into some numbers related to foster care. Especially with the illegal immigrants who bring their children over, or send them unaccompanied… That’s another issue. let’s look at our own country and what they pay foster parents. The numbers […]

Can Parents Lose Custody Over Legal Marijuana Use? Absolutely.

Source: Click here for original content Scientific research confirms that most people who smoke marijuana before they have kids still occasionally get high after they become parents, and anecdotal research confirms that THC can make pushing a stroller through the park chill as hell. It is also a relatively safe stimulant in that if parents […]

Texas Child Protective Services Drug and Drug Testing Policy

(Knowledge is power) Source: TDPRS Substance Abuse Policy 1923 Testing for Substance Abuse 1923.1 Detection Periods for Substance Abuse For detection periods, see Appendix 1922.1: Detection Periods for Abused Substances. 1923.2 Diluted Samples Obtained During Testing A diluted sample indicates that a client drank a large amount of water at some time before the drug […]

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 […]

With woman missing, a mother worries

A Seminole woman hasn’t been seen since a court appearance Feb. 6, when she appeared to be pregnant. By CURTIS KRUEGER Published April 18, 2006 [Times photo: Dirk Shadd] Linda Steenberge, 61, holds a photograph of her missing daughter, Melissa Steenberge Pound, 34. The photo, which is about 2 years old, shows Pound with her […]

What it FEELS LIKE to be Falsely Accused!

Source: Courtesy of AFRA When your turn comes to answer a Child Protective Service Social Worker’s allegations, the very first thing you notice is her hostile attitude and adversative behavior. Since most of us have learned CIVILITY and Social Skills to deal with aggressors, we try to find out why this person is so ticked […]