What exactly IS the definition of child abuse and neglect?

If you are accused of child abuse, what does that mean? When I was a child, it was common practice to get a spanking, or whopping. It was called discipline. Now days, spanking your child can get your child taken away from you and suddenly you are labeled an abuser for trying to teach your […]

Parents whose rights were terminated can now petition courts: Champion/Moran bill restores parental rights

Every state should follow this lead. This is an awesome step forward in the fight for child welfare system reform. Good job Minnesota!!! Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz signed into law legislation allowing the reestablishment of the parent/child relationship. At left, Lt. Gov. Peggy Flanagan and Sen. Bobby Champion, at right, Rep. Rena Moran and Sen. […]

Teen who vanished 11 years ago charged with killing kidnapper Dad

Before you read this article below, I want to put in my two cents worth. THIS BOY IS A VICTIM. LET HIM GO BACK TO HIS MAMA AND FAMILY THAT HE WAS TAKEN FROM AS A CHILD. That abusive man had no right to take him like that. By the looks of the comments to […]

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 […]

Understanding The Batterer In Custody and Visitation Disputes

If you are involved in a custody battle with your abuser, ESPECIALLY if Child Protective Services has involved themselves in your life, this article is a must-read. by R. Lundy Bancroft A sophisticated understanding of the mind of the abuser, his style as a parent, and of the tactics that he most commonly employs during […]

RICO Lawsuit Against County & District Clerks Association of Texas

FOTP Editor Files RICO Lawsuit Against County & District Clerks Association of Texas A federal Racketeering Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (RICO) lawsuit in Sherman last week. Fussell is our editor for the six Collin County newspapers FOTP Group has planned. This lawsuit, filed in the Southern District of the federal district in Texas, includes several plaintiffs […]

Breaking The Silence – Moms Losing Child Custody To Their Batterers?

This is the program that aired on Public Television in October of 2005. The documentary tells the stories of children who are taken away from their protective mothers. October is domestic violence awareness month This October – Listen. Breaking The Silence: Children’s Stories (BTS) chronicles the impact of domestic violence on children and the recurring […]

FLDS: READ THE APPEAL COURT RULING: ACTUAL COURT PAPERS

This ruling is an awesome show of the law and how it works.  CPS is rarely overturned.  In particular, to have the Third District Court of Appeals rule so specifically on the terms of what they can constitute “imminent danger” requiring the removal of a child, and also implementing the requirement to make every reasonable […]