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Story of a Mum and her son - fighting DHS who took my boy

on Tue, 10/08/2013 - 19:12
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Story of a Mum and her son - fighting DHS who took my boy

Here is my story. Now I know some people who read this will judge me. I judge myself for two years I had to look at my sons empty cot I spent many hours just sitting in his room holding his favorite teddy just crying.

It all started when I was 12 and went into foster care.I grew up in what they call a residential unit, a place for unwanted kids. My up bringing there was hell. I got beaten up every day by the kids n carers.

Fast forward 5 years DHS kicked me out. I fell pregnant and they got involved, their reason for getting involved... I had no parents so I didn't know how to be a parent.

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Has anyone else come across a similar situation?

on Fri, 09/20/2013 - 22:06

My partner of four years has three daughters who are now 17, 14 and 13.

They live with their maternal grand parents in NSW. DOCS took them from their biological mother early 2006. Three years after she and my partner had separated.
Up until a few weeks ago I wasn't aware of the exact details of the girls placement. I have met their mum and spoken to my partners family and friends enough to know she had serious substance abuse problems at that time (still struggles with alcohol)
A few weeks ago the youngest daughter (who we talked to by phone once or twice a week, started ringing every
day

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Unforgotten Angels - Child abuse and child sexual abuse

on Mon, 04/15/2013 - 11:52
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Unforgotten Angels - Child abuse and child sexual abuse

In your email you’ve asked if I was abused as a child. That’s a question that has been asked many times and I will attempt to answer, you can decide for yourself.

I’ve been asked many times if I have been abused or what made me decide to write about child abuse and child sexual abuse. In most cases I have given a flippant response or not really responded at all. There are very few people who know anything about me personally.

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Years of distress after forced adoption

on Fri, 03/29/2013 - 21:56
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Years of distress after forced adoption

Difficult time: Rae Whitbourne was forced to give up her son when she was 14 years old. Picture: BRENDAN FRANCIS

RAE Whitbourne can't recall the number of times she cried at the loss of her baby son, taken from her in one of the notorious forced adoptions when she was only 14.

Now, 68, the Gordonvale grandmother, is looking forward to the PM Julia Gillard's apology tomorrow for the hundreds of thousands of lives blighted by the policy.

"It will be helpful because it acknowledges that a lot of girls just like me didn't suffer in vain," Ms Whitbourne said.

Her boy, James, was taken from

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Victim blames Children’s Aid Society for years of abuse by guardian

on Tue, 03/26/2013 - 00:01
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Victim blames Children’s Aid Society for years of abuse by guardian

TORONTO - A slender, blonde-haired, blue-eyed girl suffered eight years of horrific physical and sexual abuse starting when she was just seven at the hands of the man the Children’s Aid Society entrusted to keep her safe.

A jury found Mac Bool Hassan guilty eight days ago of 13 criminal offences for sexually and physically abusing the girl — who isn’t biologically related to him — as well as assaulting her half-brother.

The verdict was reached swiftly after only fours hours of deliberations because the evidence was overwhelming, said Crown attorney Heather Keating.

Hassan, 49, will be back

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Find out how easy it is in Western Australia for DCP to Kidnap & Sell Your Child

on Mon, 02/18/2013 - 15:07
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Thinking about adoption?

Find out about what it means to be an adoptive parent and how to apply

Adoption is a service that provides a family for a child who is unable, for a range of reasons, to live with their birth parents. It is a permanent legal arrangement (finalised by an Adoption Order from the Family Court of Western Australia, or an overseas Order recognised by the Family Court) that cuts a child’s legal ties with their birth family. Full parental rights and responsibilities are given to the adoptive family.
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In loving memory of Jaren Wayne Blacksmith who died in foster care aged 3 years old

on Tue, 02/12/2013 - 12:06
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In loving memory of Jaren Wayne Blacksmith who died in foster care aged 3 years old

COLUMBUS — A Hardin woman who admitted to a charge of negligent homicide for the death of a 3-year-old foster child was sentenced Friday.

Lavonna Bird, 51, was ordered to serve 20 years at Montana Women's Prison, with five years suspended, for the Aug. 17, 2011, death of Jaren Wayne Blacksmith, who died after he was left for several hours inside a locked car.

Authorities said the Blacksmith child, who was one of several children placed in Bird's foster care, died of hyperthermia, or elevated body temperature.

Prosecutors said outside temperatures reached 93 degrees on the day the boy died.

Bird

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CV Resume for Michael Borusiewicz

on Fri, 12/14/2012 - 08:04
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CV Resume for Michael Borusiewicz

1985 - 1989
Completed Apprenticeship as Signwriter

1989 - 1992
Began apprenticeship as chef for Daryl Lea (Coconut Beach Rainforest Resort), leaving to work as assistant manager/chef/barman at Thornton's Beach Kiosk and Resort.

1992 - 1994
Foreman signwriter at Renouf Grafix.

1994 - 2002
Owned and operated "Major Sign Co.", Toorak Rd, Melbourne.

1999 - 2002
Assistant manager/barman/dj at Club Retro, Lonsdale St, Melbourne

April 1999
Completed a season scallop fishing in Geraldton and Carnarvon in Western Australia

2003 - 2004
Owned Laundromat in Cairns

2004 - 2009
Owned and operated two art galleries in

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Luke's Dad Musical Resume (Photo: Live on stage with Phil Emanuelle)

on Sat, 12/08/2012 - 02:58
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Luke's Dad live on stage with Phil Emmanuelle

Luke's Dad (above) and Phil emmanuelle live on stage

Luke's dad played euphonium for four years (photo of a euphonium above)

Boredom has set in so I thought I would make a note of my musical achievements.

Jimmy Barnes once gave me 8 out of 10 once in a talent competition. I have sung while being backed by Phil Emanuel on guitar numerous times. The last band I was in was about 20 years ago when I was young and wild.I have always played more for my own enjoyment.
Age 6 taught myself the recorder from a book my older brother brought home from school.
Age 7 started euphonium lessons and played

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