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Adoption Bonuses: The Money Behind the Madness

on Thu, 05/15/2014 - 19:43
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Adoption Bonuses: The Money Behind the Madness

DSS and affiliates rewarded for breaking up families

By Nev Moore
Massachusetts News

Child "protection" is one of the biggest businesses in the country. We spend $12 billion a year on it. 

The money goes to tens of thousands of a) state employees, b) collateral professionals, such as lawyers, court personnel, court investigators, evaluators and guardians, judges, and c) DSS contracted vendors such as counselors, therapists, more "evaluators", junk psychologists, residential facilities, foster parents, adoptive parents, MSPCC, Big Brothers/Big Sisters, YMCA, etc.

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6 Mistakes I’ve Made as a Foster Parent

on Sat, 10/25/2014 - 08:09
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If I had the time, I could have written this as, “600 Mistakes I’ve Made as a Foster Parent.” I’ve messed up a lot. However, what keeps me going is knowing the significant need for foster parents — and how much more important that is than my ego. I’ve aimed to be as honest as I can with the foster care home-finding caseworkers and if they think I’m a good foster parent for the kids they are helping, then I’m here. Ask any child welfare professional and they’ll tell you that they aren’t looking for perfect parents, they are looking for ordinary people willing to give foster parenting a try.
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Lawsuit: State licensed Shoreline sex offender as foster father

on Sat, 03/22/2014 - 11:48
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Lawsuit: State licensed Shoreline sex offender as foster father

Note: "All three claims were investigated and dismissed by Child Protective Services. A caseworker felt there were no violations and that the information was “sketchy.” This is a major problem with child welfare. most suspected child abuse/neglect in the system is "child reported" and quickly dismissed.

Same allegations when a child is at home is "adult reported" and carries a lot of weight.

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Babies account for one-third of all deaths of Alberta foster children

on Wed, 02/26/2014 - 13:33
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Babies account for one-third of all deaths of Alberta foster children

More than half of infants died in their sleep or due to prematurity, yet government has few policies to address these issues

Between January 1999 and June 2013, 18 babies in foster care died in their sleep. In at least six cases, records show the child’s foster parents employed “unsafe sleeping practices” such as co-sleeping, sleeping on unsafe surfaces, and having toys and blankets in a crib. These can increase the likelihood of sudden, unexpected infant deaths.

The names of the mother and child in this story have been changed to comply with an Alberta law that prohibits identifying children

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Man with juvenile sex crime history was licensed as foster parent, abused more kids

on Sat, 02/01/2014 - 09:55
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Man with juvenile sex crime history was licensed as foster parent, abused more kids

SEATTLE — Richard Jason Boothby is now spending 18 years behind bars for child rape and molestation after sexually abusing at least three foster children in his care.

The abuse happened over the course of a year, starting in May 2009, when the state Department of Social and Health Services placed a 4-year-old boy in Boothby’s Shoreline home, despite Boothby’s juvenile criminal record for molesting young children.

In 1988, when he was 15, Boothby had pleaded guilty to indecent liberties and was sent to Echo Glen, a state-run children’s detention center.

Boothby Richard 350333“The vetting process

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Foster Father Abused Me!

on Tue, 01/28/2014 - 05:35

Hello,

I just wanted to say that the problems of the foster care system (corruption, incompetence, cover ups, etc) go far beyond QSLD or even Australia.

I stumbled across this site and I was raised in the foster care system in BC, Canada. I was abused in multiple homes, ignored by my social workers, and later had to endure a cover up when they withheld evidece from my case files (I obtained as an adult) so that I couldn't proceed with a lawsuit/investigation. All evidence of my claims/mistreatment/calls for help were taken from the file and all else was blacked out.

I recently discovered

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Protect foster children from sex trafficking

on Sun, 10/27/2013 - 13:09
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Protect foster children from sex trafficking

These girls and boys must be better cared for and watched over.

Recent sting operations revealed that more than half of the children being traded for sex come from foster care. The same children identified by our courts as most in need of protection from abuse and neglect are being bought and sold everywhere from truck stops and cheap motels to wealthy suburbs. They are being used, reused, and then discarded like trash.

When the U.S.

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United States - Foster mother pleads guilty to child abuse

on Fri, 10/18/2013 - 05:08
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United States - Foster mother pleads guilty to child abuse

PHOENIX -- A former foster parent in Phoenix has pleaded guilty to two counts of child abuse.

Alma Holland, 56, and her husband were arrested in Oct. 2012.

Steven Holland, 53, is accused of sexual conduct with a minor, furnishing obscene material to a minor, child molestation, sexual abuse and unlawful videotaping.

Alma Holland was accused of failing to report the crimes.

Her sentencing is scheduled for Nov. 6.



In September 2011, a 4-year-old boy told his daycare that he was molested by his foster parent, Steven Holland.
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Foster Children Put on Psychotropic Medication, Big Money for Foster Parents

on Fri, 08/09/2013 - 15:58
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Foster Children Put on Psychotropic Medication, Big Money for Foster Parents

Don't be fooled into thinking this is only happening in the US. Children are being drugged in foster care world wide.

Hours after Texas Child Protective Services removed 5-year-old Tristen from the care of his mother and placed him in a foster home, Tristen’s foster parents took him to see a psychiatrist, citing concerns the young boy was depressed. That day, a psychiatrist prescribed Tristen three medications: one for anger, one for depression and one to help the 5-year-old relax.

Now an adult and out of the foster care system, Tristen says he recognizes he was depressed that day, but he

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The foster mum who took in a 'vulnerable' boy of 16 - only to find he was a drunken asylum-seeking thug of 26

on Fri, 07/26/2013 - 18:17
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The foster mum who took in a 'vulnerable' boy of 16 - only to find he was a drunken asylum-seeking thug of 26
  • Susan Johnson became a foster mother after her daughter left home
  • But she has faced 'a cavalier attitude to her safety' from the care system
  • Twice she has had foster 'children' she was incapable of caring for
  • One Afghan 'boy' turned out to be chain-smoking man of 26
  • Another British 15-year-old emptied her bank account of £1,000
  • But she continues to foster, despite her family's objections

The aggression in the voice on the other side of my spare bedroom door was both startling and frightening — not least because it was supposed to be coming from a young boy.

I’d knocked respectfully before

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