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Couple Sues Bolingbrook Agency Over Alleged Botched Adoption

on Wed, 05/15/2013 - 10:53
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Couple Sues Bolingbrook Agency Over Alleged Botched Adoption

Couple sues Bolingbrook agency over alleged botched adoption

In summer 2011, a Channahon couple welcomed a new member to their family.

John and Denise Steller brought home a toddler who needed a home and whom they wanted to adopt as their own son.

About 10 months later, they had to give the boy up because the adoption agency did not properly notify his biological father, according to a lawsuit they filed this spring.

Now the licensing division of the Department of Children and Family Services is investigating the agency.

The Stellers were connected with the boy through Sunny Ridge Family

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The High Cost of Foster Care Abuse

on Mon, 08/13/2012 - 10:41
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The High Cost of Foster Care Abuse

More than 500,000 children in the U.S. reside in some form of foster care. Within one year of their initial placement, at least 15 percent of them will experience neglect, abuse, or other harmful conditions.
 

FLUSHING, NY, February 09, 2012 /24-7PressRelease/ -- More than 500,000 children in the U.S. reside in some form of foster care. Within one year of their initial placement, at least 15 percent of them will experience neglect, abuse, or other harmful conditions. Six times as many children die in foster care than in the general population.

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Mom who chose to take daughter off medication files lawsuit, alleges daughter deprived of prosthesis

on Sun, 05/13/2012 - 07:35

DETROIT - (WXYZ) A local mom chose not to medicate her special needs daughter, so the state took the girl -- and the mom landed in jail. Now she is suing.

Thursday afternoon, Maryanne Godboldo filed a civil rights lawsuit. In it, there are new allegations that her daughter’s prosthetic leg was taken while in state care, to stop the child from trying to get back to her mother.

“Just one betrayal after another.  It’s a lie – bring us your children and we will help you.  That’s not true.  That’s not true at all.

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Canada Parents plan lawsuit Accuse government of systemic abuse of children in CFS care

on Mon, 03/05/2012 - 15:05

The biological mother of a two-year-old boy who was killed while in the care of Manitoba's child welfare system is planning to join a class-action lawsuit accusing the government of systemic abuse of children in care. Natasha Guimond is one of several parents and relatives who believe their children were far worse off after they were taken into care because of Child and Family Services system, which critics say has been broken for decades. "It's going to open people's eyes," said Guimond of the lawsuit. Her two-year-old son, Gage, was killed in July 2007. He had been moved from a stable

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In loving memory of 6-year-old Alexis Morris who died in the care of DHS

on Sun, 02/12/2012 - 10:45

Lawsuit blames DHS for Shawnee child death

DHS is being blamed for another girl's death — this time for
leaving 6-year-old Alexis Morris and her younger brother in the care of a
stepmother who previously had two of her own young children die under
tragic circumstances.

 



BY RANDY ELLIS, NOLAN CLAY AND ROBBY TRAMMELL


  

Published: November 6, 2011
 

DHS is being blamed for another girl's death.