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  • Part 2: “The task of childhood”

    12/02/2016 10:41:37 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 3 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 12/02/16 | Patrick Hahn
    Antipsychotics and Maryland foster children In an attempt to ensure psychotropic medications are being appropriately prescribed to children, the Maryland Medicaid Pharmacy Program has established the Peer Review Program for Mental Health, in collaboration with the Behavioral Health Administration, the University of Maryland Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and School of Pharmacy, and the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Any prescription for antipsychotic medication to any child under 18 is automatically referred to the program.
  • Sexually trafficked girl recounts litany of horrors under DCF’s watch

    07/03/2015 6:02:53 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 14 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | July 3, 2015 | By Carol Marbin Miller
    Neglect and abandonment landed the girl in foster care. But it’s what happened next, she said, that nearly destroyed her. In a hushed courtroom in Miami’s gleaming new downtown Children’s Courthouse, a teenage foster child inventoried the traumas she had endured at the hands of those who were assigned to protect her: She had been starved and beaten, molested and forced to fight during her two years in foster homes and group care. As a runaway, she was trafficked into prostitution. And, just as her life appeared to be mending, the girl was raped by a driver in whose care...
  • Throwing American Foster Kids Under the Obama Bus

    07/19/2014 5:51:11 AM PDT · by markomalley · 8 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 7/19/2014 | Scott Mayer
    Breitbart recently reported that the federal government is offering (through a Southern California charity) up to $6,000.00 per month (tax free) to house illegal immigrant children.  This should come as no surprise to those who recognize that the rainbow hovering over President Obama’s Utopia contains nothing but a full spectrum of stupidity and a pot of gold at the end in D.C.  Given this latest revelation in Obama’s growing immigration crisis, any adoption agencies currently struggling with the daunting task of placing American foster kids into good homes may wish to take heed of these developments. offers some additional...
  • Child found chained up in home

    07/05/2014 7:46:19 AM PDT · by Morgana · 16 replies
    WREG NEWS 3 ^ | Ashley Crockett and Wayne Carter,
    MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Police found a child restrained in a southeast Memphis home Thursday. Police say a girl inside the home called them and said her brother was chained up. Officers arrived and found an 8-year-old boy restrained inside the home. Neighbors say the girl got a hold of a cellphone when her mother went to the grocery store. Valerie Golden lives nearby and said her son played at the home and returned home to say the children there were hungry and one boy was chained to a fence one day and locked inside a shed another. “My son has...
  • Joan Walsh: "A Lot Is Not Known" About Bachmann's Foster Children (video)

    07/06/2011 4:31:44 PM PDT · by i88schwartz · 61 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | July 6, 2011 | RealClearPolitics editor-at-large Joan Walsh says a lot is just "not known" about GOP presidential hopeful Michele Bachmann. Walsh must not read her own website because a simple search of their archives and a broader search on Google of and Bachmann yields a lot of results. A lot. "She's [Bachmann] trying to make this -- and they're all trying to make this about the economy. So they're thinking that's going to be the club which to batter President Obama [with]," editor Joan Walsh said. "You know, the more people dig into her background, her foster kids, there's just a...
  • A Mother’s Wisdom

    02/14/2008 8:43:21 AM PST · by GoldwaterInstitute · 53+ views
    The Goldwater Institute ^ | February 13, 2008 | Dan Lips
    A Mother’s Wisdom: Congresswoman introduces nationwide foster care scholarship bill Dan Lips, Goldwater Institute Daily Email, February 13, 2008 As a foster mother to 23 children, Congresswoman Michelle Bachmann (R-MN) appreciates the many challenges faced by foster children—and those who care for them. One big hurdle is education. “We quickly learned that our foster children had very different needs than most children,” Bachman has said. Most of the children in her care had special needs, were in therapy, and had other behavioral or learning issues. Judging by all outcome measures, foster children struggle in school compared to their peers. Foster...
  • Texas Ban on gay marriage backed

    04/27/2005 12:36:49 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 5 replies · 246+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | April 27, 2005 | CLAY ROBISON
    AUSTIN - Senate leaders Tuesday predicted support for a constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriages in Texas but said senators will oppose a separate effort by the House to prohibit homosexuals from being foster parents. "The Senate's very, very united in our belief that marriage should be between a man and a woman," Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst said, one day after the House had approved the gay marriage ban 101-29. If two-thirds of the Senate approves the constitutional amendment, it will be placed on the November ballot for voters to approve or reject. Texas already has a law against same-sex marriages,...
  • N.Y. lawyer accused of abuse kills self

    04/06/2005 2:57:21 PM PDT · by SmithL · 39 replies · 1,376+ views
    AP ^ | 4/6/5
    OCHESTER, N.Y. - A lawyer shot himself to death as jurors began deliberating whether he sexually assaulted two foster children he had been assigned to protect, authorities said Wednesday. Andrew Dunn, 40, a law guardian for children appearing in Rochester's family court, didn't arrive at his trial Tuesday, setting off a manhunt that ended later that day when troopers found his body on an embankment next to a creek. Dunn shot himself in the head with a 9-mm rifle he took from his brother's home, where he had been staying, and left a brief note that did not address his...
  • Parents Plead Guilty In Dead Relative Case

    01/05/2005 6:35:54 AM PST · by Calpernia · 43 replies · 1,315+ views
    1010 WINS-ELIZABETH, N.J. ^ | Email This Story
    The parents of a 13-year-old foster child who made her bring food to a dead man who lay rotting in their Clark home pleaded guilty Tuesday to elderly neglect and child cruelty. Kenneth Keaveney and his wife, Donna, pleaded guilty in state Superior Court, admitting that Donna's father was left to rot upstairs for weeks before being found on the floor of a room littered with flies, maggots and dog feces. Union County Prosecutor Theodore J. Romankow said the plea ends any doubts as to what happened to Nicola Lombardi, whose decomposed corpse was discovered nearly mummified in the August...
  • Gay cruise meets protest in Bahamas (Rosie O'Donnell)

    07/16/2004 7:28:46 PM PDT · by MikalM · 250 replies · 5,529+ views
    Passengers on a gay cruise were greeted by more than 100 protesters as they stepped off their chartered ship Friday in the Bahamas. The protesters, led by Christian pastors, gathered in a square in front of the cruise terminal and chanted, "Gay Ways are Not God's Ways!"
  • John Kerry Statement on Federal Marriage Amendment

    07/14/2004 1:43:58 PM PDT · by weegee · 55 replies · 1,865+ views ^ | July 14 2004 | no byline
    To: National Desk and Political Reporter Contact: Allison Dobson of Kerry-Edwards, 202-464-2800, Web: BOSTON, July 14 /U.S. Newswire/ -- Senator John Kerry released the following statement today: "The floor of the United States Senate should only be used for the common good, not issues designed to divide us for political purposes. Throughout history, amending our Constitution -- the foundation of the nation's values and ideals -- has been serious business. However, even Republicans concede that this amendment is being offered only for political gains. The unfortunate result is that the important work of the American people -- funding our...
  • Senate rejects move to ban same-sex marriage (Not support Families)

    07/14/2004 11:35:35 AM PDT · by sr4402 · 99 replies · 1,902+ views
    CNN ^ | 07/14/2004 | Craig Broffman and Ed Henry
    WASHINGTON (CNN) -- Efforts to pass a constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage foundered Wednesday afternoon when the proposal failed to garner enough votes in the Senate to stay alive. After final arguments by the leaders of each party, Republicans mustered 48 votes, 12 short of the 60 they needed to overcome a procedural hurdle and move the proposed amendment to the floor.
  • Judge orders couple not to conceive.

    05/08/2004 7:19:53 PM PDT · by GODFEARINGWOMAN · 36 replies · 342+ views
    The New York Times | May 8,2004 | AP
    Judge Orders N.Y. Couple Not to Conceive By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Published: May 8, 2004 Filed at 12:14 a.m. ET ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) -- A couple has been ordered not to conceive any more children until the ones they already have are no longer in foster care. A civil liberties advocate said the court ruling unsealed Friday was ``blatantly unconstitutional.'' Monroe County Family Court Judge Marilyn O'Connor ruled March 31 that both parents ``should not have yet another child which must be cared for at public expense.'' ``The facts of this case and the reality of parenthood cry out for...
  • Loving Hispanic woman is a state agency's ideal [White Families Need Not Apply??]

    05/28/2004 5:00:54 PM PDT · by Coleus · 35 replies · 1,001+ views
    The Record of Hackensack, aka The Bergen Record | 05.13.04
    Loving Hispanic woman is a state agency's ideal Thursday, May 13, 2004 "It means so much to them to have a home, to have some stability," says Margaret Quintana, surrounded by four of her five foster children. Margaret Quintana's most prized possessions include the mementos of a typically proud mother: pictures of smiling children, and letters, cards, and poems from them that describe the difference that her love made in their lives.They are not her biological children. They are the dozens of foster children, most of them Hispanic, whom Quintana has taken into her home during the last 16 years.Quintana...
  • "Muslim" Driver's License Woman Is Convicted Child Abuser: See Her UNVEILED (Ulterior Motive?)

    05/29/2003 11:32:30 AM PDT · by Timesink · 157 replies · 712+ views
    The Smoking Gun ^ | May 29, 2003
    MAY 28--Turns out the Florida woman who is suing for the right to wear a Muslim headdress in a driver's license photograph has previously been subjected to an, um, unveiled government portrait. Following her 1997 conversion to Islam, Sultaana Freeman (formerly Sandra Keller) was arrested in Decatur, Illinois for battering a foster child. Freeman, 35, pleaded guilty in 1999 to felony aggravated battery and was sentenced to 18 months probation. As a result of the conviction, state officials removed two foster children from Freeman's care. The mug shot of the felonious Freeman (below left) was taken after her arrest in...