Daniel Leddy, a former judge of the New York City Foster Care Review Term, speaks about the abdication of judicial discretion that often takes place in foster care proceedings. Leddy writes that, in his experience, “judges were the real culprits for having allowed the court to be reduced to the status of a rubber stamp […]
A newborn child was taken from her parents and placed in foster care because the mother and father were both visually impaired. The newborn child was returned almost two months later after social workers finally determined that the couple had done nothing wrong. Now the couple is preparing to file a civil rights lawsuit claiming […]
The government wants to tell you how to have children, educate them, vaccinate them, give them medical care and insurance, and much more. According to the Los Angeles Times, now some “experts” in England and Ireland want the government to tell you how to feed your children. If you do not feed your children according […]
A Pennsylvania foster home was closed after a foster mother spoke out against two social workers who allegedly coerced a sixteen-year-old girl to abort her 24-week-old baby. Pennsylvania social services has allegedly threatened the former foster mother with a lawsuit for what it claims was a breach of confidentiality.
A Texas social worker is under investigation for allegedly abusing a child he was entrusted to protect. A fourteen-year-old girl was picked up by police for being in public after curfew. The girl was turned over to a social worker, who then allegedly drove the girl to a motel and abused her.
One man in Michigan makes all final decisions about when children should be taken from foster homes and where they should go. Sometimes this means that children are taken from the homes of relatives serving as foster parents and sent to live with strangers, resulting in a traumatic emotional roller coaster for the children involved.
When a single mother turned to Michigan social services for help, a series of events were set in motion that would eventually lead to the death of her son. Social services allegedly coerced the mother into placing her son in foster care. However, when her son began to deteriorate, she complained that her son was […]
In Los Angeles County, the number of children taken from their families has increased in recent months. The cause of this massive “child-grab” is the result of social workers who fear public attention if a child suffers abuse after being left in his home. These panics on the part of social services agencies only serve […]
Wisconsin social services has launched a limited pilot program which aims at taking fewer children from parents, making fewer and less intrusive investigations, and respecting, at least to a greater degree, parental jurisdiction.
While many foster parents seek to provide a safe environment for abused children, most children separated from their parents and placed in state custody are at greater risk of abuse and neglect. The problems facing the Georgia child welfare system are examples of why keeping families together is far safer for most children than placing […]