“Foster Shock” is intended to educate the public about how Florida’s ‘privatized’ child welfare was created and how this has left to massive amounts of taxpayer dollars being spent with little oversight and no accountability.
This is just one example of thousands of unjust CPS abductions that happen all over the nation on a daily basis. Once again, the reason is money. . . lots of money! Every time CPS seizes a child, it gets money from the federal government and counties can bring in thousands of dollars in excess revenue.
As New York Times best-selling author Dr. Joseph Mercola wrote in 2011:
[D]id you know that the money funneled to states and child protective services actually encourages them to accuse you of child abuse and even murder, and to take your children, even if you’re not guilty, and even though they have absolutely no proof that you harmed your child?
Horrendous as it sounds, it’s true: child abuse has become a business — an industry of sorts — that actually pays states to legally abduct your children and put them up for adoption! Even more unbelievable is that, instead of pumping the money back into child protective service programs, some states actually are putting it into their general funds to help balance their budgets.
Child Protective Services has a financial incentive to take children into custody and adopt them out rather than return them. Why? They get money from the Federal government for every child in custody, and they get money if the child is adopted. So what do you think they do? For one, they are more likely to take children into custody in the first place. And second, they are more interested in taking children they can easily adopt out.John Van Doorn ran for San Diego Supervisor in 2010. This is an excerpt from his candidate biography: “As a tireless advocate for parental and children’s rights, John van Doorn has worked publicly and behind the scenes to challenge the Board of Supervisors to clean up corruption within county agencies that deal with the welfare of our county’s children.
John’s start in advocacy began with the breakup of his marriage in 1999, a time when his children were stripped out of his life after false allegations were made in court by a county social worker. Mr. van Doorn has since prevailed in a number of Superior and Appellate Court actions and presently has an appeal pending before the California Appellate Court which addresses numerous acts of `abuse of discretion’ by a County Court Commissioner. The appeal also takes notice of actions by County Counsel that clearly demonstrate this county’s preference to obstruct legally established rights of San Diego citizens.”
Through the title IV-E Foster Care program, the Children’s Bureau supports states (plus the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico) provide board and care payments for eligible children who are under the supervision of the state and placed in foster family homes or childcare institutions that are safe and licensed. The program is authorized by title IV-E of the Social Security Act, as amended, and implemented under the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) at 45 CFR parts 1355, 1356, and 1357. The program’s focus is children who are eligible under the former Aid to Families with Dependent Children program and who were removed from their homes as the result of maltreatment, lack of care, or lack of supervision.
AdoptUSKids is a national project that supports child welfare systems and connects children in foster care with families. It is a project of the Children’s Bureau, operated through a cooperative agreement between the Bureau and the Adoption Exchange Association.
Children and teens enter foster care through no fault of their own, because they have been abused, neglected, or abandoned and are unable to continue living safely with their families. (CPS gets to deem what living “safely” with a family means.)
At this point in time Shavon is unable to see Alyssa. Believe it or not- she has to pay to see Alyssa! $300.00. That’s not including services which will be local. Many people are questioning this tragedy because there has been no media coverage or ablility to find the story on Google. We understand that this makes people question the validity of what’s happened so- if you would like to make a donation to the actual funeral home- we are more than happy to provide you with this information. The funeral home caring for Alyssa is:Funeral Alternatives,which is in Marysville,Washington. Their contact number is: +1 (888) 381-6993.
This is a desperate plea for help with funds to help Shavon with any additional funeral expenses & to fly Alyssa to Colorado to be properly buried where she has family. Shavon currently has no living relatives in Washington State & it is imperitive that baby Alyssa is buried where family can appropriately mourn her. To this day, baby Alyssa’s grandparents who live in Colorado have never met Alyssa. It is important that they too are able to grieve their Granddaughter & have a place to visit her that is tangible. In the near future, Shavon plans to join family in Colorado & leave Washington State. CPS was going to help with funeral expenses;then changed their minds.
With this loss comes more expenses. Currently Shavon has a vehicle that she needs help with. The vehicle needs maintenance to get back & forth to anything related to her daughter as well as her own needs. Working is obviously out of the question as we speak & for the next days- months to come. Food,gas,a cell bill… Every day expenses that we personally do not think about at times when going through a devastating loss such as your infant child. The last thing that we want her to worry about in a crisis like this- is how she will get back & forth or how she will eat or pay her cell bill for communication. But especially if she will be able to get her daughter to a State where she belongs.
I will be updating this campaign as new information comes in. Any & all funds go directly to baby Alyssa‘s mother & I personally have no financial gain for setting up this campaign. •This is the ONLY official campaign at this time for Shavon & baby Alyssa.• If you see any other campaigns- please check with Alyssa‘a family to either report or check validity.
If you are able to donate as little as a dollar- no amount is too small because it all adds up. If you are not able to donate- we understand & appreciate if you could please share the campaign.
There has been a great outpouring of love & prayers that I have personally seen. The support is beyond amazing.
Thank you all for taking your time to read this & share.
❤️~ Cory Sem
Ontario has just set a startling precedent with the passage of a new law that could lead to the government seizing children from parents who oppose the “Gender Identity” agenda.
Bill 89, the 2017 Children, Youth and Family Services Act, passed by a vote of 63-23 on June 1. The new law will have jurisdiction over child protective services, and adoption and foster care services.
One of the most notable parts of the bill is that when it comes to the state’s process for deciding which home a child should live in, it takes out the consideration of “the religious faith in which the child is being raised,” and replaces it with the child’s “gender identity” or “gender expression.”
Differences include: the current Act includes the child’s cultural background in this list while the new Act Chil the child’s cultural and linguistic heritage; the current Act includes the religious faith in which the child is being raised while the new Act includes the child’s race, ancestry, place of origin, color, ethnic origin, citizenship, family diversity, disability, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression.
Jack Fonseca, senior political strategist for Campaign Life Coalition, warned that the new law does not just affect parents who are facing the risk of having their children seized by the state, it also affects parents who are looking to adopt.
“With the passage of Bill 89, we’ve entered an era of totalitarian power by the state, such as never witnessed before in Canada’s history,” Fonseca said. “Make no mistake, Bill 89 is a grave threat to Christians and all people of faith who have children, or who hope to grow their family through adoption.”
Another troubling aspect in the new Ontario law can be found in what the government determines to be the “least disruptive course of action.” With Bill 89, it argues for the use of “prevention services, early intervention services and community support services.”
The least disruptive course of action that is available and is appropriate in a particular case to help a child, including the provision of prevention services, early intervention services and community support services, should be considered.
In a press release on the new law, the Ministry of Children and Youth Services described the legislation as helping “children and youth across the province thrive and reach their full potential by strengthening and modernizing child, youth and family services.” It noted that the law will put “a greater focus on early intervention, to help prevent children and families from reaching crisis situations at home.”
John Sikkema, a lawyer with the Association for Reformed Political Action in Canada, criticized the bill’s clause, and said that it could do more harm than good to a child when applied.
“You can imagine a situation where, say, a child’s teacher suspects that a child is gender questioning or something and they’re not being supported in that,” Sikkema said, noting that the teacher would then “actually have a duty to report certain things to a Children’s Aid Society who would look into it further.”
As The Free Thought Project has reported on multiple occasions, the United States has its own share of problems with Child Protective Services seizing children from families whose beliefs don’t align with the state.
However, the idea of basing a child’s safety in a home off of his/her “gender identity” sets a troubling precedent in the province of Ontario, and takes legal government invasion in the home to a new level.
Rachel Blevins is a Texas-based journalist who aspires to break the left/right paradigm in media and politics by pursuing truth and questioning existing narratives. This article first appeared here at The Free Thought Project.
Richard Gardner’s controversial Parental Alienation Syndrome (PAS) theory was invoked in a heated Minnesota case.
Proposal: If the deficit is not funded, services to children need to be reduced by 8%. There are several considerations to be aware of in discussing which children no longer receive guardian ad litem services. Because of the Federal mandate for abused and neglected children in juvenile court, both congressional and legislative agreement would be required to remove this mandate. Additionally, the guardian ad litem is independent from the child welfare system and often may be the only person who is assigned to the child from the beginning of the case through permanency. Eliminating mandatory guardian ad litem appointments in dissolution/custody cases would be particularly troublesome in pro se cases where the parties are proceeding without legal counsel and would greatly complicate the work of the court. (Um, I don’t think so!)
Getting off a school bus, heading home for an afternoon snack and sitting down for homework.
McKenna Ahrenholz doesn’t complain about an average afternoon.
She has much more important ways to use her small voice in an effort to make a lot of noise.
“As early as I can remember I was in the system,” she wrote in a letter to lawmakers explaining her life while she was caught in Minnesota’s flawed child protection system. “I have been punched, starved and neglected.”
They’re big words to come from such a small person. At just 12 years old, McKenna is fighting for the thousands of foster kids across the state who don’t have a voice.
Because, in Minnesota, they’re not always given one.
“No one would listen that we wanted to stay at grandpa and grandma’s,” the letter continued. “The people who make the laws like yourselves need to hear us children who are the ones going through such a crazy life.”
McKenna and her four siblings have a lengthy history with child protection in counties all across the state.
Click to read more and view the video.http://kstp.com/news/children-at-risk-foster-childrens-rights-ignored-child-protection-mckenna-ahrenholz-childrens-law-center/4303701/
March 09, 2017 06:53 PM
State lawmakers moved forward Thursday on a bill they hope will give abused and neglected foster children a voice.
The proposal stems in part from a 5 EYEWITNESS NEWS investigation that found examples of juvenile victims forced to fend for themselves, despite state law saying they’re entitled to a lawyer.
The piece featured 12-year-old McKenna Ahrenholz, who testified Thursday in front of the Minnesota House Civil Law and Data Practices Policy Committee.
Click to read more and view the video: http://kstp.com/news/minnesota-house-bill-ron-kresha-state-legislature-aims-to-give-voice-to-foster-children/4421376/
Minnesota, Jan. 2017: The Board that manages Minnesota’s GAL program has absolutely failed to address serious issues that have put children’s live at risk, caused children to be placed in the custody of unsafe parents and then be re-abused, and contributed to families being torn apart and children, estranged from parents…as documented in complaints raised by parents.
Families have been coming forward for 20+ years to raise complaints about individual Guardian ad Litems in regards to unprofessional conduct, and conduct that violates their mandated duties.
“Many concerns have been raised about the use of guardians ad litem. Most complaints have centered on guardian actions in family court cases, primarily in contested divorce actions. Complaints have focused on guardian bias, lack of oversight and accountability, inadequate training, and inappropriate communication between guardians and judges. Parents have also complained that there is no place to seek relief if they have a problem with a guardian.” GAL Executive Summary (95-03) February 28, 1995