Archive for April, 2010

CPS worker accused of stealing personal info

CPS worker accused of stealing personal info. They wanted to start families and be mothers and fathers to children in need of a loving home. Now dozens of people who wanted to adopt have had their trust broken. Those potential foster parents have become victims of identity theft and the source of the crime came […]

April 27th, 2010
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Torn to pieces

Brothers and sisters in foster care, rarely adopted together, are routinely split and scattered, never to see each other again. By Nell Bernstein Christine (not her real name) remembers the day she lost her little brother. She was 7 and he was 4. They had grown up close. Their mother was an alcoholic and a […]

April 26th, 2010
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In foster home, DCFS letter gave paper-thin authority

Carolyn Lowe took custody of two infant boys and kept them for years without any court approval. Her only authority: two form letters issued to her by the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services. The state agency gave the custodial letters to Lowe even though it had previously put her foster parent license on […]

April 17th, 2010
Topic: DCFS Tags: None

FRANKS V. DELAWARE, 438 U. S. 154 :: Volume 438 :: 1978 :: Full Text :: US Supreme Court Cases from Justia & Oyez

FRANKS V. DELAWARE, 438 U. S. 154 :: Volume 438 :: 1978 :: Full Text :: US Supreme Court Cases from Justia & Oyez.

April 14th, 2010
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Parents with passion greet IL Family Law Study Committee

When the Illinois Family Law Study Committee met in Chicago this morning they were greeted by dozens of parents with signs and banners.  (See accompanying photo slide show.)  Mothers, fathers, aunts, uncles and grandparents hoped to educate the committee on the suffering that current family law causes.  Participants in the Save Our Families Rally came […]

April 11th, 2010
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