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Cardinal George Pell, the Vatican's financial watchdog, slammed for lavish spending

Despite Francis' decision to move into humble dwellings at the Vatican, Cardinal Pell has spent more than $5100 a month to rent an office and …

Rocker Gary Glitter Jailed For 16 Years For Child Sex Abuse

Rocker Gary Glitter, best known for the stadium rock anthem "Rock & Roll (Part 2)," was sentenced to 16 years in prison for sex offenses during the 1970s and '80s against three girls between the ages of 8 and 13.<p>Glitter, whose real name is Paul Gadd, was sentenced today for attempted rape, four …

Crime

Family battle of wills over missing signature exposes the limitations of estate law

If he had been divorced or had left a will, his estranged wife would have no claim on the estate, which includes a house, superannuation and a death …

Angola Continues To Close Down Mosques, And Now Burns Qurans

By onNovember 29, 2013 in General<p><b>By Theodore Shoebat</b><p>A recent report has come out saying that the Republic of Angola has closed down or destroyed most …

What Exactly Is 'The Best Interest of the Child?', Part 2

Contrary to the views of many professionals, when parents are asked about the essential needs of their children during and after parental separation, …

Probe into 14 city child sexual exploitation cases

POLICE are investigating 14 cases of sexual exploitation among teenage girls in what campaigners are insisting is just “the tip of the iceberg”.<p>All …

Sociology

Adoption Trauma Studies

These studies detail the long-term consequences to mothers after surrendering a baby for adoption. <b><br>Past Adoption Experiences: National Research Study</b> …

Mental Health

Adopting-Back My Daughter | Healing and Restoring Families Dismembered by Adoption

By Stephanie<p>I tend to be verbose, so please bear with me.<p>I lost my daughter to coercive/manipulative “open” adoption in 1991. She was four months old …

Parenting

The Courts & Child Abuse/Neglect | Evidence (Law) | Child Neglect

Nothing found for Adoption Truth Adoption Facts Faqs Adoption Laws By State

Five Lies About Grief & What No One Tells You about Birthmother's Losses | Adoption & Birth Mothers*

What if it is Impossible to Heal from Adoption Trauma?<p>I am re-posting this here with some edits because it is so damn true. Granted, the original …

Parenting

Coercion Not Choice

"<b>Coercion of any kind negates choice, informed or otherwise</b>."<p><b>W</b>hen just even a hint of coercion exists, there can never be true choice. You can try to …

WA foster children 'suffer' from lack of family contact

The Community and Public Sector Union/Civil Service Association said the decision was a result of under-resourcing.<p>"The information we have from …

Foster Care

Renee B Adams

Gonzalez v. Santa Clara Dep't of Social Svcs. (Cal. Ct. App. - Oct. 8, 2013)

This opinion should get a lot of play from the social conservative crowd. If anyone notices it, anyway.<p>It's a classic childrearing problem. At least …

California Coalition Demands Arrest of Family Court Judges; Notifies FBI Special Agent in Charge, Daphne Hearn of Ongoing Family Court Racketeering

California Coalition Demands Arrest of Family Court Judges by F.B.I. Special Agent In Charge Daphne Hearn, United States Attorney Laura Duffy<p><b>January</b> …

San Diego

Adoption: Child Welfare or Business?

What would have happened if our kids had stayed with their original families? As the parent of two adopted children who are in touch with their first mothers and fathers, a parent who sees how their families are doing over time and sees how the other not-adopted kids are developing, this question …

Contempt Charges Filed Against Dad Who Defied Gag Order to Tell Daughter’s Heartbreaking Story

The Massachusetts Department of Children & Families filed for Lou Pelletier — the father of 15-year-old Justina Pelletier who is the center of a controversy and legal battle involving custody, parents’ rights and two medical diagnoses — to be held in contempt of court, a family source told TheBlaze.<p>…

Former DCF worker fights to keep girl she allegedly paid woman for 3 years ago

A Brevard County girl’s future is uncertain after the Department of Children and Families worker who was supposed to be protecting her took her home …

Crime

Ex-Child Welfare Caseworkers Plead Guilty in Death of a 4-Year-Old

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Speaking out

Karen Wells never thought she would be a whistleblower. She had spent 11 years working in the prison industry and two years at the Woomera and Curtin …

Australia