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Open adoption - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Open adoption, also referred to as semi-open adoption or cooperative adoption, is a form of adoption in which the biological and adoptive families have access to varying degrees of each other's personal information and have an option of contact. In Open Adoption, the adoptive parents hold all the rights as the legal parents, yet the individuals of the biological and adoptive families may exercise the option to open the contact in varying forms: from just sending mail and/or photos, to face-to-face visits between birth and adoptive families.

The days are long past when a birth mother would go to an adoption agency to give up her child, then have that agency take full responsibility in selecting the adoptive family, with the birth mother playing no role. While it is true that decades ago, often only independent adoptions (usually adoptions initiated by an attorney) involved openness, now most adoption agencies have some, or complete, openness as well. Although practices vary state by state, most adoptions start with the birth mother reviewing dozens of photo-resume letters of prospective adoptive parents. Usually, these are adoptive families who have retained that agency or attorney to assist them in the adoption process. Most states permit full openness not just regarding identities, but also personal information about each other. Just as the adoptive parents want to learn about the birth mother's life and health history, so does the birth mother want the same information about the people she is considering as the parents for her child.[1]

When the birth mother has narrowed down her prospective adoptive parents to one, or a few, families, normally they arrange to meet in person.[2][3] Good adoption agencies and attorneys do this in a pressure-free setting where no one is encouraged to make an immediate decision.) If they are geographically distant from each other (as some adoptions are interstate, with the birth mother living in a different state from the adoptive parents), the first meeting will normally be by phone, then advance to a face-to-face meeting if the meeting by phone went as well as hoped. The goal for both birth and adoptive parents at this stage is to make sure they are looking at the adoption in the same way. Adoption is a lifetime commitment, and just like marriage, both the birth and adoptive parents want to make sure the other is someone they can count on, both short and long term.[4][5]

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At age 18, people adopted in the United Kingdom, Australia, Europe and in several provinces in Canada are automatically entitled to their birth certificates and may access their adoption records.

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Things Your CPS Agent Won't Tell You - Baby LK Report For April 6th 2014 - YouTube

Things Your CPS Agent Won't Tell You - Baby LK Report For April 6th 2014 For these stories and all the lastet dirt on the child protective industry visit htt...
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‘I was determined to go back to social work, to prove he hadn’t ruined my career’

‘I was determined to go back to social work, to prove he hadn’t ruined my career’ | Public Law Children Act Cases | Scoop.it

When Claire Selwood first met Graham Burton, the man who stabbed her six times and left her for dead, she had no idea of the threat he posed. She describes him as a “shadowy figure”, who was rarely present when she visited his home. “I thought he was odd, but I had no reason to believe I was in immediate danger.”

 

Selwood first encountered Burton in 2006, when she was allocated as the social worker for one of his three daughters. The case had already been deemed too complex for a less experienced colleague; Selwood had qualified in 2002 after around 20 years’ experience in the voluntary sector and was by then a senior practitioner in Durham council’s child protection service.

 

“The family lived in an atmosphere of fear, controlled mainly by the father, but also the mother. The children were led to believe that anyone outside the family circle was dangerous,” explains Selwood. Both parents were “very avoidant” and would simply move away if they thought social workers or other professionals were interfering in their children’s lives.

 

There were a number of other factors that made the daughter’s case more complex, many of which cannot be reported for legal reasons. She had been taken out of school years earlier and part of Selwood’s role was to get her back into the system. It was agreed in court that the girl should be placed in a specialist school. “The family really weren’t happy that she was out of their control,” says Selwood. By the time Selwood turned up to a meeting to review the placement in October 2006, tensions were running high – but she had no idea of the danger she was in.

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"Burton was sentenced in June 2007 to a minimum of 11 years and eight months in prison after being found guilty of attempted murder at Newcastle Crown Court. In 2010, an independent investigation panel commissioned to look into the case by the North East Strategic Health Authority concluded that “the complete failure of those health professionals to communicate the fact that threats had been made directly towards Selwood denied Durham council’s children’s social care [department] the opportunity to take steps to protect their employee, and Selwood was denied the opportunity to protect herself, with catastrophic results”.

 

That is what happens when social workers pick on defenceless and innocent parents. The real culprits, based on proven and factual evidence are then left to kill their babies, children and professionals.

By the way, when the defenceless and innocent are picked on, usually to cover-up police and social workers harassment (they so love the people who are doing well on their own, defying all negative stereotypes) then becomes a game of bring the family down; whilst hitting their targets.

You see it is easy for social workers and the police to pick pick on the defenceless, but those who smear chocolate on their children to hide injuries and come from tough families, who would not think twice about smashing your windows in,  the cowardly police and social services leave them alone.

What occurs next?

 

Millions of taxpayers money  framing the defenceless and innocent, by creating the scenario to make the parent appear, exactly in the manner they have been slandering the parent/s to be Just to keep their jobs.

All corrupt councils best read the story and understand it is them placing their employees at risk and cause these tragic situations. 

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Child Guardians Dropping Connecticut Custody Cases

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Many court-appointed child guardians in Connecticut are withdrawing from child custody cases or declining to accept new ones amid criticism from some parents calling for reforms in the state's family

 

Some guardians also have been subjected to personal attacks in hearings before the state legislature, on the Internet and in lawsuits filed against them.

 

West Hartford attorney and guardian ad litem Jeffrey Mickelson (MY'-kehl-suhn) says the attacks on guardians are a reason he's not taking new cases.

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I disagree with the mischaracterization that the reason the GAL's are leaving are because of attacks by parents. This makes it look like the GAL's are being unfairly targeted. Please take a look at the January 9, 2014 Task Force Public Hearing Testimony. 60 courageous souls stood before the Task Force and told them about the many laws that the GAL's have broken which have caused them to lose their financial well being and access to their children. The acts of these 60 or so persons has emboldened 100's of other persons previously too scare to talk to come out of the woodwork and talk about the crimes that the GAL's committed in their cases. The GAL's are running because they are being exposed for the crimes they have been allowed to commit. Can you please write a story that looks at both sides of the situation not just based on one biased GAL? ~ Hector Morera

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VoteWatch Europe: European Parliament, Council of the EU

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VoteWatch European Parliament (UKIP voted against the reforms which guarantees Brits arrested abroad have access to basic information.
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Judges, Tribunals and Magistrates | Publications and reports | Review of Civil Litigation costs

Judges, Tribunals and Magistrates | Publications and reports | Review of Civil Litigation costs | Public Law Children Act Cases | Scoop.it
Lord Justice Jackson appointed to lead a fundamental review of the rules and principles governing the costs of civil litigation and to make recommendations
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Children in care service will remain ‘inadequate’ until 2015 warns Northamptonshire County Council

Children in care service will remain ‘inadequate’ until 2015 warns Northamptonshire County Council | Public Law Children Act Cases | Scoop.it

County Hall bosses have admitted services for children in care in Northamptonshire are likely to be regarded as “inadequate” by Ofsted bosses for at least the next two years.

 

The admission comes following the publication of yet another damning report, which was released this morning, following an inspection into services for looked after children in the county.

 

The new, highly-critical, Ofsted report labelled social services provided by Northamptonshire County Council as “inadequate” in all areas.

It revealed youngsters are still being illegally kept in prison cells overnight, due to the “lack of effective communication” between police and social care services.

 

It found many kids in care “continue to receive an inadequate service from social care”, how they are often unable to see the same social worker, and labelled the improvements made by the county council since the last inspection as “slow”.

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Court ruling leaves councils open to foster care negligence claims | Children & Young People Now

Court ruling leaves councils open to foster care negligence claims | Children & Young People Now | Public Law Children Act Cases | Scoop.it

A Supreme Court ruling could leave councils liable for the neglect or abuse of children or young people living in foster care and independently owned care homes, an expert in negligence law has warned. - See more at: http://www.cypnow.co.uk/cyp/news/1141573/court-ruling-leaves-councils-foster-care-negligence-claims?

 

The Supreme Court ruled that Essex County Council could be held liable for her injuries as they owed her a “non-delegable” duty of care even though she was not in their direct care at the time. 

In previous cases of this kind, the liability would have rested with the contractor running the swimming lessons, but in this case the court ruled that as the lesson was part of the curriculum and during school hours, the school could be liable. 

Malcolm Johnson, a clinical negligence solicitor with Blake Lapthorn, said that this precedent could be used in cases involving mistreatment in foster care or privately owned residential homes, as councils could be seen to have "non-delegable" duty of care towards these children even if they are cared for on a day-to-day basis by private contractors or individuals. 

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Code of Practice for Ministerial Appointments to Public Bodies

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Social worker's assessment was 'unfair' and 'inadequate'

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A Leicester City Council social worker's assessment of a man who wants to care for his two-year-old daughter following his wife's imprisonment and deportation was "unfair" and "inadequate", a judge has ruled after a High Court hearing.
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Brussel 19 03 2014 Peti Committee - YouTube

0:58:00 Ferme taal! 01:04 Geen levenslange veroordelingen! De almachtige sociale werkers en hun almachtige MACHT!! Waarom worden de kinderen gestraft? 01:10 ...
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Information for Foster Carers and Children who are Fostered - Northamptonshire County Council

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If those children in the photo are really foster care children. I am really Dolly Parton.

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Social workers who are unable to communicate clearly in English could be sanctioned or struck off

Social workers who are unable to communicate clearly in English could be sanctioned or struck off | Public Law Children Act Cases | Scoop.it
Social workers who are unable to communicate clearly in English could be sanctioned or struck off

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Girl in abuse case to stay in foster care - Springfield News-Leader

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Girl in abuse case to stay in foster care
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A 4-year-old Springfield girl who was put in the state's custody after she arrived at the emergency room with signs of malnourishment will remain in foster care, a judge has decided.
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15,000 Kids And Counting (C4, Thu, 9pm): TV preview

15,000 Kids And Counting (C4, Thu, 9pm): TV preview | Public Law Children Act Cases | Scoop.it

Back to the reality of modern times with a bump in 15,000 Kids And Counting (C4, Thu, 9pm), which comes at a time when child protection levels in Britain are at a record high.

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The 15,000 refers to the number of children waiting to be adopted last year, twice as many as five years ago (on average, one child is taken into care every 20 minutes).

 

Following the entire adoption process, this new series follows social workers, foster carers, birth parents, and adopters as heart-wrenchingly difficult decisions are made about the future of some of Britain’s most vulnerable children.

 

The process begins with the most difficult decision of all – to remove a child from their birth family. We meet the social workers who make the shout – and the parents desperately fighting to keep their children.

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Human Rights Case Defends Privacy Of Medical Records

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Human Rights Case Defends Privacy Of Medical Records Northamptonshire County Council Must Explain Why It Is Sharing My Medical Records With Northamptonshire Police Force And Other Parties Without M...
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HOA to debate Status of Children Act (DRAFTED ACT) - BVI Beacon

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HOA to debate Status of Children Act (DRAFTED ACT) BVI Beacon Lawmakers are set to meet Thursday to debate the Status of Children Act, a law that would abolish the legal distinctions between children born to married parents and those whose parents...
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Judges, Tribunals and Magistrates | Family Court Guide | Public law

Guidance and documentation in relation to public family law cases. Further information can be found in the family report section of the website.
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CHILD ABUSE: IN LOVING MEMORY OF BILL BOWEN

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The stories of CPS not visiting the children they place are voluminous and CPS has been caught over and over lying about having visited those children who wound up murdered.  The parents didn’t want the children in those homes or the family when it turns out to be a parent who kills their own child. Either way it was ALWAYS CPS who placed the child in that environment. These are the experts?


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Child protection services: A mother's diary records the awful death of a child 'in care' - Telegraph

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Jonas, a child with Down's syndrome, 'visibly regressed’ and eventually died after he was handed over to foster carers
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Tony Allen played drums for Fela Kuti's Africa 70 and Egypt 80 organizations, pioneering the unique beat and vibe of Afrobeat music which combines polyrhythm...
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Appointment of the new Chair of the Legal Services Board - News stories - GOV.UK

Appointment of the new Chair of the Legal Services Board - News stories - GOV.UK | Public Law Children Act Cases | Scoop.it
The Lord Chancellor in consultation with the Lord Chief Justice today announced the appointment of Sir Michael Pitt as Chair of the Legal Services Board.
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Public bodies, appointed by Government, take decisions on a daily basis which affect every aspect of our lives: the price of gas and electricity, the quality of our hospitals and schools, standards and ethics in public life; the quality and availability of sports, arts and culture. It is in all our interests, as citizens, that public bodies have boards which are skilled, experienced and understand the communities they serve.


THE CODE OF PRACTICE

 

The Code of Practice (April 2012) sets out the regulatory framework for public appointments processes within the Commissioner’s remit. The Code is based on three core principles – merit, openness and fairness – and sets out the essential requirements for meeting those principles. 

The provisions contained in the Code of Practice (August 2009) apply to appointments processes which commenced prior to 1 April 2012.


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Child Marriage Bill In Iraq & Religious Fundamentalism - YouTube

*A contentious draft law being considered in Iraq could open the door to girls as young as nine getting married and would require wives to submit to sex on their husband's whim, provoking outrage from rights activists and many Iraqis who see it as a step backward for women's rights...* John Iadarola (host, TYT University and Common Room), Ana Kasparian, Desi Doyen (host, Green News Report), and comedian Jimmy Dore break it down on The Young Turks.

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