CPS, Natural Parents, and Poverty

CPS, Natural Parents, and Poverty

We live in a society that discounts the importance of natural parents and thinks they’re replaceable, especially if they’re poor. I believe natural parents are important in the lives of children. Even flawed natural parents are better than moving children to non-family homes, in most cases. Of course, we’re all flawed – like the Bible […] The post CPS, Natural Parents, and Poverty appeared first on FightCPS: Child Protective Services-CPS-False Accusations.

My Website Maintenance Difficulties (Spammers Are Evil)

My Website Maintenance Difficulties (Spammers Are Evil)

One of the main problems I’ve had in managing this website in recent years can be described in one word: spammers. Because this is an old site, it must be on many lists spammers use, because if I leave the comments section open on each of the old posts, I’ll be inundated with many thousands […] The post My Website Maintenance Difficulties (Spammers Are Evil) appeared first on FightCPS: Child Protective Services-CPS-False Accusations.

Shaken Baby Syndrome Hypothesis Has Never Been Scientifically Validated

Shaken Baby Syndrome Hypothesis Has Never Been Scientifically Validated

Image source. by Jenna Little California Innocence Project Excerpts: For years we have known that the diagnosis of Shaken Baby Syndrome (SBS) is flawed. Yet too many innocent parents and caretakers remain wrongfully incarcerated and face wrongful convictions based on this false evidence. In a statement released by the Innocence Network on April 30, the Network explains that although the SBS hypothesis was popularized in the early 2000s, it has never been scientifically validated. As outlined in the statement, in 2001,…

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Alabama Senate Passes Equal Parenting Bill

Alabama Senate Passes Equal Parenting Bill

May 7, 2019 by Robert Franklin, Member, National Board of Directors, National Parents Organization The Alabama Senate has overwhelmingly passed a strong shared parenting bill.  SB 266 passed the Senate by a vote of 25 – 4 and now goes on to the House for consideration. Senator Larry Stutts is the lead sponsor of SB 266.  He had this to say about it and shared parenting: “Parental equality should be the starting point for every child custody case,” Stutts remarked. “Ultimately,…

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The Cost of Fatherlessness

The Cost of Fatherlessness

May 6, 2019 by Robert Franklin, Member, National Board of Directors, National Parents Organization Read this (The Fatherless Generation).  It’s a good compendium of many of the social, behavioral, emotional, educational, etc. deficits kids experience correlated with fatherlessness.  It’s probably nothing you haven’t seen before, at least piecemeal, but there’s a lot here and it’s well worth brushing up on. For at least a couple of decades, this type of information has been well known.  Way back in 1994 David Blankenhorn forced…

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Connecticut DCF Punishing Tennessee Parents for Taking Their Story Public? Refuse to Let Parents Visit Baby

Connecticut DCF Punishing Tennessee Parents for Taking Their Story Public? Refuse to Let Parents Visit Baby

Peter and Suzy with baby Sofia on a previous visit. Image from Facebook. Health Impact News We recently published the story of a Tennessee couple who was traveling through Connecticut on their way to a vacation destination in Maine, when the wife, who was pregnant, starting experiencing back pains and decided to check into a hospital in Connecticut for a check up. Her Egyptian Christian husband was allegedly accused of being a Muslim terrorist, and before they knew it, she…

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State Senator: Virginia Foster Care Audit ‘Absolutely Devastating’

State Senator: Virginia Foster Care Audit ‘Absolutely Devastating’

May 4, 2019 by Robert Franklin, Member, National Board of Directors, National Parents Organization Now it’s Virginia’s turn to fail its abused and neglected kids in foster care (Virginia Mercury, 12/11/18).  It’s not a new article, but it reports on an old, old problem. Back in December, the state legislature received a report done at the behest of the Joint Legislative Audit and Review Committee.  It was, according to two lawmakers, a “devastating report.” Read More…

Proclamation emphasizes shared parenting

Proclamation emphasizes shared parenting

This article originally ran in the Kentucky Era In the wake of last year’s legislative approval of a law on shared parenting, Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin has proclaimed today Shared Parenting Day. The proclamation reflects the need for parents to share equally in parenting their children during times of divorce or separation and Kentucky’s role in highlighting the issue. Read More…

How to Untangle a Tangled Web

How to Untangle a Tangled Web

May 2, 2019 by Robert Franklin, Member, National Board of Directors, National Parents Organization It’s another case in which the law makes something hard out of something easy (Indiana Lawyer, 4/30/19). Jessica Boyd and Jason Baugh weren’t married and had an off-again/on-again relationship.  During that time, Boyd gave birth to two children, both of whom Baugh acknowledged by affidavit to be his.  That constituted proof of paternity under Indiana law, so, when the two adults split up in 2010, the court ordered…

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Does Community Collapse Reduce Marriage Rates?

Does Community Collapse Reduce Marriage Rates?

May 1, 2019 by Robert Franklin, Member, National Board of Directors, National Parents Organization Why the retreat from marriage?  Marriage rates have been declining for years in this country, but exactly why they have remains unclear.  That’s because, while overall marriage rates are down, more affluent Americans tend to get and remain married.  Indeed, non-marital childbearing among women with a college education is about 8%, i.e. almost exactly what it was in 1960.  The decline in marriage is pretty much…

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