Colorado Requiring Mothers Accused of Abuse or Neglect to Identify the Dad

Colorado Requiring Mothers Accused of Abuse or Neglect to Identify the Dad

November 7, 2018 by Robert Franklin, Member, National Board of Directors, National Parents Organization In Colorado, and seemingly under the threat of a state Court of Appeals decision, state child welfare agencies are starting to try to locate fathers when mothers are charged with child abuse or neglect (Colorado Sun, 11/5/18).  That of course is a good thing, but the new development fairly screams “Why’d it take so long?” As I’ve written before, back in 2006, the Urban Institute did a study…

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N.Y. Mother Fights for Medically Kidnapped 13 Year Old Son Being Forced to Receive Chemo Therapy Even Though He is Cancer-free

N.Y. Mother Fights for Medically Kidnapped 13 Year Old Son Being Forced to Receive Chemo Therapy Even Though He is Cancer-free

13-year-old Nick Gundersen spoke to ABC reporter Kristin Thorne from his hospital bed. Image source. Comments by Brian Shilhavy Editor, Health Impact News ABC7 in New York is reporting on the story of a Long Island mother who lost custody of her 13-year-old son when she disagreed with doctors over his treatment. Kristin Thorne reports: A mother on Long Island is fighting to have her son removed from chemotherapy treatment after he was given a clean bill of health by…

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Brangelina Kids Tell Custody Evaluator They Prefer Brad

Brangelina Kids Tell Custody Evaluator They Prefer Brad

November 5, 2018 by Robert Franklin, Member, National Board of Directors, National Parents Organization Hi everyone.  It’s your intrepid correspondent again, this time breathlessly bringing you the latest on the most important event of the past two years – the Brad Pitt/Angelina Jolie divorce and custody case (New Idea, 11/1/18).  Yes, wars are being fought, hurricanes are laying waste to entire communities and the Four Horsemen prowl the countryside, but a couple of celebrities are divorcing, so all must drop what they’re…

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Local Media in Peoria Illinois Exposes Medical Kidnapping of Young Child Due to Child Abuse Specialist

Local Media in Peoria Illinois Exposes Medical Kidnapping of Young Child Due to Child Abuse Specialist

The Crady Family. Image Source. Commentary by Terri LaPoint Health Impact News The phrase “with liberty and justice for all” is the cornerstone of the Pledge of Allegiance to the flag of the United States of America. This principle is the very foundation upon which our nation was founded, for which men and women have fought and died. This noble and lofty theme is written in our anthems, on our statues, and in our hearts. It is the very essence of who we…

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Australian Police Break Up Child Abduction Ring

Australian Police Break Up Child Abduction Ring

November 4, 2018 by Rober Franklin, Member, National Board of Directors, National Parents Organization I suppose this is a case of “anything the U.S. can do, Australia can do … too.” Three men have been arrested in New South Wales and a woman is sought for arrest in connection with a long-term conspiracy to kidnap and hide children who the conspirators believe have been wrongly taken from their mothers or who are the subjects of joint custody orders.  The group…

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Justice Done in Indiana Adoption Case, but Will it Last?

Justice Done in Indiana Adoption Case, but Will it Last?

November 2, 2018 by Robert Franklin, Member, National Board of Directors, National Parents Organization In the case of In Re the Adoption of L.G.K., both the trial and appellate courts reached a just decision.  I wish I thought it was the correct legal decision and that the case won’t be overturned by the Indiana Supreme Court.  The child’s father, G.C. and her mother, J.K. were never married, but had a sexual relationship for about 10 months, from December, 2013 to October,…

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Arizona’s Double Standards: Requirements Higher for Biological Parents to Keep Their Children at Home than for Foster Parents to Take Other People’s Children into Their Home

Arizona’s Double Standards: Requirements Higher for Biological Parents to Keep Their Children at Home than for Foster Parents to Take Other People’s Children into Their Home

Commentary by Terri LaPoint Health Impact News In the course of our research at Health Impact News, we often discover medical or governmental policies which may sound good on the surface, but when examined, they expose a blatant double standard. These policies often hold biological parents to a standard that is not expected of the state actors, whether they be foster parents entrusted with caring for children that don’t belong to them, social workers, Guardian ad Litems, or others. Sometimes such policies…

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Study of Family Bridges Finds Dramatic Improvement in Parent-Child Relationships

Study of Family Bridges Finds Dramatic Improvement in Parent-Child Relationships

November 1, 2018 by Robert Franklin, Member, National Board of Directors, National Parents Organization As of mid-October, we have the latest analysis of the Family Bridges workshop that seeks to repair the relationships between severely alienated children and their targeted parents.  Previous studies of Family Bridges strongly suggested positive results of the program along with positive attitudes of its participants.  The latest study is larger and a more comprehensive examination of both. It must be noted that the study was…

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Arizona Attorney General Demands Health Impact News Take Down Story on Medical Kidnapping in Violation of 1st Amendment

Arizona Attorney General Demands Health Impact News Take Down Story on Medical Kidnapping in Violation of 1st Amendment

Child Protective Services and the State Attorney General’s Office do not want the public to know about the medical kidnapping of the Meissinger family’s two infant sons, and have demanded that Health Impact News‘ coverage of the story be taken down. Read the story we will NOT take down here. by Brian Shilhavy Editor, Health Impact News In October (2018) we brought you the story of a young couple’s situation in Arizona, where both of their infant sons were removed from…

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NPO’s Offer to Work with Ohio Judges

NPO’s Offer to Work with Ohio Judges

October 31, 2018 by Don Hubin, Ph.D., Chair, Ohio Affiliate and Member, National Board of Directors, National Parents Organization National Parents Organization’s groundbreaking study of Ohio’s domestic relations courts’ standard parenting time guidelines has provoked a response for the Ohio Association of Domestic Relations Judges (OADRJ). Normally, it would be appropriate to thank the judges for reviewing the NPO Ohio Parenting Time Report, judiciously weighing the points made in the report, and thoughtfully responding. Unfortunately, there is little evidence that…

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