People reveal their post-marriage surprises

June 7, 2017 2 comments

family law

Life is full of surprises. It may be a cliché but it is true. The unexpected is rarely far away. Surprises even occur among people who know each other for years, who have shared their lives and developed a bond. While most people would agree that it is important to really know someone before you…

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Social worker struck off ‘after lying to colleagues’

June 6, 2017 2 comments

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‏A social worker who falsely claimed a mother had threatened to kill herself has been struck off. The unnamed female social worker told her manager that the woman had not only threatened suicide but also said she would kill her children and burn down her house. Unsurprisingly her three children were taken into emergency care…

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Foster carers ‘unable to pay the bills’

June 3, 2017 2 comments

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Many foster carers are “unable to afford to pay basic bills” due to a lack of government funding, a campaign group has claimed. The problem lies in the ‘Staying Put’ scheme, according to the Nationwide Association of Fostering Providers (NAFP). This programme was designed to allow children in care to remain with their foster parents…

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Bullying mother ‘intimidated’ doctors

May 26, 2017 2 comments

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A “lively” and “zany” teenage boy has been taken into care after his parents fabricated medical symptoms and subjected him to years of unnecessary medical treatment. The 15 year-old boy who has been made the subject of an interim care order. ‘H’ has spent significant periods of his life in hospital receiving various kinds of…

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Kentucky Judge ‘won’t hear gay adoption cases’

May 17, 2017 1 comment

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A Judge in the southern state of Kentucky has caused controversy by refusing to hear adoption cases involving gay couples. Judge Mitchell Nance serves in the so-called Bluegrass State’s Family Court. Last week, he issued an order recusing (excusing) himself from any such cases. In his order, he claimed to have a “conscientious objection to…

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Council acted ‘unlawfully’ in adoption case

May 12, 2017 0 comments

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Essex County Council acted “unlawfully” by placing a child with adoptive parents despite her biological mother’s objections. Mr Justice Charles came to this conclusion during a judicial review published this week. He declared that the local authority had “deliberately for welfare reasons sought to prevent” the woman applying to challenge a placement order made by…

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Parents of five adopt six more children

May 9, 2017 1 comment

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A couple in Ohio with five children of their own have adopted six more. Christina and Christopher Sanders became foster parents to four brothers in 2014 and then took in the boys’ two sisters last year. Despite already having five biological children, the Forest Park couple subsequently decided to adopt all of the siblings they…

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