Warning – this is a sad and awful article – but you should read it.

Today’s “Day Of Justice” for 3 year old foster toddler Arianna Hunziker is a tiny painful sign of a

much larger problem that has grown for decades without attention – not just in Brooklyn Park Minnesota, but in every community.

Arianna was wrapped in sheets, left alone in a closed room and slowly starved to death.  Foster parents Sherrie and Bryce Dirk will go to prison for murdering Arianna.  This solves nothing.

There is something terribly disturbing about a State sanctioned foster family starving a 3 year old State Ward child to death that needs to see the light of day.

Arianna must not have had a County social worker (today’s Star Tribune article made no mention of one) or her sad tortured life would have been noticed by someone – toddlers don’t lose ten pounds without it being noticed.

Perhaps, the system is overwhelmed, or maybe, Arianna was on a list to be visited by a caring adult soon.  Will we ever know?

Can you imagine what Arianna’s life must have been like?

Remember, she was taken from her birth parents because of what happened to her in the home and put in the custody of the Dirks where she was starved to death.  Three years of sadness and torture.

Just a few years ago 6 year old foster child Kendrea Johnson suicided by hanging very near to where Arianna died and four year old Eric Dean was slowly tortured to death even after 15 reports of abuse by mandated reporters.

Kendrea left a note, told many people her thoughts about suicide and homicide and she was seeing a therapist (Eric couldn’t write).

Have you any idea how hard it is for a six year old to think through a successful hanging?  Many adults fail at this endeavor.

Cringing is a normal response to the message you have just read.  But it is because we the people cringe at and avoid this conversation that these children suffer the traumas, terrors and torture that happens daily to children throughout our communities.

37% of America’s children are reported to child protection agencies by their 18th birthday.  Generational child abuse is a public health problem that needs public discussion and better answers.  Today, there are almost half a million children in foster care or waiting for adoption.

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articles have been gathered over the last few months from around the nation;

Shy Ann Hentges, of Braham found guilty of murdering her 2 month old son, Eli Arispe Hentges

The Parents Passed a Drug Test. Should They Get Their Children Back?

The New York Times

Last year in Ohio, which in 2017 had the second-highest rate of opioid overdose deaths in the nation, there were about 7,700 qualified foster homes …

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Mother searches for answers after 6-year-old taken by CPS dies in foster care

WDRB

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) — A 6-year-old special needs girl is dead after she was taken into the custody of Child Protective Services. Now her mom is …

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A deeper look into the Indian Child Welfare Act and its possible role in Antonio Renova’s death

Great Falls Tribune

Court documents say Tony died at the hands of his biological parents, … Forty years later, Indigenous children are still overrepresented in foster care.

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In Absence Of Prominent Activist, Native Americans To March For Children Lost To Foster Care

Iowa Public Radio

When children are placed in foster care, some families fear they’ll never see them again, Manape … Medina acknowledged Frank LaMere’s death.

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Foster boy, 14, ‘raped’ and tortured girl, 6, to death after being left to babysit

Metro

A 14 year-old foster child reportedly raped then tortured a six year-old girl to death after being left to babysit. Antonio Evans attacked Destine King and …

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Community rallies to remember Great Falls boy

KTVQ Billings News

Christy Foster, who was Antonio’s foster mother from shortly after he was … entire situation that resulted in the horrible death of a wonderful little boy.”.

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Foster boy, 14, ‘raped’ and brutally tortured girl, 6, to death after being left to babysit

The Sun

A TEENAGE foster child reportedly raped and brutally tortured a six-year-old girl to death after being left to babysit. Antonio Evans was 14 when he …

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Dayton writer braves the storm: ‘Making a mistake doesn’t make you a mistake’

dayton.com

Transformation and pain from the other storms — the sudden death of her father before her birth, a mentally ill mother, foster care, child abuse, …

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‘Stand 4 Antonio’ vigil for 5-year-old killed this week to be held Sunday in Great Falls

Great Falls Tribune

More: Three arrested in death of 5-year-old child in Great Falls … More: Foster family who raised slain 5-year-old explains how system repeatedly …

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Mourners hold candlelight vigil for 5-year-old whose parents have been charged with the death

Billings Gazette

The poster, lit only by the candles resting in glass jars, demanded foster care reform with “MMIP,” for Missing and Murdered Indigenous People, written …

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Pilkington pleads guilty to charges in death of her sons, sentenced to two life terms

Bellefontaine Examiner

He noted the boy’s sister, Hayley, has been deeply affected by the loss of her siblings and the case has devastated relatives and foster parents who …

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Daniel C. Yallah, 19, budding soccer star felled by cancer

The Philadelphia Inquirer

In January 2016, his mother died after returning to Liberia to visit relatives. Her death meant that Mr. Yallah, then 16, had to go into foster care, while …

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His Trans Sister Was Murdered, Then His Other Sister, Then His Mother

VICE

Mikal’s chosen sister, Keisha Jenkins, was shot to death near Old York … By age 14, Mikal had spent years in foster care, and was living in a group …

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Mother pleads innocent in child’s death

Hot Springs Sentinel

A local woman arrested earlier this month in connection with the death of her … who had remained in foster care since his discharge from the hospital.

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News to Know for Nov. 20: 1 injured in stabbing; death investigation at mobile home park …

WWBT NBC12 News

20: 1 injured in stabbing; death investigation at mobile home park; ‘Hamilton’ … The shelter is looking for foster families who are not traveling and are …

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With homeless felines at an all-time high, Laguna Woods Cat Club seeks fosters

OCRegister

Death and sudden illness took her previous owners, leaving her behind … Pagano described their need for foster homes as an urgent and constant …

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Abused puppy saved from being put down after life-saving operation

Metro

French Bulldog Myles was close to death when he came into the care of animal … Myles will now be moved into foster care while he undergoes ‘a long …

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Albert L. Landherr, 87

Austin Herald

Albert L. Landherr, 87, formerly of Austin, Minnesota, died peacefully on Saturday, Nov. 16, 2019, at his VA medical foster home in North St. Paul, …

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After grandson’s death, Carl Brewer refocuses campaign on Kansas agency he says failed him

Valliant News

After grandson’s death, Carl Brewer refocuses campaign on Kansas … child welfare complaints and administering the state’s foster care system.

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As questions mount, Kansas DCF Secretary Phyllis Gilmore leaving the agency

Valliant News

… intense scrutiny of the foster care system and the expected departure of Gov. … have been sleeping in the offices of the state’s foster care contractors. … of records after a death or serious injury, the agency rarely shared information.

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Broken Arrow couple arrested in death of 3-year-old adopted daughter

KTUL

(KTUL) — Wagoner County deputies arrested a couple following the death of their … She took in an infant from foster care but didn’t have enough time …

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Official: ‘YouTube mom’ accused of abuse dies in Scottsdale

ABC15 Arizona

SCOTTSDALE, AZ — Machelle Hobson, an Arizona mother who ran a popular … who are back in the state’s custody and likely in a new foster home.

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4-year-old girl ‘killed brutally’ by caretaker in Philadelphia, DA says

NBCNews.com

The DA’s office says Zya’s biological mother had given custody of the child to Brown to keep the girl out of foster care. The two women had known each …

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Her child died amid ‘sadistic’ abuse; she was still allowed to work as a nurse in Florida

Miami Herald

Help never came for Samayah, who vanished from public view after Gina Emmanuel, a registered nurse, adopted her from foster care. Samayah died …

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Cuomo signs law requiring death certificates to list opioid involved in overdose cases

CNYcentral.com

The law requires that death certificates now list which opioid was used in an … Karli’s storyline to include the reason she was placed in foster care.

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Mom Charged In Death Of 9-Month-Old Who Choked On Car Seat Buckle

Oxygen

When the mother returned, however, she was unresponsive and had the buckle …. attention that the child did, in fact, survive, and was placed into foster care. … code as a person who “negligently causes the death of another person.

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Washington State Agrees To Settlement With Family Of Inmate Who Died By Suicide

OPB News

… Dreveskracht, who noted Bluehorse had suffered alleged abuse in the foster care system as a child and struggled with mental illness into adulthood.

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Caretaker Accused of Killing Philadelphia Girl, 4, in ‘Horrific’ Case of Child Abuse

PEOPLE.com

A Philadelphia woman, 38, has been charged with murder in the death of a 4-year-old girl … “All children deserve care, protection, and love — no matter the … in order to keep the girl out of foster care, NBC10 Philadelphia reported.

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Well-known Corpus Christi balloon artist, magician Val Dino dies, family remembers

Corpus Christi Caller-Times

A World For Children, a nonprofit dedicated to helping those in foster care in the Coastal Bend, sent their condolences to Val Dino’s family on their …

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Nurse ‘tortured and burned fingers of starved adoptive daughter’ who died aged 7 – but kept her …

The Sun

A 13-year-old girl, a seven-year-old girl, and a boy, 5, were also taken out of her care and placed in foster care in the wake of Samayah’s death.

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Foster care guardian indicted in 3-year-old’s death

West Hawaii Today

KAILUA-KONA — A Kona grand jury indicted a foster care mother last week for the 2017 murder of a 3-year-old Waimea boy.

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Big Island woman indicted for murder in connection with foster child’s death

Hawaii News Now

HONOLULU, Hawaii (HawaiiNewsNow) – A Big Island woman has been indicted for second-degree murder in connection with the death of one of her …

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Parents convicted in death of malnourished 11-month-old Madison County girl

AL.com

Arianna Foster was malnourished and dehydrated before she died at just … The baby’s father, Joshua Lee Foster, was convicted of aggravated child …

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Woman, 45, is indicted for murdering her three-year-old foster child, who died in a pool of his own …

Daily Mail

A foster carer has been indicted for second-degree murder and prosecutors claim she beat him so severely that he died in a pool of his own vomit, …

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Honoka’a Woman Indicted in Connection to Foster Child’s Death

Big Island Now

Honoka’a Woman Indicted in Connection to Foster Child’s Death … was indicted in the death of a toddler who had been placed in her care by the state.

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Foster mom indicted in 3-year-old’s death

Hawaii Tribune-Herald

KAILUA-KONA — A Kona grand jury indicted a foster care mother last week for the alleged 2017 murder of a 3-year-old Waimea boy.

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Fayetteville boy who starved to death in grandmother’s care had cerebral palsy, weighed 18 pounds

WRAL.com

Fayetteville boy who starved to death in grandmother’s care had cerebral palsy, …. The children are now in foster care through the Cumberland County …

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Woman accused of murder in foster child’s death posts bail

West Hawaii Today

KAILUA-KONA — A 45-year-old woman accused of murder in the death of a 3-year-old Waimea boy two years ago is free on bail pending trial.

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Foster-care adoptions in Ohio reach milestone, but need is still great, Dave Thomas Foundation says

The Columbus Dispatch

Foster-care adoptions in Ohio reach milestone, but need is still great, Dave Thomas … More than 125,000 children in the United States are waiting to be adopted, their connections to parents severed by death, abuse or neglect.

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Toddler, 3, found dead in pool of his own vomit ‘after being beaten by evil foster mother who …

The Sun

Fabian’s biological parents, Sherri-Ann Garett and Juben Garcia, had filed a lawsuit against Alcosiba and state authorities over the child’s death.

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Georgia foster mom charged with murder in death of twins found in hot car

NBCNews.com

The girls were in Foster’s care when they were found unresponsive in the backseat of a car in Hinesville, about 40 miles southwest of Savannah, on …

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Family seeks answers, justice after Meriden teen’s death in foster care

Meriden Record-Journal

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In wake of another high-profile foster care tragedy, advocate calls for more DFCS support

11Alive.com WXIA

As the tragic death of 3-year-old twin foster girls in a hot car shines a light again on the Georgia Division of Family and Child Services, an advocate is …

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Georgia foster mom charged with murder in death of 3-year-old twins found in hot car

NBC4 WCMH-TV

HINESVILLE, Ga. (WSAV) – A Georgia foster mother has been charged with two counts of second-degree murder and two counts of child cruelty in …

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‘It’s a nightmare:’ Professor’s arrest in death of son with severe autism rocks family

MLive.com

“They tried to make his world good,” the father’s cousin, Joel Koets said. … day after the drowning, their 13-year-old daughter was put in foster care.

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4-year-old Hazel Park boy fatally mauled by pit bull, mother hospitalized

Detroit Free Press

… was in an animal foster care program, had agreed to take care of the dog for a friend. The family had the dog less than a day when it attacked the boy. … Chained and neglected: Detroit’s dog problem persists despite child deaths.

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Those left behind: In the aftermath of an opioid death, families find ways to cope

GazetteNET

The next person to introduce herself was Julie Foster, another mother who also … “A piece of your heart dies, and you don’t get that back,” he said.

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TobyMac’s 21-year-old son Truett dies at home; fans share prayers for family

Christian Post

TobyMac’s eldest son, Truett Foster McKeehan, also known by his stage names Shiloh, truDog and TRU, died at his home this week, a representative …

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The untold story of AJ Freund’s tragically short life: A time of hope. A violent death.

Chicago Tribune

Child welfare officials were impressed with his foster mother, who called AJ “an …. In the care of his foster mother, AJ continued to grow into a healthy, …

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Thrasher’s substance abuse plan includes death penalty for some drug crimes (copy)

The Coal Valley News

Thrasher’s substance abuse plan includes death penalty for some drug … However, she said, it’s not just a foster care issue as much as it is a health …

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Parents sue over 1-year-old’s foster care death in Valinda

The San Gabriel Valley Tribune

LOS ANGELES — The parents of a 1-year-old child with special needs are suing Los Angeles County, alleging their son died in 2018 because his …

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Foster parent arrested in death of 3-year-old twins found inside car

Atlanta Journal Constitution

A foster parent has been arrested and charged with two counts of second-degree murder after the 3-year-old twins in her care were found dead in a …

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The opioid crisis is forcing more kids into the foster system

CBS News

The crisis is putting tremendous pressure on foster care families. … “I love my parents to death but I’m doing a lot better than I would have ever been …

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Police say Miami foster mother abused children, causing one girl to die

WPLG Local 10

Police say Miami foster mother abused children, causing one girl to die … A foster mother is facing charges after three girls, ranging in ages from 6 to 12 … Two days after the death of the young girl, two girls, ages 6 and 12, living in …

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Opinion: Why ‘Sesame Street’ is smarter about foster care than your local child welfare agency

Los Angeles Times

In May, the show’s creators introduced Karli, a Muppet in foster care, and … Substance abuse is the primary reason for the foster care crisis in this country. … which has a drug overdose death rate that’s 70% higher than the national …

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2 Illinois child welfare workers sued over 5-year-old AJ Freund’s death

WGN-TV

2 Illinois child welfare workers sued over 5-year-old AJ Freund’s death … The child was born addicted to opioids and was in foster care living with a …

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Alleged abusive adoptive mother listed as registered nurse

WPLG Local 10

The adoptive mother accused of abusing three girls, one of them dying while in … Gina Emmanuel, 50, who began fostering the children in 2014 and then … Two days after the death of the young girl, two girls, ages 6 and 12, living in …

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Gladwin County man arraigned in shooting death of his wife

ABC 12 News (press release)

Gladwin County man arraigned in shooting death of his wife … It was in August when a man shot and killed his wife in this home in Clare County. … can care for them often live with other family members or are placed in foster care.

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Babysitter charged with murder of baby in Niagara Falls

WPIX 11 New York

Alaya Foster died in a home on North Avenue in Niagara Falls on February … “Any time there is a death of a young child it is very hard on detectives.

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Jimmy Wayne Mourns Death of Mother: ‘She Lived a Very Hard Life’

PopCulture.com

Jimmy Wayne Mourns Death of Mother: ‘She Lived a Very Hard Life’ … Wayne chronicles his life, including time in foster care, due to the instability of …

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Parents file $10 million claim against Riverside County for death of ‘Princess Diane’

OCRegister

17-year-old died in care of controversial Murrieta foster home that county should have known was a “death sentence,” claim says …

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Parents file $10 million suit for death of ‘Princess Diane’ in controversial California foster home

The Mercury News

An investigation by the state Department of Social Services concluded that the Michelle Morris foster home in Murrieta — controversial across two …

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San Diego County sued for wrongful death of foster child

10News

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) – It took just three months for Tyler Walter to turn from a happy and healthy toddler into a dead one while in the care of the County …

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Meriden foster father charged with manslaughter in drunken driving crash that killed 17-year-old …

Hartford Courant

A Meriden foster father arrested after a drunken driving crash that killed his 17-year-old foster son had his charges upgraded Tuesday to include two …

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Georgia foster mom charged with murder in hot car deaths of twins, 3

Fox News

A Georgia foster mom was denied bond on Tuesday after being charged with murder in last month’s hot-car deaths of 3-year-old twin girls in her care.

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Hinesville caretaker arrested on murder charges in death of twins

Savannah Morning News

At the time of their death, they were in the care of Foster who at the time was their foster parent, according to the release. The twin girls were located …

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Police investigating death recover 43 dogs from Evansville home

Evansville Courier & Press

Drake is hopeful the dogs will eventually go to good foster homes. “They just need some patient fosters, then they’ll come around and hopefully get a …

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Babysitter pleads guilty in death of infant in Niagara Falls

WKBW-TV

Klein was watching Alaya Foster in a home on North Avenue in Niagara Falls in February when she took her to the hospital with a bleeding brain, …

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New York baby sitter pleads guilty to manslaughter in death of 3-month-old girl

fox6now.com

Klein was watching Alaya Foster in a home on North Avenue in Niagara … baby’s family repeatedly insisted Klein was responsible for Foster’s death …

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Meriden foster father, charged with assault and DUI in crash that killed 17-year-old foster son, had …

Hartford Courant

The Meriden foster father charged in a drunken driving crash last month that killed his 17-year-old foster son had, along with his wife, received extra …

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Her Name Was Samora: Hot Car Death Baby’s Bio-Parents Speak Out

Patch.com

The bio-mom of the 4-month-old girl who died in a Phoenix hot car Tuesday while in foster care wants her daughter’s name known: It’s Samora.

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DC man acquitted in toddler’s death after defense argues the boy’s sister may have harmed him

Washington Post

And when she was temporarily housed in foster care after Ace’s death, the foster mother had the girl removed from her house because she said the girl …

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3-year-old twin girls found dead in hot car in Georgia

Fox 59

HINESVILLE, Ga. — Twin 3-year-old girls in foster care were found dead Sunday in a hot vehicle in Georgia, according to a statement by the City of …

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Brooklyn Park Couple Pleads Guilty To Murder Of Foster Child

WCCO | CBS Minnesota

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A Brooklyn Park couple now await sentencing after pleading guilty to the death of a foster child under their care. On Friday …

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Michigan couple pleads guilty in dehydration death of 18-month-old son

Detroit Free Press

Michigan couple pleads guilty in dehydration death of 18-month-old son … The boy had been in foster care for 10 months after a child-welfare …

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Family speaks out after toddler death saying if you need help, ask

ABC6OnYourSide.com

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Columbus Police are investigating the death of a toddler on the southeast side. Police were called to the “Commons at Water’s …

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What we know and don’t know about how Maine’s opioid crisis has affected kids

WGME

The girl’s death is an extreme example of the effects of opioid addiction on Maine children. … In extreme cases, children of addicted parents have died. … The state has seen a slight uptick in the number of children in foster care since …

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3-year-old twin girls found dead in hot car

FOX 10 News Phoenix

Before their deaths, the girls had been living in a foster home for over a year … The girls’ biological mother, Skye Keyes, tells Fox 35 it’s devastating.

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Infant girl who died in a hot car was in the care of a foster parent. DCS investigating.

AZCentral.com

The 4-month-old girl who died after being left in a vehicle outside a Phoenix school district building Tuesday was in the care of a foster parent who …

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After the Tragic Death of an LGBTQ Foster Youth, Few Answers for His Family

The Chronicle of Social Change

The family of a 19-year-old transgender foster youth who recently committed suicide said Los Angeles child welfare officials repeatedly ignored their …

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A man’s dying wish was to help a boy in foster care he never met. It was fulfilled weeks after his …

11Alive.com WXIA

But it’s the last thing he wanted in his life that’s changing the life of a boy in foster care. Bell never met 13-year-old Chase Howard, but to him, that …

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Biological and foster parents devastated after baby girl found dead in a van

ABC15 Arizona

Biological and foster parents devastated after baby girl found dead in a van … PHOENIX — Multiple parents are grieving the loss of four-month-old … the family is now receiving media attention for the death of a baby in their care.

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Baby died in care of foster father who adopted 15 kids; mother says ‘remember my daughter’

AZCentral.com

The infant was in the care of her foster father, Roger Ham, at the time of her death Tuesday, The Arizona Republic has confirmed. Phoenix police …

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Parents charged with murder and torture in death of 4-year-old Noah Cuatro

Los Angeles Times

Noah was placed in foster care and later in the custody of his great-grandmother in 2014. He was placed with his parents the following year, then …

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The Work Kyle Forti Started With ‘Foster Together’ Continues On Despite His Death

Colorado Public Radio

Colorado’s political world was shocked and saddened by the death of Kyle Forti. … Foster Together connects volunteers with foster families. A recent …

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Biological and foster parents devastated after baby girl found dead in van in Arizona

KRTV Great Falls News

Tragically, the family is now receiving media attention for the death of a baby in their care. The biological parents of Samora say they are devastated …

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Pet foster parent cleared of leaving Labradors to roast to death in hot car

Metro

A pet foster parent whose Labradors died after they were left in a sweltering car for nearly two hours has been cleared of all criminal charges.

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Parents Arrested on Murder Charges in Death of 4-Year-Old Son They Claimed Drowned

Inside Edition

Parents Arrested on Murder Charges in Death of 4-Year-Old Son They … He had been bouncing around the foster care system since he was a baby, …

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San Diego County Supervisors respond to foster care investigation

10News

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) – San Diego County Supervisors are responding to a Team 10 investigation detailing the death of a child in foster care.

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Noah Cuatro’s Parents Arrested on Suspicion of Killing the Palmdale 4-Year-Old

KTLA

The parents of a 4-year-old Palmdale boy who died under suspicious … Noah’s death was ruled a homicide by the Los Angeles County Department of … He went back into foster care until Hernandez took custody of him for more than …

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Death as Expected: Inside a child welfare system where 102 Indigenous kids died over 5 years

APTN News

The number of deaths jumps to 102 Indigenous children when looking at …. They were also walking to the foster home where Turtle died by suicide.

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Central Indiana county prosecutor was raised in foster care

South Bend Tribune

ANDERSON, Ind. (AP) — Four children in and around Madison County were tortured to death by their loved ones before they died. Three boys and a …

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Virginia group takes in Great Danes nearly starved to death

WHSV

Virginia group takes in Great Danes nearly starved to death … Four went to the foster home of Jacques and Hysell in Palmyra and two went to one in …

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Volunteers renovate emergency foster care cottage in Lackawanna

WGRZ.com

Volunteers renovate emergency foster care cottage in Lackawanna … So I think, obviously, the kids and the staff are just going to be thrilled to death.”.

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Green Dogs Unleashed takes in Great Danes nearly starved to death

CBS19 News

They love to play with each other in the spacious backyard of their foster parents, Brent Jacques and Clay Hysell. However, just a month ago these …

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Foster care case numbers continue to climb in NC, as opioid crisis affects families

North Carolina Health News

Foster care case numbers continue to climb in NC, as opioid crisis affects … The foster care system in North Carolina continues to experience record ….. including the 2016 drowning death of 3-year-old Rylan Ott, led to the state …

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Calif. Boy, 4, Died Under Suspicious Circumstances — and His Parents Have Been Arrested

PEOPLE.com

The arrest comes days after medical examiners determined Noah’s death … According to the Los Angeles Times, Noah was placed in foster care in …

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A 7-year-old is the key witness against the man charged in her little brother’s death. The defense …

Washington Post

After Ace died, Zucker said, the girl was temporarily placed in a foster home as the case was investigated. He said the foster mother had the girl …

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Mother claims San Diego County was negligent in death of her child while in Foster Care

10News

Adults were put in charge of Tyler Walter’s life to give him a chance to flourish. Instead, Tyler died before he could reach two. The biological mother of …

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Grandma of 18-month-old allegedly killed by mother: ‘I don’t want his death to be in vain’

WLWT Cincinnati

Grandma of 18-month-old allegedly killed by mother: ‘I don’t want his death to … Durham said Buttery Jr. spent most of his life in foster care and that his …

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HHS rejects inspector general’s recommendations on infant deaths, serious injuries

Omaha World-Herald

She noted work on improving home studies, regulating foster care providers and training of agency staff and foster and adoptive parents on preventing …

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Raised in foster care, prosecutor offers insight to battle against child neglect

The Herald Bulletin

ANDERSON — Four children in and around Madison County were tortured to death by their loved ones before they died. Three boys and a girl – all …

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Child welfare officials disclose death of 4-year-old boy

Baltimore Sun

Child welfare officials disclose death of 4-year-old boy … in part over the January death of a 9-year-old special needs girl who was in foster care.

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Motion Calls for Investigation, Plus Boosted Support Systems After LGBTQ+ Foster Youth’s Suicide

witnessla.com

“Andrew M.’s death must be met with urgency to provide youth, including transition age youth in foster care, identified as LGBTQ+ with support and …

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Report details Las Vegas girl’s ‘significant’ injuries before death

Las Vegas Review-Journal

That’s because, according to Anderson, Janiyah had been in and out of foster homes while under the care of her biological mother in another state.

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Inspector general: Uneasiness across Nebraska about welfare of children

Beatrice Daily Sun

The foster mother was not criminally charged with the death, but was placed on the state’s child abuse registry. No foster children will be placed with …

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Directions for Living ends Hillsborough Co. foster care contract, citing under-funding and overworking

ABC Action News

Directions for Living ends Hillsborough Co. foster care contract, citing … 500 cases in Pinellas County in August after the death of an 11-year-old boy.

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Boy’s death seemed like a failure of LA’s child-welfare system. It wasn’t so simple

Los Angeles Times

A new report about the death of Noah Cuatro has absolved the Department of … That was when Noah was placed in foster care and then with his …

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Father gets 23 years in prison for beating his child to death in Rock Hill

WSOC Charlotte

Officials said he thrived in foster care for several months. His foster family took several pictures of a happy child and saw him pass several important …

Father sentenced to prison for brutal beating death of 3-year-old son – WBTV

Dad makes Alford plea in beating death of 2-year-old son – WCNC.com

SC man gets 23 years for beating toddler to death – 8News

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Rock Hill father pleads guilty in son’s death. Here’s how long he’ll spend in prison

Rock Hill Herald

Miguel was in Williams’ legal custody at the time of the child’s death but had previously been in foster care, Thompson said. The child also tested …

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Chippewa Falls child death: Should we treat kids as adults in our criminal justice system?

The Sheboygan Press

On Oct. 30, 2018, a 6-month-old boy was at a licensed daycare in Chippewa County that also serves as a foster home. A 10-year-old girl lived in the …

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Jim Harbaugh sends heartbreaking gift to funeral of Michigan boy who died on field

Detroit Free Press

And Jack Harbaugh — the father of Michigan football coach Jim Harbaugh … out about three brothers who were bouncing through the foster care system, … He had passed a physical just a week before his death and worked out …

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After 12-year-old Michigan boy dies on field, Jim and Jack Harbaugh help support his family

USA TODAY

And Jack Harbaugh, father ofMichigan football coach Jim Harbaugh, was sitting … out about three brothers who were bouncing through the foster care system, … He had passed a physical just a week before his death and worked out …

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Woman arrested on murder charge in death of 5-year-old girl

Las Vegas Review-Journal

Woman arrested on murder charge in death of 5-year-old girl …. up in and out of foster homes while under the care of her mother in another state.

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‘The whole night I am crying’: Family broken by death of son killed by drunk driver

CBC.ca

Jaylene Lagrelle killed Shiraz Shermohammed and injured 3 family … a childhood spent in foster care and the deaths of close family members from …

Calgary woman sentenced for drunk driving crash killing teen – CTV News

Woman sentenced for deadly drunk driving collision that killed a Calgary teen – Globalnews.ca

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‘Mindhunter’ In Real Life: Was Bill’s Son Really Involved In a Toddler’s Murder?

Newsweek

Tench, who undergoes a major family crisis in Season 2, is based on … his son, Brian (Zachary Scott Ross), who reveals his involvement in a child’s death. … a crime, but rather were given intensive therapy and placed in foster care.

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1-Year-Old Boy Dies In Hot Car After Foster Mom Allegedly Forgot Him While She Went to Work

PEOPLE.com

A North Carolina woman who was “in shock” as authorities tried to revive the lifeless 1-year-old foster child she’d left for several hours in a hot car has …

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Family remembers Faviola one year after her death

Las Cruces Sun-News

Family remembers Faviola one year after her death ….. She said she was about to surrender her foster care license when she got a call from a social …

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Upgraded murder charges against parents in case of premature baby who died with 96 fractures

KTRK-TV

White is charged with felony murder, upgraded from an injury to a child by … Since the baby’s death, the couple’s older son has been placed in foster

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Warrant reveals new details in case of baby left in hot car in Pineville while foster mom was at work

WBTV

… event in Pineville when who police say a foster mother left a 1-year-old boy in a hot car at a shopping center, ultimately leading to the child’s death.

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‘Do I Have To Leave Now?’: Our Foster Care System Makes It Too Easy To Give Up On Kids

WBUR

“The death of my father,” Janine wrote on yellow paper. “My alcoholic mother,” on green. “Being separated from my sister,” on blue. I squeezed my …

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North Carolina foster mother charged in 1-year-old’s death

CityNews Vancouver

PINEVILLE, N.C. — Authorities are charging a North Carolina foster mother in the death of a 1-year-old boy who was left inside a hot car in a shopping …

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When my mother died without a will, I learned a big lesson about money management as an …

Business Insider

My mother purchased her home on the south side of Chicago for $55,000 in 1986, the equivalent of $123,000 today. When she died without a will, …

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Ex-boyfriend of woman charged in death of her son, ‘AJ’ Freund, 5, hopes for ‘role’ in their newborn …

Chicago Tribune

Ex-boyfriend of woman charged in death of her son, ‘AJ’ Freund, 5, hopes … The Tribune is not naming the child, a minor, who is in foster care with a …

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Concerns reported to Kansas agency before toddler’s death

Washington Post

Kansas child welfare officials say they received repeated reports about a … After his death, Zayden’s older sibling was placed in protective custody. … policy, new family preservation and foster care grants and instituting a Family First …

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Column: He died homeless and alone, but his wife had never lost hope he’d return.

Los Angeles Times

He was a loner who disappeared for long stretches, came home, then … her family, and that she was regularly beaten with a hose while in foster care.

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12-month-old boy who died in hot car was in foster care, police say

WSOC Charlotte

PINEVILLE, N.C. – A 12-month-old boy died Thursday after his foster mother left him in a hot car for hours while she was at work, police said.

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Clearwater nonprofit loses $4.6 million foster care contract

Tampa Bay Times

Lead foster care agency Eckerd Connects announced in a letter sent to … high-profile deaths of Pinellas children while under the watch of the state.

Child welfare subcontractor removed from more than 500 cases after 11-year-old child’s death – ABC Action News

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Death of teen found in Inner Harbor highlights gap in mental health services for homeless …

Baltimore Sun

For Malone, that cycle began after he aged out of the foster care system in Illinois, and moved to Baltimore County to live with a relative, according to …

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Grieving a Parent’s Death at a Young Age: A Loss That Lingers

The New York Times

I read Hope Edelman’s article on losing a parent at a young age with the … The death of a loved one during childhood and adolescence can indeed have … to Toronto and from comfortable middle class to very poor and foster homes.

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‘We are heartbroken’: Death toll rises to seven in Texas shooting; gunman identified

USA TODAY

‘We are heartbroken’: Death toll rises to seven in Texas shooting; gunman identified ….. a series, of gun law changes in the state that ease restrictions on where Texans can carry or store firearms, from foster homes to churches.

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After 2 deaths in 11 days, medical facility for fragile kids gets another chance

The Philadelphia Inquirer

Ken Molczan, administrator of Pediatric Specialty Care in Philadelphia, says … PSC also pulls in public funds caring for medically fragile children in the foster-care system. … PSC is required to notify the state whenever a child dies.

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Family of teen killed in crash shares heartbreak at death

Northwest Herald

“This lady lovingly entrusted the care and safety of her child to our society through foster care, and ultimately to me. It gives me sorrow to know that …

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The horrific death of Anthony Avalos and the many missed chances to save him

Los Angeles Times

In the wake of Anthony’s death, the county issued a report saying the … for low-risk cases as a means to reduce the number of children in foster care.

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Death Notices for Wednesday, September 4, 2019

The Missoulian

1, 2019, at the BeeHive Homes of Missoula. Brothers Mortuary and Crematory are honored to care for the family. Memories and condolences may be …

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LA Child Protection Shakeup as Questions Over Recent Child Death Swirl

The Chronicle of Social Change

Bonta lawsuit, which dealt with the availability of mental health services for children in or at risk of entering the foster care system. DCFS has been …

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There are hundreds of these stories that did not make the news because the child did not die.  Grow your heart for foster children.  Speak out for legislation that improves their lives.  Consider being a foster family (We Need You).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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