Goliath comes in many forms~
It is time to stop the devastation to innocent families which is occurring daily across the country.
My Family Rights Affiliation


Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Ellington lawyer wins battle for DCF ‘mini-Miranda’ law

Thought I would share a post on our Yahoo Discussion Group on 08/21/11. It is an attempt to explain some of the basic philosophies of those in our group. In addition this article is very important for the protection of Our Precious Families.
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Although I do not have a membership to the paper that originally posted this article, here is a very significant step that was created in Conn.:
"Starting in October, social workers investigating possible child abuse or neglect for the state Department of Children and Families will have to give parents a written notice of their rights, roughly comparable to the famous Miranda warnings that police give to crime suspects."LK: http://legallykidnapped.blogspot.com/2011/08/ellington-lawyer-wins-battle-for-dcf.html#ixzz1VwxgDzUN

Additional Info Link:

 Agranoff, who specializes in representing adults in DCF-related cases, calls the new law the “DCF mini-Miranda” and “the Magna Carta of parents’ rights in Connecticut.”... 

Since 2001, as a group, through sharing, caring, and guidance, we have been sharing our concerns with many on this group. Although this group was started by those Foster Care Givers, who have been falsely accused, we have come to realize that so many times the only "Bad Child" was those in the agency. Basically, they were not following the statutes and policies they were bound to.

With the above thought in mind, we also have members, who are Natural Parents, Adoptive Parents, and/or a mixture of those, who care for our precious children. I say "Our" since the children are our future and their family, through sharing, caring, and guidance are the most valuable resource we have in the Nation, if not the World. As shared with many, if our Families are not recognized as the #1 Resource, there will be No Reform.

However, this article for the state of Conn. is very significant.. And in the theme of False Allegations, one can refer to this as the First Phase of the Allegation Process.. ie "If there is no evidence of "Immanent Danger" , don't let them remove your children. Perhaps the major web page on our nfpcar. org site is this one>> http://nfpcar.org/Miranda . Much of the information was researched, written an organized by a very active member of our group. As was much of the other information at this web site.

One of my primary tasks was to be the keeper of the web files for nfpcar.org. I took this responsibility and over the years tried to maintain the "Original" thoughts of the group and the original organization of the creator of this web site, Linda.

Although our group is a mere speck on this big earth, we have created many ideas that work for our families. Yes the agency is a major force to contend with, when so many are prevented from defending themselves. Over the years, we have called the agency, "Goliath". And appropriate word since, those and their families are but one, and the agency is many.

One of the major hopes in developing this group was that we could have advocates, in all the states. This indeed has been a challenge and has lead to frustration many times.. However, I think this quote on our nfpcar.org home page says it all>> "Sometimes it just takes one small voice to make a world of difference...I challenge you to be one of those voices"
Of course, it may feel very lonely to be just one. However, when we share our thoughts on this discussion group, we find that we are not alone.. ie many of the concerns are National, if not Worldwide. And for those, who feel lonely, here is a quote, I also put on our home page from Our National Director for NFPCAR and founder of FPLS, Marilyn.. Also known as "momma bear".
If even One Family does not have to suffer, it will be worth My Lifetime’s efforts”
My self, I have shared many thoughts with many varying groups. And here is a statement from a very active advocate in the State of WA. She put this together after I shared the basic thoughts of our Group:
A Statement for Your Consideration

“We are joining forces with all persons affected by Parens Patriae to include parents, extended family, foster parents and father's and mother's rights groups. While this is a difficult endeavor due to various divisions, the focus will be on challenging the system with the unified goals and commonalities that each is suffering under in family courts and through CPS.”
(See Definition: Parens Patriae)
Of course, being an ol' guy, who continuously seeks to know and learn more, I have used this thought and created even a simpler statement to consider: (Part of my story with Goliath)

Goliath comes in many forms~
It is time to stop the devastation to innocent families which is occurring daily across the country.
My Family Rights Affiliation

So group, again, I give you the challenge. I know we have given many a starting point on your road to "Become and advocate for yourself and Defend Your Family" The outcomes may have been positive or negative... But hopefully, you have gained some knowledge to hopefully assist another in their time of need.

Do feel free to pass the thought of this particular post on to others... However, keep in mind, any post of a personal nature that is passed on is strictly prohibited... If this she happen, we have the knowledge and Legal Representation, to press charges based on information of Attorney/Client privileges.
May you find Strength in Your Higher Power,
 GranPa Chuck
    Defend Yourself>>

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

New Pubs. for July 2011

As part of the Awareness of Many Publications from:

Will Be Sharing Links to Publications. Below is a list of State Resources. One may want to Subscribe to receive Monthly Updates.
Title: International Adoption Handbook.
Published: 2011
Available from: Wisconsin Department of Children and Families
PDF: http://dcf.wi.gov/publications/pdf/0008.pdf
Abstract: This handbook gives basic information for Wisconsin families considering adopting a child from another country. (Author abstract)

Title: Reimbursable Expenses When Adopting Children With Special Care Needs.
Published: 2010
Available from: Wisconsin Department of Children and Families
PDF: http://dcf.wi.gov/publications/pdf/dcf_p_pfs0747.pdf
Abstract: Intended for Wisconsin parents who are adopting children with special care needs or who are at risk of developing special care needs, this booklet provides ...

Title: Florida Strategic Plan on Human Trafficking.
Published: 2010
Available from: Florida Department of Children and Families
PDF: http://www.dcf.state.fl.us/initiatives/humantrafficking/docs/FSUStrategicPlan20

Abstract: This statewide strategic plan on human trafficking assesses modern-day slavery in Florida and makes recommendations for Florida State, county, and city governments, for strengthening social ...

Title: Adoption Assistance Amendment Information.
Published: 2010
Available from: Wisconsin Department of Children and Families
PDF: http://dcf.wi.gov/publications/pdf/dcf_p_pfs4063.pdf
Abstract: Since January 1999, legislation provided for possible increases in adoption assistance agreements for families who have a signed adoption assistance agreement in effect. Approval for ...

Title: Shaken Baby Syndrome Prevention Toolkit.
Published: 2010
Available from: New York State Department of Health
URL: http://www.health.state.ny.us/prevention/injury_prevention/shaken_baby_syndrome

Abstract: Designed for professionals in New York State, this toolkit provides information about Shaken Baby Syndrome that can be used to educate communities on the dangers ...

To view all 32 publications and their detail click here: http://www.childwelfare.gov/cwlibrarian/index_act.cfm?topicId=11&pubMonth=07&pubYear=2011

May you find Strength in Your Higher Power,
Granpa Chuck
Keeper of the web files for http://nfpcar.org

Monday, August 15, 2011

CA Alert>> Tell your Politician to Vote NO on AB 499

Your Parental Rights are being compromised.
Check this Introduction to Bill:
AB 499, as introduced, Atkins. Minors: medical care: consent. 
         Existing law allows minors to consent to specified forms of
         medical or dental treatment.
   This bill would, in addition, allow a minor who is 12 years of age
   or older to consent to medical care related to the prevention of a
   sexually transmitted disease.
 Visit Site, and at least email, your concerns:
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Saturday, August 13, 2011

Basics of Defending Your Self for Your Precious Families

We have a lot of discussion on many topics. However, for those, who want to learn more how to defend themselves and their precious family, the online discussions are merely a "Starting Point". Also, will be adding more links to this discussion.

My experience with the agency, aka Goliath, was over a decade ago. Basically, what was an accidental bump on a very active 3 year old, turned into 13 charges of alleged allegations and/or policy violations. Yes, I was a Foster Care Giver, at that time.

However, the technics to defend yourself, whether you are a Foster Care Giver, Natural Parent, and/or anyone, who cares for our precious children are basically the same. The only slight variance may be the "Level of Proof" needed to defend your self. I do encourage everyone to review this term "Preponderance of Evidence">> Link>> http://nfpcar.org/Legal/legalprint.htm#Preponderance_of_evidence  This is one of the many terms found on our online legal terminology page  http://nfpcar.org/Legal/legalprint.htm

So basically, whether you have a lawyer or not. (Do recommend, at least seek initial consultation with a lawyer)
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So here are the basic information needed to defend yourself:
  1. Know the statutes for your state particular to your concern(s)
  2. Have Proof to support your defense
  3. Support your case with past higher court decisions.. ie Appellate Courts, for example.
This is indeed, not an easy task. In my case, it took me over three months to organize this information. Yes, I did have a lawyer, at this time. However, he did use most of the information I organized to defend us.

Keep in mind, I am not a lawyer, but just an ol' guy, who has shared many family experiences. I would have said ALL family experiences, However, in Aug 2010 my daughter and I said to each other "At least we have a roof over our head" Two days later, on Sept. 1, 2010, our home and two others were completely destroyed by fire. We call it our Mini 911 (Notice above date)

I am very thankful that I did have insurance. However, as I speak, I am still fighting another Goliath, the Insurance Company. So from this experience and my search for knowing ALL Sides, here is a basic statement to consider:

Goliath comes in many forms

It is time to stop the devastation to innocent families which is occurring daily across the country.

My Family Rights Affiliation

May you find Strength in Your Higher Power,

Granpa Chuck
Keeper of the web files for http://nfpcar.org