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Is Child Protective Services Trafficking Children?

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This article, although over a year old, was kind of a shocking read. Not so much that this is happening, but that such an article actually came out in Newsweek Magazine. Even though it was all the way back in the early 60’s, I don’t have good memories of being in the foster care system. And, even though I was only 4-5 years old, I do remember. But then, I even have memories going back to when I still slept in a crib.

Is Child Protective Services Trafficking Children?
BY MEGAN FOX DECEMBER 27, 2018

Newsweek recently ran an article by Michael Dolce called "We Have Set Up a System to Sex Traffic American Kids," in which he dropped staggering statistics that should make American parents take action.

Here’s the ugly truth: most Americans who are victims of sex trafficking come from our nation’s own foster care system. It’s a deeply broken system that leaves  thousands vulnerable to pimps as children and grooms them for the illegal sex trade as young adults...Most people don’t know about our nation’s foster care to sex trafficking pipeline, but the facts are sobering. The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) found that “of the more than 18,500 endangered runaways reported to NCMEC in 2016,  one in six were likely victims of child sex trafficking. Of those, 86 percent were in the care of social services when they went missing.

The outcomes of law enforcement efforts against sex traffickers repeatedly support the NCMEC estimate. In a 2013 FBI 70-city nationwide raid, 60 percent of the victims came from foster care or group homes. In 2014, New York authorities estimated that 85 percent of sex trafficking victims were previously in the child welfare system.

In 2012, Connecticut police rescued 88 children from sex trafficking; 86 were from the child welfare system. And even more alarming: the FBI discovered in a 2014 nationwide raid that many foster children rescued from sex traffickers, including children as young as 11, were never reported missing by child welfare authorities.

In Kansas, the number of missing foster children prompted a class-action lawsuit this past November. Local Wichita press reported the heinous claims:

On Friday, a class-action lawsuit was filed in federal court against Gov. Jeff Colyer and Gina Meier-Hummel, secretary of the state’s child welfare system, along with officials of two other agencies, claiming children in the Kansas foster care system have been treated so poorly that they’ve suffered mentally or fled from foster homes. In some cases, they have been trafficked for sex, sexually abused inside adoptive homes or in one instance reportedly raped inside a child welfare office, the suit says.

Kansas authorities have only been able to recover 18 of the 81 missing children in the foster system. Interestingly, the effort to find the missing children did not get started until after the lawsuit was filed, according to the Wichita Eagle. According to the numbers, all 50 states have similar problems.

Now deceased Georgia Senator Nancy Schaefer wrote extensively on the CPS abuse and corruption and fought hard while she was alive to bring awareness to the sex trafficking happening through corrupt government institutions. Schaefer was a leading voice against CPS and discovered many abuses until she was murdered in what authorities say was a murder suicide committed by her husband. Many people who work in the same field of uncovering CPS abuse do not believe the official findings. The news coverage of her death never even mentioned her life's work, which was exposing the financial corruption of the state child welfare system that takes children away from imperfect and often poor but loving homes in exchange for federal dollars.

In 2007, Nancy Schaefer wrote a report to the Georgia Assembly that detailed the abuses she uncovered:

In this report, I am focusing on the Georgia Department of Family and Children Services (DFCS). However, I believe Child Protective Services nationwide has become corrupt and that the entire system is broken almost beyond repair. I am convinced parents and families should be warned of the dangers.

The Department of Child Protective Services, known as the Department of Family and Children Service (DFCS) in Georgia and other titles in other states, has become a “protected empire” built on taking children and separating families. This is not to say that there are not those children who do need to be removed from wretched situations and need protection. This report is concerned with the children and parents caught up in “legal kidnapping,” ineffective policies, and DFCS who do does not remove a child or children when a child is enduring torment and abuse. (See Exhibit A and Exhibit B)

The report is riveting and must be read in its entirety, but some of the most damaging information she revealed included that CPS is a for-profit business that depends on the removal of children in order to get paid.

The Adoption and the Safe Families Act, set in motion by President Bill Clinton, offered cash “bonuses” to the states for every child they adopted out of foster care. In order to receive the “adoption incentive bonuses” local child protective services need more children. They must have merchandise (children) that sell and you must have plenty of them so the buyer can choose. Some counties are known to give a $4,000 bonus for each child adopted and an additional $2,000 for a “special needs” child. Employees work to keep the federal dollars flowing;

• that there is double dipping. The funding continues as long as the child is out of the home. When a child in foster care is placed with a new family then “adoption bonus funds” are available. When a child is placed in a mental health facility and is on 16 drugs per day, like two children of a constituent of mine, more funds are involved;
• that there are no financial resources and no real drive to unite a family and help keep them together;

What better way for child predators to find a pool of children to prey on? Foster children are considered at "high risk" for abuse. Meanwhile, biological parents are gagged by illegal court orders from talking to the press about having their children unfairly removed from them and put into a system set up to abuse them.

Thousands of parents report to Medical Kidnap the illegal gag orders imposed upon them by judges who claim to want "privacy for the child." This is the state's excuse for trying to silence the free speech of parents who are being railroaded by a system set up to destroy their families. At the same time, states put the photographs of the children who have had their parents ripped away from them by the state onto websites anyone can access — the sites include their names and sometimes details about the abuse they have suffered — in order to get them "adopted."

How this is good for the privacy of the child is a mystery. The websites have a creepy feel to them because they allow anyone to search for a child in the foster system by gender, age, and "at-risk" status. It's like Amazon for kid shopping. Known pedophiles have admitted to searching foster care sites in order to find children to abuse.

Nathan Larson, who ran for Congress in Virginia this year, posted in online forums about this very thing. As reported by the Huffington Post, Larson wrote:

Why doesn’t every pedo just focus on making money so they can get a pedo-wife and then either impregnate her with some f***toys or adopt some f***toys? That would accommodate both those who are and aren’t into incest. And of course, the adoption process lets you pick a boy or a girl.

He is correct. Here is a website called Adopt Us Kids, where children's photographs are posted from every state with personal information about them. This ad from the Kentucky Adoption Profile Exchange is so disturbing — it reads like a personal ad for a child searching for her next abuser.

“Please meet Jasmine. Jasmine is a beautiful and bright young lady who likes to keep everyone entertained! ....Jasmine is really a people pleaser and looks to others or reassurance for a job well done...Jasmine will do best as the youngest child in a family that has structure, patience and the knowledge of the effects of trauma on children.”

This is an advertisement for an abused child who is at very high risk for more abuse. This website is not behind any password protection for verified eligible parents. It's open for the general public to browse through. Her face is not blacked out on the site (but is here for her privacy). A person like Nathan Larson looking for children to abuse is given a veritable menu of children at risk in his neighborhood by the state! This flies in the face of all the judges claiming that parents who are suffering parental rights termination must be gagged for the "privacy of the child." If they were truly concerned with their privacy, they would not put them online for predators to browse through.

Countless parents have contacted parental rights organizations and advocates like Nancy Schaefer with stories of being forced to give up their parental rights — under the threat of never being able to see them again if they don't — then watched their children adopted out to others through websites just like this one. Most of these parents have never been charged with a crime, never spent one day in criminal court, and yet had their rights removed by a civil court judge. Not only that, but grandparents are regularly denied custody in favor of strangers.

Why is this allowed? Why are children removed from families without warrants or trials by jury in criminal court? Any Google search for "family court corruption" will show you pages of horror stories of parents denied due process. Where is the outcry? There is no shortage of news reports of foster care abuse, like the Texas CPS caseworker arrested for soliciting sex with a minor, or the pedophile ring found in Arizona foster care that abused countless foster children, selling them for sex over and over for decades, or the many stories of foster care group home abuse where minors were sold into prostitution.

These stories are enough to break your heart many times over, like the case of Jesse Williams, whose "adoptive mother" tied him and his siblings to beds and forced them to urinate and defecate in their rooms. He had no food in the refrigerator when he went missing and turned up dead in the desert. Even news agencies are reluctant to admit that this woman they call his "mother" was his foster parent. The term "adoptive mother" only appears once in this report, and in all other reports she is referred to as his mother. The truth is, we don't know who his real family is or why he was put into a home where CPS investigated and found abusive conditions so numerous as to require reams of paper to report it. They did not remove him or the other children until after Jesse was found dead. No one has gone to jail for his death, even though a cadaver dog alerted to the trunk of his adopted "mother's" car and there are stacks of CPS reports showing that she abused him constantly.

These types of stories are happening all over the country. Where are the congressional advocates for these children and families like the ones in Nancy Schaefer's report? Perhaps they're nervous they'll wind up just like them if they expose this billion-dollar industry. CPS needs to be investigated yesterday by the feds to find out what exactly they've been doing to American families.

The closing remarks in Schaefer's 2007 report are still valid today. "I have witnessed such injustice and harm brought to these families that I am not sure if I even believe reform of the system is possible! The system cannot be trusted. It does not serve the people. It obliterates families and children simply because it has the power to do so. Children deserve better. Families deserve better. It’s time to pull back the curtain and set our children and families free."
 
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Re: Is Child Protective Services Trafficking Children?

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As far as I’m concerned, any industry that becomes “for profit”, is subject to abuse, such as our health care system, prison system, and unfortunately even CPS. This is not to say that there are not people, many, in these industries who are there for the right reasons, to really help people. I know there is, and have met some of them. But, often, sadly their hands are tied as to how much they can do with the system being as it is. This is why I was always so reluctant during my years managing mobile home park communities to ever get CPS involved.

Alabama lab owner caught rigging drug tests so CPS could seize kids.

https://steemit.com/familyprotection/@m ... seize-kids?

This story is such a sad commentary on the true state of affairs in this once great nation. Although no link has yet been proven tying this woman directly to bribes from so-called "child protective" "services" (CPS), the agency certainly greatly benefited from her false "positives" in several known cases, with many, many more suspected. Obviously, this type of thing has become typical in many areas of the CPS milieu, including agents that lie routinely, hired "experts" that lie on behalf of CPS in court, etc.

But this particular case really takes the cake. An Alabama lab owner has been arrested and released already on a measly 4-figure bail for "fixing" drug tests sent to them by CPS, claiming that innocent parents were drug users. Several children have already been seized FALSELY as a result, and none of these families have yet been reunited.

Check out this link:
https://newsmaven.io/pinacnews/eye-on-g ... cgHIDwzYQ/

Here is an excerpt:
"The Owner of A & J Lab Collections 36-year-old Brandy Murrah has been arrested and charged with two counts of forgery after two women lost custody of their children to the CPS foster system after falsified drug tests showed they had methamphetamine in their system.

Police say they believe Murrah profited somehow from falsifying the reports, but have not yet revealed specifics."

Aha...And why is it that police are not revealing "specifics." Does it take all that much imagination to figure out exactly who her paymaster would have been? It has to be either CPS directly, or the adoptive parents or "foster homes" or whatever other agency/group ended up with the kids. Why is it that government employees always feel the need to cover for the evil actions of other government agencies?

Here is another brief excerpt:
"Prosecutors say more charges are expected against the owner as investigators scramble to determine exactly how many people lost custody of their children. Authorities fear this is just the tip of the iceberg and expect to find a 'tidal wave' of botched CPS foster care cases, where children were taken from their parents and placed in custody of the state.

Murray secured a contract with the Department of Human Resources Dependency court to perform paternity and drug tests on individuals involved in child custody cases or dependency (CPS) court — even though she was arrested in 2013 and found guilty of five counts of credit card fraud."

Here again, we have another example of the extremely poor "vetting" of employees and contractors by CPS. But, even worse is the fact that the "fix" appears to already be setting in here, considering the extremely low bail that put this woman right back onto the streets, and the fact that the police obviously know more about the other end of this connection than they are willing to say. No typical citing of "ongoing investigation" here yet, either. Hmmm....

How much you wanna bet we NEVER get the details as to who her paymasters are, and that she gets some sweetheart sentence and the case just oddly goes away...forgotten... like so many other incidents of blatant CPS judicial injustice.

We'll try to keep an eye on this as it moves forward for you, and we will report back if anything good actually does happen to bring justice for these poor parents and their unjustly seized little ones.
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Re: Is Child Protective Services Trafficking Children?

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We Have Set Up A System To Sex Traffic American Children

https://humansarefree.com/2020/02/we-ha ... ldren.html

Senator Rob Portman (R-Ohio) introduced legislation in 2017 to amend an antiquated 1996 law that was ostensibly enacted to protect freedom of expression on the Internet, but, as Sen. Portman’s bill describes, allowed website operators (most prominently, Backpage) to facilitate the sale of sex with victims of sex trafficking. In many of these cases, the victims are children.

The frequency of child sex abuse is a true epidemic. Since at least 2000, the U.S. Department of Justice has reported that some 67 percent of all sexual assaults are committed against victims under 18 years old.

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services reports confirmed child sexual abuse cases number approximately 58,000 per year in recent years.

Unreported child sexual assaults are estimated at 80 percent and supported by multiple studies and experts. Sex predators are misusing the Internet daily to access their prey, and by taking their shield away website operators who ignore such misuse — or profit from it — will have to monitor and prevent illegal user content.

Sen. Portman’s legislation is landmark and a key step in helping sex trade victims, but the reality is that predators will find other venues. We must ask the question that gets to the root of the problem: where are these victims coming from?

Here’s the ugly truth: most Americans who are victims of sex trafficking come from our nation’s own foster care system. It’s a deeply broken system that leaves thousands vulnerable to pimps as children and grooms them for the illegal sex trade as young adults.

We have failed our children by not fixing the systemic failures that have allowed this to happen for decades.

Most people don’t know about our nation’s foster care to sex trafficking pipeline, but the facts are sobering. The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) found that “of the more than 18,500 endangered runaways reported to NCMEC in 2016, one in six were likely victims of child sex trafficking. Of those, 86 percent were in the care of social services when they went missing.”

The outcomes of law enforcement efforts against sex traffickers repeatedly support the NCMEC estimate. In a 2013 FBI 70-city nationwide raid, 60 percent of the victims came from foster care or group homes. In 2014, New York authorities estimated that 85 percent of sex trafficking victims were previously in the child welfare system.

In 2012, Connecticut police rescued 88 children from sex trafficking; 86 were from the child welfare system. And even more alarming: the FBI discovered in a 2014 nationwide raid that many foster children rescued from sex traffickers, including children as young as 11, were never reported missing by child welfare authorities.

The essential failure is how we care for these children.

As NCMEC’s CEO told Congress in 2013, “Children in foster care are easy targets for pimps … [they] are the most susceptible to the manipulation and false promises that traffickers use to secure their trust and dependency. These children have fractured safety nets and few alternatives.”

Child welfare systems can, but often do not, prevent that reality for children. Pimps rely on that.

I have seen all of this up close as an attorney who represents children abused in foster and group home care — including those who ended up in the clutches of pimps. Much more needs to be done to stop abuse in care, and those who allow it to happen must be held accountable.

Children are learning all the time, and in abusive foster or group homes they learn that their worth as humans is not intrinsic. Their worth is what the abusive caregiver gets from them, whether simply a paycheck from the state or their bodies for sex, as happened to some of my clients.

This conditions them to be subservient to pimps — giving all they have in exchange for essential needs, like food and shelter. As one of my clients put it, after extensive physical and sexual abuse in state care, the day she turned 18 and left the system with no community support, job or money, she saw herself in one way: “There was a gold mine between my legs.”

The rates of runaways from state care remains essentially unchanged since 2003, so the volume of potential trafficking victims has not changed.

To protect our nation’s most vulnerable children, we need the federal government to compel states that accept hundreds of millions of dollars for child welfare systems to answer, in every case that a child goes missing, why it happened and why it continues to happen.

We need law enforcement consistently prosecuting those who fail to report child abuse and runaways in a timely manner so we can find them before the pimps do. From cases of child abuse victims I have represented, I can name dozens of adults who knew of abuse in institutional care, but failed to report it.

Not one of them was arrested, even when I asked law enforcement to do it. And we must fire child welfare officials accountable for their role. I have never seen an official be fired in any case; in fact, I’ve seen one responsible official get a job promotion.

With or without the Internet, predators will continue to find vulnerable children to build the sex trade. Until we address the source of the victims, this will continue to be the truth we create for our nation’s youth.
Source: NewsWeek.com
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