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Tuesday, December 18, 2007

FAMILY LAW DEVELOPMENTS: "Adoptions changes sought"

A task force studying the improper removal of children from their parents in Kentucky is for the second time asking the General Assembly to pass a reform bill.

State Rep. Darryl Owens, D-Louisville, is introducing legislation designed to put more safeguards into the process of removals by state social workers, into cases involving the termination of parental rights and into state adoptions from foster care in Kentucky.

If enacted, the bill would further protect the due process rights of parents, slightly increase accountability for the Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services staff and provide increases in the fee scale for court-appointed attorneys.  click on heading for entire story.

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I hope and pray that this bill will pass.I lost my children in the same process. I would go to court and have to be my own attorney, at other times the court appointed attorney that was appointed on my behalf would then be on the other behalf,using all my information against me. The supervisor of the protection and permancy then informed me if I would have sexual relations with him, I could have my children back.I completed all of my case plans, and still would be something else. I did not lose my children to drugs, sex abuse, or any kind of abuse.The court then stopped my vistitations the social service then informed me,that the only way I could ever see my children again was to sign over my parental rights and then I could at least have a farewell visit otherwise they would take them anyway and I could not even say goodbye.I had not seen my kids at that time in months, and my youngest daughter is blind,c.p. missing part of her brain and goes into status eplisey,she is a wheel chair. I love them and missed them so much and thought this would be the only way to see if they were all right. Also my childrens pedetrician wrote and spoke in my behalf. I would give anything to have a second chance to appeal this and maybe get my babies back.

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