Child Abuse


Am I the only one who sees this story as a horrendous form of abuse & judicial corruption? The wife and baby are victims,,they deserve our sympathy & support.

Jian Feng, of China, is horrified after his wife gave birth to a girl child, he first accuses her of cheating, and forces her to perform a DNA test on the child. Feng says the child is “too ugly” to be his. Is this not the most horrendous thing you can say!?!

When the DNA test proved the baby is Feng’s (he was probably yelling and being nasty & posing a threat to the wife..no one is reporting her side of the story!), he wife caves in & reveals that she had plastic surgery before they met. The wife is still beautiful before the surgery..there is not an obvious difference except in one picture she is wearing make-up, and her eyes look larger. Feng then files for divorce, claiming the wife used deception to trick him into marriage, and wins a $120,000 judgment against his wife!

The problem with this story is that the wife’s side of the story is completely excluded, and we do not know if Feng is paying child support or has visitation. There is alot missing…

In China, a boy child is more valuable than a female. A boy is considered useful. A boy brings status. A boy continues the family line. Boys are strong, they work. These are all powerful beliefs in Chinese society that make parents pray for a boy child, and despise a female baby..risking that she will be killed, thrown away, or abused. And with the restrictions on the number of children you can have (no more than 1 or 2 children), female babies are often aborted in gender selection abortions or abandoned. Millions of nameless, unloved baby girls in China are disappearing. An estimated million girl fetuses are aborted every year in China, and tens of thousands abandoned. I think this jerk divorced his wife so he can remarry and try for a son.

According to Adam Brookes of BBC News,For every 100 girls registered at birth, there are now 118 little boys – in other words, nearly one seventh of Chinese girl babies are going missing…We already have about 20 million boys who will never be able to marry because there aren’t enough women. “That number rises by 1.5 million every year.”

 

I feel very badly for the wife & daughter. No one deserves to be treated like this. As a single mom, how is she supposed to pay this huge judgment? Shame on the judge!

 

Sources:

ABC15.com, “Chinese man Jian Feng sues wife over ugly baby, woman ordered to pay $120K”. by TheIndyChannel.com. 11/02/2012.http://www.abc15.com/dpp/news/local_news/water_cooler/chinese-man-jian-feng-sues-wife-over-ugly-baby-woman-ordered-to-pay-120k#ixzz2MESVcJK1

BBC News, “China’s Unwanted Girls”. by Adam Brookes. August 23, 2001 http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/1506469.stm

Chinese Cultural Studies: A Holocaust of Little Girls, Tom Hilditch. from the South China Morning Post (Hong Kong), repr. in World Press Review, September 1995, p. 39. http://academic.brooklyn.cuny.edu/core9/phalsall/texts/c-wnhol.html

http://www.leehansen.com

Miguel Morin (renamed Jaquan by his kidnapper) was kidnapped from his family at age 8 months by his godmother and babysitter, Krystle Tanner and her mother, Gloria Walker. Incredibly, after 8 years, Miguel/Jaquan has been reunited with his family.

My heart goes out to these children, it seems they have been through so much.. It is a miracle this child has been found and reunited with his family. I am praying for this family, and thanking God for this miracle.

Thank you to the police, prosecutors and jurors for their hard work on this case. And thanks to the Auguillard family for taking these children into their home, caring for them, and keeping these siblings together.

San Augustine, Texas

2004: Miguel Morin, 8 months, is kidnapped from his home by the babysitter and godmother, Krystle Tanner and her mother, Gloria Walker. Tanner and Walker renamed the baby “Jaquan”.

-Tanner claims she “bought” the baby from his biological mother, Auboni Champion-Morin and father, Fernando Morin. However, Sheriff’s Chief Deputy Gary Cunningham of San Augustine County felt there was significant evidence showing this was a case of kidnapping. Tanner and Walker lived on the run with Jaquan/Miguel for 8 years and kept him out of school to avoid suspicion. Jaquan/Miguel was abused & neglected, and frequently denied basic medical care.

-Child Welfare investigators said the Morins were uncooperative with the investigation when the child was reported missing, the Morins deny this.

April 2010: Krystle Tanner’s newborn son test positive for marijuana, and an investigation into her background begins, raising questions about Miguel/Jaquan.

Summer 2011- Krystle Tanner brings Miguel/Jaquan to the hospital for a leg injury and cannot provide any identifying information,or a social security number. A hospital staff member alerts social services, prompting an investigation.

March 2012: Authorities prove that Jaquan is the kidnapped child Miguel Morin, and arrested Tanner and Walker (who resided together). Jaquan/Miguel is placed into foster care temporarily.

Jan 2013: A Houston judge places Jaquan/Miguel with Junita and Joseph Auguillard, who are caring for the boy’s 4 siblings. The Auguillard family has had an agreement, for the last 10 years, to care for the Morin children ages 7-14. The Auguillard family is the legal guardians. The Morins are not commenting on the circumstances which led to the children being placed out of home.

Jaquan/Miguel has been told the truth about his family of origin and is in weekly joint theray sessions with his biological parents.

On Feb. 19, 2013, jurors found both Gloria Walker and Krystle Tanner guilty of kidnapping.

Gloria Walker was sentenced to 30 years for injury to a child and eight years for kidnapping. The sentences will be served concurrently.

Krystle Tanner, was sentenced to eight years for kidnapping and eight years for reckless injury to a child, to be served concurrently as well.

This is a complicated story, the Morrins are currently separated from all of their children, and working in therapy towards reunion. I sincerely hope the Morins get the help needed, and make the efforts, to maintain their relationship with their children, and get a fresh start to be a family.

Sources:

Christianpost.com, “Women Hid Boy for 8 Years: 2 Women Convicted for Kidnapping 8 Month Old Baby (VIDEO)” . Feb 19, 2013. Written by Jim Gardner, Christian Post Contributor: http://www.christianpost.com/news/women-hid-boy-for-8-years-2-women-convicted-for-kidnapping-8-month-old-baby-video-90384/

ClarionLedger.com, ” Texas women hid boy for 8 years after kidnapping”. Feb 19, 2013.
Written by Associated Press: http://www.clarionledger.com/viewart/20130219/NEWS03/130219023/Texas-women-hid-boy-8-years-after-kidnapping

Daily Mail Online,”DNA test on boy, 8, proves he IS the baby of couple who reported him missing in 2004 – but did they actually GIVE him away?”. March 22, 2012. By Daily Mail Reporter: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2118851/Miguel-Morin-DNA-test-proves-baby-couple-reported-missing-2004–did-away.html

Abandoned & Diphilidated High Def Pictures

The hardest thing about returning my child back to the abusive father’s home, is knowing where they are going is not only unsafe but filthy as well…children deserve to be loved and well cared for. The home I provide is clean, safe & nurturing; yet I have lost custody. Where is the justice in that?

My children come from the father’s home and they smell horrible–I cannot describe the odor but it is like some kind of thick grease, it sticks to them. When I ask my kids when they last had a bath the answer is always “I don’t know”.
The children wear clothing that are several sizes too small, and clothes that are inappropriate for the weather (swim shoes on a snowy day) or that have holes/rips in them. The father put a woman’s bathing suit on my small daughter and the low dip in the front exposed my daughter’s chest and abdomen–and she was so embarassed she did not go swimming for most of the summer (I bought her a proper bathing suit). My son is being called names at school like “fatty” and kids are saying he has “boobs” because his clothes are too tight. When I buy clothes for the children, they disappear them in the mess at home.. My son said that the clothes “are lost in the laundry”. I am now teaching my young children how to do their own laundry.

My children come from their father’s house with various skin rashes. Thier teeth are crooked and discolored, even gums bleeding, and twice my child’s adult teeth have fallen out due to dental problems. They have trouble sleeping at night, with severe anxiety. These children clearly are not doing well, and it breaks my heart.

No child should be asked to clean up this kind of filth, even for $10..the child did not create the mess, the father did.
This goes beyond doing normal chores, this is exploiting a child’s vulnerability because the parent does not want to take responsibility. If you, as an adult, are so repulsed by your own mess–then it is even worse that a child should be asked to clean it up!

Shame on Family Court for allowing this to happen! Your judicial order is saying it is okay to neglect your children..and when I speak out I get in trouble. Actually now is an “improvement” because the GAL is just ignoring me, and refusing to return phone calls–rather than condemn me or call me “vindictive” for raising concerns.

My child told me the following:

Child: “Mommy, I got paid $10 to clean the bathroom!”

Mommy: “$10 is alot of money!”

Child: “But it was really dirty and Dad didn’t want to do it. You know how the floor has brown spots in it?”

Mommy: “Like linoleum?”

Child: “Yea it has brown spots and shapes n’ stuff..well you couldn’t tell the brown spots from the other brown stuff, it was all brown. It looked like poop. And the toilet had pee all around it, it was yellow. And the sink had hair in it. When Dad shaves he does not clean it out, there was hair everywhere and stuff stuck to it too..I cleaned the shower too. It was really dirty. Dad never cleans the bathroom but ____ was coming to visit so he had to.”

Mommy: “That’s really nasty, you know sometimes it’s good to help out but tough jobs should be left for grown ups.”

Child: “I know but he gave me $10!”

The Canadian Government released this free online guide titled “International Child Abduction: A Guidebook for Left-Behind Parents” that offers good information and help for anyone in this situation, and resources for parents in Canada.

Topics include:
– What you can do if your child is missing, what kinds of help you can find with the agencies you are reaching out to (police, school, lawyer, family/friends, consular services etc). And what information to offer these agencies when requesting assistance.
-Tips on searching for your child. Organizations that can aid you in your search.
-Obstacles you can expect, and how to cope with them.
-The Return of your child
How to manage a voluntary return
How and when to use the Hague Convention Rules: http://www.hcch.net/index_en.php?act=text.display&tid=21
-Filing criminal charges against the abducting parent, pros vs. cons, challenges, what to expect in court, etc
-Reuniting with your child- Getting used to each other, Psychological Issues, Legal Issues, etc
-Information and Documentation Checklist (this is very helpful and shold be kept on hand if you have concerns the other parent may abduct your child, or has made threats to)
-Search & Action checklist
-Warning signs of parental abduction
-Teaching your child how to contact you

The full article can be viewed at: http://travel.gc.ca/travelling/publications/international-child-abductions#preventing

To obtain more information or free copies of this publication, write to:

Enquiries Service
Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada
125 Sussex Drive
Ottawa, ON K1A 0G2
Tel.: 1-800-267-8376 (in Canada) or 613-944-4000
E-mail: enqserv@international.gc.ca

http://openclipart.org

In a historic move for judicial reform, the Slovakian government has threatened to take Britian to the European Court for Human Rights (ECHR) over serious concerns that Britian is unlawfully taking Slovak children, and separating families. According to the Telegraph: ” So disturbed is the government of Slovakia by the number of Slovak parents who have lost their children in Britain in recent years that its justice ministry has posted a declaration highly critical of Britain on its website and says that, if a decision of the Appeal Court this Tuesday goes against one Slovak family, it will back an appeal to the Strasbourg court that Britain has acted illegally.”

The Slovak government is angry that British social workers traveling into Slovakia, and taking children (who have a British parent), from their family without just cause. Allegations also say the British government is removing children from foreign families who are in Britain, even on holiday (!!). Many of these children are being adopted out despite the objections of their parents, and without any real or legal cause to terminate parental rights.

According to the Daily Mail, social workers get a bonus for taking children & placing them up for adopted. The rates of children removed from their homes and placed for adoption is alarming, as of 2008, “The number of babies under one month old being taken into care for adoption  is now running at almost four a day (a 300 per cent increase over a decade). In total, 75 children of all ages are being removed from their parents every  week before being handed over to new families. Some of these may have been willingly given up for adoption, but critics of  the Government’s policy are convinced that the vast majority are taken by  force.” Fit, loving parents are losing their children for non sense reason whil government officials are making handsome profits. :

According to the Daily Mail: “John Hemming, a Liberal Democrat MP campaigning to change the adoption system,  said yesterday: “I have evidence that 1,000 children are wrongly being seized  from their birth parents each year even though they have not been harmed in any way.”
It is illegal for parents to talk about what is happening, so all of this is happening in secret. Infants and young children are especially desirable, there are even reports of children being taken from maternity wards. Others are targeted before birth, and proceedings begin to terminate parental rights while the mother is still pregnant.

This is only going to change if we shed a blinding light on what is happening in Britain and demand reform with a loud, unified voice. For the children and families involved we must not be silent! Please post your comments and ideas below, you can remain anonymous.

Source: “Foreign government may take UK to European court over its ‘illegal’
child-snatching by Christopher Booker”, The Telegraph. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/comment/9545361/Foreign-government-may-take-UK-to-European-court-over-its-illegal-child-snatching.html

“How social services are paid bonuses to snatch babies for adoption”, by Sue Reid, Daily Mail Online. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-511609/How-social-services-paid-bonuses-snatch-babies-adoption.html

Failures in Social Services and Family Court fail to assess perpetrators of domestic violence and fail to respond to allegations of abuse, putting the lives of vulnerable children at risk (this article does not specify if the victims are even believed when they speak out).

A recent report by the Family Rights Group (FRG) and the Parenting Fund found that: “..88% of the men surveyed continued to have contact with their children despite often long histories of domestic violence..” Further, men who have found to have a history of abuse not getting needed help or intervention services.

As a result, Cathy Ashley of FRG reports that “Really scary, violent fathers are routinely falling through the gaps in children’s services, putting children who have already been raised in homes where domestic violence was present, at risk of further physical and emotional harm.”  Similarly, divorced fathers who report concerns with the new spouse or boyfriend of the ex have faced challenges with the system failing to protect their children from abuse by the new partner when allegations or warning signs arise.

What is happening? The report concludes the following:

* Social services often ignores or minimizes allegations of abuse. As a result, alleged perpetrators often are not assessed so their parenting ability remains unknown, and children’s lives are put at serious risk of harm.

* Assessments often fail to include important details, or information is missing-suggesting the method of assessment is faulty or the person conducting the assessment is not properly trained. Which also means the results can’t be trusted.This report suggests that female assessors may be intimidated by the abusers. Alternately, I have heard stories of family court staff flirting with abusers or using their sexuality to yield power in the court.

* Programs to help perpetrators of domestic violence are few, and identified perpetrators rarely get help. To be fair, treatment for abusers is highly controversial as so many abusers go to divorce classes, anger management, parenting classes or similar supports and often return to violent or threatening behavior. Very few abusers are actually “cured”.

This is an excellent article that provides valuable information about the failures in the system to protect children but also compels us to look at why this is happening, and what we can do about it.

Source: The Guardian, Thursday 3, February 2011 http://www.guardian.co.uk/society/2011/feb/03/domestic-violence-children-danger-fathers

Title: Children in danger from violent fathers ‘due to social services failures’

Author: Amelia Hill

Shariatpur, Bangladesh: After 14 year old Hena Begum was raped by a 40 year old cousin, she was convicted of “adultery” by a council of elders and Muslim clerics who practice Sharia law. Hena was sentenced to 100 lashes, and publicly flogged. In the middle of the grueling punishment she collapsed and was taken to a hospital where she died six days later.
 
Young Hena had suffered horribly. First she had been raped by a 40 year old married cousin, whose family members beat her up then accused her of “adultery”. She was brutalized then humiliated in a public trial, where the rapist was exonerated and the shem the victim, found guilty by order of a fatwa (religious ruling). Hena endured an estimated 80 lashes before collapsing. If that’s not bad enough, her father, Dorbesh Khan, was fined $700.
 
Bangladesh’s court has declared Sharia punishment illegal 8 months ago. Since this incident 4 people have been arrested in connection with Hena’s death, and police are searching for 14 more suspects.
We need to take a stand against child abuse and laws that condone child abuse. It is appalling that an entire village witnessed Hena being flogged–her body lashed over and over again, her flesh torn and bleeding, her screams ringing through the crowd. And no one did anything to stop the flogging; if Hena had lived who would demand justice? And why is a rape victim being brought up on charges while the rapist goes free? This is a horrific failure of justice–which will likely continue until Sharia is abolished, and government officials actively work to end its practice. In addition, people need to learn God’s truth, rather than blindly follow a law out of fear or archaic loyalty.
 
 
Hena’s death was ordered under the guise of religion but let there be no mistake, this act of brutality is the work of the devil.
Here is the TRUTH: Scripture tells us that our children are an inheritance from the Lord, a blessing (Psalms 127:3). This beautiful child’s was given life by God, the Creator. Hena was wonderfully made (Psalms 139), her name was written on the palms of God (Isaiah 49:16), she is a jewel in the crown of the King (Zechariah 9:16).  God’s law instructs us to love and protect our children, and condemns violence and brutality.
 
My prayers go out to Hena’s family and friends, God hears your cries and will wipe away every tear. May precious Hena rest in peace.
 
Hena Begum (BBC News)
 
Sources:
 
AOL News, “Rape Victim, 14 Dies After Public Flogging in Bangladesh”. Feb, 3, 2011: http://www.aolnews.com/2011/02/03/bangladeshi-girl-dies-after-public-flogging/?icid=main%7Chtmlws-main-n%7Cdl3%7Csec3_lnk2%7C199168
 
BBC News, “Four arrested after Bangladesh girl ‘lashed to death”. by Anbarasan Ethirajan. Feb. 2, 2011:http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-south-asia-12344959

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