Deficiencies in Los Angeles DCFS Exposed in Mainstream Media Report

Deficiencies in Los Angeles DCFS Exposed in Mainstream Media Report

CHILD WELFARE AGENCY DIRECTOR WORRIED ABOUT CAUSING EMPLOYEES “STRESS AND CONCERN” AFTER CHILD DIES FROM ABUSE, TORTURE by Sharon Rondeau (Aug. 24, 2013) — The Los Angeles County, CA Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) has issued “threat to discharge” letters to four employees following the wrongful death of an eight-year-old boy whose home […]

Update: May 1 Update on the Hendersons pb

Update:  May 1 Update on the Hendersons pb

MOTHER OF SEVEN STRUGGLES TO MAKE ENDS MEET from Erica Henderson (May 1, 2013) — [Editor’s Note:  The following message was posted by Erica Michelle Henderson, the mother of seven children who have been in foster care through the Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) for nearly two years. In March, […]

Update From Erica Henderson

Update From Erica Henderson

HOW MUCH DAMAGE HAVE THEY DONE? April 25, 2013 Dear friends and family, I am deeply saddened to report to you that there are a few people who have joined this group in order to destroy my family. With regret I admit they have succeeded in part. My overnight visits with my children have stopped […]

News on the Hendersons pb

News on the Hendersons pb

UPDATE from Erica Michelle Henderson (Apr. 5, 2013) —[Editor’s Note:  The following was posted today by Erica Henderson, who recently enjoyed two overnight visits with her seven children, who have been in foster care through the Los Angeles Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) for almost two years after Erica and her husband Jeffrey […]

Hendersons to Enjoy Second Overnight Visit This Weekend pb

Hendersons to Enjoy Second Overnight Visit This Weekend pb

LIBERALIZATION PLAN FOR VISITATION IMPLEMENTED by Sharon Rondeau (Mar. 30, 2013) — Seven children currently in foster care will spend another long weekend with their mother similar to last weekend’s first reunification in almost two years. The mother, Erica Henderson, reported on Friday evening: I just got a call from the social worker and I […]

Henderson Update: “I Never Had a Right to Confront My Accuser” pb

Henderson Update:  “I Never Had a Right to Confront My Accuser” pb

SEVEN CHILDREN REUNITED WITH MOTHER OVERNIGHT FOR FIRST TIME IN 22 MONTHS by Sharon Rondeau (Mar. 27, 2013) —A family whose children were placed into foster care 22 months ago after the parents were falsely arrested and jailed was reunited for three days and two nights earlier this week. A catalog of the Hendersons’ attempts […]

Hendersons Enjoy First Overnight Visit in Two Years pb

Hendersons Enjoy First Overnight Visit in Two Years pb

“LOOK WHO FEELS BETTER!” by Sharon Rondeau (Mar. 25, 2013) — The Henderson family has reunited for the first time overnight since the children were placed in foster care almost two years ago. The announcement of the visit was made on Friday, to which Mrs. Henderson said, “Baruch Hashem!” which in Hebrew means “Blessed be […]

Hendersons Prepare for “The Event” pb

Hendersons Prepare for “The Event” pb

“CALIFORNIA DREAMIN’” by Sharon Rondeau (Mar. 17, 2013) — The Henderson parents have been making preparations for an unmonitored visit with their seven children, a friend and her children today, whose arrival is shown in a second video. Mrs. Henderson is making apple-graPe juice and planning a big dinner for the children, who will have […]

Henderson Update: Visits to be Unmonitored pb

Henderson Update:  Visits to be Unmonitored pb

CHANGED, THEN CHANGED AGAIN by Sharon Rondeau (Mar. 15, 2013) — Late on Thursday night, The Post & Email received an email update from Erica Henderson, whose seven children have been in foster care for almost two years despite the parents’ commitment to regaining custody following their false arrest in May 2011. After a TDM […]

Los Angeles DCFS Responds to The Post & Email’s Questions pb

Los Angeles DCFS Responds to The Post & Email’s Questions pb

“THE MOST POSITIVE OUTCOME FOR THE CHILD” by Sharon Rondeau (Mar. 13, 2013) — Earlier today The Post & Email sent a list of questions to Los Angeles DCFS Public Affairs Director Armand Montiel, with whom we have had contact on several other occasions.  Our questions and answers are presented as they were sent and […]

Do DCFS and the Judges Talk? pb

Do DCFS and the Judges Talk? pb

QUESTION ON COORDINATION BETWEEN DCFS AND JUVENILE COURT JUDGES‏ by Sharon Rondeau (Mar. 13, 2013) — The following communication was sent to Mr. Armand Montiel, Public Affairs Director of DCFS in Los Angeles following a reversal of DCFS’s recommendations by Judge Marguerite Downing: Hello, Mr. Montiel, I have several questions which have arisen from my […]

Update: Henderson Trial Expected to Conclude on Friday pb

Update:  Henderson Trial Expected to Conclude on Friday pb

IS THIS THE END OR A NEW BEGINNING? by Sharon Rondeau (Mar. 7, 2013) — A trial over whether or not the parents of seven children currently in foster care will lose their parental rights is expected to conclude on Friday at the Edmund C. Edelman Children’s Court in Monterey Park, CA.  The trial, termed […]

Henderson Hearing Tuesday at 1:00 p.m. PST pb

Henderson Hearing Tuesday at 1:00 p.m. PST pb

WILL REUNIFICATION BE DISCUSSED? by Sharon Rondeau (Mar. 4, 2013) — The following was received from Erica Henderson, a mother attempting to regain custody of her seven children, who have been in foster care through the Los Angeles Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) for almost three years: Just spoke with the social worker […]

Update: Breaking: “Important” Development in Henderson Case pb

Update:  Breaking:  “Important” Development in Henderson Case pb

WHAT WILL DCFS DO THIS TIME? by Sharon Rondeau (Mar. 1, 2013) — The Post & Email has just received word that “a very important development” in the case of the Henderson family has transpired and that a hearing will take place on Tuesday, March 5 in Pasadena, CA regarding their seven children, who have […]

Update: Lots of Smiles at Henderson Visit Wednesday pb

Update:  Lots of Smiles at Henderson Visit Wednesday pb

TRIAL REGARDING ADOPTION TO BE CONTINUED by Sharon Rondeau (Feb. 28, 2013) — The Henderson family was reunited briefly for two hours during visitation on Wednesday following an incomplete trial on February 21. Jeffrey and Erica Henderson have been attempting to regain custody of their children, who are in DCFS foster care, for almost three […]

Hearing Synopsis from Jeffrey Henderson pb

Hearing Synopsis from Jeffrey Henderson pb

HAVE CHILDREN BECOME A PAWN IN A CORRUPT SCHEME? by Jeffrey Henderson (Feb. 25, 2013) — [Editor’s Note:  The following is a summary of the proceedings of last Thursday at the Edmund C. Edelman Children’s Court in Monterey Park, CA, regarding custody of seven children who were placed in foster care almost three years ago […]

Henderson Hearing Scheduled for February 21 pb

Henderson Hearing Scheduled for February 21 pb

CAN VISITATION BE LIBERALIZED? by Sharon Rondeau (Feb. 18, 2013) — The Post & Email recently interviewed Erica Henderson, the mother of seven children who, with her husband, is seeking to reunite the family after almost two years’ separation.  The children have been divided into several foster homes by the Los Angeles Department of Child […]

Update on the Henderson Family pb

Update on the Henderson Family pb

“THE HENDERSONS WERE 9 STRONG” by Sharon Rondeau (Jan. 16, 2013) — We have not been able to reach either of the Henderson parents this week, but we can report that all seven children were brought to visit this past Sunday and the children played happily in the presence of their parents. The children have […]

Will DCFS Follow its Stated Goal of Family Reunification? pb

“SOMETIMES THEY WILL, AND SOMETIMES THEY WON’T” by Sharon Rondeau (Dec. 31, 2012) — For the past three months, The Post & Email has been following the saga of the Henderson family, whose seven children have been separated into several foster homes despite no evidence of abuse or neglect cited by the county which took […]