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Adoption Hearing for Third Child Scheduled for Tuesday in Williams Case

PARENTS CLAIM “ADOPTION WAS ALWAYS THE PLAN” by Sharon Rondeau (Mar. 13, 2017) — A hearing will take place on Tuesday for the third child of Roosevelt and Kanika Williams at the Edelman Children’s Court in Monterey Park, CA to begin the adoption process by Kanika’s parents, Willie and Katie Grant. The two elder children […]

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Los Angeles TV Station Reported on Family Court Corruption Three Years Ago

CAN THIS SYSTEM BE CLEANSED? by Sharon Rondeau (Mar. 11, 2017) — On Wednesday, The Post & Email reported on a third child-custody story having its origins in the Los Angeles, CA child-protective and family court system in which a mother who lost custody of her young daughter a year ago alleges corruption, cronyism and […]

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Parents Appealing Impending Adoption Ordered by Judge Marguerite Downing

FEDERAL LAWSUIT APPEAL ALSO BEING PREPARED by Sharon Rondeau (Jan. 24, 2017) — The parents of three children successively placed in a foster home by the Los Angeles Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) on a trajectory toward adoption are in the process of writing an appeal of the juvenile court judge’s decision ordering […]

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Parents Appeal Los Angeles Judge’s Adoption Order for Two Children

COURT GRANTS TEN-DAY EXTENSION AFTER 90 DAYS REQUESTED IN FIVE-YEAR-OLD CASE by Sharon Rondeau (Dec. 23, 2016) — The parents of three children taken from their custody over a five-year period have appealed a Los Angeles judge’s August 2016 order that the elder two be formally adopted by their maternal grandparents. Edelman Children’s Court Judge […]

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Children’s Court Judge Accused of “Perverting the Law”

FATHER:  SOCIAL WORKER PROVIDED “MANUFACTURED ACCOUNT” TO JUDGE IN CHILDREN’S COURT by Sharon Rondeau (Dec. 3, 2016) — In the case of an Alabama couple attempting to regain custody of their three children from the state of California, the father, Roosevelt Williams, reported that he was denied a Marsden hearing requested in August of this […]

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Parents’ Five-Year Struggle to Regain Custody of Children Replete with Twists and Turns

FATHER CLAIMS “DISCRIMINATION AND BIAS” ON JUDGE’S, SOCIAL WORKERS’ PART by Sharon Rondeau (Nov. 28, 2016) — For approximately three months, The Post & Email has reported on a child-custody case originating with the Los Angeles Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) and what has been described to us by the parents as internal […]

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Father Asks Why Child “Protection” Agency Took His Children While Another, Despite Ample Warning Signs, Found Dead From Neglect

“THEY DID THE COMPLETE OPPOSITE IN MY CASE” [Editor’s Note:  The following letter relates to the case of the Williams family which The Post & Email has covered here.  Philip Browning refers to the director of the Los Angeles Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS), the agency which removed the three Williams children and […]

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Parents Continue to Appeal Loss of Rights, Custody, Scheduled Adoption of Their Children

IN FIVE-YEAR-OLD SAGA by Sharon Rondeau (Oct. 17, 2016) — A couple whose three children are in the custody of the mother’s parents by action of the Los Angeles Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) has appealed the termination of their parental rights over the eldest two children ordered by Judge Marguerite Downing. The […]

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DCFS Spokesman: Adoption Not Normally Contemplated Six Weeks into a Dependency Case

“NARROW CONDITIONS” REQUIRED TO PURSUE ADOPTION EARLY ON by Sharon Rondeau (Sep. 28, 2016) — On Wednesday night, The Post & Email reached Los Angeles DCFS Public Affairs Director Armand Montiel, who we had interviewed on two occasions in 2014 when we were covering the case of the Henderson family. Without identifying the family involved […]

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Was Adoption Always the Intent?

“ONLY AFTER REUNIFICATION EFFORTS HAVE FAILED” by Sharon Rondeau (Sep. 28, 2016) — On September 16, The Post & Email published an initial article about three children removed from their parents’ custody by the Los Angeles DCFS and juvenile court beginning in September 2011 in what the parents say constitutes “illegal government interference with parents’ […]