Parents Petition Appeals Court to Halt Adoption of Third Child

Parents Petition Appeals Court to Halt Adoption of Third Child

AT HANDS OF DCFS, JUDGE MARGUERITE DOWNING by Sharon Rondeau (Aug. 14, 2017) — The parents of three children scheduled to be adopted by their maternal grandparents have just filed an appeal brief to the Second Appellate District, Division Four in Los Angeles in the case of their third child. As The Post & Email […]

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

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 […]

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

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 […]

Five Henderson Children Now in Adoption Process

Five Henderson Children Now in Adoption Process

“SEPARATE THE FAMILIES” by Sharon Rondeau (Dec. 14, 2013) — The father of eight children who have been in foster care for nearly three years despite no evidence of abuse or neglect has told The Post & Email that the adoption process has begun for his five elder children. Jeffrey and Erica Henderson have been […]

Breaking: Erica Henderson Receives Unmonitored Visits with Her Children pb

Breaking:  Erica Henderson Receives Unmonitored Visits with Her Children pb

THE BEGINNING OF THE END? by Sharon Rondeau (Nov. 2, 2013) — The Post & Email can exclusively report that Erica Henderson, the mother of eight children who were taken away and placed in various foster homes for nearly three years despite no sign of abuse or neglect, has been granted unsupervised visitation effective November […]

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 […]

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 […]

Is the Los Angeles DCFS Conspiring Against the Hendersons? pb

Is the Los Angeles DCFS Conspiring Against the Hendersons? pb

DCFS ATTORNEY CONTRADICTS PARENTS AND WITNESS by Sharon Rondeau (Mar. 12, 2013) — The outcome of a contested hearing on March 8 regarding the current placement of seven children in foster care appears to have been reversed by parties not yet identified.  Also reversed is the case plan outlined on March 5, 2013, between the […]

Letter to Presiding Judge Michael Nash, Los Angeles Juvenile Court pb

Letter to Presiding Judge Michael Nash, Los Angeles Juvenile Court pb

WHAT IS JUDGE MARGUERITE DOWNING THINKING? March 9, 2013 Presiding Judge Michael Nash Juvenile Division The Superior Court 201 Centre Plaza Dr., Suite 9 Monterey Park, CA  91754-2158 Dear Judge Nash: RE:  THE HENDERSONS As you know, my newspaper has been following the case of the above-captioned family for the past six months.  I understand […]

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 […]

A Setback for the Hendersons pb

A Setback for the Hendersons pb

FAMILY REUNIFICATION WAS IN SIGHT…BUT NOW? by Sharon Rondeau (Feb. 6, 2013) — Since last September, The Post & Email has been reporting on a case in California whereby seven children have remained in foster homes for almost two years despite no signs of abuse or neglect on the part of the parents, who desperately […]

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 […]