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

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 […]

Was Adoption Always the Intent?

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’ […]

Update on the Henderson Family pb

Update on the Henderson Family pb

SIX CHILDREN TO BE ADOPTED DESPITE MOTHER’S STRUGGLE TO REGAIN CUSTODY AT ALL COSTS by Sharon Rondeau (Jul. 9, 2014) — For nearly two years, The Post & Email has followed the story of the Henderson children, who were taken from their parents’ custody in May 2011, sent to three different foster homes, and are […]

The Shattered Victims of Child Protective Services

The Shattered Victims of Child Protective Services

“THEY’VE DESTROYED MY WHOLE FAMILY” by Sharon Rondeau (Dec. 20, 2013) — The following is the conclusion of our interview with Jeffrey Henderson, the California father whose eight children have been in foster care, the elder six for nearly three years, without any charge of abuse or neglect. Los Angeles DCFS took the children in […]

Citizen Children’s Advocate Admonishes Los Angeles Government Bureaucracy for “Mass Killing of Our Kids” pb

Citizen Children’s Advocate Admonishes Los Angeles Government Bureaucracy for “Mass Killing of Our Kids” pb

“THESE CHILDREN ARE DEAD” by Anonymous (Nov. 6, 2013) — An individual who closely watches the movements of the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, Juvenile Court Judge Michael Nash, and the Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) wrote the following letter, referring to a case from 2010 of a toddler who was returned […]

Bombshell: Henderson Children’s Profiles Posted for Adoption on “California Kids Connection” Website pb

Bombshell:  Henderson Children’s Profiles Posted for Adoption on “California Kids Connection” Website pb

IS THIS “REUNIFICATION?” by Sharon Rondeau (Oct. 31, 2013) — The Post & Email has learned that the profiles of the Henderson children, whose parents desperately want to reunite with them after nearly three years apart, are posted on a website as available for adoption. The family has had eight children placed in foster care, […]

Jeffrey Henderson Accepted to Law School pb

Jeffrey Henderson Accepted to Law School pb

“I DIDN’T WANT TO BE A LAWYER” by Sharon Rondeau (Oct. 3, 2013) — A father of seven children taken away from their parents nearly three years ago by the Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) has been accepted to an American Bar Association-accredited law school for the spring 2014 semester. […]

Citizen Seeks Grand Jury to Investigate Head of Los Angeles Child Protective Service Agency

Citizen Seeks Grand Jury to Investigate Head of Los Angeles Child Protective Service Agency

FOR “UNETHICAL PRACTICES” by Sharon Rondeau (Aug. 5, 2013) — For approximately eight months, The Post & Email reported on the Henderson family, which was torn apart as a result of an altercation with the Pasadena, CA Police Department, their former landlord, and the subsequent involvement of the Los Angeles Department of Child & Family […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Henderson Hearing: Adoption Delayed; Parents Can Visit Together pb

Henderson Hearing:  Adoption Delayed; Parents Can Visit Together pb

“WE REALLY FELT THE HOLY SPIRIT THERE” by Sharon Rondeau (Dec. 21, 2012) — Erica Henderson, the mother of seven children who, with her husband, is attempting to regain custody of their seven children currently in foster care in Los Angeles County, told The Post & Email that there is “good news” after the latest […]