“They Took My Daughter Away From Me Alive and Gave Her Back Dead” 6-Year-Old Medically Kidnapped Girl in Kentucky Dies in Foster Care

Charity Lewis took to social media earlier this month (July, 2019) to tell her story about how Kentucky CPS medically kidnapped her special needs daughter because they did not think she was capable enough to take care of her, and now she is dead. She died while in the custody of the State of Kentucky and her foster home. Charity's video on Facebook has been viewed almost 1 million times at the time of publication of this story. It has resulted in a flood of traffic to MedicalKidnap.com to read our previous stories about the abuses of Kentucky CPS. Charity has put up a GoFundMe Page where she has also told her story: "This is my story my 6yr old special needs daughter Demiyah was taken to the pediatrician September 21, 2018 because she wasn’t looking too well. The pediatrician examined Demiyah and said she was ok but I know my child I knew she wasn’t ok. On September 22, 2018 I personally rushed Demiyah to the E.R. Test were done on Demiyah and the results came back showing Demiyah was having heart failure. Child Protective Services we’re called when Demiyah was being discharged from the hospital. I didn’t understand why. She told me she felt like Demiyah was being neglected. The caseworker and the state of Kentucky accused me of my daughter being born with special needs. This broke my heart completely. July 1, 2019 I received the news that my baby had passed away. She was gone. The state of Kentucky took my baby away from me. They let these people abuse my baby and did nothing. The state of Kentucky stole my baby from me. The caseworker who was responsible for this was fired. They fired her but couldn’t give me back Demiyah. They seen my baby as a check!! These people sold my baby! They told me she was perfectly fine two days before she passed away! They lied!! The state of Kentucky won’t let me view my daughter’s body. They are trying to hide what they have done to my baby."

Kentucky CPS, Sheriff Enter Home without Warrant and Strip Search Young Children Because Mom Left them in Car for Few Minutes to Buy Muffins

Lenore Skenazy and Diane Redleaf recently wrote an article published in the Washington Post showing what lengths Child Protection Services (CPS), along with local law enforcement, will go to harass and humiliate families all in the name of "child protection." Josiah and Holly Curry and their six children have filed a lawsuit in Kentucky District Court against Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services, Vickie Yates Brown Glisson, the Secretary of Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services, two other individuals, and Sheriff John Ward. Homeschool Legal Defense Association (HSLDA) is representing the family. The lawsuit claims that while Holly left her six children in the family van for a few minutes while she purchased muffins on the way to her 5-year-old’s morning karate practice, that police detained her and reported her to CPS. The next day, a social worker appeared at the family's house demanding to enter the home and inspect it, and also check on the children. Holly, well versed in her Constitutional rights and understanding that she did not have to let the social workers in without a court order signed by a judge, offered to bring all the children to the door so the social worker could see them, but refused to let the social worker enter their home. The social worker threatened her, and stated she would return with the police if Holly did not let her in. Holly stood her ground, and later the social worker returned with a sheriff deputy, but no warrant. Threatening to take all the children away by force if she did not let them in, she finally complied. Skenazy and Redleaf describe what happened next...

Investigation Finds Kentucky CPS Illegally Taking Children from Homes with Pre-signed Judge’s Orders

Kentucky social workers are failing to have courts properly scrutinize and approve the drastic step of taking some children from their homes, relying instead on blank removal orders with pre-signed judges' signatures, which is illegal according to several attorneys and judges. The allegations, which involve cases of purported parental abuse or neglect, have prompted numerous complaints to judges and state officials. They revolve specifically around the state Cabinet for Health and Family Services workers using pre-signed emergency custody court orders to remove children on weekends and after the courthouse has closed for the day. "The system that is currently set up allows for the social workers to call an on-call judge on the phone and then fill out the order themselves, a blank order with a judge’s signature on it," attorney Karen Faulkner said in an interview. "Children are being illegally taken from their home without judges’ proper authority."

Kentucky’s Missing Children Problem: Last in Nation with Percentage of Kids in Foster Care who are Placed with Relatives

There are more than 9,000 Kentucky children in state care right now spending an average of 22 months moving between three different home placements. According to data compiled by the Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services, there were 121 foster children statewide listed as AWOL, Absent Without Leave in November. Forty-nine of them, almost half the statewide total, were listed as AWOL in just one county: Jefferson. “Been in out of home placement for years and years,” Gross said. “They go from foster home to residential care to hospitals and a lot of time they just lose hope, like why ever bother trying.” “Our fence, it’s easy to just jump the fence and go,” Home of the Innocents program manager Rick Isaiah said. “So it happens quite a bit. I think they want to go home.” The fence at Home of the Innocents may be easy to jump, but the problem goes far beyond this place. And it’s not about a fence. Many believe it is about home. Or at least family. Or relatives. And further investigation reveals that’s not a priority here when it comes to foster child placement. In fact, Kentucky ranks 50th, last in the nation in the percentage of kids in foster care who are placed with relatives. Seventy-five percent are placed in homes with non-relatives. And the percentages of child placements with relatives in Kentucky has been dropping steadily for years. What's at stake in all this? The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children found that of the 18,500 runaways reported, 1 in 6 were likely victims of child sex trafficking, and of those, 86 percent were in the care of social services. "We’ve had situations where a kid has AWOL’d and come back a day or two later and they’ve been molested or raped or used for drugs, sex, things like that,” Isaiah said.

Investigative Report in Kentucky Reveals Corruption Still Exists in Foster Care as Children Die or Go Missing

The corruption in Kentucky Child Protection Services and Foster Care has been reported on extensively here at Health Impact News since 2015. A new report aired on Wave 3 News by investigative journalist John Boel reveals that corruption in the Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services is apparently ongoing, as one child was allegedly murdered by his foster parent after being taken away from his family, and another foster parent is blowing the whistle on the abuses of Kentucky foster care where children go missing due to lack of oversight. The current investigation began in 2017, when 4-year-old Hunter Payton died in foster care, and his biological parents questioned the story put forward as to the cause of his death, which was reported to be an accident. “They told us it was an ‘unlikely’ injury,” Hunter’s mother April Payton said. “It doesn’t happen. Something hit him hard.” He had only been in foster care for 3 months. During that time, the parents allegedly complained to the state about bruising on their son, and they were apparently told several different stories about how he died in an accidental fall. As John Boel reports: "Months after our report, Billy Embry-Martin, 33, was charged with murder. The lawsuit accuses him and his husband, Travis Embry-Martin, of 'violent punishment, physical abuse and denial of food.' Billy Embry-Martin is free on bond awaiting a December trial on the murder charge."

1-Hour Old Newborn Baby Kidnapped at Kentucky Hospital because Parents Refused to Take Parenting Classes

Ausia and Jarvis had their 1-hour old newborn breastfed baby removed by Kentucky Department for Community Based Services (DCBS) on Friday 7/15/16 from the Medical Center of Bowling Green. The family has been fighting for the return of their other 2 children which have been in foster care for over 2 years, based on what they believe are false Shaken Baby Syndrome (SBS) allegations. The parents claim they are innocent, and refuse to take parenting classes which they believe would be an admission of guilt. The mother explains: "I was able to breastfeed my child after she was born for 30 minutes & I was able to hold her for an hour after she was born. They took her to the on-call pediatrician and sent me to a postpartum room after delivery. I was on medications that had made me sleepy so I kept her in the nursery until I could get an hour of sleep to be able to be up with her. Jarvis came and called the nursery to bring her to our room, an hour passed and still my baby hadn't been brought back. I called and asked for my child, 30 minutes passed and they still hadn't brought my baby to me. I paged the nurse and asked her to call the nursery. 20 minutes passed and 3 officers came in along with SSW and her 2 supervisors. The SSW, Kaitlyn, said there was an emergency removal order for my baby girl. I was devastated and honestly sick to my stomach." Now the state is threatening to place the newborn in foster care, and telling the new mom she will not even get visits with her new baby girl. She has not been allowed to even pump breastmilk to be bottle-fed to her daughter. The complete prevention of bonding and immediate separation of the child from the parents leaves the family wondering if a quick adoption is the goal of DCBS for their newborn daughter.

Mom Speaks Out on Corrupt Kentucky Child “Protection” System that Destroyed her Family

Kentucky has a well-documented history of corruption within its Cabinet for Health and Family Services’ Department of Community Based Services (DCBS), which has been exposed by whistleblower social workers and attorneys, investigated at length, and publicized in local radio and news. Yet Kentucky continues to carry on business as usual. Here is another story which exemplifies the depth of corruption in Kentucky’s DCBS and Family Courts, a system that allegedly routinely destroys families based on lies, hearsay and allegations. Amanda Orsetti Downs was initially afraid to take her story public, fearing retaliation from DCBS, even though it’s been 12 years since DCBS removed her children and they’ve all been adopted out. She now lives in another state. Overcoming her fears, Amanda decided to share her powerful story, in hopes that her children will learn the truth one day, and that others will realize just how corrupt this system really is. Amanda warns: "I really don’t think anyone fully understands just how powerful these people really are. They have the attitude that they are above the law and they will do whatever they want to, to you or your family, and they just don't care because they have gotten away with it for so long. They will make your life a living hell if you even try to stop them. They got doctors behind them. They destroyed records. These people are vindictive, they will haunt you, stalk you, do whatever it takes, even if that means retaliation on you or to hurt someone close to you. They do not care as long as they are getting a big paycheck from the state. My attorney couldn't even help me because of how vindictive they really are. I pray that one day they will be held accountable for their wrong doings, but until then all I can do is give it to God and hope for the best."

Kentucky Family Falsely Accused of Child Abuse – Children Medically Kidnapped to Cover Corruption

How does a routine trip to an E.R. by concerned parents in Kentucky turn into a terrifying ordeal where the parents were blindsided by child abuse accusations, and sent home empty-armed and broken-hearted without their children? Only recently did they discover the truth about what happened that night over two years ago when their infant son was in Vanderbilt Children's Hospital without them. They believe their baby's diagnosis was changed by a Child Abuse Specialist to cover-up Vanderbilt's medically induced injuries, blaming it instead on the parents. They have been fighting to get their children back ever since, and want to bring their story to the public. The family shares: "It is not easy to tell our story because it is embarrassing to be accused of child abuse when you know that you are innocent. We decided to share our story because we know that we are not alone. There are many other parents that have experienced and are presently going through the same thing that we are going through now. We share our story because we want to draw public attention to this dark side of the so called shaken baby syndrome which is not scientific and where innocent parents are being locked up, their children taken away from them and their lives destroyed. We share our story because the only HOPE that a poor person has is their faith in God as the legal cost of having good representation in fighting accusations of shaken baby syndrome can be tremendous. It is our hope that our voices are heard and those in position of power will take a look at how doctors are making decisions concerning the shaken baby syndrome based on one symptom or a triad of symptoms without any other evidence of physical abuse. Families are being destroyed by only the word of a doctor. In other words, a doctor’s word is allowed to become a legal conclusion rather than focusing on only the material evidence. This ought not to be and that is why we have decided to share our story."

Lexington KY Social Worker Caught Lying – Charged with “Misconduct”

Parents who have had a social worker by the name of AUDREY POWELL out of the Lexington or the surrounding areas: Powell was arrested after being charged with official misconduct and theft of identity charges after allegedly posing as another social worker named Hannah Bailey. We have been apprised that every social worker has a ID password to identify themselves when they log into the CPS system, so how did she gain access to Ms. Bailey's ID? Should the question be raised as to whether Hannah Bailey was conspiring with Powell to assist her in extorting Griffin to reconcile their two month relationship? If Powell or Bailey have been or are currently the social workers assigned to your case you should request, no, insist, a new investigation commensurate. Powell's credibility is diminished and every case she oversaw should be re-investigated. Powell's alleged actions in this case have revealed the extent to which she would go for her desired outcome.

Child Trafficking Reported in Kentucky as “One of the Most Corrupt States in the Country”

MedicalKidnap.com has been reporting alleged corruption within Kentucky's Cabinet Department of Community Based Services (DCBS) for over a year, but the history of alleged corruption goes back much further. Even though the corruption was investigated and exposed, it appears today in 2016 that Kentucky DCBS and Family Courts still conduct “Business as Usual,” sanctioning adoption over family reunification resulting in what many refer to as "child trafficking," according to the many stories we continue to receive from parents on a weekly basis. Will new leadership and new laws keep Kentucky families and children safe from DCBS and Family Court exploitation? In an article we published last year where we reported that the FBI had begun to investigate corruption in Kentucky after a Harvard study identified Kentucky as “one of the most corrupt states in the country,” one of our readers commented that in Kentucky, "we treat horses here better than we do our mothers, fathers, and children."