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Foster Family Loses Kids

March 20, 2009 permalink

Being an insider is no protection against child theft. An Idaho foster family has lost their own children, not because of a fatal accident in their home, but two months later when local child protectors decided they were becoming uncooperative.



Foster family loses custody of children

Posted: March 20, 2009 12:23 AM, Updated: March 20, 2009 01:39 AM

Karina Moore

POST FALLS - The foster parents taking care of the Post Falls toddler who died in their care earlier this year have now had their own children taken away.

Two-year-old Karina Moore died in January after her foster parents say she fell down a short flight of carpeted stairs. The Spokane County Medical Examiner's office later ruled her death a homicide.

Thursday morning the Post Falls Police Department confirmed the foster parents' four biological children were taken out of their home on Wednesday. A petition filed Thursday by the prosecutor lists an unstable environment as the reason for removing the kids.

Mark Jackson, an attorney for the foster family, said Thursday afternoon the police had no right to take away their children because he says there is no evidence of abuse and the couple has not been charged with any crime.

Jackson believes the children were taken away as revenge for the couple no longer cooperating with police.

The children are now in state care.

Source: KXLY Spokane