1. Pet Project Rescue - The Lukas Project


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    PPR's hospice program is for dogs and cats of any age that are in MN shelters facing euthanasia, and have a terminal illness, such as advanced cancer, heartworm, or any other disease that cannot be treated. We want to give these animals love and comfort before they pass. We are in need of foster homes for these animals and sponsors for Lukas Project cats and dogs. Foster commitment could be as short as 1 day or as long as a couple months depending on the animal's condition. At this time The Lukas Project is funded solely on donations. We never want to turn away an animal that needs us at the end of their life, but we need public support to continue this program. www.petprojectrescue.com video produced by Nels & Ole Productions http://www.nels-ole.com photography by http://sarahbethphotography.com music licensed from www.themusicbed.com

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    • Adoption 101


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      Adoption Process Explained Simply Presented by Sherri Davis & Anna Rowe

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      • Freedom


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        Freedom is a wonderful girl who was abandoned, pregnant, and then picked up by animal control. She was rescued by GARD and put into foster care. Her puppies have all been adopted and it is now Freedom's turn for a forever home. She is very sweet, good with kids, and other dogs. For adoption information, please go to www.gardonline.org

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        • Raw love


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          A story of a family's raw love for their children, the hope of a mother, and the victory of a family'

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          • No Justice in Gruesome Death 7YO Adopted Child, Beaten, Bound, Starved - Pennsylvania, Nathaniel Craver


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            York County, Dillsburg, PA - Justice For Precious Nathaniel Craver, Tortured to Death. 100 Injuries, 20 to his Head!! This is what they do in the York County area, beat and abuse women and children while locals, officials, including police and court officials help cover it up. Nathaniel Craver born Ivan Skorobogatov, Dillsburg Pennsylvania. Pathologist Testimony at PreTrial Hearing April 29 2010. (Related: Russia Wants Right to Prosecute U.S. Parents http://www.themoscowtimes.com/news/article/russia-wants-right-to-prosecute-us-parents/405152.html ). Starved, beaten and possibly bound are the findings of a forensic pathologist who examined the body of 7-year-old Nathaniel Craver. Dr. Wayne K. Ross testified Thursday at the preliminary hearing for the Russian-born boy's adoptive parents - Michael and Nanette Craver of Carroll Township - who are both charged with criminal homicide, endangering the welfare of a child and criminal conspiracy. They remain in York County Prison without bail. At the hearing before District Judge Richard Thomas in Carroll Township, northern York County, Ross testified to the boy's injuries for almost 2½ hours. At the end of 4½ hours of total testimony and argument, Thomas bound the Cravers over for trial on all charges. Nathaniel died Aug. 25, 2009, at Hershey Medical Center from complications of traumatic brain injury coupled with a severe "failure to thrive," Ross said. Nathaniel was placed into care by York County Children and Youth Services in 2007. During that period, he received medical examinations including blood tests and a bone scan. Ross said he was able to compare those results with his autopsy findings. Ross said the injuries to Nathaniel's swollen head were caused by repetitive blunt force trauma. He made the same observation as to the numerous bruises on the boy's arms, legs, chest, abdomen and torso. The only part of the boy's body the pathologist did not take note of was the bottom of his feet. Pictures taken at Hershey Medical Center by Carroll Township Police Sgt. John Schreiner reportedly showed an emaciated boy with gauze covering his head where surgeons had removed a piece of his skull to relieve the pressure on his swollen brain. The exhibits - 18 hospital and autopsy photos and a cat scan - were passed by Barker to the defense attorneys and the district justice. They were not visible to onlookers in the courtroom. Ross said the boy "looked like he was starved to death" and had "less than a millimeter" of body fat at the time of his death. The pathologist said the boy's face and head were distorted by swelling and looked "like a balloon." Nathaniel also had a "classic cauliflower ear" normally seen on a wrestler, he said. Ross's other findings included anemia, brain scarring, indications that the boy's shoulders and hips had been dislocated and that he had been bound at the wrists and ankles. He said the time of the injuries ranged from the 24 hours before being taken to the hospital to up to two months earlier. Sandra Atkins, Michael Craver's aunt, testified she visited the Craver home a week before Nathaniel was taken to the hospital and "I nearly cried." She said the left side of the boy's face was "very, very swollen." "His little eyes were swollen and almost shut," she said. She described Nathaniel as lethargic and "not playing like he normally would." Instead, the boy "sat on my lap and put his arms around my neck most of the time I was there." She said she noticed a healing scar on the back of Nathaniel's head and asked her nephew about it. "Michael said he throws himself down and he bawls and he rubs his eyes," Atkins said. She said Nathaniel whispered in her ear, "Needle" Ross suggested deferring the psychological questions to an expert in that field. He then explained that anyone seeing Nathaniel over a period of time would have noticed the drastic change in his appearance and health. Ross said the final injury to Nathaniel's head that necessitated taking him to the hospital required "hundreds of pounds of force." He added the bruising patterns on the boy's head, back and abdomen "were inconsistent with self-abuse." http://www.ydr.com/ci_14983263 Couple Charged with Criminal Homicide, Criminal Conspiracy, and Endangerment of the Welfare of a Child in Death of Adopted Son, 7 YO. 02/26/10. Dillsburg, Pa. "..boy had 80 external injuries, including 20 injuries to the head, had suffered brain swelling and was emaciated" http://www.whtm.com/news/stories/0210/710670.html

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            • Adopted Child Sex Trafficking Victim Testimony U.S. Congress 2006, Masha Allen - Pennsylvania, Florida


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              13YO Adopted Child Sex Trafficking Victim Testimony U.S. Congress. Masha's Law. Testimony of Masha Allen, Child Adopted by Pedophile Pittsburgh Pennsylvania, at House Energy + Commerce Committee Subcommittee on Oversight + Investigations Sexual Exploitation of Children over the Internet: What Parents, Kids and Congress Need to Know about Child Predators. May 3, 2006, Washington, DC. http://archives.energycommerce.house.gov/reparchives/108/Hearings/05032006hearing1852/Allen.pdf Matthew Mancuso, 49, Pittsburgh PA Child Porn Production + Pedophilia. Oct 22, 2007 Mancuso took pictures of sex acts w the child. Photographs were taken during 2 visits to Walt Disney World; the first at Contemporary Resort in 2000, the second at Port Orleans Resort in 2001. Matthew Mancuso a divorced father in Plum, PA was looking for a little girl to adopt in 1998. He contacted a New Jersey adoption agency requesting info on 5YO Caucasian girls + chose the victim from a videotape. Mancuso traveled to Russia to meet her and visited Masha at the orphanage; He took her to dinner + bought her candy. An American adoption agency completed the adoption in Russia. New Jersey based Reaching Out through International Adoption (ROTIA) had limited involvement in providing travel assistance to Mancuso prior to finalization. Pittsburgh-based Family Adoption Council Inc completed the home study on Mancuso and issued a letter to Russian officials agreeing to provide post-placement reporting for a minimum of 3 years. The adoption agency failed to do a background check on Mancuso. No phone calls were made to his ex-wife or to his biological daughter, Rachelle. Manucuso had sexually abused Rachelle regularly and had had no contact with her since she was 13, + Rachelle says she would have told anyone who had they asked. Mancuso did not have a previous sex offender criminal record. Single men are very rarely allowed to adopt girls. Yet, this adoption went through without a glitch. When the girl arrived in the U.S. she learned she would be sleeping in the same bed as Mancuso. The first night in America, he sexually assaulted the child, which continued every night there after. The child was forced to live as sex slave with Mancuso, while he created kiddie porn from their acts, which he then posted on the internet. The details of their daily life together was horrific. FBI agents arrested Mancuso at his house in 2003. Nov 2007 he was sentenced in Allegheny County Pennsylvania Common Pleas court to another to 35-70 years state time on 11 counts: rape of a child, aggravated indecent assault, unlawful contact with a minor, unlawful restraint, incest, corruption of a minor, child endangering, and 2 charges each of involuntary deviate sexual intercourse w a child + indecent assault of a child under age 13. http://www.cruisebruise.com/Disney/Matthew_Mancuso.html Dec 2005. Heroic Young Girl Tells of Her Horrific Ordeal; Focus of International Probe http://abcnews.go.com/Primetime/LegalCenter/story?id=1364110 Posted in accordance with U.S.C. Title 17 Chap 1 Sec 107 Fair use

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              • Secure | Romans VIII Series


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                Quite possibly the most encouraging chapter in all of scripture! This chapter has it all-why you don't have to worry that you'll lose your salvation, how God sees pain and suffering in our lives, and the tenderness of God in helping us deal with our weaknesses. When it comes to living everyday life, you'll go back to Romans 8 again and again for encouragement and strength. 7/7/2013 Sermon Calvary Fellowship

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                • Florida CPS Top Official Child Porn International, Zimmerman Press Secretary


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                  Lurid details released in Florida DCF official's porn case - A former DCF press secretary offered teenage boys alcohol and money to pose nude for porn videos, a new federal complaint said. Feb 2008. The press secretary for Florida's child-welfare agency created an alter ego and used a state computer to e-mail one of the boys he used to produce child pornography he then sold to a magazine in Scotland and a porn "broker" in Germany, federal agents said. Zimmerman, 41, was hired as a Department of Children & Families local spokesman in March 2005 and later promoted to statewide DCF press secretary. Many of the e-mails were quite graphic, providing specific details as to how the boy should pose for pictures, how the boys would be paid, or where the pictures would be distributed. "I spoke with my broker in Germany who says they like what they were sent, in fact they like them a lot, but they've been holding off on selling them as [they] await word on what else is on its way". Zimmerman referred to a "magazine in Scotland". . . Zimmerman asked a child welfare agency computer technician to throw his home computer in an outdoor trash container so authorities couldn't get access to it. The technician was also arrested for wiping the hard drive. He was also arrested. Florida DCYF already under criticism since 2002, when a Miami investigator lied about visiting the foster parents of a 4-year-old girl. The girl had actually been missing for a year and has never been found. More recently, former Secretary Lucy Hadi resigned after being found in contempt of court for not moving inmates to state hospitals if they were incompetent to stand trial. Before that, Jerry Regier left the position after an investigation showed he accepted favors from contractors. Regier had replaced Kathleen Kearney, who resigned after the 4-year-old disappeared. Last year, a child protection task force criticized agency officials because a 2-year-old foster girl was missing for four months before police began searching for her. Albert Zimmerman Pleads Guilty to Production of Child Pornography Jan 21, 2009. Tampa, FL. Today, Albert Andre Zimmerman, 41, the former spokesman for the State of Florida Dep't of Children and Families, pleaded guilty to a charge of production of child pornography. Zimmerman, formerly of Tallahassee and Lakeland, faces a mandatory minimum sentence of 15 years' imprisonment and a maximum sentence of 30 years' imprisonment. Zimmerman was arrested on a federal complaint on February 11, 2008, and was indicted on April 16, 2008. http://tampa.fbi.gov/dojpressrel/pressrel09/childporn012109.htm May 08, 2009. Tampa FL. Albert Zimmerman Sentenced to More Than 24 Years for Production of Child Pornography http://tampa.fbi.gov/dojpressrel/pressrel09/ta050809.htm ---------- Members of Vast Child Exploitation Enterprise Indicted in the Northern District of Florida. March 2008. A federal grand jury in Pensacola, Fla. has returned a 35-count indictment against 12 individuals who engaged in a criminal enterprise involving the advertisement, transportation and shipment of child pornography over a two-year period. Major Child Porn Ring Busted - 20 Children Rescued Worldwide, 03/06/08. http://www.fbi.gov/page2/march08/innocentimages_030608.html RESCUING OUR CHILDREN: 7 Massive Porn Rings Dismantled, 02/09/09. http://www.fbi.gov/page2/feb09/jointhammer_020909.html Germany breaks up child porn ring. 16 April 2009. Police in Germany have said they have broken up a child pornography network suspected of involving around 9,000 people in more than 90 countries. Officers in the Baden-Wuerttemberg said obscene images were being sent over the internet to countries in Europe, as well as the US, Canada and New Zealand. The footage included "images of the most serious sexual abuse", they added. In raids across Germany, 500 computers and 43,000 storage devices were seized, and a number of people were arrested. http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/8003129.stm Perpetrators of Maltreatment (04' now much worse) # Cases per 100,000 Children in U.S. from NCCAN. Physical Abuse CPS 160, Parents 59; Sexual Abuse CPS 112, Parents 13; Neglect CPS 410, Parents 241; Medical Neglect CPS 14, Parents 12; Fatalities CPS 6,4, Parents 1,5. http://suncanaa.com/cps

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                  • Adopted Twins Tortured Doused w Acid Little Girl Dead - Florida CPS History of Abuse


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                    Feb 17, 2011. Home Where Abused Twins Lived A House of Horrors, A Guarded Fortress. What went on in the house was a "family secret'' that was never to be discussed, a surviving adoptive children + couple's biological granddaughter told investigators. Carmen Barahona worked several years for one of S Florida's largest medical practices - Pediatric Assoc http://www.miamiherald.com/2011/02/19/v-fullstory/2076037/victor-and-nubias-house-of-horrors.html Court-Appointed GAL Tried To Stop Twins' Adoption; GAL Grew Gravely Concerned About Welfare of Children Found Covered in Chemicals http://www.nbcmiami.com/news/local-beat/Volunteer--116554598.html CPS Records http://www.dcf.state.fl.us/newsroom/publicdocuments/Southern/Barahona/Protective%20Investigations/Protective%20Investigations%20Computer%20Reports.pdf Florida Judge Outraged at DCF's Handling of Abuse in Barahona case. A Miami-Dade family court judge lashed out at state DCF investigator after learning that dep't officials failed to immediately respond to hints from an 11YO boy that two of his adopted siblings were being abused by their parents. At a hearing Wednesday, a DCF investigator who went out to Carmen + Jorge Barahona's western Miami-Dade County home twice since Feb 10 told Judge Cindy Lederman that the couple's autistic son Jorge may have tried to tell her that something was wrong with 10YO twins Victor + Nubia. The boy's mother dismissed him as being "low-functioning" + told him to wait in the computer room, a DCF official told Judge Lederman at court. "Wouldn't that make you suspicious?" asked Lederman. The investigator responded that one of her conversations with the boy took place very late on a Friday evening. "So we don't do investigations on weekends? Is that what you are telling me?" the judge said. Just a few days after DCF's visit, Victor was found drenched in hazardous chemicals inside his father's pick-up truck on I-95. Jorge Barahona was found on the ground outside the vehicle. In the bed of the truck was Nubia's body, placed in a bag by her father. State officials said Carmen's Granddaughter Told a Relative about how Barahona Tied Up Victor + Nubia by their Wrists + Ankles + Confined them to the Bathroom most of the Day. The girl's revelation that resulted in the call to DCF abuse hotline. Investigators who questioned the 7YO girl after the incident said Carmen Barahona would Tell Her Granddaughter NOT TO TELL ANYONE About How the Twins were Treated as it was a "FAMILY SECRET". Officials said Carmen Lied to Investigators, telling them She and Her Husband were Separated 6 Months. In Fact, They Were NEVER Apart. Lederman ordered Carmen Barahona to stay away from Jorge + Jennifer, the 2 other adopted children now living in foster care. An attorney representing the twins' biological aunt + uncle in Houston was at the hearing + told the judge the couple was willing to adopt Victor. Attorney Steve Grossbard said he was involved in the twins' adoption proceedings in 2004, and recalls CONCERNS with BARAHONAS http://www.palmbeachpost.com/news/crime/judge-shows-outrage-at-dcfs-handling-of-abuse-1259125.html?cxntlid=cmg_cntnt_rss Adopted Miami-Dade County girl was painfully skinny + her hair was falling out. When investigators asked about her appearance, they were told she had been born with a serious hormonal condition. By the time they figured out that both were true, it was too late. 10YO Nubia was dead, covered in chemical burns and hidden in a plastic garbage bag in a truck along Interstate 95 in Palm Beach County. Her twin brother, Victor, was near death in the same truck, also covered with burns. http://www.palmbeachpost.com/news/crime/dcf-head-defends-agencys-handling-of-abused-twins-1263618.html Stranded in an old red pickup by the side of the road, the 10YO boy was dripping in acid, badly burned + writhing with seizures. There was so much of it that it soaked the seats and carpet of the truck, filling the air with poisonous fumes. Beside him slumped his adoptive father, unconscious and unable to explain what he was doing w the injured boy on the shoulder of I-95. Hours later they found a corpse wrapped in a plain black garbage bag tucked among tubs of chemicals. The body was "extremely deteriorated" from acid. http://www.palmbeachpost.com http://www.youtube.com/user/WPTVnews The Satanic Monsters That Prey on Our Children. ""5YO Florida foster child Rilya Wilson was kidnapped from State custody in February 2001. Florida officials did not detect the kidnapping for fifteen months. The kidnapping went undetected for two reasons, Rilya Wilson was kidnapped by persons knowledgeable of the inner workings of the child protection system, and Florida DCF case file record forms were falsified for 15 months. Case workers falsely reported Rilya Wilson was in Florida State custody and in good health." http://www.moneyteachers.org/Child.Crimes.htm

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                    • Tools of Torture Removed from Adopted Barahona Twins House of Horrors Florida DCF History


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                      2 CPS Abuse Hotline Calls Days Before Tortured Fostered-Adopted Twins Found. 'They Were Tied Up In A Bathtub'. Therapist Hotline Call: Therapist: She stated that the house of her grandma which she goes to after school, that there are foster children in there and some of the foster children are being abused, she was scared and had said that... Operator: Being abused by who? Therapist: Being abused by the grandparents, which are hers, because they take care of her in the afternoon as well, and that she has been seeing abuse and she was threatened not to say anything. Operator: Has she ever been abused by them? Therapist: No, she has not. Operator: And how are the other children being abused? Therapist: When they are being punished they are being taped up and with their arms and legs and put in the bathtub. Operator: Is there water in the bathtub? Therapist: No. And they are in there all day and all night, and she undoes their arms when they eat. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1361851/Transcript-emerges-phone-abuse-hotline-just-days-acid-attack-twins-Nubia-Victor-Barahona-found.html Therapist's Abuse Hotline Call Reveals Details on Children's Horror at Home http://www.miamiherald.com/2011/02/28/2090383/therapists-call-to-abuse-hotline.html and http://www.sun-sentinel.com/news/palm-beach/fl-twins-abuse-911-call-20110228,0,1776295.story and http://www.palmbeachpost.com/news/crime/abuse-hotline-call-reveals-6-year-olds-shocking-1288425.html?cxntlid=cmg_cntnt_rss Charges, reports in Barhaona child abuse investigation: DCF's ugly past Records of criminal charges against Barahonas + DCF reports of abuse Nubia + Victor faced. http://www.palmbeachpost.com/news/1284134.html 3 days before twin was found dead, DCF investigator wrote that Victor & Nubia were safe - Second Abuse Call to DCF Hotline http://www.palmbeachpost.com/news/crime/3-days-before-twin-was-found-dead-dcf-1292465.html The ghosts of too many other foster kids can testify that the uproar over mistreated and murdered children is as fleeting as smoke. Reports will be forgotten. Reforms will be inadequate. Caseworkers will be overwhelmed. Bureaucracies will flounder. And Florida will surely suffer outrage next year. Or the year after. Little Nubia, 10, will fade from public consciousness, just another kid saved by the state only to be deposited into circumstances that led to abuse, misery, neglect and an unspeakable death. Her burned and decomposing body was found stuffed into the back of a pest-control truck in West Palm Beach Feb 14. Her twin brother, drugged and doused in toxic chemicals, was barely alive. Their adoptive father, Jorge Barahona, the very man chosen by the state to care for these children. http://www.miamiherald.com/2011/02/26/2086727/who-remembers-the-ghosts-of-abused.html Feb 24, 2011. Police Dig Behind Barahona House for Clues, Search House with K9s; Neighbor Reports Smelling Foul Odor From Home Before Twins Found. http://www.wsvn.com/news/articles/local/21003618135887/ Police Dig for Clues Behind House of Horrors. Jim Sheppard detected a hideous smell coming from the house next door, where Carmen and Jorge Barahona lived with 4 children they adopted from foster care. It smelled like something had died there. Weeks later, the Sheppards could detect the faint smell of Pine Sol in addition to what appeared to be a "dead rat'' odor. http://www.miamiherald.com/2011/02/23/2081442/authorities-digging-up-barahonas.html The Satanic Monsters That Prey on Our Children. ""Five-year-old Florida foster child Rilya Wilson was kidnapped from State custody in February 2001. Florida officials did not detect the kidnapping for fifteen months. The kidnapping went undetected for two reasons, Rilya Wilson was kidnapped by persons knowledgeable of the inner workings of the child protection system, and Florida Department of Children and Families case file record forms were falsified for fifteen months. Case workers falsely reported Rilya Wilson was in Florida State custody and in good health." http://www.moneyteachers.org/Child.Crimes.htm CPS Child Trafficking, GA Senator Nancy Schaefer http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lkt5zeYQ7-A Posted in accordance with U.S.C. Title 17 Ch 1 Sec 107 Fair use

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