Long before Alabama lawmaker Kenneth Paschal was elected to the Alabama House of Representatives, the retired Army Veteran made no secret that families and parental rights are worth fighting for. Now he is making good on his promise to the people of Alabama to work to secure parental rights in the state. Continue reading Parental Rights to Be a Priority for Republicans in Alabama
I am from Alabama, and I grew up hearing and being inspired by Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech. I have heard it my whole life. Well, I have a dream, too. It came to me as I was praying for God’s heart for families, and it is a prayer that literally comes straight from the throne room of God. Continue reading I Have a Dream, Too
Family Rights advocates from many groups all around the nation are heading to Washington, DC, for a rally at the Washington Monument on Saturday, May 21, 2022.
The Family Rights Rally–The Children’s Movement–is sponsored by the Family Forward Project, a national group dedicated to families. According to a press release, the mission of the rally is “to UNIFY all platforms across the nation to make one major statement and demand REFORM. Many people are speaking out and drawing attention to the INJUSTICE through Child Welfare. TIME FOR CHANGE.” Continue reading Parents and Advocates Unite to Rally for Children in DC
When a person commits heinous crimes, it should come as no surprise when a criminal court sentences them and they lose many of their rights. However, when a person is injured in an accident, develops an impairment, or simply grows older, they too can lose many, even most, of their basic human rights under a probate court. Continue reading Forbidden: Basic Human Rights Denied Under Guardianship
A probate judge appointed a stranger as Marguerite Caddis’ guardian, and she was forced into a nursing home against her will. By the time the courts were finished with the Caddis estate, there was $3.76 left, to be divided equally between her three daughters. Continue reading Protected: Caddis Family — More Victims of Alabama Probate Court
Joann Bashinsky was well-known for her selfless generosity and philanthropy. She was heiress to the sizable Golden Flake potato chips fortune. She had fame, fortune, friends, and a good heart. Yet, none of that was enough to protect her from becoming still another victim of elder abuse via the manipulation of guardianship and conservatorship laws. Sadly, she spent her final year and a half on earth fighting a fierce battle for the simplest thing — control over her own life. Continue reading Joann Bashinsky Golden Flake Heiress – Her Legacy: Stop Guardianship Abuse
There is a reason that we say “giving” thanks. The act of thanks-giving is a choice.
It is easy to be thankful when all is right with our world. When we are able to sit down to an abundant feast at a table surrounded by everyone who should be there, gratitude comes easily.
But there are times when life does not feel bountiful. Continue reading Giving Thanks, Even When It Is Hard
Great speakers from within the family rights movement will converge upon the city of Birmingham, Alabama, this weekend to cover what may well be the greatest civil rights issue of our day that few are talking about – that of American families being separated from each other under the color of law.
On October 5, 2019, Real News Spark and the Family Forward Project will bring together speakers who are advocates and warriors on the front lines of these battles for families. These speakers will discuss issues impacting our families today, such as Child Protective Services, medical kidnapping, judicial accountability, shared parenting, and Guardianship abuse of senior citizens.
The realities that we see happening are obviously not God’s design for families. Family was the Creator’s idea and is the basic building block of society.
Continue reading Join Us for the Family Restoration Conference in Birmingham, Alabama Oct. 5
The numbers do not add up. There are more children adopted out of foster care to non-family members than there are “substantiated” allegations of abuse or neglect against the parents. The data calls into question the entire rationale that has been given for funding adoptions from foster care. Continue reading Adoption From Foster Care – Is it More About the Money Than the Kids?
UPDATE: Connie Reguli has been released on her own recognizance. We are waiting for the mother to be released; she had to pay $1000 bond. See livestreams on the Real News Spark Facebook page – internet was spotty, so the … Continue reading Family Rights Attorney and Mother Arrested in Tennessee – Video