Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Merry Christmas Bryan & Dwayne

christmas Pictures, Images and Photos


Bryan and Dwayne,


It sure has been a long time! I miss the both of you, and think of you often.
I hope that wherever you 2 are, you have a great Christmas, and an excellent New Year!
I still hang both of your stockings every year. Not by the fire place for Santa to fill, but near a window, just in case ... ... ...

Until we meet again,
Mom

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

A Birthday Wish 4 Dwayne Ferrell

zwani.com myspace graphic comments


Dwayne,

I just wanted to drop you a line, to wish you a Happy Birthday...

I didn't forget!



zwani.com myspace graphic comments


Until we meet again,
Mom

Monday, December 22, 2008

Disgusted with the system: PARENTS EVERYWHERE BEWARE! Family Court may gain foster care option

Disgusted with the system: PARENTS EVERYWHERE BEWARE! Family Court may gain foster care option

Endangered Missing 2005 ~ 2003

This is NOT the entire list of missing children from 2003-2005. At this time, there are approximately 721 Endangered Missing cases listed with NCMEC.
79 of those cases are 2003-2005.


The link for each missing child listed here, is the direct link to a
NCMEC Printable Poster.


If you live near any of these locations, have a printer, and have the time to pass out a few flyers, you could very well save a life someday! Your help is appreciated!
Thank You.





~LostFaces~


Aug. 23, 2005
MARIA MENDEZ
Endangered Missing
Rockville, MD.



June 17, 2005
MELVIN CEDILLO
Endangered Missing
Brownsville, TX.



March 8, 2005
JOEL LOPEZ
Endangered Missing
Livingston,CA.



March 8, 2005
MARIO LOPEZ
Endangered Missing
Livingston, CA.



March 1, 2005
JENAE BLACKWELL
Endangered Missing
Del City, OK.



Sep. 12, 2004
RICHARD HAYNES
Endangered Missing
Kittitas, WA.



Aug. 20, 2004
GARRETT BARDSLEY
Endangered Missing
Cuberant Lake, UT.




July 26, 2004
SHELBY WRIGHT
EndangeredMissing
Snohomish, WA.



July 9, 2004
ASHLEY CESENAS
Endangered Missing
Bethany, OK.



June 27, 2004
CRAIG FREAR
Endangered Missing
Scotia, NY.



Feb. 6, 2004
LISA MOWREY
Endangered Missing
Tampa, FL.




Oct. 17, 2003
NEIL EDDLEMAN
Endangered Missing
Naples, FL.



Oct. 6, 2003
SOPHIA TENNIS
Endangered Missing
Phoenix, AZ.



Sep. 17, 2003
LAMARST PORTER
Endangered Missing
Severn, MD.



June 6, 2003
BANY GALICIA
Endangered Missing
Mesa, AZ.



Jan. 6, 2003
BRENDAN GONZALEZ
Endangered Missing
Plattsmouth, NE.







Sunday, December 21, 2008

Please Help Us Find Jesse Ross


Jesse Warren Ross
Missing Since: November 21, 2006
Last Seen: Sheraton Hotel and Towers in Chicago

October 21, 2007
MAUDLYNE IHEJIRKA

It was the day before he was to return home from a mock United Nations conference he was attending in Chicago with 13 other University of Missouri-Kansas City students. And a sponsor had just promised them a trip to Costa Rica.

"Mom, aren't you excited for me?" Donna Ross' boy asked.
"Who's going to pay for this?" the Belton, Mo., mother of two wondered.
"Oh, Mom! We'll raise the money! Why aren't you happy for me?"
"OK, I'm happy," said Donna Ross, 59, an elementary school secretary. "We'll talk later."

They never got the chance. Early on Nov. 21, 2006, two days before Thanksgiving, Jesse Ross vanished while in Chicago. This past spring, the police formally suspended their search for him.
Chicago Sun Times

December 4, 2006
Brittany Lane

The 19-year-old sophomore is a well-liked student with friends across the campus and throughout Kansas City. He is looking forward to finishing up his new room in his parents' home, which was built especially for him. Ross is also counting down until his promotion from intern to paid employee at radio station 95.7 "the Vibe," where he is popular as on-air personality Opie.

"There was not any reason whatsoever or indication that he was negative about anything," said Ross' father Don Ross. "We had a room we were finishing for him downstairs. Jesse was a UMKC fan, but he liked KU basketball. So we were going to do his room in KU colors. We got the right paint colors. He was anxious to get back and set up his room. We checked his cell phone messages and he had plans with friends."

Ross has so much going for him. That's why family and friends are puzzled why he still has not made it home. Ross has been missing since early Tuesday, Nov. 21. He was in Chicago with UMKC's Model UN team for the American Model United Nations International Conference.
Search Continues for Student


Strange Coincidence
Jesse's disappearance comes almost a year after a 31-year-old Matthew Soumakis from Massachusetts disappeared from the same area, possibly the same hotel. Soumakis, who was in Chicago on business, had also been staying at the Sheraton Chicago Hotel and Towers. His body was found floating in the Chicago River near Goose Island two weeks later.
Footprints At The River's Edge

March 10, 2008
Derek Simons
The benefit concert featured three different bands: Episode 4, Frat Pack and A Dead Giveaway, a band Jessie used to tour with, helping to organize the shows. A Dead Giveaway worked with Jesse's fraternity, Lambda Chi Alpha, to set up this second musical event at UMKC. Don Ross also thanked the university administration for its help and support.

"I know things look pretty gloomy, but I've played a little conversation in my mind," said Jesse's mother, Donna Ross. "Jesse would never forgive us. 'What do you mean?' he would say. 'How could you give up?' … We just hope and pray. Somebody's got to know something."
Bands play for missing UMKC student Jesse Ross



National Center for Missing Adults
America's Most Wanted

Why schools make you tuck in your shirt!


Friday, December 19, 2008

~Beth Doe~ Dec. 20, 1976

This December 20th will be 32 years since the discovery of 'Beth Doe.'
Somebody somewhere knows something!
Warning! This case is rather graphic.

'Jane Doe' was located on December 20, 1976 in White Haven, Carbon County, Pennsylvania
An artist for the Pennsylvania State Police drew this sketch of 'Jane Doe' shortly after she was found along the banks of the Lehigh River.

Description
Estimated Age: late teens to early 20s
(year of birth 1954-1960)
Approximate Height 5'4"
Weight 130 - 150 pounds
Dentals: X-rays are available.
She had fillings and there were some teeth missing.
Fingerprints: available
DNA - Available
Blood Type: O
Clothing: none

Distinguishing Characteristics
medium length, natural (not dyed) brown hair. Brown eyes. Small circular mole above left eye, mole on left cheek. 5 1/2" scar on left leg, just above the heel. No previous fractures. She may have been of Mediterranean heritage.
Estimated time of death: 7 to 24 hours prior to being found.
Cause of death: she was strangled and then shot in the neck.

She had been carrying a full-term, white female fetus. The remains of the fetus were also found at the scene. It is possible that the moles on her face developed at some time during her pregnancy.

For case history, additional details, and computer assisted reconstruction photos, please visit

Thursday, December 18, 2008

SOLD! ~Nikolas Thurnwald~

A few days ago was the first I'd heard the name, Nikolas Thurnwald. It infuriates me to read about yet another child leagally abducted, only to be sold.
There had to be a reason...I mean, the state wouldn't just allow an agency to take a child for the money, would it?
I started sifting through different articles online here, so I could find the reason that Nikolas deserved to have his parental rights terminated. It didn't take long!


A.E. went into premature labor and had the child early on Saturday, Sept. 4, 2004. Thurnwald learned of the birth an hour after the baby was born. When he tried to visit the mother, she wouldn't see him, court documents said.

Thurnwald contacted a lawyer but was unable to file a paternity petition until Tuesday because the courts were closed Sunday and also Monday for Labor Day.

By Tuesday, the mother had waited the requisite 24 hours and relinquished custody of the child to LDS Family Services for adoption.

At a hearing on the paternity petition, the adoption was placed on hold.
In July 2005, a state district court ruled against Thurnwald because he didn't meet the deadline for filing the paternity petition.
May 9, 2007
Utah justices modify paternity deadline


So the truth comes out! How dare this Dad not file a petition during the holidays, when NO STATE AGENCY would be open!

According to the above article, after becoming pregnant, his girlfriend, A.E. moved out of their home.
Yet, throughout her pregnancy, they continued dating each other, and talked numerous times about the birth of their child.
Anticipating the demands of fatherhood, Dad not only went out to buy the standard supplies for his newcoming bundle of joy, but he also attended most doctor appointments with his girlfriend.

This poor Dad didn't even see it coming! He had NO reason to believe that he needed to file a petition. It's not like these 2 separated on hostile terms. They were still dating! A.E. didn't tell Dad she was considering adoption, before he purchased items for their child, and even included him for intimate doctor appointments. Can we spell d-e-c-e-p-t-i-o-n?



After Nikolas Thurnwald's girlfriend became pregnant and moved out of their home, he continued to date her.
(This is just a scan of first paragraph original newspaper article)
Court: Dad's rights pinched by holiday weekend birth (PDF format)

Justice always prevails though, right? The Utah Supreme Court realized that it's just a bit tricky to file paperwork, when the office is closed, so they decided that unwed fathers are entitled to an extension of the deadline for filing a paternity petition, if the baby is born on a weekend or a holiday.



In a 4-1 decision, the Supreme Court ruled in favor of Thurnwald, saying that when a child is born on a weekend or holiday the deadline should be extended to the next business day.

In a dissenting opinion, Associate Chief Justice Michael J. Wilkins said the Legislature had given unmarried fathers a limited but adequate time period to assert their parental rights.

"The period begins at conception and ends at the time the biological mother executes her consent to adoption," he wrote. "Those who elect to father a child without benefit of marriage must take steps to assert their legal relationship with the child, or they risk losing it altogether."


What if it was Dad who wanted nothing to do with this child, and wanted to terminate his responsibility? Would he be excused from paying child support for the next 18 years?
If Dad had won this case, would the mom assume responsibility of child support?
Unfortunately, I'm rather sure I already know the answer to these questions, and the answers disgust me!

Problem solved, right?
The courts realized that this technical glitch didn't make any sense, so they revised it to make things 'fair' and Dad was awarded custody of his son ....



EXCEPT




August 3rd, 2007 @ 6:33am
FARMINGTON, Utah (AP) -- The Utah Supreme Court gave a Utah man the right to challenge the adoption of his son, which he argued was done before he could reasonably file for paternity.

But now the adoption agency says the rights of the nearly 3-year-old child would be violated if the boy was removed from the only home he's known.

Nikolas Thurnwald argued that he and the child's mother made plans to keep the child. But under pressure from her family, the woman gave the child up for adoption shortly after birth.

Thurnwald filed for paternity in 2004 on the first business day after the child was born. But that was after the 24-hour deadline set for unwed fathers because of a weekend and the Labor Day holiday.

After Thurnwald's Supreme Court victory that found the rules were unfair, a motion to dismiss the adoption was filed.

But an attorney for LDS Family Services, which handled the adoption, says the child shouldn't be removed from his adoptive home. The attorney also wants proof Thurnwald is the father and that he paid a reasonable amount of the expenses of the mother's pregnancy and childbirth.
Adoption Agency Against Giving Baby Back to Biological Father

NO! NO! NO! If the agency cared about the rights and well being of this child, they never would have SOLD him to begin with, considering they knew that Dad had intentions of raising HIS SON!
IF Dad had won this case, how many other children would this agency no longer be able to sell?

[[[ But now the adoption agency says the rights of the nearly 3-year-old child would be violated if the boy was removed from the only home he's known. ]]]Who's fault is that? Surely not Dad's!
Since this case was not resolved through the courts, why wasn't there some sort of temporary visitation arrangement in place?
The only thing that concerned this agency was having to refund money from a botched abduction...money earned by selling a baby!
(That's MY opinion, and I'm sticking to it!)

Then I found this gem!


Katherine Wilson
Sunday, May 27, 2007
Father or sperm donor? The front-page story on May 20, "Paternity case," about Nikolas Thurnwald, who wants to gain custody of his three-year-old son, made me want to scream. A quote from Thurnwald, "I don't know his name," tells it all.
How is it in the best interest of his biological child to remove him from the only home he's ever known, from the two people he calls "mommy" and "daddy," and put him in the arms of someone he doesn't know, Mr. Thurnwald?
I would fight to the death to keep my child, whether mine by birth or adoption... (blah blah blah...)
Child is not a puppy to be transferred


And here I am, trying to figure out why men are so bitter towards women ... DUH!
It might be because of insensitive garbage like this!
Nikolas Thurnwald was hardly a sperm donor! He didn't drop his package off at the front door, and drive off!

This Dad wanted involved in his son's life since, 'Honey, I'm pregnant' day!
The drivel continues, as a puppy ~ child comparison is made. This is the only statement I agree with so far...only I have a different perspective.
This baby should have NEVER been sold out, like a puppy from the pound!
I somehow continue reading through the above post, and shuddered as I read
"I would fight to the death to keep my child, whether mine by birth or adoption"
It's heroic for this poster to fight for her child, yet because Nikolas does the same, it is insinuated that he is uncaring, insensitive, scum of the earth??? Which is it, lady? Fight for your child, or give up?

What about the people who knew that this father wanted his son, yet continued on with the purchase? Why haven't I found questions about their integrity? Why aren't they considered selfish? They had a chance to buy a baby, and they took it!
The only interests they were looking out for, was their own! What truth can these people possibly tell this child when he starts asking questions? Or will he live the "We are your parents" lie?
How will he feel, if/when at age 14, he finds out his entire life was a lie? That his Dad does want him, but an agency sold him!
I haven't seen these kinds of questions, anywhere!




After reading the May 28 letter, "Case is all about Thurnwald, not child," I just couldn't take all the negative criticism Nikolas Thurnwald is receiving for trying to get his son back.

People who wrote and trashed him need to pull their heads out and read the May 20 news story again ("Paternity case"). They all think he is just barely trying to get custody of his son after three years, but he's been trying since the day his son was born!
June 3, 2007
Mark Lopez
Criticism against Thurnwald is unjustified

That's kind of what I think, Mark!

Unfortunately, the story of this botched 'abducted to sell' case is not showing in favor of the now-toddler, or for his Father.



By JESSE FRUHWIRTH
Standard-Examiner Davis Bureau

SYRACUSE -- A father's quest to reunite with his son has apparently come to an end -- the Utah Court of Appeals has ruled against the man whose son was placed for adoption against his wishes four years ago.

One judge noted, however, that the law cited to terminate Nikolas Thurnwald's paternity rights is vague, illusory, highly problematic and invites fabrication.

He urged the Legislature to clarify the law.

"... (S)evering an unmarried biological father's parental rights based on such technicalities serves to reinforce traditional notions about gender and childrearing -- i.e., that women are biologically better suited for raising children," Judge James Z. Davis wrote in his concurring opinion released Thursday.

"(Those) notions are antiquated and harmful to both men and women."

Syracuse father loses fight / Court ruling in four-year-old adoption case urges Legislature to clarify law


I pray that there's a way to reverse this perverse decision. I don't see how he would benefit, being raised in a cloak of secrecy and lies! These people who adopted him knows that his Daddy wants him!
How are people with obviously very little compassion, no concern for others, or no basic sense of right and wrong, in the best interest of this little tyke?
But hey, they can comfort each other with the truth. There was a legal glitch, And no matter the consequences, this baby legally belongs to them, because he was bought and paid for!


~A few other links~

Thurnwald v A.E. (PDF formatt)

September 25, 2007
Announcing our NEW Attorney!

The community comment board
has it's share of opinions about this legal abduction.

Adopt Now Hotline~message board

Voice of Utah



Disgusted with the system

Disgusted with the system: DSHS settles case of boy's death; lawyer asks how state lost track

Lighting Candles World Wide, Tonight!

Imagine for a moment Lighting Candles World Wide and all at the same time. Imagine your child knowing we are Lighting Candles World Wide just for them.

We have given this a lot of thought and we have come to the conclusion that everyone can light a candle at their home or in their home town at a designated place.

You can be apart of Lighting Candles World Wide to show a united front for the children and their need to have both parents and grandparents in their lives.


Please Visit Lighting Candles World Wide, for various time zones.

Light side of Family Court Corruption


Have You Seen Me? ~Kevin Anderson~

I will be featuring 'Have You Seen Me?' as they arrive in my mailbox. They are indeed those small pictures on the back of junk mail that's often times thrown away, without even a second glance. If you googled Kevin Anderson because of the "Have You Seen Me?" picture, and that's how you wound up reading this, please take an extra moment, and drop me a line on the comment box.

DOB: Jul 8, 2001
Missing: Mar 31, 2004
Age Now: 7
Sex: Male
Race: Biracial
Hair: Brown
Eyes: Brown
Height: 3'0" (91 cm)
Weight: 33 lbs (15 kg)
Missing From: NORTH HOLLYWOOD, CA.






Age Progression
Circumstances
Kevin's photo is shown age-progressed to 7 years. He was last seen at home on March 31, 2004. Kevin was abducted by his non-custodial mother, Maria Lujan. A felony warrant was issued for the abductor on May 21, 2004. He has a purplish birthmark on the lower right side of his back. Kevin is Biracial. He is Black and Hispanic. The abductor may use the alias date of birth January 1, 1959.

ANYONE HAVING INFORMATION SHOULD CONTACT
National Center for Missing & Exploited Children
1-800-843-5678 (1-800-THE-LOST)
Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office (California)
1-213-974-3607

NCMEC poster

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Endangered Missing 2008 ~ 2006

This is NOT the entire list of missing children from 2006-2008. At this time, there are approximately 721 Endangered Missing cases listed with NCMEC.
175 of those cases are 2006-2008.

The link for each missing child listed here, is the direct link to a
NCMEC printable poster.
If you live near any of these locations, have a printer, and have the time to pass out a few flyers, you could very well save a life someday! Your help is appreciated!
Thank You.




~LostFaces~



Dec. 25, 2008
CHRISTOPHER GAGNON
Endangered Missing
Germantown, MD.


Dec. 17, 2008
PEBBLES JACE
Endangered Missing
Cathedral City, CA.


Dec. 10, 2008
DAMARIS HERRERA-LOPEZ
Endangered Missing
Yuma AZ.


Dec. 9, 2008
KIRSTEN FORAME
Endangered Missing
Baltimore, MD.


Dec. 7, 2008
EMILY MELCHOR
Endangered Missing
Laguna Hills, CA.


Nov. 9, 2008
WENDY BERISTAIN
Endangered Missing
Naples, FL.


Nov. 8, 2008
JESUS VARGAS
Endangered Missing
Gibsonton, FL.


Nov. 8, 2008
RIGOBERTO VARGAS
Endangered Missing
Gibsonton, FL.


Oct. 20, 2008
FRANCISCA RAMIREZ
Endangered Missing
Sunnyside, WA.


Oct. 19, 2008
CLAUDIA YAT
Endangered Missing
Los Angeles, CA.


Oct. 4, 2008
ASHLEY WASHAM
Endangered Missing
Seaside, OR.
Blogspot


Oct. 4, 2008
JACOB WASHAM
Endangered Missing
Seaside, OR.
Blogspot


Oct. 2, 2008
TANGENA HUSSAIN
Endangered Missing
Detroit, MI.


Sep. 23, 2008
ELIZABETH MANJARREZ
Endangered Missing
Bradley, IL.


Sep. 19, 2008
JAQUELIN ARIAS
Endangered Missing
Hayward, Ca.


Sep. 19, 2008
LIZANDRO ARIAS
Endangered Missing
Hayward, Ca.


Sep. 6, 2008
WILLIAM KRUEGER
Endangered Missing
AURORA, CO.


Sep. 3, 2008
BREYDAN WEESE
Endangered Missing
Warsaw, IN.


Sep. 3, 2008
BHRETT WEESE
Endangered Missing
Warsaw, IN.


Aug. 30, 2008
DOMINGO GONZALEZ
Endangered Missing
Louisburg, NC.


Aug. 30, 2008
ESMIT GONZALEZ
Endangered Missing
Louisburg, NC.


Aug. 27, 2008
ZENYETTA RA
Endangered Missing
Tampa, FL.


Aug. 16, 2008
JORDAN RODRIGUEZ
Endangered Missing
Tampa, FL.


Aug. 16, 2008
MELANIE RODRIGUEZ
Endangered Missing
Tampa, FL.


Aug. 15, 2008
GIOVANNI GONZALEZ
Endangered Missing
Lynn, MA
~Blogspots~
{1} {2}
{3} {4} {5} {6}



Aug. 1, 2008


July 26, 2008
ALONNA CARPENTER
Endangered Missing
Margate, FL.


July 14, 2008
STORM IRONWING
Endangered Missing
Marysville, WA.


July 12, 2008
LESLIE PUENTE
Endangered Missing
Cicero, IL.


June 29, 2008
LUKAS WILLARD
Endangered Missing
Boonsboro, MD


June 29, 2008
MELISSA WILLARD
Endangered Missing
Boonsboro MD


June 29, 2008
TIMOTHY WILLARD
Endangered Missing
Boonsboro MD


June 29, 2008
AGNE(ANGE?)Willard
Endangered Missing
Boonsboro MD


June 29, 2008
THOMAS WILLARD
Endangered Missing
Boonsboro, MD


June 10, 2008
HEATHER BRYANT
Endangered Missing
Mcalester, OK


May 16, 2008
ERIC FRANCO
Endangered Missing
Nogales, AZ.


Feb. 15, 2008
SELAH DAVIS
Endangered Missing
Bronx, NY.


Jan. 15, 2008
YASMINE ACREE
Endangered Missing
Chicago, IL.


Nov. 1, 2007
JALIEK RAINWALKER
Endangered Missing
Greenwich, NY.
~Blogspots~
{1} {2} {3} {4} {5}


July 7, 2007
BRIAN SULLIVAN
Endangered Missing
Rochester, NY.
Blogspot


June 23, 2007
DONNA JOU
Endangered Missing
Rancho
SantaMargarita, CA.
Blogspot


Jan. 28, 2006
ANGELO LEO
Endangered Missing
Santa Ana, CA.


Jan. 28, 2006
SANTINO LEO
Endangered Missing
Santa Ana, CA.



Jan. 28, 2006
SELENA LEO
Endangered Missing
Santa Ana, CA.


Jan. 28, 2006
WALTER LEO
Endangered Missing
Santa Ana, CA.



Jan. 5, 2006
JOSEPH PICHLER
Endangered Missing
Bremerton, WA.