Note: I had difficulty publishing Wednesday's posts... so here they are.
It seems difficult to read the news lately without seeing stories about crimes against children or crimes involving children. A national story was recently released about a woman who adopted 11 foster children and collected subsidies for them who was arrested in Florida and charged with abusing and neglecting the teenagers and young adults living under her care.
The New York Times had a picture to go with the story which helped give a face to the name. It also included information about the adoption processes and how Judith Leekin evaded the system by using false identites.
The Pioneer Press also had an AP story about Leekin on their site. The AP story did not include as much information about the woman’s experience with the adoption agencies as the New York Times did.
Neither story had much information about the background of Leekin, who adopted these children under various aliases or what she did with the subsidies given to her from the Administration of Children’s Services.