CA - Kalie Boehmer, 3 mos, fatally abused, Jamestown, 11 Dec 2012

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  1. CarmelEyesD

    CarmelEyesD Active Member

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    Jamie and Melissa Hope have been foster parents to 2-year-old Aveaha since February 2011. The state took the child from her biological mother, Tiffany Tucker, in 2011 after a family friend who was worried about the girl’s safety called Aberdeen police.

    The couple wanted to bring Aveaha’s little sister into their family, but in August they learned Tucker had told authorities she wanted Kevin Boehmer, who she believed to be the baby’s father, to take her.

    On Sept. 4, Boehmer showed up at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Tacoma and was given custody of newborn Kalie. No paternity test was performed. He simply had to pass a criminal background check. Within three days, Boehmer took Kalie with him to Jamestown, Calif., about two hours east of Sacramento.

    “It’s surreal first of all that we give the child without any question, especially in a case of a mother that has so much history with the system,” said Jamie Hope. “Do you know how many visits they made to our home before we were placed with a child, but they didn’t even check to see if he had an address?”


    Read more at http://q13fox.com/2013/01/16/inmate...ate-fail-to-protect-baby/#TJA7w3q8Al31QYBS.99
     
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  3. demetra

    demetra Member

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    How sad..I don't even no what to say! Went and got this precious baby only to take her life,I hope karma sneaks up on him behind those bars!
     
  4. MissJ

    MissJ New Member

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    I can't believe they just handed him the baby without any home visits, inspection. Poor baby.
     
  5. Hejlena

    Hejlena Former Member

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    Idiotic.
     
  6. mysteriew

    mysteriew A diamond in process

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    Is this any different than a hosp? Under normal circumstances a woman goes to the hospital and has a baby. No background check is done. She takes the baby home even if she has a history of an abusive or neglectful mother....... unless she shows some type of injurious behavior while on hosp. property and then she is referred for investigation.

    In this case the child was given to the person purported to be the child's father. A father is normally given the same rights as the mother unless there is some history of child abuse or failure to care for children. The child was given to the man offered as the child's father.

    Under other circumstances if a mother is sent to jail, as the mother she is the one to say who cares for her children while she is incarcerated. She might decide on the child's father, her mother or other relative or a friend.

    So I don't see how the state is culpable in this.
     
  7. tlcya

    tlcya <b><span style="color:#007C00;">WS Administrator</ Administrator

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    someone failed this baby. Personally I think it's both parents.

    Mom obviously is not much in the making good decisions department (she's incarcerated and displayed bad parenting prior to that)

    She does not seem to have been any better at chosing who to make a baby with if she selected dad (waste of skin)

    Dad was no sort of dad :(

    Poor punkin.
     
  8. CHICANA

    CHICANA Active Member

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    I wonder if he was he on the birth certificate ?
     
  9. demetra

    demetra Member

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    I honestly think the hospital social worker,DHS,or hospital itself should have demanded DNA be done, considering the past abuse and trouble this lady has already been in.To me she lost her rights when she got locked up for beating her other children.The foster mom said they didn't even check for an address on him,i wonder if they really did a background check? If he was there to get her pregnant was he there while the abuse of the other children was going on?
     
  10. mikeysmommom

    mikeysmommom "A grandchild fills a space in your heart that you

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    Sadly I can believe it across the USA Has any state agency ever saved a child? I really wonder!
     
  11. OkieGranny

    OkieGranny <b><span style="color:#660033;">WS Forum Coordinat Forum Coordinators

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    From July 2013:

    http://www.mymotherlode.com/news/local/159069/sentencing-babys-death.html

     

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