Fort Montgomery, NY, December 28, 2017 --(PR.com
)-- Over 400,000 children are in foster care (AFCARS Report #24). This government report says it has increased for the fourth year in a row, due largely to an uptick in substance abuse by parents.
Some children get proper treatment. Some suffer injustice and harm. Some disappear (http://fightcps.com/pdf/thecorruptbusinessofchildprotectiveservices.pdf).
News stories of the challenges and the abuse of the system abound from the Georgia State Senate, the Governor of Tennessee, The San Diego Union-Tribune, ABC News, NBC News, CNN World, "black marketing" stories on the Daily Mail Online and more.
Adoption has become a business where evidence may be fabricated to obtain cash bonuses administered to the for children adopted out of Foster Care (U.S Dept. of Health & Human Services Children's Bureau. (https://www.acf.hhs.gov/cb/resource/adoption-awards https://campaigns.organizefor.org/petitions/real-pizzagate-end-cps-fraud-save-the-babies-pediophilia-childtrafficing-adoption-incentives).
Legislation is being sponsored for International and Federal Law, like Senate Bill 415 in GA, requiring Family Courts to be Open to the Public (http://www.legis.ga.gov/Legislation/20072008/77497.pdf).
Edward David Lagarde and Karen Worstell Lagarde, authors of this new work of fiction, “Justice Served ... Babies for Sale,” can speak firsthand on this tragic issue. They have volunteered, faced it, lived it.
“Justice Served ... Babies for Sale” takes you through the spiral of the demise of a gifted, beautiful, talented teenager. She becomes a single mother of twins who was declared unfit and lost her babies through a court system scam, all under the guise of legitimacy.
The setting is colorful ... the 1960’s, Liberty NY in the rural Catskill Mountains where many famous entertainers got their start, the parties, the motorcycles, the music, the murder scenes that look like accidents. The characters are memorable ... the tragic young mother, a mercenary judge and her gang: a foster home parent, social services and an attorney with mafia connections. They are pursued by a debonair special investigator and a young passionate pro bono defense lawyer.
Scenes of rural and NYC stalking terror and murder are followed by acts of God as the last bad guy gets Justice Served by the unknown hero during a pink sunrise near Perkins Tower in the Bear Mountain Park State Park with vultures swarming over a wheel chair during an earth quake.
About the Authors:
The Lagardes enjoy writing and cooking together and their 46 offspring, many of whom they helped raise.
Dr. Lagarde is a native of Inwood, NY, who lives on the Hudson River in Fort Montgomery and on his farm in Woodbourne, NY. He holds a Ph.D., is a retired executive who has written on business matters and who is embarking on a series of social injustice murder mysteries. He spent seven years volunteering as a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) working with children and their families. Lagarde’s very diverse city and country life, his career in financial services, harness racing and grape vineyards lend color to his expression.
Karen Worstell Lagarde, corroborative author, was a former financial advice columnist and corporate publication editor. She interacted for years with social services agency representatives to help young disabled people obtain the benefits they deserve. Her experiences of living in Japan with a career in policy study (political), telecommunications and financial services, her pride in her Cherokee Indian roots and her memories of growing up in a large family in Michigan, raising and canning food then having her own children as a teenager add intuition to the characters’ feelings.
Watch for the next book in the series, “Justice Served ... It’s Cheaper to Let Them Die,” that chronicles how servicemen join and retaliate against their unfair treatment by Washington bureaucrats.
Book Availability: Amazon or Barnes and Noble.
Contact: Edward David and Karen Worstell Lagarde, 845-642-2765,