Dallas Foster Child Placing Agency Terminated After Infant Dies in Forney Foster Home

The state has terminated the Dallas agency that placed a 5-month-old girl with a Forney foster mother who was charged after the infant died in December, citing concerns about the agency's supervision standards.Kingdom Kids Child Placing Agency was suspended from accepting new foster children Jan 9, two days after 37-year-old Natalie Parker was arrested on charges of tampering with a witness, injury to a child and abandoning or endangering a child."DFPS is terminating this contract based on the serious nature of the investigations, concerns regarding the quality of home studies specifically in the due diligence in the assessment of foster parent verifications and on-going supervision and overall concern for children's safety and well-being," officials wrote in a letter to the agency obtained by inForney.com.Since Parker was accepted as a verified foster home with Kingdom Kids in March 2017, officials conducted five "possible minimum standards violations" investigations at her Forney home, and cited her once when investigators found that children had been left unsupervised, Health and Human Services spokesman John Reynolds said.Parker had been caring for five children when the infant died in her home Dec. 29.Parker's son, 19-year-old Christian Richmond, was charged with possession of child pornography after the suspension. Officials do not believe he was involved in the girl's death.  Continue reading...

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