Last updated on Wednesday 14th August 2014

Samantha’s Law is a Canadian child protection law. The life and circumstances surrounding Samantha Lauren Martin, a child with a rare chromosome disorder, Tetrasomy 18p, led her biological non-custodial mother, Velvet Martin, to challenge archaic laws inhibiting the rights of persons with disability and their families. On December 3, 2009, “Samantha’s Law” was created. It is an amendment to the Alberta Family Support for Children with Disabilities Act, and became effective retroactive to December 2006. 


Samantha Martin was in the custody of the Canadian government. She lived in a foster care facility in Alberta, Canada. On December 3, 2006, Samantha died at age 13 while a patient at Stollery Children’s Hospital.

Samantha’s Law is an amendment to legislation which requires that participants in the Family Support for Children with Disabilities Program are recognized legally distinct from children in protective services under the intervention model. Government funding for services must be made available to families directly replacing requirement of guardianship relinquishment and out-of-home placement to achieve necessary medical supports.

Source: wikipedia

Creating this page for Samantha I breathe heavily.  When I did first meet Velvet she was hiding behind an abstract picture and then she stood up.

Instead of throwing us in prison every ten minutes for speaking out against the defunct social services and creating really informative news for all  to learn about what is happening in the secret Court system.  Judges and social workers should give thanks that we parents do chose the pen, as our swords instead of picking up the gun.

Here in the UK Civil Courts are now throwing parents in prison as fast as one can say, why did you take my child, when children are being neglected and murdered by their parents every day and they are on your Child Protection register?

Velvet fought and won a publication ban of Samantha’s circumstances so she could again utter her daughter’s name in public. Her advocacy has resulted in Samantha’s law. Velvet is a champion for our children who desperately need help and care (wikipedia).

My upmost respect to Samantha’s mother, Velvet Martin.


Principles underlying a civil appeals system



IN THE NORTHAMPTON COUNTY COURT  His Honour Arthur Anthony JUDGE RUMBELOW QC  A Circuit Court Judge Assigned to the Northern Circuit.

CASE NUMBER NN13P00882 Ngozi Godwell vs Northamptonshire Local Authority

Public Law Children Act Adoption Cases.

Thank you!

Closing Argument – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

A Donation to TowardChange will be received with gratitude. Thank you and wishing you a fabulous day!


About towardchange

Your ‘Family Rights’ believing in the best interest of children. The issues which are important to me are, children and their families, the injustices to parents, which may occur, because of inadequate information, mistakes or corruption. This is happening every day. every minute and every second. For years I have campaigned for the rights of children and their voices to be heard.
Gallery | This entry was posted in Family Law, Foster Care and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

18 Responses to FOSTER CARE IN CANADA – Samantha’s Law

  1. towardchange says:

    If the phrase “fall through the cracks” applies to anyone, it is the children of the foster care system.

  2. Pingback: FOSTER CARE IN CANADA - Samantha's Law | Family...

  3. Pingback: Samantha's Law | Family-Centred Care Practice |...

  4. Pingback: Canadian family law – Ethical Issues That Arise From Social Media Use In Courtrooms | Parents Rights Blog

  5. Pingback: FOSTER CARE IN CANADA - Samantha's Law | Family...

  6. Pingback: Children-in-care lawsuit against Alberta government to be settled | Parents Rights Blog

  7. Pingback: The Law Society Of Scotland Will Press Ahead With Plans To Admit Non-Solicitors As Members | Parents Rights Blog

  8. Pingback: Who Is Really Against The Family? | Parents Rights Blog

  9. Pingback: The History Of The English Common Law Has Been The History Of Remedies – Part 1 | Parents Rights Blog

  10. Pingback: Little Lost Children – Corporate Cannibal | Parents Rights Blog

  11. Pingback: Latvian, Lithuanian And Russian Mothers In The United Kingdom | Parents Rights Blog

  12. Pingback: What Is Samantha’s Law? | Parents Rights Blog

  13. Pingback: Barrister Of The Decade Courtenay Griffiths QC | Parents Rights Blog

  14. Pingback: Former Judge Constance Briscoe | Parents Rights Blog

  15. Pingback: Child Trafficking  – Northampton Borough Council | Parents Rights Blog

  16. Pingback: Judge Approves Settlement In Alberta Child Welfare Lawsuit | Parents Rights Blog

  17. Pingback: Want To Explore Searching About Administrative Tribunals Support Service Of Canada And Need “Expert Status”? Come Join The Fun! | Parents Rights Blog

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s