Elizabeth Yore

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Elizabeth Yore

Elizabeth Yore served as Special Counsel at Harpo, Inc. for the last 5 years. In that position, she acted  as Oprah Winfrey’s Child Advocate both with the Oprah Winfrey Show and in South Africa at the Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls. Prior to that position, Liz was General Counsel for the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services, the Illinois statewide child welfare agency. At DCFS, Liz created the first missing child unit, which required the DCFS to immediately notify the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children when a foster child went missing. Illinois has been the leader in that initiative. She also spearheaded a program to aggressively prosecute human trafficking cases in the department.  Prior to DCFS, Liz was General Counsel at the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children in Virginia, and its first Director of the International Division handling international child abduction cases. She now blogs at Yorechildren.com, twitters@elizabethyore and consults internationally in child exploitation cases.

Recent Posts


Hashtag Hoax

They are still searching. On the one year anniversary, three powerful countries vow not to give up hope. Considerable work and commitment has been exerted in the past year,  since the terrible in... More


Mercy on Mesopotamia

First they came for the communists, and I didn’t speak out because I wasn’t a communist. Then they came for the trade unionists, and I didn’t speak out because I wasn’t a trade unionist. T... More


Out of the mouth of Babes

Then the word of the Lord came to Jonah a second time: “Go to the great city of Nineveh and proclaim to it the message I give you."  Jonah 3 If you haven’t seen this video which has gone v... More

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Rosemary’s Babies

When prominent atheist, Richard Dawkins pronounced from his secular throne that it would be “immoral to give birth to a Down Syndrome baby...  abort it and try again,” the Internet lit up with an... More

Kidnapped schoolgirls are seen at an unknown location in this still image taken from an undated video released by Boko Haram

No More Hashtags. Start Acting.

If only the 275 Nigerian Christian girls were abducted by plane! 29 countries would be looking for the schoolgirls instead of the handful of countries talking about the Boko Haram abduction. Remem... More


While Kiev burns

“We could not stand by and watch. We had to take the side of the people.The Catholic Church has lived under totalitarian and communist and monarchist regimes. And that the people have the right to... More


Going Bananas

Fielding Mellish: “Doing a sociological study on perversion. I'm up to Advanced Child Molesting.” Fielding Mellish: “I am reminded tonight of the farmer who had an incestuous relationship w... More


Amber Alert: Free the Nuns

Nothing motivates Americans like a child abduction. Search parties are organized, Amber Alerts are issued, flyers printed, the media shifts into overdrive plastering the photo of the innocent miss... More


The Joy of Life

I felt like a parent who brought her children to a rock concert; everyone was young there. It was loud, joyful, full of rock songs blaring, singing, drum banging, camera phones flashing, texting, ... More


Francis, The Lionheart

“I am not afraid of an army of lions led by a sheep; I am afraid of an army of sheep led by a lion.” Alexander the Great This is a Pope that leads with his heart. From the moment Pope Fran... More



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