ENDNOTE: Foster care system is so horrifically broken

2017-Apr-01

FROM PLAIN OLD FACEBOOK

http://www.nomoretrashbags.org/get-involved.html

http://www.nomoretrashbags.org/our-story.html

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Our Foster care system is so horrifically broken. No child should go from home to home with their belongings in trash bags…God bless these men for giving these children a home filled with love and making a difference in other foster childrens’ lives. Telling his own experience is changing the lives of others.

Channel 4 News

February 9 · 

He wants to make sure no other child in the foster care system has an experience like the ones he and his children had. Warning: descriptions of abuse. Video by Jess Blank, with special thanks to Comfortcases.org.

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{Note: It’s not “my” forster care system. If I owned, I’d fix it! PDQ!}

QUOTING FROM AN OLD BLOG POST FROM “Reinke Faces Life” on 12/8/2008

POLITICAL: Policies need to make sense. Common sense.

http://www.reason.com/blog/show/130326.html

New at Reason: Steve Chapman on the Case for Gay Adoption
December 1, 2008, 7:00am 

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Laws against gay adoption say, in effect, that a child may not be adopted by gays even when the adoption is in the best interest of the child. But as Steve Chapman writes, the real meaning of family values is that the best interest of the child always comes first.

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Regardless of how you feel about “gays”, I personally PREFER “gay adoption” to “gooferment foster care”. Many of the horror stories come from the gooferment trying to insert itself into every facet of our lives.

First priority, should be two parent heterosexual parents. But clearly, we don’t have enough of those to go around.

“Best interest of the child” would get them permanently placed ASAP!

Once that’s done, we can tackle the other thorny issues. Like abortion, marriage, infidelity, teen sex, and all the other “moral issues”.

BUT first things first.

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At risk of sounding like Oprah Winfrey, if I ran the “Foster Care System”, then I’d be giving out foster children like Oprah gave away cars. “You get a child; you get a child”.

My criteria would be loving homes. I know personally what it feels like to be denied the ability to adopt a child. My wife had “brutal type 1 diabetes” and was not expected to last past 40 — she passed at 63; so much for experts — and we were told we couldn’t adopt in 1976 when we were in our late 20’s. 

So I guess to the Gooferment it’s better that children suffer in what everyone admits is terrible horrific foster care, than a gay couple, or any couple willing get to take care of a child.

Argh!

This really ticks me off! 

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