Foster Families Unite
“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed persons can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.” -Margaret Mead, anthropologist Take note, foster parents. As solitary families, your chances of being heard within the system are likely nonexistent.
Protect Foster Parents from Unwarranted Allegations
Foster parents are the best option to care for children in transition, children who have suffered from abuse or neglect and are awaiting a permanent remedy. Foster families are less expensive than institutions, and better able to focus on children as individuals.
For Teens in Child Welfare System, “Day in Court” Often Disappoints
by Dawn J. Post and Sarah McCarthy Rachel Canning, the New Jersey high school senior who sued her parents for child support, has been almost universally depicted as entitled and spoiled, and the case she brought has been called absurd.
The Uneasy Issue of Alleged Abuse by Foster Parents
She felt wrongly targeted and then wrongly punished. And she saw no way to clear her name after being “blackballed” by officials. Foster care officials had removed two nieces from her home after receiving allegations that she was abusing them.