posted on Jul, 18 2006 @ 05:27 AM
well, I'll give you an example of an actual case that I know of...
a women developed a health problem that would cause her to pass out. her husband was at work one day and well, she had something like two or three
kids she had to care for. well, she passed out, and one of the kids managed to find some matches, or a lighter, and set the upstairs bedroom on fire.
they kids were taken, put into foster care, while the parents were sent to counseling, parenting classes, family court, ect. ect.....
okay, this famliy was of a modest income, they weren't rich, and they weren't poor. they were already struggling to pay for the medical care that
was necessary to find out why she was passing out. if the problem was that it was unsafe for the children to be home alone with here....the reason
given when the kids were taken, well, why didn't social service step in and offer some free child care for awhile? would have been alot cheaper than
foster care, and less tramatic to the children? and well, I know of another case where a child burned down two apartments!!! or at least it was the
child that got blamed. ya, that child was taken also, but here's the clincher....even the welfare dept admitted that they didn't believe the child
set the fire, but rather, the father did it by falling to sleep while smoking his pipe. there were other kids in that family, that were left still in
a dangerous situation, or at least that is what the social service workers believed. but they still went with the game, and allowed the one boy to be
I don't know what the problem is in the system, but it's a mess!!!
and, I would like to point out one major difference between these two cases that I have given. In the first, where all the kids were taken because
the mother couldn't stay conscious to keep an eye on them, well, the had a rather nice income. in the second, where two of the three kids were left
in what was admitted to be a rather dangerous situation, and only one was taken, well, they were all already on welfare, no money to be gained there,
still say there's a nice little scam going on there.....they take the kids, garnish the father's check for their care, and well, the care the kids
usually get don't even come close to what is taken...