Imo, Family Courts and CPS are a big part of the problem with the explosion of foster care and the continuing destruction of the nuclear family, and
the devaluing of fathers in particular.
This thread, although it strays afield somewhat, covers many of the relevant issues.
I am not an anti-feminist, and I am not trying to bash women and mothers. The problem with the foster system, imo, is it has become a revenue
generating enterprise that is more about creating foster children for the money they bring in than for what is in the best interests of the child in
Family Courts are just looking for excuses to put children in foster care, and the more needy and naive the parents are, the more they
are at the mercy of the system once caught up in it.
If you can't afford a lawyer, the courts are more than willing to counsel you, but you lose your confidentiality privilege. That may not seem like
such a big deal, but it ends up putting your every action under a microscope slanted toward finding fault and feeding the foster care system, not
healing an ailing family. Not that divorce lawyers care much about families, either, but at least they are bound to confidentiality, and serve as a
buffer between you and the insatiable system.
Why are things this way? Imo, it is because the State wants to become the primary authority figure in the lives of children at the expense of real
, especially fathers, and there are big bucks being made off (not spent on) these kids.
The whole thing makes me sick, and concerned about the future of humanity.
Grady, with your years of experience at CPS, you may have a broader view to enlighten me with. I admit I am only speaking from my own divorce
experience, and what I gathered as I watched other cases play out while I waited in court for mine to be heard. It was pretty horrible, and affected