posted on Aug, 14 2013 @ 10:41 AM
I'm in Oklahoma, and this is the first I have heard of this.
One thing I will point out about foster care in Oklahoma (that I was quite shocked to find out myself), is that CPS will actually foster a kid to a
single parent, which I don't think is a healthy thing. Being a single parent (for 8 years) up until recently, with only one child to care for, it
was damned hard to do it all by myself. I can't even fathom taking on someone else's child (who may or may not have emotional/mental
health/abuse/psychological problems as a result of being from troubled homes) on top of trying to raise my own AND hold a full-time job to support us
And how many single parents have the resources (both time and money) to take on another child?
Don't get me wrong, my heart bleeds for children whose homes are so terrible that the state deems removal of the child to be in the child's best
interests, I just don't always agree with how CPS goes about it and I certainly do not always agree with where they place these poor children.
I often wish I could gather up all of the poor and abused children and take care of them myself, but I am only one woman and there are so many of
these poor kids...
Maybe if CPS would place these kids into better homes, the kids wouldn't run away - if that is the case here. Lord knows, I've seen some of these
foster families who are just in it for the money they get to help support the kids, and the slave work they force the kids to do, and it would likely
make me want to run away too.
And if these kids are being abducted, then it seems to me that LE should be all over that instead of setting up roadblocks to entrap motorists and
such. Each and every one of those kids has someone out there who cares about them and wonders where they are and what has happened to them, even if
it's not their parents. These kids also likely have siblings, grandparents, aunts, uncles, etc...
But in this article, something just doesn't quite add up to me. Either the kids are running away or being abducted - both of which should be highly
alarming and front page news...but it's not.