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Re: “Mother and child disunion

The Adoption and Safe Families Act needs to be abolished. It incentivizes removing children from families instead of providing services, traumatizing parents and the children it's supposed to be helping. It also incentivizes adoption over family preservation. Rushing's treatment at the hands of children's services is common even for parents who aren't in prison.

States are making money off of children in foster care and even more money from severing parental rights and getting kids adopted. Many social workers deliberately interfere with parents' efforts to regain their children (many of whom should never have been taken in the first place) by placing insurmountable barriers, endless hoops to jump through and refusing to grant even a smidge of leeway for things like having to miss a class or court appearance in order to keep the job the parent is required to have.

Abolishing the Adoption and Safe Families Act would be a great first step in fixing the horrendously broken foster care system.

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Posted by LisaC on 06/09/2016 at 4:30 PM

 

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