Childhood is not a crime. Support families


The criminal parent in today’s day of cps can start with normal childhood curiosity.

I’ve seen many articles lately of kids getting out of their homes and wandering the streets. Just the thought of this can be terrifying for any loving parent. All the what if’s could plummet you into a world of anxiety.
Yet unfortunately with parents stuck in this poor economy the possibility of both parents working and not getting enough sleep is a given. Then there’s the housework, meals, homework etc these parents can be exhausted without a bit of support.
Now add into that CHILDHOOD. The curious nature of children can be both comical and terrifying. We have all turned our backs for a moment only to discover the energy children have can allow them to create a cyclone of disasters in meer minutes.
The writings on the wall, your painted dog, mud across the kitchen floor and even the unsightly hair cuts. DISASTERS!!!
Of course as parents we try and supervise our kids, keep dangerous objects out of reach and remind them about inappropriate behaviour. But sometime this doesn’t stop them from wondering out into a new curiosity.
My own kids had tried to get out the front door and down the road so I put a latch on the door way out of their reach only to be told it was against code because if there was a fire my kids couldn’t get out. SO WHAT IS A PARENT SUPPOSE TO DO!!!!  My kids are much older now so I no longer have to worry about them wandering ( the hair cuts are still a possibility) but thankfully I have now surrounded myself with neighbors and friends that help me watch out for my kids (because you never know what creative idea they will come up with next)
And that bring me to the reason I’m writing this. Before you judge parents in the news who have their kids abducted by child protective services for wandering maybe you should offer support and understanding. The what if’s are troublesome but so is the dysfunctional cps system trying to turn normal parenting frustration and heart ache into a criminal offence especially when that same agency demands not to be held accountable for their poor supervision and parenting skills. Just check out the statistics on foster kids who age out and become homeless, who are missing from under the watchful eye and custody of child protective service or the thousands of articles, blogs and lawsuits from former foster kids who’ve suffered excessive abuse while in state custody

Who is the real child abuser?

Peter Digre candidly admitted to legislators that about half of the removals of children from their homes in Los Angeles are due to poverty, and not to abuse or neglect.

“It gets down to those very specific issues about a place to live, food on the table, medical care, and things like that,” he explained, adding, “about half of the families are not physical abusers, not sexual abusers, not people with propensities to violence but simply people who are struggling to keep ends pulled together and are eminently salvagable.”

Thomas Morton of the Child Welfare Institute of Georgia is another example.

In the Chicago Tribune Morton was quoted: “The Child Welfare Institute determined that in one-third of the cases, there was absolutely no reason for the children not to be home with their parents. The children were in foster care for the protection of their caseworker, not for their own safety

This was too much for Congressman Herger, who replied: “Evidently, it is your department’s practice to remove children from families in about 50 percent of the cases because they don’t have enough money.”

In a Dcs oversight meeting Senator Ed Ableser said “As a reality, as a trained professional and I know statute I can come into your home and I can find a reason to remove every single one of your kids based on statute”

Senator Ableser continued on stating “there is a damaging portion about removal of the child that’s traumatic to the psychological and traumatic receptors to their brain and the young child under the age of 5 that has trauma such as that can never over mount/ surpass that in their lifetime because that trauma has devastated their brain”.

At the Texas Sunset committee hearing representative Dutton can be heard asking “Who is protecting the children from child protective services”
Then later during the hearing he can be heard saying “I don’t think I’ve heard a worse story of government abuse in my 30 years as a representative”

In a Boston Harold article titled Dcf Handbook Shocker, DCF OVERSIGHT: Criteria uncovered by the Herald in a Department of Children and Families manual shows a stunningly permissive set of rules for screening potential foster home parents, allowing a history including sex offenses involving minors, violence such as manslaughter, and drug offenses such as trafficking cocaine and heroin within 1,000 feet of a school.

So as children are being removed from the protection and safety of their parents at alarming rates we see the Over crowding of the Foster care system which allows criminals to foster over vulnerable children. And it’s all labeled under “The best interest of the child” But is it really?

DCF handbook shocker: Criminal past doesn’t disqualify foster …

Boston Herald › local_coverage › 2014/02

Prospective foster parents with rap sheets listing criminalconvictions for armed assault

The Confusion of Poverty With Neglect › volume10

The Confusion of Poverty With Neglect. Several studies have identified the inextricable link between