Corruption and Abuse of Power by Children and Youth Services. News around Berks County and my little hometown Robesonia.
Wednesday, April 20, 2016
Why CYS Would Rather Adopt Your Child Out to Strangers
by Brian Shilhavy Health Impact News
We are very pleased to see local media investigate the corrupt practices of child service agencies kidnapping children. While we disagree with the News Anchor at N.C. Fox 8 who started this report by stating that removal of children by the State is “almost always” in the best interest of the child (we have been covering this issue probably longer and have looked into probably more cases than they have, and we have found that it is almost NEVER in the best interest of the child to remove them from the home), we do applaud their investigation into why children removed from supposed “abusive homes” are almost never placed with family members, but instead go into the foster care system to strangers.
Fox 8 points out in their investigation that North Carolina rejects funding that would put children permanently with relatives instead of in foster homes. Grandparents who are able and willing to care for their grandchildren, for example, are routinely rejected by the State.
Melissa Painter of Fox 8 points out that in North Carolina more than 10,000 children are in foster care under the care of the State. This brings in more than $198 million of funding to take care of these children.
Federal laws actually require states to give preference to placing children with relatives. There is even federal funding available to place the children with relatives in “permanent legal guardianships.” But North Carolina (and many other states) do not follow this practice, because children put up for adoption bring in more federal funding. Instead of giving federal funds that can be designated for relatives in guardianships, they keep the funds for themselves to administer the foster care and adoption system.
In short, a child put into the foster care system on the path to adoption, brings in more money to the State and employs more people to “administer” these children. They are simply unwilling to give these funds to relatives to take care of the children, because their job security is at stake.
Child welfare experts say subsidized guardianships save taxpayers money in the long run, because they cut the enormous ADMINISTRATIVE costs of managing an open foster care case. (emphasis added.)
- See more at: http://medicalkidnap.com/2015/05/06/report-exposes-why-corrupt-cps-agencies-seldom-place-foster-children-with-family-members/#sthash.ebxdVZcW.WoLWBKrE.dpuf
I am a mom of 2 boys. Ian 27 years and Elliott 26 years. I have spent all of the past 27+ years being a MOM. They are my life. Dennis is my husband and best friend. We like our peaceful life and traveling to South Carolina for beach time. My guys make my life worth living and they are proof I am the luckiest person because I have them. I have also been a foster mom. Dennis and I took pride in helping children during difficult times in their lives by providing a safe home and guidance. It also helped with my empty nest syndrome which was a rough road to travel. I want to clarify for everyone that follows my page or finds me through a search about their fight with child welfare. I am NOT an attorney. This blog was set up to provide information from experience and or my opinion. After seeing the abuse within children and youth services and small government I wanted to share my insight and personal knowledge of certain events. At no time is the information in this blog to be construed as legal direction.