Legally Kidnapped

Shattering Your Child Welfare Delusions Since 2007

Thursday, December 13, 2007

In recent years, there have been numerous stories in newspapers around the country about the failures of the departments of Family Services and Social Services to do their respective jobs of monitoring and assisting children in dangerous situations. These stories are a step in the right direction, but one wonders if perhaps they came too late. All the outrage in the world can’t resurrect a dead child.

Too many children have died as a result of wrong decisions by CPS. With power comes responsibility and accountability, which most officials ignore. A child welfare system so overwhelmed with children who don't need to be in foster care,the less time they have to find children in real danger. When children are left in dangerous homes it is not because of desperate desire to preserve families. It's almost always because overwhelmed workers missed warning signs. And the reason children languish in foster care is not because states do too much for families,but because they do too little. The problem is that once the state takes over as "the parent", you might never get your child back. And if the child dies from the state's own neglect, it can legally claim it is "absolutely immune" from responsibility.

Let's NOT allow these precious children's death to be in vain - in the news one day, forgotten the next.

The only way to create change is to bring it to the public's attention. It is about the children! Please hear the childrens' cry !

Children Who Didn’t Have to Die - Website

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