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Sunday, December 02, 2007

Supreme Court won't hear 'caged kids' custody appeal

Supreme Court won't hear 'caged kids' custody appeal

The U.S. Supreme Court refused to hear the custody appeal of two parents convicted of abusing some of their 11 adopted, special-needs children and making them sleep in cages.

3 comments:

  1. Anonymous5:09 PM

    As the parent of one special needs child (my birth child), I understand that sometimes the severity of the behavior might inspire thought of cages. However, if the behavior is that extreme and you have too many children to adequately parent your children, then you need assistance.

    No parents should ever be allowed to adopt more special needs children than they can handle. Services should be inplace to help families with challenges. Why wasn't this family monitored better?

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  2. Actually, I believe they were monitored. It wasn't until the media got ahold of the information that anything was done about it. CPS was originally fine with it. Society wasn't.

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  3. I posted anonymous before, don't really know how to log in. But the thought that CPS was okay with the situation disgusts me. First of all, if I did that to my daughter, I would be guilty of child abuse by my state's standards. I'm not even sure if I can safely restrain my child without being accused of abuse, even when she tries to hurt herself.

    As a parent with an extreme child, I'm appalled at the cage idea, and these people set our standards? There are safer better ways of dealing with issues that don't leave tramatic scars for life. CPS should also be facing charges if they allowed this to go on.

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