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Thursday, September 30, 2010

More disabled foster kids to be adopted in Fla.

More disabled foster kids to be adopted in Fla.

When foster mother Georgina Herbert brought baby Kaydrin to live with her he was blind, severally mentally retarded and required round the clock care.

Note: This particular article makes a revelation: and that's two new markets that Florida is opening up. How much do you all want to bet that Florida kicks the crap out of this years big winner, Texas in next years Adoption Bonus race like they did last year? Don't forget that disabled children are worth bigger money.
States receive $4,000 for every child adopted beyond their best year's total. They also get a payment of $8,000 for every child age 9 and older and $4,000 for every special needs child adopted above the respective baselines. The year 2007 is the baseline.
How much do you want to bet? Seriously... Is there a way we can legally set up a family rights lottery on this? Because I'm more than willing to take your money next year if you think Texas has a snowball in hell's chance with Florida on the cutting edge of emerging markets of potential adopters like this. Watch, next thing they'll do is cut the red tape on interstate adoptions or something, to make that easier.

And in case you want to chart out each states progress since year one, just add the last two to this.

And then try to tell me again that they don't do it for the money.

1 comment:

  1. The reason that there are so many children with disabilities in the foster care system is that natural families are often coerced into relinquishing guardianship as the sole means to achieve required medical and therapeutic care through government funding. Services that are denied to biological families and automated to foster placements.

    Tremendoulsy unethical, this has been the sole mechanism in place for loving families to gain access to help for their developmentally delayed and medically fragile children.

    Due to circumstances that have developed during the course of my daughter's life and subsequent death, I have become more attuned to differing instances of oppression that individuals and families face. I am able to closely identify with a variety of issues as they present from alternate angles. Histories of violence and acts of abusive behaviour, physical and emotional traumas, alienation, and prejudice towards diversity. I am continually shocked by atrocities plaguing fellow neighbours and subsequently amazed by the fortitude and strength of conviction to change what is wrong.

    December 3rd 2009 marks the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities table in the House of Commons.

    December 3rd is also a date of significance in the Province of Alberta, Canada. The life and circumstances surrounding Samantha Lauren Martin, a child with a rare chromosome disorder, *Tetrasomy 18p, led her mother, Velvet Martin, to challenge archaic laws inhibiting the rights of persons with disability & their families. Persistence resulted in the establishment of:

    "Samantha's Law"

    Amendment to the Alberta FSCD (Family Support for Children with Disabilities) Act, became effective December 2006:

    Section 2-3, Manual Amendments: Policy and Procedures in Family Centred Supports and Services:

    "The Family Support for Children with Disabilities Program to have separate legislation from that of child protection services."

    In Celebration of the Importance of Life & Loving Memory of:

    Samantha Lauren Martin, June 4, 1993 - December 3, 2006.


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