February 6, 2010

Response to comments

First, I must say that I know we have to do what CPS/DCS request and "deal with it" but that doesn't mean we agree with it. If the mother had taken care of her kids like she should have then maybe they wouldn't have been taken away. I am all for getting the kids back to their mother when she can get her act together. As for the visits..all I'm saying it seems to be a waste of time to have a drive that long when she could see the kids for two hours longer if they were in the same town as mom. So I agree that some things that CPS/DCS does could be fixed. What I don't agree with, is all foster parents are bad and there should be no such thing as foster parents. If we weren't foster parent do you think the state wouldn't have taken the children?? Instead they might have went to a group home, used to be known as an orphanage! Yes, we do get money..should we take care of another persons children for free?? We get less than a baby sitter does and we have to supply food and clothing. The children in our home eat well balanced meals and have nice clothes. Anything we buy for them will go with them when they do leave.

As for children that are hurt or killed in the hands of the foster parents that is terrible and absolutely sick but there are probably an equal amount of children killed at the hands of their own parents. Why don't you put that in your "news" blog. Some people should not be parents and some people should not be foster parents. I am not going to try to convince you that we are good people because you already have a preconceived notion that all foster parents are bad. The world needs good people to care about children when their parents don't.


  1. Mickey,

    Thanks for addressing those comments so clearly. I am so sorry for those people who have had bad experiences within the CPS or foster care system. It is one of the things that motivates me to be 100% the best I can be when I care for a child that has been placed in my home.

    I don't know where the commentor got their facts about the reimbursement money, but in my state we do not get anywhere near that rate.

    There is more than 1 side to every story and 1 side is that there are very good people who have become foster parents to provide a solid, safe home for children that, for whatever reason, cannot be with their birth families.


  2. Dear Micky

    I absolutely love the way you spew out the kind of regurgitated CPS propaganda and misinformation that they teach to the gullible in foster parent training.

    And you do it so religiously with the light of your halo shining on your keyboard.

    It totally warms my heart to know that there are still suckers out there who will believe every lie told by a social worker.

    No worries though. You'll learn.



  3. In EVERY PROFESSION you will find people who abuse their power. There are bad police officers, teachers, doctors, fast food workers, parents you name it..on top of that, when someone does something bad its splashed all over the news and net..

    As for the negativity. Don't let people bring you down with THEIR negative experiences. Some people are just "downers" and want to bring others down with them. uggh!