• Tell Congress to End Federal Funding for Child Welfare – Let Local Communities Take Over

    Our nation's Child Welfare system is corrupt, and there are few now who do not recognize the problems. American children in foster care are being abused. And that abuse is far greater than if the children had been left with their families in troubled homes. (See: Foster Care Children are Worse Off than Children in Troubled Homes.) Where there is disagreement is in how to fix the Child Welfare problem. The current Child Welfare system is rife with corruption, as billions of dollars in federal aid cannot be collected by states unless they put children into the Child Welfare system. Senator Ron Wyden from Oregon understands there is a problem, but his solution is to spend more federal taxpayer money, not less. Responding to a BuzzFeed investigative report that found "deaths, sex abuse, and blunders in screening, training, and overseeing foster parents at the nation’s largest for-profit foster care company," Senator Wyden sent a letter to all 50 governors in the United States addressing the issue. As a result, Senator Wyden is now proposing to spend more federal money on foster care in a supposed attempt to protect foster children. Is this really the correct solution? Will more government oversight and spending solve the current problems in the foster care system? If you were to put that question before the many tens of thousands of parents in this country who have had their children taken away from them by social services like CPS, they would give you a resounding "NO!" as a reply. If lawmakers are truly concerned about the incredible abuse of children in today's foster care system, perhaps they should start interviewing the parents of these children who are taken out of homes, in many cases homes where they are loved by their parents, and are then put into abusive foster care centers or homes. More government and more federal funding is NOT the answer: it is the problem.

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  • Tell Congress to End Federal Funding for Child Welfare – Let Local Communities Take Over

    That would require a full repeal of the federal 1974 Child Abuse Prevention & Treatment Act aka CAPTA or Mondale Act. Dr. Richard Gardner made a valiant attempt to do so 20 years ago and was unsuccessful.
  • Tell Congress to End Federal Funding for Child Welfare – Let Local Communities Take Over

    We need to pound this message into our lawmakers' thick skulls--every day until the "get it." but, I suspect their are "statists" on both sides of the Isle who will tirelessly try to hang onto the power they have believing falsely that the government (and the bigger the better) is the answer to all evils. This should NOT be a partisan issue and if presented rationally, such as in this article, should appeal to any lawmaker who considers him or herself a populist--i.e., someone for the little people, the common folk, and the American people at large. We should also be pounding this with all the candidates running for the presidency and publish their responses to our timely (albeit years old now) request--if any of the care one wit about Americans and our children the time to speak up and make a commitment toward ending the cycle of "government" abuse through Child Services and the endless pit of government funds being throw at the problem that caused the problems in the first place. God help us all if nary one will stand up to defend our kids!
  • Tell Congress to End Federal Funding for Child Welfare – Let Local Communities Take Over

    The only way to stop this for profit system for kids is to abrogate, repeal CAPTA - The Mondale Act of 1974 which has bee reauthorized by every presidential administration since that time. Dean Tong, MSc.,CFC abuse-excuse.com