• Foster Children Turned into Breeders? - CPS Seizes Half of All Babies Born to Teen Moms in Foster Care

    According to a recent study published in June 2018, 1 out of 4 newborns born to mothers who are in foster care themselves are seized by Child Protective Services (CPS) within their first week of life. According to American Academy of Pediatrics, by the time the babies reach 2-years-old, almost half of them, 48.8%, are taken from their mothers. At Health Impact News, we have seen a clear pattern of CPS involvement with parents who were in foster care themselves, whether their babies were born while they were in foster care or after they aged out. Many such parents have reported that they feel targeted by CPS. Some have had children taken by the same social workers who took them from their families when they were younger, and some even appear before the same judge as both child and parent. This is the first study that looks at the numbers of children taken from mothers in foster care, and the results are shocking. They reveal massive failure on the part of the foster care system to help the children with whom it is charged with protecting. According to the study: "The biggest differences were seen for children taken into care within 7 days. ... those in care at the birth of their child (regardless of whether they were in care at conception) had more than 11 times the odds of having their child placed in care."

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  • Foster Children Turned into Breeders? - CPS Seizes Half of All Babies Born to Teen Moms in Foster Care

    This is absolutely correct. I confronted a CPS worker a few years ago about not removing a 10 year old child who was being horribly abused by her mother and sexually abused by her 17 year old brother, his 19 and 21 year old friends. She told me that this child was considered "Damaged Goods" as she had been victimized, therefore she would now be a perpetrator herself towards other children and they would not be able to place her. They will leave her in her horrible situation and wait until she starts having children, then remove her children before she can do any harm to them. It is the same premise they use to remove a child/infant from a teen or single mom. Those who have been removed from their families and adopted out - placed in foster care - are targets. CPS tracks them while in foster/adopt care just waiting to remove their children when they start having them and using the facade that because they were abused/neglected as children and were removed because of this abuse/neglect they are labeled as abusers themselves "Damaged Goods" perpetrators. Any time these young moms apply for assistance from social services - financial aid, medicaid, food stamps, etc...they are then put on the radar. They've already given social services all of their personal private information in order to get services - who lives in the home, who their supports are, what assets or money they have or have access to, etc...as it is a requirement in order to get these services. Therefore; they expose themselves and their vulnerability to these agencies making themselves targets.