A few links form around the web. Make of it what you will.
“Here’s the ugly truth: most Americans who are victims of sex trafficking come from our nation’s own foster care system. It’s a deeply broken system that leaves thousands vulnerable to pimps as children and grooms them for the illegal sex trade as young adults.”
“No child should have to face that. And yet, on May 3, 2018, lawmakers in my home state of Oklahoma voted to make it harder for foster children to find a loving family by allowing child-placing agencies that receive state and federal dollars, to put their beliefs ahead of the best interests of those children”
Continue reading Some links and notes for May 8, 2018
Let’s play a game.
It’s a game you’ve played before.
It’s called “pretend.”
It’s a fun game where you can make all kinds of assumptions, wild arguments and create fantastical outcomes.
Let’s pretend the following…
You’re 13. You’re in middle school, seventh grade. Your best friend is clearly having a bad day. After lots and lots of annoying nagging from you she finally opens up – and breaks down.
Turns out, your best friend has been molested by her father for the last three years. Her mother doesn’t know. Her priest, priestess or minister or doesn’t know. Nobody knows – except you and her.
What do you do?
Continue reading Why end foster care?
(Update: Here is a link to the “Texans Care for Children” web site.)
OK, we’re supposed to say that the foster parent has been “charged” with shaking, and beating the 2 year old to death.
This kind of story is way to common and explains why foster care needs to end now. Not tomorrow, NOW!
That this happened in Texas shouldn’t be a surprise.
Continue reading 2 Year Old Killed by Foster Parent