It is entirely possible that all the negative things you listed can be presumed about a person on the basis of race without racism being the cause of that presumption. That’s all it means. We are financially secure and have a couple of spare rooms in our home. Focusing on race is not only unprovable but also makes it unsolvable. Additionally, if I have written something here that offends you, bear in mind that you probably have not gone through what I went through. This type of information (showing the child being the one charged with legal issues) is hard to find with proof and not just hear-say. Do you always call people that you don’t know a racist? Watch some TV, maybe. We did not want to fall in love with some kids only to have the state place them back with their parents. There’s a lot of opportunity to do more harm than good for these children in transitional care. Every child SHOULD be entitled to have parents who understand that. Resources include a blog post on keeping siblings together, a website for raising grandchildren, a magazine written by parents who have experienced the child welfare … If you REALLY love these kids, then fight against white supremacy and racist policies that cause them to be in this situation in the first place. That’s got to be hard. Others use their ability to manipulate. The premise is that some evil queen in Storybookland curses the whole place and all of the characters end up in Maine not remembering who they are. Given that I do not believe that I cannot possibly be a racist because the definition of the word does not fit my beliefs. Perhaps I’m overly sensitive over it but a generalized, hypocritical, race-based, ad hominem attack seems to me to be the very definition of an unjustified personal attack. It is attacking the character of the person based on their skin color. So many things went on there, but only my outbursts were reported to my social worker. An increasing number of states view foster care and adoption as a continuum and are establishing policies that encourage parents who are considering adoption to be foster parents first. Boyfriend or family members. Self-Harming. Seven foster parents living in California, who had been fostering for at least six months and who We really need to make their jobs easier because good case workers are really hard to find. What a wake up call from my counselors perspective. If someone were to call me a rapist or philanderer I would be rightly defensive because that term does not describe me. We would sit there and rock with her and just enjoy her presence. Concerning that paper, I have no inclination to write it. Thank you!! Our social and individual development cannot overcome the damage done by bad parenting, severe neglect, or abuse. me. My daughter is a Meth addict and her current husband has multiple felony drug convictions for using and dealing drugs. Reading about your experiences has shed some light on what we may be facing. You/ We need support – need to have a village of people around and that doesn’t happen via DCF. We may consider foster-adoption, we may look into regular adoption, we may decide that we want to try having bio kids, we may say to hell with parenting and go on luxurious cruises.. I always knew that one day I would be grown and would no longer have to live in strangers’ homes. It’s fairly raw. At 7:00 in the morning, the director cut to the two year old who had just woken up and whose diaper was sagging to his knees. Thank you for this. However, foster parents are free to make most decisions for the child, and can take them overseas on holidays (with parent consent – apparently, usually given). All of the comments, from all sides were welcome. God bless you, do not grow weary of Doing Good. I have fostered (many times with proctor kids/boys – also known as Therapeutic Foster Care) and worked as a clinical psychologist with foster kids for 10+ years. Thank you son much for your story. 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