How Foster Agencies Profit From Taking Children Away From Their Parents
By J.S. von Dacre
Investigative Journalist of the International Criminal Court against Child Kidnapping
Like a bluster that leaves a cold chill down the spine, more and more parents are waking up to the harrowing truth about how foster agencies profit from removing their children. Times have flourished into a contagion where states vigilantly pursue children–not necessarily for the benefits of the child, but for the benefits of the child's financial merits.
Voltaire said it best when he said: “Every abuse ought to be reformed, unless the reform is more dangerous than the abuse itself.”
There are no words that resonate more truthfully when aligned with the copious amounts of children who are being unlawfully torn away from their law-abiding parents in loving homes.
Child abuse has become a lucrative money-making business, seeing foster agencies profit from the bounty that glints above each child’s head. Laws that were initially designed to safeguard children, now endanger the very rights of the children they were meant to protect.
The Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act (CAPTA) is a federal law from 1988 that was introduced to address child abuse and neglect in the United States. Its initial purpose was to have one federal law to oversee the prevention and response to such cases.
CAPTA directs the way The U.S. Health and Human Services’ Administration for Children & Families issues funding for child abuse prevention schemes in each state. Yet, despite all these laws and billions of dollars spent annually, child abuse continues to be on the rise.
In a disturbing twist, more children are being taken away from their homes–often times, erroneously and with little consequence to those making these “judicial mistakes”.
Spurred by financial incentives, foster agencies profit by as much as $8,000 or even more, for every child placed in adoption. Furthermore, the figure increases significantly if the child is put on medications after being removed by means of “medical kidnapping”.
Brian Shilhavy, the Editor of Health Impact News, said in an article on MedicalKidnap:
“If you live in the United States of America today, and you have children in your home under the age of 18, every day you are in danger of losing your children to the State through medical kidnapping. Something as simple as bringing your child to the local emergency room to care for an injury or sickness puts you at risk for being accused of medically abusing or neglecting your child, and having a doctor direct a social worker to remove the child or children from your custody by force.
“…Medical kidnapping is defined as the State taking away children from their parents and putting them into State custody and the foster care system, simply because the parents did not agree with a doctor regarding their prescribed medical treatment for the family. In some cases it is as simple as telling a doctor you are going to seek a second opinion on a suggested medical procedure, and then ending up being charged with “medical abuse” and losing your children.
“…The parents lose their children immediately, often without any warrant being issued by a judge. They are assumed guilty by social services of something worthy of losing their children, usually with no formal charges filed in a court of law, and no trial by a jury of peers as is afforded by the Constitution of the United States of America. They must spend significant resources to try and get their children back from a family court system that is cloaked in secrecy with little to no accountability. Sometimes the parents are able to get their children back, but sometimes they do not, and the children are adopted out. Even in the instances where the children are allowed to return home to their parents, they are severely traumatized.”
This has witnessed more parents being wrongly accused of bad parenting, and thus, more children being forcibly removed from their homes. Nor is there any comeuppance for these unwarranted placements of children into care, thereby seeing the foster agencies profit even further.
Judge Mark Brian from the Arizona Judicial Branch government made an admission about federal funding by saying:
“If you are removing a child in a Contrary to Welfare finding, that order is mandatory. If you don’t make that finding whenever you remove the child from placement, you’re forfeiting federal funds.”
He also indicated that it was not the responsibility of the family court to further probe if the child was wrongfully removed from his or her parents.
The tragic reality is that with financial motivation to have children taken away, there may remain little else to hold these families together.
For more information on how foster agencies profit, watch ICCACK’s video on the same topic here.
To learn more about the crime of parental child kidnapping and the help available to “left behind” parents, please contact the International Criminal Court against Child Kidnapping.
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