Stealing Children From Their Parents
Stealing Children From Their Parents – Where Is The Outrage Over Thousands Of American Children Stolen By The State?By Susan Duclos – All News PipeLine
While the media is providing wall-to-wall coverage over families being separated at the border when trying to enter the U.S. illegally, howling in outrage without providing any context over some of the reasons they are being separated (such as a convicted rapist separated from his 5 year old daughter after trying to enter the country illegally again), we have to wonder where that same outrage is over the tens of thousands of American children being “ripped from their parents arms” by states’ child protective services.
According to U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Administration on Children, Youth and Families, Children’s Bureau, the data for fiscal year (FY) 2016 shows that 437,465 children are in the U.S. foster care system, with 273,539 having entered the foster care system in during FY 2016, for a variety of reasons, some legitimate, and some not as we will show within this article.
166,679 (61%) have “neglect” listed as “Circumstances Associated With Child’s Removal.”
THE REAL PURPOSE OF FAMILY SEPARATION- CONTROL
While there is no doubt that some parents are indeed neglectful, some troubling examples of states’ overreach, highlights how children are being held hostage to states’ decrees.
For example, we see from this March 5, 2018 article at PSMag, that hundreds of children across the country are being taken from their parent, if that parent was a “victim” of domestic abuse, under the label of “neglect.”
In 2012, Amy’s abuser, Terrance, kidnapped their four-year-old son from daycare and broke into Amy’s rental home in Texas, where he assaulted her. Two weeks after the kidnapping, a stranger dropped Amy’s son back off at daycare with a burn on his face. To this day, Amy has no idea who returned her child. Terrance was arrested and later convicted of domestic violence assault, burglary, and violation of a criminal no-contact order. The Texan court hearing the case granted Amy full custody and cut Terrance off any access to his son, which is rare even in situations where domestic violence is present. But for Amy and her son, the terror wasn’t over.
Later that year, Amy and her son moved to Washington state for safety. Both of them were suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and—partially because Terrance failed to pay any child support—Amy struggled to find affordable health-care coverage. In desperation, Amy reached out to Washington’s Department of Social and Health Services for help. Her son’s severe PTSD, caused by his father, was manifesting in violent outbursts, and Amy knew that he needed trauma-informed treatment. DSHS didn’t provide any support; instead, it took her son away and placed him in foster care for almost 18 months.
Amy’s story is one of hundreds of cases across the country where children are removed from the custody of a parent who has suffered from domestic abuse at the hands of a partner. The logic follows that parents who are moving through the trauma of abuse—whether it’s the abuse itself, or the subsequent recovery—are somehow neglecting their children and failing to protect them from the circumstances of the abuse itself. Despite being victims, parents are further victimized by the systems that are supposed to protect them.
States have been doing this type of thing for years, using the term neglect in order to take control of the children.
Another example of what is considered “neglect” by states, comes from 2013, where parents who moved their son from one hospital to another when not satisfied with the care at the first one, ended up having their five month old child taken from them.