Friday, March 4, 2016

The overprivileged foster parents of Idaho and the hellscape of Texas foster care

I have often said that there are too many people in child welfare who seem to view the system as the ultimate middle-class entitlement: Step right up and take a poor person’s child for your very own.

To those who doubt this, I’d like to introduce you to some foster parents in Idaho.  Foster parents like Jamie Law.  Here’s what she told the Idaho Statesman about what happened when she first met a two-day-old infant she would take into her home. 

“I picked him up from the hospital and thought ‘This is totally my kid.’”

Read the full column at the Chronicle of Social Change

And at Youth Today: Read the NCCPR column on Touring the Hellscape of Texas Foster Care