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The U.S. Foster Care System: Modern Day Slavery and Child Trafficking...

HNewsWre-Foster Care: “Best Interest of the Child” or “Child Abuse”?
Theoretically, foster care provides a temporary loving, nurturing and safe home for children who are removed from their own families due to heinous neglect or abuse. This theory helps those involved in the system sleep good at night and feel like heroes.

Molly McGrath Tierney, the former Director of the Baltimore City Department of Social Services, gave one of the most insightful TEDx talks about the problems with the “Foster Care Industry” – an industry where children become a commodity that profits doctors, lawyers, judges, social workers, advocates, and other organizations, an industry that can only exist by taking other people’s children, an industry that damages the very children it purports to be helping. She goes on to explain the trauma inflicted on children by the foster care industry, saying:

… we’re digging a wound so deep, I don’t believe we have a way of measuring it. This dismantling of families – it has enormous consequences. Kids that grow up outside of families – they don’t master the things that can only be learned in that context, like who to trust, how to love, and how to take care of yourself, and that frankly does more damage than the abuse and neglect that brought the kid to my attention in the first place.

Currently there are over 415,000 children in foster care in the U.S. today, according to the 2014 Adoption and Foster Care Analysis and Reporting System (AFCARS).

What if you accepted that foster care was not a decision made “in the best interest of the child” but rather a financial decision made in the best interest of the state? What if you realized that the majority (75%) of children being removed from their home and placed into foster care was not due to imminent danger of abuse, but rather due to poverty, and are now being abused by the foster care system?

What if you acknowledged that many of the foster homes these children are being placed into are worse than the one from which they are removed? What if you learned about some of the stories of children who were abused in foster care, children who suffered emotional trauma from being “kidnapped” from their home, forced to take psychotropic drugs for the resulting emotional traumas they endured, physically, emotionally and sexually abused, or even used in sex-trafficking rings?

What would you do with this information?

In the short video below, former foster child, Lydia Joyner, shares about her traumatic experience growing up in foster care. By the time she was 18 years old, Lydia had lived in 35 different homes, had 18 social workers, and her name was changed 4 times.

YouTube Video: Former Foster Child Shares Her Story: My Sky Is Falling.

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History repeats itself, especially if money can be made. Charles Loring Brace, founder of the New York Children’s Aid Society, conceived the “orphan trains” as a way to “salvage poor immigrant children,” moving them off the streets of the city and into “loving” homes in the country, sending them by trains to live with families who were complete strangers.

Brace was an evangelical reformer who wished to remove the children of poor Catholics from crowded urban and family environments and place them in Anglo-Protestant farming families in small towns and rural areas. Brace and his peers considered Catholic parents unworthy almost by definition, but the philosophy of child rescue also emphasized nurture over nature.

Malleable and innocent children, if removed early enough from depraved parents, could escape the inferior culture inherent in their homes and communities and become upstanding citizens. Not surprisingly, an ideology that seemed benevolent and humanitarian to many Protestants earned Brace a reputation in Catholic communities as a child-stealer rather than a child-saver. Source.

Modern-day foster care got its origins from the “orphan trains” of the mid-1800’s, the concept of moving “poor children” into “more worthy” homes. One of the main differences between the recipients of orphan train children and foster care today is that now these “loving foster families” get paid to take in these “poor children” by way of federal tax dollars.

Between 1854 and 1929, as many as 250,000 children from New York and other Eastern cities were sent by train to towns in Midwestern and western states, as well as Canada and Mexico. Families interested in the orphans showed up to look them over when they were placed on display in local train stations, and placements were frequently made with little or no investigation or oversight.

Reformers like Brace were determined to salvage the civic potential of poor immigrant children by placing them in culturally ‘worthy’ families while simultaneously reducing urban poverty and crime and supplying some of the workers that western development required. Source.

Although the children were supposed to be “treated as family members,” many of these children ended up as indentured servants. Some families could even pre-order children with certain traits. (Watch short video below.)

Studies Show Children are Worse Off in Foster Care
The evidence continues to shine the light on the grim outcomes of foster care.

In 2007 Joseph Doyle, an economics professor at MIT’s Sloan School of Management, published a study which tracked at least 15,000 kids from 1990 to 2002. It was the largest study of its kind at that time.

USA Today ran a story on the report – Study: Troubled homes better than foster care. Here are some excerpts:

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USA Today highlights some of Doyle’s findings:

Children who stay in troubled families fare better than those put into foster care. Those who:

Were arrested at least once:
• Stayed with family: 14%
• Went to foster care: 44%

Became teen mothers:
• Stayed with family: 33%
• Went to foster care: 56%

Held a job at least 3 months:
• Stayed with family: 33%
• Went to foster care: 20%

Joseph Doyle did another study, one year later in 2008, comparing children left in troubled homes with foster care children to see which group was more likely to be arrested as adults. The study looked at 23,000 children, and it found that “children placed in foster care have arrest, conviction, and imprisonment rates as adults that are three times higher than those of children who remained at home.” Read the full study here.

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In another article, National Coalition for Child Protection Reform (NCCPR) shares some case histories of children who were abused in child care, proclaiming:

But in the name of ‘child protection’ children have been beaten. In the name of ‘children’s rights’ children have been raped. And in the name of ‘erring on the side of the child,’ children have been murdered. These are the stories of some of those children. Source.
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“I would like for us to encourage all Christians that we are born to bear fruit. Of course, Jesus says that any tree that does not bear good fruit, it is better that it is cut and thrown to fire. And therefore, my advice is that as Christians we need to help each other, and especially those who are poor, children who are orphans, children who have been neglected by society, and children who are really helpless.”

No, friend, we aren’t doing enough. As long as there are children without parents, as long as there are people being sold into sex slavery, as long as we aren’t protecting the least of these. This isn’t enough. We can give many reasons for why we aren’t more involved. It’s hard, it’s risky, and a bit messy. Don’t fool yourself you have to be a bit daring and courageous. We all want to live a safe, comfy life. And this isn’t safe. But it is loving those in society who don’t have a home, who don’t have a family, the most vulnerable among us … And it is the call God has placed on all of us.

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HNewsWire-A Charles Dickens novel has come to life. Foster care agencies are partnering with companies to search for poor children who are disabled or have dead parents—in order to take their money for state revenue.

Consider the story of a foster child named Alex:

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StevieRay Hansen: Up to 80% of youth who are currently or formerly in foster care
become victims of sex trafficking.Is it sufficient that the care doesn't
damage children more than they have already been damaged
by the events that led to the breakup of their family?

Children and youth in foster care are at particular risk because up to 80% of youth who are currently or formerly in foster care become victims of sex trafficking. In addition, previous child abuse is a common characteristic of youth who are sex trafficked. Youth aging out of care can also be at higher risk because many experience homelessness or face unstable housing after they transition.

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What happens to these orphans?
The lucky ones are taken in by extended family or friends. For the rest, the options can be frightening. Many end up on the streets living a beggar's existence. Others find themselves caught up in the global sex-trade or as slaves. Foster care is a wonderful option for many of these parent less children, but there are simply too many kids and not enough loving homes. Orphanages or group homes exist in all manner and form. Some are wonderfully run, loving places; others offer nothing more than an environment of physical, mental or sexual abuse. A visit to these places will find the children to be malnourished and simply hanging on to a bitter and unimaginably dreary life.

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