Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Roots and Wings -- What We Owe Children in Foster Care By Jeff Katz

Reading this fantastic article I am reminded of one of my biggest annoyances with the foster care system: When a student fills out government financial aid forms their parents must provide their income and sign off on those forms. The government does this because they feel ones parents are still responsible for their children until they are 24 years old! Then how, I ask, can that same government drop their wards off on their collective heads at some street corner or homeless shelter and be absolved of all responsibility the day their kids turn 18?



That article pretty much sums it up doesn't it? The government has screwed it up so bad that people that would help are turned off by the mess. So unneccesary. Such a waste. What can a person do to help make change?

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