Foster Parents; Did you know? About “Due process”.
Part 6 of 6
In this series we are touring through Administrative Law (Ad Law), Administrative Agencies to answer a question that you may have. The concepts presented here are imperative to the safety of you and your family, If you have not read parts 1-5 please do so.
We have completed research on this subject, as we always do so that you can draw your own conclusions after reading the facts. We had just made a statement in part 5;
Children are without “we the peoples” protection.
We urge you to continue reading the balance of our research presented, we need you to share what you have learned with others. Now for inquisitive minds;
From Appendix C, Page 158, Note 15 this is a 567 page document.Link
2nd quote; In some states, courts and agencies have taken a cynical approach, seeking to assure receipt of federal funding without the court taking a meaningful look at reasonable efforts. In such states, words indicating the agency has made reasonable efforts are preprinted into court order forms used when removal of a child is authorized, and laws are structured so a judge cannot authorize a foster placement without a positive finding of reasonable efforts.
Susan Goodman and Joan Hurley, Reasonable Efforts: Who Decides What’ s Reasonable? (U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Washington, D.C.) 1993, at 8.
Remember what we teach in every presentation, every article. Never bring a problem to the table without possible solutions, a beginning starting you on the road to becoming an advocate;
- 1. Discover which of your states Senators/Legislators are composing and submitting the bills that brought to the floor for voting.
- 2. Make an appointment with the person listed on these bills on behalf of foster children and/or parents.
- 3. Talk to them about this situation; be sure you are well prepared to discuss the problems you have seen, then make a presentation to the group along with possible solutions.
- 4. Offer to serve on a CPS reform committee and to bring foster parents to testify directly to the committee. Let them know what is going on behind the scenes
We end this series with this quote; Ignorance of the law excuses no man; not that all men know the law, but because “tis an excuse every man will plead, and no man can tell how to refute him. John SeldenLink