Could Social Workers paid extra per child taken from parents and placed into adoption be in part motivation for the FLDS raid?
This article says it all. CPS are like trolling prostitutes looking for children who they can rip away from their parents so they can buy and sell those children for profit. It matters not if those children are loved, or not. The job of CPS is to snatch and grab these children without due process, without the parents receiving due process, so they can sell those children to the highest bidder. Yes, CPS gets up to $40,000 per child by the federal government, thanks to Bill Clinton and the bill he signed, tagged the Adoption and safe families act. When CPS snatches these children, they immediately look for ways to harass, coerce, or force the parents to sign them over so they can in turn sell them. This is a disgrace and a travesty for not only the children but to those parents who love them.
CPS is known for taking children who come from poor and uneducated families. Those families have no money to fight nor to hire an attorney. Most times, they are uneducated and easily intimidated by those who work for the state. CPS should be brought up on charges of abuse and buying and selling and kidnapping of our children. It is time to make them notice and take note that we as American parents are no longer going to stand by while our children are taken and sold to the highest bidder – to families who really only care about the money they receive each month from the government for “taking care of children” who don’t really belong to them. They are just holding on to them for extra money until they age out. Yvonne Mason, Author
Social Workers getting paid extra per child taken from parents and placed into adoption be in part motivation for the FLDS raid?
While speaking with my mother-in-law she shared with me some information given to her by a friend, those children services workers in Ohio are paid a $40,000 bonus per child that is removed from their home. As one would expect that figure was concerning to me, and while my research has not substantiated the exact amount I did come across information that substantiates the concept. Indeed, in some states there is a bonus given to social workers for each child removed from their home. There is also a federal bonus for each child to be adopted permanently out of foster care.
In 1997, Bill Clinton signed into law the Adoption and Safe Families Act. The Act was designed to give incentive for children to find permanent homes outside of the foster care system. To accomplish this initiative $4,000 – $6,000 is given to the state agencies per each child adopted, but that is just a base figure. If a state can continually increase the number of adoptions each year, the state will be paid even more. The bill reads, “$4,000 to $6,000 will be multiplied by the amount (if any) by which the number of foster child adoptions in the State exceeds the base number of foster child adoptions for the State for the fiscal year.”
As is the status quo, a bill meant for the protection and aid of a group has turned into a way to abuse that group. The incentive to adopt children seems to have translated into a reason to separate children from their homes.
In Texas, over 400 children were recently removed from Yearning for Zion Ranch a Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints compound. The state alleged that during an inspection brought on by a call to an abuse hotline that they observed what they felt was immediate danger to all the children living on the ranch. The call later turned out to be a hoax, and Children Protective Services in Texas were recently ordered to return all the children belonging to 38 mothers who filed. CPS is fighting the decision tooth and nail, but it looks as though there is little recourse left.
All over America, there has been great contention whether the kids were actually abused, or if this was religious persecution. With this information, the incentive could have been money. Four hundred (400) children in the foster care system would require more funding, not only that, if they happened to become adopted by Americans who want to help these poor “abused” children, their paycheck could be enormous. At the base amount of $4,000 per child adopted into permanent homes, CPS would be set to gain $1,600,000. That is quite a bonus, and that is at the lowest amount not adding in the $6,000 figure or the extra for going above and beyond adoption goals.
This act has come under scrutiny for years, but it is surprising how very few people know that it exists or that there are bonuses for removing children permanently from their home. Some have taken issue with the amount of “abuse” being claimed as taking children off their parents.
As a Fox News article from 2002 describes –
In a high-profile case last summer in Ware, Mass., a one-day-old baby was taken from its mother. The alleged neglect? The mother was not holding the baby or the bottle correctly when she fed her newborn. (The mother already had children taken away for neglect: read more.)
In 1999, according to the National Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting System, 49,000 children were placed in foster care based on “unsubstantiated” reports of abuse and neglect. Of the 900,000 substantiated cases of child abuse filed each year, almost 40 percent fall under a vague “other” category separate from physical or sexual abuse or serious neglect. The remaining 60 percent are mostly for neglect.
It is those “unsubstantiated” and “other” cases — almost 400,000 of them — that gall the likes of Nev Moore. “Child abuse needs to be defined as a deliberate act with the intent to harm,” she argues.
Activists say home schooling, devout religious practices, persistent diaper rash, scratches from a new pet puppy, milk intolerance; cystic fibrosis, a broken home heating system, and messy housekeeping have all been documented not just as abuse or neglect, but also, as the reason for taking a child into state custody.
Keeping this information in mind, could this be another level to the argument of the motivations behind the removal of the FLDS children?