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Saturday, September 29, 2012

What's Next?

Anna's Law  (click here and sign)
I don't even know how I came across this petition. It definately struck an immediate cord in me.  I have been a bit lost lately, wondering where my next step in life will lead me.  I've had many successes in my life but I've always believed that life is a journey not a destination so as doors closed I was always looking for the next one to open.
This journey into Foster Parenting seems to be taking me in an unexpected direction. I thought I would be able to help children one family at a time. Sad thing is I'm feeling more like an enabler. I see children in care only to go back into the same families. Sometimes, like our babies, into relatives that have suddenly decided they just have to have them because they are theirs, like a possesion or like others whose parents cross the t's and dot the i's just to get their kids back only then to go back to the old ways. It's a frustrating system.
I read this article  about a 13 year old killing his 2 year old brother. The talk is about trying him as an adult. The talk should be about how the system let him down. He was born to a 12 year old who was raped and went home to a cocain addicted grandmother. Nothing good was ever going to come out of a situation like that. Some of the comments people made actually suggested him being aborted would have been the kindest thing to do. Wouldn't the kindest thing to do be to place him in a loving home at birth? His mother, another child, was lost at the same time. This of course is an extreme story or is it?
I'm not sure where I'm headed right now but I do know that signing Anna's Law is the first step

1 comment:

  1. HI!!
    I am a big fan of foster parents..and I agree....KIDS should Not be allowed back home unless a thorough visit has been done and continues to be done.....I have a hard time believing people really change...Sorry I just am a realist........and these kids are the ones who suffer.