Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Too old? You gotta be kidding.

OK, still on the adoption trail of tears.

It may/probably will turn into a war next year.

Two different foster kids in state custody, via the foster care system, from states outside of Texas will have several fewer Christmas presents this year.

They can thank--or curse--their state governments for that.

More accurately, they can curse the complete lack of accountability that has become government employment in this country.

I was told today by two different (to remain, for now, nameless) states that my wife and I are too old to be considered as adoptive parents--even for older teenage kids.

But rest assured, the state oxygen thieves I talked to told me that I could continue to "provide financial support" to the overall system. Ie, send a blank check and let the oxygen thieving government waste-of-taxpayer-money decide what to do with it.

Like hell we will.

Since when did late 40's/early 50's, in good health, financially comfortable, no criminal records (not even an arrest or investigation), college educated make one ineligible to give new life and a forever home and future to a teenage child discarded by their sperm-donor bio-parents and who will, according to statistics, "age out" in foster care and be summarily tossed on the streets?

Who the hell makes up those stupid-assed rules? Who you ask?

Government oxygen thieves.

HOWEVER. . . get this. Private adoption agencies don't give a damn how old you are. Will you be a good match, a good fit and provide a loving, safe, forever home for the child? That's what they are more concerned about.

The complete lack of competence, ability, accountability and common sense found in all layers and levels of government no longer astounds me. It pisses me off. We're paying for this nonsense via ever inflated and rising taxes, and the service we get in return isn't for crap.

And in over 300,000 children's instances, they--the kids--are the ones that will pay for the ineptness and lack of accountability for a government that is not only failing them, but abandoning them.

These kids have no voice. By the time they legally get one, they'll have aged-out of the system and be too damn busy trying to survive and stay alive to worry about the kids behind them.

What the hell has happened to our country?


Tango Juliet said...

Sad commentary on the state of our society. And government? Don't get me started.

Heroditus Huxley said...

I have numerous stories about CPS, from the inside. Like, how they forced me to face my abuser for an hour every week, even after the judge said it couldn't be completely unsupervised. Told me that I'd be yanked out of my mom's home and slapped into a foster home (again, and probably another neglectful/abusive one) or put into a "group home" if I didn't comply with their mental torture.

And that really was part of the least of it.

Old NFO said...

That is just total BS... Sounds like they are 'playing' the heads and beds game, and using any excuse to disqualify good folks.

RVN11B said...

Perhaps it is past time you start naming names!

Evidently these slime balls thrive in the silent darkness.