Administration for Children’s Services Commissioner Ronald E. Richter & President Barack Obama
  • Petitioned Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg

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Mayor of New York City
Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg
Child Welfare Agency
Offices Of Children And Family Services
ACS
Administration of Children Service

Administration for Children’s Services Commissioner Ronald E. Richter & President Barack Obama

    1. Dorothy Hardin
    2. Petition by

      Dorothy Hardin

      Bronx, NY

 

CREATE A LONG-TERM FAMILY ORIENTED ENVIRONMENT WHERE FOSTER CHILDREN OR FORMER FOSTER CHILDREN CAN GO TO FOR SUPPORT, RESOUCES, ENCOURAGEMENT, AND ADVICE OF HOW TO BALANCE LIFE

What are some of the behaviors, characteristics, or personality traits that a love one or someone that you believe contributes positively to your life, impacting the person you are today? Asked yourself; without this particular person or people who have supported you and continued to reflect their values and belief on your life; would you have been as successful as you are? And do you continue too need the same people or people in your life to continue to support you in life to carry you too your next journey in life. People play a big role in helping shaping the way some is or will become and how they go through life often determines how they maintain their life or helping to sharp and make society into a better place; because of this extreme and intense contribution of youths have on this world; it’s important that they have all the life tools they may need to move forward in life. Nothing can be done well and last long term on temporary solutions we need permanent well throughout results.

 

Many of our foster youths’ are aging out of the foster care system without any form of ultimate plan of support systems for their life that will carried them on to inspired and encourage them to tackle, secure and become victorious in many aspect of their lives. We all know that it takes a village to raise a child and that the work doesn’t and should end once a child exit the foster care system; these are not products or merchandise we are referring to these are human beings that are create by the will and gift from God . We have a responsibility to our youths’ to be present in their lives and offer ourselves to them as the greater good in their life. We must allow them the opportunity to connected and/or have a family support system to reference to when they are down, lacking vision for their life, feeling hopeless, inferior, unworthy and most of all, when they are in need of some one that will offered them love, care and support. Need someone that will be there for them when they are at their best or worse. We are asking for people to be present for our youths’, show up for them, love and support them despite their flaws. I am requesting a family unit force be created and enforce on the behalf of our foster youths’. The main issue with the child welfare system; is that it is being evaluated or operating in manner that doesn’t consider or take into account the human in-depth well being or overall needs of a person; Its run in a manner as a short term quick fix system instead of a long term goal oriented environment for humans to developed, learn and continue to grown and question their very existence on this earth and how they can created or make a matter them.

 

We know the issue; the solutions are common and realistic to the human natural way of life; offer them love and unlimited amounts of it; when we invest in our youth our greatest returns are we create a better and overall well existence of life and they go on in life to be great leaders, spiritual teacher, it’s a brilliant action plan. Create a better place to live; majority of youth in the prison system are not there by chance it someone or something they may have been lacking that lead them to believe they had to act out or result to such negative behavior; without a positive support system to reinforce a optimistic way of life for our youth to live why will they feel compelled them seize such a life style? If they do who’s to say that their past neglect or abandonment issues/ trauma would not resurface which can potentially jeopardize or hinder their growth/ accomplishments. Love should not be an option for our youths’ or offer to a selective group or specific person; love, care should be given to our youths’ by someone that understands that love doesn’t end because you turn a certain aged.As human beings we should be treated with respect, dignity, care, kindness, consideration and love; yet the opposite behavior is being carried out by the child welfare system which has negative results. We are being treated as objects instead of people. Once foster youths’ transition to independent living; leaving the foster care system of which they grown to know, have developed their character and personality traits from; they are then cast out and left majority of the time alone to survive in this empty world; where they often face their worst nightmares all over again. The foster care system should not be a temporary safe zone for our youths; once they have made process in the direction they want their lives to go; we must continue supporting to support them on their journey of life; we must always welcome them with open doors.

 

We must always assure them that they are not alone and that as long as they have life, that they will always have a family system to turn to. The foster care system, is often the most important environment and atmosphere where youths’ can developed themselves, learn who they are or who they want to be, find their identity, their voice, know what personality traits they want to offer to the world, what their character is or will be. Its where they learn behavior techniques that will help them cope with life, its often the first place they learn how to be heard and not seen; it’s a essential for them to live happy, fulfilled and purposeful lives because they contribute to society and created this world to grown and potentially do marvelous things. The majority of youths’ want to have a deeper connection and understanding of who they are, who they want to be and what matter most and their life; this will create a solid foundation for their lives; as they continue to grown and move forwards with their life as most humans being do; they will continue to need a support system to refer back, where they first was taught a projective and effective way of living; which instilled certain values, morals and fulfilling way of life in our youths.      

 

With these traits; our youths’ may have the courageous to face life and the challenges experiences they may encounter. We a support system it will push them to be the best that they can possibly be; with them confidently knowing that they have people in their corner cheering them on. It create a wonderful safe place for our youth to refer back to receive support, gain encouragement, offer love, guidance, and too be inspired. The works doesn't end when our youths’ have aged out of the foster care system; it’s at this very moment when life begins and they are faced with their most intense, overwhelming and exhausting challenge. It’s when we as a world and people of love intervene and understand that we are all connected internally and externally in one way and that’s we all fuel on love. Many youth are exiting the foster care system without any foster care support to connected and/or reference too. As human beings we should be treated with respect, care, kindness, consideration and love; yeah the opposite behavior from the child welfare system prevails, we are being treated as objects.   

 

Once foster youth transition to independence permanently leaving the foster care system of which they grown too know, develop their character and personality; The foster care system is often the most important environment and atmosphere where a youth developed their personality, character, and behavior techniques this is a essential for the youths’ to develop a deeper connection with themselves and to have a solid foundation of who they are, who they want to become and what matters; as they continue to grown and move forwards with their life as most human beings do; they need a safe place to refer to keep then going . Again, foster is usually the first place where youths are taught an effective positive projective way of life which potentially instilled wonderful values and morals in our youths; so they might have the courageous to face life and the many challenges they will encounter; in the process of them striving to be the best that they can possibly be. Why haven't we created a safe place for our youth to refer back to receive support, gain encourage, offer love, concern, guidance, and inspiration too our youth. The works doesn't end when our youth have aged out of the foster care system; it’s at this very moment when life begins and they are faced with their most intense, overwhelming and exhausting challenges, and people of love intervene and understand that we are all connected internally and externally in one way; that is, we are all fuel with love. Let’s talk about beginning the journey of offering, extending Love and family oriented support system to our youths, assuring them that they will always have support. Love should not be temporary; Family is forever and love is infinite lets lead a village.

 

Recent signatures

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    1. Reached 25 signatures
    2. Meet 45 former foster youths homeless roaming street in just 2 days

      Dorothy Hardin
      Petition Organizer

      I met 45 men and woman in two days that are currently homeless most of which were mentally ill and who have been ignored by the government and our local city agencies that sole purpose is too assist them. They are lacking food, financial resources and medical care. They are put into unsafe environments where they have to suffer and risk being harm or potentially face death or uncomfortable paranoia of being attack by another homeless person; that demonstrate careless and reckless.Person who has lost hope and who doesn't care about their own life; because they have no where to go. Imagine not having your basis needs met? Keep our streets safe, petition the government to provide, safe, stable and well needed resources for these men and woman in desperate need of it; or you will find these men in woman over-flooding our streets with the mentality of hate, disgusted, vengeance, and lack of consciousness; to care about another person. PLEASE DON'T CREATE OUR OWN MONSTER

    3. Reached 10 signatures

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    Reasons for signing

    • BShalisha SOUTH KOREA, KOREA, REPUBLIC OF
      • over 1 year ago

      This petition is important to me, because foster youth need more people to advocate for them. I also believe that they should be given more opportunities to succeed.

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    • Marina Ouedrago BROOKLYN, NY
      • over 1 year ago

      I was a foster child

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    • Richard Guzzi BRONX, NY
      • over 1 year ago

      All children need our love and support

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    • Latoya Hardin CRESWELL, NC
      • over 1 year ago

      I was a foster child

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    • Sandra Hardin CRESWELL, NC
      • over 1 year ago

      Because my children were in the foster care system

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