UNDER ASFA POLICIES.... CHILDREN ARE DIEING IN FOSTER CARE AT AN ALARMING RATE: Foster Care is a " market-driven adoption mill with children as the industry."DHS/CPS is not focused on the safety of the children who are being taken from their parents and passed around in an unmonitored, overcrowded foster care system so the state can collect money until the "child ages out", at 18 years old with no skills, education, biological family or future and most of them have suffered horrendous emotional, physical and psychological abuse.
Recently, The Tennessean reported, that "31 Tennessee children died within six months after the Department of Children’s Services got involved in their cases. The dead included 23 babies, four toddlers, one 5-year-old and three teenagers. All these children died from unconscionable acts of torture and abuse. They died after suffering broken bones, drug exposure, asphyxia and drowning. One 2-year-old boy died in a Lincoln County home fire. A Lauderdale County newborn was drowned in a toilet. Some deaths remain unexplained." This is only 31 examples of what is happening to tens of thousands of children, in every state being taken from their parents and put into protective custody to be exploited for billions of dollars in federal payouts to DHS/CPS, while confidentiality laws hide from the public, the horrific abuse, maiming and death of children in state custody.
Overcrowding, torture, death, medical and educational neglect, is the norm for the national foster care system. Thousands of abuse cases, as well as, lawsuits, congressional reports, studies and surveys, all reveal the wide spread abuse of children in every state. These reports name names, dates, and places proving that statistically, the maltreatment of children in foster care far exceeds the abuse reported in their biological families. DHS/CPS who claim to protect our children, have been allowing them to be stolen, abused, maimed and killed in order to collect millions of dollars in adoption bonuses from the federal government. Children are in much greater danger in CPS custody, than in "imperfect homes".
RESCIND ASFA STOP WELFARE FRAUD
LET THE CHILDREN GO HOME
Under AFSA polices, adoptions statistics now averages over fifty five thousand adoptions per year earning every state approx $25 million dollars each, in federal adoption bonuses,which the taxpayers pay for. Fraud, fabrication, withholding, and destroying of evidence, unnecessary termination of parental rights, and double dipping are common while the confidentiality clause hides the abuse of the children and protects the actions of the beneficiaries, this federally mandated system spends billions of tax payers dollars paying for ASFA contractors. which include state employees, lawyers, court investigators, guardian,court personnel, judges, psychologists, psychiatrists, counselors, caseworkers, therapists, foster parents, adoptive parents, and others. Incentives to put children on more drugs per day involve additional funds and Medicaid. It costs taxpayers $75,000 to $100,000 per year to keep a child in foster care.
We petion Congress to rescind ASFA anti-family policies and every subsequent update and state supportive law also be rescinded and replaced with the 1980 Child Welfare Act laws and statues,which are pro-family.
We petion Congress,that after a thorough judicial review of each case, to release the children in foster care who have been removed from their homes as a result of the unconstitutional application of ASFA and return them to their biological families.
KIDNAPPED BY CPS ?
TELL YOUR STORY HERE
Befor you sign this petion explain why this is important to you. Tell Congress and the American People the story of what has happened to you, your children, your grandchildren and your familiy at the hands of CPS.
THE PUBLIC REVIEW & REFORM CPS GROUP (PRRCG)
THE PUBLIC REVIEW & REFORM CPS GROUP (PRRCG ) is a newly formed national organization, composed of the general public, voters, tax payers, child right's advocates, parents rights advocates, neighborhoods, communities, churches, legal teams and the media, all UNITED against the mistreatment of children and families by CPS under ASFA's UNCONSTITUTIONAL anti-family practices.
As the NEW NATIONAL CPS WATCH DOGS, our goal is to spotlight cases of abuse in every state and hold CPS accountable for their actions by keeping each instance of maltreatment in the public eye and by constant pressure from VOTERS on Congress and the State and House Senate and Representatives, as well as, local elected officials to reform ASFA.
Our goal is to stop the kidnappings, abuse and deaths, under ASFA's federal policies and to reunite children with their biological families. As VOTERS and TAXPAYERS we are exposing CPS widespread WELFARE FRAUD to the general public, in order to STOP "BUSINESS AS USUAL", with tax payers money. Its time to focus national and public attention directly on the maltreatment of these children and start an avalanche of voter support against Foster Care child abuse and ASFA's anti-family Policies. Its time to STOP THE PAIN.
TAKE ACTION e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
CONTACT TENNESSEE GOVERNOR BILL HASLAM
CONTACT TENNESSEE ATTORNEY GENERAL
Send letters and flood their faxes, e-mails, and phones tell them to release the case files so the deaths can be investigated. Contact the following:
Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam
Nashville, TN 37243-0001
Attorney General: Robert E. Cooper JR
P.O. Box 20207
Nashville, TN 37202-0207
Telephone: (615) 741-3491
Fax: (615) 741-2009
send copies to
The President of the United States
The U.S. Senate
The U.S. House of Representatives
Your State Senate
Your State House
United States Congress
RESCIND ASFA/ REFORM DHS/CPS
We petition Congress to resend ASFA and that every subsequent update and state supportive laws also be rescinded and replaced with the Child Welfare Act laws and statues.
The Adoption and Safe Families Act "ASFA", which is anti-family and focuses on adoption, and family separation, was enacted by Congress in 1997 to amend the 1980 Child Welfare Act, which is pro-family and focuses on family preservation and reunification. Today, in 2012, under ASFA's anti-family federally mandated policies, thousands of abuse cases nationwide, reveal a pattern of physical, sexual and emotional abuses, inflicted upon children who were taken away from their biological parents and put in the custody of Child Protective Services (CPS).
Congress has abandoned the preventive and reunification programs which focused on family preservation and child safety, in favor of ASFA's anti-family policies. Congress refuse to provide meaningful services to at risk families, and created financial incentives for CPS to prefer, foster child adoptions, over keeping families in tact. ASFA reimburses states for the costs of out-of-home foster care placements, but not for services provided to families within the home. Financial incentives and bonuses prompts CPS employees to work diligently to remove more children from their biological families there is no incentives for family preservation. HS/CPS receives federal funds for each child in their custody and the funding continues as long as children are out of their homes, DHS/CPS
loses this money if the child is returned home.
We request that congress implement new policies, procedures mandates and incentives through DHS/CPS that emphasize family preservation, as set fourth in the 1980 Child Welfare Act, which focused on family development and reunification.
We request that the funds being used to support ASFA's anti-family policies and incentives, now be used to fund pro-family policies designed to support "at risk families", by providing them with programs to teach them the tools they need to function in a healthy family unit as proposed in our DHS/CPS Guide for Federal and State Legislation Reforms.
The Public Review & Reform CPS Group