Foster care agencies voice need for Bartow parents

May 31, 2013 Read more: Daily Tribune News 12

Shawn and Aimee Abernathy attend a workshop to prepare them to become foster parents.

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SilverSwanBabies

Palm Beach Gardens, FL

#1 May 31, 2013
Some form of training needs to be required.
supreme being

Cartersville, GA

#2 Jun 1, 2013
Foster children and adopted children are what is ruining this country. Have your own kids and leave these troublemakers alone. They're nothing but problems anyway
Foster Dad

Cartersville, GA

#3 Jun 1, 2013
It's not the children that are the problem!!!!!!!!! It's the sorry ass, drug using, whoring around no good parents that abuse their children and then the children end up in foster homes. These children are the innocent victims that need a loving home also just like your kids!!!!!!!!!!

Since: Nov 12

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#4 Jun 1, 2013
supreme being wrote:
Foster children and adopted children are what is ruining this country. Have your own kids and leave these troublemakers alone. They're nothing but problems anyway
You must be a truly pathetic individual. As "foster dad" said, it is not the fault of the children, it is the fault of the "low lifes" who "breed" with no thought to how or even if they can care for the children. Unfortunately, the "system" tries to work with these people way too long and by the time the children are finally "released" and can be adopted, they have been exposed to so much, they themselves often do become just another part of the problem or are "too old" to be the cute little kids that people want to adopt. But what chance did so many of them ever have, through no fault of their own? How about having a little compassion. Thank heavens for the good foster parents out there who are willing to open their homes and their hearts to these children and hopefully save some of them. I wasn't selfless enough to do it.
supreme being

Cartersville, GA

#5 Jun 2, 2013
I know several people who have attempted to adopt
babies. Unfortunately these people were white. Whites who try to adopt white babies are put through such red tape it takes literally years and most times they are told there are no white babies to adopt. One person spent over 15,000 dollars over 6 years and never was able to adopt a white baby.

But they were told repeatedly that there were many african american babies they could adopt. Try and adopt an african american baby and you'll have one within three months. That's how long it took someone who is african american that I work with.

Adopted babies usually mean nothing but trouble anyway and usually grow up to be thugs and drug users.
Happy Family

Cartersville, GA

#6 Jun 3, 2013
Well...we are white and our adopted daughter is white. The whole process took about 6 months and she is an honor student.
Foster care and DFCS is not always about babies. You should attend the IMPACT classes sponsered by DFCS to learn the real story of what is going on.
yep

Cartersville, GA

#7 Jun 3, 2013
Foster parents get paid a bunch of money to take in foster children, but black kids cost more than you get paid when you consider juvenile detention, bail bonds, fines for shop lifting, drug rehab. It ain't worth it.
Foster Dad

Cartersville, GA

#8 Jun 4, 2013
Foster Parents Do get paid a lot to take care of children----------about $5 per day. You try to feed and clothe a kid for that as well as buy them toys and take them places that people would take their own kids to do and see how rich YOU get!!!!!
thor137

Zanesville, OH

#9 Jul 8, 2013
Actually 1/4 of foster kids are foster kids because their parents died. Yes many were abused or blady blah. What wrong with gets who just didn't have big family or both parents were only children and they died. Think about this thanks to hurricane sandy and tornadoes out west many kid are just orphaned. How is that there fault. My wife's best friend daughter school was hit she survived her parents did not. she was 6yrs old. She is 7 now and it has been a while even with will named us as guardians the state can hold the children for as long as they want.
El Nino

United States

#10 Jul 8, 2013
No one on this site is fit to raise children be it foster or their own. That's a fact Jack!
what the heck

Cartersville, GA

#11 Jul 8, 2013
thor137 wrote:
Actually 1/4 of foster kids are foster kids because their parents died. Yes many were abused or blady blah. What wrong with gets who just didn't have big family or both parents were only children and they died. Think about this thanks to hurricane sandy and tornadoes out west many kid are just orphaned. How is that there fault. My wife's best friend daughter school was hit she survived her parents did not. she was 6yrs old. She is 7 now and it has been a while even with will named us as guardians the state can hold the children for as long as they want.
You must be a teacher in bartow county. 6444
thor137

Zanesville, OH

#12 Jul 8, 2013
I am science teacher primary school.

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