Well now, foster parent, I guess this is the problem that you dont seem to be understanding. Being involved with DCF myself, what DCF is so very good at is seperating families. They seem to go out of their way to limit visitation by family members. As a matter of fact, it seems to me, what they have become is an adoption agency.How about the other side! Become a Foster parent and see what really happens. What these kids go thru at the hand of the parent. And where are the extended family when the child is born addicted.Where the the rest of the fammily when the child "Fell off the Swing" Where is the family when after a Visit I'm up all night with a Screaming Child trying to make them understand ANYTHING. DCF is not perfect But the do try.Stop Looking to blame DCF for all the problems and get Involved.You'll See both sides then. HELP!!!
If this agency would spend half the money they spend helping families to stay together, their budget could probaby be cut in half. Instead they hire an unusual amount of workers, who are arrogant and willfully deny the rights of family members, as well as parents. State paid attorneys seem to work for the agency, rather than the parents and the judges in these cases are no better. You will get the impression that the judge has become the district attorney in many of the cases.
I say this agency needs an overhaul. It should be restructured to help the family, not the foster parents. My daughter lost her child when she became homeless. Do you think DCF lifted one finger to help her? No, but they will spend billions to give money to foster parents who do these jobs for a living. We all know what goes on here and something really needs to be done.