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Do you feel just because a parent who is down on their luck and is trying as hard as they can to provide for the child/ren and is having it hard, that the child/ren should be taken from them and placed in foster care?

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      Tuliplady wrote Sep 30, 2011
    • Depends on how much that hard luck is affecting that child.  Is it to the point of living out of their car?  Does down on their luck involve drugs and alcohol?  

      It’s all so subjective.  You‘re idea of “trying hard” might not be someone else’s idea of trying hard.

      Personally, I think the ONLY time children should be in foster care is if they are in danger at home.




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      40yearsyoung wrote Sep 30, 2011
    • No, I dont I remember when I was a kid and my mom was a single mom raising 3 children.And believe there was some days we barely had any food and mom would whip the best meals out what she had.And funny thing as I look back on those times they was the happiness cause we learn how to stick together and survive.




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      Marya1961 wrote Sep 30, 2011
    • No, they should not be taken because there are programs and charities that can help a parent in need, the key is to ask for the help and not feel ashamed or embarrassed.

      Yes, they should be taken as Tulip mentioned if there is indication of abuse of any kind, drug abuse, neglect and total disregard for the child’s life.




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      Butterflyrose wrote Sep 30, 2011
    • Definitely not! Unless there is child neglect/abuse they belong with the parent. There are programs that provide job training, job assistance, medical/dental, food, clothing, housing assistance and daycare to name a few so there is no need to separate a child/ren from a parent. The parent will need to be pro-active in seeking out these programs or ask for help if he/she does not know where to look for assistance.

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      Msj wrote Sep 30, 2011
    • NO!  If there is concern, maybe educatae the mom on programs. She may not know there are such progams!

      I didn’t know about help available. I did live out of a car with my baby for a few months. Now I am giving info to a special young mom who has NO IDEA of all the places I advise her to go and she takes it in like a sponge.




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      Nita P wrote Jan 25, 2012
    • it may seem harsh but it may offer a break to the parent and hopefully when the children are removed that social networks and support people will step in to offer assistance.




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