Why do some foster parents abuse the system.

United States
March 1, 2007 4:28pm CST
I have seen where foster childre in my down have been abused mentelly. I think the system need to do better back ground checks. Im not saying all foster parents arent bad. I have over heard a statement from on foster famil say they are just into it for the money. this couple couldnt even take car of themselves let alone children. They only take the older ones, so they can make them work on the farm, and have no respect for the children. I know our govermebnt is messed up, the old saying when your in the system the children fall in the cracks and are forgotten. What id you opion on this?
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@wmg2006 (5383)
• United States
1 Mar 07
I know here in my area they are very strict with foster care and check on the kids all the time. It is very hard to even become a foster parent. I know some people just do it for the money and they must get in the system from friends or relatives. Children should never have to settle for this type abuse no matter what the situation.
• Ireland
1 Mar 07
My eldest brother was fostered by my mum and she took better care of him than she did the rest of us. He was always her blue eyed boy. But I know what you are talking about. I had a neighbour who fostered a little boy. She allowed him to run wild on the streets when he was only six years old and all the other children were terrified of him because he would bully them. She would also go into town and leave him on his own on the streets, saying he would be ok with the other kids. She was reported on quite a few occasions and nothing was ever done about it. I can't understand how these people are allowed to foster children.
• United States
1 Mar 07
I was adopted after being in a foster home for almost a year. I do not remember anything like this nor have I heard of anything like this. I'm sure that what you are talking about is a rare case since the government is supposed to thoroughly screen the foster parents and home.