I know this thread is a satirical joke and that one site is funny but
we're normal. (I think most of us are?)
That story is sad as it looks like they were taking advantage for the
OMG, THIS THREAD IS ALMOST AS FUNNY AS WHEN
THOSE KIDS GOT LOCKED IN THE CAR TRUNK AND DIED!
(p.s.... that's called "sarcasm", for you congenitally stupid morons
out there who might have actually thought I was serious)
As an addendum to what I've already posted...
I know two families that care for foster kids, and I can say, at least
for the families I know, they're most definitely not in it for the
To put it bluntly, the kids they take care of are seriously impared
usually physically, mentally, and socially, and usually all three
combined. Major whackjobs. So, even though the stories from the
media may seem draconian, I'm not so sure the methods employed are out
It is sad, and I really didn't mean to make light of it. It takes a
*really* special kind of person to be able to deal with kids like this
on a 24/7/365 basis.
And the saddest part about it is that the kids, really, are blameless.
Their (purported) "parents" need to toe the line on this one... not
that that will happen...
The reality is that there are some kids in the foster care system who
have SERIOUS issues and who are a danger to themselves and the families
that care for them.
One the other end there are also some wonderful kids in the foster care
system who truly thrive in the households they're placed in.
The problem is when you get a foster kid, you don't know which kind
you're getting, or possibly someone in between.
I know some folks who've had foster kids. One considers them her
parents. Another has been a major disruption that they have to have
removed from their house. The rest have been somewhere in between.
As Tod says, it takes truly special people to take care of these kids.
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