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Dik Hz
Feb 22, 2004

Fun with Science



Mocking Bird posted:

Anyway, if I get arrested for assaulting some former foster parents, just know they had it coming
I want to word this as gently as possible because I don't want to sound like I'm criticizing you in any way. I lurk this thread because these issues impact my family in ways I don't want to get into. But...

It's an imperfect system filled with imperfect people doing the best they can. The previous family tried and failed, and hurt someone you love in doing so. But even trying puts them ahead of a lot of families. The foster system really is all hands on deck, even the people that would otherwise belong on the sidelines.

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Dik Hz
Feb 22, 2004

Fun with Science



Mocking Bird posted:

I'm a licensed clinical social worker and a supervisor of a foster family agency, believe when I say that I do know it's an imperfect system. Most of my work is with relative family placements, who often do need education and support to grow them into the kind of family these kids need.

That said, my son was also mistreated by people who had resources and supports available to them (the exact same ones available to me) and I don't think it's inappropriate for me to feel anger towards them. I'm not going to actually assault anyone and I don't even know their full names, just that they are now delicensed as foster parents and caused significant trauma to my son.
Gotcha. I'm sorry your son went through that.

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