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I was a foster parent for 15 years, CASA for four and adopted 3 children from the system. It is really broken both in CW and the court system.
There are both good and bad caseworker and foster families, I hope the focus will be on the kids and their needs. I saw caseworksers lie, deceive about their cases. I saw kids moved from one family to another because the foster family was holding the agency accountable for mismanaging a kid's case.
I personally experienced this when I wrote letters to legislators concerning a case I was involved in. I testified before a n oversite committee and from that time forward all heck broke loose. Kids were moved from my home and much more.
DHS-CW has many OAR that theu are required to follow but know one holds them accountable. They follow the rules when it serves their purpose.
Thanks for looking in the foster care situation.
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