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Attorney General starts advisory board to change foster care law
Attorney General says the system now focuses too much on reuniting broken families versus the child's safety and security.
by WKSU's SIMON HUSTED

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Attorney General Mike DeWine
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Nearly 12-thousand children in Ohio are living in foster homes. That’s 40% fewer than the number about a decade ago. Still, Ohio’s Attorney General says too many of the kids face a life of uncertainty, and too many kids are returned to their original parents to face danger and neglect. That’s why a foster care advisory group has just been created to make recommendations for changing Ohio law. Statehouse correspondent Bill Cohen reports.

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Attorney General DeWine is hoping that a newly-created 30-member advisory group will make recommendations on how to improve Ohio's foster care system. The group’s report is due in 90 days.

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As a foster parent, i myself have had great experiences with workers so far. Almost all of my kids, except one have gone to relatives or back to a parent vs going to a non-safe environment. One was adopted by a loving family who have become wonderful friends of mine and allow me to see their son. However, I have seen and heard of awful experiences of fellow foster families. I have seen children be with foster parents and bond and finally feel loved, and safe and are yet ripped away again to go live with family that they have never met and don't know. How are those children to learn to bond again? How are they to learn to love and trust and feel safe without fear of being torn away again? Just because you have the same dna, bloodline does not make you a better parent to that child. As foster parent(s), we love those children as if they were our own. Our hearts break also knowing how they are finally healing and because our blood types/dna don't match we can't give them a forever home. DNA should not be the deciding factor in where a child is best placed. Reunification is Not always best. yes, that may be the goal, but when parents really can't get it together, all that is being done is more damage to the child. It hurts us to watch our children struggle. There are wonderful parents who end up in the system who just need a little help, they deserve to have their kids back. for them, reunification works. I love my current child more than life itself. I would love to adopt him. No family has stepped up because several have already adopted by foster son's siblings. They don't want the family drama. BM can still not parent. she has no idea how do, she admits she can't. How many chances does she get to reunify? Will he have to go home and starve or her get wasted and then calls come in and he is once again removed? Sometimes if feels as if the system is working more for the parent's rights and not for the child's rights. (i know several workers do get frustrated about this but they must follow the rules of reunification). when is enough enough? when do the children's rights and what the children deserve and need take precedence over what the parents rights are? when does their safety come first? I'm just throwing all this out there. Thank you for listing/reading.


Posted by: Heather (cleveland) on December 21, 2012 10:12AM
EVERYBODY KNOWS THAT INDEED THERE ARE SOME PARENTS WHO ARE BAD AND NEED INTERCEPTING, BUT WHY ARE THEY NOT ADDRESSING THE PROBLEM OF BAD CASEWORKERS THAT TAKE CHILDREN AWAY FROM GOOD HOMES THEN RAILROAD THE CASE TO MAKE THE PARENTS LOOK BAD WHEN THEY ARE NOT, THEN DRIVE THE BUDGET UP BY ORDERING BOGUS SERVICES THAT ARE NOT NEEDED AND NOT CHALLENGED BECAUSE THEY ARE RUNNING THE CASE AND EVERYBODY FEEDS OFF OF THE LIES THEY MAKE UP. THEN EVEN WHEN THE BAD CASEWORKERS ARE FOUND TO BE IN THE WRONG CHILD PROTECTIVE SERVICES SUPERIORS WHO RUN IT HELP COVER UP THEIR MESS FOR FEAR OF BEING SUED. IN HAMILTON COUNTY A PERFECT EXAMPLE OF THIS IS KAREN DENISE RUMSEY. HER RAIN OF TERROR GOT HER A SUPERVISORY POSITION WITHIN CPS AND WHEN CLIENTS TRY TO TELL ON HER SHE GET SOMEONE LIKE DR. SHERRY BAKER WHO IS OVER THE COURT CLINIC TO WRITE NEGATIVE BOGUS REPORTS WHICH DR. SHERRY BAKER DID THE SAME THING FOR JUVENILE CORT LAWYER KACY EAVES WHEN SHE WAS THE ASSISTANT PROSECUTOR FOR BUTLER COUNTY UNTIL THEY CITED HER ON DOING WRONG THINGS DEALING WITH CHILD CASES. SO WHEN KACY EAVES DR SHERRY BAKER KAREN DENISE RUMSEY GET TOGETHER AGAINST C;IENTS, THAT NOT ONLY IS A CONFLICT OF INTEREST IT ALSO OPENS DOORS TO POISON THE MINDS OF EVERYONE INVOLVED IN THE CASE. IT WAS SAID TO KAREN DENISE RUMSEY THAT IT IS CLASSIC BASICALLY ON HOW CORRUPT SHE DOES HER CLIENTS. SHE LAUGHED AND SAID BUT YOU HAVE TO ADMIT THEY ARE GOOD CLASSICS. THIS CREW HERE IS GUILTY OF FALSIFYING DOCUMENTS, LYING ON THE STAND, ABUSING CLIENTS, MIS USE OF GOVERNMENTAL POSITION, INTIMIDATION AND THE LIST GOES ON. THEN WHEN YOU TELL THE SUPERIORS WHAT THEY DO TO YOU, YOU ARE LEFT NO RECOURSE BECAUSE THEY USE THE FALSE REPORTS THAT DR. SHERRY BAKER WRITES FALSLY MAKING CLIENTS LOOK LIKE THEY HAVE EVERYTHING WRONG WITH THEM EVEN INCLUDING THEIR CLOTHING. FOR EXAMPLE SHE WOTE THAT JUST BECAUSE THIS YOUNG LADY HAD ON A JOGGING OUTFIT DR SHERRY BAKER SAID THAT THE YOUNG LADY WAS DRESSED AGGRESSIVE AND IMPLIED THAT THE CLIENT MUST BE GAY. THAT IS DISCRIMINATION RIGHT THERE AND WHAT THEY ALWAYS BANK ON IS WHO IS GOING TO QUESTION DR. SHERRY BAKER DIRECTOR OF THE COURT CLINIC EVEN THOUGH THERE IS PROOF WHICH THEY DON'T WANT BROUGHT OUT. ENOUGH SAID. MR,DEWINE CAN WE HAVE A 30-MEMBER ADVISORY GROUP ON WHAT I JUST PRESENTED? THANK YOU


Posted by: real justice (cincinnati) on December 12, 2012 1:12AM
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