Holding Children for Ransom: Parents Losing Children because They Cannot Pay Foster Care Bills for Other People to Take Care of Their Children
Is there anything more ridiculous than the fact that our nation's messed up child trafficking system called "foster care" provides funding and training for prospective foster and adoptive parents to take care of other people's children, but that same funding is not available for the biological family to keep their own children? Yes, there is something even more ridiculous, and amazingly, NPR brought this to the attention of the public. In some states, if the state takes away your children and puts them into foster care, they require the biological parents to help pay for the foster parents to take care of their children. And if they don't pay this ransom to the state, they lose their parental rights and never see their children again. That's called "kidnapping for ransom," and it is happening under the color of the law in 12 states.