Saturday, February 13, 2016

Reunification is Meant to Fail

Alice Samantha Thomason with her children Autumn Destiny DeShawna Thomason, Carly and Sara Louvelle Texanna Wilfawn snatched by Jackson County Ga DFCS
The article below shows exactly why Katie Bice, the caseworker from Jackson County Ga DFCS doesn’t want Samantha to get her three children back.
A Critical Look at the Child Welfare System Reunification Plans
by Kevin Norell
Kevin Norell is one of the newer foster care caseworkers in the Utah Division of Child and Family Services, hired to satisfy child-welfare reform laws and the terms of a recent lawsuit settlement in Utah.
According to Norell, the state asks a lot of parents who want their children returned home. They have to find a job, find housing, all of which can be “tough to do for anyone in Salt Lake County.” Parents are ordered into therapy, parenting classes, perhaps drug rehabilitation, and they have to find time to visit with their children.
“Even an organized parent might have trouble with all that. And many of these parents are anything but organized,” says Norell.[1]

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