I got this comment over the weekend from someone who said they were “kinship foster parents” and from her comment she is clueless.”I am a kinship foster parent to 3 children who are relatives. Obviously, the writer has no idea how much it costs to raise children in a safe home with necessities.
The writer is biased and clearly has no idea what (s)he is talking about when she writes, “..could have helped their mother, she could have lived well on 16,000.00 plus in non taxable income.”
The money is for the care of the children.”
Well, here is the rebuttal to obviously unthought out comment:
Her statement “Obviously the writer has no idea how much it costs to raise children in a safe home with necessities”
Obviously she has no clue about me. I raised three children and two grand children as well as my brothers and sisters. I know exactly what it takes. And I also know that if DFCS in Jackson County would give Samantha that 16,000.00 it would go along way in helpin her support her children. The writer of this comment doesn’t realize that housing, utilities,a vehicle, and groceries are considered things for the children. She also stated that her comment would be deleted. Well not it wasn’t – but she should know her facts before she assumes.
In Jackson County 16,000.00 a year can go along way in a county that is very economcilly depressed. She also needs to get her facts about thi writer before she assumes that I don’t know what I am talking about. This is not my first rodeo- As far as being biased. Again she has no idea what she has stated. Facts are facts. What does she think is involved in “Care of the Children?” The basics alone are Food, Clothing and Shelter”. I also know that many foster care providers including kinship foster care providers make a living off the backs of children who have been snatched by DFCS. I have been involved with those people for a very long time, and I was told by a former supervisor of Jackson County DFCS a long time ago that if a child got in the system they never got out. So before the writer of that comment makes comments that wind up with her foot in her mouth she needs to do her homework first.
It is time for the children to be at home with their mother!