Help reform this nation’s child welfare systems to place children and families first instead of state & federal funding.
This petition is necessary because states have used the Adoption & Safe families act as an incentive to kidnap children from healthy, loving families, & terminate parent/child relationships in favor of adoption when reunification would truly be in the child’s best interest. States receive more federal funding for terminating child/parent relationships than for focusing on reunification when this would be in the best interest of the child. In many cases these children are never adopted, leading to an overwhelmed foster care system where children are being abused, used as medical guinea pigs, & even killed. The majority of youth who age out of care are becoming homeless, not receiving higher education, & being incarcerated. Please acknowledge this corruption and help fix this broken system.