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Quote:A homosexual foster couple were left free to sexually abuse vulnerable boys in their care because social workers feared being accused of discrimination if they investigated complaints, an inquiry concluded yesterday.
Craig Faunch and Ian Wathey were one of the first homosexual couples in the country to be officially approved as foster parents.
They looked after 18 children in only 15 months.
Dailymail.

This is an old story, but I just heard about it on the radio. I'm not posting this to knock gay adoption, just using it as an example of PC.
They allowed the children to be abused because they didnt want to be called homophobes.
and they do the same thing for straight foster parents. I've heard plenty of "horror stories" as told by victims of the foster care system.

And they use all sorts of stupid reasons not to investigate properly.

In fact, one of my friends, by the name Angela, used to be in the foster care system until she was fifteen... when she was finally adopted by a very good single mother.

In that whole time she was in foster care, she was left in the care of drug-addicted abusive people. They didn't molest her, but thanks to their emotional and verbal abuse she didn't have much of an self-esteem. The fact that she didn't get adopted until she was fifteen just because of her deafness along other things, didn't help with that neither.

And guess what? She was one of the few rare victims who would actually be very open and honest about what kind of abuse they endured.... and despite the many reports and the evidence, it would actually take the foster system forever to relocate her and eventually get her adopted.
The reason why they didn't check up on her or take her away for so long? They didn't want to deal with those foster parents, plain and simple.... the foster parents were known by the social workers to be violent, etc. So they were afraid more for themselves than they were for the kids that they were supposed to take care of.

There's evil people to be found, whenever it be straight or gay people....

And all I can say is that the foster care system needs to be overhauled, so that they have more tighter security in picking out who gets to foster and who doesn't. In fact... if anybody looking to foster or adopt has a criminal background, they shouldn't be allowed to adopt, period.

I've actually heard about pedophiles who actually had criminal backgrounds being able to adopt! If they can't adopt in the country, then they can do that outside of the USA. And the USA's foster care system doesn't even pay attention to that, and they're the ones who handle adoption papers for out-of-USA adoptions. Now how fucked up is that?

And the fact that they might use the gay thing as an cover for their true interest in young boys is just plain sickening. Espeically when it would certianly hurt the chances of *real* gay couples adopting.
I acknowledge that there can be gay pedophiles. But there's been plenty of straight pedophiles who certainly didn't mind doing it to young boys too.

OH, and finding a way to deal with those cowardly social workers whose only concern is for themselves, would also help greatly.
I dunno where these lax social service people are, but my hubby and I had to go through the full anal probe by CWS before we became licensed foster parents. We came through with shining, of course, because neither of us have never done anything wrong. But the forms and examinations and background checks and classes... those went on for over a year.

And now it's been three months since we were cleared and we still don't have a baby yet... (CWS is having a matching meeting on two boys on Monday... wish us luck!)
Good luck Pixie. I'm sure y'all will be great foster parents.

Aurora Moon Wrote:the foster parents were known by the social workers to be violent, etc. So they were afraid more for themselves than they were for the kids that they were supposed to take care of.
Wow. That should have been a clue right there for them.
This wasnt really about gay/straight, but how PC BS prevents people from doing intelligent things.
Armadillo Wrote:Good luck Pixie. I'm sure y'all will be great foster parents.

Aurora Moon Wrote:the foster parents were known by the social workers to be violent, etc. So they were afraid more for themselves than they were for the kids that they were supposed to take care of.
Wow. That should have been a clue right there for them.
This wasn't really about gay/straight, but how PC BS prevents people from doing intelligent things.

Yeah. I was just pointing out how lately the foster/adoption system has been failing lately when it was supposed to be working....

All thanks to the incompetency of people in the "business". and on top of it, they use all kinds of stupid excuses for it... inducing PC bullshit like the one up above.
They also use some legal bullshit on why they couldn't remove people like Angela from those abusive foster parents.
Like how there was "no evidence" that their parents were drug users of the illegal kind, even though their whole house would smell like burning pot and other kinds of crap. (gee, don't you think that's kind of a clue there?) But oh wait, that could be just cigarette smoke....(even though cigarettes don't usually smell like burning pot, does it?).
I smelled that all the time every time I went over to her house to play, and I couldn't understand how Angela could put up with that horrible smell. When I explained to my mom about what Angela had told me, she didn't want me going over there anymore. Not that I blamed her.

And oh, there was "no evidence" that there was abuse, even though most social workers should know that there doesn't have to be psychical marks on a child for there to be abuse. Like I said, they didn't lay a hand on her but they sure didn't spare her from any verbal/mental abuse. she sure showed it in her everyday life at the time too. she was always so timid, tended to second-guess everything she ever did, and didn't really think too highly of herself. A visit from the psychologist would certainly had showed the social workers that.

But nooo... that was too much work for the lazy-ass social worker assigned to the case. She didn't want to have to bring in some experts just to make sure... no sir! She'd just rather walk around the home for a few minutes, pretend to do her job and then get out of there. She also couldn't tell a drug-user from a normal smoker even if they hit her in the head.
"Remember, don't leave anything too mature for the children out in the open! Don't do this... blah blah... If you don't comply with this then I'm going to take those kids away. Glad you're so cooperative. Okay, I'm done. see ya in a few months, where I'll just repeat this process and do nothing even though you haven't taken any of my suggestions to heart!"

As you can see, this kind of thing just really pisses me off.

And I simply pointed out the "gay/straight" thing in case some of the guys here were going to come in and claim this was exactly why gays cannot adopt. That's all. S1