I am writing this letter to commend and condemn foster parents.
To those foster parents who respect the law and live and work within the laws, thank you for helping our children when they desperately need it.
To those that abuse the children and the system, shame on you. There are laws that are in place to protect parents who have proven that they do indeed deserve to have their children back. It is considered abuse to take a parent to court repeatedly to try to remove their children away from them (even if you have fostered the children for a long time;) it is unfair to the children as well to try to remove them from court decided “fit and able bodied parents.”
It is a wonder, that foster parents can truly love a foster child as their own, but as a (professional) foster parent that is all you are, a temporary safe house. Temporary.
There are currently commercials on television that are stating how many children are in need of adoption in Canada! So to those foster parents who have the monetary gains to take a parent to court or to appeal the Supreme Court of Canada, repeatedly … PLEASE adopt a child and leave these intact families alone.
Thank you again to the honest foster parents who have the love to help our province’s children, but better is the foster parent who knows the real love is the ability to return the child(ren) to court-defined worthy or fit parents.