I had recently posted some comments about a child of whom we are aware who is living with ignorant parents in deplorable conditions. My husband and I were approached by the Department of Family and Children's Services, asking whether we would open our home as an emergency resource should they decide to remove this child from his surroundings. After having given the matter a lot of consideration, we said that yes, we would. Two days and numerous calls from DFCS later, the matter was apparently dropped, and we received a phone call from the White Trash Mother accusing us of trying to steal her child, and there was no way she would allow him to live with us.
And DFCS wonders why it has such a poor reputation. A) We were approached; we did not pursue the matter. B) These disgusting people left a terrified puppy and (at last count) 6 cats in the filthy house they abandoned for the seedy motel room they now inhabit. Animal feces and urine covers every square inch of the structure. C) This woman has already lost two children to "the system." I can't imagine what she did to do that, if DFCS sees nothing wrong with the way the parents live now.
We pray that we do not see this little boy's face on the evening news or in the paper, as now we understand that he truly is on his own and pretty much screwed. The system actually encourages laziness, filth and stupidity. It actually pays white trash parents to exemplify those characteristics. I, for one, think that tax dollars could be better spent, but what do I know?