‘Children as Currency’ II

Citizens Against CPS

Children as Currency II      Revised 3-6-16 (1050 words)

By Patricia Mitchell    Child Advocate

Millions of American children are being used as currency, in Children Protective Services, ‘CPS’ known to the victims as Children as Currency policy, or ‘Kids for Cash.’

In 2011, the Adoption and Foster Care Analysis and Reporting System (AFCARS) reported, six million American children were “involved” in the Child Protective Services (CPS) with 650,000 to one million placed in foster care. The same report suggests that only 6 percent of these children had been in legitimate danger, “high risk environments.” *(“39,000 out of 650,000 were in high risk environment”)                                              

It takes one anonymous caller with a false allegation to have a child removed from a home. A caseworker may claim that a “parent has a history of mental illness” or “a history of substance abuse,” without naming a doctor, offering specialized diagnoses, or supplying medical records…

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