WHY ARE THE CHILDREN IN FOSTER CARE WHEN THEY HAVE A LOVING, COMPETENT MOTHER?
from a friend
(Oct. 31, 2013) — I have to say a public thank you to each and every person here who has sent out a prayer for Erica and her babies. Many of us have been here for two years or more. It has not been an easy thing to watch unfold and there have at times been drama caused or stirred up by one person or another or a group of people. There have been real threats made against some of the Henderson family supporters and it has been a gut wrenching journey just to watch. The feelings of helplessness that can come up are not easy to sit with. These children have suffered. This mother deserves to be with her children. She has a community that has rallied behind her to help support her when the government has done everything they can to knock her down and keep her down. We have come together as a community even if we are spread across the globe and that is something to be proud of. We have put together a loving home with beds and a place for each of them, we have provided them with the kosher food that they deserve to be eating. We have provided monitor after monitor when the state said their visits needed to be monitored. We even provided monitors when they were ordered unsupervised visits. I spent hours upon hours with these kids and this mama and there is one thing I know without a doubt. The children should be together and living with their mother immediately. There is no way that they should allow other people to adopt these kids. The unfortunate reality is unless we come together in person and stand up for family the government will continue to do what they are doing. This is nothing less than child trafficking. When they take a 6 week old baby from its mothers breast and put her into the hands of a male gay couple who is looking to adopt a baby and the couple is shocked when they are told they need to bring the baby to visits with the mother, there is something deeply wrong. I am all for loving people adopting children that need a home but there should not be a tax credit for adopting children. There should be no monetary reward for snatching children from their families. The kids who truly need help do not get help. You shouldn’t be having to foster a child for 2 years while the state plays its legal game of terminating a parents rights so that you can adopt a child. There are so many kids and families that need help. This system is not helping. Invisible children, invisible families. I cry for my friend and her babies.
Sharon Rondeau has operated The Post & Email since April 2010, focusing on the Obama birth certificate investigation and other government corruption news. She has reported prolifically on constitutional violations within Tennessee’s prison and judicial systems.