It’s ALL ABOUT THE $MONEY$!!!
The Industry commonly known as “Child Protective Services” (CPS) could not survive without the overwhelming success of their thriving “Child Trafficking Division.” The majority of their $revenue$ comes from the federally $funded$ Title IV-E Program. All the $money$ that is made off the backs of children who are sold into slavery is awarded to States for adopting them out. The States make a $bonus$ and they make an even bigger $bonus$ when they adopt out older children (9 years or older).
Child Protective Service and Juvenile Court often hide behind a confidentiality clause in order to protect their decisions and keep the $funds$ flowing. There must be open records and “Court Watchers!” See who is being paid! There are State Employees, Attorneys (Pretenders), Court Investigators, Court Personnel, and yes even Judges. There are Psychologists, and Psychiatrists, Counselors, Caseworkers, Therapists, Foster Parents, Adoptive Parents, and so on. All require the children to remain in state custody to provide job security. Parents do not realize that Social Workers are the glue that holds “the system” together which in turn $funds$ the Court, the child’s attorney (Guardian ad Litem), and the multiple other jobs including CPS’s attorney (County Pretender); and there’s plenty more….
So let’s follow the $money$… Let’s see who’s cashing in… In my case where “this Kangaroo Court” has adjudicated our 7 minor children “neglected,” there are a total of 4 Court Appointed Attorneys (Pretenders) $CHA-CHING$ $CHA-CHING$ $CHA-CHING$ $CHA-CHING$ & 3 Social Workers (2 on the case “full-time”) $CHA-CHING$ $CHA-CHING$ $CHA-CHING$; and of course this Kangaroo Court has ordered psychological evaluations on myself, my wife, (conducted by their friendly neighborhood “contracted” Witch Doctor- Karin Yoch) $CHA-CHING$, and each of our 7 minor children, (conducted by Joyce Williams, Licensed Professional Counselor) $CHA-CHING$. This is interesting, since my wife and I work full-time, neither of us has a criminal record, drinks alcohol, uses drug, or even smoke cigarettes for that matter. Of course our children are also currently being forced to attend monthly “indoctrination sessions” for alleged “adjustment disorder,” which the so-called counselor in charge of these sessions states; “you must understand, they are in a new school, a new home, and a whole new life so to speak.” So let me get this straight… CPS is $profiting$ from circumstances they initiated when they kidnapped my children unlawfully, and they get $paid$ to maintain it??? For as long as they please??? TRULY AMAZING! This County agency has been $cashing-in$ on this scam, scheme, or whatever you choose to call it, for almost a full year now; at the expense of OUR CHILDREN’S mental health and emotional well-being!
Child-Trafficking defined by Wikipedia; Trafficking of children is a form of human trafficking. It is defined as the recruitment, transportation, transfer, harboring, or receiving of children for the purpose of exploitation. Hmmm! Sound familiar? Look familiar?
In addition, “This Kangaroo Court” has required that my wife and I both attend weekly therapy sessions $CHA-CHING$ $CHA-CHING$. I was also order to attend Anger Management, and two separate Parenting Classes (10 weeks long each) $CHA-CHING$ $CHA-CHING$ $CHA-CHING$, which are “in-house” CPS classes ($profit$ centers) facilitated by a fourth Social Worker $CHA-CHING$. I was also ordered to attend a twenty-six-week domestic abuser treatment program to the tune of $1,000 (without any evidence whatsoever of “domestic Abuse” or even any claims from my wife or our children) $CHA-CHING$. Simply because I am “A MAN;” and by the way – they are all WOMEN. Oh yeah, I forgot to mention that little tidbit of information. Both Judges $CHA-CHING$ $CHA-CHING$, the four Social Workers, both Guardian ad Litem Attorneys $CHA-CHING$ $CHA-CHING$, ALL of the therapists/mental health workers in this case, right down to the clerks of the court $CHA-CHING$ $CHA-CHING$. ALL WOMEN! Moving on… I am also being charged a $ransom$ of $142.50 per visit, every other week to visit with my children $CHA-CHING$. This is through yet another agency once again that is clearly enjoying quite lucrative $profits$ from this corruption.
- Public Law 93-247 known as the Mondale Act of 1974
- Public Law 96-272 known as the Adoption Assistance and Child Welfare Act of 1980
- Social Security Title IV-E $funds$
While there are restrictions on the use of Title IV-E $funds$, the rhetoric fails to acknowledge the wide variety of purposes for which they can be used. $Funds$ provided under Title IV-E are not a GRANT but rather, are reimbursed as an OPEN-ENDED entitlement $CHAAAA-CHINGGGG$. Title IV-E $funds$ may be used for many activities other than just housing expenses, and in fact, most of these $funds$ do not go to pay housing expenses. Title IV-E $funds$ can be used for the following purposes;
Foster care maintenance payments… Federal law specifies that these $payments$ cover the cost of food, clothing, shelter, school supplies, daily supervision, insurance, personal incidentals, and travel to the child’s parents’ home for visitation. In 2002, over $1.7 billion of IV-E funds were used to reimburse states for housing expenses for foster children living in a foster home or other facility. In 2010, the state of California alone received approximately $200 million in federal foster care maintenance and an additional $1.1 billion in federal foster care administrative dollars.
Adoption assistance… Federal $funds$ reimburse states for ongoing $payments$ to parents who have adopted a “special needs” child from foster care, as well as costs related to completing the child’s adoption, such as attorneys’ fees, court costs, and home studies $CHA-CHING$ $CHA-CHING$ $CHA-CHING$. In 2002, the federal government paid out more than $2.2 billion to the states for the adoption assistance program.
Adoption incentive program… The Adoption and the Safe Families Act, set in motion by President Bill Clinton in 1992, offers $cash$ $bonuses$ to the states for every child they adopted out of foster care $CHA-CHING$. In order to receive the adoption $incentive$ $bonuses$ local child protective services need more children. They must have merchandise (children) that sell, and they must have plenty for the buyer to choose. CPS Employees work to keep the federal $dollars$ flowing. States receive $4,000 for every foster child adopted over the number of children adopted in the baseline year and $6,000 for every special needs child adopted that exceeds the baseline figure $CHA-CHING$ $CHA-CHING$. States have a target number of adoption from the foster care system they must exceed each year to receive $bonus$. The $bonuses$ are awarded based on the increases in overall adoptions, increases in the number of special needs adoptions and the number of adoptions of older children. Older child adoptions are those children 9 or older while the definition of special needs is drawn up by the state. In 2003, $14.9 million was awarded to states for increasing the number of children adopted from foster care. Awards ranged from more than $3.5 million paid to Florida, to $20,000 to Nebraska. In 2004, $17.9 million was awarded to states. This was the first year in which states were eligible for an additional $bonus$ of $4,000 for each child age nine and older adopted from the public child welfare system. The increased emphasis on adopting older children was first included in 2003 and then strengthened in 2008. States can receive up to $8000 per child if they increase these older child adoptions. Adoptions to family members (often estranged, competing family members who are conspiring with CPS) are treated as any other adoption and are eligible for the same $bonus$ payouts.
Training of staff, foster, and adoptive parents… States may seek reimbursement for 75 percent of the costs of training child welfare staff. These $funds$ may be used for “long term training” of existing and prospective staff including a bachelor’s or graduate degree $CHA-CHING$. Costs of training provided to foster and adoptive parents, including their attendance at conferences, are also reimbursable $CHA-CHING$. The state may provide the training directly or contract it out. If it uses its own staff, then salaries, travel, and per diem are included. Some states contract out some of their training to community colleges. In 2003, $214 million in IV-E funds went to pay for training of staff, and foster and adoptive parents.
This should be criminal. The Federal Government not only $pays$ adoptive and foster parents to take children they $pay$ them to attend conferences and seminars to help them raise them. Not only that they are reimbursed for travel, salaries, and per Diem $CHA-CHING$ $CHA-CHING$ $CHA-CHING$. This is not only criminal it is shameful and wrong morally. Furthermore, there are even provisions in Title-IV-E that provide for ongoing $payments$ to these low-lifes after they provisionally return the child(ren) to one or both parents. This is all part of their strategy and is absolutely part of their agenda from the beginning; whereby the courts will often approve that “physical custody” may be re-assumed by one or both parents while concurrently ordering that “legal custody” be retained by the agency; FOR ANOTHER SIX MONTHS! These sick, good-for-nothings refer to such arrangements as a “trial-placement.” How despicable is this. Boy, they really know how to stretch a buck $CHA-CHING$! The party’s over and there’s a cover-charge to get out $CHA-CHING$??? EVERY $DOLLAR$ COUNTS $CHA-CHING$!
Administrative costs… A variety of activities on behalf of children in foster care and their families are paid for under IV-E administrative costs. Among other things, reimbursable activities include: a caseworker’s assessment of the family and child; development of the case plan; preparation of reports for the court and attendance at court hearings and other reviews; and quality assurance activities $CHA-CHING$ $CHA-CHING$ $CHA-CHING$ $CHA-CHING$. In 2002, Title IV-E administrative costs reimbursements to the states exceeded the amount states claimed for foster care maintenance. The administrative costs are also paid for under this funding which includes court appearances, and quality assurance activities – Okay what would that be? Examples of reimbursable administrative activities included in federal regulations include:
- Referral to services $CHA-CHING$
- Determination of Title IV-E eligibility $CHA-CHING$
- Preparation for, and participation in judicial determinations $CHA-CHING$
- Placement of the child $CHA-CHING$
- Development of the case plan $CHA-CHING$
- Case reviews $CHA-CHING$
- Case management and supervision $CHA-CHING$
- Recruitment and licensing of foster homes and institutions $CHA-CHING$
- Rate setting $CHA-CHING$
- Costs related to data collection and reporting $CHA-CHING$
Also, When states contract with private agencies to help them carry out so-called public child-welfare responsibilities (such as conducting home studies for special needs
adoption), they claim reimbursement, based on the number of children in foster care adding an additional 50% for administration $CHA-CHING$. Easy $money$!
Automated data management systems… States may use these $funds$ for the planning, design, development, and installation of automated child welfare systems $CHA-CHING$ $CHA-CHING$ $CHA-CHING$ $CHA-CHING$. The system must meet certain specifications to be eligible for the $funds$. Though the federal match has been as high as 75 percent at times, the current federal $financial$ participation rate is 50 percent.
Beyond the Federal $funding$ and other Federal $incentives$ the state must pick up the difference, in any particular federal program (once again using taxpayer $money$ to accomplish this). Or do they? Actually, the County applies for the state $funds$ so that their expenses are fully $funded$ between the Federal Government and the State; then they shift over to Title IV-D and aggressively pursue both parents for child support. The states’ operational costs for voluntarily providing these child support enforcement services are currently reimbursed using Social Security $funding$ through Section 455 of Title IV-D for enforcement activities, for technology costs, and even for genetic testing costs $CHA-CHING$.
Section 458 of Title IV-D also provides participating states with a competitive pool of $incentive$ $funding$ as well $CHA-CHING$. The amount set aside for $incentive$ $funding$ totaled $452 million in 2006, and was split up between states which had improved collection activities based on a sliding scale using certain criteria. States can “waiver” this $funding$ into their general $fund$ for use as the states see fit; this $funding$ is also federally matched $CHA-CHING$ if it is reinvested in the state’s program – which makes running a state program very $lucrative$, if not $profitable$, for states $CHA-CHING$. According to the United States Department of Health and Human Services budget, the US Taxpayer spent $4.2 Billion in 2006 on providing child support enforcement and collection services, with state and local taxpayers across the country spending billions more $CHA-CHING$.
Since the child(ren) are receiving state and federal $funds$ through various programs (fully $funded$ and then some), most of the child support collected is re-directed to the state for reimbursement $CHA-CHING$. So by the time the parents are on the hook for a large chunk of court ordered support, they have only added to the $PROFITS$ of a not-for-profit County (government) agency who has already been fully funded by the State and Federal Government for all services provided, and then some $CHA-CHING$.
The $incentive$ for social workers to return children to their parents quickly after taking them has disappeared. In fact, the $incentive$ is to ”KEEP THEM COMING!” Who in Child Protective Services will step up to the plate and say; “This must end! No one! Because they are all in the system together and they are all reaping the $profits$ from this corrupt system TOGETHER! A system with no leader and no clear policies will always fail the children; just look at the waste in government that is forced upon the tax payer.
These figures are outrageous. They need “product,” to stay in business. The product is “Our Children” and “Grand-Children.” Our tax $dollars$ are being used to keep this gigantic system afloat yet the victims; parents, grandparents, guardians and especially the children, are charged for the system’s services. Are we not a free country anymore? Where is the Constitution? How did we ever allow such a system to materialize? I for one am embarrassed to say the least. In Fiscal Year 2008, federal funding for these programs was over $6.5 billion. This year in 2011 it is expected to exceed $7.5 billion. And don’t forget as I mentioned earlier, these are not GRANTS, but rather OPEN-ENDED entitlements with no limit. I think I found part of our “spending” problem in this country! CUT CHILD PROTECTIVE SERVICES - NATIONWIDE! SAVE OUR CHILDREN!
With over $12 Billion, that’s right, with a “B” these two entitlements alone (Title IV-D and Title IV-E) are basically attacking both ends of our population. Our children are being set-up for a life of dependence on the government and who knows what other long-term damage (take your pick of various mental disorders) as they are deprived of their parents for so long – some indefinitely, while the direct bilking of seniors is attributed to the process of sucking the Social security Trust Fund dry; currently estimated to be completely drained by 2037. That’s right, you heard me correctly, these two entitlement programs come straight out of the Social Security Trust Fund and are currently a direct component of our “National Debt” each an every year, to the tune of $12 BILLION!
Title IV-E eligible foster care, kinship-guardianship and all special needs adoption children have categorical eligibility for Medicaid. In 2010 Medicaid is projected to spend $289.7 billion $CHA-CHING$.
It is absolutely shocking that “we the people” continue to support these “elected officials” whose only answer to “severe domestic problems” is to throw $money$ at them; after-all what comes around goes around $CHA-CHING$. Many “elected officials” are guilty of this, but the Democrats lead this pack, in my opinion. Republicans are not far behind.
Their solutions always seem to be to increase government bureaucracy, line the pockets of whomever advises them of the problem (lobbyists), and then realize that to $fund$ new programs, $taxes$ must be raised to cover the costs. They care not for the American people; the programs and the special interests are all that matter to them! Personally I’m leaning Libertarian, and I strongly support the Tea Party Movement. I’ve had it!
They are scared to death that we will open our eyes, and expose them. We cannot blindly follow and believe their false and misleading rhetoric. That’s precisely what they want us to do. They are clandestinely stripping us of our livelihood; they are taking away our inalienable and Constitutional rights, and are preventing us from caring for and raising our own children.