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did you hear how family services failed two kids by placing them with abusive foster parents?

Couple accused of beating, starving two foster children. This case has been under investigation for more than two years, according to investigators

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Asked by Anonymous at 11:30 AM on Feb. 19, 2010 in General Parenting

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  • Taken from the article "A San Antonio Police spokesman told News 4 WOAI a Child Protective Service investigator spotted the injuries during a home visit back in 2008. He says the young siblings were quickly removed from the couple's house and placed into different foster homes.

    This case has been under investigation for more than two years, according to investigators. Detectives say it took them a while to track down the children and gather the evidence needed to finally put the Salinas's in jail."

    I was glad to see that the kids had not been in their care during the 2-year investigation & that they've taken the time to collect what they need to hopefully put this in jail for a LONG time.

    Answer by doodlebopfan at 11:36 AM on Feb. 19, 2010

  • Not surprising.

    Answer by gemgem at 11:37 AM on Feb. 19, 2010

  • The safest place for a child should be a foster home...because they should be constantly surveyed,checked on,popped in on and anything and everything should be done to protect these children. What the hell is wrong with people.I will never ever understand it. If you can't even take care of a kid without abusing it why the hell should someone get paid to take in an already abused,neglected and mentally unsteady child? When will the system work for chiuldren instead of against them? They waste no time in taking a child from her mother because her house is dirty and waste no time in putting them in the hands of an abuser or murderer. Its disgusting. I hope justice will be served.

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:44 AM on Feb. 19, 2010

  • these were Foster parents who abused the kids.... that just shouldn't happen. family services needs to be more selective with who the give the right to be a foster parent.. If i was these kids mom I would sue them

    Answer by maiahlynn at 11:49 AM on Feb. 19, 2010

  • What a nightmare. I don't have family who would take my kids if anything happened to me. I know alot of kids in foster care and lots are doing great. But not all.

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:58 AM on Feb. 19, 2010

  • This is a common problem with children who are in the "system" . There are many foster homes who are not suitable, yet Social workers often have no where else to place these children who are at risk in their own homes too. Isn't it too terrible how we as a society fail these children when they need help the most? The problem is there are not enough social workers , their loads are too large ( like 300-400 children per case worker) it'sphysically impossible for them to monitor each child's placement properly. In some states they have GAL's ( Guardian ad litem's ) who are volunteers that are assigned by the courst to assist case managers in making sure a child's placement is suitable by visiting constantly. A GAL's main objective is to be a "voice " for children. I am a GAL in Florida.

    Answer by TakeNoticeNow at 1:28 PM on Feb. 19, 2010

  • Sorry this is the full link :
    See if there is a GAL program in your state and help to make a difference !

    Answer by TakeNoticeNow at 1:29 PM on Feb. 19, 2010

  • simple frown


    Answer by mywonderyears at 1:35 PM on Feb. 19, 2010

  • its a shame but it happens. More so than it should. Anyone remember that family in New Jersey. Fed their daughters but not their foster sons and they ate drywall and such. Found a 19 yo in their care and neighbors thought he was way younger.

    Answer by pagirl71 at 2:02 PM on Feb. 19, 2010



    Answer by pagirl71 at 2:08 PM on Feb. 19, 2010

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