Comments: It's Called a Family Conference and Multidisciplinary Team Meeting

Key, Bless you for doing what you do. The world is lucky there are families like yours with enough love to take in a few who need it.

I don't know how you do it.

Years ago, I was a social worker for the state of Missouri. I had a foster care caseload. It was unbelievably horrible - the juvenile justice system in Missouri would want the kids back with mom and dad no matter how many years the kids had been away from them. Oh, gosh, I get nightmares just thinking about it all.

posted by Beth on August 9, 2004 01:03 AM

Vote for John Kerry. He'll fix all that shit. See, you don't understand. GOVERNMENT created the problem, so the only solution is MORE GOVERNMENT.

posted by Acidman on August 9, 2004 07:31 AM

Bravo! There a many, many kids out there who need protection from their own parents who are too stupid and lazy to give a damn. I don't argue that fact with you one minute!

posted by Michele on August 9, 2004 10:02 AM

Once again I am reminded that there is not one qualification to become a parent.

posted by James Old Guy on August 9, 2004 01:02 PM

Oh, Key. It's got to be so rewarding yet so depressing to face this down every day... Still praying for you; holding you up to our Lord so that you have the strength you need to do what you do for the kids...

posted by pam on August 10, 2004 03:02 PM

Dear Key:

There are volumes to write here (and my attention was held firmly by your tale); but I'll refrain.

You are a saint.

That's all that need be said.

(That, and a rousing agreement with James, who has an equally good point -- there are NO requirements for parenthood. Sad.)

Best,

-Will

posted by Will on August 10, 2004 04:34 PM
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