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    Subject: Chicago cop 'MO MONEY, not 'mo kids-returns kids
    From: [email protected] (Fern5827)
    Date: 11/14/2004 9:29 AM Eastern Standard Time
    Message-id: <[email protected]>

    FW: asfp:

    Subject: Adoptive Families Returning Kids To DCFS
    From: wexwimpy [email protected]
    Date: 11/13/2004 11:04 AM Eastern Standard Time
    Message-id: <[email protected]>

    Adoptive Families Returning Kids To DCFS
    Adoptive Mother Says She Was 'Bamboozled'
    By System

    POSTED: 6:43 pm CST November 11, 2004 UPDATED: 7:01 pm CST November
    11, 2004 CHICAGO --
    An adoptive family is supposed to mean success for a foster kid, but a
    recent national study shows one
    in five adopted children end up back in the system.

    The Illinois Department of Children and Family Services says it
    doesn't keep track of how many
    adoptive parents send their kids back. However, one Chicago family who
    spoke with NBC5's Renee
    Ferguson said it had no other choice.

    Cynthia Moore said she hoped the long hours she works as a traffic cop
    would make her a sort of role
    model for her three adoptive daughters. But instead, she says, two of
    her girls' behavior only got worse.

    "Lying, stealing, um, just, you know, I go to work, letting boys in
    your house," Moore said.

    Moore showed Ferguson 27 police reports, which the mother said are
    from the times her 13-year-old ran
    away from home.

    "I take her to school, she leaves out the school," Moore said.
    "Thunder and lightning, she breaks the
    window, she jumps out the window."

    Moore said that nine years ago, she and her husband told Catholic
    Charities they wanted to adopt one
    girl. She said instead, the social worker brought three.

    "The worker called and said, 'I have three children that need a
    placement, emergency placement.' So
    that's how it started off, as emergency placement," Moore said.

    After a year, Moore felt obligated to keep all three girls, she said.

    "You know, I'm looking at the kids' little face and I can't let them
    down, I just can't," she said.

    But Moore says she feels the system let her down.

    The attorney Catholic Charities recommended never told the family they
    could become the girls' legal
    guardians, with more money and services for their problems, Moore
    said.

    "It was only after I adopted them that all of a sudden, I realized --
    you know, me and my girlfriend both,
    because she did three also -- we been bamboozled," she said.

    Records obtained by NBC5 show Moore's attorney was disbarred last
    month after other adopting
    families reported her to the Illinois Attorney Registration and
    Disciplinary Commission for "engaging in
    dishonesty, fraud, deceit or misrepresentation," Ferguson reported.

    DCFS Director Bryan Samuels said there was an unforeseen consequence
    to the state's push to get
    kids adopted quickly.

    "We are seeing, certainly, an increase in the number of children that
    are being returned because of the
    situation," Samuels said.

    Moore said she and her husband are so overwhelmed, they have decided
    to return their adopted
    daughters to DCFS.

    "When you've done all you can do, there is nothing else you can do,"
    she said.

    Thursday evening, NBC5 received a statement from Catholic Charities,
    which states, "Catholic Charities
    respectfully disagrees with the claims made by the Moores. However, we
    believe to discuss specific
    details of this case in the media is not in the best interest of the
    children."



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    CATHOLIC CHARITIES, ASFA, ADOPTION AND SAFE FAMILIES ACT, DEPARTMENT OF
    CHILDREN AND FAMILY SERVICES, CHILD PROTECTIVE, KIN CARE, KINSHIP CARE, SOCIAL
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    Chicago cop: &quot;'MO money, not 'mo kids, returns kids

    >Subject: Chicago cop: "'MO money, not 'mo kids, returns kids
    From: [email protected] (Fern5827)Date: 11/15/2004 8:54 AM Eastern Standard TimeMessage-id: <[email protected]>Subject: Chicago cop 'MO MONEY, not 'mo kids-returns kidsFrom: [email protected] (Fern5827)Date: 11/14/2004 9:29 AM Eastern Standard TimeMessage-id: <[email protected]>FW: asfp:Subject: Adoptive Families Returning Kids To DCFSFrom: wexwimpy [email protected]Date: 11/13/2004 11:04 AM Eastern Standard TimeMessage-id: <[email protected]> Adoptive Families Returning Kids To DCFS Adoptive Mother Says She Was 'Bamboozled'By SystemPOSTED: 6:43 pm CST November 11, 2004 UPDATED: 7:01 pm CST November11, 2004 CHICAGO --An adoptive family is supposed to mean success for a foster kid, but arecent national study shows one in five adopted children end up back in the
    system.

    Bovine excrement. Or plant fertilizer, as it were.

    http://naic.acf.hhs.gov/pubs/s_disrup.cfm

    Dad

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    • #3
      Chicago cop: &quot;'MO money, not 'mo kids, returns kids

      Ah, no apologist. Posted by former foster.




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