The Department of Children & Familes in District 8, needs to be investigated throughly. There are things that go on that are very questionable and raises questions about the safety of the children in the foster care system. They wait way to long before removing children from bad situations which will affect them for life. The paperwork that is misfiled, lost or even submitted improperly raises questions about the compendence of some of the licensed workers...........which scares the hell out of me :(
I started doing fostercare about 3 years ago. I took the required MAPP classes and my paperwork was lost so I had to take the classes all over again. While taking the classes you are mislead VERY much and are told alot of untrue statements. Most of the people who do fostercare are with the intent to adopt the right child that is a good fit with there family.
Your hopes are very high about being placed with a child so you just follow the rules so you think, most of them are madeup as the social workers go along. Not everything will apply for all foster parents, some are favored and get the nicer children. If you ask questions and do not play by there rules , you will be placed with a child from HELL.
I was placed with a child who had SEVERE behavior problems, Depression, sexually abused, bipolar and was abusive, so severe that I am still recovering from it emotionally. When I asked for help I was told that I had to wait until the services were approved by the judge. Meanwhile me and my husband were hit, bit and abused. I finally had them removed the child from our home and now the child is in a residental home for viloant children.
The state of Florida DOES NOT reimburst you for all the money you put into the child. $380.00 month does NOT buy what the child needs and wants or any special services that the child might need.
My hopes of adopting a child from the fostercare system have been tarnished. I will never do fostercare ever again or have any dealing with DCF. Maybe in the future the fostercare homes will report any abuse and get theses kids the help that they need early in there little lives.
I am currently going through an adoption agency and have not been mislead about anything. May GOD Bless these children who wait for homes.
Marco Island, Florida