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I find it odd dialog about "Fraud" from an organization that certifies, and monitors - the people they are accusing of fraud.
Few realize that "Foster Care" is a business and has to be run like one with specialized needs on an individual basis. The care is not like a job (8 hours), but is 24x7x365. It involves paperwork, documentation, hearings, meetings, phone conferences, caseworker meetings.
Yet some idiots are trying to talk about this like a "Job", taxes? Humm, lets see, the state, who collects the taxes to "pay for care" taxing that "care", sounds a bit self serving doesn't it?
Now if a Foster Care parent is expected to provide "excellence" in care, but has their hands financially tied, and if the Foster Care is not a profitable business - what level and kind of care providers will we attract to these "special needs" kids?
Want "bottom of the barrel" then pay it. What does that lead to? I have a friend in this Business - I've seen his "rates" halved while "The Employee Class" expands by thousands, - but who is actually providing the care? What is the ratio of Foster Homes to Employees Monitoring and Certifying, and if there is "Fraud", who is responsible for that?
I am reading comments from 8hr a day employees about 24 hour a day service providers. Sorry it is what it is. I think there is a problem being created that will be solved later by a Private Corporation at 5x the cost to the taxpayer, followed up by new rules that will inspire more children to get into the system. Sounds horrific until you realize its been done, and is how Corporation "milk" the system for profits (See Capitalism - A Love Affair) recently released. It is stunning.
Foster Parents should have their rates doubled so that they can be profitable and hire and expand the resources necessary to service these kids that deserve OUTSTANDING care. But that is my opinion. But - noboby it talking about the fact Foster Parents take on kids for a rate 3x lower than the institutions they don't blink and eye at paying for? Corruption? Fraud? Dig deeper people. And "Think" about it.
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