If child protection means anything, it should mean that a child already traumatized by a lifetime of abuse will not be subjected to another series of poorly made decisions by the adults in his life.
If there is one thing that we do know, it is that adoptees need time and help adjusting to new surroundings, people, life, & everything else that has changed in their O so chaotic little universe.
If there is one thing a nation should stand for, should agree on, could vote for,… it might be providing protection for children seven and under.
Even our coarse, money driven hard bitten society might find a majority to support basic systems to insure that 7 year olds are not sent back into even worse circumstances than they are now experiencing.
What would it take to have put in place services that the Hansen family could have relied on to manage their very serious problems that would have negated casting the boy so harshly out of their home?
Of all the billions we spend on war, medications, beer, football, and advertising, where does Artyom Savelyev and his seven year old counter parts fit in?
From an international perspective, this must look like a three ring circus. From a guardian ad-Litems perspective, the conversation around child protection systems and children’s rights is long overdue.
Let’s move it along. I would really like to hear from the legal world, and stories from people that have found remedies for abused children.
I have experienced a horribly abused 7 year old with lighter fluid trying to burn down the house & know the fear of the adoptive parent staying awake nights desperate to save this precious being from herself.
It’s too late to blame anyone. It solves nothing.
We must simply try to help save them. One at a time. And yes, it does take a village. www.avahealth.org
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