It’s 2 a.m. on a Saturday morning and you hear knocking and banging on the front door. You jump out of bed and try to make it before the baby wakes up. You look quite the opposite of presentable with black bags under your eyes due to the lack of sleep and your two daughters were just taken the other day at school. As you’re running to the door you hope that your kids are finally coming home, but instead when you open the door the Barnevernet, or child services, along with the cops enter your home and take the rest of your children including your youngest, who is 3 months old. How exactly would you feel, broken hearted, devastated, scared, worried, and not knowing what to do? According to, “An Unfinished Debate on Barnevernet,” about 60,000 kids are born a year, in Norway, and 10,000 of those kids are being taken. This is one sixth of the population of kids! Barnevernet has no right to take the most precious of all gifts from a mother. The Barnevernet cases in Norway are very serious, but …show more content…
When parents get their children taken away, they don't just continue their life as if nothing went wrong! They can’t go on because their kids are the light of their lives and the reason why they are still living. If the light of your life was gone you would be affected in many ways. This is exactly what happened to all of these families. We, as American citizens, need to step it up and start helping out our country and fellow countries. We must stop Barnevernet! They have no right to barge into the lives of others and break apart their families. Today we must take action, and spend ten seconds of our lives logging onto our Facebook accounts, typing in Stop Barnevernet and sharing their page so that others can educate themselves and help families like the Bodnariu’s get their kids
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However, because there are such violations of children taking place there must be a system set up that protects and serve children. One of the most shameful thoughts in my judgement is that of a parent(s) or guardian behaving as though that children are their property, and can be disposed of as such. Children are not something that is replaceable like a house, animals, money or other material possessions. Children although this is happening, are not to be sold for profit or to settle a debt. Parent(s) and or guardian(s) have a life in their hands and the rearing of that child or children effects the rest of their
“Hey guys! This is the last communication you shall receive from me. I now walk out to live amongst the wild. Take care, it was great knowing you” (Qtd. In Krakauer 69). After graduating from Emory University, Christopher McCandless abandoned everything, gave his entire savings account to charity, and then hitchhiked to Alaska to live in the wild. In the novel, Into the Wild, Was McCandless justified in shunning society? McCandless was justified in shunning society because he simply wanted to find himself and be independent without any distractions from his friends or family.
Child abuse in America is an ongoing problem and something needs to be done. There are approximately one million children abused annually in the United States. (Table 339) Cases of child abuse and neglect are reported every ten seconds, and researchers believe that there’s three times that amount that goes unnoticed. (Child Abuse: Know the Signs and Stop the Violence Against Children.) Something needs to be done for these children who are too weak and too powerless to help themselves.
I need to start by admitting that this video was difficult to watch! Within a few seconds of watching the video I was reminded of the level of difficulty of the social work profession. As described in the video, Child Protection Services’ role is to protect children from neglect and abuse (Mierendorf, 2000). Similarly, social workers play several significant and complex roles within child advocacy. Social workers need to ensure the safety and well-being of children and be their voice when they are being silenced or maltreated. Social workers need to identify the abuse and address the situation accordingly. This could be particularly difficult when is in the best interest of children to be removed from their
Rita Price, writer for The Columbus Dispatch, recounts a horrific story about siblings who suffered numerous accounts of abuse. After being beaten with baseball bats, burned with irons, starved, and forced to drink their own urine, the Ferguson children were finally able to come forward and testify against their adoptive parents in order to send them to prison. The children did not believe they had a voice, and the abuse went unnoticed for years. The Ferguson children, along with many others in similar situations, do not feel they have anyone to turn to. After going through foster care systems and the adoption process, the children had already experienced large amounts of change and stress, only to be left with negligent parents. In
classes in order to get their children back. The really mind boggling cases are the ones where the
Imagine one day that all of a sudden when you and your siblings arrive home from school, and your parents are nowhere to be found. Your neighbor informs you that ICE officials raided your house and deported your parents. According to CNN News, that’s exactly what happened to the Soza siblings, Ronaldo, 14 and Cesia, 17. They are a prime example of what the effects of deportation can have on children. According to an ACR report there is an estimated 5,100 children who are currently in the foster care system. The foster care system would put the child in danger of never seeing their parents again. According to ICE there is an average, 17 children who are placed in the foster care system, due to the detainment and deportation of their parents
A child living in the 21st century is no stranger to poverty and the desperate lifestyles it promotes. Too often the case, children, living in families with incomes below the nation’s poverty line, are limited to criminal activities, low-level education, and blue-collar employment. Furthermore, years of economic strife in the United States have invited a cycle of poverty to predetermine the lives of children in poverty-stricken families, where they are raised with insufficient care and inadequate resources in unstable environments. Not that it is in any way the fault of the parents, whose financial situation isn’t always an accurate reflection of their parental capability, the government’s assumes the responsibility of removing children
Having previously been a foster parent here in Nebraska, I knew immediately where I wanted get my information for this Victim's Advocate Project. Having worked directly with the Child Advocacy Center in Lincoln with some of my former foster children, I was happy to get into contact with its executive director, Lynn Ayers. Lynn has been working in victim's advocacy, particularly as a children and family advocate for over 36 years, and has a wealth of knowledge on the subject. In her time in this field, she has seen a variety of cases and was more than happy to respond to my request for an interview via e-mail correspondence.
One of the most hurtful thing anyone could do is allow the government to take their child away. In the United States over a half a million children are in foster care. Within the recent years changes in reducing the time that children spend in foster care have caused more adoption. In Texas 12,000 children live in institutions as foster children. The federal government has mandated that Texas must change its system dramatically. Most states have only 18 months to reunite children with their families or put them up for adoption and or enter permanent foster care. With a shortage of funding hundreds of children sleep in state buildings and with this comes a lot of pressure. Texas lawmakers will have a lot to deal with because of its broken system.
ChildNet’s clients are from diverse backgrounds and belong to different races, ages, religions and ethnicities. Many of them are experiencing challenges due to mental health issues, addictions and the court system. They are being discriminated against because of their challenges and many are therefore unable to find a job, stable housing or help to overcome these challenges. Transportation is a vital part of being able to live a good life for many people. Without transportation it is almost impossible to gain and keep a job, and without a job it is impossible to have a stable income and housing in order to properly care for children. Many of our clients are being oppressed because of their challenges; they are unable to find
The article “Rape Victim’s New-Born Baby Stolen Hospital By Alabama Child Protective Services.” by Hayley Malan talks about the way her baby was taken from her by DHR after she was raped. Her and her family have suffered a tragic loss, but don’t believe this is the end. They are continuing to fight for Braelon to be back where he belongs. The article concludes asking the reader to follow the Facebook page for Braelon called SAVE Braelon’s Family @https://www.facebook.com/SavebabyBraelon/.
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“Your assignment is to write a persuasive essay and present it to the class in a week. You will be graded based on how convincing it is. Today we will be choosing topics,” announced Mr. Bowerbank, my 7th grade English teacher and ruler of classroom 110. My class simultaneously groaned at the prospect of work. I simply lifted my head with intrigue as it was already May and about time we had our first essay. He then proceeded to give examples of topics we could choose and gave us some time to think before we had to tell him our topic. My classmates were already rushing to tell the teacher their idea lest someone else steal it. That meant the usual abortion, death penalty, or drug use topics were out. I really couldn't think of anything and the teacher was slowly making his way through the remaining students like an executioner beheading criminals in a line. I have always thought that he would make a marvelous supervillain if he had a curly mustache, a tophat, and a cape. Eventually my name was called. I slowly dragged myself over to his desk. Even sitting down, he still seemed to tower over me. “What is your topic Cindy?” As usual in such desperate times, my mind turned to food. “Waffles are better than pancakes.” I figured that a waffle was just a differently shaped pancake with a nicer texture. “Hmm. Excellent topic. I look forward to your essay!” I survived to live yet another day.