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 This question is addressed to people who are adopted?
When you were told you were adopted...
How did you react?
What did you say to your adoptive parents?
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vicky
How can a convicted felon be a foster parent even with a drug-related charge? What is wrong with the system?
I don't understand they system. My half-sister 22 yrs old got married a year ago to a 23 yr old guy that has a felony for drugs and has terrible record. Most of the stuff happened when he was a juvenile, but he has a felony for crack possession and did some time. They are looking to adopt, he was adopted too, and they recently did and got a homestudy approved. The social worker asked about his history because it came up on the background check, and saw that he has been clean(for 2 yrs), kept a job, goes to college, has a house blah blah blah, and they approved it. All they are waiting for are the children.

How can it be possible? is it because they are adopting from the foster care system and those social workers are less "picky" or maybe his record doesnt really matter? I mean, this happened only 2 yrs ago and nothing has been expunged. Is it wrong for me to be upset at the system, I hope they dont put children in the homes of just "anyone" just because they "need" a home. Ughh, I'm so mad. My half-sister just called and told me the news.

Any comments please??



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yacwithtee
Because, the system has so many children they are just putting kids any where. they check your records to be sure that the child is in a safe place. Well they use to, apparently not any more. But, if something happens that social worker will lose her job, lets just hope nothing happens to the children. and I hope her husband has really changed his life because, there are children who need a home.

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Cleopatra
Why are you shocked? Issues like these have been swept under the adoption/foster care table for years. Report him - make a stink - who cares if he's your sisters husband -

If we don't stand up for what is right - nothing gets changed -

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cricketlady
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That would Not happen in my state. My state is a very aggressive state. I know applicants whose juvenile record dismissed them. It is time the rest of the states followed our lead. We have the best best organization doing the authorization for background checks. If you have the facts then fight it---make a big stink--write an editorial in your paper to get the attention of your states social welfare system.

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AnnaBelle
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I have no idea how such a thing would happen, since a criminal record check is generally the baseline for an application. If it did occur, it's disgusting, but I really don't know how that could get through.

I can't speak to how it is where you are, but we had to have crim checks for every person in the house, as well as child welfare checks. Criminal records are generally an automatic disqualifier, and has little to do with what has happened since.

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MaitreDico
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People are allowed to make some mistakes, and it sounds like he took responsibility for his actions and bettered himself. I'm not sure about what he did as a juvenile, but simple drug possession isn't even close to the same level as a violent offender in terms of posing a threat to society. The fact that he is adopted with a troubled past might give him a better advantage in relating to these foster kids.

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charitybarnes@rocketmail.com
I don't blame u for being upset. U wouldn't be a hearfelt person if u didn't care. I can't believe that they just 'dismissed' his felony after just 2 years. It is not wrong for you to be upset. I am upset just reading about it. I work with a woman who is having problems getting pregnant and would love to adopt. It sickens me that she can't adopt because of her husband but a felon can just because their spouse says okay. I think the criteria for adoptions needs to be much stricter. It also matters where u are from because the adoption laws are different from state to state however it does not make it any less repulsive regardless of where u are.

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Rosie
2 years clean with a job and going to college is evidence of rehabilitation. His juvenile record was given less importance than his recent actions.

38 states allow for a case by case review of criminal history for adoption and foster care and 13 have a flat ban.

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