ADOPTION AND LEGAL GUARDIANSHIP INCENTIVE PAYMENTS.
Sec. 473A. [42 U.S.C. 673b](a) Grant Authority…
Most people do not know or believe that states are paid bonuses for every child they adopt away from their parents and/ or families, and that states are raking in MILLIONS of dollars with these bonuses. Here is the proof from the Government’s website for Social Security. They even call it “Incentive Payments”. (Excerpts are reproduced at the end of this article, with emphasis added in BOLD and/or enlarged by this author.) https://www.ssa.gov/OP_Home/ssact/title04/0473A.htm
Bonuses for adoptions represent only ONE, (1) of the ways that States get paid Federal Tax Dollars for taking children. To see which states are getting the most millions in bonuses for adoptions you can go here, but leading the way are #1 Texas – $79+ million, #2 Florida $48+ million, and #3 Arizona $38+ million to the tune of over half a billion in Federal tax dollars to forcefully adopt children away from their biological families. Adoption Incentive funds are generally awarded in the two fiscal years following the earning year, and these number only reflect up to 2014, so tens of millions more are sure to have been “earned” in the last few years..
ALL states are participating, and according to The Chronicle of Social Change (5-26-17), :
President Donald Trump’s 2018 budget proposal includes a slate of deep cuts and eliminations of programs aimed at serving youth and families, but includes a hefty increase in the amount spent on an entitlement for foster care and adoption assistance.
Title IV-E of the Social Security Act is an entitlement, which matches the cost of foster care services and adoption subsidies with state agencies.
This will also help to SAVE Social Security that is due to run out of money in 16 years! http://money.cnn.com/2016/06/22/pf/social-security-medicare/
PLEASE SEE THE PETITION TO STOP ALL FEDERAL FUNDING TO STATES FOR TITLE IV D and E at https://www.facebook.com/MadAngelsArmy/
IF you watch any part of this 5 minute video, you will know that all “incentives” to take children must be stopped. When states are funding it from their own budgets, watch how fast they start getting it right, and how fast they start returning children home. States paying for, instead of GETTING PAID TO RIP CHILDREN FROM FAMILIES might also cause them to seek more accountability to insure they aren’t spending money unnecessarily, and spare many a child from the trauma now being brought on them because of these “incentives”, i.e. Federal tax dollars.
In these times of drastic cuts to Federally funded programs, the first thing that should be cut are the incentives for states to destroy families and take children, and the BONUSES to ADOPT THEM AWAY FROM THEIR FAMILIES! Please watch the video above!
There are no bonuses for reuniting families, OR for adopting children to relatives, such as Grandparents, Aunts, Uncles, or others, no matter how much they might try to stop their children from being adopted outside of the family. SEE CONFIRMED! “very common” – States needlessly take custody of OUR children! where a 2 year old that had been taken by Massachusetts at birth was about to be forcefully adopted away from her loving family, but for the DOJ investigation that stopped it. The DOJ rarely investigates any of the hundreds of thousands of cases where this is happening, so it is on US to awaken the public, and educate the President and Congress to exactly what is really going on with this money, and STOP this carnage that is destroying children and families for generations to come.
Some states are literally balancing their budgets off the backs of children they take from families, and most states hire consultants to devise ways to maximize how to get the most Federal dollars by taking these children from their families. Can there be anything more destructive to society than destroying families?
In the 3-minute video below, an Arizona judge trains people on which box must be checked so that Child Protective Service, (CPS), agencies won’t end up with “. . . a kid they cannot pay for”.
And you thought CPS was about protecting children??? Follow the money!
“If you are removing a child, in a Contrary to the Welfare finding, that order is mandatory. If you do not make that finding whenever you remove that child from a placement, you’re forfeiting federal funds… The federal government says that if you did not make that (decision) right at the outset the first time through, you’re not going to get any federal money for those services, ever… CPS is going to have a kid they cannot pay for.”
While this training video was not made secret, state sponsored kidnappings and forced adoptions of children are. Neither the media nor the public are allowed allowed inside “dependency” or Family Courts. Access to the documents are forbidden even for the parents who are fighting the TERMINATION OF THEIR PARENTAL RIGHTS in the kangaroo courts. Then there are the UN-Constitutional gag orders so often put on those who speak out so the public cannot learn of these atrocities. The perverse irony is, parents are not allowed to speak of the plight of their children who are often abused and suffering in state care, but the children the states are trying to find homes for are literally marketed on websites, in shopping malls, and exploited in every way possible, by the state.
“….the judge called a recess which lasted about 40 minutes. Brenda’s attorney came back and said that the court was offering Brenda a choice – to choose between having her 14-year-old son Aaron come home by giving up her 3-year-old daughter Tanaieah voluntarily to adoption, or lose both children.”
Threats, intimidation, and even trading an older child, for a newborn are known ways the government has gotten parents to “voluntarily” surrender their children, and when that fails, the parents’ rights are terminated by a judge who in most cases, just rubber stamps whatever the “state” social workers, GALs, CASAs, etc. want them to hear and do.
Using taxpayer funds, government officials in Orange County have spent the last 16 years arguing the most absurd legal proposition in the entire nation: How could social workers have known it was wrong to lie, falsify records and hide exculpatory evidence in 2000 so that a judge would forcibly take two young daughters from their mother for six-and-a-half years? http://www.ocweekly.com/news/judges-reject-orange-countys-claim-that-social-workers-didnt-know-lying-in-court-was-wrong-7774616
The “confidentiality” that insures a total lack of transparency or accountability results in due process and other civil rights being virtually non-existent, and hundreds of thousands of parents that have never even committed a crime, never mind been convicted of one, lose their children to this barbaric and broken system. Be assured that CPS has been proved time and time again as being a complete failure, so while children are being destroyed, both the parents and children alike, have been dealt a death sentence, i.e., the death of their family, with profound and long lasting effects for generations to come. Your tax dollars are funding this travesty.
As attorney general and now governor, Abbott has vigorously defended the state against a class-action lawsuit that called Texas’ foster care system unconstitutional and sought to reduce physical, sexual and psychological abuse of thousands of the most vulnerable kids caught in state care. http://www.sacurrent.com/the-daily/archives/2016/07/13/plan-to-fix-cps-highlights-how-broken-the-agency-is
A Brief History of where it started, how it started, and what has become common to all states in the US, including the bonuses for adoption.
“Child Protective Services started as Chapter 766 in Massachusetts as a bit of social engineering with the written intent of protecting children against child abuse and neglect and getting the families back together. This later became the basis of the US child protection statutes. It was not intended to separate and harass families.
In 1993, Massachusetts hired the now controversial Anderson Consulting as their first consultant to maximize federal funding. DCF (then Department of Social Services – DSS) and other state agencies began to come under mandate to maximize federal funding. Per the contract, if DSS received $120 million in federal funds, Anderson would receive $2.2 million and the percentages increased with more federal dollars so that if DSS got $200 million federal funds, Anderson would get $8.6 million which is $6.4 million in incentives.
… DSS knew that they would get 50/50 federal matching funds for treating a mental illness or physical disease. … if a child’s family is Medicaid eligible, the federal government would match 80% of the treatment from the TANF grants as opposed to the normal 50%. If the parent(s) were not Medicaid eligible, DSS only had to remove parental rights as the child, on its own, has no income and is therefore Medicaid eligible for that 80% Federal match.
More money also became available during the Clinton Administration as it started giving states adoption bonuses of several thousand dollars for every child adopted out and there went the original intent of getting children reunited with their families. ~ Kevin Hall of Citizens Commission on Human Rights http://www.CCHRNEWENGLAND.ORG
Here is the “Compilation Of The Social Security Laws” excerpts:
Sec. 473A. [42 U.S.C. 673b](a) Grant Authority…
(A) $5,000, multiplied by the amount (if any) by which
(i) the number of foster child adoptions in the State during the fiscal year; exceeds …
(B) $7,500, multiplied by the amount (if any) by which
(i) the number of pre-adolescent child adoptions and pre-adolescent foster child guardianships in the State during the fiscal year; exceeds . . .
(C) $10,000, multiplied by the amount (if any) by which
(i) the number of older child adoptions and older foster child guardianships in the State during the fiscal year; exceeds . . .
(D) $4,000, multiplied by the amount (if any) by which
(i) the number of foster child guardianships in the State during the fiscal year; exceeds . .
It is clear to see that Federal Funds not only provide incentives for states to take children, and bonuses to put them up for adoption, but there is NO INCENTIVE to strengthen families or reunify them after CPS enters their lives. The perversion of this system has lead to untold atrocities whereby facebook pages are cropping up all over the country in efforts for parents to get their children back, and sites such as MedicalKidnap.com are devoted to the issue of exposing everything related to this child trafficking industry from American Judicial System for Sale: Bribes and Corruption now the Norm to the harrowing stories of individuals and families affected by this.
HERE’S MORE EXCERPTS FROM THE SS Website:
… the Secretary shall increase the adoption incentive payment determined under paragraph (1) for each State that the Secretary determines is a timely adoption award State for the fiscal year by the award amount determined for the fiscal year under subparagraph (C).
(B) Timely adoption award state defined.—A State is a timely adoption award State for a fiscal year if the Secretary determines that, for children who were in foster care under the supervision of the State at the time of adoptive placement, the average number of months from removal of children from their home to the placement of children in finalized adoptions is less than 24 months.
(C) Award amount.—For purposes of subparagraph (A), the award amount determined under this subparagraph with respect to a fiscal year is the amount equal to the timely adoption award pool for the fiscal year divided by the number of timely adoption award States for the fiscal year.
(f) Limitations on Use of Incentive Payments.—A State shall not expend an amount paid to the State under this section except to provide to children or families any service (including post-adoption services) that may be provided under part B or E. Amounts expended by a State in accordance with the preceding sentence shall be disregarded in determining State expenditures for purposes of Federal matching payments under sections 424, 434, and 474, and shall use the amount to supplement, and not supplant, any Federal or non-Federal funds used to provide any service under part B or E.
(1) In general.—The Secretary may, directly or through grants or contracts, provide technical assistance to assist States and local communities to reach their targets for increased numbers of adoptions and, to the extent that adoption is not possible, alternative permanent placements, for children in foster care.
(2) Description of the character of the technical assistance.—The technical assistance provided under paragraph (1) may support the goal of encouraging more adoptions out of the foster care system, when adoptions promote the best interests of children, and may include the following:
(A) The development of best practice guidelines for expediting termination of parental rights.
(B) Models to encourage the use of concurrent planning.
(C) The development of specialized units and expertise in moving children toward adoption as a permanency goal.
(D) The development of risk assessment tools to facilitate early identification of the children who will be at risk of harm if returned home.