The Future of Children




The bedrock assumption underlying child welfare policy is that children are better off if raised by their natural parents.1 This preference for the role of natural parents is codified in law and provides the rationale for retaining reunification as a core outcome for children placed in foster care.2 Parents have the fundamental right to direct the care, custody, and control of their children, and it is presumed that, until or unless proven otherwise, they will act in a child’s best interest.3


Although the U.S. Supreme Court has long recognized the autonomy of the natural family and grants wide latitude to parents, the court does acknowledge the interest of the state to protect and promote children’s welfare and to assure that children have permanent homes.4 The exercising of this authority emphasizes that a child is not the absolute property of a parent, although state action is limited to situations in which parents are proven unfit or unwilling to perform parental duties and obligations.5 Because the presumption favoring parents has to be set aside before any other caregiving arrangements are pursued (assuming the parents do not consent), reunification has to remain the primary goal of child welfare services until a permanent decision regarding parents’ abilities to carry out their responsibilities can be made.


The Future of Children site has a lot of good information, the problem is CPS does not adhere to policies, laws, regulations, or standards. Its all just words on paper and children being illegally seized from their families.

For more information please visit the link above.

5 thoughts on “The Future of Children

  1. I was offered reunification services in the beginning after my children were harshly removed from my home…i busted my ass and i got them…. CPS doesn’t always have the best judgment for the welfare of children…Yes there are bad parent out there…but most of the time parents have ust made mistakes… i wish CPS followed all their laws that they are supposed to so that way children would stay with parents…

  2. The future of our children is in the hands of the parents and not the government, especially in the African American culture. Children are being separated from their families due to lies. This comes the school with prejudiced teachers and low life court appointed attorneys and low down judges who appoint these people to represent parents and they do not. they all gain and get new position in the judicial systems. Listen we know how to raise our children especially those that was born in the 40’s and 50’s. This new system has older parents and grandparents at a disadvantage in raising their children according to God’s Law and ignorant man and arrognant women laws.The Bible is absolutely and positively correct Man will destroy the world himself and so will the arrogant women.

  3. I would like to start an organization for the protection of grandparents and parents that has been abused by the system. Where their children has been taken from them by lies. contact me at to get started and to plan the protest.

  4. The government need to revise their laws concerning CPS and their schemes to take children from their families and place them to be murdered and put on drugs plus get raped. So stop posting these comments and start taking action talk is just that talk no one is taking action

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