Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

December 4, 2013

Court system should focus on children


Bluefield Daily Telegraph

— Our court system is failing our children. When are they going to start helping them?

Family court and social services at the Department of Health and Human Services says that a child belongs with the mother. They will uphold the mother no matter what she does, and the child is not taken care of. They are the ones that have to do without what they need, even though they get a check. Their money is spent on the wrong things.

When are they going to change the laws to help the children? I tried to help a child years ago and they accused me of trying to take the baby away from the mother, but he wasn’t taken care of and I tried to help him. He was abused in the home. They had to take him out of the home years later but he was out of control because he was abused.

Carol Farmer

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