The Corrupt Business of Child Protective Services

Victurus Libertas,

Georgia Senator of the 50th district, and State Head of The Eagle Forum, Nancy Schaefer, published a report called The Corrupt Business of Child Protective Services.  She claims the report caused her to lose her Senate seat in the Georgia State Senate, before she was murdered in March of 2010.  See the complete report in pdf format here:  N Schaefer rpt CPS  

According to MedicalKidnap.com, on March 26, 2010, police from Habersham County Georgia reported that they found Nancy Schaefer and her husband, Bruce Schaefer, dead in their home. The official report was that it was a murder suicide, and that Bruce Schaefer had killed his wife and then turned his .38-caliber handgun on himself. Their daughter reportedly found them in their bedroom, and investigators say they discovered a suicide note, as well as notes to each of the couple’s five children.

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However, this official explanation has been largely disputed by people who actually knew the family, as several points have fostered doubt:

  • The Schaefer’s were receiving death threats that had accelerated;
  • There was no indication from Bruce Schaefer of him being under any kind of stress that would cause him to commit such an uncharacteristic act right up to the eve of their death;
  • Nancy Schaefer was completing a video exposing  the lack of oversight in Georgia’s Department of Family and Child Services (DFCS) as well as Child Protective Services (CPS) nationally

Senator Schaefer’s report published in 2007, began with

My introduction into Child Protective Service cases was due to a grandmother in an adjoining state who called me with her tragic story. Her two granddaughters had been taken from her daughter who lived in my district. Her daughter was told wrongly that if she wanted to see her children again she should sign a paper and give up her children. Frightened and young, the daughter did. I have since discovered that parents are often threatened into cooperation of permanent separation of their children.

The children were taken to another county and placed in foster care. The foster parents were told wrongly that they could adopt the children. The grandmother then jumped through every hoop known to man in order to get her granddaughters. When the case finally came to court it was made evident by one of the foster parent’s children that the foster parents had, at any given time, 18 foster children and that the foster mother had an inappropriate relationship with a caseworker…”

Senator Nancy Schaefer also stated in her report, “Having worked with probably 300 cases statewide, and now hundreds and hundreds across this nation and in nearly every state, I am convinced there is no responsibility and no accountability in Child Protective Services system…

One of the main points in the report states, “Child Protective Services and Juvenile Court can always hide behind a confidentiality clause in order to protect their decisions and keep the funds flowing. There should be open records and “court watches”! Look who is being paid!”

Most people have no clue that The Adoption and the Safe Families Act, set in motion first, in 1974, by Walter Mondale, and later in 1997 by President Bill Clinton – offered cash “bonuses” to the states for every child they adopted out of foster care.  In order to receive the “adoption incentive bonuses” local child protective services need more children. They must have merchandise (children) that sells and you must have plenty, so the buyer can choose. Some counties are known to give a $4,000 to $6,000 bonus for each child adopted out to strangers and an additional $2,000 for a “special needs” child.  Employees work to keep the federal dollars flowing.  By the way, guess where those “incentives” come from?  Social Security.  We are PAYING the criminals to snatch our children.  They are stealing our money as they steal our children.  This must STOP!

The report explains that there is “double dipping”… “The funding continues as long as the child is out of the home. There is funding for foster care then when a child is placed with a new family, then “adoption bonus funds” are available. When a child is placed in a mental health facility and is on 16 drugs per day, like two children of a constituent of mine, more funds are involved and so is Medicaid…”

The National Center on Child Abuse and Neglect in 1998, reported that six times as many children died in foster care than in the general public and that once removed to official “safety”, these children are far more likely to suffer abuse, including sexual molestation, than in the general population.  Think what that number is today – nearly twenty years later!

The report also included THIS staggering statistic:  According to the California Little Hoover Commission Report in 2003,  between 30% – 70% of the children in California group homes do not belong there and should not have been removed from their homes.

Senator Schaefer also stated, “I have witnessed such injustice and harm brought to so many families that I am not sure if I even believe reform of the system is possible! The system cannot be trusted. It does not serve the people. It obliterates families and children simply because it has the power to do so. Children deserve better. Families deserve better. It’s time to pull back the curtain and set our children and families free.

That is exactly what Victurus Libertas has set out to do.  Our goal is to expose the corrupt systems that harm children, when their motto is stated to the world that they are there to help.  They are LYING to us!  Now that our eyes are being opened and the truth is coming out, we cannot sweep this under the rug.  It may seem like an impossible task, an uphill battle – but, our innocent helpless children are counting on us.  We are the only ones who can bring this to an end.  And we must do it TOGETHER.  United, we must rise up to save our children.