Comment of the Day: Reading About Reckless Parents While Trying to Adopt
We have some great commenters here on Hair Balls, and it's time we paid some damn attention to them.
So we'll be highlighting a Comment of the Day each morning, from the previous day's work. Maybe two comments, even.
This will all be determined by a highly rigorous scientific formula involving wit, clarity and whatever else we feel like at the moment.
We wrote about Jessica Grays, a woman allegedly found stoned out of her mind on PCP, driving five mph down a country road with an infant in the car.
That roused one reader, who says he and his wife have been trying in vain to adopt.
Stories like this drives me nuts. My Mrs and I have been trying to adopt for >3 years, mostly trying to adopt children born to folks like this, (winning!). We read in the Chronicle how minorities don't adopt and how minority children are languishing in foster care. As a bi-racial couple we thought this was a sign from God.
Three years later, we're tired of hearing how our attitude-- that the adoption should be closed, no contact, end of story-- is what is keeping us from getting a child.
This chick's been charged with child endangerment but I bet they put the kid back with her inside of a year, while Catholic Charities/Depelchin/CPS work another round of 'certification' fees and foster care rackets.