Sometimes we just cannot find the words to describe what we want to say, we often forget to say what we mean let alone mean what we say, and we increasingly get twisted up and caught in the mundane day-to-day routine and gripe.

We live in a world where you are classed as an adult by the time you reach the age of 18, where governments say when we will and will not continue to conduct war’s we live our lives according to what our digital planners tell us we should be doing, when really if you stop and look at it why?

Paused at the thought of society and it’s fucked up way of thinking it got me thinking about this system we have in place for our kids, that was created by governments and enforced by this bullshit law, this law allows some half-baked moron to make an assessment on a family after doing a minimum course of 72 weeks, in-house training at the Department of so-called Child Safety, and allows this now officer with really no fucking clue, only what he or she has learnt from their text-book course to remove a child that the department deems as being in danger, or high risk of being in danger from his or her family  putting them into foster care.

Foster care temporary care arrangements for a child who has been ripped out of what he or she knows and put into some perfect god loving family with perfect fucking parents and 2 want to be new brothers or sisters who all praise the lord.

Mind you this kid that’s been ripped from all he or she knows, has come from a family who swear like trooper’s who drink possibly do drugs or are in some rehab program to come off drugs,

This kid is left high and dry with the original fucking Flanders family from the Simpsons.

Is it any wonder that kids run away from foster homes?

Now don’t get me wrong maybe some of these foster parents are not the god loving hippies that I have in my mind’s eye.

Allow me to explain how I came to get this picture in the first place.

After doing research on becoming a foster career the only and I mean only places that I could find including the Department of Child Safety to apply or enquire on becoming a career was referred onto those organisations and church groups, such as mission salvation army and the good old uniting church, these are the only organisations that have any fostering or kin ship programs on offer to people who are looking into fostering a kid who has suffered the luck of finding him or herself removed from home by the Department of child safety.

Therefore the conclusion of god loving hippie try hard Flanders springs to mind when I look at the entire fostering mess that the government has created.

Often taking children from their homes that they are alleging that they are in danger if being left there to live, and placing them into care where one of the foster parents is a  known fucking paedophile, or worse, (although I can’t think of much worse than that right now)

Kids are often placed into these temporary care situations with the misguided hope that their families will be reunited once mum and dad or mum or dad have completed the things that are outlined by the department in order to bring home their child or children, which more often than not never happens.

The department now have the kids in the system, and the system will supervise any visits between the child and his or her mum and or dad, this will be a 45 min visit and when it’s over you the parent or guardian will leave regardless of how your child reacts.

Often kids will become hysterical irate and scream for their parents not to leave them, they want to go home despite mum and dad, doing everything according to the so-called guidelines of the department

each week something else is added to the to do list, and parents often find themselves in a loose loose situation as they struggle to meet the guidelines that this department and the so-called care worker or child protection officer with his or her lack of training on real life puts on them.

Visits with their children become less frequent due to the emotions that are attached and how each party is left feeling after these in humane visits that are watched over by an officer of the department, monitored and recorded for their files, therefore putting a rift between parents and children as the kids are left thinking mum and dad don’t care, growing rebellious with anger and built up hate towards their care officer and the parents are left holding the brunt for their child’s dysfunctional behaviour.

Then the governments and fucking foster parents have the utter cheek to wonder why their system fucking fails with kids running away from these perfect foster families and ending up fending for themselves on the streets.

Therefore creating a whole new generation of kids who did not and do not ask to live in this fucking manner, but they have somehow formed into a group of kids who have done the same thing and run away from places that the fucking government seem to think is a better place or environment for this person who is no more than a fucking number in their fucked up system to live.

These kids who do it hard on the streets often turn to drugs due to their vulnerability including prostitution to make money they are now on a spiral that is somehow blamed on the alleged dysfunction of their family lives that the department removed them from to begin with.

Somehow I don’t think that they have this picture accurate much less right as they forget the whole fucking thing started when the child was removed from their home and put into temporary care.

Yet for some fucked up reason kids are taken every day and placed into these care situations, one they know is one they do not fit into nor do they belong there, and have no alternative but to run away, they know they can’t go home chances are they have tried this one already only to find themselves being picked up and taken back to where they know they do not fit in, so they do what kids do and they find another way out.

The only way out is the streets, where they will find somehow to live, some way to get by, and somehow find a group of kids like them that they fit into, this will be their lives as they come to know it, they will not trust anybody that represents any form of authority who tries to reach out to help them thank you to the department of child safety who fucked this well and truly up, and they will not trust that any adult is out there to genuinely help them again thanks to them finding that by trusting an adult leads them back to the fucked up system they ran from in the first place.

These kids are the kids that we allow our governments to create, we allow this to continue, and turn a blind eye to the entire mess.

The other alternative for adolescents is group housing or institutionalised housing, again simply a larger fucked up version of a foster family, and again kids simply run away or choose to leave these so-called institutions, finding themselves on the streets.

Yet these kids are labelled with the names of gangs, they are the easy targets for society to blame every broken window on, every fight that breaks out in public, every spray painted tag on every light pole and fucking bus stop, and easy targets for those arse hole drug dealers to real in turning them into drug dependant zombies to carry out their scum runs owning this human being pulling his or her strings a puppet that this wanker has created.

About Angel O'Fire

New Zealand born, this kiwi chick took flight to live in the great land down under in Queensland Australia in 1988. I am clumsy at times not known for my tact and or grace, straight to the point, and somewhat impatient, I have come to accept that what is in this life simply is. Far from religious, I do not believe in a divine god per say that will come down and save the world, although I accept each to their own when it comes to their views and beliefs of what religion is or should be. I consider myself to be my own worst critic as I tend to strive for best, and have a tendency to push myself physically and emotionally beyond my limits. Still naive at times, still hoping to see the good rather than the bad in people, this has not been one of the qualities that I can say I am fond of, as it has come to burn me time after time over the years. I am a strong believer in Karma, as I do believe in what we put out is what we do get in return, good bad or indifferent. With a tendency to stand my ground when it comes to opinions, as we all have one, there is no right nor wrong, it is a perspective, a view point on how we view a subject. Zero tolerance for others who are self-riotous, I have no interest in people who claim to have never done any wrong in their lives, and who judge others, prior to walking in those they cast judgement upon’s shoes. I am just your average girl who is trying to make my way through life as it is. I am a mother, lover, friend, partner, co-worker, manager, coach, and referee, a Jill of all trades. A firm believer that ‘ignorance is not bliss’ nor is ‘ignorance’ and excuse to be an arsehole in the world we live in today, those who continue to use the ‘ignorance is bliss’ rule are plainly arrogant and uneducated. I love the water, beach surf and sand, the water is where I seem to find myself when I need to take 5 mins out of life's hectic cycle. I figure that each to their own, as it takes all kinds of people to make the world go round. I believe that life is not learnt out of a text book, and often wonder why we teach our lessons from one to our growing generations. Although I can be a surprising wealth of knowledge I find it amazing how a person can actually no so much about nothing, yet be a master of the topic. I am that girl who cuts her jeans into shorts because she got hot, am not one to enjoy shopping, in fact I hate the entire nightmare of going shopping and it has me fkd how so many chicks say 'lets make a day of it' and love bouncing from shop to shop looking at things that are well pointless. All in all that is me so hello world I'm Angel.
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2 Responses to Kids

  1. mm172001 says:

    I agree with most of what you have written. The poster system along with child protective services has MAJOR flaws in it. Although there are some really good foster parents out there that I have met. There needs to be some rethinking of the system or restructuring or something.

  2. Angel O'Fire says:

    Indeed I agree there are some really great foster parents out there, however the system does need a total over haul as it simply fails too many kids and these kids, will and do find themselves in an alternative niche, one where they fit in and look after one another, this is not our kids job it is our job to protect not neglect our kids, weather they our ours by blood or because we are looking after them as a foster career. Kids have a way of finding their own resources, such as couch surfing for instance, as they work together, knowing how the current system works and has often failed either them or someone they know. Thank you for your comment x

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