Debbi - posted on 08/08/2009 ( 4 moms have responded )
I have a neighbor that does TFC like us. They adopted a 12 year old girl with issues (of course) 4 years ago. They had also adopted their oldest son, who moved away on his 18th birthday and never looked back. While talking to her yesterday, I found out that they put the girl into a group home because she was acting out. This girl was a hard worker and very nice, though a little goofy. That couple believes that hard work is what helps these kids, and they work these kids. The mom mentioned in our conversation that the girl, who's only 17, has a year left "in the system" until she ages out then will have to live on the streets if she doesn't get her act together.
My question is this... do you think that once a child is adopted they can/should be returned to the system if the parents can't/don't want them anymore?