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Reporter Garrett Therolf’s unflinching look at the tragic problems within California’s private foster care program isn’t an easy read, but it’s crucial for increasing awareness of the children at risk of abuse within the state’s system. Read the full story here.
It bears knowing that the nightmarish child abuse disbelieved by the masses is not only institutionalized in adoption and foster systems, but literally recommended and often mandated:
The “Bibles” of the North American Adoption & Foster Care System
Senior Pre Med Major (via shitrichcollegekidssay)
But srsly, here’s why this particular kind of institutionalized child abuse is ethnocidal…
"They were giving me drugs, Prozac and two other ones I didn’t know, which scared me because I didn’t even know what I was taking, and they just basically said, ‘Take this.’ If I didn’t take it they would physically restrain me and throw me in my room and not let me out until I wanted to take it.”
There’s also a grim history of forced drug testing on foster children, and highly toxic drugs at that.
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