Sadly that is exactly what is happening, as Schaefer Riley reports Mr. Johnson reflecting “child-services workers “told me flat out, ‘You are going to have to give up some constitutional rights here if you want to keep that boy.’ ”” What, you're kidding me, right? How can this even be an issue? So you have a blood relative willing and ready to take in a child so that he does not need to ever even enter the system and you are going to say no because the relative is owns guns - a right given to him by the United States Constitution mind you - what type of asinine backwards thinking is that? This type of liberal agenda promotion is exactly what is wrong with our country today!
According to the 2014 Adoption and Foster Care Analysis and Reporting System Report a child enters the foster care system in the United States every 2 minutes - that’s a lot of kids who need to be cared for and, obviously, there are some things which should be taken into consideration when assessing a family’s suitability for adoption and foster care. I agree with Schaefer Riley’s statement that when evaluating a family's eligibility to serve as foster parents there are three things that should come into play: “Will this family provide a safe, stable and loving environment for a child in need?”
- Safety - can the foster parents provide a home that is sturdy, sound, and warm, will the children be free from negative influences and influencers, is the home environment free from predators, violence, and drugs?
- Stability - can the foster parents provide a home that is stable in terms of day-to-day activities and schedules, income, proper and adequate nutrition, availability of health care, access to decent education, and the furnishing a functional family environment?
- Love - even the Bible chimes in that the greatest gift from God is LOVE - can the foster parents provide a home where love and support is expressed freely, a place where patience and understanding of troubled pasts is exercised on a daily basis, an environment of acceptance, and (for us at least) a place where the Lord is at the center of the home.
With these key factors in mind government agencies should be able move forward finding homes for those children who need them most. There are so many wonderful people, who also just happen to be gun owners, that could offer the three key factors with more to spare. Why should we rob children of the opportunity to become a part of these amazing families. To be so short sighted and so concerned with a gun control agenda shows that the only thing these legislators (the one’s proposing unconstitutional restrictions like this) are interested in saving is their own policies and positions. They are not interested in children’s safety, if they were they would not ever even consider placing them in the system if there were other options (especially blood relations) available - nope, their focus is squarely centered on their “neo-socialist” paradigm (damn liberals)!