Not Allowed To Foster Because of Spanking
Gregory and Melanie Magazu have been told that they may not have foster children because they spank their own children. I think that it is a good thing. Foster children have enough trauma, without being aware of children in the home being hit. This applears to be a test case, so I will be watching it.
It’s frightening enough to be a foster kid without wondering if you’re going to be dropped right back into an abusive home. It’s just sick that this couple is fighting so hard for some perceived right to strike other people’s children.
I think that this is a good thing also. Many foster kids are the victims of abuse; that is how they end up in the foster system. Seeing (and/or experiencing) more violence sends out the message that hitting is all right. The result may well be that it turns them to hit others….especially smaller, more helpless children. This is the last thing they need to live with after all they have all ready been through.