23 May 2011

Disabled Parent Rights.

Hey, parental rights isn't just for homeschoolers. Did you know you could lose your children in Missouri *just* because you're disabled? It's true.

Now there is a new law, going into effect in August, that would change that. The state can no longer take away your children *just* because you are disabled. Umm, but note that nowhere in this blog posting did it say that it could not be a major, major factor in a judge's decision? Thought I'd mention it. According to the post, between 40 and 60 percent of children of disabled parents are removed from their homes in Missouri!


  1. That's ridiculous....what kind of disabilities are we talking about?? I didn't see where it specified...

  2. Thanks for highlighting this. The burden of proof shouldn't shift, just because one has a disability. Though of course we know that people still view the world through their own lenses.

    At least this law will give some leverage to those who might have their parental rights threatened.


  3. I don't know if you watched "Little People, Big World", but the mother once said she feared her children would be taken from here for exactly that reason. She and her huband are dwarfs, not sure if that's the correct terminology.

    Too many people think they are capable of making decisions like that. It's wrong.

  4. 'Taking away' seems to be a funny choice when 'Helping out' is still a viable option.
    Parental love is just as important as the physical care. Children have minds and souls, not just bodies.

  5. What!!!
    That's the most ridiculous thing I ever heard.
    Just like that movie "I am Sam", where "they" tried the same thing.

    It would only be justified if the child's life was in danger because of the parent's disability.

  6. Oh. My. Gosh.


  7. If you think that is crazy...there are foster parents refused *solely* because they are obese.


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