Cross your fingers! There’s someone in State Congress who really cares. Karen Bass, D-Baldwin Vista (Los Angeles County) has requested a Select Committee on Foster Care to make the 80,000 kids in foster care a state priority. The Chronicle’s editorial explains all about it, but the most important part of the whole editorial is the second to last paragraph, pasted here:
“Those on the committee should remember that they — as much as every resident of California — bear responsibility for these children.”
I totally agree! And I commend the Chronicle on saying so (again!) and keeping foster kids in the forefront of California’s social issues. Unfortunately, when you mention foster care, it seems most people jump to blame and complain…. about the system, the foster families, the kids, the money, the resources, the birth parents, social workers, courts, lawyers, schools, government, and on and on. If everyone spent as much time doing something positive instead of talking trash, things might look different.
Time for my favorite Quincy Jones quote:
“Imagine what a harmonious world it could be if every single person, both young and old, shared a little of what he is good at doing.”
What are you good at doing?