Child separation occurs daily
Thursday, June 21, 2018
As a family doctor since 1964, I have been called into court on several occasions to testify regarding the removal of children from their biological parents. In fact all over America, social services facilitates the removal of many children from their homes every day, a process that can be initiated by anyone but most often begins with the children themselves or teachers and coaches.
Obviously when a parent is incarcerated for any reason, children must be cared for, and initially other family members and relatives are called upon by the courts. Granted, in many instances the accusations are unsubstantiated. Nevertheless, doctors lawyers and social service workers involved will all agree that this work is a vital part of our ameliorative institution for a long time to come if not forever.
As a matter of fact, the bringing up of all human beings turns out to be just as important as genetics when it comes to the ultimate physical and mental behavior of each and every one of us, regardless of the current identity politics running rampant in our republic today.