Parents who decide to adopt a child, likely have the best intentions. However, sometime the caseworker is less than honest about the child’s past. A bill passing on first round from Senator Gwen Howard of Omaha would force the case worker to show the parents the child’s file.
“To put these children in a home where we are not adequately preparing the adults to address these serious needs these children may have, it’s not fair to the child and it’s certainly not fair to these foster parents and adoptive parents.”
Howard says she knows of a story where an abused child was adopted and the new parents were not made aware. The foster parents had trouble understanding certain behaviors the child was exhibiting.