According to Kim

Jaliek’s Law

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Jaliek’s Law is intended to provide oversight to post-adoption care for hard to place children. These adoptive parents receive money for the care of these children (ie: therapy). It is only fair to the children and to the tax payers that someone ensures that they receive the care they need. It can be easily argued that Jaliek did not receive the care he needed.

Those who argue may say it’s not right to discriminate against the way a child is brought into a family.  I don’t see this as discrimination and perhaps foster families should have more stringent oversight.  While there are many foster parents who’s main concern is the child, there are also those who look to profit from the situation.  And the system itself has problems, letting kids go back to parents just because they are the biological parents.  In my opinion, the whole system needs an overhaul before any more children are harmed.

As to the oversight …if an adoptive parent wants to be treated as any other parent the maybe they shouldn’t take money from the State for the care of the adopted child.  If you want the money then you should be willing to provide proof that you’re doing your part and using that money for the care of the child …not rent …not food …not clothes but for the therapy and/or medical care that deems these children “hard to place”.

Please support what is right for the children of NYS.


Written by Kim

March 10, 2009 at 9:35 pm

Posted in Jaliek Rainwalker

13 Responses

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  1. Are you saying that when a child is a foster child – its ok for the foster parents NOT to get therapy for the child but when the child is adopted – its NOT okay? Please clarify. The taxpayers are paying whether the child is fostered or adopted. I would think that Jalieks Law would apply to both foster and adopted children. Unless Im misunderstanding you – whats the difference?


    March 11, 2009 at 4:42 am

  2. 98% of children in temporary foster care are returned to their biological families. Its the law.


    March 11, 2009 at 4:55 am

  3. No Molly, there is already oversight of some sort for foster children. Once a child is adopted there’s nothing.


    March 11, 2009 at 6:47 am

  4. It might be the law but it doesn’t make it right. Many are returned to the same bad situation that they were removed from in the first place. Why? Because these so called parents know how to work the system. They do what is required of them to get the children back because in some cases it’s a paycheck. Sounds harsh but it’s reality.


    March 11, 2009 at 6:48 am

  5. By law – biological parents are given two years to get their act together or they lose their kids for good.


    March 11, 2009 at 11:42 am

  6. Kim, I’m not sure if I understand completely who & what this new bill would cover. I mean if a kid is a troubled youth or special needs or hard to place (I’m not sure how it’s classified) but if they’re in that classification & a parent says “Hey I want to be able to parent how I see fit & don’t want interference so I’ll just wav the money stepend that comes with such a child” are they then free to adopt without further checks on the child? Are they going to mandate what &/or who the doctors are that the child has to see? And does this cover all children of adoption or just those in this classification? Will this cover private adoption as well?


    March 12, 2009 at 9:43 pm

  7. Ok I’m sorry but after having read all that was said in the letter by Rev. Tim there’s simply no way that I could or ever would sign such a thing. There’s no way that I would believe the things said about Elaine in it and if any of this was the case about the agency telling Stephen how to portray Jaliek to the media/police etc. they would have used that long ago as a defence & particularly with Elaine such a big part of the Jaliek Task force. The emotional pain that Elaine has been living with thinking “what if I’d just kept him” was more than enough for her to have to deal with and I think it’s *cruel* to heap any more guilt or blame on her. I’m not sure I understand why anyone would do this never mind encourage it…. I was truly shocked and saddened to have witnessed the the aggression displayed by Rev. Tim toward someone someone who works tirelessly for and with children. I just feel that it was all un-neccesary and uncalled for. Worse than that is now there’s been a breaking down of the task force and as was evidenced on the message boards earlier the Stephen backers are just taking delight in the idea that the search has been slowed down. United we stand divided we ??????

    If I felt that this bill was truly to benefit the children I’d put all of that aside and I would support it anyway but I just whole heartedly disagree.


    March 13, 2009 at 7:05 pm

  8. I wasn’t at the press conference so I don’t know everything that happened. I do know it ended with Barbara collapsing. The Task Force has been breaking down for months so I hope you don’t think this is anything new. The piece about the agency telling Stephen how to portray Jaliek to the media isn’t new either. You are free to believe what you wish, I am just posting what comes to me so it’s out there. I have kept my personal feelings about everyone to myself, with the exception of Stephen and Jocelyn.


    March 13, 2009 at 7:15 pm

  9. Your blog doesn’t speak to your own view?


    March 13, 2009 at 11:17 pm

  10. Yes my blog speaks to my own view. I just don’t post my personal opinions of those involved. I post what I find in relation to stories whether I agree or not so people can read it. At this point I haven’t decided what I feel on “Jaliek’s Law”, something needs to be done but to what degree I’m not sure of. The important thing is to understand that we all have Jaliek’s best interest at heart.


    March 14, 2009 at 7:40 am

  11. I’m sorry Kim but you speak volumns in your blog *directly to people involved* i.e. “Those who argue may say it’s not right to discriminate against the way a child is brought into a family” We both know who’s made this comment and I’m sure we’re not alone. Another one “if an adoptive parent wants to be treated as any other parent the maybe they shouldn’t take money from the State for the care of the adopted child” Same person. I could go line by line in your blog & point to your “opinion” of the bill or what people will believe your opinion is and further by continually posting the link to the petition not only do you look to be endorsing IT but you’re encouraging people to sign it *online*. I’m not going to argue any of this with you here but I will say that words have a lot of meaning and power behind them “the pen is mightier than the sword” after all and I just think you want to take a bit more thought when you post things online. If you’re not intentionally endorsing things online people will think you are…..


    March 14, 2009 at 8:34 am

  12. Oh & this bill in Jaliek’s name coming out now? No it is not in the best interest of Jaliek. It shows a huge division of the people who are suppose to be united in looking for him. Stephen is a narcissist who puts the blame *every where* but on himself & this bill & THAT online letter gives him even MORE ammo! It comepletely underminds the search efforts for Jaliek. Best interest of Jaliek? I think not….


    March 14, 2009 at 8:36 am

  13. When I say I haven’t expressed my personal opinion about people I mean what I think of each individual. An adoptive parent is any adoptive parent I’m not referring to any one individual. I have my own opinion about everyone who is searching for Jaliek, do I share that with the world, no. I have formulated opinions early on, some have changed, some have remained the same. You can sign or not sign, I’m putting it out there.


    March 14, 2009 at 8:51 am

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