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I could care less
October 6, 2010 permalink
Father Chris Wyatt found that his daughter, currently under CAS care, was scratched by the foster mom. Instead of cleaning or covering the wound like a real parent, the foster mom dismissed pleas with "I could care less". While a scratch is unlikely to cause permanent harm, the callous disregard by the foster mom lets the girl know she is unwanted. Attempts by Mr Wyatt to pursue the matter resulted in cancellation of a visit.
Chris Wyatt Well, I had a visit with my children today. When they arrived, I find out that one of my daughters was misbehaving last night and during the interactions of the foster parent dealing with my daughter the foster parent scratched my daughter's hand, enough that it bled and when my daughter stated to her that she scratched her the foster parent stated to my daughter "she could care less".
So, I called the worker. No answer. I got a hold of the supervisor and she didn't know of the incident. I asked them to show up at the visit to investigate. They told me that I would lose my visit then, so I asked when would they do the visit? I was told they will look into it and that I should drop the issue or I will lose my visit. So, after getting off the phone, my daughter feels its her fault and I told my daughter that its not her fault and she shouldn't be afraid to speak up. I also wanted to take a picture of the cut and call the police to report it. After saying this I was told my visit was cancelled.
Source: Facebook, October 6, 2010, slightly edited