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September 4, 2013 permalink
This week five-year-old foster child Dominic Lloyd Lee Elkins died in Harrison County Iowa. It was not in this blog because there was nothing unusual about his death. Until now. A news item by WHO TV in Des Moines propagates two lies from child protectors:
FIRST TIME: DHS Says Foster Child Death Is A First
The Iowa Department of Human Services says they have never seen a case where a foster child has been accused of killing another foster child living in the same home.
According to the agency, any abuse within foster care is rare.
In 2012, more than 10,000 Iowa children spent time in foster homes.
There were only 15 reported cases of abuse.
None of them led to deaths, and none were between two foster children.
Joby Holcomb, the Clinical Director for Lifeworks in Des Moines says he’s shocked by what happened, but hopes he can use it to better serve his own clients.
“What am I going to do in the future to make sure something like this doesn’t happen. How am I going to do things differently with the families I’m working with so I can make sure something like this never has to happen again,” said Holcomb.
Source: WHO-TV, Des Moines
Careful research has shown that the death rate of foster children is ten times that of children in real families. And here is a list of eleven other foster children killed by foster children living in the same home. It comes from our archive of dead foster children, the one drawn from press reports that omit nineteen of every twenty deaths.