Yes, the pros of Child Protective Services out weigh the cons. Child Protective Services does so much good for the children. They take a child and put them in a good home with people who love them, properly care for them, feed them, play with them, among other things. The only real con of CPS is that children are taken away from their parents. In the long run the children will see that this is what is best.
Child Protective Service agencies protect children who cannot protect themselves against harm and evils in society. While there are cons to Child Protective Services, the benefits are provided - rescuing children from dangerous environments and in some cases, saving children's lives - greatly outweigh any cons. Providing safe environments for the nation's next generation is admirable and worth the costs.
Yes, the pros of Child Protective Services outweigh the cons, because someone has to step in when children are being abused. CPS is the last call for children. Children should not be made to live in sexual abuse, or be physically neglected, just because their parents choose it for them or the parents don't know any better.
Why? Because 9 times out of 10 a child that is taking from the home for a good reason and is making s solid improvement on school and in their life are then are re placed back with the parents or the people that were hurting them or that was part of their downfall to start will. Nothing like that should happen to any child.
CPS has turned from an agency of protection to a business of big bucks and, since it’s a governmental body – that should be no surprise to anyone. So what’s in it for CPS?
For every child that CPS removes from the home and places them into foster care, the federal government pays that local agency $30,000.00. In addition, the parents are charged for the financial care of the child. If the child is handicapped, depending on the kind of handicap, the amount increases to between $40,000.00 and $150,000.00 per child. If the child is then “adopted” by a new family, an additional $4,000.00 bonus is given - $6,000.00 for adoption of a special needs child. The CPS agent who physically removes the child is given a commission from the government’s fund. The more kids removed – the more commission – the bigger the personal financial gain. On the other hand, if a child is allowed to remain in the home or is returned to the parental home, the CPS agency and agent receives nothing. Agents are, therefore, encouraged to remove children to help generate more funding for the agency.
Granted CPS does help in some areas where child abuse is present, but you have to consider are the agents of CPS motivated by helping children or motivated by the bonus they acquire from helping the unabused or abused.
As a parent I have been harassed by Child Protective Services because people make false accusations on their anonymous phone line. The required pictures of my sons arms to prove he had not bruises and this scared him quite a bit. The entire ordeal was quite invasive and they even asked me to take a drug test, despite everything being in order in our home. I have been witness to situations where CPS should have gotten involved, yet they declined to. For these reasons, I feel the pros far outweigh the cons.