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Michigan Gov. Whitmer Wants to Fix Child Foster Care System With Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Counselor

Michigan Gov. Whitmer Wants to Fix Child Foster Care System With Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Counselor

The Michigan child foster care system is a mess. This is not the answer.

Democratic Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer wants to fix the state’s awful child foster care system by hiring a “Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity and Expression (SOGIE)” consultant to support the Diversity Equity and Inclusion Unit.

The Washington Free Beacon obtained the contract proposal documents.

The scope says:

The purpose of this Contract is to obtain the services of a consultant to provide support for Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity and Expression (SOGIE) concerns. The consultant must be culturally competent and well versed in outcomes, services provided and how to increase satisfaction with client interaction and resources within child welfare of people who are marginalized. The consultant will assist with awareness, education, and opportunities within BSC 5 as an additional support for the DEI Unit. The goal of this Contract is to create increased sensitivity on issues relating to the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Intersex, and Asexual (LGBTQIA+) population within Children’s services.

The candidate must show the state “their cultural competence and experience working with people who are marginalized, including individuals within the LGBTQIA+ population, and who obtain services from the child welfare system.”

I wonder if Whitmer is taking any other action to fix a system a judge described as “just devastating” in January. Judge Nancy Edmunds said the state has “slipped backwards” with the efforts to change the foster care system.

I reached out to Whitmer’s office and asked for clarification and comment. I will update if I receive a response.

It doesn’t sound like the problems have anything to do with sexual identity. It sounds like the state has no oversight and doesn’t care about the children once they’re placed in a home. From The Detroit News:

They reported an instance in which multiple staff members of a child-caring institution were aware of a staff member’s inappropriate relationship with a 16-year-old resident but failed to intervene or report the behavior. The teen eventually reported the abuse, which launched an investigation. The staff members who failed to report the abuse did not face consequences, the monitors said.

Monitors Crummy and Ryan also uncovered a spate of “maltreatment in care” investigations they say had been improperly reviewed. Of the 130 investigations they reviewed, monitors found state officials had failed to thoroughly review almost 25%.

Of those 32 cases that were not thoroughly reviewed, the monitors determined 19 should have resulted in licensing violations.

Ryan and Crummy highlighted a case involving an 11-year-old girl with asthma who was repeatedly restrained at a group home. A “spit bag” was placed over her head during two or three events that caseworkers investigated. While caseworkers found the restraints were unnecessary or inappropriate, they did not consider the behavior to be considered maltreatment. The monitors disagreed.

Restraints became a priority after 16-year-old Cornelius Fredericks died in 2020 after staff members at a Kalamazoo youth home tackled and restrained him.

A report also revealed:

In one case, two foster children were found wandering around a hotel unsupervised after the children’s caregiver asked an unnamed “male friend” to watch them. In another, a foster parent allowed a 12-year-old to supervise seven younger children—including a blind and autistic 10-year-old and a 2-year-old—while the foster parent left home to run an errand. The two-year-old twice left the house “dirty and without pants,” and police later described “deplorable conditions” at the foster home, such as “spoiled food and garbage strewn throughout, rabbit feces outside a rabbit cage, and child access to alcohol and pet food.” In both cases, the report states, Whitmer’s Children’s Services Agency did not find evidence to substantiate claims of “improper supervision.”

I realize the system contains LGBT children. But I hope Whitmer and the state have other plans to tackle most of the problems. I’m not optimistic since her administration didn’t seem to take seriously the issues found in the January report.

Michigan is also losing foster parents.


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taurus the judge | October 3, 2022 at 11:05 am

Ye shall know them by their fruits.

This bodes particularly ill for Michigan in light of the proposed constitutional amendment that provides dangerously overbroad fundamental reproductive rights for all “individuals.” Michigan could even legalize infanticide under this monstrosity.

    Concise in reply to Concise. | October 3, 2022 at 12:20 pm

    So I take it, whoever down voted me is in favor of infanticide? If they disagree with my comments on the Michigan amendment I suggest they read its definition of fetal viability. Any prematurely born infant requiring neonatal care could arguably not be “viable.”

    Dimsdale in reply to Concise. | October 3, 2022 at 7:27 pm

    Has anyone seen Whitmer and that “arbiter of truth,” disinformation czar Nina Jankowicz in the same room?

Evil is real. They really go after the kids. This is why politicians try to claim religion has no part in politics.

Whitmer ran for governor four years ago campaigning on “Fix the damn roads”. The roads today are about the same as when she became governor. Now she is going to fix child foster care, which was in better shape four years ago than it is today.

UnCivilServant | October 3, 2022 at 12:00 pm

Looks like she wants to “Fix” foster kids the way you “Fix” pets.

Is she on the ballot this year?

Put a bunch of pedo groomers on the government payroll and let them run rampant through the most at-risk group of kids you could find anywhere?

What could possibly go wrong?

When will this madness end?

Fat_Freddys_Cat | October 3, 2022 at 1:00 pm

Off topic, but: ye gods, that lady has a lotta crazy in her eyes.

E Howard Hunt | October 3, 2022 at 1:18 pm

So she is looking for a SOGIE consultant. I don’t imagine there are many long established firms in that specialty. Would an expert player of soggy biscuit qualify?

The lipstick is a giveaway. “Yeah, that looks good.”

Talking kids into being Trannies is what every Leftist organization is doing

Following the footsteps of the Germans.

Berlin authorities placed children with pedophiles for 30 years
The ‘Kentler Project’ in West Berlin routinely placed homeless children with pedophile men, assuming they’d make ideal foster parents. A study has found the practice went on for decades.

This is par for the course with CPS entities. Spend a lot of time and money on high profile advocacy, screw the malignancy in the system that truly matters.

BierceAmbrose | October 3, 2022 at 3:43 pm

“The purpose of this Contract is to obtain the services of a consultant to provide support for Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity and Expression (SOGIE) concerns. …’

Jeebus H Obfuscation on a Billboard.

“This contract is for consulting services supporting Sexual Orientation (etc) concerns (within service delivery, child outcomes and oversight in the Michigan State Foster Care System – ed.)”

The problem is if you say what you’re trying to do, patronage assignments get harder, you might get called on non-performance, and you lose the issue. Obscurity feeds bureaucratic kudzu like nitrogen feeds your garden. Worse if they see what you’re focused on, somebody might think some other thing is more important just now.

BierceAmbrose | October 3, 2022 at 3:46 pm

Clearly, the “caregivers” in examples above need to be prosecuted for abuse, assault, and possibly murder.

We also need street riots protests anywhere there’s foster care, protesting the systemic abuse. Plus cable talking heads ending their segments in spit hoods. (Simultaneous “Hands up. / “Don’t shoot.” is optional at this point.)

is she a tranny like Big Mike? she looks it