Friday letters: Foster care system not the illness

08/01/2014 12:00 AM

07/31/2014 7:08 PM

I take exception to Robert Butcher’s comment: “Although not every foster child becomes a criminal, you do understand that this is a symptom of South Carolina’s illness, which is our foster care system” (“Suit: DSS kept abuser with sister,” July 13).

In my 40 years of practicing law in South Carolina, I have represented numerous foster parents. While some foster parents may not do their job and do not need to maintain their licenses, all of the foster families I have represented have been honest, sincere, caring people truly interested in letting abused and neglected children know that someone loves them.

I am thinking that the foster care system is not the illness.

Just because some lawyers are disbarred or suspended does not mean that the legal community in South Carolina is an illness.

Robert L. Jackson

Columbia

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