It appears that the Department of Children & Families (DCF) has dropped the ball in protecting another child (“Before child vanished — maybe forever — DCF made fateful decision,” Aug. 8). However, it should not be held solely at fault.
DCF workers are underpaid and overworked, trying to help children who are unwanted and uncared for, often as a result of women and men who have promiscuous, unprotected sex without considering the consequences.
Almost every time you read about these cases you see that the woman has many children, frequently by different men. Teaching sex education in our schools and providing birth-control information and access to teens, and/or providing or mandating it to parents who have already had DCF intervention, is a must.
Elyse Targ, Miami