A few months ago I posted breifly about something very close to my heart in regards to families who do not vaccinate their own biological children being ineligible to provide loving foster homes for children in protective custody (despite these families are willing to comply with laws and regulations requiring the children in foster care to receive all vaccines outlined in that particular childs case plan/medical records/laws).
Non-Vaccinating families simply were ineligible. There was no exceptions being granted for medical reasons or any other reason that we were aware of.
A small group of friends really made it their mission to change this. And they did.
Here are a few of the articles published about this:
When and Why it Started
Foster Provider Vaccine Requirement Law Changed
This is not just a victory for non-vaccinating families but also a victory for the children who have been removed from their homes and need a safe and loving place to live. This alone opens up approximately 10% more eligible family homes for children who need a safe, loving home. 10%…This is outstanding news and a major victory for the children.
So, if you know a non-vaccinating family in Arizona who was previously ineligible to foster a child in need, be sure to share this information with them so they can re-apply!
This is something very near and dear to my heart.
A small group of us are working to change vaccine requirements for Foster Care providers. Currently to be eligible to provide a child in foster Care a safe and loving home, all potential foster home providers are required to vaccinate our own children. This petition is geared to help change that. Dozens of nonvaccinating families have been denied because of lack of vaccines. Allowing families who choose not to vaccinate for personal or medical reasons eliminates approximately 10% of qualified homes from providing care to a child in need.
Edited: Petition Removed
Arizona Foster Care Vaccine Exemption Law CHANGED
When it comes to life and all that it holds, I’m not perfect. I know I’m far from it. Im quite imperfect. I also know your not perfect either. We all make mistakes. I’ve made my fair share and I know my life isn’t nearly over yet and I will make more. A lot more. I also know I’ve learned from past mistakes. I’ve not always veiwed my mistakes as a mistake immediately. Sometimes its taken time. Some longer than others.
This is a blog geared at being peaceful and positive in all aspects without passing judgements on others for their imperfection and mistakes and helping those receptive to better understanding.
“Time is a great teacher, but unfortunately it kills all of its pupils” – Hector Berloiz