Comment of the Day: Reading About Reckless Parents While Trying to Adopt

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We have some great commenters here on Hair Balls, and it's time we paid some damn attention to them.

So we'll be highlighting a Comment of the Day each morning, from the previous day's work. Maybe two comments, even.

This will all be determined by a highly rigorous scientific formula involving wit, clarity and whatever else we feel like at the moment.

We wrote about Jessica Grays, a woman allegedly found stoned out of her mind on PCP, driving five mph down a country road with an infant in the car.

That roused one reader, who says he and his wife have been trying in vain to adopt.

MadMac wrote:

Stories like this drives me nuts. My Mrs and I have been trying to adopt for >3 years, mostly trying to adopt children born to folks like this, (winning!). We read in the Chronicle how minorities don't adopt and how minority children are languishing in foster care. As a bi-racial couple we thought this was a sign from God.

Three years later, we're tired of hearing how our attitude-- that the adoption should be closed, no contact, end of story-- is what is keeping us from getting a child.

This chick's been charged with child endangerment but I bet they put the kid back with her inside of a year, while Catholic Charities/Depelchin/CPS work another round of 'certification' fees and foster care rackets.

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