The “system” has been blamed for dropping the ball for a lot of needy, at-risk families. In a lot of cases, their disorganized bureaucracy has cost children their lives and shattered families forever. But, in this particular case it appears that the system may have been somewhat exhausted.
According to several news sources in Tampa, Florida, Angel Adams, 36, is homeless after being evicted from an apartment with 12 of her 15 children. Three of her children are old enough to support themselves and the rest of the children’s ages range from 11 years old to six months old. Adams has 10 of her children with her fiance’ Gary Brown, Sr., and said that after he was arrested and social services got in her life everything went wrong.
After reporters investigated through the department of Children and Families what type of assistance they had been offering Adams, they found that she had her rent paid and her apartment furnished. Adams felt that wasn’t enough. She turned to news camera during one report and said:
“Somebody needs to pay for alllllllllllll my children! And my and Gary, and all our suffering and our pain! Somebody needs to be held accountable! Somebody needs to pay!”
According to reports, there was quite a stir of controversy over her disposition toward the system that had pulled out the stops to pay her bills and rent. It really wasn’t clear why she was evicted from the apartment, but apparently there were too many people for that size domicile.
Her sense of “entitlement” from the social services programs is almost unbearable to watch; especially during a time when everyone is coming up short financially. She is blaming the system for her inability to provide for her 12 children. But, this is a clear case for birth control. WHERE WAS IT ALL HER LIFE? But once she came up against a judge that had the final word over her situation and shut her up in a cell for contempt of court, her tuned changed. The judge merely wanted to know if she was pregnant and she would not answer. But her visit within the penal system seemed to change her disposition…completely.
There are a lot of twists and turns and information that comes out as several news agencies report on the family. One report said that her children had been taken from her before and it was 10 months before she came to see them. By the end of this report, all of her children were taken and several made wards of the state. But, all of the children initially went to a “special” place where all of them could be kept together.
What do you think about her situation? Is she right for demanding that social services take care of her and her family? And what does she mean that it’s their fault that she’s in the situation she’s in? Inquiring minds want to know. Check her out!