➡ From Child Welfare Information Gateway NJ:
US: State-sanctioned Ransom Should Have No Place in Child Welfare (Opinion)
Youth Today – April 04, 2017
The Orwellian term typically used for these payments is “child support.” But these payments from parents do not go to supporting their own children. Rather, the money is used to keep the foster care system running. When someone’s child is taken away and the parent has to pay to get the child back, that money is not child support. It’s ransom.