Every Perspective – Canadian Scoop Victims & Their Families
September 20, 2013 § Leave a comment
September 20, 2013, TRC-Canada posts article from Vancouver Observer, the article aiming to represent ‘all voices’ of Canadian Scoops. (below link is a re-post of our own, representing Canadian Scoops for USA victims-survivors from a few perspectives)
August 19, 2013 – In process of researching, drafting, submitting and lobbying applications of the USA Placed Victims-Survivors of Canadian Scoops, within (1) file all perspectives of Canadian Scoops are represented, i.e.,
1. the biological father, furious that his child was taken and that he was never told if his scooped child was dead/alive or where he was placed, this father wants CAD $1M per year that the child, now a 46 year old adult, was ‘missing to him’. The scooped child, now 46 year old man, has made no effort to visit his biological family, and only reaches out to them when he has needed information and paperwork necessary to confirm his status as a Canadian Scoop Victim, that paperwork assisting his successful USA Citizenship applications and other ‘legal’ issues.
2. the biological sister who was baby sitting the (4) children of the household who were scooped (only 1 of the 4 was not kept within Canada but rather placed in USA adoption & foster care system, a.k.a., USA Placed Victim-Survivor of Canadian Scoops); as adamant as her sorrow is that he was taken that way and that her family suffered wondering where he was, she is ‘happy’ and ‘grateful’ that he was placed in a healthier environment where he received regular medical care, education, etc., i.e., more: she says the childhood home that he lived in had no food and the children were starving, the biological parents were alcoholics and that for those reasons a biological aunt had filed the complaint with the head of the tribe, a ‘hearing’ was held and via that hearing the children were scooped. Ultimately, she explains, she is grateful that they were removed from that home and that he has a better life because of it.
3. the biological sister who was not there when the children were scooped agrees with their father, ‘the children never should have been taken from their parents’ AND she understands her sister’s position, i.e., that he is better off because he was removed. The other siblings who were removed but found by the father and brought back home, continue to live below poverty line and 2 died of alcoholism.
4. the biological mother passed away due to depression related alcoholism never having known that her son was alive and living a healthy upper-middle class lifestyle in USA.