What is the Intended Outcome of Ministry Care of the Bayne Children?
That is a reasonable question?
What is the Ministry’s preferred outcome?
One must assume that the Ministry believes that the favored result is to keep these three children out of the parents’ home and custody – not just temporarily but irrevocably.
That is the purpose of CFCSA—Kent Bayne, Baden Bayne and Bethany Terzan Bayne F10073, a legal action initiated by MCFD.
They sit, the two of them, Paul and Zabeth, side by side in a court where testimonies by people who do not know them denigrate them as though they have peered more deeply inside than the couple themselves.
Not temporarily mind you, but irrevocably the order is sought to take the children forever, to cut them off from mommy and daddy.
Does that sound remotely like a service for which our provincial government wants to take credit?
If Paul and Zabeth are the most reprobate, unsalvageable humans among us and completely devoid of parental skills or any redeeming qualities.
Why does this protection order have all the appearances of punishment? Retribution loaded upon mom and dad, and son and second son and baby girl.
Is this the superior protection of children that will make our Ministry of Children stand tall among democratic nations of the earth?
Three small children who have been visited twice weekly by two adults whose love is unmistakably the love in which they long to stay. Yet twice each week because that is all that is permitted, they must say goodbye –again. It has been more goodbyes than any child should ever speak or hear. Two and one half years of goodbyes.
And now in grim moments unknown to tiny lives, mommy and daddy ponder darkly what a final goodbye will taste like through tears that don’t stop and a heart so broken that dying could not be worse.
Wait! When triumph speaks in Chilliwack the networks and citizen groups and judicial bodies will launch investigative explorations that will eventuate in probes that penetrate the disappointing collapse of wisdom, mercy and compassion within a ministry that has its purpose printed boldly on paper but whose implementation repeatedly does not correspond.