Until a child gets onto the radar screen at school, do you have any idea how easy it is to just ‘disappear’ a child...especially if an extended family isn’t engaged in the child’s life?
So wrong it’s scary.
Remember the case of Rilya Wilson back in 2002, who disappeared from a Florida State foster care home? The female caseworker was supposed to be checking on her once a month, but never checked on the kid for 15 months. Apparently she'd been working a second job when she was supposed to be making home visits, and falsified the reports she turned in. As far as I know the child has never been found, and all that happened to the worker was that she lost her job. It was suspected that her caregiver was responsible for her death, but they only had circumstantial evidence, and the case never went forward. The caregiver(s) were charged with fraud because they continued to accept payments for the child, even though she had gone missing.