Friday, February 29, 2008
Thankfully, the baby was found the next day. What is unprecedented about this incident, is that immediately after the baby was returned, Child Protective Services took custody of the child claiming that the father had been negligent in the care of his son.
You see, the father found his "nanny" on Craigslist. He believed her when she told him she was 19 when in truth she was a 15 year old runaway with a drug problem. Obviously, this father never conducted a background check on his care giver. And this is what Child Protective Services is using as grounds for removing the child from the father's care.
"CPS came down, talked to us and concurred with us that his actions were neglectful," Ortega said. "Through his own admission, he didn't take the precaution to see who he had to take care of his son."
To me this is just another reason why background checks are essential. Now families not only have to worry about protecting their children but also about protecting themselves from accusations of neglect.
Had this father spent as little at $69 to check out his nanny, he would have avoided the horror of a missing child experience and the heartbreak of having his son removed by authorities. The read the referenced article, click on the link below. Use the comments link to give us your feedback on this issue.
Wednesday, February 20, 2008
Here's what we want to know...
| || |
Are you a member of local or national nanny association? Are you active in the community as a volunteer or part of an organization? Tell us a little about yourself and your life as a Nanny!
Photos are encouraged, but not required. Each month, we'll publish our favorite story in the newsletter – and if we print your story in an issue of Nanny Net News, we'll send you a free nanny sweatshirt or tee-shirt of your choice!Submit your story now