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Update - another few emails .. posted here by request from Maggie Tuttle.
In a message dated 3/16/2009 3:46:07 P.M. Eastern Daylight Time, firstname.lastname@example.org writes:
Hi, I am forwarding this email, which I sent to James Deuchars at Grandparents apart. If grandparents, dads or mums followed up what I have said in this email to Jimmy, there could be a lot of media attention if the information was correctly researched, Why on earth Governments world wide want to pay millions of pounds a year of tax payers money to foster carers or to people who adopt children, there has to be a fiddle in this some where, especially when most kids apart do have a loving family.
Thank you for putting my letter on Google.
----- Original Message -----
From: Maggie Tuttle
To: James Deuchars
Sent: Sunday, March 15, 2009 7:41 AM
Subject: Payment of Allowances
If you look at some of these figures in this email, you will see approx how much foster carers receive, but I have been speaking to various people in the system, and the rates for different parts of the country do vary, if you are a foster carer on 24 hours stand by, then you can receive emergency money for this and the rates again are very well paid.
If we look at all the different benefits paid to foster carers, they can earn well over £500 a month, I have also been told, some foster carers can claim up to £1000 a months, if they know how to work the system, it just does not make sense to me, if this was bought out in the media big time, then I am sure there could be a lot of support for grandparents or fathers who could look after the kids free.
And god knows how much the tax payer would save. Can you see the logic behind all of this fostering at an enormous expense. I will continue to do some more research in to payment foster care.
Did you receive the letter I sent of David Cameron's reply, I will also again write to him regarding the money paid for fostering a child.
My name is Maggie Tuttle, I feel it is time that more women, Mothers and Grandparents spoke up on behalf of what is really happening in this world, not only to fathers, but to our Grandchildren.
Having been a field worker and women's campaigner for more then 30 years, (and no I am not a do gooder,) I can only say, what a sad world every one now has to live in.
Most of all for the children who are born with a voice, but not allowed to voice their opinions' the only voices kids have these days, are the social workers and Governments. There is no one in this world can know how a child feels, unless these kids are allowed to speak, and the same is with dads, how on earth can fathers get any rights, if they cannot afford to go to court to gain access to their kids.
I will repeat what I wrote to David Cameron MP here in the UK.
For any person wanting access to his rights which is, his kids, he first has to employ a solicitor, Barrister and maybe a QC, There is so much money made, that the courts and the likes would lose, so dads and kids will never get any rights, and if they did go to court, they would just be fleeced of all their money, and still end up with no rights to their kids, only the memory of them. And the same is for Grandparents.
Some Brit in the dark ages when Britain ruled many counties, this was a law passed that no dads had any rights, nor Grandparents. Who ever it was who passed such a law, perhaps hated his family, or, lets make money for the courts and create employment and jobs for Solicitors Barristers and more. Think about it.
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Subject: Fw: WORLD WIDE GRANDPARENTS REMEMBRANCE DAY - The Petition Site
please sign grandparents petition and forward please to all you know. we need one million signatures
Maggie Tuttle is endeavouring to help Grandparents BE grandparents. As society breaks down more and more family relationships are being broken and grandparents can be just as big as losers as some parents AND let's not forget the kids.
If you are a Grandparent and believe that we should be doing something to make the world a better place for our children and Grandchildren perhaps you could sign up for Maggie's list.
If Family Law and Welfare Agencies are involved in your life also consider the Rationshed which is run by Grandfather Jim.
Jim Bailey from Rationshed asks: please have a look at what we are up to and if appropriate come join using this link - http://groups.yahoo.com/group/rationshed
PLEASE send these invitations to join Maggie Tuttle AND Rationshed to every Grandparent you know.
A. Mark Bourne.
Chairman Richard Hillman Foundation.
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