78 Children who were taken from their parents are now missing and the government agency in charge is claiming that the children “probably just ran away because they didn’t want to follow the rules”

(Photo: Photo: Wikimedia Commons) Oklahoma state welcome sign on the west edge of the Oklahoma panhandle.

(Photo: Photo: Wikimedia Commons) Oklahoma state welcome sign on the west edge of the Oklahoma panhandle.

By JG Vibes
August 13, 2013

For years Intellihub has covered countless stories of abuse and neglect at the hands of CPS and the entire so called “child protection” racket.  Just this week we re-posted “10 Shocking CPS Videos You Need To Watch” and reported on a toddler who was killed by her foster mom, after being taken from her peaceful birth parents because they used cannabis.

Now it has been reported that 78 children in the state of Oklahoma under government “protection” have gone missing in just the past few months, and are still gone.

According to NewsOK:

Millie Carpenter, DHS’s (Oklahoma Department of Human Services) permanency and well-being program administrator, and Melissa Jones, a DHS program supervisor, insist there is accountability, but say preventing children from running away is not as easy as it might sound.  Carpenter said staff members believe all 78 children who are currently missing are runaways and not children who have been abducted.  There are more than 10,000 children in state custody. Most live in foster homes, while many others stay in shelters and group homes. Many of the children want more independence and some choose to run away, she said.

Some children run away to reunite with parents that state officials have deemed unsuitable, but “I’ve had just as many run just because they didn’t want to follow rules,” Jones said.

“For the most part, we don’t put children who are in DHS custody in a lock up facility,” Jones said. “They are in facilities where they can walk away.”

“That is ridiculous,” said Michelle Zettee, of Midwest City, a former volunteer with the Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) program. “There needs to be some accountability here … When DHS has a child removed from his or her parents — especially when the reason for the removal stems from allegations of neglect rather than abuse — I feel that DHS should have as much responsibility to provide adequate supervision and ensure the child’s safety as they are attempting to require from the child’s parents.”

It is important to mention that this large number of children missing is just in one state and in a very small window of time, it is hard to imagine how many children go missing through these programs nationwide and what happens to them.