I'm sure that a lot of what he says is true, but it wonder what his job was there and how he accessed that information. It could be that his source was biased or didn't have all the facts, in some of the cases.
Last year, my kindergartner had a year-loch crush on a fifth grade boy. She wrote him a TON of notes. She's now seven and over that crush. She's not a nugget, but a few of her friends are. If someone doesn't want to be hugged, they usually make it pretty clear.
I've been a foster parent for seven years and the above does not reflect my experience at all. Nor that of most of my FP friends around the country. Yes, the system is not perfect, and sometimes bad things happen, but it's not nearly as pervasive as the above website would lead you to believe.
CPS is not one entity. Each state has it's own and it's often administered locally.
ICM, the au pair/family relationship is different than a nanny/family relationship. It's as much a cultural exchange as a child care solution. Au pairs are generally included as part of the family they live with.
I agree. I've worked as an educator and as a foster parent. While there sometimes situations that aren't handled properly, they are not the norm. I know many, many, families who have been helped by CPS through a variety of in-home, and out-of-home services.