Slob Culture, DCF, and Baby Names

by Ryan McKeen

I don’t often agree with the Journal Inquirer’s, Chris Powell.  One of his recent columns, “Forget Fixing DCF;  attack the slob culture” struck a chord with me. Many columnists love to bash DCF. In truth, DCF deserves some of the criticism it receives.

Powell argues that the problem isn’t DCF it’s that society has disintegrated to a point where no agency can manage the problems facing our society.

Recently I was speaking with a DCF employee. He told me that one of the recent trends was for mother’s who have already had children taken from them because they were unfit, to get pregnant and name their children things like “Property DCF Smith”.

Inevitably, DCF ends up removing such children from their mothers and having to file petitions to rename them.

You’ve got to be kidding me.

Powell’s right, our problems run much deeper than all that’s wrong with DCF.

Ryan McKeen is a trial attorney at Connecticut Trial Firm, LLC in Glastonbury, Connecticut. In 2016, he was honored by the CT Personal Injury Hall of Fame for securing one of the highest settlements in the state. He is a New Leader in the Law. ABA 100. Avvo 10. 40 under 40 for Hartford Business Journal. He has been quoted in Time Magazine, the New York Times, Hartford Courant, Wall Street Journal Law Blog and the Hartford Business Journal. He focuses his practice on Connecticut Personal Injury law. He loves what he does. Contact him or 860 471 8333

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