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Foster family: The DPJ empties their home and moves in the four children

Foster family: The DPJ empties their home and moves in the four children

Michel Morissette and Monic Beaudoin have been living a nightmare since April 13th.

While they were abroad, staff of the CIUSSS de la Mauricie-et-du-Centre-du-Québec broke into their residence to retrieve the four children they had in their care.

But in what appeared to be overzealousness, the DPJ emptied the children’s rooms completely, taking all their belongings.

“Within 36 hours, there was a report, and then they came to unload the house,” Morissette said through Benoit Dutrezac’s microphone, via QUB radio.

The couple are accused of leaving the two children, aged 11, the 13-year-old girl and the 17-year-old teen unsupervised for about an hour, by which time their biological daughter reports to her caretaker.

This is a breach of the foster family rules that generally results in just being mentioned on file.

The DPJ also banned them from having any contact with children without specifying the reason. Members of the Democratic Party of Japan met with the couple last Tuesday, but no satisfactory justification was given.

“We have no right to speak to children,” protests Mr Morissette, “and we don’t even know why.”

Michel Morissette and Monic Beaudoin have been welcoming children for over ten years.

They appear almost irreparable file. But now, after the events of April, they risk losing their foster family status.

  • Listen to Benoit Dutrezac’s interview with Genevieve Rio, President of the Federation of Foster Families and Intermediate Resources of Quebec via QUB Radio :

In order to shed full light on CIUSSS’s procedures, Mr. Morissette requested an administrative investigation. The request was denied, but the shock was even greater when he was told the reason for the refusal.

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“I was told there would be no investigation because my contract expired in December 2022,” he explains.

And the spouses will not be the only foster family in the same situation. This is undoubtedly an admission that raises many questions about the management of foster families by the CIUSSS de la Mauricie-et-du-Centre-du-Québec, and about the protection of children under his care.