The notion of a foster home should conjure up thoughts of safety, stability, a secure environment and many other more positive attributes. Unfortunately, a family of an 11-month-old girl who was taken out of a “safe foster home” and placed in a home where a woman with a “child abuse” background killed the little girl has filed a lawsuit against Mesa County. The lawsuit, filed in U.S. District Court in Denver on behalf of the estate of Angel Place, claims Mesa County social workers ignored what some are calling “danger signs” and that their faulty decision making ultimately led to the child’s fatality.
“Our sympathies go out to this family and all families who have lost a child due to abuse and neglect. We take all incidents of child abuse and neglect very seriously,” said Mesa County Human Services Executive Director Tracey Garchar in a written statement.1