Foster Care Cruelty | What Would You Do? | WWYD | ABC News

  • Published on Jun 6, 2015
  • A foster mother clearly shows favor her naturally born child over her adopted one during lunch time at a busy restaurant.
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Comments • 46 817

  • Cassady Sanchez
    Cassady Sanchez Hour ago

    lucas from stranger thingsssss

  • Lil Cuban Boi
    Lil Cuban Boi 3 hours ago


  • rose
    rose 3 hours ago


  • Mallorie Mejia
    Mallorie Mejia 4 hours ago

    Isn’t that Lucas from stranger things?

  • Lili Wonka
    Lili Wonka 5 hours ago

    Omg Caleb what are you doing here ?! Why haven't I seen this before ?!

  • Nicholas Howland
    Nicholas Howland 7 hours ago +1

    my mom might get foster kids and i can’t wait cuz i feel like it would be a amazing thing to put them in a comfortable home till they actually get adopted and shit maybe my mom would adopt them too

  • sergio prado
    sergio prado 7 hours ago

    You guys should do that offten

  • ItzCameron Nichols
    ItzCameron Nichols 7 hours ago

    How do they not know him from the new edition movie?

  • n.amjath ali yasamjath

    4:33 masha allah its good woman

  • Victoria Orozco
    Victoria Orozco 9 hours ago

    If I had a foster kid..I would say “YOUR MY CHILD NOT A FOSTER KID”

  • Sylvies Nightcore
    Sylvies Nightcore 10 hours ago

    Am I the only one who would be screaming at the 'mother'?

  • {Exo} {BTS} {iKon} {Got7} {Stray Kids}

    I’d say
    “I didn’t give you the gift of life.... but instead
    Life game me the gift of you”

  • luis sarmiento
    luis sarmiento 10 hours ago


  • Fantastic Laci
    Fantastic Laci 11 hours ago

    so sad

  • Tejalkera_Msp love
    Tejalkera_Msp love 13 hours ago

    Subscribe to me if you love food x

  • Tejalkera_Msp love
    Tejalkera_Msp love 13 hours ago

    Subscribe to me if you love food x

  • Zachery kamashi
    Zachery kamashi 15 hours ago

    "Hes not money,hes a person" #RESPECT

  • Gacha Michu
    Gacha Michu 16 hours ago

    I hate that freaking foster parent

  • monchitoe x
    monchitoe x 18 hours ago

    I personally would not want to have any personal children, but if I did. I'd love to foster children.

  • Dot Dot
    Dot Dot 20 hours ago

    If I was a foster dad I will say let's go to the Gucci store

  • LetzTalkGacha
    LetzTalkGacha Day ago

    If I had a foster child, I’d be the best mum EVER

  • Brandon Munroe
    Brandon Munroe Day ago

    this is honestly so sad but so sweet in the end

  • Brandon Munroe
    Brandon Munroe Day ago

    this is staged correct I love the ending

  • Liv Mania
    Liv Mania Day ago

    Foster kids are sometimes in foster for abuse and drug addicted parents. So sometimes if you get angry at them or smack the table the can get SERIOUSLY scared

  • Llama Meows
    Llama Meows Day ago

    1:38. WAS SHe eATiNg FrENcH FRiES WItH A FOORrKK?!

  • Black Panther
    Black Panther Day ago

    Yours or not they are the same

  • Ru
    Ru Day ago

    I've never seen stranger things before but this makes me want to, purely because of Caleb's acting

  • Rhazell Laurenn
    Rhazell Laurenn Day ago

    But i’m the only child

  • Rhazell Laurenn
    Rhazell Laurenn Day ago

    I wanna have a sister

  • RelayyGT
    RelayyGT Day ago

    I’m a foster kid, my mom got on drugs and my dad was nvr around and seeing this hurts me !

  • Dave Pan
    Dave Pan Day ago

    Tracy: Now your being a bad influence to my daughter

  • FLPN
    FLPN Day ago

    Hes the kid from stranger things

  • Judy Leist
    Judy Leist Day ago

    OMG the foster kid plays stranger things Lucus!!!!!!I LOVE STRANGER THINGS!!!!!

  • Lilly belcher
    Lilly belcher Day ago

    I feel so bad for the foster bchild

  • Jayden. So Cool
    Jayden. So Cool Day ago

    What would I do I will beat the heck out of them

  • Jeezy X
    Jeezy X Day ago

    This foster mom is so racist

  • ThatOne
    ThatOne Day ago

    Stranger things :)))

  • Maddie Peyton
    Maddie Peyton Day ago


  • Number 5
    Number 5 Day ago

    stranger things has left the chat

  • Kaitlyn B
    Kaitlyn B Day ago

    Oh my fricken god it’s baby Caleb!

  • Burakeye TV
    Burakeye TV Day ago

    Woww this is our future here MUCH RESPECT Y’ALL Especially the last lady.

  • Liv Mania
    Liv Mania 2 days ago

    You know what! I’m going to adopt a foster/adopted child when I’m older. I told my family I’d never have my own baby so I can still adopt one. I will properly adopt it to the part where they don’t pay you as soon as I could and I would love him/her SOOO much. No matter the cost...

  • ghost A
    ghost A 2 days ago


  • ghost A
    ghost A 2 days ago


  • ghost A
    ghost A 2 days ago

    I will Beat her up

  • Ryan hurtado
    Ryan hurtado 2 days ago

    She is using the money she gets for him on herself

  • TheSlytherinStitch
    TheSlytherinStitch 2 days ago

    This made me ugly cry.

  • Diego A Fagoaga
    Diego A Fagoaga 2 days ago

    Yo that’s Caleb McLaughlin from Stranger Things!!!😃

  • ¿?
    ¿? 2 days ago

    Lucky eleven wasn't there 😂jk

  • vicky erie
    vicky erie 2 days ago


  • Xsniper
    Xsniper 2 days ago

    Ill tell them to be more nicer

  • nofamilynofriendsnoproblems

    That black kid is from stranger things

  • Badhairlineboi 245
    Badhairlineboi 245 2 days ago

    Strange things?

  • Pluto SeriesP
    Pluto SeriesP 2 days ago +5

    If I was that boy, I would of knocked that milkshake over.

  • Heather Berry
    Heather Berry 2 days ago

    "he's not money. he's a person."

  • against pressure
    against pressure 2 days ago

    My name is Josh Ortiz I was born a crack baby so my mother gave me up for adoption .my adopted mother treated me like shit abuse me mentally and physically and emotionally my whole life I felt like I was never going make it in life I still do but I have some faith in God you should too 🙏🙏🙏 #GODBLESS ALL TO KIDS IN THE SYSTEM WITH OUT NO FAMILY YA NOT ALONE ....GOD IS WITH YOU ALL

  • against pressure
    against pressure 2 days ago

    This really touched my heart 💔💔💔

  • RainyDeer
    RainyDeer 2 days ago

    Omg stranger things

  • amber proctor
    amber proctor 2 days ago

    I would have told her no u can't do that to a kid

  • Ryleigh Liggons
    Ryleigh Liggons 2 days ago +1

    If this was real I would slap her and take the child to be with my family

  • Aobha Lynch
    Aobha Lynch 2 days ago

    If I was at the dinner when this happend , I’d snap so hard if legit attack go in full attack mode and I’m 13 🤷‍♀️

  • Kaleb Kintz
    Kaleb Kintz 2 days ago

    That's Lucas Sinclair from stranger things. That's Caleb McLaughlin

  • Adam Duchene
    Adam Duchene 2 days ago

    If I had a foster kid I would treat them no different

  • Natasha Dreta
    Natasha Dreta 2 days ago

    Ugh... this had me crying because I could relate. I was a foster kid, and dealt with a similar situation as this one (foster parents had two biological daughters)... With the money the parents made, from the 7 girls they took in, it went towards private schools and designer clothes for their daughters, family vacations (excluding the foster girls), house renovations, etc. Meanwhile, the foster girls and I wore homemade clothes (as a means to save money), were only allowed to use the designated toilet upstairs (because we were, and I quote, "filthy"), were the only ones who cleaned (something straight out of Annie, no joke), were all prescribed behavioural medication (even though we weren't properly screened/diagnosed), and we were constantly subject to verbal/emotional abuse. My foster parents and her daughters even had locks on their bedroom doors, and the doors to the freezer and fridge, as if we were criminals. As for me, to go one step further, because of my olive skin tone (that tans well in the summer), I was referred to as "la p'tite negresse" (aka "the little nigger"). Strange, considering, I'm Croatian (where I get the olive skin) and French Canadian. But that's what happens when you get thrown into the foster system in a small French town in Quebec. It's sad because this happens more often than you can imagine... and it's ridiculous. Most girls I knew from the system came from horrible homes riddled with abuse/neglect (including myself), and they're placed into homes (often) with couples only looking for money + who abuse the shit out of the children. I can't wait to have my homestead, I'm going to foster as many children as a can, and love them to pieces... remind them that they matter.

    NIA MCFADDEN 2 days ago

    He was so abused

  • Jacob Ramsey
    Jacob Ramsey 2 days ago


  • Feet Yeet
    Feet Yeet 2 days ago +2

    That’s Lucas from Stranger Things

  • Samantha Cassell
    Samantha Cassell 2 days ago

    Idc how I adopt kids even if it was through the foster care system

  • Latesha Brown
    Latesha Brown 2 days ago

    I will kill her

  • Bambuś Berneńczyk
    Bambuś Berneńczyk 2 days ago

    You could do on a white child aswell

  • Trust
    Trust 2 days ago

    Lovely caring beautiful women! I love it!❤👍

  • couch Potato gaming
    couch Potato gaming 2 days ago

    When he hugged her I started jumping around the in happiness

  • Amber Michele
    Amber Michele 3 days ago

    I would lose my mind it I witnessed this

  • attack
    attack 3 days ago

    That food actually looks soo good

  • Savanna Leigh Grattan
    Savanna Leigh Grattan 3 days ago +1

    I love all the people who sticked up for him I have a friend and she's in foster care and her foster mom hurts her

    • sudha bhatt
      sudha bhatt 2 days ago

      Tell me her address. I will kill her

  • Mr 0pktryhard
    Mr 0pktryhard 3 days ago

    I am foster to I hate it here I miss my parents. :(

  • JustLars
    JustLars 3 days ago +2

    Kind man: He's not money. He's a person.
    That man is a genius.

  • Ki Conover
    Ki Conover 3 days ago

    That hairline though.

  • Can I get 300 subs without Any vids?

    wtf did that dude mean "as long as i don't see physical abuse i cant don't anything"
    DUDE THE KID IS ONLY EATING FRIES AS A MEAL imagine what he eats at home?!?!

  • Jaretzi Magallon
    Jaretzi Magallon 3 days ago

    Traci is always the villain.

  • FaZe VectuZ
    FaZe VectuZ 3 days ago

    Welcome to episode 1000 of why dafaq is this on my recommendation

  • SzymonTV Soccerz
    SzymonTV Soccerz 3 days ago

    Same me to

  • Latisha Green
    Latisha Green 3 days ago

    I like that women in black with curls

  • 69 Subs with no life

    So if i was going to be taken care of a foster family.
    The government send them money?!?
    Then why tf i need a family i need the money.
    Who would want a cumstain near them while they get money from you.

  • Ghulam Raza
    Ghulam Raza 3 days ago

    I'm soo glad these are just actors because I would've pun ch ed the mom. IK I'm barely almost 10 but I can still stand up for other kids because they dont deserve this.

  • Goddess Princess Skylar

    Foster Kids need a good parent rolemodel in their lifes. Even if they’re only being cared for by them for a few months or so.

  • Winter Galaxy
    Winter Galaxy 3 days ago

    Call the police and yell at her >:c

  • Jason Aung
    Jason Aung 3 days ago

    This is caleb from stranger things 😂

  • Dilo Games
    Dilo Games 3 days ago

    It’s the actor from stranger things

  • DM Murphy
    DM Murphy 3 days ago

    Glad see people step up in situation like this on the show. People don't know what children deal with in foster care.

  • CaptJericho
    CaptJericho 3 days ago

    5:33 She needs to watch a couple of makeup tutorials...damn

  • sami 2808
    sami 2808 3 days ago

    Holy shit that’s Caleb from stranger things

  • Shhmurr
    Shhmurr 3 days ago

    "as long as you don't see any physical abuse, then you know, that's how they handle their children."
    emotional abuse and manipulation is a real thing people

  • Tre Iewis
    Tre Iewis 3 days ago

    I was crying

  • shiraz dolan
    shiraz dolan 3 days ago

    The mother is the best actor ever....I really want to kill her every time i'm seeing her in the videos

  • Evan White
    Evan White 3 days ago

    When the “foster mother” said if i ever adopted you i would be stop being payed.I yelled THATS BULL CRAP

  • Anty Safari
    Anty Safari 3 days ago

    Thats Caleb Mclaughing from Stranger Things!!!

  • Dirk Deckard
    Dirk Deckard 3 days ago

    Some kids are bad too.

  • Silent Runner
    Silent Runner 3 days ago

    I grew up north small town. This is so true. One of the girls I was friends with was forced to keep the house clean, do the cooking laundy etc, while the bio kids were out playing sports and hanging out etc. she was "earning" her keep.

  • Alexis M.M
    Alexis M.M 4 days ago

    5.1k thumbs down? OMG!