It is no different in the US
April 14, 2016
I have seen numerous cases over the last decade, where the children were either taken from the mother, or she gave them up, and rather than place them with the father, they would go into foster care. Than, he (and not the mother) would be charged the cost of them being in foster care.
I remember a case in Topeka, KS where the mother was having sex with the 13 YO daughter. The child was placed in foster care, 200 miles west of there. The father lived here in Kansas City. He couldn’t even visit her. The mother bolted and has not been seen since.