Pa. family receives $5M in damages for abuse adopted daughter suffered under N.J. DYFS's care | NJ.com The child was abandoned by her mother and abused by her father. Hence, the TAXPAYERS OF NJ have to pay for this? Enough already. Child protection services are imperfect. They exist to assist families and minimize abuse. They cannot save every child. There are lots of bad people having children, and we cannot stop them from procreating. But we also cannot afford to give each of them $5 million. These judges hand out these settelements like they are Santa Claus. They don't give a damn about whose money it is. Comments?