My initial reaction is to feel sorry for this 4 year old being removed from his home. I was internally begging for someone to sit down with this child and explain to him that he did nothing wrong and was not being punished. He was honest with the worker and needs help understanding that his mother and father are still his parents and he will see them again. I would be so frightened if someone told me “welcome to your new home” and not understanding what was going on. This experience was traumatic for this child and he will most likely remember this day forever. I feel this removal could have been explained to the child in a developmentally appropriate manner, with compassion for all parties.