My neighbor is a social worker. I don't know the specifics or qualifications of her job, but I know she really hates it and has caused depression. She thought she'd enjoy helping and she enjoys helping the kids, but she also sees the bureaucracy side of it. Her hands are tied in a lot of ways, and the State of Alaska caters to the parents (regardless of how bad they are towards their children). She said she'd like to eliminate the majority of those parents. But they do foster kids, and adopted one.
Granted this is her and my wife conversing, I really never talk to her.