Essay about Children Who Enter The Foster Care System

736 Words Mar 18th, 2016 3 Pages
Parenting a Hurt Child
Nationally, there are approximately 397,000 children who enter the foster care system by 2012. After entering the system some of the children’s parents were being terminated from their parent’s rights, these could be due to the facts of their addiction, poverty, or parent’s mental illness, leaving these kids parentless. About one-quarter of these children in foster care live with their relatives. However, the rest live with non-relative’s foster family. These lost children need a temporary home to stay until they can find some family that are willing to adopt them. This is when Foster parents come in and play critical roles, not only providing the children with shelter but they also help them recover from their traumatic experiences. The Child Welfare system requires foster parents to provide appropriate aid for their foster child which consist of healing, supporting, protecting, and providing a safe environment for these kids. Being a parent is a challenging job but being a foster parent is more difficult. Bu without family or a home, these children could not survive the cruel world on their own.
Understanding Foster Child and System According to Children, Family, and Foster Care: Analysis and Recommendations, more than 300,000 children are being removed from their home each year because they are being abused by their parents (Bass & Behrman 2004, p.5). The vast majority of children in the foster system came from an abusive family who also…

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