Foster Care System : Salvation Or Detriment Essay

3100 Words Dec 11th, 2014 13 Pages
Devonne Nolan
Mrs. Mckimmey
English 1A
November 30, 2014
Foster Care System: Salvation or Detriment
Imagine your family being broken up and scattered to a random location with a random group of people that you now must live and grow with. This decision is completely out of your control and very well may be the most important one of your life. This is what is known as the foster care system. This is detrimental to American society, because “according to national statistic 40 to 50 percent of those children will never complete high school. Sixty-six percent of them will be homeless, go to jail or die within one year of leaving the foster care system at 18.” “80 percent of the prison population once was in foster care, and that girls in foster care are 600 percent more likely than the general population to become pregnant before the age of 21.”BRITTANY NUNN (2012), author of Statistics Suggest Bleak Futures for Children Who Grow up in the Foster Care system. These statistics depict that reoccurring cycle then develops trouble adults from innocent children and spits them out into the world as unproductive members of society. Not every child that is instituted into the system is going to be another failed attempt at giving a child a good life, in fact there are probably countless success stories that the foster care system has had, however the numbers do not adhere in a fair manner. Every kid should have the right and opportunity to live the life they want to. Most kids do not…

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