Foster Home Essay

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Foster Homes Being a foster child is hard. They have to move home’s often, and they never understand the feeling of a permanent home. In most cases, foster children are treated as government property rather than humans who do not have a family. They are moved from home to home until they reach the age of 18. At this time they are left by the system, being told that they are adults and should take care of themselves. A permanent home is something rare to the eyes of a foster child. However, if the system can focus more on making sure that foster care children are put in permanent homes, rather than these children be put in temporary homes. Than the emotional trauma that foster care children have to go through will lessen. A system change …show more content…
It’s main objective is to remove children from abusive homes and put them in a foster home until they can be returned to their original family. On the Child Welfare Information Gateway website, a site dedicated to educating people about how the foster care system and other programs work, it states in detail how the system works. On the website it states, “Child welfare systems typically receive and investigate reports of possible child abuse and neglect; provide services to families that need assistance in the protection and care of their children; arrange for children to live with kin or with foster families when they are not safe at home;...” (Par 1). This system is setup so that children do not have to stay in homes that are detrimental to their growing up. However this system does not ensure that the children are given a permanent home. In reality they are moved from their abusive household for only a small period of time. Eventually foster care children are put back into these abusive households. Although this may not be the case, foster care children will also end up house hopping until they reach the age of 18. Where they are left to survive on their own. For most foster care children they never know the feeling of staying in a permanent …show more content…
However if that foster care system can be change, If the children stuck in the system can find permanent homes, than they can focus more on becoming successful people in society. They can focus more on building themselves up, rather than stressing about hopping from home to home. Creating communities where children and foster parents can flourish is more essential to the greater good. This good which consists of great moral values, and the care of those who are in more dire situations than most. Taking care of those who can not take care of themselves is something that not only these companies and programs value. It is something I believe america and these foster care children 's fellow citizens should be aware of as well. The more people aware of what actually happens in these government programs. The more that are willing to help and support change in these

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