Marcia R. Lowry: A Broken And Corrupt Foster

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A Broken and Corrupt Foster Marcia R. Lowry, founder and executive director of A Better Childhood, once addressed on how, “It’s likely that these children have been terribly damaged. Now they face the foster care system… so having faced one terrible situation, they might wind up in another”. This is a clear example of how kids in foster care will end in lots of damage during and after the system. Corruption in the foster care system will affect many children psychologically because of the issues and problems they go through every day in a system that is broken. Taking in a child who is not your own because their parents are not capable of doing so has been happening way before having its official name. According to the NFPA, the earliest …show more content…
Suzanne Robin wrote an online article explaining the effects foster care has on their minds and claimed, “Foster children often have attachment issues related to poor parenting during the first few years. Attachment issues can cause physical problems, such as failure to thrive, as well as emotional disorders like depression, failure to form attachments to caregivers, or mental-health disturbances”. Unfourtantly these types of issues are very common among foster kids and it all goes back to the system, they are forced to be in. Children can just be put into a foster home, after another, after another, after another where they are neglected and abused in the exact same way over many years and the foster care system is just repeating those exact same mistakes. This is how they become mentally unhealthy and unable to reach their full potential as they grow and it is just sad how over decades, there has been very minimal change to that. Why should these innocent children suffer for not having a place to call home? And if they continue with like this, it lead them through the wrong …show more content…
Because that’s what fostering should be; wanting to help and care for a child who is just waiting to be adopted. Although these kids might have it better, it is not necessarily the best. Foster care – even the good ones – can have profounder effects on them. A study made by the Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, said that 30% of foster children have behavior problems and suffer from things like, depression and anxiety. Depression and anxiety are one of the most common metal illnesses foster kids have due to the fact that they live in an abusive environment where they are not even wanted by anyone there. Children will have to face this all alone by themselves because no one will take the time to care, to love, to listen to them and they grow up feeling unwanted by everyone around them, so they can never just “let it go”. They hold on the past because that’s all they have to keep going. Mental illness is a serious issue many people face throughout their life, especially the foster children who just wanted to be cared

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