Oppression In Foster Care

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[3] A group that would be considered oppressed in the adoption process would be the children being adopted. There are five conditions that determine if a group is oppressed or not and having just one of those conditions could determine a group as an oppressed group. The five conditions are exploitation, marginalization, powerlessness, cultural imperialism, and violence (Bruskas, 2008). Children in the foster care system meet all five of these conditions determining them an oppressed group. One of the five conditions that this group meets is exploitation, which is the act of unfair treatment of others for the benefits of oneself; it could also be thought of as taking advantage of others. Children in foster care fit this condition because they …show more content…
Children in foster care are the lesser group when compared to school aged children as a whole. When the school aged children cannot understand the situations that the foster children are experiencing it makes the children in foster care feel invisible. This same invisibility is felt when children are removed from their family and put into the foster care program (Bruskas, 2008). Society says that being in the foster care system is not normal causing children in foster care to feel like they are abnormal and they do not understand why they are viewed as different. The children in foster care are the oppressed group when compared to school aged children as a …show more content…
Violence experienced in the terms of the emotional toll and trauma inflicted on the child from being removed from their families happens every day. This condition of oppression goes along with two other conditions marginalization and cultural imperialism. Like marginalization the group is not receiving the emotional support that it should to cope and adjust to the new setting of foster care that they are now placed in, leading to the feeling of invisibility which is the cultural imperialism. Children are experiencing this emotional violence of being separated from their families and is known but there is no one providing support which then is how children in foster care meet the condition of violence as an oppressed

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