Persuasive Essay On Foster Care

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How do we know that children survive better in foster care? Who chooses whether they belong in the child care system? These are a couple of the questions that many people ask when they think about foster care. Foster care started in the middle of the 19th century by a man named Charles Loring Brace. Brace would take children off the streets and place them in homes around the state. (Tyler and Melander) Once people realized that this was a good way to get kids off the street, then they started the foster care system. There are 250,000 children that enter the foster care system each year. Of those 250,000 roughly 20,000 are still yet to be adopted. (Faber) Children are placed in foster care for a vast amount of reasons: sexual abuse, …show more content…
According to James he states that: “Sometimes the people that are supposed to love you will hurt you as well.” James was placed into foster care at the age of one. He was relocated into a new home after social services took him out of his biological family’s home. The home that James was placed into was a very racist home. One day his foster father found him walking home with one of his black friends. James’s foster parent beat him for hanging around him. After being beaten James was then chained up naked outside in the middle of December like a dog and cuffed to a Confederate flag. His foster father then threatened him by telling him that if it happens again then he will be tied up for a week. (Simon) It is not all butterflies and rainbows after a child gets taken out of an unstable home and placed into foster care. However, just like my friend, James prevailed and made the best out of his situation. James went to school at the University of Southern California and mastered in Social work. He plans on making sure that no other child gets placed into a home like he ended up in. …show more content…
The system tries to put children into a home where they will be loved and cared for. Social services do everything they can to provide kids with the best parents they can get, but every system is flawed. Many providers are just in it for the money or recognition, and this does not help out a child in any way. Foster care also prohibits children from succeeding in school and furthering their educations. While foster care is a great alternative for billions of homeless kids – maybe it is not the best solution we could come up with. Charles Loring Brace had a magnificent idea to help out kids across America and now it is time to make it even

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