Foster Care And Child Abuse

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Foster care are like toy stores, every foster child symbolizes a toy who has put on the shelf and has been labeled used, damaged, and/or out of date. Still they have the same dreams and aspirations as the new models, to go home with someone who will love, and cherish them with all their overflowing stuffing, missing button eyes, matted fur, and uneasy temperament because too often have they been thrown about and trampled on. Too long for any child or toy to sit and hope for something better to come along and save them. We can’t keep failing this children; their cries have become too loud for us to ignore. We have to come up with a plan to stop failing this foster bears stop before we damage them further, we need to open our homes, and lastly …show more content…
“In 2014, more than 22,000 young people aged out of foster care without permanent families. Research has shown that those who leave care without being linked to forever families have a higher likelihood than youth in the general population to experience homelessness, unemployment and incarceration as adults.” (Defending America’s Abused And Neglected Kids 2014) We can stop this from happening, no one wants to watch a child fail without ever having a chance. We have to save our foster bears before they become marooned on the island of misfit toys. Foster Care and adoption are options that can change a child’s life forever, all anyone needs is the right incentive to change a bad outcome into a good …show more content…
I 'm not saying that my life was a fairytale I was born with drugs in my system that could lead to learning and development disabilities, but instead I grew with a hunger for books and knowledge that has flourished, luckily I was able to get the attention, love, and care I needed to develop into a healthy child with all the books, knowledge and encouragement that I needed. My younger brother, did not have the same luck he was born sickly and alone with my mother leaving him soon after he was born. He was placed in foster care and not too long after he was placed in a foster home. The home that was provided to him was a kind and nurturing environment, because of these qualities he was able to make a recovery. Soon after my grandmother learned of his existence and she gained her rights to her grandchild. This will not be the case for every foster child but with enough effort and support it can be for some. If we work to help parents become more suitable for raising a child, by offer counseling, a plan or job to improve their financial situations, and also a way to keep contact with their children if they chose that place they are in is better than what they can offer. “More than 207,000 children exited foster care and were reunified with their birth parents, adopted, placed

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