Transition Out Of Foster Care

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Envision turning eighteen years old and being forced to move out of the house away from the stability of parents. This is the case for many foster children; having to gather all of their items from the foster system and find somewhere else to live in one day. These children need guidance and support in finding a new place to live when they age out of the foster care system. The foster care system often times has detrimental effects on children and can affect children differently. There are many laws being written to help children transition out of the foster care system and become productive members of the society. Transitioning out of something you have known for so long is something difficult to do whether it is divorce, marriage, or additions …show more content…
The goal is to find safe, permanent homes for foster children through reunification, adoption, or placement with a permanent legal guardian” (The National Voice of Foster Parents). Foster care is a thorough system that seeks homes or family reunifications for the betterment of the children. Foster care is for children whose parents were not able to take proper care of the children. In 2014 there were 22, 392 American children placed in foster care that did not get placed in a permanent home with adoptive parents. The children who do not get placed in adoptive care and come to the age of eighteen years will age out of the system and are forced to move out of the shelter (Foster Club and Background and Resources …show more content…
“These are not broken kids,” she said. “They’re not irredeemable. With supports they succeed. So let’s create visibility, make sure the adults have the supports around them and watch them fly” (Bokeh). Children will usually not get adopted because people find these kids to be off centered or misconstrued. In 2013 there were 238,280 children that left foster care and forty percent of these children white while twenty percent were Hispanic (Child Welfare Information Gateway). Studies show youth that have left foster care are less likely to graduate high school compared to the general population not in foster care. Less than three percent of foster children will earn a college and seventy one percent of the young women will become pregnant before age twenty one (Foster Club).
Each child has a different feeling when they are placed in foster care. Every child has a different story about the feelings that raced through their mind as they moved from place while the foster care was trying to find a permanent home for the child. As a child of foster care, Luis

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