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    Foster Care Abuse

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    From One Family to the Next It is evident that society has an issue with the famously broken system known as foster care. Rarely does somebody refer to foster care as a positive outcome. Most parents and families try to avoid the system due to the fact that it is in need of repair. The idea of foster care is superb; not letting children live in limbo without any parental supervision, but unfortunately the power is abused and therefore broken. Children bounce back and forth between families and caregivers. This illustrates the foster child never has a concrete home; consequently, they never truly settle in with the family or with themselves for that matter. The main goal of foster care is to filter foster children quickly into a more permanent…

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    Foster Care System

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    Around the world, the total number of children living without families they can call their own recently surpassed 160 million (Brown). In the United States alone, around four hundred thousand kids live in a foster care house or other type of nonpermanent home (Bynes). Each year, close to half of these children reunite with their biological families, which, although believed to be the ideal solution, does not always make the child’s safety and well-being the top priority. A smaller amount of the…

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    Foster Care Syndrome

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    welfare caseloads, the Adoption Assistance and Child Welfare Act of 1980 (AACWA) (Pub. L. No. 96-272, § 42 U.S.C. 622, 1980) codified the practice of permanency planning—the process through which…

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    Issues In Foster Care

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    There are many policies that are implicated into foster care. These policies are made with the best interest of foster children in mind. The policies solely exist to keep foster children safe, but are they enough? One policy that is implicated in the foster care system is the assurance of safety and well-being of children in foster care. This policy is called the Adoption and Safe Families Act. The policy states that the health and safety of young children are a priority in foster care. Abused…

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    eventually affects their performance in school. There are an estimated 92, 728 children are still in foster care in the United States, among that population includes children that considered to risk in society (Harland, Lynette, 2014). The relation of social work practice to this study is that they are usually the number one profession that is called in for intervention. They are mostly faced with some of the challenges of finding solutions to possibly address the need of the children and be…

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    Family Foster Care Essay

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    Family foster care is defined as children cared for in a family setting by a certified foster care family (Cox, Tice, &Long, n.d.). This placement is intended to be temporary, but unfortunately becomes permanent for many of the children that are in the foster care system (Cox et al., n.d.). In 2014, the statistics on foster care in the United States were as follows: 415,129 children were in foster care, 52 percent being male and 48 percent being female, and the three highest racial groups were…

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    behaviors, did not feel very close to a biological parent or grandparent. (“Homeless During the Transition From Foster Care to Adulthood.”) Most of these children that are included in these statistics did not receive proper care while in foster care. Many of these children were neglected by the very people who were supposed to be caring for them. 18.8 percent are physically abused, 7.9 percent are emotionally abused, 6.2 percent are sexually abused, and about 3.2 percent are caretaker involved…

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    was born into an unsafe family. Her father died, her mom's boyfriend was abusive, and her mom is spinning out of control. In nine years, she lived with fourteen different foster homes. As she lives with somewhat loving families-in one case abusive- she starts caving under the pressure of living without her mother, until she finds the perfect family, and she learns how to say those three little words. Two year old Ashley's family was a mess, her biological mother,named Lorraine, having…

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    Essay On Foster Adoption

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    Overview: We have entirely too many children in foster care waiting for adoption. Our target population that we will address is children currently in the foster system waiting on their forever home. The barriers that the foster children face waiting to be adopted range from too large of a sibling group, special needs, older children, or just simply finding interested families to adopt. Foster care children tend to face many issues that place lifelong emotional effects on them while waiting on a…

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    There are over 10,000 children who live under Oklahoma’s foster care system. Children enter foster care because they have been abused, neglected, or abandoned by their guardians. These children require the same love and care as other children who are not in foster care, and it is assumed that the government can do a better job of taking of these children than their parents. However, not all of them have access to necessities or have their special needs met. With first-hand knowledge of the…

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