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    Foster care and the educational system are complex organizations. Both organizations address and serve children who experience abuse and neglect. Addressing the educational needs of children in foster care presents a unique challenge to schools, social agencies, and foster parents. It is estimated that in 2013 there were approximately 589,000 children and youth in foster care across the United States (Children’s Bureau, 2014). In 2013, 58,699 children in California were living in foster care. Of these children in care, more than 65% ranged in age from five to twelve years. The median age of children in foster care is 10.6 (California Department of Social Services, 2014). Children are often removed from their homes because social workers determine…

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    Some people say no matter what the child will be better off with straight parents rather than gay parents. However “Williams Institute confirms there is no difference in the behavioral outcomes of adopted children raised in same-sex households when compared to those raised by heterosexual couples” (Perry). Whether gay or straight it does not affect the children’s behavior or emotions. Even though the couple is gay the children will still be better off with them apposed to being in foster-care.…

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    Opponents are concerned about the child 's care while being in foster care and they are scared that foster parents are taking in children because of the money they receive from the government, not because they care about the child. According to Patricia George, author of the article ¨Point: The Foster Care System is Flawed and Should be Eliminated¨ states, between the years of 2003 and 2007 in Texas, fourteen children passed away due to abuse by foster parents (3). Stories that include death of…

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    Essay On Foster Care

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    Foster care is a system by which adults care for minor children who are not able to live with their biological parents. When parents are unable, unwilling or unfit to care for a child, the child must find a new home. In some cases, there is little or no chance a child can return to their parents' custody, so they need a new permanent home. In other situations, children only a need a temporary home until their parents' situation changes. In any case, the children need somewhere to stay until a…

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    Foster Care Transition

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    Youth in Foster Care and Transition to Adulthood Many youth are dependent on their families, receiving financial and emotional support. A youth experiencing foster care does not have the same support network making transition into adulthood challenging. Adolescents in foster care require more intensive monitoring of their health care needs in all aspects. The foster care system in the United States strives to provide care and protect both children and adolescents from their biological family…

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    Foster Care Neglect

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    system or foster care? There is a need for strict enforcement, and improvement for the foster care system. It is proven fact that those who grew up in the foster care system have less of a chance living a successful life, due to neglect in the system. Children are constantly being moved from house to house; living with people who pretend to care for the kids, but really care more for the money and benefits given to them by the government. Time after time foster children are given the false hope…

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    Children In Foster Care

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    the hands of the ones they entrusted to love, care and provide for them, the parents of America (Numbers reflected by the National Foster Care Coalition, 2013). “Nearly 58% of children in foster care have been removed from their families for neglect. About 19% of all children who are maltreated are physically abused, 10% are sexually abused, and 7% psychologically abused. The remaining 6% of maltreated children experience educational or medical neglect.” (Children's Voice, Dec 2005 – Child…

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    Foster Care Transition

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    Transition of Youth Aging out the Foster Care System Every year, there are more than 30,000 kids who age out of the foster care system (Richards, 2014). In most states, the cut off age is 18; however, some states have increased the age to 21. When these kids finally reach the age of 18, they are left to the world with no support. Homelessness, hunger, lack of healthcare and education is what nearly 30% of the 30,000 kids are left with. More federal and state governments need to instate policies…

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    Foster Care Failure

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    Foster care has been a process of successes and failures. Originally Foster Care was established for poor and poverty stricken families who were unable to adequately provide for their children. Prior to welfare involvement, children were simply placed with family members or community members who were able to care for the child. In 1636, Benjamin Eaton became the first official “foster” child. Since that time, numerous laws and policies have been set up in an effort to care for children who have…

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    reunification process after the placement of the child in the foster care system is to develop a permanency plan as mandated by each state. This plan sets forth the process the agency and the families must complete in order to have the child return home. After the child has been in foster care for 15-22 months, the law mandates a request from the courts for parental rights to be terminated. Although the state is mandated to request termination of parental rights, they are also required to work…

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