Being Fostered: Big Effects On Children

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Many people don’t realize how different their life could be with just one small change; they could have been fostered. Being fostered has a big effect on children because they don’t learn the same skills we do. Some of the fostered children may get lucky and find a home that would help teach them the different skill set they may need to succeed, but not all of the children are that lucky. Some children who don’t get that luxury and skill set are left at in the system until they become too old or they get emancipated. The number of children in foster care has grown to over half a million, as of 2003; though in 1980 there were only about three hundred thousand children in foster care (Shirk & Strangler 2006). Some kids may only be in foster

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