The foster care system is not always a good choice. Even with having good intentions there are many terrible experiences. Developmental issues continue to be a problem with children in foster care. As a foster child most intentions are to have the child adopted, yet in many cases they bounce from foster home to foster home. In the article, “Developmental Issues for Young Children in Foster Care” by the committee
I believe this paper held very well information and statistics on children in foster care. The foster system can be a mess because so many children are being placed in foster homes where they face maltreatment and negative behaviors. With the growing numbers of foster children finding a good, safe foster home is becoming hard to find. Many people apply to foster simply for money from the state. Few qualifications exist to be a foster parent and in some states, check-ins on foster homes are rare because of a large number of children in the system and not enough social workers.
The children’s rights website stated that, “On any given day, there are nearly 428,000 children in foster care in the United States.”() All of those children have to be reminded daily that the foster care system has a lot of problems in it. Most of these children are put in some of the most unbearable situations. The foster system has numerous problems that I think can and should be solved. This includes: children not having an education, foster parents and children not having a connection, children facing both sexual and physical abuse, financial problems, and children aging out of the system. There are many more problems with the foster care system but I think that these are the main problems that should be addressed and solved.
Children born into homelessness can be at higher risk for infectious disease, stunted growth rate, and anemia. These deficiencies can be caused by environmental factors and poor nutrition(Hart-Shegos 2). In the novel, the Tillerman children all struggle to be accepted in school because of their obvious differences, likely caused by the time they spent homeless. They have experienced great hardships that they could not control, for example, their delayed development. This can be explained by, “Studies of pregnant women in New York City welfare hotels have shown their babies are twice as likely to weigh less than five pounds at birth when compared to all pregnant women.
These homes, licensed to care for our children, fail to fulfill necessities to help these kids. When a worker fails to fulfill their job it brings everyone down. Despite seeing warning signs of abuse and potential danger for children, a social worker failed to remove the children from the home, leading the community to show concern and question the foster system. The goal of the foster system is to ensure these children are put into safe homes that are the best fit. Nonetheless, there are failed attempts and corrupt companies who do not fulfill the needs our youth need.
Imagine being a young child and being forced into labor for 18 hours, your back is aching, and you never get a break, this is what a handful of children go through in America. Children in America are being exposed in Human Trafficking. “Human Trafficking” is the new term for slavery, a crime as old as civilization. Children and their families are having traumatic experiences due to the smuggling of children, which could have been avoided. The United Nations should avert child trafficking in the United States because it causes physical and mental complications to the victims, affects social lives and alters their education.
Child labor exists even though laws eliminate it. There are many reasons that cause child labor: Poverty and unemployment levels are high – As you see, the most of employed children work in less developed countries by economy. In such countries poor families and children may rely upon child labor in order to improve their chances of attaining basic necessities. According to U.N statistics more than one-fourth of the people around the world live in poverty that is caused by the high unemployment levels. Free education is limited – U.N estimated that approximately 75 million children were not attending school.
This shows how more young people opt out of taking responsibility for others, because maybe they can’t even take care of themselves, or they just don’t want to lose freedom from their life by marrying and having kids. Some might say that marrying and not having kids is not a necessity for becoming an adult. But the youth doesn’t understand what it means to have a family of their own because they never tried it, and it is more responsibility for them. According to the article Facing Challenges Is Part of Growing Up, the reporter who is also young, 28 years old, talks about how he has a kid, and it is something profound and he writes that “who reflexively dismisses marriage and family, eschews something profound: growing up”, and from here we see that taking care of someone else other than yourself, being more responsible in life is also a great experience, instead just staying single all your life, and miss out on the experience. Parents struggle with their kids, and if they wouldn’t have to feed them, they would be rich according to the article A Lifestyle Choice, but they still struggle to help their children, go all out for them, and people wouldn’t put so much effort into something for no
Many children throughout the United States are born into abusive families. These children have had life experiences that youth their age should not have to endure. This is when the state steps in and takes children away from their families. The child welfare system often places children in the foster care. Unfortunately, the foster care system is not always as helpful as it appears to be.
On the other hand, child labor sprung up a big issue during that time. Children were underpaid, abused, had a very low education rate, but also had to work to support their family. Later, reformers and lawmakers tried to pass laws to stop, and help decrease the amount of child labor happening in their state, but that did not help much because as the inventors