Persuasive Essay On Foster Care Failure

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We all end up lucky or unfortunate. We get lucky with the parents that love and care for us, and unfortunate with the ones who do not want us, or don’t care for us. For foster kids, they go through several houses with several different families. Sometimes these families are not the ideal family, and there is abuse and neglect in these homes. Foster kids never really get a break until they are adopted by a loving family. Sadly, they usually are more unfortunate than lucky. Treating foster kids poorly and placing them in bad homes just to get your job done is not okay. The foster care system is failing kids badly, because they are more emotional, scared, and most have developmental issues because of what they have been through. According to many authors the statement about foster care systems failing is true. According to Erica Simon, children’s experiences in Foster care matter. Erica Simon is a former political strategist and activist and is now a speaker, writer and creator of meaningful things. She helps different foster kids tell their stories. In this article, we are told that for 640,000 kids a year, foster care is in their future and it is not always a happily ever after. …show more content…

Christina is a Ph.D. as an associate professor in the school work at Arizona State University. Belva works at the Arizona Department of Child Safety. This article lists the things that are needed for children in foster care. Child welfare is failing. Christina and Belva talk about the necessities needed to prevent child welfare from failing. The importance of Medicaid, access to healthcare, mental health services, and many more. The article goes into detail about health exams for foster kids and improving child welfare. By doing the health exams Christina and Belva think this will better child welfare and the chances for these kids to have non abusive families for too

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