The Foster Care System

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To be loved, to be praised, to be cherished; three things that every child in the world wishes for. It is a parent's job to grant their children with these needs. However, some children are not as lucky as others and are not blessed with the caring parents that they deserve. Luckily, the foster care system is there to help. The foster care system helps provide safety and care for children whose families are unable to do so. There has always been a way for children to be cared for in the United States. In the early 1800s orphan asylums were the most popular way for homeless children to be taken care of. Then institutional care came around, where children were taught to grow up as quickly as possible. Placing-out was then created in the…show more content…
The parents were either deceased and the relatives were not capable of fostering the child or the parents were inadequate of taking care of a child. However, most of the children placed in the orphan asylums had at least one parent living, but that one parent was not responsible enough to care for the child. The orphan asylums were also known as orphanages. In the orphanages the children were provided with care, safety and education. They helped place children with families for adoption. They placed small children with families where they would get more attention and indentured the older children so that they would receive an…show more content…
The first type is the single foster family home, this is where there is one or more parents in the home who care for the children. The parents in this home can care for up to six kids while, also taking care of the kids of their own. Additionally there are group homes. There are two main types of group homes. One of the types is a residential treatment center, they are for the children who need the most help. They provide care to children who have severe emotional and behavioral problems. This type of group homes is the most restricting type of out of home care. The other type is group home housing and this is for children who cannot find a foster family. Children can also end up in a group home housing if they are a juvenile. Most of these homes have a no contact rule, which helps fighting stay to a minimum. Children in these homes do not have a parental figure to look up to. Consequently, this can harm the children’s emotional

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