The Impacts Of Foster Care

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The Impacts of Foster Care

Foster care has become a fast growing corporation, that impacts the lives of many children from the ages of infancy to 18 years old. Around “415,129 children were in foster care on September 30th, 2014, a 4% increase from 2012”( "Statistics on Foster Care." FosterClub. N.p., n.d. Web. 10 Nov. 2016.). Unfortunately the youth in foster care are unwilling occupying these places due to family crisis, problems with financial stability, accusations of physical or emotional abuses, which 800,000 children seem to undergo, neglect, or simply no apparent reason at all. ("Why Do Kids Get Put Into Foster Care?" Our Everyday Life. N.p., n.d. Web. 10 Nov. 2016.) Children spend up to two years in a foster care system before being transported to a home, most likely staying only for a few months before …show more content…

Even though the circumstances of a foster care system are not significantly the best considering why the child ended up there in the first place. This systems helps build relationships with troubled youth helping them stay involved in school, abstinence from drugs and alcohol, gangs, and most importantly away from jail. Foster care is a place where kids know that they are not alone, and people are doing everything they can to find them homes. Providing a place of reassurance, nurture, and safety foster care has a substantial impact on the outcome of children in their future. Throughout this system these kids circulate around multiple social, political, and economical effects during their time in a foster care system, and unfortunately after the age of 18 where they are faced to survive the world alone. (“3 Things You Should Know About Foster Care - Show Hope."Show

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