The Role Of Children In Foster Care

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I. Introduction
According to the Administration for Children and Families, there are currently more than 400,000 children in foster care in the United States (2015). Children in foster care represent a unique population, some enter the system with complex mental/behavioral health, emotional, and/or developmental needs. The purpose of foster care is to temporarily substitute family life experience for a child in time of crisis or need. Foster families provide parental care and supervision while agency staff, Child Protection Services (CPS) try to achieve reunification with the biological family, kin care or adoption. In the case of the Jones family the children have been placed in kin care with their maternal grandmother Ethel Jones.
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