New parents are hard to accept, especially when the child has been passed home to home. These attachment issues may restrict the child from moving forward in their lives and excelling in the new environment provided (Robin). The lack of stability in the system is only setting up the children up for failure, according to Stone, “we treated foster children as if they were our own, yet many of them never felt as if they were.” It is difficult for young children and adolescents to comprehend the separation of their parents let alone the process of moving to multiple foster homes while under the guardianship of the state. Other children mask their hesitation at being attached to a family by letting others see only what they want to see. The children are attached, but only on a “superficial level” (Robin).
The brain often reacts to changing environments in a negative way. These negative feelings can end up translating into aggressive behaviors. This is the reality for children in foster care. A child who is put in foster care for their whole life may never feel like they belong. The child was either taken from home or given up at birth.
The foster care system is something that very few people have experience with. People believe that it 's the best possible option for children who are in abusive homes, but that 's not always the case. Various researchers have found that abuse and neglect still occurs in foster care. As the amount of research done on this topic increases, more and more people are trying to figure out ways to stop it such as better training for foster parents, focusing more on the child 's needs and outcries of abuse and conducting more research on the topic. Some abuse that occurs in foster homes happens because the parents are ill equipped to take care of a child with special needs or with more aggressive behavior.
According to the Child Welfare Information Gateway the “Child welfare system typically receive and investigate reports of possible child abuse and neglect; provide services to families that need assistance in the protection and care of their children; arrange for children to live with kin or with foster families when they are not safe at home; and arrange for reunification, adoption, or other permanent family connections for children leaving foster care” (Child Welfare Information Gateway). Many children’s stories are overlooked by the politician in debates about immigration policy, leading children who are happy and safe at home fall into a system that does not apply to them. In a result of children to suffer from severe mental health issues like anxiety and depression caused by being separated from their parents. Therefore, the politicians should pay more attention to immigration policy to prevent American citizens from falling into the child welfare system because no one has the right
Joseph A. Doyle Jr. (2007) discusses, “Children investigated for abuse or neglect are not tracked over time in a systematic way.” (p.1584). If the foster system does not efficiently track the wellbeing of these children, it makes it difficult to provide all the necessary support for them. Providing a program that will help track, transition, and counsel these children will greatly impact the overall improvement of the foster system. Foster care was not meant to be a permanent solution for these children. It was not developed to traumatize or negatively impact the outcome for the children place in the system.
Foster kids are more likely to experience health problems and often do not receive normal physical examinations. Families should accept foster kids and treat them as though they are their own. Foster families should be good influences on foster children. Foster care associations always want foster kids to find permanent homes. The goal for a foster kid is most often to reunite with the birthfamily, but can change to adoption if it is in the child’s best interest (www.adopt.org).
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. I wanted to bring attention on how allowing almost anyone to foster can affect a child mentally, physically, and emotionally. I believe this paper held very important information and statistics showing how being placed in a bad home can permanently damage a child’s outlook on life and his or her
Not only do transracial adoptees do poorly in school, but it could affect them mentally too. Studies on the health, social, and psychological outcomes of transracial adoptive children portray how they will adapt to their new families (Thomas, 2016). Even if a child looks happy you may never know what happens at school or how they feel internally. Children may be bullied and face racial discrimination. Studies have shown that racial discrimination causes low self-esteem, stress, and depressive symptoms (Dolan, 2015).
Some cases that happen sometimes do not get recorded and those kids that went through that knowing that it happened and no one did anything about it. My fight that is when a child is placed in a foster home that the people taking the kid in are checked into to see if they are going to treat the child properly. I chose this topic because it bothers me deeply that foster children aren’t treated correct. I mean, if anything they should be treated better because the people taking care of them don’t know what happened to them in their lives and the parents are there to take care of this child. Instead, they are just taking advantage of them and telling them to do stuff they do not want to do.
Thus, even though foster care programs have been designed to address the emotional and physical requirements of children, they fail to address the challenges faced by growing children. This results in higher rates of delinquency among adopted children. For example, children form foster families are 38% likelier to engage in violent behavior than those from