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The foster care system in this country is clearly flawed. Instead of providing foster children a temporary safe haven, the system is too often just another trap that pushes them into another wave of rejection, loneliness and harsh conditions. Foster children are continually at risk, and the need is urgent for the federal government to implement reforms to ensure that the program offers foster children safety, security and stability, and a chance of a better life.
Posted on August 5, 2015 at 12:05am
Do you really want to become a foster parent?
Remember that becoming one is not an easy feat. The responsibilities will be challenging and overwhelming. Foster children need extra nurturing and attention because of what they’ve been through in the past, so who knows, you might even have to sacrifice a little of your lifestyle to become a good mother or father.
If you still have doubts, don’t sign the foster parent papers. Don’t let the child suffer from your indecision. But if…Continue
Posted on July 29, 2015 at 12:49am
The view on reunification is multifaceted. It can be seen as the State exercising the implications of the law on public policy. It can be taken as the law defining the rights and responsibilities of a parent. Or it can be seen as the reconciliation and healing of both the child and the birth parent.
Reunification is the start of another chapter in the lives of both the birthparent and the former foster child. It’s the chance to become happy again; to let go of past hurts and bad…
Posted on July 22, 2015 at 12:25am
Loneliness and rejection are tough pills to swallow. And their effect varies according to the reception of the person concerned. So, if you’re already a tough grown-up, you will probably see them as constructive in a way. But if you’re still young and innocent, its effect is a completely different story. This is probably the reason why States allowed restricted foster homes to exist. - See more at:…Continue
Posted on July 15, 2015 at 2:09am