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Foster Care

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Teresa Watts

on 18 May 2013

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Foster Care History
Started in the 16th century
Poor children were placed in it Conditions were not always good By :Teresa Watts Foster care used to be called fostering
Temporary homes
Illegal fostering
2003 non profit
Background checks in 2000
CORI Reform
Should foster care be eliminated or should it remain as is?
Most people believe that foster care is harmful
and should be eliminated,while other people
believe that foster care is beneficial and that it should
stay to help children who are in danger or in a
bad situation. Positives
Help suffering children
Provides pre-adoptive homes More Positives
Restores Families
Temporary housing
In 1997 over 60,000 kids were helped Negative Side
Children put in strangers homes
Families fall apart
Does not provide transition skills when the child turns18.
Each year, an estimated 20,000 young people "age out" of the U.S. foster care system. Negative
"Out Of site outta mind"
2007/Texas/abusive homes
Between the years 2000&2012 they only give the foster parents $150 per month.
Gay couples are not allowed to foster children Marilyn Monroe was brought up by foster parents Albert and Ida until the age of seven. Marilyn wrote in her biography that she believed that Albert, her foster father was actually a woman. In total she had 12 sets of foster parents. Did you know? My Opinion
Personal experience
is it positive or negative? Work cited list BrownOne, Kev. "BENEFITS OF FOSTER CARE." YouTube. YouTube, 13 Jan. 2012. Web. 27 Sept. 2012.
"Benefits Of Foster Care | Benefits Of." Benefits Of Foster Care | Benefits Of. N.p., n.d. Web. 27 Sept. 2012.

Chittom, Lynn-nore and Geraldine Wagner. "Foster Children Programs: An Overview." Points Of View: Foster Children Programs (2011): 1. Points of View Reference Center. Web. 4 Sept. 2012.
George, Patricia and Katherine Walker,"Point: The Foster Care System Is Flawed And Should Be Eliminated." Points Of View: Foster Children Programs (2011): 2. Points of View Reference Center. Web. 4 Sept. 2012.
Hamilton, Jill. Foster Care. Detorit: The Gale Group, 2007. Print.
Jacobs, W. E. and Laura Finley,"Counterpoint: Foster Care Programs Are Beneficial." Points Of Vie
w: Foster Children Programs (2011): 3. Points of View Reference Center. Web. 4 Sept. 2012.
FosterWA. "WA Foster Carers Talk About Fostering." YouTube. YouTube, 04 May 2009. Web. 27 Sept. 2012
N.d. Photograph. N.p.
N.p., n.d. Web. 1 Oct. 2012.
Lowry, Marcia R. "Quotes with Foster Care." Quotes with Foster Care. N.p., n.d. Web. 01 Oct. 2012 "It's likely that these children have been terribly damaged. They now face a foster care system in which the average length of care is four years. So having faced one terrible situation, they may wind up in another."

~ Marcia Robinson Lowry Life of a foster child. Negative side
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