Adoption And Foster Care Analysis And Reporting System Reported

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The Fosters In 2014, the Adoption and Foster Care Analysis and Reporting System reported that there were 415,129 children in foster care. They were taken away when their families were in crisis or they couldn’t be cared for. Children are happy and carefree but the young child pictured above is disheveled. Her hair looks unkempt, as if not brushed for days. Redness under her eyes and the cuts on her lips disrupt the once perfect porcelain skin. Her eyes appear glossy and the single tear seems as if she’s trying to not show her pain. The picture as a whole resembles a mug shot. Unfortunately many children also resemble her physical condition. Social workers are usually working twice the amount of cases recommended and therefore overlook…show more content…
The girl’s bruises show the miniscule amount of care her foster parents have for her, displaying that anyone can take home a foster kid. A foster parent is an adult who cares for kids that the state has removed from the biological parents’ home. Anyone who is interested must be at least 21 and have had a training class, a background check, a stable income, a home license and a few other things. The average length of a stay in a foster home is 20 months and the average wait time for adoption is 34 months. A foster parent receives reimbursement according to the state. In Georgia, a basic rate can be as low as $14.60 and as high as $18.80 according to the Family Foster Care Reimbursement Rates. Children who have a disability are given a higher rate. Eligible foster parents can earn up to $100,000 a year to help purchase food, clothing, and other necessities. The average household income for households with foster children is $56,364, which is around $20,000 lower than all households with children according to fosterclub.com. Almost 15% of foster home households receive food stamps. Unfortunately there are people who use the money they receive for their own. If they are given more money because the child has a disability and they want to increase their income, the parent can keep the child away from the doctor appointments or feed him less food that has is lower quality. Many foster parents are
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