Foster Family

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How do you like your family? Would it be great if you could choose yours right? Well, we are lucky and we do not know it. Families are not perfect but we cannot imagine our lives without the support and protection that they create and represent for us in order to help in our development. Even when families have quirky little things that upset us, children do not have the opportunity of choosing theirs, nevertheless families can choose a child sometimes. One in one hundred eighty-four children are in foster care system. If we go around the country, we can found them from early ages to teenagers. Finding abandoned kids or taken away from their parents by children and family department for irregularities on their homes such…show more content…
The 50 percent of these foster kids were placed back with the birth parents after they finish with their recovery and the state decide the parent was able to take care of the child again. About 25 percent of foster youth experience homeless within 4 years living in the system, which leads them sometimes to commit a crime or develop drugs or alcohol issues. Other 45 percent does not end college nor even high school. In addition, plenty of those kids are abused by other child in foster care including the foster families too. Furthermore, some of them never get to be adopted and spend their childhood and youth on the system until they reach the majority of age to be…show more content…
Most of youth foster formers are not ready at eighteen to live by their own. Kids who grow in the system never experience normal growing-up. For example, the relationship between parents, the balance of a family, getting or keeping part-time jobs, performing daily tasks, etc. Due to the incapacity of the foster care system getting these kids prepared to live like a healthy, independent adult some state has extended the emancipation age until 21 for foster
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