The Failing Foster Care System

Foster care is the temporary placement of children because of abuse, neglect, family problems, or dependency.

A child may be placed because their home is no longer safe, their parents or guardians are no longer able to provide proper care, or the child no longer has a parent or guardian to care for them. The primary goal of foster care is to return the child to its home, if possible.

There are more than 500,000 children living in foster care in the United States.

Foster care is intended to be a temporary solution for children who sufer from abuse or neglect, no longer have a parent or family capable of taking care of them, or need a temporary home. Foster homes are supposed to be a safe but temporary home for the child, with the long-term goal of fnding a permanent family and home for the child.

For more information: check out
Child Injury Laws Blog
Foster Care System Failing To Protect Those Who Need It The Most
Posted by Jonathan Rosenfeld on November 29, 2010
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