Looking after orphaned children one by one
About the Creator
Inside a Group Home
Many children can become orphans because their parents died in natural disasters like this, or their parents simply abandon them
Rick disliked living in foster homes because many of them were not the best. He wanted actual parents to take care of him. In the text it states, "He was angry. He was angry about ending up in the group home after all his bad luck with the foster homes. He was still angry that his mother hadn't had the character to at least come and meet him after his grandmother died, that he'd never had so much as a photograph to help him form an image of his father,"(6). Rick had a tough time living in foster homes and he does not want other children to have the same experiences he had.
Foster homes influenced Rick's life because it gave him a negative view on life. In the text it states, "He was angry about ending up in the group home after all his bad luck with the foster homes,"(5). In foster homes, he was always put in tough situations.