Foster Care

In 2011,400,540 children were living under foster care in us

Children in foster care

Children entering foster care remain there on an average of two years. Also, 80% 0f foster childcren have serious emotional problems. These children need a loving temperary home that makes them feel like they matter and they have people that care about them.

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What adults can do

Adults could open their hearts and become a foster parent. To do this, you first have to go through orientation. The orientation is to see what kind of backround, history and culture your family has. Then, their is training. The training is just to make sure being a foster parent(s) is right for your family. Along with the training there is homne study. It is where your agency that you are getting a foster child from checks if your home pasess the basic fire and safety test. Agfter these steps, you get your lisense/ certification to cecome a foster parent. Finally, you are assigned your foster child.

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Facts

-Arount the world theer eare about 153 milliion orphans.

-Each year 27,000 children age out of foster care.

-Most foster children are confused ,frightened, and angry about their separation from their parents.


Foster Care