Guttmacher Policy Review

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Guttmacher Policy Review Spring 2011 “Teen Pregnancy Among Young Women in Foster Care: A Primer” Heather D Boonstra Page #1 - #7 First, the rates of maltreated children has been increasing. Now, more children are going into Foster Care System because of child abuse and neglect. When a child is in a foster home, he or she will not be monitored or watched as closely because there are other children to observe as well. Second, the children who stay there are often the ones that get pregnant at a younger age. When the kids do not get as much one on one time or are ignored because the caregiver is with other children, that kid will not know right from wrong or will either be bad behaved or wild. These children when they will grow up,
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