Dr. Amy Anu-Birge
December 12, 2010
The Problems in the Foster Care System
Good foster care is a system established to enhance the lives of children with out stable homes to reside in. I have friends and associates that have been raised in the unstable foster care homes, so I hear of the depressing stories of the challenges foster children face. My mother was also a victim of this inopportune system that we call child protective services, so I was able to witness the oppressive aftermath of the emotional, mental, physical, and social shortcomings of the system first hand. The people that I know that had to be submit to the hardships of the foster care system, say that their circumstances didn’t really change when the child protective services so-called rescued them from the situation that they were in. They said they still felt neglected and emotionally and socially deprived, and they also complain of not having the access to professions that are equipped with the competency, of helping them assemble a customary lifestyle. Further more they give prominence to the limited resources given to them by the United States government, and they said that because of these limitations they suffered in childhood, and some suffer in their adulthood. They also discuss that the mental, physical, and social deprivations cause them to become entrapped in the statically category, of failed achievements of the psychosocial development. In addition , the fact that they where bounced around a lot didn’t make their circumstances any easier. Foster children have a difficult time gaining the confidence to face or get over their adversities. One reason that constitutes this is because they are often placed in a multitude of different living arrangements. I have heard stories of how some foster children staying with foster families for only three to six months at a time, or having ten different families within five years. A lot of my friends...