states need to rethink their foster care systems and rules. with this new health care bill being past, it's just another stumbling block for foster care kids. they alredy have to be solely responsible for themselves at eightteen weather or not they have graduated high school or not. there ought to be a phase two to this system. for kids that need to finish school and get a job, so they are just not put out on the streets. the kids that have been blessed enough to have foster parents that cared about them and tought them how to take care of themselves on their own don't have a problem. but those that didn't are going to be lost. maybe they should come up with something like a group home setting for those kids at turn 18 but not ready for the outside world. and now with this new health care bill these kids are going to be lost. they (the state) really needs to do something to help these kids out. all that going to happen if that don't, is these kids are going to wind up in jail or prey for preditors. instead of building more jails. Let help out the foster care system so all not just some kids and lead successful lives.
I got lucky with my foster home, was a great home even if just for 2 years. I did get to stay until I graduated from HS. I also got to move into an independent living home when I left foster care that helped a bit. I still ended up homeless at one point cause my depression and BPD was more then a independent living place could handle. I wound up in a state institution for self harm and all that crap. I left that institution with no home I think I got really lucky because I had friends and their families that cared enough to want to help me out while I got into a program that could help address the depression and BPD. Thanks to these friends and their families I got through that difficult time and am doing ok these days
Carol...you are filled with good thoughts and decency...I hope you ideas and concerns reach the ears of the right people. I have noticed that you are new to hubpages...I'm sure you will be appreciated and welcomed.
by waterbottle15 months ago
i feel as if they need another chance, because most of the time it is not their fault for the position that they are in. so tell me how you all think about this topic... and also would You ever become a foster parent?
by Leaderofmany5 years ago
Are Foster Parents using the payments they receive to benefit the child or they using it to benefit themselves?
by larryfreeman8 years ago
As I mentioned in a previous announcement, categories are coming to HubPages.Here is the planned breakdown of the Home & Family Category:Home & Family (Top Level Category)* Adoption* Babies* Bedding* Child Care*...
by Shawn May Scott5 years ago
Those of you who know me in the forums will love or hatr me for this one. I am once again astounded with the behaviour of a parent. The following link is to a news reel that shows a mother and her sister leaving her one...
by Debbie Pinkston4 years ago
I work in the field of Human Services and I have been thinking about the thousands of children in foster care. I realize that some children are in imminent danger due to severe abuse and neglect, but there are...
by Stacie L5 years ago
The Associated Press Updated 2:16 PM Sunday, November 27, 2011CLEVELAND An Ohio third-grader who weighs more than 200 pounds has been taken from his family and placed into foster care after county social workers...
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