What is Foster Care?

Malini VK - Infobite  Apr 7, 2021

What is Foster Care?

- Foster care is a system for children whose parents are unable to provide care and living.They are placed in a ward, group home or a private home of a government certified caregiver.

- This system is run by Government or a social service agency.

- Children come here under various circumstances,

. One or both parents are drug addict.

. Abuse or negligence.

. Poverty and homelessness.

. Children who needs specialized care medically and psychologically.

. Teens when in need of an alternative living due to serious conflict in home.

- The caregiver who takes care of this children is called a Foster Parent.

- Foster Care is a temporary or rarely a permanent place for children.

- Mostly they will be taken under Kinship care (Adoption by Aunt, Uncle or Grandparent).

- If not, the next preference for the child is to be adopted by foster parents.

- Foster homes for adults provide a home environment for adults with special needs. This can include disabilities, mental health issues, and aging-related conditions, such as dementia and Alzheimer's disease.

- Children who grow up here have two kinds of stories,

. Either they get a good foster care/foster Parent for time being or they live under stress, disorders which may even end up in killing themselves.