The Foster Care System
Family Relationships; Foster care; foster home; foster family; foster parents; foster children
If your parents were unable to care for you, where would you go? Do you have family or friends who would take you in and support you? Unfortunately, many children don't have this option. The foster care system was put in place to help young people who find themselves without homes. As you follow the story of Bobby and Cara, two children whose family was torn apart, you'll discover more about the foster care system. You'll learn about the history behind the system, from the Orphan Trains in the United States to the British Home Children who were originally sent to Canada—and you'll discover some of the challenges young people in the foster care system face today.
brother and sister ;
living with special needs; child welfare
Libal, Joyce, "The Foster Care System" (2015). DIVerse Families. 195.