DIVerse Families
 
The Foster Care System

Title

The Foster Care System

Authors

Joyce Libal

Publisher

Mason Crest

Pages

128 pages

Publication Year

2015

ISBN

9781422230350

Genre

nonfiction

Topic

Family Relationships; Foster care; foster home; foster family; foster parents; foster children

Annotation

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.

Grade Level

9-12

Family Formation

foster family

Main Character

brother and sister ;

Diversity Impact

direct

Race/Ethnicities

multiple

Keywords

living with special needs; child welfare

Item Type

Nonfiction

Format

full-length

The Foster Care System

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