DIVerse Families
 
The Foster Care System

Title

The Foster Care System

Authors

Joyce Libal

Publisher

Mason Crest

Publication Year

2015

ISBN

9781422230350

Pages

128 pages

Genre

nonfiction

Format

full length

Item Type

Nonfiction

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.

Grade Level

9-12

Diversity Topics

Family Relationships; Disability and Health; Foster care; Physical disability; Developmental disability; Learning disability; Neurological disorder; Illness; foster home; foster family; foster parents; foster children; autism; blind; vision loss; deaf; hearing loss; hard of hearing; attention deficit disorder (ADD); attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD); brain damage; traumatic brain injury; chronic illness

Main Character

male teenager; female teenager

Race/Ethnicities

multiple

Family Formation

foster families

Keywords

living with special needs; child welfare; juvenile court system; laws; inclusion; history of foster care

Diversity Impact

direct

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