foster care

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foster care

The care of individuals who cannot live independently (such as children, homeless families, or frail elderly people) in a group or private home.
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Foster children experience specific challenges related to the amount of time available to complete homework due to the vast number of required appointments they encounter as part of foster care.
The overmedication of foster children with psychotropic drugs has been a hot-button issue in the state since 2004, when then-Comptroller Carole Keeton Strayhorn released the report "Forgotten Children.
Anyone watching foster children should know how to contact emergency assistance.
I tell people looking to have foster children that you can't look at it as a second job," Mrs.
Missouri would join at least 18 states in offering college aid to foster children.
Unlike their peers in traditional families, many foster children do not have an adequate safety net or social network; they cannot rely on parents or other relatives to facilitate a smooth transition out of the home and into adulthood.
Foster parents may not be able to claim their foster children even though the WFTRA streamlines the definition for a qualifying child.
However, many foster children, through no fault of their own, may face upheaval and disruption in their lives.
According to the British Association of Adoption & Fostering (BAAF) - 'It's becoming recognised that birth children have an important role to play in the care of foster children.
Foster children want the same things in life as other children ( success at school, a good job, and a happy family.
the Congressional Foster Youth Internship Program gives foster children the opportunity to be interns on Capitol Hill.
As eager prospective parents, the Southern California couple became licensed to foster children with an eye toward adopting.