Foster Care Crisis in America
|The American Foster Care System is in need of
major changes. Numerous children are suffering within this system
that should be designed to help them! Although many dedicated and
hard-working social workers try their best to help the lives of these children,
the system is bursting at the seams. We all need to care about this,
and take action to make the situation better. If any one child can
be helped, then our personal intervention will have been worthwhile!
The American foster-care system has over 550,000
children in it!!! There has been many documented cases of children
who have been severally abused within this system (see recent article in
Time Magazine: Time
Magazine Article). While, nobody
keeps an accurate count, the incidence of physical and sexual abuse in
the USA foster care system is alarmingly higher than in the general population.
I urge you to find-out what you can do in
your local area.
|The following groups support adoptive
parents and help older, and hard-to place children find a loving family:
Please adopt an older, waiting child (716 232
The National Adoption Center:
The children who are available are not the healthy
infants that most people associate with adoption, but are
children who have special needs. Most are between
7 and 16 years old; some have physical, emotional or learning disabilities;
many are brothers and
sisters who need homes together. More than half
are African American.
To adopt waiting children in Boston area call:
1 617 54 ADOPT.
By theWBZ Wednesday's Child Program and
Massachusetts Adoption Resource Exchange (http://www.mareinc.org/).
Moto: "A permanent loving family for every child...its