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Should I Be Placed In Foster Care

How can I put my son into foster care?

About a month ago my ex girlfriend left me with my son. Up until then I barely saw the kid, but about a month ago the kid shows up on my front porch. His mom is gone, I've tried calling up her friends but none of them know where she went, just that she's gone, not coming back, and doesn't want to be found. Now I'm stuck with this kid and all the financial burden that he brings.

This kid is a little hell raiser too, hes always running around, and making messes. At school he is getting into trouble for playing too rough with the other kids. I'm at my wits end. I have decided to turn him over to a foster family, I think that they will do a better job raising him then me. I'm just not sure how to do it, is there a place that I can just drop him off and sign a form? I have looked online, but I cant find any answers other then having someone else adopt him. Adoption looks like it involves finding another parent, going to court ect. I'm hoping to get this done in less then a week. Any suggestions from someone who has gone through this before would be great.

Put myself in foster care?

I am a former foster care kid and yes it is possible you either need to have someone call in about some of things that are going on repeatedly or you can do what I did go shoplift and deliberatley get caught and tell the truth about just enough stuff to get you put in the system, however foster care is not exactly a fun deal so if you can work out issues that would be good but if you really feel that strongly about it and think that you would be better off in foster care take my advice but fair warning I hope you can defend yourself when you get in the system because I had to fight alot and I knew how. good luck hun I hope things get better for you.

16 and 17 year olds being put in Foster care?

I understand what you are saying, I don't think it is very fair if they already have a home because teens are usually out with friends anyways. Unless there parents have broken the law or made there teen uncomfortable and they would rather live somewhere else, they should be allowed to stay where they are. Even if their parents were cruel, they shouldn't necessarily have to live in foster care but instead with someone they trust or a friend, at least for some of the time.

I don't know if the foster parents would care quite as much for the 16 or 17 year-old as they would with a young child. I don't think this is because they don't think the teen needs any care, though. I think it's really because there hands are full with smaller children as it is rare to have a lot of high schoolers in a foster home.

I will give this careful thought because it is a deep question and I marked it in my favorites!

What is the process to put a child in foster care?

Well it depends on if you go through DHS or if you go through an adoption agencies. Either or way the process is long and painful for both the biological parents and the child or children. The process of either or decision could take up to six months to multiple years.For an example I started to go through an adoption agency but then I found out they lied to me the hole time. But two days after I had my youngest the family that has my third (Tyler) child found me and told me. That they were more than willing to adopt my youngest (Miracle ) so she can be with a sibling. The process of them to fully adopt her was a little over six months.

Should the foster care system try to place children with parents of a similar religious background as the child?

Ben nailed it.My family has adopted three kids through foster care. Over the years that we've worked through the Foster Care system, our Social Worker has made it clear that it's hard enough trying to find parent candidates as it is, and if there were any more restrictions or requirements, then most of the children would never have a long-term foster home. Trying to be more selective would be a bad choice and would misrepresent their priorities. Honestly most kids are just grateful to have a place to live. My younger siblings have chosen to be apart of our religious (very Christian) practices, but know that they have a choice and we would love them all the same no matter what they choose. Foster care is about finding a home, not finding a religion. Side note: My experience with foster care has been with children under the age of 3, while teenage kids may experience more of a culture shock. We have friends that fostered teenagers, and most of them handled being in a religious home surprisingly well.

I am black but I was raised by white foster parents?

Are you an American? Were you put with an American family? If so than you were put with your kind. Likewise if you were kept with the national association of your citizenship. People should stop putting so much emphasis about something as empty as race.

Why would someone of 18 years old be adopted or placed in foster care?

Okay, these are two separate things. Very separate, in most modern children’s social care setups around the world.Foster care - because it is necessary to meet their needs. Given that many 18 year olds can meet their needs on their own pretty well, it’s likely that this young person is in some way (or several ways) more vulnerable than a typical 18 year old: perhaps they have not been supported to learn the necessary life skills yet, or they are disabled, they are a refugee, or in some areas, they are a new parent and it is thought that the best way for them to learn to look after their baby and themself is with the help of a specialist foster carer. In the UK, kids can now stay with their foster carers until they’re 25, if that’s what they need. It only applies to a small number of young people but it can facilitate a much better start to adult life for someone whose earlier life was very rough.Adoption - Very unusual indeed at 18 (and pretty unusual at any age over 10-ish, generally). Unlike childhood adoptions this is likely to be a discussed arrangement between the young person and their adoptive family - they have probably made an informed choice that they would like to be a permanent, legal member of the family. In Japan, and maybe some other countries, this can be driven by professional, business needs rather than any direct question of family. Occasionally, adoption is a ‘rescue’ mechanism used by would-be saviours, primarily American, as a way to remove institutionalised children from state care in countries outside North America. That there are some ethical challenges with this course of action is putting it lightly.