When a child is ripped from their home, it is usually a devastating occurrence. They may lose the luxury of a stable home or school they loved to go to, when a parent is no longer in the picture either. This is an issue that is largely ignored by society and most importantly the government. Without the foster system, children would be left unrestricted and forgotten by all. The foster system provides thousands of homes for foster children each year, with parents that can give them what they need. But, foster care in America is insufficient for all American foster children and needs to be improved. Improvements are critical in bettering American foster systems, these improvements include, creating programs, finding more stable homes, and starting mentoring programs for all foster children.
Many reasons exist as to why the foster system is failing and a major one is the number of children in the program. Studies show that the number of children sent to foster care are decreased, but due to the actions of parents such as abuse, neglect and the use of drugs and/or alcohol can cause a child to be placed in foster care. These actions cause the number of children in the system to increase. For this number to decrease intensely programs must be put in place to help find enough, stable homes for foster children. If…show more content… As a social worker, this ethical dilemma puts us in a tough situation attempting to help these traumatized children. Likewise, different situations hit people differently and it may not sound like a very detrimental situation to some crowds, but it can have long-term effects on the child. These can include things such as separation anxiety, depression, schizophrenia, any form of stressor can make these worse through their life as