Foster Care in the United States Analytical Essay by cee-cee

Foster Care in the United States
A discussion on the foster care system in the United States.
# 114678 | 3,159 words | 5 sources | MLA | 2009 | US
Published on Jun 18, 2009 in Child, Youth Issues (Family Issues) , Law (General) , Child, Youth Issues (General)

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This paper takes a look at the foster care available in the United States. A short write up on the history of children protective services in the United States is provided, together with statistics on American children in foster care. The author touches on existing differential treatment in the foster care system towards race and explores the adoption trend that has been on the rise in the United States. The author further explains why this has been a good thing for children in the system. The paper also discusses the notion of privatization of the management of the foster care system and discusses how this seemingly profit-driven option will affect the children in its care.

The History of Foster Care

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Barber, James G., and Paul H. Delfabbro. Children in Foster Care. New York: Routledge, 2003. Questia. 8 Mar. 2008 <>.
  • Brittain, Charmaine, and Deborah Esquibel Hunt, eds. Helping in Child Protective Services : A Competency-Based Casework Handbook /. New York: Oxford University Press, 2004. Questia. 8 Mar. 2008 <>.
  • Geenen, Sarah, and Laurie E. Powers. "Are We Ignoring Youths with Disabilities in Foster Care? an Examination of Their School Performance." Social Work 51.3 (2006): 233+. Questia. 8 Mar. 2008 <>.
  • Humphrey, Kristen R., Ann P. Turnbull, and H. Rutherford Turnbull. "Perspectives of Foster-Care Providers, Service Providers and Judges regarding Privatized Foster-Care Services." Journal of Disability Policy Studies 17.1 (2006): 2+. Questia. 8 Mar. 2008 <>.
  • Pertman, Adam. Adoption Nation: How the Adoption Revolution Is Transforming America. New York: Basic Books, 2000. Questia. 8 Mar. 2008 <>.

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