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Foster Children

Foster care is a formal system usually run by a government or a social service agency that places at-risk minors in temporary care of nonfamilial caretakers, extended family, or group homes. The system of foster care that is experienced by children, families, and professionals will largely depend on the societal values related to the rights of children and the expectations for the families involved in care. Within the United States, fostering practices and laws vary from state to state but some processes and expectations related to foster care are guided by a handful of federal regulations meant to address the needs of children, families, and foster system participants and professionals. A child may be placed into foster care for a number of reasons, which could ...

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