Foster care is a system by which, certified stand-in parents temporarily care for minor children who have been removed from their birth parents because of abuse or neglect. The ultimate goal of foster care is to provide the child(ren) with a safe and nurturing environment with the services he/she needs, and then to transition the child(ren) back into a healthy environment with their biological family, either with their birth parents or other relatives. When a child is not able to return home, the courts terminate the parents’ rights to the child(ren), and the child(ren) becomes available for adoption. Typically, the foster placement becomes the adoptive placement if the foster parents choose to be the child(ren)’s permanent home, what Chosen Ones likes to call their “Forever Family.”
- 130 million orphans worldwide.
- In United States right now more than 120,00 legal orphans.
- In Texas 17,000 children are removed from their parents/caregivers each year.
- Region 3 N. Texas 19 counties 50,293 reports of neglect or abuse.
- Currently there are over 3,500 children waiting for forever families now in Texas alone.
- Texas leads the nation in teenage pregnancies in which 25% were 2nd and 3rd births.
- In the Dallas/Ft. Worth area there are over 4100 children in foster care.
- WHAT CAN YOU DO TO HELP?
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