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foster care,

generally, care of children on a full-time, temporary basis by persons other than their own parents. Also known as boarding-home care, foster care is intended to offer a supportive family environment to children whose natural parents cannot raise them because of the parents' physical or mental illness, the child's behavioral difficulties, or problems within the family environment, e.g., child abusechild abuse,
physical, sexual, or emotional maltreatment or neglect of children by parents, guardians, or others responsible for a child's welfare. Physical abuse is characterized by physical injury, usually inflicted as a result of a beating or inappropriately harsh discipline.
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disease characterized by impaired control over the consumption of alcoholic beverages. Alcoholism is a serious problem worldwide; in the United States the wide availability of alcoholic beverages makes alcohol the most accessible drug, and alcoholism is the most
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, extreme poverty, or crime. Such children are usually wards of the state. They may be placed by a state-approved agency in group homes, institutions (such as residential treatment centers), or with families who receive some payment toward care. The child's parents may retain their parental rights, and the child may ultimately return home. Under permanent foster care the agency has guardianship; the child may then be available for adoptionadoption,
act by which the legal relation of parent and child is created. Adoption was recognized by Roman law but not by common law. Statutes first introduced adoption into U.S. law in the mid-19th cent.
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 by the foster parents or others. Foster care can also provide a supervised setting for adults with mental or emotional disabilities who cannot care adequately for themselves. The concept of foster care has been extended in recent years to include care for elderly persons, on a fee basis, in the homes of people who are not family members.
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For disadvantaged students such as foster children, "grading penalties for incomplete homework are yet one more negative consequence" (Dueck, 2014, p.
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Foster children should not be left alone near any body of water even for a moment.
Doyle said every family has issues, and that foster children - who in many cases come from troubled backgrounds - have added issues that can be challenging for family members.
Now, in a ruling which sets a binding precedent across the country, foster children should be counted as occupants of a house.
Legislation passed last week would provide up to four years of college tuition for foster children in "good academic standing" who complete 100 of community service each year.
Since 2005, when a onetime runaway from Palmdale, Krystina Kessler, asked county supervisors to investigate why so many foster children were missing, the DCFS has located hundreds of missing children.
Janet Napolitano signed the nation's first K-12 tuition scholarship program for foster children.
107-16) aligned the EITC's qualifying child residence abode test for foster children and other dependents effective for 2002.
Foster children need and want the same things in life as other children ( someone to love them, stability, a happy family, success at school, promising future and to get as much out of life as possible.