Foster Care The Child Welfare System
16th December 2016, 8.02pm
Two state agencies have placed a moratorium on sending youths in their custody to Good Shepherd Services, a Baltimore County residential treatment center cited by regulators for not providing proper supervision after one patient reported being sexually assaulted and others showed signs of overdose after taking medicine stolen from a medical cart (www.baltimoresun.com).
As most child welfare stakeholders will tell you, the general public has a lot of empathy for kids who are in foster care, but very little empathy for the parents.
Foster care is the term used for a system in which a minor who has been made a ward is placed in the private home of a state certified caregiver referred to as a “foster parent”. The s…
Source: Foster Care.