Foster Care
Common Misconceptions
Fragile Families NETWORK 2014
Common Misconceptions
Foster parents care for children just
to get the money or they must be
saints to take in other peopl...
Common Misconceptions
Children and youth who are placed
in foster care are always grateful
that you are taking them in.
Fr...
Common Misconceptions
Foster parents have legal custody of
the children and youth placed in
their care.
Fragile Families N...
Common Misconceptions
Children and youth who are placed
in foster care are always reunited
with their parents and other fa...
Common Misconceptions
All children and youth placed in
foster care act out and have
significant behavioral health ISSUES.
...
Common Misconceptions
The parents of children placed in
foster care are bad people who have
done bad things to their child...
Common Misconceptions
Foster parents are able to make a
living raising children placed in the
foster care system.
Fragile ...
Common Misconceptions
Children and youth who are placed
in foster care are always ungrateful
that you are taking them in.
...
Common Misconceptions
Children and youth placed in foster
care don’t care about or miss their
parents and other relatives....
Common Misconceptions
Only the children and youth placed
in foster care learn from the foster
care experience.
Fragile Fam...
Common Misconceptions
Children and youth placed in foster
care go to live with people they
don’t know or who are not
biolo...
Common Misconceptions
Foster parents don’t get to choose
the type of child or youth who will
be placed in their care.
Frag...
Common Misconceptions
Children and youth in foster care
never have a say about the type of
family into which they will be
...
Common Misconceptions
Parent – Child Connections are
always severed when a child or
youth is placed in foster care.
Fragil...
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Children are placed in foster care every day. There is a need for people to learn more about foster care and the needs of the children, youth and families impacted by the child welfare system.

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Foster Care - Common Misconceptions

  1. 1. Foster Care Common Misconceptions Fragile Families NETWORK 2014
  2. 2. Common Misconceptions Foster parents care for children just to get the money or they must be saints to take in other people's children. Fragile Families NETWORK 2014
  3. 3. Common Misconceptions Children and youth who are placed in foster care are always grateful that you are taking them in. Fragile Families NETWORK 2014
  4. 4. Common Misconceptions Foster parents have legal custody of the children and youth placed in their care. Fragile Families NETWORK 2014
  5. 5. Common Misconceptions Children and youth who are placed in foster care are always reunited with their parents and other family members. Fragile Families NETWORK 2014
  6. 6. Common Misconceptions All children and youth placed in foster care act out and have significant behavioral health ISSUES. Fragile Families NETWORK 2014
  7. 7. Common Misconceptions The parents of children placed in foster care are bad people who have done bad things to their children. Fragile Families NETWORK 2014
  8. 8. Common Misconceptions Foster parents are able to make a living raising children placed in the foster care system. Fragile Families NETWORK 2014
  9. 9. Common Misconceptions Children and youth who are placed in foster care are always ungrateful that you are taking them in. Fragile Families NETWORK 2014
  10. 10. Common Misconceptions Children and youth placed in foster care don’t care about or miss their parents and other relatives. Fragile Families NETWORK 2014
  11. 11. Common Misconceptions Only the children and youth placed in foster care learn from the foster care experience. Fragile Families NETWORK 2014
  12. 12. Common Misconceptions Children and youth placed in foster care go to live with people they don’t know or who are not biologically and/or socially related to them. Fragile Families NETWORK 2014
  13. 13. Common Misconceptions Foster parents don’t get to choose the type of child or youth who will be placed in their care. Fragile Families NETWORK 2014
  14. 14. Common Misconceptions Children and youth in foster care never have a say about the type of family into which they will be placed. Fragile Families NETWORK 2014
  15. 15. Common Misconceptions Parent – Child Connections are always severed when a child or youth is placed in foster care. Fragile Families NETWORK 2014

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