All over the world children and young parents face some challenges that can cause depression, stress and a feeling of neglect. As such, it is important to ensure that they feel acceptable and as part of the community by showing love to them. Foster care homes were made to help children realize themselves and lead normal lives as if they were in their homes. Generally, foster care is given to children and in special cases young parents (young father and young mother) who cannot live with their families for a certain period of time. Depending on the reason for taking them to a foster care home, they will only return when the problems have been solved especially if the family was engaged in conflict.
For young parents, foster care is given to them to allow then the opportunity to learn parenting skills and how to care for their children. In most instances, it is the local authorities who determine where a child will be placed under foster care and at times for what period of time. The children are usually between the ages of 0-18 years. Though some return home, there are others who are given for adoption while others opt to live independently after going through foster care.
There are many reasons as to why children are taken to foster care homes. The primary being that, they will get a chance to experience a real family life. A child may not be able to handle all the pressure that comes from arguing parents, fighting parents or parents who abuse them. They end up psychologically distressed thus by getting them to a foster care home; it goes a long way in giving them a chance to lead life full of love. It will also help them to avoid been haunted by a rough past when they are mature.
By taking children to foster care homes, you also give them a chance to grow in stable and caring environment. Some of them are able to realize the importance of life, love and family. Desperate situations can hinder the mental development of a child. By countering this hindrance early enough, the child gets a chance to lead a normal healthy life. They are able to attend school and not carry burdens in their hearts which they do not deserve to carry. It is only by giving them love, attention and care that can build them to responsible citizens who are focused towards national development. Some of the agencies like Capstone Foster Care have foster homes throughout UK and have proven record and experience to provide safe home and nurturing home to children and young people and all of them are rated outstanding by OFSTED in 2011 and 2012.
Foster care is not a permanent solution as it only happens for a short period of time. This is dependent on the problem or reason as to why the child was placed under foster care. The child can stay in a foster care home for few days and in some cases months. Once the issues are solved, the child is allowed to return home to their parents and if a solution is not found, they are given for adoption. Foster care homes are meant to give the children hope, show them love and care to make their lives better.