I feel like the children in foster systems are seen as disposable. They aren’t thought about a lot because many people don’t see what actually goes on during their time in the foster system. We don’t see what goes on during their lives because we don’t think about what they have to go through. Some children have to leave their biological families and they don’t get to take anything to keep them warm of healthy. They don’t get to have their toys and they sometimes even have to be separated from their siblings. The state doesn’t give much money to the children who have to completely start their lives over. The children get forgotten about because they aren’t the center of attention when they need it most. Most kids get forgotten when they age out of the system. They don’t receive money and and they don’t get taken care of. They have to go out and find their own home when they were never really taught how to live a good life. They have major difficulties transitioning into the world by themselves and not having anyone there for them to rely on.
This blog is my writing projects as well as reading projects for the school year of 2016-2017. It includes the topics of people seen as disposable as well as a project from the reading of Julius Caesar.
My name is Katrina Staab. I am a sophomore. I enjoy playing sports and spending time with friends. My favorite color is blue. I enjoy being outdoors. I enjoy going to my farm and riding 4-wheelers around in the grass.
One of my sources is “Youth Transitioning Out Of Foster Care: An Evaluation Of A Supplemental Security Income Policy Change.” The main idea of this source is the money side of things when it comes to youths aging out of the system. This shows that only few people can apply for money. It is for people with disabilities and it is still very difficult for them to get the money. In other words, most of the children that age out are left with no money and nothing to help them survive the worst outcomes. I will use this source to prove that these people are left with nothing. They aren’t given anything to help them survive even though they are already not given a home. They have no money to stay warm or nourished.
One of my sources is the NPR broadcast of After 20 Years, “Young Man Leaves Foster Care On His Own Terms.” The main idea of this is what really happens in foster care. It talks about the real way that he was treated. He wasn’t treated very well inside and outside of the system. He didn’t feel loved by anyone. He was ready to leave to get away from the people that had treated him poorly all of those years that he was in the foster care system. He was also scared because he didn’t know what it would be like in the real world. I will use this source to show a real experience of what it was like for him while he was in foster care, as well as what is going to happen as he ages out of the system into having to care for himself with no help
One of my sources is called, “On Their Own: What Happens To Kids When They Age Out Of The Foster Care System.” The main idea of this source is what the process is when it comes time for the person to age out of the foster system. It shows that there is nothing given to the person. They aren’t supported in any way. They have to try to make sure that they aren’t getting into any trouble even though they weren’t necessarily taught better. This also shows that these people are likely to drop out of high school as soon as the become of age to age out because they don’t have anyone to support them to finish their homework and to do well in school. I will use this to prove that they aren’t given anything and because of that, they don’t succeed and are seen as disposable.
One of my sources is called “Addressing The Health Needs Of Adolescents Transitioning Out Of Foster Care.” The main idea is how the people get health care needs and how they are supported until the time of them having to age out. I think this information will help me a lot because it talks about how little health care is actually given to the people who age out. They are left with nothing. They don’t get much health care and it is still expensive. This source shows that it is very hard to get help financially and medically once you have aged out. This article also shows evidence that they are seen as disposable because of the main point of it being that foster children who have aged out don’t get very much support.