Something caught my attention tonight as i went through the news feed of my browser. I then decided to do further reading on it and my discovery was horrible. Before i go on, i would love to commend and appreciate @familyprotection for their good work in protecting the identity of the family.
The foster care system has taken a turn downhill in its work. Upon leaving the system, 75 percent of all children in the foster care system has experienced sexual abuse.
I believe the foster care system is supposed to protect a child's innocence from the harshness of society by giving him/her a family to be a part of.
Due to the situation prompting the intervention of the foster care system into a child's life. This kid seeks any form of affection and bondedness and could easily be mistreated by anyone vile and evil enough to take advantage of a child who is psychologically and emotionally vulnerable.
These kids are then forced at a young age to go through horrifying experiences and it usually leave a forever marring effect on their existence.
One story that brought me to tears was about a young girl of about 10 years old who was sexually abused by her foster parents.
She was forced to have sex with both parents and even watch porn with them. They would all lay on the same bed naked, watching porn. She was introduced into masturbation by her foster parents and was forced to masturbate before them. This continued for three years until it was discovered, Six years later, at 19 this girl was suffering from the psychological trauma. She was addicted to sex,pornography and masturbation. She became a full fledge alcoholic and sought acceptance from any male by giving her body. This is just one of the many stories that abound out there.
The Foster care system is supposed to protect a child and not be his/her nightmare. Apart from a situation where a kid is orphaned at an early age,there are certain laws that separate kids from their family and put them in fostet care. Thereby, exposing this kids to the negative realities of abusive foster parents. Something should be done about such laws, it is not healthy and i therefore term it destructive.
Moreso,before a child is released into a home,accurate investigation should be carried out on the about to be foster parent.
Children are the future, protect them
and you protect the future!