Spread awareness on the shortcomings of the foster care system

Spread awareness on the shortcomings of the foster care system

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Anita Seyedan started this petition to Catholic Childrens Aid Society and

The foster care system is a system which provides for temporary living conditions for children and young adults, where their birth family is no longer eligible. It has and continues to be a prevalent environment for children in need since the 1630’s. The foster care system, specifically placed in Canada, continues to aid children through giving them a home and a family. Contrastingly, this seemingly picture perfect system has its shortcomings, prevalent through the children exiting the system. The posing issue with the Canadian foster care system is that due to the effects of neglect and abuse, the children exiting the system face severe emotional and physical trauma, thus impacting their lifestyles and quality of life. According to Psychology Today, any form of abuse or trauma has negative impacts on the human brain, creating a domino effects on one’s life. This issue is so near and dear to my heart because my mother grew up foster home via her mother. My grandmother opened her home to several children in need and fostered them until they were able to independently move on with their lives. My mother has endured the impacts of the system first hand, and the affects continues to haunt her to this day. I am here to attempt to revolutionize the foster care system in Canada with YOU'RE help!

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