Aaron & Aaron, Attorneys at Law
Call today to request a consultation
Call today to request a consultation
864-551-4370 Real Estate 864-501-9579
contextual

Hundreds of children wait for foster homes in South Carolina

Families come in many shapes and sizes. Children may grow up with both parents or only one, while others are removed from their birth parents altogether and are either placed into foster care, or go to be adopted. However, it is not as simple as it sounds. All too often, there are not enough homes to accommodate all the children, leaving many of them waiting for years at a time.

In South Carolina, it is an issue that is all too prevalent. Some counties barely have enough foster homes to house even a quarter of the children who need one. In the meantime, these children live in group homes, at greater cost to the state and often at great detriment to the child's long-term well-being.

No matter the conditions of their upbringing, it can be a highly traumatic event for a child to be taken from his or her family. If they then enter a loving foster home, some of this hurt can be undone. However, for those children left waiting, the instability and uncertainty of their lives can lead to diminished grades, behavioral issues and future challenges.

However, there are all too few families willing to accommodate an unknown child. For those that are, it is often a rewarding experience. Meanwhile, new training classes have been developed to help foster parents learn to cope with the potential difficulties of their role.

If you are considering fostering or adopting a child, it is important to ensure that the process is completed accurately. An attorney may be able to help you with this and ensure that you reach a fair agreement that protects both you and the child.

Source: WSPA, "Failing foster kids in SC," Rebecca Collett, Jan. 28, 2015

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information
Email Us For A Response

How Can We Help? Contact Us Today.

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information
disclaimer.

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.

close

Privacy Policy

133 Thomas Green Blvd, Suite 202

Aaron & Aaron
133 Thomas Green Blvd, Suite 202
Clemson, SC 29631

Phone: 864-501-9579
Fax: 864-551-2084
Clemson Law Office Map

Senca Office
1606 Blue Ridge Blvd
Senca, SC 29672

Senca Law Office Map

Easley Office
708 W Main St
Easley, SC 29640

Easley Law Office Map

Review Us