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Running Head: TESTIMONY FOR FOSTER CARE IN TEXAS 1 Testimony for Foster Care in Texas Name Institution
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TESTIMONY FOR FOSTER CARE IN TEXAS 2 Testimony for Foster Care in Texas In Texas, more than 700,000 of the youth from different background, ethnicity, and age group are affected by foster care each and every year. Quite a number of parents who are unable to provide for their children choose to place them with foster families. These have seen the magnitude of children and youth living in foster care to increase tremendously. Many of these children never leave the foster care and instead choose to remain in the foster care until they age out if they are never adopted. Foster homes are, therefore, facing numerous challenges in providing for these poor children, because of increasing number of inmates without increase in facility to accommodate these children. These challenges can be solved by improving the existing programs, or creative thinking out of the box to bring a better solution. These young innocent children need proper care and loving from their foster parents for them to live comfortably until they are united with their family or find another family through adoption. Therefore, I choose to testify for reforms in foster homes in Texas to a legislative aid in Texas. To find ways of addressing the challenges faced by children and youth living in foster homes. Actions taken during the testimony I met with the legislative aid in Texas in order to testify on the issue of foster care in Texas at early march at the aid’s office in Texas City. I began the testimony by providing a brief testimony about myself, the place I live and the school I attended. I also gave the legislative aid fact sheets containing valuable information about the state of foster homes in Texas. The fact sheet contained data about the population of children and youth living in foster homes, detailed statistics about homeless Americans, reunification programs and a rough estimate of the
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