He [Osama bin Laden] came to thank me for my efforts to bring the Americans, our friends, to help us against the atheists.
May 12, Studies show that abused or neglected children placed in foster care face lifelong challenges greater than children who remain with their families. She was sick of foster care. She wanted to go home.
A survey reported that 13 percent of all foster children run away at least once, and another 9 percent abandon their foster homes to live with friends. When 22 percent of any child population flees the system which adults have provided to keep them safe, something is wrong.
These youth may have insights the rest of us fail to see. Studies show foster care is a highway to health problemshomelessnessearly pregnancyarrestincarcerationand sex trafficking.
And those are the lucky kids. Foster care alumni are five times more likely to commit suicide and eight times more likely to be hospitalized for a serious psychiatric disorder. Then again, decades of research show that childhood maltreatment interrupts healthy emotional, behavioral, and cognitive development, so we can chalk up the poor outcomes to abuse that occurred before these children were rescued, right?
My twin sons and I survived the first five months on welfare and food stamps. For the next several years, I lived in bad neighborhoods, drove cars that constantly broke down, and perpetuated my relationship with an abusive partner partly because at the end of each month when money ran out, I could count on him for money to buy diapers or to get my electricity turned back on.
I got a job, then a better job, and paycheck by paycheck I built a life for the three of us. I received daycare assistance, but slowly earned enough to render myself ineligible, teetering on the edge of poverty.
I made mistakes—dated the wrong men, managed income poorly, and on free nights, went out to party. The difference between me and so many other single mothers was that I averted any catastrophes that could draw the attention of child welfare authorities: I kept the men I dated away from my young sons.
I had the intellectual capacity and the social ability to perform well on the job, so I was hired by the Social Security Administration, which provided good health insurance.
When the boys were 6, I met and later married a man who lifted me into a life of plenty. He had steady employment which, combined with mine, allowed me to fill my gas tank and pay the electric bill on time.
The single most common factor in families whose children are placed in foster care is not cruelty or rage or sexual perversion; it is poverty. My husband and I agreed to become a licensed foster home for the State of Oregon.
It should have raised a question in my head:Sep 29, · Failures are Stepping Stones to Success Success and failure go hand in hand.
Success gives us a sense of joy and pride and failure discourages and depresses us. But we should not forget that in the battle of life, failures do come.
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