This program also provides many benefits to the "loser", AKA bio-parent, including visits with the children at the loser's convenience (they don't have to show up if they have something more important to do, like sleep), free phones, subsidized rent, groceries, free health care, etc.
The foster parents, meanwhile, are attempting to teach the wild animals, er, offspring of these loser bio-parents to be civilized human beings.
At the end of the 3 years, the bio-parent, if they decide that it's not too much trouble, can make a sudden effort to appear responsible, in which case they get their offspring back on a permanent basis, and the loser pattern is extended another generation.
At least "Mom" stopped smoking crack a couple of months ago. Maybe she won't leave the 5-year-old at home alone when she goes out to get more drugs. Or maybe they'll end up in foster care again.
FOR: a way to get children out of destructive homes and away form irresponsible parents
DOESNT MATTER WHAT SIDE: being a foster child is not amusing. foster children often can not socialize the way other children do
children under the age of sixteen stay with foster parents until reintegration with biological parents
sixteen year olds can choose if they would like to stay with a friend
congrads to all the fucking 16 yr olds
f-kid: my dad wont let me live with him and my mom spent my chil support on crack if that helps with the pain
Then again, foster homes do save lives, they can help people, and the other 1/3 may be just what you need.