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Foster Care For Children: Information For Teachers

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[Source: NASP]

By Nancy McKellar, PhD
Wichita State University

Children in foster care have been removed from their biological homes to protect them and to
improve their well-being. The incidence of foster care placement tripled in the last 2 decades to more
than 500,000 children in 2000. A third of these children stay in foster care for more than 3 years. The
median stay in large urban areas is 5 years. Yearly, more than 20,000 youth age out of foster care.
Education has been found to be crucially important to the quality of adult life for individuals who have
spent part of their childhood in foster care.

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