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Foster Care: Pathfinder

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  • What are the primary goals of foster care?
  • Should foster parents be trained to insure a higher quality of substitute care?
  • Should children be placed with relatives rather than in foster homes? What are the advantages/disadvantages of being placed with family?
  • Do child protection laws stress family preservation rather than the good of the child?
  • What factors have contributed to the growing number of children in foster care?
  • Should adoption procedures be simplified?
  • Are child-protection agencies doing an adequate job?
  • Would additional funding improve foster care?
  • Should foster care be privatized?
  • How do the child protection laws in Florida compare to the rest of the country?

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