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Making Foster Care Successful The early 1800s was an era where poor orphaned and abused children were left on streets thrown in prison or simply put away in orphanages Finally in 1851 a man by the name of Charles Brace finally decided to recognize this serious problem At the time the popular Puritan belief was that children are damned and saved through discipline Eviatar But Charles Brace had the conception that children were innocents in need of protection Eviatar And Brace was the first to act upon his belief that all children deserve a family if possible by founding the Childrens Aid Society a starting block for the foster care system of today Eviatar However while Brace was undoubtedly revolutionary in his thinking about child welfare his motives may not have been entirely unselfish While he did want to help poor children his objectives also included ridding the upper class of the dangerous and disturbing unparented children referred to as the poison society Eviatar running around the streets Not to mention he figured taking a lead on such an issue would surely help his social standing Eviatar Regardless of his motives he did accomplish the feat of raising awareness about the issue of what to do with unwanted children However the first attempts at resolving the issue failed miserably The Childrens Aid Society implemented an orphan train program where the children were sent to the country to live with a family The idea was that surely the children would be better off with strangers than living in slums without supervision Unfortunately after the children were sent to the country no one thought to check up on them Therefore they were living among strangers in poorly screened and unsupervised homes with no one even knowing what happened to the vast majority of those children Eviatar Even though we no longer send kids across the country and forget about them children in foster care today still
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