In Linn County, last year there was 740 children in foster care. Last year there was 724,032 kids under 18 that were in the foster care system in Iowa.
In the US there are 428,000 children in the foster care system on any given day. In the US last year, there were 670,000 children in the foster care system.
Over the 50 states in the US there are a lot of children in the foster care system. I am one of them.
The system may have a bad reputation, but it’s not that bad. It may seem like you don’t get that much freedom, but you do.
The children can prove to you that the system isn’t that bad. If you take the time to get to know the children and teens in the foster care system, they could take the time to tell you about all the perks of being in the system.
Some of the perks are you get 2 years of college at Kirkwood payed for, you get a monthly check, you get to teach foster parents why teens are important to have in their homes, and other things like that.