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Journalism & Communication
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Brian Wilson Nomi Morris JOR301 October 20, 2012 Writing Profile on Foster Parent An expectant 35 year-old smiling faced lady was patiently waiting at the lobby of a foster care home in Southern California. Her nervous but warm and gentle hands were firmly held by his 40-year old spouse.
The man could be seen glancing at his signature wrist watch more regularly to project a very excited stance. Both stood up immediately as they heard the door slowly open; a door that would change their lives completely. Mr. and Mrs. Frederick and Susan Rodgers are among tens of thousands of would-be foster and adoptive parents needed in this country. “More than 463,000 children live in foster care. In California, which has the largest foster care population than any other state, the number of foster youth has tripled in the last 20 years,” as revealed from the statistics provided by the Adoption and Foster Care Analysis and Reporting System. Locating competent and highly qualified foster parents who could genuinely meet and support varied needs of children in need is therefore challenging as disclosed by various foster homes and adoption centers. The spouses Rodgers have revealed that they were lucky to have found the Southern California Foster Family and Adoption Agency (SCFFAA) which has been serving the needs of homeless children since 1994. It was deemed by the local community members to be committed to finding appropriate homes for abused and abandoned children. ...
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