Foster care shouldn’t start in a cubicle.
Since the beginning of foster care, children have been removed from their homes and left to sit in sterile government buildings while their caseworker searches for a suitable foster home. The children sit and wait, over hearing caseworkers describe their ‘situation’ to potential foster parents. This often magnifies their removal trauma and increases the risk of future trauma. Some children wait over 4 hours to be placed in a foster home.