Runaways From Foster Care: A Study of Five Teenagers Who Ran Away From Foster Homes at the Catholic Home Bureau New York City, 1950 - 1955
My everyday experience with foster children interest was aroused in the area of children who, for one reason or another, elected to leave their foster homes. They do so without permission of the agency or of their foster parents. The problem of children choosing to go off on their own, however, is not one unique to foster home care. Many natural parents have shared similar experiences with their own child or children. The natural interest was then stimulated by the fact that during the course of only two or three months, two children were reported as having run away. These children were both in homes located in the Brooklyn-Staten Island district of the Catholic Home Bureau. Two factors, at the time, impressed me most. In each instance the children involved were girls and they were both "teen-agers”.
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Moore, Clara Mae, "Runaways From Foster Care: A Study of Five Teenagers Who Ran Away From Foster Homes at the Catholic Home Bureau New York City, 1950 - 1955" (1958). ETD Collection for Fordham University. AAI30557760.