Adolescents in Foster Home Care: A Study of Eleven Foster Children Having Foster Home Transfers During Adolescence at the New York Foundling Hospital, 1965
One day the foster mother of a fourteen year old adolescent who had been in care for many years called her worker to demand that the child be removed from her home as soon as possible. Previously, there was little indication of serious acting-out behavior on the child’s part, although there was some friction between the adolescent and the foster parent. The foster mother was objecting to the child’s flaunting of the rules and regulations of the foster home. The child when confronted by the foster parents with the threat of removal if his behavior did not improve reacted with increasing disregard of rules. The foster mother was unwilling to reconsider her demand for the child’s removal and the adolescent left the foster home feeling rejected and deprived, but hiding his feelings of dejection.This is an example of one of the problems that a social worker with adolescents in his caseload faces. It has been seen from cases at the New York Foundling Hospital that some adolescents in foster care require a transfer in adolescence from the foster homes in which they had been making a seemingly good adjustment throughout their lives. The causes necessitating the transfers need to be examined.
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Keenan, Patricia, "Adolescents in Foster Home Care: A Study of Eleven Foster Children Having Foster Home Transfers During Adolescence at the New York Foundling Hospital, 1965" (1965). ETD Collection for Fordham University. AAI31050585.