But regardless of the nationality, many are very concerned over the care being provided in one or the other and have many misconceptions.
Children are placed in foster care typically because they have been removed from their homes by the state due to lack of proper care, and/or the parents/guardians are unable to care for their children for various reasons.
This may be the only short-term stability that some children ever know.
Just as foster homes have pros and cons, so do orphanages.
However, a few have reasons that may not necessarily relate to the well-being of the child.
Since foster parents are given monetary compensation by the state in which they reside, that can sometimes be an incentive alone for fostering children.There are several reasons people become foster parents.Most do it because they want to provide a home for children in crisis.One-on-one attention is impossible, which leads to many physical and development delays.The environment may be unbearable by our standards. Whether you are discussing foster care or orphanages there will always be some risks involved, and some may not even be apparent until you adopt the child.You can read all about her adoption story over at Our Not So Engineered Life where she has her own blog about infertility, adoption, motherhood, and life.The #1 adoption website is hosting the largest, FREE virtual adoption summit.Jenny Jerkins is a Staff Storyteller for and resides in Augusta, GA.She is a wife and former engineer-turned-stay-at-home mom of an energetic, smart, and hilarious little boy.All children, no matter their origin or circumstances, are worth every ounce of effort it may take to help them overcome the ill effects of their early hard experiences.They all deserve a warm, loving, and nurturing environment to call home.