This chart shows the number of suicide allegations made against kids in foster care compared to the total allegations made.
This is a problem because many kids are not able to withstand all of the pressure that they put on themselves and they start to have bad thoughts about themselves that could lead them to harming themslves.
The Feeling of Being Wanted
When a child gets passed around in the foster care system from home to home and can't find a stable home they start to feel a sense of worthlessness and like no one wants them to be apart of their family.
The feeling of finding a home where you feel loved and cared for relieves a huge pressure off of a child's shoulders. They finally start to feel like they are wanted by someone and not like they are worthless.
The children could have many things that may help them through the trauma of being taken away from their parents, but one good option would be a cognitive behavioral therapist. The therapist could be the children safe place, or the person they open up to about their problems. The one person that could make a connection with the children so they know that they are not alone through the adoption process no matter how long or hard it is.