Who Is Willing to Foster Children With Disabilities?
Children with disabilities represent a significant and increasing proportion of children in foster care. In a national sample of 304 foster mothers we identified two groups of mothers, one willing to foster children with any type of disability except HIV/AIDS (51%) (Unconditional mothers), and a second group who were more selective (49%) (Selective mothers). Unconditional mothers fostered longer, fostered more children, and had more foster children in their homes.
Orme, John G.; Cherry, Donna J.; and Krcek, Taylor E.. 2013. Who Is Willing to Foster Children With Disabilities?. Journal of Public Child Welfare. Vol.7(5). 566-585. https://doi.org/10.1080/15548732.2013.843494 ISSN: 1554-8732