What Is Foster Care? - Definition, History & Facts


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Which state passed the first foster care licensing law in 1885?

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1. According to the Federal Code of Regulations, _____ is defined as 24-hour substitute care and responsibility for a child that a state agency has placed away from their legal guardians or parents.

2. In 2015, the total number of children in foster care system was:

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

With this quiz/worksheet combo, you can make sure you understand the foster care system in the United States and the forms it has taken throughout history. The quiz questions will cover topics such as major historical points in the development of foster care.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments, you'll be tested on the history of:

  • Government agencies' involvement in foster care
  • Foster care licensing laws at the state level
  • Indentured servitude
  • The growth of the number of children in foster care
  • The society formed by Charles Loring Brace

Skills Practiced

The worksheet and quiz will allow students to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on the history and facts of foster care
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as foster care and indentured servant
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the history of foster care in the United States

Additional Learning

To learn more about foster care in the U.S., review the accompanying lesson on Foster Care History and Facts. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Understand the definition of foster care and indentured servant
  • Understand the evolution of foster care in the United States, at both the state and national level
  • Examine the facts about children in foster care