An Autoethnographic Tale of One Louisiana Mother’s Personal Journey of Fostering and Adopting
The Impact of the Fostering Process Versus the Fostering Process in Classrooms
The purpose of this ethnographic reflection is to provide an overview of the history of foster care in the United States and compare the foster care classroom training experience to the reality of foster care. It is an attempt to explain the reasons why one South Louisiana mother, scholar, and teacher (and family) would consciously choose foster care and the far reaching and devastating impact the sense of loss and an interrupted childhood has on the placement family and the child in foster care. This richly detailed autoethnographic narrative is both a blue print and a cautionary tale about fostering.
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