Social Services Is an Option
Whether a child is left an orphan due to the death of a parent or parents, or simply abandoned at birth, there are hundreds of thousands of children in our nation who are in need of foster parenting and/or forever homes through adoption. Some of these children enter the system because agencies such as CPS (Child Protective Services) removed them from an abusive or dangerous home environment and sometimes the parents’ rights are terminated by the courts.Being a mother tends to give you a whole new perspective on life because suddenly you are charged with the welfare of this tiny little creature, this piece of yourself that you’ve brought into the world. For many women, it’s the first time in their lives when they had to put the needs of another before their own and this, in itself, opens their eyes to an even greater need out there in the world at large.
This is a point in the lives of some moms when they stop and think about all those children who don’t have the benefit of a mom who is there to love them and care for them, and it is at this point when they begin to think about pursuing a career that can make a real difference in the lives of their children and the lives of others less fortunate than their own
A career in social services could put you in a place where you can work to either reunify children with their biological families or help to find forever homes for them to give them the love and nurturing they so deserve. Whether you work within the foster care system or for community programs that help serve these children who are now wards of the state, a career as a social worker would put you in a position to really help them in their need.
A Career in Healthcare Law Sets Policies You Can Live With
One of the things you will think about is the fact that many of these children didn’t have the benefit of healthcare that your own children had. You could take a masters in health law and policy from an esteemed law school so that you can work with government and healthcare institutions to enact policies that ensure all children get the medical attention they need, when they need it, and not a moment later.
That is one of the travesties of life in such a busy world. Some of these children fall between the cracks for far too long before they are even noticed. Many times this is too late to help. As a mother now, you can feel for these children and you want a career that will make a difference in the lives of other children. You can’t possibly take them all in and you can’t save them all, but with a career in social work or in health care law and policy, you can make a dent in the number who are not being served now and may never be without your help. It’s worth thinking about, at the very least.
Food for Thought – In the year 2014, more than 1,640 children died as a result of abuse or neglect. Even one is too many. Mom, you can make a difference with a career that serves the voiceless children of the nation who cannot speak for themselves.