According to the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child, children have the right to voice their opinions and participate in decision-making in matters affecting their lives. Furthermore, professionals working with children have the responsibility to always make the best interests of the child the priority when contemplating decisions that have an impact on the child, including by ensuring that the child’s concerns are paid attention to and their opinion is taken into consideration. However, studies indicate that the opposite occurs in practice and that decision-making in child protection cases often excludes children’s views, especially in alternative care. In this qualitative study, 31 foster children’s perspectives were gathered through in-depth semi-structured and focus group interviews with the aim of exploring the children’s participation and perspectives based on their lived experiences within the context of child protection removal practice in Estonia. Findings indicate several obstacles that hinder children’s meaningful participation, including not receiving adequate or truthful information about their removal and placement. Furthermore, they had no trustworthy adult to talk to and, therefore, they lacked opportunities to discuss their views or concerns with someone capable of acting on them. These findings suggest that children’s active and meaningful participation in alternative care requires more attention and implications in practice.