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Don't Leave Older Foster Kids Behind

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Every year, 20,000 kids in foster care are left to care for themselves because they are too old and no longer qualify for placement with foster families.

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Patrick Donovan (344)
Sunday September 16, 2012, 9:18 am
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Erin R (181)
Sunday September 16, 2012, 9:54 am

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Sunday September 16, 2012, 10:07 am
This is so true. MOST children in foster homes are merely housed. The family receives money for taking the child in, but most do little else in helping to shape the character of the child. Moral values, what the child sees for him or her self in the future are not discussed.
It really is a tragedy that these children are taken in merely for the money, and little else to benefit the child.

Elizabeth O (94)
Sunday September 16, 2012, 10:42 am

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Sunday September 16, 2012, 4:51 pm
Signed and Noted.

Emily Drew (88)
Sunday September 16, 2012, 11:00 pm
Signed and noted, thank you! This is exactly why I plan on adopting teens from foster care when I am an adult and am able. Almost no one wants to adopt them because they want "cute little kids." It is really sad, especially when you read teens story's on who say they dream about being adopted but doubt that it will ever happen. And then to think when they don't get adopted this is what happens, Heartbraking.

Past Member (0)
Monday September 17, 2012, 9:37 am
signed, TU Kelly

Carole K (195)
Monday September 17, 2012, 5:01 pm
Signed. TY, Kelly!

Talya H (10)
Monday September 17, 2012, 9:04 pm
I agree! Older kids need just as much love and attention!
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