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Thu May 16, 2019, 10:47 AM

5 states struggle with surging numbers of foster children

https://www.apnews.com/12658e69b70148fc8d4743fa631fa9f9?fbclid=IwAR2jcpxObag7bsI1THelr3XWoRIRfQVhJy45rDqfuC_HM_n3DL2EY5P4JDQ

NEW YORK (AP) — The number of U.S. children in foster care is climbing after a sustained decline, but just five states account for nearly two-thirds of the recent increase. Reasons range from creation of a new child-abuse hotline to widespread outrage over the deaths of children who’d been repeatedly abused. Addictions among parents are another major factor.

The most dramatic increase has been in Georgia, where the foster-care population skyrocketed from about 7,600 in September 2013 to 13,266 last month. The state is struggling to provide enough foster homes for these children and keep caseloads at a manageable level for child-protection workers.

Along with Georgia, the states with big increases are Arizona, Florida, Indiana and Minnesota. According to new federal figures, the nationwide foster-care population went up from 401,213 to 427,910 between September 2013 and September 2015, and these five states accounted for 65 percent of that rise.


This is a crisis.

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Response to japple (Original post)

Thu May 16, 2019, 10:51 AM

1. All of those foster kids prove these abortion bans have nothing to do with adoption or kids.

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Response to japple (Original post)

Thu May 16, 2019, 10:52 AM

2. Abortion bans and restrictions are only going to make this worse.

But republicans never think anything through. Fucking idiots.

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Response to smirkymonkey (Reply #2)

Thu May 16, 2019, 11:04 AM

3. The ones that think, have thought it through all right.

Making others dependent works for them.

Forcing poverty and struggle on people? Increases their ability to control those struggling people.

It works for them, that is why they do it.

(Controlling women is the icing. Controlling people in general is the cake.)

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Response to japple (Original post)

Thu May 16, 2019, 11:19 AM

4. I wonder whether any of the foster children

are children of immigrant parents who were deported.

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Response to japple (Original post)

Thu May 16, 2019, 12:15 PM

5. Meth. Bet many come from metheads or other drug familes.

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Response to machoneman (Reply #5)

Thu May 16, 2019, 05:06 PM

6. That's what is says in the article...among other things.

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