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CHILDREN: Foster care system needs more funding

Letter by Katie E. ALford, Graham on May 3, 2012 at 10:00 am | 7 Comments »
May 3, 2012 10:00 am

I believe that the foster care system should be getting more funding. These last few years it has been losing money until it became a shell of what it once was. Children in our foster care systems are not getting the care they need. The system has to cut corners, and they can’t take care of the number of children that need it. That number is growing. Children in the system are getting hurt because of the lack of funding.

One example is the homes that the children live in aren’t properly assessed as often or as well as they should be, resulting in abusive homes or children committing suicide. Another example is the visits aren’t planned out or supervised properly.

We need more funding to care for these children. After all, they are some of the future leaders of this nation and we need to take care of our futures.

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