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TX Children’s Advocates Want Foster Care System Fixed ASAP

TX Children's Advocates Want Foster Care System Fixed ASAP The Texas foster-care system is suffering a severe shortage of safe and appropriate placement homes, resulting in an expert panel being convened to address the problem and a myriad of others. Kate Murphy, senior child welfare policy associate at Texans Care for Children, said the number of kids who did not have a safe home within the foster-care system hit a record high in mid-2021, but is now declining. "We know we've had a really significant spike in the number of kids we couldn't find homes for," Murphy noted. "...(Read More)

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