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The frustrating part is that the federal government enacted laws back in the 90s to prevent this from happening. As a social worker with experience in child protective services, I don't understand how California could ignore these laws.
Sad, but better to know about than not. Young man has done well, in spite of the grey hands. congratulations, Noel!
If only all those protesters, standing outside the women's clinic a block from my home, would march themselves down to family court and adopt.
This is why people need to foster teens and older kids. It may only be a few years but you can change a life. When my little ones get a little older that is my plan
20 years- that's a long time. He should write a book about the experience.
How about a GoFundMe for this kid so he can finish college?!
Listened to this last night on NPR, heartbreaking but hopeful for you. Your strength and need to speak your truth will light your way. I heard you, I see you! I wish you success in your dreams!
Foster care is a very sad system. A failure