The importance of foster care

A study released recently shows that the 30,000 children emerging from the foster care system need more support than ever. They’re less likely to get degrees, jobs and generally “make it” in the traditional sense.

There are many reasons to foster. Paz Galupo, adopted mother of two girls from Guatemala, says she and her partner bring in foster kids to show her adopted girls that she understands they had a life before they were brought into her family.

But another issue that needs attention is the need for older kids to have foster families. Just like in many adoptions, most foster families are looking for infants or young children to foster. But older kids need families, too.

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