Maine's Foester Care Problems

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Maine's Foester Care Problems

Maine Today Report by Kelly Bouchard

Legislators and others say factors such as poor planning and cuts in other social services likely contributed to the crisis, adding as many as 500 unanticipated children to the foster care system and leaving child welfare officials $4.2 million short in the fiscal year ending June 30. A supplemental budget put a Band-Aid on the problem in February.

The graph shows that 83% of cases are a result of Neglect. This is depressing news worth of talking about on the religious side of AMG.

Those folks that take in State faoster kids are a true blessing and I have a lot of respect for the foster parents.