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Northwest Received Few Children From Border Surge

PORTLAND, OR — Federal officials said a relatively small number of the unaccompanied immigrant children who have been flooding into the United States from Central America have been sent to Oregon, Washington state and Idaho over the past six months.   41 more words

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Children taken from foster parents by Squamish, B.C., band

A Port Coquitlam, B.C., couple is fighting to get three young foster children returned after the children were taken by the Squamish First Nation in North Vancouver and placed with another foster family. 35 more words

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Man jailed for abusing girl while she was in foster care

Having preyed on a young girl from the age of 13 when she was living in foster care, a man told his victim years later during a secretly recorded phone conversation: ‘‘I’ve been worried for many years about bloody cops knocking on my door’’. 41 more words

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Baby dies in hot car after foster dad 'forgot' to take her inside

A baby who was placed into foster care died after she was left in a hot car for at least two hours.

The 10-month-old girl was left strapped into her car seat on Thursday as temperatures reached 32 degrees in Wichita, Kansas.

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TRAC: Resources for youth coming out of foster care

CitySquare, a Dallas organization once known as Central Dallas Ministries that is focused on fighting the root causes of poverty, includes a program aimed helping young people — including LGBT youth — transitioning out of the foster care and juvenile care systems. 29 more words

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Former Foster Care Youths Struggle to Enroll in Medi-cal

Some California residents who have aged out of the foster care system are eligible for Medi-Cal coverage under the Affordable Care Act, but advocates say that many such individuals have reported that the process for enrollment is difficult and inaccessible, KQED’s “State of Health” reports.

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Foster Care: A ‘Pipeline’ For Human Trafficking

If we really look at this issue of child trafficking in America, it’s another lens through which to understand how broken our foster care system is. 120 more words

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