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Tuesday, May 01, 2007

May is National Foster Care Month

This eye-opening article from the Casey Journalism Center on Children and Families takes a look at some of foster children and their circumstances and asks why.

The San Francisco Chronicle has an on-going campaign for foster children, both those in California and nationwide. Latest addition: an editorial 22Apr2007. The editorials/articles listed go back to September 2005.

California has 80K children in foster care. Their stories are damning for a nation that claims dedication to family values. What are children, if not family. If they have no family, aren't they ours?

There is some encouraging news, however.

For more information on National Foster Care Month: FosterCareMonth.org

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